List of Japanese event Pokémon distributions in Generation I

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This is a reverse-chronological list of event Pokémon distributions that were given away to Japanese language Pokémon games in Generation I.

List of event Pokémon

Game Freak Mew

Exchange ticket

This Mew was distributed to players at participating ÆON, ÆON STYLE, ÆON SUPERCENTER, Game TSUTAYA, Toys "R" Us, Pokémon Stores, and all Pokémon Center stores in Japan from March 19 to May 8, 2016. To receive Mew players had to use the Mew exchange ticket, which was included with the special Nintendo 2DS that came bundled with Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, or Yellow.

This Mew has 15 for all of its IVs.

Pokémon Info Battle Moves
ミュウ Normal Pound
Lv. 5 Dex No. -- --
Spr 1y 151.png 151 -- --
Type -- --
Psychic Unknown This Pokémon was available in Japan
from March 19 to May 8, 2016.
Item OT ゲーフリ
None ID No. 22796
Can be obtained with: R G B Y
R B
Obtained from: JStad Stad Stad2 Distribution
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Nintendo Space World '99 Mew

A banner promoting the Mew
A Mew machine used to distribute the Mew

This Mew was distributed at Nintendo Space World '99, which was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. 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 be eligible to receive a Mew, players had to submit an application postcard; only 50,000 people were able to receive this Mew.

These Mew all have the following IVs: 5 HP, 10 Attack, 1 Defense, 12 Speed, and 5 Special.

Pokémon Info Battle Moves
ミュウ Normal Pound
Lv. 5 Dex No. -- --
Spr 1y 151.png 151 -- --
Type -- --
Psychic Unknown This Pokémon was available in Japan
from August 27 to 29, 1999.
Item OT マクハリ
Bitter Berry* ID No. 00001-65535
Can be obtained with: R G B Y
R B
Obtained from: JStad Stad Stad2 Distribution
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Pokémon Stamp Pokémon

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.

Fearow

Pokémon Info Battle Moves
オニドリル Normal Growl
Lv. 25 Dex No. Normal Leer
Spr 1b 022.png 022 Normal Fury Attack
Type Normal Pay Day
Normal Flying This Pokémon was available in Japan
in August 1998.
Item OT Unknown
Berry* ID No. Unknown
Can be obtained with: R G B Y
R B
Obtained from: JStad Stad Stad2 Distribution
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Rapidash

Pokémon Info Battle Moves
ギャロップ Fire Ember
Lv. 40 Dex No. Fire Fire Spin
Spr 1b 078.png 078 Normal Stomp
Type Normal Pay Day
Fire Unknown This Pokémon was available in Japan
in August 1998.
Item OT Unknown
Silver Leaf* ID No. Unknown
Can be obtained with: R G B Y
R B
Obtained from: JStad Stad Stad2 Distribution
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Summer 1998 Pokémon Battle Tour Pikachu

This Pikachu was distributed at various locations across Japan. Its original Trainer is Imakuni.

Pokémon Info Battle Moves
ピカチュウ Electric ThunderShock
Lv. 5 Dex No. Normal Growl
Spr 1b 025.png 025 Water Surf
Type -- --
Electric Unknown This Pokémon was available in Japan
from July 19 to August 23, 1998.
Item OT イマクニ
Berry* ID No. 00001-65535
Can be obtained with: R G B Y
R B
Obtained from: JStad Stad Stad2 Distribution
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Locations

Prefecture Location Dates
Kanagawa Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama July 19 to 20, 1998
Aichi Nagoya International Exhibition Hall, Nagoya July 26, 1998
Fukuoka Fukuoka International Center, Fukuoka August 2, 1998
Hokkaido AXES Sapporo, Sapporo August 16, 1998
Kyoto Kyoto International Conference Hall, Kyoto August 22 to 23, 1998

University Magikarp

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.

