It only evolves to this form in the Alola region. According to researchers, its diet is one of the causes of this change.
アローラ地方 でのみ この姿に 進化する。 その要因の ひとつが 餌であると 研究家は 語る。
This card was first released in the English Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Lycanroc & Alolan Raichu as both a Holofoil and Non Holofoil card, with artwork by 5ban Graphics. It was later available in Japan as a SM-P Promotional card, made available as one of nine possible cards included in promotional packs awarded to participants of Pokémon Card Gym tournaments during August and September 2017. It was reprinted as one of the English SM Black Star Promos with new artwork by the same artist, made available in the Alolan Raichu Figure Collection and Alolan Raichu Box. A Jumbo version was also included in the Alolan Raichu Box. This print was later available in Japan as one of nine possible SM-P Promotional cards available in promotional packs awarded to participants of Pokémon Card Gym tournaments during December 2017 and February 2018. Both Japanese prints feature the Pokémon Card Gym logo in the bottom right corner of the illustration.