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.
1GrowlNormal 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
5Tail WhipNormal 100
10Thunder WaveElectric 90
13Quick AttackNormal 40 100
18Electro BallElectric 100
21Double TeamNormal
26SlamNormal 80 75
29ThunderboltElectric 90 100
34FeintNormal 30 100
37AgilityPsychic
42DischargeElectric 80 100
45Light ScreenPsychic
50ThunderElectric 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.
BestowNormal
BideNormal
ChargeElectric
Double SlapNormal 15 85
EncoreNormal 100
EndureNormal
Fake OutNormal 40 100
FlailNormal 100
Lucky ChantNormal
PresentNormal 90
ReversalFighting 100
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
TickleNormal 100
WishNormal

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
CharmFairy 100 Level up
Nasty PlotDark 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 Black & White:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4StrengthNormal 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
28DigGround 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
70FlashNormal 100
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
94Rock SmashFighting 40 100

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 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
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Focus PunchFighting 150 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — TM
Shock WaveElectric 60 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlyFlying 90 95 Generation 4 — Special
SurfWater 90 100 Generation 4 — Special
EndeavorNormal 100 Generation 4 — Pre-evolution
Pain SplitNormal 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.
1GrowlNormal 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
5Tail WhipNormal 100
10Thunder WaveElectric 90
13Quick AttackNormal 40 100
18Electro BallElectric 100
21Double TeamNormal
26SlamNormal 80 75
29ThunderboltElectric 90 100
34FeintNormal 30 100
37AgilityPsychic
42DischargeElectric 80 100
45Light ScreenPsychic
50ThunderElectric 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.
BestowNormal
BideNormal
ChargeElectric
Double SlapNormal 15 85
EncoreNormal 100
EndureNormal
Fake OutNormal 40 100
FlailNormal 100
Lucky ChantNormal
PresentNormal 90
ReversalFighting 100
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
TickleNormal 100
WishNormal

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormal 60 100
Helping HandNormal
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Knock OffDark 65 100
Magnet RiseElectric
Signal BeamBug 75 100
Sleep TalkNormal
SnoreNormal 50 100
Thunder PunchElectric 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
CharmFairy 100 Level up
Nasty PlotDark Level up
Sweet KissFairy 75 Level up
UproarNormal 90 100 Move tutor
Volt TackleElectric 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.
4StrengthNormal 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
28DigGround 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
70FlashNormal 100
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
94Rock SmashFighting 40 100

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 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
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Focus PunchFighting 150 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — TM
Shock WaveElectric 60 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlyFlying 90 95 Generation 4 — Special
SurfWater 90 100 Generation 4 — Special
EndeavorNormal 100 Generation 4 — Pre-evolution
Pain SplitNormal Generation 4 — Pre-evolution