Arbok < Pikachu > Raichu

Species Type
Mouse Pokémon Electric.png
Number Ability
#25 Static
Height Weight
1'4" (0.4m) 13 lbs. (6kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Pichu Raichu
Egg Group Catch Rate
Field/Fairy 190
Tier EV Yield
NU 2 Speed Points

Pikachu (ピカチュウ) is the 25th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is an Electric-Type, and in addition to being listed as a Mouse Pokémon, Pikachu is the mascot of the Pokémon franchise.

Pikachu has the Static Ability, which may paralyze a Pokémon if an attack that requires physical contact is used against it. Pikachu's Hidden Ability is the Lightningrod Ability. This Ability draws all of the opposing Pokémon's Electric-Type attacks to it, and in addition to not taking any damage its Special Attack Statistic increases by one stage.

Starting in Generation II, Pichu can evolve into Pikachu by way of maximizing its Happiness and Leveling Up, and can evolve a second time into Raichu when using a Thunderstone on it.

Pikachu is in the Egg Groups Field and Fairy, and its Egg will take approximately 2,560 Steps to hatch. It takes Pikachu 1,000,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Pikachu is an Electric Type and is known as the Mouse Pokémon. It is a small, yellow Pokémon with red cheeks and a tail that resembles a lighting rod. Pikachu has black tips on its ears and brown markings on its backs. It is known to store electricity in the red pouches on its cheeks.

[edit] Gender Differences

Female Pikachu have a dent on their tail that Male Pikachu lack.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Pikachu is available in the first Paired Version Pokémon Red and Blue, and subsequently their remakes Fire Red and Leaf Green at Viridian Forest and the Power Plant. Pikachu can be found on Route 2 in Gold, Silver and Crystal, and can also be obtained at the Celadon Game Corner in Crystal for 2,222 Coins.

Pikachu is notable as the version mascot of Pokémon Yellow and will follow the trainer around throughout the game. If the player's Pikachu is at a satisfactory happiness level, a woman in Cerulean City will give the player her Bulbasaur.

Pikachu can be found in the Southwest and Southeast parts of the Safari Zone in Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald.

Pikachu inhabit the Trophy Garden in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, and reprise their original appearance in Viridian Forest in Heart Gold and Soul Silver.

Generation V is the first Generation to not feature Pikachu in the Wild.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Pikachu appears in Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Stadium 2 in side-games, and a Pikachu that knows Surf is obtainable in Pokémon Stadium.

Pikachu appears in Pokémon Snap and is seen on the cover as well as in the Pokémon Ranger series. As a result, Pikachu makes appearances in multiple locations in the first Pokémon Ranger game. Pikachu can be found at Vien Forest, Crysta Lake, Volcano Cave, Chroma Highway, Chroma Highlands and Chroma Ruins in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Pikachu appears inside the Submarine and throughout Faldera Island in the Present, and in the past at the Thunder Temple Missions "Pikachu Pursuit" by completing the Mission with an S Rank, and "A Shock Everywhere You Turn" and "Panic at the Perplexing Temple" by defeating it and obtaining its Slate.

Pikachu is also the mascot of the Nintendo 64 Game Hey You, Pikachu! where he acts as Virtual pet to the player. Pikachu is the Playable Pokémon in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, and reprises this role along with three new Playable Pokémon: Snivy, Tepig and Oshawott.

Pikachu make appearances at Secret Storage 4 & 20, Endless Level 1 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Pikachu is a Starter Pokémon in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games, along with appearing at Lightning Field 6F-10F. In addition to being a Starter Pokémon in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Pikachu can also be found at Amp Plains 9F-10F & I1F-4F. Pikachu is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Light Summit 11F-20F. It also appears as a playable character in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, alongside Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, and Axew, and can be found at Silent Tundra, Dreamy Isle and Pika Land.

Pikachu can be found at Violight in Pokémon Conquest after entering in a specific Password.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Pikachu appears in a variety of different sets, promos and Pokémon Organized Play sets, most recently as a Common Card in the XY Set.

