Bulbasaur ‘Detective Pikachu’ Promo To Be Given Out at Retailers!

To celebrate the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie, Pokemon.com has announced a special Bulbasaur promo will be given out through an in-store event. It is SM198.

There will be a few more Detective Pikachu promo cards revealed over the next couple of days.

Pokemon did not announce any details about the promotion or which stores are participating. Perhaps they will provide information once all the promos are revealed.

Pokemon initially stated there would be 26 Detective Pikachu cards. There are 18 cards in the Detective Pikachu set, three Pokemon-GX in upcoming “case files” (Charizard, Greninja, Mewtwo), and two Detective Pikachu promos in upcoming products. This leaves one unrevealed Detective Pikachu card and two unknown promos.

The Detective Pikachu mini-set will release through various Detective Pikachu promo products starting April 5th in the U.S. and March 29th in some international countries.

Update (Tuesday): SM199 Psyduck has now been revealed!

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  1. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
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    This is awesome. I wish they would give out free cards more often, especially Black Star Promos
     
  2. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
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    Bulbasaur can see into your soul...
     
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  3. Luplayz The Master of bad Pokemon
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    I hope that these are given out normally at like gamestop or EB games or something bc ik target does these sometimes but i dont go to target a lot.
     
  4. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    Bulbasaur is now the early 2019 hype man.
     
  5. Animegamer420 Aspiring Trainer
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    I hope they start giving out ptcgo promo cards for events like this and mcdonalds and the cereal box cards
     
  6. Toxicolofett00 Aspiring Trainer
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    The last unrevealed card is going to be a supporter featuring tim
     
  7. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
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    I love a retailer promo - i like a promo to have a bit of a story behind it instead of the usual box, tin, blister, prerelease combo - just like the old days wizards knew how to do it
     
  8. Raven Zombie Dark/Ghost Trainer
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    probably GameStop... the guys said they were holding the extras from pokemon day for 'the next one'. Im like, next year? apparently, they have still been doing the promos for each card set, but ive seen no promotion for them. i think the last one i got was the Groudon.

    Also, i thought we didnt get the movie stuff till the 29th as well...
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2019
  9. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    There was a Suicune but it didn't see US release. Had to get mine from UK.
     
  10. Brian Kent Aspiring Trainer
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    I think it's great that they give out promos like that. If they opened it up to card and game shops where they actually host Leagues and Tournaments it would direct more people towards playing the TCG instead of creating amature collectors instead of stores where they don't support competitive play.
     
  11. SubApathy Team Rocket
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    Yaaa!! Toys R Us promos...

    Just kidding!
     
  12. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    That Psyduck reminds me of the Zombie Psyduck from Adventures... (shivers)
     
  13. Tytus Expanded Legend
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    Crazy already 200 promos wow.
     
  14. AshCo Payne-ful
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    Being at almost 200 promos already just goes to show how much they overproduce cards these days. What happened to the last few eras where it was actually feasible to complete sets without this much hassle?? They're going a tad too far and I really hope gen 8 fixes that.

    (EDIT: I just want to clarify, I know these sets arent the hardest thing to complete. They're nothing compared to Skyridge. I just feel like they're putting out way too much filler these days, i.e. the new full arts/hyper rares/gold items (ESPECIALLY). I just think the way they did it in the last few eras was perfect, with decently sized sets and a good number of memorable ultra rares. Nowadays it just feels like set inflation that could really be curbed if they didn't blow up everything with 3-4 unnecessary versions of ultra rare cards nobody wanted in the first place. Keep it simple. Keep it appealing. Tag teams are a step in the right direction but they had to bloat it with FAs/RRs.)

    Anyways, I do get a kick out of these detective pikachu cards, the weird look everything has is going to be really fun to have a set of.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2019
  15. TheVong BikaBika
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    psyduck looks like a chicken haha.

    bulba is cute as always
     
  16. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  17. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
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    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    WHAT IS THAT THING
     
  18. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
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    I hate dogs, especially pit bulls, so therefore I'm not a fan of this card.
     
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  19. Tytus Expanded Legend
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    That is quite possibly the ugliest dog I have ever seen. Besides this really fat and short barrel chihuahua i saw. ;)
     
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  20. Erlang Aspiring Trainer
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    what a cutie :3