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Pikachu (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Pikachu (disambiguation).
Pikachu
Mouse Pokémon
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Type
Electric Unknown
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Blue-Striped
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Abilities
Static Cacophony
Cacophony
Lightning Rod
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Pikachu

Mega Pikachu Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Fairy
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
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Regional numbers
Pokédex
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Kanto
#022
Johto
#156
Hoenn
#104
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#036
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-023
Fiore
R-002
Almia
R-005/N-154
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
82
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
105
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
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Sp.Def
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
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Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ Pikachu) is an Electric-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Pichu when leveled up with high friendship and evolves into Raichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone. However, the starter Pikachu in Pokémon Yellow will not evolve into Raichu.

Pikachu is popularly known as the mascot of the Pokémon franchise and a major representative of Nintendo's collective mascots.

It is also the version mascot of Pokémon Yellow, where it is the only starter Pokémon in that game. It has made numerous appearances on the boxes of spin-off titles.

Pikachu is also the starter Pokémon in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Biology

Pikachu is a short, chubby rodent Pokémon. It is covered in yellow fur, and its ears are long and pointed with black tips. It has a small mouth, brown eyes, and two red circles on its cheeks. There are pouches inside its cheeks where it stores electricity. Its forearms are short, with five fingers on each paw, and its feet have three toes. It has two brown stripes on its back, and its tail is in the shape of a lightning bolt with a patch of brown fur at the base. A female will have a V-shaped notch at the end of its tail. It is classified as a quadruped, but it has been known to stand and walk on its hind legs.

The anime has shown that Pikachu sometimes travel in groups. It raises its tail to check its surroundings, and is occasionally struck by lightning in this position. Living in forested areas, Pikachu is found foraging for berries it roasts with electricity to make them tender enough to eat. It has been observed eating and sometimes destroying telephone poles, wires, and other electronic equipment.

Pikachu is able to release electric discharges of varying intensity. Pikachu has been known to build up energy in its glands, and will need to discharge to avoid complications. It is also able to release energy through its tail, which acts as a grounding rod, as well as recharging fellow Pikachu with electric shocks. Pikachu can also electrify itself to use its signature move, Volt Tackle. When threatened, it looses electric charges from its sacs, and a group can build and cause lightning storms. It is found mostly in forests, where a sure sign that Pikachu inhabits a location is patches of burnt grass.

In the anime

Pikachu in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Pikachu

Ash Ketchum has a Pikachu that he obtained from Professor Oak in Pokémon - I Choose You!, the first episode of the Pokémon anime series. He is the signature Pokémon of the anime series who has appeared in every non-special episode and every Pokémon movie since. Ash's Pikachu does not like being in his Poké Ball.

Ash was given the opportunity to release Pikachu in Pikachu's Goodbye, as Pikachu seemed very happy with the other Pikachu. Even though he did attempt to, the bond between the two was too strong, so Pikachu chose to stay with him. This episode also featured many other wild Pikachu.

Ritchie's Pikachu

Ritchie also has a Pikachu nicknamed Sparky, who debuted in A Friend In Deed. Sparky, unlike most Pikachu, has a tuft of fur on the top of its head.

Ashachu

Ash gets turned into a Pikachu in Hocus Pokémon by a Pokémon magician named Lily. He reverts to his human form at the beginning of the next episode.

Puka

Another Pikachu nicknamed Puka was owned by a man named Victor on Seafoam Island in The Pi-Kahuna. This blue-eyed Pikachu saved Ash from drowning by having the ability to sense tidal waves approaching.

Pikachutwo

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, Mewtwo clones Ash's Pikachu. This Pikachu can be told apart from Ash's due to spikes on the black marks at the tips of its ears. It is also comparatively more aggressive than Ash's Pikachu and slurs its speech, defects possibly caused by Ash tampering with Mewtwo's cloning machine during the cloning process.

Other

A female Pikachu in the anime

James used a Pikachu in the Pokémon League Entrance Exam in The Ultimate Test, but it was defeated by the instructor's Graveler. James, after interfering with a battle Ash was having with the instructor, later tried to steal this Pikachu, only for that Pikachu to zap James instead, as instructed by its instructor.

A Pikachu also had a part in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!. He was kidnapped by a Skarmory and Team Go-Getters set out to rescue him as their first mission. Pikachu provided them with some items in the battle.

A female Pikachu appeared in SS027 under the ownership of Ayumi.

A Pikachu is set to appear in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, under the ownership of Uschi.

