You have to pre-order a movie ticket
Japan is having a particularly insidious distribution event for Pokemon coming up, and it involves pre-ordering tickets for an upcoming film to get a special creature. That creature is an adorable Ash Pikachu, but there’s a massive catch involved.
By pre-ordering tickets during specific times, you’ll get certain colored hats with different abilities. The promotion runs from April 15 to October 9, with repeated dates in-between, so you’ll have a few chances to get the one you want. And you know some people are going to try to get them all.
You thought GameStop promotions were bad! But really, if/when it comes west, I hope it’s just a quick download from the main menu.
Pokemon Sun and Moon [Serebii]
Original Cap – Level 1 – Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Thunder, Agility
Hoenn Cap – Level 6 – Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Thunder, Iron Tail
Sinnoh Cap – Level 10 – Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, Volt Tackle
Unova Cap – Level 14 – Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, Volt Tackle
Kalos Cap – Level 17 – Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, Electro Ball
Alola Cap – Level 20 – Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, Electro Ball