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It's still going to function like raichu fir the most part, just with light ball.
I have a question. ~-~WILL~-~ said that hidden power for a pikachu is fire type, yet i have a shin pikachu with a hidden power of dragon type. is this better or worse for my pikachu?
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!wow! I just relased he has horrible base states.
Lord_Ragnarok The Type Depends on the IV's

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Pikachu @ Focus sash
Jolly Nature
252 Speed EVs 252 Atk
0 IVs in HP, SpDef, Def.
Fake out
Protect
Endeavor
Extreme speed
You switch in, 2 free turns with fake out + Protect
You take yourself to your sash.
Endeavor takes them to 1HP
Finish with extreme speed
Checks:
Leftovers
Healing berries
Multi-hit moves
Opponent's fake out on your fake out turn
Opponent's feint on your protect turn
Entry hazards
Switching out on extreme speed
Ghost types
Them not attacking on your exposed turn
Inner focus
Healing moves
Static
Flame body
Cute charm
Dazzling
Queenly majesty
Psychic terrain
Their priority moves
Moves with status chances with their status activating ie: Hurricane, then hitting itself in confusion, fire blast gets burn, blizzard freezing, relic song putting to sleep.
Tl;Dr only switch in this in if none of these are here, and you can be sure they won't see it coming

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Hey,
You have asked the right person about pikachu
Item-Light Ball (Of course)
EV's HP-252/Speed-252/Attack-4

Thunderbolt (STAB)
Volt Tackle (For close moments)
Quick Attack (Chance for going first)
Iron Tail (Rock Coverage)

Hope this helps
Thank You

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The Pikachu of Mercy (Double Battle Supporter Gen 7)
Item: Focus Sash (No one shotting this time.)
Nature: Relaxed (Sacrifices Spd for Def making it live a bit longer.)
EV's 252 Spd 126 Def 126 Sp. Def

Surf: Handles Ground Typings plus helps allies with abilities like Water Absorb, Storm Drain, and Dry Skin.
Discharge: STAB plus damage other Pokemon plus helps allies with abilities like Lighting Rod, Motor Drive, and Volt Absorb.
Volt Tackle: STAB plus paralysis. Needed for Catastropika (Ya gotta defend yourself in some way)
Grass Knot: In case of heavy Ground typings or Water/Ground plus helps allies with abilities like Sap Sipper. (If you aim at the ally that is!)

This can be used in a way like how most people use Smeargle, A stat boosting or HP helper. Just this time using attacking moves. Think of it like the attacking-but-helping Smeargle.

To get a Pikachu with Surf, transfer the Pikachu in Pokemon Yellow or if playing in USUM, become champion in all the surfing spots.

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Pikachu Trait: Lightning Rod
Nature: Jolly
EVs 252 Atk/4 Def/252 Spe Item: Light Ball (418 Attack!!)

Moves:
- Volt Tackle (STAB)
- Fake Out ( Priority)
- Iron Tail ( risky accu. Hits Diancie)
- Knock Off ( Get rid of the opponent(s) item and coverage)
A physical Pikachu that I’ve used. Pretty OP

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