Surfing Pikachu (Wizards Promo 28)

Surfing Pikachu LV.13
なみのりピカチュウ Surfing Pikachu
Lightning
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Wizards Black Star Promo print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Surfing Pikachu
Type Lightning
HP 50
weakness
Fighting×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
 
English expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 28
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB set Promotional Card
Card GB ID P07
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 ID P15
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB set Promotional Card
Card GB ID P08
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 ID P16
Japanese expansion Pokémon Web
Japanese rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 025/048
English expansion Rising Rivals
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 114/111
Japanese expansion Bonds to the End of Time
Japanese rarity Ultra-Rare Rare
Japanese card no. 089/090
English expansion Evolutions
Rarity Rare Secret
English card no. 111/108
Japanese expansion XY-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 264/XY-P
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Pikachu.

Surfing Pikachu (Japanese: なみのりピカチュウ Surfing Pikachu) is a Lightning-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as one of the Wizards Black Star Promos.

Card text

   Surf
なみのり
30


Pokédex data (Wizards Promo print)

Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'4" (0.4 m) 13 lbs. (6 kg)
Pokédex entry
One summer, a group of Pikachus was found riding the waves at the local beach.
ある夏休み。波の高い海岸で、なみのりをしているピカチュウが発見された。


Pokédex data (Rising Rivals print)

Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'04" (0.4 m) 13.2 lbs. (6.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
One summer, a group of Pikachu was found riding the waves at the local beach.
ある なつやすみ。なみの たかい かいがんで、なみのりを している ピカチュウが はっけん された。


Pokédex data (Evolutions print)

Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
025 1'04" (0.4 m) 13.2 lbs. (6.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
One summer, a group of Pikachu was found riding the waves at the local beach.
ある夏休み。波の高い海岸で なみのりをしているピカチュウが発見された。


Release information

This card was as a Wizards Black Star Promo released through the Pokémon League in August 2001. In Japan, it was first available as an Unnumbered Promotional card on a two-card insert alongside Imakuni? in the September 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comic, released on August 15, 1997. A mail-in prize draw offering another copy of the Japanese print was published in the December 1998 issue of CoroCoro Comic, released on November 15, 1998. People wishing to enter the prize draw were required to affix the application ticket on the bottom left of the article page to a postcard and send it to Shogakukan. Two thousand winners were sent a set of five cards mounted on two plain sheets: Surfing Pikachu and Flying Pikachu on one; Jynx, Cubone, and Farfetch'd on the other. The two Japanese prints are on glossy card stock.

It was reprinted with slightly different artwork in Japan as another Unnumbered Promotional card and was available through the JR East Pokémon Stamp Rally, which ran between August 9 and 17, 1997 on the Yamanote Line. People taking part had two days to collect stamps from each station on the line in special stamp books. 100,000 reserve tickets were available to book between July 27 and August 8, 1997. Participants that managed to collect 10 stamps were given a Pokémon Trainer Certificate. Participants that managed to collect all 30 stamps were given a two-card set that included the variant Surfing Pikachu and Mew. This variant is commonly known as the Mt. Fuji Surfing Pikachu in reference to the background illustration, and is printed on regular card stock.

A French version of the Wizards Black Star Promo print was included in the Pikachu World Collection, available to purchase exclusively at Pokémon Park 2000 held at Sydney University, Sydney, Australia from September 12 to October 4, 2000. This print features a gold foil Pikachu tail stamp opposite the Black Star Promo symbol.

It was later reprinted in the Japanese Pokémon Web expansion and again as a retro card in the Rising Rivals expansion, originating from the Japanese Bonds to the End of Time expansion. It was reprinted again in the Evolutions expansion featuring the same artwork as the original print and an updated card template reminiscent of the Original Series layout. In Japan, it was available as a XY-P Promotional card in the 20th Anniversary Special Pack: M Slowbro-EX + Surfing Pikachu, released on September 16, 2016.

Gallery

Wizards Black Star Promo print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
Unnumbered Promotional print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
Pokémon Web print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
Rising Rivals print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
Evolutions print
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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In the video games

GB1 Promotional Card sprite (P07)
GB2 Promotion Card sprite (P15)
Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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GB1 Promotional Card sprite (P08)
GB2 Promotion Card sprite (P16)
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Diamond & Pearl print
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Trivia

  • The two Japanese Unnumbered Promotional prints have clauses under the card name stating "This card cannot evolve into Raichu."
  • Although the plural form of any Pokémon's name is the same as the singular form, the Pokédex entry on the Wizards Black Star Promo print states "Pikachus" as opposed to "Pikachu." This is also seen on many cards from the Team Rocket expansion. This error was corrected on subsequent prints.

Origin

Surf is a move in the Pokémon games, though Pikachu cannot learn it under normal conditions. Surfing Pikachu have appeared in other Pokémon media since the release of this card.


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