Pikachu is one of the most recognizable Pokémon there is, which would explain why there are so many Pikachu variants to be found across the history of the franchise. One of the most memorable would have to be Surfing Pikachu, who first appeared in Pokémon Stadium in Japan (Pokémon Yellow in the US). In a new article, The Pokémon Company explores every appearance of Surfing Pikachu in the games and other media. Which one is your favorite?

If you’ve played Pokémon video games, you’re undoubtedly familiar with Surf. This Water-type move, which summons a giant wave to wash over your opponent, can be quite effective in battle. Not only that, but it can sometimes be used outside of battle to allow Trainers to travel over the surface of water. As you might expect, Surf is commonly learned by Water-type Pokémon, but there are plenty of non-Water types that have access to this powerful move.

One of the most surprising of these—and the one who’s used its knowledge of the move to form a unique identity—is our Electric-type friend Pikachu. Surfing Pikachu has been around for nearly as long as the Pokémon series itself, so during our monthlong celebration of Water-type Pokémon, we wanted to swim down this tributary and pay tribute to this unlikely wave rider. Cowabunga!

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