Content Continues Below

During today’s Pokémon Presents, The Pokémon Company announced Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s early purchase Pokémon. Trainers who buy the game before February 28th, 2023, and unlock the Mystery Gift feature in time will get can get special in-game Pikachu. The special Pika will know the move Fly (which it normally can’t learn) and its Tera Type will be Flying. Have a look – and be amazed at the glorious Pika:



Players will be able to get their Pikachu by choosing “Get” through the “Internet” from the Mystery Gift feature in their game up until Tuesday, February 28th, 2023. According to the official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet website, it will take “approximately 1 to 1.5 hours of play time before you can access the Mystery Gift feature[.]”

Don’t wait until the last minute in claiming this Pikachu, as The Pokémon Company made sure to note that this particular Pikachu cannot be obtained through regular gameplay. Make sure to take advantage of the offer while you can!

Looking to secure a copy of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet for Nintendo Switch? Be sure to visit our list of retailers you can purchase the game from in our pre-order guide!


Leave a Comment

Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.