Pikachu, Mouse Or Rabbit?

By TokoyamiTheDark

Everyone knows the most popular Pokemon, Pikachu. It is a mouse Pokemon, but somehow, something ticks my head off, and it’s about Pikachu’s name and species. See, a pika is actually a lagomorphs, not a mouse, which gives confusion about Pikachu being a mouse but named after a rabbit. An American pika also has short, round ears, unlike most bunnies, while Pikachu has long ears. So, the question here is; was Pikachu originally intended to be a rabbit? These questions will most likely remains unanswered, but let’s go on some information about a pika rabbit. They are quite small, and you could hold one in your hand. Like domestic rabbits, pikas can also eat hamster’s or guinea pig’s food. Mice, on their own, eat almost anything, and like cheese, of course. They sometimes gnaw electric cords like most rodents would do. They breed very quickly but their life span is very short. Does Pikachu have all of these features? Well, I don’t think so, as Pikachu seems more like a cross between a mouse and a pika. I don’t know why, but I’m sure this was intended, as many Pokemon are based on various animals. Pikachu also moves like a rabbit, not like a mouse. Watch closely and you’ll notice. The Anime is the best example to see a moving Pikachu. There are also various other things that Pikachu might have that doesn’t match a mouse’s way to live, but another animal’s way to live.

Pikachu is known ever since Pokemon has begun in Japan in 1995, and its popularity is still growing today. In fact, during the Pokemon craze in 1999, when someone heard the word ‘Pokemon’, they instantly thought of Pikachu. This was the case at elementary school, where Pokemon was the frenzy for all children in there. I even remember wearing a Raichu costume during Halloween, but I lost it in a fire long, long ago.
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Plusle And Minun, The Electric Rodent Pokemon

By Anonymous

How many electric rodents are there? It has been a tradition ever since Pikachu to have an electric rodent. There is one every region. In the Kanto region you will see a Pikachu which is a furry electric mouse with red cheeks, yellow body, a lighting bolt like tail, pointy ears with black on the tips. Why am I describing what Pikachu looks like? Everyone, and I mean everyone should know what Pikachu looks like.

In the Kanto region you will also see Raichu. Raichu has a white belly and an orange body. The same tale as pikachu except it is thin and black and longer and ends with a lighting bolt. The two seem related don’t the they? Pikachu evolves into Raichu with a Thunderstone. In the Johto region you will see a Pichu. Pichu has a pale yellow body and pink cheeks. His ears a flat and black and it has a little black tail that looks like a small lightning bolt it is the pre-evolved form of Pikachu. To get it to evolve into a Pikachu it must have friendship with it’s trainer. A Soothe Bell usually helps out in making it trust you faster.

In the Hoenn region you will see Plusle, it looks like a Pichu but it’s body is a creamy color and it has red ears and tail, it has red cheeks with the plus sign in the middle which is tan, seems pretty cool? It was a rough description. There is another electric rodent, known as a Minun. Minun looks the same as Plusle with a tan body, a blue tail, and blue ears. It has blue cheeks with the minus symbol in the middle in tan. They are actually related, these two. They have the abilities Plus and Minus which will power up the two if they are together. I think this is because Plusle and Minun came in the third generation which is the same generation where double battles were created.

So Plusle and Minun have their power up abilities for us in a double battle. There is also a move called Helping Hand that also powers up the user’s other Pokemon. Plusle and Minun are both cute additions to electric type Pokemon, don’t you think they are?

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Pokemon Heroes Movie Synopsis Part 4

By TokoyamiTheDark

Just as if the trouble caused by Oakley wasn’t enough, Aerodactyl managed to spot Latias and grabs it with its claws! Pikachu uses Thunderbolt to shock Aerodactyl, who then uses Hyper Beam on the boat! Latias manages to get Ash out of the water, then goes back on their boat, and the chase continues! Meanwhile, Misty and Brock release their Crobat, Politoed and Corsola and asks them to go help Ash while Brock climbs on the iron wires.

Aerodactyl crashes on a building tue to its huge size, but then comes Kabutops, slashing multiple times, trying to hit Ash and Latias. Ash is knocked on the wall and when he’s about to get finished, Crobat tacles the fossil Pokemon while Corsola and Politoed uses water attacks to knock Kabutops into the water. Back in the museum, Oakley cackles as the city is under her control, while Latios is badly injured and gets hurt more as Oakley uses the machine’s powers. Then, she spots Ash on the water with Latias. She decides to create a typhoon which spills tons of water, while Ash and Latias runs to the museum.

