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Talk:Spiky-eared Pichu

I do wonder. Should we have the page at Gizamimi Pichu, since that's the "official" name used in the calendars and such? TTEchidna 20:51, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Probably. Is it ever 'officially' called Notched-ear Pichu??? --Theryguy512 21:02, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

---This is true but I think it would make the page impossible to find. Most people probably know it as Notched-Ear Pichu as opposed to Gizamimi Pichu. --The Great Butler 01:21, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

That's why redirects were created. (I knew they would come to good use sometime!!!) --Theryguy512 01:56, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
True. Perhaps this page should say "Notched-Ear Pichu, known in official materials as Gizamimi Pichu..."? --The Great Butler 00:33, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Voice actor

It needs to be Shōko Nakagawa with the accent mark. "Shoko Nakagawa" links to a nonexistant page. --The Great Butler 01:21, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Not any more it doesn't. But still a fix would be nice oh kind admins. — THE TROM — 01:24, 9 March 2009 (UTC)


When was the ability show/confirmed? The Dark Fiddler - Is teh Pedia laggin 4 u 2? 00:45, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

I dunno either. But I guess it's from the Japanese movie site. I can't ready Japanese. Ҝəυzø8 11:59, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
Can we get somebody who CAN read Japanese check the site? The Dark Fiddler - Is teh Pedia laggin 4 u 2? 02:12, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
Does Pichu have any other ability I'm not aware of. I find it odd that when an anime Pokemon only has one ability, its not confirmed, I realize that a Pokemon can have 2 abilities, but I don't buy that since it goes along the gender differences. A certain Pokemon had Ability A prior to Generation X. And there's no conflicting information (albeit speculative) that a Pokemon in the anime can't have both abilities, like in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon. --Dman dustin 02:23, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
No, it doesn't have another ability in the games, but why can't the anime give it a different one? A new anime-exclusive one? Why can't the anime say only certain Pokémon have an ability, and others don't? The Dark Fiddler - Is teh Pedia laggin 4 u 2? 11:01, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
That's the reason why we don't add Blaze as Ash's Charizard's ability, despite being the only ability Fire starters can have. It has yet to be shown or confirmed by somebody. Ҝəυzø8 11:37, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
Exactly; that's why I think we should

a) Confirm Pichu's ability with a source b) Remove it. - unsigned comment from The Dark Fiddler (talkcontribs) 11:40, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Nobody? The Dark Fiddler - You enter a poorly lit room... 11:30, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
Sorry I took so long. Link me.Kanjo 22:45, 18 April 2009 (UTC)


It is confirmed that little Notchie is shiny, though. *Leads all to Bulbanews*--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 at 23:36, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
No, it's not Shiny. The Event Pichu is shiny. -Sketch 23:39, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Of which is directly based off of Notchie.--Mew a.k.a. Prmatt11 at 23:42, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Just because the event Pichu is shiny doesn't mean that the Pichu itself is. ~ overgrownsol 23:46, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
No the only reason why the event Pichu is shiny is because there's no ear-notched Pichu programmed into the game. It being shiny was the only thing they could've done to make it stand out compared to other Pichu's. Notched Ear Pichu however is still normal. --Dman dustin 23:48, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
It looks like that in the preview of the newer ending, there's a Pikachu-colored Pichu appearing alongside Notch-eared Pichu. So they are infact separete entities PDL 13:10, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Left vs. Right

In the article, it says it's her right ear that is notched, but that is her left ear. - unsigned comment from Wikifixer (talkcontribs)

Someone epic failed. TTEchidna 05:24, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Pichu in Ending

Too lazy to make a new section, but apparently, she is the fixation of the fourth ending. More info's on Bulbanews. Aura-Knight

It was hard to type 4 equal signs? O.o Anyways, we know this, but other than mentioning it, there isn't anything we can do, it's just speculation that Notched-ear will become a part of the main cast until then. Myzou 11:24, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
Yes. And we need an admin to put that factoid in there, as the page is protected from vandals atm. Aura-Knight 15:01, 18 March 2009 (UTC)


Instead of calling him Notched-ear Pichu, Just call him by his Japanese name: Gizamimi Pichu. It's Better then Notched-ear Pichu. ☆AlienX2008☆09:37, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Same thing.--FF(editstalk) 09:44, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

