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Ash’s Pikachu Event Extended
Pokémon Sun and Moon is giving players a second chance to get Ash’s Pikachu in the game. If you haven’t heard about it, this particular Pokémon release serves as a promotional event for the franchise’s 20th movie release titled Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!
Previously, those who viewed the film were given a special QR code to obtain Ash’s Pikachu. The Pokémon’s hat design changes every week based on the anime series’ story progression. For Example, the original hat (the one Ash wore in the Kanto and Johto regions) lasted for only a week. It moved to another design (Ash’s Hoenn region hat) the succeeding week.
Unlocking Ash’s Pikachu (Current Method)
Ash’s Pikachu QR Code
To obtain Ash’s Pikachu this time around, players need to go to the Mystery Gift menu and input the code “PIKACHUM20” on a copy of Sun or Moon. You will see Pikachu on the menu wearing Ash’s iconic hat. The M20 hat is the last variation of Ash’s hat that Pikachu can wear and is a combination of the League Expo and Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon design.
Players who attend the screening of the “Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!” movie in Japan can obtain the QR Code that allows them to obtain Ash Cap Pikachu on Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon like the one detailed on the picture above.
The Delivery Man in Pikachu Valley
To claim Ash’s Pikachu, you need to travel to the Pikachu Valley located at “Route 4” on Akala Island. Look for the delivery man to receive the Pokemon. Make sure that you have space in your party, then save your game.
Obtaining Pikashunium Z
Pikashunium Z is a Z-Crystal specially made for Ash’s Pikachu. Once you let Ash’s Pikachu hold the Z-Crystal , it converts its regular Thunderbolt into a “10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt” Z-Move in battle. To obtain the Z-Crystal, look for a specific Pikachu on the farthest right area (in front a woman) in Pikachu Valley. Using this Z-Move definitely leaves your opponent “shocked” when you use it against them.
You will obtain a surfing Pikachu once you defeated all of the high scores of the four different Mantine Surf courses. Once you successfully defeat the high scored, you’ll be told to go to the Surfing Association Office that’s located in Heahea City. Once you speak to the man inside, he will then give you the Pikachu that is able to use the move Surf.
To know more about the Surfing Pikachu and Pikachu altogether, here are some useful links down below:
- Choosing your Gen 7 Starter Pokemon: Guide
- How to Effectively Catch a Wild Pokémon: Guide
- Pokémon Eggs, Breeding and Hatching: Guide
- Differences between Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: Database