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This article is about the Pokémon Pikachu. For other uses, see Pikachu (Disambiguation).
(ピカチュウ Pikachuu)
Artwork General
National Dex: #025
Evolves From: Pichu
Evolves Into: Raichu
Generation: Generation I
Icon(s): 025.png
Base Stats Biological Details
HP: 35 Species: Mouse Pokémon
Attack: 55 Type(s): Electric
Defense: 30 Height: 1'04"
Special Atk: 50 Weight: 13.0 lbs.
Special Def: 40 Abilities: Static
Lightningrod (Dream World)
Speed: 90 Pokédex Color: Yellow
Stat Total: 400 Gender: 50% ♀/50% ♂
    Footprint: F025.png

Pikachu (ピカチュウ Pikachuu) is an Electric-type Mouse Pokémon introduced in Generation I that is the evolved form of Pichu. Pikachu is famous for being the most well-known and recognizable Pokémon in Generations I-V. Over the past years, Pikachu has become so popular that it serves as the Pokémon franchise mascot. In 1998, it became a Version Mascot for the game Pokémon Yellow. In the anime, Ash's Pikachu has extremely strong powers, this is the reason Team Rocket is after it.


Ash's Pikachu

Pikachu is a small, chubby, rodent-like Pokémon which is covered almost completely by yellow fur. It has long yellow ears that are tipped with black. A Pikachu's back has two brown stripes, and its large tail is notable for being shaped like a lightning bolt. On its cheeks are two circle-shaped red pouches used for storing electricity, they turn yellow and spark with electricity when its about to use an Electric attack such as Thunderbolt.

A female Pikachu looks almost exactly the same as a male, with the exception of her tail. A female Pikachu's tail is rounded at the end and has an inward dent, giving it the appearance of a heart. This, however, is only true in the Nintendo games. In the Anime and in previous games, female and male Pikachus look identical.

Like Pichu, Pikachu store most of their electricity within the red areas of their cheeks. You can see small surges of electric energy whenever a Pikachu gets protective, angry, etc.

Special Abilities

Pikachu's special ability is Static, which can cause paralysis in battle if hit by a physical move. In Pokémon Black and White's Dream World, the Trainer receives a Pikachu with the Lightningrod ability.


Pikachu evolves into a Raichu by using a Thunder Stone. It evolves from Pichu when its happiness is maxed with the trainer.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Pika and Chuchu in the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Adventures Manga,Red owns a Pikachu named "Pika" and Yellow also owns a Pikachu named "Chuchu".

In the Anime

Ash's Pikachu

Main article: Ash's Pikachu

Game Info

Pikachu is the main character in the game PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure

Game Locations

Version(s) Location
Red/Blue Viridian Forest, Power Plant
Yellow Starter Pokémon, Trade
Gold/Silver Route 2
Crystal Route 2
Ruby/ Sapphire Safari Zone
Emerald Safari Zone
FireRed/ LeafGreen Viridian Forest (common if chosen Charmander ) , Power Plant
Diamond/ Pearl Trophy Garden
Platinum Trophy Garden
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 2, Viridian Forest
Black/White Poké Transfer, Dream World

Pokédex Entries

Red Blue
When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms.
It keeps its tail raised to monitor its surroundings. If you yank its tail, it will try to bite you.
This intelligent Pokémon roasts hard berries with electricity to make them tender enough to eat.
It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.
When it is angered, it immediately discharges the energy stored in the pouches in its cheeks.
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.
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.
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.
It has small electric sacs on both its cheeks. If threatened, it looses electric charges from the sacs.
When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms.
It lives in forests with others. It stores electricity in the pouches on its cheeks.
If it looses crackling power from the electrical pouches on its cheeks, it is being wary.
Pikachu can differentiate between the electricity from the shock of a weakened companion as well as a healthy one.
This intelligent Pokémon roasts hard berries with electricity to make them tender enough to eat.
It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.
It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
Black 2
White 2
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Generation I

Main article: Pikachu/Learnset Generation I

Generation II

Main article: Pikachu/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Pikachu/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Pikachu/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Damage Type Contest Type Appeal Jam
1 Growl - 100% 40 Normal Status

