Machoke (Expedition 85)

ゴーリキー Goriky
Illus. Shin-ichi Yoshida
Evolution stage
Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Machop
Card name Machoke
Type Fighting
HP 80
retreat cost
Expansion Sample Set
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 042/093
English expansion Expedition Base Set
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 85/165
Japanese expansion Base Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 042/128
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Machoke.

Machoke (Japanese: ゴーリキー Goriky) is a Fighting-type Stage 1 Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Sample Set, later released in the English Expedition Base Set.

Card text

    Mega Kick

e-Reader data

This card has two prints: the standard print has the card ID B-42-#, and a Sample version has the card ID M-42-#. The short strip contains Pokédex information, a brief card summary, and information on the content of the long strip.

Pokédex data

Machoke - Superpower Pokémon
No. Height Weight
067 4'11" (1.5 m) 155.0 lbs. (70.5 kg)
Pokédex entry
This tough Pokémon always stays in the zone. Its muscles become thicker after every battle.
つかれしらずの タフな ポケモン。 たたかいで つかった きんにきは どんどん ふとく なっていく。


The long strip contains data for the Machop At Work mini-game. Two other cards from Expedition Base Set are also required to play it.

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.

This card was also made available in the Sample Pack 5 Card Set, bundled with copies of the e-Reader outside Japan.



Mega Kick is a move in the Pokémon games that Machoke can learn via TM (in Generation I) or Move Tutor (in Generation III). This card's e-Reader Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Crystal.

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