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Mew (Wizards Promo 47)

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Mew LV.8
ミュウ Mew
Team Plasma
Psychic
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Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Mew
Type Psychic
Hit Points 40
weakness
Psychic×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
 
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 47
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB set Promotional Card
Card GB ID P14
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 ID P31
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Mew.

Mew (Japanese: ミュウ Mew) is a Psychic-type Basic Pokémon card. It is one of the Wizards Black Star Promos.

Card text

Pokémon Power:
Neutral Shield
ニュートラルシールド
 
 
Prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to Mew by Evolved Pokémon. You can't use this power if Mew is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed.
Psychic
Psyshock
ねんりき
10
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.

Pokédex data

Psychic
Psychic
Mew - New Species Pokémon
No. Height Weight
151 1'04" (0.4 m) 9.0 lbs. (4.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
So rare that it is still said to be a mirage by many experts. Only a few people have seen it worldwide.
今でも幻のポケモンといわれる。その姿を見たものは全国でもほとんどいない。

Release information

This card was released as a promotional card. In Japan, it came with the February 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comic, released in January 1997. It was later released again as a special card at through the JR Stamp Rally in September 1997. Those taking part in the Stamp Rally were tasked to collect stamps by visiting participating stations as detailed in special stamp books available to buy at a number of those stations. Those that collected the required number of stamps were awarded a two-card set that included Mew and a variant Surfing Pikachu. The English version of the card was released through the Pokémon League in June 2002.

Trivia

  • A misprint was made on the English version of this card. Its Psyshock attack was printed as saying "Confused" where it should say "Paralyzed".
  • Additionally, the "Pokémon Power: Neutral Shield" text on the English card is red, which was unusual for a Psychic-type card prior to the split of Pokémon Powers into Poké-Powers and Poké-Bodies. Typical Pokémon Powers on English Psychic-type cards are in blue, while some of their Japanese counterparts (including the Japanese version of this card) are in yellow.
  • This card is commonly known as Glossy Mew or Lily Pad Mew. The former refers to the Japanese version obtained in the CoroCoro Magazine, which was printed on glossy card stock as opposed regular stock, while the latter refers to the card's illustration.
  • The version obtained from the JR Rally is printed on the regular card stock. Therefore it is the card stock which differentiates the CoroCoro version from the JR Rally version.

Origin

Psyshock's Japanese name is that of Confusion, a move in the Pokémon games; however Mew cannot learn it. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue.


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