Pokemon GO event brings back Ash hat Pikachu

A second chance to catch the special Ash hat Pikachu and other rare event Pikachu types in Pokemon GO!

New events are coming to Pokemon GO starting today, August 5, and running until August 19. During these events, gift storage is increased to 20 gifts held total and 30 gifts available to open per day. In addition to the gift boost, players can take advantage of a temporary reintroduction of special event Pikachu types, including Ash hat Pikachu!

Pokemon GO event brings back Ash hat Pikachu

Pokemon GO event brings back Ash hat Pikachu
Along with the return of Ash hat Pikachu, Pokemon GO players will receive a temporary gift storage boost during the August event period.
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Starting August 5 at 9 p.m. (EST) and lasting until August 12 at 4 a.m. (EST), Pokemon GO players will have the opportunity to catch all previous event Pikachu in the wild such as Santa Pikachu and Summer Straw Hat Pikachu. What’s cool about this is the fact that all special event Pikachu are being reintroduced including the original Ash hat Pikachu.

According to the tweet from Pokemon GO, Pikachu will appear wearing a different hat each day, encouraging players to check back daily in order to catch all variations. To help you replenish your supply of Poke Balls needed to catch all of these event Pikachu, gift storage is getting a temporary boost from August 5 until August 19. With this boost, you’ll be able to store up to 20 gifts and open 30 gifts max per day.

Released in conjunction with the August events are Shiny Bonsly and Sudowoodo, with Shiny Bonsly having the chance to hatch from Eggs received through gifts. If you haven’t already, we recommend jumping into Pokemon GO and sending gifts out to all your friends. While you’re at it, keep an eye out for any event Pikachu you might’ve missed in the wild!

For more on Pokemon GO, be sure to check out some of our previous features including how to find Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO, what a Friendship Level is in Pokemon GO, and how to use Nanab and Pinap Berries in Pokemon GO.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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