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.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Sun It is not yet skilled at controlling electricity. If you take your eyes off it, it may shock itself.
Moon Despite this Pokémon’s cute appearance, those who want to live with one should prepare to be on the receiving end of its electric jolts.
Ultra Sun It still can’t use electricity well. When it’s surprised or excited, it discharges electricity unintentionally.
Ultra Moon It has electric sacs in its cheeks. When they’re fully charged, Pichu plays very energetically.

Evolution chart

Pichu
#172
Pichu
Electric

(Happiness)
Pikachu
#025
Pikachu
Electric
(use Thunder Stone, outside Alola or in Ultra Space)
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 Pichu

Pichu sprites

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

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Where to find Pichu

Gold
Silver
Breed Pikachu/Raichu
Crystal Route 34
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Emerald
Breed Pikachu/Raichu
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trophy Garden
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Ilex Forest
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Breed Pikachu/Raichu
Sun
Moon
Route 1, Hau'oli City
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 1