This card was first released in Japan as a participation prize awarded to all 576 participants in the 1999 Tropical Mega Battle tournament. A further 10 copies were awarded through a lottery as part of Trainers Magazine Vol.3. This print and all subsequent prints feature Psyduck accompanied by other Pokémon; this particular one also features Jigglypuff. It was reprinted in Japanese with updated Generation II artwork by the same artist on e-card stock for the 2001 Tropical Mega Battle tournament. It was also released in English at the same event in the unofficial Tyranitar Half Deck, though it was named Tropical Breeze. This print features Cleffa, Smoochum, and the Tropical Mega Battle mascot Exeggutor.
The first official English version of the card was featured in the Nintendo Black Star Promos collection awarded to those who participated in Worlds 2004, with updated Generation III artwork by the same artist. The print features the Generation III starters. It was later reprinted with updated Generation IV artwork by the same artist as a DP Black Star Promo and given to participants at Worlds 2007. This print features the Generation IV starters.
It was reprinted for Worlds 2008 with artwork by the same artist and features Buneary, Pachirisu and Croagunk. This is perhaps a reference to their appearance in the anime, and again for Worlds 2009 with artwork by the same artist that features Bidoof, Weavile and Shaymin Sky Forme. Shaymin is perhaps a reference to Pokémon Platinum, whereas Weavile was the Pokémon available for download that year.
Since 2004, a nine-card commemorative collection has been given to participating players at the start of the tournament. The collection consists of seven prints of Tropical Wind in English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, along with two special cards featuring a themed design of the current World Championships; one advertising the forthcoming World Championship Decks and one advertising the date and venue for the following World Championships (except at Worlds 2004, which had the Pokémon Organized Play logo instead). Special stamped versions are also awarded to staff who helped oversee the event and to the top-ranking players in each division of the tournament.