But its better. ☆AlienX2008☆ AlienX2008 18:42, 27 March 2009 (UTC) you have a better reason? A less colossally vague reason?—Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 22:34, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
Also it's a girl. But I do wonder about calling it Gizamimi as well, since that's on official stuff... TTEchidna 22:37, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
Because we wouldn't call Jun "Barry" until DP101 was released even though it was beyond obvious. Are we so sure about Gizamimi's official title 3 months before even the Japanese movie is released? I'm not really picky, I don't mind what we call it (I'll still call it Gizamimi^^) but if you want an argument for Gizamimi Pichu, there it is. Kanjo 22:42, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

"Her physical appearance is no different from an ordinary Pichu, other than the three spikes at the tip of her left ear, hence her name." LOL?

If that's supposed to make sense it would have to be either:

-"...other than three notches..."

or it's name being: Three-spikes-ear-Pichu

Since when the word notch can mean extensions of something is beyond my logic anyway.


1. an angular or V-shaped cut, indentation, or slit in an object, surface, or edge.

2. a cut or nick made in a stick or other object for record, as in keeping a tally.

3. New England and Upstate New York. a deep, narrow opening or pass between mountains; gap; defile.

4. Informal. a step, degree, or grade: This camera is a notch better than the other.

5. Metallurgy. a taphole in a blast furnace: iron notch; cinder notch.

If there were cuts into it's ear, absolutely. but there is nothing missing and three spikes added instead, like the article already says, so wtf.

Jagged-ear-Pichu would make sense. --Saiph charon 07:19, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

Shiny Pichu?

I'm hearing everywhere about a picture of a shiny pichu, the notch-eared pichu, and pikachu. Where is this image? -- Landfish7 12:38, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

This is not something to be posted here. Go to your talk. --Prongs (TalkContributions) 15:47, 29 March 2009 (UTC)


It's obviously not a trainer's Pichu,It's obviously wild. If it were a trainer's pokemon they would already reveal him or her. AlienX2008 05:48, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Also, the current location should be Michīna. AlienX2008 05:53, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Not a Biggie, But . . .

Under the picture, the caption says Notched ear Pichu, but the rest of the article and the article title calls it the "Notched-ear Pichu". Note the missing hyphen. I mean, it's not like it's a big deal, but it's just something that's bugging me is all. >.> SL-samacontribs 21:30, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Moveset and Ability

Not sure if this info is out, but as revealed in Pokemon Sunday today:

  • Charge
  • Volt Tackle
  • Endeavor
  • Endure
  • Holding: Everstone

--Pizzaman 23:46, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

That's the moveset of the event Pikachu-colored Pichu in the games, not Notched-ear Pichu. And games=/=anime, so that's not needed. Kevzo8 01:33, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Game Purpose

The recent CoroCoro scan for HG/SS has Notchy interacting with the Pikachu Colored Pichu owned by Gold. Should we add this to the article that it's at least involved in the games? --Jonouchi 15:08, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

According to [1], the PCP event in Ilex Forest gives the player Notchie. Should this be added? --Galladeon 07:43, 15 June 2009 (UTC)


Why doesn't anyone make a Sprite for Gizamimi (Notched-Ear) Pichu. If they can make a Sparky (Ritchie's Pikachu) can't anyone do this? AlienX2008 23:00, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

There is no need for such a sprite because it has no where to go. -Sketch 23:05, 13 May 2009 (UTC)


Why does the article say Notched-ear Pichu is female? It's obviously male, or else it would have a notch in its tail. --Tyeforce 03:40, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

That's Pikachu. Pichu don't have gender differences. Further, its theme song declares it to be a girl. --DarkfireTaimatsu 03:49, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
I know that it's theme song declares it as a girl but gender has changed from the original version to the English dub frequently. Am I wrong? Landfish7 22:20, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Even if it is changed when it get's dubbed, that hasn't happened yet. So officially, NE Pichu is still female. --Dual 16:24, 7 September 2009 (UTC)


From the new screen shots, you see Notched-Ear Pichu following behind the player. This might hint that it's been captured, for only captured Pokémon can follow the player. And because it was captured, it means that it is was a wild Pokémon.--Tavisource 18:11, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

What is she?

