Dark Persian (Team Rocket 42)

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Dark Persian LV.28
わるいペルシアン Bad Persian
Team Plasma
Colorless
DarkPersianTeamRocket42.jpg
Team Rocket print
Illus. Shin-ichi Yoshida
Evolution stage
052 Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Meowth
Card name Dark Persian
Type Colorless
Hit Points 60
weakness
Fighting×2
resistance
Psychic-30
retreat cost
None
English expansion Team Rocket
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 42/82
Japanese expansion Rocket Gang
Japanese rarity Common
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 17
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB 2 set Team Rocket's Ambition
Card GB 2 rarity Uncommon
Card GB 2 ID H32
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 ID P34
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 6/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Persian.

Dark Persian (Japanese: わるいペルシアン Bad Persian) is a Colorless-type Stage 1 Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Team Rocket expansion.

Card text

Team Rocket and Legendary Collection prints

Colorless Fascinate
ゆうわく
Flip a coin. If heads, choose 1 of your opponent's Benched Pokémon and switch it with the Defending Pokémon. This attack can't be used if your opponent has no Benched Pokémon.
ColorlessColorless Poison Claws
どくのつめ
10
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Poisoned.


Wizards Black Star Promotional print

Colorless Tempt
ゆうわく
If your opponent has any Benched Pokémon, flip a coin. If heads, choose 1 of your opponent's Benched Pokémon and switch it with the Defending Pokémon.
ColorlessColorless Poison Claws
どくのつめ
10
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Poisoned.


Pokédex data

Colorless
Colorless
Persian - Classy Cat Pokémon
No. Height Weight
053 3'3" (1 m) 71 lbs. (32 kg)
Pokédex entry
Popular with women because of its beautiful fur. The leader of the Rockets keeps one as a pet.
毛並みの美しさから、鑑賞用として飼う女性も多い。ロケット団のボスのペットでもある。

Release information

This card was included in the Team Rocket expansion with artwork by Shin-ichi Yoshida, first released in the Japanese Rocket Gang expansion. A promotional print featuring different artwork by Ken Sugimori was available as an insert with the third volume of Pokémon Card Fan Club, released November 18, 1997. This print features the Rocket Gang expansion symbol and has Giovanni in the illustration. It was reprinted as a Wizards Black Star Promo, with Giovanni removed from the artwork, and released as an insert with the August 2000 issue of Nintendo Power magazine. A number of the prints of this card were printed without HP. Most of these error cards were destroyed, but some of them saw release. The Team Rocket print was reprinted as a Holofoil card in the Legendary Collection reprint set, which was only released outside of Japan.

Gallery

DarkPersianTeamRocket42.jpg
Team Rocket print
Illus. Shin-ichi Yoshida
DarkPersianWizardsPromo17.jpg
Wizards Black Star Promotional print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
NintendoPowerDarkPersianInsert.jpg
Nintendo Power magazine insert
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
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

The Nintendo Power insert erroneously states that Dark Persian is a Basic Pokémon.

Origin

Fascinate and Tempt's Japanese names are that of Captivate, a move later introduced in the Generation IV Pokémon games that Persian can learn.


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