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In [[Golden Boys]], [[Gold (Golden Boys)|Gold]] was in possession of a Pikachu, which ended up being [[Eusine|Eusine's]].
 
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===Pokémon Special===
 
===Pokémon Special===
 
'''Pokédex entry''': 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.
 
'''Pokédex entry''': 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.

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Arbok
Pokémon
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Pikachu
ピカチュウ Pikachu
#025
150
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Electric '
Category
Mouse Pokémon
Ability
Static
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#025
Johto
#022
Hoenn
#156
Sinnoh
#104
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1′04″
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
13.2 lbs.
Imperial
6.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F025.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Ground and
Fairy groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 82 Battle Exp.: 821*

Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ Pikachu) is an Electric-type Pokémon. It is the starter Pokémon one receives at the beginning of Pokémon Yellow, and is popularly known as the mascot of the Pokémon franchise.

Pikachu comes with the Ability Static, which paralyzes the foe 30% of the time it uses a direct attack on Pikachu.

Pikachu evolves with exposure to a Thunderstone into Raichu. It evolves from Pichu when it grows a level and its happiness is 220 or above.

Pikachu is the version mascot of Pokémon Yellow, appearing on the boxart.

Biology

Physiology

A Pikachu is a ground-dwelling rodent notable for its Electric abilities. Pikachu have short, yellow fur with brown stripes on its back, black-tipped ears, along with an unusually shaped tail, resembling a lightning bolt. Besides its evolution and pre-evolution, it may be related to Plusle, Minun and Pachirisu, due to notable physical similarities.

Pikachu are known to have acute senses of hearing, thanks to its large ears. Most domestic Pikachu are very intelligent, understanding and interpreting human speech at levels far surpassing those of any pet dog.

Gender differences

A female Pikachu has a small "dent" at the end of its tail, causing it to resemble a heart.

Special abilities

Exclusive to the Pikachu's subspecies is the ability to release electric discharges of varying intensity, at will, through electric sacs in its cheeks. This electric energy can be manipulated into a variety of techniques which are mostly used in battle but which can be used to roast berries as well.

As Pikachu build up energy in their electricity glands, it is often needed to discharge, as to not result in a short, or worse, which can lead to physical Paralysis, or in severe cases death. Pikachu release the built-up energy through their tail, which acts as a grounding rod, to safely remove unneeded energy. A sure sign to tell if a location is inhabited by Pikachu is to look for patches of burnt grass, which is the result of the discharge. Through an inability to release a buildup of electricity, a Pikachu may develop a rare condition similar to the human flu. This illness is most often caused by strong nearby electro-magnetic forces, which severely impact the electric glands. If a Pikachu is introduced to a magnet, it will be attracted towards its cheeks, and display other common attributes of magnetism.

In a few rare cases, Pikachu can learn to manipulate Water and, with the help of a surfboard, perform the move Surf.

Behavior

In the wild, Pikachu often travel in packs, and are rarely territorial. However, when threatened, a group can generate an intense electrical offensive, and the electro-magnetic forces exerted by the resulting field can even produce a short lived, localized thunderstorm. Pikachu can be harmful pests, eating and sometimes destroying telephone poles, wires, and other electronic equipment.

Despite this, it is a popular pet, and relatively easy to maintain, with little exercise necessary for its well being. However, it is important to discharge the electricity in its cheeks periodically.

As many know, yanking on a Pikachu's tail will result in a severe shock or a bite to the offender. Another defense of Pikachu's is the use of its nasty bite which has been known to leave quite a mark.

Habitat

They are found mostly in forests, but possibly because of their attraction to their electricity or simply because they are not afraid of people, Pikachu commonly show up in civilized areas. They may even enter houses, presumably attracted by the electrical output generated by the dwellers' appliances.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Living in wooded areas, Pikachu often are found foraging for berries. Instead of climbing trees, they use small electrical shocks to release the berries from the tree, roasting them at the same time.

