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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 in Pokémon Go, 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.

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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
Party Hat (Purple)Pokémon Day 2017 (February to March 2017) - in the wild
Ash Hat (Original Cap)First Anniversary Event (July 2017) - in the wild
Witch HatHalloween 2017 (October to November 2017) - in the wild
Summer HatSecond Anniversary Event (July 2018) - in the wild
Fragment HatAvaliable between October 6th and October 7th 2018 in the wild
Flower CrownPokémon Day 2019 (February 2019) - in the wild
Detective HatDetective Pikachu Celebration (May 2019) - photobomb in GO Snapshot
Straw HatKumamoto Prefecture Reconstruction Campaign (July 2019) - in the wild
Mimikyu CostumeHalloween 2019 (October to November 2019) - in the wild
Winter BeanieHoliday 2019 Event (December to January 2020) - in the wild
Clone PikachuPokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - photobomb in GO Snapshot
Party Hat (Red)Pokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - in the wild
Libre PikachuReach a certain rank in the Go Battle League
Flower Hat Pikachu Spring Event 2020 (April 2020) - in the wild
Safari CapLiverpool Safari Zone (April 2020) - in the wild
Charizard CapThrowback Challenge 2020: Kanto (May 2020) - in the wild
Umbreon CapThrowback Challenge 2020: Johto (May 2020) - in the wild
Rayquaza CapThrowback Challenge 2020: Hoenn (May 2020) - in the wild
Lucario CapThrowback Challenge 2020: Sinnoh May 2020 - in the wild
Flying PikachuGo Weekly Challenge: Skill (July 2020) - in the wild
World Cap PikachuSpotlight Hour on Tuesday, 6th October
Explorer PikachuSecrets of the Jungle (14th December to 21st December 2020) - in the wild
Holiday PikachuHoliday 2020 Event (December 2020) - in the wild
New Year's Hat Pikachu2021 New Year's Event (December 2020 to January 2021) - in the wild and from field research tasks
Okinawan Kariyushi Shirt PikachuRelease postponed - was due to be available in Okinawa, Japan on July 22nd, 2021
Flying Fifth Anniversary PikachuFifth Anniversary Event (July 2021) - in the wild or one-star raids
Meloetta hat PikachuGo Fest 2021 (July 2021) - in the wild
Pop Star PikachuGo Fest 2021 (July 2021) - depends on choice in The Melody Pokémon, which includes appearance in snapshots
Rock Star Pikachu Go Fest 2021 (July 2021) - depends on choice in The Melody Pokémon, which includes appearance in snapshots
Halloween Mischief PikachuHalloween 2021 (October 2021) - in the wild and field research tasks
Gracidea Flower PikachyGo Fest 2022 (June 2022) - In the wild and one-star raids

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 HatEvolve a Santa Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
Party Hat (Purple)Evolve a Party Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
Ash HatEvolve an Ash Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
Witch HatEvolve a Witch Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
Summer HatEvolve a Summer Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
Fragment HatEvolve a Fragment Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
Flower CrownEvolve a Flower Crown Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
Detective HatEvolve a Detective Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
Winter BeanieEvolve a Winter Hat Beanie using 50 Pikachu candy
World Cap RaichuEvolve a World Cap Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
Original Cap RaichuEvolve a Original Cap Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
New Year's Hat RaichuEvolve a New Year's Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy

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 HatHoliday 2016 Event (12th December to January 2017) - 5km eggs
Party Hat (Purple)Pokémon Day 2018 (February 2018) - 2km eggs
Ash HatFirst Anniversary Event (July 2017) - 2km eggs
Witch HatHalloween 2017 (October to November 2017) - 2km eggs
Sumer HatSecond Anniversary Event (July 2018) - 2km eggs
Winter Beanie Holiday 2019 Event (December to January 2020) - 2km eggs
Flower Crown PichuSpring Event 2020 (April 2020) - 2km eggs from gifts
New Year's Hat Pichu2021 New Year's Event (December 2020 to January 2021) - 2km eggs

