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.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
6Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
8Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
11Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
15Double TeamNormalStatus
20SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
26ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
33AgilityPsychicStatus
41ThunderElectricSpecial 110 70
50Light ScreenPsychicStatus

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.
BideNormalPhysical
Double SlapNormalPhysical 15 85
EncoreNormalStatus 100
PresentNormalPhysical 90
ReversalFightingPhysical 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
CharmFairyStatus 100 Level up
Sweet KissFairyStatus 75 Level up

Moves learnt by HM

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

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
04StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100
05FlashNormalStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
6Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
8Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
11Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
15Double TeamNormalStatus
20SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
26ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
33AgilityPsychicStatus
41ThunderElectricSpecial 110 70
50Light ScreenPsychicStatus

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.
BideNormalPhysical
Double SlapNormalPhysical 15 85
EncoreNormalStatus 100
PresentNormalPhysical 90
ReversalFightingPhysical 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ThunderboltElectricSpecial 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
CharmFairyStatus 100 Level up
Sweet KissFairyStatus 75 Level up

Moves learnt by HM

Pikachu is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Crystal:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
04StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100
05FlashNormalStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

Pikachu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Crystal: