Here’s All Three Special Pokemon in Pokemon Go’s Anniversary Event

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After a lot of anticipation and speculation, Pokemon Go‘s newest event is underway. While players were expecting an extravaganza to celebrate the game’s first birthday, the new event has only one really cool feature: a new Pikachu variant.

While Pokemon Go’s press release confirmed that a new Pikachu variant was spawning in the wild, it didn’t mention two other Pokemon that are also tied to the event. If you’ve paid attention to past Pikachu events, you can probably guess one of the “surprise” Pokemon, but the other was a bit of a surprise for Pokemon Go fans.

Keep scrolling down to check out all three special Pokemon tied to Pokemon Go‘s first birthday:

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pikachu hat

Obviously, the centerpiece of the event is Pikachu, who can be seen wearing Ash’s original hat from anime.

“Ash Cap Pikachu” has popped up in multiple Pokemon games and promotions to promote the Pokemon anime’s 20th anniversary. Not only is this Pikachu popping up in Pokemon Go, it has also made appearances in Pokemon Sun and Moon and Pokemon Shuffle

Japanese Pokemon fans can also purchase a TON of merchandise featuring Ash Hat Pikachu in Pokemon Center stores around Japan. Sadly, none of that merchandise has appeared over in the US or Europe, but it will likely go on sale when the movie comes out this fall. 


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