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{{Infobox character
 
| name = Pirachu
 
| japanese name = ワレチュー
 
| romaji name = Warechu
 
| image1 = Pirachu.png
 
| caption1 = Pirachu
 
| gender = Male
 
| race = Mouse
 
| affiliation = [[Arfoire Syndicate of International Crime]]<br/>[[Seven Sages]]
 
| occupation = ASIC grunt<br/>Seven Sages member
 
| video game = [[Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2]]<br/>[[Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory]]
 
| base = [[Gamindustri Graveyard]]
 
| anime = [[Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation]]
 
| weapon = Tail
 
| japanese va = Niko
 
| english va = Laura Post
 
}}
 
   
''"A mouse "monster" who belongs to ASIC. Technically, he's Underling's equal, but since he's more clever than she is, he can shirk out the more troublesome duties. When he was severely injured, Compa treated his wounds. Ever since, he has been Compa's biggest fan."''<span style="font-size:11px;line-height:13px;text-align:right;">—Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 offcial site.</span>
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'''Warechu''' (ワレチュー, Warechū), previously known as '''Pirachu''' in the English version, is a recurring antagonist in the [[Hyperdimension Neptunia (Series)|Hyperdimension Neptunia series]]. Due to the Neptunia series being a game that revolves around different universes and dimensions, there are multiple Warechu's throughout the series, though they more or less have the same personalities.
   
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==Other Appearances==
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===Games===
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====[[Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed]]====
   
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==== [[Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online]] ====
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'''Main Article''': [[Warechu/4 Goddesses Online]]
   
'''Pirachu''' is a mouse character that first appears in ''[[Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2]]'' as a member of the [[Arfoire Syndicate of International Crime]]. Mostly alongside [[Underling]], he does the menial tasks for ASIC, including the distribution of [[Arfoire]] chips to people in [[Gamindustri]]. In ''[[Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory]]'', his alternate self in the [[Ultradimension]] is a member of the [[Seven Sages]]. He serves as an antagonist and boss in ''Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2'' and ''Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory''.
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===Drama CDs===
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====[[~Yukemuri Onsen Satsujin Jiken in Planeptune no Maki~]]====
   
==Personality==
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===Anime & Manga===
Devoted to ASIC, Pirachu is committed into furthering ASIC's plans. He would battle those who stand in his way, though he would be quick to retreat if he ever loses. He regards his job in ASIC above all, even swaying off his feelings for [[Compa]] just for the sake of staying committed to his job. He develops a crush for Compa after she heals his wounds in their first encounter. Despite seeing Compa as an enemy, he still holds affection towards her.
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====[[Hyperdimension Neptunia: Megami Tsuushin]]====
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Warechu is a recurring villain and member in ASIC. He first appears in [[Hyperdimension Neptunia: Megami Tsuushin/Chapter 12|Chapter 12]]. He and Linda try to defend the R4 Show from the goddesses. Despite their initial success due to the goddesses having no shares in the R4 show, they were defeated when Lowee's guardian was summoned and the central pillar supporting their venue was destroyed. The causes the venue to collapse crushing the piracy devices they were selling.
   
He has the tendency to say "Chu" when he communicates towards others.
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The next plan both Linda and Warechu come up with is to [[Hyperdimension Neptunia: Megami Tsuushin/Chapter 18|lure]] the Planeptune sisters visiting Pammycom land to a virtual reality where if they lose in the game, they also die. However, Nepgear manages to know all the shortcuts, cheats and hidden items to easily clear the game.
   
==Appearance==
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Linda is upset so Warechu has a plan to use an April's Fools game and therefore, one cannot know any cheats to win. The game is a strip rock paper scissors. Before Nepgear can lose, the game stops and the Planeptune sisters are returned to reality. Nepgear upset, transforms and defeats the two.
He has the appearance of a dark grey mouse. He has red eyes and two white whiskers on each cheek. The coloring from his shoulder to his hands are black. He has small maroon wings on his back, though he is never seen applying them in any way of flight. On his chest is a red and yellow broken heart design. He has a thin, black tail that has something similar to a big, black, broken heart in the end. The coloring from his knees to his feet is light red with two stripes on each side. He holds a disc in one of his hands.
 
