Pikachu - Generation 5 learnset

Below are all the moves that Pikachu can learn in Generation 5, which consists of:

  • Pokémon Black
  • Pokémon White
  • Pokémon Black 2
  • Pokémon White 2

Moves learnt by level up

Pikachu learns the following moves in Pokémon Black & White 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
18Electro BallElectricSpecial 100
21Double TeamNormalStatus
26SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
29ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
34FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
37AgilityPsychicStatus
42DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
45Light ScreenPsychicStatus
50ThunderElectricSpecial 110 70

Egg moves

Pikachu learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Black & White. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pikachu egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BestowNormalStatus
BideNormalPhysical
ChargeElectricStatus
Double SlapNormalPhysical 15 85
EncoreNormalStatus 100
EndureNormalStatus
Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Lucky ChantNormalStatus
PresentNormalPhysical 90
ReversalFightingPhysical 100
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
TickleNormalStatus 100
WishNormalStatus

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Black & White 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
Volt TackleElectricPhysical 120 100 Special

Moves learnt by HM

Pikachu is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Black & White:

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

Moves learnt by TM

Pikachu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Black & White:

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 Black & White.

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
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
Focus PunchFightingPhysical 150 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — TM
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlyFlyingPhysical 90 95 Generation 4 — Special
SurfWaterSpecial 90 100 Generation 4 — Special
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — Pre-evolution
Pain SplitNormalStatus Generation 4 — Pre-evolution

Moves learnt by level up

Pikachu learns the following moves in Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 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
18Electro BallElectricSpecial 100
21Double TeamNormalStatus
26SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
29ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
34FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
37AgilityPsychicStatus
42DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
45Light ScreenPsychicStatus
50ThunderElectricSpecial 110 70

Egg moves

Pikachu learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Black 2 & White 2. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pikachu egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BestowNormalStatus
BideNormalPhysical
ChargeElectricStatus
Double SlapNormalPhysical 15 85
EncoreNormalStatus 100
EndureNormalStatus
Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Lucky ChantNormalStatus
PresentNormalPhysical 90
ReversalFightingPhysical 100
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
TickleNormalStatus 100
WishNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

Pikachu can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
Sleep TalkNormalStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 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
Volt TackleElectricPhysical 120 100 Special

Moves learnt by HM

Pikachu is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Black 2 & White 2:

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

Moves learnt by TM

Pikachu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Black 2 & White 2:

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 Black 2 & White 2.

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
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
Focus PunchFightingPhysical 150 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — TM
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlyFlyingPhysical 90 95 Generation 4 — Special
SurfWaterSpecial 90 100 Generation 4 — Special
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — Pre-evolution
Pain SplitNormalStatus Generation 4 — Pre-evolution