How do you not see it? The placement of Pikachu's eyes are extremely different compared to past series on a very consistent basis, especially where his whites sit. And it stands out because they reverted Pikachu's design back in the current series.Idk, I don't see any major difference between this and this except for Ash's design
(for reference, the farthest left is DP Pikachu, the next is XY Pikachu, then we have SM Pikachu, and then current PM/JN Pikachu). The difference is staggering.