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Pichu Brothers
ピチュー兄弟 Pichu Bros.
The Pichu Brothers
Pichu Little (left) and Pichu Big (right)
Debuts in Pikachu & Pichu
Gender Male
Ability Unknown
Current location Big Town
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Voice actor Japanese English
As Pichu Yumi Touma (Pichu Big)
Satomi Koorogi (Pichu Little)

The Pichu Brothers or Pichu Bros. (Japanese: ピチュー兄弟 Pichu Bros.), individually called Pichu Big and Pichu Little, are a pair of Pichu who live in Big Town.

In the anime

They debuted in Pikachu & Pichu, where they met Ash's Pikachu who was lost after falling off a nearby building, in which Ash was planning a party celebrating the anniversary of when he and Pikachu first met. Pikachu and the Pichu Brothers went throughout Big Town chased by a Houndour who eventually helped them when the local Pokémon Playhouse was collapsing. In Of Meowth and Pokémon (Part One), the Pichu Posse become embroiled in a picnic basket mix up between Smoochum’s basket and Meowth’s basket.

In Of Meowth and Pokémon (Part Two), Meowth enlisted the Posse's assistance to deliver pizzas and later garden maintenance to make money. However things went disastrously wrong with both tasks, with the pizzas all ruined or eaten before delivery, and the parkland flooded after a series of mishaps. To apologize the Pichu Brothers and their friends gave Meowth some acorns.

The Pichu Brothers got into a heated argument over who gets to go down a slide first in Trouble in Big Town. Pichu Little along with Wooper ran off as a result, fleeing to a nearby park where it proceeded to steal a vendor's helium balloons. Consequently, Pichu Little floated up into the air, and had to contend with changing wind currents and Murkrow while Pichu Big and the others searched the city for him. The Posse was later reunited and returned to the Clubhouse to have fun again.

In Big Meowth, Little Dreams (Part One), the Pichu Posse joined Meowth in tracking down his missing sandwich and later located the invisible culprit, a Kecleon. It explained that it stole the food to feed a lost Azurill; also the very one that Azumarill was expecting to arrive earlier in the day. With two mysteries solved, the Pichu Brothers and their friends joined Azumarill for a prepared dinner to celebrate Azurill's arrival.

Azumarill tasked the Pichu Brothers with looking after Azurill in Big Meowth, Little Dreams (Part Two), but the young Pokémon wandered off under their watch. They later found Azurill in an alleyway, safe and sound.

In Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, Meowth was going to throw a party. However, the Pichu Brothers and their friends had not received an invitation and so they went on a quest to find one. In the end, an Azumarill had their invitations all along and hadn't gotten around to delivering them yet. However, they flew away, which led to another adventure to track them down.

In Camp Pikachu, they had an adventure where they were lost a long way from home after a train ride. However, with the help of Pikachu, some of Ash's and Misty's Pokémon, as well as a Wynaut, they were able to catch a train back home again.

The Pichu Brothers and the Clubhouse appeared during the credits of the Japanese version of The Rise of Darkrai. They made another cameo at the beginning of Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

The Pichu Brothers most recently appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade as some of the Pokémon watching Meloetta's concert.

The Pichu Brothers have also appeared in the 2001 version of Mezase Pokémon Master. They are seen running along a pipe below a bridge that Ash and his friends are standing on.

Personality and characteristics

The Pichu Brothers are the recognized leaders of their friendship group, the Pichu Posse. They are often seen playing together at the Pokémon Clubhouse. A call out for help will lead their friends to assemble immediately.

Pichu Big, distinguished by a tuft of hair, is the oldest of the pair. He is more mature and sensible while Pichu Little is typically impulsive, playful and argumentative. While they sometimes get into heated arguments, the Pichu Brothers care for one another, as evidenced through the actions in Trouble in Big Town where Pichu Big led the search for his lost brother.

Moves used

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Using Thunder Shock
Move First Used In
Thunder Shock Pikachu & Pichu
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Pichu Posse


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The Pichu Posse is a group of Pokémon living in Big Town that regularly take part in the Pichu Brothers' adventures. A number of them debuted in the Pokémon short, Pikachu & Pichu.

