Real Life Pikachus Auctioned for $925 Million

Posted on September 10, 2008

If you are a fan of anything Japan, then you have to know about Pikachu, the main character from the internationally famous cartoon Pokemon.

Some lucky people received the chance of a lifetime last new years eve, when a man claiming to have discovered a Pikachu forest offered to catch live Pikachus for around $925 million each through a Yahoo! Japan Auction.



The auction limited the number of Pikachus that would be caught to 20 and with the purchase of 3 months of Pikachu food, the seller would provide a 60 minute training video to help teach new owners how to properly raise a young Pikachu.

We figure anyone who was willing to pay the $925 million probably ended up with something like this in the mail:

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Sun Tzu has spent about 7 years in Asia traveling through Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Korea. A true fan of everything that is weird and strange, he decides in the end what is displayed and published on this site. Sun has previous experience writing for numerous print mags such as XLR8R, URB, and Movement Magazine.
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87 thoughts on “Real Life Pikachus Auctioned for $925 Million

  1. ella

    omg! that’s so cute! i watched picahu when i was small :) tho that looks like rats, except they just painted it so it would look like picachu…the ears are real…(i hope)

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    1. kyle

      The bottom one is just a rat, duh, whoever wrote the article was kidding saying he thinks it’s a hoax and that is what the people that buy them will receive, a rat made to look like a pikachu. As for the top picture, it’s legit, that’s what they actually look like, and I’m thinking about finding where this pikachu forest is and catching some for myself maybe, 925 million dollars a pikachu, big bucks, plus it would be killer to have one for myself.

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      1. Mike Deez

        YOU must be joking!! its’ all fake. haven’t you ever heard of Photoshop?!? the one on the top is cute tho; the bottom one made me crack up!! ROFL

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    1. Sun Tzu Post author

      Sorry to hear that. The story is that some really stupid person created an auction selling fake Pikachus at Yahoo Auctions. I thought it was funny and the questions on the Auction where funny.

      We focus on weird and crazy things that happen in Asia and this is weird and strange..

      Sorry you feel this is the worst post.. most say the worst is when I published a picture of my cat and nothing more..

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  2. Blob of Blue

    Well the first looks photoshopped and the second is spray-painted..perhaps could be some scam or what i dont know also ^^

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  3. Ldee

    make a video on youtube or prove something of action showing that living creater is actually a real life Pikachu. To prove it show the body of the thing with the rest he caught.

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  4. grace

    either those people bidding on it were A) deluding themselves for the tiny possibility it might be possible, B) bidding to prove that it was fake C)just dumb

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  5. syuni

    AT SOME POINT… I BELIEVE AND YET, ITSREALLY HARD TO BELIEVE THAT ITS TRUE TOO. BUT SHEIT, IF THERE WAS ACTUALLY ONE…. FCUK! I DONT CARE HOW MANY PEOPLE I HAVE TO RUN OVER TO GET TO THE PIAKCHU FOREST, IM GETTING MINE!

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  6. tere

    Well, it could be photoshopped, who knows, seeing how technologies grow these days, but it could be real too.
    Let’s not be too narrow minded and just see how things are. When the video is out, we’ll see how.

    If it is real, however, the seller of them has got to be careful.
    Why?

    Cos he’ll be facing robbery from Team Rocket, and he’d better be prepared incase he has heart attacks that he’ll be meeting with a talking cat. Meowth.

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  7. EMOMEYOU

    Wah hah hah! And they say white people were crazy? I think Asians, more specificly, Japanese…LOL! They have sooo much imagination, they could draw it out, and now they can create Pikachus out of hamsters and rats! LOL! HAH HAH! $925 million is too much when you can buy one from a petstore for $20 or less and fashion it out yourself for another $20 or less…LOL!

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  8. johnxmzzhang

    Even if it was real… Pikachu is just a giant yellow rat…. Its not like it will be able to thunderbolt or anything. -_- whats the point of having one?

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  9. :)

    Anyone who would fall for this and would seriously place a bid of even one dollar (or yen, or whatever) on this would deserve to lose everything, including their trachea. The gene pool must be cleaned sometimes.

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  10. SCB

    oh come one,
    I doubt that there are any running around in some forest,
    but I will not question as to whether they could genetically engineer something like that.

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  11. straight

    get an animal that looks like pikachu and dye it yellow!!!!everyone saying oh its fake its fake … ur idiots!!! u act like its impossible 2 dye a hamster yellow!!!! oh its photoshoped its photoshoped! not everything is photoshoped fucking nerds!!! ps im not saying its real im saying its possible

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  12. ayin

    is it real or fake??
    up 2 u, guyz..
    some part of me said that it was a PHOTOSHOPED..
    but the others, NOT!!
    ffiuuhh..

    uhm.. PIKACHU.. the manga 1..
    has no mousetache, rite??

    well, the question is..
    is that price include the PIKACHU THUNDERCLAP??
    hahaha..

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  13. Photoshop

    To all you flamers out there, stop stereotyping photoshop as a tool for false illustrations. If you think whatever can be done just by using photoshop, why don’t YOU go and use it yourself and try to make a pikachu out of a rat. If you can make it look this real then fine. Maybe its edited then fine, but you don’t have to find every flaw out of it right? Do you know what is appreciation? Can your standards of art even get near this? Get a photo of a rodent and PHOTOSHOP it, EVEN IF PHOTOSHOP IS A VERB. Talent and skills are needed to master PS, but most of all its the BRAIN. And losers like you lack it, so you go around flaming and blaming photoshop. Why don’t you go photoshop youself with an enormous dick, since you have loads of time to flame like douchebags online? Back off losers.

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  14. theo

    HA! This is funny as those ‘poodles’ that made the news not long ago that the new owners had trouble raising. They did not notice the hooves!

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  15. Daisy.

    This is ridiculously photoshopped. I mean, look at its eyes! Eliminate the chunks of white and you get little, itty-bitty eyes. Scary. Yeah, maybe some of it is real, but you never know.

    1/2 photoshopped; 1/2 air-brushed. Poor thing, it must have died by now.

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  16. Jake

    my new neighbor bought it and when he invited me over to help wash "Pikachu" the spray paint washed off and the "Pokemon Food" was actually rat food.

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  17. heyitsbrebabaaaay

    JUST BECAUSE THEY POST A VIDEO WON'T PROVE IT TO BE REAL OR NOT IF THEY DYED THEM AND DECORATED THEIR FUR. everyone knows they're fake. they look fake, and theirs no way. dumb people.

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  18. Lindsey Jo

    one of the cutest things i've ever seen…that is, if it was real. too bad it's not. they really should find a way to create pokemon for real. that would be so EPIC!!!

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  19. Om Nom Nom

    awww i saw the second picture and thought of them doing that to MY rat. anyone even ATTEMPTING to touch my little Victor to do this wouldn't just lose the left one, he'd lose both…
    when you look at the ears in the second pic, you can totally see how obviously photoshopped they are.

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  20. blargh

    I've dyed mice, its possible it was dyed but unlikely, mice are wriggly when you dye them so it wouldn't get the marking so straight.

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  21. ash

    team rocket its you your selling him for money give it back to me im ash now give it back or i will get balbasour and squtle to take it from you

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  22. Michael

    Ok if the bloke as $925 million. He is smart enough to know that its going to be fake. So fuck up about complaining about it

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  23. joey

    i think its photoshoped or its on of those a yelow rat had sex with a rat with big ears and black eyes cases but still looks photoshoped

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