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{{TCGTrainerCardInfobox |
|cardname=No.3 Trainer |
|jname=No.3トレーナー |
|jtrans=No.3 Trainer |
|image=100_T_NO3TRAINER1.jpg |
|caption=Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament print<br>Illus. [[Mitsuhiro Arita]] |
|reprints=5 |
|reprint1=TropicalMegaBattleNo3.jpg |
|recaption1=Tropical Mega Battle print<br>Illus. [[Ken Sugimori]]/Logo. [[Hiromi Ito]] |
|reprint2=SecretSuperBattleNo3.jpg |
|recaption2=Secret Super Battle print<br>Illus. [[Hideki Kazama]] |
|reprint3=No3Trainer00.jpg |
|recaption3=Neo Spring Road print<br>Illus. [[Ken Sugimori]] |
|reprint4=No3Trainer2014WorldChampionshipsPromo.jpg |
|recaption4=World Championships 2014 print<br>Illus. [[5ban Graphics]] |
|class=Trainer |
|subclass=Item |
}}
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==Card text==
{{TCGTrainerText |
|position=Top |
|class=Item |
|print=Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament print |
|effect=The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament's third place winner is recognized here, and this honor is praised.
By presenting this card, you may gain preferential entry into the Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament. |
}}
{{TCGTrainerText
|position=Middle
|class=Item
|print=Lizardon Mega Battle print
|effect=The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament's third place winner is recognized here, and this honor is praised.
This proves that the person who possesses this card participated in the First Pokémon Card Game Best in Japan Deciding Match.
}}
{{TCGTrainerText
|position=Middle
|class=Item
|print=Kamex Mega Battle print
|effect=The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament's third place winner is recognized here, and this honor is praised.
This proves that the person who possesses this card participated in the Second Pokémon Card Game Best in Japan Deciding Match.
}}
{{TCGTrainerText
|position=Middle
|class=Item
|print=Tropical Mega Battle print
|effect=The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament's third place winner is recognized here, and this honor is praised.
}}
{{TCGTrainerText
|position=Middle
|class=Item
|print=Secret Super Battle print
|effect=The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament's third place winner is recognized here, and this honor is praised.
This proves that the person who possesses this card participated in the Secret Super Battle Best in Japan Deciding Match.
}}
{{TCGTrainerText
|position=Middle
|class=Item
|print=World Challenge Secret Super Battle print
|effect=The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament "World Challenge Secret Super Battle" third place winner is recognized here, and this honor is praised.
}}
{{TCGTrainerText
|position=Middle
|class=Item
|print=World Challenge Tropical Mega Battle print
|effect=The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament "World Challenge Tropical Mega Battle" third place winner is recognized here, and this honor is praised.
}}
{{TCGTrainerText
|position=Middle
|class=Item
|print=World Challenge Secret Super Battle Best in Japan Deciding Match print
|effect=The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament "World Challenge Secret Super Battle" Best in Japan Deciding Match third place winner is recognized here, and this honor is praised.
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
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|class=Item |
|print=LizardonWorld Challenge Tropical Mega Battle printBest |in Japan Deciding Match print
|effect=The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament's "World Challenge Tropical Mega Battle" Best in Japan Deciding Match third place winner is recognized here, and this honor is praised.
This proves that the person who possesses this card participated in the First Pokémon Card Game Best in Japan Deciding Match. |
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
|position=Middle |
|class=Item |
|print=KamexNeo MegaSpring BattleRoad print |
|effect=The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament's "Battle★Neo Spring Road" third place winner is recognized here, and this honor is praised.
This proves that the person who possesses this card participated in the Second Pokémon Card Game Best in Japan Deciding Match. |
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
|position=Middle |
|class=Item |
|print=TropicalNeo MegaSpring BattleRoad printBest |in Japan Deciding Match print
|effect=The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament's "Battle★Neo Spring Road Senior Tournament" Best in Japan Deciding Match third place winner is recognized here, and this honor is praised. |
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
|position=Middle |
|class=Item |
|print=SecretNeo SuperSummer BattleRoad print |
|effect=The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament's "Battle★Neo Summer Road" third place winner is recognized here, and this honor is praised.
This proves that the person who possesses this card participated in the Secret Super Battle Best in Japan Deciding Match. |
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
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|class=Item |
|print=WorldNeo ChallengeSummer SecretRoad SuperBest Battlein printJapan |Deciding Match print
|effect=The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament "WorldBattle★Neo ChallengeSummer SecretRoad SuperSenior BattleTournament" Best in Japan Deciding Match third place winner is recognized here, and this honor is praised. |
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
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|print=NeoBattle Road Spring Road2002 print |
|effect=The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament "Battle★NeoBattle Road Spring Road2002" third place winner is recognized here, and this honor is praised. |
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
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|class=Item |
|print=Neo SpringBattle Road BestSummer in Japan Deciding Match2002 print |
|effect=The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament "Battle★Neo SpringBattle Road SeniorSummer Tournament2002" Best in Japan Deciding Match third place winner is recognized here, and this honor is praised. |
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
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|print=Neo2004 SummerWorld RoadChampionships print |
|effect=TheIf Pokémonyou Cardwon Gamethis Officialcard Tournamentat "Battle★Neothe Summer2004 Road"Pokémon thirdTrading placeCard winner isGame recognizedWorld hereChampionships, andyou thismay honorreturn isto praised.battle |the best in 2005.
'''CONGRATULATIONS!'''
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
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|class=Item |
|print=Neo2005 SummerWorld Road Best in Japan Deciding MatchChampionships print |
|effect=TheIf Pokémonyou Cardwon Gamethis Officialcard Tournamentat "Battle★Neothe Summer2005 RoadPokémon SeniorTrading Tournament"Card BestGame inWorld JapanChampionships, Decidingyou Matchmay thirdreturn placeto winnerbattle isthe recognizedbest here,in and this honor is praised2006. |
'''CONGRATULATIONS!'''
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{{TCGTrainerText |
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|print=Battle2006 RoadWorld Spring 2002Championships print |
|effect=TheIf Pokémonyou Cardwon Gamethis Officialcard Tournamentat "Battlethe Road2006 SpringPokémon 2002"Trading thirdCard placeGame winnerWorld isChampionships, recognizedyou here,may andreturn thisto honorbattle isthe praised.best |in 2007.
'''CONGRATULATIONS!'''
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{{TCGTrainerText |
|position=Middle |
|class=Item |
|print=Battle2007 RoadWorld Summer 2002Championships print |
|effect=TheIf Pokémonyou Cardwon Gamethis Officialcard Tournamentat "Battlethe Road2007 SummerPokémon 2002"Trading thirdCard placeGame winnerWorld isChampionships, recognizedyou here,may andreturn thisto honorbattle isthe praised.best |in 2008.
'''CONGRATULATIONS!'''
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
|position=Middle |
|class=Item |
|print=20042008 World Championships print |
|effect=If you won this card at the 20042008 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 20052008.
'''CONGRATULATIONS!''' |
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
|position=Middle |
|class=Item |
|print=20052009 World Championships print |
|effect=If you won this card at the 20052009 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 20062010.
'''CONGRATULATIONS!''' |
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
|position=Middle |
|class=Item |
|print=20062010 World Championships print |
|effect=If you won this card at the 20062010 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 20072011.
'''CONGRATULATIONS!''' |
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
|position=Middle |
|class=Item |
print|rule=2007No.3 World Championships print |Trainer
effect|print=If you won this card at the 2007 Pokémon Trading Card Game2011 World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 2008.print
'''CONGRATULATIONS!''' |effect=If you won this card at the 2011 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 2012.
'''CONGRATULATIONS!'''
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
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|class=Item |
print|rule=2008No.3 World Championships print |Trainer
effect|print=If you won this card at the 2008 Pokémon Trading Card Game2012 World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 2008.print
'''CONGRATULATIONS!''' |effect=If you won this card at the 2012 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 2013.
'''CONGRATULATIONS!'''
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
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|class=Item |
print|rule=2009No.3 World Championships print |Trainer
effect|print=If you won this card at the 2009 Pokémon Trading Card Game2013 World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 2010.print
'''CONGRATULATIONS!''' |effect=If you won this card at the 2013 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 2014.
'''CONGRATULATIONS!'''
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
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print|rule=2010No.3 World Championships print |Trainer
effect|print=If you won this card at the 2010 Pokémon Trading Card Game2014 World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 2011.print
'''CONGRATULATIONS!''' |effect=If you won this card at the 2014 Pokémon World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 2015.
'''CONGRATULATIONS!'''
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
|position=Middle |
|class=Item |
|rule=No.3 Trainer |
|print=20112015 World Championships print |
|effect=If you won this card at the 20112015 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 20122016.
'''CONGRATULATIONS!''' |
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
|position=Middle |
|class=Item |
|rule=No.3 Trainer |
|print=20122016 World Championships print |
|effect=If you won this card at the 20122016 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 20132017.
'''CONGRATULATIONS!''' |
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
|position=Middle |
|class=Item |
|rule=No.3 Trainer |
|print=20132017 World Championships print |
|effect=If you won this card at the 20132017 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 20142018.
'''CONGRATULATIONS!''' |
}}
{{TCGTrainerText |
|position=Bottom |
|class=Item |
|rule=No.3 Trainer |
|print=20142018 World Championships print |
|effect=If you won this card at the 20142018 Pokémon World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 20152019.
'''CONGRATULATIONS!''' |
}}
 
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]].
 
The next major iteration featured new artwork by [[Ken Sugimori]] and was first awarded to the third place winners of each regional Japanese World Challenge Summer event held between July and August 2000,. whichAs likewith the Challenge Road '99 SUMMER campaign, this was split into the Tropical Mega Battle and Secret Super Battle events, retaining the same age-limited structure. TheUnlike winnerspreviously ofawarded eachtrophy tournamentcards, these cards were awardedpersonalised with the name and regional conference of the winner and are Non Holofoil. Two base versions of this card also exist: one depicting a male Trainer and grantedthe entryother intoa female Trainer. The version of the finalscard heldawarded laterdepended inon Augustthe gender of the winner. UnlikeTop previouslyranking awardedplayers trophyfrom cards,the theseSecret cardsSuper Battle were personalisedeligible withto compete in a "Best in Japan Deciding Match" held in late August 2000. Overall winners of the nameTropical andMega Battle regional conferenceevents ofwould represent their country in the winner.World ItExchange isBattle unknownin ifHawaii therewhile wasthe remaining top ranking players would compete in a carddomestic awarded"Best forin thoseJapan" competingfinal. Both of these events were also held in late August 2000. Third place winners of the Secret Super Battle and Tropical Mega Battle tournaments"Best in Japan" finals were awarded Holofoil No.3 Trainer cards bearing their photograph superimposed on the illustration.
 
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. These versions also include the name and regional conference of the winner, as well as coming in male and female variants. The top ranking players from both age divisions andin each regional Neo Spring Road and Neo Summer Road tournament were eligible for entry into the "Best in Japan Deciding Match" finals, held on March 31, 2001 and August 25, 2001 respectively. The senior third place winners of these tournaments were also awarded a new No.3 Trainer card, butbearing weretheir madephotograph moresuperimposed uniqueon bythe havingcompetition theirlogo. photographsThe printedNeo onSpring Road print features {{p|Lugia}} while the cardNeo illustrationSummer Road print features {{p|Ho-Oh}}. It is currently unknown if the junior third place winnerschampions were also awarded these cards.
 
This card was reprinted again in 2002 onfeaturing the e-Card stockEra layout and was 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. AThe new2002 illustrationversions bywere [[Kenthe Sugimori]]last wasto alsoinclude usedthe forname thisand printregional featuringconference aof femalethe Trainer,winner makingon the distributioncard methoditself ofand thiswere trophyalso cardthe uniquelast basedto onfeature themale genderand offemale the winnervariants. The ratioBattle ofRoad maleSpring to2002 femaletournaments variantsdid fornot thisfeature carda is"Best unknown.in MuchJapan" likefinal, with the Neotop Spring/Summerranking Roadinstead series,earning byes in the Battle Road Summer 2002 tournamentstournament. The latter tournament did however culminatedculminate in a "Best in Japan" final, butwith a [[Elite Four Trainer (Battle Road Summer 2002 finals promo)|new card]] wasawarded printed forto 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 [[Play! Pokémon]] 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 wasfeatured printedthe Diamond & onPearl DPSeries stocklayout, lacking the circle pattern prior prints featured. InThe 2010 thisprint cardfeatured wasthe printedHeartGold on& HGSSSoulSilver stockSeries layout, adopting the blue Trainer color scheme and gold illustration window. InThe 2011 thisprint cardfeatured the Black & White Series layout and 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.
 
