Slowpoke (Fossil 55)

Slowpoke LV.18
ヤドン Yadon
Psychic
SlowpokeFossil55.jpg
Illus. Miki Tanaka
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Slowpoke
Type Psychic
HP 50
weakness
Psychic×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
 
English expansion Fossil
Rarity Common
English card no. 55/62
Japanese expansion Mystery of the Fossils
Japanese rarity Common
TCG GB1 set Laboratory
TCG GB1 ID D29
TCG GB2 set Island of Fossil
TCG GB2 ID C41
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Common
English card no. 93/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Slowpoke.

Slowpoke (Japanese: ヤドン Yadon) is a Psychic-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Fossil expansion.

Card text

  Spacing Out
ぼーっとする
Flip a coin. If heads, remove a damage counter from Slowpoke. This attack can't be used if Slowpoke has no damage counters on it.
   Scavenge
ゴミあさり
Discard 1   Energy card attached to Slowpoke in order to use this attack. Put a Trainer card from your discard pile into your hand.


Pokédex data

Slowpoke - Dopey Pokémon
No. Height Weight
079 3'11" (1.2 m) 79 lbs. (36 kg)
Pokédex entry
Incredibly slow and dopey. It takes 5 seconds for it to feel pain when under attack.
いつもボーッとしていて、何を考えているかわからない。尻尾でエサをつるのが得意。


Release information

This card was included in the Fossil expansion, first released in the Japanese Mystery of the Fossils expansion. It was later reprinted in the Legendary Collection expansion.

Gallery

TCG GB1 Laboratory sprite
TCG GB2 Island of Fossil sprite
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

  • This card is extremely similar to another Slowpoke card released later in the Generations expansion, with the only significant playability difference being the effect of Scavenge. Due to the split of Trainer cards only taking effect for cards starting with the release of Diamond & Pearl, this Slowpoke is still able to retrieve Supporter cards and Stadium cards from the discard pile, while Generations Slowpoke can only retrieve Item cards.
  • The illustrator's name, Miki Tanaka, was misspelled as "Miki Takano" on the Fossil print.

Origin

This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, whereas the Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.


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