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Ash's Pikachu (Japanese: サトシのピカチュウ Satoshi's Pikachu) is the in A Connoisseur's Revenge! said that Ash had a terrible relationship with all of his. I asked this a little on another thread but i'll post here again. Anyone think they need to show Ash and Pikachu's relationship better than having. In the first episode of the Pokémon anime, Ash and Pikachu initially dislike each other. However, late Do you want to learn more about a current relationship?.
Ash was overjoyed by this at first, but soon began to feel sad, because he thought that Pikachu would be better off with the rest of his kind. After stopping Team Rocket from poaching his Pikachu and the wild Pikachu, Ash decided it was best to leave Pikachu behind with the others. However, Pikachu refused to leave Ash, and quickly ran to catch up with him, followed by the wild Pikachu, who supported Ash and Pikachu being together.
PrincessPikachu was borrowed by Misty, so she could use him in the Queen of the Princess Festivalthe main event in the annual Princess Festival.
Personality & Development: Ash's Pikachu
During the competition, he was seen defeating a Fearow. Pikachu easily managed to defeat Arbok, Weezing and Meowth in succession with a single Thunder Shock.
Pikachu then faced Jessie's Lickitung. He tried attacking with Thunderbolt, but was then licked by Lickitung and knocking him out. Pikachu used his quickness to dodge Rhydon's Fury Attack and then used Thunderbolt, which was ineffective.
Despite being immune to Electric moves, Rhydon was defeated when Pikachu aimed his Thunderbolt attack at the horn on Rhydon's head. Pikachu then faced Blaine's Magmar. Pikachu then tried hitting Magmar with an Electric-type attack, but it proved to be ineffective due to Magmar's Air Lens ability, which heated the air surrounding Magmar, making Electric-type attacks ineffective. Magmar then attacked with a series of Fire Punches, driving Pikachu to the edge of the battlefield. Magmar then unleashed its Fire Blastwhich managed to push Pikachu further back, and almost caused him to fall off the battlefield in the lava.
Seeing that, Ash then decided to forfeit the match. Pikachu made friends with another Pikachu, named Puka in The Pi-Kahuna " This particular Pikachu had blue eyes, and was an excellent surfer. Ash and his friends had to save both Pikachu when Team Rocket tried to steal them both using their submarine. Ash used Pikachu many times during the Indigo Plateau Conference. Pikachu started off using Agility to confuse Arcanine, but this strategy was countered by Arcanine, who melted the ice field using its Fire Blast, causing to whole battlefield to become one big pool of water.
Pikachu, however, used this to his advantage by using the water to conduct his electricity and managed to defeat Arcanine with a powerful Thunderbolt. Managing to avoid Razor Leaf, Pikachu used Thunderbolt, but it was ineffective since Bellsprout used its roots to conduct the electricity to the ground.
Despite being exhausted from battling Team Rocket earlier, he still wanted to participate in the battle. Pikachu started off with Double-Edgeknocking Happy to the ground. He then faced off against ZippoRitchie's Charmanderbut due to being exhausted by all his battles, Pikachu was quickly overwhelmed by Zippo's Flamethrower and was knocked out by its Tackle.
In Navel ManeuversAsh called Pikachu to help mold a block of ice into a sled, as part of his competition against Danny. He later rode in the sled along with his Bulbasaur and Squirtle in a race against Danny and his team. In the end, Ash managed to win the coveted Sea Ruby Badge.
Pikachu started off with Thunderbolt, but Cloyster used Withdraw to protect itself from the attack. Pikachu then used Agility, but got pushed back by Cloyster's Reflect. He then managed to hit Cloyster with a super-effective Thunderbut Cloyster was still standing. He then faced off against Rudy's Electabuzz. Pikachu started off using Thunderbolt, but Electabuzz absorbed the attack. He and Electabuzz then both used Quick Attack, but Electabuzz was able to overpower him.
Pikachu then got defeated by a powerful Thunder Punch. Pikachu offering Meowth an apple In the following episodeTeam Rocket had a plan to capture Pikachu that involved tying him up with Meowth. This succeeded at first, but Meowth and Pikachu got separated from Jessie and James. In the end, Ash, Misty and Tracey managed to find the duo first, and separated them from each other.
Charizard tried hitting Alakazam and Marowak with Flamethrower, while Pikachu dashed forward. Alakazam and Marowak managed to dodge the Flamethrower, causing it to hit Pikachu.
