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Pikachu in a cap (Japanese: キャップをかぶったピカチュウ Pikachu wearing a cap) or Cap Pikachu are collective terms referring to the eight event male Pikachu variants based on Ash's Pikachu, wearing the hats Ash has worn throughout the anime's history. The first six were introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon and were distributed to celebrate the Pokémon anime's twentieth anniversary and movie, I Choose You!. A seventh Cap Pikachu, Partner Cap Pikachu, debuted in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Pikachu in a cap are not present in the coding of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, despite being based on a Generation I Pokémon. They are, however, obtainable in Pokémon Sword and Shield alongside an eighth variant which debuted in the Version 1.2.0 update. World Cap Pikachu was released at the tail end of a new set of distributions to celebrate the anime's timeslot move to Friday nights in Japan and the release of The Crown Tundra in October 2020.

Original Cap
Pikachu
025Pikachu-Original.png
 Electric 
Hoenn Cap
Pikachu
025Pikachu-Hoenn.png
 Electric 
Sinnoh Cap
Pikachu
025Pikachu-Sinnoh.png
 Electric 
Unova Cap
Pikachu
025Pikachu-Unova.png
 Electric 
Kalos Cap
Pikachu
025Pikachu-Kalos.png
 Electric 
Alola Cap
Pikachu
025Pikachu-Alola.png
 Electric 
Partner Cap
Pikachu
025Pikachu-Partner.png
 Electric 
World Cap
Pikachu
025Pikachu-World.png
 Electric 

The term "Pikachu in a cap" is derived from the in-game description of Pikashunium Z in Pokémon Sun and Moon. It is not used in any other form of promotional media.

Contents

In the core series games

Like Ash's Pikachu, these Pikachu are always male and cannot evolve. In Generation VII, Cap Pikachu cannot use Catastropika, even if they hold Pikanium Z and know Volt Tackle, however, they have access to the exclusive Z-Crystal, Pikashunium Z, and its Z-Move, 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt. In Generation VIII, Cap Pikachu cannot be given Gigantamax Factors with Max Soup - despite Ash's Pikachu being able to Gigantamax.

Distribution

Generation VII

In Japan, the Pikachu were distributed via single-use serial code to those who pre-ordered tickets to the twentieth movie, with one code per ticket. The Pikachu received depended on the date the player redeemed the code. The codes only worked on Japanese region games. The first time the player uses one of these serial codes, they also received a complimentary Pikashunium Z.

In American, PAL, and Taiwanese region games, the Pikachu were distributed through a single-use public serial code released via the Pokémon website and in a similar vein to the Japanese event—the Pikachu received depended on the date the player redeems the code. The first time the player uses one of these serial codes, they also received a complimentary Pikashunium Z.

The Partner Cap Pikachu debuted in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. In Japan, it was distributed via QR Code on a special Pokémon Ga-Olé disc. In the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, it was distributed via a QR Code that was given to those who attend screenings of the twentieth movie. This Pikachu did not come bundled with a Pikashunium Z, but a female Pikachu in the upper right corner of Pikachu Valley will give the player the Z-Crystal if they show her one of the Cap Pikachu.

Original Cap

This special Pikachu is based on Ash's Pikachu during the original series. The level of Pikachu corresponds to both the original series debuting in the first year of the Pokémon anime and the first movie in the original series being the first Pokémon movie overall. The Trainer ID number in Japan is based on the original air date in that country of the first episode in the original series, April 1, 1997, whereas the Western number is based on the air date of the episode in the United States, September 8, 1998.

#025 Pikachu
Original Cap
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 1 025Pikachu-Original.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: 970401
090898
OT: サトシ
Ash
Sacha
Met: 2017 Pokémon Movie
a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon: Wishing Ribbon Wishing Ribbon
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Thunder
Electric Special
Agility
Psychic Status
Games Method Region Location Duration
SM serial code Japanese online April 15 to May 1, 2017
SM serial code Japanese online July 19 to 31, 2017
SM serial code American, PAL, and Taiwanese online September 19 to 25, 2017
SM serial code Japanese, PAL, and Taiwanese online October 19 to November 23, 2017
SM serial code Japanese and American online November 10 to 23, 2017
SMUSUM serial code Korean online December 21, 2017 to February 28, 2018
USUM serial code Japanese, PAL, and Taiwanese online March 29 to May 31, 2018
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is picked up from the deliveryman.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Hoenn Cap

This special Pikachu is based on Ash's Pikachu during Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire. The level of Pikachu corresponds to both the debut of Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire being during the sixth year of the Pokémon anime and the first movie in Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire being the sixth Pokémon movie overall. The Trainer ID number is based on the original air date of the first episode in Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, November 21, 2002, whereas the Western number is based on the air date of the first episode of the sixth season of the anime in the United States, September 13, 2003.

