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Ash's Pikachu

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[[File:Surfing Pikachu BW087.png|thumb|200px|Pikachu {{DL|Pikachu variants|Surfing Pikachu|surfing}}]]
[[File:Pikachu as female Pikachu.png|thumb|200px|Pikachu disguised as a female]]
* Pikachu is {{Ash}}'s only {{type|Electric}} Pokémon and was the only Electric-type owned by a main character in the {{pkmn|anime}} until the capture of {{TP|Dawn|Pachirisu}} by {{an|Dawn}}.
** Pikachu was also Ash's only [[walking Pokémon]] until the capture of {{AP|Rowlet}}.
* For [[DP013]], [[Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Encyclopedia]] is about Ash's Pikachu. He writes this Pokémon senryū about him: パートナー サトシとピカチュウ いいかんじ ''Partners Satoshi and Pikachu: a pleasant feeling''.
* 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|Final Rivals!]]'', and {{DL|Guardian deities (anime)|Tapu Koko}} in ''[[SM144|From Z to Shining Z!]]''.
* 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.