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==Release information==
This card was first awarded to the third place winners of the qualifying rounds of the Japanese Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament which was held on the first day of the two day event held at Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba prefecture betweenon June 14- and 15, 1997. This card was reprinted later in the year and awarded to the third place winners from both {{tt|age divisions|Junior and Senior}} of each regional Lizardon Mega Battle conference, held between November 1997 and February 1998. It was also reprinted and distributed in the same manner to the third place winners of each regional Kamex Mega Battle conference held between July and August 1998.<br>
The card was reprinted again and awarded to the third place winners of each regional Challenge Road '99 SUMMER event held between July and August 1999. Participants in elementary school were eligible for entry into Tropical Mega Battle tournaments, whereas those in elementary school third grade (third grade) through to high school second grade (eleventh grade) were eligible for entry into Secret Super Battle tournaments. Participants eligible for both could only compete in one tournament. Third place winners of the Tropical Mega Battle qualifiers were awarded the print featuring {{p|Exeggutor}} and the event logo with artwork by [[Ken Sugimori]] and [[Hiromi Ito]], whereas the Secret Super Battle third place winners were awarded the print featuring a {{p|Mewtwo}} silhouette and the event logo with artwork by [[Hideki Kazama]].<br>
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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>
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.
 
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.
 
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. For the first time in 2013, the card was awarded to the third place winners of both the Trading Card Game Championships and the Video Game Championships in each age division.
 
