Pikachu (HeartGold & SoulSilver 78)

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ピカチュウ Pikachu
Illus. match
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Pikachu
Type Lightning
HP 60
retreat cost
English expansion HeartGold & SoulSilver
Rarity Common
English card no. 78/123
Japanese expansion SoulSilver Collection
Japanese rarity Common
Japanese card no. 032/070
Deck Kit HS Trainer Kit
Half Deck Raichu Half Deck
English card no. 2/30
Deck Kit HS Trainer Kit
Half Deck Raichu Half Deck
English card no. 16/30
Expansion Miscellaneous Promotional cards
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 HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion.

Card text

Colorless Tail Slap
LightningColorless Quick Attack
Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 20 damage plus 10 more damage.

Pokédex data

Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'04" (0.4 m) 13.2 lbs. (6.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.
しっぽを たてて まわりの ようすを さぐっていると ときどき かみなりが しっぽに おちてくる。

Release information

This card was released in the HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion, first originating from the Japanese SoulSilver Collection. It was later reprinted in the Raichu Half Deck of the HS Trainer Kit. A specially stamped promotional print of this card was given away at Pokémon Day 2010.



Tail Slap is a move later introduced in the Generation V Pokémon games that Pikachu cannot learn; however, the Japanese names do not match, making this attack and the move unrelated. Quick Attack is a move in the Pokémon games that Pikachu can learn. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon SoulSilver.

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