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Pichu
Tiny Mouse Pokémon
#119
Pichu
Type
Electric
Unknown
Unknown
Ability
Static
Hidden Ability
Lightning Rod
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
2805 steps
Height
0.3 m 1'00"
m
m
m
Weight
2.0 kg 4.4 lbs
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Base experience yield
41
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08
Footprint
F119
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
Cry


Pichu is a Electric-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Pikachu with high friendship, then into Raichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone.

Pokédex entry

Pokédex entry
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.

Biology

Physiology

(from Bulbapedia) Pichu is a small, ground-dwelling rodent Pokémon with pale yellow fur. Its eartips, collar, and tail are black and angular. Pichu's pink cheek pouches can store small amounts of electricity, and its tiny nose looks like a dot. Pichu is classified as a quadruped, but it can walk easily on its hind legs. Pichu is a social Pokémon known for its playful and mischievous demeanor. It is usually found in groups and often touch tails with other Pichu as a show of courage, creating a shower of sparks that can make them cry. It is inept at storing electricity, and may discharge if amused, startled, or subjected to shock. However, it cannot discharge without being shocked itself. Charging up is more easily done on days of dryness or with thunderclouds. The crackling of static electricity generated by Pichu is audible. It can zap an adult human, but will surprise itself if it does. Pichu primarily lives in the forest, though it has also been depicted to thrive in urban areas. Pichu has an alternate form called Spiky-eared Pichu that appeared in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, as well as the anime and manga. This form is female-only and has three spikes on the tip of its ear, but otherwise looks the same as any other Pichu.

Game locations

Availability
None
Common Hidden Grotto(egg)
Uncommon Arietta Forest
Fossil
Rare
One

Held items

Held item(s)
None This Pokémon cannot be found holding an item.
Common
Uncommon Oran Berry
Rare
Always

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 20
80 - 127 150 - 244
Attack: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Defense: 15
18 - 73 31 - 141
Sp.Atk: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Def: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 205   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions, this Pokémon is:
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Doubly resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Damaged normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Doubly weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:


Moves

By leveling up

By leveling up
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
1 Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
1 Thunder Shock Electric Special 40 100% 30
5 Tail Whip Normal Status 100% 30
10 Thunder Wave Electric Status 100% 20
13 Sweet Kiss Fairy Status 75% 10
18 Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Pichu obtained at level 1
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pichu

By TM/HM

By TM/HM
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TMNormal TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TMElectric TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TMNormal TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal Covet Normal Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TMNormal TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TMNormal TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TMElectric Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TMNormal TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMNormal Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TMDark TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 10
TMNormal TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
TMGrass TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
TMNormal Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMSteel Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TMPsychic TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TMElectric Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMWater TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TMPsychic TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
TMNormal TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMNormal Secret Power Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMElectric Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TMBug Signal Beam Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
TMNormal TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TMNormal TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
TMElectric TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TMElectric TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TMElectric TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TMElectric Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TMPoison TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TMNormal Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TMElectric Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TMElectric TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pichu

By breeding

By breeding
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bestow Normal Status —% 15
Bide Normal Physical —% 10
Charge Electric Status —% 20
Double Slap Normal Physical 15 85% 10
Encore Normal Status 100% 5
Endure Normal Status —% 10
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
Flail Normal Physical Varies 100% 15
Lucky Chant Normal Status —% 30
Present Normal Physical Varies 90% 15
Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 15
Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Pichu
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pichu

Evolution

Pichu
Unevolved
Pichu
 Electric 
Bag Soothe Bell Sprite
Friendship
Pikachu
First evolution
Pikachu
 Electric 
Bag Thunder Stone Sprite
Thunder Stone
Raichu
Second evolution
Raichu
 Electric 

Sprites

Front Back
GenderM 119 119b
Front shiny Back shiny
GenderM 119s 119sb

Egg Sprite

Egg Sprite
119egg

Trivia

Design Origin

(from Bulbapedia) Pichu draws inspiration from squirrels and various other rodents.

Name origin

(from Bulbapedia) Pichu is a combination of ピカピカ pikapika (onomatopoeia for sparkle) and チューチュー chūchū (the sound of squeaking). It may also be a play on プチ puchi (petit). Pichu is ultimately a diminutive of Pikachu.

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