Tomoaki Imakuni

If you were looking for the deck named after him, see Imakuni? Deck (TCG).
Tomoaki Imakuni

Tomoaki Imakuni (Japanese: 今国智章 Imakuni Tomoaki), usually referred to as Imakuni? (イマクニ? Imakuni?), is an eccentric Japanese musician who performed some of the music for the Pokémon anime. He was also heavily involved in promoting the TCG and ended up being pictured or drawing art for several cards.

Imakuni? played a small part in the designing of Pokémon Ranger and its sequel, Shadows of Almia. He is in the band Suzukisan. He is also credited as the author of the Pokémon Tales picture book "Come Out, Squirtle!".

In the games

Imakuni?
イマクニ? Imakuni?
 
Strange Life-Form Imakuni?
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Trading Card Game Islands
Trainer class Strange Life-Form
Generation I
Games Pokémon Trading Card Game;
Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!

Pokémon Trading Card Game

Imakuni? appears as a special hidden opponent in Pokémon Trading Card Game. He is named "Strange Life-Form Imakuni?" in this game. His event is activated by talking to people in the Water Club where he will begin to randomly appear in the lounge sections of the various clubs. When in the room, unusual music will play and when the player talks to him, he will sing music from the Pokémon anime then entice the player to dance. He will finally challenge the player to a card game, in which he uses the Imakuni? Deck.

When Imakuni? is defeated, he will reward the player with four booster packs, one from each expansion set. After being defeated three consecutive times, he will instead give the player the Imakuni? Trainer card.

Imakuni? Deck

Main article: Imakuni? Deck (TCG)
Quantity Card Type Rarity
Psyduck    
Golduck    
Slowpoke  
Slowpoke    
Slowbro    
Drowzee    
Hypno    
Farfetch'd    
Imakuni? T
Maintenance T  
Pokémon Flute T  
Gambler T  
10× Water Energy   E
16× Psychic Energy   E


Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!

In Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!, he appears on both the main island and GR Island. His event is activated by talking to someone in the Water Club lounge, then he will begin to randomly appear in the lounge sections of the various clubs. He will either show up dressed in black at the main island or in red at GR Island.

Weird Deck

Main article: Weird Deck (TCG)
Quantity Card Type Rarity
Psyduck    
Golduck    
Slowpoke  
Drowzee    
Jynx  
Slowbro    
Slowbro  
Hypno    
Farfetch'd    
Hungry Snorlax  
Imakuni? T
Imposter Professor Oak T  
Goop Gas Attack T  
Pokémon Flute T  
Gambler T  
16× Psychic Energy   E  
10× Water Energy   E  
Double Colorless Energy   E  


Strange Deck

Main article: Strange Deck (TCG)
Quantity Card Type Rarity
Drowzee    
Dark Hypno    
Slowpoke    
Mr. Mime    
Dark Slowbro    
Mr. Mime  
Psyduck    
Dark Golduck    
Meowth  
Imakuni? T
Imposter Professor Oak T  
Digger T  
Pokémon Flute T  
Computer Error T
25× Psychic Energy   E  


Sprites

         
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Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
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Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
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Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
Overworld sprite from
Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
       
Main sprite from
Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
Win sprite from
Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
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Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
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Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!

In the TCG

Tomoaki Imakuni is a card illustrator. For a complete list of the cards he has illustrated, use this link.

Imakuni? has the following cards attributed to him in some way, usually joke or prank cards not really meant for serious play:

Imakuni?'s Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Imakuni?'s Doduo         Challenge from the Darkness    
Imakuni?'s Whismur         T Promotional cards   022/T
Imakuni?'s Loudred         T Promotional cards   023/T
Imakuni?'s Exploud ex         T Promotional cards   024/T
Imakuni?'s Doduo   Evolutions   112/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary   102/087
Imakuni? "Trainer Cards"
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Imakuni? Su       Unnumbered Promotional cards    
      EX Battle Boost   096/093
Generations   63/83 BREAK Starter Pack   063/072
Lose?       Expansion Sheet 3    
Imakuni?'s PC PC       Expansion Sheet 3    
Imakuni?'s Nasty Plot T       Expansion Sheet 3    
Imakuni?'s Corner       Expansion Sheet 3    
Dance! Neo Imakuni? T       Unnumbered Promotional cards    
Shining Imakuni? T       P Promotional cards   018/P
 


In the manga

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

 
Imakuni? in Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

Imakuni? appears as an art student attending Celadon University in Challenge at Celadon University!.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

 
Imakuni in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Imakuni? makes two cameo appearances in the fourth volume.

Trivia

External links

References


NPCs in the Trading Card Game Islands
Dr. MasonRonaldMr. IshiharaImakuni?SamAaronTap
Club MembersClub MastersGrand MastersTeam Great RocketDungeon MastersGhost Masters


  This article is part of both Project Music and Project CharacterDex, Bulbapedia projects that, together, aim to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Music and CharacterDex, respectively.