Incineroar-GX and Erika’s Hospitality from ‘Tag Team,’ Erika is Not Mistranslated

Pokemon.com has revealed English card images for Incineroar-GX (#97/181) and Erika’s Hospitality (#140/181). Both will be part of the English world’s Team Up set in February.

Some fans may think TPCi mistranslated the English version of Erika’s Hospitality, but that’s not the case. Here is the original translation:

Erika’s Hospitality – Trainer
Supporter

If you have 6 or more cards in your hand (including this one), you can’t play this card.

Draw a number of cards equal to the number of your opponent’s Pokemon in play.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).

The card can’t be played if you have 6 or more cards in your hand (including Erika). In other words, it can only be played if you have a maximum of 5 cards in your hand (Erika and 4 other cards).

The English wording makes this condition a little clearer by rewording the card, which is why the number has changed:

Japanese: If you have 6 or more cards in your hand (“including” this one), you “can’t” play this card.

English: If you have 4 or fewer cards in your hand (“excluding” this one), you “can” play this card.

In the end they both have the same meaning, they just say it in different ways. If you play Erika’s Hospitality on the table, your hand must have zero to four cards remaining. The meaning is a bit muddy (even we were confused when we first translated it), so it’s no wonder TPCi tried to reword it!

Team Up is our February set. It will include the cards from October’s Dark Order (such as Incineroar-GX), some new cards from November’s GX Ultra Shiny, and of course December’s SM9 Tag Bolt set (such as the Tag Team Pokemon and Erika’s Hospitality).

The set’s product images and Elite Trainer Box were previously posted here.

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  1. BulbasaurusRex Aspiring Trainer
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    I’m confused. The original translation posted was “If you have more than 6 cards in your hand (including this one), you can’t play this card.” That’s different than the translation here. So was it just mistranslated here last month?
     
  2. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    Yes, the wording was off in the original post but it was corrected in later stories.
     
  3. Drampa Incineroar is gonna be great.
     
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  4. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    What's that sound?

    buzz buzz
     
  5. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    I’m just waiting for them to make GX cards of blastoise, Alolan sandslash and Alolan Persian
     
  6. What's that? I can't hear the buzzing over the sound of a 130-hitting Crushing punch!
     
  7. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    I feel some power coming...

    It feels like beast ring
     
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  8. Um... Latios Promo with DCE?
     
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  9. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    Hippity Hoppity, Gardevoir OHKOs it properly.
     
  10. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer
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    Erika's was holo in Japan, but here we will get it as a normal card?
     
  11. Hyakko Aspiring Trainer
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    can't know for sure yet, that image is just a digital image for the card (not the actual card).
     
  12. Wechselbalg Mr. Ros
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    Hmm, this makes the Erika card actually not that bad.
     
  13. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    does 60
    120 with choice band
     
  14. True, but it would take 3 hits to take out Incineroar, assuming it hasn't already used its ability with an attack to OHKO buzz.
     
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  15. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    I'm talking buzzwole gx with a baby or 2 mixed in.
    Start with Gx
    When you knock it out
    130 (260 with weakness) with baby (and play a few beast rings)
    If that gets knocked out
    Then Knuckle Impact+ Lusamine PS
     
  16. Oh sure, but thankfully the GX has already reached its prominence in the meta and is now being replaced with it's non-GX form. On top of that, Latios wouldn't be a bad counter to the GX form anyways. Besides that, Beast Ring's limitation means that Incineroar has a higher fighting chance than Buzzwole GX at the start of the game.
     
  17. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    You need to take prizes to win.
    And when I get a beast ring turn...
    That's probably a GG
     
  18. That's assuming the next Incineroar doesn't pull its GX move.
     
  19. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    I can play MULTIPLE beast rings.
    Also, when you knock out my Buzz Gx, then I'll attack with baby buzz.
    Are you going to GX kill by baby buzz?
     
  20. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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