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Ash's Pikachu

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Personality and characteristics
After Ash gained Pikachu's loyalty in ''[[EP001|Pokémon - I Choose You!]]'', Pikachu became extremely loyal to Ash and has maintained this loyalty, and while he is not always immediately trusting of strangers, he is generally friendly to humans and Pokémon alike. He acted as a guardian and big brother to [[Misty's Togepi]], and has been seen mediating and even breaking up fights among other Pokémon, such as in ''[[PK01|Pikachu's Vacation]]''. In ''[[M01|Mewtwo Strikes Back]]'', Pikachu, {{MTR}}, and Meowth's clone were the only Pokémon not to participate in the giant battle; Pikachu stood motionless as his [[Pikachutwo|clone]] repeatedly slapped his face. Contrary to his distrusting nature, Pikachu took a liking to Misty very early in the series, and he has retained this liking of Misty throughout the series, such as when he was very happy to see her in ''[[AG132|The Scheme Team]]'' and ''[[SM042|Alola, Kanto!]]''.
[[File:Pikachu loves ketchup.png|200px|thumb|left|Pikachu and his love of ketchup]]
It was revealed that Pikachu also loves drinking orange juice, most likely because of its sourness in ''[[BW116|The Fires Of A Red-Hot Reunion]]''.
 
Pikachu is very protective, friendly, and affectionate towards young children and Pokémon alike. From [[Misty's Togepi]] to the [[Pichu Brothers]], Pikachu will go out of his way to protect younger Pokémon from danger even at the cost of his own safety. Pikachu is very affectionate towards young children who aren't old enough to own their own Pokémon yet such as [[Max]] and [[Bonnie (anime)|Bonnie]]. But that doesn't mean he doesn't get overwhelmed by their curiosity, since he gets overwhelmed and claustrophobic in the episodes ''[[EP053|The Purr-fect Hero]]'' and ''[[XY013|Kindergarten Chaos!]]'' when the children start ganging up on him all at once. During his travels with Ash in the Kalos region, Pikachu frequently plays and bonds with [[Bonnie (anime)|Bonnie]] when their group travels from town to town. He especially likes it when she strokes the lower part of his tail as shown in the episode ''[[XY004|A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship]]''. Pikachu does his best to [[XY036|keep Bonnie happy]] when she feels left out of the group because of her young age and he likes [[XY087|playing games with her and Bunnelby]] when they have some free time.
[[File:XY004.png|300px|thumb|right|Pikachu, Bonnie, and Dedenne bonding]]
 
During the Hoenn saga, Pikachu [[AG089|temporarily developed amnesia]] and sided with {{TRT}} for a while. On several occasions, Pikachu has developed an "electric flu" causing him to become overcharged and extremely powerful. During these instances, Pikachu will sometimes accidentally let off electric outbursts which can be set off on anyone, including Ash. In all of these cases, Pikachu did not mean harm upon anyone.