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Venomoth (Jungle 13)

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Venomoth LV.28
モルフォン Morphon
Team Plasma
Grass
VenomothJungle13.jpg
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage
048 Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Venonat
Card name Venomoth
Type Grass
Hit Points 70
weakness
Fire×2
resistance
Fighting-30
retreat cost
None
English expansion Jungle
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 13/64
Japanese expansion Pokémon Jungle
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Expansion Jungle
Rarity Rare
English card no. 29/64
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Rare
English card no. 31/130
Card GB set Laboratory
Card GB ID D06
Card GB 2 set Beginning Pokémon
Card GB 2 ID A09
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Venomoth.

Venomoth (Japanese: モルフォン Morphon) is a Grass-type Stage 1 Pokémon card. It is part of the Jungle expansion.

Card text

Pokémon Power:
Shift
へんしょく
 
 
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may change the type of Venomoth to the type of any other Pokémon in play other than Colorless. This power can't be used if Venomoth is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed.
GrassGrass
Venom Powder
りんぷん
10
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Confused and Poisoned.

Pokédex data

Grass
Grass
Venomoth - Poisonmoth Pokémon
No. Height Weight
049 4'11" (1.5 m) 28 lbs. (12.5 kg)
Pokédex entry
The dust-like scales covering its wings are color-coded to indicate the kinds of poison it has.
羽にリンプンがついていて、ヒラヒラとはばたくたびに猛毒の粉をばらまく。

Release information

This card was released in the English Jungle expansion as both a Holofoil and Non Holofoil card, originating from the Japanese Pokémon Jungle expansion as only a Holofoil card. The Non Holofoil print of this card was later reprinted in the English Base Set 2 expansion.

Early prints of the Unlimited Holofoil version of this card were printed without the Jungle set symbol.

Trivia

  • Although this Pokémon is level 28, Venonat does not evolve into Venomoth until level 31.
  • Venomoth's species name is labeled as "Poisonmoth Pokémon," instead of the "Poison Moth Pokémon," as the card was released during Generation I when its species was formatted the former way.

Origin

Shift's Japanese name is that of Color Change, an Ability later introduced in the Generation III Pokémon games that Venomoth cannot have. Venom Powder's Japanese name is that of Shield Dust, an Ability later introduced in the Generation III Pokémon games that Venomoth can have. 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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