Sobble (SWSH Promo 73)

メッソン Messon
Illus. Akira Komayama
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Sobble
Type Water
HP 60
retreat cost
English expansion SWSH Black Star Promos
English card no. SWSH073
Japanese expansion S-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 008/S-P
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Sobble.

Sobble (Japanese: メッソン Messon) is a Water-type Basic Pokémon card. It is one of the SWSH Black Star Promos.

Card text

During your opponent's next turn, the Defending Pokémon's attacks do 20 less damage (before applying Weakness and Resistance).
  Rain Splash

Pokédex data

Sobble - Water Lizard Pokémon
No. Height Weight
816 1'00" (0.3 m) 8.8 lbs. (4.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
When scared, this Pokémon cries. Its tears pack the chemical punch of 100 onions, and attackers won't be able to resist weeping.
怯えると 玉ねぎ100個分の 催涙成分を もつ 涙を 流して もらい泣き させる。

Release information

This card was released as a Cosmos Holofoil SWSH Black Star Promo and was available in the Vivid Voltage Three Pack Blisters from November 13, 2020. In Japan, this card was one of three S-P Promotional cards that could be earned by participating in Pokémon Card Station events starting November 29, 2019. Eligible events included the Kangaskhan Tag Battle, a two-on-two format conducted in pairs; the Sylveon Girls Battle, a format limited to female competitors; and the Weekday Tournament, a mini Swiss-format competition with four or more competitors. The Kangaskhan Tag Battle and Sylveon Girls Battle were typically held on one day during weekends, while the Weekday Tournaments were held three times every Monday-Friday. The Pokémon Card Stations were present at the Tokyo Bay, Osaka, and Nagoya Pokémon Centers. The Japanese print is Non Holofoil and features the Pokémon Card Game logo.


This card is one of numerous cards to feature an illustration that is part of a narrative. Following on from the scene on the Grookey card, the Grookey has taken all of the remaining berries for itself, leaving the Sobble in a flood of tears as it stands in front of an empty patch. The Grookey celebrates its haul, while the Scorbunny looks on in confusion.


Growl is a move in the Pokémon games that Sobble can learn. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Sword.

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