As Charizard went for Tackle, Alakazam stopped him using Psychic. Seeing how Charizard got continuously attacked by Alakazam and Marowak, Pikachu decided to help his partner and attacked Alakazam, freeing Charizard from Psychic's grasp. Pikachu then got hit by Marowak's Body Slam, but got caught by Charizard's wing. Now finally being able to work together, Pikachu jumped on Charizard's back and used Thunderbolt to stop Marowak after dodging its Bonemerang. Despite Ditto being able to copy Pikachu's attacks, it wasn't in good shape as Pikachu was.
After continuously exchanging attacks, Pikachu managed to defeat it. Pikachu was then recalled when Drake sent out his Onix. Pikachu headed towards Dragonite using Agility, but got knocked back by Dragonite's tail. Dragonite then attacked with Hyper Beam, but Pikachu managed to jump on Dragonite's head by using his tail as a spring board to dodge the attack, and finally defeat it with a powerful Thunder, earning Ash the Winner's Trophy and a spot in the Orange League Hall of Fame.
Pikachu started off with Quick Attack, but Eevee used Reflect to block the attack.
Pikachu then used Thunderbolt, but Eevee dodged the attack using Double Team. Eevee then switched to offense and dashed forward using Take Down. Pikachu, however, dodged this using Agility, and prepared to use Thunder. Before he was able to launch his attack, however, Eevee managed to hit him with a powerful Skull Bashknocking him out.
Despite Casey having only recently obtained Chikoritait quickly gained the upper hand. Chikorita first used its Sweet Scent to tranquilize Pikachu, and followed up with a Tackle.
Pikachu's Thunderbolt was then deflected by Chikorita's leaf, and afterwards was hit by Tackle again. Their plan failed however, when Pikachu and Chikorita were reunited with their Trainers, and teamed up to defeat Team Rocket. Pikachu used Agility to avoid getting hit by Hoothoot's Tackle. Hoothoot tried flying up to get out Pikachu's range, but Pikachu was still able to hit it with a super-effective Thunderbolt, and then finished Hoothoot off with a Quick Attack.
He then faced Falkner's Dodrio. Pikachu then went for Thunderbolt, but Dodrio used its great jumping ability to dodge the attack. When Dodrio was about to finish him off with Tri AttackPikachu jumped high in the air, and unleashed a super-effective Thunder, defeating Dodrio. Pikachu then briefly faced Falkner's Pidgeotbut as he was already tired from his previous matches, he was quickly defeated by a Whirlwind.
Metapod used its jumping abilities to jump high and use Tackle. Although Pikachu dodged it, it created a dust cloud and used the leaves of a nearby tree to make it unable to spot. Pikachu, however, managed to spot Metapod by using his hearing, and after dodging a series of Tackles with Agility, Pikachu managed to jump on Metapod's back and defeat it with Thunderbolt.
Despite Pikachu having the type-advantagehis Thunderbolt attacks constantly missed, because of Scyther using Double Team. The real Scyther appeared behind Pikachu, and hit him with Fury Cutter. With each Fury Cutter doubling in power, Pikachu was knocked out.
He went up against Togepi. Pikachu, however, did not want to hurt his friend, therefore forfeited the match by running away. However, due to Miltank spinning at great speed, she had already dried up, making Thunderbolt useless. Pikachu then tried attacking with Agility, but he got overpowered by Miltank's Rollout, and was then defeated by another one, causing Ash to lose the battle. In the following episodePikachu battled Miltank again in Ash's rematch against Whitney.
First Ash had Cyndaquil tire out Miltank, and then had Totodile create ditches in the ground to slow her down. Thanks to this strategy, Miltank lost her balance, giving Pikachu the opportunity to throw Miltank in the air by hiding in one of the ditches, and then finish her off with a Thunderbolt, earning Ash the Plain Badge. Later, Ash and Pikachu chased after a Scyther, but accidentally disturbed a swarm of Beedrill in the process.
Pikachu managed to shock one of the Beedrill with Thunderbolt, giving Ash the chance to catch it. With this capture, Ash managed to win the contest, winning him a Sun Stone.
Pikachu befriended a bunch of Pichu in The Apple Corp! At first they framed Pikachu into eating apples, while they were the ones who actually ate them. When the Pichu were attacked by a Fearow, Pikachu sent a Thunderbolt warning shot to Fearow, which scared him off. Later Pikachu's electricity was sucked away by Team Rocket, and got kidnapped.
The Pichu eventually managed to restore Pikachu's electricity, and together they blasted Team Rocket off. Despite this, Gastly used its great speed to dodge Pikachu's Thunderbolt, and defeated him with a single Night Shade.
