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Pikachu
Mouse Pokémon
ピカチュウ
Pikachu
#0025
Pikachu
Pikachu
Cosplay Pikachu
Cosplay Pikachu
Pikachu in a cap
Pikachu in a cap
Partner Pikachu
Partner Pikachu
Partner Pikachu
Partner Pikachu
Gigantamax Pikachu
Gigantamax Pikachu

Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Electric Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Cosplay Pikachu
Unknown Unknown
Pikachu in a cap
Unknown Unknown
Partner Pikachu
Unknown Unknown
Gigantamax Pikachu
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Static Cacophony
Cosplay Pikachu
Cacophony
Pikachu in a cap
Lightning Rod
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cosplay Pikachu
Cacophony
Pikachu in a cap
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Fairy or No Eggs DiscoveredCosplay/Cap
Hatch time
10 cycles
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Pikachu
0'0" 0 m
Cosplay Pikachu
0'0" 0 m
Pikachu in a cap
68'11"+ 21.0+ m
Partner Pikachu
Weight
13.2 lbs. 6.0 kg
Pikachu
0 lbs. 0 kg
Cosplay Pikachu
0 lbs. 0 kg
Pikachu in a cap
??? lbs. ??? kg
Partner Pikachu
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
82
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
112
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Pikachu
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
Cosplay Pikachu
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Pikachu in a cap
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Partner Pikachu
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Cosplay Pikachu
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links
Pikachu Navigation
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Species

Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ Pikachu) is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Pichu when leveled up with high friendship and evolves into Raichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone.

In Alola, it evolves into Alolan Raichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone.

Additionally, Pikachu has four forms: Cosplay Pikachu, Pikachu in a cap, the partner Pikachu, and Gigantamax Pikachu.

Cosplay Pikachu, Pikachu in a cap, the partner Pikachu, and Pikachu with the Gigantamax Factor cannot evolve. The initial Pikachu from Pokémon Yellow will refuse to evolve into Raichu unless it is traded and evolved on another save file.

Pikachu is popularly known as the mascot of the Pokémon franchise and one of Nintendo's major mascots.

It is also the game mascot and first partner Pokémon of Pokémon Yellow and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!, and has made numerous appearances on the boxes of spin-off titles.

Pikachu is also the initial Pokémon of Pokémon Rumble Blast and Pokémon Rumble World.

Concept and development

Pikachu was designed by Atsuko Nishida, a core designer at Game Freak.[1][2] Pikachu had a short, stout design during the initial release of Pokémon Red and Green, but its design was altered for Pokémon the Series and subsequent entries of the games, becoming slightly taller and skinnier. According to Ken Sugimori, Pikachu's design was altered to make animating its actions easier.[2] Pikachu is depicted with a white belly similar to its evolved form Raichu in the Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Cards as seen here.

Pikachu also originally had a second-stage evolution named "Gorochu" (Japanese: ゴロチュウ Gorochū), which would have had two horns and fangs.[3][4] Sugimori stated that while there was nothing wrong with its appearance, it was nonetheless omitted from Pokémon Red and Green Versions, as the staff found that the game balance was better without it, and the limited game space meant that some Pokémon originally designed to evolve twice were changed to evolve only once.[2]

Gigantamax Pikachu was designed by James Turner.[5]

Biology

 
Pikachu's gender differences in Pokémon the Series

Pikachu is a short, chubby rodent Pokémon. It is covered in yellow fur with two horizontal brown stripes on its back. It has a small mouth, long, pointed ears with black tips, and brown eyes. Each cheek is a red circle that contains a pouch for electricity storage. It has short forearms with five fingers on each paw, and its feet each have three toes. At the base of its lightning bolt-shaped tail is a patch of brown fur. A female will have a V-shaped notch at the end of its tail, which looks like the top of a heart. It is classified as a quadruped, but it has been known to stand and walk on its hind legs; therefore, Pikachu is a facultative biped.

 
In the mouth of Cramorant

In the Pokémon the Series episode Pikachu's Goodbye, wild Pikachu are shown to live in groups in forested areas. Pikachu communicate amongst themselves using squeaks and tail-shaking as friendly gestures. In A Plethora of Pikachu!, it is shown that Alolan Pikachu are known to greet each other by sniffing one another and rubbing their tails together. Electricity can be used to receive and send messages with each other, as well as with other Electric-type Pokémon. It raises its tail to check its surroundings and is occasionally struck by lightning in this position. When groups grow, they can inadvertently cause lightning storms. Pikachu forage for Berries, which it roasts with electricity to make them tender enough to eat. A sure sign that Pikachu inhabits a location is patches of burnt grass. In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga, it is depicted eating and sometimes destroying telephone poles, wires, and other electronic equipment. By occasion, it can get unintentionally swallowed by Cramorant. While startled, it looks for ways to escape from the latter.

