Raikou (HGSS Promo 19)

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ライコウ Raikou
Illus. Noriko Hotta
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Raikou
Type Lightning
HP 80
retreat cost
English expansion HGSS Black Star Promos
English card no. HGSS19
Japanese expansion L-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 061/L-P
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Raikou.

Raikou (Japanese: ライコウ Raikou) is a Lightning-type Basic Pokémon card. It is one of the HGSS Black Star Promos.

Card text

LightningLightningColorless Zap Cannon
During your next turn, Raikou can't use Zap Cannon.

Pokédex data

Raikou - Thunder Pokémon
No. Height Weight
243 6'03" (1.9 m) 392.4 lbs. (178.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
あまぐもを せおっているので どんなときでも かみなりを だせる。 かみなりとともに おちてきたという。

Release information

In Japan, upon the release of Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark, this card was made available in the LEGEND Perfect Set. The English print was made available in the Fall 2010 Collector's Tins released in September 2010.



This Raikou card is based on the Shiny Nintendo event Raikou given out in Japanese movie theaters playing Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark in July 2010. Zap Cannon is a move in the Pokémon games that the event Raikou knows. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon HeartGold.

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