Pichu (Pokémon)

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Pichu
Tiny Mouse Pokémon
ピチュー
Pichu
#172
Pichu
Pichu
Spiky-eared Pichu
Spiky-eared Pichu



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Type
Electric Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Spiky-eared Pichu
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Static Cacophony
Spiky-eared Pichu
Cacophony
Lightning Rod
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Spiky-eared Pichu
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Pichu
0'0" 0 m
Spiky-eared Pichu
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
4.4 lbs. 2.0 kg
Pichu
0 lbs. 0 kg
Spiky-eared Pichu
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#172
Kanto
#021
Johto
#162
Hoenn
#103
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#035
Kalos
#024
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-022
Fiore
R-001
Almia
R-004
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
42
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
41
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Pichu
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Spiky-eared Pichu
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
Spiky-eared Pichu
Footprint
F172.png None.png
Spiky-eared Pichu
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
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Pichu (Japanese: ピチュー Pichu) is an Electric-type baby Pokémon.

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

Biology

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 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.

In the anime

Pichu in the anime
Spiky-eared Pichu and Shiny Pichu in the anime
A Pichu Egg in the anime

Major appearances

Pichu Brothers

The Pichu Brothers are a pair of Pichu who have appeared in several places, including Pikachu & Pichu, Camp Pikachu, several episodes of Pokémon Chronicles, and the Pokémon Channel special Pichu Bros. in Party Panic. Their design is similar to that of Ash's Pikachu and Sparky, in that one has a scruff of fur while the other does not.

Spiky-eared Pichu

A Pichu with a spiked ear, known as Spiky-eared Pichu, appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life. She helped Pikachu and Piplup find the keys for the jail cell that held Ash, Dawn, Brock, and Damos. She and a Pikachu-colored Pichu star in the fourth ending of the Diamond & Pearl series.

Ukulele Pichu

Ukulele Pichu appeared in the Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs anime special, and was captured by Ben in the concluding part.

Other

Pichu first appeared in The Apple Corp. Many were stealing apples from Charmaine's apple orchard.

A Pichu had a role in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!. Pichu's big brother, Pikachu, was lost and he was so worried, the Baby Electric Mouse went out to find him. Pichu came across Team Meanies, but they played a horrible trick on Pichu when asked to join them. Pichu found Team Go-Getters, who gladly let him come along with them. Pichu was eventually kidnapped by the Skarmory that had kidnapped Pikachu.

Another Pichu appeared in Pika and Goliath! under the ownership of Sho.

A Pichu appeared in The Brockster Is In! with several other baby Pokémon. It was badly poisoned by a Tentacruel, but was healed by a Softboiled from Brock's Chansey.

A Pichu appeared in A Jolting Switcheroo!, under the ownership of Lena, although it was cared for by Lyn.

Minor appearances

A Pichu appeared on a girl's shoulder briefly in Celebi: Voice of the Forest in a window during Ash's battle at the beginning of the movie.

A Pichu appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as a transformation of Mew.

A Pichu belonging to a Coordinator was used in the Appeals Round of the Kanto Grand Festival in May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!.

Three Pichu appeared in Hungry For the Good Life!.

Two Pichu appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Pichu appeared in To Find a Fairy Flower!.

A Pichu appeared in Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP179 Pichu Ash's Pokédex Pichu, the Tiny Mouse Pokémon. A pre-evolved form of Pikachu. Despite their size, Pichu release bursts of electricity that can shock even humans. However, Pichu are unskilled at controlling their electricity, and sometimes release it by accident when surprised, or when laughing and shock themselves.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY016 Pichu Serena's Pokédex Pichu, the Tiny Mouse Pokémon. The electric sacs on Pichu's cheeks are small. If it tries to store more electricity than they can hold, Pichu will shock itself.
This concludes the entries from the XY series.

In the manga

Spiky-eared Pichu in Pokémon Adventures

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

In Magical Pokémon Journey, it is revealed in The Accidental Treasure that Pikachu and Clefairy met as baby Pokémon, Pichu and Cleffa.

Also, in The Miraculous Color of the Sky ~Best Friends~, Sandy and her Raichu are reincarnated as a little girl and a Pichu.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Pibu
Main article: Spiky-eared Pichu

Pichu made a cameo in Teddiursa's Picnic in a fantasy of Professor Elm's explanation about Pokémon eggs to Gold.

