Pikachu (Pokémon)

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Pikachu
Mouse Pokémon
ピカチュウ
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Type
Electric Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Cosplay Pikachu
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Pikachu in a cap
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Gigantamax Pikachu
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Partner Pikachu
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Static Cacophony
Cosplay Pikachu
Cacophony
Pikachu in a cap
Lightning Rod
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cosplay Pikachu
Cacophony
Pikachu in a cap
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Fairy or No Eggs DiscoveredCosplay/Cap
Hatch time
2570 - 2826 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
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Cosplay Pikachu
0'0" 0 m
Pikachu in a cap
68'11"+ 21.0+ m
Gigantamax Pikachu
Weight
13.2 lbs. 6.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
Pikachu in a cap
??? lbs. ??? kg
Gigantamax Pikachu
Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
82
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
112
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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Cosplay Pikachu
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
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Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ Pikachu) is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Pichu when leveled up with high friendship and evolves into Raichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone.

In Alola, Pikachu will evolve into Alolan Raichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone.

Pikachu has a Gigantamax form. Pikachu with the Gigantamax Factor cannot evolve.

In Pokémon Yellow, the starter Pikachu will refuse to evolve into Raichu unless it is traded and evolved on another save file. In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!, the player's partner Pikachu will also not evolve, and cannot be traded to become a Raichu.

Pikachu is popularly known as the mascot of the Pokémon franchise and one of Nintendo's major mascots.

It is also the game mascot and starter Pokémon of Pokémon Yellow and Let's Go, Pikachu!. It has made numerous appearances on the boxes of spin-off titles.

Pikachu is also the starter Pokémon of Pokémon Rumble Blast and Pokémon Rumble World.

Biology

Pikachu's gender differences in the anime

Pikachu is a short, chubby rodent Pokémon. It is covered in yellow fur with two horizontal brown stripes on its back. It has a small mouth, long, pointed ears with black tips, and brown eyes. Each cheek is a red circle that contains a pouch for electricity storage. It has short forearms with five fingers on each paw, and its feet each have three toes. At the base of its lightning bolt-shaped tail is a patch of brown fur. A female will have a V-shaped notch at the end of its tail, which looks like the top of a heart. It is classified as a quadruped, but it has been known to stand and walk on its hind legs.

The anime has shown that wild Pikachu live in groups in forested areas. Pikachu communicate amongst themselves using squeaks and tail-shaking as friendly gestures. In the anime, Alolan Pikachu are known to greet each other by sniffing one another and rubbing their tails together. Electricity can be used to receive and send messages with each other, as well as other Electric Pokémon species. It raises its tail to check its surroundings and is occasionally struck by lightning in this position. When groups grow, they can inadvertently cause lightning storms. Pikachu forage for Berries, which it roasts with electricity to make them tender enough to eat. A sure sign that Pikachu inhabits a location is patches of burnt grass. It has been observed eating and sometimes destroying telephone poles, wires, and other electronic equipment. By occasion, it can get unintentionally swallowed by Cramorant. While startled, it looks for ways to escape from the latter.

In the mouth of Cramorant

Pikachu charges itself while sleeping overnight, though stress and a lack of sleep can affect this. It is able to release electric discharges of varying intensity. Pikachu has been known to build up energy in its glands, which it will need to discharge to avoid complications. It is also able to release energy through its tail, which acts as a grounding rod, as well as recharging fellow Pikachu with electric shocks. Pikachu and its evolutionary relatives are related to Pachirisu.

Pikachu has three alternate forms: the first one, Cosplay Pikachu, appeared exclusively in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. It is always female, has a black heart-shaped spot at the end of its tail, and can be dressed in any of five outfits corresponding to the five Contest conditions. The second form is Pikachu in a cap, which debuted as an event-exclusive Pokémon in Generation VII. It is always male and has eight variants, each wearing one of Ash's hats from the anime. In addition to these two forms, many other Pikachu variants have appeared in various media. The last, the partner Pikachu, is the Pokémon the player starts with in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!. This Pikachu can be either gender, has higher base stats, and has access to moves that normal Pikachu do not.

As Gigantamax Pikachu, it becomes larger and chubbier. Its tail becomes longer and becomes capable of storing all of the electricity it generates, causing it to glow a bright yellow and enabling it to become as powerful as a lightning strike. Three red clouds float around the tail. Its power is equal to that of a power plant; however, it is difficult to use it in peoples' homes since Pikachu can only remain in its Gigantamax form for a short time.[1]

Pikachu and its variants have several signature moves:

Pikachu is also the only known Pokémon capable of using the Light Ball item.

In the anime

Main series

Pikachu in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Pikachu

Ash has a Pikachu that he obtained from Professor Oak in Pokémon - I Choose You!, the first episode of the Pokémon anime, which also marked its debut. He is the signature Pokémon of the anime series and has appeared in almost every non-special episode and every Pokémon movie since. In The Climb to Be the Very Best!, he was revealed to be capable of Gigantamaxing. He always remains outside of his Poké Ball.

Pikachutwo

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, Mewtwo cloned Ash's Pikachu. This Pikachu can be distinguished from Ash's due to the spikes in the black marks found on the tips of its ears. It is also comparatively more aggressive than Ash's Pikachu and slurs its speech, defects possibly caused by Ash tampering with Mewtwo's cloning machine during the cloning process. It reappeared in the sequel special Mewtwo Returns and the remake movie Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution.

Puka

A Pikachu nicknamed Puka was owned by Victor on Seafoam Island in The Pi-Kahuna. This blue-eyed Pikachu saved Ash from drowning by having the ability to sense tidal waves approaching.

Sparky

Ritchie has a Pikachu nicknamed Sparky, who debuted in A Friend In Deed. Sparky, unlike most Pikachu, has a tuft of fur on the top of its head, and, unlike Ash's Pikachu, has no problem with living inside a Poké Ball.

Ashachu

Ash was turned into a Pikachu in Hocus Pokémon by a Pokémon magician named Lily. He reverted to his human form at the beginning of the next episode.

Cosplay Pikachu

All of the Cosplay Pikachu appeared in Lights! Camera! Pika!, under the ownership of Frank. They reappeared in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, where they were all summoned by Hoopa as part of a prank on Ash and his Pikachu.

Ash's Pikachu (M20)

The Ash Ketchum of the alternate continuity introduced in I Choose You! has a Pikachu of his own. Like the Pikachu of the main series, this Pikachu was his first Pokémon and his main partner, almost always remaining outside of his Poké Ball.

Goh's Pikachu

Goh caught a Pikachu in Gotta Catch a What?!. She, along with a few others of her kind, later evolved into Raichu during the episode.

Other

In The Ultimate Test, James used a Pikachu in the Pokémon League Admissions Exam, but it was defeated by the instructor's Graveler. After interfering with a battle Ash was having with the instructor, James later tried to steal this Pikachu, only for it to zap James instead, as instructed by its instructor.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!, a Pikachu was kidnapped by a Skarmory. As a result, Team Go-Getters set out to rescue him as their first mission. Pikachu provided them with some items in the battle.

In BWS01, Ayumi's female Pikachu was trained on how to properly use Thunderbolt with the help of Cilan and Stunfisk.

A Mirror World Pikachu appeared in The Cave of Mirrors!, under the ownership of Mirror Ash. Unlike his regular world counterpart, Mirror Pikachu is a mischievous roughneck.

In Lights! Camera! Pika!, Frank has multiple Pikachu that would participate in his filmmaking endeavors.

In Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, multiple Pikachu were summoned by Hoopa as part of a prank on Ash and his Pikachu, though the prank failed. They were then returned to their original locations with the help of Ash's Pikachu, who coordinated them into Hoopa's portals.

In Battling at Full Volume!, Jimmy's Pikachu, nicknamed Spike, was used in a battle against Ash's Pikachu. Since Ash was ill, Serena took his place, unbeknownst to Jimmy and Spike. However, the match was interrupted by Team Rocket, who captured Spike, but Spike was promptly saved.

In A Plethora of Pikachu!, Pikala has multiple Pikachu. One of them was nicknamed Curly, while another that is Shiny was nicknamed the Boss. The Boss reappeared in a flashback in Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!. In Battle Royal 151!, another one of Pikala's Pikachu, nicknamed Bolt, competed in the Battle Royal round of the Manalo Conference. It defeated a Magikarp and Pyukumuku, but ended up losing to Jessie's Mimikyu.

Multiple Pikachu appeared in Gotta Catch a What?!. They later evolved into Raichu during the episode.

A Pikachu owned by Alternate World Ash appeared in Showdown at the Gates of Warp!.

Minor appearances

In Pokémon Emergency!, Nurse Joy has multiple Pikachu, all of whom helped Ash's own Pikachu defeat Team Rocket and send them blasting off for the first time. They reappeared in a flashback in Pikachu's Goodbye.

Wild Pikachu were prominent in Pikachu's Goodbye, where Ash considered releasing his own Pikachu so he could be with his own kind. However, wild Pikachu let Ash's Pikachu go to Ash and cheered them.

Multiple Pikachu appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne.

In a flashback in Pokémon Double Trouble, Travis's mother Luana temporarily mistook Ash for Travis when she saw Pikachu on Ash's shoulder, since Travis has a Pikachu of his own.

A Pikachu appeared in Brock's demonstration in A Bite to Remember, where it evolved into a Raichu.

In Lights, Camerupt, Action!, a Pikachu appeared in two of Elijah's movies. Red's Pikachu was featured in a film that Ash and Gary were watching when they were younger. In a different movie that Ash and his friends were watching at the time the episode was taking place, another Pikachu helped Plusle and Minun on their mission to rescue Princess Kirlia from the evil Exploud.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, a Pikachu was one of Mew's transformations.

In Cooking up a Sweet Story!, Abigail's Pikachu, nicknamed Sugar, went missing prior to the events of the episode. As a result, Ash's Pikachu had to fill in for it so that its owner would have the confidence to win a cooking competition. At the end of the episode, Sugar returned, whereupon it was revealed to have evolved into a Raichu.

A Pikachu appeared in a flashback in The Keystone Pops!, under the ownership of an Aura Guardian.

A Pikachu appeared in a flashback in Flint Sparks the Fire!, under the ownership of Volkner. In the present day, it is a Raichu.

A Pikachu appeared in Clemont's demonstration in To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler!, where it evolved into a Raichu using a Thunder Stone.

A Pikachu appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, under the ownership of Uschi.

A Pikachu appeared in a fantasy in Now You See Them, Now You Don't!.

A Pikachu appeared in a fantasy in Showering the World with Love!.

In Securing the Future!, a Trainer's Pikachu joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its normal form.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Pikachu competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP002 Pikachu Dawn's Pokédex Pikachu, the Mouse Pokémon. It can generate electric attacks from the electric pouches located in both of its cheeks.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW001 Pikachu Trip's Pokédex Pikachu, the Mouse Pokémon, and the evolved form of Pichu. Pikachu's tail is sometimes struck by lightning as it raises it to check its surroundings.
BW093 Pikachu Cameron's Pokédex Pikachu, the Mouse Pokémon, and the evolved form of Pichu. Pikachu can help other Pikachu who are feeling weak by sharing its electric current.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM003 Pikachu Rotom Pokédex Pikachu, the Mouse Pokémon. An Electric type. It raises its tail to sense its surroundings. If you pull on its tail, it will bite.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN035 Pikachu Goh's Rotom Phone Pikachu, the Mouse Pokémon. An Electric type. Pikachu have pouches on their cheeks that can store electricity, which they release if threatened. Male and female Pikachu have differently shaped tails.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Animated Shorts

A female appeared in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Animated Shorts as the protagonist along with an Oshawott.

Pokémon Origins

Pikachu in Pokémon Origins

Red's Pikachu

Red caught a Pikachu in File 4: Charizard.

Other

In File 1: Red, a Pikachu was one of the Pokémon seen in Professor Oak's introduction.

Pokémon Generations

Red's Pikachu

Red caught a Pikachu in Viridian Forest in The Adventure. He then proceeded to travel though multiple regions with it, facing many strong opponents along the way.

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Two Pikachu appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, with one under the ownership of Scottie and the other under the ownership of Bettie. Scottie's Pikachu participated in a battle against Erika, a Beauty, and a Lass; while Bettie's Pikachu participated in a battle against Skyla, Flint, and Acerola.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Pikachu appeared in Letter.

A Pikachu appeared in Buddy, under the ownership of a Schoolboy.

POKÉTOON

A Pikachu appeared in The Pancham Who Wants to Be a Hero, where it was trapped in a cave.

A Pikachu that Blossom attempted to catch appeared in Blossom's Dream.

GOTCHA!

A Pikachu appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of a boy.

Pokémon Evolutions

In The Champion, two Pikachu wearing the hats of Victor and Gloria appeared in Wyndon Stadium, cheering on the battle between Victor and Leon.

In The Eclipse, a Pikachu was briefly seen in a flashback, frozen in Lusamine's trophy room. Additionally, two Pikachu wearing the hats of Elio and Selene appeared playing with some children.

In The Visionary, two Pikachu wearing the hats and glasses of Calem and Serena appeared near Lysandre and Diantha while they were having a conversation.

In The Plan, two Pikachu wearing the hats of Hilbert and Hilda appeared under the ownership of a Trainer who was listening to Ghetsis's speech in Accumula Town.

In The Rival, two Pikachu wearing the hats of Lucas and Dawn appeared in the reception hall of the Battle Tower.

In The Wish, two Pikachu wearing the hats of Brendan and May appeared in Pacifidlog Town, watching the battle between May's Mega Rayquaza and Zinnia's Mega Salamence.

In The Show, two Pikachu wearing the hats of Ethan and Lyra briefly appeared under the ownership of Trainers watching the Kimono Girls' performance in Ecruteak City.

In The Discovery, a female partner Pikachu appeared under the ownership of Elaine. She used her in a battle against Green and her Clefable and won in one hit. Additionally, two Pikachu wearing the hats of Chase and Elaine appeared in Pallet Town.

Bidoof's Big Stand

Pikachu in Bidoof's Big Stand

A Pikachu appeared in the intro to Bidoof's Big Stand.

A Ripple in Time

Pikachu in A Ripple in Time

A Pikachu based on Ash's Pikachu has a prominent role in A Ripple in Time along with an alternate version of Ash.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Main article: Ash's Pikachu

Ash's Pikachu is a starring character in Ash & Pikachu, a manga adaptation of the Pokémon anime based on Ash's adventures in Johto, Hoenn, and Battle Frontier.

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Main article: Ash's Pikachu (EToP)

Ash's Pikachu is a main character in The Electric Tale of Pikachu, an adaptation of the Pokémon anime. Ash discovered it under the floorboards at his home, where it was chewing on wires to eat the electricity. After catching it, Ash decided to make it his starter Pokémon.

