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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 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
2570 - 2826 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
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 introduced in Generation II.

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

Contents

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 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 the 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.

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 episodes, including Pikachu & Pichu, Camp Pikachu, several episodes of Pokémon Chronicles, and 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. The Spiky-eared Pichu made a few further appearances during 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.

Pichu (anime)

Ash's Pikachu appeared as a Pichu in flashbacks of its past in SS001.

Other

Multiple Pichu made its main series debut in The Apple Corp, where they were stealing apples from Charmaine's apple orchard. In the end, Charmaine decided to keep them so they could help around the 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.

Two Pichu appeared in Pikachu's Island Adventure, where they, along with six Wynaut and a Buizel, were forced off their island by Meowth and his cronies, who claimed the island for themselves. As a result, Pikachu and his friends agreed to help them reclaim the island.

A Pichu appeared in Pika and Goliath!, under the ownership of Sho, a Trainer who sought to have possession of one Pokémon each from the Pikachu evolutionary line. Arrogant like its Trainer, it would watch both of Sho's battles with Ash while using a Raichu.

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. Lyn's bag was accidentally taken by Bonnie, who had a similar bag with her Dedenne inside; they eventually got their bags and Pokémon back.

Minor appearances

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

A Pichu appeared in Lights, Camerupt, Action! as an actor in one of Elijah's movies.

A Pichu appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as one of Mew's transformations.

A Coordinator's Pichu appeared in May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!, where it was used in the Appeals Round of the Kanto Grand Festival.

Three Pichu appeared in Hungry For the Good Life! as some of the Pokémon being cared for by Mr. Backlot.

A Pichu appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade as one of the Pokémon watching Meloetta's concert.

Two Pichu appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!. They were among the Pokémon residing in a forest.

A Pichu appeared in To Find a Fairy Flower!.

A Pichu appeared in Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad.

A Trainer's Pichu appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

Three Trainers' Pichu appeared in A Shocking Grocery Run!.

Two Pichu appeared in The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!, when Mallow went to study them as part of a class assignment.

A Trainer's Pichu appeared in Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!.

A student's Pichu appeared in A Guardian Rematch!.

A student's Pichu appeared in So Long, Sophocles!.

A Pichu appeared in I Choose You!, where it was playfully chasing a Chikorita.

Three Trainers' Pichu appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.

A Pichu appeared in a fantasy in Now You See Them, Now You Don't!.

A Trainer's Pichu appeared in Getting a Jump on the Competition!.

A Trainer's Pichu appeared in the banned episode SM064.

Six Trainers' Pichu appeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!.

Multiple Trainers' Pichu appeared in The Power of Us.

A Trainer's Pichu appeared in All They Want to Do is Dance Dance!.

A Trainer's Pichu appeared in I Choose Paradise!, where it was among the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

Multiple Pichu appeared in Securing the Future!, with one being wild and the rest under the ownership of different Trainers. They joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

A Trainer's Pichu appeared in Turning the Other Mask!.

Two Trainers' Pichu appeared in Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!.

Two Trainers' Pichu appeared in The Dealer of Destruction!.

A Trainer's Pichu appeared in A High-Speed Awakening!.

Three Trainers' Pichu appeared in League Offenders and Defenders!.

A Trainer's Pichu appeared in The Road to The Semifinals!.

A Trainer's Pichu appeared in The Final Four!, where it was seen near Team Rocket's food truck.

A Trainer's Pichu appeared in SM140.

Two Trainers' Pichu appeared in SM141.

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 had already 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. He also returned with his parents to help destroy Guile Hideout's giant Kyogre monster with a Volt Tackle.

Multiple Pichu appeared in Suffering Psyduck.

A Trainer's Pichu appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z.

A Pichu appeared in Out-Odding Oddish, under the ownership of a Pokéathlon participant.

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.

A Trainer's Pichu appeared in The Decision and the Tournament of Six.

A Pichu appeared in The Final Match and a Surprising Finale! under the ownership of Hau. It battled in the Iki Town festival tournament and lost against Gladion's Porygon.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

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 Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

Multiple Pichu appeared in The Yellow Scroll: Hanbei vs Kanbei.

In the TCG

Main article: Pichu (TCG)

Other appearances

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#021
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 Hoenn
#155
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#103
Johto
#021
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Central #035
Hoenn
#162
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 Alola
SM: #024
Alola
USUM: #031
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
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.
Ultra Sun It still can't use electricity well. When it's surprised or excited, it discharges electricity unintentionally.
Ultra Moon It has electric sacs in its cheeks. When they're fully charged, Pichu plays very energetically.
Generation VIII Galar
#193
Sword Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
Shield The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Breed Pikachu or Raichu
Crystal
Breed Pikachu or Raichu
Route 34 (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
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 1

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 (Uncharted Road), Dreamy Island (Uncharted Road)
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 Egg Japanese Japan 5 April 25 to May 18, 2003
RS Pokémon Center 5th Anniversary Wish Pichu Egg 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 Follow Me Pichu Egg 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
20
80 - 127 150 - 244
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
15
18 - 73 31 - 141
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
205
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

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 VII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
044 Play Nice Normal Status 0000 —% 20
088 Sweet Kiss Fairy Status 0000 07575% 10
1212 Nuzzle Electric Physical 02020 100100% 20
1616 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
2020 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM05Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM18Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM29Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM80Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM80 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM82Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM82 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM90Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM90 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TR21Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TR30Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR68Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR86Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR90Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ElectrikeManectricTogedemaruYamperBoltund Charge Electric Status —% 20
ClefairyClefableEspurrMeowsticAromatisseSylveon
Indeedee
Disarming Voice Fairy Special 40 —% 15
MeowthMeowthMeowthPersianPersianPerrserker
NuzleafShiftyPurrloinLiepardEspurrMeowstic
ImpidimpMorgremGrimmsnarl
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
SwinubPiloswineMamoswineZigzagoonLinooneCubchoo
BearticBunnelbyDiggersbySpritzeeAromatisseStufful
Bewear
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Delibird Present Normal Physical 90% 15
MinccinoCinccino Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
Light Ball* Volt Tackle Electric Physical 120 100% 15
SwirlixSlurpuff Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Pichu in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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 R-022
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 R-001
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 R-004
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: 4 Perfect Links: Akizane and Sōrin
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Electric
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT172.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 10

#015
Shuffle172.png

Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Daunt
Pokémon GO
GO172.png Base Stamina: 40 Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 63
Egg Distance: 2 km Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Pikachu Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Thunder Shock, Quick Attack*
Charged Attacks: Thunderbolt, Disarming Voice, Thunder Punch


Costumes in Pokémon GO
GO172F.png GO172P.png GO172O.png GO172H.png GO172S.png
Festive hat Party hat Ash hat Witch hat Summer Style

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


Alolan Form
Raichu
Second evolution
Raichu
 Electric  Psychic 

Spiky-eared Pichu

Spiky-eared
Pichu
Does not evolve
Pichu
 Electric 

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
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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
Front Back Front Back
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
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 172.png Spr b 7s 172.png Spr 7s 172.png Spr b 7s 172.png
Spr 7s 172 s.png Spr b 7s 172 s.png Spr 7s 172 s.png Spr b 7s 172 s.png
Front Back Front Back
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

Spr 4h 172N.pngSpr 4h 172N s.png Spr b 4h 172N.pngSpr b 4h 172N s.png
Front Back

Trivia

Origin

Pichu draws inspiration from 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.


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