A Mirror World Pikachu appeared in XY037, under the ownership of Mirror World Ash.

Minor appearances

Numerous other Pikachu appeared in Pokémon Emergency! belonging to Nurse Joy to help Ash's Pikachu defeat Team Rocket's Jessie, James, and Meowth to send them blasting off for the first time. They reappeared in a flashback in Pikachu's Goodbye.

Multiple Pikachu appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne.

Lt. Surge's Raichu was once a Pikachu, as was Volkner's Raichu when Volkner was younger.

A Pikachu has also been owned by Luana's son, Travis. Luana mistook Ash for Travis when she saw Pikachu on Ash's shoulder.

In Lights, Camerupt, Action!, a Pikachu appeared in two of Elijah's movies. Red's Pikachu was featured in a film that Ash and Gary were watching when they were younger. In a different movie that Ash and his friends were watching at the time the episode was taking place, another Pikachu helped Plusle and Minun on their mission to rescue Princess Kirlia from the evil Exploud.

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

A Pikachu named Sugar belonging to the owners of a restaurant went missing prior to Cooking up a Sweet Story!, and Ash's Pikachu had to fill in for it so that its owner would have the confidence to win a cooking competition. At the end of the episode, Sugar returns, however, it has evolved into a Raichu.

A Pikachu that belonged to an unnamed Aura Guardian appeared in a flashback in The Keystone Pops!.

A Pikachu appeared as a mask for the festival in Capacia Island UFO!.

A Pikachu appeared in Alexa's magazine in The Journalist from Another Region!.

A Pikachu appeared in a fantasy in To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler!, evolving into a Raichu using a Thunder Stone.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP002 Pikachu Dawn's Pokédex Pikachu, the Mouse Pokémon. It can generate electric attacks from the electric pouches located in both of its cheeks.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW001 Pikachu Trip's Pokédex Pikachu, the Mouse Pokémon, and the evolved form of Pichu. Pikachu's tail is sometimes struck by lightning as it raises it to check its surroundings.
BW093 Pikachu Cameron's Pokédex Pikachu, the Mouse Pokémon, and the evolved form of Pichu. Pikachu can help other Pikachu who are feeling weak by sharing its electric current.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Pikachu

Ash's Pikachu is a starring character in Ash and Pikachu, a manga adaptation of the Pokémon anime which is based on Ash's adventures in the Johto region.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Pikachu

Ash's Pikachu is a main character in the manga series The Electric Tale of Pikachu, an adaptation of the Pokémon anime.

In the manga, Ash discovered Pikachu under the floorboards at his home, where he was chewing on wires to eat the electricity.

Sparky, Ritchie's Pikachu, appears in The Electric Tale of Pikachu as well, however, it is nicknamed "Chuchino" instead.

In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga

A story called Akari and Pikachu's Birthday is featured in the final volume of How I Became a Pokémon Card.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey and Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪ manga

Main article: Pikachu (MPJ)

Pikachu is a main character in the Magical Pokémon Journey manga series. He is the first Pokémon befriended by Hazel, appearing for the first time in How Do You Do, Pikachu?. Pikachu is one of the few Pokémon in Magical Pokémon Journey that cannot speak human language, although the others seem to understand him. He is described as rather scatterbrained at times. Pikachu returns as a main character in Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪, the sequel to the Magical Pokémon Journey series.

Ash's Pikachu also makes a cameo appearance in bonus chapters at the end of every volume of the Magical Pokémon Journey manga.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Pika
Main article: Chuchu

Pikachu debuted in its own round in the Red, Green & Blue chapter, Wanted: Pikachu!. Here, a Pikachu was stealing all the crops in a town. The townsfolk kept chasing it around, but end up getting shocked by it. Red arrives and captures it, ending the chaos. Although extremely disobedient at first, even prone to regularly electrocuting its owner, the two eventually got over this enmity, and this Pikachu, nicknamed "Pika", became one of his most loyal and trusted fighters, being used in almost every major battle Red has had. It also served on Yellow's team while Red was held captive by the Elite Four during the Yellow chapter before being returned to him, during which Yellow discovered that it can Surf.

A Pikachu appeared as a silhouette when Green explains about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

In the ninth volume during the Gold, Silver, & Crystal chapter, Yellow is seen to have a new addition to her team: a Pikachu of her own nicknamed "Chuchu", that she had found injured in Viridian Forest and nursed back to health. When Pika is left behind by Red on his trip to Mt. Silver, Pika joined Yellow and Chuchu on their adventure to Johto.

