What's up with Pikachu?

Topic started by hamstar138 on Oct. 19, 2010. Last post by Sha 3 years, 12 months ago.
Post by hamstar138 (17 posts) See mini bio Level 11
Hey people. I just posted a review for Episode 5 of Best Wishes in Reviews. But I just wanted to ask. Is.....What do you think is up with Ash's Pikachu I mean it's lost every battle so far and hasn't won. I'm really surprised on what is going on.  What has happened to our beloved Pikachu! T^T
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,238 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Pikachu isn't the overpowered little fuzzball he usually is? Huh, that does sound unusual. Who knows, maybe they will change things up a little with this series... 
...though I doubt it will be long before Pikachu fries a girl's bike and then the girl decides to follow Ash until he pays her back, if that hasn't happened already. 
 
I watched some of episode 1 with some ridiculous subtitles. They were subbing Pikachu and everyone was making sex jokes, it was kinda funny. 
That's pretty much where I'm at with Pokémon these days. It was great back in the day though, ahh the memories.
Post by raizu (42 posts) See mini bio Level 5

Maybe it's age? He's losing his touch?
Post by cfatalis (19,150 posts) See mini bio Level 15
we are talkin about an electric type pokemon beating over two grounds and an onix
 
i am guessing he needs some rest
Post by hamstar138 (17 posts) See mini bio Level 11
Maybe perhaps but it lost to team rocket which was surprising at it's most! 
 
@Newten:  Funny thing Newten is that Iris didn't have a bike and this is the only time the ((not counting Dawn because she HAS a bike)) Pikachu had nothing to destroy and didn't!  
  
@cfatalis: maybe but i'm surprised it doesn't get enough rest when they walk to the town with the gym. But it lost to a water type. THE 1st GYMS WATER TYPE! 
Post by Kelleth (7,777 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@hamstar138 said:

" Hey people. I just posted a review for Episode 5 of Best Wishes in Reviews. But I just wanted to ask. Is.....What do you think is up with Ash's Pikachu I mean it's lost every battle so far and hasn't won. I'm really surprised on what is going on.  What has happened to our beloved Pikachu! T^T "

@Newten said:

" Pikachu isn't the overpowered little fuzzball he usually is? Huh, that does sound unusual. Who knows, maybe they will change things up a little with this series... ...though I doubt it will be long before Pikachu fries a girl's bike and then the girl decides to follow Ash until he pays her back, if that hasn't happened already.  I watched some of episode 1 with some ridiculous subtitles. They were subbing Pikachu and everyone was making sex jokes, it was kinda funny. That's pretty much where I'm at with Pokémon these days. It was great back in the day though, ahh the memories. "

@raizu said:

" Maybe it's age? He's losing his touch? "



Was i the only one who saw episode 1? Pikachu obviously got majorally de-powered once Zekrom's static leftovers hit him.(Who was obviously jealous that a stronger electric type then him was around) He needed to be re-powered thanks to the booby professor to get his eletricity back and he had to give it another try to get volt tackle working.
Post by hamstar138 (17 posts) See mini bio Level 11
No I saw episode one. ....I've been watching every episode.  But it did get repowered but does that really make Pikachu go back to level 5? It's believable yet hard to believe. ^_^;; 
Post by Kelleth (7,777 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@hamstar138:  I think it happened more then once i just don't remember the last time it happened very well ^^
Post by hamstar138 (17 posts) See mini bio Level 11
@Kelieth: if you mean the episode when Pikachu got attach to a magnet and then team rocket declogged it. That is when it gained power not lost it. 
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,238 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@hamstar138 said:
" @Newten: Funny thing Newten is that Iris didn't have a bike and this is the only time the ((not counting Dawn because she HAS a bike)) Pikachu had nothing to destroy and didn't! "
They changed the story? 
Mind = blown. 
 
By the way, just typing "@Newten" doesn't do anything, click the reply link at the bottom of a user's post, then it sends them a PM to let them know.
Post by hamstar138 (17 posts) See mini bio Level 11
@Newten said:
" @hamstar138 said:
" @Newten: Funny thing Newten is that Iris didn't have a bike and this is the only time the ((not counting Dawn because she HAS a bike)) Pikachu had nothing to destroy and didn't! "
They changed the story? Mind = blown.  By the way, just typing "@Newten" doesn't do anything, click the reply link at the bottom of a user's post, then it sends them a PM to let them know. "
Oh ok. Sorry! But yea even though Pikachu didn't destroy Dawn's bike ((i don't remember at least)) Iris herself doesn't have a bike. 
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,238 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@hamstar138: Well, it's about time they took the Pokémon anime in a new direction...
Post by rein (5,465 posts) See mini bio Level 15
Pikachu's power level goes in a cycle
At the beginning of a series he is as weak as starter pokemon.
Towards the end of the season he can fight legendary level pokemon
when he goes to a new region it starts all over again.
I'm pretty sure Ash's pikachu keeps dying and his mom replaces it when he isn't looking (it would explain why he pickachu changed from a she to a he....)
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,238 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@rein: When has Pikachu ever fought a legendary Pokémon? And more importantly... when did anyone ever call Pikachu a she? Always been a he in my books. 
 
@Kelleth: Oh dude you so did not just embed pirated anime... damn it Kelleth, some example you're setting. I'll edit it out of your post.
Post by hamstar138 (17 posts) See mini bio Level 11
@rein said: When was Pikachu a she? But again that is a bit hard to believe. In the Honoen and the Johto and even in Shinnon Region, Pikachu was still very powerful or at least higher then level 2. 

Post by rein (5,465 posts) See mini bio Level 15
@Newten: Pikachu defeated a regis here
  http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Brandon%27s_Regis#Regice
 he's also defeated an articuno but i can't find a link
 
As for the gender thing, Ash changes from saying she to he all the time in the original series. So i suppose it's better to say "Ash had no idea what gender it was" then it was female.
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,238 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@rein: Oh, I don't really class those Pokémon as proper legendary Pokémon. Especially in the anime, since there are lots of them and regular trainers have them. Things like Articuno are pretty much on par with things like Charizard in the anime. 
Now if Pikachu beat Rayquaza or something, I'd be impressed. 
 
I don't EVER remember Pikachu being referred to as a she, by anyone. We are talking about the dub right? Find me a clip of Ash calling Pikachu a she, I want to see it! 
Pikachu has always been a he to me, but all I ever remember Pikachu being referred to as was... "Pikachu". 
Though Pikachu is voiced by a woman but that hardly matters.
Post by Kelleth (7,777 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@Newten:  Veoh is a viable pace to watch anime just like youtube :P
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,238 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@Kelleth: No... no it isn't Kelleth. Unless it was from an official source, which I doubt. If some dude just uploaded it to Veoh, then that's piracy ;P
Post by hamstar138 (17 posts) See mini bio Level 11
@rein said:
" @Newten: Pikachu defeated a regis here
  http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Brandon%27s_Regis#Regice
 he's also defeated an articuno but i can't find a link  As for the gender thing, Ash changes from saying she to he all the time in the original series. So i suppose it's better to say "Ash had no idea what gender it was" then it was female. "
I believe you on the legendary Pokemon thing but on the gender Pikachu confusion I must say I am with Newten on it.  I only heard a he or Pikachu.
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