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===Pokédex entries===
 
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Lanturn #171: Lanturn
Pokémon
#173: Cleffa Cleffa
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Pichu (disambiguation).
Pichu
ピチュー Pichu
#172
172Pichu.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Electric '
Category
Tiny Mouse Pokémon
Abilities
Static Lightningrod
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#021
Hoenn
#155
Sinnoh
#103
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-022
Almia
R-001
Oblivia
R-004
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 21 cycles
(5355 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 when leveled up with high happiness, who evolves into Raichu when exposed to a Thunderstone.

Biology

Physiology

Pichu is a small ground-dwelling rodent. Its fur is very short, and it is pale yellow in color. 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

Pichu normally have no gender differences; however, the Spiky-eared Pichu, which is female, has a spiked ear.

Special abilities

Pichu, like its evolutions, is capable of producing electrical sparks from its cheeks, charging itself with electricity more easily on days with thunderclouds or when the air is very dry. 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, as they are not fully mature; however, they become better at holding power as they grow older. Pichu are frequently observed touching tails with each other, creating a shower of sparks.

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

Pichu in the anime

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.

Ukulele Pichu appeared in the Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Anime Special, and was captured by Ben in the concluding part.

A Pichu appeared in The Brockster Is In! with several other baby Pokémon. It was badly poisoned by a Tentacruel, but was healed by a Softboiled from Brock's Chansey.

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

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

In Magical Pokémon Journey, it is revealed in The Accidental Treasure that Pikachu and Clefairy met as baby Pokémon, Pichu and Cleffa.

Also, in The Miraculous Color of the Sky ~Best Friends~, Sandy and her Raichu are reincarnated as a little girl and a Pichu.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Gold, in his desperation, protected an egg containing the offspring of Red's Pika and Yellow's Chuchu from the Masked Man. Soon thereafter, Gold's own talent as the "hatcher" allowed a powerful Pichu to hatch, with which he was able to defeat the villain and free Celebi from the GS Ball using Raikou's massive electrical power. It also returned with its parents to help destroy Guile Hideout's giant Kyogre monster with a Volt Tackle.

In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga

In Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys, Gold receives a Pokémon egg from the Day Care couple in A Huge Mysterious Tree!!. It hatches into Pichu in The New Pokémon Is Hatched!!, becoming one of Gold's party members.

In the TCG

Main article: Pichu (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

File:Pichu melee.png
Pichu's Classical Trophy in 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

[[File:{{{SpeImg}}}|100px]]

[[File:{{{SpeSImg}}}|100px]]

[[File:{{{SpeUImg}}}|100px]]

[[File:{{{SpeDImg}}}|100px]]

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

File:Pichu Brawl.jpg
Pichu's Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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 The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
White
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 Poké Transfer
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
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Dolce Island
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone

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.


Pokéathlon 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
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start ThunderShock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
00Start Charm Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
055 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1010 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100100% 20
1313 Sweet Kiss Normal Status 0000 07575% 10
1818 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Pichu obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM72 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ClefairyClefableTogeticTogekissZigzagoonLinoone Bestow Normal Status 100% 15
SeedotNuzleafShiftryPiplupPrinplupEmpoleon
PachirisuPatratWatchogCubchooBeartic
Bide Normal Status —% 10
MareepFlaaffyAmpharosElectrikeManectricPlusle
MinunShinxLuxioLuxrayBlitzleZebstrika
Emolga
Charge Electric Status —% 20
ClefairyClefableJigglypuffWigglytuffSkittyDelcatty
AudinoMinccinoCinccinoMienfooMienshao
DoubleSlap Normal Physical 15 85% 10
ClefairyClefableSeelDewgongTogeticTogekiss
SlakothVigorothSlakingPlusleMinunSpheal
SealeoWalreinOshawottDewottSamurottMinccino
Emolga
Encore Normal Status 100% 5
SwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyVigorothSlaking
PachirisuBunearyLopunnyCubchooBeartic
Endure Normal Status 100% 10
MeowthPersianSkittyDelcattyGlameowPurugly
PurrloinLiepardMienfooMienshao
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
DunsparcePhanpyDonphanZigzagoonLinooneTorkoal
SpindaCubchooBeartic
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
ClefairyClefableCherubiCherrimMunnaMusharna Lucky Chant Normal Status —% 30
Delibird Present Normal Physical 90% 15
GrowlitheArcanineVigorothSlakingLillipupHerdier
StoutlandMienfooMienshaoBouffalant
Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 15
Ampharos ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
PikachuRaichu Volt Tackle Electric Physical 120 100% 15
Togetic Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Pichu in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Pichu in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Pichu can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Pichu cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By events

