There’s a special balloon Pikachu with the Flying Tera Type up for grabs in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. Here’s how to claim it for free!

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet are finally here, and Game Freak has a present for early buyers in the games’ release window.

Those who love Pikachu will be happy to hear that not only is the fan-favorite electric mouse in the game, you can get hold of it very early on.

And as an extra special surprise, there’s a Flying Tera Type Pikachu up for grabs as a special gift!

Not sure what Tera Types are? Check out everything we know about the new Terastal mechanic in Scarlet and Violet here!

Free Terastal Pikachu Scarlet and Violet

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: How to Get Flying Pikachu Gift

To get a special Pikachu that knows Fly, with the exclusive Flying Tera Type, simply purchase your copy of Scarlet or Violet before March 2023. Then follow these instructions to claim it in-game:

  • Boot up Pokemon Scarlet or Violet and start your Pokemon adventure.
  • After reaching the first Pokemon Center (an hour or so into the game at most) you’ll unlock the Poke Portal.
Pokemon How to Get a Mystery Gift in Scarlet & Violet
  • Open the Main Menu and then select Poke Portal.
  • Choose Mystery Gift, then Get Via Internet.
How to Get Flying Pikachu in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
  • Select Downloadable Version Purchase Bonus.
  • You’ll then receive your special Pikachu in-game!
How to Claim Pikachu Mystery Gift in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

As long as you complete the following steps before or on February 28, 2023, you’ll receive the Flying Tera Type Pikachu for free! If you miss out though, this unique combination cannot be obtained through regular gameplay.

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Pokemon Scarlet Violet Flying Pikachu

Only early purchasers will be able to earn themselves this free bonus reward that can’t be obtained through regular gameplay.

However, you should also pay attention to what version of the game you’re picking up.

After all, these are the version-exclusive Pokemon present in both Scarlet and Violet.

On top of that, these Paradox Pokemon are also locked to either Scarlet or Violet, meaning you’ll need to trade with friends to catch ’em all, as usual!

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