Pikachu charges itself while sleeping overnight, though stress and a lack of sleep can affect this. It can release electric discharges of varying intensity. In the Pokémon the Series episode Sparks Fly for Magnemite, Pikachu is shown to build up energy in its glands, which it will need to discharge to avoid complications. It is also able to release energy through its tail, which acts as a grounding rod, as well as recharge fellow Pikachu with electric shocks. Pikachu and its evolutionary relatives are related to Pachirisu. As shown in Pokémon Sleep, Pikachu is known to generate electricity through its cheeks while sleeping. Pikachu discharges while sleeping due to it dreaming of firing electric shots.[6] According to A Sneak Peek at Pokémon, Pikachu can deliver a constant current of 1000 amperes.

Pikachu and its evolutionary relatives are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Volt Tackle. Pikachu is also the only known Pokémon capable of using the Z-Move Catastropika, and the only known Pokémon capable of using the Light Ball item.

Forms

Pikachu has sixteen additional forms that fall into four groups: Cosplay Pikachu, Pikachu in a cap, the partner Pikachu, and Gigantamax Pikachu. Additionally, many other Pikachu variants have appeared in various media.

Cosplay Pikachu

Cosplay Pikachu is always female, has a black heart-shaped spot at the end of its tail, and can be dressed in any of five outfits corresponding to the five Contest conditions.

Pikachu in a cap

Pikachu in a cap is always male and has eight variants, each wearing one of Ash's hats from Pokémon the Series. Pikachu in a cap is the only known Pokémon capable of using the Z-Move 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt. Pikachu in a Cap cannot use Catastropika or Gigantamax.

Partner Pikachu

The partner Pikachu is the Pokémon the player starts with in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!. This Pikachu can be either gender. It has has higher base stats than normal Pikachu. Unlike other Pikachu, the partner Pikachu can learn the exclusive moves Zippy Zap, Floaty Fall, and Splishy Splash, as well as having access to the partner power Pika Papow.

The partner Pikachu is not differentiated from standard Pikachu in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!'s Pokédex, and it cannot be transferred out of the games.

Partner Pikachu
 


Gigantamax Pikachu

As Gigantamax Pikachu, it becomes larger and chubbier. Its tail becomes longer and becomes capable of storing all of the electricity it generates, causing it to glow a bright yellow and enabling it to become as powerful as a lightning strike. Three red clouds float around the tail. Its power is equal to that of a power plant; however, it is difficult to use it in peoples' homes since Pikachu can only remain in its Gigantamax form for a short time.[7] Gigantamax Pikachu is the only known Pokémon capable of using the G-Max Move G-Max Volt Crash.

Gigantamax Pikachu
 

Evolution

Pikachu evolves from Pichu and evolves into Raichu.

In Alola, it evolves into Alolan Raichu.

Cosplay Pikachu, Pikachu in a cap, Partner Pikachu, and Pikachu with the Gigantamax Factor cannot evolve.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Pichu
 Electric 

 
First evolution
Pikachu
 Electric 

 
Second evolution
Raichu
 Electric 

 
Second evolution
Raichu
Alolan Form
 Electric  Psychic 

In the games

Pikachu appears in every core series and side series game, Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Pinball, Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, Pokémon Channel, Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire, Pokémon Trozei!, every game in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, every game in the Pokémon Ranger series, every game in the Pokémon Rumble series, Pokémon Conquest, Pokémon Battle Trozei, Pokémon Picross, Pokémon Quest, New Pokémon Snap, Pokémon UNITE, Pokémon Shuffle, Pokémon Masters EX, and Pokémon GO.

As the player

Main article: Pikachu (PokéPark)

Pikachu appears as the player character in both PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure and its sequel, PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. He falls down a mysterious tunnel one day with his friends Charmander, Chikorita, and Piplup and ends up in the PokéPark. There he goes on a quest to save the PokéPark from certain destruction. He later travels to a new PokéPark which is being threatened by the ever-expanding Wish Park. At the new PokéPark he meets Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott, and they help to save the PokéPark from danger.

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Stadium: Pikachu stars in the mini-game "Thundering Dynamo" alongside Voltorb. This mini-game involves charging up electric power.
  • Hey You, Pikachu!: Pikachu stars alongside an unnamed child (who bears a striking resemblance to Red) who was recently taught how to interact with wild Pokémon by Professor Oak. The boy and Pikachu form a bond and go on many adventures together, and one day the Pikachu decides to live with the boy.
  • Pokémon Stadium 2: Pikachu can be used in "Pichu's Power Plant" if one is detected in a Transferred Pokémon game.
  • Pokémon Pinball: Pikachu serves as a Ball-Saver, but it will only work if the Lightning Meter is full.
  • Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire: Pikachu has the same role as in Pokémon Pinball but is sometimes helped by Pichu. Pikachu also appears on the Catch 'Em Mode banner.
  • Pokémon Channel: Much like Hey You, Pikachu!, Pokémon Channel focuses on a boy and a Pikachu bonding through social interactions, such as going outside and talking to other Pokémon, and watching TV together.