As pets, they can be fed a variety of processed food, available at many pet stores. Alternatively, like most Pokémon, Pikachu are tolerant to most "human" foods, and sometimes enjoy them more than the more nutritional food designed for their biology. In fact, Pikachu have been known to have a fondness of ketchup.

In the anime

Ash Ketchum has a Pikachu that he obtained from Professor Oak in Pokémon, I Choose You!, the first episode of the Pokémon anime series. It has appeared in every non-special episode since. Pikachu has also appeared in every Pokémon movie.
File:025-Pikachu.jpg
Pikachu from the anime

James used a Pikachu in the Pokémon League Entrance Exam in The Ultimate Test, but the Pikachu 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.

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

Ritchie also has a Pikachu nicknamed Sparky, who debuted in A Friend In Deed.

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

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.

In Lights, Camerupt, Action, Elijah used a Pikachu in one of his movies. This Pikachu helped Plusle and Minun on their mission to rescue Princess Kirlia from the evil Armaldo.

A Pikachu named Sugar belonging to the owners of a restaurant went missing prior to Cooking up a Great Story!. This Pikachu evolved into a Raichu near the end of the episode.

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 Pikachu belonging to an unnamed Aura Guardian appeared in DP056.

In the manga

Electric Tale of Pikachu prominently features a Pikachu.

A Pikachu is one of the main characters in Pokémon PiPiPi Adventure.

A more mouse-like Pikachu that communicates through pantomime is one of Isamu Akai's Pokémon in Pocket Monsters.

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

Shuu's first Pokémon was a Pikachu he found abandoned in the forest in Pokémon Get da ze!.

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

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

In Golden Boys, Gold was in possession of a Pikachu, which ended up being Eusine's.

Pocket Monsters Emerald: Challenge!! Battle Frontier has a Pikachu cameo during one of the battles and a photo album owned by Anabel has a Pikachu on the cover.

Pokémon Special

Pokédex entry: 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.

Both Red and Yellow have Pika and Chu Chu, respectively. Pika often used to shock Red repeatedly. However, Pika becomes one of Red's most valued Pokémon.

Pikachu debuted in its own round in the Red, Green & Blue chapter, Wanted: Pikachu!. Here, Pika is captured by Red.

In the ninth Volume, Yellow is seen to have a new addition to her team: a Pikachu she had found injured in the Viridian Forest and nursed back to health. When Pika is left behind by Red on his trip to Mt. Silver, Pika joins Yellow and Chuchu on their trip 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. In Volume 13, after Yellow and Wilton are brought to the Daycare 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 Pichu.

Wild Pikachu also appeared in the RS and DP sagas.

In the TCG

Main article: Pikachu (TCG)

Pikachu is one of the few Pokémon in the TCG that have appeared on a lot of cards. There are currently at least 30 known Pokémon cards featuring Pikachu, including promos, owned and delta species. Pikachu has appeared as a card in almost every released set. There is also various trainer cards with Pikachu in the card's artwork too, including the very sought-after tourament promos such as No.1 Trainer.

The earliest known Pokémon cards featuring Pikachu includes the one from Base Set (which was reprinted in Base Set 2 and in POP Series 2 with different artwork), and the one in Jungle Set (which was also reprinted in the Legendary Collection). Pikachu from Base Set was originally released in an E3 expo as a promotion, the card back then had a misprint where the Pikachu's cheeks were red when they were supposed to be yellow in that specific card.

In the TFG

One Pikachu figure has been released.

Other appearances

Pikachu has the honour of being one of the mascots of the Smash Bros. series, alongside Mario, Link and Kirby.

Super Smash Bros.

Pikachu is a playable character and the only Pokémon that is playable from the start of the game. It is in the fifth box of the second row. Its main stage is Saffron City.

