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News: You Can Now Blow 367 Bucks On A Single Pikachu

You Can Now Blow 367 Bucks On A Single Pikachu

Thanks to German toymaker Steiff

How much do you love Pokémon star Pikachu? Enough to part with $367, perhaps? You now have the opportunity to prove that because German toymaker Steiff - famed for its hand-made teddy bears - has created what has to be the most expensive Pikachu toy in the world. Priced at 45,000 Yen (US$367), pre-orders for this...

News: You'll Be Able To Stuff Your Very Own Pikachu At Build-A-Bear Workshop Next Year

You'll Be Able To Stuff Your Very Own Pikachu At Build-A-Bear Workshop Next Year

The wait is un-bear-able

The Pokémon Company International is teaming up with international toy retailer Build-A-Bear Workshop to bring the legendary Pikachu into even more homes across the globe. Walk into a Build-A-Bear store in early 2016 and you'll be able to make your very own Pikachu. The character will be rolled out across stores in the US,...

Video: Watch UFC Champ Ronda Rousey Train As A Pikachu

Watch UFC Champ Ronda Rousey Train As A Pikachu

Max level

The Olympic medal-winning martial artist in Judo and UFC Women's Batnamweight Champion Ronda Rousey – also known for her roles in blockbuster movies such as Furious 7 – is arguably the most famous female athlete on the planet right now. So how exactly does one achieve such greatness? By dressing up as a Pikachu, of course. The former...

News: Intern Pikachu is Now Available to Buy in North America

Intern Pikachu is Now Available to Buy in North America

Cute but crushed by the man

A while ago we shared a gallery of a cute but slightly sad Pikachu plush, in which the mascot is geared up in a business suit and look-at-me-I'm-a-professional glasses. He even has a little Pokémon briefcase. That was released in Japan earlier in the year, but it's now available to order from the

Weirdness: Dancing Electric Rodents Infest The Japanese Coastal Town Of Yokohama

Dancing Electric Rodents Infest The Japanese Coastal Town Of Yokohama

Pika-pi, Pikachu!!

Japan appears to be absolutely obsessed with the cute, cuddly and electric Pokémon, Pikachu. To celebrate the nation’s cultural obsession with the adorable pocket monster, for a second year in a row now, Nintendo has infested the coastal Japanese town of Yokohama with dancing Pikachu. These giant-sized Pikachu are actually a...

News: Watch Pikachu Dance, Dance, Dance in This New 3DS HOME Theme

Watch Pikachu Dance, Dance, Dance in This New 3DS HOME Theme

Busting some moves

Pikachu is kind of a big deal, we know - as the main mascot and spokesthing for Pokémon, the little yellow critter's cuteness is appreciated by millions of fans around the world. So when Nintendo, The Pokémon Company or Game Freak are spreading the gospel of 'mon, this is one character that appears regularly. Now, in a follow...

News: London To Get Overrun By a Horde of Pikachu in 'Summer in the City' Event

London To Get Overrun By a Horde of Pikachu in 'Summer in the City' Event

Prepare yourself for the Pikachu invasion

The Pokémon Company International will be making a splash at this year's 'Summer in the City' at the ExCeL London on Saturday 15th August, by attending with a horde of five Pikachu who will wander around the event for you to grab a selfie - if you are so inclined. Summer in the City is an annual event...

News: This 'PikaBoy' Game Boy Color Mod Goes the Extra Mile

This 'PikaBoy' Game Boy Color Mod Goes the Extra Mile

LED cheeks, a tail and feet to stand up

We sure like retro console mods here at Nintendo Life, as fans take classic systems and apply a neat twist to their design. Nintendo systems are often re-imagined in wonderful ways, and this 'PikaBoy' system is another example. The creator, 'eforie', had the idea in 2011 but made it a reality for...

Gallery: Pikachu's Career-Focused Business Suit is Both Cute and Slightly Sad

Pikachu's Career-Focused Business Suit is Both Cute and Slightly Sad

When being adorable isn't enough to pay the bills

Until a certain age there's a certain freedom in our choices - the world is there for the taking and anything is possible. Eventually - for most people, if not all - a level of grown-up reality kicks in; bills must be paid, pensions must be considered and following dreams is replaced by chasing...