Gold, in his desperation, protected an Egg containing the offspring of Red's Pika and Yellow's Chuchu from the Masked Man. Soon thereafter, Gold's own talent as the "hatcher" allowed a powerful Pichu to hatch, with which he was able to defeat the villain and free Celebi from the GS Ball using Raikou's massive electrical power. Its name was unknown, though Yellow said, "It must have come from the day care where we left Pika and Chuchu!" She names it Pichu, deriving from its parents' names. It also returned with its parents to help destroy Guile Hideout's giant Kyogre monster with a Volt Tackle.

In All About Arceus IX, a Spiky-eared Pichu accompanied Pibu on gathering herbs for Celebi to cure Giovanni's disease. After she and Pibu met up with Gold, Gold saw her and teased him about finding a date.

In Pangoro Poses a Problem multiple Pichu were among the Electric-type Pokémon that charges the Prism Tower during a blackout.

In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga

In Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys, Gold receives an Egg from the Day-Care Couple in A Huge Mysterious Tree!!. It hatches into Pichu in The New Pokémon Is Hatched!!, becoming one of Gold's party members.

In the TCG

Main article: Pichu (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

Main article: Pichu (Super Smash Bros.)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
Silver Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
Crystal It is unskilled at storing electric power. Any kind of shock causes it to discharge energy spontaneously.
Stadium 2 It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
Generation III
Ruby Pichu charges itself with electricity more easily on days with thunderclouds or when the air is very dry. You can hear the crackling of static electricity coming off this Pokémon.
Sapphire When Pichu plays with others, it may short out electricity with another Pichu, creating a shower of sparks. In that event, this Pokémon will begin crying, startled by the flash of sparks.
Emerald 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.
FireRed Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
LeafGreen It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
Generation IV
Diamond The electric pouches on its cheeks are still small. They cannot store much electricity yet.
Pearl It plays with others by touching tails and setting off sparks. This appears to be a test of courage.
Platinum The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
HeartGold It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
SoulSilver Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
Generation V
Black The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
White
Black 2 The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
White 2
Generation VI
X It plays with others by touching tails and setting off sparks. This appears to be a test of courage.
Y It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
Omega Ruby Pichu charges itself with electricity more easily on days with thunderclouds or when the air is very dry. You can hear the crackling of static electricity coming off this Pokémon.
Alpha Sapphire When Pichu plays with others, it may short out electricity with another Pichu, creating a shower of sparks. In that event, this Pokémon will begin crying, startled by the flash of sparks.
Generation VII
Sun It is not yet skilled at controlling electricity. If you take your eyes off it, it may shock itself.
Moon Despite this Pokémon's cute appearance, those who want to live with one should prepare to be on the receiving end of its electric jolts.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Breed Pikachu or Raichu
Crystal
Breed Pikachu or Raichu, Odd Egg*
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Breed Pikachu or Raichu
Emerald
Breed Pikachu or Raichu
FireRed LeafGreen
Breed Pikachu or Raichu
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trophy Garden
Platinum
Trophy Garden
HeartGold SoulSilver
Breed Pikachu or Raichu
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Pikachu or Raichu
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Breed Pikachu or Raichu
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 1, Hau'oli City

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Puzzle Challenge
Defeat a Pokéfan after playing for 4 minutes in Challenge Mode
Generation III
Box R&S
Store 1,499 Pokémon from one cartridge*
Channel
Camp StarlightSa
Pinball: R&S
Hatch from Egg
Trozei!
Huge Storage 1, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Joyous Tower (3F-6F)
Ranger
Lyra Forest, Fall City
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Amp Plains (9F-10F, Far Amp Plains 1F-4F)
MD Sky
Amp Plains (9F-10F, Far Amp Plains 1F-4F)
Ranger: SoA
Ranger School, Vientown, Vien Forest, Marine Cave, Pueltown
MD Light
Starter Pokémon
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone
Ranger: GS
Dolce Island
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Trailhead Field
Conquest
Violight
MD GTI
Silent Tundra (1F-24F), Dreamy Island (Mapless Street), Slumbering Cave (B1-B99),
Path of No Return (B1-B99), Magnagate dungeons
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Protect Pichu in the Forest (Reward), Chill Battle: Garden Keepers (Capsule Cage)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Renegade Meadow: Stage 6
Shuffle
Puerto Blanco: Stage 8
Graucus Hall: Stage 474
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Tricky Factory (All Areas)
Picross
Area 26: Stage 06

