Hoppip (Expedition 112)

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Hoppip  
ハネッコ Hanecco
Grass
HoppipPPromo29.jpg
P promotional print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Hoppip
Type Grass
Hit Points 40
weakness
Fire×2
resistance
Water-30
retreat cost
 
Expansion Sample Set
Rarity Common
English card no. 002/093
English expansion Expedition Base Set
Rarity Common
English card no. 112/165
Japanese expansion Base Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Common
Japanese card no. 002/128
Japanese expansion P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 029/P
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Hoppip.

Hoppip (Japanese: ハネッコ Hanecco) is a Grass-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Sample Set, later released in the English Expedition Base Set.

Card text

Grass Sleep Powder
ねむりごな
10
The Defending Pokémon is now Asleep.


e-Reader data

This card has three prints. The standard Expedition Base Set print and P Promotional print have the card ID B-02-#. A "Sample" version of the Expedition Base Set print has the card ID M-02-#. The short strip contains Pokédex information, a brief card summary, and information on the content of the long strip.

Pokédex data

Grass
Grass
Hoppip - Cottonweed Pokémon
No. Height Weight
187 1'04" (0.4 m) 1.0 lbs. (0.5 kg)
Pokédex entry
It can be carried away on even the gentlest breeze. It may even float all the way to the next town.
そよかぜが ふいただけで ふわふわ うかんでしまい となりまち まで はこばれる。

Mini-game

The long strip contains data for the Hold Down Hoppip mini-game. Pichu from Expedition Base Set is also required to play it.

Release information

This card was included in the English Expedition Base Set, first released in the Japanese Base Expansion Pack, with artwork by Toshinao Aoki. It was later reprinted in Japan with new artwork by the same artist as part of a McDonald's promotion that ran between May 25 and June 16, 2002.

In order to promote the e-Reader outside Japan, Nintendo had Media Factory produce the Sample Set, a 10 card collection from the upcoming Expedition Base Set in English used to demonstrate the Dot Code technology at a media pre-launch party at the New York Pokémon Center in August 2002. This card, as well as the other 9, are printed with a Japanese card back, and have "Sample" in the bottom right corner where the expansion symbol would usually be along with a different card number on each. Approximately 50 sets were printed for use at the event, and were never intended for distribution. Cards that did not make it into circulation were apparently destroyed.

At the E3 Convention in 2002, 4 months before Expedition Base Set's release, booster packs were given to attendees to promote the upcoming launch of the e-Reader. These booster packs contained a Game & Watch "Manhole" card, a Kirby e-Card, and early prints of Non Holo Hoppip and Pichu. The two Pokémon cards from this set featured the new (at the time) Japanese back and had slightly rearranged text positioning, unlike the final release which used the same English back as earlier sets had used.

Prior to the launch of both the Expedition Base Set and the Game Boy Advance e-Reader itself, slightly thicker-than-usual, glossy versions of this card, Pichu, and the "Manhole" card were used to demonstrate the e-Reader's functionality. Unlike the prints from E3, these prints have English backs. These three cards were hole-punched so that they could be attached to promotional kiosks by having a cable looped through them; this was done to prevent loss or theft while allowing enough flexibility for the card to be swiped through the device.

Gallery

HoppipExpedition112.jpg
Expedition Base Set print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
HoppipPPromo29.jpg
P promotional print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
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

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


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