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Articuno (Wizards Promo 22)

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Articuno LV.34
フリーザー Freezer
Team Plasma
Water
ArticunoWizardsPromo22.jpg
Wizards Black Star Promo print
Illus. Naoyo Kimura
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Articuno
Type Water
Hit Points 70
weakness
None
resistance
Fighting-30
retreat cost
 
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 22
Japanese expansion Pokémon Web
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Japanese card no. 045/048
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
English expansion Supreme Victors
Rarity SuperRare Holo
English card no. 148/147
Japanese expansion Beat of the Frontier
Japanese rarity SuperRare Holo
Japanese card no. 099/100
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 one of the Wizards Black Star Promos and part of the Supreme Victors expansion.

Card text

WaterWaterWater
Diamond Dust
ダイヤモンドダスト
20
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed, and this attack does 10 damage to each of your opponent's Benched Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)

Pokédex data (Wizards Promo print)

Water
Water
Articuno - Freeze Pokémon
No. Height Weight
144 5'7" (1.7 m) 122 lbs. (55.4 kg)
Pokédex entry
This legendary Pokémon is said to freeze the water in the air during winter, causing snow.
冬空の空気にふくまれる水分を凍らせて、雪を降らせる、伝説の鳥ポケモン。

Pokédex data (Supreme Victors print)

Water
Water
Articuno - Freeze Pokémon
No. Height Weight
144 5'07" (1.7 m) 122.1 lbs. (55.4 kg)
Pokédex entry
This legendary Pokémon is said to freeze the water in the air during winter, causing snow.
ふゆぞらの くうきに ふくまれる すいぶんを こおらせて、 ゆきを ふらせる、 でんせつの とりポケモン。

Release information

In Japan, this card was released as a promotional card by All Nippon Airlines throughout June and July in 1999 with artwork by Toshinao Aoki. Passengers flying in conjunction with the "Pokémon Getaways" campaign could redeem their boarding passes for a two-card set that included Articuno and Flying Pikachu. The English version was given away in the first few weeks of the theatrical release of The Power of One with then English-exclusive artwork by Naoyo Kimura.
The card was reprinted in Japan with the English artwork in Pokémon Web. The original Japanese artwork was eventually featured on English cards when reprinted in Supreme Victors as a retro card; this print omitted the second comma from the attack effect.

Gallery

ArticunoWizardsPromo22.jpg
Wizards Black Star Promo print
Illus. Naoyo Kimura
ArticunoANAPromo.jpg
Japanese promotional print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
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
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

  • The initial print of the Wizards promo erroneously credited Toshinao Aoki as the illustrator, who illustrated the Japanese promo. Wizards rectified the error, with subsequent prints correctly crediting Naoyo Kimura as the illustrator. However, the change was brought about close to or after the release of the film, so it is likely to assume fewer people received the correct version later into the campaign compared to those who received the misprint earlier.
  • Diamond Dust is a weather condition that appears in Snowpoint City, Mt. Silver and Icirrus City on certain special days.
The complete image by Toshinao Aoki


Origin

This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Yellow, though it is slightly reworded.


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