This card was first released in Japan as one of the XY-P Promotional cards, available in a twelve card promotional pack given to those who participated in the Pokémon Card Gym tournaments from the month of February 2014 through to the month of April 2014. The first English print of this card features different artwork by 5ban Graphics and was included in the Flashfire expansion, first released in the Japanese Wild Blaze expansion. The XY-P Promotional print was later included in the English Phantom Forces expansion. An unnumbered XY-P Promotional print of this card was made using the artwork of Mio Muroi, one of the winning entrants of the Your Favorite Pokémon category of the Pokémon Art Academy × Pokémon Card Game contest. The contest was held in Japan from December 13, 2014 to February 1, 2015 and had entrants create pictures in Pokémon Art Academy of either Pikachu in a costume or their favorite Pokémon. Entries had to be uploaded to Miiverse and winners received 100 copies of the card featuring their illustration.