But Oakley then create a barrier made of water, which then become a huge whirlpool, engulfing Ash and Latias! As Ash and Pikach are about to drown, Latias’ eyes glow blue and dispels the false water generated bu the machine. Then, in the Museum, it get haywire, locking Oakley inside and harming Latios even more than before! Fortunately, Ash manage to free Bianca and Lorenzo, who are determined to stop the machine before it’s too late. Latias find its companion with serious injuries, and as mush as Ash and Latias tackles the rings, it doesn’t do a thing.

However, Latias managed to get hits head inside the rings, allowing the gang to pull off Latios out of there. The two Eon Pokemon falls on the ground along with the rings…then the machine stops. The whole gang then gets reunited, while Annie checks out the Soul Dew ; it has a dark-purple like color. She touches it besides Lorenzo’s warning, get knocked into the machine as the Soul Dew explodes!!! The machine goes haywire again, and Lorenzo re-tells the prophecy ; if some with an evil heart uses the machine, the Soul Dew will die… along with the city itself! Water is getting away, leaving gondolas and boats on dry land.
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Pokemon Heroes Movie Synopsis Part 2

By TokoyamiTheDark

As soon as the thieves spots Latias in human guise, Annie send out her Espeon while Oakley sends out her Ariados. A String Shot and Psychic attack severely weakens Latias, when Ash pops up out of nowhere and orders his Pikachu to use Thunderbolt on the thieves. He then grabs the girl’s arm (unaware that the girl is Latias) and drags her away. Meanwhile, Espeon and Ariados chases Ash, but manages to lose his sight. The girl flees, then Ash decides to go to the museum where Brock and Misty are. On the floor, they notices two fossils ; a Kabutops and an Aerodactyl. The museum guide then appears and tells a scary legend about the fossils ; long ago, a cruel Trainer used his fossil Pokemon to kill humans and Pokemon alike, until a Latios brought a tidal wave to the city, drowning the fossils and turning the streets into canals, giving birth to Altomare, meaning ‘high tide’ in Italian.

There was also a huge machine in the middle of the museum, and the old man explains than this man-made machine was meant to protect the city in case of disasters. Ash then notices the girl from earlier, but with a beret. He accidentally touches the machine, which makes the old man somewhat nervous, and shouts to not to touch it. Ash apologizes, then gets out quickly. Later, he find the girl without the beret, and she happily beckons him to a wall in which she get past through. Ash tried to go, and ends in a beautiful garden full of Pokemon and water.

The girl is swinging on a swing, while wind chimes starts spinning at high speed. An invisible silhouette gets out of the water and violently tackles Pikachu. Pikachu, ready to attack, gets weary, but when the silhouette attempts to strike for a second time, the girl get in its way, revealing itself to be Latios! Ash is astonished ; Latios really exists. But, why is it mad at Ash and Pikachu? Then, another girl, very similar to the one who protected Ash, appears mad at him. Twins? Mistaking him for a thief, she asks him how he got in the secret garden, and Ash replies he followed the other girl. The beret girl orders Latios to attack, but is interrupted by the museum guide, telling her off because Ash wasn’t lying. The girl then tries to tell her grandfather something, but he tells her to be quiet, then asks Latias if she wanted to play with Ash. The beret-less girl takes Ash to the swing, then transforms into Latias! The old man, named Lorenzo, mentions that Latias might have a crush on Ash, while Latios appears behind Pikachu. Pikachu is still scared, but gets re-assured by a lick, then enjoys playing with Latias and Latios.
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Pichu, The Adorable Electric Mouse

By Anonymous

Have you heard of a mouse? Have you heard of an electric mouse? No, not the famous Pikachu. I’ll give you a hint, it’s a smaller Pikachu. Have you heard of it? Yes, it is a Pichu! Pichu is a cute baby Pokemon. The fur of a Pichu is much lighter than of a Pikachu. It is more of a pale yellow. They have the fuzzy black ears much like Pikachu but a Pichu has flatter ears, so the black covers more. They have pink cheeks instead of red. You can get them through breeding a Pikachu or a Raichu. In the anime you will see the Pichu Bros. in a few short films. The Pichu Bros. run around in a city and basically just have fun. It is enjoyable to watch their short movies once in awhile. One of the Pichu’s has tussled hair or something of the such.

That brings me to this next piece. A Pichu can have different ears. In the Pichu Bros. videos, yes. But in the twelfth Pokemon movie. The movie is called Arceus and the Jewel of Life. I’m sure you have hard of it. There is a Pichu in that movie. This Pichu has a difference in it’s ear just as in the Pichu Bros. This Pichu goes by many name, the spiky ear Pichu, the jigsaw ear Pichu, the notch-eared Pichu, no matter what you call it, it’s the Pichu in the twelfth movie and one of the stars. Pichu evolves into Pikachu through friendship, and Pikachu will evolve into a Raichu if you use a Thunderstone on it. Pichu is in the Johto Pokedex even though Pikachu and Raichu are in the Kanto Pokedex.

