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How to get each special hat Pikachu in Pokemon Sword Shield

Published: 29/Sep/2020 17:34 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 15:58

by Paul Cot


Special hat Pikachu is coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield! Here are the variants that are available and how to get them.

“To celebrate the release of the Crown Tundra, some special Pikachu are on their way to you,” The Pokemon Company President, Tsunekazu Ishihara, revealed on the September 29 Pokemon livestream.

You’ll be able to find Ash’s Pikachu wearing eight different caps! To get them you’ll need special passwords that will soon be revealed in various places. However, the first special hat Pikachu is available now.

Original Hat Pikachu Code
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The code for the original hat Pikachu was revealed in the September 29 Pokemon livestream…


The type of hats and the code required to get them are as follows:

  • Original (Ash Hat) Pikachu: P1KACHUGET
  • Partner Cap Pikachu: 1CH00SEY0U
  • Hoenn Cap (October 2nd): P1KAADVANCE
  • Sinnoh Cap (October 9th): V0LTTACKLEP1KA
  • Unvoa Cap (October 16th): P1KABESTW1SH
  • Kalos Cap (October 18th): KAL0SP1KA
  • Alola Cap (October 23rd): TBA
  • World Cap (October 30th): TBA

This list will be updated as and when additional special hat Pikachus become available. We will also let you know about any codes that expire.

How to get special hat Pikachu

To enter these codes, firstly, make sure your Nintendo Switch is connected to the internet. Then, open up the main menu and select the Mystery Gift option, “Get a Mystery Gift” and then “Get with Code/Password”.

You can then watch the gift as it makes its way to you. Your Pikachu can be found in either your party or Pokemon Box on your PC.

To get these Pikachu you do not need to have purchased the Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. One of each of these Pikachu is available per file save.

It is also worth noting that these particular Pikachu cannot evolve, so there won’t be any Raichu running around the Galar region donning Ash’s hat!


Exclusive Pokemon list for Crown Tundra: Sword v Shield

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:05

by James Busby


Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra Expansion Pass is finally out, bringing with it both new and returning fan-favorite Pokemon. Here’s all the version exclusive Pokemon for both Sword and Shield. 

While the frozen lands of Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra expansion are home to plenty of new Pokemon, there are also a number of iconic ‘mons that have returned. However, there are a few Pokemon that are only available in each version. This can make completing your Pokedex a little tricky, especially if you don’t have a copy of both games. Fortunately, you can catch each version exclusive and simply trade with other trainers. 

The addition of Dynamax Adventures allows trainers to encounter previous generation Pokemon and even catch version exclusive Legendaries. While the Sword and Shield’s base game cut a lot of iconic Pokemon from its roster, this expansion features plenty of familiar faces. If you want to know which Crown Tundra Pokemon are exclusive to both Sword and Shield, then check out our guide below.

Exclusive Crown Tundra Pokemon for Sword

Sword Exclusives
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Pokemon Sword trainers can catch the likes of Xerneas, Tornadusm, and Groudon.

The most notable entries here are Xerneas, Ho-Oh, Groudon, Tornadus, Dialga, Latios, Reshiram, and Solgaleo. All of these rare Pokemon can be found in the Crown Tundra if you have Pokemon Sword. Even Omanyte, the first-gen fossil type Pokemon can be found here. 

  • Bagon
  • Dialga
  • Groudon
  • Ho-Oh
  • Latios
  • Omanyte
  • Omastar
  • Reshiram
  • Shelgon
  • Salamence
  • Solgaleo
  • Tornadus
  • Xerneas

Exclusive Crown Tundra Pokemon for Shield

Shield exclusives
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Pokemon Shield trainers can catch the likes of Yveltal, Thundurus, and Kyogre.

The most notable entries found in Shield are, Kyogre, Lugia, Palkia, Latias, Thundurus, Zekrom, Yveltal, and Lunala. If you happen to have any of these Legendary Pokemon already, then you could trade with a fellow Sword player to grab one of their exclusive ‘mons.

Unlike the Sword version, those with Pokemon Shield will get access to the Gen one fossil Pokemon, Kabuto. 

  • Gible
  • Gabite
  • Garchomp
  • Kabuto
  • Kabutops
  • Kyogre
  • Lunala
  • Lugia
  • Latias
  • Palkia
  • Thundurus
  • Yveltal
  • Zekrom

So, there you have it! That’s all the version exclusive Pokemon that are present in Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra expansion. If you’re looking for more Pokemon news and updates, head over to @PokemonSwordNS for all the latest information.