Pikachu (Paldea Evolved 62)

Pikachu  
ピカチュウ Pikachu
Lightning
PikachuSVPPromo88.jpg
SVP Promotional print
Illus. saino misaki
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Pikachu
Type Lightning
HP 70
weakness
Fighting×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
 
English expansion Paldea Evolved
Rarity Common
English card no. 062/193
Japanese expansion Clay Burst
Japanese rarity C
Japanese card no. 017/071
Japanese Deck Lightning Miraidon ex Start Deck
Japanese card no. 034/139
Expansion McDonald's Collection 2023
English card no. 006/015
Japanese expansion SV-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 074/SV-P
Japanese expansion Shiny Treasure ex
Japanese card no. 055/190
English expansion Paldean Fates
Rarity Shiny Rare
English card no. 131/091
Japanese expansion Shiny Treasure ex
Japanese rarity S
Japanese card no. 236/190
Expansion SVP Black Star Promos
English card no. 088
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 Paldea Evolved expansion.

Card text

  Growl
なきごえ
During your opponent's next turn, the Defending Pokémon's attacks do 20 less damage (before applying Weakness and Resistance).
   Pika Bolt
ピカボルト
30


Pokédex data

Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
0025 1'4" (0.4 m) 13.2 lbs. (6.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
When it is angered, it immediately discharges the energy stored in the pouches in its cheeks.
両頬には 電気を 溜めこむ 袋がある。 怒ると 溜めこんだ 電気を 一気に 放ってくる。


Release information

This card was included in the Paldea Evolved expansion with artwork by OKACHEKE, first released in the Japanese Clay Burst expansion. It was later reprinted in the Japanese Lightning Miraidon ex Start Deck and as a Confetti Holofoil in the English McDonald's Collection 2023. In Japan, it was reprinted again as an SV-P Promotional card as part of a collaboration with the NAKANO STYLING TANTO line of hair products. Eight original "NAKANO STYLING TANTO × Pokémon Card Game" branded hair products were released on August 1, 2023; each purchase includes a promo pack which contains one of 8 possible pairs of Pokémon and Basic Energy cards. These cards feature the "NAKANO STYLING TANTO" logo in the bottom right corner of the illustration.[1] A Mirage Holofoil version of this card, featuring a Pikachu jack-o'-lantern stamp in the bottom right corner of the artwork, was available in the Trick or Trade BOOster Bundle from September 1, 2023.

In Japan, this card was reprinted, alongside a new print with artwork by Yuu Nishida featuring the Shiny version of Pikachu, as part of the Shiny Treasure ex subset. The Shiny Treasure ex print was included in the Paldean Fates expansion.

A Full art illustration rare print featuring artwork by saino misaki was included as a SVP Black Star Promotional card in the Paldea Adventures Chest, released on March 1, 2024.

Gallery

Paldea Evolved print
Illus. OKACHEKE
Paldean Fates print
Illus. Yuu Nishida
SVP Promotional print
Illus. saino misaki
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

  • Excluding reprints, this card is the 200th distinct Pikachu card.

Origin

Growl is a move in the Pokémon games that Pikachu can learn. Pika Bolt is an attack that first appeared on Pikachu from EX Sandstorm. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Scarlet. Levincia is featured in the illustration.

References


  This article is part of Project TCG, a Bulbapedia project that aims to report on every aspect of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.