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Surfing Pikachu (Wizards Promo 28)

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Surfing Pikachu LV.13
なみのりピカチュウ Surfing Pikachu
Team Plasma
Lightning
100 025 PIKACHUnam13 JR.jpg
JR Stamp Rally variant print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Surfing Pikachu
Type Lightning
Hit Points 50
weakness
Fighting×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
 
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 28
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB set Promotional Card
Card GB ID P07
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 ID P15
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB set Promotional Card
Card GB ID P08
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 ID P16
Japanese expansion Pokémon Web
Japanese rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 025/048
English expansion Rising Rivals
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 114/111
Japanese expansion Bonds to the End of Time
Japanese rarity Ultra-Rare Rare
Japanese card no. 089/090
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Pikachu.

Surfing Pikachu (Japanese: なみのりピカチュウ Surfing Pikachu) is a Lightning-type Basic Pokémon card. It is one of the Wizards Black Star Promos and part of the Rising Rivals expansion.

Card text

WaterWater
Surf
なみのり
30

Pokédex data (Wizards Promo print)

Lightning
Lightning
Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'4" (0.4 m) 13 lbs. (6 kg)
Pokédex entry
One summer, a group of Pikachus was found riding the waves at the local beach.
ある夏休み。波の高い海岸で、なみのりをしているピカチュウが発見された。

Pokédex data (Rising Rivals print)

Lightning
Lightning
Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'04" (0.4 m) 13.2 lbs. (6 kg)
Pokédex entry
One summer, a group of Pikachu was found riding the waves at the local beach.
ある なつやすみ。なみの たかい かいがんで、なみのりを している ピカチュウが はっけん された。

Release information

In Japan, this card was available as an insert with the September 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comic, released in August 1997. The English version of the card was released through the Pokémon League in August 2001. It was later reprinted in the Japanese-exclusive Pokémon Web expansion, and again as a retro card in the Rising Rivals expansion.
The card was also released with slightly different artwork in Japan as a special card through the JR Stamp Rally in September 1997. Those taking part in the Stamp Rally were tasked to collect stamps by visiting participating stations as detailed in special stamp books available to buy at a number of those stations. Those that collected the required number of stamps were awarded a two-card set that included the variant Surfing Pikachu and Mew. This variant is commonly known as the Mt. Fuji Surfing Pikachu, in reference to the background illustration. The JR rally version is printed on regular card stock and is considerably rarer than its CoroCoro counterpart. In contrast, the CoroCoro version is printed on glossy card stock and lacks the mountain and train illustrations. This variant card was never released in English.

Gallery

SurfingPikachuWizardsPromo28.jpg
Wizards Black Star Promo print
100 025 PIKACHUnam13 JR.jpg
JR Stamp Rally variant print [Non-glossy]
SurfingPikachuRisingRivals114.jpg
Rising Rivals print
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

  • Since the release of this card, Pikachu that know Surf have appeared in other Pokémon media. A Pikachu with Surf can be downloaded to a Pokémon video game via certain events or game peripherals.
  • Although the plural form of any Pokémon's name is thought to be the same as the singular form, the Wizards Promo print of this card says "Pikachus" as opposed to "Pikachu." This is also seen in many cards from the Team Rocket expansion. This card's odd wording was fixed in the Rising Rivals print.

Origin

Surf is a move in the Pokémon games. Pikachu cannot learn Surf under normal conditions.


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