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Moltres (Fossil 12)

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Moltres LV.35
ファイヤー Fire
Team Plasma
Fire
MoltresPhoneCard.jpg
Phone card print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Moltres
Type Fire
Hit Points 70
weakness
None
resistance
Fighting-30
retreat cost
  
English expansion Fossil
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 12/62
Japanese expansion Mystery of the Fossils
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Expansion Fossil
Rarity Rare
English card no. 27/62
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB set Mystery
Card GB ID C14
Card GB 2 set Legendary Power
Card GB 2 ID B16
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Rare
English card no. 30/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Moltres.

Moltres (Japanese: ファイヤー Fire) is a Fire-type Basic Pokémon card. It is part of the Fossil expansion.

Card text

Fire
Wildfire
やまやき
You may discard any number of Fire Energy cards attached to Moltres when you use this attack. If you do, discard that many cards from the top of your opponent's deck.
FireFireFireFire
Dive Bomb
ゴットバード
80
Flip a coin. If tails, this attack does nothing.

Pokédex data

Fire
Fire
Moltres - Flame Pokémon
No. Height Weight
146 6'7" (2 m) 132 lbs. (60 kg)
Pokédex entry
Known as the legendary bird of fire. Every flap of its wings creates a dazzling flash of flames.
伝説の鳥ポケモンの一匹。オレンジ色の燃えるような翼は見るものを圧倒する。

Release information

This card was released in the English Fossil expansion as both a Holofoil and Non Holofoil card, originating from the Japanese Mystery of the Fossils as only a Holofoil card. In Japan, it was reprinted with different artwork by Ken Sugimori, available as a prize at the 1999 Tropical Mega Battle tournament. Those who were not in the main event could still battle each other, earning stamps for every battle they participated in. Those who completed their stamp booklet were awarded either a Moltres, Articuno or Zapdos phone card at random in a sealed envelope. The Non Holofoil print of this card was later reprinted in the English Legendary Collection expansion.

Gallery

MoltresFossil12.jpg
Fossil print
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
MoltresPhoneCard.jpg
Phone card 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 phone card promo is slightly longer than a normal trading card, as the print had to adopt the same dimensions as a regular Japanese phone card. That print utilizes the same stock Sugimori artwork of Moltres that was later used on Rocket's Moltres from Gym Heroes and on the Moltres Legendary Card from Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Origin

Wildfire's Japanese name, Yamayaki, refers to a Japanese festival in which withered grass on a mountain is burned. Dive Bomb's Japanese name is a spelling error of the Japanese name of Sky Attack, a move in the Pokémon games that Moltres can learn. 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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