I’ve often been called a translating Pikachu by the editing community, so I think it’s high past time we understood the various bits of this adorable Pokemon! Iiiiiiit’s Pikachu trivia time!!!
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Did you know?:
1. Pikachu’s final smash, Volt Tackle, is a powerful move in Pokemon (exclusive to the Pikachu evolutionary cycle) that can only be learned through breeding.
2. Before Brawl’s release, there was speculation that Brawl’s Pikachu is actually Melee’s Pichu evolved because Pichu in Melee wore blue goggles just like Brawl’s Pikachu.
3. A female Pikachu has a dent at the end of its tail that makes it resemble a heart.
3b. Due to this physiology, Brawl’s Pikachu is considered to be male.
4. In the Pokemon anime, Ash’s Pikachu is always at odds with Team Rocket’s Meowth. Pikachu is a good guy while Meowth is a bad guy. Pikachu is a mouse pokemon while Meowth is a cat Pokemon. Pikachu is #25 in the Pokedex, while Meowth is #52. Good guy, bad guy. Mouse, cat. 25, 52. It’s not known whether or not all these opposites were intentional, but it would make sense.
5. The original Pokemon mascot was going to be Clefairy, but Pikachu became so popular it was decided for Pikachu to become the mascot.
5b. This is why Ash’s main Pokemon is Pikachu on the show.
6. “Pika” is the Japanese onomatopoeia for the noise when electricity crackles and sparkles. “Chu” is how the Japanese describe the sound a mouse makes. That’s the way the name “Pikachu” was created.
7. Pokedex entries from various games say:
b. Pikachu is naturally a forest dweller, and feeds on berries.
c. It can cause lightning storms when gathered with other Pikachu.
d. It recharges its electricity while it sleeps.
8. In the Pokemon game franchise, Pikachu is the only non-water/flying type Pokemon capable of learning the moves Surf and Fly, through special events.
9. Before Pokemon Platinum, released recently on Sept. 13th, Pikachu was the highest level Pokemon any other trainer had. It was a level 81 Pikachu that Trainer Red uses against you in Pokemon Gold & Silver after you defeat the Elite 4.
10. Pikachu is voiced by Ikue Outani, as he has been in the anime and throughout the SSB video game franchise.
11. Pikachu has been a part of Nintendo since Pokemon Red & Blue were released for the Japanese Gameboy in 1996, released along with all of the first 151 pokemon.
12. Since Pikachu knows Thunder in Brawl (and the previous 2 SSB’s as well), Pikachu must be at least level 41. That is the level he learns Thunder in all the Pokemon games.
13. Pikachu’s Brawl moveset is speculated to be animated based upon the following corresponding Pokemon moves: D-throw- Body Slam. U-throw- Strength. U-tilt- Tail Whip. F-smash- Thundershock. U-smash- Iron Tail.
Again, it’s just fan-based speculation and never confirmed.
14. Pikachu has been referenced on many other TV shows and commercials, while rarely any other Pokemon have.
15. In Japan, Pikachu is the equivalent of the USA’s Mickey Mouse. People are often hired to go to public places in a Pikachu costume, such as malls and amusement parks, to entertain the kids.
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