Pikachu-Coloured Pichu Westward Bound

US and UK get a chance to nab rare ’mons

Way back when Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver was announced in Japan it also turned out a special Pichu was being released for Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum owners to download. The li’l fella is transferable to HeartGold and SoulSilver and will trigger an event to unlock another special Pichu in those remakes, due out in March.

Now it’s been announced that the funny coloured critter is making his way to GameStop in the US and to an as-yet-to-be specified event or retailer in the UK. US Pokémon trainers can claim the Pichu starting from tomorrow until Valentine’s Day. He comes in the event-only Cherish Ball, with special attacks Volt Tackle and Endeavour and even holds an Everstone that keeps it as a Pichu unless you yank it off him.

We at Nintendo Life are still wondering what happened to "Pikablu" (a rumoured Pikachu variant from the original Gold and Silver that turned out to be Marill), but Pikachu and Pichu fans should squealing with joy at the extra cuteness coming their way in the coming months!

[via officialnintendomagazine.co.uk]

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