Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You! Event Announced

We all know the origins of the Pokémon anime series, where Ash and Pikachu’s first meeting went shockingly terrible! However, they develop a special bond and become fast friends. Well, in the latest feature film, viewers get to experience it all over again but with some added twists.

Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You! follows Ash and Pikachu on a familiar adventure. Though, they meet new characters and even a Pokémon that has never been seen before. It is bound to be an exciting journey that we all get to experience! To celebrate the North American release of the film, special distributions will be taking place! In the weeks leading up to the premiere, fans can receive Pikachu for their copies of Pokémon Sun and Moon. He is wearing one of Ash’s hats from the animated series.

  • September 19–25: Ash’s Pikachu (Original Cap)
  • September 26 – October 2: Ash’s Pikachu (Hoenn Cap)
  • October 3–9Ash’s Pikachu (Sinnoh Cap)
  • October 10–16Ash’s Pikachu (Unova Cap)
  • October 17–23Ash’s Pikachu (Kalos Cap)
  • October 24–30: Ash’s Pikachu (Alola Cap)


In addition to the game goodie, a one-of-a-kind trading card will be distributed to ticket purchasers. It also features Pikachu wearing a cap from the movie. Then, they can also receive a QR code to unlock an in-game event for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon to use when those games release November 17.

Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You! will release screen in select theaters on November 5 and November 6. Visit Fathom Events to find more details such as time and locations near you. Check out the trailer below for a sneak peek at the film!