Pichu

Pichu is an Electric type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Tiny Mouse Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Gold It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
Silver Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
Crystal It is unskilled at storing electric power. Any kind of shock causes it to discharge energy spontaneously.
Ruby PICHU charges itself with electricity more easily on days with thunderclouds or when the air is very dry. You can hear the crackling of static electricity coming off this POKéMON.
Sapphire When PICHU plays with others, it may short out electricity with another PICHU, creating a shower of sparks. In that event, this POKéMON will begin crying, startled by the flash of sparks.
FireRed Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
LeafGreen It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
Emerald It is still inept at retaining electricity. When it is startled, it discharges power accidentally. It gets better at holding power as it grows older.
Diamond The electric pouches on its cheeks are still small. They cannot store much electricity yet.
Pearl It plays with others by touching tails and setting off sparks. This appears to be a test of courage.
Platinum The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
HeartGold It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
SoulSilver Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
X It plays with others by touching tails and setting off sparks. This appears to be a test of courage.
Y It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.

Evolution chart

Pichu
#172
Pichu
Electric

(Happiness)
Pikachu
#025
Pikachu
Electric

(use Thunderstone)
Raichu
#026
Raichu
Electric

Name origin

pika
a small mouse-like mammal
chu
Japanese for ‘squeak’

Moves learned by Pichu

Pichu sprites

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
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Spiky-eared
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Spiky-eared

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Where to find Pichu

Crystal Route 34
Diamond
Pearl
Trophy Garden
Platinum Trophy Garden
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Ilex Forest