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Um, Pikachu Speaks Actual Human Words In The New Pokémon Movie And It's Really Fucking Weird

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Reviews have been mixed, it's supposedly pretty good, except they replace Misty and Brock with two new characters and, also, THERE'S A SCENE WHERE PIKACHU SPEAKS ACTUAL HUMAN WORDS!

There are a few fan recordings circulating, which you can watch below. Turn the audio on because the audience's reaction is pretty amazing.

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He asks Pikachu to get in his Poké Ball. Pikachu refuses to get in the ball. Ash asks Pikachu why he never wants to get in his Poké Ball.

THEN PIKACHU RESPONDS — IN ENGLISH — WITH THE LINE, "It's because I always want to be with you."

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Pikachu's voice actor Kate Bristol has responded to the controversy and the meaning of Pikachu's English speaking on Tumblr.

"When I first found out I was cast as Pikachu's speaking voice, I was overwhelmed with joy," Bristol told BuzzFeed News. "The cast and I had a great time seeing the film—the whole cast and staff are so wonderful and supportive. Some people were surprised by Pikachu speaking, to say the least. But it's a magical world where anything can happen. At the end of the day, Pokémon is a really good time, and I loved being a Pikachu for .5 seconds."

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