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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BideNormalPhysical
ChargeElectricStatus
Double SlapNormalPhysical 15 85
EncoreNormalStatus 100
PresentNormalPhysical 90
ReversalFightingPhysical 100
WishNormalStatus

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
CharmFairyStatus 100 Level up
Sweet KissFairyStatus 75 Level up

Moves learnt by HM

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

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
04StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100
05FlashNormalStatus 100
06Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Special moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
FlyFlyingPhysical 90 95 Various events
SurfWaterSpecial 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.
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 FireRed & LeafGreen. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pikachu egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BideNormalPhysical
ChargeElectricStatus
Double SlapNormalPhysical 15 85
EncoreNormalStatus 100
PresentNormalPhysical 90
ReversalFightingPhysical 100
WishNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85
MimicNormalStatus
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100
SubstituteNormalStatus
Thunder WaveElectricStatus 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
CharmFairyStatus 100 Level up
Sweet KissFairyStatus 75 Level up

Moves learnt by HM

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

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
04StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100
05FlashNormalStatus 100
06Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Special moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
FlyFlyingPhysical 90 95 Various events
SurfWaterSpecial 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.
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 Emerald. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pikachu egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BideNormalPhysical
ChargeElectricStatus
Double SlapNormalPhysical 15 85
EncoreNormalStatus 100
PresentNormalPhysical 90
ReversalFightingPhysical 100
WishNormalStatus

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
CharmFairyStatus 100 Level up
Sweet KissFairyStatus 75 Level up
Volt TackleElectricSpecial 120 100 Special

Moves learnt by HM

Pikachu is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Emerald:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
04StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100
05FlashNormalStatus 100
06Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

Pikachu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Emerald:

Special moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
FlyFlyingPhysical 90 95 Various events
SurfWaterSpecial 90 100 Various events