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Ash's Pikachu

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Kanto Battle Frontier
====Kanto Battle Frontier====
In ''[[AG132|The Scheme Team]]'', Ash used Pikachu in his battle against [[Elite Four]] [[Agatha]] and her {{TP|Agatha|Gengar}} at the [[Viridian Gym]]. Eventually, when Pikachu was about to finish Gengar off with Thunder, Gengar used {{m|Hypnosis}}, putting him to sleep. Gengar, then proceeded to defeatdefeated him with {{m|Dream Eater}}. Afterwards, he helped to defeat Team Rocket along with Agatha's {{p|Golbat}}. Later on, Ash decided to enter the [[Kanto]] {{Gdis|Battle Frontier|III}} along with Pikachu, and his other Pokémon. He was later reunited with Misty, when he and Ash returned to Pallet Town.
In ''[[AG150|May's Egg-Cellent Adventure]]'', while battling Team Rocket's mecha, he used Quick Attack, which morphed into {{m|Volt Tackle}}, easily destroying the mecha and blasting Team Rocket off. Despite this, Pikachu couldn't master the move. After lots of {{pkmn|training}}, Pikachu was finally able to master Volt Tackle in ''[[AG155|The Green Guardian]]'', using the move to blast Team Rocket off, and saving a wild {{p|Celebi}}.
In ''[[AG158|Queen of the Serpentine!]]'', while going to the [[Battle Pike]], Pikachu was captured by Team Rocket using their fake Battle Pike until he was rescued by {{FB|Pike Queen|Lucy}} and her {{TP|Lucy|Seviper}} from the real Battle Pike. Later, Ash used Pikachu as his second and last Pokémon in his Battle Pike challenge against Lucy and her Milotic. Eventually, Milotic used Iron Tail, butWhen Pikachu countered with Volt Tackle, blocking Iron Tail and paralyzing Milotic. Then, Pikachu used Quick Attack, but Milotic countered with a {{m|Facade}}, and since Milotic was paralyzed, its power was doubled, dealingsuffered major damage to Pikachu., Ash then had Pikachuhim use Thunderbolt on himself. AsThis Milotic wasallowed abouthim to enduse thea match with Twister, Ash had Pikachu, who was boosted by Thunderbolt, jump into the Twister. Inside the Twister, Pikachu began spinning and usedsupercharged Volt Tackle, increasing his power, and proceeded to knockdefeat Milotic out, winning Ash the battle and earning him the [[Symbol#List of Symbols|Luck Symbol]].
In ''[[AG159AG169|OffTalking thea UnbeatenGood PathGame!]]'', Pikachu was chosenthe third Pokémon to battle {{FB|Salon Maiden|Anabel}}. He went up against her Alakazam, who had already asdefeated Ash's partnerprevious intwo Pokémon. Pikachu eventually managed to defeat Alakazam. He went up against Metagross next but was defeated, losing Ash the battle. In [[PokémonAG170|the Orienteeringnext episode]], Pikachu was heldused in [[PotpourriAsh's Island]]rematch against Anabel, this time facing her {{p|Espeon}}. InThough theEspeon endhad great speed and power, howeverPikachu used Thunderbolt to disable the ceiling lights, temporarily blinding Espeon. Once the competitionlights turned on again, Pikachu was wonable byto Jamesoverwhelm and hisdefeat {{TPEspeon, earning Ash the [[Symbol#List of Symbols|James|MimeAbility Jr.}}Symbol]].
In ''[[AG169|Talking a Good Game!]]'', Pikachu was the third Pokémon to battle {{FB|Salon Maiden|Anabel}}. He went up against her Alakazam, who had already defeated Ash's previous two Pokémon. Pikachu eventually managed to defeat Alakazam, and went up against Metagross next. Metagross managed to send Pikachu's Thunderbolt back at him using Psychic, dealing major damage. As Pikachu went for Quick Attack, Metagross used Iron Defense to deflect the attack, and hit Pikachu hard with {{m|Meteor Mash}}. Pikachu then used Volt Tackle, but Metagross fired a Hyper Beam, which defeated Pikachu, losing Ash the battle.
