Gene (TCG GB)

ゲンゾウ Genzō
Master Gene.png
Club Master Gene
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Trading Card Game Islands
Trainer class Club Master
Generation I
Games Pokémon Trading Card Game;
Pokémon Trading Card Game 2: The Invasion of Team GR!
Leader of Rock Club
Badge Rock Medal
Specializes in Fighting Rock

Gene (Japanese: ゲンゾウ Genzō) is the Club Master of the Rock Club (Japanese: ストーンクラブ Stone Club). He plays using the Rock Crusher Deck (Japanese: がんせきおとしデッキ Rock Tumble Deck) and gives away the Rock Medal to challengers who defeat him. In Pokémon Trading Card Game 2: The Invasion of Team GR!, he uses the いわのうえにも3ねんデッキ Even 3 Years on a Rock Deck.

He admires Rock-type Pokémon for being hard and strong. He believes that they won't crumble under pressure. He calls weaklings "softies".

The Rock Club appears to be filled with sand and stone statues.

Pokémon Trading Card Game

He gives out two Mystery booster packs and a Rock Medal if the player defeats him.

Rock Crusher Deck

Main article: Rock Crusher Deck (TCG)
Quantity Card Type Rarity
Professor Oak T  
Pokémon Breeder T  
Energy Removal T  
Switch T  
Computer Search T  
Defender T  
Super Potion T  
Potion T  
24× Fighting Energy   E
Double Colorless Energy   E  


Initial challenge

"I am Gene, the Master of the Rock Club! Rock is good...Isn't rock good, <player>...? Rock is hard and strong! Doesn't crumble under pressure! After you duel me, you'll know I'm right! Come! Show me what you're made of!"
No: "I have no time for a softie like you! Come back here after you've hardened your nerve!"
Yes:"Our duel will be played with 6 prizes! You won't get the Rock Medal unless you defeat me!"
"Wonderful... Your persistence - persistence that can even break rock - has led you to defeat me! You are worthy of receiving this Rock Medal! And take this booster pack, too. ...And another booster pack: Mystery."
"I look forward to the day we duel again!"

Pokémon Trading Card Game 2: The Invasion of Team GR!

Even 3 Years on a Rock Deck

Main article: Even 3 Years on a Rock Deck (TCG)

Even 3 Years on a Rock Deck (Japanese: いわのうえにも3ねんデッキ) is played by Gene. Defeating Gene in a 6 prize card match grants the player the Kabuto Coin. Additional prizes upon any victory are one Island of Fossil booster pack and one Beginning Pokémon booster pack. Players also have access to this deck in Auto Deck Machine 1.

At the start of the game, Gene was approached by GR1 when the player arrives, and unlike most of the other Club Masters, Gene was able to defeat GR1 and successfully defend the Rock Club. Players are required to battle Gene in order to be able to challenge GR1 at the Fighting Club.

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Energy Retrieval T  
Professor Oak T  
Gambler T  
Switch T  
Bill T  
26× Fighting Energy   E



Sprite from Pokémon
Trading Card Game
Main sprite from Pokémon
Trading Card Game 2
Win sprite from Pokémon
Trading Card Game 2
Loss sprite from Pokémon
Trading Card Game 2
Overworld sprite
Overworld sprite


  • Gene's deck in GB2, いわのうえにも3ねんデッキ Even 3 Years on a Rock Deck, is a reference to a Japanese proverb; even a rock could be warmed if one sat on it for three years. The proverb is meant to teach the value of perseverance.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ゲンゾウ Genzou
English, Italian Gene
French Jean
German Olaf
Spanish Rocco

Club Masters of TCG Island
Grass Club  
Science Club  
Fire Club  
Water Club  
Lightning Club  
Psychic Club  
Rock Club  
Fighting Club  
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