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#025
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms.
Blue
Yellow It keeps its tail raised to monitor its surroundings. If you yank its tail, it will try to bite you.
Stadium Lives in forests away from people. It stores electricity in its cheeks for zapping an enemy if it is attacked.
Generation II Johto
#022
Gold This intelligent Pokémon roasts hard berries with electricity to make them tender enough to eat.
Silver It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.
Crystal When it is angered, it immediately discharges the energy stored in the pouches in its cheeks.
Stadium 2 This intelligent Pokémon roasts hard Berries with electricity to make them tender enough to eat.
Generation III Hoenn
#156
Kanto
#025
Ruby Whenever Pikachu comes across something new, it blasts it with a jolt of electricity. If you come across a blackened berry, it's evidence that this Pokémon mistook the intensity of its charge.
Sapphire This Pokémon has electricity-storing pouches on its cheeks. These appear to become electrically charged during the night while Pikachu sleeps. It occasionally discharges electricity when it is dozy after waking up.
Emerald It stores electricity in the electric sacs on its cheeks. When it releases pent-up energy in a burst, the electric power is equal to a lightning bolt.
FireRed It has small electric sacs on both its cheeks. If threatened, it looses electric charges from the sacs.
LeafGreen When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#104
Johto
#022
Diamond It lives in forests with others. It stores electricity in the pouches on its cheeks.
Pearl If it looses crackling power from the electrical pouches on its cheeks, it is being wary.
Platinum It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
HeartGold This intelligent Pokémon roasts hard berries with electricity to make them tender enough to eat.
SoulSilver It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
White
Black 2 It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #036
Hoenn
#163
X It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.
Y It has small electric sacs on both its cheeks. If threatened, it looses electric charges from the sacs.
Omega Ruby Whenever Pikachu comes across something new, it blasts it with a jolt of electricity. If you come across a blackened berry, it's evidence that this Pokémon mistook the intensity of its charge.
Alpha Sapphire This Pokémon has electricity-storing pouches on its cheeks. These appear to become electrically charged during the night while Pikachu sleeps. It occasionally discharges electricity when it is dozy after waking up.
Generation VII Alola
 S  M : #025
Alola
 US  UM : #032
Kanto
#025
Sun A plan was recently announced to gather many Pikachu and make an electric power plant.
Moon It's in its nature to store electricity. It feels stressed now and then if it's unable to fully discharge the electricity.
Ultra Sun Its nature is to store up electricity. Forests where nests of Pikachu live are dangerous, since the trees are so often struck by lightning.
Ultra Moon While sleeping, it generates electricity in the sacs in its cheeks. If it's not getting enough sleep, it will be able to use only weak electricity.
Let's Go Pikachu This forest-dwelling Pokémon stores electricity in its cheeks, so you'll feel a tingly shock if you touch it.
Let's Go Eevee
Pikachu in a cap
Sun This form of Pikachu is somewhat rare. It wears the hat of its Trainer, who is also its partner.
Moon This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer's cap. Since the cap's not the right size, the fit is a bit loose.
Ultra Sun This form of Pikachu is somewhat rare. It wears the hat of its Trainer, who is also its partner.
Ultra Moon This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer's cap. Since the cap's not the right size, the fit is a bit loose.
Generation VIII Galar
#194
Galar
Isle of Armor #085
Sinnoh
#104
Hisui
#056
Sword Pikachu that can generate powerful electricity have cheek sacs that are extra soft and super stretchy.
Shield When Pikachu meet, they'll touch their tails together and exchange electricity through them as a form of greeting.
Brilliant Diamond It lives in forests with others. It stores electricity in the electric sacs on its cheeks.
Shining Pearl If it looses crackling power from the electric sacs on its cheeks, it is being wary.
Legends: Arceus Possesses cheek sacs in which it stores electricity. This clever forest-dweller roasts tough berries with an electric shock before consuming them.
Original Cap Pikachu
Sword This Pikachu wears its partner's cap, which is brimming with memories of traveling through many different regions.
Shield This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer's cap. The cap is proof that the two traveled across many regions together.
Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, and Alola Cap Pikachu
Sword This Pikachu wears its partner's cap, which is brimming with memories of traveling through the Hoenn/Sinnoh/Unova/Kalos/Alola region.
Shield This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer's cap. The cap is proof that the two traveled throughout the Hoenn/Sinnoh/Unova/Kalos/Alola region together.
Partner Cap Pikachu
Sword This Pikachu wears its partner's cap, which is brimming with memories of when they first met.
Shield This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer's cap. The cap is a precious symbol of a fateful encounter.
World Cap Pikachu
Sword This Pikachu wears its partner's cap, which is brimming with memories of traveling through different regions.
Shield This Pikachu is wearing its Trainer's cap. The cap is a precious symbol that travels across different regions with Pikachu.
Gigantamax Pikachu
Sword Its Gigantamax power expanded, forming its supersized body and towering tail.
Shield When it smashes its opponents with its bolt-shaped tail, it delivers a surge of electricity equivalent to a lightning strike.
Generation IX Paldea
#74
Kitakami
#21
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet When it is angered, it immediately discharges the energy stored in the pouches in its cheeks.
Violet When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity can build and cause lightning storms.
Original Cap Pikachu
Scarlet The cap this Pikachu wears is filled with memories of this Pokémon and its partner traveling across lots of different regions together.
Violet This Pikachu wears its partner's cap—proof of the strong bond Pikachu and its partner formed during adventures across many different regions.
Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, and Alola Cap Pikachu
Scarlet The cap this Pikachu wears is filled with memories of this Pokémon and its partner traveling across the Hoenn/Sinnoh/Unova/Kalos/Alola region together.
Violet This Pikachu wears its partner's cap—proof of the strong bond Pikachu and its partner formed during adventures across the Hoenn/Sinnoh/Unova/Kalos/Alola region.
Partner Cap Pikachu
Scarlet The cap this Pikachu wears is filled with memories of this Pokémon traveling together with its partner, whom it met in a fateful encounter.
Violet This Pikachu wears its partner's cap—proof of the strong bond Pikachu and its partner formed as the two overcame many hardships together.
World Cap Pikachu
Scarlet The cap this Pikachu wears is filled with memories of this Pokémon and its partner traveling across the world together.
Violet This Pikachu wears its partner's cap—proof of the strong bond Pikachu and its partner formed during adventures across the world.