Pika and Chuchu share a loving relationship, one that is so strong that even Jasmine noticed, prompting her to hand Yellow a slip with the Pokémon Daycare's address on it. Later on, after Yellow and Wilton were brought to the Day Care after being shipwrecked, Yellow finds that Pika and Chuchu now have an Egg shortly after they were "put together." The Egg eventually hatches into Gold's Pibu.

Wild Pikachu also appeared in the Diamond & Pearl chapter.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

A Pikachu makes a cameo in Pokémon Battle Frontier during one of the battles. Also, a photo album owned by Anabel has a Pikachu on the cover.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Main article: Shu's Pikachu

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga, Shu's first Pokémon was a Pikachu that he found abandoned in the forest.

In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Main article: Gold's Pikachu

In Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys, Eusine was in possession of a Pikachu, which ended up being Gold's.

Pikachu in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Red's Pikachu (Pocket Monsters)

Pikachu is one of the main characters in the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga series and its sequels. It was the second Pokémon that Red captured on his own, but the first he kept.

Pikachu is one of the few Pokémon in the manga that cannot speak human language. He is the cousin of Clefairy and is considered the smarter of the two.

Pikachu evolved into Raichu in Clefairy finally evolves?!, but he has since devolved back to the Pikachu stage.

Yellow also has a Pikachu of his own.

In Pokémon Newspaper Strip

Ash's Pikachu was the main character in the short-lived Pokémon Newspaper Strip.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Satoshi has a Pikachu as one of the members of his team in Pokémon Zensho. It later evolves into a Raichu.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
The Electric Tale of Pikachu ET01 An electric mouse Pokémon.
Habitat: Forests and woodlands
Diet: Mainly fruit
Distinguishing features: Has an electric generator on each cheek.
Beware of electrocution!
Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS004 When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build up and cause lightning storms. Forest dwellers, they are few in number and exceptionally rare. The pouches in their cheeks discharge electricity at their opponents. The Pikachu are believed to be highly intelligent.

In the TCG

Pikachu in the TCG
Pikachu TCG Coin
Main article: Pikachu (TCG)

Pikachu somehow manages to find its way into many of the expansions, causing there to be 73 known non-reprint Pokémon cards featuring Pikachu. There are also various Trainer cards with Pikachu in the card's artwork too, including the very sought-after tournament promos such as No.1 Trainer.

The first Pikachu that appeared in the TCG was Pikachu in the Base Set (which was reprinted in Base Set 2 and in POP Series 2 with different artwork). It was followed in the next set by another Pikachu (which was also reprinted in the Legendary Collection). The third Pikachu card released was the first-ever English promo card, Pikachu. The original Base Set Pikachu was also released as a special promotional card at E3.

In the early days of the TCG, several notable errors were made regarding the Pikachu cards. The Base Set Pikachu was released with altered artwork at first, depicting it with red cheeks, instead of the original yellow. While this matched Ken Sugimori's artwork, the yellow color on its cheeks was intentional by the artist, who depicted Pikachu using ThunderShock. This error appeared in both the E3 promotional version and the normal Base Set release. A second error was made in the production of Jungle set booster packs, which, instead of the Jungle set's Pikachu, sometimes contained first edition versions of the Pikachu that was released as a promo card.

Pikachu has also been featured on a number of TCG coins, with one being included with the English and European languages-only Base Set 2. This coin was also featured in the Pokémon Play It! PC game. A Pikachu coin is also featured in the Game Boy game Pokémon Trading Card Game, and is one of the coins that can be obtained in Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!, where it is given by Club Master Isaac to winners of the Lightning Club.

In the TFG

Two Pikachu figures has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

Main article: Pikachu (Super Smash Bros.)

Game data

As the player

Main article: Pikachu (PokéPark)

Pikachu appears as the player character in both PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure and its sequel, PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. He falls down a mysterious tunnel one day with his friends Charmander, Chikorita, and Piplup and ends up in the PokéPark. There he goes on an quest to save the PokéPark from certain destruction. He later travels to a new PokéPark which is being threatened by the ever expanding Wish Park. At the new PokéPark he meets Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott, and they help to save the PokéPark from danger.

