A Peek At The Upcoming “Top Secret” Pokémon Game Featuring Pikachu

By Sato . October 21, 2013 . 6:25pm

Earlier this month, it was revealed that a new Pokémon game featuring series mascot Pikachu is currently in the works, and while details are scarce, it is said to be a game that will be using “playfulness” as a weapon to take on the world. Japanese TV network NHK shared a glimpse of the “top secret” title earlier today.


In addition to examining the success behind the Pokémon franchise, NHK’s TV program, called “Professional—Style of Work,” will be showcasing a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the “top secret Pokémon” game, that will be featuring Pikachu. This will be the first time a development of a Pokémon title will be shown to the public.


While not much of the game was shown in the sneak peek, we get a glimpse at what appears to be someone holding a magnifying glass to look at Pikachu, and another part that shows what looks like motion-capture to control Pikachu’s facial expression. You can watch a clip from the episode at this link.


Pokémon producer and CEO of the Pokémon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara will be making an appearance in the full episode of the special program, which will be airing on October 28. You can spot him in the video preview, too.

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  • GHAmer

    pikachu’s face in 3rd screenshot is scary as hell

    • Espoir

      “My precious…”

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Pray you dont see the Gif.

        Let me guess this is a streetpass game.

  • Bunzi

    Oh my god it looks like a genetically modified human baby

    • chibidw

      It’s the next logical step.

    • MiniTaurus

      Yeah… too much realism X_X

  • Arrei

    Jesus, Stink-Eye Pikachu is terrifying.

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    Oh no, someone decided to cross Pikachu, a Sim and Seaman together.

  • Dave_O_Segundo


  • Kyle McDaniel

    I can’t stop laughing

    • You and me both. Oh my god.

  • Wow, they weren’t kidding when they said this could adversely affect Pikachu’s popularity if they screwed up. Whatever this game is, they’d better have that mocap down to perfection by the time it comes out, or there’ll be no point to this whole exercise.

    • Well…Pikachu is a really good impersonator…

      That’s about all I’ve got on this.

  • Altumn

    With that bottom picture I would have guessed Pokemon dissection.

  • Pinwheel

    That looks beyond creepy.

  • ronin4life


  • Max

    I’m legit scared.

  • Taedirk

    I see you up there, 3DS background. I wonder if this one will be decently optimized unlike X/Y’s abomination of an attempt.

  • Heisst

    I thought it was Pikaman at first.


  • Rayshawn Davis

    Wow, rape-face Pikachu is intimidating! Owo

  • konsama

    We need a figure with rape face pikachu, will totally rival perv face woody.

  • Nitraion

    >>>First time shown in public
    >>>Show rape face pikachu
    Me: Okayyyyy……. ._.

  • Syde Tokai

    decided to watch the link hoping it was just a bad picture of pikachu. OH GOD was that a bad idea

  • Lynx

    -rape face Pikachu

    It’s Hentai Woody all over again.

    For those not in the know about the mentioned;

    Warning: Your childhood WILL die.

    • Nice Boat Quatro

      Rapechu used Harden…

    • EX+

      Haha, omg! That shit’s hilarious!

  • You know, I am gonna miss sleeping. It was a good run.

  • ReidHershel


  • The scary part isn’t the Pikachu image per se, but the Human Face mesh itself on the left of the image. Why does it have that expression? What’s its… “Top Secret” purpose?

  • Voltech44

    Looks like somebody wants a hug…

  • MasterScrub

    His time has come

    • wat_wat

      It’s ok. I didn’t want a good night’s sleep anyway.

    • ArmoredBoar

      how the hell did you manage to leak tomorrow’s Smash U update

    • AuraGuyChris

      It actually is hilarious to watch when it walks.

      • Juan Andrés Valencia


        It basically looks like a man using heels and a weird Pikachu cosplay trying to look natural.

    • hazelnut1112

      Thank you, that was the first thing that popped in my head when I saw the headline picture.

    • neocatzon

      Mom, I’m afraid..

    • MegaPikachu?

      • J_Joestar

        more like NegaPikachu

    • AnimusVox


    • Morricane


  • RazeXI

    …*releases his pikachu in x*

  • DesmaX

    “daaaaayuuum gurl”

  • Rob Wu

    That Pikachu is creepy as hell.

  • FlyingPony

    That Pikachu look cocky as hell. Its like he’s saying “You ain’t gonna catch me, buddy.”

    • Nice Boat Quatro

      “Because I’m the one who is going to catch you.”

  • That Pikachu is creepy man…….

