Pikachu is talking now and it’s very upsetting
Since the very first North American screenings of Pokémon: I Choose You!, the latest visual romp in the Pokémon universe, viewers and critics have shared their mutual horror over one specific moment. Pikachu speaks. Not in its usual cute, “pika pika” sort of way, but in a quavering, squeaky human voice.
In the scene, an injured Ash asks Pikachu why it won’t return to its pokéball. Cue surreal blur effect, which I can only interpret as Ash having some sort of head trauma. Pikachu then chokes out, in perfect, saccharine English, “It’s because I always want to be with you.” The audience response, which I advise you to watch below, is the only correct one.
Hi, I am just learning that Pikachu speaks English in the new Pokemon movie and,…