In [[AG170|the next episode]], Pikachu was used in Ash's rematch against Anabel, this time facing her {{p|Espeon}}. Espeon proved to have great speed and power, dodging Pikachu's attacks and immediately hitting Pikachu with its own attacks afterwards. However, Pikachu gained the upper hand when he used Thunderbolt to disable the ceiling lights, temporarily blinding Espeon. Just as the lights turned on again, Pikachu jumped down and hit Espeon hard with his Iron Tail. He then rushed towards Espeon using Volt Tackle. Despite trying to stop Pikachu using Zap Cannon, the attack missed and Espeon got [[Fainting|knocked out]] by the powerful attack. This gave Ash the win, and earned him the [[Symbol#List of Symbols|Ability Symbol]].
In ''[[AG189|Gathering the Gang of Four!]]'', in preparation for Ash's rematch against {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}} for his final Frontier Symbol, Pikachu reunited with Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charizard for training. Using Quick Attack to round up leaves created by Squirtle's {{m|Rapid Spin}} and Bulbasaur's {{m|Vine Whip}}, they were able to make a den to sleep in. Pikachu was later captured by Team Rocket, but was rescued by Ash and the other Pokémon. They then combined their attacks to send Team Rocket blasting off. Afterwards, they met up with Brandon again, and he agreed to have a four-on-four rematch with Pikachu and the other Pokémon at the [[Battle Pyramid]].
Pikachu was the fourth and final Pokémon used in Ash's Battle Pyramid challenge against Pyramid King Brandon in ''[[AG190|Pace - The Final Frontier!]]''. After Charizard, Squirtle,going Bulbasaur, and Brandon's first three Pokémon were eliminated from the match, Pikachu was pittedup against [[Brandon's Regice]]. Eventually,Pikachu Regiceinitially createdhad icetrouble pillarsdealing with IceRegice's Beam,combination trappingof PikachuIce-type attacks, thenice-based used Rest to heal itself completely. Despite Pikachu escaping using Iron Tailstrategies, Regice was able to wake up before Pikachu could attack it and hit him with an Ice Beam, effectively {{statusm|Freeze|freezingRest}}; him.and While Ashhe was yellingalmost words of encouragement, the referee began to declare Pikachudeclared unable to battle. However, Pikachu managed to thaw out using Thunderbolt, while also hittingovercame Regice's in the process. Soon, Regice reused its ice pillar strategy, but Pikachu escaped again using Iron Tailstrategies and chargedultimately towards Regice while using Volt Tackle. Regice managed to awaken in time again and started using Ice Beam to stop Pikachu. However, Pikachu was alert and dodgedknocked the attack, hitting Regice with a powerful Volt Tackle, knocking the {{pkmn|category|Iceberg Pokémon}} out. This gave Ash the win, earning him his last Symbol, the [[Symbol#List of Symbols|Brave Symbol]].
[[File:Ash Pikachu contest.png|thumb|220px|Pikachu performing in a Pokémon Contest]]
In ''[[AG191|Once More With Reeling]]'', Ash used Pikachu in the [[Appeal|Performance Stage]] of the [[Terracotta Town]] [[Pokémon Contest]], an informal event not sanctioned by the [[Pokémon Activities Committee]]. He used Quick Attack and Thunderbolt at the same time to create electrical rings, and then sent them off withused Iron Tail. Whento theycombine collided,them itand createdtrigger a firework-like effect. This performance allowed Ash to proceed to the [[Contest Battle|Battle Stage]].
In ''[[AG192|Home is Where the Start Is!]]'', Ash used Pikachu in a friendly battle against {{Gary}}, who used his powerful {{TP|Gary|Electivire}}, a Pokémon from the [[Sinnoh]] region. Both Pokémon used Thunderbolt and were evenly matched. After a hard-fought battle, Pikachu was eventually defeated. Later, Pikachu went with Ash to Sinnoh, and he was meant to be the only Pokémon to go with him, as he left his other Pokémon at Professor Oak's laboratory. However, {{AP|Aipom}} sneaked aboard their ship, and Ash eventually allowed her to accompany them to Sinnoh.
==={{series|Diamond & Pearl}}===