#025 Pikachu
Hoenn Cap
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 6 025Pikachu-Hoenn.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: 021121
091303
OT: サトシ
Ash
Sacha
Met: 2017 Pokémon Movie
a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon: Wishing Ribbon Wishing Ribbon
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Thunder
Electric Special
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Games Method Region Location Duration
SM serial code Japanese online May 3 to 15, 2017
SM serial code Japanese online August 2 to 14, 2017
SM serial code American, PAL, and Taiwanese online September 26 to October 2, 2017
SMUSUM serial code Korean online December 21, 2017 to February 28, 2018
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is picked up from the deliveryman.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Sinnoh Cap

This special Pikachu is based on Ash's Pikachu during Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl. In Japan, the level of Pikachu corresponds to both the debut of Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl being during the tenth year of the Pokémon anime and the first movie in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl being the tenth Pokémon movie overall, whereas in Western games, the level of Pikachu corresponds to the debut of Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl being during the ninth year of the Pokémon anime in the United States. The Trainer ID number is based on the original air date of the first episode in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, September 28, 2006, whereas the Western number is based on the air date of the episode in the United States, June 4, 2007.

#025 Pikachu
Sinnoh Cap
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 10/9 025Pikachu-Sinnoh.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: 060928
060407
OT: サトシ
Ash
Sacha
Met: 2017 Pokémon Movie
a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon: Wishing Ribbon Wishing Ribbon
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Volt Tackle
Electric Physical
Games Method Region Location Duration
SM serial code Japanese online May 17 to 29, 2017
SM serial code Japanese online August 16 to 28, 2017
SM serial code American, PAL, and Taiwanese online October 3 to 9, 2017
SMUSUM serial code Korean online December 21, 2017 to February 28, 2018
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is picked up from the deliveryman.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Unova Cap

This special Pikachu is based on Ash's Pikachu during Pokémon the Series: Black & White. In Japan, level of Pikachu corresponds to both the debut of Pokémon the Series: Black & White being during the 14th year of the Pokémon anime and the first movie in Pokémon the Series: Black & White being the 14th Pokémon movie overall, whereas in Western games, the level of Pikachu corresponds to the debut of Pokémon the Series: Black & White being during the 13th year of the Pokémon anime in the United States. The Trainer ID number is based on the original air date of the first episode in Pokémon the Series: Black & White, September 23, 2010, whereas the Western number is based on the air date of the episode in the United States, February 12, 2011.

Due to an error, PAL region copies of Pokémon Moon set to Spanish could receive Alola Cap Pikachu in place of this gift. It was fixed after 11 hours on October 10, 2017, but the erroneous gift could still be received due to a caching issue until October 12, 2017.

#025 Pikachu
Unova Cap
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 14/13 025Pikachu-Unova.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: 100923
021211
OT: サトシ
Ash
Sacha
Met: 2017 Pokémon Movie
a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon: Wishing Ribbon Wishing Ribbon
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Volt Tackle
Electric Physical
Games Method Region Location Duration
SM serial code Japanese online May 31 to June 12, 2017
SM serial code Japanese online August 30 to September 11, 2017
SM serial code American, PAL, and Taiwanese online October 3 to 9, 2017
SMUSUM serial code Korean online December 21, 2017 to February 28, 2018
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is picked up from the deliveryman.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Kalos Cap

This special Pikachu is based on Ash's Pikachu during Pokémon the Series: XY. The level of Pikachu corresponds to both the debut of Pokémon the Series: XY being during the 17th year of the Pokémon anime and the first movie in Pokémon the Series: XY being the 17th Pokémon movie overall. The Trainer ID number is based on the original air date of the first episode in Pokémon the Series: XY, October 17, 2013, whereas the Western number is based on the air date of the episode in the United States, January 18, 2014.

