Pikachu variants

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There are many Pikachu variants found in the games, anime, manga, and TCG. The following are the main variants besides Shiny forms and gender differences.

Surfing Pikachu

Surfing Pikachu is a Pikachu with a surfboard. With this, it can wield the move Surf.

In the games

Core series

Pikachu surfing in Pikachu's Beach

Side series

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Spin-off games

Taking a snapshot of surfing Pikachu in Snap
Region Code
North America 02970626
PAL 84925064
Japan 78872252
  • Surfing Pikachu doll can be bought from Shop 'N Squirtle in Pokémon Channel.
  • Surfing Pikachu were made available for Pokémon GO's first Community Day event.
  • Pikachu knowing the move Surf were made available for Pokémon GO's first Community Day event held on January 18, 2018. Surf was later made into a legacy move for Pikachu, available using an Elite Charged TM or during the events below:
    • January 2018 Community Day: January 18, 2018
    • December 2018 Community Day: November 30 - December 2, 2018
    • December 2019 Community Day: December 14 - 15, 2019
    • Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto: February 20, 2021
    • Kanto Celebration Event: February 21 - 27, 2021

In the anime

Puka in the anime
Surfing Pikachu in the anime

Puka is a Pikachu that seems to be based on this, making its only appearance in The Pi-Kahuna.

Ash's Pikachu later appeared riding a surfboard in The Mystery Menace and Expedition to Onix Island!.

In music

Surfing Pikachu is mentioned in the Exciting Pokémon Relay.

In the manga

Yellow's surfing Pikachu in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Pokémon Adventures

In the Yellow chapter, Yellow was able to teach Red's Pika the move Surf through the use of Substitute to create a surfboard.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In Pokémon Pocket Monsters, one of Red's rivals, Yellow, has a Pikachu with surfing skills. In The Fake Pikachu!!, he uses it in a battle against Red's Pikachu.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring a surfing Pikachu in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Surfing Pikachu
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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Surfing Pikachu Lightning Wizards Black Star Promos   28 Unnumbered Promotional cards    
      Unnumbered Promotional cards    
      Pokémon Web Uncommon 025/048
Rising Rivals Rare Holo 114/111 Bonds to the End of Time Ultra-Rare Rare 089/090
Evolutions Rare Secret 111/108 XY-P Promotional cards   264/XY-P
Playing in the Sea Pikachu Lightning       SM-P Promotional cards   392/SM-P
Surfing PikachuV Lightning Celebrations Ultra-Rare Rare 008/025 25th Anniversary Collection RR 021/028
Surfing PikachuVMAX Lightning Celebrations Rare VMAX 009/025 25th Anniversary Collection RRR 022/028
 


Merchandise

20th Anniversary Special Pack: M Slowbro-EX + Surfing Pikachu

The 20th Anniversary Special Pack: M Slowbro-EX + Surfing Pikachu (Japanese: 20th Anniversary スペシャルパック「メガヤドランEX+なみのりピカチュウ」 20th Anniversary Special Pack: MYadoranEX + Surfing Pikachu) was released on the same day as the Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary subset, September 16, 2016, in the buildup to the 20th Anniversary of the Japanese TCG. The pack features the Hermit Crab Pokémon Slowbro in both its regular and Mega Evolved forms as Pokémon-EX cards, its Spirit Link Item card, and a re-imagined version of the Surfing Pikachu promotional card originally released in 1997. All cards feature a layout reminiscent of those from the Original Era. The special pack also comes with 3 Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary booster packs.

Promotional cards:

Product image:

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20th Anniversary Special Pack:
M Slowbro-EX + Surfing Pikachu
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Flying Pikachu

Flying Pikachu as depicted in the TCG

Flying Pikachu is a Pikachu with balloons. With them, it can wield the move Fly.