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #1 & 3 Sing Pichu Japanese Japan 5 December 15, 2001 to January 14, 2002;
April 27 to May 12, 2002
GSC Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #2 Petal Dance Pichu Japanese Japan 5 March 16 to April 7, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Sing Pichu English United States 5 March 22 to April 11, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Petal Dance Pichu English United States 5 April 12 to May 4, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Dizzy Punch Pichu English United States 5 October 4 to 10, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Scary Face Pichu English United States 5 October 25 to 31, 2002
RS Pokémon Center 5th Anniversary Teeter Dance Pichu Japanese Japan 5 April 25 to May 18, 2003
RS Pokémon Center 5th Anniversary Wish Pichu Japanese Japan 5 April 25 to May 18, 2003
RS Pokémon Stamp Ruby and Sapphire Contest Pichu Japanese Japan 5 October 12, 2003
RSEFRLG PokéPark Egg Pichu Japanese Japan 5 March 12 to May 8, 2005
DP Red and Green Anniversary Pichu All Japan 1 February 27, 2008
DPPt Shokotan Pichu Japanese Japan 30Shiny June 19 to August 31, 2009
DPPt Mikena Pichu Korean South Korea 30Shiny December 17, 2009 to January 6, 2010
DPPt GameStop Pichu English United States 30Shiny January 30 to February 14, 2010
DPPt Spring 2010 Pichu English Wi-Fi 30Shiny March 5 to 25, 2010
DPPt Spring 2010 Pichu French Wi-Fi 30Shiny March 5 to 25, 2010
DPPt Spring 2010 Pichu German Wi-Fi 30Shiny March 5 to 25, 2010
DPPt Spring 2010 Pichu Italian Wi-Fi 30Shiny March 5 to 25, 2010
DPPt Spring 2010 Pichu Spanish Wi-Fi 30Shiny March 5 to 25, 2010
In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Pichu Japanese hide 5 May 30, 2003 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Pichu English hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Pichu French hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Pichu German hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Pichu Italian hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Pichu Spanish hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards

Held Items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Oran Berry Oran Berry (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Zap Plate Zap Plate (100%)*
Events* Everstone Everstone (100%)

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Normal Pichu
Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Speed
5/5 ★★★★★
Power
1/1
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
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
Immune 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
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
011 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
055 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1010 Sweet Kiss Fairy Status 0000 07575% 10
1313 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
1818 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 09090% 20
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM16Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM24Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM57Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM72Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM72 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM73Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM86Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM93Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ClefairyTogeticZigzagoonLinoonePluslePassimian Bestow Normal Status —% 15
SandshrewSeedotPiplupPrinplupPachirisuPatrat
WatchogCubchooBearticYungoosGumshoosMudbray
MudsdaleStuffulBewear
Bide Normal Physical —% 10
MareepFlaaffyAmpharosElectrikeManectricPlusle
MinunShinxLuxioLuxrayBlitzleZebstrika
EmolgaDedenneTogedemaru
Charge Electric Status —% 20
ClefairyClefableJigglypuffSkittyAudinoEspurr
MeowsticSpritzeeAromatisseSylveonPopplioBrionne
Primarina
Disarming Voice Fairy Special 40 —% 15
ClefairyClefableJigglypuffWigglytuffSkittyDelcatty
AudinoMinccinoMienfooMienshaoBunnelbyDiggersby
PopplioBrionnePrimarina
Double Slap Normal Physical 15 85% 10
ManectricLuxrayTogedemaru Electric Terrain Electric Status —% 10
ClefairySeelDewgongTogeticSlakothVigoroth
SlakingPlusleMinunSphealSealeoWalrein
OshawottDewottSamurottMinccinoEmolgaPopplio
BrionnePrimarina
Encore Normal Status 100% 5
DunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyVigoroth
PachirisuBunearyLopunnyCubchooBeartic
Endure Normal Status —% 10
MeowthMeowthPersianPersianNuzleafSkitty
DelcattyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinLiepardMienfoo
MienshaoEspurrMeowstic
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
DunsparceSwinubPhanpyZigzagoonSlakothSlaking
TorkoalSpindaCubchooBearticBunnelbyDiggersby
SpritzeeAromatisseStuffulBewearKomala
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
ClefairyCherubiCherrimMunnaMusharnaFennekin
BraixenDelphox
Lucky Chant Normal Status —% 30
Delibird Present Normal Physical 90% 15
GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfoo
MienshaoBouffalantLycanrocPassimian
Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 15
Ampharos Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
Light Ball* Volt Tackle Electric Physical 120 100% 15
TogeticSwirlixSlurpuff Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Pichu in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Pichu in that game.
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Pichu can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Pichu cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Pound Pichu (Totodile Side Deck)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS172.png PinRSani172.png
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani172.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP172.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 5.1%
Friend Area: Energetic Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I can't store electricity very well yet!
26%-50% HP Oh, no! I only have half my HP!
1%-25% HP I can't keep going! All my electricity is leaking away...
Level up I leveled up! Yay, happy!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP172.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 5.1%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Electric
Poké Assist: Electric PA.png
Electric
Field move: Recharge fm.png
(Recharge ×1)
Loops: 1 Min. exp.: 3 Max. exp.: 3
Browser entry
Pichu not only recharges the Styler, its cuteness is uplifting to others.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Electric
Poké Assist: Recharge PA.png
Recharge
Field move: Recharge 1 field move.png
(Recharge ×1)
Browser entry
It attacks by shooting bolts of electricity.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Electric
Poké Assist:
(present)
Electric Assist.png
Electric
Field move:
(present)
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry
It restores the Styler Energy a little.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW172.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Everybody in the Haunted Zone is a friend of Pichu's! Pichu likes to play the Attraction Tangrowth's Swing-Along.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP172.png HP: Move: ThunderShock
Attack: Ability 1: Static
Ability 2: Mood Maker
Ability 3: Sequence
Defense:
Speed: ★★
Evolves into Pikachu when it has a link of 50% or higher
Range: 0 Perfect Links: Akizane and Sōrin
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Electric
Attack Power: ★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
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Electric
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#015
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Opportunist
Attacks can occasionally deal greater damage than usual.


