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Pikachu (Wizards Promo 26)

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Pikachu LV.9
ピカチュウ Pikachu
Team Plasma
Photo. Gakuji Nomoto
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Pikachu
Type Lightning
Hit Points 40
retreat cost
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 26
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
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 released as one of the Wizards Black Star Promos.

Card text

Discard all Energy cards attached to Pikachu.

Pokédex data

Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'4" (0.4 m) 13 lbs. (6 kg)
Pokédex entry
It uses its sensitive tail to sense its environment and has been known to react violently if its tail is grabbed.

Release information

This card was released as a promotional card. The English version of the card was released through Pokémon card leagues in August 2001. In Japan, it was released as a Glossy Promotional card that came with Volume 1 of Pokémon Trainer's Magazine, released in May 1999.


  • This card is commonly known as Snap Pikachu, due to the fact that the character image is a photo from Pokémon Snap. The Japanese print has a camera graphic where an expansion symbol would usually be to highlight this. It also shares this with 10 other Japanese promotional cards that would later be released through Pokémon Snap contests in Spring 1999.
  • The Japanese print is glossy, whereas the subsequent contest promos and English print are on normal card stock.
  • This is the only English Pokémon card to have "Photo." instead of "Illus." where the illustrator name is traditionally placed.


Scratch and Thunderbolt are both moves in the Pokémon games. Pikachu can learn Thunderbolt, but not Scratch. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Yellow, though it is reworded.

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