In the games

Core series

Spin-off games

Region Code
North America 99930457
PAL 57429445
Japan 80373821
  • Flying Pikachu can be seen in the opening of Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, along with a Pichu.
  • Flying Pikachu was added to Pokémon GO and was available during the GO Fest 2020 Weekly Challenge: Skill event from July 3, 2020 to July 8, 2020. It returned for the Pokémon Air Adventures event from May 3, 2022 to May 8, 2022. This Pikachu cannot evolve and can be Shiny.
    • Flying Pikachu with a 5-shaped balloon was available in Pokémon GO during the Pokémon GO 5th Anniversary event from July 6, 2021 to July 15, 2021. This Pikachu cannot evolve and can be Shiny.
    • Flying Pikachu with yellow-orange balloons is available in Pokémon GO during the Pokémon Air Adventures event from May 3, 2022 to May 8, 2022. This Pikachu cannot evolve and can be Shiny. This form is only available in Okinawa Prefecture.

Appearance

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Sprite from Yellow Sprite from Pokémon Puzzle Challenge Sprite from Pokémon Dash Artwork of Yellow Forest featuring a flying Pikachu Sprite from Pokémon GO 5-shaped balloon sprite from Pokémon GO Okinawa balloons sprite from Pokémon GO

In the manga

Flying Pikachu as depicted in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

In The Last Battle VII, Chuchu flew with Pika and their Egg, lifting them in the air by using balloons wrapped to her body.

In the TCG

Flying Pikachu has been featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The following are cards named Flying Pikachu.

Flying Pikachu
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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Flying Pikachu Lightning Wizards Black Star Promos   25 Unnumbered Promotional cards    
      Unnumbered Promotional cards    
Rising Rivals Rare Holo 113/111 Bonds to the End of Time Ultra-Rare Rare 090/090
Flying Pikachu Lightning       Unnumbered Promotional cards    
Flying Pikachu Lightning Evolutions Rare Secret 110/108 XY-P Promotional cards   292/XY-P
Flying PikachuV Lightning Celebrations Ultra-Rare Rare 006/025 25th Anniversary Collection RR 023/028
Flying PikachuVMAX Lightning Celebrations Rare VMAX 007/025 25th Anniversary Collection RRR 024/028
 


Cosplay Pikachu

Main article: Cosplay Pikachu

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the player will be able to receive a unique female Cosplay Pikachu, which has a black, heart-shaped mark near the end of its tail. This event occurs after the player takes part in their first Pokémon Contest Spectacular.

This particular Pikachu is able to be dressed up in five different costumes corresponding to each kind of Contest stat (Coolness, Beauty, Cuteness, Cleverness, and Toughness) and learn exclusive moves which are linked to these stats. Cosplay Pikachu can switch costumes anytime by going to any Contest Hall in the Hoenn region and talking to the Pokémon Breeder in the rightmost back room. This Pokémon Breeder can also remove the costume.

Unlike other Pikachu, Cosplay Pikachu is in the No Eggs Discovered Egg Group, meaning it cannot breed. It also cannot evolve into Raichu.

Cosplay Pikachu
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Draining Kiss
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Flying Press

Pikachu in a cap

Main article: Pikachu in a cap

The first six cap-wearing Pikachu are event-exclusive Pokémon that debuted in Pokémon Sun and Moon, and are being distributed in celebration of the Pokémon anime's 20th movie, and by extension, the anime's 20th anniversary. Like Ash's Pikachu, these Pikachu are always male and cannot evolve. They also have access to the exclusive Z-Crystal, Pikashunium Z, and its Z-Move, 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt.

A seventh Cap Pikachu, wearing the hat Ash wears in the twentieth movie, debuted in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and is distributed via QR Code on a special Pokémon Ga-Olé disc. In America, it was distributed via a QR Code that was given to those who pre-order tickets for the 20th movie.

An eighth Cap Pikachu, wearing the hat Ash wears in Pokémon Journeys: The Series, debuted in an update of Sword and Shield.

Original Cap
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Hoenn Cap
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Sinnoh Cap
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Unova Cap
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Kalos Cap
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Alola Cap
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Partner Cap
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World Cap
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Partner Pikachu

Main article: Partner Pokémon (game)

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!, the player starts their journey with a Partner Pikachu. Though it cannot evolve, it has higher stats than a regular Pikachu and can be taught special moves related to other common Pikachu variants.

