Pikachu (HGSS Promo 3)

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Pikachu LV.23
ピカチュウ Pikachu
Illus. Kanako Eo
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Pikachu
Type Lightning
HP 70
retreat cost
Japanese expansion DPt-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 016/DPt-P
English expansion HGSS Black Star Promos
English card no. HGSS03
Japanese expansion L-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 019/L-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 is one of the HGSS Black Star Promos.

Card text

Colorless Recharge
Flip a coin. If heads, search your deck for a Lightning Energy card and attach it to Pikachu. Shuffle your deck afterward.
LightningLightningColorlessColorless Thunderbolt
Discard all Energy attached to Pikachu.

Pokédex data

Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'04" (0.4 m) 13.2 lbs. (6.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
よわった なかまの ピカチュウに でんきをながし ショックをあたえて げんきを わけることも ある。

Release information

This card was released as one of two promotional cards, alongside Wobbuffet, available in the HeartGold & SoulSilver Three Pack Blisters. In Japan, it was released as a DPt-P Promotional card and available as a Gold Rank prize to members of the Pokémon Daisuki Club. To achieve a Gold Rank, players had to accumulate at least 1,200 Action Points (AP). As the TCG transitioned into the LEGEND Era in Japan, the card was reprinted as a L-P Promotional card, which also required 1,200 AP to earn. Due to the relatively short timeframe in which to accumulate the requisite number of points, many members would have been awarded the card after the transition, making the DPt-P print rarer than the L-P print.



Recharge's Japanese name is that of Charge, a move in the Pokémon games that Pikachu can learn via breeding. Thunderbolt is also move that Pikachu can learn. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Platinum.

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