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Pikachu  
ピカチュウ Pikachu
Lightning
PikachuXY42.jpg
XY print
Illus. MAHOU
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Pikachu
Type Lightning
Hit Points 60
weakness
Fighting×2
resistance
Metal-20
retreat cost
 
English expansion XY
Rarity Common
English card no. 42/146
Japanese expansion Collection X
Japanese rarity C
Japanese card no. 022/060
Expansion McDonald's Collection 2014
English card no. 5/12
Japanese Deck Kit M Master Deck Build Box Speed Style
Japanese card no. 011/049
Japanese expansion XY-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 206/XY-P
English expansion Generations
Rarity Common
English card no. 26/83
Japanese expansion BREAK Starter Pack
Japanese card no. 018/072
English expansion Generations
Rarity Rare Ultra
English card no. RC29/RC32
Japanese expansion PokéKyun Collection
Japanese rarity RR
Japanese card no. 010/032
Japanese expansion XY-P Promotional cards
Japanese expansion Premium Champion Pack
Japanese card no. 036/131
Japanese expansion XY-P Promotional cards
Japanese expansion The Best of XY
Japanese card no. 029/171
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Pikachu.

Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ Pikachu) is a Lightning-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the XY expansion.

Contents

Card text

Colorless Nuzzle
ほっぺすりすり
Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent's Active Pokémon is now Paralyzed.
ColorlessColorless Quick Attack
でんこうせっか
20+
Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 10 more damage.


Pokédex data (Regular prints)

Lightning
Lightning
Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'04" (0.4 m) 13.2 lbs. (6.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.
しっぽを たてて まわりの ようすを さぐっていると ときどき かみなりが しっぽに おちてくる。

Pokédex data (Full Art print)

Lightning
Lightning
Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'04" (0.4 m) 13.2 lbs. (6.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
A yellow body is proof of good health. If you touch its bright-red cheeks, you'll see its shining, smiling face!
黄色い体は 元気のしるし。 真っ赤なほっぺで あいさつすれば ピカピカえがおに 出会えるよ!

Pokédex data (collabo mignon XY-P Promotional print)

Lightning
Lightning
Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'04" (0.4 m) 13.2 lbs. (6.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
ピカチュウと にこるん お耳が 2コ1 テンアゲ〜♥♥きゅん♥

Release information

This card was included in the XY expansion, first released in the Japanese Collection X. Starting February 7, 2014, a limited release of an exclusive Cosmos Holofoil of the English print was given to attendees that went to see The LEGO Movie in North American theaters. In Europe, this print was released in a sampling pack available during the Spring 2014 Pokémon event distributions. It was later reprinted as an exclusive Confetti Holofoil in the English McDonald's Collection 2014. In Japan, it was reprinted in the M Master Deck Build Box Speed Style, released on August 7, 2015, as a Holofoil promotional card in both the Mega Charizard X and Mega Charizard Y Poncho-wearing Pikachu Special Boxes, released simultaneously on January 1, 2016, and again as a Mirror Reverse Holofoil card in the Premium Champion Pack. The promotional print also features the Pokémon Center logo in the bottom right corner of the artwork.

It was reprinted again in the English Generations expansion as both a Regular card and a Full Art card. The Regular print features artwork by Atsuko Nishida, while the Full Art print features artwork by Kagemaru Himeno, originating from the Japanese BREAK Starter Pack and PokéKyun Collection, respectively. A special Holofoil variant of the Generations Regular print with a Toys "R" Us stamp was made available during Pokémon Day, a special event held for children on February 27, 2016. In the United Kingdom, a Holofoil version of the Regular print, featuring the 20th Anniversary logo in the bottom right of the artwork, was given away at GAME stores from March 25, 2016 until supplies ran out. This print was also available at EB Games stores in Australia in September 2016 while supplies lasted. Customers who bought at least $20 of TCG products could receive either this card or Meowth.

This card was reprinted in Japan as an unnumbered XY-P Promotional card and was given to the first 13,000 visitors to collabo mignon, a purikura photo booth store in 109, Shibuya, Tokyo, which opened on March 12, 2016. The illustration features art by Mizue and an image of fashion model Nicole Fujita, who was involved with the collabo mignon launch campaign. This print also features the same Holofoil inset as cards from the PokéKyun Collection, the PokéKyun Collection set logo, and a handwritten message from Nicole Fujita, which reads daisuki Nicole. This print was also later available at locations hosting the Kamex Mega Battle throughout May 2016. It was given to people who took a photo at the PokéKyun♥ Photo Spot present at each venue.

An unnumbered XY-P Promotional Reverse Holofoil print was released in Japan with artwork by Mitsuhiro Arita. It was 1 of 2 cards awarded to players who accumulated 12 Play Points by participating in various events held as part of the 20th Anniversary Festa in 2016. Eligible events included the 20th Anniversary Battle, the Classic Battle, the Shōwa VS Heisei Battle, the Sylveon Girls Battle, the Shiftry Masters Battle, and the 3 on 3 Battle. 2 Play Points were awarded for participating in each of the eligible events. A further 6 Play Points were awarded to those who advanced to the Climax Stage in the 20th Anniversary Battle. 2 Play Points were awarded for each win in the Shōwa VS Heisei Battle, with a bonus 2 Play Points awarded to each member of the winning team at the end of the competition. 3 Play Points were awarded for an individual win in the 3 on 3 Battle, with a bonus 3 Play Points awarded if a team managed 3 consecutive wins. The 20th Anniversary Festa was held at Toki Messe, Niigata on October 10, 2016 and at the Nagoya Trade & Industry Center, Nagoya on October 23, 2016. This card also features the 20th Anniversary Festa event logo and Mitsuhiro Arita's signature in English.

During the Japanese Sun & Moon Era, the original Collection X print was reprinted in The Best of XY subset.

Gallery

PikachuXY42.jpg
XY print
Illus. MAHOU
PikachuGenerations26.jpg
Generations Regular print
Illus. Atsuko Nishida
PikachuGenerationsRC29.jpg
Generations Full Art print
Illus. Kagemaru Himeno
PikachuCollaboMignonXYPromo.jpg
collabo mignon XY-P Promotional
print
Illus. Mizue
Pikachu20AnniversaryFestaXYPromo.jpg
20th Anniversary Festa XY-P
Promotional print
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

Origin

Nuzzle and Quick Attack are both moves in the Pokémon games that Pikachu can learn. This card's Regular print Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon X.


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