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The Real AAA
June 16th, 2007, 09:26 PM
ok why does team rocket wants ash's pikachu so badly I mean pikachu is a good pokemon but they could get a better in the wild or another pokemon so like why is pikachu so special?

GIVEMEDARKRAI
June 16th, 2007, 09:29 PM
Team moral most likely i mean they have been trying for a long time but i don't think they could find a stronger one though (if only ash teaches it return and evolves it)

The Real AAA
June 16th, 2007, 09:38 PM
Yeah but they could try to catch another pokemon thats stronger than a pikachu but if thats not it then whats so special about it.Theres has to be a good reason why they want it so badly

Ayano Katagiri
June 16th, 2007, 09:38 PM
It's really just the storyline that they've been using for so long. TR finds Pikachu to be one of their "ultimate" prizes that they can catch, even when there are so many other Pokemon much more powerful than it.

But you have to note that TR do go for stronger Pokemon when they see them, e.g. legendaries, but still fail. It's unfortunate that they've never stolen a Pokemon, but that may just be the cause of only ever chasing after Pikachu.

Forci Stikane
June 17th, 2007, 11:39 AM
It was also directly said in the beginning that Ash's Pikachu was more powerful than a normal Pikachu, and considering the victories it has under its belt, that still holds true...regardless of the losses it also has.

Jorah
June 17th, 2007, 11:48 AM
They DID catch Togepi in "Battle for the Badge" but Giovanni said it was useless XD

I think at the start they thought it was a particuarly strong Pokemon but it doesn't seem as strong as it is now. I suppose if they just gave up after 10 years they would have kinda wasted 10 years of their life on nothing.

Edit: I meant to say "it doesn't seem as strong now"

Charaxes
June 17th, 2007, 12:01 PM
They DID catch Togepi in "Battle for the Badge" but Giovanni said it was useless XD

I think at the start they thought it was a particuarly strong Pokemon but it doesn't seem as strong as it is now. I suppose if they just gave up after 10 years they would have kinda wasted 10 years of their life on nothing.

Very true, but we're talking about the rat, here. Hehe.

Anyway, your paragraph piqued my own thoughts as "why bother anymore?" Yes, the hunt has them witness things and Pokemon not many can say, but is it worth the constant electrical agony? I don't know about your issue with its strength as it defeated a Regice at the end of BF, I just blame the writers for not being consistent.

The Real AAA
June 17th, 2007, 06:42 PM
Wait a minute I was just watching an old episode of pokemon and theres this part were Team Rocket tries to steal pikachu, and Ash ask why they want it and Meoth was about to say it but quickly Team Rocket cover his mouth.So whats the secrete about Pikachu?

Myzou
June 17th, 2007, 09:16 PM
Team Rocket (and apparently the fans...) Don't realize that the moment Pikachu blew up the huge pokemon center, it had just been powered up by ash on misty's broken bike, and had a ton of pikachu's attached to it. That's when TR started chasing them =P

Maxim
June 18th, 2007, 09:50 AM
About "a Pikachu" - Nothing.

About Satoshi's Pikachu - ZOMGLIEK It 50 pwnz it kix @$$ so w3 t33m r0ck3t wantz it!!!!!11111111111

Seriously, it's stupid writers. We're all sick of the Yellow Pikachu. Almighty Pikachu. Scary Pikachu... *sings*

Sr E
June 18th, 2007, 03:55 PM
The reason why Team Rocket wants Ash's Pikachu is because his Pikachu is a mutant in terms of power. Think about it: his Pikachu is able to take down GROUND-types with ELECTRIC attacks. No other Pokemon is able to do stuff like that. So of course his Pikachu would be valuable: it's one of a kind.

Jorah
June 19th, 2007, 06:24 AM
The reason why Team Rocket wants Ash's Pikachu is because his Pikachu is a mutant in terms of power. Think about it: his Pikachu is able to take down GROUND-types with ELECTRIC attacks. No other Pokemon is able to do stuff like that. So of course his Pikachu would be valuable: it's one of a kind.

That just might be the anime though, sometimes they say electric attacks don't work on ground types but sometimes they just ignore it. Like in the Gymbaliar episode Croagunk used a poison attack on Scizor and it worked.

Team Rocket (and apparently the fans...) Don't realize that the moment Pikachu blew up the huge pokemon center, it had just been powered up by ash on misty's broken bike, and had a ton of pikachu's attached to it. That's when TR started chasing them =P

I noticed that too while I was watching that episode a few days ago. That's why I've started thinking there really isn't anything special about Ash's Pikachu...

Wait a minute I was just watching an old episode of pokemon and theres this part were Team Rocket tries to steal pikachu, and Ash ask why they want it and Meoth was about to say it but quickly Team Rocket cover his mouth.So whats the secrete about Pikachu?

Meowth says Pikachu's strength is "way beyond
its evolutionary level" but they were talking about when Pikachu had been powered up in the Pokemon centre. But none of them had noticed it had been powered up :\

Nekonron
June 20th, 2007, 07:39 AM
Maybe because if they went for any other Pikachu, they wont get anymore screen time :15:

Well, you have to admit that Ash' Pikachu is a lot stronger than the average Pikachu but it just makes u wonder how it lost a lot of easy battles as well :\

Vulpix-trainer K
June 20th, 2007, 10:58 AM
I think it's a matter of pride an honour. They are chasing Pikachu for so long now, they want to catch it just to prove they CAN.
Maybe to show the boss they have it in them, of course it's also just a plain thought up reason to keep them in the show :p

But if you really want an explanation honour is the best one one can give. Don't forget that in the ORIGINAL pokemon they're names are based on Legendary Samurai. (Known for their honour) So that's probably it.

