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Gorochu Artwork by Emdy93 Gorochu Artwork by Emdy93
These days has been revealed that pikachu in the first concept would have a second Evolution after Raichu, Gorocho/Gorochu.
Thats my interpretation based on the descritpions.
He would be surely a simple design 'cause of the software of the time, so i didn't overdid with the design and stayed minmalistic as possibile
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AzoreanMutt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Student Artist
Dude, I love this design the most from all those I've seen and it's the most accurate. I wish Nintendo would just accept this idea. Before I found you, I had put the image on the left on my phone lock screen and it makes me smile every time I see him.
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kingofpain0 Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think they should readd him to the games I think Pikachu deserves a fourth evolution
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SpireEx Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, mi piacciono le corna e le orecchie così vicine ;)
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TheAdmirerOfGoodArt Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
  Wow...I absolutely love it! It has an extra sense of "coolness" and "toughness", and definitely looks like it'd be usable in the OU tier...yet, it still maintains the same type of cuteness that the rest of the Pikachu line shares. Making it a cool and cute Pokemon...which are my favorite types! Cute but still powerful are my favorites! 
 
  My only nitpick is that it sort of just looks like a bigger Raichu...but then again, Raichu just sort of looks like a bigger Pikachu. And Dewgong just sort of looks like a bigger Seel. And Poliwrath just sort of looks like a bigger Poliwhirl. A lot of gen 1 Pokemon just sort of looked like bigger and cooler version of their pre-evolutions! So it fits right in! 

  Plus, while more or less subtle, the different ears, horns, fangs, and red-orange fur coat do make it look WAY cooler than Raichu! 
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Psychicmelodies Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish Gorochu was real.
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NexusPieXIII Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Goruchu Sprite by NexusPieXIII Tada!
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NexusPieXIII Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this I'm trying to sprite my own version right now taking cues from yours or just doing this one it's really good 
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SummonerStripclub Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
I'd actually want this bean
Raichu's (not the Alolan one that looks great) 3D model hella sucks in game I would hope this guy would fair much better tho
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kurofur Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a pretty cool design! I really like it! :3
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PokemonHeroes Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
It looks more like an Alolan form than an evolution. Still looks great though.
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GrubbinPokegamer Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
gorochu looks so cool! I made a petition to make it a real pokemon!

www.change.org/p/nintendo-give…
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wolf14vargen14 Featured By Owner Edited May 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
it almost was but was not added due to balance issues which is weird
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Raptor-177 Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The articles say it "would've been terrifying" but c'mon, that's fricken adorable
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Omega7321 Featured By Owner May 5, 2018
My take on the potential stats: Electric/Ground Lightning Rod HA: Static Touch (Poison Touch but with Paralysis). 70/110/75/120/85/136 Total:596 The 136 speed and ground typing would be necessary to give it in a meta where Mega Manectric and Jolteon exist. It would also be cool to see an alolan-imagining of this design, nice work! ^ ^ 
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LordBlackTiger666 Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I love this "fake-true" evolution! :D :heart:
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Curnott Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
Not bad at all, it still clearly looks a bit like Pikachu/ Raichu and the drawing on it's own looks fantastic. Only criticism I can give is that I imagined it looking just a bit more "monstrous" by being a bit taller and bulkier and maybe having a bit more of an angrier expression. But that's just me, for what it's worth it's a really cool speculation on what it's look like.  
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Kitsune257 Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
I think Gorochu was inspired by Raijin the thunder god.
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wolf14vargen14 Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
obviously
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kurofur Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think so too, the description of Gorochu they gave sounds a lot like Raijin. With that in mind, you can tell what Gorochu probably looks like 
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Trax800 Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
Awesome design dude! Considering its description, it probably would have an Electric/Dark dual type. Certainly an interesting combination never seen before in a Pókemon.

So I have a question: would you give me permission to use your design in a future fangame that I'm working? Obviously I will give you credit, of course.
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FnrrfYgmSchnish Featured By Owner May 5, 2018
It wouldn't have been Dark because there was no Dark type in the first generation.

Though I suppose having the type added in Gold/Silver (like how Magnemite and Magneton became part Steel type then) would  be a possibility.
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Trax800 Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
Obviously if Gorochu were added as a 2º gen Pokémon, it would have the Dark type.
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Saiyan5Nine-Tails Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
With a look like that, the little monster could have been an Electric/Dragon, for all we know (or Electric/Psychic).  

He wasn't included because of game-balance, so he may have hit like an antimatter-powered truck with dual typing.
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SayToyBoat3TimesFast Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Professional General Artist
I heard about this too.  Terrific job!
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Nintenfreak Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
God i need Gorochu in my life.  Oh you should do Alolan Gorochu too
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Arventus Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
I never knew that I needed something so badly in my life until I saw this and heard about Gorochu. :'D amazing work!
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Simply-Asa Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
News travels fast, and so does fanart apparently..

Not bad!
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xinbra Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
Until today, I never knew that Pikachu had a second evolution before Pok√©mon was released. Of course I wouldn't have expected it. 
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