Pokémon Go event Pokémon list: All costume Pokémon, including party hat Pokémon, flower crown Pokémon and every Pikachu costume explained

Everything you need to know about the special costume Pokémon in Pokemon Go. 

Event costume Pokémon in Pokémon Go are special versions of certain Pokémon, which can be caught wearing a costume. This can be anything from a party hat to a deerstalker to what we're meant to believe is a flower crown.

Event costume Pokémon are released as part of an in-game event, such as a Community Day or a tie in event for a holiday like Halloween.

Each event costume Pokémon is very collectable, especially since there are, like regular Pokémon, shiny versions of these special Pokémon.

On this page:

Pikachu event costumes in Pokémon Go

From a deerstalker to Ash's hat, Pikachu has, of course, has the widest variety of costumes in Pokémon Go.

A couple of these costumes, like Fragment Hat Pikachu, have only been available in one event, while others have photobombed pictures in GO Snapshot during specific events.

Below you'll find everything you need to know about the different costumes Pikachu has worn in Pokémon Go:

CostumeFirst Appearance
Santa HatHoliday 2016 Event (12th December to January 2017) - in the wild
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Party Hat (Purple)Pokémon Day 2017 (February to March 2017) - in the wild
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Ash Hat (Original Cap)First Anniversary Event (July 2017) - in the wild
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Witch HatHalloween 2017 (October to November 2017) - in the wild
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Summer HatSecond Anniversary Event (July 2018) - in the wild
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Fragment HatAvaliable between October 6th and October 7th 2018 in the wild
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Flower CrownPokémon Day 2019 (February 2019) - in the wild
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Detective HatDetective Pikachu Celebration (May 2019) - photobomb in GO Snapshot
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Straw HatKumamoto Prefecture Reconstruction Campaign (July 2019) - in the wild
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Mimikyu CostumeHalloween 2019 (October to November 2019) - in the wild
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Winter BeanieHoliday 2019 Event (December to January 2020) - in the wild
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Clone PikachuPokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - photobomb in GO Snapshot
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Party Hat (Red)Pokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - in the wild
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Libre PikachuReach a certain rank in the Go Battle League
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Flower Hat Pikachu Spring Event 2020 (April 2020) - in the wild
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Safari CapLiverpool Safari Zone (April 2020) - in the wild
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Charizard CapThrowback Challenge 2020: Kanto (May 2020) - in the wild
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Umbreon CapThrowback Challenge 2020: Johto (May 2020) - in the wild
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Rayquaza CapThrowback Challenge 2020: Hoenn (May 2020) - in the wild
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Lucario CapThrowback Challenge 2020: Sinnoh May 2020 - in the wild
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Flying PikachuGo Weekly Challenge: Skill (July 2020) - in the wild
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World Cap PikachuSpotlight Hour on Tuesday, 6th October
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Explorer PikachuSecrets of the Jungle (14th December to 21st December 2020) - in the wild
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Holiday PikachuHoliday 2020 Event (December 2020) - in the wild
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New Year's Hat Pikachu2021 New Year's Event (December 2020 to January 2021) - in the wild and from field research tasks
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Raichu event costumes in Pokémon Go

Just like Pikachu, there is a range of costume Raichu for you to collect in Pokémon Go.

You can't find these Raichu out in the wild though. Instead, you'll need to evolve one of your costumed Pikachu. This means it's always a good idea to catch at least of each costumed Pikachu if you plan on becoming a costume collector.

It costs 50 Pikachu candies to evolve a Pikachu into a Raichu.

Only Straw Hat, Party Hat (Red) and Mimikyu Pikachu are unable to evolve into Raichu.

Below you'll find all the information you need about the various costumed Raichu's in Pokémon Go:

CostumeHow to obtain
Santa Hat Evolve a Santa Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
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Party Hat (Purple) Evolve a Party Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
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Ash Hat Evolve an Ash Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
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Witch Hat Evolve a Witch Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
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Summer Hat Evolve a Summer Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
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Fragment Hat Evolve a Fragment Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
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Flower Crown Evolve a Flower Crown Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
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Detective Hat Evolve a Detective Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
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Winter Beanie Evolve a Winter Hat Beanie using 50 Pikachu candy
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World Cap Raichu Evolve a World Cap Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
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Original Cap Raichu Evolve a Original Cap Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
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New Year's Hat Raichu Evolve a New Year's Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
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Pichu event costumes in Pokémon Go

There is a good selection of costumed Pichus for you to collect in Pokémon Go.

