Pikachu

Pikachu is an Electric type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Mouse Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
When several of these POKéMON gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms.
Yellow It keeps its tail raised to monitor its surroundings. If you yank its tail, it will try to bite you.
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.
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.
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 can build and cause lightning storms.
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.
Diamond It lives in forests with others. It stores electricity in the pouches on its cheeks.
Pearl If it looses crackling power from the electric 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.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
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.
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.

Evolution chart

Pichu
#172
Pichu
Electric

(Happiness)
Pikachu
#025
Pikachu
Electric

(use Thunder Stone)
Raichu
#026
Raichu
Electric


(use Thunder Stone, in Alola)
Alolan Raichu
#026
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
Electric · Psychic

Name origin

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

Moves learned by Pikachu

Pikachu sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Pikachu  sprite from Red & Blue Pikachu  sprite from Silver Pikachu  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Pikachu  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Pikachu  sprite from Black & White Pikachu  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Pikachu Shiny sprite from Silver Pikachu Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Pikachu Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Pikachu Shiny sprite from Black & White Pikachu Shiny sprite from X & Y

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Where to find Pikachu

Red
Blue
Power Plant, Viridian Forest
Yellow Pallet Town
Gold
Silver
Route 2
Crystal Route 2, Celadon City
Ruby
Sapphire
Safari Zone
FireRed
LeafGreen
Power Plant, Viridian Forest
Emerald Safari Zone
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trophy Garden
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Saffron City, Viridian Forest
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 3, Santalune Forest
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Safari Zone
Sun
Moon
Route 1, Hau'oli City