First Pikachu Promo of the Sword & Shield Era!

A new Pikachu promo has been revealed from the Sword & Shield era. It features Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble in the artwork.

Pikachu – Lightning – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Iron Tail: 30x damage. Flip a coin until you get tails. This attack does 30 damage for each heads.

[L][C][C] Electro Ball: 60 damage.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

The promo was revealed on Japan’s 7-11 website. You can get it for preordering Sword or Shield from their online store.

I believe this is the first Pikachu card since the Diamond & Pearl era that doesn’t have a Resistance to Metal. Could this be a hint of new type changes coming?

The existence of this card also means full art cards will be returning to the Sword & Shield era. Not that there was any doubt.

Thanks goes to Tunu for the translation!

Update: Added a better image. It reveals the card is numbered #001/S-P.

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  1. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
    Grass-Type Farm Owner

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    Perhaps resistance will be made exclusive to evolution cards. Or maybe it's an effort to help Metal in the meta.
     
  2. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
    Poke_collector

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    One new promo that will never come the European shores
     
    Orias and Midnight like this.
  3. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer
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    Hope that promo will come to Europe. I sure want for my Pika collection :p
     
    Orias likes this.
  4. SableyeGuy Aspiring Trainer
    SableyeGuy

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    Give. Better come in America (Europe too! But I’m american.)
     
    Orias likes this.
  5. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer
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    Pikachu has been without Metal Resistance during the BW Era of the TCG, it was only in the XY Set that the Lightning types got their metal Resistance back. Maybe they are losing Metal Resistance again to help the Metal types become more useful (just like Lightning types will become more useful as evidenced by the fact that Sobble has Lightning Weakness instead of Grass Weakness).
     
  6. ShatterSt0rm Aspiring Trainer
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    How does one go about pre-ordering From Japan 7-11 without speaking the language and have it shipped to the US? My kiddo would love this card.
     
  7. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

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    Looks like the Japanese promo designation will be S-P for Swish? I guess I like that better than the English SWSH.
     
  8. Lord Charizard Aspiring Trainer
    Lord Charizard

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    I can't quite mag it enough to get its card #, :(
     
  9. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art

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    Wow! A new Pikachu promo!? Who saw that coming?
     
    RisingRaichuu likes this.
  10. Lechu v 2017 Pokemon connoisseur
    Lechu v 2017

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    Beautiful art
     
  11. McKendra9123 Trio Master: Dark, Poison & Fire Trainer
    McKendra9123

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    Interesting. Like what I'm seeing so far and looking forward to the English translation of it. Makes me wonder now if there are similar cards like that one for the other former Gens.