In the hands of a skilled player, Pikachu is not to be taken lightly. Alongside electrical attacks, it has very good aerial attacks and superb recovery. Because of this, top-level SSB players have placed Pikachu at the top of their list, theoretically making it the best character in the game.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Pikachu is a playable character and the only Pokémon that is playable from the start of the game. It is initially placed to the right of Mario but moves to the bottom row after Luigi is unlocked. Its main stage is Kanto: Pokémon Stadium.

While Pikachu's play style remained the same, it was powered down in the sequel. The tier lists for Melee place Pikachu in either the Middle or Low tier.

Trophy information

Classic Mode

It's safe to say that Pikachu is the most famous and popular of all Pokémon. It has electric pouches in both cheeks; when in danger, it shoots electricity at its enemies. Although Pikachu can evolve into Raichu by exposure to a Thunderstone, many trainers like Pikachu so much that they don't let it evolve.

Adventure Mode

While its electrical attacks, such as Thunder and Thunder Jolt, are powerful, Pikachu is at its best speeding around the fray and waiting for its chance to strike. You can control the path of Pikachu's two-directional Quick Attack, allowing you to jump twice. Hold down the B Button to charge up Skull Bash.

All-Star Mode

The angle of the Control Stick controls the direction of Pikachu's Quick Attack. Pikachu will move blindingly fast, and it will also cause damage to any character it runs into. Move the Control Stick during Quick Attack and Pikachu will move in up to two directions. Be sure to check out the ceilings on the level when you use Thunder.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Pikachu is a returning playable character to the franchise. Its Final Smash move is Volt Tackle.

Standard Special Move Side Special Move Up Special Move Down Special Move Final Smash

Thunder Jolt

Skull Bash

Quick Attack

Thunder

Volt Tackle

Codec information (on Shadow Moses Island)

  • Mei Ling: "Ooh! How cuute!"
  • Solid Snake: "What? The yellow thing?"
  • Mei Ling: "That's Pikachu. It's a Pokémon. They're popular all over the world, you know. And it may look cute, but be careful. It can store large amounts of electricity in those adorable little cheeks. It'll try to pepper you with electric shocks."
  • Solid Snake: "Couldn't be much worse than Ocelot's old torture device..."
  • Mei Ling: "Oh, and, Snake?"
  • Solid Snake: "What?"
  • Mei Ling: "I was wondering, could you maybe try and catch Pikachu for me? Pleeeeease?"
  • Solid Snake: "Give me a break! What do I look like, a Pokémon Trainer?"
  • Mei Ling: "Fine... Sorry I asked."

Trophy information

"A Mouse Pokémon. Its lightning-bolt tail and round cheeks are its trademarks. When danger draws near, it uses tiny electric pouches within its cheeks to discharge electricity. When it's really fired up, it unleashes thunderbolts on its rivals. It's said to recharge when it's sleeping. It evolves into Raichu."

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Stadium: Pikachu stars in the mini-game "Thundering Dynamo" alongside Voltorb. This mini-game involves charging up electric power.
  • 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 and 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.

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 {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Rare Viridian Forest, Power Plant
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Route 2
Crystal
Rare Route 2
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Rare Safari Zone
Emerald
Rare Safari Zone
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Viridian Forest, Power Plant
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Trophy Garden
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Collect all 101 Nice Cards
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 Starter Pokémon
Lightning Field (6F-10F)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Panula Cave
Sekra Mountain Range

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
35
95 - 142 180 - 274
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
300
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 50.

