Spiky-eared Pichu

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Spiky-eared Pichu
ギザみみピチュー Notched-ear Pichu
Poké Ball
Spiky-eared Pichu DP 2.png
Spiky-eared Pichu
Debuts in Arceus and the Jewel of Life
Caught at Michina Town (Past)
Gender Female
Ability Static
Current location Michina Town
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Pichu Shōko Nakagawa Unknown

Spiky-eared Pichu (Japanese: ギザみみピチュー Notched-ear 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. She is very fond of Grepa Berries.

In the anime

The Spiky-eared Pichu appeared in the movie Arceus and the Jewel of Life. In the movie, she gives her friend, Damos, the keys to his cell after he has been imprisoned by Gishin.

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." Then a short clip showed her playing with Pikachu, but she was blocked by a big circle, and all that could be seen were the "notches" on her ear. The same scene was shown again at the end of the official trailer and she was fully visible.

In the games

She appears in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, and is an event Pokémon obtained in Ilex Forest activated by owning the Pikachu-colored Pichu from the twelfth movie promotion and going to Celebi's shrine, after which she can join the player's 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 identical to a normal Pichu in terms of stats. She, like other Pokémon, can also be Template:Shiny2.

If taken to Professor Elm of New Bark Town, it is revealed that the Pichu has traveled in time with Celebi. Elm claims that he and Professor Oak were researching the time travel abilities of Celebi, and claims 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.

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Spiky-eared Pichu and Pikachu-colored Pichu in a double battle

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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

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, Gishin.

In the TCG

In the Ilex Forest with the Pikachu-colored 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.
Notched-ear Pichu M Lightning 30 - Movie Commemoration Random Pack 009/022


  • A picture of a Pikachu short poster that featured the Spiky-eared Pichu alongside Pikachu and Piplup was leaked several days before this Pokémon was officially revealed.

See also

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

Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked Marauder
Lawrence IIILeviMarcusMerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyRiotThe PhantomZero
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GiratinaHo-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaMagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)
Mewtwo (OS)Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachu (M20)PikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShaymin
SlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZoroarkZorua
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolDabuDavidDionaDonukeDr. Fuji
DundeeFlamelFreddyGabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGroudon (M06)GurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsInfiJennyJoe
JudyKaiKakoKanataKatoKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMako
MalinManukeMarcus's soldiersMauryMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMimiMirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughter
Mr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsQueen IleneQueen RinRavine
RaymondRossSchuylerShipShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTannerTappTatsukiTobiasUschiZabu

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