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* Pichu's [[Generation II]] back sprite depicts its entire body. This is rare for a Pokémon that does not {{a|Levitate}}. It shares this trait with {{p|Togepi}}.
 
* Pichu's [[Generation II]] back sprite depicts its entire body. This is rare for a Pokémon that does not {{a|Levitate}}. It shares this trait with {{p|Togepi}}.
 
* A ukulele-carrying Pichu will be featured in the upcoming [[Pokémon Ranger: Locus of Light]] as the player's [[Partner Pokémon]].
 
* A ukulele-carrying Pichu will be featured in the upcoming [[Pokémon Ranger: Locus of Light]] as the player's [[Partner Pokémon]].
* Due to it being distributed via [[Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection]] in Europe, a Shiny Pichu (Known as the Pikachu Coloured Pichu) is the first Pokémon to be given out over Wi-Fi Connection outside Japan ([[Jirachi]] has this honour in Japan).
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* Due to it being distributed via [[Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection]] in Europe and North America, a Shiny Pichu (Known as the Pikachu Coloured Pichu) is the first Pokémon to be given out over Wi-Fi Connection outside Japan.
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**[[Jirachi]] has this honour in Japan.
   
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===

Revision as of 22:59, 5 March 2010

Lanturn #171: Lanturn
Pokémon
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Pichu
ピチュー Pichu
#172
172Pichu.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Electric '
Category
Tiny Mouse Pokémon
Ability
Static
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#021
Hoenn
#155
Sinnoh
#103
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'00"
Imperial
0.3 m
Metric
Weight
4.4 lbs.
Imperial
2.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F172.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Undiscovered group 11 cycles*
(2805 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 42 Battle Exp.: 421*

Pichu (Japanese: ピチュー Pichu) is an Template:Type2 baby Pokémon.

It evolves into Pikachu via happiness, who evolves into Raichu via Thunderstone.

Biology

Physiology

Pichu is a small ground-dwelling rodent. Its fur is very short, and it has bright yellow coloration. The tips of its large ears are black, and it has additional black markings on its neck and tail. Its tail is short, but still bears some resemblance to the large lightning-bolt structure it will develop later on in life. It has pouches in its cheeks, which are pinkish colored and used for storing electricity. Its nose is extremely small, almost like a dot.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Pichu, like its evolutions, is capable of producing electrical sparks from its cheeks. However, since Pichu is only a baby, it cannot control them as well, and may release electricity unintentionally. Fortunately, it is not able to store large amounts of electricity in its body.

Pichu, and its evolution family, Pikachu and Raichu, are the only known Pokémon that can learn Volt Tackle.

Behavior

Pichu are social Pokémon known for their playfulness. They tend to be very mischievous and are always on the lookout for something fun to do. They are usually found in groups, typically with members of their own species, but occasionally with other types of Pokémon. Like its evolutions, it is capable of storing electricity from the atmosphere, however, this ability requires much practice to perfect. Pichu are prone to randomly discharging electricity since they are not fully mature. Pichu are frequently observed touching tails with each other, creating a shower of sparks. While most Pichu become distressed when they accidentally discharge sparks at another Pichu, this tail touching ritual seems to be some form of test for the young Pokémon. If more sparsely depicted, this tail-touching ritual may also be performed with its evolution, Pikachu, although it is advisable that if other Pokémon specie attempt to participate in this ritual that they are safeguarded against electrical shock, such as from being an Electric-type.

Habitat

Pichu primarily live in forests like their evolution, Pikachu, although they have also been depicted to thrive in urban areas.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Pichu appear to be particularly fond of apples.

In the anime

Major appearances

Pichu Brothers

The Pichu Brothers are a pair of Pichu who have appeared in several places, including Pikachu & Pichu, Camp Pikachu, several episodes of Pokémon Chronicles, and the Pokémon Channel special Pichu Bros. in Party Panic. Their design is similar to Ash's Pikachu and Sparky, in that one has a scruff of fur while the other does not.

Spiky-Eared Pichu

A Pichu with a spiked ear, known as Spiky-Eared Pichu, appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life. She helped Pikachu and Piplup find the keys for the jail cell that held Ash, Dawn, Brock and Damos. She and a Pikachu-colored Pichu star in the fourth ending to the Diamond & Pearl series.

Other

Pichu also appeared in The Apple Corp. Many were stealing apples from Charmaine's apple orchard.

A Pichu had a role in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate! Pichu's big brother, Pikachu, was lost and he was so worried, the Baby Electric Mouse went out to find him. Pichu came across Team Meanies, but they played a horrible trick on Pichu when asked to join them. Pichu found Team Go-Getters, who gladly let him come along with them. Pichu was eventually kidnapped by the Skarmory that had kidnapped Pikachu.

Another Pichu appeared in Pika and Goliath! under the ownership of Sho.

Minor appearances

A Pichu was used in the Kanto Grand Festival in May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!

Three Pichu appear in Hungry For the Good Life!.

A pichu appeared on a girl's shoulder briefly in "Celebi, Voice of the Forest" in a window during Ash's battle at the beginning of the movie.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP179 Pichu Ash's Pokédex Pichu, the Tiny Mouse Pokémon. A pre-evolved form of Pikachu. Despite their size, Pichu release bursts of electricity that can shock even humans. However, Pichu are unskilled at controlling their electricity, and sometimes release it by accident when surprised, or when laughing and shock themselves.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Gold owns a Pichu, the parents of which are Red's Pika and Yellow's Chuchu.