   
==Story==
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Later, Warechu [[Hyperdimension Neptunia: Megami Tsuushin/Chapter 20|advises]] Linda to attack Leanbox. It only has one goddess, so they can lots of problems. The two are able to drug Vert and begin carrying her away. However, the two were intercepted by Leanbox Special Mission Department and promptly chased off after taking a beating.
===Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2===
 
Pirachu first appears in [[The Crossroads of Defeat|Chapter 2: The Crossroads of Defeat]] in Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2. He is found severely injured on the ground by Compa and is treated by her. Due to this event he immediately falls in love with her only to have his heartbroken when she says she hates her enemies after he reveals being part of ASIC. 
 
   
Pirachu, along with Linda, is the direct cause for the majority of problems that hinder Nepgear and her party as they try to rescue the CPUs and save Gamindustri. While Pirachu is sometimes seen alone, he is mostly together with Linda, causing trouble for the party in some way or form such as when they damaged the ship to prevent Nepgear and the others from going to Leanbox and even kidnapping and holding Chika hostage while Linda pretended to be her.
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Warechu appears in [[Hyperdimension Neptunia: Megami Tsuushin/Chapter 22/Chapter 22]]. He helps his boss CFW Magic and Linda to cheat against the goddesses in a high-stakes beach volleyball match. Neptune manages to stop him by throwing cheese around thus preventing him from rigging the volleyball. In the end, ASIC loses to the goddesses.
   
Towards the end of the game, he decides to follow Linda to the end in her attempt to redeem herself one final time against Nepgear and her party. When they are defeated, he stays with Linda regardless of what may or may not happen when the CPUs face off against Arfoire. In the True Ending, Pirachu is seen distributing Arfoire chips with Linda, even though they don't work. When caught by Nisa and Gust, the two make a run for it.
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Warechu also goes on a [[Hyperdimension Neptunia: Megami Tsuushin/Chapter 23|rampage]] in the Gamindustri Athletics Festival but is stopped by fighters from Niio-Giio Land.
   
===Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory===
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Warechu and Linda attempt to [[Hyperdimension Neptunia: Megami Tsuushin/Chapter 24|poach]] a Mega Dragon, a symbol of Planeptune. They are foiled by the Planeptune sisters, then punished excessively by Iris heart.
In Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, Pirachu appears in the Ultradimension as a member of the Seven Sages. He is first seen together with Arfoire, collecting [[CPU Memory|CPU Memories]]. When approached by [[Neptune ]] and [[Noire]], Arfoire hands the CPU Memories over to Pirachu so he can escape while she takes care of them. When Pirachu runs away, Plutia goes after him and ends up transforming, taking the CPU Memories from him by force as well as traumatizing him entirely.
 
Pirachu takes place in a number of events regarding the Seven Sages such as Mr. Badd's takeover of Lowee, tricking the CPUs into believing that Blanc was working with the Seven Sages, and even the kidnapping of [[IF]], [[Compa]], and [[Peashy ]] as children. He also helps Arfoire escape when she kidnaps IF to get to Neptune. 
 
