Dark Venusaur (Best of Game 7)

Dark Venusaur LV.37
わるいフシギバナ Bad Fushigibana
Grass
DarkVenusaurBestofGame7.jpg
Best of Game print
Illus. Shin-ichi Yoshida
Evolution stage
002
Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Dark Ivysaur
Card name Dark Venusaur
Type Grass
HP 70
weakness
Fire×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
  
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB 2 set Team Rocket's Ambition
Card GB 2 rarity Rare
Card GB 2 ID H03
English expansion Best of Game
English card no. 7
Japanese expansion Pokémon Web
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Japanese card no. 041/048
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Venusaur.

Dark Venusaur (Japanese: わるいフシギバナ Bad Fushigibana) is a Grass-type Stage 2 Pokémon card. It was first released as one of the Unnumbered Promotional cards in Japan, and later released in English as a Best of Game promotional card.

Card text

Unnumbered Promotional and Best of Game prints

    Horrid Pollen
いやなかふん
30
Flip 2 coins. If 1 is heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Asleep and Poisoned. If both are heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Confused and Poisoned. If both are tails, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed and Poisoned.


In-game print

    Horrid Pollen
いやなかふん
30
The Defending Pokémon is now randomly Asleep and Poisoned, Confused and Poisoned, or Paralyzed and Poisoned.


Pokédex data (Unnumbered Promotional and in-game prints)

Venusaur - Seed Pokémon
No. Height Weight
003 6'7" (2 m) 221 lbs. (100 kg)
Pokédex entry
大きな花が開いたとき、100万分の1の確率で、花粉をまき散らし、相手を特殊状態にする。


Pokédex data (Best of Game print)

Venusaur - Seed Pokémon
No. Height Weight
003 6'7" (2 m) 221 lbs. (100 kg)


Release information

In Japan, this card was first available as a Holofoil Unnumbered Promotional card alongside Dark Ivysaur and was included in Volume 10 of Pokémon Card Trainers magazine, released on March 1, 2001. This print uses the Neo Series layout and features the aesthetic differences common to Dark Pokémon cards from this period. It also features a "GB" symbol in place of an expansion symbol, referencing its ties to the Game Boy Color title Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR! It was reprinted in the Japanese Pokémon Web expansion. This print uses the e-Card Series layout and lacks any Dark Pokémon aesthetics. The Pokémon Web print was available outside Japan as part of the Best of Game collection, and was distributed at BattleZone events in May 2003. A version with a gold foil "Winner" stamp in the bottom right corner of the artwork was awarded to those who had won a certain number of matches in the event. A Jumbo version of the Winner print was also given out. The "Winner" stamp is Non Holofoil on the Jumbo version.

Gallery

Unnumbered Promotional print
Illus. Shin-ichi Yoshida
Best of Game print
Illus. Shin-ichi Yoshida
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
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


GB2 Team Rocket's Ambition sprite
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
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

  • Dark Venusaur is the only Dark final form Kanto starter Pokémon that was not released in the Team Rocket expansion. It is also the only Grass-type final form starter to be a Dark Pokémon.
  • The text on the bottom of the Japanese Unnumbered Promotional print's border reads: "Pokémon Card Official Magazine "Trainers Vol. 10" bonus card."

Origin


  This article is part of Project TCG, a Bulbapedia project that aims to report on every aspect of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.