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Pikachu (Wizards Promo 1)

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Pikachu LV.16
ピカチュウ Pikachu
Team Plasma
Lightning
PikachuWizardsPromo1.jpg
Wizards Black Star Promo print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Pikachu
Type Lightning
Hit Points 60
weakness
Fighting×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
 
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 1
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB set Promotional Card
Card GB ID P04
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 ID P11
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Japanese Deck Kit Intro Pack
Japanese Deck Bulbasaur Deck
Japanese card no. 40
Card GB set Promotional Card
Card GB ID P05
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 ID P12
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 is one of the Wizards Black Star Promos.

Card text

Colorless
Growl
なきごえ
If the Defending Pokémon attacks Pikachu during your opponent's next turn, any damage done by the attack is reduced by 10 (after applying Weakness and Resistance). (Benching either Pokémon ends this effect.)
LightningLightning
Thundershock
でんきショック
20
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.

Pokédex data

Lightning
Lightning
Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'4" (0.4 m) 13 lbs. (6 kg)
Pokédex entry
When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms.
ほっぺたの両側に小さい電気袋をもつ。ピンチのときに放電する。

Release information

This card was released as a promotional card. In Japan, it came with Easily Understand How to Play Pokémon Card (Asobikata Volume 1), released in October 1996. The early print termed Asobikata Pikachu was printed on regular card stock. It was later included with the November 1996 issue of CoroCoro Comic printed this time on glossy card stock. It was reprinted again in the Intro Pack. The English version of the card was released through the first Pokémon card leagues in July 1999.

In Japan, this card was reprinted with alternate artwork by Ken Sugimori and was available through a Toyota Auto campaign in October 1997. This card along with Arcanine came sealed in a folder; both were printed on regular card stock. This Pikachu reprint was never released in English.

Gallery

PikachuWizardsPromo1.jpg
Wizards Black Star Promo print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
100 025 PIKACHU16 T.jpg
Toyota Auto promo 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

  • The version of the card released in English is commonly known as Ivy Pikachu, referring to the background design of the illustration.
  • A small number of the English version of this card with a 1st Edition symbol were accidentally released along with the 1st Edition release of Jungle booster packs. This accident caused this card to be the only promotional card of any sort to have a 1st Edition release.

Origin

Growl and ThunderShock are both moves in the Pokémon games that Pikachu can learn. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, whereas the Japanese comes from Pokémon Red and Green.


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