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English citations of Pikachu

Noun: the yellow Pokémon creature[edit]

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  • 1999 November 27, Cyric the Mad <>, “PIKA PIKA!”, in, Usenet[1], message-ID <CwG%3.2032$>:
    Geodude can kill Pikachu.
  • 2000 June 20, The Childers <>, “You Know You're in an Alternate Timeline When...”, in soc.history.what-if, Usenet[2], message-ID <8imvem$4or$>:
    And teachers get angry because the Histomon cards distract kids from studying their textbooks about how Pikachu crossed the Alps and Bulbasaur led the Chinese Revolution.
  • 2005, W. George Scarlett, Children’s play, SAGE, →ISBN, illustrated, pages 100–101:
    “One day, a clown was walking in the woods, and he met a Pikachu, and the Pikachu said, come with me to visit my mother, and they went to the cabin, and the mother came out, and she was a spaghetti elephant!”
  • 2005, Bret Easton Ellis, Lunar Park, Random House, Borzoi Books, →ISBN, page 24:
    Only the speedballs and cocaine and the blotters of acid stamped with Bart Simpson and Pikachu meant anything to me, were the only things that made me feel something.
  • 2005, Meg Cabot, Princess in Training, The Princess Diaries, HarperCollins, →ISBN, volume VI, page 161:
    But the only time anyone needs to go to the roof around here is if some kid from the building next door has thrown his Pikachu or whatever out the window, onto the school’s rooftop, and the custodian or the doorman from next door has to come up there to get it.
  • 2007, Alex Bradley, “This Car Smells Like KFC”, Hot Lunch, Penguin, →ISBN, chapter 22, unpaged:
    I didn't think Grampa or my parents [] would be that keen on me driving around with a twentysomething slacker with a tattoo on his arm of Pikachu smoking what most certainly was not a cigarette.
  • 2009, John W. Anderson, Stand by Her, A Breast Cancer Guide for Men, →ISBN, page 203:
    We had been invited to a party at a swanky apartment on New York City’s Upper West Side, which had a bird’s-eye view of the Macy’s Day Parade. All I wanted to do was reach out, jump on top of Big Bird or Pikachu, and float away on a helium airship, escaping the marital turmoil forever.
  • 2009, Sarah Cross, Dull Boy, Penguin, →ISBN, unpaged:
    “What are you doing here?” she says under her breath. “Did Pikachu tell you to kill someone?”
  • 2009, Julie Halpern, Into the Wild Nerd Yonder, Macmillan, →ISBN, page 57:
    He leans forward again to finger the hem of my skirt, his thumb rubbing a tiny Pikachu face. “Careful. They bite,” I snap
  • 2009 August, Zoey Dean, “Dude, You’re My Only Hope”, Sunset Boulevard, Hachette Digital, →ISBN, unpaged:
    He tried to hold the yellow doll like a football. []
    “Dude, I hate to be the one to say this, but you look like you're breast-feeding Pikachu.”