#025 Pikachu
Kalos Cap
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 17 025Pikachu-Kalos.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: 131017
011814
OT: サトシ
Ash
Sacha
Met: 2017 Pokémon Movie
a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon: Wishing Ribbon Wishing Ribbon
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Electro Ball
Electric Special
Games Method Region Location Duration
SM serial code Japanese online June 14 to 26, 2017
SM serial code Japanese online September 13 to 25, 2017
SM serial code American, PAL, and Taiwanese online October 3 to 9, 2017
SMUSUM serial code Korean online December 21, 2017 to February 28, 2018
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is picked up from the deliveryman.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Alola Cap

This special Pikachu is based on Ash's Pikachu during Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon. In Japan, the level of Pikachu corresponds to both the debut of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon being during the 20th year of the Pokémon anime and the first movie in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon being the 20th Pokémon movie overall, whereas in Western games, the level of Pikachu corresponds to the debut of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon being during the 19th year of the Pokémon anime in the United States. The Trainer ID number is based on the original air date of the first episode in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, November 17, 2016, whereas the Western number is based on the air date of the episode in the United States, December 5, 2016.

Due to an error, PAL region copies of Pokémon Moon set to Spanish could receive this gift early in place of the Unova Cap Pikachu. It was fixed after 11 hours on October 10, 2017, but the erroneous gift could still be received due to a caching issue until October 12, 2017.

#025 Pikachu
Alola Cap
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 20/19 025Pikachu-Alola.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: 161117
120516
OT: サトシ
Ash
Sacha
Met: 2017 Pokémon Movie
a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon: Wishing Ribbon Wishing Ribbon
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Electro Ball
Electric Special
Games Method Region Location Duration
SM serial code Japanese online June 28 to July 17, 2017
SM serial code Japanese online September 27 to October 9, 2017
M serial code PAL online October 10 to 12, 2017
SM serial code American, PAL, and Taiwanese online October 3 to 9, 2017
SMUSUM serial code Korean online December 21, 2017 to February 28, 2018
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is picked up from the deliveryman.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Partner Cap

This special Pikachu is based on Ash's Pikachu as he appeared in Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You. Unlike previous Cap Pikachu, this Pikachu's level corresponds to the 21st anniversary of the franchise as a whole. The Trainer ID number is based on the original air date of the movie, July 15, 2017, but unlike other Cap Pikachu, this ID was not adjusted for western releases.

This Pikachu was distributed exclusively for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon to players who scan a QR Code. The QR code itself can be scanned once the player reaches Akala Island. Once scanned, the player can pick up the Pikachu from a deliveryman at Pikachu Valley. Due to a bug, this Pikachu can be Shiny. Instead of checking its personality value against the Trainer ID and secret ID number of Pikachu's Original Trainer to prevent its personality value from making it Shiny, the game uses the player's data instead. Shiny Partner Cap Pikachu are identical in appearance to normal ones.


#025 Pikachu
Partner Cap
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 21 025Pikachu-Partner.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: Pretty Wing Pretty Wing
ID: 170715
OT: サトシ
Ash
Sacha
지우
Satoshi
Met: 2017 Pokémon Movie (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon: Wishing Ribbon Wishing Ribbon
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Thunder
Electric Special
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Games Method Region Location Duration
USUM QR Code Japanese QR Scanner November 17, 2017 onwards
USUM QR Code American and PAL QR Scanner November 17, 2017 onwards
USUM QR Code Taiwanese QR Scanner November 17, 2017 onwards
USUM QR Code Korean QR Scanner December 21, 2017 onwards
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is picked up from the deliveryman.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
QR Code
Partner Cap Pikachu distribution QR Code JP.png Partner Cap Pikachu distribution QR Code NA PAL.png Partner Cap Pikachu distribution QR Code TW.png Partner Cap Pikachu distribution QR Code KO.png
Japanese region QR Code American and PAL region QR Code Taiwanese region QR Code Korean region QR Code

Generation VIII

All Pikachu in a cap were distributed via universal serial codes through the offical Pokémon website in honor of Pokémon Journeys: The Series's timeslot change to Fridays in Japan. All codes expired November 30, 2020, at 6:59 a.m. PST. These iterations of Ash's Pikachu all share the same moveset, and can learn Volt Tackle from the Move Reminder.

Original Cap

Players could claim Original Cap Pikachu with the serial code P1KACHUGET. The serial code references the Japanese term often used for caught Pokémon in the anime, GETしたポケモン Got Pokémon.

#025 Pikachu
Original Cap
Bag Poké Ball Sprite.png Level 25 025Pikachu-Original.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: 201023
OT: サトシ
Ash
Sacha
지우
小智
Met: a Pokémon TV program (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Electroweb
Electric Special
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh serial code Online September 29 to November 30, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Partner Cap

Players could claim Partner Cap Pikachu with the serial code 1CH00SEY0U. The code is a reference to the title of the twentieth movie in both Japanese and English languages, I Choose You!

#025 Pikachu
Partner Cap
Bag Poké Ball Sprite.png Level 25 025Pikachu-Partner.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: 201023
OT: サトシ
Ash
Sacha
지우
小智
Met: a Pokémon TV program (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Electroweb
Electric Special
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh serial code Online September 29 to November 30, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Hoenn Cap

Players could claim Hoenn Cap Pikachu with the serial code P1KAADVANCE. The code is a reference to the Japanese name of Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, ポケットモンスター アドバンスジェネレーション Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation.

#025 Pikachu
Hoenn Cap
Bag Poké Ball Sprite.png Level 25 025Pikachu-Hoenn.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: 201023
OT: サトシ
Ash
Sacha
지우
小智
Met: a Pokémon TV program (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Electroweb
Electric Special
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh serial code Online October 2 to November 30, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Sinnoh Cap

Players could claim Sinnoh Cap Pikachu with the serial code V0LTTACKLEP1KA. The code is a reference to Volt Tackle, a move Pikachu used throughout Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl.

#025 Pikachu
Sinnoh Cap
Bag Poké Ball Sprite.png Level 25 025Pikachu-Sinnoh.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: 201023
OT: サトシ
Ash
Sacha
지우
小智
Met: a Pokémon TV program (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Electroweb
Electric Special
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh serial code Online October 9 to November 30, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Unova Cap

Players could claim Unova Cap Pikachu with the serial code P1KABESTW1SH. The code is a reference to the Japanese name of Pokémon the Series: Black and White, ポケットモンスターベストウイッシュ Pocket Monsters Best Wishes!.

#025 Pikachu
Unova Cap
Bag Poké Ball Sprite.png Level 25 025Pikachu-Unova.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: 201023
OT: サトシ
Ash
Sacha
지우
小智
Met: a Pokémon TV program (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Electroweb
Electric Special
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh serial code Online October 16 to November 30, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Kalos Cap

Players could claim Kalos Cap Pikachu with the serial code KAL0SP1KA. Kalos Cap Pikachu was released early to coincide with the 7th anniversary of Pokémon the Series: XY in Japan — October 17, 2013.

#025 Pikachu
Kalos Cap
Bag Poké Ball Sprite.png Level 25 025Pikachu-Kalos.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: 201023
OT: サトシ
Ash
Sacha
지우
小智
Met: a Pokémon TV program (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Electroweb
Electric Special
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh serial code Online October 17 to November 30, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Alola Cap

Players could claim Alola Cap Pikachu with the serial code ULTRAP1KA. The code is a reference to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon as well as the anime's Ultra Guardians.

#025 Pikachu
Alola Cap
Bag Poké Ball Sprite.png Level 25 025Pikachu-Alola.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: None
ID: 201023
OT: サトシ
Ash
Sacha
지우
小智
Met: a Pokémon TV program (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Electroweb
Electric Special
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh serial code Online October 23 to November 30, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
World Cap

Players could claim World Cap Pikachu with the serial code K1NP1KA1855. The code is a reference to the anime's new timeslot, often referred to as a "golden", or primetime, slot.

