Top 10 Pokemon Pi

  1. Pikachu is 1 foot, 4 inches tall (40.64cm) and weighs 13 pounds (5.9kg).
  2. In 2001, Niue(a New Zeland dependant nation) released a one-dollar coin featuring Pikachu as part of a commemorative promotion for the Pokémon franchise, with Pikachu on one side and the nation’s coat of arms on the other.
  3. Ash’s only electric type Pokmon by the time he reaches the Kalos region is still Pikachu.
  4. In the anime, Ash’s Pikachu is also the only Pokémon in the entire series that has been able to defeat two legendary Pokémon.
  5. In the Pokémon game franchise, Pikachu is the only non-flying type Pokémon that can learn the move Fly, through special events.
  6. In Japan, Pikachu is the equivalent of the USA’s Mickey Mouse. People are often hired to go to public places in a Pikachu costume, such as malls and amusement parks, to entertain the kids.
  7. “Pika” is the Japanese word for the noise of electricity crackling. “Chu” is how the Japanese describe the sound a mouse makes. That’s how the name “Pikachu” was created.
  8. The original Pokmon mascot was originally going to be Clefairy.
  9. Pikachu has a special fondness for ketchup, but has been seen eating berries and apples.
  10. Pikachu is voiced by Ikue Otani (She is known for her anime voice roles as Chopper in One Piece and Konohamaru Sarutobi in Naruto).
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