A plan was recently announced to gather many Pikachu and make an electric power plant.
たくさんの ピカチュウを 集め 発電所を 造る 計画が 最近 発表 された。
This card was included in the Burning Shadows expansion, first released in the Japanese Darkness that Consumes Light expansion. In Japan, a Holofoil SM-P Promotional version of this card was available as part of the Pokémon Card Gym Summer Festa 2017, a campaign for elementary school students and below held at participating Pokémon Card Gym venues across Japan between July 15 and August 31, 2017. All eligible participants of the event were given a copy of this card, which features the Summer Festa 2017 logo in the bottom right corner of the artwork.
This card was reprinted with new artwork by the same artist as one of the SM Black Star Promos, available in the Pikachu Sidekick Collection. The Burning Shadows print was reprinted as a Mirror Holofoil in the Japanese GX Battle Boost subset and as another SM-P Promotional card, this time Non Holofoil with a different collection number, as part of an Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon release campaign starting December 8, 2017. Participating store chains gave away special packs containing 1 of 4 possible cards when customers purchased at least 5 booster packs in 1 transaction. The cards available in these packs varied by store chain: FamilyMart, Circle K, and Sunkus packs could contain Rowlet, Mirror Holofoil or Non Holofoil versions of Grass Energy; 7-Eleven packs could contain Litten, Mirror Holofoil or Non Holofoil versions of Fire Energy; and Lawson packs could contain Popplio, Mirror Holofoil or Non Holofoil versions of Water Energy. Pikachu was the fourth possible card in all pack variants, and features no additional logo in comparison to its earlier SM-P Promo counterpart. All Energy cards available as part of the campaign feature the store logo(s) from which they were distributed.
The SM Black Star Promo print was subsequently released in Japan as a SM-P Promotional card, and was 1 of 7 possible cards available in promotional packs awarded to participants of Pokémon Card Gym events during March, April, and May 2018. This print features the Pokémon Card Gym logo. Another SM-P Promotional version of this print, this time Holofoil with a different collection number, was available in the Tag Bolt Release Commemoration ÆON Limited Special Pack from December 7, 2018. This print has the ÆON logo in the bottom right corner of the artwork.
The Burning Shadows print was later reprinted in the French McDonald's Collection 2018 as both a Non Holofoil and a Reverse Confetti Holofoil.