Chansey · Base Set
Chansey · Base Set

Chansey – Base Set

Date Reviewed:  January 18, 2024

Ratings Summary: See Below
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is horrible. 3 is average. 5 is great.

Average eBay Sale as of today (1st Edition):

PSA 10: $3500
PSA 7: $400
PSA 3: $100

Reviews Below:

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Chansey (Base Set) – Card of the Day Review

  • Number: 3/102
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Type: Colorless
  • HP: 120
  • Retreat Cost: 1


  • Scrunch – Flip a coin. If heads, prevent all damage done to Chansey during your opponent’s next turn. (Any other effects of attacks still happen.)
  • Double-Edge: The Double-Edge attack deals 80 damage but also inflicts 80 damage to Chansey. While powerful, it comes with the drawback of self-damage. Pairing Chansey with healing cards or effects can mitigate this drawback.
  • Weaknesses: Fighting
  • Resistances: Psychic


Ah, Chansey, the iconic pink blob of pure HP. This Base Set powerhouse holds a special place in many trainers’ hearts, and for good reason. Let’s break down its pros and cons:


  • Immense HP: With a whopping 120 HP, Chansey is a wall of a Pokemon. In the Base Set era, where attacks maxed out at around 40 damage, tanking hits was key. Chansey could take multiple shots from even the strongest attackers and stay standing.
  • Colorless type: No Energy restrictions meant Chansey fit into any deck. She could stall for time in Aggro decks, or even act as a surprise attacker in Stall decks.


  • Vulnerable to Fighting: A single Machamp’s Seismic Toss could KO Chansey, and Fighting-type Pokemon were common back then. 
  • Low offensive pressure: Chansey wasn’t designed to win through damage though. 


Back in the early days, some folks would toss 1 or 2 Chanseys into their decks to act as punching bags until they could get their attacks set up.  Chansey could also be used in a mill deck, hoping to run your opponent out of cards.

Let’s be honest though.  This is simply a really nice collector’s card really.  A beautiful foil from Base Set?  Yes please!

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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