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No.3 Trainer (Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament promo)

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This card was reprinted in 2001 and awarded to the third place winners from both {{tt|age divisions|Junior and Senior}} of each regional Neo Spring Road tournament, held between February and March 2001, and each Neo Summer Road tournament, held between July and August 2001. The top ranking players from both age divisions and each regional Neo Spring Road and Neo Summer Road tournament were eligible for entry into the "Best in Japan Deciding Match", held on March 31, 2001 and August 25, 2001 respectively. The senior third place winners of these tournaments were also awarded a No.3 Trainer card, but were made more unique by having their photographs printed on the card illustration. It is unknown if the junior third place winners were also awarded these cards.<br>
This card was reprinted again in 2002 on e-Card stock and awarded to the third place winners of each regional Battle Road Spring 2002 tournament, held between March and April 2002, and each Battle Road Summer 2002 tournament, held between July and August 2002. The Battle Road 2002 series was also the first to introduce the Master age division (for those 18 and over) in addition to the Junior and Senior divisions, which has remained the standard in all official events. A new illustration by [[Ken Sugimori]] was also used for this print featuring a female Trainer, making the distribution method of this trophy card unique based on the gender of the winner. The ratio of male to female variants for this card is unknown. Much like the Neo Spring/Summer Road series, the Battle Road Summer 2002 tournaments culminated in a "Best in Japan" final, but a [[Elite Four Trainer (Battle Road Summer 2002 finals promo)|new card]] was printed for the top ranking players.<br>
The latest iteration of this card was awarded to those who came third in each {{tt|age division|Junior, Senior, and Master}} in the [[World Championships]]. It was first awarded in 2004 when [[Pokémon Organized Play]] hosted the first Pokémon TCG World Championships under [[The Pokémon Company International|Pokémon USA]], and has been awarded at every Worlds tournament since. In 2007 this card was printed on DP stock, lacking the circle pattern prior prints featured. In 2010 this card was printed on HGSS stock, adopting the blue Trainer color scheme and gold illustration window. In 2011 this card was printed as an {{TCG|Item card}} on BW stock as per all previously classed Trainer cards.<br>
Details of each tournament this card was awarded at are below.
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