Notched-ear Pichu's English name possibly revealed

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Dub name may be Spiky-eared Pichu
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  • Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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A new advertisement on Poké has recently appeared. It features the ear of the Pokémon previously known as the Notched-ear Pichu, but when looking into the URL of said ad's Flash file, it refers to it as the Spiky-eared Pichu, possibly revealing its English name. There is a chance that this name is only used in-coding for the site, or it could change before the final revelation.

This special Pichu was first featured in the twelfth Pokémon movie, Arceus and the Jewel of Life, with an event Pokémon known as the Pikachu-colored Pichu distributed to commemorate the said Pichu. The Spiky-eared Pichu is obtained in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver after bringing the Pikachu-colored Pichu to the shrine in Ilex Forest. This female Pichu will join players at level 30, with the moves Volt Tackle, Helping Hand, Swagger and Pain Split. It will also hold the Zap Plate, a reference to its role in the movie.