Generation IV
Other generations:
II - III - V
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   S. Contest   Appeal 
Spiky-eared PichuHGSS Pain Split Normal Status —% 20 Smart 2 ♥♥
Pikachu-colored Pichu Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5 Tough 2 ♥♥
Pikachu-colored Pichu Charge Electric Status —% 20 Smart 0  
Pikachu-colored Pichu Volt Tackle Electric Physical 120 100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
Pikachu-colored Pichu Endure Normal Status —% 10 Tough 2 ♥♥
  • A superscript level indicates that Pichu can learn this move normally in Generation IV at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS172.png PinRS172.gif 
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani172.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP172.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 5.1%
Friend Area: Energetic Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I can't store electricity very well yet!
26%-50% HP Oh, no! I only have half my HP!
1%-25% HP I can't keep going! All my electricity is leaking away...
Level up I leveled up! Yay, happy!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up! Yay, happy!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP172.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 5.1%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Electric  Poké Assist: Electric PA.png
( Electric )
Field move: Recharge fm.png
(Recharge ×1)
Loops: 1 Min. exp.: 3 Max. exp.: 3
Browser entry  
Pichu not only recharges the Styler, its cuteness is uplifting to others.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Electric  Poké Assist: None Field move: Recharge 1 field move.png
(Recharge ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by shooting bolts of electricity.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Electric  Electric Assist.png
( Electric )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It restores the Styler Energy a little.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW172.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Everybody in the Haunted Zone is a friend of Pichu's! Pichu likes to play the Attraction Tangrowth's Swing-Along.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

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.png Spr b 2g 172.png
Spr 2g 172 s.png Spr 2s 172 s.png Spr 2c 172 s.png 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.

Japanese sprites

Spr 2g 172 jp.png
Spr 2g 172 s jp.png
Spr 2s 172 jp.png
Spr 2s 172 s jp.png
Spr b 2g 172 jp.png
Spr b 2g 172 s jp.png
Gold Silver Back sprites

Spiky-eared Pichu sprites

Spr 4h 172N.png
Spr 4h 172N s.png
Spr b 4h 172N.png
Spr b 4h 172N s.png
HeartGold and SoulSilver Back sprites

Trivia

  • Pichu used to be game director Junichi Masuda's favorite Pokémon.[1] His new favorite is Victini.[2]
  • Pichu is the first baby Pokémon in the National Pokédex listing.
  • Pichu is the only Generation II Pokémon to be playable in Super Smash Bros. Melee (although many others have appeared from Poké Balls). Like in the anime, it hurts itself when using electrical attacks.
  • Pichu is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 205 that is not based on a cocoon.
  • Together with Seedot, Rattata and Magikarp, Pichu is the easiest Pokémon to catch in Pokémon Ranger, with only one loop necessary.
  • Due to it being distributed via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for European and North American games, the Pikachu-colored Pichu, a Shiny Pichu, was the first Pokémon to be given out over Wi-Fi Connection outside Japan.
    • Jirachi has this honor for the Japanese games, as well as overall.
  • Despite being able to learn ThunderPunch through breeding, it can't learn it via move tutor.
  • Pichu is the first Pokémon in the National Pokédex to be a pre-evolution of a Pokémon from a previous generation.
  • While media suggests that Pichu can't store electricity, Pichu can oddly learn and use the move Charge with absolutely no repercussions.
  • Pichu is the first (and so far, only) non-legendary Pokémon to have in-game events when its downloaded through Mystery Gift.

Origin

Pichu 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

Language Name Name Origin
German Pichu
French Pichu
Korean 피츄 Pichyu Transliteration of its Japanese name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 皮丘 Pí Qiū Transliteration of its Japanese name.


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References

  1. http://www.gamepro.com/article/previews/209340/pokemon-platinum-developer-interview-pt-2/
  2. http://ds.ign.com/articles/115/1150433p1.html
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