Pokémon Go is one year old. You might not believe it, but it’s true. It’s been one whole year since millions of people took to the streets to track down and capture Pokémon. To celebrate the anniversary a special event is running inside the game. We’ve got all you need to know, including how to get Ash Hat Pikachu, what anniversary boxes are, and when the Pokémon Go Anniversary Event will end. Ash Hat Pikachu won’t be around forever, so get reading and catching!
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Pokémon Go Anniversary Event Featuring Ash Hat Pikachu - When Does the Event end?
The Ash Hat Pikachu Anniversary Event is currently running and is due to end on July 24 at 1:00 P.M. PDT. Some previous Pokémon Go events have been extended, but this isn’t guaranteed.
Ash Hat Pikachu Stat Bonuses - How to Catch Ash Hat Pikachu
Ash Hat Pikachu is not an upgraded version of Pikachu. His stats are exactly the same as standard Pikachu, with the anniversary hat being purely cosmetic.
You should find that Ash Hat Pikachu is more common than the standard Pikachu is. They won’t be everywhere, but players who spend long enough looking in areas of Pokémon high density shouldn’t have too much trouble locating one. Ash Hat Pikachu should also keep the head after evolving into Raichu, so you will want to have two Ash Hat versions in order to collect the complete set.
Pokémon Go Anniversary Boxes - How do you buy Them and What do They Contain?
Another new addition in the Pokémon Go anniversary event is the Anniversary Box. These boxes, sold in the in-game store, contain a set of useful items, with Incubators, Max Revives, Ultra Balls, and a Raid Pass included in each box.
Anniversary Boxes are available to buy at a reduced price for a limited time, so it seems they will remain in the store once the anniversary event is finished. With details in the press release being rather thin, we don't currently know how much Anniversary Boxes will cost.