#025 Pikachu
World Cap
Bag Poké Ball Sprite.png Level 25 025Pikachu-World.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability: Static
Held item: Light Ball Light Ball
ID: 201023
OT: サトシ
Ash
Sacha
지우
小智
Met: a Pokémon TV program (fateful encounter)
Nature: Hardy
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Electroweb
Electric Special
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh serial code Online October 30 to November 30, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

In the side games

Pokémon Shuffle

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
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In Pokémon Shuffle, Pikachu wearing Ash's hat is available as a costume. Hoenn, Unova, and Alola Cap Pikachu appeared in the Special Stage Commemorative Event during the Pikachu Appears event. The special stage lasted from February 14 to 28, 2017. The Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, and Alola Cap Pikachu appeared in the Special Stage Great Daily (Fifth release), which lasted from August 29, 2017 to September 5, 2017. Sinnoh and Kalos Cap Pikachu appeared in the Special Stage High-Speed Challenge, and were available from June 20 to 27, 2017 (Sinnoh) and July 4 to 11, 2017 (Kalos). Hoenn, Unova, and Alola Cap Pikachu appeared in the Special Stage Great Challenge, and were available from June 13 to 20, 2017 (Hoenn), June 27, 2017 to July 4, 2017 (Unova), and July 11 to 18, 2017 (Alola).

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025O.png

Stabilize+
Sometimes erases two of the foe's disruptions on the board.
Skill Swapper: Hyper Bolt
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025H.png

Rock Shot
Erases two breakable-rock disruptions and increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Hyper Bolt
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025S.png

Block Shot
Erases two unbreakable-block disruptions and increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Hyper Bolt
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025U.png

Barrier Shot
Removes two barrier-type disruptions and increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Hyper Bolt
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025K.png

Cloud Shot
Clears away two black-cloud disruptions and increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Hyper Bolt
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025A.png

Shot Out
Erases two non-Support Pokémon and increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Hyper Bolt


Dex# NDex Icon Pokémon Type Level 1
Attack Power
Max
Raise Max Level
Initial
Skill
Alternate
Skill(s)
#016 #025 Shuffle025O.png Pikachu
Original Cap
Electric 60 5 Stabilize+ Hyper Bolt
#016 #025 Shuffle025H.png Pikachu
Hoenn Cap
Electric 60 5 Rock Shot Hyper Bolt
#016 #025 Shuffle025S.png Pikachu
Sinnoh Cap
Electric 60 5 Block Shot Hyper Bolt
#016 #025 Shuffle025U.png Pikachu
Unova Cap
Electric 60 5 Barrier Shot Hyper Bolt
#016 #025 Shuffle025K.png Pikachu
Kalos Cap
Electric 60 5 Cloud Shot Hyper Bolt
#016 #025 Shuffle025A.png Pikachu
Alola Cap
Electric 60 5 Shot Out Hyper Bolt
Commemorative Event
Event Pokémon Type HP Moves Catchability EXP Cost Availability Notes
Base Bonus
Pikachu Appears Pikachu Pikachu Electric 3,000 11 5% 5% 5 1 Heart November 7 to 14, 2017 Alola Cap
Personalized Skill Boosters may drop if caught
Great Daily (Fifth release)
Pokémon Type HP Moves Catchability EXP Availability Notes
Base Bonus
Pikachu Pikachu Electric 2,700 12 8% 3% 5 Wednesdays during event period Hoenn Cap
Personalized Skill Boosters may drop if caught
Pikachu Pikachu Electric 2,688 0:25 4% 4% 5 Thursdays during event period Sinnoh Cap
Personalized Skill Boosters may drop if caught
Pikachu Pikachu Electric 5,200 12 4% 3% 5 Fridays during event period Unova Cap
Personalized Skill Boosters may drop if caught
Pikachu Pikachu Electric 4,000 0:30 8% 4% 5 Saturdays during event period Kalos Cap
Personalized Skill Boosters may drop if caught
Pikachu Pikachu Electric 6,000 11 5% 3% 5 Sundays during event period Alola Cap
Personalized Skill Boosters may drop if caught
Great Challenge
Event Pokémon Type HP Moves Catchability EXP Cost Availability Notes
Base Bonus
Pikachu Appears Pikachu Pikachu Electric 2,700 12 8% 3% 5 1 Heart June 13 to 20, 2017 Hoenn Cap
Reappeared in Great Daily #5
Pikachu Appears Pikachu Pikachu Electric 5,200 12 4% 3% 5 1 Heart June 27 to July 4, 2017 Unova Cap
Reappeared in Great Daily #5
Pikachu Appears Pikachu Pikachu Electric 6,000 11 5% 3% 5 1 Heart July 11 to 18, 2017 Alola Cap
Reappeared in Great Daily #5
Great Challenge
Pokémon Type HP Time Catchability EXP Cost Availability Notes
Base Bonus
Pikachu Pikachu Electric 2,688 0:25 4% 4% 5 1 Heart June 20 to June 27, 2017 Sinnoh Cap
Reappeared in Great Daily #5
Pikachu Pikachu Electric 4,000 0:30 8% 4% 5 1 Heart July 4 to 11, 2017 Kalos Cap
Reappeared in Great Daily #5
Pokémon Safari

Pikachu with all available costumes were available in the Pokémon Safari stage in week 17 of the automated weekly cycles beginning with version 1.5.7 (3DS) / 1.12.3 (mobile).

