Pikachu (Wizards Promo 27)

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Pikachu LV.5
ピカチュウ Pikachu
Illus. Atsuko Nishida
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Pikachu
Type Lightning
Hit Points 30
retreat cost
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 27
Japanese expansion Extended Sheet 1
Japanese rarity Uncommon
Japanese Deck Kit Quick Starter Gift Set
Japanese Deck Red Deck
Card GB 2 set Sky Flying Pokémon
Card GB 2 ID F21
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 one of the Wizards Black Star Promos.

Card text

Lightning Thundershock
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.
LightningLightning Agility
Flip a coin. If heads, during your opponent's next turn, prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to Pikachu.

Pokédex data

Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'4" (0.4 m) 13 lbs. (6 kg)
Pokédex entry
When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity can cause lightning storms.

Release information

This card was released in the Japanese Extended Sheet 1 of the Vending Machine cards. It was later reprinted in Japan in the Red Deck of the Quick Starter Gift Set. It was released in English as a Wizards Black Star Promo packaged in the VHS and DVD releases of The Power of One.


This card is commonly known as Bumblebee Pikachu or Tiger Pikachu, in reference to the angle the Pikachu is illustrated from, giving the impression of bee or tiger stripes.


ThunderShock and Agility are moves in the Pokémon games that Pikachu can learn. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, though it is slightly reworded.

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