Evolution

Pichu
Baby form
Pichu
 Electric 
Soothe Bell
Friendship


Egg
Breed

Pikachu
First evolution
Pikachu
 Electric 
Thunder Stone
Thunder Stone


Raichu
Second evolution
Raichu
 Electric 
Thunder Stone
Thunder Stone


Alola Form
Raichu
Second evolution
Raichu
 Electric  Psychic 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 172.png Spr b 2g 172.png Spr 2s 172.png Spr b 2g 172.png Spr 2c 172.png Spr b 2c 172.png
Spr 2g 172 s.png Spr b 2g 172 s.png Spr 2s 172 s.png Spr b 2g 172 s.png Spr 2c 172 s.png Spr b 2c 172 s.png
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Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 172.png Spr b 3r 172.png Spr 3e 172.png Spr b 3r 172.png Spr 3r 172.png Spr b 3r 172.png
Spr 3r 172 s.png Spr b 3r 172 s.png Spr 3e 172 s.png Spr b 3r 172 s.png Spr 3r 172 s.png Spr b 3r 172 s.png
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 172.png Spr b 4d 172.png Spr 4p 172.png Spr b 4d 172.png Spr 4h 172.png Spr b 4d 172.png
Spr 4d 172 s.png Spr b 4d 172 s.png Spr 4p 172 s.png Spr b 4d 172 s.png Spr 4h 172 s.png Spr b 4h 172 s.png
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Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 172.png Spr b 5b 172.png Spr 5b2 172.png Spr b 5b2 172.png
Spr 5b 172 s.png Spr b 5b 172 s.png Spr 5b2 172 s.png Spr b 5b2 172 s.png
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Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 172.png Spr b 6x 172.png Spr 6x 172.png Spr b 6x 172.png
Spr 6x 172 s.png Spr b 6x 172 s.png Spr 6x 172 s.png Spr b 6x 172 s.png
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172MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Pichu images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

Spr 2c Pichu credits.png
Crystal credits

Japanese sprites

Spr 2g 172 jp.pngSpr 2g 172 s jp.png Spr 2s 172 jp.pngSpr 2s 172 s jp.png Spr b 2g 172 jp.pngSpr b 2g 172 s jp.png
Gold Silver Gold/Silver back

Spiky-eared Pichu sprites

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Trivia

Origin

Pichu draws inspiration from mice, squirrels, and various other rodents.

Name origin

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.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ピチュウ Pichu From ピカピカ pikapika (onomatopoeia for sparkle), チューチュー chūchū (the sound of squeaking), and プチ puchi (petit).
France Flag.png French Pichu Same as its Japanese name.
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pichu Same as its Japanese name.
Germany Flag.png German Pichu Same as its Japanese name.
Italy Flag.png Italian Pichu Same as its Japanese name.
South Korea Flag.png Korean 피츄 Pichu Transliteration of its Japanese name.
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 比超 Béichīu Transliteration of its Japanese name. The last character means super.
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 皮丘 Píqiū Transliteration of its Japanese name.


Related articles

Notes

  1. http://www.gamepro.com/article/previews/209340/pokemon-platinum-developer-interview-pt-2/
  2. http://ds.ign.com/articles/115/1150433p1.html

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