   
At the end of the game during True Ending, Pirachu joins the newly reformed Seven Sages who work to benefit and help the CPUs while also working for Arfoire on her eggplant farm.
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Warechu and Linda are ordered by Magic to [[Hyperdimension Neptunia: Megami Tsuushin/Chapter 25|prevent]] another goddess from being awakened. The two infiltrate a research facility that will wake the goddess and defeat the researchers. They put a Tenshi No Koe to control the goddess, Yellow Heart and attempt to defeat Neptune who has arrived to awaken the goddess.
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Neptune manages to defeat the ASIC duo, and destroy the Tenshi No Koe freeing her from their control. The two are left in the cold room of the research facility and try not to freeze.
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Warechu and a bunch of other mice join up with Anonydeath as they attempt to [[Hyperdimension Neptunia: Megami Tsuushin/Chapter 28|interfere]] with Neptune, Plutia and Peashy's time travel adventures.
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Warechu joins ASIC as they [[Hyperdimension Neptunia: Megami Tsuushin/Chapter 33|attempt]] to take the goddesses' vacation retreat. ASIC is able to tie up the candidates but are defeated when the goddesses return with shells, sea cucumbers and sea urchins.
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Warechu and Linda are then ordered by Magic to [[Hyperdimension Neptunia: Megamit Tsuushin/Chapter 34|defeat]] the goddesses. As a result, the two rob Gust's store for skull-tipped arrows. They, then attempt to assassinate Nepgear but Rei Ryghts takes the shot and awakens her latent powers then defeats Warechu and Linda.
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Afterwards, Warechu and ASIC hear of a message that Neptune has lost her CPU powers. They [[Hyperdimension Neptunia: Megami Tsuushin/Chapter 37|make]] plans to attack a weakened Planeptune. Anonydeath and Abnes also join in the attack. Despite their initial success against Nepgear, a returning Neptune who regains the ability to transform is able to force the ASIC to retreat.
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====[[Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation]]====
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'''Main Article''': [[Warechu/The Animation]]
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==Musical Themes==
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|''[[Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2]]''
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|Warechu has his own theme song, which is also is used as Linda's theme. It plays when either one or both of them appear during a cutscene and also during boss battles with them. Warechu's theme was composed by Kenji Kaneko is the twelfth track on the ''Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2'' OST.
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|Warechu's character song only released on the [[Hyperdimension Neptunia Share Complete Discs]] collection.
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== Etymology ==
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His original Japanese name, which is retained in Idea Factory International-translated titles, is a pun on 割れ厨 (same pronunciation) which literally means a (software) pirate. Chu (チュー) is also a sound of a mouse/rat in Japanese. In English, his name can also be seen as a reference to the term "[[wikipedia:warez|warez]]".
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Warechu's NIS America-translated name "Pirachu" is a reference to Pikachu. But the "Pira" may come from "Pirate", which is the act of illegally copying a game, movie, or any sort of licensed media.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Pirachu's name is a reference to Pikachu. But the "Pira" may come from "Pirate", which is an illegal copy of a game someone has made or sells.
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*Warechu is one of the few characters lacking a physical change between games.
*Pirachu's Japanese name "Warechu" may come from "Software".
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*Though he does not appear as a character, several variations of "Pirachu" can be found as dangerous foes in ''[[Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1]]'' dungeons.
*Pirachu is one of the few characters lacking a physical change between games.
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[[File:Mutant Warechu.jpg|thumb|220x220px|Bestial Warechu]]
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*In ending credit scenes, Warechu is often portrayed as a gigantic, bestial-looking monster; sometimes he is even serving as the final boss.
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*When Kurome mutated Warechu, he resembled the form found in the credits.
   
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Revision as of 12:16, January 7, 2020

Pirachu

Warechu (ワレチュー, Warechū), previously known as Pirachu in the English version, is a recurring antagonist in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series. Due to the Neptunia series being a game that revolves around different universes and dimensions, there are multiple Warechu's throughout the series, though they more or less have the same personalities.

Other Appearances

Games

Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed

Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online

Main Article: Warechu/4 Goddesses Online

Drama CDs

~Yukemuri Onsen Satsujin Jiken in Planeptune no Maki~

Anime & Manga

Hyperdimension Neptunia: Megami Tsuushin

Warechu is a recurring villain and member in ASIC. He first appears in Chapter 12. He and Linda try to defend the R4 Show from the goddesses. Despite their initial success due to the goddesses having no shares in the R4 show, they were defeated when Lowee's guardian was summoned and the central pillar supporting their venue was destroyed. The causes the venue to collapse crushing the piracy devices they were selling.

The next plan both Linda and Warechu come up with is to lure the Planeptune sisters visiting Pammycom land to a virtual reality where if they lose in the game, they also die. However, Nepgear manages to know all the shortcuts, cheats and hidden items to easily clear the game.