Pokémon Type HP Moves Catchability EXP Availability Notes
Base Bonus
Pikachu Pikachu Electric  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? Week 17 cycle Hoenn Cap
Personalized Skill Boosters may drop if caught
Pikachu Pikachu Electric  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? Week 17 cycle Sinnoh Cap
Personalized Skill Boosters may drop if caught
Pikachu Pikachu Electric  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? Week 17 cycle Unova Cap
Personalized Skill Boosters may drop if caught
Pikachu Pikachu Electric  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? Week 17 cycle Kalos Cap
Personalized Skill Boosters may drop if caught
Pikachu Pikachu Electric  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? Week 17 cycle Alola Cap
Personalized Skill Boosters may drop if caught

Pokémon Tretta

Ash and Pikachu in a puck from the Birth! Z Tretta!! expansion

Prior to the proper introduction of Pikachu in a cap, Ash's Pikachu was featured in several Pokémon Tretta pucks, based on its appearance in Pokémon the Series: XY. When the player used these pucks, Pikachu would appear in-game wearing Ash's Kalos hat. This Pikachu variant was featured in the following:

Tretta No. Name Type Class
05-01 Pikachu (Invasion! Mega Rayquaza) Electric Tretta Master class.png
P Pikachu (Roaring All-Stars CD Bonus) Electric
Z1-07 Pikachu (Birth! Z Tretta!!) Electric Tretta Master class.png
 


The same Pikachu also appeared as a summonable Pokémon in two pucks based on Ash's Greninja; Ash-Greninja (Z2-06) and Ash-Greninja (Ultimate Z Challenge).

Pokémon GO

Pikachu wearing Ash's hat in Pokémon GO

Original Cap Pikachu, initally referred to in the game as Pikachu wearing Ash's hat, appeared for a limited time during Pokémon GO's first anniversary from July 6 to 24, 2017. Unlike in the core series, these Pikachu could evolve into Raichu, would retain their caps after evolving, could be hatched as Pichu, and could be either gender. Pichu, Pikachu and Raichu wearing Ash's hat cannot be transferred to Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! and Pokémon HOME (in extension—to Pokémon Sword and Shield).

Original Cap Pikachu was later again obtainable using the GO Snapshot feature from April 1 to 2, 2019, during which the player could spawn up to five of these Event Pokémon per day with the possibility of it being Shiny. Original Cap Pikachu was featured as the weekly Pokémon Spotlight Hour focus on October 13, 2020.[1]

Original Cap
Pichu
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Original Cap Pikachu
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Original Cap Raichu
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Original Cap Raichu
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World Cap Pikachu in Pokémon GO

On October 6, 2020, World Cap Pikachu was featured as the weekly Pokémon Spotlight Hour focus. Like the Original Cap Pikachu in this game, these Pikachu could be Shiny, male or female, and could evolve into Raichu. However, because these Pikachu were only found in wild encounters, Pichu wearing Ash's hat from Pokémon Journeys: The Series were not included.

In an event based on Pokémon Journeys: The Series from November 6 to 12, 2020 in Pokémon GO, several Pokémon based on Ash and Goh's catches appeared in the wild, including World Cap Pikachu.[2]

World Cap Pikachu
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World Cap Pikachu
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World Cap Raichu
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World Cap Raichu
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Pokémon Ga-Olé

Alola Cap Pikachu appears in Pokémon Ga-Olé as the Promotional disk Pikachu (Pokémon Z-Power Ring Special Set).

Partner Cap Pikachu appears as the Promotional disk Pikachu (Movie 2017). This disk was the method the Japanese region QR code for Partner Cap Pikachu was distributed.

