In the distant past, it was somewhat stronger than the horribly weak descendants that exist today.
大昔は まだ もう少し 強かったらしい。しかし 今は 悲しいくらいに 弱いのだ。
This card was included in the English Ancient Origins expansion, first released in the Japanese Bandit Ring expansion, with artwork by Akira Komayama. It was later reprinted with new artwork by Miki Tanaka in the English Generations expansion, originating from the Japanese BREAK Starter Pack. A special Holofoil variant of the Generations print with a Toys "R" Us stamp was made available during Pokémon Day, a special event to be held for children on February 27, 2016 (April 23, 2016 for Canada). Another Holofoil variant of the Generations print featuring a 20th Anniversary stamp was available from GAME stores in the United Kingdom with any Pokémon-related purchase during June 2016.
A promotional reprint of this card was first available in the Shiny Mega Gyarados Box in Europe and Australia on February 24, 2016 with new artwork by Saya Tsuruta. In North America, this print was given to those who participated in the Pokémon Day events held at participating Target stores nationwide on March 19, 2016. The Ancient Origins print was then reprinted as a Confetti Holofoil in the McDonald's Collection 2016. In Japan, the XY Promotional print was released as an unnumbered XY-P Promotional card and was awarded to players who accumulated 4 Play Points by participating in various events held as part of the 20th Anniversary Festa in 2016. Eligible events included the 20th Anniversary Battle, the Classic Battle, the Shōwa VS Heisei Battle, the Sylveon Girls Battle, the Shiftry Masters Battle, and the 3 on 3 Battle. 2 Play Points were awarded for participating in each of the eligible events. A further 6 Play Points were awarded to those who advanced to the Climax Stage in the 20th Anniversary Battle. 2 Play Points were awarded for each win in the Shōwa VS Heisei Battle, with a bonus 2 Play Points awarded to each member of the winning team at the end of the competition. 3 Play Points were awarded for an individual win in the 3 on 3 Battle, with a bonus 3 Play Points awarded if a team managed 3 consecutive wins. The 20th Anniversary Festa was held at Toki Messe, Niigata on October 10, 2016 and at the Nagoya Trade & Industry Center, Nagoya on October 23, 2016. The Japanese print also features the 20th Anniversary Festa event logo in the bottom right corner of the artwork.