Which character represents Japan? According to a multiple answer poll of 500 Japanese people, the first choice was Doraemon with 186 votes, followed by Pikachu (160 votes), Mario (145), Anpanman (116) and Hello Kitty (112). Read the full results here.
When it was originally announced that a Great Detective Pikachu movie got the greenlight, fans thought Danny DeVito would be the perfect choice for the character. Hollywood, however, had someone else in mind.
There is a weird thing about the new Pokémon movie that is kind of a spoiler, so if you’re sensitive to that stuff, look away. If you’re not, here is a room full of adults losing their shit over what happens at the end of the newest movie in the series, I Choose You!
Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You! makes its theatrical debut outside of Japan via a pair of special showings November 5 and 6. Moviegoers will score a special trading card and a QR code to unlock a hat-wearing Pikachu in Sun and Moon. Check Fathom Events for tickets and locations.
Yes, this is exactly what it looks like—Team Skull and Pikachus having a dance off. Watch ya boy, Guzma breakdance and the Pikachus kinda like, shuffle around a little, in a promotion for the new Pokémon trading card game expansion, Burning Shadows.
There’s a Pikachu-themed Snapchat filter, and it’s very cute.
During a performance yesterday in Yokohama, one of the Pikachus looked waaaaaaaaasted.
Japanese wedding magazine Zexy is including a Pikachu-themed marriage form for people to fill out. They can then take it to City Hall and get hitched.
Pikachu. Electricity. Plugs. Make sense, sure. But why did the people who made this Pokémon product stick the cable there?
Since 2012, the Pokémon With You train has been making kids happy in Eastern Japan. Now, in 2017, it’s time for the train to get a makeover.
Tragedy struck in mid-dance number during the Pokemon World Festival in Incheon, South Korea earlier this week, as the lead Pikachu sprung a leak during “You Can’t Stop The Beat.” Fortunately an elite squad of suited men was standing by.
Last year, KFC rolled out a special Pokémon campaign in Japan, complete with Pikachu on the bucket. And this year, the character is coming to KFCs in China.
Yesterday, on Easter, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson chased his daughter around the house wearing a Pikachu costume. And how did you celebrate? Eggs?
The Pikachu we know and love from the games and anime? That’s not the real Pikachu. This is.
At an auction in Beverly Hills, a Pokémon Illustrator card fetched an eye-watering $54,970, setting a new record for Pokémon card prices.
It’s Halloween, the festive holiday when Pokémon toys dress up in costumes and sit on my desk until at least Christmas. The Pokémon Center’s line of masquerading circus pocket monsters is adorable this year.
As a kid, I never liked Pikachu much, preferring the softer and squishier Jigglypuff or the catlike Eevee. I didn’t see the point in capturing a Pikachu. Pikachu was the mascot. Everyone loved Pikachu. I could save my love for someone else.