Venusaur (Wizards Promo 13)

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Venusaur LV.64
フシギバナ Fushigibana
Grass
VenusaurWizardsPromo13.jpg
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage
002
Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Ivysaur
Card name Venusaur
Type Grass
HP 100
weakness
Fire×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
  
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 13
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB set Promotional Card
Card GB ID PXX
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
ソーラーパワー
 
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
メガドレイン
40
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

Grass
Grass
Venusaur - Seed Pokémon
No. Height Weight
003 6'7" (2 m) 221 lbs. (100 kg)
Pokédex entry
This plant blooms when it is absorbing solar energy. It stays on the move to seek sunlight.
花からうっとりする香りがただよい、戦う者の気持ちをなだめてしまう。


Release information

This card was initially created for Pokémon Trading Card Game for the Game Boy Color. In Japan, a physical print was made available as an Unnumbered Promotional card in copies of the Pokémon Card GB Official Guidebook, released on January 28, 1999. This print features a "GB" symbol in place of an expansion symbol, referencing its ties to the Game Boy title. The English version of the card was included in copies of the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Official Nintendo Player's Guide, released on April 28, 2000.

Gallery

TCG1 PXX Venusaur.png
GB1 Promotional Card sprite
TCG2 PXX Venusaur.png
GB2 Promotion Card sprite
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

  • The background on the English print is entirely Holofoil, whereas on the Japanese print, only the sky is Holofoil.
  • 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 Virtual Console 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.

Origin

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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