A4_1 Gigavolt Flop

Emma Miriam Thomas, Katherine Ester Ward, Kerry Marie Ballantine, Christopher Thomas Pain


With the popularity of Pokémon peaking, we carried out an investigation into the energy of Pikachu's new 'Gigavolt Havoc' attack, and its thermal effect on the ice-shelled Pokémon Sandshrew. With the assumption of a parallel plate capacitor layout, we found the energy of this attack (when fully converted to thermal energy) would melt 16 % ± 5 % (at 273 K) of Sandshrew's shell.

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