Personality & Development: Ash's Pikachu - Bulbanews
In Machoke, Machoke Man! Pikachu battled Chuck's Poliwrathand managed to hit it with a super-effective Thunderbolt. Despite this, Poliwrath was still standing, and after absorbing a Quick Attack with its muscled body, it hit Pikachu with a series of powerful Double Slap attacks, knocking him out.
In Nerves of Steelix! Finally, Ash decided to let Pikachu take a Thunder Wave from Magnemite, so Magnemite could get hit by a Thunderbolt, causing a lot of damage.
After dodging another attack from Magnemite, Pikachu finished it off with a Quick Attack, crashing it into a wall. Due to his previous battle against Magnemite, Pikachu was tired and was quickly defeated by a powerful Iron Tail.
In the following episode, Nice Pryce, Baby! Due to the icy field, Pikachu constantly slipped, which caused his Agility to be ineffective, and almost unable to avoid Piloswine's attacks. Ash then got the idea to use the ice pillars to change Pikachu's direction while sliding on the ice. Using this tactic, Pikachu gained a big amount of speed, and slid under Piloswine, giving him the opportunity to hit Piloswine hard with Thunder.
Piloswine then started to use Rest in order to return back to full health. Pikachu tried to finish it off with a Quick Attack, but was too late and got hit hard by a Take Down. Pikachu was still able to battle, and countered Piloswine's next Take Down with a Quick Attack, and hit it with Thunder. This caused the ice under Piloswine to break, which caused Piloswine to fall into the water.
Then, Pikachu hit Piloswine with Thunderbolt, which caused massive damage due to Piloswine's wet fur. Despite this, Piloswine was still standing and constantly hit Pikachu with Fury Attack.
Seeing no other option to escape, Pikachu used a close-range Thunder causing a massive explosion. Pikachu got knocked down while Piloswine still seemed to be able to battle. Refusing to give up, Pikachu still managed to stand up, and as he was about to attack again, Pryce threw in the towel resulting into a T. Unaware of Kingdra's secondary typeAsh had Pikachu go for Thunderbolt. To Ash's surprise, Kingdra easily took the attack.
Pikachu then tried dodging Kingdra's Twisterbut as Kingdra was able to control the direction of the attack, Pikachu was caught in the tornado. Pikachu then went for Thunder, but also this Electric-type move left Kingdra unscathed. However, after seeing that physical moves didn't work either, Ash followed Misty and Brock's advice to recall Pikachu. Their battle was later stopped due to Team Rocket's theft of the Dragon Fang. In the following episodePikachu helped stop the rampage of a Dragonite that belonged to the old Blackthorn Gym Leader.
Despite the double type-advantage, Gyarados proved to be quite a match for Pikachu, using its Dragon Breath to block Pikachu's Electric-type attacks. They traveled through the islands with their new friend, Lapraswhom Ash rescued from some boys who were abusing it also from Team Rocket. He released it as well when they were going back to Pallet Town, traveling from one island to another. However, they were foiled when Ash got Pikachu to attack him while standing on the control box that set him and the others free.
Later on, he befriended a Snorlax that was causing trouble at one of the Islands they visited. Pikachu was in three out of the four gym battles and was able to help Ash win the Orange League after defeating Drake. He battled against Gary's Umbreon later on, who was still an Eevee at the time, a battle that he lost. Pikachu had his longtime friends for a while on this adventure until Charizard left to train in Charicific Valley but it returned to help out in one of the gym battles and in the league.
Squirtle went back to lead its gang again but came back to help out in the league also it stayed until the league was over. Bulbasaur went to Professor Oak's lab to keep the peace there although it came back to help out in the league. Pikachu came across some new best friends in Chikorita, who later evolves into BayleefCyndaquil and Totodilethe Johto starters. He also became good friends with a Heracross and a Noctowlwho were also caught by Ash through their journey in Johto.
Pikachu was taken over to Mt. Quena after Team Rocket captured him. However, Pikachu escaped after a crash landing. Pikachu stuck with all the clones and Mewtwo until Mewtwo submitted himself to save all the clones, Pikachu and Meowth.
He witnessed the beginning of Mewtwo's torture and then got dragged off to the jail cell with everyone protecting Mewtwo where he reunites with Ash and the rest of their friends. After the explosion that freed them, Pikachu, Ash, Misty, Brock and Meowth rushed over to Mewtwo, who's still bearing the pain from the machines.
After Mewtwo said that he will be destroyed if the machines are not destroyed, Mewtwo uses all his power, but that only overheated the machines. Pikachu and Pikatwo used thunderbolt on one of the machines, it exploded and the pink ball of torture disappeared, dropping the limp and tortured Mewtwo on the ground. Pikachu has been in all of Ash's gym battles and was able to help a lot in the Johto League Silver Conference ; however, Ash ended in the top 8 when they lost to Harrison.