The artwork was updated for the card awarded at the [[2014 World Championships]], featuring an embossed {{TCG|Full Art card|Full Art}} Pikachu complete with trophy by [[5ban Graphics]]. The card also features a bronze border. The 2017 print was updated to feature the Sun & Moon Series layout.
 
Details of each tournament this card was awarded at are below.
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*Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. between August 15 and 17, 2014.
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*Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts between August 21 and 23, 2015.
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*San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, California between August 19 and 21, 2016.
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*Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California between August 18 and 20, 2017.
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*Nashville Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee between August 24 and 26, 2018.
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===Gallery===
{{TCGGallery |
|type=Item |
|image1=100_T_NO3TRAINER1.jpg |
|caption1=Pokémon Card Game Official<br>Tournament print Illus. [[Mitsuhiro Arita]] |
|image2=TropicalMegaBattleNo3.jpg |
|caption2=Tropical Mega Battle print<br>Illus. [[Ken Sugimori]]/Logo. [[Hiromi Ito]] |
|image3=SecretSuperBattleNo3.jpg |
|caption3=Secret Super Battle print<br>Illus. [[Hideki Kazama]] |
|image4=No3Trainer00.jpg |
|caption4=Neo Spring Road print<br>Illus. [[Ken Sugimori]] |
|image5=No3Trainer2014WorldChampionshipsPromo.jpg |
|caption5=World Championships 2014 print<br>Illus. [[5ban Graphics]] |
}}
 
*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"The 2000-2002 prints, theawarded numberto regional winners also have different numbers of Pokémon present in the illustration increasesdepending ason the rank increases;of the card awarded—the No.3 Trainer features two2 Pokémon; the {{TCG ID|Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament|No.2 Trainer|promo}} features four4; the {{TCG ID|Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament|No.1 Trainer|promo}} features six6. The same pattern would later be used on {{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 winnerrecipient in the illustration superimposed on the logo of the tournament they competed in. The Neo Spring Road print features Lugia, while the Neo Summer Road print features Ho-Oh. These cards are amongst several to feature images of real life people.
*The 2000 and 2001 prints have "No.31 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 DPDiamond era& Pearl and Platinum Series. The 2011 print onwards also features a ruling as per all Item cards, but is unique to the No.21 Trainer.
*The number of the early Japanese prints in existence is a popular topic of discussion. AmongstBased on the collectordates community,and theage generaldivisions consensusdetailed isfor thateach event, there were twoat least 2 copies of the Pokémon Official Tournament print awarded; however,and theapproximately numbers14 of the 1998-1999 prints are disputed. Based on the regional events at which the cards were awarded, there are likely a minimum of sixeach 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 tenprints. Based on how the age divisions were split and the regionalevent eventsstructure for the Challenge Road '99 SUMMER, there were an estimated seven of9 each of the Tropical Mega Battle and Super Secret Battle prints awarded. Not taking personalisedpersonalized elements into account, there were an estimated eight10 each of the 2000 printTropical awarded,Mega 14Battle ofand theSuper NeoSecret SpringBattle Roadprints printawarded, one18 of the Neo Spring Road "Best in Japan" print, 14 of the Neo Summer Road print, oneand of27 the Neo Summer Road "Best in Japan" print, 21each of the Battle Road Spring 2002 print, and 21 of the Battle Road Summer 2002 printprints. As stated above, theThe ratio of male to female variants for the Battle Road 2000-2002 series prints are currently unknown. There was only 1 version of each "Best in Japan" finals print awarded over the course of 2000-2002. 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 three3 copies of each annual version produced between 2004 and 2012, but this increased to six6 from the 2013 World Championships with the inclusion of the Video Game third place winnerschampions. The text on the 2013 print of the card awarded to the Video Game champions still readsread "Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships", however.but Thisthis was correctedupdated to "Pokémon World Championships" starting with the 2014 World Championshipsprint.
*Due to their limited numbers, these cards are often considered amongst the rarest in the world. 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===