Is she a game character,put into the anime like many other characters,or an anime character made canon in the games? Lovely Rose 21:28, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure she's an anime character put into the games because she was revealed to be in the anime before HG/ 21:31, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
But,a lot of things are revealed in the anime before they are revealed in the games..Lovely Rose 21:47, 17 June 2009 (UTC)


I this Pichu were to evolved then the Pikachu would not be notch eared right? So maybe there was a notched eared pikachu programmed into HGSS? Laxafett 19:37,18 June 2009(UTC)

We already know that she has a completely unique sprite, so it's possible that, to the game, this may act as a completely different species. ...or maybe the Pikachu gets a notched ear. We'll have to wait and see.—Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 18:44, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
They may not allow it to evolve like the pikachu in pokemon yellow. And shouldnt this be in the forums. -- Landfish7 22:21, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Anime or Manga?

Shouldn't the section be "In the Manga" instead of "In the Anime"? It talks about the manga adaptation of the movie. R.A. Hunter Blade 16:34, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

I noticed this aswell, but it's protected. *crai* It seems like a bit of a trivial thing to get an admin in to change though. - Lucadan (talkcontribs) 17:51, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Not only that, it was also referred to as "Notch-Eared Pichu". Kevzo8 03:00, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
It was probably listed as "In the Anime" because some people figure it {[m|Will-O-Wisp|will}} play a similar role in the actual movie. --ルレ 05:33, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
Because all that linking really was necessary... fixed, Kev. — THE TROM — 06:04, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, I was bored. --ルレ 06:23, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

In the game

This special pichu has a different sprite, not just the notched ear but its pose, than a regular pichu.

050294 04:17, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Sprites change between games, dude. It's just Pichu's HGSS sprite. TTEchidna 06:28, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
I think she means it's different from other Pichus in the same game.--Tavisource 07:00, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
Indeed it does Chosen of Mana - 18:14, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

Evolution and Trading

It has been confirmed by CoroCoro that the Notched-Ear Pichu in HGSS cannot be traded and also is unable to evolve. I think this should be added to the article. Watchermark 16:22, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

I was going to say you could add it but the article is I added it. -Sketch 17:03, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
It also states on the article that Elm will call the pokemon center and tell them to stop the player from trading the Spiky-Ear Pichu. Is it possible to trade it prior to talking to Elm? Manaphy1 08:15, 26th September 2009 (UTC)

Role in the Movie

"she gives Damos the keys to his cell." Is that all? I mean, in the previews didn't they say that she'd have a major role in the story? That doesn't sound very major to me. That sounds more like a minor cameo.Morgil27 18:18, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

She frees Pikachu and Piplup from their cell, frees a Cyndaquil and Chikorita in the kitchen, then gets the keys. A bti mroe than just th ekeys, but yeah, that's pretty much it. Reign 03:51, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Too many images

Is it really necessary to have 5486179 pictures of Notched-ear Pichu in its article? Haruka444 04:11, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Its only three, that's not a lot.--Midnight Blue 05:26, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
It used to be 4, I took it out because there was already a good one to represent the "Game" section But still, it's a small article, only two would be good enough. But well, asking for sugestions... Haruka444 05:39, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
Or we could make the article bigger!(Highly doubt it) Or take one picture out, whatever floats your boat.--Midnight Blue 05:41, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
There's plenty of room for all the images there. Four is by no means too many; they display the Pichu in the different canons. —darklordtrom 06:09, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

5 moves?

Pichu's move list shows 5 diff. moves she can learn. Shouldn't there only be 4? Abcboytalk 14:33, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

This is the anime, which is way different from the games so there can be 5 6 and maybe even 33 Turtwig A Contributions Talk 14:51, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
The only move list in this article is from the games, and displays four moves. Volt Tackle, Pain Split, Swagger, and Helping Hand. I think you've misread this. —darklordtrom 22:38, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Should I

Should someone upload the sprite of Notchy from HGSS, or are we waitin for higher-quality Images to be released? ShinyPika 20:36, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

We're waiting on the quality. Currently we can only rip it from screenshots which aren't at full DS screen resolution. TTEchidna 21:41, 1 September 2009 (UTC)


Is it possible to get a shiny one? If not, why do we have the shiny image? ht14 01:43, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Prevent game crash, I'd imagine, like the ???-type Arceus. —darklordtrom 02:07, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Cool. Also, should we create a template to show backsprites as well? ht14 04:29, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Dub name

Can someone change it now?--Midnight Blue 23:11, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Is done. Missingno. Master wants YOU! Join the Order of the Glitch! (my talk page) 23:14, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Does this make sense? Is it right?

