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025 Pikachu by RtRadke 025 Pikachu by RtRadke
I know this is the most popular pokemon, but I'm actually sort of indifferent when it comes to Pikachu. I have no particular fondness or hatred for the electric mouse. I based him off the jerboa - look 'em up, they are goofy looking.

Info from Bulbapedia:

As Pikachu build up energy in their electricity glands, it often needs to discharge. Pikachu release the built-up energy through their tail, which acts as a grounding rod, to safely remove unneeded energy. A sure sign to tell if a location is inhabited by Pikachu is to look for patches of burnt grass.

In the wild, Pikachu often travel in packs, and are rarely territorial. However, when threatened, a group can generate an intense electrical offensive, and the electro-magnetic forces exerted by the resulting field can even produce a short lived, localized thunderstorm. Pikachu can be harmful pests, eating and sometimes destroying telephone poles, wires, and other electronic equipment.

Despite this, it is a popular pet, and relatively easy to maintain, with little exercise necessary for its well being.
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Estelle-Spring Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's beautiful ^^ and I love Pikachu
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MrSleepybear Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
To be honest pikachu not a pika, but a mouse with pika features.
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NeweRegion Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Why didn't you base it off of a pika?
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spd243 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is extremely well drawn ^^ I'm doing realistic pokemon myself and I love the fact that u drew them with more leg length :D
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BookwormAndy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Venasaur is a lot cooler.
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Aggrontail Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
noone really likes them. thats y charmander pushed him down a hole
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Sukichu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Aww it looks like my dead gerbil :)
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Serafin-Adamana Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow itīs cool!!
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Koeskull Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your realistic pokemon, probably my favorite gallery like that I've seen. Do you plan to do all of them or just the first gen? Also is there was a particular reason the red spot is connected to the eye? Just wondering.
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RtRadke Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Professional Artist
Thanks. I will probably just do the first gen and then move onto some other project.

I just made it that way because I thought it looked cool. The spot is exposed skin, not fur.
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Koeskull Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh okay.
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
That's one impressive jerboa-pikachu! Love the stripes!

I'm not a mega pikachu fan/hater either. I think bidoof's cuter :3
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Blake-Can-Draw Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Wow. Just wow. Your take on Pikachu is the most creative one out of all of them yet. You have really captured him/her/it as the electric mouse Pokemon as it says in the Pokedex. Amazing job!! Keep it up! =P
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RoccoBertucci Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Student General Artist
This is sincerely one of the most interesting takes on the character I have ever seen. Superb job on such an original take on a cultural icon!
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