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    Jul 30, 2015

    Pikachu Was Actually The Worst Pokémon Ever

    Because nobody's favorite was Pokémon Yellow.

    Aww. Look at Pikachu.

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    Look how cute it is.

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    I bet Pikachu is super warm and fuzzy.

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    And just so full of love.

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    Look at Pikachu. It's so overwhelmed with love that it's moved to tears.

    You'd think that right?

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    But you're wrong. Pikachu was always kind of an asshole.

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    Hear that Pikachu? I'm calling you out, buddy.

    Don't play dumb. I got receipts.

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    Behind those soulless black eyes lied a monster.

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    Who was stubborn and arrogant.

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    One of the main plot points in the first episodes of Pokémon featured Pikachu not wanting to go into its Pokéball like every other Pokémon alive. We're meant to believe that this made Pikachu "special" and "independent," and established a "bond" and "respect" with Ash, but — in hindsight — it looks like Pikachu was just throwing a tantrum like a spoiled brat.

    And needy AF.

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    Team Rocket (who thought a random ass Pokémon you could catch in Viridian Forest was rarer than a freaking Bulbasaur, Squirtle, or Charmander) was pretty bad at successfully kidnapping Pikachu, but Pikachu was equally bad at not getting kidnapped. So someone always needed to save it because it was so ~special~.

    If Pikachu wasn't always getting kidnapped, it was just leaving.

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    Do you remember that episode of Pokémon? Where Pikachu almost runs away? The one that had you in tears in front of the TV screen? Pikachu was emotionally exhaustive; it was always another thing with this one.

    Pikachu was lazy.

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    Most of the time, Pikachu just sat on Ash's head or shoulders.

    You are a grown Pokémon. You are not a Pichu. You need to walk.

    Pikachu did whatever Pikachu wanted to do.

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    Uh, Pikachu? Did you really just go and climb into that Tyrunt's mouth?! That's not how this works...

    It wasn't dependable.

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    Celebii needed a friend to sleep on, and Pikachu didn't care because — again — Pikachu is selfish and does what it wants to do.

    And Pikachu couldn't be trusted.

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    Why was this necessary, Pikachu? Meowth — despite his very obvious reservations — was willing to reach out his hand in a truce. And there you go electrocuting him.

    Because Pikachu had no chill.

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    Like we said, Pikachu did what it wanted. And what it wanted was to electrocute people.

    But it wasn't even that powerful.

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    That Pikachu was EASILY level 100. And it still couldn't hang with other Pokémon because it was weak from being coddled by Ash.

    When Pikachu did fight, it fought cheap.

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    Real fair, Pikachu. Just bite that Dragonite's head.

    And above all, Pikachu refused to grow up and change its ways.

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    In another classic episode of Pokémon, Pikachu wasn't feeling the Thunderstone that would evolve it into a Raichu, and maybe change its childish ways. Pikachu was given the opportunity to evolve and mature early into the show, but it thought it was better than it.

    Pikachu, you were not above being able to throw balls of lightning.

    But in truth, this is all likely the result of Ash just being a really bad trainer.

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    Ash was in over his head from the start. He might've wanted to be a Pokémon Master, but he had absolutely no idea how to actually achieve that goal.

    So maybe they were perfect for each other.

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    Pikachu is definitive proof that nature and nurture are equally at fault.