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Unova Cap Pikachu Is Available Now In Pokemon Sword & Shield

The next special Pikachu is available to claim in Pokemon Sword & Shield, as you can now download one wearing the hat from the Unova series of the Pokemon anime.

The Crown Tundra DLC for Pokemon Sword & Shield is only a week away. To promote the release of the DLC, The Pokemon Company is giving away special Pikachu that are wearing the caps worn by Ash in the Pokemon anime. These can be claimed through the Mystery Gift feature in the game. The first two Pikachu are available now and they are sporting Ash’s hat from the Kanto/Johto seasons, as well as the one he wears in the reboot movies/Journeys series of the anime.

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In order to claim the Unova Cap Pikachu, load up your save in Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield and go to the Mystery Gift menu. Select “Get a Mystery Gift”, then “Get with Code/Password”. The system will then need to connect to the Internet. Once it reaches the menu, type P1KABESTW1SH into the command prompt to receive the gift. The Unova Cap Pikachu will then appear in your party or in the Box. You have until November 30 to claim it. The release announcement can be seen in a post on the Serebii Twitter page.

The code refers to the fact that the Unova season of the anime was called Best Wishes in Japan. In the West, it was called Pokemon the Series: Black & White, which can now be seen on PokemonTV. This was the season where Ash traveled to Unova and started a new Pokemon journey. Ash would run afoul of Team Plasma, leading to a confrontation with the mysterious N.

Pikachu is due to receive more special Cap variants based on the different regions in the Pokemon world, including the Kalos Cap and Alolan Cap. Check back in with TheGamer to find out the codes for these exclusive Pokemon when they’re revealed.

The Crown Tundra DLC for Pokemon Sword & Shield will be released on October 22, 2020. The Unova Cap Pikachu can be claimed until November 30, 2020.

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