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Stadium: Pikachu stars in the mini-game "Thundering Dynamo" alongside Voltorb. This mini-game involves charging up electric power.
  • Hey You, Pikachu!: Pikachu stars alongside an unnamed child (who bears a striking resemblance to Red) who was recently taught how to interact with wild Pokémon by Professor Oak. The boy and Pikachu form a bond and go on many adventures together, and one day the Pikachu decides to live with the boy.
  • Pokémon Stadium 2: Pikachu can be used in "Pichu's Power Plant" if one is detected in a Transferred Pokémon game.
  • Pokémon Pinball: Pikachu serves as a Ball-Saver, but it will only work if the Lightning Meter is full.
  • Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire: Pikachu has the same role as in Pokémon Pinball but is sometimes helped by Pichu. Pikachu also appears on the Catch 'Em Mode banner.
  • Pokémon Channel: Much like Hey You, Pikachu!, Pokémon Channel focuses on a boy and a Pikachu bonding through social interactions, such as going outside and talking to other Pokémon, and watching TV together.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms.
Blue
Yellow It keeps its tail raised to monitor its surroundings. If you yank its tail, it will try to bite you.
Stadium Lives in forests away from people. It stores electricity in its cheeks for zapping an enemy if it is attacked.
Generation II
Gold This intelligent Pokémon roasts hard berries with electricity to make them tender enough to eat.
Silver It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.
Crystal When it is angered, it immediately discharges the energy stored in the pouches in its cheeks.
Stadium 2 This intelligent Pokémon roasts hard Berries with electricity to make them tender enough to eat.
Generation III
Ruby Whenever Pikachu comes across something new, it blasts it with a jolt of electricity. If you come across a blackened berry, it's evidence that this Pokémon mistook the intensity of its charge.
Sapphire This Pokémon has electricity-storing pouches on its cheeks. These appear to become electrically charged during the night while Pikachu sleeps. It occasionally discharges electricity when it is dozy after waking up.
Emerald It stores electricity in the electric sacs on its cheeks. When it releases pent-up energy in a burst, the electric power is equal to a lightning bolt.
FireRed It has small electric sacs on both its cheeks. If threatened, it looses electric charges from the sacs.
LeafGreen When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms.
Generation IV
Diamond It lives in forests with others. It stores electricity in the pouches on its cheeks.
Pearl If it looses crackling power from the electrical pouches on its cheeks, it is being wary.
Platinum It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
HeartGold This intelligent Pokémon roasts hard berries with electricity to make them tender enough to eat.
SoulSilver It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.
Generation V
Black It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
White
Black 2 It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
White 2
Generation VI
X It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.
Y It has small electric sacs on both its cheeks. If threatened, it looses electric charges from the sacs.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Viridian Forest, Power Plant
Blue (Japan)
Viridian Forest, Power Plant, Rocket Game Corner
Yellow
Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Generation II
Gold Silver
Route 2
Crystal
Route 2
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Safari Zone
Emerald
Safari Zone
FireRed LeafGreen
Viridian Forest, Power Plant
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trophy Garden
Platinum
Trophy Garden
HeartGold SoulSilver
Viridian Forest
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Resort, Yellow Forest, Rally, and Sightseeing
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Santalune Forest, Route 3, Friend Safari (Electric)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Beach, Tunnel, River and Cave
Pokémon Channel Collect all 101 Nice Cards
Pokémon Pinball Viridian Forest
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Safari Zone (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 4
Secret Storage 20
Endless Level 1
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Starter Pokémon
Lightning Field (6F-10F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Starter Pokémon
Amp Plains (9F-10F)
Far Amp Plains (1F-4F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Playable Pokémon, Pika Land, Silent Tundra, Slumbering Cave, Magnagate dungeons,
Dreamy Island (Mapless Street)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Panula Cave
Sekra Range
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Vien Forest
Crysta Cave
Volcano Cave
Chroma Road
Chroma Highlands
Chroma Ruins
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Submarine
Faldera Volcano
Thunder Temple
My Pokémon Ranch Random trade with Hayley*
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest Normal Mode C, B & S
Pokémon Rumble Blast Autumnwood: Firebreathing Mountain
Forest: Trailhead Field, World Axle - B1F
Pokémon Conquest Violight

In events

In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Colosseum Pikachu Japanese hide 10 November 21, 2003 onwards
DPPtHGSS Pokétopia Pikachu Japanese hide 10 December 14, 2006 onwards
DPPtHGSS Pokétopia Pikachu English hide 10 June 25, 2007 onwards
DPPtHGSS Pokétopia Pikachu French hide 10 July 12, 2007 onwards
DPPtHGSS Pokétopia Pikachu German hide 10 July 12, 2007 onwards
DPPtHGSS Pokétopia Pikachu Italian hide 10 July 12, 2007 onwards
DPPtHGSS Pokétopia Pikachu Spanish hide 10 July 12, 2007 onwards