       
Male Pikachu in the Alola PokédexSM Female Pikachu in the Alola PokédexSM Original Cap Pikachu in the Alola PokédexSM Pikachu in the Alola PokédexUSUM
   
Pikachu in the Paldea Pokédex Pikachu in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Viridian Forest, Power Plant
Blue (Japan)
Viridian Forest, Power Plant, Rocket Game Corner
Yellow
First Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Generation II
Gold Silver
Route 2
Crystal
Route 2MorningDay, Celadon Game Corner
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Safari Zone
Emerald
Safari Zone
FireRed LeafGreen
Viridian Forest, Power Plant
Colosseum
Pokémon Colosseum Bonus Disc (JP)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trophy Garden
Platinum
Trophy Garden
HeartGold SoulSilver
Viridian Forest
Trade Pikachu in Saffron City
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Resort, Yellow Forest, Rally, and Sightseeing
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Event
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer, Event
Generation VI
X Y
Santalune Forest, Route 3, Friend Safari (Electric)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Safari Zone (Zone 1, long grass)
Received at the Contest Hall in Verdanturf Town, Fallarbor Town, Slateport City, or Lilycove City after first Pokémon Contest (Cosplay Pikachu)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 1, Hau'oli City (SOS Battle)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 1 (SOS Battle)
Heahea City (Surf Association, Only one)
Pikachu Valley (QR Scanner) (Partner Cap Pikachu)
Let's Go Pikachu
Viridian Forest (Pikachu)
First Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town (Partner Pikachu)
Let's Go Eevee
Viridian Forest
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 4, Stony Wilderness
Rolling Fields (Wanderer)
Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Motostoke Riverbank (Max Raid Battle)
Meetup Spot (Only one)* (Gigantamax Factor)
Expansion Pass
Forest of Focus
Fields of Honor, Soothing Wetlands (Wanderer)
Challenge Beach, Fields of Honor, Forest of Focus (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Trophy Garden
Legends: Arceus
Obsidian Fieldlands: Nature's Pantry, massive mass outbreaks
Crimson Mirelands: near Golden Lowlands
Cobalt Coastlands: Windbreak Stand
Alabaster Icelands: Space-time distortions
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province: Area Two, Area Four, Artazon
East Province: Area One
West Province: Area Three
Tera Raid Battles (2★, 3★)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Kitakami Road, Apple Hills, Oni Mountain, Wistful Fields, Paradise Barrens, Kitakami Wilds, Timeless Woods


Held items

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear. In Pokémon Yellow, the player gets the Light Ball by trading their initial Pikachu, otherwise the Pikachu will be holding a Berry. In Pokéwalker, only Pikachu found in Yellow Forest are carrying items.

Games Held items
Red Blue
  Berry (100%)
Yellow
Gold Silver
  Berry (2%)
Crystal
Ruby Sapphire
Emerald
Diamond Pearl
Platinum
Battle Revolution
  Light Ball (100%)
Ranch
HeartGold SoulSilver
Pokéwalker
  Lum Berry (100%)
Pokéwalker
  Oran Berry (100%)
X Y
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Sun Moon
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Sword Shield
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus
  Normal
Grit items by level
  Alpha
Grit items by level
Scarlet Violet

Base stats

Generation I-V

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
35
95 - 142 180 - 274
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
300
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 50.

