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Trainer card (TCG)

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Updates for new Black and White rules
[[Image:PokéBallMajesticDawn85.jpg|thumb|right|A standard Trainer card as of the DPt era of the TCG.]]
A '''Trainer card''' is one of three types of card found in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]], alongside {{TCG|Pokémon}} and {{TCG|Energy card}}s. While Pokémon cards do the direct attacking of an opponent's cards and Energy cards power their attacks, Trainers provide a more supportive role, allowing a player to search through their deck, draw cards, or other special effects. During a player's turn, he or she may play a Trainer card from his or her hand, follow its instructions, and then discard it.
 
==Types==
Trainer cards can be divided into several different types.
 
===TrainerItem===
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===Stadium===
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===Supporter===
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===Pokémon Tool===
In another similarity to the games' [[held item]]s, which were introduced in [[Generation II]], the Pokémon Tools released since the {{TCG|Neo Genesis}} expansion are attached to a Pokémon. A Pokémon may only have one Pokémon Tool attached to it, and onceit theirmay effectnot isbe used,removed unless arespecifically discardedinstructed.
 
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