New Pokémon Card Revealed 25 Pikachu Drawn By 25 Famous Artists
To celebrate 25 years of Pokémon and its popular mascot, The Pokémon Company revealed special Pokémon trading cards commemorating all things Pikachu.
The 7 Pikachu cards are a part of the 25th Anniversary Collection set. Three cards are new versions of older Pikachu cards with updated art and abilities scaled to modern standard play. The cards are Flying Pikachu, Surfing Pikachu, and a renewed version of the very first Pikachu card drawn by its original artist Mitsuhiro Arita.
The four other cards are a part of the new V-Union mechanic revealed in June. get the four cards together to expose a striking explosion of the many different Pikachu over its 25-year history. Each of the 25 Pikachu was drawn by a different artist who’s served on the Pokémon TCG throughout its life, which includes the Mitsuhiro Arita and Pikachu’s original designer Atsuko Nishida.
It includes the 25th Anniversary Collection set are anniversary editions of other, non-Pikachu cards. A reissue of the first Charizard card will come with this set but will likely not be as expensive as the Charizard and other cards lighting up the Pokémon TCG speculation market.
Team Rocket and Pikachu fans alike will also have the special 25th Anniversary Promo Card Pack which includes even more Pikachu versions. These cards are not standard legal, which is a bad thing because I can think of no greater way to win a Pokémon game than by throwing a Birthday Pikachu down on my opponent.
The 25th Anniversary Collection set goes on sale on October 22 in Pokémon Centers in Japan. There is no word yet on if there will be a worldwide release of the cards.