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HK fans spurn Mandarin translation of Pikachu

It reflects broader fear that mainland China's language is slowly replacing Cantonese dialect

Nintendo's Hong Kong office encourages all Chinese Pokemon lovers to adopt the global pronunciation of "Pikachu".


CHILDREN the world over have grown up with the cherubic, lightning bolt-inspired, mouse-like creature known as Pikachu, the central character of the Pokemon media franchise. Spanning television shows, trading cards and more, the company celebrates its 20th anniversary this year