15th Anniversary of the TCG, Venusaur from ‘Dark Rush’ Revealed

Today is the 15th anniversary of the Pokemon TCG in Japan! To celebrate, the official TCG blog updated by revealing Venusaur (#003/069) from BW4 Dark Rush, as Venusaur was in the original Base Set. They also posted one of the first advertisements for Base Set, as you can see below. What retro CG!

Venusaur from Dark Rush Base Set Japanese Ad

Venusaur – Grass – HP140
Stage 2 – Evolves from Ivysaur

Ability: Floral Fragrance
Once during your turn, you may search your deck for a Pokémon, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward. You can use this Ability 1 time during your turn.

[G][G][C][C] PoisonPowder: 70 damage. The Defending Pokemon is now Poisoned.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Water (-20)
Retreat: 4