Your question: What’s the difference between red and yellow cheek Pikachu?

Is yellow or red cheeks Pikachu better?

The card was first printed with red cheeks as artist Mitsuhiro Arita had intended. However, Wizards of the Coast changed Pikachu’s cheeks to yellow in later print runs as others felt they better-complimented the yellow lightning bolts that Pikachu emits.

Is yellow cheek Pikachu rare?

What makes this card rare you ask? Well, this card is the Yellow Cheeks variant of the card. Pikachu was released with either yellow or red cheeks during the first edition and Shadowless releases of the Base Set, the split is around 50/50. The artwork is done by Mitsuhiro Arita.

What is a yellow cheek Pikachu worth?


Date Price Type
9/14/2021 $99.99 Auction
9/14/2021 $40.00 Auction
9/14/2021 $71.00 Auction
9/13/2021 $50.00 Auction

Is red cheeks Pikachu an error?

Pikachu: Red Cheeks Pikachu, both 1st edition, Shadowless, and the E3 promo prints are often regarded as errors, but this is not the case. The illustrator of the card, Mitsuhiro Arita, originally submitted the artwork of the Base Set Pikachu as having yellow cheeks.

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Is yellow cheeks or red cheeks Pikachu more valuable?

Most Valuable Common Card

You can only find the ‘Red Cheeks’ Variant in the 1st Edition Base Set and Shadowless Base Set and they typically sell for 2x the price of the Yellow Cheeks version and are considered more rare.

Why does Pikachu have yellow cheeks?

This card is popularly known as Yellow Cheeks Pikachu as a reference to the card’s artwork and to differ it from Pikachu card from the Jungle expansion. This name also appeared in some instruction manuals produced by Wizards of the Coast. The original Japanese version depicts Pikachu with yellow cheeks.

How much is a first edition red cheek Pikachu worth?

Pikachu 1st Edition-Red Cheeks Price

Price $8,500.00 USD
Market Rank #45
Market Cap $1,878,500 USD
Monthly Volume $0 USD
Yearly Volume $81,942 USD

How much is a 2016 yellow cheek Pikachu worth?

2016 XY Evolutions Pikachu Yellow Cheeks PSA 10 (Low Pop!)

Pikachu #35.

Price $102.50
Auction Type Auction
Lot Number 184660989628

How much is a first edition Pikachu?

Pikachu first edition Value: $0.99 – $895.00 | MAVIN.

How much is a secret rare flying Pikachu worth?

Flying Pikachu #110 Pokemon Evolutions

Sale Date ▲ ▼ Title ▲ ▼ ▲ ▼ Price
2021-08-27 2016 Pokemon XY Evolutions 110/108 Secret Rare Flying Pikachu PSA 8 $20.50
2021-08-21 2016 Pokemon XY Evolutions 110/108 Secret Rare Flying Pikachu PSA 8 $26.00
2021-08-04 2016 Pokemon XY Evolutions 110/108 Secret Rare Flying Pikachu PSA 8.5 $30.99

How much is a red cheek Pikachu worth?


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Grade Most Recent Price POP Higher
MINT 9 $829.00 230
NM – MT 8 $407.00 1004
NM 7 $318.00 1274
EX – MT 6 $450.00 1371

Why are Pikachu’s cheeks red?

After arriving on an island, Ash and co. soon discover that the Pokémon living there are entirely pink. This transition is attributed to the unique type of berry that grows on the island. After Pikachu takes a couple of bites of berry, his tail and cheeks turn temporarily pink.