Articuno (Wizards Promo 22)

Articuno LV.34
フリーザー Freezer
Water
ArticunoANAPromo.jpg
Unnumbered Promotional print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Articuno
Type Water
HP 70
weakness
None
resistance
Fighting-30
retreat cost
 
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 22
Japanese expansion Pokémon Web
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Japanese card no. 045/048
English expansion Supreme Victors
Rarity SuperRare Holo
English card no. 148/147
Japanese expansion Beat of the Frontier
Japanese rarity SuperRare Holo
Japanese card no. 099/100
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

    Diamond Dust
ダイヤモンドダスト
20
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed, and this attack does 10 damage to each of your opponent's Benched Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)


Pokédex data (Wizards Black Star Promo print)

Articuno - Freeze Pokémon
No. Height Weight
144 5'7" (1.7 m) 122 lbs. (55.4 kg)
Pokédex entry
This legendary Pokémon is said to freeze the water in the air during winter, causing snow.
冬空の空気にふくまれる水分を凍らせて、雪を降らせる、伝説の鳥ポケモン。


Pokédex data (Supreme Victors print)

Articuno - Freeze Pokémon
No. Height Weight
144 5'07" (1.7 m) 122.1 lbs. (55.4 kg)
Pokédex entry
This legendary Pokémon is said to freeze the water in the air during winter, causing snow.
ふゆぞらの くうきに ふくまれる すいぶんを こおらせて、 ゆきを ふらせる、 でんせつの とりポケモン。


Release information

In Japan, this card was first released as an Unnumbered Promotional card with artwork by Toshinao Aoki and was distributed by All Nippon Airlines between June 1 and July 31, 1999. Passengers flying in conjunction with the "Everyone's Happy Campaign" could redeem two domestic boarding pass stubs for a two-card set that included Articuno and Flying Pikachu. Stubs were required to be affixed to special postcards and mailed to Media Factory. The postcards could be obtained from airport counters or from the ANA branch office. The English version was one of the Wizards Black Star Promos given away in the first few weeks of the theatrical release of The Power of One, with then English-exclusive artwork by Naoyo Kimura. This artwork was used on a Japanese reprint released in Pokémon Web. The original Japanese artwork was eventually featured on English cards when reprinted in Supreme Victors as a retro card, having previously been released in the Japanese Beat of the Frontier expansion. This print omits the second comma from the attack effect.

Gallery

Wizards Black Star Promo print
Illus. Naoyo Kimura
Unnumbered Promotional print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Pokémon Web print
Illus. Naoyo Kimura
Supreme Victors print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

  • The initial print of the Wizards promo erroneously credited Toshinao Aoki as the illustrator, who illustrated the Japanese promo. Wizards rectified the error, with subsequent prints correctly crediting Naoyo Kimura as the illustrator. However, the change was brought about close to or after the release of the film, so it is likely to assume fewer people received the correct version later into the campaign compared to those who received the misprint earlier.
  • The artwork used on the Japanese Unnumbered Promotional print and the Supreme Victors print is part of a joint illustration that includes Moltres and Zapdos.

Origin

Diamond dust is a type of weather that appears in select locations and at select times in the Pokémon games. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Yellow, though it is slightly reworded.


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