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Gen 1 Is Pikachu overrated?

Is Pikachu overrated?


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Edgar Allan Plinko

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He’s a nice early game electric type but nothing more. Even Raichu is outshined in nearly every way by other electric types just a little later.
 

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He's the mascot for Pokémon. He is instantly recognisable around the world which is why he features prominently. I don't think he is overrated. I never hear anyone say how they just love to use Pikachu in the games and that no Pokémon is better than Pikachu.
 

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I wouldn't say overrated, but rather overused. It's almost always available/playable, no matter if it's a main line game or a spin-off. You can have something as your mascot and not use it everywhere.
 

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He's the mascot for Pokémon. He is instantly recognisable around the world which is why he features prominently. I don't think he is overrated. I never hear anyone say how they just love to use Pikachu in the games and that no Pokémon is better than Pikachu.
Pretty much this.

I don't think I've heard anyone into the Pokemon series say that Pikachu is their favourite Pokemon but for those who are either new to the series, casually into some Pokemon stuff, or who aren't into the series at all, Pikachu is an instantly recognisable figure and thus it makes sense that he appears in a lot of marketing materials. Anyone who really knows Pokemon really well or even people who know a relative amount about the series generally don't talk about Pikachu in such a way that makes it overrated in my opinion.
 

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In terms of anime, no.
I'm not experienced enough to comment about the games. I've just played Yellow until Lavender. But Pikachu was pretty decent. I'm pretty pissed that I bought a thunderstone but couldn't actually use it to evolve it into Raichu
 

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