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Stage 1 Pokémon (TCG)

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A '''Stage 1 Pokémon''' is a type of [[evolution card]] in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]]. Stage 1 Pokémon evolve from {{DL|Appendix:Glossary (TCG)|Basic Pokémon}}.
A Stage 1 Pokémon can be placed on top of any related Basic Pokémon in play (including [[Fossil#In the TCG|Fossils]] or Pokémon that have [[Evolution (TCG)|evolved]] from {{DL|Appendix:Glossary (TCG)|Baby Pokémon}}) at any time before the player's attack. Stage 1 Pokémon are generally stronger than the Basic Pokémon before them. Stage 1 Pokémon cannot evolve on the turn the [[Basic Pokémon ({{TCG)|Basic Pokémon]]}} was played, or on the player's first turn. When placed onto the Basic Pokémon card, all [[Energy card ({{TCG)|Energy Cards]]card}}s, [[Appendix:Glossary (TCG)#Damage|damage counters]] and other attached cards remain, but any {{DL|Appendix:Glossary (TCG)|Special Conditions}} or effects on the Pokémon are removed. Stage 1 Pokémon may only use their Stage 1 attacks, unless their card specifically states otherwise. Stage 1 Pokémon cards will generally state 'Stage 1' andnormally have a picture of the Basic Pokémon from which they evolve in the upper left- hand corner or the left center of the card, along with the text 'Evolves from <Basic Pokémon>'. Stage 1 Pokémon can be removed from the Basic Pokémon by use of [[Devolution]].
Stage 1 Pokémon are not be confused with Basic Pokémon that evolve from [[Baby Pokémon (TCG)|Baby Pokémon]], even though Baby Pokémon will still say 'Basic' on the card. For example, [[Pikachu]] is not a Stage 1 Pokémon, even though it evolves from [[Pichu]]. Pichu is a Baby Pokémon. In this case, [[Raichu]] would be the Stage 1 Pokémon because it evolves from Pikachu, a Basic Pokémon.
Some [[Pokémon-ex (TCG)|Pokémon-ex]] cards are Stage 1 Pokémon if that Pokémon's non-ex card is normally a Stage 1 card. For example, Wailord-ex is a Stage 1 card because Wailord is a Stage 1 card.
Outside of the TCG, Stage 1 Pokémon are commonly referred to as First-evolution Pokémon.
Pokémon such as {{TCG|Ivysaur}}, {{TCG|Raichu}}, and {{TCG|Cloyster}} are Stage 1 Pokémon. They evolve from {{DL|Appendix:Glossary (TCG)|Basic Pokémon}} such as {{TCG|Bulbasaur}}, {{TCG|Pikachu}}, and {{TCG|Shellder}}.
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