Disk No. Name Type Grade
P Pikachu (Promotional disks) Electric
P Pikachu (Promotional disks) Electric
P Pikachu (Promotional disks) Electric
P Pikachu (Promotional disks) Electric
 



In the anime

Pikachu wearing Ash's hat in the anime

Pikachu briefly puts on Ash's hat whenever the two of them perform 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt, as first seen in 10,000,000 Reasons to Fight!.

In the manga

Ash's hats in Pokémon Adventures

In the movie adaptations

In ICYR1, Pikachu briefly puts on Ash's hat when he and his Trainer perform 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In PASM37, Sun, Kiawe, and their assistants were seen delivering boxes containing various designs of Ash's hat to Pikachu Valley, likely as a reference to Pikachu in a cap.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards featuring Pikachu in a cap in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Pikachu in a cap
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Ash's Pikachu Lightning SM Black Star Promos   SM108 SM-P Promotional cards   086/SM-P
Ash's Pikachu Lightning SM Black Star Promos   SM109 SM-P Promotional cards   071/SM-P
Ash's Pikachu Lightning SM Black Star Promos   SM110 SM-P Promotional cards   072/SM-P
Ash's Pikachu Lightning SM Black Star Promos   SM111 SM-P Promotional cards   073/SM-P
Ash's Pikachu Lightning SM Black Star Promos   SM112 SM-P Promotional cards   074/SM-P
Ash's Pikachu Lightning SM Black Star Promos   SM113 SM-P Promotional cards   075/SM-P
Ash's Pikachu Lightning SM Black Star Promos   SM114 SM-P Promotional cards   076/SM-P
 

Merchandise

Ho-Oh-GX Special Jumbo Card Pack

The Ho-Oh-GX Special Jumbo Card Pack (Japanese: スペシャルジャンボカードパック「ホウオウGX」) was made available on July 1, 2017 in the buildup to the Japanese release of I Choose You! in cinemas. It comes packaged with a Jumbo print of Ho-Oh-GX, an Ash's Pikachu promotional card, and 3 packs each from the To Have Seen the Battle Rainbow and Darkness that Consumes Light expansions.

Promotional cards:

Product image:

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I Choose You! accessories

To promote the release of I Choose You! in cinemas, new card files and sleeves were made available to purchase from July 15, 2017.

Sleeves: Running concurrent with the Pikachu in a cap distributions, each of these sleeves feature Ash's Pikachu wearing one of Ash's hats from different periods in his adventures. All have muted colors and are presented like postcards complete with mock franking marks. Each pack contains 64 sleeves, and all variants were exclusive to Pokémon Centers.

Original Cap Pikachu Sleeves (Japanese: デッキシールド ぼうしをかぶったピカチュウ オリジナル Card Shield: Hat-wearing Pikachu: Original)
Hoenn Cap Pikachu Sleeves (Japanese: デッキシールド ぼうしをかぶったピカチュウ ホウエン Card Shield: Hat-wearing Pikachu: Hoenn)
Sinnoh Cap Pikachu Sleeves (Japanese: デッキシールド ぼうしをかぶったピカチュウ シンオウ Card Shield: Hat-wearing Pikachu: Sinnoh)
Unova Cap Pikachu Sleeves (Japanese: デッキシールド ぼうしをかぶったピカチュウ イッシュ Card Shield: Hat-wearing Pikachu: Isshu)
Kalos Cap Pikachu Sleeves (Japanese: デッキシールド ぼうしをかぶったピカチュウ カロス Card Shield: Hat-wearing Pikachu: Kalos)
Alola Cap Pikachu Sleeves (Japanese: デッキシールド ぼうしをかぶったピカチュウ アローラ Card Shield: Hat-wearing Pikachu: Alola)

Sleeve images:

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Original Cap Pikachu Sleeves
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Hoenn Cap Pikachu Sleeves
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Sinnoh Cap Pikachu Sleeves
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Unova Cap Pikachu Sleeves
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Kalos Cap Pikachu Sleeves
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Alola Cap Pikachu Sleeves
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Ash's Pikachu M20 promo

On November 4 and 5, 2017, several players who attended Pokémon, o filme: Eu escolho você! in movie theaters received a special Pikachu promotional card with the twentieth movie logo.

Promotional card:

Product image:

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Trivia

  • In Pokémon HOME, Cap Pikachu all take on a shared neutral pose based on its idle animation from the core series, as opposed to other Pokémon with forms, which match their stock art if provided, or are made to match their base form if not.