Voltrex
June 20th, 2007, 06:19 PM
Maybe because if they went for any other Pikachu, they wont get anymore screen time :15:

Well, you have to admit that Ash' Pikachu is a lot stronger than the average Pikachu but it just makes u wonder how it lost a lot of easy battles as well :\

Well said Nekonron, His pikachu does have his sorry moments but he also managed to defeat a Dragonite, Metagross, and a Regice. Also, if his pokemon won alot of battles, it would get really boring, really quick...

Dee Trier
June 20th, 2007, 06:40 PM
I think it's a matter of pride an honour. They are chasing Pikachu for so long now, they want to catch it just to prove they CAN.
Maybe to show the boss they have it in them, of course it's also just a plain thought up reason to keep them in the show :p

But if you really want an explanation honour is the best one one can give. Don't forget that in the ORIGINAL pokemon they're names are based on Legendary Samurai. (Known for their honour) So that's probably it.

I agree. It's not only about whether it's strong or not but also their pride for 10 years catching pikachu. It's like catching pikachu is their dream to reach. Beside in some episode they do prefer steal another pokémon and ignore pikachu

Caleb290
June 20th, 2007, 07:22 PM
I am pretty sure its because in one ep giovonni or however you spell it told team rocket to get me that pikachu if its the last thing you do or something like that

Aurabolt
June 20th, 2007, 08:05 PM
We should also note that Pikachu is, at the least, 3 times electrically more powerful than a Raichu of equal level. Being Satoshi's most powerful pokemon, alongside the unusual training he's taken to allow his electrical attacks to actually damage ground-types all the way back at his beginning, Pikachu is as strong as the rest of ones they take, if not more so.

Lie Ren
June 20th, 2007, 08:52 PM
Because Ash's Pikachu is special somehow.
At least thats what was explain waaaay back...

Sure they could catch one and train it themselves, but I doubt they could get it close to Ash's Pikachu.

That and it makes the show slightly more amusing.. x3

hannahmiley
June 20th, 2007, 09:37 PM
Ash's Pikachu is an immortal Pokemon sent to the chosen one, Ash, by Arceus. That's why Team Rocket wants it >.>
But seriously, I think it's because Ash's Pikachu is strong. Not just strong, but super stupidly strong, as if it were God. Then I guess there's no difference between that Pikachu and Arceus... But if they want a strong Pikachu so bad, they can go catch one in the wild and train it to be strong, anybody can do that!

Nekonron
June 21st, 2007, 12:43 AM
But seriously, I think it's because Ash's Pikachu is strong. Not just strong, but super stupidly strong, as if it were God., anybody can do that! Then I guess there's no difference between that Pikachu and Arceus...

Is that a sarcastic remark? Because even if Ash's Pikachu is strong, its not *that* strong (although I would be very happy if that was true).

Pikachu can be kinda random at times :15:

Waffle-San
June 21st, 2007, 03:00 PM
No other pikachu has mastered the perfect "Pika." Plus its one ultra powerful Pokemon, sometimes.

Chosen_of_Manaphy
June 21st, 2007, 04:04 PM
Team rocket could just catch a pikachu and shark it to lvl 100...
XD

Nekonron
June 21st, 2007, 05:47 PM
Team rocket could just catch a pikachu and shark it to lvl 100...
XD

Knowing Team Rocket, they'll just get zapped by the Pikachu before getting chased by the shark lol

Chosen_of_Manaphy
June 22nd, 2007, 06:00 AM
Knowing Team Rocket, they'll just get zapped by the Pikachu before getting chased by the shark lol

"sharked" as in game-shark

Nekonron
June 22nd, 2007, 06:03 AM
"sharked" as in game-shark

I know, I was just trying to say how Team Rocket would even fail to do something like that :D

Rad_Riardos
June 22nd, 2007, 09:47 AM
On the very first episode of Pokemon, Oak claimed Pikachu to be stronger than normal Pikachu's. And Team Rocket said that a few episodes later.

Jorah
June 22nd, 2007, 12:03 PM
I am pretty sure its because in one ep giovonni or however you spell it told team rocket to get me that pikachu if its the last thing you do or something like that

That was the song Double Trouble for Pikachu's Jukebox haha

On the very first episode of Pokemon, Oak claimed Pikachu to be stronger than normal Pikachu's. And Team Rocket said that a few episodes later.

He did? I only remember him saying there was something wrong with it

Chosen_of_Manaphy
June 22nd, 2007, 02:51 PM
He did? I only remember him saying there was something wrong with it

Maybe pikachu has/had pokerus?!

Nekonron
June 22nd, 2007, 07:31 PM
He did? I only remember him saying there was something wrong with it

Yes, I remembered thats what he said as well.

hannahmiley
June 22nd, 2007, 11:24 PM
Is that a sarcastic remark? Because even if Ash's Pikachu is strong, its not *that* strong (although I would be very happy if that was true).

Pikachu can be kinda random at times
Yeah true, but a Pikachu who can THUNDERBOLT GROUND TYPES?! What does that mean?

PurityForest
June 23rd, 2007, 04:33 AM
Well, TR might want it since Ash's Pikachu always win in Battles and Gyms.. But, Even if they try and try to get Pikachu, They never succeed... =/

Apathetic_Yen
June 28th, 2007, 08:55 PM
There's nothing special about Pikachu. Make Bulbasaur or Squirtle the new pokemon mascot. :D

Hurley
July 3rd, 2007, 09:25 PM
Pichau Sucks but he prob lvl million lol

от_Ian
July 4th, 2007, 12:15 AM
they go after his pikachu, not just because it's stronger than the normal pikachu, but also because they have been insulted by him.
they should be able to steal a simple pikachu from a simple punk, but they refuse to accept their neither is truly simple.