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45 80 50 75 60 120

Gigantamax Pikachu

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, a Gigantamax form was introduced for Pikachu. It can be obtained in one of three ways:

  • If the player has a Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! save on their Nintendo Switch, they can receive a Gigantamax Factor Pikachu from a man inside the Wild Area Station at the Meetup Spot in the Wild Area.
  • Gigantamax Pikachu was also available via a Wild Area News event between May 12 and May 18, 2020.
  • As of the release of The Isle of Armor, any normal Pikachu can obtain a Gigantamax Factor if they consume a bowl of Max Soup.

Gigantamax Pikachu has exclusive access to the G-Max Move G-Max Volt Crash.

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Other

Games

Core series games

Singing Pikachu
Singing Pikachu

A Pikachu that knows Sing was distributed to promote the new Japanese Pokémon anime ending theme which involved Pikachu singing. Artwork was released as well. Another Pikachu that knows Sing was distributed during the Sword and Shield era via serial code to commemorate the Pokémon 25th Anniversary.

Pokémon World Championships 2011 Pikachu
Pokémon World Championships 2011 Pikachu

A special skating Pikachu wearing a hat is featured on official artwork for the Pokémon 2011 World Championships, including the promotional C-Gear skin.

Spin-off games

Pokémon Snap
  • Pikachu on a stump is a special Pikachu found on the Beach. The player can encounter two Pikachu sitting on a set of stumps after forcing a wild Scyther out of tall grass.
  • Pikachu on a ball is another special Pikachu found near the Tunnel. A sole Pikachu will jump on top of a rolling Electrode if startled by the player, and playfully keep it rolling until the Electrode stops in a ditch and explodes, shocking the Pikachu.
  • Speed Pikachu is a special Pikachu found along the River. Taking a picture of this Pikachu will cause it to use Quick Attack to dash across a small field, making it one of the hardest Pokémon to get a picture of.
  • Pikachu on Articuno is another special Pikachu found in the Cave. After rescuing a Pikachu from a Zubat and having Articuno hatch by playing the Poké Flute, near the exit, Articuno will be seen flying towards the player with Pikachu on its back.
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure

In PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, Pikachu uses a snowboard to play Empoleon's Snow Slide by using a code.

Pokémon Shuffle

Pokémon Shuffle has featured several variants of Pikachu throughout its life cycle. They are listed below.

Dex# NDex Icon Pokémon Type Level 1
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#016 #025 Shuffle025.png Pikachu Electric 50 20 Paralyze Unity Power
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Angry
Electric 50 10 Super Bolt N/A
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Winking
Electric 50 10 Swap++ N/A
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Sleeping
Electric 50 10 Sleep Charm N/A
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Fired Up
Electric 50 5 Cross Attack+ N/A
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Surprised
Electric 50 5 Last-Ditch Effort N/A
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Enamored
Electric 50 10 Mind Zap N/A
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Smiling
Electric 50 10 Flash Mob N/A
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Dizzy
Electric 50 5 Barrier Bash++ N/A
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Happy
Electric 50 10 Power of 4+ N/A
#016 #025 Shuffle025Spooky.png Pikachu
Spooky
Electric 50 10 Block Smash+ N/A
#016 #025 Shuffle025Holiday.png Pikachu
Holiday
Electric 50 10 Mega Boost+ N/A
#016 #025 Shuffle025CostumeCharizard.png Pikachu
Costume
Electric 50 5 Burn N/A
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Costume
Electric 50 5 Swap++ N/A
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Costume
Electric 50 5 Power of 5+ N/A
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Costume
Electric 50 5 L-Boost N/A
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Costume
Electric 50 5 Power of 5+ Pyre
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Costume
Electric 50 5 Eject+ N/A
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Kimono Boy
Electric 50 5 Sleep Combo N/A
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Kimono Girl
Electric 50 5 Paralysis Combo N/A
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Costume
Electric 50 5 Dragon Talon N/A
#016 #025 Shuffle025CostumeShinyRayquaza.png Pikachu
Costume
Electric 60 5 Dragon Talon N/A
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Celebration
Electric 50 5 Three Force N/A
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Celebration
Electric 50 5 Quirky+ N/A
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Celebration
Electric 50 5 Damage Streak N/A
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Celebration
Electric 50 5 Counterattack+ N/A
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Celebration
Electric 50 5 Calm Down N/A
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Celebration
Electric 50 5 Hitting Streak+ N/A
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Celebration
Electric 50 5 Nap Time N/A
#016 #025 Shuffle025Graduate.png Pikachu
Celebration
Electric 50 5 Final Effort N/A
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Celebration
Electric 50 5 Vitality Drain N/A
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Celebration
Electric 50 5 Prank N/A
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Celebration
Electric 50 5 Downpour N/A
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Celebration
Electric 50 5 T-Boost N/A
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Original Cap
Electric 60 5 Stabilize+ Hyper Bolt
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Hoenn Cap
Electric 60 5 Rock Shot Hyper Bolt
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Sinnoh Cap
Electric 60 5 Block Shot Hyper Bolt
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Unova Cap
Electric 60 5 Barrier Shot Hyper Bolt
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Kalos Cap
Electric 60 5 Cloud Shot Hyper Bolt
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Alola Cap
Electric 60 5 Shot Out Hyper Bolt
Pokémon GO
Main article: Event Pokémon (GO)

