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Dark Blastoise (Team Rocket 3)

Dark Blastoise LV.28
わるいカメックス Bad Kamex
Team Plasma
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
Evolution stage
008 Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Dark Wartortle
Card name Dark Blastoise
Type Water
Hit Points 70
retreat cost
English expansion Team Rocket
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 3/82
Japanese expansion Rocket Gang
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Expansion Team Rocket
Rarity Rare
English card no. 20/82
Card GB 2 set We Are Team Rocket
Card GB 2 ID G15
Japanese expansion Pokémon Web
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Japanese card no. 044/048
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 4/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Blastoise.

Dark Blastoise (Japanese: わるいカメックス Bad Kamex) is a Water-type Stage 2 Pokémon card. It is part of the Team Rocket expansion.

Card text

Does 30 damage plus 20 more damage for each Water Energy attached to Dark Blastoise but not used to pay for this attack. You can't add more than 40 damage in this way.
Rocket Tackle
Dark Blastoise does 10 damage to itself. Flip a coin. If heads, prevent all damage done to Dark Blastoise during your opponent's next turn. (Any other effects of attacks still happen.)

Pokédex data

Blastoise - Shellfish Pokémon
No. Height Weight
009 5'3" (1.6 m) 189 lbs. (86 kg)
Pokédex entry
An aggressive Pokémon that tackles anything it sees.

Release information

This card was first released as both a Holofoil and Non-Holofoil card as part of the Team Rocket expansion, originating as a Holofoil card from the Rocket Gang expansion in Japan. In Japan, it was reprinted as a Non-Holofoil card in the Pokémon Web expansion. It was also reprinted in the English Legendary Collection as a Holofoil card, and included in the Turmoil Theme Deck as an exclusive Non-Holofoil card.


Although this Pokémon is level 28, Wartortle does not evolve into Blastoise until level 36. This is perhaps a reference to Team Rocket's attempt at using sound waves to force evolution in the video games.


Hydro Cannon is a move later introduced in the Generation III Pokémon games that Blastoise can learn. The Japanese name of Hydro Cannon is spelled ハイドロキャノン rather than ハイドロカノン as in the video games.

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