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Eight Free Ash's Pikachu Still Available For Pokemon Sword And Shield [Last Chance]

Sword and Shield players can claim eight Pikachu wearing Ash's different caps for a limited time; here are all the passwords to get them.


Pokemon Sword and Shield's Crown Tundra DLC is now available, and to celebrate its release, The Pokemon Company is giving away a special Pokemon to all Sword and Shield players for a limited time: Ash's Pikachu. Or, more accurately, it's giving away eight Ash's Pikachu--but you'll need to act fast if you haven't claimed them yet, as they won't be available for much longer.

Until November 30, players can claim eight special Pikachu, each of which is wearing one of the different caps that Ash Ketchum donned throughout the Pokemon anime series. A similar promotion was held following the launch of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon back in 2018, so if you missed the Pikachu then, you'll have another chance to get them.

Ash cap Pikachu
Ash cap Pikachu

These Pikachu are all being distributed via passwords that have been shared across Pokemon's website and social media channels. Here are the passwords for all eight free Pikachu:

  • P1KACHUGET - Original Cap Pikachu
  • 1CH00SEY0U - Pokemon: I Choose You Cap Pikachu
  • P1KAADVANCE - Hoenn Cap Pikachu
  • V0LTTACKLEP1KA - Sinnoh Cap Pikachu
  • P1KABESTW1SH - Unova Cap Pikachu
  • KAL0SP1KA - Kalos Cap Pikachu
  • ULTRAP1KA - Alola Cap Pikachu
  • K1NPIKA1855 - World Cap Pikachu

To claim your free Pokemon, fire up your copy of Sword or Shield and follow these steps:

  • Open Mystery Gift from the game's menu screen
  • Select Get Gift with Code/Password
  • Follow the prompts to connect online
  • Input the passwords when prompted

The Crown Tundra DLC released on October 22, and it takes players to a new arctic area where they'll head up an expedition team. The area is home to a variety of returning Pokemon, including every Legendary from past games. The Crown Tundra also introduces a new co-op mode called Dynamax Adventures; these expeditions have you team with up to three other players to explore Raid dens together, battling the different Dynamax Pokemon you encounter along the way.

If you're diving into the Crown Tundra expansion and need some help investigating its many Legendary Pokemon, we've put together guides on how to reunite Calyrex with its loyal steed, how to catch Regieleki and Regidrago, and where to find Galarian Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. If you're new to Sword and Shield or have just bought an Expansion Pass, here's how to get to Crown Tundra and access the new content.

In other news, Pokemon Go compatibility has finally been added to Pokemon Home. Thanks to the new feature, you can now directly transfer Pokemon from Go to Home. You'll also get a few free gifts for doing so. First, you'll receive the Mystery Box in Pokemon Go, which is used to summon the Mythical Pokemon Meltan in the wild. On top of that, you'll get a rare Melmetal that's capable of Gigantamaxing via Mystery Gift in Pokemon Home.

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