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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 is part of the Team Rocket expansion.

Card text (Team Rocket print)

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.

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。

Card text (Wizards Black Star Promo 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 originally released in the Team Rocket expansion with artwork by Shin-ichi Yoshida, originating from the Japanese Rocket Gang expansion. That print was reprinted as a holographic card in the Legendary Collection reprint set, which was only released outside of Japan. It was reprinted as a promotional card and released as an insert with the August 2000 issue of Nintendo Power magazine. The Japanese version was available as an insert with the third volume of Pokémon Card Fan Club, released November 18, 1997.

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


Trivia

  • A number of the Wizards Black Star Promo prints of this card were printed without HP. Most of these error cards were destroyed, but some of them saw release.
  • The Nintendo Power insert erroneously states that Dark Persian is a Basic Pokémon.
  • Giovanni is present on the illustration of the Japanese promotional version; this was removed for unknown reasons on the English version. The Japanese promotional version also has the Rocket Gang expansion symbol.

Origin


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