Pikachu (UNITE)

Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ Pikachu) is a playable Pokémon in Pokémon UNITE. It was available as part of the base game when it released on July 21, 2021.

Pikachu
ピカチュウ Pikachu
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Role Attacker
Attack type Ranged
Damage type Sp. Atk
Difficulty Novice
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Does not evolve
License availability:
Aeos coin 6,000 / Aeos gem 345
Complete Tutorial (Basics 1) (post 1.12.1.2)

Complete Tutorial (Basics 2) (choice of 5) (pre 1.12.1.2)
UNITE Pikachu License Card.png

Pikachu is an Attacker who uses paralysis to keep opponents within range of its attacks. Uniquely, both of Pikachu's move options can be filled with moves that designate targets rather than directions or areas. Its Unite Move, Thunderstorm, is similarly easy to use, as it damages all foes around Pikachu automatically. This means players learning how to play can use Pikachu before getting comfortable with aiming moves.

Pikachu is the game's tutorial character, as it is used in the Tutorial (Basics 1) and Tutorial (Basics 2) battles. Its Unite license is very accessible as a result. Before version 1.12.1.2, it was an option to pick after completing the tutorial. In versions of the game after this point, the license is acquired during the tutorial, such that all players start with Pikachu unlocked.

Stats

Pikachu
Offense      
Endurance      
Mobility      
Scoring      
Support      

Abilities

Passive Ability

 
Static
せいでんき Static Electricity
Description

Paralyzes (slows) all opponents near the Pokémon for a short when the Pokémon receives damage. This Ability goes on cooldown after it's triggered.

Basic Attack

  Damage category: Physical (as a basic attack)
Damage category: Special (as a boosted attack)
Description

Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage. This boosted attack also paralyzes opposing Pokémon for a short time when it hits.


Moveset

Move slot 1

 
Thunder Shock
  Thunder Shock
でんきショック
Electric Shock
Learned at Lv. 1 or 3
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Upgrades into Electro Ball or Thunder
  Sure Hit Description
Releases electricity, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect. Also paralyzes opposing Pokémon for a short time.
 
Electro Ball
  Electro Ball
エレキボール
Elecball
Learned at Lv. 4
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Upgrades into Electro Ball+ at Lv. 11
  Sure Hit Description
Hurls an electric orb, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and leaving them paralyzed for a short time. This move's damage increases the lower the opposing Pokémon's remaining HP is.

Upgrade: Increases damage dealt by this move.

 
Thunder
  Thunder
かみなり
Lightning
Learned at Lv. 4
Cooldown: 7.5 seconds
Upgrades into Thunder+ at Lv. 11
  Area Description
Drops wicked thunderbolts, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect.

Upgrade: Increases the number of attacks for this move.

Move slot 2

 
Electroweb
  Electroweb
エレキネット
ElecNet
Learned at Lv. 1 or 3
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Upgrades into Volt Tackle or Thunderbolt
  Hindrance Description
Attacks and captures opposing Pokémon using an electric net, leaving them unable to move.
 
Volt Tackle
  Volt Tackle
ボルテッカー
Volteccer
Learned at Lv. 6
Cooldown: 10 seconds
Upgrades into Volt Tackle+ at Lv. 13
  Hindrance Description
Has the user electrify itself and charge ahead, throwing opposing Pokémon.

Upgrade: Reduces this move's cooldown.

Effect: This move requires a target. After colliding with an opposing Pokémon,the user performs a combo attack. After it occurs, the user moves backward a set distance in the direction it attacked from.

 
Thunderbolt
  Thunderbolt
10まんボルト
100,000 Bolts
Learned at Lv. 6
Cooldown: 7.5 seconds
Upgrades into Thunderbolt+ at Lv. 13
  Hindrance Description
Attacks with a strong electric blast, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and leaving them unable to act.

Upgrade: Increases damage dealt by this move.

Unite Move

 
Thunderstorm
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  Thunderstorm
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Learned at Lv. 9
  Area Description
Attacks the opposing team's Pokémon near the user with tremendous bolts of lightning.

Effect: Requires a target, which must be a member of the opposing team. A yellow circle is projected around the user, and all Pokémon on the opposing team within that radius are struck by lightning at intervals starting from when the Pokémon entered the radius. After a certain amount of time has passed, Thunderstorm ends. If an opponent is within the radius for the entire move, there is enough time for them to be hit by four bolts of lightning.

Holowear

Name Holowear Release Date Unlock Method Audio/Visual FX
  Hip-Hop Style   July 21, 2021 Premium Battle Pass - Season 1* Appearance only
  Fashionable Style   August 18, 2021   400 Appearance only
  Festival Style   September 22, 2021 Mobile version launch login reward* KO
Movement
  Orange Unite Style   September 22, 2021   350
  18
Appearance only
  Purple Unite Style   September 22, 2021   350
  18
Appearance only
  Holiday Style   December 15, 2021   2,199* Unite Move
Scoring
Returning
KO
Movement
  Concert Style   December 20, 2021 Premium Battle Pass - Season 4* Appearance only
  Cook Style   February 12, 2022   400* Appearance only
  Band Style   July 21, 2022 Premium Battle Pass - Season 9* Unite Move
Scoring
Returning
KO
Movement
  Holiday Style (Blue)   December 22, 2022   2,499* Unite Move
Scoring
Returning
KO
Movement
  Tourist Style   June 23, 2023   2,199 Scoring
Returning
KO
Movement

Trivia

In other languages

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Thunderstorm

Language Title

See also

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

Playable characters in Pokémon UNITE
Attacker Alolan NinetalesChandelureCinderaceCramorantDecidueyeDelphoxDragapultDuraludonEspeonGardevoirGlaceonGreninjaInteleonMewMewtwo (Y)MiraidonPikachuSylveonVenusaur
All‑Rounder AegislashAzumarillBlazikenBuzzwoleCeruledgeCharizardDragoniteFalinksGarchompGyaradosLucarioMachampMetagrossMewtwo (X)MimikyuScizorTsareenaTyranitarUrshifuZacian
Speedster AbsolDodrioGengarLeafeonMeowscaradaTalonflameZeraoraZoroark
Defender BlastoiseCrustleGoodraGreedentLaprasMamoswineSlowbroSnorlaxTrevenantUmbreon
Supporter BlisseyClefableComfeyEldegossHoopaMr. MimeSableyeWigglytuff


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