Variants of Pikachu have appeared in Pokémon GO wearing different costumes. These variants are released for limited events. During the events, all wild Pikachu appear as the variant and Pikachu appear more commonly. Several of these variants also have parallel Pichu and Raichu variants. Variant Pichu can be obtained by hatching an Egg obtained during the event, and any variant Pichu or Pikachu that is evolved will retain its costume.

  • Festive Pikachu: first released for the Holiday 2016 event, from December 12, 2016, to January 3, 2017. It reappeared on subsequent Holiday events on 2017, 2018, and 2021. Since December 18, 2018, this Pikachu can be Shiny. Holiday Pikachu caught from December 21, 2017, to January 4, 2018 will know the special move Present.
  • Pikachu wearing a party hat: first released for the first Pokémon Day event, from February 26 to March 6, 2017. It appeared again the next year, from February 26 to 28, 2018, with the special move Present. It returned the following year for the third Anniversary event, from June 28 to July 6, 2019, this time exclusively appearing once per day through photobombs in the GO Snapshot feature. It appeared once more in the wild during the Adventure Sync Hatchathon 2020 event.
  • Pikachu wearing Ash's hat:
    • Original Cap Pikachu was first released for the first Anniversary event, from July 6 to 27, 2017. It appeared again for the second April Fools' Day event nearly two years later, from April 1 to 2, 2019, this time exclusively through photobombs in the GO Snapshot feature. Original Cap Pikachu returns for the Pokémon Spotlight Hour on October 13, 2020.
    • World Cap Pikachu was first released for the Pokémon Spotlight Hour on October 6, 2020. It returned for the Animation Week event held from November 6 to 12, 2020. While this Pikachu can evolve into Raichu, no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Pikachu wearing a witch's hat: first released for the second Halloween event, from October 20 to November 2, 2017. It appeared again the next year, from October 23 to November 7, 2018.
  • Summer Style Pikachu: first released for the second Anniversary event, from July 5 to 31, 2018. It returned for Pokémon GO Fest 2020 and was available from July 17 to July 22, 2020.
  • H.F. cap Pikachu: first released for the H.F. Custom Tie-In event, from October 5 to 7, 2018. While this Pikachu can evolve into Raichu, no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Pikachu wearing a flower crown: first released for the third Pokémon Day event, from February 26 to 28, 2019. It returned for the Spring 2020 event from April 9 to 16, 2020, as a Pichu evolution, and in the wild during the Spring 2021 and 2022 events.
  • Pikachu wearing a detective hat: first released for the Detective Pikachu tie-in event, from May 7 to 17, 2019, exclusively through photobombs in the GO Snapshot feature. While this Pikachu can evolve into Raichu, no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Pikachu wearing a straw hat: first released from July 22 to 29, 2019, in support of the Kumamoto Prefecture revival project, and also as a tie-in with One Piece in celebration of its 22nd anniversary. This variant cannot evolve into Raichu and no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Pikachu wearing a Mimikyu costume: first released for the Halloween 2019 event, from October 17 to November 1, 2019. It appeared again for the Halloween 2020 event on October 23 to November 3, 2020, and as part of the rewards for the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research. This variant cannot evolve into Raichu and no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Pikachu wearing a beanie hat: first released for the Holiday 2019 event, from December 24, 2019 to January 1, 2020.
