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Articuno (Fossil 2)

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Articuno LV.35
フリーザー Freezer
Team Plasma
Water
ArticunoFossil17.jpg
Fossil print
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Articuno
Type Water
Hit Points 70
weakness
None
resistance
Fighting-30
retreat cost
  
English expansion Fossil
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 2/62
Japanese expansion Mystery of the Fossils
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Expansion Fossil
Rarity Rare
English card no. 17/62
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB set Mystery
Card GB ID C21
Card GB 2 set Island of Fossil
Card GB 2 ID C29
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 2/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Articuno.

Articuno (Japanese: フリーザー Freezer) is a Water-type Basic Pokémon card. It is part of the Fossil expansion.

Card text

WaterWaterWater
Freeze Dry
フリーズドライ
30
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.
WaterWaterWaterWater
Blizzard
ふぶき
50
Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 10 damage to each of your opponent's Benched Pokémon. If tails, this attack does 10 damage to each of your own Benched Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)

Pokédex data

Water
Water
Articuno - Freeze Pokémon
No. Height Weight
144 5'7" (1.7 m) 122 lbs. (55.4 kg)
Pokédex entry
A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
伝説の鳥ポケモンの一匹。長い尻尾がたなびいて飛んでいく姿はすばらしい。

Release information

This card was released in the English Fossil expansion as both a Holofoil and Non Holofoil card, originating from the Japanese Mystery of the Fossils as only a Holofoil card. In Japan, this card was reprinted with artwork by Yui Tanaka, one of five winning entries of the 64 Mario Stadium Pokémon Snap Best Photo Contest held in Spring 1999. This version is extremely rare and the exact number in existence is unknown. It was later reprinted with different artwork by Ken Sugimori, available as a prize at the 1999 Tropical Mega Battle tournament. Those who were not in the main event could still battle each other, earning stamps for every battle they participated in. Those who completed their stamp booklet were awarded either an Articuno, Moltres or Zapdos phone card at random in a sealed envelope. The Holofoil print of this card was later reprinted in the English Legendary Collection expansion.

Gallery

ArticunoFossil17.jpg
Fossil print
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
ArticunoSnapBestPhotoContest.jpg
Pokémon Snap Best Photo Contest print
Photo. Yui Tanaka
ArticunoPhoneCard.jpg
Phone card print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

  • The Japanese "Snap" print has a camera graphic where an expansion symbol would usually be.
  • Unlike the majority of the cards released through the Spring 1999 Pokémon Snap contests, the "Snap" print does feature the additional text on the bottom right.
  • The phone card promo is slightly longer than a normal trading card, as the print had to adopt the same dimensions as a regular Japanese phone card. That print utilizes the same stock Sugimori artwork of Articuno that was later used on the Articuno Legendary Card from Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Origin

Freeze-Dry is a move later introduced in the Generation VI Pokémon games that Articuno can learn. Blizzard is a move in the Pokémon games that Articuno can learn. 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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