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Pikachu (Pokémon)

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Biology
 
==Biology==
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Pikachu is a short, chubby rodent Pokémon. It is covered in yellow fur with two horizontal brown stripes on its back. It has a small mouth, long, pointed ears with black tips, and brown eyes. Each cheek is a red circle that contains a pouch for electricity storage. It has short forearms with five fingers on each paw, and its feet each have three toes. At the base of its lightning bolt-shaped tail is a patch of brown fur. A female will have a V-shaped notch at the end of its tail, which looks like the top of a heart. It is classified as a quadruped, but it has been known to stand and walk on its hind legs.
 
Pikachu has three [[List of Pokémon with form differences#Pikachu|alternate forms]]: one, the [[Cosplay Pikachu]] appeared exclusively in {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}. It is always female, has a black heart-shaped spot at the end of its tail, and can be dressed in any of five outfits corresponding to the five [[Contest conditions]]. The second form is {{DL|Ash's Pikachu|Pikachu in a cap}}, which debuted as an event-exclusive Pokémon in [[Generation VII]]. It is always male and has seven variants, each wearing one of {{Ash}}'s [[Ash's hat|hats]] from the anime. In addition to these two forms, many other [[Pikachu variants]] have appeared in various media. The last, {{ga|Partner Pokémon|Partner}} Pikachu is the Pokémon the player [[starter Pokémon|starts with]] in [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!]]. This Pikachu can be either gender, has higher base stats, and has access to [[move]]s that normal Pikachu do not.
 
As Gigantamax Pikachu, it becomes larger and chubbier. Its tail becomes longer and storesbecomes capable of storing all of the electricity it generates, causing it to glow a bright yellow and enabling it to become as powerful as a lightning strike. Three red clouds float around the tail. Its power is equal to that a power plant; however, it is difficult to use it in peoples' homes since Pikachu can only remain in its Gigantamax form for a short time.<ref>https://swordshield.pokemon.com/en-us/pokemon-galar-region/gigantamax-pikachu/</ref>
 
Pikachu is the [[Signature move|only known Pokémon]] capable of using the [[Z-Move]] {{m|Catastropika}}, while Pikachu in a cap has its own exclusive Z-Move, {{m|10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt}}. Partner Pikachu is the only Pokémon capable of using {{m|Zippy Zap}}, {{m|Floaty Fall}}, {{m|Splishy Splash}}, and the Partner Power, {{m|Pika Papow}}. Pikachu is the only Pokémon capable of using the [[Light Ball]] item. Gigantamax Pikachu is the only known Pokémon capable of using the [[G-Max Move]] {{m|G-Max Volt Crash}}.
* [[Ash's Pikachu (EToP)]]
* [[Hazel's Pikachu]]
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* [[Gold's Pikachu]]
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* [[Red's Pikachu (game)]]
* [[Cosplay Pikachu]]
* [[Starter Pokémon]]
* [[Partner Pokémon (Mystery Dungeon)]]
* [[Pikachu variants]]
* [[List of Pokémon with form differences]]
* [[Gigantamax]]
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