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Pikachu Nearly Had a Cancelled Evolution Called Gorochu

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Bleach (3 months ago)
Wait so Pichu doesn’t evolve into Pikachu??? *My life is a lie*
Poison (3 months ago)
man now i wanna play gen 1 pokemon again
doomerang31 (4 months ago)
This makes me hate pichu even more
Dex Dexter (4 months ago)
Pfft, in recent times it would be underpowered as hell
Daniel Vazquez (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
What if we get Gorochu as a mythical Pokémon and its backstory is that it was once Reds Pikachu.
Raizen (4 months 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 (4 months 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.
Omega Mega Man (4 months ago)
You forgot pichu
the electric knight (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
is this a clinch that theyll make it happen on the nintendo switch..this gorochu thing
Blaque Link (4 months ago)
Instead of mega evolutions why not just give them 4th evolutions?
Blaque Link (4 months ago)
I want Gorochu to be a full on evolution rather than a mega evolution.
Grubbin Pokegamer (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
Pikachu have pre evo is Pichu in Pokemon DP.
Hayds 126 (4 months ago)
Gorochu mega raichu anyone?
Sharan Lama (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
May be in 8th gen
Jon Snow (4 months ago)
Goronchu: electric/ground or rock Making this into a type of caveman sturdy design of a squirrel
Johnny P (4 months ago)
Zeraora? lol
Kai Siacor (4 months ago)
Alolan Raichu is my fave mon, might not have have happened if it had been for gorochu
Marcooni (4 months ago)
I just opened google and saw this gorochu trending thing
Ryon (4 months ago)
Gorochu?.... now to wait for the fan art.
Pasta Rhythm (4 months ago)
If they ever give Pokemon 4th evolutions, they should make Gorochu a thing.
Infernofire (4 months ago)
Raichu obviously evolves into the god called pikablue. Everyone knows that!
mathiasmorqubus (4 months ago)
Damn I wanted to four arms.
David Zaharie (4 months ago)
Heello there, lovely peeeople
ArngrimTV (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
me: *hears the fade out music* "ah, i see you are a man of culture"
dragonwind1982 (4 months ago)
Btw don't like pikachu in face one of my least favorite pokemon
M1Robo (4 months ago)
where is pichu?
Aaron Cunningham (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
now I want to see it
ArsenicSteel00 (4 months ago)
Pikachu Nearly Had an Evolution Called Gorochu Pikachu Had a Cancelled Evolution Called Gorochu Pick one
Dem Oreos (4 months ago)
Alright, Gorochu confirmed for Pokemon for switch
PidPek_09 (4 months ago)
It was Sonichu
667GameFreak (4 months ago)
To clarify for those in the comments, the video’s title refers to there nearly being a Pikachu evolution, that got cancelled.
austinthehotty (4 months ago)
#Pikablu
austinthehotty (4 months ago)
Also, wouldn't Gorochu be Ground/Electric type?
P Sharpe (4 months ago)
From the sounds of it, that Pokémon would have been awesome. Horns? Would have been sick. Hope it makes it one day.
Compucles (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (3 months ago)
Daishi even during Gen 2 the balance did seem a bit off at times. case in point Whitney's Miltank
Umbry (4 months ago)
uhhh, nobody realizes that pikachu is the evolution pichu?
5ashll (4 months ago)
Umbry789 Gaming pichu came out in gen 2, I assume they're on about gen 1.
Raichu 26 (4 months ago)
Raichu is the best Pokemon
inkling boy Male agent 3 (4 months ago)
Raichu 26 I agree with you! My favourite pokemon.
Just Squid (4 months ago)
The main thing I'm getting from this is that Pikachu was meant to stay as a basic evolution stage Pokemon.
Michael Echeverria (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
Gonna watch this so you don't get sad like you did with the DK video
Supra TF (4 months ago)
I would like a Mega Raichu based on Gorochu
cloudfair2 (4 months ago)
Ironically now Raichu is underpowered and could use Gorochu to be a competitive Pokemon XD
Brandon Roberts (4 months ago)
we need megaraichu dammit
Dskoot (4 months ago)
They should do a split evaluation thunder stone for raichu and max friendship for gorochu
W.A.U.F BLACK GAMER (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
I hope they add gorochu in the next generation 8 game
StarTheAngel (4 months ago)
Make it Raichu's mega evolution instead.
Demi-Fiend of Time (4 months ago)
I want one now!
Mike Strong (4 months ago)
#ReleaseGorochu
Demi-Fiend of Time (4 months ago)
Mike Strong #BringBackGorochu
Mr. Internet Man (4 months ago)
Oh boy, can't wait for all the terrible fan art.
