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Pikachu (Pokémon)

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A Pikachu appeared in ''[[EP056|The Ultimate Test]]''. [[James]] used it in the Pokémon League Entrance Exam, but it was defeated by the [[Pokémon League entrance exam instructor|instructor]]'s {{p|Graveler}}. After interfering with a battle {{Ash}} was having with the instructor, James later tried to steal this Pikachu, only for it to zap James instead, as instructed by its instructor.
A Pikachu appeared in ''[[SS019|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters outOut of the Gate!]]''. He was kidnapped by a {{p|Skarmory}} and [[Team Go-Getters]] set out to rescue him as their first mission. Pikachu provided them with some items in the battle.
Pikachu's female form debuted in [[SS027BWS01]], under the ownership of [[Ayumi]]. She was trained on how to properly use {{m|Thunderbolt}} through the help of {{an|Cilan}} and {{TP|Cilan|Stunfisk}}.
A [[Mirror World]] Pikachu appeared in ''[[XY037|The Cave of Mirrors!]]'', under the ownership of [[Mirror Ash]]. Unlike his regular world counterpart, Mirror Pikachu is a mischievous roughneck.
* {{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>[ 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.
** Its battle cry differs from status or Pokédex screens.
** The {{ga|Red's Pikachu|starter Pikachu}} in Yellow has unique voice clips in {{eng|Pokémon Stadium}} and {{pkmn|Stadium 2}}.
* Pikachu is the only core series starter Pokémon that does not have a 7:1 gender ratio.
* {{4v|Black|White}} are the only core series games in which Pikachu cannot be obtained without transporting.
* Pikachu was the focus of a {{OBP|Pokémon Center|store}} [[Sleeping Pikachu Collection|collection]] in June 2014.
* 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>[ 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|Generations I]] and {{gen|II}}, as well as the first few episodes of the {{pkmn|anime}}.