Pokemon Pikachu DS charger is full of win

Pokemon tat - sorry, merchandise - shows no sign of slowing down as Game Freak unveils its new Pikachu-shaped DSi charging dock. The more you look at it, the more bizarre it is. Is he about to eat it? Is he getting a bit too friendly with it? There's no need to decide.

Of course, the most likely explanation is that he's using one of his many electrical attacks to charge it (in which case it had better light up). Cute. It's out in Japan on September 18 for ¥3,980 (US$47/£30.50).

I can't really say it's a waste of money despite the fact you can plug your DS into the mains using the cable that came with it. A couple of years ago (crikey, about 11, now I think about it) I had one of these:

It was awesome. I mean, the clock was about a minute slow every couple of days and it ate batteries like I'd imagine an electric rodent probably would. Oh, and those eyes make you feel you constantly have to justify your very existence to him. But it was still awesome.

Come on - own up, who else has something this embarassing in their room?

27 Aug, 2010

Source: Kotaku


  • Turkeyboy094 - August 29, 2010 6:26 a.m.

    I have a pikachu that sings the pokemon theme song in Arabic.
  • Cwf2008 - August 28, 2010 3:27 a.m.

    I actually have a Pikachu clock o.O
  • Robusken - August 27, 2010 11:20 p.m.

    Would I buy this? Probably The problem is that it would give even more attention to my Ds that is constantly stolen by siblings.
  • Kieran712 - August 27, 2010 9:51 p.m.

    Does my huge blown up picture of Justin count...? Normally I wouldn't point out its a joke but I feel I have to lol
  • Thequestion 121 - August 27, 2010 5:35 p.m.

    That is so cool. I wouldn't mind having one lol
  • SteroidalSoldiersshotupmyanusandgavemeDyssynergicDefection - August 27, 2010 4:22 p.m.

    At first it looked like pikachu was taking a pee in a pokeball urinal to me.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - August 27, 2010 3:33 p.m.

    I had a Tigger alarm clock in my room until I was ELEVEN. Ha. It would go off at midnight every other week or so, which proved difficult during school- especially when I had to explain my lack of sleep to my naturally "KIDS SHOWS AM SUCK LAWL"-inclined friends.
  • Hydrohs - August 27, 2010 1:35 p.m.

    Embarrassing? What are you talking about. My room is lined with shelves of Pokemon merchandise.
  • thefreakysurgeon - August 27, 2010 1:24 p.m.

    wow. just wow.
  • breener96 - August 27, 2010 12:48 p.m.

    I don't really have anything embarrassing in my room now (Unless you count my 6 or so teddies) but I used to have something like that alarm clock. It was one of those motion sensor alarms that you would turn on at night and it would go off if someone came into your room. I had an "A Bug's Life" one aswell because I was just too awesome. Oh, wait. I'm still awesome *arrogant self-5*
  • LarzimusPrime - August 27, 2010 11:09 a.m.

    I Want.
  • FunkSoulBrother - August 27, 2010 10:58 a.m.

    Woah that's so intense...
  • lordvader178 - August 27, 2010 10:56 a.m.

    Need one. Now.
  • Darthspud - August 27, 2010 10:50 a.m.

    @ Justin LOL. Maybe thats what happens when Pokemon go to the Pokecentre, they get plugged into the mains!
  • GR_JustinTowell - August 27, 2010 10:45 a.m.

    Maybe it's £30 because you don't have to plug it in? Pikachu's just that powerful. *note: Mains connection required*
  • Xplosive59 - August 27, 2010 10:41 a.m.

    still not worth £30
  • destro - August 27, 2010 10:14 a.m.

    i want one first?

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