Sparky, Ritchie's Pikachu, first appeared in Welcome to the Big Leagues. In this manga, its nickname is translated as "Chuchino".

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
The Electric Tale of Pikachu ET01 An electric mouse Pokémon.
Habitat: Forests and woodlands
Diet: Mainly fruit
Distinguishing features: Has an electric generator on each cheek.
Beware of electrocution!

How I Became a Pokémon Card

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

Magical Pokémon Journey and Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪

Main article: Pikachu (MPJ)

Pikachu is a main character in Magical Pokémon Journey. He is the first Pokémon befriended by Hazel, debuting in How Do You Do, Pikachu?. Pikachu is one of the few Pokémon in Magical Pokémon Journey that cannot speak human language, although the others seem to understand him. He is described as rather scatterbrained at times. Pikachu returns as a main character in Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪, the sequel to the Magical Pokémon Journey series.

Ash's Pikachu also makes a cameo appearance in bonus chapters at the end of every volume of the Magical Pokémon Journey manga.

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

Main article: Ash's Pikachu

Ash's Pikachu appeared in Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl.

Pocket Monsters HeartGold & SoulSilver Go! Go! Pokéathlon

A Pikachu appeared in Pocket Monsters HeartGold & SoulSilver Go! Go! Pokéathlon.

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

Main article: Red's Pikachu (game)

Red's Pikachu debuted as a silhouette alongside its Trainer in JBA5. It then physically debuted in JBA6.

Pokémon Adventures

A group of Cosplay Pikachu in Pokémon Adventures
Female Pikachu in Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Main article: Pika

Pikachu debuted in Wanted: Pikachu!, where it was stealing food in Pewter City. The townsfolk kept chasing him around, but ended up getting shocked by him. Red arrived and caught him, ending the chaos. Although extremely disobedient at first, even prone to regularly electrocuting his owner, the two eventually got over this enmity, and this Pikachu, nicknamed "Pika", became one of his most loyal and trusted fighters, being used in almost every major battle Red has had.

A Pikachu appeared as a silhouette when Green talked about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

In Just a Spearow Carrier, a Pikachu appeared with its Trainer at Indigo Plateau. It noticeably had a flower by its ear.

Yellow chapter

Pika served on Yellow's team while Red missing during this chapter, before being returned to him. During his time with Yellow, Pika learned how to Surf.

A Pikachu appeared in The Kindest Tentacruel as one of the Pokémon in Yellow's fantasy about evolution via Evolution stone.

A Pikachu appeared in Can You Diglett? as a silhouette when Agatha and Lorelei explained to Red about how Pokémon and people can't coexist with each other.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Main article: Chuchu

A Pikachu appeared in a fantasy of Professor Elm's explanation of Pokémon Eggs in Teddiursa's Picnic.

A Pikachu appeared in Ursaring Major in a fantasy of Silver when he explained the vital points of Pokémon.

In Tyranitar War, Yellow was revealed to have obtained her own Pikachu, nicknamed "Chuchu". While staying at the Pokémon Day-Care with Pika, the two Pikachu ended up producing an Egg, which later hatched into Gold's Pichu, Pibu.

Two Pikachu owned by a pair of Poké Fans appeared in Oh, It's Ho-Oh!, going towards Indigo Plateau.

Diamond & Pearl chapter

A Pikachu appeared in Suffering Psyduck.

X & Y chapter

Multiple Pikachu were among the Electric-type Pokémon that charged the Prism Tower during a blackout in Pangoro Poses a Problem.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter

Main article: Cosplay Pikachu

Five Pikachu appeared in PS599, where they each wear the five costumes available for the Cosplay Pikachu: Pikachu Rock Star, Pikachu Belle, Pikachu Pop Star, Pikachu Ph.D., and Pikachu Libre. Lisia revealed to Chaz that Ruby created the concept of Pokémon wearing costumes for Contests. Noticeably, some of these Cosplay Pikachu were male. They reappeared in a flashback in PS603.

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter

A Trainer's Pikachu appeared in The Decision and the Tournament of Six.

Hau's Pichu evolved into Pikachu prior to Shock!! Father in the Pendant!.

Sword & Shield chapter

A Pikachu appeared in Gulp Gulp!! Pokémon, having been swallowed by a Cramorant.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS004 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.

Pokémon Battle Frontier

A Pikachu appeared in Aim for the Top!.

A Pikachu appeared in Battle Between Student and Master!.

A Pikachu appeared in Introducing the Frontier Brains!, where it was seen in a picture taken by Anabel.

Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!

A Pikachu appeared in ABM02.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Main article: Gold's Pikachu

Gold owns a Pikachu, which was later revealed to have originally belonged to Eusine before he sent it back in time with Bill's Time Capsule.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

Main article: Shu's Pikachu

Shu's first Pokémon was a Pikachu that he found abandoned in the forest.

A female Pikachu appeared in GDZ40, under the ownership of a male Trainer.

A Pikachu appeared in GDZ61.

Pokémon Horizon

A Trainer's Pikachu appeared in a fantasy in Journey to a New Horizon.

A Pikachu appeared in a fantasy in The Power of Teamwork.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Main article: Ash's Pikachu

Ash's Pikachu appeared in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Pokémon Newspaper Strip

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

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

A Pikachu appeared in The Yellow Scroll: Hanbei vs Kanbei, under the ownership of Hanbei.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Main article: Red's Pikachu (Pocket Monsters)

Pikachu is one of the main characters in Pokémon Pocket Monsters and its sequels. It was the second Pokémon that Red caught on his own, but the first he kept.

Pikachu is one of the few Pokémon in the manga that cannot speak human language. He is the cousin of Clefairy and is considered the smarter of the two.

In Clefairy Evolves... At Last?!, Pikachu evolved into Raichu, but he has since devolved back to the Pikachu stage.

Yellow has a Pikachu of his own, which debuted in The Fake Pikachu!!.

Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission

A Pikachu appeared in a fantasy in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode One.

Pokémon Zensho

Satoshi caught a Pikachu in PZ02. It later evolved into a Raichu in PZ10.

In the TCG

Pikachu in the TCG
Pikachu TCG Coin
Main article: Pikachu (TCG)

Pikachu manages to find its way into many of the expansions, causing there to be 198 known non-reprint Pokémon cards featuring Pikachu. There are also various Trainer cards with Pikachu in the card's artwork too, including the very sought-after tournament promos such as No.1 Trainer.

The first Pikachu that appeared in the TCG was Pikachu in the Base Set (which was reprinted in Base Set 2 and in POP Series 2 with different artwork). It was followed in the next set by another Pikachu (which was also reprinted in the Legendary Collection). The third Pikachu card released was the first-ever English promo card, Pikachu. The original Base Set Pikachu was also released as a special promotional card at E3.

In the early days of the TCG, several notable errors were made regarding the Pikachu cards. The Base Set Pikachu was released with altered artwork at first, depicting it with red cheeks, instead of the original yellow. While this matched Ken Sugimori's artwork, the yellow color on its cheeks was intentional by the artist, who depicted Pikachu using ThunderShock. This error appeared in both the E3 promotional version and the normal Base Set release. A second error was made in the production of Jungle set booster packs, which, instead of the Jungle set's Pikachu, sometimes contained first edition versions of the Pikachu that was released as a promo card.

