In Japan, this card was released as an Unnumbered Promotional card with artwork by Atsuko Nishida and was available on a two-card insert alongside Lt. Surge's Electabuzz in the August 1998 issue of CoroCoro Comic, released on July 15, 1998. It was reprinted in the Japanese Tamamushi City Gym Theme Deck with artwork by Ken Sugimori. It was later released in the Gym Heroes expansion, having been previously reprinted in the Japanese Leaders' Stadium expansion.
A mail-in prize draw offering another copy of the original Japanese print was published in the December 1998 issue of Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic Special, released in late October 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 five mounted cards on two plain sheets: Imakuni? and Super Energy Retrieval on one; Computer Error, Lt. Surge's Electabuzz, and Erika's Dratini on the other.