Pikachu was created by Mewtwo through cloning Ash's Pikachu's DNA. He started fighting with Ash's Pikachu the minute he saw him, although Ash's Pikachu didn't like it. This happened at another time again; however, the two Pikachus became friends.
In Mewtwo Strikes Back
Pikachu first appeared in the first Pokémon Movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back. After he was created, Pikachu attacked Ash's Pikachu, who didn't fight back. However, the battle came to a stop when Ash ran between Mewtwo's and Mew's attacks, which turned him to stone. Like all the other Pokémon, Pikachu felt utterly miserable about it.
However, the Pokémon's tears healed Ash. Mewtwo used his psychic abilities to lift Pikachu and the other clone Pokémon in the air, and they went away to find a safe home.
In Mewtwo Returns
Pikachu's next appearance is in Mewtwo Returns. The clones had found a lovely place to live, at Johto's largest mountain. Pikachu is seen with clone Meowth, talking to Mewtwo.
Later, after Team Rocket attempts to steal Ash's Pikachu, Pikachu comes to the place they crashed in. He uses Thunder Bolt to stop Ash's Pikachu's Thunder Bolt on Team Rocket. Then Pikachu goes on about how angry he is and tells Ash's Pikachu to leave. Meowth translates it all, one of the things being "Get out, or you'll regret it!" However, when Pikachu is about to attack, Mewtwo stops him by using psychic powers.
- This is possibly the only Pokémon in the anime to be owned by another Pokémon.