Pikachu was disappointed when Misty and Brock had to go back home, but decided to go with Ash to a new region, Hoenn. Hoenn and Battle Frontier While on the boat to Hoenn, Team Rocket were also on board, and they attempted to steal Pikachu again while he and Ash were sleeping.
Pikachu helped settle a feud that was going on between some of them. When Team Rocket tried to steal him again, Ash got there to save him but ended up in a giant magnet they had set to trap him, but they were stopped once again and Pikachu was safe.
However, the next day, Pikachu ended up getting sick from being exposed to the magnet. Once they got to Professor Birch's lab, they tried to get the extra Electricity out of Pikachu system but it was proven too powerful which caused an explosion and Pikachu ended up leaving due to being confused from the fever.
Pikachu kept wandering but was found by Ash. He fell off the cliff while still being confusedalthough he was saved by Ash in the nick of time. They were then pulled up by Professor Birch and a new trainer named Mayhowever, while Ash was climbing Pikachu bit Ash in the arm, but calmed down after realizing who he had just bitten.
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Team Rocket showed up which resulted in them helping Pikachu get rid of his extra electricity, but he collapsed after sending them blasting off again.
Pikachu got some rest and felt a lot of better with Ash being by his side till he got up. Pikachu got another close friend in MaxMay's little brother, and was happy to be reunited with Brock. Pikachu and everyone ended up meeting Team Magma and Team Aqua where they encountered them doing some bad stuff. They tried to stop their plans or watched to see what they were up to although there been times they got away along with them succeeding at what they came for.
Pikachu ended up seeing Misty again while helping her and everyone else out to foil a plot to overthrow a kingdom. Pikachu had to say goodbye to his longtime friend Togetic, evolved from Misty's Togepi, when it decided to stay and protect the kingdom they just saved before having to say goodbye to Misty who had to return to Kanto.
Mime out there running around, it's sometimes difficult to figure these things out. But that said, you can make all the excuses you want, and Occam's Razor is still going to lead you to the conclusion that Ash just isn't that bright. Which is exactly how it works for Ash. In the games, making your way through League requires you to defeat each Gym Leader.
You have to figure out which types are stronger make a varied team that can handle any threat — or at least one that's high-level enough to brute force your way to a shiny set of gym badges.
Ash, on the other hand, just blunders his way through so pathetically that he tends to get his badges out of pity rather than skill. Of the eight original Kanto Gym Leaders, Ash only truly defeated threeand even those came when he begged for a second chance after causing his so called "best friends" to get the crap kicked out of them the first time.
The rest of the gym battles saw Ash getting help from other trainers, getting the badges in return for dealing with bad guys or running errands, and, in the case of the Earth Badge, literally having it fall into his hands after sending Team Rocket blasting off again, without ever coming within a mile of the actual gym leader.
The nice thing, though, is that there were actually consequences to this one: Instead, he wound up with a Pikachu, a relatively obscure monster from the games whose eventual popularity among kids saw him becoming the mascot for the whole franchise. And they also made the decision to have Ash himself be real friggin' salty about it. Pressured Pikachu to evolve Despite the pretty rocky start, Pikachu and Ash developed a lasting friendship, which is especially impressive when you consider how rarely that happens in a relationship that starts with one party putting on rubber clothes and tying the other up.
Usually, you at least have to get dinner and a movie before you get to that point. It wasn't all smooth sailing, though. Once again, Ash's desire to win battles trumped any lessons he'd learned about friendship when he took on Lieutenant Surge at the Vermilion City Gym. As his name implies, Surge was a specialist in Electric types, and rather than catching a Rock type to give himself an advantage — or even borrowing one from Brock, who was right there — Ash decided to just toss Pikachu at him and hope for the best.
Unsurprisingly, Pikachu got stomped by Surge's Raichubeing so badly injured that he wound up in a weirdly human-sized hospital bed, with Ash waving a Thunderstone in his face. To be fair, Ash did tell Pikachu that he didn't want to make him evolve into Raichu if he didn't want to. Even after Pikachu refused to evolve and slapped the Thunderstone out of his hand, Ash kept it around, you know, just in case.
In other words, Ash told Pikachu he was nothing special, and then a few weeks later asked if he wanted to maybe change everything about himself because he wasn't trying hard enough. Unleashed an unstable Charizard against his opponents Not all of Ash's callous disregard for everything around him involves Pikachu, and there's no better example of that than his tumultuous relationship with Charizard.
It actually started out as one of Ash's shining moments, rescuing a Charmander from its original abusive trainer, Damian.