Update: As a quick reminder, this is your last weekend to enter all of the Ash's Pikachu codes below into Pokémon Sword and Shield. The codes remain valid until 30th November.
To celebrate The Crown Tundra, the second piece of DLC for Pokémon Sword and Shield, players can now get their hands on multiple versions of Ash's Pikachu – a variant of the cuddly critter that's wearing Ash Ketchum's hat from the anime series.
All of Ash's various hats from over the years – so that's eight generations' worth – are available in-game, starting with the iconic hat from the very first season of the show. In a nice touch, they also have 'Ash' as their original trainer in-game.
You have until 30th November 2020 to enter each of these passwords into your copy of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield.
|Name||Code||The Adorable Pikachu You'll Get|
|Pikachu (Sinnoh Cap)||V0LTTACKLEP1KA|
|Pikachu (Unova Cap)||P1KABESTW1SH|
If you need help, here's how to use the codes above:
- Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
- Select Mystery Gift on the X menu.
- Select Get a Mystery Gift.
- Select Get with Code/Password to connect to the internet.
- Enter your password.
- Watch as the gift arrives in your game. (Pokémon will appear in your party or your Pokémon Boxes.)
- Be sure to save your game.
Woop woop 👍 Nice to get with the original hat!
Already got these when they were distributed in Gen VII, but it's nice for people who don't have them.
This is god tier DLC.
I wonder if you can get it to Gigantamax if you give it Max Soup...
that is really cool! ill be sure to get it
Remember when they distributed these in Sun and Moon?
You could only receive one of the five or six available Pikachu per save file, depending on when during the distribution period you redeemed the mystery gift.
Thank goodness they aren't pulling that again and are just letting you get all eight without added hurdles like having a spare game cartridge you can wipe the save on multiple times.
I actually got a shiny Wingull in the process of getting those Pikachu too.
Use Electric attack!!!
Opened Pokemon Sword, Downloaded Pikachu, Played one battle, Closed the game. The dull fights in this game really kill any excitement I have for Pokemon. And the way Pikachu jumps without moving a single muscle using the Iron Tail attack, really breaks immersion for me
I already had all of those, well except from Gen VIII obviously, when they got distributed in the past. The Gen VIII one is the only I care about therefore.
Wow! Love it, as well as Tundra DLC, maybe will be getting the DLC just to get those legendaries
What happened to Ash then? Are they implying that he’s dead?
@Euler At the end of the TV series he turns into a Pikachu
Got this in gen 7 going to get tis to.
I DLC just for that reason again...
Thanks, got it
Oh shoot i forgot there was a pokemon video today
Just went and watched it. Yeah, I still don't think I'll be buying it, and honestly I dont know if i'll be playing any new games for a while. If you enjoy the current ones, that's great, but the feeling i got (and still get) playing gens three through six just isnt there in the new games. Things like the wild area show that they definitely want to make things that please fans, and I honestly have hope that the games are going to start getting better again going foward, but right now I just dont enjoy the experience.
@Euler this is like how the legendaries (especially gens 4 through 6's) are like gods that control entire aspects of nature yet every ten year has them in their game, except in this case every ten year old will have eight clones of another ten year old's pikachu
If the galar ash pikachu cant giantgantamax its not ashes pikachu. (sorry if I spelled some of this wrong)
@Northwind same here dude (sigh)
I’ve got all theses already but I’m not transferring everything to HOME cos I do replay the games and it’s nice to take shinys, exclusives etc along for the ride.
Got mine! Thanks for the tip!
@ianl579 The Galar hat one is what you don't have yet.
Dang it, now I have to get the game. hopefully I can find a use copy
Cubone wears the skull of its deceased mother so....
Oh my god
I had all the ones available in gen 6 but I'll get them again with the new caps too
These are kind of neat but... also useless. I might get them but they'll probably just end up in a box and never get used for anything.
@Chlocean : They replace Ash with a new 10 year old every year.
And judging by all of these Pikachu, likely the little sparky rats as well. Just like how Babe was placed by many different piglets as they grow up so quickly.
@ummyeahnintendo I get what you mean, I love pokemon but the turn based mechanics are showing its age. Especially considering how the Anime portrays the battle and games like Pokken Tournament. I really hope they give it a Final Fantasy approach with a small reboot.
Just give me Kanto with Trainer Red with a Breath of the Wild Interpretation of that region with expanded story and side quests.
@Silly_G They replaced Ash and this is all that remains
@thesilverbrick sadly no gigantimax capabilities
@pranavszn Good to know. Thanks for checking.
@sanderev You can't just say that!!!
