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Pikachu (Pokémon)/Generation IV learnset

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By leveling up

Generation IV
Other generations:
I - II - III - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   S. Contest   Appeal 
00Start ThunderShock Electric Special 04040 100}}100% 30 Cool 3 ♥♥♥
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 40 Cute 2 ♥♥
055 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 30 Cute 2 ♥♥
1010 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20 Cool 2 ♥♥
1313 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 30 Cool 2 ♥♥
1818 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
2121 Slam Normal Physical 08080 075}}75% 20 Tough 3 ♥♥♥
2626 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
2929 Feint Normal Physical 05050 100}}100% 10 Beauty 0  
3434 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30 Cool 2 ♥♥
3737 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100}}100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
4242 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30 Beauty 2 ♥♥
4545 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10 Cool 2 ♥♥
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Pikachu obtained at level 1 in Generation IV
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pikachu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pikachu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation IV
Other generations:
I - II - III - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   S. Contest   Appeal 
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20 Tough 1
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 85% 10 Smart 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15 Smart 1
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status —% 30 Beauty 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10 Cute 0  
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5 Tough 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 95 100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120 70% 10 Cute 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10 Smart 1
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15 Cool 3 ♥♥♥
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 60 —% 20 Cool 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM43 Secret Power Normal Physical 70 100% 20 Smart 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10 Cute 0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15 Cute 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10 Tough 1
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 50 90% 10 Beauty 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM58 Endure Normal Status —% 10 Tough 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 100% 20 Beauty 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 100% 20 Cool 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM78 Captivate Normal Status 100% 20 Beauty 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10 Cute 3 ♥♥♥
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM83 Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 100% 20 Smart 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15 Cute 2 ♥♥
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10 Smart 1
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15 Tough 3 ♥♥♥
Bag HM Fighting Sprite.png HM06 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15 Tough 2 ♥♥
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pikachu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pikachu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IV
Other generations:
II - III - V
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   S. Contest   Appeal 
SeedotNuzleafShiftryPiplupPrinplupEmpoleon
Pachirisu
Bide Normal Physical —% 10 Tough 2 ♥♥
MareepFlaaffyAmpharosElectrikeManectricPlusle
MinunShinxLuxioLuxray
Charge Electric Status —% 20 Smart 0  
ClefairyClefableJigglypuffWigglytuffSkittyDelcatty DoubleSlap Normal Physical 15 85% 10 Tough 2 ♥♥
ClefairyClefableTogeticTogekissSlakothVigoroth
SlakingPlusleMinunSphealSealeoWalrein
Encore Normal Status 100% 5 Cute 1
MeowthPersianSkittyDelcattyGlameowPurugly Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10 Cute 2 ♥♥
DunsparcePhanpyDonphanZigzagoonLinooneTorkoal
Spinda
FlailHGSS Normal Physical 100% 15 Cute 2 ♥♥
Delibird Present Normal Physical 90% 15 Cute 0  
VigorothGrowlithe Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
Ampharos ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
AipomAmbipom Tickle Normal Status 100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥
Light Ball* Volt Tackle Electric Physical 120 100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
Togetic Wish Normal Status —% 10 Cute 0  
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Pikachu in Generation IV
  • 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 Pikachu in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pikachu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pikachu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation IV
Other generations:
II - III - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   S. Contest   Appeal 
D P Pt HG SS Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15 Tough 3 ♥♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20 Smart 1
D P Pt HG SS Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20 Smart 3 ♥♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10 Cute 2 ♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10 Cute 3 ♥♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Rollout Rock Physical 30 100% 20 Tough 2 ♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15 Beauty 2 ♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15 Cute 3 ♥♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20 Cool 2 ♥♥
D P Pt HG SS ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Pikachu can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Pikachu cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pikachu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pikachu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IV
Other generations:
II - III - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   S. Contest   Appeal 
172 Charm Normal Status 100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥
172 Sweet Kiss Normal Status 75% 10 Cute 2 ♥♥
172 Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20 Cute 0  
172* UproarPtHGSS Normal Special 50 100% 10 Cute 2 ♥♥
172 Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5 Tough 2 ♥♥
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pikachu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pikachu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By events

Generation IV
Other generations:
I - II - III - V
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   S. Contest   Appeal 
Pokémon Battle Revolution - Gift Pokémon
Yellow Forest (Pokéwalker)
Volt Tackle Electric Physical 120 100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
TCG World Championships 2007
Birthday Event
PC Yokohama Event
Pokémon Battle Revolution - Gift Pokémon
Yellow Forest (Pokéwalker)
Surf Water Special 95 100% 15 Beauty 2 ♥♥
Yellow Forest (Pokéwalker) Fly Flying Physical 90 95% 15 Smart 1
Onemuri Event Yawn Normal Status —% 10 Cute 2 ♥♥
Kyoto Cross Media Experience 2009 Present Normal Physical 90% 15 Cute 0  
Kyoto Cross Media Experience 2009 Last Resort Normal Physical 130 100% 5 Cute 0  
  • A superscript level indicates that Pikachu can learn this move normally in Generation IV at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pikachu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pikachu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations