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Metapod (Base Set 54)

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Metapod LV.21
トランセル Transel
Team Plasma
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage
010 Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Caterpie
Card name Metapod
Type Grass
Hit Points 70
retreat cost
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Common
English card no. 54/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Common
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Common
English card no. 81/130
Card GB set Evolution
Card GB ID B05
Card GB 2 set Legendary Power
Card GB 2 ID B03
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 54/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Metapod.

Metapod (Japanese: トランセル Transel) is a Grass-type Stage 1 Pokémon card. It is part of the Base Set.

Card text

Flip a coin. If heads, prevent all damage done to Metapod during your opponent's next turn. (Any other effects of attacks still happen.)
Stun Spore
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.

Pokédex data

Metapod - Cocoon Pokémon
No. Height Weight
011 2'4" (0.7 m) 22 lbs. (9.9 kg)
Pokédex entry
It is vunerable to attack because its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.

Release information

This card was reprinted in the Base Set 2 and Legendary Collection reprint sets, which were only released outside of Japan.


Early print runs of the translated version of the card had the HP read "HP 70" instead of "70 HP".


Stiffen is similar to Harden, a move in the Pokémon games that Metapod can learn. Stun Spore is a move in the games, though Metapod can not learn it. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, though it is slightly reworded. The Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.

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