To celebrate the upcoming release of The Crown Tundra, the second piece of DLC for Pokémon Sword and Shield, players can now get their hands on multiple versions of Ash’s Pikachu – a variant of the cuddly critter that’s wearing Ash Ketchum’s hat from the anime series.
All of Ash’s various hats from over the years – so that’s eight generations’ worth – will become available in due time, starting with the iconic hat from the very first season of the show. In a nice touch, they’ll also have ‘Ash’ as their original trainer in-game.
We’ll share all of the codes below as they’re revealed, so make sure to bookmark this page and keep checking back if you want to catch ’em all. As of 2nd October, three of the eight codes are available:
Ryan can list the first 151 Pokémon all in order off by heart – a feat he calls his ‘party trick’ despite being such an introvert that he’d never be found anywhere near a party. He’d much rather just have a night in with Mario Kart and a pizza, and we can’t say we blame him.
Already got these when they were distributed in Gen VII, but it’s nice for people who don’t have them.
Remember when they distributed these in Sun and Moon?You could only receive one of the five or six available Pikachu per save file, depending on when during the distribution period you redeemed the mystery gift.
Thank goodness they aren’t pulling that again and are just letting you get all eight without added hurdles like having a spare game cartridge you can wipe the save on multiple times.I actually got a shiny Wingull in the process of getting those Pikachu too.
Actual Sauce, this is a much better gift than the hidden ability mr mime to celebrate the Isle of Armor.
Opened Pokemon Sword, Downloaded Pikachu, Played one battle, Closed the game. The dull fights in this game really kill any excitement I have for Pokemon. And the way Pikachu jumps without moving a single muscle using the Iron Tail attack, really breaks immersion for me
I already had all of those, well except from Gen VIII obviously, when they got distributed in the past. The Gen VIII one is the only I care about therefore.
Wow! Love it, as well as Tundra DLC, maybe will be getting the DLC just to get those legendaries
Just went and watched it. Yeah, I still don’t think I’ll be buying it, and honestly I dont know if i’ll be playing any new games for a while. If you enjoy the current ones, that’s great, but the feeling i got (and still get) playing gens three through six just isnt there in the new games. Things like the wild area show that they definitely want to make things that please fans, and I honestly have hope that the games are going to start getting better again going foward, but right now I just dont enjoy the experience.
@Euler this is like how the legendaries (especially gens 4 through 6’s) are like gods that control entire aspects of nature yet every ten year has them in their game, except in this case every ten year old will have eight clones of another ten year old’s pikachu
w00t w00t. I had all of these on Sun, but I sadly no longer have my 3DS or any of my older systems or games
If the galar ash pikachu cant giantgantamax its not ashes pikachu. (sorry if I spelled some of this wrong)
‘Keep an eye out on twitter.com/playpokemon and the Pokemon Trainer Club e-mail newsetter for the rest of the codes. They will be distributed on the following dates: [29 September; and 2, 9, 16, 17, 23 and 30 October]’.
Note that I’ve edited the date formats for easier reading regardless of which side of the pond one is on. Other than that, however, that’s a direct quotation.
I’ve got all theses already but I’m not transferring everything to HOME cos I do replay the games and it’s nice to take shinys, exclusives etc along for the ride.
That’s awesome! I’m on vacation right now and didn’t bring Pokémon Sword, sadly. But when I get back on Friday, I’ll rush to pop the cartridge in and get these gifts!
Dang it, now I have to get the game. hopefully I can find a use copy
I had all the ones available in gen 6 but I’ll get them again with the new caps too
These are kind of neat but… also useless. I might get them but they’ll probably just end up in a box and never get used for anything.
And judging by all of these Pikachu, likely the little sparky rats as well. Just like how Babe was placed by many different piglets as they grow up so quickly.
@ummyeahnintendo I get what you mean, I love pokemon but the turn based mechanics are showing its age. Especially considering how the Anime portrays the battle and games like Pokken Tournament. I really hope they give it a Final Fantasy approach with a small reboot.
Just give me Kanto with Trainer Red with a Breath of the Wild Interpretation of that region with expanded story and side quests.
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