Pikachu can speak English for the first time in this new Pokémon movie and the pvblic didn’t know how to handle it.
Pokémon: I Choose You! finally hit US to the delight of Pokémon fans — as well as 90’s kids who all played the Pokemon game on Gameboys and those who watched the first ever episode of the anime.
We all know Pikachu only knows how to say its name, or “Pika” when responding to Ash. But what really blew fans’ minds was the first time that Pikachu spoke. Words. Actual words. In plain English.
As Ash starts to faint, he asks Pikachu why the little yellow critter won’t go back to its Pokéball.
Pikachu responds, in the sweetest voice, “It’s because I always want to be with you.”
How did the pvblic take it? Well, the fan reaction sums it all up:
Hi, I am just learning that Pikachu speaks English in the new Pokemon movie and, yes, it is extremely fucking weird pic.twitter.com/k5hm5lyW7Y
— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) November 13, 2017
Here’s what the pvblic said on Twitter:
They got pikachu speaking better English then people I know. I’m done. They wild af for this 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️. https://t.co/zO9B5u9wrE
— Mark Phillips (@SupremeDreams_1) November 14, 2017
idk what's funnier, Pikachu speaking English in the new Pokemon movie or the crowd's reaction to itpic.twitter.com/H2JykTlGDV
— Manny Fidel (@mannyfidel) November 13, 2017
the collective burst of "its english????" in the fancam is like that vid of the audience movie theater when pikachu starts speaking words
— jin rt bot (@780613) November 16, 2017
HJDDJKSJD YALL SAYING THE PPL IN THE AUDIENCE REACTING TO MIC DROP BEING IN ENGLISH WAS LIKE THAT PIKACHU SPEAKING ENGLISH VIDEO IS TAKING ME OUT
— bitch disgosting (@Iuvkoo) November 16, 2017
So Tekken has Noctis
Injustice 2 has Ninja Turtles
Smash has Cloud
And Pikachu can speak fluent English
What a time to be alive
— Colin (@IntroSpecktive) November 13, 2017
When someone tells you Pikachu speaks English in the new movie pic.twitter.com/2JF9mIOrIJ
— X (@XLNB) November 16, 2017