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Blastoise (Base Set 2)

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Blastoise LV.52
カメックス Kamex
Team Plasma
Water
BlastoiseBestCDPromo.jpg
Best Collection CD print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage
008 Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Wartortle
Card name Blastoise
Type Water
Hit Points 100
weakness
Lightning×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
   
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 2/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Japanese Deck Kit Intro Pack
Japanese Deck Squirtle Deck
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 2/130
Card GB set Evolution
Card GB ID B19
Card GB 2 set Legendary Power
Card GB 2 ID B19
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 ID P05
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Blastoise.

Blastoise (Japanese: カメックス Kamex) is a Water-type Stage 2 Pokémon card. It is part of the Base Set.

Card text

Pokémon Power:
Rain Dance
あまごい
 
 
As often as you like during your turn (before your attack), you may attach 1 Water Energy card to 1 of your Water Pokémon. (This doesn't use up your 1 energy card attachment for the turn.) This power can't be used if Blastoise is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed.
WaterWaterWater
Hydro Pump
ハイドロポンプ
40+
Does 40 damage plus 10 more damage for each Water Energy attached to Blastoise but not used to pay for this attack's Energy cost. Extra Water Energy after the 2nd doesn't count.

Pokédex data

Water
Water
Blastoise - Shellfish Pokémon
No. Height Weight
009 5'3" (1.6 m) 189 lbs. (85.5 kg)
Pokédex entry
A brutal Pokémon with pressurized water jets on its shell. They are used for high-speed tackles.
体が重たく、のしかかって相手を気絶させる。ピンチのときは、カラにかくれる。

Release information

In Japan, this card was released as a promotional card with different artwork by Ken Sugimori. It was first available through the "Trade Please" campaign that ran from February 10th to July 31st in 1998. A flyer included with the Trade Please album by Suzukisan had to be mailed to MediaFactory along with any two Pokémon trading cards within the campaign period. The Please Trade promotional card, as well as either this card, Venusaur, or Charizard would then be sent back, completing the trade.
It was reprinted in the Intro Pack and again as part of the Pokémon Song Best Collection CD. These variants were never released in English. The Base Set version was also reprinted in the Base Set 2 reprint set, which was only released outside of Japan.

Gallery

BlastoiseBaseSet2.jpg
Base Set print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
BlastoiseBestCDPromo.jpg
Best Collection CD 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
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

  • The Blastoise cards released via the "Trade Please" campaign and the Pokémon Song Best Collection CD have the Pikachu Records logo in place of an expansion symbol.
  • A few copies of the card lack the word "Stage" in the text in the upper right explaining how to play the card.

Origin

Rain Dance and Hydro Pump are both moves in the Pokémon games that Blastoise can learn, though Rain Dance did not become an actual attack until Generation II. 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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