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Pikachu (Pokémon)

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Trivia
[[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 can be a reference to the bad drawing style of the first few seasons of the {{pkmn|anime}}.
 
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