Great Ball (EX FireRed & LeafGreen 92)

Trainer Item
Great Ball
スーパーボール Super Ball
GreatBallStormfront85.jpg
Stormfront print
Illus. Kent Kanetsuna

Great Ball (Japanese: スーパーボール Super Ball) is an Item card. It was first released in the EX FireRed & LeafGreen expansion as a Trainer card.

Card text

EX 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
Search your deck for a Basic Pokémon (excluding Pokémon-ex) and put it onto your Bench. 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.
Stormfront 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
Search your deck for a Basic Pokémon and put it onto your Bench. 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.
Black & White Series through Sun & Moon 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
Look at the top 7 cards of your deck. You may reveal a Pokémon you find there and put it into your hand. Shuffle the other cards back into your deck.
 
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).
Sword & Shield 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
Look at the top 7 cards of your deck. You may reveal a Pokémon you find there and put it into your hand. Shuffle the other cards back into your deck.
 
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 any number of Item cards during your turn.


Release information

EX Series

This card was included in the EX FireRed & LeafGreen expansion with artwork by Nakaoka, first released in the Japanese Flight of Legends expansion. This print was later included in the EX Delta Species and EX Power Keepers expansions. In Japan, this print was also included in the Holon Research Tower Lightning Quarter Deck.

Diamond & Pearl Series

In Japan, Great Ball was reprinted in the limited World Champions Pack expansion, retaining its EX Series layout. The first itertation of Great Ball to feature the Diamond & Pearl Series layout appeared in the Stormfront expansion with new artwork by Kent Kanetsuna, which originated from Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky expansion.

Black & White Series

Great Ball was released as an Item card in the Emerging Powers expansion with new artwork by 5ban Graphics, first released in the Japanese White Collection. This print was also included as part of the Boundaries Crossed expansion, and in each of the Japanese Battle Strength Decks, the Battle Theme Deck: Victini, the Battle Gift Set: Thundurus vs Tornadus, the Keldeo Battle Strength Deck, and the Mewtwo vs Genesect Deck Kit.

XY Series

During the XY Series, Great Ball was released with new artwork by Toyste Beach in the XY expansion, first released in the Japanese Xerneas and Yveltal Half Decks. An unnumbered XY-P Promotional print of this artwork was one of five Trainer cards available in conjunction with the Pokémon Card Game Deck Building Seminar event held as part of the Pokémon Center Pokémon Card Game School. This was present at participating Pokémon Centers in Japan from October 25 to November 16, 2014 and was open for elementary school-aged children. A 20-card set comprising two copies each of five Trainer cards plus 10 Energy cards could be purchased at Pokémon Centers during the event for ¥100. It was reprinted again in the BREAKpoint expansion, first released in the Japanese Emboar-EX vs Togekiss-EX Deck Kit.

Sun & Moon Series

Great Ball was reprinted during the Sun & Moon Series as part of the Sun & Moon expansion, first released in the Japanese Sun & Moon Starter Set, with new artwork by Ryo Ueda. It was later reprinted in both Half Decks of the Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Lycanroc & Alolan Raichu and again in the Shining Legends expansion, originating from the Japanese subset of the same name. The Sun & Moon print later received four variants within the Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Alolan Sandslash & Alolan Ninetales, two in each deck. The pairs have numbers in circles (gray for Alolan Sandslash and blue for Alolan Ninetales) in the bottom right of the card, both sets bearing the numbers 21 and 25. In Japan, it was reprinted again in the Sun & Moon Family Pokémon Card Game set.

Sword & Shield Series

Great Ball's first appearence during the Sword & Shield Series was in the Sword & Shield expansion, which originated from each of the Japanese V Starter Sets. This print has new artwork by Toyste Beach. In Japan, it was later reprinted in each of the V Starter Decks, in the Legendary Heartbeat subset, in the Blue Sky Stream expansion, in the Sword & Shield Family Pokémon Card Game set, in the Zacian & Zamazenta vs Eternatus Special Deck Set, in the Start Deck 100 (available in both Non Holofoil and Mirror Holofoil versions), and as a Mirror Holofoil in the Start Deck 100 CoroCoro Comic Version and Charizard VSTAR vs Rayquaza VMAX Special Deck Set. Outside Asia, it was reprinted in the special Champion's Path and Crown Zenith expansions.

Gallery

EX FireRed & LeafGreen print
Illus. Nakaoka
Stormfront print
Illus. Kent Kanetsuna
Emerging Powers print
Illus. 5ban Graphics
XY print
Illus. Toyste Beach
Sun & Moon print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
Sword & Shield print
Illus. Toyste Beach
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

Origin

The Great Ball is a type of Poké Ball in the Pokémon games, which has an improved capture rate over the regular Poké Ball. The fact that this card doesn't require a coin flip to work, whereas the Poké Ball card did, might be a reference to this fact.


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