Special Delivery Pikachu – Promo
Date Reviewed: June 4, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is horrible. 3 is average. 5 is great.
Special Delivery Pikachu (SW – Black Star Promos SWSH074) is one of the novelty promos cards that exist to commemorate something. Apparently, the Pokémon Center officially began operating in Canada… which I didn’t know wasn’t already a thing because I’ve never used the website and I’m not Canadian.
The name means this card does not count against any other version of Pikachu for the 4-Copy Rule, and that it doesn’t have any Evolutions available. Special Delivery Pikachu is a Basic, [L] Pokémon with 60 HP, [F] Weakness, no Resistance, Retreat Cost [C], and two attacks. Its first attack is “Happy Delivery”, priced at [C]: this attack lets you search your deck for an Item card and add it to your hand. As per usual, since it isn’t completely generic search, you have to reveal the Item card to your opponent. You also have to shuffle your deck afterward (again, SOP for the TCG). [LC] pays for the card’s second attack, “Electro Ball”, which does 30 damage.
This isn’t a competitive card, nor was it meant to be. Again, just a fun commemorative card, but I still thought we may as well take a look. However, if you insist on using it… this ain’t terrible. Happy Delivery does guarantee one specific Item from your deck to your hand at the cost of your attack for the turn. If your deck has a slow, slow start and you’re not worried about giving up a Prize or your opponent messing with your hand to undo your search… there you go. Special Delivery Pikachu has a few rivals for this extreme niche, with more in Expanded. I don’t think it will be the best option, but again, if you really want to use it, you can.
- Standard: 1/5
- Expanded: 1/5
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