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Artwork of Pikachu
creator: Ken Sugimori
Owner: Game Freak
Universe: Pokémon
Article on Bulbapedia Pikachu (Pokémon)
Voice Actor: Ikue Otani
First Appearance: Pokémon Red and Blue Versions
Latest Appearance: Pokémon X and Y

Pikachu is the mascot of the Pokémon series.

Role as Pokémon mascot[edit]

Pikachu, along with many other Pokémon were designed by Ken Sugimori. The mascot for Pokémon was going to be Clefairy, but due to the popularity of Ash Ketchum's Pikachu in the Pokémon anime, Pikachu became the official mascot. It appeared in almost every Pokémon merchandise and advertisement. It is one of the characters that appeared in all four Super Smash Bros. games. It was the first Nintendo character to appear in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.