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 also was heavily involved in promoting the TCG and ended up being pictured or drawing art for several of the cards. He is also in the band Suzukisan. He played a small part in the designing of Pokémon Ranger and its sequel.
In Pokémon Card GB
Imakuni? appears as a special hidden opponent in Pokémon Trading Card Game. His event is activated by talking to people in the Water Club and then he will randomly begin to appear in the lounge sections of the various clubs. When he is in the room, unusual music will play. When the player talks to him, he will sing music from the Pokémon anime and then entice the player to dance, finally challenging the player to a card game. He uses the Strange Lifeform 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.
In Pokémon Card GB 2
In Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!, he appears on both the main island as well as GR Island. His event is activated by talking to someone in the Water Club lounge, then he will randomly begin to appear in the lounge sections of the various clubs. He shows up either in a black costume at the main island in a black costume or in a red costume at the GR Island.
Imakuni? uses 'Weird Deck' on the main island, and uses 'Strange Deck' on the GR Island.
|2×||Imposter Professor Oak||T|
|2×||Goop Gas Attack||T|
|2×||Double Colorless Energy||E|
Imakuni?'s 'Strange Deck' is similar to his 'Weird Deck'. However, his evolutions are replaced with Dark Pokemon and he uses more Rocket's Secret Machine Cards in his deck. This is to reflect Imakuni? wandering around on GR Island
|2×||Imposter Professor Oak||T|
In the TCG
Tomoaki Imakuni is a card illustrator. For a complete list of cards that Imakuni? illustrated, go here.
Imakuni? has the following cards that relate to him. They are usually joke or prank cards not meant to actually be used in 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.
|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? "Trainer Cards"|
|Imakuni?||T||Unnumbered Promotional cards|
|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|
|Imakuni?||Su||EX Battle Boost||096/093|
In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
|NPCs in the Trading Card Game Islands|
| Dr. Mason • Ronald • Mr. Ishihara • Imakuni? • Tech Sam • Tech Aaron|
Club Members • Club Masters • Grand Masters • Team Great Rocket
|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.|