Gastly (Expedition 109)

ゴース Ghos
Illus. Yukiko Baba
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Gastly
Type Psychic
HP 40
retreat cost
Expansion Sample Set
Rarity Common
English card no. 019/093
English expansion Expedition Base Set
Rarity Common
English card no. 109/165
Japanese expansion Base Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Common
Japanese card no. 019/128
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Gastly.

Gastly (Japanese: ゴース Ghos) is a Psychic-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Sample Set, later released in the English Expedition Base Set.

Card text

  Bad Dream
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Asleep. If tails, the Defending Pokémon is now Confused.

e-Reader data

This card has two prints: the standard print has the card ID B-19-#, and a "Sample" version has the card ID M-19-#. The short strip contains Pokédex information, a brief card summary, and information on the content of the long strip.

Pokédex data

Gastly - Gas Pokémon
No. Height Weight
092 4'03" (1.3 m) 0.2 lbs. (0.1 kg)
Pokédex entry
It wraps its opponent in its gas-like body, slowly weakening its prey by poisoning it through the skin.
ガスじょうの からだで まとわりつき えものの ひふから すこしずつ どくを おくりこんで よわらせる。

Construction: Melody Box

The long strip contains music data for the Construction: Melody Box application.

Release information

This card was included in the English Expedition Base Set, first released in the Japanese Base Expansion Pack. In order to promote the e-Reader outside Japan, Nintendo had Media Factory produce the Sample Set, a 10 card collection from the upcoming Expedition Base Set in English used to demonstrate the Dot Code technology at a media pre-launch party at the New York Pokémon Center in August 2002. This card, as well as the other 9, are printed with a Japanese card back, and have "Sample" in the bottom right corner where the expansion symbol would usually be. Approximately 50 sets were printed for use at the event, and were never intended for distribution. Cards that did not make it into circulation were apparently destroyed.



Bad Dream's Japanese name is that of Bad Dreams, an Ability later introduced in the Generation IV Pokémon games that Gastly cannot have. This card's e-Reader Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Crystal.

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