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Five Surprising Things about the New Pikachu

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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.

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Via the official site for upcoming 3DS game Great Detective Pikachu: The Birth of a New Duo, here are tidbits about the character that stand out:

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1. Detective Pikachu has a weakness for beautiful women and even tries picking them up (note: the Japanese text on the official site says “to ask someone out for tea,” meaning “to ask someone out on a date,” the same as you might say asking someone out for coffee in English).

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2. He is described as “somewhat self-important.”

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3. He really likes coffee. We see him drinking it in the trailer, but this isn’t only a minor detail. The character not only loves coffee, but knows a great deal about it, has a favorite cafe, and comments on what he likes about certain blends.

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4. He walks on two legs. Unlike Ash’s Pikachu, even when Detective Pikachu is running fast, he runs on two legs. At full speed, however, he is not fast.

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5. Detective Pikachu is no good at generating electricity. He also hates taking orders.

Not the kind of Pikachu we’ve seen before, but let’s be honest. The most surprising thing about this new Pikachu isn’t the coffee, the talking, or the picking up ladies. It’s this:

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Goodness.

To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter@Brian_Ashcraft.

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