Pikachu is a very serious individual and would often prefer to be on her own rather than play with her fellow Pokémon. Pikachu wears a superhero-like costume at all times, which was originally made for her by Lucas - a ranger at the forest where she once lived. Pikachu was a protector of the weaker Pokémon in the forest and would defend them from the more aggressive Pokémon living there, showing her compassionate side. Despite her serious exterior, Pikachu is actually quite a timid Pokémon - losing her confidence after her costume was destroyed by a wild Absol. When her costume was repaired , Pikachu became confident once more.