Dunsparce (EX Sandstorm 60)

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Dunsparce  
ノコッチ Nokocchi
Colorless
DunsparceCelestialStorm110.jpg
Celestial Storm print
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Dunsparce
Type Colorless
HP 50
weakness
Fighting×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
 
English expansion EX Sandstorm
Rarity Common
English card no. 60/100
Japanese expansion Magma VS Aqua: Two Ambitions
Japanese rarity Common
Japanese card no. 056/080
English expansion Celestial Storm
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 110/168
Japanese expansion Champion Road
Japanese rarity C
Japanese card no. 047/066
Japanese expansion GX Ultra Shiny
Japanese card no. 106/150
English expansion Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic
English Deck Charizard & Ho-Oh ex Deck
English card no. 015/034
Japanese expansion Pokémon Card Game Classic
Japanese Deck Charizard & Ho-Oh ex Deck
Japanese card no. 015/032
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Dunsparce.

Dunsparce (Japanese: ノコッチ Nokocchi) is a Colorless-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the EX Sandstorm expansion.

Card text

EX Sandstorm print

Colorless Strike and Run [create category]
よんでにげる
Search your deck for up to 3 Basic Pokémon and put them onto your Bench. Shuffle your deck afterward. You may switch Dunsparce with 1 of your Benched Pokémon.
Colorless Sudden Flash [create category]
スネークフラッシュ
10
Flip a coin. If heads, each Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.


Celestial Storm and Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic prints

Colorless Strike and Run [create category]
よんでにげる
Search your deck for up to 3 Basic Pokémon and put them onto your Bench. Then, shuffle your deck. If you put any Pokémon onto your Bench in this way, you may switch this Pokémon with 1 of your Benched Pokémon.
Colorless Sudden Flash [create category]
スネークフラッシュ
10
Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent's Active Pokémon is now Paralyzed.


Pokédex data (Celestial Storm print)

Colorless
Colorless
Dunsparce - Land Snake Pokémon
No. Height Weight
206 4'11" (1.5 m) 30.9 lbs. (14.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
It digs into the ground with its tail and makes a mazelike nest. It can fly just a little.
尻尾で 地面を 掘って 迷路のような 巣穴を 作る。 羽で 少しだけ 飛べる。


e-Reader data

Initial EX Sandstorm prints have the ID I-26-#. The Dot Code strip contains Pokédex information, a TCG glossary snippet, and a brief area summary for Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

Pokédex data

Colorless
Colorless
Dunsparce - Land Snake Pokémon
No. Height Weight
??? 4'11" (1.5 m) 31.0 lbs. (14.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
When spotted, this Pokémon escapes backward by furiously boring into the ground with its tail.


Release information

This card was included in the EX Sandstorm expansion before its release in the Japanese Magma VS Aqua: Two Ambitions expansion. Subsequent prints of this card included in the EX Battle Stadium Deck Kit, as well as the Gardevoir EX Master Trainer Deck, lack the e-Reader Dot Code strip and feature a normal border following the cessation of TCG support for the e-Reader starting with the EX Hidden Legends expansion. It was later reprinted in the Celestial Storm expansion with updated wording, first released in the Japanese Champion Road subset. This print was later included in the Japanese GX Ultra Shiny subset.

In the Scarlet & Violet Series, this card was reprinted in Holofoil with its original EX Sandstorm artwork and layout in the Charizard & Ho-Oh ex deck of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic. This reprint lacks a regulation mark and is thus not legal for tournament play.

Gallery

DunsparceEXSandstorm60.jpg
EX Sandstorm print
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
DunsparceCelestialStorm110.jpg
Celestial Storm print
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
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

  • The EX Sandstorm print of Dunsparce's Strike and Run attacking was mistranslated, allowing the player to switch Dunsparce out even if they had not put down at least one Benched Pokémon that turn. A 2004 Compendium ruling doubled down on this mistake, claiming that this was indeed an intended functionality.[1] When the Celestial Storm print correctly translated the attack, rather than amend the 2004 mistake, Organized Play claimed that the Celestial Storm reprint of Dunsparce was not an exact reprint on the basis of its Strike and Run attack, thus affirming the original mistranslation as late as 2018.[2]

Origin

This card's e-Reader Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Gold. This card's Celestial Storm Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Y.

References


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