9. There are 95 different Pikachu cards
Since Pikachu was present in the Pokemon card game, it has quickly become the character that appears the most times. There are all sorts of versions of Pikachu, from the first basic card to Surge’s Pikachu, surfer Pikachu, exclusive Pikachu in Japan, etc. It has been concluded that there are 95 different Pikachu cards.
The most expensive Pikachu card is called the Pikachu Illustrator Card, and only 6 such cards exist. The last time this card appeared on the market, it was sold for up to US $ 100 thousand (about VND 2.2 billion).
10. Pikachu is addicted to ketchup
Each of us has a hobby of food, and Pokemon is no exception. For Pikachu, his favorite food is ketchup, or ketchup. There have been many times in the cartoon, people have seen pictures of Pikachu hugging bottles of tomato sauce running around the neighborhood.
Nobody knows when Pikachu’s love for ketchup started, but many fans speculate that the word ketchup is the same as Ketchum, Ash’s surname. Also, it’s possible that Pikachu loves ketchup because he only likes to eat red food, including apples and berries.
11. There is even a protein called Pikachu
When you become famous in popular culture, it’s not hard to find items named after you. Pikachu is even more famous when it was named for a human protein, Pikachurin. This protein, discovered by Japanese scientists, is used to send electrical impulses from the eye to the brain. Just hearing from the electric pulse, perhaps many people already imagine the yellow fur mouse.
12. Pikachu is also a symbol character on coins
As well as Pikachu being named for each protein is not enough, there will be other things related to this mouse. Niue Island, an island in the Pacific, covers less than 16,000 square kilometers and has just over 1100 residents, decided to put Pikachu’s image on a dollar in their country.
Besides Pikachu, other characters such as Meowth, Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Charmander appeared in the souvenir collection launched in Niue Island in 2001. Of course, these coins were only produced in quantity. limited and was quickly hunted by Pokemon fans. At the moment, a collection of all the coins can easily be sold on eBay for up to 1300 USD (nearly 30 million VND).
13. The voice actors for Pikachu
Oti Ikue is a veteran voice actor in the land of the rising sun. She was known for voicing One Piece’s Chopper, Naruto’s Konohamaru Sarutobi and most especially Pikachu. Started doing this work in 1997, until now Otani has more than 20 years of voicing Pikachu.
Many people think that just saying a few words “pika, pika” or “pikachu” is extremely easy, they are wrong. In addition to perfectly conveying Pikachu’s feelings, Ms. Otani has voiced so great that the makers of Pokemon have canceled all plans for Pikachu to speak in human language.
14. Already a place has been renamed to Pikachu
Kansas City’s Topkea town was as ordinary as any other place in the US, but it quickly became special for Pokemon fans when Mayor Joan Wagnon decided to rename this place to ToPikachu in 1 day in 1998. Although it only took a short time to smell, it has attracted a lot of tourists to pay attention to later because of its special name.
15. Pikachu charges every time it sleeps
Everyone knows that Pikachu’s main source of power is electricity. Its cute red cheeks are the place to store electricity, and also the most powerful source of electricity. Pikachu even has so much electricity that he uses electricity to check for suspicious things. But where does this power come from and what kind of charge does Pikachu reload?
According to the Pokemon storyline, Pikachu can use electric shocks to recharge another Pikachu if necessary. They will “recharge” themselves when they are sleeping, just like how people charge their phones. However, when they wake up, they will often have excess electricity and have to discharge this energy to be ready for the day.