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Machop (Expedition 117)

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ワンリキー Wanriky
Team Plasma
Illus. Shin-ichi Yoshida
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Machop
Type Fighting
Hit Points 50
retreat cost
English expansion Expedition Base Set
Rarity Common
English card no. 117/165
Japanese expansion Base Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Common
Japanese card no. 021/128
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Machop.

Machop (Japanese: ワンリキー Wanriky) is a Fighting-type Basic Pokémon card. It is part of the Expedition Base Set.

Card text

Double Chop
Flip 2 coins. This attack does 20 damage times the number of heads.

e-Reader data

This card has two prints: the standard print has the card ID B-21-#, and a "Sample" version has the card ID M-21-#. The short strip contains Pokédex information, a brief card summary, and information on the content of the long strip.

Pokédex data

Machop - Superpower Pokémon
No. Height Weight
066 2'07" (0.8 m) 43.0 lbs. (19.5 kg)
Pokédex entry
It trains by lifting rocks in the mountains. It can even pick up a Graveler with ease.
やまにある いわを もちあげ からだを きたえる。 ゴローンも らくらくと もちあげるのだ。


The long strip contains data for the Machop At Work mini-game. Two other cards from Expedition Base Set are also required to play it.

Release information

In order to promote the e-Reader outside Japan, Nintendo had Media Factory produce 10 cards from the upcoming Expedition Base Set in English to demonstrate the Dot Code technology at a media pre-launch party at the New York Pokémon Center in August 2002. This card, as well as the other 9, are printed with a Japanese card back, and have "Sample" in the bottom right corner where the expansion symbol would usually be. Approximately 50 sets were printed for use at the event, and were never intended for distribution. Cards that did not make it into circulation were apparently destroyed.

This card was also made available in the Sample Pack 5 Card Set, bundled with copies of the e-Reader outside Japan.



Double Chop's Japanese name is that of Dual Chop, a move later introduced in the Generation V Pokémon games that Machop can learn via Move Tutor in Black 2 and White 2. This card's e-Reader Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Crystal.

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