Pokémon Info Battle Moves
コイキング Normal Splash
Lv. 15 Dex No. Dragon Dragon Rage
Spr 1b 129.png 129 -- --
Type -- --
Water Unknown This Pokémon was available in Japan
on July 1998.
Item OT Unknown
Berry* ID No. Unknown
Can be obtained with: R G B Y
R B
Obtained from: JStad Stad Stad2 Distribution
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Next Generation World Hobby Fair Dome Cup Mew

This Mew was distributed at the 7th Next Generation World Hobby Fair to promote the National Dome Cup Tournament, which was held at five different venues in Japan. Players had to send in a postcard with an application ticket; details and application tickets for the event in Fukuoka were revealed in the November 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comic (which was released on October 15, 1997) and for the events in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo and Nagoya in the January 1998 issue (which was released on December 15, 1997). Only 10,000 Mew were distributed at each venue, except in Tokyo, where 20,000 Mew were distributed.

Pokémon Info Battle Moves
ミュウ Normal Pound
Lv. 5 Dex No. -- --
Spr 1b 151.png 151 -- --
Type -- --
Psychic Unknown This Pokémon was available in Japan
from December 7, 1997 to February 15, 1998.
Item OT フクオカ
トウキョー
オーサカ
サッポロ
ナゴヤ
Bitter Berry* ID No. 00001-65535
Can be obtained with: R G B Y
R B
Obtained from: JStad Stad Stad2 Distribution
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Locations

Prefecture Location Dates
Fukuoka Fukuoka Dome, Fukuoka December 7, 1997
Chiba Makuhari Messe, Chiba January 10 to 11, 1998
Osaka Kyocera Dome, Osaka February 1, 1998
Hokkaido Sapporo Community Dome, Sapporo February 8, 1998
Aichi Nagoya Dome, Nagoya February 15, 1998

Flying & Surfing Pikachu

Artwork of Surfing Pikachu and Flying Pikachu in the September 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comics

These distributions of Surfing Pikachu & Flying Pikachu were revealed in the September 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comics[1] (which was released on August 9, 1997[2]). For each distribution, players had to send in a postcard application to Shogakukan CoroCoro Comic by the end date for a chance to be one of the 20 players selected to receive that distribution. The announced winners were given instructions on how to prepare and mail in their Pokémon game cartridge to receive Surfing/Flying Pikachu.

Flying Pikachu

Details for the first distribution were announced in the November 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comic (which was released on October 15, 1997[3]). The application period ended on November 14, 1997. Winners were announced in the January 1998 issue.

Details for the second distribution were announced in the December 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comic Special (which was released on October 30, 1997). The application period ended on November 29, 1997. Winners were announced in the February 1998 Special issue.

Pokémon Info Battle Moves
ピカチュウ Electric ThunderShock
Lv. 5 Dex No. Normal Growl
Spr 1b 025.png 025 Flying Fly
Type -- --
Electric Unknown This Pokémon was available in Japan
from October 15 to November 14, 1997; October 30 to November 29, 1997.
Item OT コロコロ
Berry* ID No. Unknown
Can be obtained with: R G B Y
R B
Obtained from: JStad Stad Stad2 Distribution
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Surfing Pikachu

Details for the first distribution were announced in the October 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comic Special (which was released on August 30, 1997). The application period ended on September 30, 1997. Winners were announced in the December 1997 Special issue.

Details for the second distribution were announced in the October 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comic (which was released on September 13, 1997[4]). The application period ended on October 14, 1997. Winners were announced in the December 1997 issue.[5]

Pokémon Info Battle Moves
ピカチュウ Electric ThunderShock
Lv. 5 Dex No. Normal Growl
Spr 1b 025.png 025 Water Surf
Type -- --
Electric Unknown This Pokémon was available in Japan
from August 30 to September 30, 1997; September 13 to October 14, 1997.
Item OT コロコロ
Berry* ID No. Unknown
Can be obtained with: R G B Y
R B
Obtained from: JStad Stad Stad2 Distribution
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Nintendo Space World '97 Mew

Flyer promoting the Mew

This Mew was distributed at Nintendo Space World '97, which was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. The distribution was announced in the October 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comic (which was released on September 13, 1997). 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 be eligible to receive a Mew, players had to submit a postcard with an application ticket from the CoroCoro Comic or the offical flyer; 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.

