Ash Hat Pikachu Arriving to Pokémon Sun/Moon

Currently only scheduled for Japan; fingers crossed!

ash hat pikachu

Heads up, Pokémon Sun and Moon players: Japan’s CoroCoro magazine has revealed that special “Ash Hat” Pikachus will be distributed alongside the upcoming movie (Pokémon the Movie 20: I Choose You!). Should you prebook your tickets, you’ll not only receive a serial code that grants you the Pikashumium Z Crystal–which allows Pikachu to perform the 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt Z-technique–but allows you to receive all six iterations of hats anime protagonist Ash wore during his adventures.

Much like the movie itself, these hats are meant to celebrate the Pokémon anime’s 20th anniversary. You can see the hats for yourself below:

ash hat pikachu

The Ash Hat Pikachus will be distributed during set time periods, which are listed as following:

Original Hat: April 15th to May 1st, then again from July 19th to July 31st.

Hoenn Hat: May 3rd to May 15th, then again from August 2nd to August 14th.

Sinnoh Hat: May 17th to May 29th, then again from August 16th through August 28th.

Unova: May 31st to June 12th, then again from August 30th through September 11th.

Kalos: June 14th to June 26th, then again from September 13th through September 25th.

Alola: June 28 to July 17th,. then again from September 27th through October 9th

Bear in mind, however, that this has only been announced for Japan. It’s unknown when these Ash Hat Pikachus will be made available in the West, if at all.

While this is the official announcement, these hats were leaked last fall when the games’ demo were datamined.

Will you be nabbing these adorable hats? Let us know in the comments below!

Anthony Pelone
Eating, breathing and living video games on a daily basis, Anthony is particularly fond of the Nintendo variety, but is by no means a console warrior. Somewhere in the midst of his obsession with cat pictures, he finds the time to pen about his favorite hobby. Having previously written for over three sites, Anthony remains dedicated to spreading the gospel of EarthBound.

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