Pikachu is the iconic Pokémon whose catch phrase is ‘Pika pika’…well thats really all it says.
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! premiered in the Western hemisphere earlier this month to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Pokémon franchise with a condensed reimagining of the first 80 episodes of the Pokémon anime series.
Some things were taken out, such as Ash’s companions Misty and Brock. But there was one surprising addition, and that was Pikachu’s mastery of the English language.
In a heartfelt scene, Ash has a vision after taking a pretty rough hit while saving Pikachu from an attack. He falls to the ground with Pikachu and in the vision, he asks Pikachu why it never wants go inside a Pokéball.
And Pikachu responds, in full comprehensible sentences.
Hi, I am just learning that Pikachu speaks English in the new Pokemon movie and, yes, it is extremely fucking weird pic.twitter.com/k5hm5lyW7Y
— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) November 13, 2017
The scene is touching, but hearing Pikachu speak English is a bit unsettling, even if it’s just in a vision.
Pikachu speaks English in the new movie. A part of me just died. pic.twitter.com/2R1217bQ9u
— Marcel (@BasicallyIDoWrk) November 13, 2017
if pikachu speaks to me i will murder him in front of god and everyone
— ᴘᴀᴘᴇʀʙᴇᴀᴛssᴄɪssᴏʀs! ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ (@paperbeatstweet) November 13, 2017
The only other Pokemon to speak outside this scene, are some Legendary Types, Team Rockets Meowth, and a Slowking, and I’d appreciate it if it stayed that way excluding Pikachu. Thank you very much.