Details of each tournament this card was awarded at are below.
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*Masala Cup: Kobe International Exhibition Hall, Kobe on November 8, 1997.
*Tokiwa Cup: Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome, Fukuoka on December 7, 1997.
*Nibi Cup: Makuhari Messe, Chiba betweenon January 10- and 11, 1998.
*Hanada Cup: Kyocera Dome Osaka, Osaka on February 1, 1998.
*Sion Cup: Sapporo Community Dome, Sapporo on February 8, 1998.
*'''Finals:''' Makuhari Messe, Chiba on April 26, 1998.
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*Kantō conference: Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama on July 19 and 20, 1998.
*Chūbu conference: Port Messe Nagoya, Nagoya on July 26, 1998.
*Kyūshū conference: {{tt|Fukuoka Kokusai Center|Part of the collective Fukuoka Convention Center}}, Fukuoka on August 2, 1998.
*Hokkaidō conference: AXES Sapporo, Sapporo on August 16, 1998.
*Kansai conference: Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto betweenon August 22- and 23, 1998.
*'''Finals:''' TV Tokyo, Tokyo on September 3, 1998.
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*Kansai conference: Asia & Pacific Trade Center (ATC), Osaka between July 10-11, 1999.|
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*Kansai conference: Asia & Pacific Trade Center (ATC), Osaka on July 10 and 11, 1999.
*Kyūshū conference: West Japan General Exhibition Center, Fukuoka on July 18, 1999.
*Chūgoku conference: Hiroshima Sun Plaza, Hiroshima on July 23, 1999.
*Tōhoku conference: Sunfesta, Sendai on July 26, 1999.
*Chūbu conference: Nagoya Trade & Industry Center, Nagoya on July 30, 1999.
*Kantō conference: Tokyo International Exhibition Center, Tokyo betweenon August 3- and 4, 1999.
*Hokkaidō conference: AXES Sapporo, Sapporo on August 10, 1999.
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**Tropical Mega Battle: Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii betweenon August 24- and 27, 1999.
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*Kantō conference: Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama on July 1st and 2nd, 2000.
*Kansai conference: Asia & Pacific Trade Center (ATC), Osaka on July 8 and 9, 2000.
*Hokkaidō conference: Tsukisamu Green Dome, Sapporo on July 16, 2000.
*{{tt|Chūbu|Central}} conference: Nagoya Trade & Industry Center, Nagoya on July 22, 2000.
**Secret Super Battle: Pokémon Center Tokyo, Tokyo on August 19, 2000.
**Tropical Mega Battle in Japan: Pokémon Center Tokyo, Tokyo on August 26, 2000.
**Tropical Mega Battle in Hawaii: Hilton Hawaiian Village, in Honolulu, betweenHawaii on August 26- and 27, 2000.
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*Kansai conference: Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto between February 11-12, 2001.|
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*Kansai conference: Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto on February 11 and 12, 2001.
*Chūbu conference: Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya on February 18, 2001.
*Kantō conference: Makuhari Messe, Chiba betweenon February 24-24th and 25, 2001.
*Kyūshū conference: {{tt|Marine Messe Fukuoka|Part of the collective Fukuoka Convention Center}}, Fukuoka on March 4, 2001.
*Tōhoku conference: Sendai Wasse, Sendai on March 11, 2001.
*'''Finals:''' Pokémon Center Tokyo, Tokyo on March 31, 2001.
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*Hokkaidō conference: Sapporo Community Dome, Sapporo on July 20, 2001.
*Chūgoku/Shikoku conference: Hiroshima Sun Plaza, Hiroshima on July 24, 2001.
*Kyūshū conference: Marine Messe Fukuoka, Fukuoka on August 12, 2001.
*'''Finals:''' Makuhari Messe, Chiba on August 25, 2001.
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*Kantō conference: {{tt|Hamamatsuchō House|Part of Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center}}, Tokyo between March 9-10, 2002.
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*Kantō conference: {{tt|Hamamatsuchō House|Part of Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center}}, Tokyo on March 9 and 10, 2002.
*Tōhoku conference: Sendai Wasse, Sendai on March 17, 2002.
*Kyūshū conference: Nishitetsu Hall, Fukuoka on March 26, 2002.
*Chūgoku/Shikoku conference: Hiroshima General Exhibition Center, Hiroshima on March 28, 2002.
*Kansai conference: Asia & Pacific Trade Center (ATC), Osaka betweenon March 30- and 31, 2002.
*Chūbu conference: Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya on April 2, 2002.
*Hokkaidō conference: Sapporo Factory, Sapporo on April 7, 2002.
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*Hokkaidō conference: Sapporo Community Dome, Sapporo on July 20, 2002.
*Tōhoku conference: Sendai Wasse, Sendai on July 24, 2002.
*Kantō conference: Tokyo International Exhibition Center, Tokyo betweenon July 27- and 28, 2002.
*Chūbu conference: Port Messe Nagoya, Nagoya on July 31, 2002.
*Kansai conference: Intex Osaka, Osaka betweenon August 3- and 4, 2002.
*Chūgoku/Shikoku conference: Hiroshima Sun Plaza, Hiroshima on August 9, 2002.
*Kyūshū conference: West Japan General Exhibition Center, Fukuoka on August 11, 2002.
*'''Finals:''' Unknown location in Tokyo on August 17, 2002.
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*Wyndham Palace Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida on August 21 and 22, 2004.
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*Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego, California between August 19 and 21, 2005.
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*Hilton Anaheim Hotel in Anaheim, California between August 18 and 20, 2006.
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*Hilton Waikoloa Village hotel in Waikoloa, Hawaii between August 10 and 12, 2007.
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*Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel in Orlando, Florida between August 15 and 17, 2008.
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*Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in San Diego, California between August 13 and 15, 2009.
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*Hilton Waikoloa Village in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii between August 13 and 15, 2010.
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*Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in San Diego, California between August 12 and 14, 2011.
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*Hilton Waikoloa Village Hotel in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii between August 13 and 15, 2012.
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*East Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada between August 9 and 11, 2013.
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==Trivia==
*The prints awarded between 1997 and 1998 were well publicized during the Pokémon phenomenon at the turn of the century, and are popularly known collectively as the ''Pikachu Trophy No.3'' card in reference to the illustration. There are misconceptions regarding the distribution of these particular cards, one of which is that the latter two prints were awarded in 1998 and 1999, whereas both were awarded across two tournament series in late 1997 and 1998. Similarly, the Tropical Mega Battle print was only awarded during the 1999 event. The other misconception is that they were awarded to the overall winners of the tournament finals, where in fact they were awarded to the qualifying event winners. The same also applies to the Tropical Mega Battle and Super Secret Battle prints.
*The prints awarded between 2000 and 2002 were the only cards to feature printed personalisation until the release of {{TCG ID|BW-P|_____'s Snivy|Promo}}, {{TCG ID|BW-P|_____'s Tepig|Promo}}, and {{TCG ID|BW-P|_____'s Oshawott|Promo}} from a Lawson's campaign in 2011. It is debated that despite the larger quantity of cards in existence, these cards are rarer than the original trophy cards released between 1997 and 1998 as each one is unique.
*For the non-"Best in Japan" cards2000-2002 prints, the number of Pokémon present in the illustration increases as the rank increases; No.3 Trainer features two Pokémon; {{TCG ID|Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament|No.2 Trainer|promo}} features four; {{TCG ID|Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament|No.1 Trainer|promo}} features six. The same pattern would later be used {{TCG ID|BW Promo|Victory Cup|29}} promotional cards.
*The cards awarded to the "Best in Japan" top ranking players have a photograph of the winner in the illustration superimposed on the logo of the tournament they competed in;. theThe Neo Spring Road print features Lugia, while the Neo Summer Road print features Ho-Oh. These cards, as well as the Elite Four Trainer cards awarded in the Battle Road Summer 2002 finals are theamongst only official cardsseveral to feature images of real life people.
*The 2000 and 2001 prints have "No.3 Trainer" instead of "Trainer" at the top of the card. On the 2002 print this is present on the top right of the card, making it a unique Trainer card subclass. The double star rarity was also no longer used with the 2002 print.
*The 2007-2009 prints do not have "Trainer" in the top right corner of the card as per all Trainer cards released during the DP era. The 2011 print onwards also features a ruling as per all Item cards, but is unique to the No.2 Trainer.
*The number of the early Japanese prints in existence is a popular topic of discussion. Amongst the collector community, the general consensus is that there were two copies of the Pokémon Official Tournament print awarded; however, the numbers of the 1998-1999 prints are disputed. Based on the regional events at which the cards were awarded, there are likely a minimum of six of the Lizardon Mega Battle print, with a maximum of twelve, and a minimum of five of the Kamex Mega Battle print, with a maximum of ten. Based on how the age divisions were split and the regional events for the Challenge Road '99 SUMMER, there were an estimated seven of each of the Tropical Mega Battle and Super Secret Battle prints awarded. Not taking personalised elements into account, there were an estimated eight of the 2000 print awarded, 14 of the Neo Spring Road print, one of the Neo Spring Road "Best in Japan" print, 14 of the Neo Summer Road print, one of the Neo Summer Road "Best in Japan" print, 21 of the Battle Road Spring 2002 print, and 21 of the Battle Road Summer 2002 print. As stated above, the ratio of male to female variants for the Battle Road 2002 series prints are unknown. The cards awarded via the World Championships are only printed in English, making it one of the rarest English cards in existence. There arewere only three copies of each annual version produced between 2004 and 2012, but this increased to six from the 2013 World Championships with the inclusion of the Video Game third place winners. The text on the card awarded to the Video Game third place winners still reads "Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships", however.
*Value-wise, collectors can expect to pay significant sums of money for any of these cards; however, recent history has shown that the more recent releases do not command as much as the original trophy cards awarded between 1997 and 1999, which were well publicized during the Pokémon phenomenon at the turn of the century. Due to their limited numbers, these cards are often considered amongst the rarest in the world.
===Origin===