Type effectiveness

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Learnset

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By leveling up

Generation I RB
Level Move Type
Start ThunderShock Electric
Growl Normal
9 Thunder Wave Electric
16 Quick Attack Normal
26 Swift Normal
33 Agility Psychic
43 Thunder Electric
Generation I Y
Level Move Type
Start ThunderShock Electric
Growl Normal
6 Tail Whip Normal
8 Thunder Wave Electric
11 Quick Attack Normal
15 Double Team Normal
20 Slam Normal
26 Thunderbolt Electric
33 Agility Psychic
41 Thunder Electric
50 Light Screen Psychic
Generation II
Level Move Type
From Pichu Charm Normal
Sweet Kiss Normal
Start ThunderShock Electric
Growl Normal
6 Tail Whip Normal
8 Thunder Wave Electric
11 Quick Attack Normal
15 Double Team Normal
20 Slam Normal
26 Thunderbolt Electric
33 Agility Psychic
41 Thunder Electric
50 Light Screen Psychic
Generation III
Level Move Type
From Pichu Charm Normal
Sweet Kiss Normal
Start ThunderShock Electric
Growl Normal
6 Tail Whip Normal
8 Thunder Wave Electric
11 Quick Attack Normal
15 Double Team Normal
20 Slam Normal
26 Thunderbolt Electric
33 Agility Psychic
41 Thunder Electric
50 Light Screen Psychic
Generation IV
Level Move Type Cat.
From Pichu Charm Normal Status
Sweet Kiss Normal Status
Nasty Plot Dark Status
Start ThunderShock Electric Special
Growl Normal Status
5 Tail Whip Normal Status
10 Thunder Wave Electric Status
13 Quick Attack Normal Physical
18 Double Team Normal Status
21 Slam Normal Physical
26 Thunderbolt Electric Special
29 Feint Normal Status
34 Agility Psychic Status
37 Discharge Electric Special
42 Light Screen Psychic Status
45 Thunder Electric Special

By TM/HM

Generation I
# Move Type
TM01 Mega Punch Normal
TM05 Mega Kick Normal
TM06 Toxic Poison
TM08 Body Slam Normal
TM09 Take Down Normal
TM10 Double-Edge Normal
TM16 Pay Day Normal
TM17 Submission Fighting
TM19 Seismic Toss Fighting
TM20 Rage Normal
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric
TM25 Thunder Electric
TM31 Mimic Normal
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM33 Reflect Psychic
TM34 Bide Normal
TM39 Swift Normal
TM40 Skull Bash Normal
TM44 Rest Psychic
TM45 Thunder Wave Electric
TM50 Substitute Normal
HM05 Flash Normal
Generation II
# Move Type
TM01 DynamicPunch Fighting
TM02 Headbutt Normal
TM03 Curse Unknown
TM04 Rollout Rock
TM06 Toxic Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon Electric
TM10 Hidden Power Normal
TM13 Snore Normal
TM17 Protect Normal
TM18 Rain Dance Water
TM20 Endure Normal
TM21 Frustration Normal
TM23 Iron Tail Steel
TM25 Thunder Electric
TM27 Return Normal
TM31 Mud-Slap Ground
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM34 Swagger Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk Normal
TM39 Swift Normal
TM40 Defense Curl Normal
TM41 ThunderPunch Electric
TM43 Detect Fighting
TM44 Rest Psychic
TM45 Attract Normal
HM05 Flash Normal
Generation III
# Move Type
TM01 Focus Punch Fighting
TM06 Toxic Poison
TM10 Hidden Power Normal
TM16 Light Screen Psychic
TM17 Protect Normal
TM18 Rain Dance Water
TM21 Frustration Normal
TM23 Iron Tail Steel
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric
TM25 Thunder Electric
TM27 Return Normal
TM28 Dig Ground
TM31 Brick Break Fighting
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM34 Shock Wave Electric
TM42 Facade Normal
TM43 Secret Power Normal
TM44 Rest Psychic
TM45 Attract Normal
HM04 Strength Normal
HM05 Flash Normal
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting
Generation IV
# Move Type Cat.
TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical
TM06 Toxic Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status
TM17 Protect Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water Status
TM21 Frustration Normal Physical
TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special
TM25 Thunder Electric Special
TM27 Return Normal Physical
TM28 Dig Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal Status
TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special
TM41 Torment Dark Status
TM42 Facade Normal Physical
TM43 Secret Power Normal Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic Status
TM45 Attract Normal Status
TM56 Fling Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special
TM58 Endure Normal Status
TM70 Flash Normal Status
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status
TM78 Captivate Normal Status
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status
TM83 Natural Gift Normal Physical
TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special
TM87 Swagger Normal Status
TM90 Substitute Normal Status
HM04 Strength Normal Physical
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting Physical

