Gengar (Communication Evolution Campaign promo)

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Gengar LV.40
ゲンガー Gangar
Psychic
GengarPokémonWeb47.jpg
Pokémon Web print
Illus. Hironobu Yoshida
Evolution stage
Haunter
Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Haunter
Card name Gengar
Type Psychic
HP 80
weakness
None
resistance
Fighting-30
retreat cost
  
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
TCG GB2 set Promotion Card
TCG GB2 ID P26
Japanese expansion Pokémon Web
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Japanese card no. 047/048
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Gengar.

Gengar (Japanese: ゲンガー Gangar) is a Psychic-type Stage 2 Pokémon card. It is one of the Unnumbered Promotional cards.

Card text

Unnumbered Promotional print

Pokémon Power:
Power of Darkness
やみのちから
 
When you play Gengar from your hand, you may flip a coin. If heads, choose 1 of your opponent's Pokémon. Your opponent returns that Pokémon and all cards attached to it to his or her hand.
    Psy Horror
サイコホラー
30
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Asleep. If tails, the Defending Pokémon is now Confused.


Pokédex data

Gengar - Shadow Pokémon
No. Height Weight
094 4'11" (1.5 m) 89 lbs. (40.5 kg)
Pokédex entry
満月の夜、影が勝手に動き出して笑うのは、ゲンガーのしわざにちがいない。


Pokémon Web print

 
Power of Darkness
やみのちから
 
Once during your turn, when you play Gengar from your hand to evolve 1 of your Pokémon, you may flip a coin. If heads, choose 1 of your opponent's Pokémon. Your opponent returns that Pokémon and all cards attached to it to his or her hand.
    Psy Horror
サイコホラー
30
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Asleep. If tails, the Defending Pokémon is now Confused.


Release information

In Japan, this card was one of five Holofoil Unnumbered Promotional cards that could be obtained as part of the Communication Evolution Campaign. The campaign launched with the release of the third Expansion Sheet on November 24, 1998 and ran until April 30, 1999. Participants who mailed a copy of any Haunter card along with a copy of Bill's PC to Media Factory during the campaign period were sent a copy of Gengar in return. Approximately 36,000 applications were made for Gengar over the course of the campaign. It was later reprinted in the Japanese Pokémon Web expansion using the e-Card Series layout.

Gallery

Unnumbered Promotional print
Illus. Hironobu Yoshida
Pokémon Web print
Illus. Hironobu 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


TCG GB2 Promotion Card 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

  • The requirement of Bill's PC for the campaign led to the five available cards to become known colloquially as Masaki promos in reference to Bill's Japanese name.
  • To receive "Masaki promo" cards, one had to trade in their pre-evolution cards of the corresponding evolution to the company via mail, similar to trade evolutions for Gengar, Machamp, Alakazam, and Golem in the core series games. Omastar is a notable exception to this evolution pattern.
  • Cards from the Expansion Sheets are printed on glossy card stock, while those distributed as part of the Communication Evolution Campaign are printed on regular card stock.

Origin

This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Blue.


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