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Ash's Pikachu

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* Pikachu was the first of Ash's Pokémon to habitually disobey him. Other Pokémon that would do so, and are better remembered for their disobedience than Pikachu, are {{AP|Primeape}} and {{AP|Charizard}}.
* Pikachu is the second Pokémon in the entire {{pkmn|anime}} series to have managed to defeat a [[Legendary Pokémon]], which he did by defeating {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}}'s {{DL|Brandon's Legendary titans|Regice}} in ''[[AG190|Pace - The Final Frontier!]]''.
** Pikachu has also defeated more [[Legendary Pokémon]] than any other Pokémon in the anime, with a total of four: Brandon's {{p|Regice}} in ''[[AG190|Pace - The Final Frontier!]]'', {{si|Tobias}}'s {{p|Latios}} in ''[[DP189|The Semi-Final Frontier!]]'' (though in that case, it was a draw, as Pikachu knocked himself out in the process), [[Gladion's Silvally]] in [[SM138]], and {{DL|Guardian deities (anime)|Tapu Koko|Tapu Koko}} in [[SM144]].
* In ''[[DP142|Where No Togepi Has Gone Before!]]'', it was officially confirmed that Pikachu is [[gender|male]], as a female {{p|Togepi}}'s {{m|Attract}} affected him. His physical appearance could not be used as proof, since [[List of Pokémon with gender differences|gender differences]] were not implemented until after he had debuted in the anime.
** Pikachu's [[gender]] had already been assumed male in the dub, where male pronouns such as "he" were used to refer to Pikachu. To a lesser extent, his gender was also previously implied in the Japanese versions, specifically in ''[[EP017|Island of the Giant Pokémon]]'' (where he used masculine pronouns), ''[[EP052|Princess vs. Princess]]'' (Pikachu was shown when the narrator said that males had to carry packages), and in ''[[EP063|The Battle of the Badge]]'', where Brock referred to Ash and Pikachu as being "those guys" when touched by their loyalty.