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Pokémon Johto Series 3

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Pokémon Johto Series 3 was a set of Pokémon-themed trading cards produced by Topps outside of the United States. It was printed in English, French, German, and Italian. There were 70 cards in total: 30 Pokémon cards, 27 snap cards, 6 "Heroes & Villains" cards, 6 puzzle piece cards, and a checklist card. Each of these 70 cards also had a silver foil card version.

This "series 3" set follows on from the series 2 set produced outside of the US, which featured a mix of the US's series 2 and series 3 sets. It is comparable to the Pokémon Johto Trading Cards series 1 produced in the US, though missing many of the Pokémon cards and including some unique cards such as Heroes & Villains and the puzzle cards. This set features a round Nintendo logo.


Cards in Johto Series 3


Set # Front Back Title Back text
1 Topps Johto 1 01.png.png #152 Chikorita This lovable grass Pokémon can hide itself easily among other plants, thanks to the leaf growing out of its forehead. Like other grass-types, this Pokémon is very shy and tends to hide when others are near.
2 Topps Johto 1 04.png #155 Cyndaquil While this little fire-type Pokémon looks cute, the fire-fin jutting out from its back tells a different story. Rather gentle by nature, the Cyndaquil can become quite dangerous if it's angered. The flame on its back also makes for a great night-light!
3 Topps Johto 1 07.png #158 Totodile This cute little water Pokémon can be a handful. As Jessie from Team Rocket found out, Totodile's powerful jaws have a vise-like grip. Once it got hold of her hair, it would not let go!
4 Topps Johto 1 10.png #161 Sentret Sentret likes to wander in the woods, exploring and making new friends. Easily spotted thanks to its characteristic fur pattern, Sentret's large ears allow it to listen to things at a far distance.
5 Topps Johto 1 12.png #163 Hoothoot A nocturnal Pokémon, Hoothoot's got keen eyesight thanks to its big eyes. It's very quiet when it hops and flies around, so take care! You never know when Hoothoot might be watching you! Hoothoot likes to come out and explore at night.
6 Topps Johto 1 13.png #164 Noctowl This evolved form of HootHoot loves the dark forests and rarely ventures forth into full sunlight. Incredibly smart, Noctowl turn their heads halfway around to think and sharpen their intellectual power. Ash, Misty, and Brock better be careful when they're walking through the woods — a super smart Noctowl may be watching!
7 Topps Johto 1 14.png #165 Ledyba This buzzing bug-type Pokémon often flies around with other Ledyba, looking for adventure. Like other bug Pokémon, Ledyba speaks in its own language of clicks and chirps.
8 Topps Johto 1 16.png #167 Spinarak A bug-type, unevolved Pokémon, the Spinarak can spin webs to trap its prey, but because It's a small Pokémon, it often runs from what it has caught! Don't be fooled by Spinarak's appearance — it's very gentle and kind.
9 Topps Johto 1 20.png #175 Togepi A familiar face, this baby Pokémon is still so young, it wears its egg around! Shy, quiet and needing lots of care, this unevolved Pokémon may hold a few surprises, and just when you think you know it well, it just may evolve!
10 Topps Johto 1 24.png #179 Mareep An electric Pokémon, Mareep's fleece doubles in size if static electricity builds up in its body. It sheds all its fleece in the summer, but it grows back very quickly. Touching a Mareep will shock you, so be careful if you want to pet one. Zzzap!
11 Topps Johto 1 27.png #182 Bellossom This grass-type Pokémon is plentiful in the tropics. Some say that when the Bellossom dance, they are performing a ritual to summon the sun. A pleasant ringing sound is heard as their petals rub together.
12 Topps Johto 1 28.png #183 Marill Marill is a water-type Pokémon and a natural swimmer. This is due to a special feature in its tail — it contains oil that is lighter than water. Even in the most dangerous currents, Marill stays afloat!
13 Topps Johto 1 30.png #185 Sudowoodo Despite its appearance, the Sudowoodo is a rock-type Pokémon — even though it looks more like a tree than a rock. Its looks are enough to fool even Pokémon trainers who've seen tons of Pokémon, including Ash. Sudowoodo hate water, so they'll disappear if it starts to rain.
