Articuno (Wizards Promo 48)

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Articuno LV.34
フリーザー Freezer
Team Plasma
Water
ArticunoWizardsPromo48.jpg
Illus. Atsuko Nishida
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Articuno
Type Water
Hit Points 80
weakness
None
resistance
Fighting-30
retreat cost
  
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 48
Japanese expansion Extended Sheet 2
Japanese rarity Uncommon
Japanese Deck Kit Quick Starter Gift Set
Japanese Deck Red Deck
Card GB 2 set Team Rocket's Ambition
Card GB 2 ID H18
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Articuno.

Articuno (Japanese: フリーザー Freezer) is a Water-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as one of the Wizards Black Star Promos.

Card text

English release

Pokémon Power:
Aurora Veil
オーロラヴェール
 
As long as Articuno is your Active Pokémon, your Benched Pokémon do not take damage from and are not affected by attacks. This power cannot be used if Articuno is affected by a Special Condition.
WaterWaterColorlessColorless Ice Beam
れいとうビーム
30
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.


Japanese release

Pokémon Power:
Aurora Veil
オーロラヴェール
 
As long as this Pokémon is your Active Pokémon, prevent all effects of your opponent's attacks, including damage, done to each of your Benched Pokémon. This power cannot be used if this Pokémon is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed.
WaterWaterColorlessColorless Ice Beam
れいとうビーム
30
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.


Pokédex data

Water
Water
Articuno - Freeze Pokémon
No. Height Weight
144 5'7" (1.7 m) 122 lbs. (55.4 kg)
Pokédex entry
A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
雪山で寒くて死にそうな時、目の前に現れるといわれる伝説のれいとうポケモン。

Release information

In Japan, this card was first released as part of the Extended Sheet 2 of the Vending Machine cards, with the Pokémon Power not working if the Pokémon was Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed. It was later reprinted in the Red Deck of the Quick Starter Gift Set as an exclusive Holofoil card. It was released in English as a Wizards Black Star Promotional card made available through Pokémon Leagues in July 2002. The Pokémon Power was altered to not work if the Pokémon had any Special Condition.

Trivia

Origin

Ice Beam is a move in the Pokémon games that Articuno can learn. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue. The Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Blue.


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