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Pikachu Nearly Had a Cancelled Evolution Called Gorochu

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Bleach (26 days ago)
Wait so Pichu doesn’t evolve into Pikachu??? *My life is a lie*
Poison (27 days ago)
man now i wanna play gen 1 pokemon again
doomerang31 (1 month ago)
This makes me hate pichu even more
Dex Dexter (1 month ago)
Pfft, in recent times it would be underpowered as hell
Daniel Vazquez (1 month ago)
Time to search "Goro-Chu" in Deviant Art during the next few days to find out what kind of abominations they come up with!
Spicy Deluxe (1 month ago)
What if we get Gorochu as a mythical Pokémon and its backstory is that it was once Reds Pikachu.
Raizen (1 month ago)
I wouldn't mind seeing this guy in a future game. Still, Raichu seems to have a sense of completion about it, so it's kind of hard to picture it evolving. Alolan Gorochu?
DraSc -Sama (1 month ago)
After watching many of these videos I've come to a conclusion that it's not even a new form that was planned and that it's just a design for Raichu that was never used and also Pichu was already made back then but just not added into the game since it just didn't fit just like the rest that were added to gold and silver instead. Also why would Pikachu need a fourth evolution line when Gamefreak didn't even know he was gonna become the mascot and to be honest this all just feels like fake news that the Pokemon game is making to hype things up for the new games that are gonna get released on the Switch.
CrypticMation : (1 month ago)
You forgot pichu
the electric knight (1 month ago)
why is everyone this stupid? pichu is the pre evolution,it's not a evolution pikachu it's the pre form DUH so if they stuck with gorochu pikachu would have 4 *obvious duhI* pichu,pikachu raichu and gorochu see? 4 IDIOT
Infinity Master (1 month ago)
I wouldn't be surprised if "Gorochu" is made in a future game (especially Gen 4 Remakes, considering that that generation was focused around evolutions and it gave many old Pokémon new evolutions too) whether as a normal evolution or a Mega Evolution. I would like that though because Raichu (or Alolan Raichu) aren't exactly "top tier" Pokémon with their currents stats.
Philip Sancho (1 month ago)
is this a clinch that theyll make it happen on the nintendo switch..this gorochu thing
Blaque Link (1 month ago)
Instead of mega evolutions why not just give them 4th evolutions?
Blaque Link (1 month ago)
I want Gorochu to be a full on evolution rather than a mega evolution.
Grubbin Pokegamer (1 month ago)
lets make gorochu a pokemon and make pikachu the first 4 stage evolution! Sign the petition here https://www.change.org/p/nintendo-give-pikachu-a-new-evolution
Harry Tran (1 month ago)
Pikachu have pre evo is Pichu in Pokemon DP.
Hayds 126 (1 month ago)
Gorochu mega raichu anyone?
Sharan Lama (1 month ago)
What if they bring gorochu back as a battle bond form of pikachu like ash-greninja ? With that pikachu could get a new form and get powerful while still being able revert back to it's cute form. That would be awesome..Please make that happen..
Always Wright (1 month ago)
Wait Pikachu nearly had a cancelled evolution. So that means it’s evolution was nearly cancelled? Did anyone else notice this in the title?
Henri Barros (1 month ago)
May be in 8th gen
Jon Snow (1 month ago)
Goronchu: electric/ground or rock Making this into a type of caveman sturdy design of a squirrel
Johnny P (1 month ago)
Zeraora? lol
Kai Siacor (1 month ago)
Alolan Raichu is my fave mon, might not have have happened if it had been for gorochu
Marcooni (1 month ago)
I just opened google and saw this gorochu trending thing
Ryon (1 month ago)
Gorochu?.... now to wait for the fan art.
Pasta Rhythm (1 month ago)
If they ever give Pokemon 4th evolutions, they should make Gorochu a thing.
Infernofire (1 month ago)
Raichu obviously evolves into the god called pikablue. Everyone knows that!
mathiasmorqubus (1 month ago)
Damn I wanted to four arms.
David Zaharie (1 month ago)
Heello there, lovely peeeople
ArngrimTV (1 month ago)
No reason to not bring Gorochu in the next Pokemon, can't be any worse than what we've been getting the last 10 years.