Pikachu has also been featured on a number of TCG coins, with one being included with the English and European languages-only Base Set 2. This coin was also featured in the Pokémon Play It! PC game. A Pikachu coin is also featured in the Game Boy game Pokémon Trading Card Game, and is one of the coins that can be obtained in Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!, where it is given by Isaac to winners of the Lightning Club.

In the TFG

Two Pikachu figures have been released.

Other appearances

Pikachu in Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén Tournament

Main article: Pikachu (Pokkén Tournament)
Main article: Pikachu Libre (Pokkén Tournament)

Pikachu is a playable character for the arcade fighting game. His moveset includes electrical attacks the species uses in the main games, like Thunderbolt, Electro Ball, and Thunder. In Burst form, he can use the Burst Attack Volt Shock Fist. Several of his attacks and victory poses are directly taken from Heihachi and Kazuya Mishima's movesets from the Tekken series.

Pikachu overwhelms opponents with powerful electric shocks and quick movements.[2]

Pikachu Libre was first announced alongside the Wii U port of the game. She was later released as an additional fighter on the original arcade version.

Pikachu Libre, a wrestling idol, is a small masked fighter overflowing with fighting spirit.

Super Smash Bros.

Main article: Pikachu (Super Smash Bros.)

Detective Pikachu

Detective Pikachu stars a Pikachu that is capable of speaking the human language, but only the player character Tim Goodman is capable of hearing him. Much like Meowth from the anime, he is incapable of using moves that most Pikachu are capable of using. This Pikachu also really loves to drink coffee. Early on in the game, a regular Pikachu also briefly appears.

Lightning Force

Pikachu and Eliana in the Lightning Force music video

The Brazilian music video Lightning Force features a stop motion animated Pikachu. This Pikachu is also shown later as a live action actor with a full-body costume.

Celestial

Single cover for Celestial

Pikachu appeared in the music video for Celestial. It is also featured in the single cover for the song.

Game data

As the player

Main article: Pikachu (PokéPark)

Pikachu appears as the player character in both PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure and its sequel, PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. He falls down a mysterious tunnel one day with his friends Charmander, Chikorita, and Piplup and ends up in the PokéPark. There he goes on a quest to save the PokéPark from certain destruction. He later travels to a new PokéPark which is being threatened by the ever-expanding Wish Park. At the new PokéPark he meets Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott, and they help to save the PokéPark from danger.

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Stadium: Pikachu stars in the mini-game "Thundering Dynamo" alongside Voltorb. This mini-game involves charging up electric power.
  • Hey You, Pikachu!: Pikachu stars alongside an unnamed child (who bears a striking resemblance to Red) who was recently taught how to interact with wild Pokémon by Professor Oak. The boy and Pikachu form a bond and go on many adventures together, and one day the Pikachu decides to live with the boy.
  • 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 & 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.
  • Pokémon Channel: Much like Hey You, Pikachu!, Pokémon Channel focuses on a boy and a Pikachu bonding through social interactions, such as going outside and talking to other Pokémon, and watching TV together.

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#025
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 Johto
#022
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 Hoenn
#156
Kanto
#025
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 Sinnoh
#104
Johto
#022
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 It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
HeartGold This intelligent Pokémon roasts hard berries with electricity to make them tender enough to eat.
SoulSilver It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
White
Black 2 It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #036
Hoenn
#163
X It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.
Y It has small electric sacs on both its cheeks. If threatened, it looses electric charges from the sacs.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #025
Alola
USUM: #032
Kanto
#025
Sun A plan was recently announced to gather many Pikachu and make an electric power plant.
Moon It's in its nature to store electricity. It feels stressed now and then if it's unable to fully discharge the electricity.
Ultra Sun Its nature is to store up electricity. Forests where nests of Pikachu live are dangerous, since the trees are so often struck by lightning.
Ultra Moon While sleeping, it generates electricity in the sacs in its cheeks. If it's not getting enough sleep, it will be able to use only weak electricity.
Let's Go Pikachu This forest-dwelling Pokémon stores electricity in its cheeks, so you'll feel a tingly shock if you touch it.
Let's Go Eevee
Pikachu in a cap
Sun This form of Pikachu is somewhat rare. It wears the hat of its Trainer, who is also its partner.
Moon This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer's cap. Since the cap's not the right size, the fit is a bit loose.
Ultra Sun This form of Pikachu is somewhat rare. It wears the hat of its Trainer, who is also its partner.
Ultra Moon This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer's cap. Since the cap's not the right size, the fit is a bit loose.
Generation VIII Galar
#194
Galar
Isle of Armor #085
Sinnoh
#104
Hisui
#056
Sword Pikachu that can generate powerful electricity have cheek sacs that are extra soft and super stretchy.
Shield When Pikachu meet, they'll touch their tails together and exchange electricity through them as a form of greeting.
Brilliant Diamond It lives in forests with others. It stores electricity in the electric sacs on its cheeks.
Shining Pearl If it looses crackling power from the electric sacs on its cheeks, it is being wary.
Legends: Arceus Possesses cheek sacs in which it stores electricity. This clever forest-dweller roasts tough berries with an electric shock before consuming them.
Original Cap Pikachu
Sword This Pikachu wears its partner's cap, which is brimming with memories of traveling through many different regions.
Shield This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer's cap. The cap is proof that the two traveled across many regions together.
Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, and Alola Cap Pikachu
Sword This Pikachu wears its partner's cap, which is brimming with memories of traveling through the Hoenn/Sinnoh/Unova/Kalos/Alola region.
Shield This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer's cap. The cap is proof that the two traveled throughout the Hoenn/Sinnoh/Unova/Kalos/Alola region together.
Partner Cap Pikachu
Sword This Pikachu wears its partner's cap, which is brimming with memories of when they first met.
Shield This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer's cap. The cap is a precious symbol of a fateful encounter.
World Cap Pikachu
Sword This Pikachu wears its partner's cap, which is brimming with memories of traveling through different regions.
Shield This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer's cap. The cap is a precious symbol that travels across different regions with Pikachu.
Gigantamax Pikachu
Sword Its Gigantamax power expanded, forming its supersized body and towering tail.
Shield When it smashes its opponents with its bolt-shaped tail, it delivers a surge of electricity equivalent to a lightning strike.
Generation IX Paldea
#74
Scarlet When it is angered, it immediately discharges the energy stored in the pouches in its cheeks.
Violet When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity can build and cause lightning storms.
Original Cap Pikachu
Scarlet The cap this Pikachu wears is filled with memories of this Pokémon and its partner traveling across lots of different regions together.
Violet This Pikachu wears its partner's cap—proof of the strong bond Pikachu and its partner formed during adventures across many different regions.
Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, and Alola Cap Pikachu
Scarlet The cap this Pikachu wears is filled with memories of this Pokémon and its partner traveling across the Hoenn/Sinnoh/Unova/Kalos/Alola region together.
Violet This Pikachu wears its partner's cap—proof of the strong bond Pikachu and its partner formed during adventures across the Hoenn/Sinnoh/Unova/Kalos/Alola region.
Partner Cap Pikachu
Scarlet The cap this Pikachu wears is filled with memories of this Pokémon traveling together with its partner, whom it met in a fateful encounter.
Violet This Pikachu wears its partner's cap—proof of the strong bond Pikachu and its partner formed as the two overcame many hardships together.
World Cap Pikachu
Scarlet The cap this Pikachu wears is filled with memories of this Pokémon and its partner traveling across the world together.
Violet This Pikachu wears its partner's cap—proof of the strong bond Pikachu and its partner formed during adventures across the world.