News: Fan Takes amiibo on Lighthearted Journey to their Homeland

Fan Takes amiibo on Lighthearted Journey to their Homeland

A Christmas endeavour

Nintendo's got its audience over a barrel with its range of amiibo toys, and it seems that their charms have taken over certain fans' hearts, however most people don't take this appreciation to the lengths that one fan has. A Facebook page has recently appear that documents the adventures of Pikachu, Fox, and Mario in their...

News: Pokémon Star Pikachu Is Getting His Own GameCube Controller Just In Time For Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Pokémon Star Pikachu Is Getting His Own GameCube Controller Just In Time For Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Mellow yellow

Japanese peripheral manufacturer Hori is releasing some pretty cool GameCube controllers to coincide with the launch of Super Smash Bros. Wii U, and it has added another one to the mix which is sure to appeal to seasoned Pokémon fans. The bright yellow Pikachu pad plugs into the Wii Remote and comes with a three-speed turbo...

Weirdness: This Original Life-Sized Pikachu Needs A Home

This Original Life-Sized Pikachu Needs A Home

Just don’t break your back lugging this pocket monster about

Collectibles are a major part of gaming, at least for those that are most enthusiastic. Weighing in at 6kg, the stuffed Pikachu pictured above is a good example being offered by Japanese brand, department and clothing chain, Beams. Due for release in November, local customers have been...

Weirdness: A Pokémon Fan Broke into the White House Lawn

A Pokémon Fan Broke into the White House Lawn

The eleventh of September was not the best day to choose

A presumed fan of the Pokémon series was seen climbing over a security fence into the grounds of the White House in the United States' capital yesterday. The man was wearing a Pikachu hat and t-shirt, but his intentions are completely unknown at the moment. You can see him in the tweets below...

News: Japanese Airline Offering Limited Time Pokémon-Themed Travel Deals

Japanese Airline Offering Limited Time Pokémon-Themed Travel Deals

Fly with Pikachu and friends this summer!

All Nippon Airway’s 2014 summer travel campaign is currently inviting Pokémon fanatics and their families to join Pikachu and company on a “one-of-a-kind” journey. Trainers who fly from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport between July 17th and August 3rd — or Okinawa’s...

News: Limited Time Pokémon Center Coming to Paris

Limited Time Pokémon Center Coming to Paris

Still no battling in the Eiffel Tower

It's no secret that the Kalos Region of Pokémon X & Y was inspired by the beauty, culture, and charming professors(?) of France. Now, for a fleeting amount of time, the real country will more closely resemble its virtual counterpart with its own Pokémon Center. As reported by Serebii and posted on the...

News: Score One Of These Limited Edition Pokémon-Themed 3DS XL By Attending A Japanese Football Match

Score One Of These Limited Edition Pokémon-Themed 3DS XL By Attending A Japanese Football Match

Club name is featured on the base of each system

Supporters of Japanese football who also happen to be obsessed with Pokémon are in for a special treat with a very exclusive giveaway. Nintendo are giving fans the chance to score one of three limited edition Pokémon-themed 3DS XL systems at Yokohama F. Marinos, Urawa Red Diamonds, and FC Tokyo...

News: Nintendo Files New Pokémon Trademark "Great Detective Pikachu"

Nintendo Files New Pokémon Trademark "Great Detective Pikachu"

This is a case for Pikachu!

A short time ago we reported on a new Pikachu-focused Pokémon title that was apparently in development at Game Freak. We then heard that the game would place the player in the role of a detective, with Pikachu acting as a partner who helps solve crimes. We've now heard that Nintendo has filed a trademark in Japan for...

News: The Pokémon Company Is Working On A Detective Game In Which Pikachu Is Your Partner

The Pokémon Company Is Working On A Detective Game In Which Pikachu Is Your Partner

Gotta sleuth 'em all?

It would appear that The Pokémon Company is working on a 3DS title which places you in the role of a detective who is teamed up with the famous Pikachu. The game was revealed during Japanese TV programme "The Professionals" in an episode which focused on Pokémon Company CEO Tsunekaz Ishihara. The game has a proposed...