Difference between revisions of "No.2 Trainer (Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament promo)"

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image=100_T_NO2TRAINER1.jpg |
caption=Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament print<br>Illus. [[Mitsuhiro Arita]] |
reprints=45 |
reprint1=TropicalMegaBattleNo2.jpg |
recaption1=Tropical Mega Battle print<br>Illus. [[Ken Sugimori]]/Logo. [[Hiromi Ito]] |
reprint3=No2Trainer00.jpg |
recaption3=Neo Spring Road print<br>Illus. [[Ken Sugimori]] |
reprint4=No2Trainer2014WorldChampionshipsPromo.jpg |
recaption4=World Championships 2014 print<br>Illus. [[5ban Graphics]] |
class=Trainer |
subclass=Item |
rule=No.2 Trainer |
print=2014 World Championships print |
effect=If you won this card at the 2014 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 2015.
image4=No2Trainer00.jpg |
caption4=Neo Spring Road print<br>Illus. [[Ken Sugimori]] |
image5=No1Trainer2014WorldChampionshipsPromo.jpg |
caption5=World Championships 2014 print<br><br>Illus. [[5ban Graphics]] |
*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 2010 print credits [[Ryo Ueda]] as the illustrator, despite there being no difference from all previous prints. The 2011 print once again credits [[K. Hoshiba]], suggesting this was an error. It is unknown if the same error applied to the No. 1 Trainer and No. 3 Trainer cards.
*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 were 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 second place winners. The text on the 2013 print of the card awarded to the Video Game second place winnerschampions still reads "Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships", however. This was corrected starting with the 2014 World Championships.
*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.