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This is a reverse-chronological list of event Pokémon distributions that were given away to all Japanese Pokémon games in Generation I.
List of event Pokémon
Nintendo Space World '99 Mew
This is the second Mew distribution held at a Nintendo Space World event. At this distribution, players connected their game cartridge to a distribution device. On-screen, a visual of a Mew traveling through a cable to the player's game would appear. To receive a Mew, players had to submit an application postcard.
Two Pokémon, Fearow and Rapidash, with the special move Pay Day were available through the Pokémon Stamp campaign in an issue of Shogakukan magazine.
These Pokémon are the Kanto Pokémon Fan Club Chairman's two favorite Pokémon that he mentions in the games, and also made their appearance in The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually) in Pokémon Adventures.
Summer 1998 Pokémon Battle Tour Pikachu
This Pikachu was distributed at various locations across Japan.
This Magikarp with the special move Dragon Rage was available for 20 players through the "Tamamushi University Hyper Test" campaign in an issue of Shogakukan magazine, along with the rare Magikarp card, which is based on this Pokémon.
This Magikarp also made its appearance in Challenge at Tamamushi University! in Pokémon Get da ze!. Erika mentions the research about this Magikarp at Celadon University in Whacked by Marowak! in Pokémon Adventures.
This Surfing Pikachu promotion was revealed in the October issue of CoroCoro Comics, and the later Flying Pikachu promotion was revealed in the November issue. However, there were only 20 Pikachu available at each promotion.
Nintendo Space World '97 Mew
This is the first Mew distribution in Nintendo Space World event in 1997. At this distribution, players connected their game cartridge to a distribution device. On-screen, a visual of a Mew traveling through a cable to the player's game would appear. To receive a Mew, players had to submit an application postcard.
Nintendo 64 Pikachu
This Surfing Pikachu was available for 10,000 players by presenting a lottery obtained from purchasing a Nintendo 64.
World Hobby Fair Mew
This Pokémon was available at the 4th Next Generation World Hobby Fair for 700 players.
Legendary Pokémon Offer Mew
The first Mew distribution was initially revealed in the May issue of CoroCoro Comics, and later the second distribution was revealed in the August issue. The first promotion received over 78,000 applications, but only gave away 20 Mew. The second promotion received about 80,000 applications, and this time there were 100 Mew available.