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Pichu #119: Pichu
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#121: Raichu Raichu
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Pikachu
Mouse Pokémon
#120
Pikachu.png
Type
Electric
Unknown
Unknown
Ability
Static
Hidden Ability
Lightning Rod
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg groups
Field and Fairy
Hatch time
2805 steps*
Height
0.4 m 1'04"
m
m
m
Weight
6.0 kg 13.2 lbs
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Base experience yield
112
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Quadruped
Footprint
F120.png
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
Cry


Pikachu is a Electric-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Pichu with high friendship, and into Raichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone.

Pokédex entry

Pokédex entry
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.

Biology

(From Bulbapedia) Pikachu is a short, chubby rodent Pokémon. It is covered in yellow fur with two horizontal brown stripes on its back. It has a small mouth, long, pointed ears with black tips, brown eyes, and two red circles on its cheeks. There are pouches inside its cheeks where it stores electricity. It has short forearms with five fingers on each paw, and its feet each have three toes. At the base of its lightning bolt-shaped tail is patch of brown fur at the base. A female will have a V-shaped notch at the end of its tail, which looks like the top of a heart. It is classified as a quadruped, but it has been known to stand and walk on its hind legs.
The anime has shown that Pikachu sometimes travel in groups. It raises its tail to check its surroundings, and is occasionally struck by lightning in this position. When groups build, they can inadvertently cause lightning storms. Living in forested areas, Pikachu is found foraging for berries it roasts with electricity to make them tender enough to eat. A sure sign that Pikachu inhabits a location is patches of burnt grass. It has been observed eating and sometimes destroying telephone poles, wires, and other electronic equipment.
Pikachu is able to release electric discharges of varying intensity. Pikachu has been known to build up energy in its glands, and will need to discharge to avoid complications. It is also able to release energy through its tail, which acts as a grounding rod, as well as recharging fellow Pikachu with electric shocks. Pikachu can also electrify itself to use its signature move Volt Tackle.
Pikachu is the only known Pokémon capable of using the exclusive Z-Moves Catastropika and 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt.

Game locations

Availability
None evolve Pichu
Common
Uncommon
Fossil
Rare Arietta Forest
One

Held items

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

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 35
95 - 142 180 - 274
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 300   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:
  • If this Pokémon has Lightningrod, the effectiveness of  Electric-type  moves is 0×.


Moves

By leveling up

By leveling up
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
1 Thunder Shock Electric Special 40 100% 30
1 Growl Normal Status 100% 40
5 Tail Whip Normal Status 100% 30
10 Thunder Wave Electric Status 100% 20
13 Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 30
18 Electro Ball Electric Special Varies 100% 10
21 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
26 Slam Normal Physical 80 75% 20
29 Thunderbolt Electric Special 90 100% 15
34 Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
37 Agility Psychic Status —% 30
42 Discharge Electric Special 80 100% 15
45 Light Screen Psychic Status —% 30
50 Thunder Electric Special 110 70% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Pikachu obtained at level 1
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pikachu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pikachu

By TM/HM

By TM/HM
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TMNormal.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TMFighting.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TMElectric.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TMNormal.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal.png Covet Normal Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TMGround.png Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TMNormal.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TMElectric.png Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TMNormal.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TMDark.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 10
TMFighting.png Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
TMGrass.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMSteel.png Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TMDark.png Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 25
TMPsychic.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TMElectric.png Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMWater.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TMPsychic.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
TMFighting.png Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png Secret Power Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMElectric.png Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TMBug.png Signal Beam Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
TMElectric.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TMElectric.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TMElectric.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TMElectric.png Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TMPoison.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TMNormal.png Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TMElectric.png Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TMElectric.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pikachu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pikachu

By breeding

By breeding
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Pikachu
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pikachu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pikachu

Evolution

Pichu.png
Unevolved
Pichu
 Electric 
Soothe Bell
Friendship
Pikachu.png
First evolution
Pikachu
 Electric 
Thunder Stone
Thunder Stone
Raichu.png
Second evolution
Raichu
 Electric 


Sprites

Front Back
GenderM.png 120.png 120b.png
GenderF.png 120f.png 120bf.png
Front shiny Back shiny
GenderM.png 120s.png 120sb.png
GenderF.png 120sf.png 120sbf.png

Egg Sprite

Egg Sprite
119egg.png

Trivia

Design Origin

(from Bulbapedia) Pikachu is based on a mouse after its name. Its cheek pouches were also inspired by squirrels, which store food in their cheeks. The stripes on its back and its lightning bolt-shaped tail were given for aesthetic reasons. Pikachu's designer, Atsuko Nishida, revealed in an interview that Pikachu was originally a daifuku-like creature with ears. Pikachu's black ear tips are remnants from this original concept.

Name origin

(from Bulbapedia) Pikachu is a combination of ピカピカ pikapika (onomatopoeia for sparkle) and チューチュー chūchū (the sound of a mouse squeaking).

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