Pichu can have the color of a Pikachu, but only if it is shiny. This Pichu is known as the Pikachu colored Pichu or just as shiny Pichu, there was a Pokemon event given out a few years back where you could get a shiny Pichu referred to as a Pikachu colored Pichu. Pichu is a pretty cute Pokemon, don’t you think?

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Pikachu : Gotta Dance! Synopsis

By TokoyamiTheDark

The mini-movie begins with our hero’s Pokemon finding a strange building. Inside, Team Rocket leaves Meowth in a luxury room and tells him to take care of the room while they’re away until the Boss will come. So, three Whismur holding maracas are under Meowth’s supervision, which then make a stick appear in his paws. The stick has the ability to control Pokemon to make them dance to the music (exept the one holding it) so Whismur, Wobbuffet, Cacnea and Seviper all begin to dance with Meowth holding the stick. But then, Seviper chases the Whismur, which get locked in a jail by Meowth so he can eat all what he can without being disturbed.

Then, Meowth is daydreaming ; he imagines the Boss being so happy with the dance stick, he get rid of his Persian and takes Meowth home. Meanwhile, Pikachu and the other discover a small entrance to the building. Pikachu decides to go, but everyone else follows, and they fall on the room where the Whismur are held captive! Doing their best to break the lock, Pikachu, Torchic and Mudkip all use their attacks, which makes enough noise for Meowth to hear. Pikachu, hearing Meowth, Wobbuffet, Cacnea and Seviper coming, tells everyone to hide in the barrels. When Mewoth open the door, he is astonished; the Whismur are gone ; or are they? His musical stick flew of to one of the barrels, hitting a Pokemon’s head, and starting the music! This time, not even Meowth is spared from the song, but once it’s over, the good ol’ rivarly begins! Meowth gets angry while the other Pokemon are fleeing everywhere in the luxury room. Party balls explode with confetti, blankets are torn off, windows are broken, while a Loudred and a Ludicolo dances the Salsa. Everyone goes outside exept for Loudred, which still dances alone.
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Pokemon Attacks And Natures #1

By Harry Ackerman

Everywhere you see articles and charts etc, on what a Pokemon’s best nature would be, but what if your Pokemon doesn’t have that one specific nature then what? What are some other good natures for it? In article i shall be talking about other good natures, and sometimes bad ones, and some really good moves (or at least in my opinion) for each Pokemon to have. 🙂

Just keep in mind this isn’t 100% accurate because the most beneficial natures for a Pokemon to have can be highly dependent on what moves you teach it.

This time I’ll talk about Pikachu, Lucario, Scrafty, and Vaporeon. 🙂

Now let’s see, for Pikachu anything that would be lowering the speed stat might not be very good for the little fella since that’s Pikachu’s highest base stat, and defense is Pikachu’s lowest stat so you probably wouldn’t want a nature that lowers that either. If you teach your Pikachu all special attacks though, then obviously it’s physical attack stat isn’t needed and therefore would probably be best to have a nature that lowers Attack and raises Special Attack; a modest nature to be precise.

But if you’re like me and teaches your Pikachu a mix of special and physical attacks I’d say it would be best for your Pikachu to have a Neutral nature (just to prevent a few headaches and keep things simple), but it’s up to you and what you teach it. 🙂

And now for Lucario, I’d say anything that lowers his Special Attack isn’t good since that’s his best stat and tends to be used a lot. Especially with what I think is his signature move Aura Sphere.
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The Bloom Is On Axew! Summary And Review

By JC

Hey guys! Here is my summary and thoughts about the 9th Pokemon Black and White episode. I’m excited to start. I just finished seeing it and I’m going to say that it’s my favorite episode so far. We see a change of pace, as the episode starts out with a battle between Iris and Cilan. However, this is no ordinary battle; instead, Iris has asked Cilan to get easy on her so she can train her Axew. Axew’s futile attempts are shunned by Pansage in hilarious fashion and the battle is abruptly stopped after a botched Dragon Rage.

Our heroes sit in a tree to relax. Ash and Cilan joke about Axew’s “Dragon Sneeze,” but soon after offer encouragement and help. We get to see some of Iris’s backstory including how she got Axew. Meanwhile, Team Rocket receives updated orders to head to the Desert Resort in search of a meteorite and is notified that they will rendezvous with another agent. Pikachu and Axew are playing in the forest and looking for apples when they accidently disturb a wild Scolipede. The trainers see a commotion in the distance and run to investigate. Pikachu reaches them and communicates that Axew is stuck between Scolipede’s antennae.

