The official Pokémon Japanese Twitter account has shared the first look of Ash Pikachu in Pokémon Sun and Moon. There, the monster is sporting its stylish cap and showing off its powerful Z-Move.
First Look At Ash Pikachu In Pokémon Sun And Moon
According to WWG, Nintendo had announced last week that they will be holding a special Pikachu distribution in Japan. This special event is in celebration of the upcoming origins film, which will be released soon. This special Pikachu will not only come with an iconic hat but also the ability to use the special Z-Move 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt.
In line with this, Nintendo Wire reports that the official Japanese Twitter account has shared a short teaser of how Pikachu looks. When activating the Z-Move, the monster first fist bumps the trainer and gives him/her a high five with its tail. Pikachu then jumps in the air and launches a barrage of multi-colored sparks that home in on the enemy creating a massive explosion before the Pokémon perches on its trainer's arm.
Other Variants Include Different Moves
The special Pikachu will be available in Japan starting this April and each special version will come with a different level and moves. The original hat version will come at level 1 and knows Agility, Thunder, Quick Attack and Thunderbolt. On the other hand, the Hoenn cap includes with Quick Attack, Thunderbolt, Iron Tail and Thunder while coming in at level 6.
Next, the Sinnoh cap Pikachu has Iron Tail, Volt Tackle, Thunderbolt and Quick Attack while at level 10. Following this, the Unova Cap version will be at level 14 with exactly the same moves. Finally, the Kalos and Alola Pikachu share the moves Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Electro Ball and Iron Tail at levels 17 and 20 respectively.
So far, Nintendo has not shared whether this special Pikachu will be available internationally. However, there might be a chance that it will come around the time during the US/European release of the upcoming movie. Fans can play Pokémon Sun and Moon on the 3DS.