That's not me saying it either, I've seen a few people actually say that after the latest anime episode where his Pikachu takes down a Mega Lucario. Yeah, right. The thing is, for every epic victory Ash's Pikachu has under its belt, it also has at LEAST one of these. There's a good reason why that win against a Latios + loss against a level 5 Snivy sequence has reached memetic status. That Pikachu is as consistent as the Hershey squirts of a person with Crohn's disease. A good trainer doesn't let that happen.