According to Japanese website NHK, The Pokémon Company is currently developing a brand new Pokémon title which focuses on Pikachu. The title is said to have started development during the summer.

President and CEO of the company, Tsunekazu Ishihara, is set to appear on Japanese TV on 28th October, with the existence of a new game in development apparently to be confirmed; the franchise's most recognised pocket monster is rumoured to be getting a slight makeover. Ishihara is apparently concerned about how the change will effect the series mascot's popularity, especially due to its status as arguably the most recognisable Pokémon.

Bear in mind this is a rumour, so be sure to take it with a pinch of salt. Details of the broadcast will be revealed later this month.

If the speculation turns out to be true, how would you feel about Pikachu's adjustment? It could, perhaps, be Mega Pikachu, seeing as Pokémon X & Y are set to feature Mega Blastoise, Mega Venusaur and Mega Charizard, and a selection of others on the list lined up to use the Mega Stone. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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