Captain Pikachu has exceptional flight abilities, giving him a tactical advantage in battle and superior maneuverability. Its ability to fly could suggest a potential Flying Tera, which could influence its personality and possibly have an impact on other Pokémon. The new Pikachu, Captain Pikachu, is different from Ash’s Pikachu and the series is making interesting choices with its characters, including Pokémon.
Pokémon Horizon may still have Pikachu, but as it turns out, Captain Pikachu actually has a special ability completely unlike anything Ash’s Pikachu is capable of, giving it some major tactical advantages in battle. war.
Captain Pikachu has proven himself to be a powerful fighter, both in real combat against Amethio and in training battles against Roy and Riko, but there’s always something interesting about its movements. Specifically, Captain Pikachu can easily dodge and move in mid-air, which Pikachu is usually not very good at. In fact, when Captain Pikachu fought Roy’s Wattrel and Fuecoco in episode 17, Captain Pikachu actually landed with a tail wag, slowing its landing and allowing it to land on its front legs. gracefully. However, Captain Pikachu isn’t just hovering in the sky erratically: he’s literally flying, a fact confirmed by the next episode’s title, which mentions “Flying Pikachu.” .
Captain Pikachu may have a flying Tera type
Of course, it is fitting that the “Captain” of the spaceship Pikachu has a love for the sky. More details about Captain Pikachu and how it learned this unique ability will be revealed in the next episode, but what’s really remarkable is that Captain Pikachu is completely capable of this. “Cap,” as Friede often calls him, seems to use his tail to gain momentum and change direction while in the air, giving him superior maneuverability over almost any opponent. Ash’s Pikachu is of course quite fast and agile, but he can never change direction in mid-air as clearly as Cap.
Cap’s ability to fly may in fact be a hint of its Tera Type, a subtype introduced in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet that can be activated with the Tera Orb, which Friede is known to possess. Friede’s Charizard, for example, has a Dark Tera Type, which Charizard usually doesn’t have. Captain Pikachu can also have a Flying Tera Type, which will indicate it has a balloon crown, if it Terastallize. If so, it’s an interesting decision to let a Pokémon’s Tera Type actually affect its personality in some way, and could have some impact on the Tera Type of other Pokémon in the series. not Terastallize yet.
While it’s unknown when Cap’s Tera Type will be confirmed, the fact that his ability to “fly” is a notable trait distinguishes the new Pikachu from Ash. Cap’s ability is significant in retrospect, as it used its tail to launch itself into the air during episode 7’s special training. Pokémon Horizon has made some very interesting choices with its characters, and that seems to now include Pokémon like Captain Pikachu.