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 PikachuHoliday 2016 Event (12th December to January 2017) - in the wild
Winter Beanie PikachuHoliday 2019 Event (December to January 2020) - in the wild
Santa Hat RaichuEvolve a Santa Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
Winter Beanie RaichuEvolve a Winter Hat Beanie using 50 Pikachu candy
Santa Hat PichuHoliday 2016 Event (12th December to January 2017) - 5km eggs
Winter Beanie PichuHoliday 2019 Event (December to January 2020) - 2km eggs
Stantler with Christmas BellsHoliday 2019 Event (December to January 2020) - two-star raids, 2km eggs and in the wild
Holiday PikachuHoliday 2020 Event (December 2020) - in the wild
Holiday DelbirdHoliday 2020 Event (December 2020) - in the wild
Holiday CubchooHoliday 2020 Event (December 2020) - in the wild
Holiday SphealHoliday 2021 Event (December 2021) - in the wild, one-star raids and field research tasks
Holiday GlaceonHoliday 2021 Event (December 2021) - three-star raids

Fashion Week event Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Fashion Week is a reoccurring event in Pokémon Go; first happening in October 2020 to celebrate the collaboration between The Pokémon Company and Longchamp Paris, with the second event happening in September 2021.

In keeping with these events, various Pokémon wearing fashionable costumes can be found throughout these events - from a formal wear look to Shinx to an artist vibe for Sneasel.

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

CostumeFirst Appearance
Bow SmoochumFashion Week Event 2020 (October 2020) - limited research task reward and 7km eggs
Top Hat KirliaFashion Week Event 2020 (October 2020) - in raids
Top Hat ShinxFashion Week Event 2020 (October 2020) - in raids
Backwards Cap CroagunkFashion Week Event 2020 (October 2020) - in the wild and from Go Snapshot
Fashionable ButterfreeFashion Week 2021 - in the wild, raids and from the Fashion Week research quest
Fashionable SneaselFashion Week 2021 - in the wild, raids and from the Fashion Week research quest
Fashion BlitzleFashion Week 2021 - in the wild, raids and from the Fashion Week research quest

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
Flower Crown RaichuEvolve a Flower Crown Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
Flower Crown EeveePokémon Day 2019 (February 2019) - in the wild
Flower Crown VaporeonEvolve an Flower Crown Eevee using 25 Eevee candy
Flower Crown JolteonEvolve an Flower Crown Eevee using 25 Eevee candy
Flower Crown FlareonEvolve an Flower Crown Eevee using 25 Eevee candy
Flower Crown EspeonEvolve an Flower Crown Eevee during the day after walking 10km with it as your buddy - costs 25 Eevee candy
Flower Crown UmbreonEvolve an Flower Crown Eevee at night after walking 10km with it as your buddy - costs 25 Eevee candy
Flower Crown LeafeonEvolve an Flower Crown Eevee in the radius of a Mossy Lure Module - costs 25 Eevee candy
Flower Crown GlaceonEvolve an Flower Crown Eevee in the radius of a Glacial Lure Module - costs 25 Eevee candy
Flower Crown PichuSpring Event 2020 (April 2020) - 2km eggs from gifts
Flower Crown TogepiSpring Event 2020 (April 2020) - 2km eggs from gifts
Flower Crown BunearySpring Event 2020 (April 2020) - in the wild
Flower Crown HappinySpring Event 2021 (April 2021) - in 2km eggs

Credit to Denarnia from reddit
Flower Crown ChanseySpring Event 2021 (April 2021) - in the wild, raids and research quests
Flower Crown BlisseySpring Event 2021 (April 2021) - evolve a Flower Crown Chansey using 50 Chansey Candy
Flower Crown SylveonGain 70 Buddy hearts with a Flower Crown Eevee and then evolve it using 25 Eevee Candy
Flower Crown TogeticSpring into Spring (April 2022) - In the wild, complete Collection Challenge and evolve Flower Crown Togepi with 25 Candy
Flower Crown TogekissSpring into Spring (April 2022) - Evolve Flower Crown Togetic with 100 Candy and a Sinnoh Stone
Flower Crown LopunnySpring into Spring (April 2022) - Evolve Flower Crown Buneary with 50 Candy

Go Fest 2021 event costumes in Pokémon Go

Go Fest 2021 in Pokémon Go occurred on Saturday, 17th July and Sunday, 18th July and was part of the game's fifth anniversary celebrations.

Since this event saw the first appearance of Meloetta in Pokémon Go, Niantic released a number of Pokémon wearing hats inspired by the mythical Pokémon. In keeping with the music theme, players could choose between Pop Star Pikachu and Rock Star Pikachu as part of the event's special research quest.

Below you can find all of the costume Pokémon released during Go Fest 2021:

CostumeFirst Appearance
Meloetta hat PikachuGo Fest 2021 (July 2021) - in the wild
Pop Star PikachuGo Fest 2021 (July 2021) - depends on choice in The Melody Pokémon, which includes appearance in snapshots
Rock Star Pikachu Go Fest 2021 (July 2021) - depends on choice in The Melody Pokémon, which includes appearance in snapshots
Meloetta hat GardevoirGo Fest 2021 (July 2021) - depends on choice in The Melody Pokémon, which includes appearance in snapshots
Meloetta hat FlygonGo Fest 2021 (July 2021) - depends on choice in The Melody Pokémon, which includes appearance in snapshots
Meloetta hat Galarian PonytaGo Fest 2021 (July 2021) - in one-star raids and depends on choice in The Melody Pokémon
Meloetta hat Galarian ZigzagoonGo Fest 2021 (July 2021) - in one star raids and depends on choice in The Melody Pokémon

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 BulbasaurHalloween 2019 Event (October to November 2019) - one-star raids
Cubone-costumed CharmanderHalloween 2019 Event (October to November 2019) - one-star raids
Yamask-costumed SquirtleHalloween 2019 Event (October to November 2019) - one-star raids
Witch Hat PikachuHalloween 2017 (October to November 2017) - in the wild
Mimikyu Costume PikachuHalloween 2019 (October to November 2019) - in the wild
Witch Hat RaichuEvolve a Witch Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
Witch Hat PichuHalloween 2017 (October to November 2017) - 2km eggs
Mega Banette Costume GengarHalloween 2020 (October to November 2020) - five-star raids
Litwick Hat SableyeHalloween 2020 (October to November 2020) - in the wild and eggs
Halloween Mischief PikachuHalloween 2021 (October 2021) - in the wild and field research tasks
Halloween Mischief PiplupHalloween 2021 (October 2021) - in the wild and field research tasks
Halloween Mischief DrifblimHalloween 2021 (October 2021) - in three-star raids, field research tasks and Go Battle League reward

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 BulbasaurHalloween 2019 Event (October to November 2019) - one-star raids
Party Hat (Red) BulbasaurPokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - 7km eggs and one-star raids
Clone VenusaurPokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - four-star raids
Pikachu Visor BulbasaurGo Fest 2020 (25th to 26th July 2020)
Cubone-costumed CharmanderHalloween 2019 Event (October to November 2019) - one-star raids
Party Hat (Red) CharmanderPokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - 7km eggs and one-star raids
Clone CharizardPokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - four-star raids
Pikachu Visor CharmanderGo Fest 2020 (25th to 26th July 2020)
Sunglasses SquirtleCommunity Day - July 8th 2018 - found by completling research tasks 'Catch 5 Squirtle'
Yamask-costumed SquirtleHalloween 2019 Event (October to November 2019) - one-star raids
Party Hat (Red) SquirtlePokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - 7km eggs and one-star raids
Pikachu Visor SquirtleGo Fest 2020 (25th to 26th July 2020)
Sunglasses WartortleEvolve a Sunglasses Squirtle with 25 Squirtle Candy
Sunglasses BlastoiseEvolve a Sunglasses Wartortle with 100 Squirtle Candy
Clone BlastoisePokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - four-star raids

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 Pikachu2020 New Year's Event (December 2020 to January 2021) - in the wild and from field research tasks
New Year's Hat RaichuEvolve a New Year's Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
New Year Slowpoke2020 New Year's Event (Decemeber 2020 to January 2021 - in the wild, 2km eggs, field research tasks and raids
New Year SlowbroEvolve a New Year Slowpoke using 50 Slowpoke candy
New Year's Hat Pichu2020 New Year's Event (December 2020 to January 2021) - 2km eggs
New Year's Hat Hoothoot2021 New Year's Event (December 2021 to January 2022) - In the wild, one-star raids, 7km eggs and field research
2022 Glasses SlowkingEvolve a New Year's Slowpoke using 50 Slowpoke Candy and a King's Rock

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
Party Hat (Red) CharmanderPokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - 7km eggs and one-star raids
Party Hat (Red) SquirtlePokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - 7km eggs and one-star raids
Party Hat (Blue and green) RaticateAdventure Sync Hatchathon (January 2020) - two-star raids
Party Hat (Purple) PikachuPokémon Day 2017 (February to March 2017) - in the wild
Party Hat (Red) PikachuPokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - in the wild
Party Hat (Purple) RaichuEvolve a Party Hat Pikachu using 50 Pikachu candy
Party Hat (Red) NidorinoPokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - two-star raids
Party Hat (Red) GengarPokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - four-star raids
Party Hat (Red) EeveePokémon Day 2020 (February to March 2020) - in the wild
Party Hat (Purple) PichuPokémon Day 2018 (February 2018) - 2km eggs
Party Hat (Blue and green) WobbuffetAdventure Sync Hatchathon (January 2020) - two-star raids
Party Hat (Blue and green) WurmpleAdventure Sync Hatchathon (January 2020) - 2km eggs

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 BulbasaurGo Fest 2020 (25th to 26th July 2020)
Pikachu Visor CharmanderGo Fest 2020 (25th to 26th July 2020)
Pikachu Visor SquirtleGo Fest 2020 (25th to 26th July 2020)

Lucas and Dawn hat Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Gen 4 starter Pokémon wearing Lucas and Dawn hats debuted in Pokémon Go during the BD and SP event, which ran from Tuesday, November 16th to Sunday, November 21st to celebrate the arrival of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Nintendo Switch.

All three starters - Chimchar, Piplup and Turtwig - could wear either hat during the event.

Below you can find every Pokémon that has been given a Lucas and Dawn hat so far in Pokémon Go, along with their first appearance:

CostumeFirst Appearance
Turtwig wearing Lucas's hatBD and SP event (16th to 21st November 2021)
Chimchar wearing Luca's hatBD and SP event (16th to 21st November 2021)
Piplup wearing Luca's hatBD and SP event (16th to 21st November 2021)
Turtwig wearing Dawn's hatBD and SP event (16th to 21st November 2021)
Chimchar wearing Dawn's hatBD and SP event (16th to 21st November 2021)
Piplup wearing Dawn's hatBD and SP event (16th to 21st November 2021)

New to the game is a long overdue Mega Evolution update, which has arrived alongside the A Mega Moment research. May 2022 is closing with the Alola to Alola event and special research quest, which has four different sets of challenges for you to choose from. Currently both the Ultra League and Element Cup are running in the Go Battle League. Elsewhere, we've recently seen the release of more Gen 7 Pokémon as part of the Season of Alola. The first details surrounding Go Fest 2022 have also been announced, including the event date.


Regional costume Pokémon in Pokémon Go

On Sunday, 20th June 2021, Niantic announced that Okinawan Kariyushi shirt Pikachu would be the first regional costume Pokémon in Pokémon Go, being only available to trainers in Okinawa in Japan.

Regional costume Pokémon work in exactly the same way as regionally exclusive Pokémon like Corsola - they will only be available in specific regions around the world and, if you want to collect them all, you either need to travel to this location or trade for one with a trainer who has.

Here are all the regional costume Pokémon which have been released so far:

CostumeFirst Appearance
Okinawan Kariyushi Shirt PikachuReleased on 22nd July 2021 - only available in Okinawa, Japan

Water Festival costume Pokémon in Pokémon Go

The 2022 Water Festival in Pokémon Go introduced this event's first dedicated costume Pokémon, which, at the time of writing, has only been available during this specific event.

Here are the Water Festival costume Pokémon released so far:

CostumeFirst Appearance
Lapras wearing a scarfWater Festival 2022 (May 2022) - Three-star raids, event field research tasks and Water Festival: Catch Challenge research

We'll update this page with new event costume Pokémon as they're released!

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