in his review he states:
---- "You won't see a single Pikachu until well after you've beaten the game,"
would i get in trouble from The Escapist for saying that he's WRONG? There are actually 2 Pickachu in the game before u complete it, neither u can battle, but one is on a poster and another in Castelia City.
In game reference: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Castelia_Pikachu.png
Please don't hit me Escapist! ='(
Otherwise I LOVE the new game. I can't believe there are so many Pokemon I actually LIKE. For once a game where I like most of the Fire Pokemon.
On a side note his "one yearns for the functionality of the Poketch from Diamond & Pearl" is something I really, REALLY, couldn't agree with more.