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#025 Pikachu
(ピカチュウ Pikachu)
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Pokédex
National
Arbok 025 Raichu
Johto
022
Hoenn
156
Sinnoh
104
Unova
Kalos
Species Type
Mouse Pokémon Electric
Ability Gender
Static
Lightningrod (Dream World)
50% ♀/50% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Yellow Field
Weight Height
13.0 lbs. 6.0 kg 1'04" 0.4
Body style Footprint
Body08.png F025.png
Cry
Marriland Pokédex
Generation IV Generation V

Pikachu (ピカチュウ Pikachuu) is an Electric-type Mouse Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It is the evolved form of Pichu after maximum happiness is reached, and subsequently evolves into Raichu when a Thunderstone is used. Pikachu has grown to become the mascot of the Pokémon franchise, mostly due to one being the anime protagonist Ash's closest companion. Pikachu was the version mascot for Pokémon Yellow.

Appearance

Ash's Pikachu

Pikachu are small, chubby rodents that are covered almost completely by yellow fur. They have long yellow ears that are tipped with black. A Pikachu's back has two brown stripes, and its large tail is notable for being shaped like a lightning bolt. On their cheeks are two circle-shaped red pouches used for storing electricity, which turn yellow and spark with electricity when an Electric attack is about to be used

A female Pikachu looks nearly identical to a male, with the exception of its tail. A female Pikachu's tail is rounded at the end and has an inward dent, giving it the appearance of a heart. This, however, is only true in the Nintendo games. In the anime and in previous games, female and male Pikachus look identical.

Special Abilities

Pikachu's special ability is Static, which can cause paralysis in battle if hit by a physical move. In Pokémon Black and White's Dream World, the Trainer receives a Pikachu with the Lightningrod ability.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Pika and Chuchu in the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Adventures Manga, Red owns a Pikachu named "Pika" and Yellow also owns a Pikachu named "Chuchu".

In the anime

Ash's Pikachu

Main article: Ash's Pikachu


Game Info

Pikachu is the main character in the game PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure

Game Locations

Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Viridian Forest, Power Plant Rare
Yellow Starter Pokémon, Trade One
Gold/Silver Route 2 Rare
Crystal Route 2 Rare
Ruby/ Sapphire Safari Zone Rare
Emerald Safari Zone Rare
FireRed/ LeafGreen Viridian Forest (common if chosen Charmander ) , Power Plant Rare
Diamond/ Pearl Trophy Garden Rare
Platinum Trophy Garden Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 2, Viridian Forest Rare
Black/White Poké Transfer None
Black 2/White 2 Poké Transfer None
X/Y Santalune Forest, Route 3, Electric-type Friend Safari Rare

Pokédex Entries

Red Blue
When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms.
Yellow
It keeps its tail raised to monitor its surroundings. If you yank its tail, it will try to bite you.
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.
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.
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
Pikachu can differentiate between the electricity from the shock of a weakened companion as well as a healthy one.
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.
Black
It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
White
It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
Black 2
It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
White 2
It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
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 cheeks. If threatened, it looses electric charges from the sacs.

Learnset

Generation I

Main article: Pikachu/Learnset Generation I


Generation II

Main article: Pikachu/Learnset Generation II


Generation III

Main article: Pikachu/Learnset Generation III


Generation IV

Main article: Pikachu/Learnset Generation IV


Generation V

Main article: Pikachu/Learnset Generation V


Generation VI

By levelling up
Leveling
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Thundershock 40 100% 30 Electric Special
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
5 Growl - 100% 40 Normal Status
8 Play Nice - 100% 20 Normal Status
10 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
13 Thunder Wave - 100% 20 Electric Status
18 Electro Ball - 100% 10 Electric Special
21 Double Team - -% 15 Normal Status
23 Nuzzle 20 100% 20 Electric Physical
26 Slam 80 75% 20 Normal Physical
29 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
34 Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical
37 Agility - -% 30 Psychic Status
42 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
45 Light Screen - -% 30 Psychic Status
50 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
By TM & HM
TMs/HMs
# Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
TM06 Toxic - 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen - -% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect - -% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance - -% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration - 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return - 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team - -% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest - -% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract - 100% 10 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling - 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM70 Flash - 100% 20 Normal Status
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave - 100% 20 Electric Status
TM86 Grass Knot - 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger - 90% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk - -% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute - -% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM100 Confide - -% 20 Normal Status
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

