Pikachu (POP Series 5 12)

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ピカチュウ Pikachu
Illus. Naoyo Kimura
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Pikachu
Type Lightning
HP 50
retreat cost
English expansion POP Series 5
Rarity Common
English card no. 12/17
Japanese expansion PCG-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 153/PCG-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 is part of POP Series 5.

Card text

Lightning Lightning Ball
LightningColorlessColorless Thunderbolt
Discard all Energy cards attached to Pikachu.

Release information

This card was released in POP Series 5, originating as one of the PCG-P Promotional cards. In Japan, this card was released in conjunction with the Pika Summer Trip campaign. Passengers flying on any domestic All Nippon Airways flight between July 1 and August 31, 2006 could redeem their boarding passes for a two-card set that included this card and Sea's Manaphy. A Cosmos Holofoil version of the English print was one of two cards available in the DP Value Pack 1, released in September 2007.


Many copies of the Holofoil variant were misprinted with the back of the card upside down.


Lightning Ball is an attack that first appeared on Lanturn from Aquapolis. Thunderbolt is a move in the Pokémon games that Pikachu can learn.

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