Pikachu - Generation 2 learnset

Below are all the moves that Pikachu can learn in Generation 2, which consists of:

  • Pokémon Gold
  • Pokémon Silver
  • Pokémon Crystal

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 Gold & Silver 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

Egg moves

Pikachu learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Gold & Silver. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pikachu egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BideNormal
Double SlapNormal 15 85
EncoreNormal 100
PresentNormal 90
ReversalFighting 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Gold & Silver by a previous evolution of Pikachu. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CharmFairy 100 Level up
Sweet KissFairy 75 Level up

Moves learnt by HM

Pikachu is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Gold & Silver:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4StrengthNormal 80 100
5FlashNormal 100

Moves learnt by TM

Pikachu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Gold & Silver:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50
2HeadbuttNormal 70 100
3CurseGhost
4RolloutRock 30 90
6ToxicPoison 90
7Zap CannonElectric 120 50
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13SnoreNormal 50 100
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20EndureNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Iron TailSteel 100 75
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
31Mud-SlapGround 20 100
32Double TeamNormal
34SwaggerNormal 85
35Sleep TalkNormal
39SwiftNormal 60
40Defense CurlNormal
41Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
43DetectFighting
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100

Moves learnt by level up

Pikachu learns the following moves in Pokémon Crystal 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

Egg moves

Pikachu learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Crystal. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pikachu egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BideNormal
Double SlapNormal 15 85
EncoreNormal 100
PresentNormal 90
ReversalFighting 100

Move Tutor moves

Pikachu can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Crystal from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ThunderboltElectric 90 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Crystal by a previous evolution of Pikachu. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CharmFairy 100 Level up
Sweet KissFairy 75 Level up

Moves learnt by HM

Pikachu is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Crystal:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4StrengthNormal 80 100
5FlashNormal 100

Moves learnt by TM

Pikachu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Crystal:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50
2HeadbuttNormal 70 100
3CurseGhost
4RolloutRock 30 90
6ToxicPoison 90
7Zap CannonElectric 120 50
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13SnoreNormal 50 100
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20EndureNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Iron TailSteel 100 75
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
31Mud-SlapGround 20 100
32Double TeamNormal
34SwaggerNormal 85
35Sleep TalkNormal
39SwiftNormal 60
40Defense CurlNormal
41Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
43DetectFighting
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100