Pichu uses the Static Ability. With this Ability, any Pokémon that make contact with Pichu have a 30% chance of being Paralyzed. Outside of battle, there is an increased chance of finding Electric-type Pokémon in the area if Pichu is at the front of the player's party. A second Ability is available to Pichu as a Hidden Ability, the Lightning Rod Ability, an Ability that draws Electric-Type moves to it, nullifying its power and increasing its Special Attack by one level.
Pichu gain the opportunity to evolve into Pikachu by maximizing its Happiness and leveling it up. It can evolve a second time into Raichu by using a Thunder Stone. In the Alola region, Pikachu can evolve into Alolan Raichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone.
Pichu is in the Undiscovered Egg Group, but it hatches from an Egg from a Pikachu or Raichu, which takes approximately 2,560 Steps to hatch. It takes Pichu One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Pichu takes the appearance of a small, yellow rodent.
Pichu doesn't have any distinguished features that make it appear male or female.
Pichu can be found in the wild in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum at the Trophy Garden. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, a Pichu can be found at Ilex Forest, but only if the Shiny Pichu from events is in your party. This Pichu is a Spiky-Ear Pichu, and it holds a Zap Plate.
Pichu makes appearances in Huge Storage 1, Trozei Battle and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Pichu can be found at Joyous Tower 3F-6F in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Pichu can be found at Amp Plains 9F-10F & I1F-4F. Pichu is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Light Summit 1F-10F and Final Cave 3F-5F. Pichu can be found at Silent Tundra, Dreamy Isle and Pika Land in Gates to Infinity.
Pichu is the Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs. This particular Pichu is known as the Ukulele Pichu, as it used a Ukulele to perform for other Wild Pokémon on Dolce Island until the Pokémon Pinchers attacked and ran off with its friends. It would join the hero on his or her mission to stop the Pokémon Pinchers and restore peace to the Oblivia Region.
Other Wild Pichu can be found on Dolce Island, and after completing Quest #49, Pichu can be found at Cocona Village, Teakwood Forest, Mt. Latolato, Dangerous Cliff, Faldera Volcano and Silver Falls in the Present. Pichu doesn't appear in the Past Missions.
Pichu can be found at Trailhead Field Forest 1-1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Pichu inhabit Violight in Pokémon Conquest.
Trading Card Game
Pichu is listed in the Wizards Promo set and Pokémon Organized Play Series 9 as an Uncommon Card. The Spiky Eared Pichu is listed in the 2009 Movie Premiere Pack (3) and the Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Promo Set. The Pichu Brothers are listed in the Pokémon Promos set and Pokémon Organized Play Series 3 as a Common Card.
Pichu is listed as a Common Card in the EX Emerald, EX Holon Phantoms (Delta Species Card) and Mysterious Treasures sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the Stormfront set, and as a Rare Card in the Neo Genesis, Expedition (2), EX Power Keepers, Arceus and Heart Gold/Soul Silver sets.
Pichu is available as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee. It uses the same moves as Pikachu, but it also takes a small percentage of damage from Electric-type moves. In the sequel, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Pichu is only available as a trophy.
A pair of Pichu, named the Pichu Brothers, have appeared in a few episodes in Pokémon Chronicles. Other trainers have used Pichu in other episodes, and the Ukelele Pichu makes an appearance in the two episodes that are tied into Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs.
Wild Pichu make an appearance in Giratina and the Sky Warrior, along with the Pikachu Shorts Pikachu and Pichu, Camp Pikachu and Pikachu's Island Adventure. Pikachu and Pichu star the Pichu Brothers.
Gold owns a Pichu, which hatched from an Egg after the identity of the Mask of Ice was exposed in Chapter 178. He would be nicknamed Pich, and make subsequent appearances in Chapters 180, 334-337, 457 and 460.
Wild Pichu would make appearances in Chapters 367 and 460.
Pichu is in the Not Fully Evolved tier of Competitive Battling as a result of being a first stage Pokémon.
Spiky Eared Pichu
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- Pichu and its evolutions are the only Pokémon that can learn Volt Tackle. This can be done if either Pikachu or Raichu is holding a Light Ball during breeding.
- Prior to Generation V, Pichu used to be Junichi Masuda's favorite Pokémon. In Generation V, it got replaced by Victini, a Pokémon with a similar body structure.
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