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| Ash's Pikachu
サトシのピカチュウ Satoshi's Pikachu
Illus. 2017 Pikachu Project
|For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Pikachu.
Ash's Pikachu (Japanese: サトシのピカチュウ Satoshi's Pikachu) is a Lightning-type Basic Pokémon card. It is one of the SM Black Star Promos.
|Flip a coin until you get tails. This attack does 20 damage for each heads.
|Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
|1'04" (0.4 m)
|13.2 lbs. (6.0 kg)
|This form of Pikachu is somewhat rare. It wears the hat of its Trainer, who is also its partner.
|パートナーである トレーナーの 帽子を かぶった ちょっと 珍しい ピカチュウの 姿。
This card was one of the SM Black Star Promos available in a pack given to customers who bought $25 of TCG products at select retailers starting November 8, 2017. Packs would contain 3 of 6 promotional cards and were available in-store at GameStop in the United States and EB Games in Canada and Australia, and online from Target, Toys "R" Us, Walmart, and the online Pokémon Center. In Japan, this card was available as a SM-P Promotional card as part of the Ash's Pikachu GET Campaign, which began on June 16, 2017. For every five booster packs purchased in one transaction at participating store chains selling advance tickets for I Choose You!, customers would receive a special pack containing 1 of 6 possible promotional cards. These chains included APiTA, Piago, ÆON, Ito-Yokado, Toys "R" Us, Fuji, and HEIWADO, as well as Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores. 7-Eleven stores were specifically excluded. Both campaigns ran for as long as stocks lasted. The movie logo is featured in the bottom right corner of the illustration on both prints.
Ash has owned Pikachu since the first episode of the anime. Iron Tail and Electro Ball are both moves in the Pokémon games that Pikachu can learn, and are also moves that Ash's Pikachu has used in the anime. This card features Pikachu wearing Ash's cap as seen in Pokémon the Series: XY, and is based on one of the Pikachu in a cap distributed in the run-up to the release of I Choose You!. This card's Pokédex entry is taken from the Cap Pikachu entry in Pokémon Sun.