Pokedex Image Pikachu SM.png Pokedex Image Pikachu-Female SM.png Pokedex Image Pikachu-Original SM.png
Male Pikachu in the Alola PokédexSM Female Pikachu in the Alola PokédexSM Original Cap Pikachu in the Alola PokédexSM
Pokedex Image Pikachu USUM.png Pokedex Image Pikachu SV.png
Pikachu in the Alola PokédexUSUM Pikachu in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Viridian Forest, Power Plant
Blue (Japan)
Viridian Forest, Power Plant, Rocket Game Corner
Yellow
Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Generation II
Gold Silver
Route 2
Crystal
Route 2MorningDay, Celadon Game Corner
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Safari Zone
Emerald
Safari Zone
FireRed LeafGreen
Viridian Forest, Power Plant
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trophy Garden
Platinum
Trophy Garden
HeartGold SoulSilver
Viridian Forest
Trade Pikachu in Saffron City
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Resort, Yellow Forest, Rally, and Sightseeing
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Event
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer, Event
Generation VI
X Y
Santalune Forest, Route 3, Friend Safari (Electric)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Safari Zone (Zone 1, long grass)
Received at the Contest Hall in Verdanturf Town, Fallarbor Town, Slateport City, or Lilycove City after first Pokémon Contest (Cosplay Pikachu)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 1, Hau'oli City (SOS Battle)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 1 (SOS Battle)
Heahea City (Surf Association, Only one)
Pikachu Valley (QR Scanner) (Partner Cap Pikachu)
Let's Go Pikachu
Viridian Forest (Pikachu)
Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town (Partner Pikachu)
Let's Go Eevee
Viridian Forest
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 4, Stony Wilderness
Rolling Fields (Wanderer)
Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Motostoke Riverbank (Max Raid Battle)
Meetup Spot (Only one)* (Gigantamax Factor)
Expansion Pass
Forest of Focus
Fields of Honor, Soothing Wetlands (Wanderer)
Challenge Beach, Fields of Honor, Forest of Focus (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Trophy Garden
Legends: Arceus
Nature's Pantry, Golden Lowlands
Space-time distortions - Bonechill Wastes, Heart's Crag
Massive mass outbreaks - Obsidian Fieldlands
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province (Area Two), South Province (Area Four), West Province (Area Three), East Province (Area One), Artazon
Tera Raid Battles (2★, 3★)


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Beach, Tunnel, River, and Cave
Pinball
Red and Blue Field: Viridian Forest
Generation II
Puzzle Challenge
Defeat a Gentleman after performing a 6-block combo in Challenge Mode
Generation III
Channel
Collect all 101 Nice Cards
Pinball: R&S
Safari Zone (Ruby Field)
Trozei!
Secret Storages 4 and 20, Endless Level 1, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Lightning Field (6F-10F)
Ranger
Lyra Forest, Panula Cave, Sekra Range
Generation IV
Battle Revolution
Beat Pokétopia Master Mysterial for the first time
MD Time MD Darkness
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Amp Plains (9F-10F, Far Amp Plains 1F-4F)*
MD Sky
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Amp Plains (9F-10F, Far Amp Plains 1F-4F)*
Ranger: SoA
Vien Forest, Crysta Cave, Volcano Cave, Chroma Road, Chroma Highlands, Chroma Ruins
Ranch
Hayley's trades
Rumble
Silent Forest (Normal Mode C, B & S)
Ranger: GS
Submarine, Faldera Volcano, Thunder Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Autumnwood: Firebreathing Mountain; Forest: Trailhead Field, World Axle - B1F
Conquest
Violight, Password Outbreak
MD GTI
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Silent Tundra (Uncharted Road), Dreamy Island (Uncharted Road), Pika Land (1F-14F)
Rumble U
Model Train Room: Rush Hour, Locomotive Café: Dash Race!,
Chill Battle: The Forest of Memories (Reward), NFC Figurine
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Renegade Meadow: Stage 6
Rumble World
Leafy Expanse: Shrub Forest (All Areas), Gold Plateau: Tricky Factory (All Areas)
Super MD
Starter Pokémon
Picross
Area 04: Stage 02
Generation VII
Quest
Mulligan Stew à la Cube, Yellow Curry à la Cube, Watt a Risotto à la Cube
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Dragonite Sea, Snorlax Sea, Pinsir Sea, Zapdos Sea, Jirachi Sea, Gengar Sea, Celebi Sea, Castform Sea, Garchomp Sea, Entei Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Aegislash Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Rowlet Sea, Lugia Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Zygarde Sea, Butterfree Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Jirachi SeaFinal, Celebi SeaFinal, Garchomp SeaFinal, Entei SeaFinal, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal, Buzzwole SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal (Pikachu)
Rowlet Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal (Festive Hat Pikachu)
Generation VIII
MD DX
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Lightning Field (6F-10F)
New Snap
Florio Nature ParkNight with Secret Side Path, Research Camp, Blushing BeachDay, Night Level 2
UNITE
Purchase for 6,000 Aeos Coins/345 Aeos Gems
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Night Festival: Stage 23
Graucus Hall: Stage 477
Event: Pokémon Safari (Eighth release; Angry)
Event: Pokémon Safari (Second release; Winking)
Event: Special Daily Pokémon (Second release; Sleeping)
Event: A Great Chance a Day! (Enamored, Ho-Oh Costume, Lugia Costume, Rayquaza Costume)
Event: Commemorative Event (Smiling)
Event: Pikachu Appears (3DS; Happy)
Event: Commemorative Event (Mobile; Happy)
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Second release; Happy)
Event: Pokémon Safari (12th release; Spooky)
Event: Pokémon Safari (13th release; Holiday)
Event: Pokémon Safari (Tenth release; Magikarp Costume and Gyarados Costume)
Event: Pikachu Appears (Shiny Gyarados Costume, Hoenn/Unova/Alola Cap)
Event: Pokémon Safari (15th release; Kimono Boy Costume and Kimono Girl Costume)
Event: Pokémon Safari (14th release; Shiny Rayquaza Costume)
Event: Pikachu Appears (Sinnoh/Kalos Cap)
Event: Pokémon Safari (21st release; Charizard Costume)
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Fifth release; Hoenn/Sinnoh/Unova/Kalos/Alola Cap)
Event: Pokémon Safari (26th release; Dizzy and Surprised)
Masters EX
Starter Pokémon (Scottie/Bettie's)
Evolve Scottie/Bettie's Pichu (Egg)
Master Fair sync pair scout (Ash's; World Cap)
Master Fair sync pair scout (Sygna Suit Red's (Thunderbolt); Gigantamax)


