Captain Pikachu (Japanese: キャプテンピカチュウCaptain Pikachu), also referred to simply as (Japanese: キャップCap), is Friede's partner Pokémon and his second known Pokémon. He sits in the chair on the bridge of the Brave Asagi, the Rising Volt Tacklers' ship, and is responsible for navigating it when Friede is not present. Captain Pikachu is usually seen outside his Poké Ball.
As revealed in HZ018, Captain Pikachu was living in the Paldea region, but dreamt of flying and kept trying to do so using his Volt Tackle. One day, Pikachu met Friede, who offered his friendship, but Pikachu didn't accept it. However, Pikachu changed his mind when Friede offered food and help in making his dream come true. After being able to fly successfully, Captain Pikachu accepted Friede's request to be his partner and was caught. Captain Pikachu's dream of flying using Volt Tackle inspired Friede to approach Ludlow and Orla about constructing the Brave Asagi and forming the Rising Volt Tacklers to fly around and explore the world.
In HZ002, Friede used Captain Pikachu to battle against Amethio after he and his group had boarded the Brave Asagi to coerce Liko to come with them. He battled against Ceruledge, but the battle was ultimately halted by Liko, who felt responsible for all the trouble happening around her. In the next episode, he once went up against Amethio's Ceruledge. This time, however, it was merely a distraction so that Liko could sneak around the Explorers's hideout for the moment and find her Sprigatito, who had been taken hostage by the group. Once they reunited, the battle ended with Friede and Captain Pikachu making their escape.
In HZ007, Captain Pikachu partook in a training battle against Roy and Liko, going up against Fuecoco and Sprigatito. By using Double Team, Captain Pikachu avoided getting hit as his opponents attacked his duplicates, tiring themselves out in the process until they became unable to battle.
In HZ016, Captain Pikachu battled against a Trainer's Bisharp aboard a ferry. He and Friede were looking for Spinel and Liko's pendant when this Trainer recognized and challenged them. Despite this, the two Rising Volt Tacklers did not take long to figure out that this Trainer and the one they were looking for were not one in the same, and Captain Pikachu finished off his opponent quickly.
In HZ022, Captain Pikachu participated in a battle against the Explorers. However, when a Galarian Moltres that had an Ancient Poké Ball appeared, Captain Pikachu battled it, but got injured. Fortunately, Captain Pikachu was rescued by Liko and Roy and left the Galar Mine in order for him to recover, while his Trainer and Charizard stayed behind to battle the Explorers. In the next episode, Captain Pikachu meet up with Friede at the MotostokePokémon Center, after recovering from his battle with Moltres. Captain Pikachu then battled Moltres again in order to calm it down, which they were able to do and the Legendary Pokémon return it to its Ancient Poké Ball.
Personality and characteristics
Captain Pikachu and Charizard
Captain Pikachu is often seen with Friede and shares a close bond with him. He is shown to be diligent and responsible, as he seems to take his position of captain seriously, being easily distinguished from the rest of his species for wearing a captain's beret outside of battles. He has a habit of standing on his tail. Captain Pikachu is shown to be protective of the Brave Asagi, as seen in HZ005 when he attacked Roy after he caught him sneaking around the ship.
Captain Pikachu is intelligent and powerful, and has been shown to battle on equal terms with Amethio's Ceruledge several times. In HZ016, his intelligence was at full display, as Captain Pikachu managed to figure out from the battle style alone that his opponent was not the one he and Friede were looking for.