    • Jettythesunfish

      Now was there a reason for that Reisen?

      • neocatzon

        She can’t be an useless-bunny-that’s-only-good-for-her-sex-appeal forever.

        • anarchy_panty

          Please don’t bully Reisen.

          • neocatzon

            Tonight we have rabbit stew!

  • Azzrem

    kill it kill it kill it!!!! that thing is evil! 1 or 2 more generation he’s gonna rule the world!!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Its Hey you Pikacku 2

    • hazelnut1112

      aka Hey U Pikachu!!

  • And they say Espurr’s creepy.

  • Greg

    That face. I’m scared. Very scared.

  • 3PointDecoupage

    Why can’t we have a game starring Bulbasaur?

    • Miss_Madness

      In the one pokemon mystery dungeon games you can play as a bulbasaur I think.

  • Alexander Aubert

    yankee pikachu, very nice indeed

  • hazelnut1112

    I guess someone touched his sweet spot in Pokemon Amie.

  • surakian

    Can I forget I saw that?

  • Spirit Macardi

    “Japanese TV network NHK shared a glimpse of the “top secret” title earlier today.”

    Wait, NHK… That explains why this looks so horrible: IT’S A CONSPIRACY!

  • s07195

    That thumbnail picture will be in my nightmares… Wait till someone uses it in creepypasta….

  • Shady Shariest

    Dat Face…

  • RisukuAozora


  • Pikachu, I choose y–never mind, please stay in the ball.

  • Dakota

    That is the face of nightmares

  • Omnicidal Neutral

    The uncanny valley is strong with this one. I can’t see how this could go wrong!

  • Either Pikachu is high (since X&Y did well, he can maintain his “habit”), got lucky or the reincarnation of Chucky.

  • Byas

    This mo-cap reminds me of a scientist in Couriway Town’s pokecenter (in XY) talking about a machine that turns people into pokemon and if anyone would actually want that… Maybe it’s talking about this project?

    • Lynx

      Thought he was referring to Bill in Gen 1?

      • Byas

        Wasn’t Bill just using a costume and got stuck in it?

        • Lynx


          You had to literally put him in the machine as he was a Rattata (or was it a Pidgey?) pull the switch and he popped out in human form.

          • Byas

            True, just searched about it. My memories messed up the anime’s Bill (where he gets stuck on a kabuto costume) and the game one, sorry. >_<

  • MPHavoc


    Hey buddy, I think you can field this one for me.


  • leingod

    Why can’t they just make a regular Pokemon game for Wii U? I’m pretty sure that’d fix the console’s sales in one shot.

    • Anime10121

      Because its the Pokemon Company :(

      They dont want what we (or at least I) want :(

      • leingod

        that’s a shame :/

  • AJ

    “Pikachu’s Prostate Exam Gaiden”

  • NoOneSeesWhatWeSee

    What have you done, science?

  • Renaldi Saputra

    I just can say…

  • King mogz

    lol. That face on Pikachu…XD

  • Virevolte

    Can we stop having this as a post-it ? ^^”

  • Steven Higgins

    That last pic…
    Never thought I’d go here but, KILL IT! KILL IT WITH FIRE!
    It looks like it has Downs Syndrome.
    I’m betting this will be called “Derpachu” all over the internet by tomorrow, if it isn’t already

  • Erwin MadJelly

    Didn’t expect this day to arrive…

  • Neophoton

    That last one… is just horrifying.

  • J_Joestar


  • Tg

    My image of cute cuddly Pikachu has been forever shattered by his birthplace. If this new technology involves AR, I’m going to take a 3DS picture of my Pikachu plushie and cross connect it with that “new” technology so no human face mingles with it. Pikachu must stay purrrreeee!!! :0

  • Zoozbuh

    Christ, whoever picked that thumbnail for this article needs to sort their life out. That derpy demented Pikachu creeped me the hell out!!

  • Nice Boat Quatro
    • Zero_Destiny

      Looks more like he/she found a hot girl/boy……..


      Then again, the connotations of thaaaaaaaaaat. D:

  • FFmax

    Dat face.

  • I heard about this on Kotaku, I’m creep out by Pikachu’s creepy face.

  • fireemblembeast

    The creepy pikachu face should totally be a meme.

  • artemisthemp

    Slenderchu The game

  • xe7en

    Pic need caps: “Pika pika bitches!”

  • mike dickson

    thats not even his final form !

  • AnimeRemix

    I can’t even…

    Just… Wut.

  • AnimusVox
  • Kaihedgie

    Every now and then, horror receives a new face. It especially likes this one.

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