A brand new Pokémon movie entitled Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You is set to release in Japanese theaters this summer. The movie is a retelling of the first season of the anime, highlighting some of the major events during Ash's time in the Indigo League. Of course, though Ash is the main character, it's his faithful partner in crime Pikachu who really steals the show. That's why, to celebrate the movie (which in turn celebrates the 20th anniversary of the anime), The Pokémon Company is giving away an Ash Pikachu as a preorder ticket bonus!

Fans who book their tickets ahead of time will receive a code which can be used within Pokémon Sun and Moon to redeem their Ash Pikachu. However, unlike most codes, the Pikachu you receive isn't set in stone; rather, it changes depending on when you redeem your code. There are 6 variants of this Pikachu, each coming in a standard Poké Ball and having the ability Static. The variants are available as follows:

  • Original Cap Pikachu — Level 1 with Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Thunder, and Agility
    • April 15th to May 1st
    • July 19th to July 31st
  • Hoenn Cap — Level 6 with Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Thunder, and Iron Tail
    • May 3rd to May 15th
    • August 2nd to August 14th
  • Sinnoh Cap — Level 10 with Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, and Volt Tackle
    • May 17th to May 29th
    • August 16th to August 28th
  • Unova Cap — Level 14 with Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, and Volt Tackle
    • May 31st to June 12th
    • August 30th to September 11th
  • Kalos Cap — Level 17 with Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail and Electro Ball
    • June 14th to June 26th
    • September 13th to September 25th
  • Alola Cap — Level 20 with the moves Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail and Electro Ball
    • June 28th to July 17th
    • September 27th to October 9th

In addition to a Pikachu, the code also gives you Pikashunium Z, allowing Ash Pikachu to use its Z-Move, "10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt." As is normal for codes, these are one-time use, meaning you can only get one Pikachu per code. You are allowed to use multiple codes if you have them, however, so it is possible to get all six if you're really dedicated!

Source: Serebii (1, 2)

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