This card was released as one of the SM Black Star Promos, available in the Tsareena-GX Box released on August 18, 2017. A Jumbo version was also included in the box. In Japan, it was released as one of the Japanese SM-P Promotional cards, awarded to those who accumulated 8 Play Points by participating in various events held as part of the 2017 Pokémon Card Festa. Eligible events included the Champion's League 2017 tournament, the One Day Battle, the Pokémon Biathlon, the Sylveon Girls Battle (present only at the Osaka venue and on the second day at the Chiba venue), the Shiftry Masters Battle (present only at the Aichi venue and on the first day at the Chiba venue), and the 3 on 3 Battle. 2 Play Points were awarded for participating in each of the eligible events. A further 10 Play Points were awarded to Junior and Senior League competitors who achieved 3 consecutive wins at the Premier Stage, and to Master League competitors who achieved 5 or more total wins. 2 Play Points were awarded for each win in the One Day Battle. 2 Play Points were awarded for an individual win in the Pokémon Biathlon, with a bonus 2 Play Points awarded to each player if a pair won both of their battles. 3 Play Points were awarded for an individual win in the 3 on 3 Battle, with a bonus 3 Play Points awarded if a team managed 3 consecutive wins.
Pokémon Card Festa 2017 was held at three locations across Japan: the Nagoya Trade & Industry Center, Nagoya on May 5, 2017; Makuhari Messe, Chiba on May 20 and 21, 2017; and Intex Osaka, Osaka on May 28, 2017. This card also features the Pokémon Card Festa 2017 logo on the artwork.
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