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Considering it was a Glitch the game probaly wasnt programed to make another pikachu dus it counting as the same as the pikachu you first got. [[User:XXRaigoXx|XXRaigoXx]] 13:05, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
Considering it was a Glitch the game probaly wasnt programed to make another pikachu dus it counting as the same as the pikachu you first got. [[User:XXRaigoXx|XXRaigoXx]] 13:05, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
In yellow, any pikachu that you obtained (you are the OT) is considered by the game as your starter pikachu, therefore exhibiting the same restrictions.[[User:Leafgreener in 2010|Leafgreener in 2010]] 22:14, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
== Pokéathlon Stats ==
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Pika Pika

Dude, Pikachu looks *nothing* like a pika. Seriously. - unsigned comment from Blackjack Gabbiani (talkcontribs)

It does in pictures I saw in National Geographic...LedianX 05:46, 27 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Not in any pictures I've ever seen. Pikas look more like nutrias to me. - unsigned comment from Blackjack Gabbiani (talkcontribs)

I don't now what nutrias are, but I do know that Pikachu looks like a rabbit. - unsigned comment from Pokencyclopedia (talkcontribs)

Regarding the name origin, I've been told that pikapika is an "expression for the brightness of gold", not simply just meaning sparkle. Can someone confirm? --Archaic 13:26, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)

It is a very broad sound symbolism for sparkle - from daiya-ga pikapika hikaru (diamonds sparkle) to pikapika-no kagu (well-polished furniture), from hoshi-ga pikapika hikaru (stars twinkle) to pikapika-no ichinensei (not even going to try to figure this one out). I suppose it wouldn't be too far of a stretch to say "gold shines" using pikapika. - 振霖T 14:48, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)

pikapika-no ichinensei. Gah, I never wanted to hear that again. One company uses that almost like a motto in every one of their rather annoying ads. They're probably in some of the old encodes I did. --Archaic 01:13, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Is there any official source that states that its name comes from pikapika and not from the pika? File:Ani164MS.gifShinyTalk | ContribsFile:Ani408MS.gifFile:Ani410MS.gif 00:33, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Honestly, Pikachu has the best name in my opinion, as it can have obvious meanings in both Japanese and English. As stated, Japanese has pikapika (sparkle) + chuchu (squeak). PLUS Pika (animal related to rabbit) and chu being homophonous to the English word "chew", like gnaw, as a rodent does. ^^ Official evidence or no, you have to admit it'd be some coincidence if the world's most popular Pokémon just happened to be the only one with such a perfectly suited name, neh? :3 Heart of Thorns 23:34, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Pika (the animal) is pronounced "pai-kuh", not "pee-kuh". The similarity in spelling is purely coincidental Vienna Waltz 22:09, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Location Table

Pleae give feedback to the Bulbapedia:Project Pokédex discussion. Fabu-Vinny 12:49, 22 May 2005 (UTC)


I added a whole Biology section! Feedback, please. Supermariorobot 05:00, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Try not to write as if the subject were in the real world - comparisons to real domestic pets are simply unnecessary; instead, compare to other Pokémon. - 振霖T 08:10, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Kanto Native?

I noticed that in the games, Pikachu can only be found "in the wild" in the Kanto Region. In GSC, Pikachu was only on Route 2 in Kanto, in RSE, it was only in the Safari Zone, which contained only "imported" Pokemon (that is, no Generation III Pokemon), and in DP, it's only in the Trophy Garden, a place that's basically confirmed to be importing Pokemon from other regions.

These "coincidences" lead me to believe that Pikachu is native to the Kanto Region, and its appearance everywhere else is due to humans bringing them to other locals.