These Mew all have the following IVs: 5 HP, 10 Attack, 1 Defense, 12 Speed, and 5 Special.

Pokémon Info Battle Moves
ミュウ Normal Pound
Lv. 5 Dex No. -- --
Spr 1b 151.png 151 -- --
Type -- --
Psychic Unknown This Pokémon was available in Japan
on November 22 to 24, 1997.
Item OT マリオ
クッパ
ルイージ
ピーチ
ヨッシー
ドンキー
Bitter Berry* ID No. 00001-65535
Can be obtained with: R G B Y
R B
Obtained from: JStad Stad Stad2 Distribution
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Nintendo 64 Pikachu

This Surfing Pikachu was distributed to 10,000 players by presenting a lottery ticket obtained from purchasing a Nintendo 64. This was the first distribution using the Pokémon Machine.

Pokémon Info Battle Moves
ピカチュウ Electric ThunderShock
Lv. 5 Dex No. Normal Growl
Spr 1b 025.png 025 Water Surf
Type -- --
Electric Unknown This Pokémon was available in Japan
from September 21 to October 31, 1997.
Item OT ニンテン
Berry* ID No. 00001-65535
Can be obtained with: R G B Y
R B
Obtained from: JStad Stad Stad2 Distribution
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Pokémon 2 Idea Contest Surfing Pikachu

Announcement in the June 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comics

This Surfing Pikachu distribution was announced in the June 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comic, released on May 15, 1997[6]).

For the Pokémon 2 Idea Contest (Japanese: ポケモン2 アイディアコンテスト) players submitted ideas for Pokémon they might like to see in the upcoming "Pokémon 2" games. Entries had to be postmarked on or before June 12, 1997. Judges Tsunekazu Ishihara and Satoshi Tajiri selected 20 winners. Winners were announced in the August 1997 issue and given instructions on how to prepare and mail in their Pokémon game cartridge to receive Surfing Pikachu.[7]

Pokémon Info Battle Moves
ピカチュウ Electric ThunderShock
Lv. 5 Dex No. Normal Growl
Spr 1b 025.png 025 Water Surf
Type -- --
Electric Unknown This Pokémon was available in Japan
on June 12, 1997.
Item OT コロコロ
Berry* ID No. Unknown
Can be obtained with: R G B Y
R B
Obtained from: JStad Stad Stad2 Distribution
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CoroCoro 20th Anniversary Mew

Announcement in the June 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comics

This Mew distribution was announced in the June 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comics (which was released on May 15, 1997[6]). To celebrate CoroCoro's 20th anniversary, CoroCoro held a giveaway with a large number of prizes. Prize #1 was one of 10 Mew, which readers could apply for using the Pokémon Mew application ticket; to be eligible to win Mew, the application had to be sent in by June 12, 1997. Winners were announced in the August 1997 issue and given instructions on how to prepare and mail in their Pokémon game cartridge to receive Mew.[8]

Pokémon Info Battle Moves
ミュウ Normal Pound
Lv. 5 Dex No. -- --
Spr 1b 151.png 151 -- --
Type -- --
Psychic Unknown This Pokémon was available in Japan
on June 12, 1997.
Item OT コロコロ
Bitter Berry* ID No. Unknown
Can be obtained with: R G B Y
R B
Obtained from: JStad Stad Stad2 Distribution
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4th Next Generation World Hobby Fair Mew

This Mew was distributed at the 4th Next Generation World Hobby Fair, which was held at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo Bay, Japan from August 23 to 24, 1996. They were traded to players via Game Link Cable. Only 350 were distributed per day (700 across the whole event), with recipients selected via a lottery.

