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Pancakeman
December 5th, 2007, 07:56 AM
Is Ash's Pikachu male of female? What do you think? I personally think its a girl because I found an Action Replay code to get Ash's Pikachu in your Diamond or Pearl and it was a girl. This is only my opinion.

Hydross
December 5th, 2007, 08:02 AM
Oh.. this neverending queston. I will, however, put an abrupt end to it:

Dawn's Buneary has a crush on Ash's Pikachu. In dp 39, Buneary and Aipom wore dresses and Dawn said: You girls are so cute!. This means that Buneary = Girl and Pikachu = Male.

EOD.

spike6958
December 5th, 2007, 09:46 AM
Ash's Pikachu IS a Boy, in the first episode when Oak introduces Ash to Pikachu he says and i quote "HIS name is Pikachu".

Also you can't base your choice on a HACK, thats just stupid.

kokyuio
December 5th, 2007, 10:16 AM
Ash's Pikachu IS a Boy, in the first episode when Oak introduces Ash to Pikachu he says and i quote "HIS name is Pikachu".

Also you can't base your choice on a HACK, thats just stupid.

yh how could you not realise tht its pretty obvious tht pikachu is a boy

PB
December 5th, 2007, 10:26 AM
Yeah, I'm going for the boy vote.

Mostly because of the Bunery Thing

=]

STEELIXMANIAC
December 5th, 2007, 10:46 AM
Oh.. this neverending queston. I will, however, put an abrupt end to it:

Dawn's Buneary has a crush on Ash's Pikachu. In dp 39, Buneary and Aipom wore dresses and Dawn said: You girls are so cute!. This means that Buneary = Girl and Pikachu = Male.

EOD.
Uh, firstly, Buneary being female was a dub-only thing. This means dragging Buneary into this won't help much. However, the visual evidence is there already. Now we need the Japanese confirmation (yes someone must confirm it in the Japanese version).

Secondly, I think Pikachu is male, yet there isn't concrete proof to actually prove Pikachu is indeed male. I'm still leaning towards male, until the Japanese version decides to prove me wrong and go the other way.

Jorah
December 5th, 2007, 12:52 PM
Not...here...too...

Its pretty obvious its a male. It worn tuxedos in the past (I'm sure) and Buneary acts like a female, wears dresses, does cheerleading stuff. Lots of sterotypical girls stuff.

Sushi.
December 5th, 2007, 01:13 PM
It's so simple that Pikachu is a Boy since from D&P of this Love thing between Buneary and Pikachu so I think this question of Pikachu a Boy or Girl is done of this Thread.

Wish
December 5th, 2007, 01:17 PM
Yeah like said above. Pikachu is a boy. Buneary in the anime wore those dresses and cheerleader outfits.

unless it is a homosexual relationship xD -shot'd-

♥~*Abby*~♥
December 5th, 2007, 01:17 PM
It doesn't even need to be discussed.

No Heart Shaped Tail = Male

EmpoleMew
December 5th, 2007, 02:42 PM
But before D/P, all Pikachu had the same tail, whether it was male or female.
In the case of Ash's Pikachu, although there is nothing solid proving it, it is most like ly male. Why? In the anime, most starter Pokemon appear to be the same gender as their trainer by means of a similar personality. Although this can not be completely relied on, it gives a glimer of evidence. The show's writers wouldn't make homosexual relationships in a show that is directed towards small children, which gives proff that in the dubbed version of the show, Pikachu is a boy. As stated above, we need confirmation by the Japanese anime to know for sure. My vote shall be postponed until I have supporting details. I am leaning on male however.

The Shadow
December 5th, 2007, 03:13 PM
It's kind of obvious it's a boy. I don't have that much proof but like spike6958, Oak said "his name is pikachu."

weedle_mchairybug
December 5th, 2007, 03:41 PM
Ok... It is definitely a boy.

First off, It doesn't have the heart-shaped tail.

And before anyone mentions it, Yes, I know that it was only recently released in Gen IV. But that doesn't really mean anything.

Way back in EP006, Ash, Misty, Brock, and Pikachu visited Mt. Moon, and encountered the clefairy and clefable.

then later, in AG135 (aka, EP 411), A real Cleffa-hanger, they briefly revisited Mt. Moon, and saw the clefairy and clefable, as well as the newest member of the Clef family, cleffa. Now, encountering a pokemon that wasn't there the previous time they visited would have had Ash, Misty, Brock, and Pikachu acting surprised that they were even there, right? well, that isn't what happened. If anything, they have acted like the Cleffa were always at Mt. Moon and they had seen them before despite it being their first time seeing them at Mt. Moon. Now with May and Max, it's understandable, since this was their first time in the region (much less Mt. Moon), but with Ash, Misty, and Brock, there was no excuse.

anyways, my point with that paragraph was that if they were able to completely screw over continuity and act as though it has always been in the series, they can most certainly act as though the "Heart shaped tailed female pikachu" has always existed.

