Number 1 Pokemon character Pikachu chosen as Japan’s Official World Cup Mascot

Pikachu, that loveable little Pokemon rodent that you just want to kick into outer space as soon as it opens its mouth, has been chosen as Japan’s official World Cup Mascot, in partnership with Adidas.

Looking rather past his best and carrying a few extra pounds, Pikachu was presented to the Japanese media yesterday along with members of the male and female Japanese teams.

Just so long as Jigglypuff stays well away from Brazil, we have nothing to worry about.