Pikachu (Nintendo Promo 12)

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Pikachu  
ピカチュウ Pikachu
Team Plasma
Lightning
PikachuNintendoPromo12.jpg
Nintendo Black Star Promo print
Illus. Kouki Saitou
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Pikachu
Type Lightning
Hit Points 50
weakness
Fighting×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
 
English expansion Nintendo Black Star Promos
English card no. 012
Japanese expansion ADV-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 024/ADV-P
Japanese expansion ADV-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 023/ADV-P
English expansion EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua
Rarity Common
English card no. 43/95
Japanese expansion ADV-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 057/ADV-P
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Pikachu.

Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ Pikachu) is a Lightning-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as one of the Nintendo Black Star Promos.

Card text

Colorless Agility
こうそくいどう
Flip a coin. If heads, prevent all effects of an attack, including damage, done to Pikachu during your opponent's next turn.
LightningColorless Thundershock
でんきショック
20
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.


e-Reader data

The EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua print has the card ID M-11-#. The Dot Code strip contains Pokédex information, a TCG glossary snippet, and a brief area summary for Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

Pokédex data

Lightning
Lightning
Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
156 1'04" (0.4 m) 13.0 lbs. (6.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
This Pokémon has electricity-storing pouches on its cheeks. These appear to become electrically charged during the night while Pikachu sleeps. It occasionally discharges electricity when it is dozy after waking up.

Release information

This card was first released as one of the Nintendo Black Star Promos, available in the English EX Series Collector's Tin in November 2003, and features artwork by Kouki Saitou. In Japan, this card was available as both a Holofoil and Non Holofoil ADV-P Promotional card at participating 7-Eleven stores as part of the Pokémon Fair campaign, which ran from June 25, 2003 until stocks lasted. Customers who purchased a bottle of Coca-Cola Vanilla, Sprite Classic, Ambasa Sour White, Fanta Fruit Punch, or Fanta Melon Soda were given one of 21 possible cards. A Non Holofoil version of this card was later distributed at Journey Across America tour venues in 2006.

It was reprinted in the English EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua expansion with artwork by Ken Sugimori. In Japan, it was available as another ADV-P Promotional card as part of a Meiji Chocolate campaign in February 2004.

Gallery

PikachuNintendoPromo12.jpg
Nintendo Black Star Promo print
Illus. Kouki Saitou
PikachuEXTeamMagmavsTeamAqua43.jpg
EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

Origin

Agility and ThunderShock are both moves in the Pokémon games that Pikachu can learn. This card's e-Reader Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Sapphire.


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