I guess I'm officially crocheting a series of Pokemon.  I wanted to make a pikachu as a belated birthday gift for a friend, so I found this pikachu pattern by Linda Potts on Ravelry.  She is the same designer who made the raichu design I featured last June.

This pattern was as easy to follow as the one for raichu and definitely turned out well, though the sewing together part was not very enjoyable(to be fair, it hasn't been for any amigurumi I've made yet).  My friend thought this little guy was awesome!