Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Pikachu Variants by Susiron Pikachu Variants by Susiron
Some pikachu variations! 

The top pikachu is a standard, wild-caught Kanto pikachu. This pikachu sports pale yellow fur, simplistic cheek markings, and an average-length tail and ears.

The bottom-left pikachu is one bred for competitive fighting. This pikachu sports "erratic" markings, a darker fur colour (potentially "shiny"), a thicker build, a large jaw, and shorter ears and tail.

The bottom-right pikachu is one bred for contests. This pikachu exhibits soft and flowing fur, a very long tail with an exaggerated shape, long tapered ears, and breed-standard markings (particularly the stripes on its back, which must be well-pronounced and two in number).


Pokemon belong to Nintendo.
Drawn on SAI.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmaryskunk:
MarySkunk Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I always thought Pikachu was a bunny but if you look it up he's/she's a mouse
Reply
:iconstarlexiamoon:
StarlexiaMoon Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
There cute
Reply
:iconim-unimportant:
Im-Unimportant Featured By Owner Edited May 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
God, I love this.
Reply
:iconworkowatywilczek:
WorkowatyWilczek Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love those variants. Pikachu looks a little bit too much like canine here tho, but I'm ok with it
Reply
:icondragonstar1278:
Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
Looks pretty good.
Reply
:iconrioio:
rioio Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bottom left boi is angery 
(that meme's probably dead tho)
Reply
:iconthesolesurvivor2077:
TheSoleSurvivor2077 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this drawing but...isn't Pikachu a mouse. Anyway, I still really do like this drawing.
Reply
:iconmjkalasky:
MJKalasky Featured By Owner May 17, 2018
Yes.  But it was actually originally intended to be a squirrel, apparently kotaku.com/pikachu-wasnt-based…
Reply
:iconthebeardedcanuck:
theBEARDEDcanuck Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
Pikas are very mouse like, but they are more related to Rabbits... a bit noisier though.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4U9Ix…
Reply
:iconthesolesurvivor2077:
TheSoleSurvivor2077 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know we were discussing Pikachus, but thank you so much for linking to that video. Those little Pika things are so cute. :3
Reply
:iconthebeardedcanuck:
theBEARDEDcanuck Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
I just figured the Pikachu was based on them
Reply
:iconthesolesurvivor2077:
TheSoleSurvivor2077 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They do seem based on them.
Reply
:iconwolfimama:
wolfimama Featured By Owner May 16, 2018   General Artist
Pikachu is a Pikachu xD He's inspired by mice but honestly he could be interpreted as a lot of different real animals
Reply
:iconsusiron:
Susiron Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your comment here <3
Reply
:iconkiwi-ink:
Kiwi-Ink Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
His species in the pokedex literally says he is a mouse pokemon you know
Reply
:iconwolfimama:
wolfimama Featured By Owner May 16, 2018   General Artist
Actually, Pikachu's species is Pokemon.
bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wik…

Although I guess each individual pokemon would be a sub species?

He's a Mouse 'type' (I say type for lack of a better word) pokemon, but again, he's not an actual mouse, so honestly it's up for debate what species Pikachu might be if he was meant to be an IRL animal.
Reply
:iconkiwi-ink:
Kiwi-Ink Featured By Owner May 17, 2018
No, he's literally specified as mouse Pokemon, always has been. It's pretty common knowledge that all Pokemon have a species definition. Just as Arbok is a cobra, Pikachu is a mouse. So in real life it would be a member of the mouse family, easy as that. Not much to debate there, only wiggle room could be that he'd be a larger rodent than the common mouse. Nothing like this picture though.
Reply
:iconwolfimama:
wolfimama Featured By Owner May 17, 2018   General Artist
He is described as a mouse-like pokemon, but he's not an actual mouse. If he were, he'd look like an actual mouse, rather than..a chubby yellow bunny.

Let's step aside from descriptions because regardless of what he may be described as, he's not canonically a mouse. He's a Pokemon and his 'sub species' is Pikachu.
Mice don't have yellow fur, red cheeks, and then usually do not have stripes (Although there is a species that does have stripes, they're vertical along the back so they're not really similar to Pikachu's.
He looks very similar to a rabbit, but he also stands on two legs very often, and he also has a long tail relative to his body size. Which this information, I would say the closest animal in resemblance to him, at least in terms of anatomy and not color, would be the Jerboa.
The have long thin ears, have a long tail, and they stand on two feet.

