We finally get our live-action Pokémon movie, and it’s Detective Pikachu. That’s fine, as long as they get some top-notch talent to play the pocket monster sleuth, and the makeup is good. Perhaps we can show them how it’s done.
If you ever have a Pikachu cake, please do not slice it like this.
Actually, no. They’re like “Pikapikapikapika.”
Meet Mimicyu, a ghost type Pokémon that should look pretty damn familiar to you. There’s actually a good reason for that.
In a general election between all 720 Pokémon in Japan, the winners were announced tonight in Tokyo. Greninja came in first, while Pikachu didn’t even crack the top three.
As far as Pokémon rears go, Pikachu has one of the most beloved butts around.
In the English-speaking world, Pikachu is “Pikachu.” In Hong Kong, things are more complex, especially after Nintendo renamed the franchise’s most famous Pocket Monster.
This isn’t only cool and hypnotic, it’s also terrifying.
In possibly the most ostentatious celebration yet of Pokémon’s 20th anniversary, UK artist Quentin Devine has created a Pikachu mosaic out of nearly 13,000 different Pokémon cards.
This week a new Pokémon Center opens in Kyoto. At first glance it looks like any other Pokémon Center that dots Japan, but it’s not. This is the most traditionally Japanese of them all.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Pokemon Red and Blue in Japan, and fans are celebrating by sharing their fondest Pokememories. Mine involve a kidnapping, complete with Polaroid shots and a magazine cut-out ransom letter.
And like that, Pokkén Tournament is suddenly that much cooler.
Ikue Otani has voiced Pikachu since 1997. Since Ash’s Pikachu can only say variations of “pika” or “pikachu,” she was often teased for having what some saw as an easy gig.
In South Korea, you can eat lots of delicious food. Bulgogi, bibimbap, fried Pikachu. Wait, what?
Don’t worry! While Aipom might look dead, this Pokémon has only been knocked out in the newly released Great Detective Pikachu. That red stuff? Ketchup.
Artist Eric Ridgeway started a fan project with classic heroes, and how they’d look beyond the Game Over screen, after being defeated.
You might know that Pikachu in the Pocket Monster anime now looks, well, like a changed Pokémon. But this isn’t the only instance of different Pikachus.
GandaKris makes custom Amiibo. She’s made some excellent pieces over the last few months, but none so wonderful as this Detective Pikachu.
Detective Pikachu sure is different from what we’re used to. Not only does the character solve mysteries, but he also talks. There are more surprises to be had.