In the distant past, it was stronger than its horribly weak descendants that exist today.
This card was included in the Base Set with artwork by Mitsuhiro Arita, first released in the Japanese Expansion Pack. In Japan, this card was reprinted with artwork by Yuka Matsubara, one of five winning entries of the CoroCoro Pokémon SnapBest Photo Contest held in Spring 1999. The text on the bottom right of this print reads Best Photo Contest Winners Prize Card and has a camera graphic where an expansion symbol normally would be. This version is extremely rare and the exact number in existence is unknown. The Base Set print was reprinted in the Base Set 2 and Legendary Collection expansions.