14 Topps Johto 1 31.png #187 Hoppip This grass-type Pokémon is not only small, it's extremely light! On windy days, Hoppip must gather in clusters just so they won't be blown away! They manage to stay put by gripping the ground firmly with their feet.
15 Topps Johto 1 36.png #192 Sunflora Sunflora, a grass-type Pokémon, uses sunlight for energy. During the day it races around at a feverish pace, only to come to a complete stop once the sun goes down. Then, Sunflora closes up its petals and becomes perfectly still.
16 Topps Johto 1 38.png #194 Wooper A small water-type Pokémon, Wooper lives in nearly freezing waters, only coming on land to search for food when it's cold outside. But be careful — Wooper coat themselves with a slimy, poisonous film when they walk on land.
17 Topps Johto 1 39.png #195 Quagsire A playful, water-type Pokémon, Quagsire has a very relaxed, easygoing nature. Sometimes it's a little too carefree when it's swimming and winds up smacking its head into rocks and boat hulls.
18 Topps Johto 1 41.png #202 Wobbuffet A psychic-type Pokémon, Wobbuffet is a very quiet and shy Pokémon, often hiding in the dark and shadows for weeks at a time. If scared, it will huff and puff and inflate its body to scare others away, as Ash found out.
19 Topps Johto 1 42.png #203 Girafarig This odd looking normal-type Pokémon is generally calm and quiet, and can often be found bending it's long, graceful neck to reach grasses or leaves while feeding. But be careful — its tail has a small brain of its own, and may attack of its own free will!
20 Topps Johto 1 43.png #204 Pineco A bug-type Pokémon, Pineco doesn't move around much — it just hangs and waits for flying insects to come close enough for it to catch. Pineco make their shells thicker by adding layers of tree bark.
21 Topps Johto 1 44.png #207 Gligar Despite its scary appearance, this ground-type Pokémon isn't too mean. A natural acrobat, though, the Gligar can fly circles around many other flying Pokémon!
22 Topps Johto 1 46.png #209 Snubbull One of Pikachu's new friends, Snubbull is a normal-type Pokémon with magical powers that can be a little stubborn. But even the most stubborn Snubbull will change its ways in exchange for a scratch behind the ears.
23 Topps Johto 1 49.png #214 Heracross A ferocious-looking bug-type Pokémon, Heracross is actually quite gentle and easygoing. But when it gets made, watch out! Check out that big horn on its head — it's not just for decoration!
24 Topps Johto 1 51.png #217 Ursaring Ursaring is an excellent tree-climber, but it has a more direct way to get at those delicious berries. It simply snaps a tree trunk in two with its super-strong legs and eats the berries off the ground. It can also find any food hidden underground with its keen sense of smell.
25 Topps Johto 1 56.png #232 Donphan Donphan, a ground-type Pokémon, is frightening to behold with its tough, hard skin and its long pointed tusks. The larger its tusks grow, the more status a Donphan has in its herd. It may be under 4 feet tall, but it's mighty strong!
26 Topps Johto 1 57.png #234 Stantler A normal-type Pokémon, Stantler are very graceful, especially when they run. As you can guess from their appearance, they're quite shy too, often running away the minute they hear a strange noise.
27 Topps Johto 1 59.png #239 Elekid Elekid is an electric-type Pokémon who doesn't let a little thunder ruin its day — it just continues on its merry way, even in the worst lightning storm. It can also create its own “lightning”—just by spinning its arms!
28 Topps Johto 1 60.png #241 Miltank This normal-type Pokémon is very gentle and docile, often living in herds with others. It produces milk that is packed with vitamins and nutrition, and can instantly revive the sick or weary.
29 Topps Johto 1 61.png #242 Blissey If Blissey looks familiar, it's for a good reason — this normal-type Pokémon is the evolved form of Chansey, the Pokémon known to help others in Pokémon hospitals across the land. Just like its earlier form, Blissey is very kind and helpful to Pokémon and their trainers.
30 Topps Johto 1 62.png #249 Lugia One of the largest and most rarely seen Pokémon in the world, Lugia is a psychic Pokémon that spends most of its time on the bottom of the ocean. So far, only one Lugia has been seen: the one that aided Ash in saving the world.

