In September, Pokémon fans in North America had a one-week opportunity to collect a limited edition Pikachu wearing Ash Ketchum’s hat.
The promotion tied in with the theatrical run of Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, and those who missed their chance last month have be had no other opportunities to collect the unique electric Pokémon since. Now, the Pokémon Company has announced a brand new promotion in North America to help gamers finally catch Ash’s Pikachu in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.
If prospective trainers enter the mystery gift menu of the game and punch in the code PIKACHUM20, everyone’s favorite electric furball will make a permanent appearance on the player’s roster. Once the code is entered, players must simply talk to the delivery man in the Pokémon Center to obtain their hat-toting friend. The level 19 Pokémon comes with the moves Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, and Electro Ball. Gamers will have until November 23, 2017, to input the code and get their classic-capped Pikachu, which should be plenty of time for those who haven’t yet done so.
Of course, Ash’s hat is no stranger to evolution throughout the series. The classic hat up for grabs in this promotion is none other than Ash’s original cap, which the young Pokémon trainer wore during his adventures across the Kanto and Johto regions. This has made it perhaps the most recognizable of all his headwear, and a must-have for Pokémon fans who own either Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon.
It’s not currently known if players who were able to pick up Ash’s Pikachu during September and October’s promotional run will be able to utilize this code to grab themselves a second Pokemon chum, but there’s certainly no harm in trying. In any event, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are taking steps to make Pikachu even cuter, which is just about the opposite of what Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are doing with Mimikyu.
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are available now for the Nintendo 3DS.