Costumed Pichu can only be found in eggs that are collected during the event period they're connected to. This means that, if you hold onto one of these eggs, it's possible that you might hatch a Pichu outside of an event.

Typically Pichu can be found in 7km, but it's always a good idea to check the specifics of the event just in case they're appearing in additional egg pools. This will make your task of tracking down that special Pichu a lot easier.

Here are all the costumed Pichu's that are currently available:

CostumeFirst Appearance
Santa Hat Holiday 2016 Event (12th December to January 2017) - 5km eggs
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Party Hat (Purple) Pokémon Day 2018 (February 2018) - 2km eggs
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Ash Hat First Anniversary Event (July 2017) - 2km eggs
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Witch Hat Halloween 2017 (October to November 2017) - 2km eggs
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Sumer Hat Second Anniversary Event (July 2018) - 2km eggs
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Winter Beanie Holiday 2019 Event (December to January 2020) - 2km eggs
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Flower Crown Pichu Spring Event 2020 (April 2020) - 2km eggs from gifts
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New Year's Hat Pichu 2021 New Year's Event (December 2020 to January 2021) - 2km eggs
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Christmas event costumes in Pokémon Go

Every year Pokémon Go has a Christmas event as part of their end of year celebrations and, as part of this event, they release a collection of event costume Pokémon for a limited period.

Will you find yourself catching a Santa hat wearing Pikachu or a Stantler wearing a set of bells?

Below you'll find all the event costume Pokémon that have been released to celebrate Christmas in Pokémon Go:

CostumeFirst Appearance
Santa Hat Pikachu Holiday 2016 Event (12th December to January 2017) - in the wild
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Winter Beanie Pikachu Holiday 2019 Event (December to January 2020) - in the wild
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Santa Hat Raichu Evolve a Santa Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
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Winter Beanie Raichu Evolve a Winter Hat Beanie using 50 Pikachu candy
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Santa Hat Pichu Holiday 2016 Event (12th December to January 2017) - 5km eggs
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Winter Beanie Pichu Holiday 2019 Event (December to January 2020) - 2km eggs
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Stantler with Christmas Bells Holiday 2019 Event (December to January 2020) - two-star raids, 2km eggs and in the wild
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Holiday Pikachu Holiday 2020 Event (December 2020) - in the wild
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Holiday Delbird Holiday 2020 Event (December 2020) - in the wild
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Holiday Cubchoo Holiday 2020 Event (December 2020) - in the wild
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Fashion Week event Pokémon in Pokémon Go

The Fashion Week event in Pokémon Go occurred from Friday, 2nd October to Thursday, October 8th in 2020 and celebrated the collaboration between The Pokémon Company and Longchamp Paris.

Since this also happened to be at the start of Paris Fashion Week, Niantic released a number of special costumed Pokémon to go with the event. In keeping with the fashion theme, aside from one Pokémon, these special Fashion Week Pokémon have all come dressed in formal wear.

Below you'll find everything you need to know about the costumed Pokémon released during Fashion Week:

CostumeFirst Appearance
Bow Smoochum Fashion Week Event 2020 (October 2020) - limited research task reward and 7km eggs
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Top Hat Kirlia Fashion Week Event 2020 (October 2020) - in raids
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Top Hat Shinx Fashion Week Event 2020 (October 2020) - in raids
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Backwards Cap Croagunk Fashion Week Event 2020 (October 2020) - in the wild and from Go Snapshot
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Flower Crown Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Flower crowns in Pokémon Go are not flower crowns, they are flower hair clips; crowns encircle a head, not hoover awkwardly above the right eye. Notably, it's possible to evolve a flower crown Eeevee, which, if you're not using an eeveelution trick, will result in a random flower crown eeveelution.

The easiest way to ensure you get the eeveelution you desire is to use the Eevee evolution name trick. This, however, only works once, so, if you've already used it to add that specific eeveelution to your Pokédex, then you need to try another method.

If you're aiming for either an Espeon or Umbreon, then you'll need to walk with the Eevee you wish to evolve as your buddy for 10km. Once you've done this, evolving this specific Eevee during the day will reward you with an Espeon or, at night, an Umbreon.

For a Leafeon or Glaceon, it's time to use those special lures at your nearest PokéStop. Placing a Mossy Lure Module will allow you to evolve the Eevee into a Leafeon, while a Glacial Lure Module will transform it into a Glaceon.

