Venusaur (Base Set 15)

Venusaur LV.67
フシギバナ Fushigibana
Grass
VenusaurBaseSet15.jpg
Base Set print
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
Evolution stage
Ivysaur
Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Ivysaur
Card name Venusaur
Type Grass
HP 100
weakness
Fire×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
  
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 15/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Japanese Deck Kit Intro Pack
Japanese Deck Bulbasaur Deck
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 18/130
TCG GB1 set Evolution
TCG GB1 rarity Rare Holo
TCG GB1 ID B03
TCG GB2 set Legendary Power
TCG GB2 rarity Rare Holo
TCG GB2 ID B01
TCG GB2 set Promotion Card
TCG GB2 ID P01
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 18/110
English expansion Celebrations
Rarity Rare Classic
English card no. 15/102
Japanese expansion Promo Card Pack 25th Anniversary Edition
Japanese card no. 002/025
English expansion Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic
English Deck Venusaur & Lugia ex Deck
English card no. 003/034
Japanese expansion Pokémon Card Game Classic
Japanese Deck Venusaur & Lugia ex Deck
Japanese card no. 003/032
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Venusaur.

Venusaur (Japanese: フシギバナ Fushigibana) is a Grass-type Stage 2 Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Base Set.

Card text

Base Set print

Pokémon Power:
Energy Trans
エナジートランス
 
As often as you like during your turn (before your attack), you may take 1   Energy card attached to 1 of your Pokémon and attach it to a different one. This power can't be used if Venusaur is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed.
     Solarbeam
ソーラービーム
60


Legendary Collection print

Pokémon Power:
Energy Trans
エナジートランス
 
As often as you like during your turn (before your attack), you may take 1   Energy card attached to 1 of your Pokémon and attach it to a different one. This power can't be used if Venusaur is affected by a Special Condition.
     Solarbeam
ソーラービーム
60


Pokédex data (Base Set and Legendary Collection prints)

Venusaur - Seed Pokémon
No. Height Weight
003 6'7" (2 m) 221 lbs. (100 kg)
Pokédex entry
This plant blooms when it is absorbing solar energy. It stays on the move to seek sunlight.
あめの ふった よくじつは せなかの はなの かおりが つよまる。かおりに さそわれ ポケモンが あつまる。


Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic print

Pokémon Power:
Energy Trans
エナジートランス
 
As often as you like during your turn, you may move a   Energy from 1 of your Pokémon to another of your Pokémon. This Pokémon Power can't be used if this Pokémon is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed.
     Solar Beam
ソーラービーム
60


Pokédex data (Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic print)

Venusaur - Seed Pokémon
No. Height Weight
003 6'7" (2 m) 220.5 lbs. (100 kg)
Pokédex entry
This plant blooms when it is absorbing solar energy. It stays on the move to seek sunlight.
花からうっとりする香りがただよい、戦う者の気持ちをなだめてしまう。


Release information

This card was included in the Base Set with artwork by Mitsuhiro Arita, first released in the Japanese Expansion Pack. It was rerelased in Japan as an Unnumbered Promotional card with different artwork by Ken Sugimori as part of the Trade Please campaign that ran from February 10 to July 31 in 1998. Participants were required to mail a flyer included with copies of Trade Please by Suzukisan to MediaFactory along with any two Pokémon trading cards and a return envelope within the campaign period. Participants could select a "course" detailed on the flyer by writing in the appropriate space. The "A Course" included a Charizard card and a Trade Please! promotional card. The "B Course" included a Blastoise card and the Trade Please! card. The "C Course" included a copy of this card and the Trade Please! card. MediaFactory would then send the two cards from the chosen course to the participant, completing the trade. This print was later reprinted in the Intro Pack and again as part of the Pokémon Song Best Collection CD. The Trade Please and CD prints have the Pikachu Records logo in the place of an expansion symbol. The promo artwork would later be reused in the Bulbasaur Half Deck from the Intro Pack.

The Base Set print was reprinted in the Base Set 2 and Legendary Collection expansions. The Base Set print was later rereleased in the Celebrations expansion's Classic Collection for the Pokémon 25th Anniversary. This print features the 25th Anniversary logo in the bottom right corner of the artwork and lacks Wizards of the Coast from the copyright information. In Japan, it was reprinted as part of the Promo Card Pack 25th Anniversary Edition with a red and gold "25th" logo in the bottom right corner of the artwork. Both prints are Confetti Holofoil and have etching similar to Full Art cards.

In the Scarlet & Violet Series, this card was reprinted in Holofoil with its original Base Set artwork in the Venusaur & Lugia ex deck of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic. This reprint lacks a regulation mark and is thus not legal for tournament play.

Gallery

Base Set print
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
Unnumbered Promotional print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Pokémon TCG Classic print
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
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


TCG GB1 Evolution sprite
TCG GB2 Legendary Power sprite
TCG GB2 Promotion Card 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


Trivia

Origin

Solar Beam, formatted on this card as Solarbeam, is a move in the Pokémon games that Venusaur can learn. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, though it is slightly reworded. The Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.


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