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
B2W2 Global Link Pikachu Japanese PGL 10 September 19, 2012 to January 31, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Pikachu English PGL 10 November 9, 2012 to May 30, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Pikachu French PGL 10 November 9, 2012 to May 30, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Pikachu German PGL 10 November 9, 2012 to May 30, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Pikachu Italian PGL 10 November 9, 2012 to May 30, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Pikachu Spanish PGL 10 November 9, 2012 to May 30, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow* Light Ball Light Ball (100)% Berry (100)%
Gold Silver Berry (8%)
Crystal
Ruby Sapphire Oran Berry Oran Berry (50%) Light Ball Light Ball (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Oran Berry Oran Berry (50%) Light Ball Light Ball (5%)
Platinum
Battle Revolution Light Ball Light Ball (100%)
Ranch Shuca Berry Shuca Berry (100%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Oran Berry Oran Berry (50%) Light Ball Light Ball (5%)
X Y Light Ball Light Ball (5%)
Pokéwalker Shuca Berry Shuca Berry (100%) Lum Berry Lum Berry (100%)
Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry (100%) Leppa Berry Leppa Berry (100%)
TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (100%) Oran Berry Oran Berry (100%)
Events* Light Ball Light Ball (100%) Lucky Egg Lucky Egg (100%)
Shell Bell Shell Bell (100%) Soothe Bell Soothe Bell (100%)
Chesto Berry Chesto Berry (100%) Thunderstone Thunderstone (100%)
Air Balloon Air Balloon (100%) Comet Shard Comet Shard (100%)
Sea Incense Sea Incense (100%) Silk Scarf Silk Scarf (100%)
Heart Scale Heart Scale (100%) Focus Band Focus Band (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Generation I-V
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 35
95 - 142 180 - 274
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 300   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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 50.


Generation VI
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 35
95 - 142 180 - 274
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 320   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

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
15/20 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
00Start Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
077 Play Nice Normal Status 0000 —% 20
1010 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1313 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100100% 20
1818 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100100% 10
2121 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —% 15
2323 Nuzzle Electric Physical 02020 100100% 20
2626 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
2929 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100100% 15
3434 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
3737 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
4242 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
4545 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
5050 Thunder Electric Special 110110 07070% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Pikachu obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 06060 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • 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

