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Zapdos (Fossil 15)

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Zapdos LV.40
サンダー Thunder
Team Plasma
Lightning
ZapdosFossil30.jpg
Fossil print
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Zapdos
Type Lightning
Hit Points 80
weakness
None
resistance
Fighting-30
retreat cost
  
English expansion Fossil
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 15/62
Japanese expansion Mystery of the Fossils
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Expansion Fossil
Rarity Rare
English card no. 30/62
Card GB set Mystery
Card GB ID C27
Card GB 2 set Sky Flying Pokémon
Card GB 2 ID F27
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Zapdos.

Zapdos (Japanese: サンダー Thunder) is a Lightning-type Basic Pokémon card. It is part of the Fossil expansion.

Card text

LightningLightningLightningLightning
Thunderstorm
サンダーストーム
40
For each of your opponent's Benched Pokémon, flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 20 damage to that Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.) Then, Zapdos does 10 damage times the number of tails to itself.

Pokédex data

Lightning
Lightning
Zapdos - Electric Pokémon
No. Height Weight
145 5'3" (1.6 m) 116 lbs. (52.6 kg)
Pokédex entry
A legendary thunderbird Pokémon whose anger is said to cause storms. Some say it has lived above the clouds for thousands of years.
天を司る神の鳥として、雲の上で数千年の時を過ごしている。雷はサンダーの怒りか?!

Release Information

This card was released in the English Fossil expansion as both a Star Holofoil and Non Holofoil card, originating from the Japanese Mystery of the Fossils as only a Cosmos 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 Zapdos, Articuno, or Moltres phone card at random in a sealed envelope. An alternate Cosmos Holofoil print of this card was released in the English Thunderstorm theme deck. This print changes the final copyright from ©1999 Wizards to ©1999-2000 Wizards.

Gallery

ZapdosFossil30.jpg
Fossil print
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
ZapdosPhoneCard.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 Zapdos that was later used on the Zapdos Legendary Card from Pokémon Trading Card Game.
  • All prints of the English Holofoil Zapdos contain an error where they lack Holofoil where the Evolutionary Box for Stage 1 Pokémon and Stage 2 Pokémon normally is.

Origin


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