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Ash's Pikachu

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[[File:Ash Pikachu Pichu.png|thumb|250px|left|As a {{pkmn2|wild}} Pichu, saying goodbye to his family]]
As shown in [[SS001]], Pikachu was once a lonely {{pkmn2|wild}} {{p|Pichu}} who lived in the woods in outskirts of [[Pallet Town]]. After falling off a cliff, he was saved by a mother {{p|Kangaskhan}}, who, after realizing Pichu had nowhere to go, placed Pichu in her pouch and took him into her care. Eventually, Pichu and the child Kangaskhan grew bigger, and carrying them both became a burden to the mother. Realizing this, Pichu left his adoptive mother's pouch in the middle of the night while Kangaskhan's pack was asleep. Turning back to say goodbye to his family, his feelings of gratitutegratitude caused him to [[evolution|evolve]] into Pikachu. After taking a moment to realize what happened to him, Pikachu finished his goodbyes, and left for parts unknown.
At some point after his departure, Pikachu was captured and eventually came under the possession of {{an|Professor Oak}}.
====[[Original series]]====
[[File:Ash Pikachu EP001.png|thumb|220px|Pikachu's debut appearance]]
In the first episode of the [[Pokémon anime]], ''[[EP001|Pokémon - I Choose You!]]'', Ash woke up late the day he was supposed to go to [[Professor Oak's Laboratory]] to obtain his first Pokémon. When he arrived at the lab, the three available starter Pokémon, {{p|Bulbasaur}}, {{p|Charmander}}, and {{p|Squirtle}}, had already been taken by other Trainers who had arrived on time. Seeing Ash's disappointment, {{an|Professor Oak}} gave him Pikachu, who, at first, [[Obedience|did not care at all for his new Trainer]], constantly zapping him and anyone else nearby. He refused to go into his {{i|Poké Ball}}, and when Ash failed to catch a {{p|Pidgey}}, he laughed at him. However, by the end of the episode, Ash gained Pikachu's trust by protecting him from an attack by a flock of angry {{p|Spearow}}. Seeing this act of selflessness, Pikachu defended Ash from the Spearow as well, and the two of them became inseparable friends, a moment that was capitalized on by catching a glimpse of an {{an|Ho-Oh|an unknown Pokémon}} flying by. Ash then rushed to [[Viridian City]] to get Pikachu hospitalized quickly, as he had been badly injured during the fight.
[[File:Ash Pikachu debut.png‎|thumb|220px|Pikachu and Ash meeting for the first time]]