Generation VI onward

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
35
95 - 142 180 - 274
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
320
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.

Partner Pikachu

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 320 200 - 431
76 - 321 148 - 437
49 - 285 94 - 364
72 - 315 139 - 425
58 - 297 112 - 388
120
112 - 370 220 - 533
Total:
430
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 AVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) minimum friendship and a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 200 AVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) maximum friendship and a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
15/20 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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 IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Play Nice Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Sweet Kiss Fairy Status 0000 07575% 10
011 Nuzzle Electric Physical 02020 100100% 20
011 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
044 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 09090% 20
088 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
1212 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100100% 10
1616 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
2020 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
2424 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
2828 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 07575% 15
3232 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
3636 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100100% 15
4040 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
4444 Thunder Electric Special 110110 07070% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pikachu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pikachu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002  TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM003  TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM019  TM019 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00—}}—% 15
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM023  TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM037  TM037 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM048  TM048 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM068  TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM072  TM072 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM096  TM096 Eerie Impulse Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM122  TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM123  TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM127  TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM134  TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM136  TM136 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM147  TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM166  TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM173  TM173 Charge Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM211  TM211 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM227  TM227 Alluring Voice Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM229  TM229 Upper Hand Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pikachu
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By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Charge Electric Status —% 20
Disarming Voice Fairy Special 40 —% 15
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Present Normal Physical 90% 15
Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
Volt Tackle Electric Physical 120 100% 15
Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Pikachu
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By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
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By events

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Flying Terastal Pikachu Fly Flying Physical 90 95% 15
  • A superscript level indicates that Pikachu can learn this move normally in Generation IX
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Costumes in Pokémon GO

Pikachu

Costumes in Pokémon GO
         
Holiday hat Party hat Original hat Halloween hat Summer-style
         
H.F. Custom cap Flower crown Detective hat Straw hat Mimikyu costume
         
Beanie Party hat Clone Safari hat Flower hat
         
Charizard hat Umbreon hat Rayquaza hat Lucario hat World cap
         
Explorer Winter Carnival New Year's hat Meloetta hat Halloween Mischief
         
Kariyushi shirt Gracidea flower Pokémon TCG hat Cake costume World Championships
2022
         
Shaymin scarf Green T-shirt (Berry) Purple T-shirt (Flower) Party top hat Brendan's hat
         
May's bow Cherry blossoms Blue T-shirt (Citrus) Amethyst crown Quartz crown
         
Pyrite crown Malachite crown Aquamarine crown Tricks & Treats Holiday attire

Cosplay Pikachu

Costumes in Pokémon GO
     
Libre Pop Star Rock Star

Flying Pikachu

Costumes in Pokémon GO
     
Standard 5th Anniversary Okinawa exclusive
     
Green balloons Purple balloons Orange balloons

Form data

Pikachu has sixteen additional forms that fall into four groups: Cosplay Pikachu, Pikachu in a cap, the partner Pikachu, and Gigantamax Pikachu. All forms except the partner Pikachu are recognized by an in-game Pokédex; partner Pikachu has only been named in promotional materials.[8]

Cosplay Pikachu

Cosplay Pikachu is the base form of a group of six interchangeable forms exclusive to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. It is a female Pikachu who has a black, heart-shaped mark at the end of its tail, obtained from a Pokémon Breeder after the player takes part in their first Pokémon Contest Spectacular. Cosplay Pikachu can change forms by dressing up in different costumes corresponding to each of the five contest conditions (Coolness, Beauty, Cuteness, Cleverness, and Toughness); each form also automatically learns a move that Pikachu otherwise could not learn. Cosplay Pikachu can change or remove its costume at any Contest Hall, forgetting the move it learned with the last costume (if it still knows it) and learning the move from the new costume (if applicable). If Cosplay Pikachu removes its costume while the only move it knows is the move tied to its costume, it learns Thunder Shock.

Unlike other Pikachu, Cosplay Pikachu cannot evolve or breed. It also cannot be traded via the GTS or Wonder Trade. Additionally, as it is not present in any games besides Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Cosplay Pikachu cannot be deposited into Pokémon Bank, and it does not register as a separate form in Pokémon Bank's Pokédex, despite it registering separately in the Pokédex of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.