Ignoring anamonlies like Pokemon Ranger, would it be a stretch to say that Pikachu are normally found only in Kanto as a piece of Trivia?--PikamasterADV 19:37, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

What is your reason for ignoring Fiore? --FabuVinny T-C-S 18:44, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
I'd think it's Kanto-native, too, but yeah, Fiore brings up a problem. I do agree, though, that they plopped in in the Hoenn Safari Zone so that they could have an excuse to have it in the Hoenn Dex. --TTEchidna 19:25, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
Because it's a "Side Game". And then you include the "wild" Pikachu in Mystery Dungeon, the Pikachu in Trozei!, and the "gift" Pikachu in PBR and Japanese Colosseum. Ranger also has Wild Starter Pokemon, Wild Fossils, and other anomolies, so I didn't include it. It was mostly a thought about the core RPGs. --PikamasterADV 20:34, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
Your anomolies don't mean much. The Trozei Pokémon are not wild, nor are the gift Pokémon. Orre only has nine wild Pokémon, none of which cause issues. Mystery Dungeon is set in a different dimension. However, Fiore is an established region with links to the world of the main RPGs. Starter Pokémon have to be found wild somewhere so being specific to Fiore where trainers are not found makes a lot of sense. The only fossil there is Aerodactyl, which is suitably found in an ancient area, not that fossils are that special any more.
You can mention that it is the case in the handheld main series but the side games still count in the canon. --FabuVinny T-C-S 00:31, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Vandal Alert!

This page has been vandalised and I don't know how to revert it! Please help! - unsigned comment from Manga-in-a-bottle (talkcontribs)

Don't worry, I reverted back to normal. I also told the admins to ban User
Deanpeps. --File:Spr 3e 115.gifTheryguy512File:Spr 3e 202.gifFile:Spr 3e 327.gif 11:07, 28 September 2007 (UTC)


Where is the In the TCG section? -30pxPolitoed66630px

Fly and Surf

How can Pikachu learn fly and surf? I know Gameshark can but can anyone write something to show really how? Kiewzhenyi 15:16, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

IT CAN'T! --File:Spr 3e 115.gifTheryguy512File:Spr 3e 202.gifFile:Spr 3e 327.gif 17:30, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

There are special promo Pikachu that learn these moves, but there is no way to teach a Pikachu these on its own. --DarkfireTaimatsu 18:54, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

I know that it can only be obtained through promos. I think writing in a more detailed way, exactly how it is being obtained and events to obtain it in the article would be more helpful. Kiewzhenyi 13:02, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

The TCG has a card called Flying Pikachu. The Pikachu has balloons tied around it, so that it could fly. Its attacks are Thundershock and Fly. - unsigned comment from Metagross72 (talkcontribs)

Old Glitch with the Yellow Pikachu. Use it in one of the two Stadiums through all eight battles in one of the cups and it can learn Surf. I personally have never been able to do it because I could never get my pika high enough to battle in the Cup, but I hear it can be done. Only method I know of. Xanhawk22:51 Dec. 21, 2008

That wasn’t a glitch, it only occurred in Stadium 1, it specifically had to be a Master Ball round, and any Pikachu would work… IIMarckus 04:55, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

GSC Tail

How is Pikachu's tail backwards in GSC? Could someone show me? I can't tell!--KukiTalk 18:51, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Look at the two backsprites, and compare it to those of RSE and DP. Tina 18:54, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, but doesn't Pikachu's tail move around to different positions? Couldn't the staff use the excuse that the Pikachu turned its tail?--KukiTalk 19:01, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Of course. Same as the excuse to have Ash leave all of his Johto team at home before Hoenn. TTEchidna 20:36, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
U don't need to be so rude about it!--KukiTalk 20:45, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Huh. In any case, it is quite apparent that they were trying to make the tail look more like a thunderbolt. ~ Zeofar 03:41, 23 October 2008 (UTC)


The heart-shaped tail of the female Pikachu is criticized as being sexist? At least that's what a user put in the trivia section. I haven't heard of such a thing. Anyone else? ~$aturn¥oshi THE VOICES 16:15, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Don't you know? Heart-shaped anything is sexist. BAN LUVDISC UNTIL THEY TURN IT INO A CD-ROM! TTEchidna 17:34, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
Now that you mention it... How could I have ever forgotten? ~$aturn¥oshi THE VOICES 18:36, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Indeed, I would have to agree with that sexist theory, using this spectrum of thought; what do we associate hearts with? Love and cuteness. Not all females are cut and love-obsessed, I can assure you that... ((Forgive me if that argument sounds somewhat incoherent, as I am somewhat sleep-deprived.)) --Deoxys Ribonuke

Well, then I guess Heracross is sexist too then? As well as May's Bulbasaur. This is stupid, who ever brought that up? --ケンジガール 00:43, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

I LUV PIKACHU - unsigned comment from Uiii (talkcontribs)

...that's nice, but how does this have to do with this topic or the main article? - s.Combusken 02:11, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

You know, I was rather concerned at first because I though the heading said "sexiest"... Glinn Mgraw 10:43, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Lol.Sexist is too harsh of a word for itDCM

I really don't think its that much of an issue.....--Pokelova 01:20, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Right. Who cares? Slash!! 01:48, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
There are mad little kids who go on though... ht14 03:47, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
I'm just compelled to point out the irony of posting in this topic two months later.--Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 04:28, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
Ok...so? What do you think though?- unsigned comment from Ht14 (talkcontribs)
The point is that it makes no sense to point out that sometimes people stay angry after the topic was dropped for two months.--Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 07:04, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Pikachu hasn't ....

Appeared at every movies. How about the Legend of Thunder Pikachu didn't appear. - unsigned comment from Justine53 (talkcontribs)

That is not a movie, that is a Pokémon Special for T.V only--Force Fire talk 06:10, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
The Legend of Thunder! (Japanese: ポケットモンスタークリスタル・ライコウ 雷の伝説 Pocket Monsters Crystal: Raikou - Legend of Thunder) is a made-for-TV anime movie. it has movie in it.- unsigned comment from Justine53 (talkcontribs)
It's not really a movie seeing as it was only seen on T.V and/or DVD, Not in Cinemas (I think). --Force Fire talk 06:53, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
There are currently 11 (to be 12) Pokémon movies. Mewtwo Strikes Back, The Power of One, Spell of the Unown, Pokémon 4Ever, Pokémon Heroes, Jirachi: Wish Maker, Destiny Deoxys, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, The Rise of Darkrai, and Giratina and the Sky Warrior. To the Conquering of Space-Time isn't yet released, but when it is in July it will be #12. Mewtwo Returns and The Legend of Thunder aren't movies. They're special episodes. In Japan, LOT and MR were covered in an hour, since LOT wasn't broken up by the morons at 4Kids over there. They were released in DECEMBER, not JULY, and DID NOT APPEAR IN JAPANESE MOVIE THEATERS. They aired on Thursday night at 7 like regular anime episodes for their debut. TTEchidna 08:01, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

How often has the species appeared in the anime...

...when it wasn't owned by Ash. In fact, was Sparky the most recent live Pikachu to appear? TTEchidna 10:16, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Uh...wasn't there a Pikachu named Sugar in DP024? ...but I think it was only a Pikachu in flashbacks. When it finally showed up it was a Raichu. -Sketch 12:21, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
No, it wasn't seen in flashback, and did not appeared in the episode at all, as I recall. TTE's right, if we are to count only the live Pikachu. --×Kevzo8 13:22, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Well that's an interesting thing then. Another one's not been in the main anime since JOHTO. TTEchidna 05:03, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Pikachu's clones slurred speech

It doesn't sound slurred to me. A little different from Ash's Pikachu's but not slurred Lovely Rose 00:50, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Egg Moves

As for Pikachu with special moves (like Nintendo Power's Surfing Pikachu), can the event move be passed down to offspring? Recalcitrancy 15:45, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Interesting question. I guess no. --Prongs (TalkContributions) 15:58, 24 March 2009 (UTC)


What the heck is the "Codec Information" thing on there?? It is not useful at all. Like the one on the page for Red (game). --FlamingStop 13:15, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

In Super Smash Bros Brawl, Solid Snake has a taunt only available on Shadow Moses island where he contacts a friend and they talk about someone he is fighting. Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Lucario, and Pokémon Trainer, being in Brawl, all have Codec Discussions centering on them. The Dark Fiddler - You enter a poorly lit room... 13:17, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
Yup. Thats true. Althought I never have got that thing to work. Glitchym1 22:11, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Pikachu replacing Clefairy...

"Pikachu was not the original Pokémon mascot. It was supposed to be Clefairy, but this was changed because of the popularity of Ash's Pikachu."

This was stated in a interview? If someone has the source, I would like to see it.

And I wish that statement would be more specific. When was decided that Clefairy would be the mascot? Was it when that crappy Pokémon manga proved successful in Japan? Or it was decided from the start, and the manga used Clefairy because of that? Spideym 22:54, 28 May 2009 (UTC)


How come the page has: Spr 4p 025 m.png

But 025.png is:025.png

Who did dis?---- |\/| | Z Z | |\| G Y E Z 17:57, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

I beat you to it...I did it while I was uploading the new custom sprites.--Tavisource 18:01, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
CUSTOM? There supposed to be the real sprites!---- |\/| | Z Z | |\| G Y E Z 14:43, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
No...I meant I uploaded the Pikachu Sprite while I was uploading other custom sprites.--Tavisource 18:34, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
At least it's fixed now, that wasn't even the second sprite! It has to be FROM THE GAME!---- |\/| | Z Z | |\| G Y E Z 14:16, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

HGSS Sprite in wrong place

The HGSS sprites are under DPPt. Why? --ルレ 05:23, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

The bottom row is the female version. // SzayelAporroGranzFile:Ani282MS.gif 18:15, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Pokémon Pikachu?

I've herd that in a Wario World game, Wario had a treasure called the Pokémon Pikachu. Is this true? The game was for GameBoy Colour. Glitchym1 22:06, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Uh, it's Wario Land. Wario World has no such treasure. magikarp123193 17:13, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Light Ball in FR/LG?

This article says that wild Pikachu from Firered and Leafgreen can have lightballs. The item page says that only Pikachu from R/S/E/D/P/Pt can have lightballs. Has anyone definitely found a lightball in FR/LG? Cause I've been coveting like mad at the Power Plant and found none so far.--Gsnipe 00:38, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Humorous Detail

"Although its Pokédex entry in Yellow states that a Pikachu will try to bite anyone that yanks its tail, Pikachu is unable to learn Bite.

   * However, Ash's Pikachu has bitten him a few times in the anime. "

I didn't know a Pokémon needs to know Bite in order to bite you. Don't you think it's kinda silly to point out some thing any animal with can do regardless if it's a attack? User:roconza

The stomach pouch

In the trivia, it states that "In Pokémon Red and Blue, Pikachu's sprite shows it having a yellow stomach pouch. This is never shown again in later generations" - But two things - 1. The same area was in Pikachu's Green sprite and it could just be shading. So, should that be removed? Ugoz 08:36, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Nothing is over of belly to give it the shadow.--ForceFire 08:41, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
Then we should basically say the same about Raichu. It's just color shading. We take most other sprite trivia off because this was just the first few years of their graphics, so why doesn't this get taken off for that reason? R.A. Hunter Blade 15:57, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
Raichu is supposed to have a stomach pouch--ForceFire 10:05, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
It's not a pouch. It's just coloring. That's what I'm trying to tell you. R.A. Hunter Blade 13:41, 1 March 2010 (UTC)


Brock states in "Showdown in Pewter City" that: "(Ash's) Pikachu is at his cutest stage. He cant win." Should this be added to the Physiology or trivia sections? - unsigned comment from Grubdubdub (talkcontribs)


Is it worth noting that a shiny Pichu is the colour of a Pikachu and a shiny Pikachu is the colour of a Raichu, or is that too obvious to mention? --Poppy Appletree 05:20, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

I'd say Pikachu's shiny is more of a darkish gold then brown. I agree on the Pichu one though. However, this is sprite trivia, so there's a chance it won't be added.--ForceFire 07:20, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
That's why I asked on the talk page instead of adding it outright. --Poppy :3 07:40, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Light Ball Stats

I'm not sure if those Light Ball stats are correct. It says "5%" to capture a Pikachu holding a Light Ball, which should mean one in every 20. However, it took me to capture almost 40 in order to get a Light Ball. (38 captured to be exact, with 7 encounters that fled.) Wouldn't this mean that the chance of capturing a Pikachu with a Light Ball is less than 5%? FrozenStrategy 13:49, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

