Pikachu (Pokémon Pack Pals)

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Pikachu Up Close and Personal
Pikachu Pack Pals.jpg
ISBN: 0439202736
Published: November 2000
Publisher: Scholastic
Author: Howard Dewin
Preceded By: Meowth
Succeeded By: Bulbasaur

Pikachu Up Close and Personal is a book in the Pokémon Pack Pals series. It contains information on the Pokémon Pikachu, specifically Ash's Pikachu.


Get the scoop on your favorite Pokémon.
The need-to-know info on training your Pokémon to be the very best.

  • The Bare Poké Facts
  • Pop Quiz
  • Best Battles
  • Favorite Things
  • Pet Peeves
  • Great Moments
  • Just Ask Ash
  • Poké Profiles
  • Pictures

And more!
Gotta know it all!



A brief overview of the book, and a survey for the reader to fill out about their Pikachu that they captured in one of their Pokémon games.

The Bare Poké Facts

Pokédex information on Pikachu.

Pikachu's Favorite Things/Pikachu's Pet Peeves

The likes and dislikes of Ash's Pikachu.

Great Moments in Pikachu History

Short paragraphs about Pikachu's battle with a Cubone in EP009 and its battle with Prima's Cloyster in EP099. This section also includes information about Pikachu's strengths and weaknesses in battle, attacks and battle tips.

Just Ask Ash

An interview with Ash Ketchum about his Pikachu.

The Pikachu Post

A newspaper style article about Pikachu in the anime.

Pikachu as a Friend

A brief synopsis of EP001 when Pikachu saved Ash from a flock of Spearow.

Pikachu as a Fighter

A brief synopsis of EP014 when Pikachu and Ash battled Lt. Surge and his Raichu.

Pikachu as a Survivor

A brief synopsis of EP012 when Pikachu was badly hurt by a Goldeen.

Pikachu as a Quick-Change Artist

Information of Pikachu's evolution, Raichu.

What's Your Pikachu I.Q.?

A pop quiz about the information found in the book.


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