...you have to put it inside the "spoiler" tag. Not everyone has watched the episode where Charizard eats the deceased Ash's entrails yet.
Yaay! Who needs Pokèmon home when you get free vodes xD (seriously l would still use it if l feel like it)
I haven't played the game in ages. so it felt weird getting back on and just there to get free pikachus but somehow l still remember the controls.
@everyone that bought this game, is it really really good? your rating from 1 to 10?
Im having doubts to buy this game, and do they have the first generation Pokémon in it?
@The-Chosen-one It's Pokémon. I don't know if you've played a Pokémon game before. It has the basic tenets of a Pokémon game. Beyond that, I would rate it as my least favorite games of the series. I personally feel the games were rushed and uninspired. The story was amongst the lamest the series has produced. Most of the characters are forgettable. I think the towns and cities were bland with maybe one or two exceptions. There were some gameplay choices that were obviously made for accessibility and I get it. But I also think those choices could have been included, while not at the exclusion of choices for veteran gamers.
On the plus side, I think this is one of the better and stronger generations of Pokémon themselves. Some really fun and creative designs. Along those lines, some really great regional variants of older Pokémon.
I also think the Wild Area was a nice (if not entirely realized) addition to the franchise and hope it returns in the future.
If I had to give this gen of games a rating, personally it would be a 7 out of 10. The DLC (so far) has really added to the experience. It was fun and also brought back some Pokémon
I share this as probably one of the biggest Pokémon fans on the planet. And just to clarify, I'm not burnt out or growing weary of the series. Just pointing out how I feel about this particular set of games and hoping the next gen is a big improvement
Wow thanks for the reply, i was a fan when it arrived on the gameboy, and played pokemon on the N64 but thats about it. Thats why i have some doubts, im a big rpg fan thats why i thought mmm maybe pokemon sword/shield.
Thanks for the reply tho, helped alot.
Kalos Cap just announced:
I’ve been playing since Blue and though it’s not the very best in the series I’d still give it 10/10.
Ah thanks for the answer will buy it next month.
Is the DLC worth it?
The content for the first DLC was a couple hours story/battling with a new Pokémon accompanying you. It also included a sizeable free roaming area where Pokémon not available in the base game could be caught.
Second one looks like more of the same.
I thought of it as end game content so I’m thinking maybe wait until you’ve completed the main story until you get the DLC.
A big part of the Pokémon experience for me is the online 2v2 battling and the DLC has some quality of life stuff that helps with creating a competitive team.
Hope all that makes sense. 😊
@ummyeahnintendo you try programming multiple attacks for hundreds of pokemon and having them all different and fit on a cart. That's right, it's impossible.
@The-Chosen-one as a life long pokemon fan I must disagree and state that this is the best the series has to offer. Fun characters, good story, and catching and battling has never been more fun.
@Sanangelo89 breath of the wild would actually be bad for the series as it would drastically reduce the number of pokemon and moves available in game. It would also make the world unbelievable and unrealistic.
@DarylT, That is OK because I want it to be a reboot with a BOTW like of the first few regions in the rebooted games. Like I said a Red and Blue remake with same trainers from (fire) red and (leaf) green, same gyms and basic story is the same but with more lore, experienced through side quests etc.
And why would a different battle mechanic be 'bad' for the series. There are more people who want that. Also you logic around 'realism' doesn't make sense either. What is so realistic about monsters just standing there passively receiving hit after blow and vice versa. And where I started to get tired is when I was playing XY on my 3DS, I was battling a Eevee which was asleep, I did a thunderbilt attack with a Pikachu but Eevee could still avoid it!? Like how!!! 😡😡😡. That was the moment I wanted them to change it to a more active play style that when a pokemon is asleep it literally can't move to avoid my attacks😤
@DarylT sigh. It is not impossible. And every game that is worked on there are set expectations set at the beginning of a project. If they couldn't bother to give animations to hundreds of pokemon, they could have cut the amount of pokemon in the game. What they did was knowingly ship a game where when some pokemon attack, they literally do not animate and just bounce in place. Stop making excuses for Game Freak.
@ummyeahnintendo team feel you, 😂. The battle mechanics definitely deserve the FF7Remake treatment.
@ummyeahnintendo imnot making excuses, just dispelling the idiotic slander perpetrated by people who do not know how video games and animations work. If you want that you can have 20 pokemon in the game because it takes time and space to animate all of that.
@Sanangelo89 realistic as in the real world has roads and grass, not open areas that you just walk to from one town to another.
If you actually look at Breath of the wild you can see that most of the processing is going into the environment. That is why the amount of enemies you encounter is very few and the enemy variety is small.