I rest my case xD
Reply
:iconwolfimama:
wolfimama Featured By Owner May 17, 2018   General Artist
i blocked you because i dont want to argue about a yellow rat
this is block evading you know
Reply
:iconwolfimama:
wolfimama Featured By Owner May 17, 2018   General Artist
Like, who the hell knows, maybe im wrong, but is it really worth it to evade block just to prove a point about a pokemon?
are you serious?...
Reply
:iconfalidy:
Falidy Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You rest a case that really is not convincing at all, fine by me. Have you actually seen a jerboa? Can't recall Pikachu ever having long thin legs and a long bushy tail that drags on the ground. Its ears are also nowhere near a rabbit ear. While I can see other rodents being similar, Pikachu's body was literally designed from a mouse and inspiration of a squirrel for tail and cheeks. So those two would be most likely. You do realize mice can stand on their back feet frequently and do so, yeah? You say step aside from description and then continue to describe his physical appearance being fantasy colored, in a fantasy franchise, when the canon description is calling it a mouse pokemon. Also you keep dismissing the fact that Pikachu is quite literally a mouse Pokemon in canon. The "chu" in his name comes from the "sound mice are making" as stated by the designer. So there is no point in arguing honestly. Pikachu is and stays a mouse Pokemon in canon, regardless of your interpretation. i.gyazo.com/424168c2228e763f4f…

I rest my actually researched and not personal preference based case. But quite funny to be blocked because someone doesn't want to acknowledge canon facts.
Reply
:iconsusiron:
Susiron Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can point to canon as much as you want, but that doesn't change the fact that pikachu looks absolutely nothing like a mouse lmao

Its ears are closest to a rabbit, its general body shape is closest to a hamster, its size is closest to a rabbit/small dog (pikachu's personality is also similar to a pet dog's), its front legs are much thicker than its hind legs which could be likened to a mole or badger. Its hind paws are the most mouse-like thing on a pikachu, but even then there are a multitude of other rodents and small mammals that you could liken pikachu's hind legs to. The cheeks and tail are inspired by a squirrel, but we're talking about cheeks that literally store electricity and a tail that is literally shaped like a lightning bolt.

You don't get brownie points for being a boring git that looks down on people for not siding with canon. You can tote facts and scream about the canon intentions of a design all you want, but that doesn't change the fact that we are talking about a fictional yellow creature that stores electricity in its face. Get off your high horse and find something more productive to do with your time. If you're so adamant about pikachu being a mouse, go draw it as such and brag all you want in the description about how Accurate and Noble your designing choices are.
Reply
:iconsusiron:
Susiron Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*WINKS* 
Reply
:iconthesolesurvivor2077:
TheSoleSurvivor2077 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True
Reply
:iconloveislaw:
LoveIsLaw Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
Very nice~ ^^


You get a watch. I like your style. ^^
Reply
:iconsusiron:
Susiron Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! C: <3
Reply
:iconspottedrexrabbit:
spottedrexrabbit Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist
This is a cool idea
Reply
:iconsammyplays13:
SammyPlays13 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Woah! Very cool!!
Reply
:iconultrastallion:
UltraStallion Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool :thumbsup:
Reply
:iconezio444:
ezio444 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
Very cool take on Pikachu :D
Reply
Flagged as Spam
Hidden by Owner
:iconsusiron:
Susiron Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please don't respond to spam with crude slurs... 
Just flag it as spam
Reply
:iconruthlesskittens:
ruthlessKittens Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do u think u can delete their comment too?;;
Reply
:iconsusiron:
Susiron Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd considered it, and now it's blocked, sorry bout that. Lots of rude people around tonight it seems
Reply
:iconruthlesskittens:
ruthlessKittens Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm very sorry! I hope it wont be like that for too long. enjoy what you can~ :)
Reply
:iconsusiron:
Susiron Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries, it just seems to be an unfortunate downside to having an unconventionally designed popular character on the trending page ahaha
Thank you! Have a nice night, and sorry again for leaving that comment visible it was a bit of an oversight
Reply
:iconthe-shrimp:
The-Shrimp Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Student Digital Artist
i'm curious, what did it originally say?
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconlid-d:
Lid-d Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Student General Artist
Great interpetation
Reply
:iconatram95:
atram95 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!

Reply
:iconsupersupermario24:
SuperSupermario24 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
Oh wow I like these :3
Reply
:iconkleoite:
Kleoite Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I too was thinking about drawing some pokemons in a more realistic way but apparently you're already doing it perfectly *-*
Reply
:iconsusiron:
Susiron Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, there are never enough realistic/semi-realistic Pokemon interpretations, I say go for it! C:
Reply
:iconsirpetrai:
SirPetrai Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
Genetics Made this?
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
May 15
Image Size
1.7 MB
Resolution
5032×2962
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
3,832
Favourites
1,497 (who?)
Comments
90
Downloads
18
×