Pichu Brothers

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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
This Pokémon has not evolved.
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 other 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

Pichu Bros ThunderShock.png
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 third mini-movie Pikachu & Pichu.

Azumarill is first seen trying to avoid any havoc on her flower bed.

Azumarill acts as a motherly figure, ensuring the Pichu Bros.' safety and being responsible in setting up the picnic in Big Meowth, Little Dreams (Part 1). However, she tends to have a short temper, as seen after being shocked by the Pichu Bros. and having her picnic destroyed by Meowth.

In Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, Azumarill was assigned to hand out invitations to Meowth's party, but had forgotten to deliver the Pichu Brothers' theirs.

Azumarill's only known move is Water Gun.

Debut Trouble in Big Town
Voice actors
Japanese Kotono Mitsuishi
English Kayzie Rogers
Azurill is a very mischievous Pokémon, as seen in Big Meowth, Little Dreams (Part 2).

Azurill's only known move is Water Gun.

Debut Big Meowth, Little Dreams (Part 2)
Houndour is a constant source of trouble for the Pichu Posse, being seen chasing them down. A running gag involves the Houndour getting hurt in some sort of way, usually being flattened by a local Snorlax.

None of Houndour's moves are known.

Debut Pikachu and Pichu
Voice actors
Japanese Naoki Tatsuta
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
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 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 known moves are Icy Wind and Lovely Kiss*.

Debut Pikachu and Pichu
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Tara Jayne
Snorlax is mostly seen sleeping and rolling around. It will flatten anyone that is in its way, namely Houndour.

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 guard the food from thieves.

Debut Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Ohtani
English Eric Stuart
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
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 it 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
Smeargle played a minor role in Big Meowth, Little Dreams (Part 1), where it was seen painting the walls of the town. Its paint was then used to uncover the Kecleon thief.

In Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, Smeargle told the Pichu Brothers that they needed an invitation to attend Meowth's party, with help from Aipom.

None of Smeargle's moves are known.

Debut Pikachu and Pichu
Voice actors
Japanese Kōichi Sakaguchi

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 silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
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    


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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