In other languages

Pikachu in a cap

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 戴著帽子的皮卡丘 Daaijeuhk Mouhjí-dīk Pikachu
Mandarin 戴著帽子的皮卡丘 / 戴着帽子的皮卡丘 Dàizhe Màozi-de Pikachu
France Flag.png French Pikachu à Casquette
Germany Flag.png German Pikachu mit Kappe
Italy Flag.png Italian Pikachu con berretto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모자를 쓴 피카츄 Pikachu wearing a cap
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pikachu con gorra

Original Cap

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese オリジナルキャップ Original Cap
Chinese Cantonese 初始帽子 Chōchí Mouhjí
Mandarin 初始帽子 Chūshǐ Màozi
France Flag.png French Casquette Originale
Germany Flag.png German Original-Kappe
Italy Flag.png Italian Berretto Originale
South Korea Flag.png Korean 오리지널캡 Original Cap
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gorra Original

Hoenn Cap

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ホウエンキャップ Hoenn Cap
Chinese Cantonese 豐緣帽子 Fūngyùhn Mouhjí
Mandarin 豐緣帽子 / 丰缘帽子 Fēngyuán Màozi
France Flag.png French Casquette de Hoenn
Germany Flag.png German Hoenn-Kappe
Italy Flag.png Italian Berretto Hoenn
South Korea Flag.png Korean 호연캡 Hoenn Cap
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gorra Hoenn

Sinnoh Cap

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese シンオウキャップ Sinnoh Cap
Chinese Cantonese 神奧帽子 Sàhn'ou Mouhjí
Mandarin 神奧帽子 / 神奥帽子 Shén'ào Màozi
France Flag.png French Casquette de Sinnoh
Germany Flag.png German Sinnoh-Kappe
Italy Flag.png Italian Berretto Sinnoh
South Korea Flag.png Korean 신오캡 Sinnoh Cap
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gorra Sinnoh

Unova Cap

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese イッシュキャップ Isshu Cap
Chinese Cantonese 合眾帽子 Hahpjung Mouhjí
Mandarin 合眾帽子 / 合众帽子 Hézhòng Màozi
France Flag.png French Casquette d'Unys
Germany Flag.png German Einall-Kappe
Italy Flag.png Italian Berretto Unima
South Korea Flag.png Korean 하나캡 Hana Cap
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gorra Teselia

Kalos Cap

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese カロスキャップ Kalos Cap
Chinese Cantonese 卡洛斯帽子 Kāatloksī Mouhjí
Mandarin 卡洛斯帽子 Kǎluòsī Màozi
France Flag.png French Casquette de Kalos
Germany Flag.png German Kalos-Kappe
Italy Flag.png Italian Berretto Kalos
South Korea Flag.png Korean 칼로스캡 Kalos Cap
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gorra Kalos

Alola Cap

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese アローラキャップ Alola Cap
Chinese Cantonese 阿羅拉帽子 Alòhlāai Mouhjí
Mandarin 阿羅拉帽子 / 阿罗拉帽子 Āluólā Màozi
France Flag.png French Casquette de Alola
Germany Flag.png German Alola-Kappe
Italy Flag.png Italian Berretto Alola
South Korea Flag.png Korean 알로라캡 Alola Cap
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gorra Alola

Partner Cap

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese キミにきめたキャップ I Choose You Cap
Chinese Cantonese 就決定是你了帽子 Jauh Kyutdihng Sih Néih Líuh Mouhjí
Mandarin 就決定是你了帽子 / 就决定是你了帽子 Jiù Juédìng Shì Nǐ Le Màozi
France Flag.png French Casquette Partenaire
Germany Flag.png German Partnerkappe
Italy Flag.png Italian Berretto Compagni
South Korea Flag.png Korean 너로정했다캡 I Choose You Cap
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gorra Compañero

World Cap

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ワールドキャップ World Cap
Chinese Cantonese 世界帽子 Saigaai Mouhjí
Mandarin 世界帽子 Shìjiè Màozi
France Flag.png French Casquette Monde
Germany Flag.png German Weltreise-Kappe
Italy Flag.png Italian Berretto Giramondo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 월드캡 World Cap
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gorra Trotamundos


See also

References