Pikachu Facts

Pikachu Facts
Pikachu are a Pokémon character species that appears in a variety of movies, animated shows, video games, comic books, and on trading cards. Pikachu's design was created by Atsuko Nishida and Ken Sugimori for The Pokémon Company - a corporation in Japan. Pikachu first appeared in 1996 in the games Pokémon Red and Green and Pokémon Red and Blue. Pikachu are captured by human Pokémon players and trained to fight other Pokémon. Pikachu are one of the most famous species of Pokémon, and has become a Japanese icon in pop culture. Pikachu is also one of Nintendo's main mascots.
Interesting Pikachu Facts:
When translated into English - Pikachu means Electricity-Crackling-Mice.
Pikachu are considered to be a Pokémon mouse species.
A Pikachu weighs 13 pounds and stands at 1 foot, 4 inches in height. Pikachu is a yellow character.
Female Pikachu's have a dent in the end of their tails. It is almost the shape of a heart.
When a Pikachu is exposed to a Thunderstone it evolves into Raichu.
Pikachu are known for their love of ketchup. They also enjoy eating apples and berries.
Clefairy was the original choice for Pokémon mascot but Pikachu became more popular and took on the role.
Pikachu recharge themselves while they sleep. Pikachu are an electric-type Pokémon.
If something or someone pulls a Pikachu's tail it will attack. Pikachu attacks with electricity that emits from red pouches on the cheeks.
In the Pokémon Go game a Pikachu can be used as a starter.
Ash's Pikachu is without a gender. Nobody knows if it is a boy or a girl.
Pikachu have appeared on at least 95 different playing cards in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
There is a protein called Pikachurin that is found in the human body and its job is to transmit electrical impulses from the eyes to the brain. Japanese scientists discovered the protein and named it after the Pokémon Pikachu.
The island of Niue in the Pacific Ocean put Pikachu on their one dollar coin because the character is so popular.
In 1998 the city Topeka, Kansas, was renamed ToPikachu for a day by the mayor because of its popularity and to try to capitalize on the Pokémon craze.
In 2005 a 'got milk' add appeared that featured Pikachu.
The Pikachu character has appeared in Super Smash Bros, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
A smaller Pokémon character known as a Pichu can evolve into a Pikachu if it is very happy. A Pikachu can evolve into a Raichu with the use if a Thunderstone.
When Pikachu appears in live animation it is voiced by Ikue Otani, Chika Sakamoto, Satomi Korogi, Tomoe Hanba, and Toru Okawa.
Pikachu is featured in the Pokémon Ash Ketchum films and anime series, as Ash's Pikachu.
Pikachu has been used in marketing and promotional material with food chains such as Burger King, Wendy's, and McDonald's.
Pikachu has appeared on The Simpsons.
Time ranked Pikachu as the 'Second Best Person of the Year' in 1999.

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