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Chuchu

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Chuchu
チュチュ Chuchu
Poké Ball
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Chuchu
Debuts in Raise The Red Gyarados
Caught at Viridian Forest
Gender Female
Ability Static
Nature Mild
Current location With Yellow
Pikachu
This Pokémon has not evolved.

Chuchu (Japanese: チュチュ Chuchu) is one of the Pokémon that Yellow has in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Chuchu is Yellow's Pikachu, and considered to be her starter Pokémon, despite the fact that her first Pokémon was a Rattata. Some consider her the counterpart to Red's male Pikachu, Pika.

History

Chuchu with Pika and their Egg

Chuchu was captured about three years after Yellow's first appearance in the Red, Green & Blue chapter. In VS. Tyranitar, Yellow mentions that she found Chuchu injured in Viridian Forest and took it in. After introducing it to her uncle Wilton, he notes that Chuchu had grown quite attached to her and expounded on his real objective, which was to ask Yellow to go to the Johto region with him to investigate about Lugia. Because the sheer magnitude of a monster that they're dealing with doesn't leave him with many options alone, he needed someone to go with him, and Yellow came up with the idea to ask Red. After Yellow found him training near Viridian Forest, Chuchu seemed to take a liking to Pika soon after they met. However, with Red's wrists and ankles still weak from the damage that Lorelei's ice cuffs left on them, he needed to recover at the hot springs of Mt. Silver, and left Pika behind.

Alongside Pika and Yellow, Chuchu flew to Johto on Kitty with Wilton's own Butterfree, where they soon encountered Crystal after the latter mistook Pika for a wild Pokémon. Soon, however, the two Trainers got involved in Lugia's rampage and lost consciousness in the shipwreck.

Following the incident, Chuchu and Pika produced an Egg when Pika spent time with her in the Johto Day-Care Center. When some Team Rocket members attacked the Day-Care Center, Chuchu, in a desperate attempt to protect her egg, flew, with the help of balloons, carrying Pika and their Egg. When the Masked Man took the three hostage near Ilex Forest, Gold embraced their Egg and took a number of blows to guard it, hatching the Pichu that the Egg contained. With Pichu's assistance, the boy eventually succeeded in defeating the villain, and Chuchu's offspring was left in his care.

Much later, in the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter, Chuchu was seen with a teenaged (albeit short) Yellow as they visited the Viridian Gym together. On her own will, she challenged the Gym and found itself overwhelmed and defeated at the hands of Blue's Alakazam, and after recovering with Yellow's mystical healing power, met up with Silver, who was searching for his roots nearby. Through a chain of events, it then found itself in Red's hands after Yellow spent the last of her energy informing him of Deoxys's message, and assisted in defeating Carr's ten Forretress.

Two months later, she and Pika, who were thankfully able to escape the beam that left their Trainers petrified, traveled with Gold and Crystal to the Hoenn region to help save Jirachi. Soon, Gold also revealed that the two and his own Pichu, Pibu, had learned Volt Tackle to help out, and after the remaining five of the Pokédex Holders succeeded in freeing their comrades, the three dealt the finishing blow to Guile Hideout's giant Kyogre monster.

Moves used

Pika Chuchu Pibu Volt Tackle.png
Using Volt Tackle
Move First Used In
Volt Tackle The Final Battle IX
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Trivia

  • In Just a Spearow Carrier a Pikachu with a flower on her head is seen among the crowd in Indigo Plateau.
  • Chuchu is the only Pokémon belonging to Yellow that has not reached her final form.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Pikachu.