Kurobeau (1 month ago)
me: *hears the fade out music* "ah, i see you are a man of culture"
dragonwind1982 (1 month ago)
Btw don't like pikachu in face one of my least favorite pokemon
M1l3.5 (1 month ago)
where is pichu?
Aaron Cunningham (1 month ago)
OH! IDEA! Gorochu: Rock/Electric Type Title: ProtoMammal Pokemon Have it be a Fossil Pokemon based on the Early ancestors of modern Mammals.
Negative 1Up (1 month ago)
sorry but... I don't like Pikachu, i think that it's an so simple designed pokémon, and it's not SO good in battles, it's just popular 'cuz it's the "main" of the anime and 'cuz it's from the 1st gen.
Dejournet Kelly (1 month ago)
now I want to see it
ArsenicSteel00 (1 month ago)
Pikachu Nearly Had an Evolution Called Gorochu Pikachu Had a Cancelled Evolution Called Gorochu Pick one
Dem Oreos (1 month ago)
Alright, Gorochu confirmed for Pokemon for switch
PidPek_09 (1 month ago)
It was Sonichu
667GameFreak (1 month ago)
To clarify for those in the comments, the video’s title refers to there nearly being a Pikachu evolution, that got cancelled.
austinthehotty (1 month ago)
#Pikablu
austinthehotty (1 month ago)
Also, wouldn't Gorochu be Ground/Electric type?
P Sharpe (1 month ago)
From the sounds of it, that Pokémon would have been awesome. Horns? Would have been sick. Hope it makes it one day.
Compucles (1 month ago)
Wait, Game Freak cared about game balance during the first generation? The same generation where the Psychic type was extremely overpowered, the metagame was full of glitches, and it featured the God-tier Mewtwo?
Daishi (1 month ago)
Explains why Raichu is pretty bad... But gen 1 balance was weird anyways, bit surprised after splits came in they didn't add the 3rd form.
Poison (27 days ago)
Daishi even during Gen 2 the balance did seem a bit off at times. case in point Whitney's Miltank
Umbry789 Gaming (1 month ago)
uhhh, nobody realizes that pikachu is the evolution pichu?
5ashll (1 month ago)
Umbry789 Gaming pichu came out in gen 2, I assume they're on about gen 1.
Raichu 26 (1 month ago)
Raichu is the best Pokemon
inkling boy 4 (1 month ago)
Raichu 26 I agree with you! My favourite pokemon.
Just Squid (1 month ago)
The main thing I'm getting from this is that Pikachu was meant to stay as a basic evolution stage Pokemon.
Michael Echeverria (1 month ago)
0:14 No shit. 0:21 Nope. 0:29 Meh, good enough lovely person. 0:52 The part we came here for. 1:56 Pip pip cherrio, mate.
ModerMon (1 month ago)
Gonna watch this so you don't get sad like you did with the DK video
Dank Galvatron (1 month ago)
I would like a Mega Raichu based on Gorochu
cloudfair2 (1 month ago)
Ironically now Raichu is underpowered and could use Gorochu to be a competitive Pokemon XD
Brandon Roberts (1 month ago)
we need megaraichu dammit
Dskoot (1 month ago)
They should do a split evaluation thunder stone for raichu and max friendship for gorochu
W.A.U.F BLACK GAMER (1 month ago)
Well ain't that something why not release it now? we have plenty of pokemon roster currently so why not? interested to see that pokemon.
DEATH KNIGHT (1 month ago)
I hope they add gorochu in the next generation 8 game
StarTheAngel (1 month ago)
Make it Raichu's mega evolution instead.
Demi-Fiend of Time (1 month ago)
I want one now!
Mike Strong (1 month ago)
#ReleaseGorochu
Demi-Fiend of Time (1 month ago)
Mike Strong #BringBackGorochu
Mr. Internet Man (1 month ago)
Oh boy, can't wait for all the terrible fan art.
Chamushgoo (1 month ago)
Gorochu For Pokemon Switch!!!
Demi-Fiend of Time (1 month ago)
Chamushgoo Agreed #BringBackGorochu !
StickMaster500 (1 month ago)
Even though Gorochu was suppose to be a Raichu evolution, I can definitely see Gorochu becoming the next generations Pikachu clone
wikiuser92 (1 month ago)
That could actually work, now that I think about it.
