Pikachu usually live in the Pokemon world but usually their long lost cousins from the real world are called Pika's and do not emit electric pulses like Pikachu's do...
There's my discussion for ya!
This Pokemon will Pikachu in the shower. Use shower curtains.
Mine spent too much time painting/swimming outdoors without applying any repellant of a certain nature.
GF needs to improve him and his evolved form or else they must replace him with another cute mascot whose evolved form is decent in battle.
Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ Pikachu) is an Electric-type Pokémon.
It evolves from Pichu when leveled up with high friendship and evolves into Raichu when exposed to a Thunderstone.
Pikachu is popularly known as the mascot of the Pokémon franchise and a major representative of Nintendo's collective mascots.
It is also the version mascot of Pokémon Yellow, where it is the only starter Pokémon in that game. It has also made numerous appearances on the boxes of spin-off titles.
Pikachu is a short, chubby, rodent-like Pokémon with yellow fur all over its body. Pikachu's ears are long and come to a point with black tips. It has a small mouth, which resembles a sideways 3, it has black eyes and two red circles on its cheeks. Its forearms are short and somewhat stubby, with 5 digits on each "hand" and its feet have three digits. It has two brown stripes on its back, and its tail is in the shape of Zigzag-styled lightning bolt, with a patch of brown fur at the base of the tail. Although it is technically a quadruped, on multiple occasions it has been shown to be able to stand and walk upright on its hind legs.
Besides its evolution and pre-evolution, it may be related to Plusle, Minun, Pachirisu and/or Emolga due to their many physical similarities. A female Pikachu has a v-shaped "dent" at the end of its tail. Male Pikachu do not have this dent. However, both genders' tails resemble a lightning bolt, fitting their Electric typing. In Black and White, male Pikachu have less black covering their ear, though this is only shown in frontal sprites.
Exclusive to Pikachu is the ability to release electric discharges of varying intensity, at will, through electric sacs in its cheeks. This electric energy can be manipulated into a variety of techniques which are mostly used in battle, but which can be used to roast Berries as well.
As Pikachu builds up energy in its electricity glands, it often needs to discharge, as to not result in a short, or worse, which can lead to physical paralysis, or in severe cases, death. Pikachu release the built-up energy through their tail, which acts as a grounding rod, to remove unneeded energy safely. A sure sign that a location is inhabited by Pikachu is to look for patches of burnt grass, which is the result of the discharge. Through an inability to release a buildup of electricity, a Pikachu may develop a rare condition similar to the human flu. This illness is most often caused by strong nearby electromagnetic forces, which severely affect the electric glands. If a Pikachu is introduced to a magnet, it will be attracted towards its cheeks and display other common attributes of magnetism.
Pikachu and its evolution family, Pichu and Raichu, are the only known Pokémon that can learn Volt Tackle. In a few rare cases, Pikachu can learn to manipulate water and, with the help of a surfboard, perform the move Surf. Other rare cases show that Pikachu can also learn, with the use of balloons, to perform the move Fly. Pikachu also have their own signature held item - the Light Ball. This item boosts a Pikachu's Attack and Special Attack stats, and, when held by a Pikachu in the daycare center, causes the offspring to know the move Volt Tackle.
Pikachu is known to have acute senses of hearing, thanks to its large ears. Most domestic Pikachu are able to understand and interpret human speech at levels far surpassing those of any pet dog.
In the wild, Pikachu often travel in packs, and are rarely territorial. However, when threatened, a group can generate an intense electrical offensive, and the electromagnetic forces exerted by the resulting field can even produce a short lived, localized thunderstorm. Pikachu can be harmful pests, eating and sometimes destroying telephone poles, wires, and other electronic equipment.
Despite this, it is a popular pet, and relatively easy to maintain, with little exercise necessary for its well-being. However, it is important to discharge the electricity in its cheeks periodically.
As many know, pulling on a Pikachu's tail will result in a severe shock to the offender. Another defense of Pikachu's is the use of its nasty bite, which has been known to leave quite a mark.
They are found mostly in forests, but possibly because of their attraction to electricity or simply because they are not afraid of people, Pikachu commonly show up in civilized areas. They may even enter houses, presumably attracted by the electrical output generated by the dwellers' appliances. Pikachu are native only to the Kanto region (specifically, Viridian Forest and the Kanto Power Plant), although they have been introduced to the Hoenn Safari Zone and to the Trophy Garden in Sinnoh.
Living in forested areas, Pikachu often are found foraging for Berries. Instead of climbing trees, they use small electrical shocks to release the Berries from the tree, roasting them at the same time.
As pets, they can be fed a variety of processed food. Alternatively, like most Pokémon, Pikachu are tolerant to most "human" foods, and sometimes enjoy them more than the more nutritional food designed for their biology. An example of this is the fact that Ash's Pikachu has been known to have a fondness of ketchup. Pikachu is also occasionally seen eating apples.
Pikachu is the one of the two starter Pokémon of a main series game not to be Grass, Fire, or Water type. The other is Eevee.
In the games, Pikachu is the only Pokémon to have its cry changed to that of its anime counterpart. This only happened in Pokémon Yellow. Junichi Masuda details the modification of Ikue Ohtani's voice to a sound capable of being made by the low-tech Game Boy in his Director's Column. In some parts of the game, though, Pikachu's original cry was used.
Pikachu is the only starter Pokémon which cannot be evolved in the game that it is the starter for.
Pikachu is also the only main series starter Pokémon that does not have a 7:1 male to female gender ratio.
Pikachu is the only main series starter Pokémon that can be received by the player that can also be caught in the wild.
Pikachu is the only starter in a main series handheld game that is an evolved form. However, this wasn't true during the generation it was a starter on, as its pre-evolved form wasn't revealed until Generation II.
Pikachu has physical aspects resembling several species of rodents. Its species suggests that it is based on a mouse. Despite its name, however, it has no relation to the pika, which is related to rabbits.
Pikachu is a combination of ピカピカ pikapika (onomatopoeia for sparkle) and チューチュー chūchū (the sound of squeaking).
Originally Posted by Ghetsis-Dennis GF needs to improve him and his evolved form or else they must replace him with another cute mascot whose evolved form is decent in battle. Get rid of Pikachu...Never.
I've used a Pikachu in my Emerald version party and I don't want to evolve it. I think I've read that Pikachu was the winner of a poll made in 1996 in Japan asking people who is their favourite Pokémon and that lead to Pikachu becoming the mascot of Pokémon. Game Freak was originally going to make Clefairy be the mascot of Pokémon.