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ピカ Pika
Poké Ball
Red and Pika.
Debuts in Wanted: Pikachu!
Caught at Pewter City
Gender Male
Ability Static
Current location With Red
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Pikachu {{{java1}}}

Pika (Japanese: ピカ Pika) was the fourth Pokémon shown to be obtained by Red in the Pokémon Special manga.


File:VS Pikachu.jpg
Red meets Pika.

Red captured Pika at Pewter City, where it was causing havoc at the market. Pika was initially antagonistic, but throughout their long journey together, he soon became one of Red's closest companions. At one point, he was accidentally traded to Green, who taught him a variety of non-Template:Type2 moves, including Substitute and Toxic.

In the Yellow saga, he was the only one of Red's Pokémon to escape from the Kanto Elite Four, and later joined Yellow to help search for Red. During this time he learned to manipulate the decoy created by substitute into a surfboard, which allowed him to use the move Surf.

He temporarily joined Yellow's team in the GSC saga when Red went to heal himself at Mt. Silver. Along with Yellow's Chuchu, he produced an egg at the Goldenrod Daycare Center. He was, however, later brought to Mt. Silver when he and Gold went there to train.

Red relies heavily on Pika, and has used him against many major opponents including Giovanni and legendary Pokémon such as Mewtwo and Deoxys.

Moves used

In the games

The variation of Red that appears in Generation II has a level 81 male Pikachu, which is his highest-level Pokémon.

Related articles

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

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