Spiky-ear Pichu is the only in game event Pokémon that is not in its movie location? Unless we have to wait till movie 13 is fully announced and the cast goes to Johto and all.--Midnight Blue 00:06, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Mew and Faraway Island, and Lat[email protected] and Southern Island weren't in movies were they? Myles (talk - contrib) 00:12, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
That's why I asked, I could not think of any, so thanks.--Midnight Blue 00:14, 25 September 2009 (UTC)


I think some clarification is needed. Is this Pichu unable to be traded AT ALL, or just unable to be traded to D/P/P? I mean, could I trade it from HeartGold to SoulSilver or to another HeartGold? Missingno. Master wants YOU! Join the Order of the Glitch! (my talk page) 22:44, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure it isn't tradable, period. But i don't own HG/SS, so I may be wrong. ShinyPika 19:32, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
I would ask TTE since he has the game. But anyway I think it would be a no because then someone could get two Spiky-eared Pichus! Of course it could just turn normal. Maybe if you send it it to D/P it would become shiny . . . just a thought. -- Landfish7 21:46, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
Wait a minute! Wait a minute! Did you read the article? It says trading it isn't possible because the people at the Pokemon Center make sure it isn't traded! -- Landfish7 21:48, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
I believe trading it is completely banned, though sooner or later someone cheats into the trade center, in which case the outcome cannot be predicted. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 21:50, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
Once I beat the Elite Four, if someone hasn't found out already, I'll trade in my fakeful encounter shiny Pichu and see what I can do. TTEchidna 18:11, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
If it's merely a matter of the NPC not letting you into the Trade Station with it in your party, couldn't you simply by-pass that with a simple "Walk Through Walls" cheat to get past them? --Dual 17:44, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

No, you can't do that, or at least you couldn't in DP. On of my friend's ded that and got stuck because his Action Replay failed on him. I suggested walking into the door, but the game just keeped freezing, though one time he made it in and the room was filled with some of those fighting type trainers (What were they called again?). Poisson14 18:28, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

That's interesting...I seem to recall that hackers used to use this method to get past the NPCs blocking them from getting into online battles. --Dual 18:36, 10 October 2009 (UTC)


If a Ditto transforms into a Notched-Ear Pichu, will it have a notched ear? --Kimori Geckarbor Hinoarashi 21:51, 11 October 2009 (UTC) Kimori Geckarbor Hinoarashi

My 2¢: I would say so. But, I don't own a copy of HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions. Also, if a Ditto transforms into a Giratina Origin it appears in it's Altered Forme. So who knows! Someone should look into this. ShinyPika 22:58, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
Well the reason Ditto transforms into altered forme Giratina is because Giratina requires an item to be Origin forme and Spiky-eared Pichu doesn't need an item to be with a Spiky ear so I think that it would have a notched ear too. Turtwig A Contributions Talk 23:04, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

And what about sky-forme shaymin? --Kimori Geckarbor Hinoarashi 23:13, 11 October 2009 (UTC) Kimori Geckarbor Hinoarashi

Ditto ShinyPika 23:20, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

But Shaymin doesn't need to hold an item. Giratina does!--Kimori Geckarbor Hinoarashi 22:48, 12 October 2009 (UTC) Kimori Geckarbor Hinoarashi

Woops, my bad. If a Ditto Transfroms into a Shaymin thats in its Sky Forme then the ditto will appear in it's sky Forme. As for Notchy, I have absolutely no idea. Ask TTEch or anyone else who has the game. ShinyPika 18:10, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
Just confirmed it: like any other form difference, Spikehead's ear remains on the transformed Ditto. TTEchidna 06:11, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, TTE--Kimori Geckarbor Hinoarashi 19:53, 14 October 2009 (UTC) Kimori Geckarbor Hinoarashi Kimori-Hinoarashi

Can't Learn Any Moves?

