Pikachu - Generation 3 learnset

Below are all the moves that Pikachu can learn in Generation 3, which consists of:

  • Pokémon Ruby
  • Pokémon Sapphire
  • Pokémon FireRed
  • Pokémon LeafGreen
  • Pokémon Emerald

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 Ruby & Sapphire 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 Ruby & Sapphire. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pikachu egg moves page.

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

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire 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 Ruby & Sapphire:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4StrengthNormal 80 100
5FlashNormal 100
6Rock SmashFighting 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

Pikachu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Focus PunchFighting 150 100
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Iron TailSteel 100 75
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
28DigGround 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
34Shock WaveElectric 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Secret PowerNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100

Special moves

Pikachu can know these moves in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire via events and other sources:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
FlyFlying 90 95 Various events
SurfWater 90 100 Various events

Moves learnt by level up

Pikachu learns the following moves in Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen 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 FireRed & LeafGreen. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pikachu egg moves page.

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

Move Tutor moves

Pikachu can be taught these attacks in Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Body SlamNormal 85 100
CounterFighting 100
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
Mega KickNormal 120 75
Mega PunchNormal 80 85
MimicNormal
Seismic TossFighting 100
SubstituteNormal
Thunder WaveElectric 90

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen 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 FireRed & LeafGreen:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4StrengthNormal 80 100
5FlashNormal 100
6Rock SmashFighting 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

Pikachu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Focus PunchFighting 150 100
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Iron TailSteel 100 75
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
28DigGround 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
34Shock WaveElectric 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Secret PowerNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100

Special moves

Pikachu can know these moves in Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen via events and other sources:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
FlyFlying 90 95 Various events
SurfWater 90 100 Various events

Moves learnt by level up

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

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

Move Tutor moves

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

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Emerald 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
Volt TackleElectric 120 100 Special

Moves learnt by HM

Pikachu is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Emerald:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4StrengthNormal 80 100
5FlashNormal 100
6Rock SmashFighting 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

Pikachu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Emerald:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Focus PunchFighting 150 100
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Iron TailSteel 100 75
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
28DigGround 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
34Shock WaveElectric 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Secret PowerNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100

Special moves

Pikachu can know these moves in Pokémon Emerald via events and other sources:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
FlyFlying 90 95 Various events
SurfWater 90 100 Various events