Give Pikachu a Face

Give Pikachu a Face

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Updated Mar 10, 2021 at 02:33PM EST by Adam.

Added Sep 11, 2009 at 07:19AM EDT by Jest.

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Give Pikachu A Face is an exploitable template with which users can take and create unique faces for the Pokémon Pikachu. The template of Pikachu's head is most popular but some edits have also used full-body images of Pikachu.


On June 6th, 2004, DeviantArt [1] Bioviral posted a drawing of Pikachu to their page (shown below).

In 2008, a 4chan anon posted the image to /b/, where users began using the image as an exploitable and adding faces to Pikachu. Though the link to the original thread appears dead,[7] KnowYourMeme user Dragod claims to have originally posted the picture.


Over the following years, the "Give Pikachu A Face" game spread to other forums. On April 25th, 2009, Something Awful[2] user Melted Clocks launched a thread for the game. On June 28th, the thread was added to the Something Awful "Comedy Goldmine"[3] (example posts shown below). Around this time, a thread was also posted to the GameStop[4] forums.

Threads based on the game have appeared multiple times in the decade since the game started on 4chan. On October 15th, 2014, a thread for the game was posted in the OnePlus[6] forums. On November 5th, 2017, a collection of "Give Pikachu a Face" images appeared on the Facebook page Listables.[5]

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External References

[1] DeviantArt – Pikachu

[2] Something Awful – 2009 Thread

[3] Something Awful – Comedy Goldmine Thread

[4] Gamestop – Photoshop This! [GIve Pikachu A Face]

[5] Facebook – Listables

[6] Oneplus – Give Pikachu a face!

[7] 4chanarchive – Draw Pikachu's Face

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I highly doubt anyone will ever believe me, but I was the one who posted the original template from Bioviral's picture. I didn't know about the full-body Pikachu threads, and I had this dumb idea to start a meme where this picture would be posted with the text "Pokanon, /b/". For some reason I thought this sounded like a good idea. Of course, no one did that and instead used it as template to draw random faces. I thought it died that night (I didn't go on /b/ terribly often) and saw it a few months later with people still using my original template. I have a way to tell if it's my template, but even my friends don't believe the "proof".

Just thought I'd share my story. Glad I contributed something worthwhile to the internet!


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