ピチュ Pich
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Gold's Pichu
Egg obtained in Playful Porygon2
Egg obtained at Route 34
Hatches in The Last Battle XII
Hatched at Ilex Forest
Gender Male
Ability Static
Nature Naughty
Current location With Gold
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This Pokémon spent 17 chapters in its Egg.

Pibu (Japanese: ピチュ Pich) is a Pichu that Gold owns in Pokémon Adventures and his eighth Pokémon overall. Pibu was hatched from an Egg laid by Red's Pikachu, Pika, and Yellow's Pikachu, Chuchu.


Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

Pibu's Egg

Pibu was conceived in Playful Porygon2 when his parents, Red and Yellow's two respective Pikachu, Pika and Chuchu, were left in the Day Care after Yellow had stopped there after a run-in with Lugia. The Day Care was later attacked by Masked Man's mind-controlled forces so that he could obtain the Silver and Rainbow Wings and create the GS Ball. To protect their unborn child, Pika and Chuchu escaped to the Ilex Forest, only to be immediately captured by Pryce. Pryce used the two as hostages so that Gold would be forced to surrender and stop chasing after him.

After Gold gave up, Pryce tossed the Pikachu and the Egg away since he no longer had a use for them. Gold managed to catch the three before they fell and was left at the mercy of Pryce's attacks. After Pryce left, Gold learned from Professor Oak that he had a special talent in hatching Pokémon Eggs. Just then, the Egg hatched into a Pichu, a Pokémon no one had seen before. Together, Gold and Pichu followed Pryce into the Crack in Time to stop his evil plans. Although they fought hard, Pryce managed to defeat Gold and Pichu by freezing them in the time stream, which had the effect of trapping them in a thin sheet of ice. After being rescued by their friends, Gold and Pichu jumped into the Ilex Forest shrine once again to stop Pryce from using Celebi to go back in time. With electricity absorbed from Raikou, Pichu destroyed the GS Ball and freed Celebi with an attack Gold dubbed "Super Rising Thunder". With Pryce defeated, Pichu, Gold, and their friends were safely returned to the real world. There, Pichu was reunited with his parents and given the nickname "Pibu" by Yellow.

Pibu and Gold

In PSs1, Gold and Red go to train on Mt. Silver, with Pibu being trained by his father. However, he was quickly kidnapped by a wild Venusaur and Poliwrath, who injured Gold, forcing Red and Pika to get Pibu back alone. After a brief struggle, Pika defeated the two Pokémon and rescued his son. Later, the group rested at Red's house, where Red revealed that the Super Rising Thunder technique that Pibu used to defeat Pryce was actually the move Volt Tackle. Red then lent Gold his electricity-insulating gloves so that he and Pibu could practice using Volt Tackle.

FireRed & LeafGreen arc

Pibu appeared in a fantasy in Secrets from Sneasel, where Yellow talks to Chuchu about reuniting with Pika.

Emerald arc

Pibu attacking Team Rocket Grunts

In The Final Battle VII, Pibu fought in the final battle against Guile Hideout. He was first sent out to hand Emerald the soil from Faraway Island and then went to join his parents out in the sea. After the combined efforts of the Pokédex holders' ultimate moves failed to defeat Guile's monster Kyogre, Pibu, Pika, and Chuchu finished the creature off with a triple Volt Tackle. After the final battle had ended, Pibu was seen playing with Anabel's Raikou.

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

In All About Arceus VIII, Pibu helped Celebi gather herbs to make medicine to cure Giovanni's disease while he was off helping Gold, Silver, and Crystal at the Sinjoh Ruins. He is assisted by the Spiky-eared Pichu, and they meet the Team Rocket Elite Trio, who were guarding the forest under Giovanni's command. When a group of Team Rocket Grunts put the Elite Trio under the pretense that they are traitors, they accidentally trample over the two Pichu. Angered, Pibu and the Spiky-eared Pichu attack the Grunts by shocking them. This allows the Elite Trio to get away fast enough so that they can hand the herbs to Giovanni and heal his disease. When Pibu returns to Gold, he blushes when Gold points out that he brought a girl Pichu home with him.

Personality and characteristics

Pibu, Pika, and Chuchu

Due to Gold's efforts to protect Pibu's Egg, Pibu has inherited most of his personality as a result, as well as having the same tuft of hair. One of his most prominent traits is his willingness to help others out no matter what, which was shown the instant he was born. Pibu has a great relationship with both of his parents, Pika and Chuchu.

Moves used

Using Flash
Move First Used In
Flash The Last Battle XIV
Volt Tackle The Last Battle XIV*
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • Pibu is Gold's only Pokémon that doesn't have a nickname that ends in "bo".
  • Pibu is the only Pokémon Gold keeps on hand that has not reached his final form.
  • Pibu is Gold's only Pokémon who has never had his level revealed.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ピチュ Pich From ピチュー Pichu and a portmanteau of ピカ Pika and チュチュ Chuchu
English Pibu From Pichu
German Pich From Pichu
Spanish Pitaro From Pichu and -taro
Korean 피츄 Pichu From 피츄 Pichu
Chinese (Mandarin) 皮丘 Píqiū* From 皮丘 Píqiū
皮球 Píqiú* From 皮丘 Píqiū and qiú
Chinese (Cantonese) 比超 Béichīu From 比超 Béichīu
Brazilian Portuguese,
Pichu Transliteration of Japanese name

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Pichu.

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