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 part of the Fossil expansion.
Freeze Dry フリーズドライ
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.
Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 10 damage to each of your opponent's Benched Pokémon. If tails, this attack does 10 damage to each of your own Benched Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)
A legendary bird Pokémon that is said to appear to doomed people who are lost in icy mountains.
This card was included in the Fossil expansion as both a Holofoil and Non Holofoil card, first released in the Japanese Mystery of the Fossils expansion as only a Holofoil card. In Japan, this card was reprinted with artwork by Yui Tanaka, one of five winning entries of the 64 Mario Stadium Best Photo Contest held in Spring 1999. This version is extremely rare and the exact number in existence is unknown. It was later reprinted with new artwork by Ken Sugimori, available as a prize at the 1999 Tropical Mega Battle tournament. Those who were not in the main event could still battle each other, earning stamps for every battle they participated in. Those who completed their stamp booklet were awarded either an Articuno, Moltres or Zapdos phone card at random in a sealed envelope. The Fossil print was later reprinted in the Legendary Collection expansion.
The Japanese "Snap" print has a camera graphic where an expansion symbol would usually be.
The phone card promo is slightly longer than a normal trading card, as the print had to adopt the same dimensions as a regular Japanese phone card. That print utilizes the same stock Sugimori artwork of Articuno that was later used on the Articuno Legendary Card from Pokémon Trading Card Game.