Cosplay Pikachu

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Cosplay Pikachu without a costume

Cosplay Pikachu (Japanese: おきがえ・ピカチュウ Clothes-changing Pikachu) is a variant female Pikachu that is able to be dressed up into five different costumes corresponding to each kind of contest (Coolness, Beauty, Cuteness, Cleverness, and Toughness) and learn exclusive moves which are linked to these costumes.

Without a costume, it has the appearance of a female Pikachu with a black heart on the tip of its tail (fitting the heart-shaped notch all female Pikachu have on their tail).

Pikachu Rock Star
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 Electric 
Meteor Mash
Pikachu Belle
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 Electric 
Icicle Crash
Pikachu Pop Star
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 Electric 
Draining Kiss
Pikachu, Ph. D
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 Electric 
Electric Terrain
Pikachu Libre
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 Electric 
Flying Press

In the games

In the core series

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, after the first time the player takes part in a Pokémon Contest Spectacular, an NPC will give the player Cosplay Pikachu because she says it matches their costume; she will give a male player character Cosplay Pikachu as Pikachu Rock Star, and a female player character Cosplay Pikachu as Pikachu Pop Star. When obtained, it will have its Hidden Ability and its Contest condition in each category is equally elevated.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Cosplay Pikachu can switch costumes anytime by going to any Contest Hall in the Hoenn region and talking to the Pokémon Breeder in the green room. This Pokémon Breeder can also remove the costume.

Upon removing a costume, it will forget the special move associated with the previous costume. Upon putting on a new costume, it will learn the special move associated with the new costume. When changing costume, if Cosplay Pikachu knows four moves but not the special move of its previous costume, the player will be prompted to replace a move with the new exclusive move (Cosplay Pikachu cannot put on the new costume unless it does). If Cosplay Pikachu's only known move is its special move and the costume is removed, then the Pikachu will learn Thunder Shock. Pikachu can remain in a costume even if it forgets the associated special move.

Unlike other Pikachu, Cosplay Pikachu is in the Undiscovered Egg Group, meaning it cannot breed. It also cannot evolve into Raichu and is unaffected by the Eviolite. Like any Pikachu, though, Cosplay Pikachu is affected by the Light Ball.

Cosplay Pikachu cannot be deposited in Pokémon Bank, nor can it be traded via Wonder Trade or Global Trade System.

Gift Pokémon

Male player character

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Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Lightning Rod
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Pikachu Lv.20
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Electro Ball
Electric Special
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Meteor Mash
Steel Physical

Female player character

025Pikachu-Pop Star.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Lightning Rod
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Pikachu Lv.20
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Electro Ball
Electric Special
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Draining Kiss
Fairy Special

In spin-off games

File:Pokken Pikachu Libre.png
Pikachu Libre in Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén Tournament

Pikachu Libre was first announced alongside the Wii U port of the game. She was later released as an additional fighter on the original arcade version.

In the anime

Frank's Pikachu wearing the costumes

Five Pikachu wearing the Cosplay Pikachu outfits appeared in Lights! Camera! Pika!, under the ownership of Frank. Out of these, Pikachu Rock Star and Pikachu Libre were shown to be regular male Pikachu, while the others were female Pikachu with a black mark on their tails, just like in the games.

Frank was filming a Pikachu movie, with Pikachu Libre acting as the villain and the others as residents of "Pikachu Land". Seeing Ash's Pikachu, he decided to give it the role of the movie's hero, "Super Pikachu". With Ash and his friends helping out, the movie was successfully filmed and completed.

More Cosplay Pikachu appeared in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages.

In the manga

A group of Cosplay Pikachu in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter, Cosplay Pikachu were introduced by Lisia to Chaz. Lisia reveals that Ruby created the concept of Pokémon wearing costumes for Contests. Unlike the games, the Cosplay Pikachu is not an individual Pikachu, several are male, and only one has a black marking on the tip of her tail.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Cosplay Pikachu in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Cosplay Pikachu
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Cosplay Pikachu Lightning       XY-P Promotional cards   099/XY-P
 

Trivia

  • Cosplay Pikachu shares several similarities with HeartGold and SoulSilver's Spiky-eared Pichu. Both are female-only variants of the Pikachu evolution line who were introduced in remakes. They are both incapable of evolving, breeding, or being traded to previous games.
  • Despite the existence of a Shiny Cosplay Pikachu model in the game, a Shiny Cosplay Pikachu cannot be obtained legitimately.

In other languages

Cosplay Pikachu

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese おきがえ・ピカチュウ Okigae Pikachu
France Flag.png French Pikachu Cosplayeur
Germany Flag.png German Cosplay-Pikachu
Italy Flag.png Italian Pikachu Cosplay
South Korea Flag.png Korean 옷갈아입기 피카츄 Osgal'aibgi Pikachu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pikachu Coqueta

Pikachu Rock Star

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ハードロック・ピカチュウ Hard Rock Pikachu
France Flag.png French Pikachu Rockeur
Germany Flag.png German Rocker-Pikachu
Italy Flag.png Italian Pikachu rockstar
South Korea Flag.png Korean 하드록 피카츄 Hard Rock Pikachu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pikachu Roquera

Pikachu Belle

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese マダム・ピカチュウ Madame Pikachu
France Flag.png French Pikachu Lady
Germany Flag.png German Damen-Pikachu
Italy Flag.png Italian Pikachu damigella
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마담 피카츄 Madame Pikachu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pikachu Aristócrata

Pikachu Pop Star

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese アイドル・ピカチュウ Idol Pikachu
France Flag.png French Pikachu Star
Germany Flag.png German Star-Pikachu
Italy Flag.png Italian Pikachu confetto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아이돌 피카츄 Idol Pikachu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pikachu Superstar

Pikachu, Ph. D

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドクター・ピカチュウ Doctor Pikachu
France Flag.png French Pikachu Docteur
Germany Flag.png German Professoren-Pikachu
Italy Flag.png Italian Pikachu scienziata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 닥터 피카츄 Doctor Pikachu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pikachu Erudita

Pikachu Libre

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese マスクド・ピカチュウ Masked Pikachu
France Flag.png French Pikachu Catcheur
Germany Flag.png German Wrestler-Pikachu
Italy Flag.png Italian Pikachu wrestler
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마스크드 피카츄 Masked Pikachu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pikachu Enmascarada


See also

Bulbanews
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