Linda is upset so Warechu has a plan to use an April's Fools game and therefore, one cannot know any cheats to win. The game is a strip rock paper scissors. Before Nepgear can lose, the game stops and the Planeptune sisters are returned to reality. Nepgear upset, transforms and defeats the two.

Later, Warechu advises Linda to attack Leanbox. It only has one goddess, so they can lots of problems. The two are able to drug Vert and begin carrying her away. However, the two were intercepted by Leanbox Special Mission Department and promptly chased off after taking a beating.

Warechu appears in Hyperdimension Neptunia: Megami Tsuushin/Chapter 22/Chapter 22. He helps his boss CFW Magic and Linda to cheat against the goddesses in a high-stakes beach volleyball match. Neptune manages to stop him by throwing cheese around thus preventing him from rigging the volleyball. In the end, ASIC loses to the goddesses.

Warechu also goes on a rampage in the Gamindustri Athletics Festival but is stopped by fighters from Niio-Giio Land.

Warechu and Linda attempt to poach a Mega Dragon, a symbol of Planeptune. They are foiled by the Planeptune sisters, then punished excessively by Iris heart.

Warechu and Linda are ordered by Magic to prevent another goddess from being awakened. The two infiltrate a research facility that will wake the goddess and defeat the researchers. They put a Tenshi No Koe to control the goddess, Yellow Heart and attempt to defeat Neptune who has arrived to awaken the goddess.

Neptune manages to defeat the ASIC duo, and destroy the Tenshi No Koe freeing her from their control. The two are left in the cold room of the research facility and try not to freeze.

Warechu and a bunch of other mice join up with Anonydeath as they attempt to interfere with Neptune, Plutia and Peashy's time travel adventures.

Warechu joins ASIC as they attempt to take the goddesses' vacation retreat. ASIC is able to tie up the candidates but are defeated when the goddesses return with shells, sea cucumbers and sea urchins.

Warechu and Linda are then ordered by Magic to defeat the goddesses. As a result, the two rob Gust's store for skull-tipped arrows. They, then attempt to assassinate Nepgear but Rei Ryghts takes the shot and awakens her latent powers then defeats Warechu and Linda.

Afterwards, Warechu and ASIC hear of a message that Neptune has lost her CPU powers. They make plans to attack a weakened Planeptune. Anonydeath and Abnes also join in the attack. Despite their initial success against Nepgear, a returning Neptune who regains the ability to transform is able to force the ASIC to retreat.

Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation

Main Article: Warechu/The Animation

Musical Themes

Audio samples do not work on iPad or any medium that does not support the .ogg audio format.

Name Game Description Audio
Warechu's Theme Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 Warechu has his own theme song, which is also is used as Linda's theme. It plays when either one or both of them appear during a cutscene and also during boss battles with them. Warechu's theme was composed by Kenji Kaneko is the twelfth track on the Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 OST.
Warechu's Theme
Koi no Download - Warechu's character song only released on the Hyperdimension Neptunia Share Complete Discs collection.

Etymology

His original Japanese name, which is retained in Idea Factory International-translated titles, is a pun on 割れ厨 (same pronunciation) which literally means a (software) pirate. Chu (チュー) is also a sound of a mouse/rat in Japanese. In English, his name can also be seen as a reference to the term "warez".

Warechu's NIS America-translated name "Pirachu" is a reference to Pikachu. But the "Pira" may come from "Pirate", which is the act of illegally copying a game, movie, or any sort of licensed media.

Trivia

  • Warechu is one of the few characters lacking a physical change between games.
  • Though he does not appear as a character, several variations of "Pirachu" can be found as dangerous foes in Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 dungeons.
Mutant Warechu

Bestial Warechu

  • In ending credit scenes, Warechu is often portrayed as a gigantic, bestial-looking monster; sometimes he is even serving as the final boss.
  • When Kurome mutated Warechu, he resembled the form found in the credits.

Navigation

Characters
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