Charizard (Expedition 39)

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リザードン Lizardon
Illus. Atsuko Nishida
Evolution stage
Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Charmeleon
Card name Charizard
Type Fire
HP 100
retreat cost
Expansion Expedition Base Set
Rarity Rare
English card no. 39/165
Japanese Half Deck Pokémon-e Starter Deck
Japanese card no. 012/029
Japanese expansion P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 014/P
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Charizard.

Charizard (Japanese: リザードン Lizardon) is a Fire-type Stage 2 Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Expedition Base Set.

Card text

Colorless Tail Smash
Flip a coin. If tails, this attack does nothing.
FireFireColorless Flamethrower
Discard 1 Fire Energy card attached to Charizard.

e-Reader data

This card has two prints: the Non Holofoil print has the card ID A-12-#, the Holofoil print has the card ID A-12. The short strip contains Pokédex information and a brief card summary. There is no long strip for this card. The species, height, and weight are present on the Holofoil print.

Pokédex data

Charizard - Flame Pokémon
No. Height Weight
006 5'07" (1.7 m) 200.0 lbs. (90.5 kg)
Pokédex entry
It uses its wings to fly high. The temperature of its fire increases as it gains experience in battle.
つばさで おおぞらたかく まう。 たたかいの けいけんを つむほど ほのおの おんどは あがっていく。

Release information

This card was included in the English Expedition Base Set, first released in the Japanese Pokémon-e Starter Deck. The English print mistakenly says "Put Charizard on the Basic Pokémon" instead of Stage 1 Pokémon. In Japan, the card was reprinted as a Cosmos Holofoil P Promotional card, and was one of three cards available as part of the Starter Triple Get Campaign <Red Green Course>. The Starter Triple Get Campaign required people collect 3 proof of purchase seals from Pokémon-e Starter Decks (only 1 was present on each deck), and send them to the Pokémon Company affixed to a postcard. Five lotteries were held during the campaign period, which ran from December 1, 2001 until April 30, 2001. 2,000 sets of cards were distributed to drawn entrants in each lottery, making a total of 10,000 sets available. 5,000 of these were Red Green Course sets, which contained this card, Venusaur, and Blastoise. The other 5,000 were Gold Silver Course sets, containing Meganium, Feraligatr, and Typhlosion. The lotteries were held on December 31, 2001; January 31, 2002; February 28, 2002; March 30, 2002; and April 30, 2002.

This card was one of seven test cards that Wizards of the Coast made before the expansion's release. These cards have "For Position Only" printed on the illustration in white, "Medium" printed below the e-Reader symbol, a long e-Reader data strip, no "ID:" before the card ID, and a Wizards copyright instead of Nintendo. It also has the Basic Pokémon error.



Flamethrower is a move in the Pokémon games that Charizard can learn. This card's e-Reader Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Crystal.

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