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
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.