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In the spin-off games
 
==In the games==
===In the core series===
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In the main series, {{ga|Red's Pikachu}} is noticeably based on Ash's Pikachu: not only does {{ga|Red}} receive it from [[Professor Oak]] after his rival, Oak's grandson, takes the last [[starter Pokémon]] in {{game|Yellow}}, but it [[walking Pokémon|follows Red around]] rather than being kept in a Poké Ball. In [[Generation II]] and {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}, Pikachu is the highest-leveled member of Red's team when he is encountered at [[Mt. Silver]], and the highest leveled Pokémon owned by a Trainer in the entire series excluding battle arenas. His moves, notably in HeartGold and SoulSilver, are the four moves most used by Ash's Pikachu at the time of the games' release. Pikachu was one of {{Ash}}'s three Pokémon in {{g|Puzzle League}}. The Pikachu in the Super Smash Bros. series may be based on Ash's Pikachu.
 
====Event distributions====
=====Diamond & Pearl Ash's Pikachu=====
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A Japanese event distributed an in-game representation of Ash's Pikachu via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and at participating Japanese {{wp|McDonald}}'s locations which was held from July 15 through August 10, 2010. This Pikachu was distributed at participating American {{wp|Toys 'R' Us}} locations from January 30 to February 13, 2011, and Canadian Toys 'R' Us locations from February 9 to February 20, 2011. This Pikachu's moveset was based on that of Ash's Pikachu during the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}.
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=====Pokémon Center Best Wishes Ash's Pikachu=====
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From August 10 to September 6, 2013, Japanese Pokémon Centers distributed an in-game representation of Ash's Pikachu with its moveset based on the one known by Pikachu during the {{series|Best Wishes}}. The distribution was split into four one-week periods; each week, players could receive one of four ''Best Wishes''-themed Pokémon at random. The other three Pokémon distributed alongside Ash's Pikachu were [[Iris's Axew]], [[Cilan's Pansage]], and [[Professor Oak's Rotom]].
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=====7-Eleven Ash's Pikachu=====
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From July 18 to 31, 2015, Japanese {{wp|7-Eleven}}s distributed an in-game representation of Ash's Pikachu with its moveset based on the one known by Pikachu during the {{series|XY}}. It, along with [[Serena's Pancham]], were distributed as prizes in 7-Eleven's "Pokémon DS Rally". Once participants bring their Japanese-region [[Nintendo 3DS]] to one of the stores' {{jwp|セブンスポット|7Spots}}, and got their 3DS "stamped" through the [[Nintendo Zone]] feature, they can redeem the stamp for a serial code that would give the player one of the two anime Pokémon.
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=====Pokémon Center Ash's Pikachu=====
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Ash's Pikachu were distributed via the [[Nintendo Network]] at [[Pokémon Center (store)|Pokémon Center]]s and [[Pokémon Store]]s across Japan from August 24 to 30, 2015.
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=====Pikachu in a cap=====
[[File:Cap Pikachu Pikashunium Z Event.png|thumb|240px|Event artwork]]
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======Original Cap======
This special Pikachu is based on Ash's Pikachu during the {{series|original}}. 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 [[M01|the first Pokémon movie]] overall. The [[Trainer ID number]] in Japan is based on the original air date in that country of [[EP001|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.
 
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======Hoenn Cap======
This special Pikachu is based on Ash's Pikachu during the {{series|Advanced Generation}}. The level of Pikachu corresponds to both the debut of the ''Advanced Generation'' series being during the sixth year of the Pokémon anime and the first movie in the ''Advanced Generation'' series being [[M06|the sixth Pokémon movie]] overall. The [[Trainer ID number]] is based on the original air date of [[AG001|the first episode in the ''Advanced Generation'' series]], November 21, 2002, whereas the Western number is based on the air date of [[EP263|the first episode of the sixth season of the anime]] in the United States, September 13, 2003.
 
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======Sinnoh Cap======
This special Pikachu is based on Ash's Pikachu during the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}. In Japan, the level of Pikachu corresponds to both the debut of the ''Diamond & Pearl'' series being during the tenth year of the Pokémon anime and the first movie in the ''Diamond & Pearl'' series being [[M10|the tenth Pokémon movie]] overall, whereas in Western games, the level of Pikachu corresponds to the debut of the ''Diamond & Pearl'' series 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 [[DP001|the first episode in the ''Diamond & Pearl'' series]], September 28, 2006, whereas the Western number is based on the air date of the episode in the United States, June 4, 2007.
 
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======Unova Cap======
This special Pikachu is based on Ash's Pikachu during the {{series|Best Wishes}}. In Japan, level of Pikachu corresponds to both the debut of the ''Best Wishes'' series being during the 14th year of the Pokémon anime and the first movie in the ''Best Wishes'' series being [[M14|the 14th Pokémon movie]] overall, whereas in Western games, the level of Pikachu corresponds to the debut of the ''Best Wishes'' series 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 [[BW001|the first episode in the ''Best Wishes'' series]], September 23, 2010, whereas the Western number is based on the air date of the episode in the United States, February 12, 2011.
 
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======Kalos Cap======
This special Pikachu is based on Ash's Pikachu during the {{series|XY}}. The level of Pikachu corresponds to both the debut of the ''XY'' series being during the 17th year of the Pokémon anime and the first movie in the ''XY'' series being [[M17|the 17th Pokémon movie]] overall. The [[Trainer ID number]] is based on the original air date of [[XY001|the first episode in the ''XY'' series]], October 17, 2013, whereas the Western number is based on the air date of the episode in the United States, January 18, 2014.
 
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======Alola Cap======
This special Pikachu is based on Ash's Pikachu during the {{series|Sun & Moon}}. In Japan, the level of Pikachu corresponds to both the debut of the ''Sun & Moon'' series being during the 20th year of the Pokémon anime and the first movie in the ''Sun & Moon'' series being [[M20|the 20th Pokémon movie]] overall, whereas in Western games, the level of Pikachu corresponds to the debut of the ''Sun & Moon'' series 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 [[SM001|the first episode in the ''Sun & Moon'' series]], November 17, 2016, whereas the Western number is based on the air date of the episode in the United States, December 5, 2016.
 
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======Partner Cap Pikachu======
{{bulbanews/2|I Choose You Cap Pikachu to appear in Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon|Ash hat Pikachu distribution announced for American, PAL region games}}
This Pikachu was distributed exclusively for [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]] to players who scanned a QR Code.
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===In the spin-off games===
====[[Pokémon GO]]====
In {{g|GO}}, Pikachu wearing Ash's hat was obtainable in the {{pkmn2|wild}} during the game's first anniversary celebration from July 6–21, 2017. Any {{p|Pichu}} whose {{pkmn|Egg}}s were obtained during this time would also be wearing this hat upon hatching. The Ash hat Pikachu was later again obtainable using the GO Snapshot feature from April 1–2, 2019, during which the player could spawn up to five of these [[List of Pokémon with form differences#Event Pokémon|Event Pokémon]] per day with the possibility it being {{Shiny}}.
 
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[[File:Pokémon Zany Cards Special Seven Pikachu.png|thumb|150px|Pikachu in [[Pokémon Zany Cards]]]]
====[[Pokémon Puzzle League]]====
Pikachu was one of {{Ash}}'s three Pokémon in {{g|Puzzle League}}.
 
====[[Pokémon Zany Cards]]====
Pikachu appears in [[Pokémon Zany Cards]], as a card in Special Seven mode. The card can be played at any time but cannot be played as the final card from the player's hand.
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==In the manga==
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