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Trainer Item
Muscle Band
ちからのハチマキ Vigor Headband
MuscleBandXY121.jpg
Illus. 5ban Graphics
English expansion XY
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 121/146
Japanese expansion Collection X
Japanese Rarity U
Japanese card no. 057/060
Japanese expansion XY-P Promotional cards
Japanese expansion XY-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 019/XY-P
Japanese expansion XY-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 125/XY-P
Japanese Deck Kit M Master Deck Build Box Power Style
Japanese card no. 036/049
Japanese Deck Kit M Master Deck Build Box Speed Style
Japanese card no. 037/049
Japanese expansion The Best of XY
Japanese card no. 125/171

Muscle Band (Japanese: ちからのハチマキ Vigor Headband) is a Pokémon Tool card. It was first released as part of the XY expansion.

Contents

Card text

All prints
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Flare TCG logo.png FLARE
You can't have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
Attach a Pokémon Tool to 1 of your Pokémon that doesn't already have a Pokémon Tool attached to it.
The attacks of the Pokémon this card is attached to do 20 more damage to your opponent's Active Pokémon (before applying Weakness and Resistance).
 
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

This card was included as part of the English XY expansion, first released in the Japanese Collection X. It was later released as an Unnumbered Holofoil XY-P Promotional card to those who won four times in a row in the Victory Battle side event at the Battle Festa event held in December 2013. This print features the Battle Festa logo in the bottom right corner of the artwork. Two like-numbered XY-P Promotional prints were later released on January 31, 2014. The first was one of four possible promotional cards given to customers who purchased ¥1000 worth of Pokémon Card Game products at participating stores as part of the Lizardon Mega Battle Commemoration Campaign, which launched in celebration of the release of the Xerneas and Yveltal Half Decks, and ultimately the start of the Lizardon Mega Battle in May 2014. This print features the campaign logo in the bottom right corner of the artwork. The second was packaged with copies of the Xerneas Half Deck Famitsu Navi Book and Yveltal Half Deck Famitsu Navi Book. This print does not feature any additional logo stamps.

Starting March 14, 2015, customers who purchased the M Rayquaza-EX Mega Battle Deck at participating Pokémon Centers would receive an XY-P Promotional print of this card numbered 125/XY-P until supplies ran out. This card was reprinted in Japan as part of the M Master Deck Build Box Power Style and M Master Deck Build Box Speed Style, released August 7, 2015. During the Japanese Sun & Moon Era, The Best of XY subset included a reprint of this card.

Trivia

Origin

The Muscle Band is an in-battle effect item in the Pokémon games that boosts the power of physical moves by 10%.


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