Talking robot Pikachus

Wednesday June 13th, 2018 0 By Erik Weber-Lauridsen

Japanese toymaker Takara Tomy is making HelloPika, a talking Pikachu robot that looks like the perfect technological companion.

Pikachu responds to your voice, with his various cries of “Pika!” covering the surprising range of emotion the character is known for. Sometimes he’s cute, sometimes he’s sleepy, and sometimes he sings. He might even be feeling cranky, but he generally looks to be in a cheerful mood in the preview videos.

HelloPika officially goes on sale Aug 4, priced at 3,229 yen, and can already be ordered online here directly from Takara Tomy.