Unown J (Wizards Promo 38)

Unown J J LV.14
アンノーン [J] Unknown [J]
Illus. Hideki Kazama
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Unown J
Type Psychic
HP 40
retreat cost
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 38
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Unown.

Unown [J] (Japanese: アンノーン [J] Unknown [J]) is a Psychic-type Basic Pokémon card. It is one of the Wizards Black Star Promos.

Card text

You may have up to 4 Basic Pokémon cards in your deck with Unown in their names.
Pokémon Power:
JOIN [Join]
Once during your turn (before your attack), if you have Unown [J], Unown [O], Unown [I], and Unown [N] on your Bench, you may search your deck for a Basic Pokémon or Evolution card. Show that card to your opponent, then put it into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.
  Hidden Power

Pokédex data

Unown - Symbol Pokémon
No. Height Weight
201 1'8" (0.5 m) 11 lbs. (5 kg)
Pokédex entry
Their shapes look like hieroglyphs on ancient tablets. It is said the two are somehow related.

Release information

This card was available as a Wizards Black Star Promo in the VHS and DVD releases of Spell of the Unown: Entei from August 21, 2001. In Japan, it was available as an Unnumbered Promotional card and was included in Volume 8 of Pokémon Card Trainers magazine, released on September 1, 2000.


  • Unown J and R were the only Generation II Unown forms not released in a Neo Series expansion.
  • The text on the bottom of the Japanese print's border reads: "Pokémon Card Official Magazine "Trainers Vol. 8" bonus card."


"Join" is the word associated with Unown J in the Unown Mode. Hidden Power is a move in the Pokémon games that Unown can learn. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Gold, whereas the Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Silver.

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