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ClefairyTogeticZigzagoonLinoone Bestow Normal Status 100% 15
SeedotPiplupPrinplupPachirisuPatratWatchog
CubchooBeartic
Bide Normal Physical —% 10
MareepFlaaffyAmpharosElectrikeManectricPlusle
MinunShinxLuxioLuxrayBlitzleZebstrika
EmolgaDedenne
Charge Electric Status —% 20
ClefairyClefableJigglypuffEspurrMeowsticSpritzee
AromatisseSylveon
Disarming Voice Fairy Special 40 —% 15
ClefairyClefableJigglypuffWigglytuffSkittyDelcatty
AudinoMinccinoMienfooMienshaoBunnelby
Double Slap Normal Physical 15 85% 10
ClefairySeelDewgongTogeticSlakothVigoroth
SlakingPlusleMinunSphealSealeoWalrein
OshawottDewottSamurottMinccinoEmolga
Encore Normal Status 100% 5
DunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyVigoroth
PachirisuBunearyLopunnyCubchooBeartic
Endure Normal Status —% 10
MeowthPersianNuzleafSkittyDelcattyGlameow
PuruglyPurrloinLiepardMienfooMienshaoEspurr
Meowstic
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
DunsparceSwinubPhanpyZigzagoonSlakothSlaking
TorkoalSpindaCubchooBearticBunnelbyDiggersby
SpritzeeAromatisse
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
ClefairyCherubiCherrimMunnaMusharnaFennekin
BraixenDelphox
Lucky Chant Normal Status —% 30
Delibird Present Normal Physical 90% 15
GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfoo
MienshaoBouffalant
Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 15
Ampharos Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
Light Ball* Volt Tackle Electric Physical 120 100% 15
TogeticSwirlixSlurpuff Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Pikachu in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
172 Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
172 Sweet Kiss Fairy Status 75% 10
172 Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
2013 Birthday Pikachu Celebrate Normal Status —% 40
Atsuto Uchida Pikachu Mega Kick Normal Physical 120 75% 5
Minato Mirai Landmark Tower Pikachu
Minato Mirai Cosmo World Pikachu
Minato Mirai Red Brick Warehouse Pikachu
Minato Mirai Captain Pikachu
Minato Mirai Pacifico Pikachu
Surf Water Special 90 100% 15
Minato Mirai ♥♥Pika♥♥ Pikachu Heart Stamp Psychic Physical 60 100% 25
Minato Mirai Pikachu Hold Hands Normal Status —% 40
  • A superscript level indicates that Pikachu can learn this move normally in Generation VI 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
Costume moves
Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Pikachu Rock StarORAS Meteor Mash Steel Physical 90 90% 10
Pikachu BelleORAS Icicle Crash Ice Physical 85 90% 10
Pikachu Pop StarORAS Draining Kiss Fairy Special 50 100% 10
Pikachu, Ph. DORAS Electric Terrain Electric Status —% 10
Pikachu LibreORAS Flying Press Fighting Physical 80 95% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Pikachu can learn this move normally in Generation VI 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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin025.png Pin025.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS025.png PinRS025.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani025.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP025.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Energetic Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP You can depend on my electric attacks!
26%-50% HP My HP's been halved...
1%-25% HP I'm beat... My electric shocks are out of power...
Level up OK! My level went up! Leave it to me!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP Let's keep at it, <name>!
26%-50% HP This is starting to hurt...
1%-25% HP I can't keep going like this... <name>, help...
Level up Yes! I leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP025.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Electric  Poké Assist: Electric PA.png
( Electric )
Field move: Recharge fm.pngRecharge fm.png
(Recharge ×2)
Loops: 2 Min. exp.: 9 Max. exp.: 9
Browser entry  
Pikachu discharges energy to recharge the Styler's energy.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Electric  Poké Assist: None Field move: Recharge 3 field move.png
(Recharge ×3)
Browser entry  
It attacks by blasting electricity from its body.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Electric  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Recharge 3 field move.png
(Recharge ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It restores the Styler Energy.
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack 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
PPW025.png PokéPark Pad entry:
No entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP025.png HP: Move: Thunderbolt
Attack: Ability 1: Static
Defense: Ability 2: Celebrate
Speed: ★★★★ Ability 3: Lightningrod
Evolves from Pichu when it has a link of 50% or higher

Evolves into Raichu when its link is improved while its Warrior is equipped with a Thunder Stone

Range: 3 Perfect Links: Akizane, Hanbei, and Sōrin

Evolution

172Pichu.png
Baby form
Pichu
 Electric 
Egg
Breed


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

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 025.png Spr b g1 025.png Spr 1y 025.png Spr b g1 025.png Spr 1g 025.png Spr b g1 025.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 025.png Spr b 2g 025.png Spr 2s 025.png Spr b 2g 025.png Spr 2c 025.gif Spr b 2c 025.png
Spr 2g 025 s.png Spr b 2g 025 s.png Spr 2s 025 s.png Spr b 2g 025 s.png Spr 2c 025 s.gif Spr b 2g 025 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 025.png Spr b 3r 025.png Spr 3e 025.gif Spr b 3r 025.png Spr 3f 025.png Spr b 3r 025.png
Spr 3r 025 s.png Spr b 3r 025 s.png Spr 3e 025 s.gif Spr b 3r 025 s.png Spr 3f 025 s.png Spr b 3f 025 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
025MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Pikachu images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

Spr 3f Pikachu credits.png
FireRed/LeafGreen credits

Trivia

$1 coin from Niue featuring Pikachu
Pikachu in Pokémon Stadium

Origin

Pikachu has physical aspects of several species of rodents, and its species name suggests that it is based on a mouse. It is not particularly similar to the pika despite its name, but its long ears do resemble those of other members of Lagomorpha.

Pikachu was designed by Atsuko Nishida, a member of the core design team at Game Freak.[2]

Name origin

Pikachu is a combination of ピカピカ pikapika (onomatopoeia for sparkle) and チューチュー chūchū (the sound of squeaking).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ピカチュウ Pikachu Combination of ピカピカ pikapika (onomatopoeia for sparkle) and チューチュー chūchū (the sound of squeaking)
France Flag.png French Pikachu Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pikachu Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Pikachu Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Pikachu Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 피카츄 Pikachyu Same as English/Japanese name


Related articles

Main article: Pikachu (disambiguation)

References

  1. [Pikachu Soars as Trial Balloon for a Safer Macy's Parade - New York Times]
  2. THE TALENT BEHIND HOMETOWN STORY

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