Besides, Though not directly stated in the games, It was implied in DP that The heart tailed variety exists in all regions due to the fact that if you capture a female pikachu In Kanto, or Hoenn and transfer it to Sinnoh's Pal Park it ends up having the same identifying mark as a Sinnoh pikachu.

2. The buneary factor.

well, the dub has at least confirmed that Dawn's Buneary is female, but we still have to wait for the Japanese to confirm it, or did they already confirm it?

Actually they did. See, according to a little birdie on serebiiforums, Dawn's Japanese character bio page on the official site claimed that Buneary is a female. now, I cannot verify if it is true, all I have is this source's word.

anyways, that is all for now.

~Crystal Entei~
December 5th, 2007, 03:44 PM
Didn't he say,"IT'S name is Pikachu"?Anyways,I feel stupid now,I can't believe I voted female.Why did I vote female?Either the Santa hat I'm wearing is sucking out my IQ points, I didn't remember the details other people mentioned,or both.Can't really decide.

STEELIXMANIAC
December 6th, 2007, 12:44 AM
Anyone who uses the tail argument would be foolish. Firstly, gender differences were only in Sinnoh. Where did Pikachu come from? Kanto. All the other Pikachu we've seen before in the anime have no indent on their tails. Does that mean all Pikachu that have been seen are male then? No. Since, the group hasn't seen a Pikachu with an obvious gender difference so far, no, this argument is totally useless. Surely you're not going to see Pikachu suddenly develop an indented tail just because it's in Sinnoh. >_>

weedle_mchairybug
December 6th, 2007, 04:25 AM
Anyone who uses the tail argument would be foolish. Firstly, gender differences were only in Sinnoh. Where did Pikachu come from? Kanto. All the other Pikachu we've seen before in the anime have no indent on their tails. Does that mean all Pikachu that have been seen are male then? No. Since, the group hasn't seen a Pikachu with an obvious gender difference so far, no, this argument is totally useless. Surely you're not going to see Pikachu suddenly develop an indented tail just because it's in Sinnoh. >_>

So? in "Clefairy and the Moon Stone", there weren't any Ceffa in Mt. Moon, and even if there were Cleffa, the original group definitely didn't see them,
and that never stopped the original group from acting as though they have always existed in Mt. Moon in "A real Cleffa-hanger" despite it being their first time encountering Cleffa. Now note that I said "original group" since May and Max were entering kanto for the first time (much less Mt. Moon), so they do not count. If they were able to do that in Battle frontier, they can most certainly do it with all pikachu.

I also brought up Sinnoh Park for a REASON. Tell you what, go get your DS, play pokemon diamond, transfer a female pikachu from Kanto to sinnoh park, and then capture it, and then we'll see if Kanto really doesn't have gender differences for Pikachu.

STEELIXMANIAC
December 6th, 2007, 05:52 AM
So? in "Clefairy and the Moon Stone", there weren't any Ceffa in Mt. Moon, and even if there were Cleffa, the original group definitely didn't see them,
and that never stopped the original group from acting as though they have always existed in Mt. Moon in "A real Cleffa-hanger" despite it being their first time encountering Cleffa. Now note that I said "original group" since May and Max were entering kanto for the first time (much less Mt. Moon), so they do not count. If they were able to do that in Battle frontier, they can most certainly do it with all pikachu.

I also brought up Sinnoh Park for a REASON. Tell you what, go get your DS, play pokemon diamond, transfer a female pikachu from Kanto to sinnoh park, and then capture it, and then we'll see if Kanto really doesn't have gender differences for Pikachu.
Still, Pikachu isn't going to mysteriously have an indent on its tail, to those who try to argue Pikachu is female.

Also, the Sinnoh Park reason you brought did not help matters much either. That is a paradox within the game. There is absolutely no way a Pokémon can mysteriously develop gender differentiation traits if said Pokémon did not hail from the region where it is discovered. Unless the anime shows that gender differences exist in other regions as well (Kanto especially), I'm going to stand my ground and maintain my arguments so far. Also, please note that you don't see Pikachu with gender differences in Kanto, but in Sinnoh.

destinedjagold
December 6th, 2007, 06:06 AM
Red (in G/S/C games in Mt. Silver) is Ash, and Ash has Pikachu, and Pikachu was female..? o_O
It is too obvious that Pikachu is a boy, but I sometimes feel that Pikachu's a girl, since it really rubs it's head onto Ash when they were separated. I do think that only female PKMNs do that, but I don't know, Maybe Pikachu really loves Ash, and so does that.

Yeah, about that tail-thingy.., it is kinda foolish to confirm things with those as evidence. Imagine if the original plot was Pikachu is actually a girl, and if so, what would happen to the series..? (*Ash sets his foot on Sinnoh* *Pikachu's tail glowed* *It then shaped into a female version of Pikachus in Sinnoh* *Ash and Pikachu were surprised* o_O)..? But still it is just my opinion...

