This card was first released as one of the English XY Black Star Promos, available in the Hoenn Collection with artwork by sui. It was later reprinted in the Primal Clash expansion, first being released the Japanese Gaia Volcano expansion, with new artwork by the same artist. An exclusive Sheen Holofoil print of the English card was released as a preview card in the Collector Chest on November 14, 2014. This print features a copyright date of ©2014 appropriate to its release in this product, which remains on the print available in booster packs. The Black Star Promotional print was later released in Japan as one of three cards available in the Magma Gang VS Aqua Gang: Double Crisis Launch Commemoration Campaign. Starting January 30, 2015, patrons who purchased at least ¥600 worth of Pokémon Card Game merchandise at 7-Eleven stores received Torchic, until supplies were exhausted.
A Confetti Holofoil version of the Primal Clash print was reprinted as part of the McDonald's Collection 2015 and McDonald's Collection 2016. The XY Promotional print was then reprinted in the McDonald's Collection 2021 as both a Confetti Holo and a Non Holo.