Do you play Pokemon Go? Me neither. But everyone at my work does, and when one of my colleagues resigned recently, I knocked this little guy out in a weekend as a leaving gift.
That pattern is from Melichrous. I chose not to do red crochet cheeks but instead stitched them on in post-production using red felt.
I put wire through the tail and ears to make them bendable so that Pikachu could stand up on his own and also be a bit pose-able.