No costume
 
Cosplay Pikachu
 
Pikachu
 Electric 


Knows
Meteor Mash
 
Pikachu Rock Star
 Cool 
Pikachu
 Electric 


Knows
Icicle Crash
 
Pikachu Belle
 Beautiful 
Pikachu
 Electric 


Knows
Draining Kiss
 
Pikachu Pop Star
 Cute 
Pikachu
 Electric 


Knows
Electric Terrain
 
Pikachu, Ph.D
 Clever 
Pikachu
 Electric 


Knows
Flying Press
 
Pikachu Libre
 Tough 
Pikachu
 Electric 

Pikachu in a cap

Pikachu in a cap are eight event-exclusive, non-interchangeable forms of Pikachu that debuted in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Like Ash's Pikachu, these Pikachu are always male, and they cannot evolve or breed. They are also able to use the event-exclusive Z-Crystal Pikashunium Z and its corresponding Z-Move 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt. Their cries differ from that of regular Pikachu.

Six variants exist in Sun and Moon, one for each of Ash's hats from the original series to Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon. A seventh variant debuted in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, wearing the Partner Cap, Ash's hat from Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!. An eighth variant debuted in the Version 1.2.0 update of Pokémon Sword and Shield, wearing the World Cap, Ash's hat from Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

The original six Pikachu in a cap were distributed via serial codes in Pokémon Sun and Moon in celebration of the 20th Pokémon movie, and by extension, the 20th anniversary of Pokémon the Series. Partner Cap Pikachu was distributed in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon via a QR Code that can be scanned. All eight Pikachu in a cap (including World Cap Pikachu) were distributed via serial codes in Pokémon Sword and Shield to commemorate the TV show's timeslot change to Fridays in Japan; uniquely, the Pikachu from this distribution can learn Volt Tackle from the Move Reminder, Jack.

Partner Pikachu

The partner Pikachu has a separate internal index from standard Pikachu. This allows it to have higher base stats than wild Pikachu.

The partner Pikachu is not differentiated from standard Pikachu in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!'s Pokédex, and it cannot be transferred out of the games.

Gigantamax

Gigantamax Pikachu can only be obtained through special methods, and the Gigantamax Factor cannot be bred.

 
Gigantamax Factor
 
Pikachu
Pikachu
 Electric 

 
Dynamax Band


Lasts for three turns
 
Gigantamax
Pikachu
Pikachu
 Electric 

Evolution data

Cosplay Pikachu, Pikachu in a cap, the partner Pikachu, and Pikachu with the Gigantamax Factor cannot evolve. The initial Pikachu from Pokémon Yellow will refuse to evolve into Raichu unless it is traded and evolved on another save file.

 
Baby form
Pichu
 Electric 
 
Breed

  +  
Level up with
high friendship
 
First evolution
Pikachu
 Electric 
 
Thunder Stone
outside of Alola
 
Second evolution
Raichu
 Electric 
  +  
Thunder Stone
in Alola
 
Second evolution
Raichu
Alolan Form
 Electric  Psychic 

Sprites

Main article: Pikachu/Gallery
Cross-Generation
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In animation

Main article: Pikachu/Anime

Pikachu appears in the main series Pokémon the Series and Pokémon Horizons: The Series, as well as the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Animated Shorts, Pokémon Origins, Pokémon Generations, the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, Pokémon: Twilight Wings, POKÉTOON, GOTCHA!, Pokémon Evolutions, Bidoof's Big Stand, A Ripple in Time, The Journey of One Dream, and Biri-Biri.

Main series

Major appearances

     
Ash's Pikachu Pikachutwo Puka
     
Sparky Ashachu Cosplay Pikachu
     
Ash's Pikachu (M20) Goh's Pikachu Captain Pikachu

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP002 Pikachu Dawn's Pokédex Pikachu, the Mouse Pokémon. It can generate electric attacks from the electric pouches located in both of its cheeks.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW001 Pikachu Trip's Pokédex Pikachu, the Mouse Pokémon, and the evolved form of Pichu. Pikachu's tail is sometimes struck by lightning as it raises it to check its surroundings.
BW093 Pikachu Cameron's Pokédex Pikachu, the Mouse Pokémon, and the evolved form of Pichu. Pikachu can help other Pikachu who are feeling weak by sharing its electric current.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM003 Pikachu Rotom Pokédex Pikachu, the Mouse Pokémon. An Electric type. It raises its tail to sense its surroundings. If you pull on its tail, it will bite.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN035 Pikachu Goh's Rotom Phone Pikachu, the Mouse Pokémon. An Electric type. Pikachu have pouches on their cheeks that can store electricity, which they release if threatened. Male and female Pikachu have differently shaped tails.


Pokémon Origins

 
Red's Pikachu (Origins)

Pokémon Generations

 
Red's Pikachu (Generations)

In the manga

Main article: Pikachu/Manga

Pikachu appears in Ash & Pikachu, The Electric Tale of Pikachu, How I Became a Pokémon Card, Magical Pokémon Journey and Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪, Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl, Pocket Monsters HeartGold & SoulSilver Go! Go! Pokéathlon, Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure, Pokémon Adventures, Pokémon Battle Frontier, Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!, Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys, Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All, Pokémon Horizon, Pokémon Journeys: The Series, Pokémon Newspaper Strip, Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~, Pokémon Pocket Monsters, Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission, and Pokémon Zensho.

