Pikachu V (Vivid Voltage 43)

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Pikachu V  
ピカチュウV PikachuV
Lightning
PikachuVVividVoltage170.jpg
Vivid Voltage Full Art print
Illus. Saki Hayashiro
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Pikachu V
Type Lightning
HP 190
weakness
Fighting×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
 
English expansion Vivid Voltage
Rarity Ultra-Rare Rare
English card no. 043/185
Japanese expansion Amazing Volt Tackle
Japanese rarity RR
Japanese card no. 030/100
English expansion Vivid Voltage
Rarity Rare Ultra
English card no. 170/185
Japanese expansion Amazing Volt Tackle
Japanese rarity SR
Japanese card no. 104/100
English expansion SWSH Black Star Promos
English card no. SWSH061
Japanese expansion S-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 122/S-P
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Pikachu.

PikachuV (Japanese: ピカチュウV PikachuV) is a Lightning-type Basic Pokémon V card. It was first released as part of the Vivid Voltage expansion.

Card text

Lightning Charge
じゅうでん
Search your deck for up to 2 Lightning Energy cards and attach them to this Pokémon. Then, shuffle your deck.
LightningLightningColorless Thunderbolt
10まんボルト
200
Discard all Energy from this Pokémon.
025
When your Pokémon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.


Release information

This card was included as both a Regular card and a Full Art card in the Vivid Voltage expansion, first released in the Japanese Amazing Volt Tackle expansion. Both prints feature artwork by Saki Hayashiro. A Jumbo version of the Regular print with the Vivid Voltage expansion logo on the right side of the artwork was available in various countries to celebrate the launch of the set. It was given away at participating Intertoys stores in the Netherlands from November 13, 2020 with TCG purchases worth at least €10. In the United Kingdom, it was given away with TCG purchases worth at least £10 at participating GAME stores from December 4, 2020. Special bundles that included Pikachu V were also available through their online store from the same date.

It was reprinted as one of the SWSH Black Star Promos with different artwork by PLANETA Tsuji and was available in the Shining Fates Collection—Pikachu V from February 19, 2021. The collection also included a Jumbo version of this print. In Japan, this print was released as one of the S-P Promotional cards and was available as part of the PikaPika! Pikachu! Campaign, which began on September 18, 2020. For every six Amazing Volt Tackle booster packs purchased in one transaction at participating stores, customers would receive a special pack containing one of five possible cards. For every Amazing Volt Tackle booster box purchased, customers would receive five special packs. The promotion ran for as long as stocks lasted. The Japanese version of this print has the campaign logo on the right edge of the artwork.

Gallery

PikachuVVividVoltage43.jpg
Vivid Voltage Regular print
Illus. Saki Hayashiro
PikachuVVividVoltage170.jpg
Vivid Voltage Full Art print
Illus. Saki Hayashiro
PikachuVSWSHPromo61.jpg
SWSH Promotional print
Illus. PLANETA Tsuji
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

Origin

Charge and Thunderbolt are both moves in the Pokémon games that Pikachu can learn.


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