Pidgey (Base Set 57)

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Pidgey LV.8
ポッポ Poppo
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Pidgey
Type Colorless
HP 40
retreat cost
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Common
English card no. 57/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Common
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Common
English card no. 86/130
Card GB set Evolution
Card GB ID B38
Card GB 2 set Psychic Battle
Card GB 2 ID D38
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Common
English card no. 85/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Pidgey.

Pidgey (Japanese: ポッポ Poppo) is a Colorless-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Base Set.

Card text

Base Set and Base Set 2 prints

ColorlessColorless Whirlwind
If your opponent has any Benched Pokémon, he or she chooses 1 of them and switches it with the Defending Pokémon. (Do the damage before switching the Pokémon.)

Legendary Collection print

ColorlessColorless Whirlwind
Your opponent switches the Defending Pokémon with 1 of his or her Benched Pokémon, if any. (Do the damage before switching the Pokémon.)

Pokédex data

Pidgey - Tiny Bird Pokémon
No. Height Weight
016 1'0" (0.3 m) 4 lbs. (1.8 kg)
Pokédex entry
A common sight in forests and woods. It flaps its wings at ground level to kick up blinding sand.

Release information

Prototype Pokémon Leagues were given the Trainer Deck B, which included this card, before the Base Set's official release. This print has a red border and "Trainer Deck B" printed on the back. This card was included in the Base Set, first released in the Japanese Expansion Pack. It was reprinted in the Base Set 2 and Legendary Collection expansions.



Whirlwind is a move in the Pokémon games that Pidgey can learn. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, whereas the Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.

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