Ash & Pikachu

 
Ash's Pikachu (Ash & Pikachu)

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

   
Ash's Pikachu (EToP) Sparky/Chuchino

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
The Electric Tale of Pikachu ET01 An electric mouse Pokémon.
Habitat: Forests and woodlands
Diet: Mainly fruit
Distinguishing features: Has an electric generator on each cheek.
Beware of electrocution!

Magical Pokémon Journey and Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪

   
Hazel's Pikachu Ash's Pikachu (MPJ)

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

 
Ash's Pikachu (Diamond & Pearl)

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

 
Red's Pikachu (JBA)

Pokémon Adventures

     
Pikachu Chuchu Cosplay Pikachu (Adventures)

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS004 When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build up and cause lightning storms. Forest dwellers, they are few in number and exceptionally rare. The pouches in their cheeks discharge electricity at their opponents. The Pikachu are believed to be highly intelligent.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

 
Gold's Pikachu

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

 
Shu's Pikachu

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

 
Ash's Pikachu (JNM)

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

 
Red's Pikachu (Pocket Monsters)

In the TCG

 
Pikachu in the TCG
 
Pikachu TCG Coin
Main article: Pikachu (TCG)

Pikachu manages to find its way into many of the expansions, causing there to be 211 known non-reprint Pokémon cards featuring Pikachu, more than any other Pokémon. There are also various Trainer cards with Pikachu in the card's artwork too, including the very sought-after tournament promos such as No.1 Trainer.

The first Pikachu that appeared in the TCG was Pikachu in the Base Set (which was reprinted in Base Set 2 and in POP Series 2 with different artwork). It was followed in the next set by another Pikachu (which was also reprinted in the Legendary Collection). The third Pikachu card released was the first-ever English promo card, Pikachu. The original Base Set Pikachu was also released as a special promotional card at E3.

In the early days of the TCG, several notable errors were made regarding the Pikachu cards. The Base Set Pikachu was released with altered artwork at first, depicting it with red cheeks, instead of the original yellow. While this matched Ken Sugimori's artwork, the yellow color on its cheeks was intentional by the artist, who depicted Pikachu using ThunderShock. This error appeared in both the E3 promotional version and the normal Base Set release. A second error was made in the production of Jungle set booster packs, which, instead of the Jungle set's Pikachu, sometimes contained first edition versions of the Pikachu that was released as a promo card.

Pikachu has also been featured on a number of TCG coins, with one being included with the English and European languages-only Base Set 2. This coin was also featured in the Pokémon Play It! PC game. A Pikachu coin is also featured in the Game Boy game Pokémon Trading Card Game, and is one of the coins that can be obtained in Pokémon Trading Card Game 2: The Invasion of Team GR!, where it is given by Isaac to winners of the Lightning Club.

In the TFG

 
Pikachu in the TFG

Two Pikachu figures have been released.


In merchandise

 
Pikachu in Pokémon Battle Chess

Pikachu appears in Pokémon Battle Chess. It doesn't behave like any traditional piece in chess but behaves like a gold general in shogi.

Pikachu was the focus of a Pokémon Center collection in June 2014.

In real life

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has included three Pikachu balloons. "Flying Pikachu" was the first, flown from 2001 to 2005, and was used in a morning rush hour test of wind conditions in Times Square after an accident involving an M&M's balloon in the 2005 parade.[9] It was last used in the August 2006 Party of the Decade in New York City's Bryant Park. The second balloon debuted in the 2006 parade, features glowing cheeks, and chases a Poké Ball balloon. The third, introduced in the 2014 parade, wears a green scarf and holds a small, Pikachu-shaped snowman.

Other appearances

Pokkén Tournament

Pikachu is a playable character for the arcade fighting game. His moveset includes electrical attacks the species uses in the main games, like Thunderbolt, Electro Ball, and Thunder. In Burst form, he can use the Burst Attack Volt Shock Fist. Several of his attacks and victory poses are directly taken from Heihachi and Kazuya Mishima's movesets from the Tekken series.

Pikachu overwhelms opponents with powerful electric shocks and quick movements.[10]

Pikachu Libre was first announced alongside the Wii U port of the game. She was later released as an additional fighter on the original arcade version.

Pikachu Libre, a wrestling idol, is a small masked fighter overflowing with fighting spirit.

   
Pikachu (Pokkén) Pikachu Libre (Pokkén)

Super Smash Bros. series

 
Pikachu (Super Smash Bros.)

Detective Pikachu

Main article: Detective Pikachu (character)

Detective Pikachu stars a Pikachu that is capable of speaking the human language, but only the player character Tim Goodman is capable of hearing him. Much like Meowth from Pokémon the Series, he is incapable of using moves that most Pikachu are capable of using. This Pikachu also really loves to drink coffee. Early on in the game, a regular Pikachu also briefly appears.

