Pichu

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Pichu
ピチュー
Pichu.png

Lanturn < Pichu > Cleffa

Species Type
Tiny Mouse Pokémon Electric.png
Number Ability
#172 Static
Lightningrod
Height Weight
1' (0.3m) 4.4 lbs (2kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Pikachu
Egg Group Catch Rate
Undiscovered 190
Tier EV Yield
NFE 1 Speed Point

Pichu (ピチュー) is the 21st Pokémon in the Johto Pokédex. It is an Electric-Type, and is known as the Tiny Mouse Pokémon.

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 from the Dream World, the Lightningrod 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 Thunderstone.

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.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Pichu takes the appearance of a small, yellow rodent.

[edit] Gender Differences

Pichu doesn't have any distinguished features that make it appear male or female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Pichu is first available in Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal by breeding a female Pikachu. This is also the only way to obtain a Pichu in Generation III.

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.

[edit] Spin-off Games

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 can be found at several different locations in Pokémon Ranger. In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Pichu can be found at the Ranger School, Vientown, Vien Forest, Marine Cave and Pueltown.

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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Other Games

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.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

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.

[edit] Movies

A Spiky-Eared Pichu makes an appearance in. Arceus and the Jewel of Life. It helps Ash's Pikachu and Dawn's Piplup free Ash, Brock, Dawn and Damos.

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.

[edit] Manga

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.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Pichu is in the Not Fully Evolved tier of Competitive Battling as a result of being a first stage Pokémon.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Gold/Silver/Crystal None Breed Pikachu/Raichu
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Breed Pikachu/Raichu
FireRed/LeafGreen None Breed Pikachu/Raichu
Diamond/Pearl 10% Trophy Garden (Day/Night)
Diamond/Pearl 30% Trophy Garden (Morning)
Platinum 30% Trophy Garden (Morning)
HeartGold/SoulSilver None Breed Pikachu/Raichu
HeartGold/SoulSilver Only One Bring Event Pichu to Ilex Forest
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
X/Y None Transfer or Breed Pikachu/Raichu
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Breed Pikachu/Raichu

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
Silver Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
Crystal It is unskilled at storing electric power. Any kind of shock causes it to discharge energy spontaneously.
III Ruby Pichu charges itself with electricity more easily on days with thunderclouds or when the air is very dry. You can hear the crackling of static electricity coming off this Pokémon.
Sapphire When Pichu plays with others, it may short out electricity with another Pichu, creating a shower of sparks. In that event, this Pokémon will begin crying, startled by the flash of sparks.
Emerald It is still inept at retaining electricity. When it is startled, it discharges power accidentally. It gets better at holding power as it grows older.
FireRed Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
LeafGreen It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
IV Diamond The electric pouches on its cheeks are still small. They cannot store much electricity yet.
Pearl It plays with others by touching tails and setting off sparks. This appears to be a test of courage.
Platinum The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
HeartGold It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
SoulSilver Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
V Black The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
White The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
Black 2 The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
White 2 The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
VI X It plays with others by touching tails and setting off sparks. This appears to be a test of courage.
Y It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
Omega Ruby Pichu charges itself with electricity more easily on days with thunderclouds or when the air is very dry. You can hear the crackling of static electricity coming off this Pokémon.
Alpha Sapphire When Pichu plays with others, it may short out electricity with another Pichu, creating a shower of sparks. In that event, this Pokémon will begin crying, startled by the flash of sparks.

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

[edit] Most Pichu

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Power
Full.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png

[edit] Spiky Eared Pichu

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Power
Full.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
20
. 150 244 .
Atk
40
76 85 179 196
Def
15
31 35 129 141
Sp. Atk
35
67 75 169 185
Sp. Def
35
67 75 169 185
Speed
60
112 125 219 240

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Thundershock Electric.gif 40 100 Special.png
Start Charm Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
5 Tail Whip Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
10 Thunder Wave Electric.gif N/A 100 Other.png
13 Sweet Kiss Normal.gif N/A 75 Other.png
18 Nasty Plot Dark.gif N/A N/A Other.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.gif 50 90 Special.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM72 Volt Switch Electric.gif 70 100 Special.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.gif 90 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Reversal Fighting.gif -- 100 Physical.png
Bide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Present Normal.gif -- 90 Physical.png
Encore Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Doubleslap Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
Wish Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Charge Electric.gif -- -- Other.png
Fake Out Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Tickle Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Flail Normal.gif -- 100 Physical.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Lucky Chant Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Bestow Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Volt Tackle Electric.gif 120 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Magnet Rise Electric.gif -- -- Other.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Uproar Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

[edit] Emerald

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Defense Curl Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mega Punch Normal.gif 80 85 Physical.png
Mega Kick Normal.gif 120 75 Physical.png
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Seismic Toss Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

[edit] Evolution Line

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Pichu
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up
+ 220 Happiness


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Water.gif
Dragon.gif
Electric.gif
Grass.gif
Ground.gif
Electric.gif
Flying.gif
Steel.gif
Ground.gif

[edit] Trivia

  • 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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