Slowpoke (Fossil 55)

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Slowpoke LV.18
ヤドン Yadon
Illus. Miki Tanaka
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Slowpoke
Type Psychic
HP 50
retreat cost
English expansion Fossil
Rarity Common
English card no. 55/62
Japanese expansion Mystery of the Fossils
Japanese rarity Common
Card GB set Laboratory
Card GB ID D29
Card GB 2 set Island of Fossil
Card GB 2 ID C41
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Common
English card no. 93/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Slowpoke.

Slowpoke (Japanese: ヤドン Yadon) is a Psychic-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Fossil expansion.

Card text

Colorless Spacing Out
Flip a coin. If heads, remove a damage counter from Slowpoke. This attack can't be used if Slowpoke has no damage counters on it.
PsychicPsychic Scavenge
Discard 1 Psychic Energy card attached to Slowpoke in order to use this attack. Put a Trainer card from your discard pile into your hand.

Pokédex data

Slowpoke - Dopey Pokémon
No. Height Weight
079 3'11" (1.2 m) 79 lbs. (36 kg)
Pokédex entry
Incredibly slow and dopey. It takes 5 seconds for it to feel pain when under attack.

Release information

This card was included in the Fossil expansion, first released in the Japanese Mystery of the Fossils expansion. It was later reprinted in the Legendary Collection expansion.


This card is extremely similar to another Slowpoke card released later in the Generations expansion, with the only significant playability difference being the effect of Scavenge. Due to the split of Trainer cards only taking effect for cards starting with the release of Diamond & Pearl, this Slowpoke is still able to retrieve Supporter cards and Stadium cards from the discard pile, while Generations Slowpoke can only retrieve Item cards.

The illustrator's name, Miki Tanaka, was misspelled as "Miki Takano" on the Fossil's print.


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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