Pikachu

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

Pokédex data

National № 025
Type Electric
Species Mouse Pokémon
Height 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 6.0 kg (13.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. Static
Lightning Rod (hidden ability)
Local № 025 (Yellow/Red/Blue)
022 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
156 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
025 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
104 (Diamond/Pearl)
104 (Platinum)
022 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
036 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
163 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
025 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
032 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
025 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
194 (Sword/Shield)
104 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
056 (Legends: Arceus)
074 (Scarlet/Violet)
085 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 112
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 35
180 274
Attack 55
103 229
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 90
166 306
Total 320 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.

Pokédex data

National № 025
Type Electric
Species Mouse Pokémon
Height 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 6.0 kg (13.2 lbs)
Abilities
Local № 025 (Yellow/Red/Blue)
022 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
156 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
025 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
104 (Diamond/Pearl)
104 (Platinum)
022 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
036 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
163 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
025 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
032 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
025 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
194 (Sword/Shield)
104 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
056 (Legends: Arceus)
074 (Scarlet/Violet)
085 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 112
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 80
148 284
Defense 50
94 218
Sp. Atk 75
139 273
Sp. Def 60
112 240
Speed 120
220 372
Total 430 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.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Pikachu.

Evolution chart

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

Pikachu changes

Pokédex entries

Pikachu

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.
Ultra Sun Its nature is to store up electricity. Forests where nests of Pikachu live are dangerous, since the trees are so often struck by lightning.
Ultra Moon While sleeping, it generates electricity in the sacs in its cheeks. If it’s not getting enough sleep, it will be able to use only weak electricity.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
This forest-dwelling Pokémon stores electricity in its cheeks, so you’ll feel a tingly shock if you touch it.
Sword Pikachu that can generate powerful electricity have cheek sacs that are extra soft and super stretchy.
Shield When Pikachu meet, they’ll touch their tails together and exchange electricity through them as a form of greeting.
Brilliant Diamond It lives in forests with others. It stores electricity in the electric sacs on its cheeks.
Shining Pearl If it looses crackling power from the electric sacs on its cheeks, it is being wary.
Legends: Arceus Possesses cheek sacs in which it stores electricity. This clever forest-dweller roasts tough berries with an electric shock before consuming them.
Scarlet When it is angered, it immediately discharges the energy stored in the pouches in its cheeks.
Violet When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity can build and cause lightning storms.

Cap Pikachu

Sun
Ultra Sun
This form of Pikachu is somewhat rare. It wears the hat of its Trainer, who is also its partner.
Moon
Ultra Moon
This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer’s cap. Since the cap’s not the right size, the fit is a bit loose.

World Cap

Sword This Pikachu wears its partner’s cap, which is brimming with memories of traveling through different regions.
Shield This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer’s cap. The cap is a precious symbol that travels across different regions with Pikachu.
Scarlet The cap this Pikachu wears is filled with memories of this Pokémon and its partner traveling across the world together.
Violet This Pikachu wears its partner’s cap—proof of the strong bond Pikachu and its partner formed during adventures across the world.

Unova Cap

Sword This Pikachu wears its partner’s cap, which is brimming with memories of traveling through the Unova region.
Shield This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer’s cap. The cap is proof that the two traveled throughout the Unova region together.
Scarlet The cap this Pikachu wears is filled with memories of this Pokémon and its partner traveling across the Unova region together.
Violet This Pikachu wears its partner’s cap—proof of the strong bond Pikachu and its partner formed during adventures across the Unova region.

Sinnoh Cap

Sword This Pikachu wears its partner’s cap, which is brimming with memories of traveling through the Sinnoh region.
Shield This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer’s cap. The cap is proof that the two traveled throughout the Sinnoh region together.
Scarlet The cap this Pikachu wears is filled with memories of this Pokémon and its partner traveling across the Sinnoh region together.
Violet This Pikachu wears its partner’s cap—proof of the strong bond Pikachu and its partner formed during adventures across the Sinnoh region.