That was added to the article. Is it true? Does anyone have a source for it?--Purimpopoie 00:04, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

It's confirmed. She can only have the moves she has when you get her. R.A. Hunter Blade 02:15, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
Unless hacked, blah blah blah that whole thing. TTEchidna 06:17, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
What would it say if you tried to teach it a TM that Pichu can learn? And if Spiky gets traded or somehow is your first Pichu, will it give the Pichu dex entry?--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity was here at 23:48, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
It won't be the first Pichu (unless you hack) because you need to have the Pikachu-colored-Pichu first. I imagine it will just tell you that this Pokémon cannot learn the TM, like if I tried to teach my Geodude Fly. —darklordtrom 23:52, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
But won't the Pikachu-colored Pichu still unlock the Spiky-eared Pichu if you evolve it? Therefore, you evolve the Pichu, trade it to HG/SS, get Spiky, and BOOM! You got Spiky as your first Pichu. On a similar note, shouldn't Thundershock and Iron tail be noted as anime move errors if they aren't among the 4 moves Spiky comes with? Missingno. Master wants YOU! Join the Order of the Glitch! (my talk page) 12:20, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
This is bull. I have just tested and my Spiky Eared Pichu can learn TM moves. I also took it to the Move Relearner and it had Thundershock, Charm, Tail Whip, Thunder Wave, Sweet Kiss & Nasty Plot in the list...Pichu's level up moves. I suggest you check your facts. I don't want to keep having to clean up your messes--Serebii 11:42, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
Here's some pics as proof; sepichu-tm.png sepichu-moverelearner.png --Serebii 11:47, 15 November 2009 (UTC)


On the Notched-Ear Pichu's page it says: Spiky-eared Pichu Sprites

Spiky-eared Pichu and her shiny form from HeartGold and SoulSilver

She has a shiny form? Can someone see if they can get a shiny Notched-Ear Pichu?--Kimori Geckarbor Hinoarashi 20:05, 14 October 2009 (UTC) Kimori Geckarbor Hinoarashi

As with the ???-type Arceus, this is probably only there to prevent the game from crashing. —darklordtrom 21:27, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
I doubt that. It probably has the same chance of being shiny as any other Pokemon.--Skaisdead 04:19, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
I agree with this guy ^ i had a shiny cyndaquil, and i got it from elm. so mebe if its scripted it could be shiny. i'm not gonna check though because the amount of times ive played any of the games, at least 5 per game, i'v only ever had 2 shinys. cyndaquil and poochyena. i guess i could cheat an all pokes shiny, but its kinda defeating the object isnt it?--Ben7229 19:56, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Okay hackers

We can make a shiny Notchie. Can we make a male Notchie? TTEchidna 08:14, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

I'm not sure if you're poking fun at them... but aren't they the same? As in... no gender differences... ht14 22:55, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes, we know the regular Pichu doesn't have any gender differences. If a male notched-ear Pichu can be hacked into existence (and yes, this whole "spiky-ear" bull**** will blow over soon, that banner filename is decieving people), odds are it'll have the same sprite as its legit female counterpart. --Shiningpikablu252 23:00, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
Bullshit...just say it. -Sketch 00:22, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Professor Elm

If you take the Spiky-eared Pichu to Professor Elm, he will call the Pokémon centres to prevent it from being traded. But what if you didn't take it to Professor Elm, and attempted to trade it? Will it work? The game makes it seem that it can't be traded after you take it to Professor Elm. So I'm assuming that if Elm doesn't see the Spiky-eared Pichu, he can't stop you from trading it. (Phoenix1417 06:27, 6 November 2009 (UTC))

That's not how it works...the game still prevents you from trading it at all. -Sketch 00:22, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Spiky-Eared Pichu

As seen here, the E is capital.--Mew a.k.a. Immewnity was here at 15:19, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for that. —darklordtrom 01:04, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

Spike The breeder

Is it possible for the spiky eared pichu to breed? Just a curios question. - Rocket Base

Since it's a baby Pokémon, it cannot breed. ht14 20:58, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
what about if you use an everything breeds with ditto action replay code? i have one on my pearl, but i havent got spikes yet. and even then its on the wrong game. can anyone find out? or send me a code to test?

