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Zapdos (Base Set 16)

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Zapdos LV.64
サンダー Thunder
Team Plasma
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Zapdos
Type Lightning
Hit Points 90
retreat cost
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 16/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 20/130
Card GB set Colosseum
Card GB ID A24
Card GB 2 set Beginning Pokémon
Card GB 2 ID A31
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 19/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Zapdos.

Zapdos (Japanese: サンダー Thunder) is a Lightning-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Base Set.

Card text

LightningLightningLightningColorless Thunder
Flip a coin. If tails, Zapdos does 30 damage to itself.
LightningLightningLightningLightning Thunderbolt
Discard all Energy cards attached to Zapdos in order to use this attack.

Pokédex data

Zapdos - Electric Pokémon
No. Height Weight
145 5'3" (1.6 m) 116 lbs. (52.6 kg)
Pokédex entry
A legendary bird Pokémon said to appear from clouds while wielding enormous lightning bolts.

Release information

This card was released in the English Base Set, first originating from the Japanese Expansion Pack. It was reprinted in the English Base Set 2 and Legendary Collection expansions.



Thunder and Thunderbolt are both moves in the Pokémon games that Zapdos can learn, the latter via TM24. 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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