|Lt. Surge's Strategy
マチスの作戦 Matisse's Strategy
|English card no.
|Japanese card no.
Lt. Surge's Strategy (Japanese: マチスの作戦 Matisse's Strategy) is a Supporter card. It was first released as part of the Unbroken Bonds expansion.
|You can play this card only if you have more Prize cards remaining than your opponent.
During this turn, you can play 3 Supporter cards (including this card).
|You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).
This card has been banned from all sanctioned Pokémon TCG tournaments using the Expanded format since October 4, 2019 in Japan and November 15, 2019 internationally as it was ruled to create an unbalanced playing environment. The concern was specific combos with the help of this card that disrupted the opponent's hand (especially on the first turns), promoting a more enjoyable environment and changing the format's reputation.
Lt. Surge is a Gym Leader in Kanto. The Vermilion Gym is featured in the illustration.