Partner Cap

Sword This Pikachu wears its partner’s cap, which is brimming with memories of when they first met.
Shield This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer’s cap. The cap is a precious symbol of a fateful encounter.
Scarlet The cap this Pikachu wears is filled with memories of this Pokémon traveling together with its partner, whom it met in a fateful encounter.
Violet This Pikachu wears its partner’s cap—proof of the strong bond Pikachu and its partner formed as the two overcame many hardships together.

Original Cap

Sword This Pikachu wears its partner’s cap, which is brimming with memories of traveling through many different regions.
Shield This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer’s cap. The cap is proof that the two traveled across many regions together.
Scarlet The cap this Pikachu wears is filled with memories of this Pokémon and its partner traveling across lots of different regions together.
Violet This Pikachu wears its partner’s cap—proof of the strong bond Pikachu and its partner formed during adventures across many different regions.

Kalos Cap

Sword This Pikachu wears its partner’s cap, which is brimming with memories of traveling through the Kalos region.
Shield This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer’s cap. The cap is proof that the two traveled throughout the Kalos region together.
Scarlet The cap this Pikachu wears is filled with memories of this Pokémon and its partner traveling across the Kalos region together.
Violet This Pikachu wears its partner’s cap—proof of the strong bond Pikachu and its partner formed during adventures across the Kalos region.

Hoenn Cap

Sword This Pikachu wears its partner’s cap, which is brimming with memories of traveling through the Hoenn region.
Shield This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer’s cap. The cap is proof that the two traveled throughout the Hoenn region together.
Scarlet The cap this Pikachu wears is filled with memories of this Pokémon and its partner traveling across the Hoenn region together.
Violet This Pikachu wears its partner’s cap—proof of the strong bond Pikachu and its partner formed during adventures across the Hoenn region.

Alola Cap

Sword This Pikachu wears its partner’s cap, which is brimming with memories of traveling through the Alola region.
Shield This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer’s cap. The cap is proof that the two traveled throughout the Alola region together.
Scarlet The cap this Pikachu wears is filled with memories of this Pokémon and its partner traveling across the Alola region together.
Violet This Pikachu wears its partner’s cap—proof of the strong bond Pikachu and its partner formed during adventures across the Alola region.

Gigantamax

Sword Its Gigantamax power expanded, forming its supersized body and towering tail.
Shield When it smashes its opponents with its bolt- shaped tail, it delivers a surge of electricity equivalent to a lightning strike.

Moves learned by Pikachu

Moves learnt by level up

Pikachu learns the following moves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CharmFairyStatus 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Nasty PlotDarkStatus
1NuzzleElectricPhysical 20 100
1Play NiceNormalStatus
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1Sweet KissFairyStatus 75
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
4Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
8Double TeamNormalStatus
12Electro BallElectricSpecial 100
16FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
20SparkElectricPhysical 65 100
24AgilityPsychicStatus
28Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
32DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
36ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
40Light ScreenPsychicStatus
44ThunderElectricSpecial 110 70

Egg moves

Pikachu learns the following moves via breeding or picnics in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pikachu gen 9 learnset page.

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

Moves learnt by level up

Pikachu learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
5Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
9Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
15SwiftNormalSpecial 60
21SparkElectricPhysical 65 100
29ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
37Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
47ThunderElectricSpecial 110 70

Move Tutor moves

Pikachu can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Pikachu sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
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 Pikachu  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Pikachu  sprite from Sword & Shield Pikachu  sprite from Scarlet & Violet
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 Pikachu Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 1, Heahea City
Let's Go Pikachu Pallet Town, Viridian Forest
Let's Go Eevee Viridian Forest
Sword
Shield
Route 4, Stony Wilderness, Forest of Focus
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Trophy Garden
Legends: Arceus Nature’s Pantry, Golden Lowlands
Scarlet
Violet
East Province (Area One), South Province (Area Two), South Province (Area Four), West Province (Area Three)

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Pikachu
Japanese ピカチュウ (Pikachu)
German Pikachu
French Pikachu

Name origin

pikapika
Japanese for a ‘sparkle’ sound
chu
Japanese for a ‘squeak’ sound