Kakuna (Base Set 33)

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Kakuna LV.23
コクーン Cocoon
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
Evolution stage
013 Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Weedle
Card name Kakuna
Type Grass
Hit Points 80
retreat cost
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 33/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Uncommon
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 47/130
Card GB set Evolution
Card GB ID B08
Card GB 2 set Beginning Pokémon
Card GB 2 ID A04
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 50/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Kakuna.

Kakuna (Japanese: コクーン Cocoon) is a Grass-type Stage 1 Pokémon card. It is part of the Base Set.

Card text

Flip a coin. If heads, prevent all damage done to Kakuna during your opponent's next turn. (Any other effects of attacks still happen.)
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Poisoned.

Pokédex data

Kakuna - Cocoon Pokémon
No. Height Weight
014 2'0" (0.6 m) 22 lbs. (10.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
Almost incapable of moving, this Pokémon can only harden its shell to protect itself from predators.

Release information

This card was reprinted in the Base Set 2 and Legendary Collection reprint sets, which were only released outside of Japan.


  • Early prints of the card mistakenly list the weight as length.
  • Although PoisonPowder uses CamelCase in the games, it uses normal case on this card. This is likely because the card was released when the games used all-caps for the names of moves.
  • While the card's Pokédex entry states that Kakuna can only protect itself by hardening its shell, the card also, ironically, features an offensive ability.


PoisonPowder is a move in the games, but Kakuna cannot learn it. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, whereas the Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.

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