By breeding

Move Type Cat. Father
Bide Normal Status Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry
Charge Electric Status Electrike, Manectric
Plusle
Minun
Doubleslap Normal Physical Clefairy
Jigglypuff
Skitty<
Encore Normal Status Clefairy
Togetic
Slakoth,Vigoroth, Slaking
Plusle
Minun
Spheal,Sealeo, Walrein<
Fake Out Normal Physical Meowth, Persian
Skitty
Glameow, Purugly
Present Normal Physical Delibird
Reversal Fighting Physical Vigoroth
Growlithe
Lucario*
Thunderpunch Electric Physical Ampharos
Tickle Normal Status Aipom, Ambipom
Volt Tackle** Electric Physical Pikachu, Raichu
Wish Normal Status Togetic

*Lucario must have Reversal upon evolving from Riolu

**Pikachu or Raichu must be equipted with Light Ball in order to get this move

By tutoring

FRLG Emerald
Body Slam Defense Curl
Counter DynamicPunch
Double-Edge Endure
Mega Kick Mud-Slap
Mega Punch Rollout
Mimic Sleep Talk
Seismic Toss Snore
Substitute Swagger
Thunder Wave Swift
ThunderPunch

Special moves

There are several ways for a Pikachu to learn Surf as well as Fly, though not both.

TCG-only Moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

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Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 025.png Spr 1y 025.png Spr 1g 025.png Spr b g1 025.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 025.png Spr 2s 025.png Spr 2c 025.png Spr b 2g 025.png
Spr 2g 025 s.png Spr 2s 025 s.png Spr 2c 025 s.png Spr b 2g 025 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 025.png Spr 3e 025.png Spr 3f 025.png Spr b 3r 025.png
Spr 3r 025 s.png Spr 3e 025 s.png Spr 3f 025 s.png Spr b 3r 025 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 025 m.png Spr 4p 025 m.png Spr 4h 025 m.png Spr b 4d 025 m.png
Spr 4d 025 f.png Spr 4p 025 f.png Spr 4h 025 f.png Spr b 4d 025 f.png
Spr 4d 025 m s.png Spr 4p 025 m s.png Spr 4h 025 m s.png Spr b 4d 025 m s.png
Spr 4d 025 f s.png Spr 4p 025 f s.png Spr 4h 025 f s.png Spr b 4d 025 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 025 m.png Spr 5b2 025 m.png Spr b 5b 025 m.png
Spr 5b 025 f.png Spr 5b2 025 f.png Spr b 5b 025 f.png
Spr 5b 025 m s.png Spr 5b2 025 m s.png Spr b 5b 025 m s.png
Spr 5b 025 f s.png Spr 5b2 025 f s.png Spr b 5b 025 f s.png
Pikachu For other sprites and images, please see Pikachu images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • The "secret" move for Pikachu's evolution line, Volt Tackle, is actually based off of Pulseman's signature move, Volteccer. To get this move, a Pichu must be bred from a parent Pikachu or Raichu holding a Light Ball, though this can only happen in Pokémon Emerald, Diamond, or Pearl.
    • Additionally, a Pikachu knowing Surf and Volt Tackle can be obtained from Pokémon Battle Revolution by defeating Stargazer Colosseum for the first time.
      • A Surfing Pikachu can also be won through the use of Pokémon Stadium. Players must beat Prime Cup Master Ball R-2 using a team containing a Pikachu from the player's game pack. The Pikachu must be used in every battle, and no continues may be used.
  • Pikachu's number in the National Dex (25) happens to be the reversed version of Meowth's (52). It is unknown whether or not this was intentional, however, in the anime, Team Rocket's Meowth and Ash's Pikachu are rivals.
  • Pikachu is the smallest version mascot.
  • In the games, Pikachu is the first Pokémon to have its cry changed-- to that of its anime counterpart. This only appeared in Pokémon Yellow.
  • Pikachu assumes a pose that is identical to the pose of the Pikachu on the box art of Pokémon Yellow during its battle animation in Diamond and Pearl.
  • Pikachu is in all four regional Pokédexes, possibly because of Ash's Pikachu.
  • Despite being catchable in all games, Pikachu is not native to the Johto region.
  • Although noted in the anime as having a dislike for being in Poké Balls many trainers keep their Pikachu in its Poké Ball.
  • Pikachu in Pokémon Yellow was the first Pokémon to naturally learn a move taught by a Gym Leader's TM in its generation and the only one until Generation III.

