Each Pikachu is spotting a hat worn by Ash from the anime series and, if you download them, they can all be added to your Pokémon team!
Below you'll find our Ash Hat Pikachu code list and instructions on how to download the hatted Pikachus themselves.
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Ash Hat Pikachu in Pokémon Sword and Shield explained
The Ash Hat Pikachus in Pokémon Sword and Shield are a collection of special Pikachus which are being distributed to celebrate the release of The Crown Tundra DLC.
Each Pikachu wears one of Ash's, the main character from the anime series, hats (hence their name) and is downloaded via special Mystery Gift codes.
There will be eight Ash Hat Pikachus in total, with the ones currently available being:
- Original Cap Pikachu
- Partner Cap Pikachu
- Hoenn Cap Pikachu
- Sinnoh Cap Pikachu
- Unova Cap Pikachu
- Kalos Cap Pikachu
- Alola Cap Pikachu
- World Cap Pikachu
Luckily, you can download the Ash Hat Pikachus even if you haven't purchased the Expansion Pass for Pokémon Sword and Shield. You will, however, need to download each Pikachu before the codes expire on Monday 30th November.
It's also important to note that none of the Ash Hat Pikachus can evolve or be fed Max Soup to gain the ability to gigantamax.
Pokémon Sword and Shield Ash Hat Pikachu code list
Below you can find all the Ash Hat Pikachu Mystery Gift codes that have currently been released for Pokémon Sword and Shield:
- P1KACHUGET - Original Cap Pikachu
- 1CH00SEY0U - Partner Cap Pikachu
- P1KAADVANCE - Hoenn Cap Pikachu
- V0LTTACKLEP1KA - Sinnoh Cap Pikachu
- P1KABESTW1SH - Unova Cap Pikachu
- KAL0SP1KA - Kalos Cap Pikachu
- ULTRAP1KA - Alola Cap Pikachu
- K1NP1KA1855 - World Cap Pikachu
Just make sure you download all the Ash Hat Pikachus by Monday 30th November or else you won't be able to complete your collection.
With it finally in the wild, here's how to start the Crown Tundra DLC and our full Pokémon Crown Tundra walkthrough. Plus, here's how to catch Calyrex, Glastrier and Spectrier, the Regieleki and Regidrago puzzle solution and Regirock, Regice, Registeel locations, details on how to catch Legendary Birds Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres in the Crown Tundra, the Ultra Beasts and Necrozma adventure, Dynamax Adventures, including the legendries you can catch on these adventures, and the new Crown Tundra Pokédex and returning Pokémon explained. For Isle of Armor players, here's how to find the Slowpoke, where to find Max Mushroom locations, and how to get Kubfu, become best friends and evolve it, plus all Diglett locations too! For the base game, here's info on the ability to transfer Pokémon to Pokémon Home, the Wild Area, lists of all TM locations and TRs, all Galarian forms and finally our main Pokémon Sword and Shield walkthrough for the whole game.
How to download Ash Hat Pikachus in Pokémon Sword and Shield explained
The Ash Hat Pikachus can only be downloaded via codes inputted into the Mystery Gift function for Pokémon Sword and Shield; these codes are being distributed during the weeks before the release of The Crown Tundra DLC.
Once every code has been released, you'll have until Monday 30th November to download each Ash Hat Pikachu and complete your collection.
It's only possible to download each individual Ash Hat Pikachu once onto a single save file for Pokémon Sword or Shield. This means that, if you decide to start a new game, you must ensure that you've traded your Ash Hat Pikachu or stored them in Pokémon Home to avoid loosing them.
Before you attempt to download an Ash Hat Pikachu though, always ensure that your Nintendo Switch is connected to the Internet or you won't be getting any Pikachus at all.
Below we've outlined the steps you need to complete to receive each individual Ash Hat Pikachu:
- Turn on Pokémon Sword or Shield.
- Begin playing the game and open the X menu.
- From the X menu, select the option 'Mystery Gift.'
- Now, select the option for 'Get a Mystery Gift' from the new menu.
- Next, pick the option for 'Get with Code / Password' to be connected to the Internet.
- Enter the code for the Ash Hat Pikachu.
Always make sure you save your game after downloading the Ash Hat Pikachu!
Once the download is complete, you should be able to find the Ash Hat Pikachu in your Storage Boxes.
Good luck collecting every Ash Hat Pikachu!