Thank you to Denarnia from reddit for the Flower Crown Happiny screenshot.

Here are all the Pokémon in Pokémon Go that currently wear a flower crown:

CostumeFirst Appearance
Flower Crown PikachuPokémon Day 2019 (February 2019) - in the wild
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Flower Crown RaichuEvolve a Flower Crown Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
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Flower Crown EeveePokémon Day 2019 (February 2019) - in the wild
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Flower Crown VaporeonEvolve an Flower Crown Eevee using 25 Eevee candy
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Flower Crown JolteonEvolve an Flower Crown Eevee using 25 Eevee candy
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Flower Crown FlareonEvolve an Flower Crown Eevee using 25 Eevee candy
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Flower Crown EspeonEvolve an Flower Crown Eevee during the day after walking 10km with it as your buddy - costs 25 Eevee candy
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Flower Crown UmbreonEvolve an Flower Crown Eevee at night after walking 10km with it as your buddy - costs 25 Eevee candy
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Flower Crown LeafeonEvolve an Flower Crown Eevee in the radius of a Mossy Lure Module - costs 25 Eevee candy
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Flower Crown GlaceonEvolve an Flower Crown Eevee in the radius of a Glacial Lure Module - costs 25 Eevee candy
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Flower Crown PichuSpring Event 2020 (April 2020) - 2km eggs from gifts
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Flower Crown TogepiSpring Event 2020 (April 2020) - 2km eggs from gifts
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Flower Crown BunearySpring Event 2020 (April 2020) - in the wild
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Flower Crown HappinySpring Event 2021 (April 2021) - in 2km eggs
Credit to Denarnia from reddit
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Flower Crown ChanseySpring Event 2021 (April 2021) - in the wild, raids and research quests
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Flower Crown BlisseySpring Event 2021 (April 2021) - evolve a Flower Crown Chansey using 50 Chansey Candy
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Flower Crown SylveonGain 70 Buddy hearts with a Flower Crown Eevee and then evolve it using 25 Eevee Candy
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Halloween event costumes in Pokémon Go

When it comes to Halloween, Pokémon Go doesn't like to be left out of the celebrations; whether this means catching a Pikachu designed as a Mimikyu or a Squirtle wearing a top hat.

Below you'll find all the costume Pokémon that have been released to celebrate Halloween:

CostumeFirst Appearance
Shedinja-costumed Bulbasaur Halloween 2019 Event (October to November 2019) - one-star raids
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Cubone-costumed Charmander Halloween 2019 Event (October to November 2019) - one-star raids
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Yamask-costumed Squirtle Halloween 2019 Event (October to November 2019) - one-star raids
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Witch Hat Pikachu Halloween 2017 (October to November 2017) - in the wild
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Mimikyu Costume Pikachu Halloween 2019 (October to November 2019) - in the wild
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Witch Hat Raichu Evolve a Witch Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
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Witch Hat Pichu Halloween 2017 (October to November 2017) - 2km eggs
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Mega Banette Costume Gengar Halloween 2020 (October to November 2020) - five-star raids
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Litwick Hat Sableye Halloween 2020 (October to November 2020) - in the wild and eggs
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Kanto starters event costumes in Pokémon Go

Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle - the Kanto, and most well known, starter Pokémon in the franchise. Thanks to this special status, the Gen 1 starters have been given a number of special costumes in Pokémon Go.

For Squirtle this includes a pair of sunglasses, which is reference to the Squirtle Squad from the Pokémon anime.

The clone versions of the final evolutions for the Gen 1 starters - Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise - are a reference to Pokemon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back, in which these three Pokémon, among others, are cloned by Mewtwo.

Here are all the event costume Pokémon for the Kanto starters and everything you need to know about their first appearance in Pokémon Go:

CostumeFirst Appearance
Shedinja-costumed Bulbasaur Halloween 2019 Event (October to November 2019) - one-star raids
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Party Hat (Red) Bulbasaur Pokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - 7km eggs and one-star raids
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Clone Venusaur Pokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - four-star raids
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Pikachu Visor Bulbasaur Go Fest 2020 (25th to 26th July 2020)
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Cubone-costumed Charmander Halloween 2019 Event (October to November 2019) - one-star raids
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Party Hat (Red) Charmander Pokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - 7km eggs and one-star raids
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Clone Charizard Pokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - four-star raids
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Pikachu Visor Charmander Go Fest 2020 (25th to 26th July 2020)
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Sunglasses Squirtle Community Day - July 8th 2018 - found by completling research tasks 'Catch 5 Squirtle'
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Yamask-costumed Squirtle Halloween 2019 Event (October to November 2019) - one-star raids
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Party Hat (Red) Squirtle Pokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - 7km eggs and one-star raids
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Pikachu Visor Squirtle Go Fest 2020 (25th to 26th July 2020)
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Sunglasses Wartortle Evolve a Sunglasses Squirtle with 25 Squirtle Candy
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Sunglasses Blastoise Evolve a Sunglasses Wartortle with 100 Squirtle Candy
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Clone Blastoise Pokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - four-star raids
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New Year event costumes in Pokémon Go

During the arrival of the New Year, there's always a chance that a new costume Pokémon will be released in Pokémon Go.

In keeping with the spirit of the holiday, all of these costumes have a party feel to them, from hats to glasses.

Here are the event costume Pokémon that have been released in celebration of the New Year in Pokémon Go:

CostumeFirst Appearance
New Year's Hat Pikachu 2021 New Year's Event (December 2020 to January 2021) - in the wild and from field research tasks
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New Year's Hat Raichu Evolve a New Year's Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
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New Year Slowpoke 2021 New Yera's Event (Decemeber 2020 to January 2021 - in the wild, 2km eggs, field research tasks and raids
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New Year Slowbro Evolve a New Year Slowpoke using 50 Slowpoke candy
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New Year's Hat Pichu 2021 New Year's Event (December 2020 to January 2021) - 2km eggs
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Party hat Pokémon in Pokémon Go

If you have one event costume Pokémon in Pokémon Go, then there's a large chance that it happens to be wearing a party hat.

With over ten party hat Pokémon already released at the time of writing, and more on the way, the party hat is the most commonly occurring costume in Pokémon Go.

There are also a variety of party hat designs, including red with yellow spots and a mixture of dark and light purple.

Below you'll find every party hat Pokémon that has been released so far into Pokémon Go, along with their first appearance:

CostumeFirst Appearance
Party Hat (Red) BulbasaurPokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - 7km eggs and one-star raids
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Party Hat (Red) CharmanderPokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - 7km eggs and one-star raids
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Party Hat (Red) SquirtlePokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - 7km eggs and one-star raids
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Party Hat (Blue and green) RaticateAdventure Sync Hatchathon (January 2020) - two-star raids
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Party Hat (Purple) PikachuPokémon Day 2017 (February to March 2017) - in the wild
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Party Hat (Red) PikachuPokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - in the wild
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Party Hat (Purple) RaichuEvolve a Party Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
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Party Hat (Red) NidorinoPokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - two-star raids
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Party Hat (Red) GengarPokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - four-star raids
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Party Hat (Red) EeveePokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - in the wild
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Party Hat (Purple) PichuPokémon Day 2018 (February 2018) - 2km eggs
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Party Hat (Blue and green) WobbuffetAdventure Sync Hatchathon (January 2020) - two-star raids
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Party Hat (Blue and green) WurmpleAdventure Sync Hatchathon (January 2020) - 2km eggs
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To help you in the latest Community Day, discover the Gible evolution chart and Garchomp's best moveset, as well as every step in Just a Nibble. Elsewhere - the Season of Discovery is here! Current events, include Season 8 of the Go Battle League and the Galarian Ponyta timed research. Don't forget about the upcoming Go Fest 2021 in July! We've also recently seen a level cap increase - including the addition of XL Candy, boosts to some XP sources and the addition of Platinum Medals.


Pikachu Visor Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Pokémon wearing Pikachu visors first debuted in Pokémon Go during Go Fest 2020, which ran from Saturday 25th July to Sunday 26th July.

The Pikachu Visors these Pokémon wear share the same design as the ones typically given to Go Fest attendees.

Below you can find every Pokémon that has been given a Pikachu Visor so far in Pokémon Go, along with their first appearance:

CostumeFirst Appearance
Pikachu Visor Bulbasaur Go Fest 2020 (25th to 26th July 2020)
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Pikachu Visor Charmander Go Fest 2020 (25th to 26th July 2020)
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Pikachu Visor Squirtle Go Fest 2020 (25th to 26th July 2020)
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We'll update this page with new event costume Pokémon as they're released!

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