Pikachu (ピカチュウ Pikachu) is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. Pikachu is famous for being the most well-known and recognizable Pokémon. Over the years, Pikachu has become so popular that it serves as the Pokémon franchise mascot. It is the Version Mascot for the game Pokémon Yellow. It is also well known from the anime, where Ash Ketchum, the protagonist, owns a Pikachu. It evolves from Pichu when leveled up with high friendship and evolves intoRaichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone.
Pikachu is a small, chubby, and incredibly cute mouse-like Pokémon which is covered almost completely by yellow fur. It has long yellow ears that are tipped with black. A Pikachu's back has two brown stripes, and its large tail is notable for being shaped like a lightning bolt. On its cheeks are two circle-shaped red pouches used for storing electricity. They turn yellow and spark with electricity when its about to use an Electric attack such as Thunderbolt. It has also been known to generate small surges of electrical energy in anger or for protection. .
A female Pikachu looks almost exactly the same as a male, with the exception of her tail. A female Pikachu's tail is rounded at the end and has an inward dent, giving it the appearance of a heart. However, in earlier anime episodes and in the games prior to Generation IV, female and male Pikachus look identical.
When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity can cause lightening storms.
Pikachu are usually friendly creatures that love to cuddle. They love having their tails rubbed, especially at the base. However if threatened or angered this Pokémon can be quite aggressive. If someone pulls it's tail it will try to bite.
Special Abilities Edit
Pikachu's special ability is Static, which can cause paralysis in battle if hit by a physical move. In Pokémon Black and White's Dream World, the Trainer receives a Pikachu with the Lightningrod ability.
Pikachu are capable of learning Volt Tackle, a powerful Electric-type physical move exclusive to the Pikachu family of Pokémon.
Pikachu evolves into a Raichu by using a Thunder Stone. It evolves from Pichu when its happiness is maxed with the trainer in game.
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MCF Stories Edit
Pikachu makes many appearences along with Ash in the MCF series. His first appearence is in "Wickedness in Witchville as one of the Pokemon Mordecai and Rigby watch over.
He appears again in "Switched Minds" of Families Reunited at Last" where he at first thinks Penelope in Ash's body is Ash, until Ash in Penelope's body convinces him that it's really him before teh MCF switches their bodies back.
- Mystery Case Files: The Fanfiction(Debut; episode: Wickedness in Witchville)
- MCF: Families Reunited at Last(episode: Switched Minds)
- Pikachu is the only starter in the canon RPG games that deviates from the usual Grass-, Fire-, and Water-typings.
- Pikachu is the only Pokémon to have appeared in every episode, special, and movie in the series in some shape or form.
- Though Pikachu isn't in the Unova Pokédex, an image of it can be found in a building in Castelia City before the National Pokédex is obtained, as well as on a billboard above the Castelia City Pokémon Center. There are also several Pikachu shaped hedges in Striaton City. Also, there is a giant Pikachu float next to the Nimbasa City Gym and ot the sandwich shop at the village brigee a person has a Pikachu (I'm pretty sure it's a Pikachu). This implies that many people in Unova know about Pikachu, though most not seeing one for themselves.
- In the game Pokémon Battle Revolution, Pikachu can use the HMs Surf and Fly.
- In Pokémon X and Y, Ikue Ōtani provides the voice of Pikachu in the place of a cry.
- In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, there are three variations of Pikachu. One has a headband similar to Brendan's hat, one has a hat similar to Ash's hat and another has goggles.
- Pikachu has appeared on more merchandise than any other Pokémon, including the limited edition N64, Game Boy Color, DS and 3DS consoles.
- In the 2011 Guinness World Records Book: Gamers Edition, Pikachu placed 20th in the "Top 50 VideoGame Characters of All Time."
- Pikachu is the Japanese mascot for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
- It is the first Pokémon in Pokédex order to have a baby form.
- Pikachu and Meowth have inverse Pokédex numbers, 25 and 52. Coincidently, they are based on a cat and a mouse.
- Having a Pikachu hold a Light Ball will double its Special Attack and Attack stats.
- Though not the first Pokémon created, Pikachu was the first Electric-type Pokémon created, conceived after the type was suggested to Sugimori and designed around the concept of electricity and the common symbol for lightning.
- Pikachu is one of Veronica Taylor's favourite Pokémon.