Known as the legendary bird of fire. Every flap of its wings creates a dazzling flash of flames.
This card was included in the Fossil expansion as both a Holofoil and Non Holofoil card, first released in the Japanese Mystery of the Fossils expansion as a Holofoil card. In Japan, it was reprinted with different artwork by Ken Sugimori, available as a prize at the 1999 Tropical Mega Battle tournament. Those who were not in the main event could still battle each other, earning stamps for every battle they participated in. Those who completed their stamp booklet were awarded either Moltres, Articuno or Zapdos phone card at random in a sealed envelope. The Fossil Non Holofoil print was later reprinted in the Legendary Collection expansion.
The phone card promo is slightly longer than a normal trading card, as the print had to adopt the same dimensions as a regular Japanese phone card. That print utilizes the same stock Sugimori artwork of Moltres that was later used on Rocket's Moltres from Gym Heroes and on the Moltres Legendary Card from Pokémon Trading Card Game.