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Pichu (Pokémon)

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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 Unknown
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 Electric-type baby Pokémon.

It evolves into Pikachu when leveled up with high friendship, which evolves into Raichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone.

Biology

Pichu is a small, ground-dwelling rodent Pokémon with pale yellow fur. Its eartips, collar, and tail are black and angular. Pichu's pink cheek pouches can store small amounts of electricity, and its tiny nose looks like a dot. Pichu is classified as a quadruped, but it can walk easily on its hind legs.

Pichu is a social Pokémon known for its playful and mischievous demeanor. It is usually found in groups and often touch tails with other Pichu as a show of courage, creating a shower of sparks that can make them cry. It is inept at storing electricity, and may discharge if amused, startled, or subjected to shock. However, it cannot discharge without being shocked itself. Charging up is more easily done on days of dryness or thunderclouds. The crackling of static electricity generated by Pichu is audible. It can zap an adult human, but will surprise itself if it does. Pichu primarily lives in the forest, though it has also been depicted to thrive in urban areas.

In the anime

Spiky-eared Pichu and Shiny Pichu in the anime

Major appearances

Pichu Brothers

Pichu in the anime
A Pichu Egg 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.

Ukulele Pichu

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

Other

Pichu first 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.

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 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.

A Pichu appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as a transformation of Mew.

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!.

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. Its name was unknown, though Yellow said, "It must have come from the day care where we left Pika and Chuchu!" She names it Pichu, deriving from its parents names. 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 an 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.

Main article: Pichu (Super Smash Bros.)

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 The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
White 2
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
One* Odd Egg
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 Poké Transfer
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 Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Magnagate dungeons, Silent Tundra, Slumbering Cave, Dreamy Island (Mapless Street),
Path of No Return
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
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: Trailhead Field
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone
Pokémon Conquest Violight

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #1 & 3 Pichu Japanese Japan 5 December 15, 2001 to January 14, 2002; April 27 to May 12, 2002
GSC Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #2 Pichu Japanese Japan 5 March 16 to April 7, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Sing Pichu English United States 5 March 22 to April 11, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Petal Dance Pichu English United States 5 April 12 to May 4, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Dizzy Punch Pichu English United States 5 October 4 to 10, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Scary Face Pichu English United States 5 October 25 to 31, 2002
RS Pokémon Center 5th Anniversary Teeter Dance Pichu Japanese Japan 5 April 25 to May 18, 2003
RS Pokémon Center 5th Anniversary Wish Pichu Japanese Japan 5 April 25 to May 18, 2003
RS Pokémon Stamp Ruby and Sapphire Contest Pichu Japanese Japan 5 August 21 to October ??, 2003
FRLGE PokéPark Egg Pichu Japanese Japan 5 March 12 to May 8, 2005
DP Red and Green Anniversary Pichu Japanese Japan 1 February 27, 2008
DPPt Shokotan Pichu Japanese Japan 30Shiny June 19 to August 31, 2009
DPPt Mikena Pichu Korean South Korea 30Shiny December 17, 2009 to January 6, 2010
DPPt GameStop Pichu English United States 30Shiny January 30 to February 14, 2010
DPPt Spring 2010 Pichu English Wi-Fi 30Shiny March 5 to 25, 2010
DPPt Spring 2010 Pichu French Wi-Fi 30Shiny March 5 to 25, 2010
DPPt Spring 2010 Pichu German Wi-Fi 30Shiny March 5 to 25, 2010
DPPt Spring 2010 Pichu Italian Wi-Fi 30Shiny March 5 to 25, 2010
DPPt Spring 2010 Pichu Spanish Wi-Fi 30Shiny March 5 to 25, 2010
In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Pichu Japanese Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire 5 May 30, 2003 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Pichu English Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Pichu French Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Pichu German Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Pichu Italian Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Pichu Spanish Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire 5 May 4, 2004 onwards

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 Physical —% 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
SwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyDonphanVigoroth
SlakingPachirisuBunearyLopunnyCubchooBeartic
Endure Normal Status —% 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
Any Pokémon in the Field or
Fairy Egg Groups
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 
B W B2 W2 Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
B W B2 W2 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no special event moves.
  • A superscript level indicates that Pichu can learn this move normally in Generation V 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
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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.
PCP172.png HP: Move: ThunderShock
Attack: Ability 1: Static
Defense: Ability 2: Mood Maker
Speed: ★★ Ability 3: Sequence
Evolves into Pikachu when it has a link of 50% or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Akizane and Sōrin

Evolution

172Pichu.png
Baby form
Pichu
 Electric 
Breed


Soothe Bell
Friendship
025Pikachu.png
First evolution
Pikachu
 Electric 
Thunder Stone
Thunder Stone
026Raichu.png
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.

Other sprites

Spr 2c Pichu credits.png
Crystal credits' sprite

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 Gold and Silver back

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

Trivia

  • Pichu used to be game director Junichi Masuda's favorite Pokémon.[1] His new favorite is Victini.[2]
  • Pichu is the only Generation II Pokémon to be playable in Super Smash Bros. Melee (although many others have appeared from Poké Balls).
  • Pichu is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 205 that is not based on a cocoon.
  • 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.
  • Pichu has the lowest base stat total of all Electric-type Pokémon.
  • According to an NPC found in New Bark Town, Professor Oak discovered Pichu.

Origin

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

Name origin

Pichu is a combination of ピカピカ pikapika (onomatopoeia for sparkle) and チューチュー chūchū (the sound of squeaking). It may also be a play on プチ puchi (petit). Pichu is ultimately a diminutive of Pikachu, indicating it is less than Pikachu.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ピチュウ Pichu From ピカピカ pikapika (onomatopoeia for sparkle), チューチュー chūchū (the sound of squeaking), and プチ puchi (petit).
France Flag.png French Pichu Same as its Japanese name.
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pichu Same as its Japanese name.
Germany Flag.png German Pichu Same as its Japanese name.
Italy Flag.png Italian Pichu Same as its Japanese name.
South Korea Flag.png Korean 피츄 Pichyu 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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