Pikachu (Burning Shadows 40)

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ピカチュウ Pikachu
Illus. Saya Tsuruta
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Pikachu
Type Lightning
Hit Points 60
retreat cost
English expansion Burning Shadows
Rarity Common
English card no. 40/147
Japanese expansion Darkness that Consumes Light
Japanese rarity C
Japanese card no. 013/051
Japanese expansion SM-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 108/SM-P
Expansion SM Black Star Promos
English card no. SM98
Japanese expansion GX Battle Boost
Japanese card no. 028/114
Japanese expansion SM-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 168/SM-P
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 was first released as part of the Burning Shadows expansion.

Card text

Colorless Tail Whap
LightningColorless Thunder Shock
Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent's Active Pokémon is now Paralyzed.

Pokédex data

Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'04" (0.4 m) 13.2 lbs. (6.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
A plan was recently announced to gather many Pikachu and make an electric power plant.
たくさんの ピカチュウを 集め 発電所を 造る 計画が 最近 発表 された。

Release information

This card was included in the Burning Shadows expansion, first released in the Japanese Darkness that Consumes Light expansion. In Japan, a Holofoil SM-P Promotional version of this card was available as part of the Pokémon Card Gym Summer Festa 2017, a campaign for elementary school students and below held at participating Pokémon Card Gym venues across Japan between July 15 and August 31, 2017. All eligible participants of the event were given a copy of this card, which features the Summer Festa 2017 logo in the bottom right corner of the artwork.

This card was reprinted with new artwork by the same artist as one of the SM Black Star Promos, available in the Pikachu Sidekick Collection. The Burning Shadows print was reprinted as a Mirror Holofoil in the Japanese GX Battle Boost subset, and as another SM-P Promotional card, this time Non Holofoil with a different collection number, as part of an Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon release campaign starting December 8, 2017. Participating store chains gave away special packs containing 1 of 3 possible cards when customers purchased at least 5 booster packs in 1 transaction. The cards available in these packs varied by store chain: FamilyMart, Circle K, and Sunkus packs could contain Rowlet or Grass Energy; 7-Eleven packs could contain Litten or Fire Energy; and Lawson packs could contain Popplio or Water Energy. Pikachu was the third possible card in all pack variants, and features no additional logo in comparison to its earlier SM-P Promo counterpart. All Energy cards available as part of the campaign feature the store logo(s) from which they were distributed.



Thunder Shock is a move in the Pokémon games that Pikachu can learn. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Sun.

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