As they have said, we do need the confirmation from the Japanese to clear this confusion running around our heads.

Conclusion, I vote for male. Ash's Pikachu is a boy. That's, at least, what I think...

STEELIXMANIAC
December 6th, 2007, 06:20 AM
Red =/= Ash. Sorry to rain on your parade like that, but look closely at Red's team. Venusaur, Blastoise, Charizard, Snorlax, Pikachu and Espeon. Which of these actually matches Ash's Pokémon? Charizard, Snorlax and Pikachu. Also, Ash doesn't have an Espeon. Instead, Red (from the manga) has it. It's pretty obvious Red in the games was based on the Pokémon Special version of red.

As for me, I'll not stick my vote as of yet. I will wait for actual confirmation before tossing my vote anywhere.

destinedjagold
December 6th, 2007, 06:23 AM
oh yeah. A big 'whoops' there. Yeah, you're right! I just realized it.., but Red is based on Ash, right..? But still, I'll stick with Pikachu as a male. ;)

STEELIXMANIAC
December 6th, 2007, 07:19 AM
In fact, Ash is not based on any game/manga character. XD

I've seen the majority of Pokémon fans state that they think Pikachu is male, but there're some out there believe Pikachu is female (which I think is kinda ridiculous anyway). I lean towards the belief that Pikachu is male, but I'm staying pretty much neutral on this subject so far. (Although if this was two years back, I would've not been neutral and gone for Pikachu being male instead.)

Jorah
December 6th, 2007, 01:48 PM
Anyone who uses the tail argument would be foolish. Firstly, gender differences were only in Sinnoh. Where did Pikachu come from? Kanto. All the other Pikachu we've seen before in the anime have no indent on their tails. Does that mean all Pikachu that have been seen are male then? No. Since, the group hasn't seen a Pikachu with an obvious gender difference so far, no, this argument is totally useless. Surely you're not going to see Pikachu suddenly develop an indented tail just because it's in Sinnoh. >_>

No, it isn't. Pikachu is the mascot of Pokemon. The game designers wouldn't ignore whether Ash's Pikachu is a boy or girl and then make male and female sprites for it. The anime is an advertisement for the games so I think that means Pikachu is male. They could have made this one the girl http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpmfa/dpmfa025.png but they didn't. Although not everything in the anime is the same as the games, the bare bones of it are kept the same: gym leaders, cities, the Pokemon.

There probably were female Pikachu's in the past, but they can't go back and change that now

Ash's design is based on Red.

destinedjagold
December 6th, 2007, 03:36 PM
A friend of mine, Haruka(not from this forum, btw)(it's her penname), said that in the Japanese episodes, Team Rocket's Meowth called Ash's Pikachu a 'he'... So I guess this clears all.

She said it was in the episode where Dawn finnaly caught a Buneary (and where Buneary had a 'MAD' crush on Ash's Pikachu)... ;)

Umanouski
December 6th, 2007, 04:09 PM
it's a boy. It has to be, look at the tail, Buneary, the Tuxedos in the origional episodes, all evidence points to male. Besides, i don't think HE is a girl for one reason, he is too willing to fight. Girls would try to TALK it out anyway.

STEELIXMANIAC
December 7th, 2007, 06:59 AM
No, it isn't. Pikachu is the mascot of Pokemon. The game designers wouldn't ignore whether Ash's Pikachu is a boy or girl and then make male and female sprites for it. The anime is an advertisement for the games so I think that means Pikachu is male. They could have made this one the girl http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpmfa/dpmfa025.png but they didn't. Although not everything in the anime is the same as the games, the bare bones of it are kept the same: gym leaders, cities, the Pokemon.

There probably were female Pikachu's in the past, but they can't go back and change that now

Ash's design is based on Red.
I feel ya'. I also thought the game designers could've used the original sprite for female (no indents), and the indents could've been implemented for male ones instead, but since they didn't... Gender argument goes on.

Also, you'd think Buneary knows what gender Pikachu is, but what if Buneary was mistaken? That'd be absolutely hilarious. XD

As of now, I still lean towards Pikachu being male. Since this means I pretty much stay neutral, my vote won't be in the poll. Besides, Pikachu being genderless is impossible. =/

Tachibana Azumi
July 6th, 2008, 10:13 PM
Now, in "Tanks for Memories", Pikachu blushed when it was wearing the maid suit. Also, instead of wearing a cheerleader suit, it wore those... (What are they anyway?)

I am so ******* sure he's a boy.

Euphoric Magikarp
July 7th, 2008, 12:29 AM
Either he's a male or Buneary is a lesbian.

Twero
July 7th, 2008, 04:21 AM
Obvious it's male [x infinity]
Or it, or Buneary is Gay. ii'
Make your choices. =P

Unown_
July 7th, 2008, 04:31 AM
Don't revive threads that is over a month old. This thread it over half a year old which means that the previous discussion has come to an halt. Create a new thread insead.

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