Pikachu - Generation 8 learnset

This page lists all the moves that Pikachu can learn in Generation 8, which consists of:

  • Pokémon Sword
  • Pokémon Shield
  • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond
  • Pokémon Shining Pearl
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Note: the information for the moves below is shown as it was in the respective games. Check a move's detail page for stats in the most recent games and when they changed.

Moves learnt by level up

Pikachu learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CharmFairyStatus 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Nasty PlotDarkStatus
1NuzzleElectricPhysical 20 100
1Play NiceNormalStatus
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1Sweet KissFairyStatus 75
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
4Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
8Double TeamNormalStatus
12Electro BallElectricSpecial 100
16FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
20SparkElectricPhysical 65 100
24AgilityPsychicStatus
28SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
32DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
36ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
40Light ScreenPsychicStatus
44ThunderElectricSpecial 110 70

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ChargeElectricStatus
Disarming VoiceFairySpecial 40
Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
PresentNormalPhysical 90
TickleNormalStatus 100
WishNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Rising VoltageElectricSpecial 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Pikachu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Pikachu is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CharmFairyStatus 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Nasty PlotDarkStatus
1NuzzleElectricPhysical 20 100
1Play NiceNormalStatus
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1Sweet KissFairyStatus 75
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
4Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
8Double TeamNormalStatus
12Electro BallElectricSpecial 100
16FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
20SparkElectricPhysical 65 100
24AgilityPsychicStatus
28SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
32DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
36ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
40Light ScreenPsychicStatus
44ThunderElectricSpecial 110 70

Egg moves

Pikachu learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pikachu egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ChargeElectricStatus
Disarming VoiceFairySpecial 40
Electric TerrainElectricStatus
EncoreNormalStatus 100
Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
PresentNormalPhysical 90
ReversalFightingPhysical 100
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
TickleNormalStatus 100
WishNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by level up

Pikachu learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
5Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
9Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
15SwiftNormalSpecial 60
21SparkElectricPhysical 65 100
29ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100
37Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
47ThunderElectricSpecial 110 70

Move Tutor moves

Pikachu can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors: