Ronald (TCG GB)

Ronald
ランド Lando
Ronald.png
Art from Pokémon Trading Card Game
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Trading Card Game Islands
Generation I, II
Games Pokémon Trading Card Game;
Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
Champion of Pokémon Dome
Member of Team Great Rocket
Rank Member

Ronald (Japanese: ランド Lando) is the rival of Mark and Mint in Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!. Later, in Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR! he infiltrates Team Great Rocket as GRX.

In the games

In both games, Ronald appears at some points and challenges the player to a duel that starts automatically, without any input from the player. Once Ronald appears and talks to the player, the player does not have the chance to perform common tasks like editing the deck or saving the game before dueling Ronald.

Pokémon Trading Card Game

As the player character's rival, he fights the player from time to time during the normal course of the gameplay. He plays four different decks as the player progresses through the game.

I'm Ronald Deck

Main article: I'm Ronald Deck (TCG)

After the player obtains the second Master Medal, Ronald will appear in the lobby of the club and battle the player with the I'm Ronald Deck. The player only has one chance to win this duel. Should the player be successful, the player will earn a promotional Jigglypuff card.

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Charmander    
Charmeleon    
Growlithe    
Arcanine    
Squirtle    
Wartortle    
Seel    
Dewgong    
Lapras    
Cubone    
Marowak    
Professor Oak T  
Energy Retrieval T  
Energy Search T  
Switch T  
PlusPower T  
Defender T  
Gust of Wind T  
Fire Energy   E
10× Water Energy   E
Fighting Energy   E


Powerful Ronald Deck

Main article: Powerful Ronald Deck (TCG)

After the player obtains the fifth Master Medal, Ronald will appear in the lobby of the club and battle the player with the Powerful Ronald Deck. The player only has one chance to win this duel. Should the player be successful, the player will earn a promotional Super Energy Retrieval card.

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Electabuzz    
Hitmonlee    
Hitmonchan    
Mr. Mime    
Jynx    
Mewtwo    
Doduo    
Dodrio    
Lickitung    
Kangaskhan    
Tauros    
Energy Retrieval T  
Super Energy Retrieval T
Energy Search T  
Energy Removal T  
Switch T  
PlusPower T  
Gust of Wind T  
Full Heal T  
Gambler T  
Lightning Energy   E
Fighting Energy   E
Psychic Energy   E
Double Colorless Energy   E  


Invincible Ronald Deck

Main article: Invincible Ronald Deck (TCG)

During the story of the game, there are two Challenge Cup matches. One takes place between the player's third and fourth Master Medals, and another occurs between the sixth and seventh. Ronald is the third opponent the player must face, and he will be using the Invincible Ronald Deck.

If the player defeats Ronald during the first Challenge Cup, the prize is a promotional Mewtwo card.

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Grimer    
Muk    
Scyther    
Magmar    
Geodude    
Graveler    
Chansey    
Kangaskhan    
Professor Oak T  
Bill T  
Energy Retrieval T  
Energy Removal T  
Scoop Up T  
Gust of Wind T  
PlusPower T  
Gambler T  
Grass Energy   E
Fire Energy   E
Fighting Energy   E
Double Colorless Energy   E  


Legendary Ronald Deck

Main article: Legendary Ronald Deck (TCG)

After the player defeats the four Grand Masters for the first time at the Pokémon Dome, Ronald will come to battle with the Legendary Ronald Deck using the Legendary Cards he just inherited. After he has been defeated, he will lose the powers of the Legendary Cards and can never be battled again at Pokémon Dome. Ronald will re-appear occasionally at the Challenge Cup using the Invincible Ronald Deck.

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Flareon    
Moltres  
Vaporeon    
Articuno  
Jolteon    
Zapdos  
Kangaskhan    
Eevee    
Dratini    
Dragonair    
Dragonite  
Professor Oak T  
Bill T  
Pokémon Trader T  
Pokémon Breeder T  
Energy Removal T  
Scoop Up T  
Gambler T  
20× Fire Energy   E
Double Colorless Energy   E  


Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!

 
Duelling against Ronald alias GRX

Ronald appears several times during the game. In the beginning of the game, when the player enters a club building for the first time, Ronald talks about Team Great Rocket, and uses the Card Pop! function with the player. He also appears after the player has earned two pieces of GR Coin, and if defeated, he gives the player a rare Super Energy Retrieval card.

Ronald is met again on the GR Island when entering Game Center for first time, as Ronald appears and gives away the Bill's PC card. Shortly after that, he may be seen again at the GR Grass Fort, now belonging to Team Great Rocket as member GRX. He then challenges the player to a 6-prize match, in which he uses a deck focusing on   Pokémon. When defeated, he reveals his identity and mission to recover the cards stolen by Team Great Rocket and gives one of both Team Rocket's Ambition and We Are Team Rocket booster packs.

When the player has defeated the Fort Leader at the GR Fire Fort or at the GR Water Fort, based on which event happens before, Ronald appears once again. If the player defeats him in a 6-prize duel, Ronald awards him with a Computer Error card.

Ronald is met again at the Team GR Castle. He has just been defeated by Biruritchi, and he wants to test the player. If the player wins the match, Ronald gives another copy of the Super Energy Retrieval.

After the defeat of Biruritchi, Ronald can be seen in Mason Laboratory. He's working on a new deck and won't duel the player. If the player take part in the Grand Master Cup, Ronald challenges the player with his Ronald's Ultra Deck.

Ronald's Uncool Deck

Main article: Ronald's Uncool Deck (TCG)
Quantity Card Type Rarity
Tentacool    
Tentacruel    
Shellder    
Cloyster    
Lapras    
Machop    
Machoke    
Machamp    
Hitmonlee    
Hitmonchan    
Chansey    
Energy Search T  
Professor Oak T  
Super Energy Retrieval T  
Gust of Wind T  
Bill T  
15× Water Energy   E
13× Fighting Energy   E

Ronald's GRX Deck

Main article: Ronald's GRX Deck (TCG)
Quantity Card Type Rarity
Zubat    
Dark Golbat    
Grimer    
Dark Muk    
Rattata    
Dark Raticate    
Meowth    
Dark Persian    
Professor Oak T  
Gust of Wind T  
Full Heal T  
Bill T  
The Boss's Way T  
Double Colorless Energy   E  
Recycle Energy   E  
24× Grass Energy   E

Ronald's Power Deck

Main article: Ronald's Power Deck (TCG)
Quantity Card Type Rarity
Flareon    
Vaporeon    
Jolteon    
Hitmonlee    
Hitmonchan    
Kangaskhan    
Tauros    
Ditto  
Eevee    
Super Scoop Up T  
Imposter Oak's Revenge T  
Computer Error T
PlusPower T  
Switch T  
Bill T  
Full Heal Energy   E  
Potion Energy   E  
Double Colorless Energy   E  
Recycle Energy   E  
16× Fire Energy   E

Ronald's Psychic Deck

Main article: Ronald's Psychic Deck (TCG)
Quantity Card Type Rarity
Gastly    
Haunter    
Gengar    
Mewtwo    
Mew  
Kangaskhan    
Dratini    
Dark Dragonair    
Dark Dragonite    
Energy Retrieval T  
Gust of Wind T  
Pokémon Trader T  
Bill T  
Bill's Teleporter T  
Full Heal Energy   E  
Double Colorless Energy   E  
23× Psychic Energy   E

Ronald's Ultra Deck

Main article: Ronald's Ultra Deck (TCG)
Quantity Card Type Rarity
Pidgey    
Pidgeotto    
Pidgeot    
Spearow    
Fearow    
Farfetch'd    
Moon Stone T
Gust of Wind T  
Pokémon Trader T  
Bill T  
Imposter Oak's Revenge T  
The Rocket's Trap T  
Mr. Fuji T  
Double Colorless Energy   E  
Full Heal Energy   E  
Recycle Energy   E  
Potion Energy   E  
Fighting Energy   E
Fire Energy   E
Lightning Energy   E
Psychic Energy   E
Water Energy   E

Quotes

Pokémon Trading Card Game

  • Lobby of the first Club
"Well, getting the <club> Medal wasn't that hard! If I keep this up, I should be able to get the Legendary Pokémon Cards!"
"What? It's you, <player>! What are you doing? Huh? That's a deck! Are you... trying to get the Legendary Pokémon Cards?"
No: "It's useless trying to hide it! I know you came here for the Medal! You're out of your league!"
Yes: "What!?! I can't believe it! You? The Legendary Pokémon Cards? Ha ha ha ha ha! Don't make me laugh!!!"
"Alright! Listen up! I'll teach you what it's about! To inherit the Legendary Pokémon Cards, you must defeat the 8 Club Masters and get the 8 Medals! Then you have to go to Pokémon Dome and defeat all 4 of the Grand Masters there!!! There's no way you can do it!!! You might as well just give up and go home! 'Cause the Legendary Pokémon Cards are gonna be mine! I already won the first Medal! See ya, <player>! Ha ha ha ha ha!!!"
  • After the player earns their second Medal
"Hi, <player>! How ya doin'?"
"So you won the second Medal? You must have been really lucky!"
"I'll see how good you really are! Come on, let's duel!"
"We'll play with 6 prizes! If you win, I'll give you a really rare card!"
  • When defeated (first battle)
"I... I wasn't really trying that hard!"
"Well, a loss is a loss, so I'll have to give you this card."
"It won't be so easy next time! See ya!"
  • When viewing the Plate of Legends before all Medals have been earned
"Hi, <player>. What are you doing here?"
"Yes! The Legendary Pokémon Cards will be inherited here at Pokémon Dome! Of course I, Ronald, will inherit the cards!"
"Hey, did you collect the Medals?"
Yes: "Hey, <player>! You only have <number> Medals!"'
"I've already collected <number+1>! Why don't you just give up? See ya!"
No: "Duh! That's pretty obvious! There's no way you could collect them all! Why don't you just give up? See ya!"
  • When met in Challenge Hall
"Hi, <player>! Are you competing in the Challenge Cup, too?"
"I'm the one who's going to defeat 3 opponents! The prize, LV60 Mewtwo, belongs to me! You just sit tight and watch me win!"
"See ya! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
  • Third match of Challenge Cup
"Hey, <player>! I'm not gonna lose to you!"
"LV60 Mewtwo belongs to me!"
  • If the player loses
"You see! I'm the better player? Two more opponents to go to win the Challenge Cup!"
  • Lobby of Challenge Hall (if lost)
"Hey, it's <player> - the loser of the Challenge Cup!"
"What? You're asking if I won? I lost to the third opponent!"
"I just lost my concentration. But I'll win the next Challenge Cup! Of course I'll pulverize you! See ya! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
  • Lobby of the Challenge Hall (fourth Medal)
"Hey <player>, too bad you're late!"
"The Challenge Cup is over! I defeated 3 opponents and won the prize - Mewtwo! See ya! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
  • Lobby of the fourth Club
"Hi, <player>. So you've finally come this far?"
"I've already won 5 Medals! By the time you win your 8th Medal, I will have inherited the Legendary Pokémon cards!"
"I'll catch you later! See ya! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!"

Artwork

     
Artwork from Pokémon Trading Card Game Artwork from Pokémon Card GB2 Artwork from Pokémon Card GB2

Sprites

         
Sprite from Pokémon
Trading Card Game
Main sprite from
Pokémon Card GB2:
Here Comes Team GR!
Win sprite from
Pokémon Card GB2:
Here Comes Team GR!
Loss sprite from
Pokémon Card GB2:
Here Comes Team GR!
Overworld sprite from
Pokémon Card GB2:
Here Comes Team GR!
       
Main sprite from
Pokémon Card GB2:
Here Comes Team GR!
Win sprite from
Pokémon Card GB2:
Here Comes Team GR!
Loss sprite from
Pokémon Card GB2:
Here Comes Team GR!
Overworld sprite from
Pokémon Card GB2:
Here Comes Team GR!

In the manga

In the Pokémon Card GB The Comix manga

Ronald appears as the main character in Pokémon Card GB The Comix, a one-shot manga based on the video game of the same name. In Pokémon Card GB The Comix, Ronald duels his rival Mark, but ultimately loses.

Pokémon

Ronald uses the following Pokémon cards in his duel against Mark:

 
Seel → Dewgong
Dewgong is a Water-type card used by Ronald in his deck. Ronald began the duel with Seel as his Active Pokémon. On his second turn, Ronald Evolved Seel into Dewgong. As Dewgong, it Knocked Out Mark's Scyther using a combination of its Aurora Beam attack and PlusPower. Eventually, Dewgong was Knocked Out by Mark's Ivysaur.
Debut Pokémon Card GB The Comix
 
Magmar
Magmar is a Fire-type card used by Ronald in his deck. Magmar was placed on the Bench on Ronald's fourth turn, and became the Active Pokémon on his fifth turn after Dewgong was Knocked Out. Magmar had the advantage over Mark's Ivysaur (and then Venusaur after it Evolved) due to the type advantage of Fire over Grass. However, it was Knocked Out by Mark's Charizard after it was swapped out from Venusaur.
Debut Pokémon Card GB The Comix
 
Hitmonchan
Hitmonchan is a Fighting-type card used by Ronald in his deck. On his fourth turn, Ronald placed Hitmonchan on the Bench at the same time as Magmar, but it never became the Active Pokémon.
Debut Pokémon Card GB The Comix

Trivia

  • In Pokémon Trading Card Game, Ronald is the only duelist non-player character without a class (such as "Club Master" or "Club Member"). At the start of all duels against Ronald (in all language versions of this game), there is a space behind Ronald's name, which would be the space normally located between the duelist class and the character name.
  • According to the manual of the first game, Mark and Ronald are from the same neighborhood, and they used to trade Pokémon cards before Mark started his journey.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ランド Lando Possibly from hand or random.
English, French, German, Italian Ronald Similar to Japanese name.
Spanish Ronaldo Similar to English name.


NPCs in the Trading Card Game Islands
Dr. MasonRonaldMr. IshiharaImakuni?SamAaronTap
Club MembersClub MastersGrand MastersTeam Great RocketDungeon MastersGhost Masters


Rival characters
BlueSilverBrendan/MayWallyBarryCherenBiancaNHughCalem/Serena
ShaunaTiernoTrevorHauGladionTraceHopBedeMarnieKlaraAvery
RonaldPauloLearTina


King: Biruritchi
Big Bosses: KanzakiRui
Fort Leaders: MorinoCatherineHiderō
KanokoKamiyaMamiIshii
GR Grass Fort Members: MidoriYūtaMiyukiMorino
GR Lightning Fort Members: RennaIchikawaCatherine
GR Fire Fort Members: JesYūkiShōkoHiderō
GR Water Fort Members: MiyajimaSentaAiraKanoko
GR Fighting Fort Members: GraceGōdaKamiya
GR Psychic Fort Members: KevinMiwaYōsukeRyōkoMami
Colorless Altar Members: NishijimaSamejimaIshii
Disguised members: GR1GR2GR3GR4GR5GRX


Pokémon Champions
Core series BlueLanceRedStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaTraceLeonMustardPeonyMost player characters
Masters EX BlueLanceRedStevenCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeon
Other
spin-offs
Ronald (TCG GB)Mark (TCG GB)Mint (TCG GB)Glenn (Pokkén)
Anime CaptainDrakeAsh KetchumLanceCynthiaWallaceAlderDianthaStevenLeonIris
Origins BlueRed
Generations BlueCynthiaDianthaCalem
Evolutions LeonDianthaAlder
Adventures Professor OakRedSidneyPhoebeGlaciaDrakeStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeon
Other manga Drake (EToP)Ash (EToP)Shigeru (Zensho)Satoshi (Zensho)Rald (Battle Frontier)


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