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アカバネ Akabane
Master Ken.png
Club Master Ken
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Trading Card Game Islands
Trainer class Club Master
Generation I
Games Pokémon Trading Card Game;
Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
Leader of Fire Club
Badge Fire Medal
Specializes in Fire Fire

Ken (Japanese: アカバネ Akabane) is the Club Master of the Fire Club (Japanese: ファイアクラブ Fire Club). He plays using the Fire Charge Deck (Japanese: ほのおのとっしんデッキ Fire Take Down Deck) and gives away the Fire Medal to challengers who defeat him. In Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!, he uses the ゆけ!ウィンディデッキ Go! Windie Deck.

His club is a colosseum filled with flaming torches.


In Pokémon Trading Card Game

TCG1 Ken.png

Ken will not battle the player until the player has collected 300 cards or more.

When defeated, Ken will award the main player a Fire Medal and two Mystery Booster packs.

Fire Charge Deck

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Growlithe Fire Uncommon
Arcanine Fire Uncommon
Magmar Fire Uncommon
Jigglypuff Colorless
Jigglypuff Colorless Common
Wigglytuff Colorless Rare Holo
Chansey Colorless Rare Holo
Tauros Colorless Uncommon
Professor Oak T Uncommon
Bill T Common
Energy Retrieval T Uncommon
Poké Ball T Common
Computer Search T Rare
Defender T Uncommon
Potion T Common
Full Heal T Uncommon
Recycle T Common
Gambler T Common
Double Colorless Energy Colorless E Uncommon
21× Fire Energy Fire E

Ken's main tactic is a high-risk high return one, using powerful attacks that damage the user as well. A deck with a balance of Water and Fighting types can defeat his deck. An early strike tactic causing slow but steady damage can thwart his strategy of recoil damaging attacks, as they will risk knocking out his Pokémon out as well. Chansey is particularly weak, with its Double-edge causing 80 damage to itself, leaving it open to weaker attacks.

In Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!

Go Arcanine! Deck

Go Arcanine! Deck (Japanese: ゆけ!ウィンディデッキ) is played by Ken, the Club Master of the Fire Club. It focuses mainly on Fire type Pokémon. Defeating Ken will get the player a Island of Fossil booster pack and a Psychic Battle booster pack. Later, Ken acquires some Sky Flying Pokémon packs and will then give the player a Psychic Battle pack and a Sky Flying Pokémon pack as prizes instead.

Ken starts the game trapped in a cage with his Fire Club members. After GR-3 is defeated for the second time, he leaves the Fire Club and all members are freed. Ken still cannot be battled at this point, but will be able to accept challenges at some point after the player can access GR Island.

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Growlithe Fire Uncommon
Growlithe Fire Uncommon
Arcanine Fire Rare
Magmar Fire Uncommon
Seel Water Common
Dewgong Water Rare
Hitmonchan Fighting Rare
Hitmonchan Fighting Rare Holo
Doduo Colorless Common
Dodrio Colorless Uncommon
Energy Retrieval T Uncommon
Professor Oak T Uncommon
PlusPower T Uncommon
Switch T Common
Pokémon Trader T Rare
Bill T Common
Double Colorless Energy Colorless E Uncommon
12× Fire Energy Fire E


Language Name Origin
Japanese アカバネ Akabane From Takumi Akabane, one of the creators of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Also from 赤い akai, red.
English, French, Italian Ken
German Tim
Spanish Héctor

Club Masters of the TCG Islands
Grass Club Grass Medal
TCG1 Nikki.png
Science Club Science Medal
Fire Club Fire Medal
Water Club Water Medal
Lightning Club Lightning Medal
Psychic Club Psychic Medal
TCG1 Murray.png
Rock Club Rock Medal
TCG1 Gene.png
Fighting Club Fighting Medal

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