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Old December 5th, 2012 (10:33 AM).
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So, I've had this card since just before the release of Gym Heroes (it was Heroes right? lmao) and it's always mystified me. I'm glad I've hung on to it so that I can show some of you that might care, haha. Anyway, if you look closely next to the energy cost for Knockout Needle, there's this weird thing. I always thought it was a Water Stone, but eh. So I suppose it's a misprint?

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And I have another copy of this card without the symbol, and I've had friends with this card that didn't have it either. Here's my regular one for reference:

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So yeah, there's my strange card. Is this just a misprint or something? I'm guessing so, but hey, I thought some of y'all might find this interesting, so enjoy my strange card. :)
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Old December 6th, 2012 (01:23 AM).
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It looks like it was a printer blotch of some kind... if you look closely, it looks about the size of the Weakness energy symbol a bit further down and over on the card, so it may have been a high print that was later whited out and then had the white blotch put over it.

That's all just speculation on how the blotch came to be, though.
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Old December 6th, 2012 (07:30 AM).
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That makes more sense than what I thought when I was a kid, haha. I always thought it was supposed to be a Water Stone, but then I thought "well you can't attack with a Water Stone..." so that was just more confusion. A printing blotch sounds much better haha. Glad I've hung on to this all these years!
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Old December 7th, 2012 (03:24 PM).
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That is strange, I've never seen anything like that before. Donny V's guess is as good as anything I could come up with.
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