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Pikachu Genki Dechu FAQ Version .2
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© Adam Einhorn - cainedna@earthlink.net This FAQ may not be reproduced without 
explicit permission given by the author, and all that jazz. I am serious about all of this, of 
course.

This FAQ can be found currently only at www.gamefaqs.com.

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v .2, June 24, 1999 - Second edition. A bit more in this edition. I took out the Japanese 
text, as there are some inconsistencies with MS Word and all sorts of other crap. Sorry. I 
added a lot and edited a lot, but any help that can be given is very much needed!

v .1, June 23, 1999 - First Edition. Incomplete, very much so.

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- Introduction - 
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        This is my first attempt at writing any sort of FAQ, so if I fail to provide any 
information about the game that one would consider mandatory in an FAQ, e-mail me and 
I'll try to improve the FAQ if at all possible.

        I recently purchased Pikachu Genki Dechu for the Nintendo 64 (Genki = Healthy, 
energetic, dechu = corrupted version of Pikachu's speech saying "desu", meaning is. 
Thus, "Pikachu is Doing Great") while on a class trip to Japan. The main selling point for 
this game is that it's one of the first console games that actually responds when you talk to 
it. The game comes with a microphone unit that it plugged into the fourth controller port, 
which can either be worn on a ring that hangs on your neck (which I found uncomfortable) 
or on a piece of plastic that you can wrap around the main controller (my choice).

        I ran in to a lot of problems in the game, as my Japanese wasn't quite at the level I 
thought it was. A lot of other people (actually, the only people I'd heard of having the 
game) also seemed to be having problems, as well. There is, as far as I can tell, no 
additional information about this game anywhere on any English speaking sites.

        This is not a walkthrough. This is an FAQ at the moment (this may change), and 
will just cover the basics, to help people through. If enough requests and information 
comes in, this may change.

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- Characters - 
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        Pikachu - A yellow mouse Pokemon. Incredibly cute, free-willed, and stubborn. 
Known for his powerful electric attacks. Pre-evolution before Raichu (doesn't happen in 
this game).

        Dr. Oak (Ookido Hakase) - Will call you on occasion from your TV, to help you 
train Pikachu. Pikachu is your friend, of course!

        Mom (Mama) - Will encourage you, and play a very small part in the game. She 
likes Pikachu a lot. 

        You - Generic boy, though Nintendo's VMS system is very adaptable, and will 
work for girls as well. 

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- Controls -
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        Joystick - Movement, or look around. Sometimes you can only move around 
Pikachu, or you can move much like a first person shooter... aside from the fact that 
you don't shoot anything. Come on, this is a cute game...

        Z  or L Button - Hold this when you want to speak to Pikachu. Most used button.
        
        A Button - Pick up item, or use item (usually throw it). This will be the second-
most used command in the game.

        B Button - Find information on an item. Useful to find out what something is 
called, if your Japanese vocabulary isn't quite up to par. The item or creature's name 
should be in red.

        Start Button - Go to your toolbox. This has all of the items that you can use outside 
of the house, such as your Pocket Helper or Onigiri. (yum! ^_^)

        C Up Button - Look at Pikachu. This button can be pressed to look directly at 
Pikachu at all times, useful if you're having a hard time finding him.

        C Left and Right Buttons - Look to the left or right.

        C Down Button - Look around pivoted where you are. Useful to look at things with 
the pointer, attracting Pikachu's attention to it.

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- Pikachu's Vocabulary -
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        This is going to be a very incomplete list, for the first version of this FAQ. If 
anyone knows of any words in addition that Pikachu understands, please e-mail me, so that 
I might add to this FAQ!

        However, there is one thing that you should know before having played this game 
at all, which is basic linguistics of Japanese, and if at all possible, a knowledge of hiragana 
and katakana.
        
        Japanese phonetics are simplified like this.

        Every Japanese character ends with one of the 5 basic vowels.

        A, as in "car".

        I, as in the e in "eat".

        U, pronounced like "oo"

        E, as in the e in "bed".

        O, as in "oh".

        There are the basic 5 vowels, and 5 variants of each consonant, ending with the 
verbs (i.e. a i u e o, ka ki ku ke ko, sa shi(si) su se so, etc.)

        That should help with pronounce the words correctly to Pikachu.

        For additional help in reading Hiragana and Katakana, I suggest looking online for 
simple lessons. The game is playable without understanding the characters, but it makes it a 
whole lot tougher.

        Onto the words, finally.

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- Vocabulary -
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        Kawaii! - Cute! Pikachu normally reacts by blushing, and 
shaking his head, further proving the point.

        Nagete - Not sure of the literal meaning, but I'm assuming it means "throw it".

        Dame da! - No good! Say this to Pikachu to get the meaning across to him that 
whatever he's holding or doing is bad.

        Tabete ii yo! - You can eat it! Means what it sounds like. Pikachu will probably eat 
it. He lots of things.

        Kore! - Means "this", hopefully calling attention to whatever your cursor is 
pointing at.

        Juuman Boruto - 100,000 Volt Bolt. Pikachu will use 
his thunder shock on what you're pointing at.

        Denki Shokku - Electric shock. Another Pikachu 
attack, Used in other situations, if the other attack won't work.

        Yonde ii - I'm not sure about the translation for this, but it summons Koiru 
(Japanese name. US name?) to take your vegetable in the Fushigidane (Bulbasaur) levels.

        Migi - Right (direction). Used in the Fushigibana (Ivysaur) level. Pikachu will 
hopefully turn 90 degrees to the right.

        Hidari - Left (direction). Used in the Fushigibana (Ivysaur) level. Pikachu will 
hopefully turn 90 degrees to the right.
        
