Pichu

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

Pokédex data

National № 172
Type Electric
Species Tiny Mouse Pokémon
Height 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 4.4 lbs (2.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Static
Lightning Rod (hidden ability)
Local № 021 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
155 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
103 (Diamond/Pearl)
103 (Platinum)
021 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
035 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
162 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
024 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
031 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 41
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 10 (2,314–2,570 steps)

Base stats

HP 20
150 244
Attack 40
76 196
Defense 15
31 141
Sp. Atk 35
67 185
Sp. Def 35
67 185
Speed 60
112 240
Total 205 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Evolution chart

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

Pichu changes

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.

Moves learned by Pichu

Moves learnt by level up

Pichu learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CharmFairy 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
5Tail WhipNormal 100
10Sweet KissFairy 75
13Nasty PlotDark
18Thunder WaveElectric 90

Egg moves

Pichu learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pichu egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BestowNormal
BideNormal
ChargeElectric
Disarming VoiceFairy 40
Double SlapNormal 15 85
Electric TerrainElectric
EncoreNormal 100
EndureNormal
Fake OutNormal 40 100
FlailNormal 100
Lucky ChantNormal
PresentNormal 90
ReversalFighting 100
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
TickleNormal 100
WishNormal

Move Tutor moves

Pichu can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormal 60 100
ElectrowebElectric 55 95
Helping HandNormal
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Magnet RiseElectric
Shock WaveElectric 60
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
UproarNormal 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

Pichu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Special moves

Pichu can know these moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon via events and other sources:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
Volt TackleElectric 120 100 Breed Pikachu/Raichu holding Light Ball

Transfer-only moves

Pichu can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
EndeavorNormal 100 Generation 4 — Special
Pain SplitNormal Generation 4 — Special
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Pichu does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Pichu does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

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 Pichu  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
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 Pichu Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Pichu

Gold
Silver
Breed Pikachu/Pikachu (Partner Pikachu)/Raichu
Crystal Route 34
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Emerald
Breed Pikachu/Pikachu (Partner 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/Pikachu (Partner Pikachu)/Raichu
Sun
Moon
Route 1, Hau'oli City
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 1
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Breed Pikachu/Pikachu (Partner Pikachu)/Raichu/Alolan Raichu

Other languages

English Pichu
Japanese ピチュー (Pichu)
German Pichu
French Pichu

Name origin

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