Snap cards

Set # Front Back Title Back text
Snap01 Topps Johto 1 Snap01.png The Lovable Totodile Jessie from Team Rocket learns why you should never cross a Totodile — they bite and hang on! This time, the Totodile has a hold on Jessie's hair and isn't about to let go!
Snap02 Topps Johto 1 Snap02.png Old Friends and New Our heroes meet Totodile for the first time. It looks like it's a perfect match, and Totodile will fit in perfectly!
Snap03 Topps Johto 1 Snap03.png Cute and Snuggly Safe in the arms of Nurse Joy, a young Cyndaquil laughs and smiles as Misty tickles its belly. One day, it too will be a powerful Pokémon.
Snap04 Topps Johto 1 Snap04.png Chikorita Challenge! While it may be small, this Chikorita can make up for its stature with attitude, as this Rattata finds out! This small grass-type Pokémon holds much promise!
Snap05 Topps Johto 1 Snap05.png Unstoppable Team! When Team Rocket interrupts their battle, Pikachu and Chikorita join forces to stop them. The two new friends make quick work of James, Jessie and Meowth.
Snap06 Topps Johto 1 Snap06.png Heracross vs. Pinsir! Uh-oh — it's time for a showdown! Pinsir have been eating the forest where the Heracross live. Looks like there's going to be a big beetle battle! Pikachu and Bulbasaur help defend the forest, and the Heracross thank their new friends for their aid.
Snap07 Topps Johto 1 Snap07.png Heracross vs. Mecha Pinsir! When Meowth tries to cheat by using a robotic Pinsir, it's up to the young Heracross to save the day. Will it be able to defeat this mechanized monster?
Snap08 Topps Johto 1 Snap08.png Is It a Donphan? While continuing their journey, Ash and Brock spot a new Pokémon. Ash's Pokédex tells them it's a young Donphan, so Brock sends Onix to capture it.
Snap09 Topps Johto 1 Snap09.png The Donphan Herd The village in the valley uses Donphan to mine gemstones for jewelry and art. Rochelle is the Donphan keeper and a new friend of our heroes. Perhaps they will return one day to the valley of the Donphan.
Snap10 Topps Johto 1 Snap10.png Hoothoot Hide and Seek Ever playful with the visitors to its forest, the Hoothoot that belongs to the woman named Hagatha dashes around our heroes, staying just out of reach.
Snap11 Topps Johto 1 Snap11.png Hoothoot Saves the Day When a Gengar attacks our heroes with illusions, Hoothoot reaches deep down inside itself to find the courage to fight back, saving our heroes and the day!
Snap12 Topps Johto 1 Snap12.png Joint Bellossom Attack! When Team Rocket attacks the Bellossom dance, Belle and Bella join forces in a Battle Dance against Victreebel. Using a Sleep Powder attack, the two Bellossom quickly win!
Snap13 Topps Johto 1 Snap13.png Guest Dancer: Pikachu! Invited by Belle and Bella, Pikachu joins the two Bellossom in a Battle Dance. Together, all three Pokémon defeat Arbok!
Snap14 Topps Johto 1 Snap14.png Hello Spinarak! As they continue their journey, Misty runs into her least-favorite type of Pokémon — a bug-type! This time, though, it's Spinarak that serves on the police force with Officer Jenny!
Snap15 Topps Johto 1 Snap15.png Spinning a Web for Thieves When some thieves finally show themselves, our heroes, along with Spinarak, are ready! Together, they make quick work of the thieves — who have surprisingly familiar faces!
Snap16 Topps Johto 1 Snap16.png Snubbull Trouble Our heroes encounter a Snubbull living in a mansion. However, this Snubble doesn't want to be pampered, it wants adventure! Sorry about that tail, Meowth!
Snap17 Topps Johto 1 Snap17.png Ferocious Fighter While Snubbull is usually gentle and kind, Team Rocket makes the mistake of getting it angry. Arbok and Victreebel will spend weeks recovering!
Snap18 Topps Johto 1 Snap18.png Stantler Stampede! Thinking that one lone Stantler was all that was around, Brock and Ash were suddenly surprised when a whole herd of Stantler appeared, none too pleased that humans were playing with the youngling of the group.
Snap19 Topps Johto 1 Snap19.png Stantler Rescue! As Team Rocket attacks, eager to get their hands on the young Stantler, Brock, Ash, Pikachu and Onix fight them off, allowing Brock to help the injured little Pokémon so it could return to its herd.
Snap20 Topps Johto 1 Snap20.png Quagsire Sighting! As our heroes continue on their journey, they spot the mysterious water fish Pokémon — Quagsire! When Ash tries to catch it, it merely grabs the GS ball and swims away — even Squirtle can't stop it!
Snap21 Topps Johto 1 Snap21.png Captured Quagsire! So enraptured by round things, Team Rocket captures a whole herd of Quagsire as they play. Luckily, Ash, Brock and Misty are nearby and help the Quagsire escape!
Snap22 Topps Johto 1 Snap22.png Ledyba Times Six! Thinking they can control the Ledyba with their trainer Arielle's whistle, Team Rocket gathers six of the bug-type Pokémon together. Too bad for them, the Ledyba aren't listening!
Snap23 Topps Johto 1 Snap23.png Ledyba Capture! Deciding that might makes right, Team Rocket looks to steal what they can't get honestly, by netting the assembled Ledyba. Arbok helps with the capture, making sure the Ledyba can't fly away.
Snap24 Topps Johto 1 Snap24.png Fighting Mad Ledyba! Under Arielle's guidance, the Ledyba quickly turn the tide on Arbok and Team Rocket. Under their combined assault, Team Rocket is blasted off again, and Arielle congratulates her beloved Pokémon!
Snap25 Topps Johto 1 Snap25.png Nurse Blissey! At the Poké Center, an exhausted Ash, Brock and Misty are greeted by a Pokémon they've never seen before. It's Blissey, the evolved form of Chansey! Blissey shows its hospitality by preparing them all a meal.
Snap26 Topps Johto 1 Snap26.png Doctor's Examination After being accidentally injured by the well-meaning Blissey, Ash is examined by the Poké Center's doctor. Good news — he'll live, but he'll ache for a long time.
Snap27 Topps Johto 1 Snap27.png Blissey Surprise! To everyone's amazement, the Poké Center's Blissey knew Jessie when she was younger. In hopes that she'd one day find her Pokémon pal, Jessie gave Blissey one half of a special necklace — and the two are reunited!

Heroes & Villains cards

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