Pupitar (Expedition 90)

サナギラス Sanagiras
Illus. Yukiko Baba
Evolution stage
Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Larvitar
Card name Pupitar
Type Fighting
HP 70
retreat cost
English expansion Expedition Base Set
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 90/165
Japanese expansion Base Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 045/128
Expansion EX Dragon Frontiers
Rarity Common
English card no. 58/101
Japanese Theme Deck Shockwave! Tyranitar ex Constructed Standard Deck
Japanese card no. 010/024
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Pupitar.

Pupitar (Japanese: サナギラス Sanagiras) is a Fighting-type Stage 1 Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Expedition Base Set.

Card text


e-Reader data

The Expedition Base Set print includes a Dot Code strip for use with the e-Reader, and has the card ID B-43-#. The short strip contains Pokédex information and a brief card summary. There is no long strip for this card.

Pokédex data

Pupitar - Hard Shell Pokémon
No. Height Weight
247 3'11" (1.2 m) 335.0 lbs. (152.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
It will not stay still, even while it's a pupa. It already has arms and legs under its solid shell.
さなぎだが じっと していない。 がんじょうな カラの したでは すでに てあしが できている。

Release information

This card was included in the Expedition Base Set, first released in the Base Expansion Pack in Japan. It was reprinted in the EX Dragon Frontiers expansion, having been reprinted in the Japanese Shockwave! Tyranitar ex Constructed Standard Deck.


  • This is one of only four cards in EX Dragon Frontiers which isn't a Delta Species. The others are Ralts, Larvitar, and Kirlia.
  • This is one of the few Pokémon cards to feature in non-consecutive Modified Formats, due to its absence between the 2004-05 and part of the 2006-07 Format.


Headbutt is a move in the Pokémon games that Pupitar can learn, though only in Generation II, via TM02, or in Generation IV, via Move Tutor. This card's e-Reader Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Crystal.

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