A species of Pokemon.
Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ?) are a fictional species of Pokémon. Pokémon are fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of comic books, animated movies and television shows, video games, and trading card games licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation. The Pikachu design was conceived by Ken Sugimori. Pikachu first appear in Pokémon Red and Green in Japan, and later in the first internationally-released Pokémon video games Pokémon Red and Blue for the original Game Boy.