I have, like, three other Pokemon related drawings I need to finish, yet I dropped everything to sketch this up once I heard about Pikachu's third form (would be fourth now) that almost made it into Red/Blue/Green but was cut out because it was too strong (seriously, IN GEN 1!!!). A few other people have tried their hand at drawing it, and while there are many good ones with clever idea's, I wanted to make mine look a bit more "demonic" (with Gorochu's pose inspired by The Pokemon Yellow box art).
For those of you who haven't heard yet, this Gorochu is the evolved form of Raichu that was supposed to come complete with fangs and horns and look "more monstrous". Honestly, not the hugest fan of the Pikachu line, but knowing that one of the biggest pop icon's could have so easily been related to another, more demonic looking form, got me really motivated to draw it. Gotta get around to coloring it sometime in the near future. I mean, twenty-two years of Pokemon, and only now do we learn that its freaking mascot was meant to have a game-breaking, scary looking evolution. I mean...wow.
Here's the article for anyone who wants to read it: http://www.siliconera.com/2018/05/03/pikachu-originally-second-evolution-called-gorochu-large-fangs-two-horns/ (Pikachu Originally Had A Second Evolution Called ‘Gorochu’ With Large Fangs And Two Horns - Siliconera)
Pokemon is Copyright Nintendo, Gamefreak, ect...seriously, Gorochu for Pokemon Switch plz