Electrogenesis, electrical discharge and storage in Pikachu

Rikesh Kunverji


Using Pokédex entries and electric eels as a model organism, this paper will discuss generation, storage and discharge of electricity in Pikachu. Due its high voltage, generation of electricity using electrocytes alone is unlikely due to the unfeasible concentration gradient required. Electrocyte sodium channels are also likely activated by serotonin due to electrical discharge being dependent on the organisms emotional state. Pikachu cheek pouches store vast amounts of electrical energy and would likely require a capacitance akin to modern supercapacitors. 


Computer Game; Anime; Biology; Electrogenesis; Pokémon; Pikachu

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