Pikachu has multiple forms and Surfing Pikachu happens to be one of the more popular ones. From the old games, Surfing Pikachu only made a cameo appearance. However, in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon, players can get Surfing Pikachu any time they want. It’s not an event Pokemon so, all can keep calm and just follow the guide to get your favourite surfing electric mouse.
How to get Surfing Pikachu
Getting this Pokemon has two prerequisites:
- Being able to go to all four islands. Though, not necessarily finishing the game.
- Unlocking Mantine Surf and breaking the record.
As mentioned before, Mantine Surf is a mini-game that appears in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon. However, this is where it gets a little more tricky: players need to beat the record of the Mantine Surf and win first place in order to unlock the Pokemon.
Initial Record of Each Island
|Big Wave Beach||Heahea Beach||Ula’ula Beach||Poni Beach|
After beating the records of each island, the Pokemon will become available. Head then to Heahea City and into the surf shop. Once there, speak to the owner and you can get your Surfing Pikachu. However, I suggest you save your file here. Surfing Pikachu is not nature-locked or shiny locked, making it possible to get a variety of Pikachu‘s.
Players can also evolve this variant of Pikachu to get an Alolan Raichu that knows Surf which is quite beneficial. Considering that Pikachu is an electric type, having Surf as part of Pikachu‘s move set will definitely give an advantage over Ground Type Pokemon.