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ライチュウ Raichu
Illus. Mizue
Evolution stage
Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Pikachu
Card name Raichu
Type Lightning
Hit Points 100
retreat cost
English expansion BW Black Star Promos
English card no. BW78
Japanese expansion BW-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 152/BW-P
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Raichu.

Raichu (Japanese: ライチュウ Raichu) is a Lightning-type Stage 1 Pokémon card. It was released as one of the Japanese BW-P Promotional cards. It was planned to be one of the English BW Black Star Promos, but it was never released.


Card text

LightningColorless Quick Attack
Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 20 more damage.
LightningColorlessColorless Thunder Blast
Discard an Energy attached to this Pokémon.

Pokédex data

Raichu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
026 2'07" (0.8 m) 66.1 lbs. (30.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
しっぽが アースの やくめをはたして でんきを じめんに にがすので じぶんじしんは しびれたりしない。

Release information

In Japan, this card was released as one of the BW-P Promotional cards and awarded to participants of the Pokémon Card Game Classroom deck building learning events held during May 2012. Those who had already participated in at least one session were awarded a Pikachu promotional card. Participants using that card in their deck in another session were awarded this card.

Pikachu and Raichu were planned to be released in the Plasma Freeze Three Pack Blisters, but due to the cancellation of an English Landorus Box, BW Promos Landorus and Druddigon were issued in the Blister Packs instead of Pikachu and Raichu. Because of this abrupt change in products, there was not enough time for this promotional card to be repurposed into a different promotional product and remains unissued.

On July 21, 2014, Poké updated their card database with images of all 101 BW Black Star Promos, releasing images of the two previously unknown promotional cards falling at BW77 and BW78. By the end of the night, however, the official site had removed any trace of the Pikachu and Raichu cards. They are still visible and available in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.



Quick Attack is a move in the Pokémon games that Raichu can learn. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Black and White.

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