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Pikachu is not a goddamn mouse, and i don't care what the games tell me. It's some kind of small bear or marsupial perhaps, possibly a raccoon of some type, but it is Extremely Not a Mouse

The crux of my argument hinges on Raticate, who has nearly the same body shape of Pikachu, but actually has distinctive traits of rodents that Pikachu lacks entirely.

@sidd_harth0_5h4h
*me, manic, frenzy-eyed*

True though that may be, that is NOT what is being litigated here!

*I slam my desk and knock over a coffee mug, which shatters in a metaphor for my mental state. This legal case has taken its toll on me.*

@swiff alternative theory:

pikachu is still in rodentia, just in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinchil , which is why pikachu looks so radically different from a rat-like pokemon

still technically in rodentia but hella far away from a mouse. much closer evolutionary to chinchillas and viscachas

@swiff if pikachu wants to be a mouse i say let her

@swiff Pikachu is practically a koala. Pikachus are definitely marsupials 🙂

@swiff cyndaquil and sandshrew are also "mouse pokémon"

@behold3r
*My beverage glass immediately shatters in my grip as i hear you say those words*

@InternetEh @behold3r @georgespolitzer Ultimately, the question of what pikachu is is of lesser importance to me than emphatically arguing that it is not-- as Nintendo would have us believe-- an electric rodent of any kind

@behold3r@social.mootech.eu @swiff@wizzzard.online @InternetEh@dads.cool @georgespolitzer@monads.online an important question that needs to be answered though is do pikachus eat their own poop

because that is one of the defining characteristics of lagomorphs

@rain @georgespolitzer @swiff @InternetEh @behold3r I mean, it's never shown in the anime

but of course they do, pikachus give off that "eating their own poop" kind of energy

@behold3r @swiff cyndaquil is clearly some kind of marsupial, though. or maybe a monotreme like an echidna or platypus or something

@swiff Of course Pikachu isn't a mouse. The Pokedex clearly states that it is a tiny mouse

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