This card was released as a Wizards Black Star Promo and was available as part of a Pokémon the First Movie soundtrack promotion. In North America, early copies of the soundtrack on compact disc and compact cassette contained details of a mail-in campaign that required people to send a proof of purchase in exchange for the card. In the United Kingdom, the card itself was included in early copies of the soundtrack. In Japan, it was first available as an Unnumbered Promotional card on a two-card insert alongside Pikachu in the November 1996 issue of CoroCoro Comic, released on October 15, 1996. This print uses glossy card stock. It was reprinted and included in copies of Easily Understand How to Play Pokémon Cards, released on November 30, 1996. This print uses regular card stock.
A mail-in prize draw offering another glossy copy of the original Japanese print was published in the October 1998 issue of CoroCoro Comic, released on September 15, 1998. People wishing to enter the prize draw were required to affix the application ticket on the bottom left of the article page to a postcard and send it to Shogakukan. Two thousand winners were sent a set of four cards mounted on two plain sheets: Pikachu and Jigglypuff on one; Meowth and Brock's Onix on the other. An English version on glossy Japanese card stock was also available on a two-card insert alongside Pikachu in the Spring 1999 issue of Hyper CoroCoro, released on March 1, 1999. This print features a gray star symbol with a yellow "PROMO" superimposed on it, similar to the Black Star promotional cards released outside Japan.