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Zapdos (GB 1)

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Zapdos LV.68
サンダー Thunder
Team Plasma
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Zapdos
Type Lightning
Hit Points 100
retreat cost
Card GB set Promotional Card
Card GB ID P10
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 ID P18
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Zapdos.

Zapdos (Japanese: サンダー Thunder) is a Lightning-type Basic Pokémon card. It is a card made exclusively for the Template:Card GB for the Game Boy Color.

Card text

Pokémon Power:
Peal of Thunder
When you put Zapdos into play during your turn (not during set-up), do 30 damage to a Pokémon other than Zapdos chosen at random. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance.)
Big Thunder
Choose a Pokémon other than Zapdos at random. This attack does 70 damage to that Pokémon. Don't apply Weakness or Resistance for this attack. (Any other effects that would happen after applying Weakness and Resistance still happen.)

Pokédex data

Zapdos - Electric Pokémon
No. Height Weight
145 5'3" (1.6 m) 116 lbs. (52.6 kg)
Pokédex entry
This legendary bird Pokémon is said to appear when the sky turns dark and lightning showers down.

Release information

This card was made exclusively for the Template:Card GB for the Game Boy Color, never printed as an actual card in any language. However, a scan of the non existent full card was included in a Pokémon card Price Guide.


  • This card displays a 'GB' symbol in place of the Expansion symbol, indicating it was created exclusively for the Game Boy.
  • This is one of the four Legendary Cards, which are central to the plot of Template:Card GB, and its sequel Template:Card GB 2.
  • This card uses the same stock Sugimori art of Zapdos that was previously used on the promotional phone card print of Zapdos.


The card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Yellow, whereas the Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue.

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