|1'4" (0.4m)||13 lbs. (6kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NU||2 Speed Points|
Pikachu has the Static Ability, which may paralyze a Pokémon if an attack that requires physical contact is used against it. A second Ability is available to Pikachu from the Dream World, 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.
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.
 Gender Differences
Female Pikachu have a dent on their tail that Male Pikachu lack.
 Game Information
 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.
Generation V is the first Generation to not feature Pikachu in the Wild.
 Spin-Off Games
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.
 Trading Card Game
Pikachu appears in a variety of different sets, promos and Pokémon Organized Play sets.
 Other Appearances
 Anime/Manga Information
 AnimeAsh, 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. 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.
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.
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.
- Pikachu's Vacation
- Christmas Night
- Kanga Games
- Pikachu's Rescue Adventure
- Pikachu & Pichu
- Delibird's Dilema
- Snorlax Snowman
- Trouble in Big Town
- Pikachu's Pikaboo
- Camp Pikachu
- Gotta Dance!!
- Pikachu's Ocean Adventure
- Pikachu's Island Adventure
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.
 Pokémon Information
 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.
 Area Locations
|Yellow||Only One||Received from Professor Oak in Pallet Town|
|Black/White||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade|
|Black 2/White 2||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade|
 Pokédex Entries
|I||Pokémon Red||When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms.|
|I||Pokémon Blue||When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms.|
|I||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.|
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor
 Heart Gold/Soul Silver
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
|Type||Attack Advantages||Attack Disadvantages||Defense Advantages||Defense Disadvantages|
- Pikachu is the version mascot of Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition and the first Pokémon that the trainer receives. In this game it is unique as it's the first Pokémon to follow the trainer, which would not be revisited until the Generation IV games Heart Gold and Soul Silver.
- 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.