 
Pikachu (Super Smash Bros.)

Lightning Force

 
Pikachu and Eliana in the Lightning Force music video

The Brazilian music video Lightning Force features a stop motion animated Pikachu. This Pikachu is also shown later as a live action actor with a full-body costume.

Celestial

 
Single cover for Celestial

Pikachu appeared in the music video for Celestial. It is also featured in the single cover for the song.

Reception

Cultural impact

 
$1 coin from Niue featuring Pikachu

The nation of Niue released a one-dollar coin with its coat of arms on one side and Pikachu on the other to promote the Pokémon franchise.

On December 11, 2023, Google revealed that Pikachu was the "most searched Pokémon" in the platform's history during its 25 years of creation.[11][12]

Pikachu has also served as the inspiration for the naming of several scientific discoveries:

  • In 2008, Japanese researchers discovered a new protein that helps carry electrical impulses from the eyes to the brain and named it pikachurin. According to them, it was so named for sharing Pikachu's "lightning-fast moves and shocking electric effects".
  • The springtail species Dicranocentrus pikachu was named after Pikachu.[13]
  • The spider species Epicratinus pikachu was named after Pikachu due to the female spider's epigynum resembling its face.[14]
  • The spider species Alistra pikachu was named after Pikachu due to its yellow coloration.[15]
  • The beetle species Hiperantha pikachu was named after Pikachu because of its yellow elytra with a black apical band that resembles Pikachu's ears.[16]

Trivia

 
Pikachu in Pokémon Stadium

Origin

Pikachu's designer, Atsuko Nishida, revealed in an interview that this Pokémon was originally a daifuku-like creature with ears sticking out. Its black ear tips are remnants of this original concept.[2][4]

Nishida named the Pokémon Pikachu "without giving it much thought", and while it wasn't originally intended to be based on a mouse, Game Freak CEO Satoshi Tajiri made the decision to base it on such. During the process of making Pikachu "cuter", as per the instructions of game designer Kōji Nishino, Nishida added cheek pouches for it to store electricity in. These were inspired by squirrels, which store food in their cheeks. Pikachu's yellow colouration and lightning bolt-shaped tail were given to express Pikachu's electrical attributes and make its type easier to recognise and understand. According to Nishida, Pikachu's stripes aren't based on anything in particular, and were added to fill the empty space on Pikachu's back, as it is always visible during battle.[2][4]

Pikachu's Gigantamax form is a reference to its earlier, more rotund design from Generations I and II.[17]

Name origin

Pikachu is a combination of ピカピカ pikapika (onomatopoeia for sparkle) and チューチュー chūchū (the sound of a mouse squeaking).[2][18]

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ピカチュウ Pikachu From ピカピカ pikapika and チューチュー chūchū
  French Pikachu Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Pikachu Same as English/Japanese name
  German Pikachu Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Pikachu Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 피카츄 Pikachu Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 皮卡丘 Píkǎqiū Transcription of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 皮卡丘 Pikachu*
比卡超 Béikāchīu*
From its Mandarin name paired with the pronunciation of English/Japanese name
From the transcription of Japanese name and chīu


Related articles

References

  1. Natsume: THE TALENT BEHIND HOMETOWN STORY
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Creator Profile: The Creators of Pikachu - Pokemon.com (archived)
  3. Page 3 of Yomiuri interview with Ken Sugimori, Kōji Nishino, and Atsuko Nishida (Japanese)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Pikachu Originally Had A Second Evolution Called ‘Gorochu’ With Large Fangs And Two Horns — SiliconEra
  5. Tweet by James Turner (@JamesTurner_42). Posted on August 15, 2022.
  6. Sleep Style Dex
  7. Gigantamax Pikachu | Official Website | Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
  8. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! | Experience the World of Pokémon
  9. Pikachu Soars as Trial Balloon for a Safer Macy's Parade - New York Times
  10. Pokkén Tournament's official site
  11. https://twitter.com/Google/status/1734218344402743791
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KtWfp0UopM&pp=ygUPZ29vZ2xlIDI1IHllYXJz
  13. New species and new records of Dicranocentrus Schött, 1893 (Collembola: Entomobryidae) from Southeastern Brazil
  14. Taxonomic review and cladistic analysis of Neotropical spider genus Epicratinus Jocqué & Baert, 2005 (Araneae: Zodariidae) with description of eleven new species
  15. Twenty-three new spider species (Arachnida: Araneae) from Asia
  16. Notes on Stigmoderini (Coleoptera, Buprestidae) from Brazil, with the description of a new species of Hiperantha Gistel, 1834, and new distributional records
  17. Tweet by James Turner (@JamesTurner_42). Posted on August 15, 2022.
  18. TIME - The Ultimate Game Freak

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