THINGS YOU DIDN´T KNOW ABOUT PIKACHU | Draw My Life

THINGS YOU DIDN´T KNOW ABOUT PIKACHU | Draw My Life


Pokemon is, without a doubt, one of the most
famous franchises in the world. What started, originally, simply as a videogame
for the Game Boy turned out to be a world phenomenon that’s still on and kicking nowadays. Since the release of the first videogame in
1996 till now, it has become the most profitable franchise in history, even more than brands
such as Hello Kitty or Star Wars, with 59,1 thousand million dollars around the world. Pokemon has become a phenomenon without frontiers
– and not only videogames have come out of it – also trading cards, animated series and
several movies such as “Detective Pikachu”, the first live action in the saga that we
can already enjoy at the movie theaters. We are almost sure, wherever you go, anyone
will recognize the image of these creatures… or at least that of Pikachu, the most famous
Pokemon, who accompanies Ash Ketchum, the protagonist, in the tv series. Pikachu looks like a mouse with yellow hair
and two brown marks on his back. The tip of his ears is black, and his cheeks
are two flashy red circles he uses to discharge electricity. We are sure his aspect is not really a mystery
to you, but… did you know why Pikachu is called Pikachu? There IS an explanation behind this! The “pika” on his name refers to the Ochotonas
or pikas, a family of rodents similar to guinea pigs. And the term “chu” is nothing but the
japanese onomatopoeiato imitate the sound of a mouse. Now it all makes sense huh tiktakers? Y aunque actualmente es imposible pensar en
otro pokémon para protagonizar esta franquicia, lo cierto es que Pikachu no fue la primera
opción, y hasta el último momento le disputó el puesto el pequeño pokémon rosa Clefairy. Finalmente, se hizo este cambio porque el
color amarillo causaba un mayor impacto en la memoria del público, además de que los
responsables observaron que el diseño de Pikachu resultaba más atractivo para los
niños. And even tho nowadays it’s imposible to
think of another pokemon to be the protagonist of this franchise, truth is Pikachu wasnt
the first option, and it wasn’t until the last minute that he finally won over the small
pink pokemon Clefairy. In the end, they chose Pikachu because yellow
causes more of an impact in the audience’s memory, and also because the ones in charge
could see Pikachu’s design was more attractive for the kids. Otro de los planes que tenían para este ratoncillo
era que aprendiera a hablar, como lo hace Meowth en la serie, el pokémon del Team Rocket. No obstante, los productores cambiaron de
idea, ya que de este modo conseguían un personaje más universal. Y es que a diferencia de otros pokémon, cuyas
voces se tradujeron en distintos países, la voz de Pikachu ha sido siempre interpretada
por la dobladora Ikue Otani Another plan they had for this little mouse
was that he learnt to talk, same as Meowth in the series, the Team Rocket’s pokemon. However, the producers changed their mind,
since they’d have a more universal character this way. On the contrary of other pokemons, whose voices
were translated in different countries, Pikachu’s voice has always been performed by the dubber
Ikue Otani. Pikachu también tuvo la oportunidad de dar
el salto fuera de la pantalla. Fue imagen, junto a otros pokémon, de varios
aviones Boeing de la compañía All Nipon Airlines
, que durante más de quince años lucieron estas famosas criaturas en sus viajes. Pikachu also had the chance to become famous
outside of the screen. He was the image, along with other pokemon,
of several Boeing planes, from the company All Nipon Airlines – for more than 15 years,
they had these famous creatures with them in their trips. Como ya os dijimos, el fenómeno Pokémon
fue universal. Tanto que una pequeña isla del Pacífico
sur llamada Niue, de apenas 1.600 habitantes, produjo monedas oficiales por valor de un
dólar con la imagen de Pikachu y otros pokémon en el año 2011
. Aunque en la ciudad norteamericana de Topeka, en el estado de Kansas, fueron todavía más
extremos, y decidieron cambiar oficialmente su nombre al de “Topikachu” durante un
día para promocionar los juegos Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu y Pokémon: Let’s Go
Eevee. As we have already said, the pokemon phenomenon
was universal. So much that a small island in the south Pacific
Ocean called Niue, with barely 1 thousand and 6 hundred inhabitants, produced official
coins (worth a dollar) with the image of Pikachu and other pokemon in 2011. Tho in the US city of Topeka, in the state
of Kansas, they were even more extreme, and decided to change their name, officially,
to Topikachu, during a day, to advertise the games “Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu” and
“Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee”. Y gracias a un grupo de científicos de la
Universidad de Osaka, el nombre de Pikachu también se estudiará en los libros de ciencias! El equipo, tras descubrir una nueva proteína
que permite la rápida transmisión de información visual al cerebro, decidieron bautizarla como
“pikachurina”, ya que les recordó a la agilidad de esta famosa criatura. And thanks to a team of scientists from the
university of Osaka, the name of Pikachu will also be studied in science books! The team, after discovering a new protein
that allows for visual information to travel fast to the brain, decided to name it “pikachurin”
– it reminded them of the agility of this famous creature. Pero si todo esto no os parece suficiente
para entender la popularidad de este personaje, el argumento indiscutible es que Pikachu…
¡también hizo su aparición en Los Simpsons! Concretamente en el capítulo en el que Bart
sufre una adicción a la televisión por satélite, aunque… por motivos de copyright no sale
tan mono como realmente es . But in case all this is not enough for you
to understand how popular this character is, the final undeniable argument is that, Pikachu…
also had his moment in The Simpsons! Specifically, in the chapter where Bart gets
addicted to cable tv, tho… due to copyright, he doesnt look as cute as he actually is. ¿Y vosotros, tiktakers? ¿Habéis pasado alguna vez por la difícil
decisión de elegir entre Bulbasaur, Squirtle y Charmander? No os olvidéis de dejarnos en los comentarios
cuál es vuestro pokémon preferido! And what about you, tiktakers? Have you ever faced the difficult decision
of chosing between Bulbasaur , Squirtle or Charmander? Dont forget to leave a comment saying which
one is your favorite pokemon!

100 thoughts on “THINGS YOU DIDN´T KNOW ABOUT PIKACHU | Draw My Life

  1. Which pokémon is your favourite, tiktakers? -aaawww~ seriously that's a hell of a hard choice 🤔

  2. Pikachu is da BEST Pokémon and when she/he said 2011 I was “OMG WHAT THE HELL 2011 WAS WHEN I WAS BORN

  3. I chose bulbasaur because the first Gym is rock and the second is water. Rock is weak to Grass type and Water type is Weak to Grass type.

  4. In every scary draw my life
    Me: everything going normal!

    At the end of the scary draw my life

    Me: NOW BE READY FOR THE JUMP SCARE

  5. 1, It's yellow
    2, It's a Pokémon
    3, His owner from the anime is dumb
    4, It never evolved in the anime
    5, (5 likes)

  6. actually most people say its because yellow is a nutral color pink = girl blue = boy and so on also my favorite is Pikachu * a wolf in wolfsong by thunderkathrin said this once "Shocker" *

  7. None of the given options are my favourite pokemon, as my actual favourite is Lucario. Thumbs up LUCARIO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Sparky: Pika!
    Me: meet my level 100 starter in Let's Go Pikachu
    :3
    Sparky: PIKA! 🙂
    my favs
    Pikachu Litten Skitty Sylveon Jolteon Zapdos Suicune Latias Eevee Joltik Totidile Crowcanaw Torracat Pichu Alolan Raichu Alolan-Non Alolan Vulpix and Chespin Fennikin Braxin Delphox Frokie Frogader Greninja many many MANY more
    correct me if any are spelt wrong

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