Meowth (Wizards Promo 10)

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Meowth LV.13
ニャース Nyarth
Colorless
MeowthWizardsPromo10.jpg
Illus. Kagemaru Himeno
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Meowth
Type Colorless
HP 50
weakness
Fighting×2
resistance
Psychic-30
retreat cost
 
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 10
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB set Colosseum
Card GB rarity Common
Card GB ID A35
Card GB 2 set We Are Team Rocket
Card GB 2 rarity Common
Card GB 2 ID G42
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Meowth.

Meowth (Japanese: ニャース Nyarth) is a Colorless-type Basic Pokémon card. It first appeared as a card exclusive to Pokémon Trading Card Game for the Game Boy Color, but was later released as one of the Wizards Black Star Promos.

Card text

Physical print

ColorlessColorless Cat Punch
ねこパンチ
Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 20 damage. If tails and if your opponent has any Benched Pokémon, he or she chooses 1 of them and this attack does 20 damage to it. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)


Pokédex data (Physical print)

Colorless
Colorless
Meowth - Scratch Cat Pokémon
No. Height Weight
052 1'4" (0.4 m) 9 lbs. (4.2 kg)
Pokédex entry
Adores circular objects. Wanders the street on a nightly basis to look for dropped loose change.
丸いものが大好き。夜な夜な出かけては落ちているコインを拾い集めて帰ってくる。


In-game print

ColorlessColorless Cat Punch
ねこパンチ
Does 20 damage to 1 of your opponent's Pokémon chosen at random. Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for this attack. (Any other effects that would happen after applying Weakness and Resistance still happen.)


Pokédex data (In-game print)

Colorless
Colorless
Meowth - Scratch Cat Pokémon
No. Height Weight
052 1'4" (0.4 m) 9 lbs. (4.2 kg)
Pokédex entry
Appears to be more active at night. It loves round and shiny things, so it can't stop from picking them up.
よなよな出かけては落ちているコインを拾い集めて帰ってくる。


Release information

This card was initially created for the Pokémon Trading Card Game for the Game Boy Color. In Japan, a physical print was later made available as an Unnumbered Promotional card on an insert in the February 1999 issue of CoroCoro Comic, released on January 15, 1999. Cat Punch's effect on this print was altered to specify that the opponent selects the Benched Pokémon to receive damage when necessary.

The English version of the card was included with localized copies of Pokémon Trading Card Game. This print is Holofoil and has the HP slightly farther left than normal. A Non Holofoil version of the English print was released in Japan as a promotional card and was awarded to passengers for completing the JR West Pokémon Stamp Rally 2000, which was held on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays on the network between July 20 and August 27, 2000.

Trivia

  • All prints of this card feature a "GB" symbol, referencing its ties to the Game Boy title. It is in the same position as an expansion symbol on the Japanese CoroCoro print. On the English print and its Japanese replica, it is in the bottom right corner of the artwork due to the presence of the Black Star Promo symbol. This is the only Game Boy-related card to feature the "GB" symbol outside Japan.
  • Meowth's level on the physical card is listed as LV.13 although it is LV.14 in Pokémon Trading Card Game. In the sequel, the level matches the promo card in-game as LV.13.

Origin

This card's physical Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue. The in-game English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Yellow, while the Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Blue; both are slightly reworded.


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