Though loving it for years, how much do you know about the most famous and adorable Pokemon in the longtime running anime series? Check out these 10 interesting facts in case that you’re still not aware.

1. How tall/heavy it is?


Pikachu is 1 foot, 4 inches tall (40.64cm) and weighs 13 pounds (5.9kg).

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2. What’s the difference between male and female?


Did you know that a female Pikachu has a dent in its tail?

Most Pokmaniacs probably know this one though.

3. Who voiced Pikachu?


Pikachu is voiced by Ikue Otani.

She is known for her anime voice roles as Chopper in One Piece and Konohamaru Sarutobi in Naruto.

4. What’s its favorite food?


Pikachu has a special fondness for ketchup, but has been seen eating berries and apples.

5. Is it the original mascot of Pokemon?


The original Pokmon mascot was originally going to be Clefairy.

But Pikachu’s instant charm and pairing with Ash just fit so much better. Sorry Clefairy.

6. How its name get created?


“Pika” is the Japanese word for the noise of electricity crackling. “Chu” is how the Japanese describe the sound a mouse makes.

That’s how the name “Pikachu” was created.



7. How famous it is in Japan?


In Japan, Pikachu is the equivalent of the USA’s Mickey Mouse. People are often hired to go to public places in a Pikachu costume, such as malls and amusement parks, to entertain the kids.

8. Is it also a franchisee in Pokemon games?


In the Pokémon game franchise, Pikachu is the only non-flying type Pokémon that can learn the move Fly, through special events.

9. How strong it is in the anime?


Hard to believe that by this day and age, Ash’s only electric type Pokemon by the time he reaches the Kalos region is still Pikachu.

In the anime, Ash’s Pikachu is also the only Pokemon in the entire series that has been able to defeat two legendary Pokemon.

10. What’s the most precious collection of Pikachu?


In 2001, Niue(a New Zeland dependant nation) released a one-dollar coin featuring Pikachu as part of a commemorative promotion for the Pokémon franchise, with Pikachu on one side and the nation’s coat of arms on the other.

By the way, it could be used as legal currency!