Pikachu - Generation 4 learnset

Below are all the moves that Pikachu can learn in Generation 4, which consists of:

  • Pokémon Diamond
  • Pokémon Pearl
  • Pokémon Platinum
  • Pokémon HeartGold
  • Pokémon SoulSilver

Moves learnt by level up

Pikachu learns the following moves in Pokémon Diamond & Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
5Tail WhipNormal 100
10Thunder WaveElectric 90
13Quick AttackNormal 40 100
18Double TeamNormal
21SlamNormal 80 75
26ThunderboltElectric 90 100
29FeintNormal 30 100
34AgilityPsychic
37DischargeElectric 80 100
42Light ScreenPsychic
45ThunderElectric 110 70

Egg moves

Pikachu learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Diamond & Pearl. 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
Fake OutNormal 40 100
PresentNormal 90
ReversalFighting 100
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
TickleNormal 100
WishNormal

Pre-evolution moves

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

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

Moves learnt by HM

Pikachu is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Diamond & Pearl:

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

Moves learnt by TM

Pikachu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Diamond & Pearl:

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
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
58EndureNormal
70FlashNormal 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
78CaptivateNormal 100
82Sleep TalkNormal
83Natural GiftNormal 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
90SubstituteNormal

Special moves

Pikachu can know these moves in Pokémon Diamond & Pearl via events and other sources:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
SurfWater 90 100 Pokemon Battle Revolution; various events
Volt TackleElectric 120 100 Pokemon Battle Revolution

Transfer-only moves

Pikachu can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Diamond & Pearl.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
5Tail WhipNormal 100
10Thunder WaveElectric 90
13Quick AttackNormal 40 100
18Double TeamNormal
21SlamNormal 80 75
26ThunderboltElectric 90 100
29FeintNormal 30 100
34AgilityPsychic
37DischargeElectric 80 100
42Light ScreenPsychic
45ThunderElectric 110 70

Egg moves

Pikachu learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Platinum. 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
Fake OutNormal 40 100
PresentNormal 90
ReversalFighting 100
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
TickleNormal 100
WishNormal

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Helping HandNormal
Knock OffDark 65 100
Magnet RiseElectric
Mud-SlapGround 20 100
RolloutRock 30 90
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SwiftNormal 60
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100

Pre-evolution moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CharmFairy 100 Level up
Nasty PlotDark Level up
Sweet KissFairy 75 Level up
UproarNormal 90 100 Move tutor

Moves learnt by HM

Pikachu is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Platinum:

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

Moves learnt by TM

Pikachu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Platinum:

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
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
58EndureNormal
70FlashNormal 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
78CaptivateNormal 100
82Sleep TalkNormal
83Natural GiftNormal 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
90SubstituteNormal

Special moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
SurfWater 90 100 Pokemon Battle Revolution; various events
Volt TackleElectric 120 100 Pokemon Battle Revolution

Transfer-only moves

Pikachu can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Platinum.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor

Moves learnt by level up

Pikachu learns the following moves in Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
5Tail WhipNormal 100
10Thunder WaveElectric 90
13Quick AttackNormal 40 100
18Double TeamNormal
21SlamNormal 80 75
26ThunderboltElectric 90 100
29FeintNormal 30 100
34AgilityPsychic
37DischargeElectric 80 100
42Light ScreenPsychic
45ThunderElectric 110 70

Egg moves

Pikachu learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver. 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
Fake OutNormal 40 100
FlailNormal 100
PresentNormal 90
ReversalFighting 100
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
TickleNormal 100
WishNormal

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
HeadbuttNormal 70 100
Helping HandNormal
Knock OffDark 65 100
Magnet RiseElectric
Mud-SlapGround 20 100
RolloutRock 30 90
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SwiftNormal 60
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100

Pre-evolution moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CharmFairy 100 Level up
Nasty PlotDark Level up
Sweet KissFairy 75 Level up
UproarNormal 90 100 Move tutor
EndeavorNormal 100 Special
Pain SplitNormal Special
Volt TackleElectric 120 100 Special

Moves learnt by HM

Pikachu is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver:

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

Moves learnt by TM

Pikachu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver:

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
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
58EndureNormal
70FlashNormal 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
78CaptivateNormal 100
82Sleep TalkNormal
83Natural GiftNormal 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
90SubstituteNormal

Special moves

Pikachu can know these moves in Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver via events and other sources:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
FlyFlying 90 95 Yellow Forest (Pokewalker); Pokemon Battle Revolution; various events
SurfWater 90 100 Yellow Forest (Pokewalker); Pokemon Battle Revolution; various events

Transfer-only moves

Pikachu can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor