Talk:Ash's Pikachu

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Didn't Pikachu use a move like Hidden Power or Secret Power before back in Hoenn or Sinnoh (I think it was the former)?-- --Handmaiden 101 (tAlk) 00:26, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

You'd need to be a bit more specific than that... I honestly don't think it did. --Spriteit (talk) 12:36, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Need a separate page for each region

To reduce the page size, while leaving a small summary on Pikachu's role in each region, also page to describe Pikachu's more in-depth actions during said region. Your thoughts? Jahman (talk) 23:08, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

I don't think that's necessary. This page isn't so long that it's difficult to read and use. Litwick96 00:00, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
I'm going to agree here. I don't see a reason to create a page for every region that Pikachu visits. I'd suggest that would be less user-friendly, in fact. CycloneGU (talk) 02:18, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Every Gym in every region?

There are at leats 9 gyms that Ash didn´t used Pikachu, Cerulean Gym, Celadon Gym, Fuschia Gym, Mikan Gym, Dewford Gym, Eterna Gym, Veilstone Gym, Canalave Gym and Snowpoint Gym.Robin Maximo (talk) 03:01, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

It doesn't say every gym in every region, it says every gym in a region.--ForceFire 03:14, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

Pikachu And pseudo-legendaries

Should we add something in the trivia about Pikachu defeating pseudo-legendaries ? He defeated Drake's Dragonite, Tyson's Metagross, Alain's Tyranitar and metagross, these last two single handedly. I think its the most pseudo legendaries one pokemon defeated on screen.- unsigned comment from Amine456 (talkcontribs)

Pikachu is by far the longest-running and most frequent Pokemon to appear and battle on screen, so I feel like any "defeated the most (X kind of foes)" trivium is more or less obvious and unnecessary. I'm anti-trivia in general, though, so maybe everyone else will have a different opinion. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 16:13, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
Pseudo-legendary is a fan term, not something officially used by Pokemon, so it is not really noteworthy how many of a fan-made group of Pokemon have been defeated. ChE clarinetist (talk) 17:38, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Z-Move template

I was thinking, given that Pikachu will be using more Z-Moves in future and they don't fall under the category of regular moves, should we have a separate template for them so they're not listed in his normal moveset? Watchermark (talk) 12:41, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

I've been working on a template for Z-moves in my userspace but haven't had the chance to implement them yet. Hopefully they'll be ready to go in the very near future. --Pokemaster97 05:42, 28 December 2016 (UTC)

Regarding the Hat Pikachu/PikASHu/Pikachu in a Cap

In the description for each special event Pikachu, there's a note explaining the reason why each Pikachu is the level that it is.

For example:

  • For the Original Hat Pikachu, which is level 1, it says: "The level of Pikachu is based on the order of the first movie in the original series, which is the first Pokémon movie overall."
  • For the Hoenn Hat Pikachu, which is level 6, it says: "The level of Pikachu is based on the order of the first movie in the Advanced Generation series, which is the sixth Pokémon movie overall."

And so on.

I would argue that this is possibly conjecture, and the levels might actually coincide with the releases of each anime series.

To clarify:

  • Original Series - April 1, 1997 (JP); approximately 1 year after the original release of Pokemon Red & Green Version in Japan on February 27, 1996. Level 1.
  • Advanced Generation - November 21, 2002 (JP); approximately 6 years after the release of Pokemon Red & Green Version; Level 6.
  • Diamond & Pearl - September 28, 2006 (JP); approximately 10 years after the release of R&G; Level 10.
  • Best Wishes - September 23, 2010 (JP); approximately 14 years after R&G; Level 14.
  • XY - October 17, 2013 (JP); approximately 17 years after R&G; Level 17.
  • Sun & Moon - November 17, 2016 (JP); approximately 20 years after R&G; Level 20

Granted, this doesn't really matter, and the numbers do match up regardless of how you spin it (it's honestly a really weird coincidence that it does). But I honestly think the levels make more sense when you consider the years of anime releases, especially since the serial codes so far have coincided with the dates of release in Japan (and each outfit refers to the specific design of Ash in that particular series).

