27 September 2017 - 20:05

Ash's Hoenn Pikachu is now live in Pokémon Sun and Moon

Claim your Pikachu before it's too late.
Gaming Writer
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The upcoming 20th anniversary movie Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is headed to U.S. theaters in November. And in the meantime, Pokémon Sun and Moon players have a new Pikachu to download and store for their adventures. Ash's Hoenn Cap Pikachu is now live from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2.

Using the promotional code "PIKACHU20," Sun and Moon fans can download Ash's Pikachu from the Pokémon anime during his Pokémon Ruby, Emerald, and Sapphire years. Like Ash's original Pikachu, Hoenn Cap Pikachu has his own unique moveset, along with the Pikashunium Z-Crystal that allows Pikachu to learn 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt.


After inputting PIKACHU20, Ash's Hoenn Cap Pikachu can be picked up from a local Pokémon Center. Just remember, only one promotional Pikachu can be downloaded, and there's four more on the way. Here's the full list:

  • Sept. 19 to 25 — Ash's Original Cap Pikachu
  • Sept. 26 to Oct. 2 — Ash's Hoenn Cap Pikachu
  • Oct. 3 to 9 — Ash's Sinnoh Cap Pikachu
  • Oct. 10 to 16 — Ash's Unova Cap Pikachu
  • Oct. 17 to 23 — Ash's Kalos Cap Pikachu
  • Oct. 24 to 30 — Ash's Alola Cap Pikachu

Hoenn Cap Pikachu is available until Oct. 2, after which he's replaced by Ash's Sinnoh Cap Pikachu from the Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum years. The promotional run concludes with Ash's Alola Cap Pikachu on Oct. 30, after which Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! hits theaters from Nov. 5 to 6.

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