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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
A banner promoting the Mew
A Mew machine used to distribute the Mew
This is the second Mew distribution held at a Nintendo Space World event. At this distribution, players connected their game cartridge to a Mew machine. 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 that ran in various magazines published by Shogakukan.
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. Its original Trainer is Imakuni.
This Magikarp with the special move Dragon Rage was available for 20 players through the "Tamamushi University Hyper Test" campaign in magazines published by Shogakukan, 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 Gotta Catch 'Em All. 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 held at a Nintendo Space World event. At this distribution, players connected their game cartridge to a Mew machine. 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; only 100,000 people were able to receive this Mew. While originally going to be run until November 23, 1997, the distribution was later extended to the non-exhibition day November 24, 1997.
Nintendo 64 Pikachu
This Surfing Pikachu was distributed to 10,000 players by presenting a lottery ticket obtained from purchasing a Nintendo 64.
World Hobby Fair Mew
This Mew was distributed to 700 players at the 4th Next Generation World Hobby Fair.
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 applicants, but only distributed 20 Mew. The second promotion received about 80,000 applicants, and this time there were 100 Mew distributed.