Zachary Gadzinski (1 month ago)
Or make it a Pikachu split evolution.
Nebby *Female* (1 month ago)
StickMaster500 True
Just Squid (1 month ago)
Yes! Even if they change the name.
Ben G (1 month ago)
Nearly cancelled? But it was cancelled.
Doodle Poodles (1 month ago)
Yeah right
FreezeFlame22 (1 month ago)
#ChangeTheTitle
Jimmy Estrada (1 month ago)
Maybe make it a cousin species dial it stats back then have as a final evolution
Caolan Robinson (1 month ago)
Someday we will have a pokémon with 4 evolutions and it might even be pikachu imagine pokemon for switch you start with a pichu which evolves into pikach then raichu then you find out(most likely from a youtube spoiler or careless news article) that raichu can evolve further i mean star fox 2 was cancelled but the walker eventually made it into starfox zero...
Skylancer727 (1 month ago)
Actually, the pikachu's designer just announced earlier this week that pikachu was designed off a squirrel, not a mouse.
DaveGX (1 month ago)
We'll your post came after mine without a name, which is how I post if someone I'm replying to is right there without any replies or individual posts after/under them. Whatever.
Tom TK (1 month ago)
DaveGX I wasn't even talking to you. I don't care what you said, you bore me.
PokeFan 2009 (1 month ago)
It was also based off of... Get this... A RICE CAKE!
DaveGX (1 month ago)
Tom TK Of that 1 was to me, I never denied it being originally designed as a squirrel, the scrapped 1. I'm.simply saying the resmlem len and Pokedex entry, name, and resemblence all point to mouse, no research necessary. I'm not taking what others have said. Learn how to read 1st.
Tom TK (1 month ago)
No the original design was to resemble a squirrel, but that design was scrapped. Do your own research and not listen to YouTube comments.
Austioh (1 month ago)
They could have released gorochu and reduced its speed for special defense, like how scyther trades speed for defense when evolving into scizor.
luchiskywalker (1 month ago)
I wanna see it :c
John Dalzell (1 month ago)
Goro chu: I don't feel so good
Alexander Nguyen (1 month ago)
Spoilers.
Death Play's Games (1 month ago)
Infinity war xD
icemagev2 (1 month ago)
John Dalzell clever comment sir. Very clever.
I would have ash's pikachu mega evolve just like ash Greninja mega evolution where it's only ashes pikachu due to there bond.
Or even just a fully charge pikachu mode blue lighting 🤩
MoonLightu (1 month ago)
GORO BEST BRO
Robert (1 month ago)
It could have been based on Dragon ball. Goku -> Goruchu. Just saying.. And it could have been something like this, hmmm. https://orig00.deviantart.net/0a2b/f/2011/211/4/9/pikachu_super_sayain_by_naross-d425u8g.jpg
fullriver1234 (1 month ago)
Hope they repurpose Gorochu’s design for the electric mouse of gen 8
Zachary Gadzinski (1 month ago)
If Gorochu is introduced it be a split evolution for Pikachu. Pichu was introduced as a preevolution so a split evolution wouldn't be a problem. Gloom, Eevee and some other pokemon have split evoltions so why not Pikachu? Yet I guess Alolan Raichu technically counts, but that's an alternate Raichu form though.
CrazyMewz ! (1 month ago)
Myron Bozeman They didn't say there was a problem with it
Myron Bozeman (1 month ago)
The problem wasn’t design
Isaac Beach (1 month ago)
Fangs and horns on an electric rat? M’kay... you guys do you
Poison (27 days ago)
Isaac Beach can you blame them though? this is the franchise that gave us Pokemon that look like ice cream cones a ring of keys a pile of garbage and a living sand castle
Hero Of The Wild (1 month ago)
This makes raichu design unimpressive for me I really hope they show us gorochu design. Btw I've got ant man and wasp trailer.
David Umali (1 month ago)
Goro-Goro, Goro Goro Or Gorogoro?