Chamushgoo (4 months ago)
Gorochu For Pokemon Switch!!!
Demi-Fiend of Time (4 months ago)
Chamushgoo Agreed #BringBackGorochu !
StickMaster500 (4 months ago)
Even though Gorochu was suppose to be a Raichu evolution, I can definitely see Gorochu becoming the next generations Pikachu clone
wikiuser92 (4 months ago)
That could actually work, now that I think about it.
Zachary Gadzinski (4 months ago)
Or make it a Pikachu split evolution.
Nebby *Female* (4 months ago)
StickMaster500 True
Just Squid (4 months ago)
Yes! Even if they change the name.
Ben G (4 months ago)
Nearly cancelled? But it was cancelled.
Doodle Poodles (4 months ago)
Yeah right
FreezeFlame22 (4 months ago)
#ChangeTheTitle
Jimmy Estrada (4 months ago)
Maybe make it a cousin species dial it stats back then have as a final evolution
Caolan Robinson (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
Actually, the pikachu's designer just announced earlier this week that pikachu was designed off a squirrel, not a mouse.
DaveGX (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
DaveGX I wasn't even talking to you. I don't care what you said, you bore me.
PokeFan 2009 (4 months ago)
It was also based off of... Get this... A RICE CAKE!
DaveGX (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
I wanna see it :c
John Dalzell (4 months ago)
Goro chu: I don't feel so good
Alexander Nguyen (4 months ago)
Spoilers.
Death Play's Games (4 months ago)
Infinity war xD
The God RA (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
GORO BEST BRO
Robert (4 months 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
Phil Rivers (4 months ago)
Hope they repurpose Gorochu’s design for the electric mouse of gen 8
Zachary Gadzinski (4 months 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.
Mewz _ (4 months ago)
Myron Bozeman They didn't say there was a problem with it
Myron Bozeman (4 months ago)
The problem wasn’t design
Isaac Beach (4 months ago)
Fangs and horns on an electric rat? M’kay... you guys do you
Poison (3 months 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 (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
Goro-Goro, Goro Goro Or Gorogoro?
Shark Tooth (4 months ago)
Should have removed pichu made pikachu first form raichu s3cond form and gora third form. Or maybe gora as a mega evolutions
skybombplayz (4 months ago)
I hope he comes back in a new game he seems so cool But knowing game freak this will never happen..... :’(
Dbzlotrfan M (4 months ago)
Unless I'm mistaken I don't think you did butcher any of those Japanese names.
DoppelDragon - Butters (4 months ago)
So we got pichu instead. I mean, he's still adorable, but he's also still shit.
Jude Robinson (4 months ago)
Interesting I wish this was real
Diogo Bolinhas (4 months ago)
What about an Animal Super Squad review? That would be super awesome :3
Adam Kay (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
Balance? In Gen 1? HAH!
Noticeame Senpai Wey (4 months ago)
Haruhi Suzumiya nope isn't it, just nostalfag say that.
Hayds 126 (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
supersmashbro596 despite that, its still the best gen.
Cameron Mueller (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
supersmashbro596 Picturing a ground electric with a special rivaling mew two.
RiskyStrats (4 months ago)
Sounds like Pikachu DID have a canceled third evolution. No nearly required.
TheMarioManiac (4 months ago)
So we can blame pichu for this evolution being cancelled.
DoppelDragon - Butters (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
Gorochu? like a Goron Pikachu? *watches the video* Oh... I was kinda disapppointed.
Hikaru WDM (4 months ago)
Cantrips I'd name mine Darunia if they were to bring it to a pkmn game.
danpakko (4 months ago)
Definitely first
danpakko (4 months ago)
Yeah me to its kinda a joke to annoy people who were actually first.
Jo (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
Pikachu had an abortion before it happened.
Jo (4 months ago)
Stupid liberals
blu (4 months ago)
Good lord
Jo (4 months ago)
Your voice is so satisfying.
John Grey (4 months ago)
7th
blu (4 months ago)
There's no Mega Raichu based on Gorochu's concept :'///
Kirby Eevee (4 months ago)
blu I know RIGHT?!
Derek Washburn (4 months ago)
They should SO make Gorochu into Mega Raichu! That would be epic!
Wet Dino (4 months ago)
Mind blown
Sagar Solanki (4 months ago)
Interesting
Aaron G (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
...create 4th evolution in Pokemon Switch. Give me Gorochu!
Retrozaid (4 months ago)
The Visionary Leo that’s mega evolution so let’s turn turn gorochu into mega Raichu
Grana Banana (4 months ago)
Mega Raichu sends his regards
Øki DØki (4 months ago)
Same

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