Blastoise (Base Set 2)

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Blastoise LV.52
カメックス Kamex
Team Plasma
Water
BlastoiseBestCDPromo.jpg
Unnumbered Promotional print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage
008 Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Wartortle
Card name Blastoise
Type Water
Hit Points 100
weakness
Lightning×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
   
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 2/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Japanese Deck Kit Intro Pack
Japanese Deck Squirtle Deck
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 2/130
Card GB set Evolution
Card GB ID B19
Card GB 2 set Legendary Power
Card GB 2 ID B19
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 ID P05
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Blastoise.

Blastoise (Japanese: カメックス Kamex) is a Water-type Stage 2 Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Base Set.

Card text

Base Set print

Pokémon Power:
Rain Dance
あまごい
 
As often as you like during your turn (before your attack), you may attach 1 Water Energy card to 1 of your Water Pokémon. (This doesn't use up your 1 Energy card attachment for the turn.) This power can't be used if Blastoise is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed.
WaterWaterWater Hydro Pump
ハイドロポンプ
40+
Does 40 damage plus 10 more damage for each Water Energy attached to Blastoise but not used to pay for this attack's Energy cost. Extra Water Energy after the 2nd doesn't count.


Base Set 2 print

Pokémon Power:
Rain Dance
あまごい
 
As often as you like during your turn (before your attack), you may attach 1 Water Energy card to 1 of your Water Pokémon. (This doesn't use up your 1 Energy card attachment for the turn.) This power can't be used if Blastoise is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed.
WaterWaterWater Hydro Pump
ハイドロポンプ
40+
Does 40 damage plus 10 more damage for each Water Energy attached to Blastoise but not used to pay for this attack's Energy cost. You can't add more than 20 damage in this way.


Pokédex data

Water
Water
Blastoise - Shellfish Pokémon
No. Height Weight
009 5'3" (1.6 m) 189 lbs. (85.5 kg)
Pokédex entry
A brutal Pokémon with pressurized water jets on its shell. They are used for high-speed tackles.
体が重たく、のしかかって相手を気絶させる。ピンチのときは、カラにかくれる。

Release information

This card was released in the Base Set with an illustration by Ken Sugimori, first originating from the Japanese Expansion Pack. A print of this card was included in the Trainer Deck B with an exclusive red border and "Trainer Deck B" printed on the back of the card, distributed to prototype Pokémon Leagues before the TCG officially launched in North America. In Japan, this card was released as an Unnumbered Promotional card with different artwork by Ken Sugimori. It was first available through the Trade Please campaign that ran from February 10 to July 31 in 1998. Participants were required to mail a flyer included with copies of Trade Please by Suzukisan to MediaFactory along with any two Pokémon trading cards and a return envelope within the campaign period. Participants could select a "course" detailed on the flyer by writing in the appropriate space. The "A Course" included a Charizard card and a Trade Please! promotional card. The "B Course" included a copy of this card and the Trade Please! card. The "C Course" included a Venusaur card and the Trade Please! card. MediaFactory would then send the two cards from the chosen course to the participant, completing the trade. This print was later reprinted in the Intro Pack and again as part of the Pokémon Song Best Collection CD. The original Base Set print was later reprinted in the English Base Set 2 expansion.

Gallery

BlastoiseBaseSet2.jpg
Base Set print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
BlastoiseBestCDPromo.jpg
Unnumbered Promotional 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
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

Origin

Rain Dance and Hydro Pump are both moves in the Pokémon games that Blastoise can learn, though Rain Dance did not become an actual move until Generation II. 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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