Venusaur (Wizards Promo 13)

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Venusaur LV.64
フシギバナ Fushigibana
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage
Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Ivysaur
Card name Venusaur
Type Grass
Hit Points 100
retreat cost
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 13
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB set Promotional Card
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 rarity Rare
Card GB 2 ID PXX
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Venusaur.

Venusaur (Japanese: フシギバナ Fushigibana) is a Grass-type Stage 2 Pokémon card. It was created exclusively for Pokémon Trading Card Game for the Game Boy Color, but was later released as one of the Wizards Black Star Promos.

Card text

Pokémon Power:
Solar Power
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may use this power. Your Active Pokémon and the Defending Pokémon are no longer Asleep, Confused, Paralyzed, or Poisoned. This power can't be used if Venusaur is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed.
GrassGrassGrassGrass Mega Drain
Remove a number of damage counters from Venusaur equal to half the damage done to the Defending Pokémon (after applying Weakness and Resistance) (rounded up to the nearest 10). If Venusaur has fewer damage counters than that, remove all of them.

Pokédex data

Venusaur - Seed Pokémon
No. Height Weight
003 6'7" (2.0 m) 221 lbs. (100.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
This plant blooms when it is absorbing solar energy. It stays on the move to seek sunlight.

Release information

This card was initially created for Pokémon Trading Card Game for the Game Boy Color. A physical card was available in Japan as an insert with the Pokémon Card GB Official Guidebook. It has "GB" in the bottom right corner of the artwork to indicate it was created for the game. An English version of this card was available as an insert with the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Official Nintendo Player's Guide.


  • The Card GB version of this card could only be obtained through Card Pop! and is the only card out of the two Phantom Cards to be actually produced. In the digital version of Pokémon Trading Card Game for the Nintendo 3DS, however, Card Pop! is disabled, rendering this card unobtainable on that platform.
  • This was an orphaned card for a time when it came to the Modified format due to the only Bulbasaur card at the time being in the first rotation. It would not be fully playable in the format until a Bulbasaur was printed in Legendary Collection.


Solar Power is an Ability later introduced in the Generation IV Pokémon games that Venusaur cannot have; however, the Japanese names are different, making the two unrelated. Mega Drain is a move in the Pokémon games that Venusaur could learn via TM21 in Generation I. The 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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