[edit] Other Appearances

Pikachu is a playable character in all three games in the Super Smash Bros. series. It's home stage varies depending on the game, but the home stage is always a Pokémon-themed stage.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Ash & Pikachu
Pikachu is Ash's companion and with him throughout the anime. Pikachu, like Ash, is shown to grow from season-to-season; he is a hardened battler and a smart (and usually witty) friend to Ash.

Pikachu is first seen in the Pilot Episode of the Series, Pokémon, I choose you!. Ash wakes up late on the day he is supposed to receive his Starter Pokémon, so the three standard starters are already chosen. Seeing how disappointed Ash is, Professor Oak shows him a Poké Ball with a lightning bolt on it. Ash is excited about receiving any Pokémon and accepts Pikachu as his starter.
Pikachu's Pokéball
Even Delia can tell off the bat that Pikachu and Ash are having trouble getting along once Pikachu gets irritated and shocks the entire crowd, including Ash, the Professor and some townsfolk.

Pikachu hasn't been trained or handled, and dislikes staying in his Poké Ball. Ash and Pikachu have a hard time bonding off the bat despite Ash's attempts to be friends with him. Pikachu ignores Ash's command and sits in trees relaxing and laughing at Ash as he attempts to catch his first Pokémon. Later, they are attacked by a group of Spearow, and Ash puts himself between Pikachu and the Spearow in order to protect him. Pikachu notices the nice gesture and jumps over Ash, using a strong Thunder move on the Spearow, saving Ash in the process. Ash and Pikachu start trusting each other and the two become best friends from that point forward.

Pikachu has been seen in every episode, refusing Evolution twice through the seasons, namely in the episode Electric Shock Showdown where Ash battles Lt. Surge. Pikachu is a diplomatic and mature Pokémon, often getting in between other quarreling Pokémon to try and solve fights. Pikachu is very brave and frequently rallies other Pokémon to the cause, having gone up against Legendary Pokémon and Pokémon many times his size. Pikachu will battle Pokémon with type advantages and find ways to win - he is shown taking out both Rock and Ground types.

Ash's Pikachu

Never in his Pokéball, Pikachu is usually on Ash's shoulder for the duration of the anime. Given the opportunity to leave Ash and return to the wild, Pikachu has always chosen to stay with his friend. Besides being Ash's main battling partner, Pikachu is many times with Ash on the battlefield, even when he's not battling. Pikachu cheers his teammates on vigorously and will often cheer on Ash's friends' Pokémon as well. Pikachu is often strong-willed and will tell Ash when he disagrees with him. A recurring event in the anime, If Pikachu is irritated (usually by strangers), he will let out electricity and shock his surroundings - it is believed that he cannot control this.

Other notable Pikachu include Ritchies Pikachu named Sparky, and Ash himself, who was turned into a Pikachu by a magician named Lily.

[edit] Movies

In addition to appearing in all of the Pokémon Films, Pikachu also stars in a series of episodes that air prior to the movie called Pikachu Shorts. The Pikachu Shorts are short movies that traditionally premiered before every major Pokémon movie. The Short always features Pikachu and he's usually without Ash as he ventures on his own to accomplish a task with other Pokémon.

[edit] Manga

Red would capture a Pikachu in Chapter 4, and he would appear with Red in many Chapters thereafter. There would be times in which Yellow would be taking care of Pika, including when Red would take a leave of absence due to accepting a challenge from the Elite Four's Bruno, and would travel with Yellow a second time during Yellow's search to find Lugia in Johto.

Unlike most of Red's Pokémon, Pika would avoid being petrified in Chapter 302.

Yellow would get a Pikachu of her own in Chapter 111 after helping to heal her injuries. She would be nicknamed Chuchu and make numerous subsequent appearances.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Pikachu's Attack and Special Attack stats double when it holds a Light Ball, giving it powerful offense. Because of its mediocre Speed, type coverage and poor defenses, Pikachu is in the Never-Utilized tier. If it is able to hit first, it will be able to do a lot of damage, but if it doesn't KO the target in one hit, it is likely to be KO'd itself.

[edit] Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue Uncommon Viridian Forest
Power Plant
Yellow Only One Received from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Gold/Silver/Crystal Rare Route 2
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Rare Safari Zone
FireRed/LeafGreen Rare Viridian Forest
Power Plant
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Common Trophy Garden
HeartGold/SoulSilver Rare Viridian Forest
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
X/Y Rare Santalune Forest
Route 3

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms.
Pokémon Blue When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms.
Pokémon Yellow It keeps its tail raised to monitor its surroundings. If you yank its tail, it will try to bite you.

