October 5, 2020
Encounter special Pikachu wearing one of Ash’s caps during Pokémon Spotlight Hour!
Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time during the month of October.
For the Pokémon Spotlight Hours on October 6 and October 13, special Pikachu wearing the same caps worn by Ash, the protagonist of the Pokémon anime series, will be appearing in the wild! Other special bonuses will also be active.
On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, Pikachu wearing the World Cap worn by Ash in the ongoing anime series Pokémon Journeys: The Series will be available in Pokémon GO for the first time! You’ll also earn twice the XP for catching Pokémon.
On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, Pikachu wearing the Original Cap worn by Ash in previous series will be returning to Pokémon GO! You’ll also earn twice the Candy for catching Pokémon.
Be sure to jot down these dates so you don’t miss out on adding these special behatted Pikachu to your team!
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—The Pokémon GO team