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Hey You, Pikachu! is a Pokémon adventure game. The game allows you to speak directly to Pikachu via the Voice Recognition Unit (VRU) included with the game, in order to tell Pikachu what to do and help direct the adventures the two of you embark on.

The game features 20 different minigames which you and Pikachu play together. Some involve you catching water Pokémon, while another might send you search for ingredients for stew. When the minigame is over, you go back home and sleep, waking up the next day to play another game. As the game progresses more of the features and minigames are unlocked, and Pikachu's friendship meter will grow.

Pikachu will understand around 200 different words or simple phrases like "come here", "stop that", and "eat it". Voice communication is the primary method of interacting with the game, though the analog stick is used for navigation.


Hey You, Pikachu! Nintendo 64 Title screen

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Hey You, Pikachu! Logo
Hey You, Pikachu! Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Pikachu Genki Dechū" -- Japanese title
  • "ピカチュウげんきでちゅう" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

GameSpot Nov 03, 2000 8.3 out of 10 83
HappyPuppy Nov 20, 2000 5 out of 10 50
The Game Hoard Jan 03, 2018 3 out of 7 43
Gaming Age 2001 C- 42
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2001 4 out of 10 40
Game Revolution Nov 01, 2000 D+ 33
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2001 3 out of 10 30
Sharkberg Jun 24, 2015 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
The Video Game Critic Dec 30, 2007 F 0


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Don Komarechka (1622) added Hey You, Pikachu! (Nintendo 64) on Oct 24, 2006