Pikachu (SWSH Promo 39)

ピカチュウ Pikachu
Illus. Hitoshi Ariga
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Pikachu
Type Lightning
HP 60
retreat cost
English expansion SWSH Black Star Promos
English card no. SWSH039
Japanese expansion S-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 024/S-P
Japanese expansion S-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 132/S-P
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 is one of the SWSH Black Star Promos.

Card text

  Tail Whip
Flip a coin. If heads, during your opponent's next turn, the Defending Pokémon can't attack.
    Pika Bolt

Pokédex data

Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'4" (0.4 m) 13.2 lbs. (6.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
Pikachu that can generate powerful electricity have cheek sacs that are extra soft and super stretchy.
つくる 電気が 強力な ピカチュウほど ほっぺの 袋は 軟らかく よく 伸びるぞ。

Release information

This card was released as a Cosmos Holofoil SWSH Black Star Promo and was available in the Darkness Ablaze Single Pack Blisters from August 14, 2020. In Japan, it was one of seven S-P Promotional cards available in Pokémon Card Gym Promo Card Pack 1, which was distributed at Pokémon Card Gym venues between December 6, 2019 and February 28, 2020. The Japanese print is numbered 024/S-P, is Non Holofoil, and features the Pokémon Card Gym logo.

A Sequin Holofoil variant of the SWSH Black Star Promo print was available in every General Mills 25th Anniversary Mini Pack, which was included in specially-branded cereals from February 27, 2021 in celebration of the franchise's 25th Anniversary. This print also features the 25th anniversary logo in the bottom left corner of the artwork. In Japan, another S-P Promotional print was released as part of the Lawson V Start Campaign, which began on August 28, 2020. Customers at participating Lawson stores who purchased at least three Pokémon TCG products in one transaction (including at least one V Starter Deck) would receive a special pack containing one of five possible cards.[1] The promotion ran for as long as stocks lasted. This print is numbered 132/S-P and lacks any additional logos.



Tail Whip 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 Sword.


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