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Poliwag (Base Set 59)

Poliwag LV.13
ニョロモ Nyoromo
Team Plasma
Water
PoliwagBaseSet59.jpg
Base Set print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Poliwag
Type Water
Hit Points 40
weakness
Grass×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
 
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Common
English card no. 59/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Common
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Japanese Deck Kit Intro Pack
Japanese Deck Squirtle Deck
Japanese card no. 9
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Common
English card no. 88/130
Card GB set Laboratory
Card GB ID D16
Card GB 2 set Island of Fossil
Card GB 2 ID C22
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Poliwag.

Poliwag (Japanese: ニョロモ Nyoromo) is a Water-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Base Set.

Card text

Water Water Gun
みずでっぽう
10+
Does 10 damage plus 10 more damage for each Water Energy attached to Poliwag but not used to pay for this attack's Energy cost. Extra Water Energy after the 2nd don't count.


Pokédex data

Water
Water
Poliwag - Tadpole Pokémon
No. Height Weight
060 2'0" (0.6 m) 27 lbs. (12.4 kg)
Pokédex entry
Its newly grown legs prevent it from running. It appears to prefer swimming over trying to stand.
スベスベした黒い皮膚は薄く湿っている。内臓の一部が透けて渦巻状にみえる。

Release information

This card was released in the English Base Set with an illustration by Ken Sugimori, first originating from the Japanese Expansion Pack. In Japan, this card was reprinted with artwork by Hiroyuki Sasaki, one of five winning entries of the CoroCoro Pokémon Snap Best Photo Contest held in Spring 1999. This print has a camera graphic where an expansion symbol normally would be and text on the bottom right reads: Best Photo Contest Winners Prize Card. This print is extremely rare and the exact number in existence is unknown. The Base Set print was later reprinted in the Squirtle Deck of the Japanese Intro Pack and in the English Base Set 2 expansion.

Gallery

PoliwagBaseSet59.jpg
Base Set print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
PoliwagSnapBestPhotoContest.jpg
Pokémon Snap Best Photo Contest print
Photo. Hiroyuki Sasaki
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

Origin

Water Gun is a move in the Pokémon games that Poliwag can learn. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, though it is slightly reworded. The Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.


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