Origin

Pikachu has physical aspects resembling several species of rodents, such as mice and squirrels. However, Pikachu most resembles the lagomorph known as the pika.

Name origin

Pikachu is a combination of ぴかぴか pikapika, which is Japanese onomatopoeia for sparkle, and ちゅうちゅう chūchū, which is the sound of squeaking. It may also be related to pika, a type of rodent. It could also come from the Japanese prefix Pikucha-.

In other languages

  • German: Pikachu
  • French: Pikachu
  • Korean: 피카츄 Pikachyu
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 皮卡丘 Pí Ka Qiu - Transliteration of the original name.
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 比卡超 Bî Ka Chao

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Unova
Snivy
Snivy
Tepig
Tepig
Oshawott
Oshawott
Kalos
Chespin
Chespin
Fennekin
Fennekin
Froakie
Froakie
Alola
Rowlet
Rowlet
Litten
Litten
Popplio
Popplio
Galar
Grookey
Grookey
Scorbunny
Scorbunny
Sobble
Sobble
Yellow
Pikachu
Pikachu (player)
Eevee
Eevee (rival)
Colosseum XD
EspeonUmbreon
Espeon and Umbreon
Eevee
Eevee
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Pikachu
Partner
Pikachu (player)
Eevee
Eevee (rival)
Let's Go, Eevee!
Eevee
Partner
Eevee (player)
Pikachu
Pikachu (rival)
Games: Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii USuper Smash Bros. Ultimate
Characters: PikachuJigglypuffMewtwoPichu
Pokémon Trainer (SquirtleIvysaurCharizard) • LucarioGreninjaIncineroar
Stages: Saffron CityPokémon StadiumPoké FloatsPokémon Stadium 2Spear Pillar
Prism TowerUnova Pokémon LeagueKalos Pokémon League
Poké Ball and Master Ball: AbomasnowAbraAlolan ExeggutorAlolan RaichuAlolan VulpixArceusArticunoBeedrill
BellossomBewearBlastoiseBonslyCelebiChanseyCharizardChespinChikoritaClefairy
CyndaquilDarkraiDedenneDeoxysDittoEeveeElectrodeEnteiEeveeFennekin
FletchlingGardevoirGenesectGiratinaGogoatGoldeenGroudonGulpinHitmonlee
Ho-OhInkayJirachiKeldeoKoffingKyogreKyuremLatias and Latios
LugiaLunalaManaphyMarillMarshadowMeloettaMeowthMewMetagrossMimikyu
MoltresMunchlaxOnixOshawottPalkiaPiplupPorygon2PyukumukuRaikouScizorSnivy
SnorlaxSolgaleoSpewpaStaryuStarmieSuicuneSwirlixTapu KokoTogedemaruTogepi
TorchicUnownVenusaurVictiniVulpixWeavileWeezingWobbuffetXerneasZapdosZoroark
Collectables: Trophies (MeleeBrawlfor Nintendo 3DS/Wii U)
Stickers
Spirits
Misc: The Subspace EmissaryMy MusicFinal SmashPokémon ChangeBrawl cameos
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