One of the next big upcoming movies is Detective Pikachu, which is scheduled to hit theatres on May 10 featuring the voice of Ryan Reynolds as the electric yellow creature. Check out some fascinating facts about Pikachu: Pikachu is a mouse Pokemon. "Pikachu" is actually a combination of two Japanese onomatopoeias, or words named after the sounds they make. In Japan, the crackle of electricity is said to make a "Pika Pika" sound, and the sound mice make is "Chu." Now, combine them together, and we will get “Pikachu”. In 2011, an isolated Pacific island called Niue released spendable currency featuring Pokémon. These coins, worth one Niue dollar, featured Charmander, Meowth, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and of course, Pikachu. Do you know you can actually tell the difference between a male an
The Pokémon Company International and Fathom Events have partnered to bring a new film – ‘Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us’ to select theaters as a limited theatrical release in November. Under the deal, Fathom Events will bring the new animated film to cinemas around the globe. The movie follows Ash and Pikachu as they team up to rescue a seaside town from a series of threats. The movie also includes a diverse new cast and is independent of the games, shows, and other movies. Check out the trailer here: Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us gives fans and families an opportunity to come together in witnessing new plotlines, characters and settings unfold in the Pokemon world," senior director of consumer marketing at The Pokemon Company International J.C. Smith said in a st
Marking the anniversary of the launch of the first two Pokémon video games in Japan back in 1996, Pokémon Day will see fun start at Pokemon.com, where an updated gallery of fans' Pokémon will be displayed using the hashtag #PokemonDay. "Pikachu is ready to lead the Pokémon Day celebration in Pokémon GO. From February 26 at 1pm PST to March 6 at 1pm PST (9pm UK time), any Pikachu you encounter in the wild will be wearing a festive party hat!" reads a Pokemon Company statement. "The Pikachu you catch during that time will keep its party hat forever, so be sure to look for this special Pikachu during its short time in the wild." Taking place on February 27, Pokémon Day marks the debut of the new Gallery Figures collection in the Pokémon Center. The first set includes figures of Eevee, Me
Mario Pikachu Merchandise will be available exclusively in Japan from 29th October In a new crossover between Mario and Pokémon, The Pokémon Company has announced a new line of merchandise called Mario Pikachu for release at the end of this month. The merchandise includes Pikachu Mario and Luigi plushies (shown above), Mario and Luigi themed card games, a game card case and a New 3DS LL cover. In addition, there are also playing cards, keyrings, notebooks, folders and t-shirts. The Mario Pikachu line of Merchandise will only be available from October 29 in Japan’s Pokemon Centre stores with more items to be revealed at the Kyoto store.