Hey I don't need your Pikachu but I wanted to wish you luck anyway. I just spent a year in Korea teaching and was curious if you are teaching and if you'll be near Seoul. You'll love the Korean alphabet as it is amazingly simple and straight-forward; very few odd pronunciation rules. However, the grammar made me want to die. If you are SUPER serious about learning it thoroughly, not just to get by, I would recommend getting a big-fat korean grammar book used online as they will cost you a kidney over there. Good luck! I hope you love it!
EDIT: And if you're ever desperate for American food (like I was) I can tell you where to find such delicacies as Oreos and not-meat-flavored chips. O.o
I am actually going into the Air Force and hoping to be deployed over there for a few years. Since being in the Air Force I'll be stationed at Osan, which isn't terribly far from Seoul.
I already have learned some of the writing. It is simple and straightforward. It's pretty awesome :D!
I actually bought Elementary Korean, college course book. It's really good!