Azumarill
Azumarill
Azumarill first appeared in Trouble in Big Town. It was making flower chains in a local park when it spotted Pichu Little and Wooper rolling towards heavy traffic, so it used a Water Gun to propel them across the busy road. It later pointed Pichu Big and the others to Pichu Little's location.

Later Magby called Azumarill in to deal with the Pichu Brothers fighting again. However it was accidentally electrocuted, causing Azumarill to use Water Gun in rage. Smoochum and Magby used their Icy Wind and Flamethrower attacks to combat the Water attacks, creating a complex of icy slides. The Pokémon put aside their differences to then play on the slides together.

Azumarill briefly appeared in Of Meowth and Pokémon (Part 1), where it invited the Pichu Posse to enjoy some acorns. It became cross after the Posse became impatient and knocked all the nuts onto the busy road.

In Big Meowth, Little Dreams (Part 1), Azumarill was busy preparing a picnic for its visiting friend Azurill. Meowth accidentally destroyed Azumarill’s setting while hunting a sandwich thieving Kecleon. Afterwards, Azumarill invited everyone, including Meowth to enjoy Azurill’s welcome party.

During Big Meowth, Little Dreams (Part 2), Azumarill was again preparing a picnic lunch for Azurill. It remained behind while the Pichu Posse tried to re-locate Azurill, who wandered off.

In Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, Meowth was going to throw a party. However, the Pichu Brothers and their friends had not received an invitation and so they went on a quest to find one. In the end, an Azumarill had their invitations all along and hadn't gotten around to delivering them yet. However, they flew away, which led to another adventure to track them down.

Azumarill made a small cameo alongside the other Big Town Pokémon at the beginning of Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Azumarill is kind and generous, often preparing picnics for friends. However, when angered, Azumarill will attack with a barrage of Water Guns. It spends much of its time amongst the flowers of a Big Town park.

Azumarill's only known move is Water Gun.

Debut Trouble in Big Town
Voice actors
Japanese Kotono Mitsuishi
English Kayzie Rogers
Azurill
Azurill
Azurill was due to arrive in Big Town in Big Meowth, Little Dreams (Part 1), to visit its friend Azumarill. It was later revealed that a friendly Kecleon saw Azurill, and took it to a drain pipe to get it out of the rain. With Azurill found, Azumarill invited everyone to enjoy Azurill's welcome party.

During Big Meowth, Little Dreams (Part 2), Azurill wandered off as Azumarill was preparing a picnic lunch. While the Pichu Posse searched Big Town for it, Azurill was interrupting Meowth's attempts to woo a Skitty by stealing his rose bouquet, cake and ruining his guitar serenade. Meowth's yelling lead the Pichu Brothers and their friends to find Azurill down an alleyway, and rescue it in time.

Azurill is a cheery and innocent Pokémon, though it puts itself at risk because of its wild curiosity and tendency to wander off.

Azurill's only known move is Water Gun.

Debut Big Meowth, Little Dreams (Part 1)
Feraligatr
Feraligatr
Feraligatr debuted in Trouble in Big Town. It noticed the Pichu Posse and Houndour being carried off by the river current, so it dived in and rescued them. With a flick of its tail, Pichu Big and friends landed safely while Houndour was put into the path of a Snorlax who squashed it in its sleep.

It reappeared briefly in Big Meowth, Little Dreams (Part 2), where it leaped out in time to help a runaway Azurill cross the river safely.

Feraligatr resides in a Big Town river, and it is willing to help anyone in need make a safe river crossing.

None of Feraligatr's moves are known.

Debut Trouble in Big Town
Houndour
Houndour
Houndour debuted in Pikachu & Pichu, where it chased after Ash's Pikachu and the Pichu Brothers after they landed on its back. In its rage it ran directly into the Pokémon Clubhouse, which caused the junk-constructed playground to begin collapsing. Houndour lent its strength to help save the Clubhouse from toppling completely.

Houndour reappeared in Of Meowth and Pokémon (Part 2), but it stopped pursuing the Posse after being burned to a crisp by Magby.

