Pikachu (Wizards Promo 4)

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Pikachu LV.13
ピカチュウ Pikachu
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Pikachu
Type Lightning
Hit Points 50
retreat cost
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 4
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Japanese rarity Rare
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 ID P10
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

Search your deck for a Lightning Energy card and attach it to Pikachu. Shuffle you deck afterward.
Discard all Energy cards attached to Pikachu in order to use this attack.

Pokédex data

Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'4" (0.4 m) 13 lbs. (6 kg)
Pokédex entry
When several of these Pokémon gather, they attract so much electricity that they can cause lightning to strike.

Release information

This card was released as a promotional card. In Japan, it was released as part of a special expansion sheet available at the 7th Next Generation World Hobby Fair held in December 1997. The English version of the card was one of four possible cards that one could receive by buying a ticket to the theatrical release of Mewtwo Strikes Back.


  • The character illustration is the same used on the Japanese Toyota promotional Pikachu.
  • As the Japanese version of this card was distributed as part of an expansion sheet, it, along with Mewtwo and Mew are often regarded as unofficial additions to the Vending Machine cards collection, dubbed "Series 00".
  • The English version has a gold foil stamp in the top right corner that reads "Kids WB Presents Pokémon The First Movie".


Recharge's Japanese name is that of Charge, a move in the Pokémon games that Pikachu can learn as a Pichu via breeding. Thunderbolt is a move in the Pokémon games that Pikachu can learn. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, though it is slightly reworded.

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