In the TCG

Main article: Pichu (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Pichu is a playable character. It can be unlocked by beating event 37 (Legendary Pokémon) or playing 200 matches in VS. mode. As it is very light and electric attacks do damage to itself as well as others, Pichu is considered to be a handicap character. It is often considered to be the weakest character in the game, though its attacks are slightly more powerful than Pikachu's.

Standard Special Move Side Special Move Up Special Move Down Special Move

Thunder Jolt

Skull Bash

Agility

Thunder

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Trophy information

Classic Mode

A Tiny Mouse Pokémon identifiable by its big ears, Pichu evolves into Pikachu. It's not very skilled at storing up electrical energy and will sometimes discharge it if jarred. Although it's small, it has enough electrical power to give even an adult quite a shock. It's often startled by its own power.

Adventure Mode

Compared with Pikachu, Pichu is a tad more nimble and a little more difficult to hit. Those are the only two advantages, however, and since Pichu damages itself when it uses electrical attacks, it's best suited for handicapped matches. Even though Pichu's tough to catch, it's easy to throw its tiny frame great distances.

All-Star Mode

Pichu is the lightest character in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and it's top of the class in weakness, too! For Pichu, it's all about scampering here and there to pick up items that will help it survive. The first warp in Agility causes 1 point of damage to Pichu, and the second causes 3, so try to limit the number of times you use the move.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The sequel downgraded Pichu to just appearing as a trophy. In order to obtain it, one must complete All-Star mode without using a continue.

Trophy information

A Tiny Mouse Pokémon. Because its electric cheek pouches are still small, it cannot store electricity yet. Pichu has been known to flaunt its courage by touching tails with others and setting off sparks. It is easier for Pichu to build up electricity when the humidity is lower. Pichu will evolve into Pikachu.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
Silver Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
Crystal It is unskilled at storing electric power. Any kind of shock causes it to discharge energy spontaneously.
Stadium 2 It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
Generation III
Ruby Pichu charges itself with electricity more easily on days with thunderclouds or when the air is very dry. You can hear the crackling of static electricity coming off this Pokémon.
Sapphire When Pichu plays with others, it may short out electricity with another Pichu, creating a shower of sparks. In that event, this Pokémon will begin crying, startled by the flash of sparks.
Emerald It is still inept at retaining electricity. When it is startled, it discharges power accidentally. It gets better at holding power as it grows older.
FireRed Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
LeafGreen It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
Generation IV
Diamond The electric pouches on its cheeks are still small. They cannot store much electricity yet.
Pearl It plays with others by touching tails and setting off sparks. This appears to be a test of courage.
Platinum The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
HeartGold It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
SoulSilver Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Breed Pikachu or Raichu
Crystal
None Breed Pikachu or Raichu
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Breed Pikachu or Raichu
Emerald
None Breed Pikachu or Raichu
FireRed LeafGreen
None Breed Pikachu or Raichu
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Trophy Garden
Platinum
Common Trophy Garden
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Breed Pikachu or Raichu
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Camp Starlight (Saturday)
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Hatch from egg
Pokémon Box
Ruby & Sapphire
Store 1,499 Pokémon from one cartridge*
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 1
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Joyous Tower (3F-6F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Amp Plains (9F-10F)
Far Amp Plains (1F-4F)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Fall City
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Ranger School
Vientown
Vien Forest
Marine Cave
Pueltown

Held Items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Oran Berry Oran Berry (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Zap Plate Zap Plate (100%)*
Events* Everstone Everstone (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 20
80 - 127 150 - 244
Attack: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Defense: 15
18 - 73 31 - 141
Sp.Atk: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Def: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 205   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéthlon stats

Normal Pichu
Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Speed
5/5 ★★★★★
Power
1/1
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

By events

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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Pichu
Baby form
Pichu
 Electric 
Soothe Bell
Friendship


Egg
Breed

Pikachu
First evolution
Pikachu
 Electric 
Thunderstone
Thunderstone


Raichu
Second evolution
Raichu
 Electric 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 172.png Spr 2s 172.png Spr 2c 172.gif Spr b 2g 172.png
Spr 2g 172 s.png Spr 2s 172 s.png Spr 2c 172 s.gif Spr b 2g 172 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 172.png Spr 3e 172.png Spr 3r 172.png Spr b 3r 172.png
Spr 3r 172 s.png Spr 3e 172 s.png Spr 3r 172 s.png Spr b 3r 172 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 172.png Spr 4p 172.png Spr 4h 172.png Spr b 4d 172.png
Spr 4d 172 s.png Spr 4p 172 s.png Spr 4h 172 s.png Spr b 4d 172 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 172.png Spr 5b2 172.png Spr b 5b 172.png
Spr 5b 172 s.png Spr 5b2 172 s.png Spr b 5b 172 s.png
Pichu For other sprites and images, please see Pichu images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Spiky-Eared Pichu Sprites

Spiky-Eared Pichu Sprites
Spr 4h 172N.png File:Spr b g4 172N.png Spr 4h 172N s.png File:Spr b g4 172N s.png
Normal Spiky-Eared Pichu sprites Shiny Spiky-Eared Pichu sprites

Trivia

Origin

It draws inspiration from mice, squirrels, and various other rodents.

Name origin

Pichu's name is a shortening of the name Pikachu to indicate that it is less than Pikachu. Its name, like Pikachu's, is a combination of ピカピカ pikapika, which is Japanese onomatopoeia for sparkle, and チューチュー chūchū, which is the sound of squeaking.

In other languages

Related articles

References

  1. http://www.gamepro.com/article/previews/209340/pokemon-platinum-developer-interview-pt-2/

External links

  • Chuu!, the fanlisting for Pichu.
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