Tickets for 20th Movie Now Available, Ash’s Pikachu Downloads + Promo Card!

Tickets for the 20th Pokemon movie can now be preordered at Fathom Events. The film will play in select theaters in the United States on Sunday and Monday, November 5th and 6th. There will also be screenings in other countries.

Those who attend screenings of the film will receive a QR code to download Ash’s Pikachu into their Sun and Moon games wearing Ash’s hat from the movie. Attendees will also receive an Ash’s Pikachu promo card (SM108) wearing the same hat.

Pokemon.com has also announced that starting September 19th, fans will be able to download one of six Ash’s Pikachu into their Sun and Moon games — but only one. They will provide everyone with a serial code, but the code can only be used once. Depending on when you enter that code into your games determines which Ash’s Pikachu you will receive:

  • 9/19/17 – 9/25/17: Original hat (Kanto and Johto regions)
  • 9/26/17 – 10/2/17: Hoenn region hat
  • 10/3/17 – 10/9/17: Sinnoh region hat
  • 10/10/17 – 10/16/17: Unova region hat
  • 10/17/17 – 10/23/17: Kalos region hat
  • 10/24/17 – 10/30/17: Alola region hat

Furthermore, Pokemon released the first dubbed trailer of the 20th movie. You can hear a piece of the original English TV show opening at the end.

Unfortunately, the film’s original soundtrack will be replaced with dub music — TPCi’s composer, Ed Goldfarb, has confirmed on Twitter he will be composing the music for the English version of the film. Most of the original soundtrack’s music was remixed versions of music you heard from the TV show 20 years ago (see below), so unfortunately the film will lose a lot of its nostalgia. I also think Goldfarb is a lousy composer (or TPCi doesn’t give him enough time to compose), but that’s just my opinion. It’s unfortunate TPCi decided to skimp on the music once again.

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  1. Alakazam90125 Aspiring Trainer
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    Why in the world would you use Ash´ Pikachu instead of Vulpix.... just saying.
     
  2. Lostlorn Forest Sinnoh is the best region
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    Oh my gosh, it's playing at my theater! There are also two other screenings near the area. When I looked before they weren't there, so this is a big relief! I'm going to go for sure, if not only for the card.
     
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  3. Alakazam90125 Aspiring Trainer
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    I really don´t think it´s good1
     
  4. Neurowolf Biology extraordinaire!
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    One of these days, a movie promo will be playable. :p
     
  5. Sparkeagle Aspiring Trainer
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    In ... Damn I forgot that we can't even use it in a Raichu deck
     
  6. Celty We Rise
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    Happy that this will be in Boston. Gonna take the wife =p
     
  7. Asrialys Aspiring Trainer
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    What about the other six cards of Pikachu with the other hats? :/
     
  8. Hemos The demonic Shadow Lugia/Mystical Raven Witch
    Hemos

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    Great, now I'm gonna be checking every single day to see if I can get a ticket for a UK showing. I'm hoping it'll be on at my local Vue in Romford, they had a showing for Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, so I'm feeling optimistic that they'll get Pokémon.

    My only gripe is that the dub's using its own music instead of the original score, as you've already pointed out. As long as we get a good remix of the Pokémon Theme, I won't complain TOO much about the score changing.

    Also, that Pikachu distribution is making me wish I had a copy of Sun to go with Moon, kinda torn between a couple of them, so I'll have to choose wisely and see if any pop up over Wonder Trade (I assume they'll work with Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon too, if those games are getting their own Pikachu, trading the others over shouldn't be too hard.)
     
  9. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
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    Nice I like a 'proper' promo distribution! Especially as promos are thick and fast - SM108 is insane numbering, however, I'm sure the other hat cards will appear (calling it will blu ray/dvd release and retailer exclusives!!) would be random to produce one card and have the other hat pikachu getting distributed in game.

    Let's just hope there's a showing near me!
     
  10. JoKing King of Jokers
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    Got mine, seems pretty limited to me. $13.54 plus fees don't seem so bad especially with a nice card to go with this movie. Wonder if there have been other good movie cards released recently too.
     
  11. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer
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    Just one Pikachu for each game?
    So if I want all the six pikachu, I can't have it? ):
     
  12. Raven Zombie Dark/Ghost Trainer
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    i was going to ask... are each of the cards different numbers, or is it different variant pictures on the same numbered card?
     
  13. Well so far I continue to not have one near me. The nearest theatre is like four hours away, which is ridiculous.
     
  14. skawt boop
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    The card has the hat from the movie, the QR code should be for the same hat only.

    The 6 others look to be a different QR code that's gonna be posted on the Pokémon website depending on when you redeem it.

    Also oops ordered tickets lol.
     
  15. professor layton Aspiring Trainer
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    I wonder if this card will get any value soon
     
  16. Cottonmouth25 Flying-type Enthusiast
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    Will the Pikachu come with the exclusive Z-Crystal? Pikashnium-Z, or something of that nature?
     
  17. PacNat Breathing World Champion
    PacNat

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    Yessss there's one in my local theater!!
     
  18. Adam Ryder Aspiring Trainer
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    I need this card just for the image! Just need to wait for UK showings...
     
  19. The Binder Guy Aspiring Trainer
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    Neat, they're doing a showing at Universal CityWalk. I haven't seen a Pokemon movie there since the Victini movie.

    But with that said, I'm mildly annoyed that the music's getting changed AGAIN. I can only hope that TPCi will give some level of respect since it's a 20th Anniversary thing.

    ...Oh who am I kidding? They won't care in the slightest.

    And I hope you can get the Pikachu from the movie QR code AND the Pikachu from the site's QR code, because you're going to see a lot of grumpy players if you can't.
     
  20. BeebubZ yum... Just won a free booster box <3
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    Well im in the UK and i really want that card ;-; Hopefully they will do smth like last year where they gave away a generation promo at Game stores.