This card was released as one of the SM Black Star Promos available in the Tapu Koko Figure Collection and Tapu Koko Box, first released in the Japanese Tapu Bulu-GX Enhanced Starter Set with artwork by kirisAki. It was reprinted as an SM-P Promotional card featuring the same artwork but with a Shiny version of Tapu Koko, made available as part of the Expansion Pack 5 Pack GET! Campaign, which began on March 17, 2017. For every five booster packs purchased in one transaction at participating stores, customers would receive a special pack containing 1 of 12 possible cards, 9 of which comprised standard Sun & Moon Era prints of the basic Energy cards. A Mirror Holofoil version of the Tapu Bulu-GX Enhanced Starter Set print was later included in the Japanese Facing a New Trial subset.
A new SM Black Star Promotional print with different artwork by the same artist was released in the Tapu Koko Pin Collection released June 2, 2017. A Holofoil SM-P Promotional version of the Tapu Bulu-GX Enhanced Starter Set print was available as part of the Pokémon Card Gym Summer Festa 2017, a campaign for elementary school students and below held at participating Pokémon Card Gym venues across Japan between July 15 and August 31, 2017. Participants and a friend or relative brought to a venue each received a copy of this card, which features the Summer Festa 2017 logo in the bottom right corner of the artwork. The Tapu Koko Pin Collection print was later available in Japan as two different SM-P Promotional cards. The first, numbered 127/SM-P, was given to participants of the 2018 Yokohama Champion's League, held at the Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama on September 3, 2017. This print features the Champion's League 2018 logo in the bottom right corner of the illustration. The second version is numbered 154/SM-P, and was included in the Welcome Kit players received upon entry into the 1st Certified Champion's League 2018 Tournament, held at the Sunshine City Convention Center in East Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo on November 26, 2017. This print features the Champion's League Certified Tournament logo in the bottom right corner of the illustration.