There he is!
But why was Pikachu hiding in the first place? Maybe someone pulled his tail. Here’s some fun facts about one of the most beloved Pokemon characters:
There are male and female Pikachu.
How can you tell the difference? The female has a dent in her tail.
How did Pikachu get it’s name?
In Japan, “Pika” is the sound electricity makes. “Chu” is the sound a mouse makes. Since Pikachu is a mouse with electric powers… it all makes sense now.
How popular is Pikachu?
In Japan, Pikachu is as popular as Mickey Mouse. Often, people will dress in Pikachu costumes and make appearances at outings and events.
Yes, there really is Pikachu currency.
Niue (a small island nation in the South Pacific) created five $1 Pokemon coins in 2001 as part of a commemorative piece for the franchise. The most popular coin featured Pikachu on one side of the coin, and the nation’s coat of arms on the other side. And yes, they can legally be used as a form or currency in Niue.