If you also remove the turn based battling, you would also have to remove the ability to learn different attacks and to level up your pokemon. It would be far to difficult to program and animate.
If you wish them to do that then maybe a side game but not a main entry.
Thanks for the reply!
@DarylT it's not impossible, it just takes time. And with a BOTW like region it's not that i want it to play exactly like BOTW but more in the sense of scaling the world and how you travel from city to city and town to town. The Pokemon world should feel a bit more like in the Anime but then with a BOTW like feel. The battle mechanics should be more like FF7Remake and that will take most time for all pokemon, but i see that as the next level for Game freak.
@DarylT Its not idiotic slander, its constructive criticism. And any artist or game developer should be able to handle criticism
@ummyeahnintendo it is not constructive criticism. If you all dont know what you are talking about then it is just slander. That's why no videogame maker agreed with any if the criticism.
@Sanangelo89 but the world would be so empty and lifeless then. Honestly think about how many times you see anyone when you travel through hyrule. It isn't very often.
@The-Chosen-one no problem
Just one Pika left. Loving these little guys!
It seems you can never run from pikachu..
Can at least one of them gigantamax?
Still waiting for all eight to be available first. Not terribly keen on booting up the games sixteen times (or thereabouts) to get all the Pikachu variants.
@The-Chosen-one solid 8. Great game not the best pokemon game out there but overall is just how I would have wanted pokemon to make the jump to home consoles with the wild area and other fun additions. Totally worth the money for replayability.
This looks like a cool addition. I'm not 100% sure which one I'll pick yet, though.
As of today, the 8th code is now available.
You've got until November 30th to claim these.
@J-Ster I’m not 100%, but I’m pretty sure you can get 1 of each
@Bon_Kurei @J-Ster you can get all of them. I have all 8.
Got 'em all. Thank you kindly.
Finally! I wasn't bothered booting up the games 16 times.
@Silly_G 16 times?
You can download all 8.
Create new profiles and send multiples of them to Home.
I Have all 8 you can download it
You used to have a little now you have 8.
@AZD1222 : Sword + Shield.
@Silly_G i got two switches so managed to get 16 from one copy of sword
@Kreko The codes are available until november 30th
I just need kal01ka and k1ngp1ka1899
I really like it when Nintendo does stuff like this. Just wish they do it more often.
@Mr_Persona Uhhhh well, congrats on remembering the controls in a Pokémon game? It's pretty complicated.
@HXLXIII I can tell your sarcasm. There is no need for that.
@DarylT That actually makes me wonder how giving commands to a Pokemon would work in a BotW-style game. Maybe something like Ni no Kuni?
A part of that game is leveling up little monsters who act as party members in battle, and I still get a bit confused by it, (since I've only watched an LP and the sequel, which I've played, doesn't have them) but you have to give them commands in real time while they otherwise just act on their own.
Or maybe it would really just have to be like in the wild area, where everything is a super neat and polished open world, but entering battle takes you to the typical pokemon "back to the camera with-turn-based commands" mode.
As far as everything else goes, it'd probably be like the Crown Tundra wild area with how there's a town in it and all that.
Honestly, though, an open world Pokemon just needs to connect the regions together in a way that makes the world feel more realized? Like to just expand on what G/S/C/HG/SS's post game did. It doesn't need to be a proper open world, it's more about having that ultimate Pokemon experience where you can go wherever in addition to things like pokemon following/amie/camp. Maybe even travel companions to be more like the anime, either you can customize random NPCs, or you could choose out of the characters you've befriended along the way. There can be lots of little scenes like when you're riding the train with Hop. <3
Maybe you choose what region you want to start in, then you can get on a ship halfway through your gym challenge to go to a new region? Like what Ash does in the anime- If you look at the pokemap, the regions up to Sinnoh can all fit nicely into Japan, and places like Unova/Alola/etc probably also have counterparts, probably. Maybe they've stopped doing that recently, I'm not sure.
...Pft. Sorry for the big comment out of nowhere.
@lizabey while that sounds quite lovely it's unrealistic. To run something of that size would require a powerful CPU, much more than the switch is capable off.
Fat Pikachu? No?
@ZeldaFanboy78 that's already in the game
@Eel : A full-time fat Pikachu would be nice though.
@lizabey : Considering that Nintendo/Game Freak didn't even give us ONE full region in the base game for Sword/Shield, I think we can safely rule out any hypothetical "all regions" games happening.
again...l already got all of them for 3 of my profiles. now l gotta renter them again for my sister.
Wow how long did it take
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