This distribution was announced in the September 1996 issue of CoroCoro Comics (which was released on August 10, 1996[9]). CoroCoro stated that players should bring their Game Boy and Pokémon game to the event for a chance to win one of 700 Pokémon presents, but CoroCoro did not specify what the presents were. According to Shigeki Morimoto they didn't dare to convey that the gift was Mew because he thought they would have been inundated by people coming for the distribution.[10]

Pokémon Info Battle Moves
ミュウ Normal Pound
Lv. 5 Dex No. -- --
Spr 1g 151.png 151 -- --
Type -- --
Psychic Unknown This Pokémon was available in Japan
from August 23 to 24, 1996.
Item OT コロコロ
Bitter Berry* ID No. Unknown
Can be obtained with: R G B Y
R B
Obtained from: JStad Stad Stad2 Distribution
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Pokémon 2 Production Start announcement Mew

Announcement in the August 1996 issue of CoroCoro Comics

This Mew distribution was originally revealed in the August 1996 issue (which was released on July 15, 1996[11]). It was distributed to promote the Pokémon 2 Production Start News Flash!! (Japanese: ポケモン2制作スタート特報!!), announcing that Pokémon 2 had begun production.

Players had to send in an application to Shogakukan CoroCoro Comic by August 9, 1996 for a chance to be one of the 100 players selected to receive Mew.[12] The promotion received over 80,000 applicants.[10] Winners were announced in the October 1996 issue and received instructions on how to prepare and send their Pokémon game cartridge to receive Mew.

Pokémon Info Battle Moves
ミュウ Normal Pound
Lv. 5 Dex No. -- --
Spr 1g 151.png 151 -- --
Type -- --
Psychic Unknown This Pokémon was available in Japan
from July 15 to August 9, 1996.
Item OT コロコロ
Bitter Berry* ID No. Unknown
Can be obtained with: R G B Y
R B
Obtained from: JStad Stad Stad2 Distribution
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Legendary Pokémon Offer Mew

The Legendary Pokémon Offer in the May 1996 issue of CoroCoro Comics

Mew was secretly created by Shigeki Morimoto in consent with Satoshi Tajiri as part of an internal prank at GameFreak during the end of the development of Pokémon Red and Green.[13] Originally it was supposed to never appear in-game, but soon after the games were released players found the select bug which lead to the discovery of Mew.[14] Rumors spread and they feared speculation about Nintendo having quality, debugging or management issues. Satoshi Tajiri felt that the situation couldn't be left as it is and suggested the idea of presenting Mew.[15]

The distribution was called the "Legendary Pokémon Offer"[16] (Japanese: 幻のポケモンプレゼント Illusory Pokémon Present)[17] and originally revealed in the May 1996 issue of CoroCoro Comic (which was released on April 15, 1996[18]). Players had to send in a postcard application to Shogakukan CoroCoro Comic by May 14, 1996 for a chance to be one of the 20 players selected to receive Mew.[19] The promotion received approximately 78,000 applicants.[16][10] Winners were announced in the July 1996 issue and received instructions on how to prepare and send their Pokémon game cartridge to receive Mew.[19]

The Mew were procedurally generated by Shigeki Morimoto on his PC. They had Trainer IDs ranging from 00001-00020 and the Original Trainer name コロコロ. He traded them to recipient's Pokémon game via Game Link Cable.[10]

Pokémon Info Battle Moves
ミュウ Normal Pound
Lv. 5 Dex No. -- --
Spr 1g 151.png 151 -- --
Type -- --
Psychic Unknown This Pokémon was available in Japan
from April 15 to May 14, 1996.
Item OT コロコロ
Bitter Berry* ID No. 00001-00020
Can be obtained with: R G B Y
R B
Obtained from: JStad Stad Stad2 Distribution
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External links

References


Event distributions
Standard event Pokémon distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalTrading
Generation VII: 3DS: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalQR Codes
Switch: Serial code
Generation VIII: InternetSerial code
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VI
Gen VII (3DSSwitch) • Gen VIII
Wild PokémonIn-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VIGen VIIGen VIII
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VII (Game-based) • Gen VIII
Global Link
Other lists
Notable ID numbers (Gens I-IIIII onward) • Wonder Cards (Gen VGen VIGen VII) • Serial code prefixes
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