I thought it was better discuss this first before trying to change it myself, since there might be proof of the contrary.

I also brought this up here

--PatManDX (talk) 09:49, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

Pikachu in a cap

Pikachu in a cap doesn't belong on this page. This page is already gigantic, and having a particular form variant of Pikachu from the games and Pokémon GO here makes it difficult for readers to access that information when it's on this already gigantic page (that's only ever going to get bigger). Even the Pikachu variants page would be a better place for the information than here; however, it makes far more sense as its own page, like Cosplay Pikachu. --SnorlaxMonster 02:54, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

I do think that it should be mentioned here, though, since the subjects are related. Just a little note in the appropriate section, nothing fancy. slimey01 17:09, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
I fully agree with splitting it off and changing its section on this page to just a link to the main article. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 17:39, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
I also support a split. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 05:58, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

So...has a decision been made? GrammarFreak01 (talk) 00:06, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

My opinion is this: If it's really bad to have multiple articles having the same subject, then yes, maybe there should be a split, otherwise I don't know, because it's clearly Ash's Pikachu. I guess the best alternative to do is what's done to anime characters who are also game characters. And maybe a clickable link that says "Ash's Pikachu in the games" and then make an article about Ash's Pikachu in the games, if that's necessary. But I do not agree with COMPLETELY removing it as in, not ever being mentioned on this page. --Dman dustin (talk) 17:55, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

This article should definitely be split. Like many have said, it's already huge and doesn't need any extra information that could work as its own page. Striker212 (talk) 00:19, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Electro Ball

Didn't Pikachu use Electro Ball in Indigo League, or am I miss remembering?--Jasper (Chat) 01:00, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

No. Electro Ball wouldn't exist for over a decade after Ash competed in that League. Ataro (talk) 01:07, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
Oh Thanks--Jasper (Chat) 00:23, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Backstory pre-EP001


Shouldn't we create a section entailing Ash's Pikachu's backstory pre-EP001, now that SS001 pretty much divulged it? Weedle Mchairybug (talk) 17:19, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

From my experience as a member of Bulbapedia, we should wait until SS001 airs--BigDocFan (talk) 17:29, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
Wasn't it as well as SS002 already posted on YouTube based on the Bulbanews twitter feed? Weedle Mchairybug (talk) 17:32, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
I think they both were. Tennessee Sei (talk) 17:53, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
Information is only added once the episode airs--BigDocFan (talk) 17:57, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
So, what exactly counts as airing? Because being released on YouTube sounds like it aired. Weedle Mchairybug (talk) 17:59, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
Has it though? I can’t find it anywhere.--Pikablu (talk) 18:05, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
According to this tweet, it had. Weedle Mchairybug (talk) 18:06, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
It will count as airing officially on Sunday. Add it if you wish but I think it will be removed--BigDocFan (talk) 18:29, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
It hasn't aired yet. It was a special preview for the new series that was uploaded to the official Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel. Satsjoe (talk) 18:49, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

(resetting indent)Wait until the episode airs. This wiki doesn't latch onto the first leak it sees and shares information that way. That's why information on a brand-new generation has always been controlled and revealed during an official reveal. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 05:06, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Pichu's voice

It's pretty obvious that Ikue Otani voiced Pikachu as a Pichu as well. Is there any way to officially confirm this? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 22:39, 5 January 2020 (UTC)

A tweet from an official account. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 22:41, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
Figured. I just don't use Twitter. Could someone here do it or ask someone else to do it? --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 22:43, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
That's BigDocFan's forte. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 22:45, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
What do the credits say? The Japanese credits at least puts a role to a name, I think, unlike the English dub.--ForceFire 06:21, 6 January 2020 (UTC)


According to the Pikachu in a Cap events, Pikachu's nature seems to be Hardy; as far as I can tell this is not randomized. Would that count as confirmation for Pikachu's nature? WOLKsite (talk) 21:02, 14 October 2020 (UTC)