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'''[[Charizard (Base Set 4)|Charizard]]''' is a {{ct|Fire}} Stage 2 Pokémon card. It is part of the {{TCG|Base Set}} and the {{TCG|Stormfront}} expansion. This card was released as a promotional card with different artwork by [[Ken Sugimori]]. In Japan, it was available through the "Please Trade" Campaign that ran from February to July in 1998. This variant card was never released in English. Later, this Japanese print was released as part of the "Pokémon Best Collection" CD. A jumbo English version was released in Japan as a free insert in the April 2000 [[CoroCoro]] magazine. This card was also reprinted in the {{TCG|Base Set 2}} and {{TCG|Legendary Collection}} reprint sets, which were only released outside of Japan. The latter set included a few minor wording tweaks. A non-holographic version of the card was released in the latter set's {{TCG|Lava}} theme deck. A {{TCG|Retro card|special reprint}} with redrawn art by Mitsuhiro Arita was released in the {{TCG|Stormfront}} set.
'''[[Legendary Pokémon]]''' are a group of incredibly rare, and often very powerful {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}. While in English, all are typically grouped under the banner of "legendary," there are three distinct terms in Japanese that are used to refer to them. One, '''伝説のポケモン''' ''densetsu no Pokémon'', literally "Pokémon of legend", refers to Pokémon such as {{p|Kyogre}} and {{p|Groudon}}, who are featured prominently in the legends of the Pokémon world. A second, '''幻のポケモン''' ''maboroshi no Pokémon'', literally "Pokémon of illusions," refers to Pokémon seen so rarely, such as {{p|Mew}}, that some question their very existence. This term was translated in the [[Generation IV]] games as "mirage Pokémon," in reference to the various [[Sinnoh myths|myths of Sinnoh]], and many consider it to refer to Pokémon that are restricted to [[Nintendo event]]s, not available during the course of normal gameplay. The third and newest term is '''神話のポケモン''' ''shinwa no Pokémon'', literally "Pokémon of myth," which refers to the Pokémon which are spoken of as the creators of the Sinnoh region.
 
   
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This card was once the most sought-after card in the entire Pokémon TCG. Various versions of this card have been sold anywhere starting at $30, with the original 1st Edition Wizard of the Coast version selling for an average of $150, and even for more during the height of its popularity.
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Charizard (Base Set 4)

Charizard is a Fire-type Stage 2 Pokémon card. It is part of the Base Set and the Stormfront expansion. This card was released as a promotional card with different artwork by Ken Sugimori. In Japan, it was available through the "Please Trade" Campaign that ran from February to July in 1998. This variant card was never released in English. Later, this Japanese print was released as part of the "Pokémon Best Collection" CD. A jumbo English version was released in Japan as a free insert in the April 2000 CoroCoro magazine. This card was also reprinted in the Base Set 2 and Legendary Collection reprint sets, which were only released outside of Japan. The latter set included a few minor wording tweaks. A non-holographic version of the card was released in the latter set's Lava theme deck. A special reprint with redrawn art by Mitsuhiro Arita was released in the Stormfront set.

This card was once the most sought-after card in the entire Pokémon TCG. Various versions of this card have been sold anywhere starting at $30, with the original 1st Edition Wizard of the Coast version selling for an average of $150, and even for more during the height of its popularity.

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