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Zapdos (Wizards Promo 23)

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Zapdos LV.30
サンダー Thunder
Team Plasma
Lightning
ZapdosWizardsPromo23.png
Wizards Black Star Promo print
Illus. Naoyo Kimura
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Zapdos
Type Lightning
Hit Points 70
weakness
None
resistance
Fighting-30
retreat cost
 
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 23
Japanese expansion Pokémon Web
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Japanese card no. 046/048
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
English expansion Supreme Victors
Rarity SuperRare Holo
English card no. 150/147
Japanese expansion Beat of the Frontier
Japanese rarity SuperRare Holo
Japanese card no. 100/100
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 one of the Wizards Black Star Promos and part of the Supreme Victors expansion.

Card text (Wizards Promo print)

LightningLightningLightning
Lightning Burn
ライトニングバーン
30
Flip a coin. If heads, and if your opponent has any Benched Pokémon, choose 1 of them. This attack does 30 damage to that Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.) If tails, Zapdos does 30 damage 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
This legendary Pokémon is said to be present wherever there is a lightning storm.
空が暗くなり、稲妻が連続しておちていくはてに、伝説のポケモンが現れる。

Card text (Supreme Victors print)

LightningLightningLightning
Lightning Burn
ライトニングバーン
30
Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 30 damage to 1 of your opponent's Benched Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.) If tails, Zapdos does 30 damage to itself.

Pokédex data

Lightning
Lightning
Zapdos - Electric Pokémon
No. Height Weight
145 5'03" (1.6 m) 116.0 lbs. (52.6 kg)
Pokédex entry
This legendary Pokémon is said to be present wherever there is a lightning storm.
そらが くらくなり、 いなずまが れんぞくして おちていく はてに、 でんせつの ポケモンが あらわれる。

Release information

In Japan, this card was released as a promotional card by All Nippon Airlines throughout August and September in 1999 with artwork by Toshinao Aoki. Passengers flying in conjunction with the "Pokémon Getaways" campaign could redeem their boarding passes for a two-card set that included Zapdos and Moltres. The English version was given away in the first few weeks of the theatrical release of The Power of One with then English-exclusive artwork by Naoyo Kimura.
The card was reprinted in Japan with the English artwork in Pokémon Web. The original Japanese artwork was eventually featured on English cards when reprinted in Supreme Victors as a retro card.

Gallery

ZapdosWizardsPromo23.png
Wizards Black Star Promo print
Illus. Naoyo Kimura
ZapdosANAPromo.jpg
Japanese promotional print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
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 initial print of the Wizards promo erroneously credited Toshinao Aoki as the illustrator, who illustrated the Japanese promo. Wizards rectified the error, with subsequent prints correctly crediting Naoyo Kimura as the illustrator. However, the change was brought about close to or after the release of the film, so it is likely to assume fewer people received the correct version later into the campaign compared to those who received the misprint earlier.
The complete image by Toshinao Aoki


Origin

This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Yellow, though it is reworded.


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