Pikachu (Roaring Skies 20)

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Pikachu  
ピカチュウ Pikachu
Lightning
PikachuArtAcademyCompetitionXYPromo2.jpg
Art Academy Competition print
Illus. pikamania
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Pikachu
Type Lightning
Hit Points 60
weakness
Fighting×2
resistance
Metal-20
retreat cost
 
English expansion Roaring Skies
Rarity Common
English card no. 20/108
Japanese expansion XY-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 064/XY-P
Expansion McDonald's Collection 2015
English card no. 6/12
Japanese expansion XY-P Promotional cards
Japanese expansion XY-P Promotional cards
Japanese expansion XY-P Promotional cards
Japanese expansion XY-P Promotional cards
Japanese expansion XY-P Promotional cards
Japanese expansion XY-P Promotional cards
Expansion Miscellaneous Promotional cards
Expansion Miscellaneous Promotional cards
Expansion Miscellaneous Promotional cards
Expansion Miscellaneous Promotional cards
Expansion Miscellaneous Promotional cards
Expansion Miscellaneous Promotional cards
Expansion Miscellaneous Promotional cards
Expansion McDonald's Collection 2016
English card no. 6/12
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 part of the Roaring Skies expansion.

Card text

Colorless Tail Whip
しっぽをふる
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon can't attack during your opponent's next turn.
LightningColorless Electro Ball
エレキボール
30


Pokédex data

Lightning
Lightning
Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'04" (0.4 m) 13.2 lbs. (6.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.
しっぽを たてて まわりの ようすを さぐっていると ときどき かみなりが しっぽに おちてくる。

Release information

This card was included in the English Roaring Skies expansion with artwork by Naoki Saito. In Japan, this card was released as one of the XY-P Promotional cards and was 1 of 5 cards available as part of a McDonald's promotional campaign that ran from July 19 to July 21, 2014. This print has the McDonald's logo in the bottom left corner of the card. A second Japanese print with the same promotional number was 1 of 5 cards included in special packs of Daiichi Choco Pan and Daiichi Ham Mayonnaise Pan available from January 1, 2015. This print has the Daiichi Pan Pokémon Pan logo on the bottom right of the artwork. A third Japanese print was 1 of 5 promotional cards released as part of a cross promotion with the food company Marumiya in early July 2015. The cards were included in Pokémon Furikake Mini Packs and Pokémon Curry <Pork & Corn Sweet> packs. This print has the Marumiya logo in the bottom left corner of the card. A fourth Japanese print with the same promotional number was available as part of the Black Mega Gardevoir Campaign, which ran from June 17 until July 8, 2016 at participating store chains. Customers who purchased ¥500 worth of eligible Pokémon products received a special pack containing 1 of 4 possible promotional cards and a half play mat featuring a Shiny Mega Gardevoir. No additional logos are featured unlike previous Japanese iterations of this card.

The Roaring Skies print was reprinted as an exclusive Confetti Holofoil in the McDonald's Collection 2015. A promotional variant of the Roaring Skies print was also available from mid-December 2015 with any online or in-store order of a Pikachu Build-A-Bear from Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in North America, Europe, and Australia. This print features the Build-A-Bear Workshop logo in the bottom right corner of the artwork.

Six different unnumbered XY-P Promotional prints of this card were made featuring the artwork of winners of the Pokémon Art Academy × Pokémon Card Game contest. Five of the illustrators were the winners of the Dress-Up Pikachu category of the contest, while the artwork by Ginga was a winner of the Your Favorite Pokémon category. The contest was held in Japan from December 14, 2014 to February 1, 2015 and had entrants create an illustration in Pokémon Art Academy of either a Pikachu in a costume or their favorite Pokémon. Entries had to be uploaded to Miiverse and winners received 100 copies of the card featuring their illustration.

This card was also used as the print for the artworks of the North American/European and Oceanic Art Academy Competition's Dress-Up Pikachu category. The contest was held from February 18 to March 29, 2015 and had entrants create an illustration in Pokémon Art Academy of either a Pikachu in a costume or their favorite Pokémon. Entries had to be uploaded to Miiverse. Much like the Japanese contest, winners received 100 copies of the card featuring their illustration. Of the European and Oceanic winners, Lily-Chan's card was printed in Spanish, due to the location of the winner.

The Roaring Skies print was reprinted in the McDonald's Collection 2016, again as a Confetti Holofoil.

Gallery

PikachuRoaringSkies20.jpg
Roaring Skies print
Illus. Naoki Saito
PikachuArtAcademyCompetitionXYPromo1.jpg
Art Academy Competition print
Illus. gogotake
PikachuArtAcademyCompetitionXYPromo2.jpg
Art Academy Competition print
Illus. pikamania
PikachuArtAcademyCompetitionXYPromo3.jpg
Art Academy Competition print
Illus. Mame Akimaru
PikachuArtAcademyCompetitionXYPromo4.jpg
Art Academy Competition print
Illus. Y. Fujishima
PikachuArtAcademyCompetitionXYPromo5.jpg
Art Academy Competition print
Illus. Sayaka Maruyama
PikachuArtAcademyCompetitionXYPromo6.jpg
Art Academy Competition print
Illus. Ginga
PikachuArtAcademyPromo Lily-Chan.jpg
Art Academy Competition print
Illus. Lily-Chan
PikachuArtAcademyPromo Meli.jpg
Art Academy Competition print
Illus. Meli
PikachuArtAcademyPromo Rhivern.jpg
Art Academy Competition print
Illus. Rhivern
PikachuArtAcademyPromo Xime.jpg
Art Academy Competition print
Illus. Xime
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

Tail Whip and Electro Ball are both moves in the Pokémon games that Pikachu can learn. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon X.


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