        Hantai - Opposite (direction). Also used in the Fushigibana level. Not hentai, you 
perv. ^_^ Pikachu will turn around.

        Soko da! - There! Use that to tell Pikachu where the watermelon is at, in the 
Fushigibana level. When he's positioned right, tell him this, and he'll strike out, hopefully 
smashing the watermelon.

        Ganbatte! - Do your best! Use this when fishing, and Pikachu needs 
encouragement. I also used this to smash the really big watermelon, but I don't know if 
this helped or not.

        Narashite mite!  - Play it for me! Use this to make him play the harmonica. It's 
sooooo cute!

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- Items -
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        This section is a listing of items and their Japanese names, to help you if Pikachu is 
doing something wrong to them, like eating them, or whatever.

        Ball (Booru) - Toy ball. You can use it yourself to throw with A, and it should be 
in your toolbox.
        
        Onigiri - Rice ball/triangle thing. Fairly traditional food in Japan. Eaten as 
commonly as say a sandwich in the US. They're rice, usually with some seaweed to hold it 
together. They can have umeboshi (an odd pickled plum type-food, tasting kind of like 
sour blood?) inside, which Pikachu does *not* like. I don't like umeboshi, either.

        Shinai - You get this for beating the Fushigibana level enough times. Pikachu 
doesn't seem too interested in it, though.

        Light bulb (denkyuu) - Pikachu touches it an it lights up. It drains his electricity, 
and I'm assuming you use it in some cave section, or something. I don't know of any.

        Fishing tools (tsuribari) - You have this in your inventory, and use it automatically 
when you go to fishing levels.

        Megaphone (megahon)  - If Pikachu is far away, you can use this to call him closer. 
Use it if Pikachu runs away to call for him.

        Harmonica (haamonika)  - A cute little harmonica. It's really adorable to watch him 
play it!

        Balloon (fuusen)  - A balloon. You can get a red and blue one, and when you give 
either to Pikachu, it blows up in his face. No use known.

        Water can (jooro)  - Give this to Pikachu so that he will water the Nozonokusa (US 
name unknown) or VilePlumes (Japanese name unknown), after he's checked out that 
they're Pokemon, not just plants that resemble it.

        Big Water Can (deka jooro)  - Just like the other water can, except that it holds a lot 
more water.

        Vegetables (yasai) - I'm just going to list a number of them here. (If anyone has any 
more to add, email me)
        
        Carrot = Ninjin
        Apple (not a vegetable, I know) = Ringo 
        Potato = Imo 
        Mushroom = Kinoko 
        

        Pocket Helper - An item that helps you with different things. Here's the menu.

        Menu - Has the list of things the Pocket Helper can do.

        Jootai - Lists things like where Pikachu is, how many P points you have (don't 
know what they are for), and I think how many times Pikachu has heard you.

        Nissuu - How many days you've spent with Pikachu. (game days)

        Settei - Settings, such as Mono/Stereo, volume levels and joystick calibration.

        There's a lot more, but none comes to mind. If anyone has anything to add, again, 
email me at cainedna@earthlink.net.

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- FAQ -
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        Not really an "FAQ" per se, as no one has asked anything yet.

        Q. Pikachu just won't listen to me!

        A. There are a number of things going wrong. Number one, make sure all of your 
connections are in right. Second, make sure that you're holding the Z or L button, and that 
the icon at the bottom left of the screen is highlighted when you do so. Also, make sure 
Pikachu is in range. If the bubble comes out to Pikachu, and there is still no response, it 
could simply be that your linguistics are still off. Practice, that's all I can say. ^_^

        Q. Pikachu turns on my N64, and plays some game. What is that?

        A. It's a Pokemon naming game. However, since this is a Japanese game, you'll 
have to name the Japanese names of the Pokemon. There is a FAQ at GameFAQs.com for 
Pokemon Stadium 2 by Paul Springer. I didn't ask for permission to link to his FAQ, but I 
assume that he won't have any problem with it. 

http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/n64/faq/pokemon_stadium_2.txt

        Q. Fushigidane (Bulbasaur) says something to Pikachu, and vegetables appear 
above his head! What am I supposed to do?

        A. This is a level I'm not sure about, totally. I think you're supposed to go to the 
forest and collect the items that appear above his head, and have Koiru take them. 
However, when I do this right, Fushigidane gives Pikachu something to eat, which his 
stomach reacts badly to. I may be wrong about this.

        Q. Pikachu is baby-sitting Catterpies, and one became sick! What should I do?

        A. Pikachu has an idea what to do, but he needs your help! Follow him to a tree, 
and point at an apple in it. Tell Pikachu to use a shocking attack, and he'll knock it down 
and feed it to the sick Catterpie. You can also choose to use the ball to knock it down, but 
it's much more difficult. Eventually, your Catterpies will grow until the evolve into 
Metapods, then into Butterfrees. (as far as I know, these Pokemon names carried over to 
the US).
        
        Q. I'm at XxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxX, and don't know what to do next!

        A. Try re-visiting areas you've been to, collecting different items, or giving 
different tools to Pikachu. Past that, I don't know how to beat the game yet, so it could just 
be (as far as I know) that there is no end to the game. If anyone has any information, once 
again, please email me, and I'll add to the FAQ! Thank you, in advance!

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- Recognition -
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        No one has submitted anything yet, but if anyone does.... well, your name would 
be listed here.

        Paul Springer - For writing a FAQ on Pokemon Stadium that I linked to, rather than 
listing the Japanese Pokemon names.
 http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/n64/faq/pokemon_stadium_2.txt

        This FAQ is not written to infringe on Nintendo's rights, Ambrella's, Game 
FREAK, or any other party responsible for making this truly original game.