The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors. GameSpot may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.
Pokemon Sword And Shield: Seven Free Pikachu Available Now, Here's How To Claim Them
Ahead of The Crown Tundra, Sword and Shield players can claim eight Pikachu wearing Ash's different caps; here are all the passwords revealed so far.
Pokemon Sword and Shield's Crown Tundra expansion is officially here. The DLC is now available to download around the world, and to celebrate its release, The Pokemon Company is giving away a special Pokemon to all Sword and Shield players: Ash's Pikachu. Or, more accurately, it's giving away eight Ash's Pikachu.
All month long, players will be able to claim eight special Pikachu, each of which is wearing one of the different caps that Ash 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.
These Pikachu will all be distributed via special passwords that will be gradually revealed across Pokemon's website and social media channels. Here are all the passwords that have been revealed so far:
- 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
To claim your free Pikachu, fire up your copy of Pokemon 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.
Beyond that, The Pokemon Company also reconfirmed that Pokemon Go compatibility is coming soon to Pokemon Home. The feature is due to arrive before the end of the year and will let you transfer Pokemon directly from Go to Home. You'll 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 Melmetal that's capable of Gigantamaxing via Mystery Gift in Pokemon Home.
Pokemon Sword And Shield News & Guides
GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.