1 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric Special

5 Tail Whip - 100% 30 Normal Status

10 Thunder Wave - 100% 20 Electric Status

13 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical

18 Electro Ball - 100% 10 Electric Special

21 Double Team - -% 20 Normal Status

26 Slam 80 75% 20 Normal Physical

29 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special

34 Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical

37 Agility - -% 30 Psychic Status

42 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special

45 Light Screen - -% 30 Psychic Status

46 Agility - -% 30 Psychic Status

50 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


I Red Blue Yellow Green (JP) Back
Pikachu(RB)Sprite.png Pikachu(Y)Sprite.png Pikachu(Gr)Sprite.png Pikachu(Gen.I)BackSprite.png
II Gold Silver Crystal Back
Pikachu(C)Sprite.gif Pikachu(S)Sprite.png Pikachu(C)Sprite.gif Pikachu(Gen.II)BackSprite.png
File:Spr 2c 025 s.gif Pikachu(S)ShinySprite.png File:Spr 2c 025 s.gif Pikachu(Gen.II)ShinyBackSprite.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Pikachu(RS)Sprite.png Spr 3e 025.gif Spr 3e 025.gif Pikachu(Gen.III)BackSprite.png
Shiny(E)PikachuSprite.gif Shiny(E)PikachuSprite.gif Shiny(E)PikachuSprite.gif Pikachu(Gen.III)ShinyBackSprite.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Pikachu(DP)SpriteMale.png Pikachu(P)SpriteMale.png Pikachu(HGSS)SpriteMale.png Pikachu(Gen.IV)BackSpriteMale.png
Pikachu(DP)SpriteFemale.png Pikachu(P)SpriteFemale.png FemaleHGSSPikachu.png Pikachu(Gen.IV)BackSpriteFemale.png
Pikachu(DP)ShinySpriteMale.png Pikachu(P)ShinySpriteMale.png Pikachu(HGSS)ShinyMale.png Pikachu(Gen.IV)ShinyBackSpriteMale.png
Pikachu(DP)ShinySpriteFemale.png Pikachu(P)ShinySpriteFemale.png HGSSPikachuFemaleShiny.png Pikachu(Gen.IV)ShinyBackSpriteFemale.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
File:Pikachu BW.gif Pikachu Back BW.gif
Pikachu Shiny BW.png Pikachu Shiny Back BW.png

Side Game Data

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
No. Pokémon Group Field Move Poké Assist
R-002 PR Pikachu Sprite.png Pikachu Electric SOA Recharge 3.png Recharge 3 SOA Recharge.png Recharge
Capture Points* On Sight**
645 No reaction.
Browser Entry
It attacks by blasting electricity from its body.
* - This is the amount of points required to capture the Pokémon.
** - This is the reaction of the Pokémon when players approach it.

Super Smash Bros.

Pikachu's alternate costumes in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Pikachu has also appeared in all three Super Smash Bros. Series games. Pikachu is a very agile and mobile playable character. In Super Smash Bros., Pikachu was considered the strongest playable character. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pikachu's Skull Bash move was introduced, and its Quick Attack ability was upgraded so that it did a small amount of damage to opponents. Pikachu has also once again appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a playable character, with its exclusive attack Volt Tackle as its Final Smash. If you look at the hat Pikachu and you look at the shiny above and the hat, you would notice it's the Shiny Pikachu with Red's japanese hat.

Each of Pikachu's alternate forms in Brawl can be seen as a tribute to different Pokémon games; The blue goggles come from Pokémon Colosseum and the red hat comes from the Kanto region games while the green headband comes from Pokémon Emerald.

Along with Mario, Link, and Kirby, Pikachu is a mascot for the Super Smash Bros. series.


Design origin

Though not the first Pokémon created, Pikachu was the first "Electric-type" Pokémon created, conceived after the type was suggested to Sugimori and designed around the concept of electricity and the common symbol for lightning.


The name "Pikachu" is a portmanteau of the Japanese words "pikapika", an onomatopoeia for electric sparkling, and "chū", which is the Japanese onomatopoeia for a mouse's squeak. It may also be based on the pika, a mouse-like animal more closely related to rabbits but it's behavior (or more noticibally it's eating habits) resemble that of hamsters.

See also

Known Trainers With a Pikachu



  • Pikachu is the only starter in the canon RPG games that deviates from the usual grass, fire, and water-type Pokémon.
  • Pikachu is the only Pokémon to have appeared in every episode, special, and movie in the series in some shape or form.
  • Though Pikachu isn't in the Unova Dex, he can be found in a building within Castelia City in the Unova region before the National Dex is obtained, as well as on a billboard above the Castelia City Pokémon Center. There are also several Pikachu shaped hedges in Striaton City. Also, there is a giant Pikachu float next to the Nimbasa City Gym. This implies that many people in Unova know about Pikachu, despite not seeing one for themselves.
  • In the 2011 Guinness World Records Book: Gamers Edition, Pikachu placed 20th in the "Top 50 VideoGame Characters of All Time."
  • Pikachu was revealed before its pre-evolution, Pichu.
  • Pikachu has appeared on more merchandise than any other Pokémon, including the limited edition N64, Game Boy Color, and DS consoles.
  • Ash turned into a Pikachu due to Lily's accident in the Pokémon episode Hocus Pokémon, though he turned back into a human at the start of the next episode.
  • In the game Pokemon Battle Revolution, Pikachu can use the HMs Surf and Fly.
  • Pikachu does not like being inside its Poké Ball in anime but in the manga Pikachu was seen kept inside the Poké Ball.
  • Pikachu will become the first Pokemon to appear as a cameo in the upcoming feature-length 2012 Disney film, Wreck-It Ralph, due to its popularity.