Houndour's sleep was interrupted in Trouble in Big Town, when yellow paint was accidentally spilled on it by the Pichu Posse. It chased them down to the river, and its momentum lead everyone to take a dive. A Feraligatr came to their rescue, but Houndour was tossed directly into Snorlax’s path, where it was squashed under its weight.

In Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, the Pichu Brothers jumped on Houndour’s head while chasing after a flyaway invitation. Houndour quickly gave chase, even seeing through the Brother’s makeshift Piloswine disguise. It bided its time as the Pichu fled into a building before the chase resumed. It ended when Houndour was sent blasting off by a broken water hydrant and then flattened by a Snorlax.

Houndour made a small cameo alongside the other Big Town Pokémon at the beginning of Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Houndour is a constant source of trouble for the Pichu Brothers and their friends. A running gag involves the Houndour getting hurt in some sort of way, usually being flattened by a local Snorlax. It is a cunning Pokémon, but very prone to rage.

None of Houndour's moves are known.

Debut Pikachu and Pichu
Voice actors
Japanese Naoki Tatsuta
Magby
Magby
Magby first appeared in Pikachu & Pichu. After the Clubhouse was ruined by a rampaging Houndour, Magby lent its strength and later used Flamethrower to weld the pipe slide back together.

In Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, Magby helped the Pichu brothers look for invitations to Meowth's party.

Magby is a brave and yet short-tempered Pokémon, preferring to attack over rationalizing.

Magby's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut Pikachu and Pichu
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
Meowth (Team Rocket)
Meowth (Team Rocket)
Main article: Meowth (Team Rocket)

In Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, Meowth threw a big party for the Pokémon of the city where he was serving lots of fruit. The party was invitation-only and Meowth assigned the task of delivering invitations to Azumarill.

Debut Pokémon Emergency!
Voice actors
Japanese Inuko Inuyama
English Maddie Blaustein
Murkrow (multiple)
Murkrow (multiple)
Murkrow first appeared in Pikachu & Pichu, along with some of its friends. Later a single Murkrow noticed Pikachu attempting to cling onto a rope as he hung between two buildings. Instead of assisting, Murkrow loosened the rope tie at one end, though a few passing Hoppip helped Pikachu to safety.

In Trouble in Big Town, Pichu Little was sent flying off into the distance after stealing some balloons from a park vendor. The mischievous Murkrow made things only more difficult, when it began popping all the balloons. Luckily Wooper used Water Gun in time, making for a softer landing.

Murkrow and its friends made a small cameo alongside the other Big Town Pokémon at the beginning of Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

The Murkrow are troublemakers and feared across Big Town. They have a menacing stare and get a thrill out of putting others into harm's way.

None of Murkrow's moves are known.

Debut Pikachu & Pichu
Smeargle
Smeargle
Smeargle was among the many Pokémon that were shown playing at the Pokémon Clubhouse in Pikachu & Pichu. It later lent a hand after the Clubhouse began to collapse because of Houndour's actions.

In Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, Smeargle was playing with its friend Aipom at the park amphitheatre when the Pichu Posse arrived demanding to know about the strange crescent-shaped cards everyone has. Using Smeargle's tail, Aipom painted a picture of fruit and a clock tower, directing the Posse over to the location of Meowth's upcoming party.

It reappeared in Big Meowth, Little Dreams (Part 1), while Meowth and the Pichu Posse where looking for a sandwich thief. Pichu Big has Smeargle splash the paint on its tail everywhere, which revealed the invisible culprit to be a Kecleon.

Smeargle made a small cameo alongside the other Big Town Pokémon at the beginning of Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Smeargle is cheery and playful, often spending its days painting walls across Big Town with bright colors.

None of Smeargle's moves are known.

Debut Pikachu and Pichu
Voice actors
Japanese Kōichi Sakaguchi
Smoochum
Smoochum
In Of Meowth and Pokémon (Part One), Smoochum's basket of cosmetics was accidentally mixed up by Meowth, who bumped into her, and grabbed what he thought was his picnic basket full of food. She alerted the Pichu Posse to the situation, and her basket was later returned after Meowth left it on the ground while trying to catch his own basket.

In Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, Smoochum was the first to learn of Meowth's party after seeing everyone holding the crescent-shaped invitations. She alerted the Pichu Posse, who were yet to receive their invites, and helped the Pichu brothers look for invitations to Meowth's party.

Smoochum is very worried about her appearance, often shown applying makeup and looking at herself in a mirror.

Smoochum's only known move is Icy Wind.

Debut Pikachu and Pichu
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Tara Jayne
Snorlax
Snorlax
Snorlax is a recurring character throughout the Pichu Brothers shorts. First appearing in Pikachu & Pichu, it rolled over in its sleep and crushed Houndour as it was chasing after the Pichu Brothers and Pikachu.

In Of Meowth and Pokémon (Part 2), Snorlax rolled onto Teddiursa as it was about to tuck into some pizza it was supposed to deliver. It appeared in Trouble in Big Town and again in Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, where it accidentally squashed Houndour who was again pursuing the Pichu Brothers and their friends.

Snorlax made a small cameo alongside the other Big Town Pokémon at the beginning of Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Snorlax is a restless sleeper, with unfortunate Pokémon like Houndour, being squashed under its weight.

None of Snorlax's moves are known.

Debut Pikachu and Pichu
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
Squirtle Squad
Squirtle Squad
Main article: Squirtle Squad

Three members of the Squirtle Squad were first seen using Water Gun against Smoochum in Of Meowth and Pokémon (Part 2). They were also seen in Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, where they helped out in setting up the party, and guarding the food from thieves.

Debut Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Ohtani
English Eric Stuart
Teddiursa
Teddiursa
Teddiursa’s appetite led to the events that unfolded in Of Meowth and Pokémon (Part One). It ate the food from Meowth’s picnic basket, much to Meowth’s disappointment.

In Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, Teddiursa helped the Pichu brothers look for invitations to Meowth's party.

Teddiursa is a gluttonous Pokémon, as seen when it slyly tried to eat the pizza it was supposed to deliver as well as food in the picnic basket it was supposed to deliver to Meowth. It often gets side-tracked by the smell of food. Teddiursa also sleeps in the park where it guards its precious acorns from other hungry Pokémon.

None of Teddiursa's moves are known.

Debut Trouble in Big Town
Voice actors
Japanese Yuri Shiratori
English Tara Jayne
Wooper
Wooper
In Trouble in Big Town, Wooper ran off with Pichu Little to a park after the Pichu Brothers had an argument. After Pichu Little stole some helium balloons and was sent flying, Wooper joined the others of the Posse to search for him. Later, Wooper's Water Gun helped Pichu Little make a softer landing.

In Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, Wooper helped the Pichu brothers look for invitations to Meowth's party.

Wooper is a very happy-go-lucky Wooper that is almost always seen smiling. However its clumsy on land and often oblivious to the situation, so the others of the Posse direct its Water Gun attack to help for a softer landing.

Wooper's only known move is Water Gun.

Debut Pikachu and Pichu
Voice actors
Japanese Mayumi Shintani
English Mayumi Shintani

In the manga

The Pichu Brothers in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

The Pichu Brothers appeared in GDZ61.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

The Pichu Brothers appeared in Pichu and Pichu's Big Fight. Giovanni tried to steal them, but Red managed to stop him in time.

In spin-off games

Pichu Brothers channel

Pokémon Channel

The Pichu Brothers channel is listed here. There are many channels for this, giving the choice each of five parts, the full version, or foreign language versions.

In the TCG

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

Pichu Bros.
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Pichu Bros. Lightning       P Promotional cards   028/P
Pichu Bros. Lightning POP Series 3 Common 16/17 PCG-P Promotional cards   078/PCG-P
Pichu and Pikachu (CoroCoro promo) Lightning       Unnumbered Promotional cards    
 


Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Pichu-brødrene
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pichu-veljekset
France Flag.png French Frères Pichu
Germany Flag.png German Pichu-Brüder
Iceland Flag.png Icelandic Pichu-brædrunir
Italy Flag.png Italian Fratelli Pichu
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Pichu-brødrene
Poland Flag.png Polish Bracia Pichu
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Irmãos Pichu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hermanos Pichu
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Pichubröderna

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