National Dex #: 25
Popularity: Very High
Debut Games: Red, Blue, Green, Yellow
Featured Games: In Game: Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, Ruby, Saphire, Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen, Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Pal Park, Dream World, X, Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Saphire, Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon, Let’s Go Pikachu, Let’s Go Eevee
Only with Trade or Breeding: Colloseum, XD, Black, White, Black 2, White 2
Excluded Games: N/A
Overview: Pikachu is an adorable, electric type Pokémon, and the mascot of the entire Pokémon franchise. It is the second in a three-stage evolutionary line, which also includes Pichu and Raichu. It was the first Pokémon to be made a starter, that wasn’t grass, fire, or water type. It debuted in Pokémon Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow, which are the first generation of Pokémon games. It has been used as a starter in Pokémon Yellow and Let’s Go Pikachu. It is, by far, the most popular Pokémon in the franchise. Even people who do not play Pokémon, or know very much about it, can usually recognize Pikachu. Many avid Pokémon plush collectors will even have multiple Pikachu plushies. Its cuddly appearance, and cute personality, make it a perfect gift for any Pokémon fan.
History/Biology: Pikachu is the Mouse Pokémon, named due to its appearance. It is a large, chubby, mouse-like creature, with yellow fur and large red cheeks. It has a lightning bolt shaped tail, and long pointed ears with black tips. Female Pikachus have an indent in the end of their tails, forming a heart shape. It has two brown stripes on its back, and brown at the base of its tail. It has large black eyes, with a small nose and mouth. It can walk both bipedally and quadrupedally, but usually sits upright when standing still.
The red patches on Pikachus cheeks are electric sacs, which charge up during the night when it sleeps. It is a highly social species, and often lives in large groups in the forest. Forests inhabited by Pikachu’s are prone to frequent thunder storms and can be dangerous. Pikachu is very wary of strangers and will often electrocute anything that startles it. It also uses the electricity in its cheeks to roast berries. If Pikachu doesn’t release the stored energy in its cheeks often enough, it can make it sick. If a Pikachu is weakened and low on electric power, others may help it recharge by electrocuting it.
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