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Comic 31: BUFFACHU

When Pokémon was going to be localized for the American market for the first time, Nintendo got suggestions to "make Pikachu more muscular". Luckily, they didn't go along with this.

Also, I can't draw muscles.


by TheMario360 at 31st Dec 2014, 6:06 AM

I can only imagine what the series would've been like if that actually happened. Good thing that idea was shot down.

by Zanreo at 31st Dec 2014, 6:20 AM

Haha yeah, I'm happy Nintendo didn't go along with this.

by RazorD9 at 31st Dec 2014, 7:15 AM

Huh, throw in some explosions for "good" measure and scantily clothed girls. Huh, starting to sound like a Michael Bay movie... I am sorry.

by Zanreo at 31st Dec 2014, 7:44 AM

Heh, bet Buffachu is friends with Angry Eyebrows Kirby...

Izumi Ryu
by Izumi Ryu at 3rd Jan 2015, 6:48 AM

What do you expect from America? (Besides, considering he one shot blasted Ridley, wouldn't that make him even more overpowered?)

by Zanreo at 3rd Jan 2015, 3:49 PM

Haha, yeah... wait, who one-shot blasted Ridley?

by Stever at 6th Jan 2015, 2:08 AM

Haha! Just throw muscles on something to make it america XD

by Zanreo at 6th Jan 2015, 2:46 AM

Haha, yeah xD

by CrazyGamer339 at 8th Jan 2015, 4:28 AM

Okay... Interesting fact to know... I can't even begin to imagine what the community reactions would be if Buffachu did happen. I wonder if the fanbase has ever done something along the lines of the muscular Pokemon concept. That would be interesting to see.

by Zanreo at 8th Jan 2015, 5:42 AM

Haha, the games sure would have been different! Don't think it would have caught on the same way...
Also... yeah, they definitely have done stuff like that. Google is your friend.*

* I take no responsibility for what Google might actually bring up.

by Katastrophic at 17th Jan 2015, 5:23 AM

Ha! Buff pikachu would've been hilarious and sad. Sadly hilarious.

by Zanreo at 17th Jan 2015, 5:40 AM

Yup, would just have looked ridiculous xD

by Sleeper at 23rd Jan 2015, 6:34 AM


by Zanreo at 23rd Jan 2015, 5:28 PM

Yep :D

by KAM at 11th Apr 2015, 3:41 PM


Mel Cormac
by Mel Cormac at 26th Mar 2016, 4:06 PM

"Do you even lift? Pika!"

by Zanreo at 26th Mar 2016, 5:26 PM


by Ajax at 26th Dec 2017, 8:19 PM

Thank every deity there might be that Nintendo decided not to listen to the people who said the Pokémon needed to be buff.

Turns out kawaii can sell in America.

by Zanreo at 27th Dec 2017, 6:13 AM

Yep... muscular Pikachu and other cute pokemon made all buff... a horrifying thought

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