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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
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.
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.
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.
Summer 1998 Pokémon Battle Tour Pikachu
This Pikachu was distributed at various locations across Japan. Its original Trainer is Imakuni.
|| Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama
|| July 19 to 20, 1998
|| Nagoya International Exhibition Hall, Nagoya
|| July 26, 1998
|| Fukuoka International Center, Fukuoka
|| August 2, 1998
|| AXES Sapporo, Sapporo
|| August 16, 1998
|| Kyoto International Conference Hall, Kyoto
|| August 22 to 23, 1998
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.
7th Next Generation World Hobby Fair Mew
This Mew was distributed at the 7th Next Generation World Hobby Fair, which was located at various locations across Japan.
|| Fukuoka Dome, Fukuoka
|| December 7, 1997
|| Makuhari Messe, Chiba
|| January 10 to 11, 1998
|| Kyocera Dome, Osaka
|| February 1, 1998
|| Sapporo Community Dome, Sapporo
|| February 8, 1998
|| Nagoya Dome, Nagoya
|| February 15, 1998
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 Mew was distributed at Nintendo Space World '97, 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 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.
CoroCoro 20th Anniversary Mew
This Mew distribution was announced in the June 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comics (which was released in May). There were many prizes available to be won in this issue, with the first prize being Mew. Only 10 Mew were distributed this time.
Nintendo 64 Pikachu
This Surfing Pikachu was distributed to 10,000 players by presenting a lottery ticket obtained from purchasing a Nintendo 64.
4th Next Generation World Hobby Fair Mew
This Mew was distributed to 700 players at the 4th Next Generation World Hobby Fair, which was located at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo Bay, Japan on August 23, 1996.
Legendary Pokémon Offer Mew
The first Mew distribution was initially revealed in the May 1996 issue of CoroCoro Comics (which was released in April), and later the second distribution was revealed in the August 1996 issue (which was released in July). The first promotion received over 78,000 applicants, but only distributed 20 Mew. The second promotion received about 80,000 applicants, but this time only 100 Mew were distributed. The Mew were generated procedurally by Shigeki Morimoto on his PC, each with its own unique ID No. He traded them manually to recipient's Pokémon Game via Link Cable.
This distribution was called the "Legendary Pokémon Offer" (Japanese: 幻のポケモンプレゼント Illusory Pokémon Present).