Flying Pikachu (Wizards Promo 25)

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Flying Pikachu LV.12
そらをとぶピカチュウ Flying Pikachu
Lightning
FlyingPikachuANAPromo98.jpg
Unnumbered Promotional print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Flying Pikachu
Type Lightning
HP 40
weakness
None
resistance
Fighting-30
retreat cost
 
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 25
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB set Promotional Card
Card GB ID P06
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 ID P13
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 ID P14
English expansion Rising Rivals
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 113/111
Japanese expansion Bonds to the End of Time
Japanese rarity Ultra-Rare Rare
Japanese card no. 090/090
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Pikachu.

Flying Pikachu (Japanese: そらをとぶピカチュウ Flying Pikachu) is a Lightning-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as one of the Wizards Black Star Promos.

Card text

Wizards Black Star Promo print

Lightning Thundershock
でんきショック
10
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.
ColorlessColorlessColorless Fly
そらをとぶ
30
Flip a coin. If heads, during your opponent's next turn, prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to Flying Pikachu; if tails, this attack does nothing (not even damage).


Pokédex data (Wizards Black Star Promo print)

Lightning
Lightning
Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'4" (0.4 m) 13 lbs. (6 kg)
Pokédex entry
By learning how to fly, Pikachu overcame its weakness to Fighting Pokémon.
空を飛ぶことによって自らの弱点を克服したピカチュウだ。


Rising Rivals print

Lightning Thundershock
でんきショック
10
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.
ColorlessColorlessColorless Fly
そらをとぶ
30
Flip a coin. If tails, this attack does nothing. If heads, prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to Flying Pikachu during your opponent's next turn.


Pokédex data (Rising Rivals print)

Lightning
Lightning
Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'04" (0.4 m) 13.2 lbs. (6 kg)
Pokédex entry
By learning how to fly, Pikachu overcame its weakness to Fighting Pokémon.
そらをとぶ ことに よって みずからの じゃくてんを こくふくした ピカチュウだ。


Release information

This card was released as a Wizards Black Star Promo through the Pokémon League in August 2001. In Japan, it was first available as an Unnumbered Promotional card on an insert in the November 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comic, released on October 15, 1997. A mail-in prize draw offering another copy of the Japanese print was published in the December 1998 issue of CoroCoro Comic, released on November 15, 1998. People wishing to enter the prize draw were required to affix the application ticket on the bottom left of the article page to a postcard and send it to Shogakukan. Two thousand winners were sent a set of five cards mounted on two plain sheets: Surfing Pikachu and Flying Pikachu on one; Jynx, Cubone, and Farfetch'd on the other.

It was reprinted with slightly different artwork in Japan as another Unnumbered Promotional card and was distributed by All Nippon Airlines between November 1 and 31, 1998. Passengers flying in conjunction with the "Get in a Jet! Double Chance Campaign" could redeem two domestic boarding pass stubs for a two-card set that included Flying Pikachu and Dragonite. Five thousand of these passengers were also selected by lottery to receive either a children's-size ANA Pokémon Jet Stadium Jumper or a Game Boy Color.

A German version of the Wizards Black Star Promo print was included in the Pikachu World Collection, available to purchase exclusively at Pokémon Park 2000 held at Sydney University, Sydney, Australia from September 12 to October 4, 2000. This print features a gold foil Pikachu tail stamp opposite the Black Star Promo symbol. It was later reprinted as a retro card in the Rising Rivals expansion, first released in the Japanese Bonds to the End of Time expansion.

Gallery

FlyingPikachuWizardsPromo25.jpg
Wizards Black Star Promo print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
FlyingPikachuANAPromo98.jpg
Unnumbered Promotional print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
FlyingPikachuRisingRivals113.jpg
Rising Rivals print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
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
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
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


In the video games

TCG1 P06 Flying Pikachu.png
GB1 Promotional Card sprite
TCG2 P13 Flying Pikachu.png
GB2 Promotion Card sprite (P13)
TCG2 P14 Flying Pikachu.png
GB2 Promotion Card sprite (P14)
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
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
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

The two Japanese Unnumbered Promotional prints have clauses under the card name stating "This card cannot evolve into Raichu."

Origin

ThunderShock is a move in the Pokémon games that Pikachu can learn. Fly is also a move, though Pikachu cannot learn it under normal conditions. Flying Pikachu have appeared in other Pokémon media since the release of this card.


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