Pikachu is one of the fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the Pokémon media franchise—a pick up of video games, anime, manga, books, trade cards, & other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. As do all Pokémon, Pikachu fight other Pokémon in battles main to the anime, manga, & games of the array . Pikachu is amid the most tangible Pokémon, mostly because a Pikachu is a central impression in the Pokémon anime series . Pikachu is at large deliberate the most renounced Pokémon, is regarded as the official mascot of the Pokémon franchise , and has change into an icon of Japanese sophistication in new years.
In the Pokémon franchise , Pikachu are often came across in residences , forests, plains , and , spasmodic , near mountains , islands, & electrical sources (such as energy plants ), on most continents throughout the illusory world . As an Electric-type Pokémon, Pikachu can store physical phenomenon in its cheeks & release it in lightning-based attacks.