The long strip contains data for the Fire Hoops mini-game. Rapidash is also required to play it.
This card was released as one of the Wizards Black Star Promos, originally released as one of the Japanese P Promotional cards. In Japan, it was available as an insert with the December 2001 issue of CoroCoro Comic, released on November 15, 2001. The English version was first available at Pokémon Center New York in November 2002. This version has a "Pokémon Center NY" stamp underneath the illustration. Another version lacking the stamp was available as an insert with the November 2002 issue of Nintendo Power magazine.
Ho-Oh is written as Ho-oh on the card. This was prior to Generation III confirming Ho-Oh as the correct way to capitalize the Pokémon's name.