Pikachu is probably one of the most loved and most well known Pokémon, aside from the original starter Pokémon, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle, and in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire you’ll see this adorable little yellow Pokémon like you’ve never seen it before. Introducing Cosplay Pikachu, these little yellow squishies takes on different costumes and have a connection to a kind of Contest Hall – interesting!
For those of us who watched the Pokémon TV show in our youths will remember Pikachu often donned an outfit or two depending on the situation he found himself in, and that will be coming to the next Pokémon title when it releases on Nintendo 3DS in November.
So far, The Pokémon Company have released a few details surrounding this new Pikachu, and have offered some insight as to the different variations we’ll be able to find, including Pikachu Rock Star, Pikachu Belle, Pikachu Pop Star, Pikachu Ph.D., and Pikachu Libre! The Pokémon Company has also released a handful of screens of the new Pikachu.
What’s more, Pokémon-Amie makes a return to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire following its introduction in Pokémon X and Y and will once again let players build a closer bond with their Pokémon which in turn ups the Pokémon’s stats! There’s more though, players will be able to interact with Cosplay Pikachu in Pokémon-Amie!
Details as to why Pikachu is dressed up and their connection with the aforementioned Contest Hall is still under wraps, but The Pokémon Company promises more information will be released in Autumn.