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Pikachu (Pokémon)

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In [[Alola]], Pikachu will evolve into [[Regional variant|Alolan]] Raichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone.
 
It also has a [[Gigantamax]] form.
 
Pikachu is popularly known as the mascot of the [[Pokémon]] franchise and a major representative of [[Nintendo]]'s collective mascots.
Pikachu charges itself while sleeping overnight, though stress and a lack of sleep can affect this. It is able to release electric discharges of varying intensity. Pikachu has [[EP030|been known]] to build up energy in its glands, which it will need to discharge to avoid complications. It is also able to release energy through its tail, which acts as a grounding rod, as well as recharging fellow Pikachu with electric shocks. Pikachu can also electrify itself to use its [[signature move]] {{m|Volt Tackle}}.
 
Pikachu has three [[List of Pokémon with form differences#Pikachu|alternate forms]]: one, the [[Cosplay Pikachu]] appeared exclusively in {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}. It is always female, has a black heart-shaped spot at the end of its tail, and can be dressed in any of five outfits corresponding to the five [[Contest conditions]]. The second form is {{DL|Ash's Pikachu|Pikachu in a cap}}, which debuted as an event-exclusive Pokémon in [[Generation VII]]. It is always male and has seven variants, each wearing one of {{Ash}}'s [[Ash's hat|hats]] from the anime. In addition to these two forms, many other [[Pikachu variants]] have appeared in various media. The last, {{ga|Partner Pokémon|Partner}} Pikachu is the Pokémon the player [[starter Pokémon|starts with]] in [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!]]. This Pikachu can be either gender, has higher base stats, and has access to [[move]]s that normal Pikachu do not.
 
As Gigantamax Pikachu, its has become larger and chubbier. The tail become longer and changes to a bright yellow with several red clouds surrounding it. The tail stores all the electricity generated sacs which enables it to be powerful to that of a lightning strike. The electricity Pikachu now creates is powerful to be equal to a power plant, however it is difficult to use it electricity to help the homes of people due to how long it can reman Gigantamaxed.<ref>https://swordshield.pokemon.com/en-us/pokemon-galar-region/gigantamax-pikachu/</ref>
 
Pikachu is the [[Signature move|only known Pokémon]] capable of using the [[Z-Move]] {{m|Catastropika}}, while Pikachu in a cap has its own exclusive Z-Move, {{m|10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt}}. Partner Pikachu is the only Pokémon capable of using {{m|Zippy Zap}}, {{m|Floaty Fall}}, {{m|Splishy Splash}}, and the Partner Power, {{m|Pika Papow}}. Pikachu is the only Pokémon capable of using the [[Light Ball]] item. Gigantamax Pikachu is the only known Pokémon capable of using the [[G-Max Move]] {{m|Volt Crash}}
 
==In the anime==
[[File:Niue Dollar Pikachu.jpg|thumb|250px|$1 coin from {{wp|Niue}} featuring Pikachu]]
[[File:Stadium025.png|thumb|Pikachu in Pokémon Stadium]]
[[File:Pikachu comparison.png|thumb|
Pikachu comparison: on top: Pikachu from [[EP001]], on bottom: Ash's Pikachu from {{series|Sun & Moon}}]]
* The nation of {{wp|Niue}} released a one-dollar coin with its coat of arms on one side and Pikachu on the other to promote the Pokémon franchise.
* Pikachu and its {{p|Raichu|evolved form}} share their {{pkmn|category}}, the Mouse Pokémon, with {{p|Rattata}}, {{p|Raticate}}, {{p|Sandshrew}}, and {{p|Sandslash}}.
* {{wp|Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade}} has included three Pikachu balloons. "Flying Pikachu" was the first, flown from 2001 to 2005, and was used in a morning rush hour test of wind conditions in {{wp|Times Square}} after an accident involving an {{wp|M&M's}} balloon in the 2005 parade.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/23/nyregion/23balloon.html?_r=0 Pikachu Soars as Trial Balloon for a Safer Macy's Parade - New York Times]</ref> It was last used in the August 2006 [[Pokémon 10th Anniversary|Party of the Decade]] in New York City's {{wp|Bryant Park}}. The second balloon debuted in the 2006 parade, features glowing cheeks, and chases a {{i|Poké Ball}} balloon. The third, introduced in the 2014 parade, wears a green scarf and holds a small, Pikachu-shaped snowman.
* Pikachu is the only [[core series]] [[starter Pokémon]] with a pre-evolved form, though {{game|Yellow}} predates {{p|Pichu}}.
** And the only [[starter Pokémon]] that can't evolve.
* According to ''[[A Sneak Peek at Pokémon]]'', Pikachu can deliver a constant current of 1000 {{wp|ampere}}s.
* Pikachu has the most [[event Pokémon|event]]-exclusive [[move]]s available to it.
* Pikachu is number 025 in both the [[National Pokédex]] and [[List of Pokémon by Alola Pokédex number (Sun and Moon)|Alola Pokédex]] in {{pkmn|Sun and Moon}}.
* Pikachu originally had a second stage evolution named "Gorochu", which would have had two horns and fangs. Sugimori stated that while there was nothing wrong with its appearance, it was nonetheless omitted, as the staff found that the game balance was better without it.<ref name=int>[http://www.siliconera.com/2018/05/03/pikachu-originally-second-evolution-called-gorochu-large-fangs-two-horns/ Siliconera - Pikachu Originally Had A Second Evolution Called ‘Gorochu’ With Large Fangs And Two Horns]</ref>
* Its [[Gigantamax]] form is most likely a reference to its earlier, more rotund design from [[Generation I]] and [[Generation II|II]].
 
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