Spiky-eared Pichu

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Spiky-eared Pichu
ギザみみピチュー Gizamimi Pichu
Spiky-eared Pichu DP 2.png
Spiky-eared Pichu
Debuts in Arceus and the Jewel of Life
Gender Female
Ability Static
Current location Michina Town (anime)

Ilex Forest (games)

This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Pichu Shōko Nakagawa Kayzie Rogers

Spiky-eared Pichu (Japanese: ギザみみピチュー Gizamimi Pichu) is a female Pichu. Her physical appearance is no different from an ordinary Pichu, other than the three spikes at the tip of her left ear, hence her name.

In the anime

The Spiky-eared Pichu appeared in the movie Arceus and the Jewel of Life as Damos's friend. She helped Pikachu and Piplup find the keys for Ash, Dawn, Brock and Damos to escape from their jail cell after they were imprisoned by Marcus.

She was first mentioned at the end of a movie preview when movie director Kunihiko Yuyama talked about a "small, yellow Electric-type that would save the world."

She also has an ending dedicated to her. This ending displays her love for Grepa Berries.

Moves used

Using Iron Tail Move First Used In
ThunderShock Arceus and the Jewel of Life
Iron Tail Arceus and the Jewel of Life
An x shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
  Moves used recently are in bold unless all moves all fit this case.

In the games

She appears in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver as an event Pokémon obtained in Ilex Forest. She will appear and join the player's party if the Pikachu-colored Pichu is brought to the shrine as the first Pokémon in the party. She has her own unique in-battle and overworld sprites and cannot evolve or be traded outside of HeartGold and SoulSilver. Aside from her unique sprite, moves, and inability to be traded or evolve, she is nearly identical to a normal Pichu in that while her base stats are the same as a normal Pichu's, her maximum stats for the Pokéathlon are different. If a Pokémon uses Transform on it, it will have a spiky ear.

Shiny sprites for Spiky-eared Pichu exist in the coding of the games, although it remains unknown if this special Pichu has the 1 in 8192 chance of being shiny like all other Pokémon encountered in the wild. It is possible that the data was only included, as in the case of Template:Type2 Arceus, to prevent the game from crashing if someone was to hack the game, or by default due to every other form difference having both normal and shiny forms despite availability of these Pokémon as shiny.

File:Double Pichu battle HGSS.png
Spiky-eared Pichu and Pikachu-colored Pichu in a double battle

If taken to Professor Elm, it is revealed that she has traveled through time with Celebi. Elm claims that he and Professor Oak were researching the time travel abilities of Celebi and that this Pichu proves his main theory. He adds that the reason it cannot evolve is because it has been time traveling for so long. He will then call all the Pokémon Center attendants to prevent Spiky-eared Pichu from being used in trades.

Spr 4h 172N.png
Electric Unknown
Held item:
Bag Zap Plate Sprite.png Zap Plate
Pichu Lv.30
Volt Tackle
Electric Physical
Helping Hand
Normal Status
Normal Status
Pain Split
Normal Status

Pokéathlon stats

5/5 ★★★★★
3/5 ★★★☆☆
1/3 ☆☆
3/4 ★★★
13/18 ★★


Spiky-eared Pichu Sprites
Spr 4h 172N.png File:Spr b g4 172N.png Spr 4h 172N s.png File:Spr b g4 172N s.png
Normal Spiky-eared Pichu sprites Shiny Spiky-eared Pichu sprites

In the manga

In the manga adaptation of the movie, Spiky-eared Pichu is a wild Pokémon that the characters meet in the distant past. She assists the characters in escaping from the movie's main antagonist, Marcus.

In the TCG

In the Ilex Forest with the Pikachu-colored shiny Pichu

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Spiky-eared Pichu in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Name Type Level Rarity Set Set no.
Spiky-eared Pichu Pokémon M Lightning - - Movie Commemoration Random Pack 009/019
DPt-P Promotional cards 042/DPt-P


  • A picture of a Pikachu short poster that featured Spiky-eared Pichu alongside Pikachu and Piplup was leaked several days before this Pokémon was officially revealed.
  • Spiky-eared Pichu's inability to be traded outside of HeartGold and SoulSilver can be explained as being preventative of trading an alternate form to a game in which it does not appear, as happens in Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver when entering the trade center with Rotom in an appliance, Giratina in its Origin Forme, or Shaymin in its Sky Forme, by returning them to the forms they appeared in in Diamond and Pearl. As Spiky-eared Pichu cannot freely change between forms, she is ultimately unable to be traded at all.
  • Spiky-eared Pichu's sprite in HeartGold and SoulSilver is in a different pose than that of a normal Pichu, but she retains the two frames that a normal Pichu uses in her animation; thus, she is the first and only Pokémon to have more than one frame other than its standard pose in its animation since Crystal.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ギザみみピチュー Gizamimi Pichu Literally "Jagged-Ear Pichu"
French Pichu Troizépi From the French words trois ("three") and épine ("spike").
German Strubbelohr-Pichu From the German words strubbelig ("tousled") and Ohr ("ear").
Italian Pichu Spunzorek From the Italian words spuntone ("spike") and orecchio ("ear").
Spanish Pichu Picoreja From the Spanish words pico ("point") and oreja ("ear").
Korean 삐쭉귀 피츄 Ppijjukgwi Pichyu Literally "Sharp-Ear Pichu"
Chinese (Taiwan) 刺刺耳皮丘 Cìcì'ěr Píqiū Literally "Sharp-Ear Pichu"
Portuguese Pichu de orelha talhada Literally "Sliced-Ear Pichu"

See also

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

Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCallahanCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusHarrietJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMargoMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRisaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTorenTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked MarauderLawrence IIILevi
MarcusMerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyPokémon huntersPokémon poacherRiotThe PhantomZero
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Ho-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugia (M02)MagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)Mewtwo (OS)
Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikou (M13)RayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShaymin
SlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZeraoraZoroarkZorua
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolDabuDavidDionaDonukeDr. FujiDundeeFlamelFreddy
GabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGroudonGurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsHoytInfiJasonJennyJoeJudyKaiKakoKanata
KatoKellieKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalinManukeMarcus's soldiers
MauryMayor OliverMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMiaMilesMimiMirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughter
Mr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsQueen IleneQueen RinRavine
RaymondRickRossSchuylerShepShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTannerTappTatsukiTobiasTownesUschiZabu

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