  • Pikachu wearing a red party hat: first released for the fourth Pokémon Day event, from February 25 to March 2, 2020. This variant cannot evolve into Raichu and no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Pikachu wearing a safari hat: first released for the Pokémon GO Safari Zone St. Louis event on March 27, 2020, and has been recurring in every GO Safari Zone event since. This variant cannot evolve into Raichu and no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Pikachu wearing a flower hat: first released for the Spring event from April 9 to 16, 2020.
  • Pikachu wearing a Charizard hat: first released for the Throwback Challenge 2020 - Kanto event, from May 1 to 8, 2020. This variant cannot evolve into Raichu and no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Pikachu wearing an Umbreon hat: first released for the Throwback Challenge 2020 - Johto event, from May 8 to 15, 2020. This variant cannot evolve into Raichu and no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Pikachu wearing a Rayquaza hat: first released for the Throwback Challenge 2020 - Hoenn event, from May 15 to 22, 2020. This variant cannot evolve into Raichu and no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Pikachu wearing a Lucario hat: first released for the Throwback Challenge 2020 - Sinnoh event, from May 22 to 29, 2020. This variant cannot evolve into Raichu and no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Explorer Pikachu: first released to commemorate both releases of Secrets of the Jungle: from December 14 to 21, 2020 to celebrate the movie's Japanese release, and then from October 1 to 10, 2021 to celebrate its international release. This variant cannot evolve into Raichu and no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Winter Carnival Pikachu: first released on the Holiday 2020 event, from December 22 to 31, 2020. This variant cannot evolve into Raichu and no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Pikachu wearing a New Year's hat: first released for the New Year's 2021 event, from December 31, 2020 to January 4, 2021. It returned for the New Year's 2022 event, from December 31, 2021 to January 4, 2022.
  • Pikachu wearing a Meloetta hat: first released for the Pokémon GO Fest event held from July 17 to 18, 2021. This variant cannot evolve into Raichu and no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Halloween Mischief Pikachu: first released for the Halloween 2021 event, from October 15 to 31, 2021. This variant cannot evolve into Raichu and no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Pikachu wearing an Okinawa kariyushi shirt: first released exclusively in Okinawa Prefecture for the Pokémon Air Adventures event, beginning from March 19, 2022. This variant cannot evolve into Raichu and no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Pikachu wearing Gracidea flowers: first released for the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 event, running from June 4 to 5, 2022. This variant cannot evolve into Raichu and no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Pikachu wearing a Pokémon Trading Card Game hat: first released for the Pokémon TCG crossover event, running from June 16 to 30, 2022. This variant cannot evolve into Raichu and no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Pikachu wearing a cake costume: first released for Pokémon GO's sixth anniversary event, running from July 6 to 12, 2022. This variant cannot evolve into Raichu and no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • World Championships 2022 Pikachu: first released for the Pokémon World Championships 2022 celebration event, running from August 18 to 23, 2022. This variant cannot evolve into Raichu and no equivalent Pichu exists.
  • Pikachu wearing a Shaymin-inspired scarf: first released for the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 event held on August 27, 2022. This variant cannot evolve into Raichu and no equivalent Pichu exists.

Pikachu wearing the festive hat, party hat, Original cap, witch's hat, summer-style costume, and detective hat were also available during Pokémon GO Fest 2019 in Yokohama, Japan, held from August 6 to 12, 2019.


