How to Get the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Pre-Order Pikachu

Players that picked up pre-orders of either Pokemon Scarlet or Pokemon Violet are owed a special Pokemon for making the purchase. This special Pokemon is everyone’s favorite yellow rat Pikachu. Collecting this reward is a bit confusing, but our guide should help. Below I walk you through how to get the Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet pre-order Pikachu guide.

How to Get the Special Pikachu?

The first question you probably have on your mind is how to get the Special Pikachu Pokemon. To get the Special Pikachu is fairly simple. First, you need to have pre-ordered the game. Second, you need to play the game for about 1/2 hours so you advance far enough to unlock the Mystery Gift feature. Once the Mystery Gift feature is unlocked, connect to the internet and use it. The steps to access the system are:

  1. Connect to the internet.
  2. Push X and open the Main Menu.
  3. Scroll to Poke Portal and select it.
  4. Go down to Mystery Gift and select.
  5. Choose get via internet.
  6. You will receive Pikachu as a gift.

Once you have Pikachu it will you can place it in you party or put it in your box. This Pikachu is unique for a few reasons. The first reason is that it is Tera Type of Flying. This Tera Type means it comes with the move Fly. Alongside this special move set the Pokemon also has a unique look when it it Terastallized.

That’s all you need to know to snag your special pre-order Pikachu bonus. Getting this Pokemon simply involves having an internet connection. We’ve been covering a lot of Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, so be sure to check out our other guides. Also check out our official YouTube for videos.

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