- Mar 7, 2021
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I don't think anyone really suggests otherwise, honestly. Pikachu basically just sort of speaks to the younger kids of the audience, in my opinion. Childish, displays of immaturity, but can be responsible when called for and tends to take on a bit of a "leader" role...the childish persona and immaturity make Pikachu relatable to the little kiddies, but it's balanced with his ability to take on a responsible role should the situation call for it. See the episode, Steamboat Willies, which sums up Pikachu perfectly. What's going to happen when you leave your immature but responsible child alone with another immature child to take care of a bunch of other kids? Disaster, that's what. Pikachu is a leader and responsible, yes, but still emotionally and mentally immature(Seriously, DP tho is the biggest example of this).
- Pikachu is actually really immature (we just don't notice as much since most of Ash's other Pokemon tend to be even bigger buffoons).