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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!".

Contents

In the games

Imakuni?
イマクニ? Imakuni?
Imakuni Card GB artwork.png
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!

In Pokémon Card GB

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 Water Common
Golduck Water Uncommon
Slowpoke Psychic
Slowpoke Psychic Common
Slowbro Psychic Uncommon
Drowzee Psychic Common
Hypno Psychic Rare Holo
Farfetch'd Colorless Uncommon
Imakuni? T
Maintenance T Uncommon
Pokémon Flute T Uncommon
Gambler T Common
10× Water Energy Water E
16× Psychic Energy Psychic E

In Pokémon Card GB 2

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 Water Common
Golduck Water Uncommon
Slowpoke Psychic
Drowzee Psychic Common
Jynx Psychic
Slowbro Psychic Uncommon
Slowbro Psychic
Hypno Psychic Rare Holo
Farfetch'd Colorless Uncommon
Hungry Snorlax Colorless
Imakuni? T
Imposter Professor Oak T Rare
Goop Gas Attack T Uncommon
Pokémon Flute T Uncommon
Gambler T Common
16× Psychic Energy Psychic E Common
10× Water Energy Water E Common
Double Colorless Energy Colorless E Uncommon

Strange Deck

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

Sprites

TCG1 Imakuni.png TCG2 Imakuni Black.png TCG2 Imakuni Black Win.png TCG2 Imakuni Black Loss.png TCG2 Imakuni Black OD.png
Sprite from Pokémon Trading Card Game Main sprite from
Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
Win sprite from
Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
Loss sprite from
Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
Overworld sprite from
Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
TCG2 Imakuni Red.png TCG2 Imakuni Red Win.png TCG2 Imakuni Red Loss.png TCG2 Imakuni Red OD.png
Main sprite from
Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
Win sprite from
Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
Loss sprite from
Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
Overworld sprite from
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 Colorless       Challenge from the Darkness SuperRare  
Imakuni?'s Whismur Colorless       T Promotional cards   022/T
Imakuni?'s Loudred Colorless       T Promotional cards   023/T
Imakuni?'s Exploud ex Colorless       T Promotional cards   024/T
Imakuni?'s Doduo Colorless Evolutions Rare Secret 112/108 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary U 102/087
Imakuni? "Trainer Cards"
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Imakuni? Su       Unnumbered Promotional cards    
      EX Battle Boost   096/093
Generations Uncommon 63/83 BREAK Starter Pack   063/072
Lose?       Extended Sheet 3    
Imakuni?'s PC PC       Extended Sheet 3    
Imakuni?'s Nasty Plot T       Extended Sheet 3    
Imakuni?'s Corner       Extended Sheet 3    
Dance! Neo Imakuni? T       Unnumbered Promotional cards    
Shining Imakuni? T       P Promotional cards   018/P
 

In the manga

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Imakuni? in Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

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

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Imakuni in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Imakuni? makes two cameo appearances in the fourth volume.

Trivia

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