Computer Search (Base Set 71)

Trainer Item
Computer Search
パソコン通信 Personal Computer Communication
ComputerSearchBaseSet71.jpg
Base Set print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Rare
English card no. 71/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese Rarity Rare
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Rare
English card no. 101/130
Card GB set Colosseum
Card GB ID A44
Card GB 2 set Island of Fossil
Card GB 2 ID C57
English expansion Boundaries Crossed
Rarity Rare Ace
English card no. 137/149
Japanese expansion Cold Flare
Japanese Rarity R
Japanese card no. 058/059
Japanese Deck Kit Extra Regulation Box
Japanese card no. 046/048
Japanese expansion S-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 350/S-P

Computer Search (Japanese: パソコン通信 Personal Computer Communication) is an Ace Spec Item card. It was first released in the Base Set as a Trainer card.

Card text

Original Series prints
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
  FLARE
You can't have more than 1   card with the same name in your deck. If a   card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
 
 
 
{{{ruletext}}}
VSTAR Power
Discard 2 of the other cards from your hand in order to search your deck for any card and put it into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing
 
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
Boundaries Crossed print
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
  FLARE
You can't have more than 1   card with the same name in your deck. If a   card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
 
 
 
{{{ruletext}}}
VSTAR Power
Discard 2 cards from your hand. (If you can't discard 2 cards, you can't play this card.) Search your deck for a card and put it into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing
 
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


Release information

Original Series

This card was included in the Base Set with artwork by Keiji Kinebuchi, first released in the Japanese Expansion Pack. Prototype Pokémon Leagues were given the Trainer Deck B, which included this card, before the Base Set's official release. This print has a red border and "Trainer Deck B" printed on the back. Outside Japan, it was reprinted in the Base Set 2 expansion. This card was also featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR! for Game Boy Color.

GB1 Colosseum sprite
GB2 Island of Fossil sprite
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Black & White Series

Computer Search was later included in the Boundaries Crossed expansion as an Ace Spec Item card with updated artwork by Ryo Ueda, first released in the Japanese Cold Flare expansion.

Sun & Moon Series

In Japan, a Non Holofoil version of the Boundaries Crossed print was available in the Extra Regulation Box from October 4, 2019.

Sword & Shield Series

Similar to the Sun & Moon Series, another Non Holofoil version of the Boundaries Crossed print was released in Japan to promote the Extra Regulation format. Starting December 16, 2022, participating Pokémon Card Gym venues distributed Extra Battle Day Promo Card Packs to people competing in Extra Battle Day tournaments. One pack was given to each participant that won a game, while three packs were given to the overall winner of a tournament. One pack was also given to winners of rock paper scissors competitions.[1] Each pack contained one of ten S-P Promotional cards, which included this print. This print also features the Extra Battle Day logo in the bottom right corner.

Gallery

Base Set print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
Boundaries Crossed print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

Even though the Boundaries Crossed version is technically considered a reprint, the Base Set print cannot be substituted for it in sanctioned play. This is because the newer version has had a "major text change" (the Ace Spec designation).

Origin

This card represents the concept of PC storage in the Pokémon games.

References


  This article is part of Project TCG, a Bulbapedia project that aims to report on every aspect of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.