Warechu (ワレチュー, Warechu), 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.
Main Article: Warechu/4 Goddesses Online
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|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.|
|Koi no Download||-||Warechu's character song only released on the Hyperdimension Neptunia Share Complete Discs collection.|
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.
- 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.
- 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.