In events

Pikachu
Original Cap Pikachu
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SM Original Cap Pikachu Japanese region Online 1 April 15 to May 1, 2017
July 19 to 31, 2017
SM Original Cap Pikachu American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region
Online 1 September 19 to 25, 2017
SM Original Cap Pikachu Japanese region
PAL region
Taiwanese region
Online 1 October 19 to November 23, 2017
SM Original Cap Pikachu Japanese region
American region
Online 1 November 10 to 23, 2017
USUM Original Cap Pikachu Japanese region
PAL region
Taiwanese region
Online 1 March 29 to May 31, 2018
SwSh Ash's Original Cap Pikachu All Online 25 September 29 to November 30, 2020
Hoenn Cap Pikachu
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SM Hoenn Cap Pikachu Japanese region Online 6 May 3 to 15, 2017
August 2 to 14, 2017
SM Hoenn Cap Pikachu American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region
Online 6 September 26 to October 2, 2017
USUM Hoenn Cap Pikachu Japanese region
American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region
Online 6 November 9 to 30, 2018
SwSh Ash's Hoenn Cap Pikachu All Online 25 October 2 to November 30, 2020
Sinnoh Cap Pikachu
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SM Sinnoh Cap Pikachu Japanese region Online 10 May 17 to 29, 2017
August 16 to 28, 2017
SM Sinnoh Cap Pikachu American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region
Online 9 October 3 to 9, 2017
USUM Sinnoh Cap Pikachu Japanese region
American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region
Online 9 November 9 to 30, 2018
SwSh Ash's Sinnoh Cap Pikachu All Online 25 October 9 to November 30, 2020
Unova Cap Pikachu
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SM Unova Cap Pikachu Japanese region Online 14 May 31 to June 12, 2017
August 30 to September 11, 2017
SM Unova Cap Pikachu American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region
Online 13 October 10 to 16, 2017
USUM Unova Cap Pikachu Japanese region
American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region
Online 13 November 9 to 30, 2018
SwSh Ash's Unova Cap Pikachu All Online 25 October 16 to November 30, 2020
Kalos Cap Pikachu
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SM Kalos Cap Pikachu Japanese region Online 17 June 14 to 26, 2017
September 13 to 25, 2017
SM Kalos Cap Pikachu American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region
Online 17 October 17 to 23, 2017
USUM Kalos Cap Pikachu Japanese region
American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region
Online 17 November 9 to 30, 2018
SwSh Ash's Kalos Cap Pikachu All Online 25 October 18 to November 30, 2020
Alola Cap Pikachu
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SM Alola Cap Pikachu Japanese region Online 20 June 28 to July 17, 2017
September 27 to October 9, 2017
SM Alola Cap Pikachu American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region
Online 19 October 10 to 12, 2017
October 24 to 30, 2017
USUM Alola Cap Pikachu Japanese region
American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region
Online 19 November 9 to 30, 2018
SwSh Ash's Alola Cap Pikachu All Online 25 October 23 to November 30, 2020
Partner Cap Pikachu
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Ash's Partner Cap Pikachu All Online 25 September 29 to November 30, 2020
World Cap Pikachu
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Ash's World Cap Pikachu All Online 25 October 30 to November 30, 2020
SwSh 25th Anniversary Film Fest Ash's World Cap Pikachu All Online 80 August 11 to September 30, 2022

In-game events

Pikachu
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Colosseum Pikachu Japanese hide 10 November 21, 2003 onwards
DPPtHGSS Pokétopia Pikachu Japanese hide 10 December 14, 2006 onwards
DPPtHGSS Pokétopia Pikachu English hide 10 June 25, 2007 onwards
DPPtHGSS Pokétopia Pikachu French hide 10 July 12, 2007 onwards
DPPtHGSS Pokétopia Pikachu German hide 10 July 12, 2007 onwards
DPPtHGSS Pokétopia Pikachu Italian hide 10 July 12, 2007 onwards
DPPtHGSS Pokétopia Pikachu Spanish hide 10 July 12, 2007 onwards
HOME HOME Pikachu Worldwide hide 5 February 12, 2020 onwards
Partner Cap Pikachu
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
USUM Partner Cap Pikachu Japanese hide 50 November 17, 2017 onwards
USUM Partner Cap Pikachu Taiwanese hide 50 November 17, 2017 onwards
USUM Partner Cap Pikachu American hide 50 November 17, 2017 onwards
USUM Partner Cap Pikachu PAL hide 50 November 17, 2017 onwards
USUM Partner Cap Pikachu Korean hide 50 December 21, 2017 onwards

Wild Area News

Pikachu
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News Yes hide 17, 30, 40, 50, 60 May 12 to 18, 2020

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
B2W2 Global Link Pikachu Japanese PGL 10 September 19, 2012 to January 31, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Pikachu English PGL 10 November 9, 2012 to May 30, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Pikachu French PGL 10 November 9, 2012 to May 30, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Pikachu German PGL 10 November 9, 2012 to May 30, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Pikachu Italian PGL 10 November 9, 2012 to May 30, 2013
B2W2 Global Link Pikachu Spanish PGL 10 November 9, 2012 to May 30, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow* Light Ball Light Ball (100%) Berry (100)%
Gold Silver Berry (2%)
Crystal
Ruby Sapphire Oran Berry Oran Berry (50%) Light Ball Light Ball (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Oran Berry Oran Berry (50%) Light Ball Light Ball (5%)
Platinum
Battle Revolution Light Ball Light Ball (100%)
Ranch Shuca Berry Shuca Berry (100%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Oran Berry Oran Berry (50%) Light Ball Light Ball (5%)
X Y Light Ball Light Ball (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Light Ball Light Ball (5%)
Sun Moon Light Ball Light Ball (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Light Ball Light Ball (5%)
Sword Shield Light Ball Light Ball (5%)
Pokéwalker Shuca Berry Shuca Berry (100%) Lum Berry Lum Berry (100%)
Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry (100%) Leppa Berry Leppa Berry (100%)
TinyMushroom TinyMushroom (100%) Oran Berry Oran Berry (100%)
Events* Light Ball Light Ball (100%) Lucky Egg Lucky Egg (100%)
Shell Bell Shell Bell (100%) Soothe Bell Soothe Bell (100%)
Chesto Berry Chesto Berry (100%) Thunder Stone Thunder Stone (100%)
Air Balloon Air Balloon (100%) Comet Shard Comet Shard (100%)
Sea Incense Sea Incense (100%) Silk Scarf Silk Scarf (100%)
Heart Scale Heart Scale (100%) Focus Band Focus Band (100%)
Pretty Wing Pretty Wing (100%) Lemonade Lemonade (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Generation I-V
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.
Generation VI onward
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
35
95 - 142 180 - 274
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
320
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.
Partner Pikachu
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 320 200 - 431
76 - 321 148 - 437
49 - 285 94 - 364
72 - 315 139 - 425
58 - 297 112 - 388
120
112 - 370 220 - 533
Total:
430
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 AVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) minimum friendship and a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 200 AVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) maximum friendship and a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
15/20 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Play Nice Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Sweet Kiss Fairy Status 0000 07575% 10
011 Nuzzle Electric Physical 02020 100100% 20
011 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
044 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 09090% 20
088 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
1212 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100100% 10
1616 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
2020 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
2424 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
2828 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 07575% 15
3232 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
3636 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100100% 15
4040 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
4444 Thunder Electric Special 110110 07070% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pikachu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pikachu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM003Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM019Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM019 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00—}}—% 15
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM023Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM037Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM037 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM048Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM048 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM068Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM072Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM072 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM096Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM096 Eerie Impulse Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM122Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM127Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM134Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM136Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM136 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM147Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pikachu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pikachu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
MareepFlaaffyAmpharosShinxLuxioLuxray
DedennePawmiPawmoPawmot
Charge Electric Status —% 20
JigglypuffWigglytuffSylveonIndeedeeLechonkOinkologne Disarming Voice Fairy Special 40 —% 15
MeowthMeowthMeowthPersianPersianPerrserker
ImpidimpMorgremGrimmsnarl
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
DunsparceDudunsparcePhanpySlakothSlakingZangoose
CubchooBearticKomalaCetoddleCetitan
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Delibird Present Normal Physical 90% 15
MarillFinizen Tickle* Normal Status 100% 20
Bag Light Ball SV Sprite.png* Volt Tackle Electric Physical 120 100% 15
VaporeonLeafeon* Wish* Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Pikachu in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pikachu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pikachu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pikachu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pikachu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By events

