Update: The Pokémon Company has released a new trailer for this distribution. Check it out above!
Original: To commemorate the upcoming Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, you can get a special Pikachu in Pokémon Sun and Moon starting today, September 19th. This promotion is different from Pokémon distribution promotions in the past, however, in that there are six different Pikachu available—but you're only allowed to have one.
Each Pikachu features a different hat, each representing a region from the entire world of Pokémon; all of them are based on the hats that Ash Ketchum wore in the anime when journeying through these regions. Starting with the Kanto region today, and ending with the Alolan region on October 24th, players can redeem a special code available on the Pokémon website for the time period featuring the Pikachu they want.
Once a player redeems their code, however, they cannot redeem it again. This means that once you've chosen your Pikachu's hat, you're stuck with it. Choose wisely!
You can find the promotion schedule below:
- 9/19/17 – 9/25/17: Original hat (Kanto and Johto regions)
- 9/26/17 – 10/2/17: Hoenn region hat
- 10/3/17 – 10/9/17: Sinnoh region hat
- 10/10/17 – 10/16/17: Unova region hat
- 10/17/17 – 10/23/17: Kalos region hat
- 10/24/17 – 10/30/17: Alola region hat
The code you'll need is PIKACHU20. If you choose to redeem it today, you'll get a level 1 Pikachu wearing Ash's original hat, which comes with a Hardy nature and the ability Static. It will also come with the moves Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Thunder, and Agility.
Speaking of Pokémon promotions, don't forget to stop by GameStop next month to get a Marshadow for Pokémon Sun and Moon!
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! will be available in select theaters starting November 5th.