Ash, Iris, and Cilan work together to confront the wild Scolipede. Iris sends out her Excadrill, but it just stays still. The combined attacks of Snivy, Tepig, Pikachu, and Pansage are enough to distract the Scolipede and Iris swoops down and rescues her Axew. The angered Scolipede accidently kicks Excadrill who isn’t too happy about it and retaliates with Dig. Excadrill defeats Scolipede and our heroes triumph. Iris realizes things about herself and Ash decides to battle Pikachu himself. The journey continues!

It was a treat to start off the episode with a battle. There is a twist in that Axew is a really poor battler and Cilan is just helping her out. The battle is a must-see; it is very entertaining and funny. The weakened Bullet Seed and Solarbeam from Pansage was great stuff. Axew is just too cute. We also see a bit of role-reversal from Ash who is constantly yelling advice from the sidelines.

We get to see some character development for Iris in this episode. I enjoyed learning how she got her Axew and seeing her hometown (we get to see Fraxures and Axews and statues of Zekrom and Reshiram). Axew and Iris really seem to love each other and that’s a good thing. Team Rocket is lying low for now, just how I like it. I welcome their characters, just not every single episode. I like how the suspense is building up. The rest of the episode revolves around how Ash, Cilan, and Iris take care of the Scolipede problem and is filled with great animation.
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Triple Leaders, Team Threats! Summary and Review

By JC

Hi guys! I’m going to summarize and review the 5th episode of Pokemon Black and White. You won’t want to miss this one! Ash and Iris finally arrive in Striaton City. Ash is eager to challenge the Striaton gym leader, but doesn’t know where to go. Our heroes run into Cilan, a Pokemon Connoisseur. Cilan agrees to take Ash and Iris to the Striaton City Gym. When they get inside, the place looks like a restaurant. The gym is actually behind the restaurant and the gym leaders are actually the three waiters, Cilan, Cress, and Chili.

Ash is given a choice to battle a brother but boldly asks to battle all three. They agree and the first battle is between Ash’s Tepig and Chili’s Pansear. Next up is Ash’s Pikachu against Cress’s Panpour. After two exciting Pokemon battles, Ash must face Cilan for the Striaton City Gym Badge. It is up to Oshawott to beat Cilan and his Pansage. The battle is fierce and the episode ends with Ash’s Pokemon not looking too well, but without a conclusion. Meanwhile, Team Rocket reports to Giovanni and receives orders for the latest scheme.

Finally, we are treated to a gym battle. I’m glad Ash wasn’t hungry. Looks like I wasn’t the only one who was growing impatient for a Pokemon gym battle. Kudos to the writer for making Ash challenge all 3 brothers. Speaking of Cilan, Cress, and Chili, I wonder what hair color their parents have. Oh, and what’s up with the cheerleaders/fangirls hanging out in the restaurant? It brings back memories of the cheerleaders that were following Gary around. Is it just me, or is Iris looking awfully adoringly at something (watch her expression right before the battle is about to begin)?
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The Battle Club And Tepig’s Choice Summary And Review

By JC

Hey guys! I’m going to summarize and review the 4th episode of Pokemon Black and White. Ash and Iris are continuing on their journey to Striaton City, but make a stop at Accumula Town. Ash is disappointed because there isn’t a Pokemon gym there, but quickly cheers up when Iris tells him of the Pokemon Battle Club. Upon entering the gym, a battle between Servine and Dewott is underway. Servine is knocked out and that is when the owner, Don George, welcomes our heroes. Ash is challenged by the Dewott’s trainer, but they are unable to finish their match due to a break-in.

Don George and the others take a look at the security tapes, to find that a mysterious black and thin Pokemon and Team Rocket were in the storage. Everyone thinks that the mysterious Pokemon is an Umbreon, and they are excited to find it. Team Rocket eavesdrops and paints up Meowth to look like Umbreon to distract the Battle Club members. Meanwhile, Ash and Iris make a trail of Pokemon food to lure the mysterious culprit. Ash spots a Tepig and discovers that it is the mysterious Pokemon. While Ash is in pursuit of Tepig, Pikachu and Oshawott get into a small scuffle.

Ash finally catches up to Tepig and explains the story to everyone else. Things are finally going back to normal when Team Rocket is spotted stealing Ash’s Pikachu. Although Tepig was abandoned by his former trainer, he is determined to prove himself and saves Pikachu from the clutches of Team Rocket. The episode ends with Tepig joining Ash.
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