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Old 06-25-2008, 06:34 AM
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Default What gender is Pikachu?

Bringing back the old topic what gender is pikachu.Personally I would say male but some would say different. Your choice.
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:44 AM
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Default Re: What gender is Pikachu?

The tail... It doesn't have the dent that means it's a female, so it's male, but it's a very feminine male.
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Default Re: What gender is Pikachu?

I say male. So gender differences came into being randomly, so whut?

I think they'll need to show a female Pikachu in the anime though to show the difference. Then it would prove it.
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The tail... It doesn't have the dent that means it's a female, so it's male, but it's a very feminine male.
That doesn't flow with the other part of the anime. Pre-fourth generation, every pikachu would have no heart-shaped tail so by that, it means all pikachu would be male. To make a pikachu, you need a female pikachu. Eh, eh?

Or maybe the anime is just sexist towards female pikachus and refuses to show them.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:12 AM
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Default Re: What gender is Pikachu?

Clearly Pikachu is a hermaphrodite.

Eh. I think it's male.
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:57 AM
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Default Re: What gender is Pikachu?

I've always just assumed he was male.
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Yea, me too.
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ITS A GIRL no its a boy there is no dent
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Default Re: What gender is Pikachu?

Haha why did this follow the forum move.

I don't care either way, but:
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The tail... It doesn't have the dent that means it's a female, so it's male, but it's a very feminine male.
That doesn't mean anything since the differences were only brought in in Pearl/Diamond. Otherwise that means that in that one episode where Pikachu finds a tribe of Pikachus living together (Goodbye Pickachu or something), he'd found a gay commune.
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Default Re: What gender is Pikachu?

Male. Dawn's Buneary has pretty much been proven female, and it's in love with Pikachu, so that make's it a male. Also, Pikachu cheers people on in a Hakama while Buneary does it in a cheerleader outfit.
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Default Re: What gender is Pikachu?

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Male. Dawn's Buneary has pretty much been proven female, and it's in love with Pikachu, so that make's it a male. Also, Pikachu cheers people on in a Hakama while Buneary does it in a cheerleader outfit.
Pretty much what I was going to say. ;D

May I also add that in DP062 ("Tanks For The Memories"? I don't follow the dub too much.), when Hikari, Satoshi and their Pokemon all dressed up, Naetle, Pikachu and Satoshi all looked embarrassed, whereas Eteboth, Hikari and most other Pokemon had no qualms about the outfit. This surely suggests that Pikachu is male.

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Pretty much what I was going to say. ;D

May I also add that in DP062 ("Tanks For The Memories"? I don't follow the dub too much.), when Hikari, Satoshi and their Pokemon all dressed up, Naetle, Pikachu and Satoshi all looked embarrassed, whereas Eteboth, Hikari and most other Pokemon had no qualms about the outfit. This surely suggests that Pikachu is male.
...And you said everything that I wanted to. XD

Oh well, saves me the trouble of typing it all out again.

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Default Re: What gender is Pikachu?

I think that Pikachu is male for the fact that female Pokémon tend to have a higher pitched voice in the dub animé, while Pikachu doesn't really. Also, I can imagine a female Pikachu having curls in its hair.
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Just look at this picture. Your imagination can do the rest.

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Default Re: What gender is Pikachu?

Pikachu has always struck me as being male. The gender differences brought into being with Pokémon Diamond and Pearl cannot be used because bringing in random gender differences into the anime would be confusing.
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Default Re: What gender is Pikachu?

Probably male, though he acts very feminine.

And I laughed at that picture, shadow_lugia ^^,
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Default Re: What gender is Pikachu?

Male.
Not to mention the piles of evidence in the anime Ekibyōgami listed,
I'd bet if Ash's Pikachu was supposed to be female, they would've done the gender differences oppositely and had the female with the full tail. So they wouldn't have to edit the one in the Anime.

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Default Re: What gender is Pikachu?

I don't get all you people saying Pikachu acts feminine. Everything about it has screamed out male to me since I first saw it. The idea of Pikachu being female just seems... wrong.

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That doesn't mean anything since the differences were only brought in in Pearl/Diamond. Otherwise that means that in that one episode where Pikachu finds a tribe of Pikachus living together (Goodbye Pickachu or something), he'd found a gay commune.
But you're thinking it the wrong way around. Why would they have made the iconic mascot of the Pokémon franchise get a gender difference in Diamond and Pearl that would prove it to be the gender it's not supposed to be? There was no reason for them to give Pikachu a gender difference in the first place. If they wanted to keep it ambiguous or imply Ash's Pikachu was female, they could have done that easily, but no. They instead specifically created a gender difference that implies Pikachu to be male. I have to say they probably did it on purpose.
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Default Re: What gender is Pikachu?

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Male. Dawn's Buneary has pretty much been proven female, and it's in love with Pikachu, so that make's it a male. Also, Pikachu cheers people on in a Hakama while Buneary does it in a cheerleader outfit.
She could always be a lesbian, you know.

But yeah, I'm thinking male too.
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Default Re: What gender is Pikachu?

I've always thought of Pikachu as a dude ever since I started watching the show.. but really I could care less what Pikachu's gender was.
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