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.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
5Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
10Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
13Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
18Double TeamNormalStatus
21SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
26ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
29FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
34AgilityPsychicStatus
37DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
42Light ScreenPsychicStatus
45ThunderElectricSpecial 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.
BideNormalPhysical
ChargeElectricStatus
Double SlapNormalPhysical 15 85
EncoreNormalStatus 100
Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
PresentNormalPhysical 90
ReversalFightingPhysical 100
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
TickleNormalStatus 100
WishNormalStatus

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
CharmFairyStatus 100 Level up
Nasty PlotDarkStatus Level up
Sweet KissFairyStatus 75 Level up

Moves learnt by HM

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

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

Special moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
SurfWaterSpecial 90 100 Pokémon Battle Revolution; various events
Volt TackleElectricPhysical 120 100 Pokémon 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 SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 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.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
5Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
10Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
13Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
18Double TeamNormalStatus
21SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
26ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
29FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
34AgilityPsychicStatus
37DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
42Light ScreenPsychicStatus
45ThunderElectricSpecial 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.
BideNormalPhysical
ChargeElectricStatus
Double SlapNormalPhysical 15 85
EncoreNormalStatus 100
Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
PresentNormalPhysical 90
ReversalFightingPhysical 100
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
TickleNormalStatus 100
WishNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Helping HandNormalStatus
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SwiftNormalSpecial 60
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 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
CharmFairyStatus 100 Level up
Nasty PlotDarkStatus Level up
Sweet KissFairyStatus 75 Level up
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100 Move tutor

Moves learnt by HM

Pikachu is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Platinum:

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

Moves learnt by TM

Pikachu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Platinum:

Special moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
SurfWaterSpecial 90 100 Pokémon Battle Revolution; various events
Volt TackleElectricPhysical 120 100 Pokémon 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 SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 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.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
5Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
10Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
13Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
18Double TeamNormalStatus
21SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
26ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
29FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
34AgilityPsychicStatus
37DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
42Light ScreenPsychicStatus
45ThunderElectricSpecial 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.
BideNormalPhysical
ChargeElectricStatus
Double SlapNormalPhysical 15 85
EncoreNormalStatus 100
Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
PresentNormalPhysical 90
ReversalFightingPhysical 100
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
TickleNormalStatus 100
WishNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SwiftNormalSpecial 60
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 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
CharmFairyStatus 100 Level up
Nasty PlotDarkStatus Level up
Sweet KissFairyStatus 75 Level up
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100 Move tutor
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100 Special
Pain SplitNormalStatus Special
Volt TackleElectricPhysical 120 100 Special

Moves learnt by HM

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

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

Special moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Details
FlyFlyingPhysical 90 95 Yellow Forest (Pokéwalker); Pokémon Battle Revolution; various events
SurfWaterSpecial 90 100 Yellow Forest (Pokéwalker); Pokémon 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 SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor