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Pokémon Sword and Shield Sing Pikachu code: How to download Sing Pikachu explained

Finally - a Pikachu who can carry a tune!

Sing Pikachu is currently being distributed into Pokémon Sword and Shield via a Mystery Gift code to celebrate the release of P25 Music.

Unlike regular Pikachus, Sing Pikachu knows the normal-type attack, Sing. This attack puts your opponent's Pokémon to sleep and Pikachu can't learn it ordinarily, making Sing Pikachu a worthy ally.

Below you'll find the code required for Sing Pikachu, along with instructions on how to download it into Pokémon Sword and Shield.

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Pokémon Sword and Shield Sing Pikachu code explained

Below you can find the code required for downloading Sing Pikachu into Pokémon Sword and Shield:

  • Sing Pikachu code - P25MUS1C

Sing Pikachu will only be available till Thursday, 25th March. Once this day has passed you'll be unable to add this special Pikachu to your collection.

How to download Sing Pikachu in Pokémon Sword and Shield explained

Sing Pikachu can only be downloaded into Pokémon Sword and Shield through the code listed above being inputted into the Mystery Gift function.

Remember - you'll only have until Thursday, 25th March to download Sing Pikachu.

Take that Jigglypuff!

Make sure your Nintendo Switch is connected to the Internet before attempting to download Sing Pikachu or else you'll be stuck with the regular, tone deaf, Pikachus.

Below we've outlined the steps you'll need to complete to receive your very own Sing Pikachu:

  1. Turn on Pokémon Sword or Shield.
  2. Begin playing the game and open the X menu.
  3. From the X menu, select the option 'Mystery Gift'.
  4. Now, select the option 'Get a Mystery Gift'.
  5. Next, pick 'Get with Code / Password' to be connected to the Internet.
  6. Enter the code for Sing Pikachu.
Use Mystery Gift to download your Sing Pikachu!

Once the download is complete, you'll be able to find Sing Pikachu in your Storage Boxes or in your party if you have space. Don't forget to save your game either!

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Sing Pikachu moveset in Pokémon Sword and Shield explained

Sing Pikachu has been created for Pokémon Sword and Shield to celebrate the release of P25 Music.

P25 Music brings together a variety of musical artists all in the name of celebrating Pokémon twentieth-fifth anniversary, so it makes sense that Pikachu, the Pokémon mascot, gets to join in!

Sing Pikachu has a special moveset, which includes the following attack:

  • Sing (Normal-type)
  • Encore (Normal-type)
  • Celebrate (Normal-type)
  • Electro Ball (Electric-type)

Sing Pikachu will also be holding a Light Ball, which boosts the Attack and Special Attack stats of a Pikachu when held.

Have fun with Sing Pikachu!

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