Pikachu (Wizards Promo 26)

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Pikachu LV.9
ピカチュウ Pikachu
Photo. Gakuji Nomoto
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Pikachu
Type Lightning
HP 40
retreat cost
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 26
Japanese expansion Unnumbered 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 released as one of the Wizards Black Star Promos.

Card text

Colorless Scratch
LightningLightning Thunderbolt
Discard all Energy cards attached to Pikachu.

Pokédex data

Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'4" (0.4 m) 13 lbs. (6 kg)
Pokédex entry
It uses its sensitive tail to sense its environment and has been known to react violently if its tail is grabbed.

Release information

This card was released as a promotional card. In Japan, it was released on glossy card stock and came with Volume 1 of Pokémon Trainer's Magazine, released in May 1999. It has a camera graphic where an expansion symbol would usually be to highlight the fact that the image used is from Pokémon Snap. The English version of the card was released on normal card stock, through Pokémon Leagues in August 2001.


  • This card is commonly known as Snap Pikachu, due to the game the image comes from.
  • The camera graphic was also used on ten other Japanese promotional cards featuring photos taken in Pokémon Snap for the CoroCoro Best Photo Contest and 64 Mario Stadium Best Photo Contest, both held in May 1999. These prints were all printed on normal card stock.
  • This is the only English Pokémon card to have "Photo." instead of "Illus." where the illustrator name is traditionally placed.


Scratch and Thunderbolt are both moves in the Pokémon games. Pikachu can learn Thunderbolt, but not Scratch. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Yellow, though it is reworded.

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