This card was included in the Secret Wonders expansion with artwork by Kouki Saitou, first released in the Japanese Shining Darkness expansion. In Japan, it was also released in the Dialga LV.X Constructed Standard Deck with different artwork by the same artist. A Cosmos Holofoil DP-P Promotional version was available in Japan as part of the Trade Please DP event held at participating store chains from November 4, 2007 for as long as stocks lasted. Visitors could trade any 1 Pokémon card (including International cards and Japanese cards with a classic reverse) with attendants for 1 of 5 promotional cards at random. Trainer cards and Energy cards were specifically excluded from the trade. The Dialga LV.X Constructed Standard Deck print was later reprinted in English in POP Series 7. A promotional version of the Secret Wonders print with a gold foil snowflake stamp was one of 24 cards released in the Pokémon Countdown Calendar in October 2008.
The "Plant Cloak" part of Burmy's name is a sub-categorization in order that this card can only evolve into its respective Wormadam form. However, if it evolves into Mothim, this sub-categorization does not apply.