Pika Papow (move)

Pika Papow
ピカピカサンダー Pikapika Thunder
Pika Papow VII.png
Pika Papow VII 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
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  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Pika Papow (Japanese: ピカピカサンダー Pikapika Thunder) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. It is one of the signature moves and the partner power of the partner Pikachu. It acts as a fifth move that can only be used by shaking the game controller when prompted by an animated icon of Pikachu waving a Joy-Con.


Artwork of Pikachu using Pika Papow

Generation VII

Pika Papow deals damage and bypasses accuracy checks to always hit. The base power of Pika Papow is dependent on the friendship of the user. The greater the user's friendship, the greater the base power.


The base power of Pika Papow varies between 1 (at the minimum friendship value of 0) and 102 (at the maximum friendship value of 255).

Generation VIII onwards

Pika Papow cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
PE The more Pikachu loves its Trainer, the greater the move's power. It never misses.
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
0025   Pikachu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 閃閃雷光 Símsím Lèuihgwōng
Mandarin 閃閃雷光 / 闪闪雷光 Shǎnshǎn Léiguāng
  French Pika-Fracas
  German Pika-Flash
  Italian Pikasaetta
  Korean 피카피카썬더 Pikapikasseondeo
  Russian Пика-Шлепок Pika-Shlepok
  Spanish Pikatormenta

Variations of the move Pika Papow
  Veevee Volley
  Pika Papow

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