Pikachu - Generation 1 learnset

Below are all the moves that Pikachu can learn in Generation 1, which consists of:

  • Pokémon Red
  • Pokémon Blue
  • Pokémon Yellow

Note: The move categories shown here are based on the move's type, as was the mechanic in Generations 1-3. The moves' detail pages may show a different category for Generation 4+.

Moves learnt by level up

Pikachu learns the following moves in Pokémon Red & Blue at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
9Thunder WaveElectric 90
16Quick AttackNormal 40 100
26SwiftNormal 60
33AgilityPsychic
43ThunderElectric 110 70

Moves learnt by HM

Pikachu is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Red & Blue:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5FlashNormal 100

Moves learnt by TM

Pikachu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Red & Blue:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Mega PunchNormal 80 85
5Mega KickNormal 120 75
6ToxicPoison 90
8Body SlamNormal 85 100
9Take DownNormal 90 85
10Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
16Pay DayNormal 40 100
17SubmissionFighting 80 80
19Seismic TossFighting 100
20RageNormal 20 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
31MimicNormal
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
34BideNormal
39SwiftNormal 60
40Skull BashNormal 130 100
44RestPsychic
45Thunder WaveElectric 90
50SubstituteNormal

Moves learnt by level up

Pikachu learns the following moves in Pokémon Yellow at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
6Tail WhipNormal 100
8Thunder WaveElectric 90
11Quick AttackNormal 40 100
15Double TeamNormal
20SlamNormal 80 75
26ThunderboltElectric 90 100
33AgilityPsychic
41ThunderElectric 110 70
50Light ScreenPsychic

Moves learnt by HM

Pikachu is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Yellow:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5FlashNormal 100

Moves learnt by TM

Pikachu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Yellow:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Mega PunchNormal 80 85
5Mega KickNormal 120 75
6ToxicPoison 90
8Body SlamNormal 85 100
9Take DownNormal 90 85
10Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
16Pay DayNormal 40 100
17SubmissionFighting 80 80
19Seismic TossFighting 100
20RageNormal 20 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
31MimicNormal
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
34BideNormal
39SwiftNormal 60
40Skull BashNormal 130 100
44RestPsychic
45Thunder WaveElectric 90
50SubstituteNormal