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Flying Terastal Pikachu Fly Flying Physical 90 95% 15
  • A superscript level indicates that Pikachu can learn this move normally in Generation IX
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pikachu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pikachu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Scratch Pikachu (EX Sandstorm 72)
Pikachu (Wizards Promo 26)
Pikachu (Sample Set 1)
Tackle Pikachu (Expedition 124)

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Tackle  Normal  The Double Trouble Header
Leer  Normal  Hour of the Houndour

Side game data

Pikachu

Pokémon Pinball
Pin025.png Pinani025.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS025.png PinRSani025.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani025.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Energetic Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP You can depend on my electric attacks!
26%-50% HP My HP's been halved...
1%-25% HP I'm beat... My electric shocks are out of power...
Level up OK! My level went up! Leave it to me!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP Let's keep at it, <name>!
26%-50% HP This is starting to hurt...
1%-25% HP I can't keep going like this... <name>, help...
Level up Yes! I leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP RT 025.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Electric
Poké Assist: Electric PA.png
Electric
Field move: Recharge fm.pngRecharge fm.png
(Recharge ×2)
Loops: 2 Min. exp.: 9 Max. exp.: 9
Browser entry R-023
Pikachu discharges energy to recharge the Styler's energy.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Electric
Poké Assist: Recharge PA.png
Recharge
Field move: Recharge 3 field move.png
(Recharge ×3)
Browser entry R-002
It attacks by blasting electricity from its body.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Electric
Poké Assist:
(present)
Recharge Assist.png
Recharge
Field move:
(present)
Recharge 3 field move.png
(Recharge ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Electric Assist.png
Electric
Field move:
(past)
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry R-005/N-154
It restores the Styler Energy.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush025 fBody.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 43
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW025.png PokéPark Pad entry:
No entry.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP025.png HP: Move: Thunderbolt
Attack: Ability 1: Static
Ability 2: Celebrate
Ability 3: Lightningrod
Defense:
Speed: ★★★★
Evolves from Pichu when it has a link of 50% or higher
Evolves into Raichu when its link is improved while its Warrior is equipped with a Thunderstone
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Akizane, Hanbei, and Sōrin
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Electric
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT025.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 130 Raise Max Level.png 20

#016
Shuffle025.png

Paralyze
Leaves the foe paralyzed.
Skill Swapper: Unity Power
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 10

#016
Shuffle025Angry.png

Super Bolt
Rarely deals a ton of damage.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 10

#016
Shuffle025Winking.png

Swap++
Sometimes replaces five disruptions with this Pokémon.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 10

#016
Shuffle025Sleeping.png

Sleep Charm
Leaves the foe asleep.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025FiredUp.png

Cross Attack+
Deals even more damage when making a + shaped match.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025Surprised.png

Last-Ditch Effort
Increases damage when things are looking desperate.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 10

#016
Shuffle025Enamored.png

Mind Zap
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 10

#016
Shuffle025Smiling.png

Flash Mob
Increases damage when there are more Pokémon with the same type in the puzzle area.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025Dizzy.png

Barrier Bash++
Sometimes removes five barrier-type disruptions.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 10

#016
Shuffle025Happy.png

Power of 4+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of four.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 10

#016
Shuffle025Spooky.png

Block Smash+
Sometimes clears three unbreakable-block disruptions.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 10

#016
Shuffle025Holiday.png

Mega Boost+
Fills the Mega Gauge of the same type of Pokémon more.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025CostumeCharizard.png

Burn
Leaves the foe burned.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025CostumeMagikarp.png

Swap++
Sometimes replaces five disruptions with this Pokémon.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025CostumeGyarados.png

Power of 5+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of five.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025CostumeShinyGyarados.png

L-Boost
Increases damage when making an L-shaped match.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025CostumeHo-Oh.png

Power of 5+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of five.
Skill Swapper: Pyre
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025CostumeLugia.png

Eject+
Sometimes removes three non-Support Pokémon icons.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025KimonoBoy.png

Sleep Combo
Increases damage done by combos if the foe is asleep.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025KimonoGirl.png

Paralysis Combo
Increases damage done by combos if the foe is paralyzed.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025CostumeRayquaza.png

Dragon Talon
Sometimes increases damage.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025CostumeShinyRayquaza.png

Dragon Talon
Sometimes increases damage.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025Intern.png

Vitality Drain
Damage varies depending on the opponent's remaining HP.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025ChildrensDay.png

Prank
Sometimes changes when a foe will next disrupt your play.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025RainySeason.png

Downpour
Damage varies depending on the opponent's remaining HP.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025SummerFestival.png

T-Boost
Increases damage when making a T-shaped match.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025BeachWalk.png

Three Force
Increases damage when you make a match of three.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025PastryChef.png

Quirky+
Sometimes erases two extra matching Pokémon elsewhere.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025Artist.png

Damage Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025MushroomHarvest.png

Counterattack+
Deals even more damage the more disruptions there are.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025YearsEnd.png

Calm Down
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025LionDancer.png

Hitting Streak+
Deals even more damage the more times in a row it is triggered.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025Kotatsu.png

Nap Time
Leaves the foe asleep.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025Graduate.png

Final Effort
Deals a ton of damage when there are no more moves left.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025O.png

Stabilize+
Sometimes erases two of the foe's disruptions on the board.
Skill Swapper: Hyper Bolt
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025H.png

Rock Shot
Erases two breakable-rock disruptions and increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Hyper Bolt
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025S.png

Block Shot
Erases two unbreakable-block disruptions and increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Hyper Bolt
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025U.png

Barrier Shot
Removes two barrier-type disruptions and increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Hyper Bolt
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025K.png

Cloud Shot
Clears away two black-cloud disruptions and increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Hyper Bolt
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#016
Shuffle025A.png

Shot Out
Erases two non-Support Pokémon and increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Hyper Bolt
Pokémon GO
GO0025.png Base Stamina: 111 Base Attack: 112 Base Defense: 96
Egg Distance: N/A* Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Pikachu Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Thunder Shock, Quick Attack, Present
Charged Attacks: Discharge, Thunderbolt, Wild Charge*, Surf, Thunder
Pokémon: Magikarp Jump
Magikarp Jump Light Ball.png Friendship Item: Light Ball (Beat the Friend League) ★✰✰✰✰: +0%
★★✰✰✰: +10% (1Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
★★★✰✰: +40% (2Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
★★★★✰: +100% (5Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
★★★★★: +200% (7Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
Skill: Award a little JP
Recovery time: 1 hour 30 minutes
New Pokémon Snap
NPS025.png
Photodex entry #030
Pikachu build up electricity in their cheek sacs while they sleep. They’re also very curious—you’ll often see one playing at our research camp.


