Flying Pikachu (Wizards Promo 25)

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Flying Pikachu LV.12
そらをとぶピカチュウ Flying Pikachu
Team Plasma
Lightning
FlyingPikachuWizardsPromo25.jpg
Wizards Black Star Promo print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Flying Pikachu
Type Lightning
Hit Points 40
weakness
None
resistance
Fighting-30
retreat cost
 
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 25
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB set Promotional Card
Card GB ID P06
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 ID P13
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 ID P14
English expansion Rising Rivals
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 113/111
Japanese expansion Bonds to the End of Time
Japanese rarity Ultra-Rare Rare
Japanese card no. 090/090
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Pikachu.

Flying Pikachu (Japanese: そらをとぶピカチュウ Flying Pikachu) is a Lightning-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as one of the Wizards Black Star Promos.

Card text

Wizards Black Star Promo print

Lightning Thundershock
でんきショック
10
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.
ColorlessColorlessColorless Fly
そらをとぶ
30
Flip a coin. If heads, during your opponent's next turn, prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to Flying Pikachu; if tails, this attack does nothing (not even damage).


Pokédex data (Wizards Black Star Promo print)

Lightning
Lightning
Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'4" (0.4 m) 13 lbs. (6 kg)
Pokédex entry
By learning how to fly, Pikachu overcame its weakness to Fighting Pokémon.
空を飛ぶことによって自らの弱点を克服したピカチュウだ。

Rising Rivals print

Lightning Thundershock
でんきショック
10
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.
ColorlessColorlessColorless Fly
そらをとぶ
30
Flip a coin. If tails, this attack does nothing. If heads, prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to Flying Pikachu during your opponent's next turn.


Pokédex data (Rising Rivals print)

Lightning
Lightning
Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'04" (0.4 m) 13.2 lbs. (6 kg)
Pokédex entry
By learning how to fly, Pikachu overcame its weakness to Fighting Pokémon.
そらをとぶ ことに よって みずからの じゃくてんを こくふくした ピカチュウだ。

Release information

In Japan, this card was available as an insert with the November 1996 issue of CoroCoro Comic. The English version of the card was released through the Pokémon League in August 2001. The card was also released with slightly different artwork in Japan as a special card through All Nippon Airways in 1998. Passengers flying in conjunction with the "Pokémon Getaways" campaign could redeem their boarding passes for a two-card set that included Flying Pikachu and Dragonite. This variant card has an airplane added to the artwork, and was never released in English. The original print was later reprinted as a retro card in the Rising Rivals expansion, previously reprinted in the Japanese Bonds to the End of Time expansion.

Gallery

FlyingPikachuWizardsPromo25.jpg
Wizards Black Star Promo print
FlyingPikachuANAPromo98.jpg
ANA variant print
FlyingPikachuRisingRivals113.jpg
Rising Rivals print
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

Since the release of this card, Pikachu that know Fly have appeared in other Pokémon media. A Pikachu with Fly can be downloaded to a Pokémon video game via certain events or game peripherals.

Origin

ThunderShock is a move in the Pokémon games that Pikachu can learn. Fly is also a move, though Pikachu cannot learn it under normal conditions.


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