Original Japanese name: Pikachuu
Evolution: Evolves from Pichu; evolves into Raichu
Pikachu has electricity-storing pouches on its cheeks. These appear to become electrically charged during the night while it sleeps. It occasionally discharges electricity when it is dozy after waking up. It lives with others of its kind in forests away from people and stores electricity in its cheeks for zapping an enemy if it is attacked. When it releases pent-up energy in a burst, the electric power is equal to a lightning bolt. If it loses crackling power from its cheeks, it is being wary. When it is angered, it immediately discharges the energy stored in its cheeks. It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state. But if several of these pokemon gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms. Pikachu keeps its tail raised to monitor its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose. If you yank its tail, it will try to bite you. This intelligent pokemon roasts hard berries with electricity to make them tender enough to eat. Whenever Pikachu comes across something new, it blasts it with a jolt of electricity. If you come across a blackened berry, it's evidence that this pokemon mistook the intensity of its charge.
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