Costumes in Pokémon GO
GO0025Holiday2016.png GO0025Anniversary.png GO0025O.png GO0025Halloween2017.png GO0025Summer2018.png
Holiday hat Party hat Original hat Halloween hat Summer style
GO0025Fall2018.png GO0025November2018.png GO0025Feb2019.png GO0025May2019.png GO0025Fall2019.png
H.F. Custom cap Flower crown Detective hat Straw hat Mimikyu costume
GO0025Winter2018.png GO0025Jan2020.png GO0025Copy2019.png GO0025Safari2020.png GO0025April2020.png
Beanie Party hat Clone Safari hat Flower hat
GO0025Kanto2020.png GO0025Johto2020.png GO0025Hoenn2020.png GO0025Sinnoh2020.png GO0025W.png
Charizard hat Umbreon hat Rayquaza hat Lucario hat World cap
GO0025AdventureHat2020.png GO0025Winter2020.png GO0025Costume2.png GO0025GOFest2021.png GO0025Halloween2021.png
Explorer Winter Carnival New Year's hat Meloetta hat Halloween Mischief
GO0025Kariyushi.png GO0025GOFest2022.png GO0025TCG.png GO0025Anniversary6.png GO0025WCS2022.png
Kariyushi shirt Gracidea flower Pokémon TCG hat Cake costume World Championships
2022
GO0025TShirtGreen.png GO0025TShirtPurple.png GO0025Jan2023.png GO0025GoTour2023Brendan.png GO0025GoTour2023May.png
Green T-shirt (Berry) Purple T-shirt (Flower) Party top hat Brendan's hat May's bow

Pikachu Libre

Pokémon GO
GO0025Li.png Base Stamina: 111 Base Attack: 112 Base Defense: 96
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Thunder Shock, Charm
Charged Attacks: Flying Press, Thunder Punch, Play Rough

Pikachu Pop Star

Pokémon GO
GO0025Po.png Base Stamina: 111 Base Attack: 112 Base Defense: 96
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Thunder Shock, Charm
Charged Attacks: Draining Kiss, Thunder Punch, Play Rough

Pikachu Rock Star

Pokémon GO
GO0025Ro.png Base Stamina: 111 Base Attack: 112 Base Defense: 96
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Thunder Shock, Charm
Charged Attacks: Meteor Mash, Thunder Punch, Play Rough

Flying Pikachu

Pokémon GO
GO0025Fly.png Base Stamina: 111 Base Attack: 112 Base Defense: 96
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Thunder Shock, Quick Attack
Charged Attacks: Discharge, Thunderbolt, Wild Charge, Fly


Costumes in Pokémon GO
GO0025FlyOkinawa.png GO0025FlyGreen.png GO0025FlyPurple.png
Okinawa exclusive Green balloons Purple balloons


Pokémon GO
GO0025Fly5.png Base Stamina: 111 Base Attack: 112 Base Defense: 96
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Thunder Shock, Quick Attack. Present
Charged Attacks: Discharge, Thunderbolt, Wild Charge, Fly

Shaymin scarf Pikachu

Pokémon GO
GO0025GOFest2022Finale.png Base Stamina: 111 Base Attack: 112 Base Defense: 96
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Thunder Shock, Quick Attack
Charged Attacks: Discharge, Thunderbolt, Wild Charge, Grass Knot

Evolution

Cosplay Pikachu, Pikachu in a cap, Partner Pikachu, and Pikachu with the Gigantamax Factor cannot evolve.

Pichu
Baby form
Pichu
 Electric 
Pokémon Egg
Breed

Rare Candy + Soothe Bell
Level up with
high friendship
Pikachu
First evolution
Pikachu
 Electric 
Thunder Stone
Thunder Stone
outside of Alola
Raichu
Second evolution
Raichu
 Electric 
Thunder Stone + Z-Ring SM.png
Thunder Stone
in Alola
Raichu
Second evolution
Raichu
Alolan Form
 Electric  Psychic 

Forms

Cosplay Pikachu

Normal
Pikachu
Cosplay Pikachu
Pikachu
 Electric 




Knowing Meteor Mash
Pikachu
Pikachu Rock Star
Pikachu
 Electric 




Knowing Icicle Crash
Pikachu
Pikachu Belle
Pikachu
 Electric 




Knowing Draining Kiss
Pikachu
Pikachu Pop Star
Pikachu
 Electric 




Knowing Electric Terrain
Pikachu
Pikachu, Ph.D
Pikachu
 Electric 




Knowing Flying Press
Pikachu
Pikachu Libre
Pikachu
 Electric 

Pikachu in a cap

Partner Pikachu

Pikachu
Partner Pikachu
Pikachu
 Electric 

Gigantamax Pikachu

Dynamax icon.png
Gigantamax Factor
Pikachu
Pikachu
Pikachu
 Electric 

Dynamax Band
Dynamax Band


Lasts for three turns
Pikachu
Gigantamax Pikachu
Pikachu
 Electric 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 025.png Spr b g1 025.png Spr 1y 025.png Spr b g1 025.png Spr 1g 025.png Spr b g1 025.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 025.png Spr b 2g 025.png Spr 2s 025.png Spr b 2g 025.png Spr 2c 025.png Spr b 2c 025.png
Spr 2g 025 s.png Spr b 2g 025 s.png Spr 2s 025 s.png Spr b 2g 025 s.png Spr 2c 025 s.png Spr b 2g 025 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 025.png Spr b 3r 025.png Spr 3e 025.png Spr b 3r 025.png Spr 3f 025.png Spr b 3r 025.png
Spr 3r 025 s.png Spr b 3r 025 s.png Spr 3e 025 s.png Spr b 3r 025 s.png Spr 3f 025 s.png Spr b 3f 025 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Form Form
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Shiny Form Shiny Form
Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 025 m.png Spr 7p 025 m s.png
Spr 7p 025 f.png Spr 7p 025 f s.png
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
Spr 8s 025Gi.png Spr 8s 025Gi s.png
Legends Arceus
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
HOME
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
HOME0025Gi.png HOME0025Gi s.png
Menu SV 0025.png For other sprites and images, please see Pikachu images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Other sprites

Spr 3f Pikachu credits.png
FireRed/LeafGreen credits

Trivia

$1 coin from Niue featuring Pikachu
Pikachu in Pokémon Stadium
Pikachu in Pokémon Battle Chess

Origin

Pikachu's designer, Atsuko Nishida, revealed in an interview that this Pokémon was originally a daifuku-like creature with ears sticking out. Its black ear tips are remnants of this original concept.[4][9]

Nishida named the Pokémon Pikachu "without giving it much thought", and while it wasn't originally intended to be based on a mouse, Game Freak CEO Satoshi Tajiri made the decision to base it on such. During the process of making Pikachu "cuter", as per the instructions of game designer Kōji Nishino, Nishida added cheek pouches for it to store electricity in. These were inspired by squirrels, which store food in their cheeks. Pikachu's yellow colouration and lightning bolt-shaped tail were given to express Pikachu's electrical attributes and make its type easier to recognise and understand. According to Nishida, Pikachu's stripes aren't based on anything in particular, and were added to fill the empty space on Pikachu's back, as it is always visible during battle.[4][9]

Pikachu's Gigantamax form is a reference to its earlier, more rotund design from Generations I and II.[6]

Name origin

Pikachu is a combination of ピカピカ pikapika (onomatopoeia for sparkle) and チューチュー chūchū (the sound of a mouse squeaking).[4][10]

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ピカチュウ Pikachu From ピカピカ pikapika and チューチュー chūchū
France Flag.png French Pikachu Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pikachu Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Pikachu Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Pikachu Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 피카츄 Pikachu Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 皮卡丘 Píkǎqiū Transcription of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 皮卡丘 Pikachu*
比卡超 Béikāchīu*
From its Mandarin name paired with the pronunciation of English/Japanese name
From the transcription of Japanese name and chīu


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