I don't think the hold rates for wild hold items go below five percent. With 38 individuals if the rate is correct there is a chance of 0.00749 (3 sig. fig., If I did the maths right), or about 0.75% chance of that occurring. Unlikely, but you may have just been unlucky. Legendary Pokémon, Veekun, Psypoke and Marrilland all say it's five percent as well. If you have the patience, try it again. Another set of data will help determine if the results are skewed due to random chance, or if there is something wrong with the percentage. Also, just for the record, which game is this in and how/where are you catching them? Werdnae (talk) 20:51, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
I'll do it again some time. The results were worth it. I was playing Emerald and catching them in the Safari Zone. FrozenStrategy 20:09, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

Caught Pikachu

I used the Mew Glitch to catch another Pikachu in Pokemon Yellow... It's still refusing the Thunderstone. Do all Pikachu caught in Yellow refuse the Thunderstone, then? Raikami 21:36, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Considering it was a Glitch the game probaly wasnt programed to make another pikachu dus it counting as the same as the pikachu you first got. XXRaigoXx 13:05, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

In yellow, any pikachu that you obtained (you are the OT) is considered by the game as your starter pikachu, therefore exhibiting the same restrictions.Leafgreener in 2010 22:14, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Pokéathlon Stats

On my copy of SS, I've captured 2 Pikachu. The first had the stats listed on the article, the second had different stats. Was it a slight bug in the game or does this need adding to the article? FrozenStrategy 16:30, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Those are the base stats. The actual stats are affected by nature. There are more details here. Werdnae (talk) 20:07, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Pokémon Black And White Dream World

I couldn't help but notice that Pikachu's PBW sprite somewhat resembles the Platinum one. A recent screenshot is one of the less recent articles CURRENTLY on the home page of Serebii.net if anyone wants to go look, and it's been in videos on Pokemon Sunday too. - TommoPuppy 15:20, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

I'd think that would count as sprite trivia, which isn't allowed, or at the very least is extremely frowned upon. --AndyPKMN 20:21, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
They recycled a lot of DPPt sprites. Just look at Gyarados, Charizard, and Scizor.--Cold (talk) 20:28, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
Well in pikachu's sprite it apears that the gave a little edit on the ears on one frame of the animation, but it's still almost the same.--Pika3323 19:58, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Pika+Pika=More Pika?

When ever I enter the viridian forest in Heart Gold with a Pikachu in the first slot of my party, then I find more Pikachus! Whenever I enter without a pikachu I find barely any! Why?--Pika3323 20:32, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

It's because of Static, Pikachu's ability. It increases the encounter rate of Template:Type2s. Werdnae (talk) 20:49, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Lean Mean Electric Machine

Pikachu has notably gotten thinner and thinner throughout the years, not just in the anime, but even in the games and manga. Is this mentioned anywhere? I mean other than Caterpie this is the only Pokémon that has drastically changed in the anime, games, AND manga. (In the case of Caterpie, Caterpie only changed in color slightly.) --Landfish7 16:38, 4 December 2010 (UTC)


Wild Pikachu are available in every region except Johto and Unova. A player would have to travel to Kanto in order to find wild Pikachu in Generation II.

This doesn't belong in the trivia section, it is already noted in the Pokedex and Habitat sections. XVuvuzela2010X 06:15, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

animated images

Look I really like the new moving images for Black and White so I want to download some. But every time I try they are still! How can I download one that's still moving? Mr.Char 02:25, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Hmm, this happened to me too. To be honest I'm not sure. I haven't ever seen, let alone used, animated PNG images on any site other than this one. --Nathan2055talk 04:18, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Hong Kong name

Someone with knowledge of Chinese needs to come and change the romanization to make it in line with all the other articles, with the accents and not the little numbers. Zurqoxn 20:01, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Obtainability via Dream World

I highly doubt the claim that Pikachu or Pichu can be found on Dream World. Is there a source for this claim? Weixifan 01:27, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Since no one has put forth any source for this claim or replied to this comment yet, I will remove the claim from the main article for the time being. If anyone has conclusive evidence that indeed some member of Pichu's evolutionary family can be found on the Dream World, please discuss here, and of course we will then put the claim back into the article. Weixifan 00:27, 6 May 2011 (UTC)


There was a Pikachu computer virus. There's information about it here and here. Pretty sure this should be noted somewhere. Pgj1997 20:28, 7 June 2011 (UTC)