II Pokémon Gold This intelligent Pokémon roasts hard berries with electricity to make them tender enough to eat.
II Pokémon Silver It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.
II Pokémon Crystal When it is angered, it immediately discharges the energy stored in the pouches in its cheeks.

III Pokémon Ruby Whenever Pikachu comes across something new, it blasts it with a jolt of electricity. If you come across a blackened berry, it's evidence that this Pokémon mistook the intensity of its charge.
III Pokémon Sapphire This Pokémon has electricity-storing pouches on its cheeks. These appear to become electrically charged during the night while Pikachu sleeps. It occasionally discharges electricity when it is dozy after waking up.
III Pokémon Emerald It stores electricity in the electric sacs on its cheeks. When it releases pent-up energy in a burst, the electric power is equal to a lightning bolt.
III Pokémon FireRed It has small electric sacs on both its cheeks. If threatened, it looses electric charges from the sacs.
III Pokémon LeafGreen When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms.

IV Pokémon Diamond It lives in forests with others. It stores electricity in the pouches on its cheeks.
IV Pokémon Pearl If it looses crackling power from the electrical pouches on its cheeks, it is being wary.
IV Pokémon Platinum It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
IV Pokémon HeartGold This intelligent Pokémon roasts hard berries with electricity to make them tender enough to eat.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.

V Pokémon Black It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
V Pokémon White It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
V Pokémon Black 2 It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
V Pokémon White 2 It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.

VI Pokémon X It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.
VI Pokémon Y It has small electric sacs on both cheeks. If threatened, it looses electric charges from the sacs.
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

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

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 180 274 -
103 115 209 229
58 65 159 174
Sp. Atk
94 105 199 218
Sp. Def
76 85 179 196
166 185 279 306

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Tail Whip Normal.png N/A 100 Status
Start Thundershock Electric.png 40 100 Special
5 Growl Normal.png N/A 100 Status
7 Play Nice Normal.png N/A N/A Status
10 Quick Attack Normal.png 40 100 Physical
13 Thunder Wave Electric.png N/A 100 Status
18 Electro Ball Electric.png ?? 100 Special
21 Double Team Normal.png N/A 100 Status
23 Nuzzle Electric.png 20 100 Physical
26 Slam Normal.png 80 75 Physical
29 Thunderbolt Electric.png 90 100 Special
34 Feint Normal.png 30 100 Physical
37 Agility Psychic.png N/A N/A Status
42 Discharge Electric.png 80 100 Special
45 Light Screen Psychic.png N/A N/A Status
50 Thunder Electric.png 110 70 Special

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.png 90 100 Special
TM25 Thunder Electric.png 110 70 Special
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.png 75 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.png 40 100 Special
TM56 Fling Dark.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.png 50 90 Special
TM70 Flash Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM72 Volt Switch Electric.png 70 100 Special
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.png -- 100 Status
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.png  ?? 100 Special
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.png 90 100 Physical
TM94 Secret Power Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM100 Confide Normal.png -- -- Status
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

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

[edit] Via Events

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Fly Flying.png 90 95% Physical
Sing Normal.png -- 55% Status
Surf Water.png 95 100% Special
Teeter Dance Normal.png -- --% Status
Extremespeed Normal.png 80 100% Physical

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

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

[edit] Pichu Exclusive Moves

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
1 Charm Fairy.png N/A 100 Status
13 Sweet Kiss Fairy.png N/A 75 Status
18 Nasty Plot Dark.png N/A N/A Status

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

[edit] Emerald

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.png 100 50% Physical
Defense Curl Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green

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

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

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

[edit] Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up
+ 220 Happiness

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

[edit] Trivia

  • A Pikachu float takes part in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City every year. In the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Pikachu was joined on the float by the mascots of the Generation V games Black and White, Reshiram and Zekrom.
  • Pikachu is commonly cited as the most recognizable Pokémon.
  • Clefairy was originally going to be the mascot of Pokémon. However, once the anime started, they decided to change their decision to Pikachu.

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