Shark Tooth (1 month ago)
Should have removed pichu made pikachu first form raichu s3cond form and gora third form. Or maybe gora as a mega evolutions
skybombplayz (1 month ago)
I hope he comes back in a new game he seems so cool But knowing game freak this will never happen..... :’(
Dbzlotrfan M (1 month ago)
Unless I'm mistaken I don't think you did butcher any of those Japanese names.
DoppelDragon - Butters (1 month ago)
So we got pichu instead. I mean, he's still adorable, but he's also still shit.
Jude Robinson (1 month ago)
Interesting I wish this was real
Diogo Bolinhas (1 month ago)
What about an Animal Super Squad review? That would be super awesome :3
Adam Kay (1 month ago)
I hope Gorochu makes an appearance one day. The game has changed since Gen 1. Having an evolution for a stone-evolved Pokémon would be cool. Makes me wonder if any other stone-evolved Pokémon will get one as well.
videogameadventure (1 month ago)
Hmm... Interesting. What if they give Pikachu a branch evolution (i.e. While using a thunder stone on Pikachu would get you Raichu, evolving it by normal means would get you Gorochu, or a use of another stone). It would be cool if they were to do something like that.
TheCartoonGamer8000 (1 month ago)
Balance? In Gen 1? HAH!
Noticeame Senpai Wey (1 month ago)
Haruhi Suzumiya nope isn't it, just nostalfag say that.
Hayds 126 (1 month ago)
garcy rosey it’s better. What would you prefer? The psychic type with only a single weakness that doesn’t have any strong stab moves. Along with a boosting makes that is the equivalent of two calm minds? Or would you rather a bunch of pretty strong lando T that can be taken down with correct counter play measures. I would take the latter
Haruhi Suzumiya (1 month ago)
supersmashbro596 despite that, its still the best gen.
Cameron Mueller (1 month ago)
supersmashbro596 My guess is that Gorochu was extremely fast as speed = critical hits in Gen 1 and had a massive special stat. The faster you were the more often you got a critical hit.
The Wonder Blunder (1 month ago)
supersmashbro596 Picturing a ground electric with a special rivaling mew two.
RiskyStrats (1 month ago)
Sounds like Pikachu DID have a canceled third evolution. No nearly required.
TheMarioManiac (1 month ago)
So we can blame pichu for this evolution being cancelled.
DoppelDragon - Butters (1 month ago)
TheMarioManiac No, pichu didn't happen until gen 2. He would've had nothing to do with game balance of the first game. They likely just made Pichu because they wanted Pikachu to be in a full evolution line, but because of the game balance issues in gen 1 that prevented the third evolution after raichu, they went with an evolution prior to pikachu.
Cantrips (1 month ago)
Gorochu? like a Goron Pikachu? *watches the video* Oh... I was kinda disapppointed.
HikaruWDM n/a (1 month ago)
Cantrips I'd name mine Darunia if they were to bring it to a pkmn game.
danpakko (1 month ago)
Definitely first
danpakko (1 month ago)
Yeah me to its kinda a joke to annoy people who were actually first.
Jo (1 month ago)
danpakko Not to be rude, but why do you want to be first? I've never understood why everyone is always fighting over who's first.
supr maro 46 (1 month ago)
Pikachu had an abortion before it happened.
Jo (1 month ago)
Stupid liberals
blu (1 month ago)
Good lord
Jo (1 month ago)
Your voice is so satisfying.
John Grey (1 month ago)
7th
blu (1 month ago)
There's no Mega Raichu based on Gorochu's concept :'///
Kirby Eevee (1 month ago)
blu I know RIGHT?!
Derek Washburn (1 month ago)
They should SO make Gorochu into Mega Raichu! That would be epic!
Wet Dino (1 month ago)
Mind blown
Sagar Solanki (1 month ago)
Interesting
Aaron G (1 month ago)
At first I thought it sounded like a mix of Goron and Pikachu - half rock and half electric But Raichu seems lame IMO
The Visionary Leo (1 month ago)
...create 4th evolution in Pokemon Switch. Give me Gorochu!
Retrozaid (1 month ago)
The Visionary Leo that’s mega evolution so let’s turn turn gorochu into mega Raichu
Grana Banana (1 month ago)
Mega Raichu sends his regards
ItalianPlumber64 (1 month ago)
Alex is a stupid nigger
Øki DØki (1 month ago)
Same

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