Once and for freaking all....

Can the Spiky-Eared Pichu be shiny, or can it not?! THe last two sections that talked about this had no definitive conclusion in them. First, it would be good to note this in the article. And second, if it can be shiny, I plan to SR for it when I get HeartGold. If it can't be shiny, I'd like to know so I can save myself the time and trouble. Missingno. Master wants YOU! Join the Order of the Glitch! (my talk page) 13:35, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

I think you should look at the article... --ケンジガール 13:37, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
Nevermind. I think it is an altered sprite by Tavisource. --ケンジガール 13:39, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
I see the sprite. Word is that it was put in the game for similar reasons to Arceus's ??? forme, hence I asked. Missingno. Master wants YOU! Join the Order of the Glitch! (my talk page) 13:40, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
The sprite's official and is from the data. Seeing as I don't think the RNG for HGSS is fully cracked and that the percentage of running into a shiny is low as it is... give it time. Might turn out to be like ??? Arceus, might turn out to be real. Just give it time. ▫▪Ťïňắ 15:56, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
I'll try to test it when HG/SS comes out. Personally I think that it's programmed not to be shiny.--i herd u liek Treakos? 14:42, 18 January 2010 (UTC)Kimori-Hinoarashi
Here's a video showing how to get shiny Spiky-eared Pichu with Action Replay. Balet 31 August 2010

Pikachu-Colored Pichu

Can someone please find if the Pikachu colored Pichu can become a shiny Pikachu or Raichu and still unlock Notchie? I think this page is really missing that information. - unsigned comment from Gen1king (talkcontribs)

I'd be willing to check later tonight. 梅子 20:02, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
I thought that both Spiky and Pikachu-colored Pichus were restricted from evolving? R.A. Hunter Blade 22:40, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
PCP can evolve actually. Spiky can't. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 22:42, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
I don't think that you can evolve the PCP and still get Notchie. After all, the PCP is holding an Everstone (and a Pikachu or Raichu could scare Pichu away.). --i herd u liek Treakos? 01:43, 30 January 2010 (UTC) Kimori-Hinoarashi
False. You can still get Spiky if PCP evolves. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 02:03, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
Are you sure? Then the cutscene would be different... you tried? Do you have any video footage of that? ht14 02:22, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
so, i just checked, the event will activate whether its a Pichu, Pikachu, or a Raichu. -- MAGNEDETH 04:54, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Capital E?

I was just at GameStop getting my shiny Pichu, and while I was there I saw a poster relating to the event. The Spiky-Eared Pichu was mentioned as the Spiky-eared Pichu. Who should be trusted more? CuboneKing 22:09, 31 January 2010 (UTC) is probably more reliable. R.A. Hunter Blade 22:37, 31 January 2010 (UTC)
In which case, it's lowercase e... see here. Tad bit suspicious though, as the article also states Notchie will be holding Everstone. I think that's an error. ht14 02:43, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
No, it says that PCP will be holding an Everstone - and that's true, he does. 梅子 02:59, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Oh, whoops. ht14 02:59, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Hmm... that's odd, because we changed it to "E" from "e" because of something on Poké in December. Unfortunately, because of the overhaul on the website, the link doesn't work anymore. It used to be this. R.A. Hunter Blade 03:07, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Going to this leads you to the page where Eared is Capital.--Purimpopoie 03:36, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
So confusing! I'd say that Spiky-eared makes more sense, but Spiky-Eared seems to be used more.--immewnitythemew 00:30, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
The official site says that it's a lowercase e. In these cases, the most recent information is obviously the correct one. FireMeowth 08:07, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

(reset indent) Well, we have to place this fixup now. The official title is "Spiky-eared Pichu." It can be proved via HGSS's Pokédex under "Forms". ht14 22:27, 1 July 2010 (UTC)


