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 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 2.0 kg (4.4 lbs)
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)
193 (Sword/Shield)
084 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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.
Sword Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
Shield The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.

Moves learned by Pichu

Moves learnt by level up

Pichu learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
4Play NiceNormalStatus
8Sweet KissFairyStatus 75
12NuzzleElectricPhysical 20 100
16Nasty PlotDarkStatus
20CharmFairyStatus 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ChargeElectricStatus
Disarming VoiceFairySpecial 40
Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
PresentNormalPhysical 90
TickleNormalStatus 100
WishNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Pichu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Pichu is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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.
1CharmFairyStatus 100
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
5Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
10Sweet KissFairyStatus 75
13Nasty PlotDarkStatus
18Thunder WaveElectricStatus 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.
BestowNormalStatus
BideNormalPhysical
ChargeElectricStatus
Disarming VoiceFairySpecial 40
Double SlapNormalPhysical 15 85
Electric TerrainElectricStatus
EncoreNormalStatus 100
EndureNormalStatus
Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Lucky ChantNormalStatus
PresentNormalPhysical 90
ReversalFightingPhysical 100
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
TickleNormalStatus 100
WishNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
ElectrowebElectricSpecial 55 95
Helping HandNormalStatus
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

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 TackleElectricPhysical 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
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectricSpecial 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — Special
Pain SplitNormalStatus Generation 4 — Special
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Pichu sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Pichu  sprite from Sword & Shield
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/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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Breed Pikachu/Pikachu (Partner Pikachu)/Raichu/Alolan Raichu

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Pichu
Japanese ピチュー (Pichu)
German Pichu
French Pichu

Name origin

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