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Party
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 Electric 
Straw Hat
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 Electric 
Mimikyu
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 Electric 
Beanie
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 Electric 
Red party hat
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Safari
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Flower hat
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 Electric 
Charizard hat
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Detective
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Straw Hat
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 Electric 
Mimikyu
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Beanie
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Red party hat
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Safari
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Flower hat
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Charizard hat
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Umbreon hat
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Rayquaza hat
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Lucario hat
Pikachu
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 Electric 
World Cap
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Explorer
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Winter Carnival
Pikachu
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 Electric 
New Year's
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Meloetta hat
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Umbreon hat
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Rayquaza hat
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Lucario hat
Pikachu
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 Electric 
World Cap
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Explorer
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Winter Carnival
Pikachu
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 Electric 
New Year's
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Meloetta hat
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Halloween Mischief
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Kariyushi shirt
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Gracidea flower
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Pokémon TCG hat
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Cake costume
Pikachu
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 Electric 
World Championships 2022
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Shaymin scarf
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Halloween Mischief
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Kariyushi shirt
Pikachu
GO025Kariyushi f.png
 Electric 
Gracidea flower
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Pokémon TCG hat
Pikachu
GO025TCG f.png
 Electric 
Cake costume
Pikachu
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 Electric 
World Championships 2022
Pikachu
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 Electric 
Shaymin scarf
Pikachu
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 Electric 


Anime

Pikachutwo

Pikachutwo
Main article: Pikachutwo

Pikachutwo was cloned from Ash's Pikachu, and battled against it in Mewtwo Strikes Back. Pikachutwo was also central to the plot of Mewtwo Returns. The fur on Pikachutwo's ears is colored similar to a Pichu's.

Puka

Main article: Puka

As mentioned above, Puka is a surfing Pikachu that appeared in The Pi-Kahuna. Puka is at least twenty years old, having been first found on a beach on the Seafoam Islands by surfing enthusiast Victor shortly after he failed to conquer a large wave, "Humunga-Dunga". Puka is noticeably older than any other Pikachu seen in the anime and has blue eyes rather than the regular dark brown eye color.

Sparky

Sparky
Main article: Sparky

Ritchie owns a Pikachu, nicknamed Sparky. It is distinguished from other Pikachu by a scruff of fur on the top of its head.

Blue Orb-possessed Pikachu

Blue Orb-possessed Pikachu

Ash's Pikachu was possessed by the Blue Orb in the anime in Gaining Groudon and The Scuffle of Legends. This caused his eyes to glow red and he became covered in markings similar to Groudon's.

TCG

Captain Pikachu

Captain Pikachu

Captain Pikachu depicts a Pikachu wearing a pirate hat. The following are cards named Captain Pikachu.

Captain Pikachu
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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Captain Pikachu Lightning       Unnumbered Promotional cards    
 


Shopping Pikachu

Shopping Pikachu

Shopping Pikachu depicts a Pikachu with a shopping basket. The following are cards named Shopping Pikachu.

Shopping Pikachu
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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Shopping Pikachu Lightning       L-P Promotional cards   079/L-P
 


Other

Snow Pikachu

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

As an April Fools' Day joke in 2008, Game Freak announced that it would move to the Arctic to help save snow Pikachu from polar bears. Game Freak's website was also changed to incorporate an image of a snow Pikachu, which was a snow sculpture.

Ash's Pikachu made a snowman in the shape of itself on the cover of Pikachu's Winter Vacation Soundtrack, which also appears in Pokémon Channel. In the Pokémon Dream World, a Snow Pikachu was featured as a piece of Décor in the Winter Catalogue 2011. During the Holiday 2014 promotion on the online Pokémon Center store, a Snow Pikachu was one of the special plushes.

The Pikachu balloon in the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade features a scarfed Pikachu holding a snow Pikachu in a Santa hat.

One Trading Card features a Snow Pikachu, being built by two Snorunt.

Related articles

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

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