Does spiky have a set nature when caught? If so, what nature is it? Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 00:31, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Naughty, and yes, it's locked as her nature. --ギザみみピチュー 話して 00:38, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
Are naughty-natured Pokémon fond of Sour, Sweet or Dry flavors? Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 00:43, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
They're fond of Spicy flavors, but dislike Bitter flavors. --ギザみみピチュー 話して 00:49, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
Okay, so that probably means that they would neither like nor hate Grepa Berries in the games. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 00:55, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
Yeah it would be mutual. Are you by any chance trying to find a piece of trivia by comparing Spiky's tastes to the song? --ギザみみピチュー 話して 00:59, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
Actually, I'm trying to see if her Nature in the games had any connection to her Grepa Berry fondness. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 01:00, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
I was close. --ギザみみピチュー 話して 01:02, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
Since Spiky-Eared Pichu has a locked nature and gender, could it also have a fixed personality value? If so, it would mean that only certain Trainer ID and Secret ID combinations would get a shiny Pichu. Blueapple128 19:35, 20 February 2010 (UTC)


Have we got any Sugimori-style (official) artwork for this Pichu? The current image looks sort of fan-artish, and event the Pikachu-Colored Pichu has official art (as seen of and Poké Even a screenshot from M12 would be better, I think. Takharii ~ Talk! 05:47, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Location in games

Should it mention that it may be under the ownership of the player? CuboneKing 05:28, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

So now that them games have been out for several months now....

Does anyone know if ol' Spiky can be shiny? - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 12:26, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

It can, according to the article. --Lorem of ipsums 12:33, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
The article says that it's still unknown if it can be shiny, or if the shiny sprites were programmed in for the same reason as Arceus's ???-forme sprites- to stop the game from crashing if this was forced to happen. - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 13:02, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
As someone noted above, since it has a fixed gender (female) and nature (Naughty), it could probably have a fixed personality value, meaning only specific Trainer IDs and Secret IDs could work. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 13:11, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
Even if it doesn't have a fixed PV, the fixed nature-gender allows enough leeway that a shiny one generated could be rerolled, similarly to the Mystery Gift Pokémon. TTEchidna 20:06, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Does anyone know?

If by evolving your shiny Pichu you can then no longer get the Spiky-eared Pichu. I know that it is the ball holding it that causes the event to happen, but I wonder as the shiny Pichu came with an Everstone if this was to make sure it always remains a Pichu to activate the event? 011284mm 18:52, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Look up. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 19:00, 12 July 2010 (UTC)


Can you breed the Spiky-eared Pichu? And if you can, will it be Spiky-eared or not? Pawsrent 19:41, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

You can't breed her because she's a baby Pokémon. --ZestyCactus 19:44, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
If you breed her with Action Replay, the baby will have a spiky ear. If you breed that baby, the baby it has will be a regular Pichu. --Balet 31 August 2010

Current location

Isn't she currently deceased in anime?--でんのう Zえんし 15:42, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Arceus was still alive from back then and the present, why not Notchy? Technically, we don't know if it's alive or not. --Landfish7 22:49, 7 November 2010 (UTC)


I was just wondering if it is worth noting in the trivia section that dispite her being a one off Pokémon, she has 2 Battrio disks of her? I cannot clame to be right as I am not in Japan, and I am taking my information from, but there were no other special Pokémon that I could find. 011284mm 17:43, 31 October 2010 (UTC)


Can Spiky-eared Pichu evolve? If it can, does it evolve into Spiky-eared Pikachu or a normal Pikachu? --Nathan2055talk 01:21, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

It can't evolve or be traded. Yes, it's that useless. Blazios 01:31, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Unused Sun/Moon sprite

The trivia section mentions that Spiky-eared Pichu has an unused menu icon in Sun and Moon, and, indeed, Bulbapedia has an icon for it, and the upload date makes sense. However, I have a dump of all the icons, including any unused ones, and I can't for the life of me find Spiky-eared Pichu. I've looked over that entire image several times, and I'm confident I didn't just miss it; it's possible that it's stored somewhere else or something, though. Does anyone know for sure that this icon is ripped from Sun/Moon, or, even better, where exactly in the games' guts I can find it? Zhorken (talk) 01:17, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

I tweaked my script to isolate the icons not associated with any Pokémon, and it's just the placeholder Poké Ball icon and the egg. No spiky 'chu. Zhorken (talk) 01:44, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
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