Metapod (Base Set 54)

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Metapod LV.21
トランセル Transel
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage
Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Caterpie
Card name Metapod
Type Grass
Hit Points 70
retreat cost
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Common
English card no. 54/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Common
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Common
English card no. 81/130
Card GB set Evolution
Card GB ID B05
Card GB 2 set Legendary Power
Card GB 2 ID B03
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 54/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Metapod.

Metapod (Japanese: トランセル Transel) is a Grass-type Stage 1 Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Base Set.

Card text

ColorlessColorless Stiffen
Flip a coin. If heads, prevent all damage done to Metapod during your opponent's next turn. (Any other effects of attacks still happen.)
GrassGrass Stun Spore
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.

Pokédex data

Metapod - Cocoon Pokémon
No. Height Weight
011 2'4" (0.7 m) 22 lbs. (9.9 kg)
Pokédex entry
It is vulnerable to attack because its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.

Release information

This card was included in the Base Set, first released in the Japanese Expansion Pack. It was reprinted in the Base Set 2 and Legendary Collection expansions.


Early prints had the HP read "HP 70" instead of "70 HP".


Stun Spore is a move in the Pokémon games that Metapod cannot learn until it evolves into Butterfree. 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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