[Switch] Free - Ash’s Pikachu Wearing Ash’s Caps for Pokémon Sword and Shield via In-Game Mystery Gift


As we approach the October 22 release of The Crown Tundra, the second part of the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, players can receive a plethora of Pikachu, each wearing one of Ash Ketchum's iconic caps from Pokémon the Series. In fact, once you receive these Pikachu in your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game, take a look at the Pokémon's Original Trainer—yep, these are Ash's Pikachu!

Keep checking back here to find Mystery Gift passwords that will let you add these Pikachu to your team. You'll get Pikachu wearing some of Ash's caps from throughout the animated series, ranging from his classic chapeau from when he first set out on his Pokémon adventure to more recent designs—like those seen in the film Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! and the current season of the TV show, Pokémon Journeys: The Series. See below for the passwords that have been revealed thus far.

Use these steps, along with one of the above passwords, to receive each form of Ash's Pikachu.

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Select Mystery Gift on the X menu.
  3. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
  4. Select Get with Code/Password to connect to the internet.
  5. Enter your password.
  6. Watch as the gift arrives in your game. (Pokémon will appear in your party or your Pokémon Boxes.)
  7. Be sure to save your game.


  • Original Cap Pikachu - P1KACHUGET
  • Partner Cap Pikachu - 1CH00SEY0U
  • Hoenn Cap Pikachu - P1KAADVANCE
  • Sinnoh Cap Pikachu - V0LTTACKLEP1KA
  • Unova Cap Pikachu - P1KABESTW1SH
  • Kalos Cap Pikachu - KAL0SP1KA
  • Alola Cap Pikachu -
  • World Cap Pikachu -

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  • Thank you!

  • I'm planning on starting a new game if/when I eventually buy the DLC. Anyone know if the Pikachu can be transferred to Home or will the event ones not go there?

    • You can redeem the codes again on a new file.

      • Yeah I know but I might not start a new file until later when the codes will be expired. So more wondering, if I claim it on my current profile, if I can put the Pikachu in Home to transfer later.

  • Will this deal, of the fee pikachu ever come back? Or is it only a once off code? My nephews love Pokémon but they’re not getting a Nintendo switch until Christmas

    • These codes are usually timelocked, you can use them once per save until a certain date, then they are unobtainable through legit means.

      Here is a direct exert from the website linked
      "Each of these passwords must be entered into your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game by November 30, 2020, at 6:59 a.m. PST, so don't wait, Trainers!"

    • I'm no expert but I haven't noticed Nintendo repeating codes in the past so it would be unlikely. However Nintendo does do things like this pretty often, so your nephews may not get this specific offer, but there will be more in the future.

      Your other option, which may be too much effort, is if you know someone with a switch, would be to make your own profile (or multiple), redeem the codes in game, and then when your nephews get their switch you could trade it to them.

  • thanks for ther eminder!

  • Unova Cap - P1KABESTW1SH