Event costume Pokémon in Pokémon Go are special versions of certain Pokémon, which can be caught wearing a costume. This can be anything from a party hat to a deerstalker to what we’re meant to believe is a flower crown.
Event costume Pokémon are released as part of an in-game event, such as a Community Day or a tie in event for a holiday like Halloween.
Each event costume Pokémon is very collectable, especially since there are, like regular Pokémon, shiny versions of these special Pokémon.
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Pikachu event costumes in Pokémon Go
From a deerstalker to Ash’s hat, Pikachu has, of course, has the widest variety of costumes in Pokémon Go.
A couple of these costumes, like Fragment Hat Pikachu, have only been available in one event, while others have photobombed pictures in GO Snapshot during specific events.
Below you’ll find everything you need to know about the different costumes Pikachu has worn in Pokémon Go:
Raichu event costumes in Pokémon Go
Just like Pikachu, there is a range of costume Raichu for you to collect in Pokémon Go.
You can’t find these Raichu out in the wild though. Instead, you’ll need to evolve one of your costumed Pikachu. This means it’s always a good idea to catch at least of each costumed Pikachu if you plan on becoming a costume collector.
It costs 50 Pikachu candies to evolve a Pikachu into a Raichu.
Only Straw Hat, Party Hat (Red) and Mimikyu Pikachu are unable to evolve into Raichu.
Below you’ll find all the information you need about the various costumed Raichu’s in Pokémon Go:
Pichu event costumes in Pokémon Go
There is a good selection of costumed Pichus for you to collect in Pokémon Go.
Costumed Pichu can only be found in eggs that are collected during the event period they’re connected to. This means that, if you hold onto one of these eggs, it’s possible that you might hatch a Pichu outside of an event.
Typically Pichu can be found in 7km, but it’s always a good idea to check the specifics of the event just in case they’re appearing in additional egg pools. This will make your task of tracking down that special Pichu a lot easier.
Here are all the costumed Pichu’s that are currently available:
Christmas event costumes in Pokémon Go
Every year Pokémon Go has a Christmas event as part of their end of year celebrations and, as part of this event, they release a collection of event costume Pokémon for a limited period.
Will you find yourself catching a Santa hat wearing Pikachu or a Stantler wearing a set of bells?
Below you’ll find all the event costume Pokémon that have been released to celebrate Christmas in Pokémon Go:
Fashion Week event Pokémon in Pokémon Go
The Fashion Week event in Pokémon Go occurred from Friday, 2nd October to Thursday, October 8th in 2020 and celebrated the collaboration between The Pokémon Company and Longchamp Paris.
Since this also happened to be at the start of Paris Fashion Week, Niantic released a number of special costumed Pokémon to go with the event. In keeping with the fashion theme, aside from one Pokémon, these special Fashion Week Pokémon have all come dressed in formal wear.
Below you’ll find everything you need to know about the costumed Pokémon released during Fashion Week:
Flower Crown Pokémon in Pokémon Go
Flower crowns in Pokémon Go are not flower crowns, they are flower hair clips; crowns encircle a head, not hoover awkwardly above the right eye.
Notably, it’s possible to evolve a flower crown Eeevee, which, if you’re not using an eeveelution trick, will result in a random flower crown eeveelution.
The easiest way to ensure you get the eeveelution you desire is to use the Eevee evolution name trick. This, however, only works once, so, if you’ve already used it to add that specific eeveelution to your Pokédex, then you need to try another method.
If you’re aiming for either an Espeon or Umbreon, then you’ll need to walk with the Eevee you wish to evolve as your buddy for 10km. Once you’ve done this, evolving this specific Eevee during the day will reward you with an Espeon or, at night, an Umbreon.
For a Leafeon or Glaceon, it’s time to use those special lures at your nearest PokéStop. Placing a Mossy Lure Module will allow you to evolve the Eevee into a Leafeon, while a Glacial Lure Module will transform it into a Glaceon.
Thank you to Denarnia from reddit for the Flower Crown Happiny screenshot.
Here are all the Pokémon in Pokémon Go that currently wear a flower crown:
Halloween event costumes in Pokémon Go
When it comes to Halloween, Pokémon Go doesn’t like to be left out of the celebrations; whether this means catching a Pikachu designed as a Mimikyu or a Squirtle wearing a top hat.
Below you’ll find all the costume Pokémon that have been released to celebrate Halloween:
Kanto starters event costumes in Pokémon Go
Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle – the Kanto, and most well known, starter Pokémon in the franchise. Thanks to this special status, the Gen 1 starters have been given a number of special costumes in Pokémon Go.
For Squirtle this includes a pair of sunglasses, which is reference to the Squirtle Squad from the Pokémon anime.
The clone versions of the final evolutions for the Gen 1 starters – Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise – are a reference to Pokemon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back, in which these three Pokémon, among others, are cloned by Mewtwo.
Here are all the event costume Pokémon for the Kanto starters and everything you need to know about their first appearance in Pokémon Go:
New Year event costumes in Pokémon Go
During the arrival of the New Year, there’s always a chance that a new costume Pokémon will be released in Pokémon Go.
In keeping with the spirit of the holiday, all of these costumes have a party feel to them, from hats to glasses.
Here are the event costume Pokémon that have been released in celebration of the New Year in Pokémon Go:
Party hat Pokémon in Pokémon Go
If you have one event costume Pokémon in Pokémon Go, then there’s a large chance that it happens to be wearing a party hat.
With over ten party hat Pokémon already released at the time of writing, and more on the way, the party hat is the most commonly occurring costume in Pokémon Go.
There are also a variety of party hat designs, including red with yellow spots and a mixture of dark and light purple.
Below you’ll find every party hat Pokémon that has been released so far into Pokémon Go, along with their first appearance:
Pikachu Visor Pokémon in Pokémon Go
Pokémon wearing Pikachu visors first debuted in Pokémon Go during Go Fest 2020, which ran from Saturday 25th July to Sunday 26th July.
The Pikachu Visors these Pokémon wear share the same design as the ones typically given to Go Fest attendees.
Below you can find every Pokémon that has been given a Pikachu Visor so far in Pokémon Go, along with their first appearance:
|Pikachu Visor Bulbasaur||Go Fest 2020 (25th to 26th July 2020)|
|Pikachu Visor Charmander||Go Fest 2020 (25th to 26th July 2020)|
|Pikachu Visor Squirtle||Go Fest 2020 (25th to 26th July 2020)|
To help you in the latest Community Day, discover the Gible evolution chart and Garchomp’s best moveset, as well as every step in Just a Nibble.
Elsewhere – the Season of Discovery is here!
Current events, include Season 8 of the Go Battle League and the Galarian Ponyta timed research. Don’t forget about the upcoming Go Fest 2021 in July!
We’ve also recently seen a level cap increase – including the addition of XL Candy, boosts to some XP sources and the addition of Platinum Medals.
Regional costume Pokémon in Pokémon Go
On Sunday, 20th June 2021, Niantic announced that Okinawan Kariyushi shirt Pikachu would be the first regional costume Pokémon in Pokémon Go, being only available to trainers in Okinawa in Japan.
Regional costume Pokémon work in exactly the same way as regionally exclusive Pokémon like Corsola – they will only be available in specific regions around the world and, if you want to collect them all, you either need to travel to this location or trade for one with a trainer who has.
Here are all the regional costume Pokémon which have been released so far:
|Okinawan Kariyushi Shirt Pikachu||Released on 22nd July 2021 – only available in Okinawa, Japan|
We’ll update this page with new event costume Pokémon as they’re released!