Pikachu World Collection 2010 (TCG)

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Pikachu World Collection
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Cards in set 9
Release date July 8, 2010 (Japan)
November, 2010 (International)

The World Collection (Japanese: ピカチュウ ワールド Pikachu World) is a special card set for the Pokémon Trading Card Game and was released in conjunction with the Japanese release of Clash at the Summit.

Information

Originally released in Japan on July 8, 2010, it features nine unique cards of Pikachu in nine different languages: English, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Japanese, German, French, Polish and Portuguese - the nine languages that the card game was printed in at the time. Each card has its own artwork to go with the nationality. For example, you can see the Grand Canyon in the background of the American Pikachu illustration. These cards were all holofoil and featured gold holo borders as well. The English box was released during the month of November 2010, after the release of the 2010 World Championships Decks. Each World Collection contained one of the four World Championship Decks as well as the same nine Pikachu cards featured in the Japanese set. The only difference between the Japanese and English releases are the back of the cards.

There are two variants of this Japanese 2010 Pikachu World set, the ‘Blue’ and ‘Green’. The blue variant was available in the Pokécenters and the green variant was exclusive to 7-ll stores in Japan only. The cards themselves are identical, except for the fifth, Japanese Pikachu, card which featured a green background if it was from the green collection. Due to the rarity of the 7-ll exclusive set, this Pikachu World set is very expensive as a sealed product today.

Trivia

  • This is the second set of its kind to be released internationally. The previous set, Pikachu World Collection 2000, was released ten years prior and includes cards written in seven of the same languages (In the 2000 set, Chinese and Dutch replace Polish and Japanese). However, rather than being nine prints of the same card with different artwork, the previous set included nine reprints of earlier Pikachu cards. It also featured a gold Pikachu tail stamp to the left of the Pokédex info.

Gallery

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English print
Illus. Kouki Saitou
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Italian print
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
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Korean print
Illus. Masakazu Fukuda
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Spanish print
Illus. Kagemaru Himeno
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Japanese print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Japanese 7-11 print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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German print
Illus. Naoki Saito
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French print
Illus. Atsuko Nishida
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Polish print
Illus. Kanako Eo
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Portuguese print
Illus. Midori Harada
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The 'Green' variant, sold exclusively
in 7-11 stores in Japan.
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The English box release of World Collection
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori




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