Last month, we reported that Fathom Events would be releasing Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You, the latest film in the long-running hit anime series, in cinemas in the United States and internationally this November. Today, as more information was released about the upcoming release, Fathom Events have now confirmed showings will take place in the United Kingdom and other territories.
The release of Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You will mark the first time in 16 years that the popular franchise has been released theatrically in the United Kingdom, following Warner Bros’ Pokémon 3 The Movie back in 2001. Listings in North America are currently live, with international venues being revealed shortly. When they are available, tickets can be purchased from FathomEvents or participating box offices.
Those who purchase tickets for the film will receive an exclusive Pokémon Trading Card Game promo of Pikachu (while supplies last), as well as a QR code that, when scanned into Pokémon Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon (on sale 17th November), will unlock a special Pikachu wearing Ash’s hat!
In addition, The Pokémon Company International will be releasing five other special hat-wearing Pikachu starting from 19th September, with each sporting a different accessory based on the various eras of the television anime series. These will be distributed via serial codes on Pokemon.com for use in Pokémon Sun/Moon. However, each variant is only available for one week and players may only obtain one type of Pikachu. The dates are as follows:
19-25 September: Ash’s Pikachu (Original Cap)
26 September – 2nd October: Ash’s Pikachu (Hoenn Cap)
3-9 October: Ash’s Pikachu (Sinnoh Cap)
10–16 October: Ash’s Pikachu (Unova Cap)
17–23 October: Ash’s Pikachu (Kalos Cap)
24–30 October: Ash’s Pikachu (Alola Cap)
Which Pikachu hat will you choose? Will you be seeing Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You?