I Red Blue Yellow Green (JP) Back
Pikachu(RB)Sprite.png Pikachu(Y)Sprite.png Pikachu(Gr)Sprite.png Pikachu(Gen.I)BackSprite.png
II Gold Silver Crystal Back
Pikachu(C)Sprite.gif Pikachu(S)Sprite.png Pikachu(C)Sprite.gif Pikachu(Gen.II)BackSprite.png
Spr 2c 025 s.gif Pikachu(S)ShinySprite.png Spr 2c 025 s.gif Pikachu(Gen.II)ShinyBackSprite.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Pikachu(RS)Sprite.png Spr 3e 025.gif Spr 3e 025.gif Pikachu(Gen.III)BackSprite.png
Shiny(E)PikachuSprite.gif Shiny(E)PikachuSprite.gif Shiny(E)PikachuSprite.gif Pikachu(Gen.III)ShinyBackSprite.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Pikachu(DP)SpriteMale.png Pikachu(P)SpriteMale.png Pikachu(HGSS)SpriteMale.png Pikachu(Gen.IV)BackSpriteMale.png
Pikachu(DP)SpriteFemale.png Pikachu(P)SpriteFemale.png FemaleHGSSPikachu.png Pikachu(Gen.IV)BackSpriteFemale.png
Pikachu(DP)ShinySpriteMale.png Pikachu(P)ShinySpriteMale.png Pikachu(HGSS)ShinyMale.png Pikachu(Gen.IV)ShinyBackSpriteMale.png
Pikachu(DP)ShinySpriteFemale.png Pikachu(P)ShinySpriteFemale.png HGSSPikachuFemaleShiny.png Pikachu(Gen.IV)ShinyBackSpriteFemale.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Pikachu BW.gif Pikachu Back BW.gif
Pikachu Shiny BW.png Pikachu Shiny Back BW.png

Side Game Data

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
No. Pokémon Group Field Move Poké Assist
R-002 PR Pikachu Sprite.png Pikachu Electric SOA Recharge 3.png Recharge 3 SOA Recharge.png Recharge
Capture Points* On Sight**
645 No reaction.
Browser Entry
It attacks by blasting electricity from its body.
* - This is the amount of points required to capture the Pokémon.
** - This is the reaction of the Pokémon when players approach it.

Super Smash Bros.

Pikachu's alternate costumes in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Pikachu has also appeared in all three Super Smash Bros. Series games. Pikachu is a very agile and mobile playable character. In Super Smash Bros., Pikachu was considered the strongest playable character. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pikachu's Skull Bash move was introduced, and its Quick Attack ability was upgraded so that it did a small amount of damage to opponents. Pikachu has also once again appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a playable character, with its exclusive attack Volt Tackle as its Final Smash. If you look at the hat Pikachu and you look at the shiny above and the hat, you would notice it's the Shiny Pikachu with Red's japanese hat.

Each of Pikachu's alternate forms in Brawl can be seen as a tribute to different Pokémon games; The blue goggles come from Pokémon Colosseum and the red hat comes from the Kanto region games while the green headband comes from Pokémon Emerald.

Along with Mario, Link, and Kirby, Pikachu is a mascot for the Super Smash Bros. series.

Etymology

The name "Pikachu" is a portmanteau of the Japanese words "pikapika", an onomatopoeia for electric sparkling, and "chū", which is the Japanese onomatopoeia for a mouse's squeak.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Pikachu is the only starter in the canon RPG games that deviates from the usual grass, fire, and water-type Pokémon.
  • Pikachu is the only Pokémon to have appeared in every episode, special, and movie in the series in some shape or form.
  • Though Pikachu isn't in the Unova Dex, he can be found in a building within Castelia City in the Unova region before the National Dex is obtained, as well as on a billboard above the Castelia City Pokémon Center. There are also several Pikachu shaped hedges in Striaton City. Also, there is a giant Pikachu float next to the Nimbasa City Gym. This implies that many people in Unova know about Pikachu, despite not seeing one for themselves.
  • In the 2011 Guinness World Records Book: Gamers Edition, Pikachu placed 20th in the "Top 50 VideoGame Characters of All Time."
  • Pikachu was revealed before its pre-evolution, Pichu.
  • Pikachu has appeared on more merchandise than any other Pokémon, including the limited edition N64, Game Boy Color, and DS consoles.
  • Ash turned into a Pikachu due to Lily's accident in the Pokémon episode Hocus Pokémon, though he turned back into a human at the start of the next episode.
  • In the game Pokemon Battle Revolution, Pikachu can use the HMs Surf and Fly.
  • Pikachu does not like being inside its Poké Ball in anime but in the manga Pikachu was seen kept inside the Poké Ball.
  • Pikachu will become the first Pokemon to appear as a cameo in the upcoming feature-length 2012 Disney film, Wreck-It Ralph, due to its popularity.
  • Pikachu was the first "Electric-type" Pokémon created, conceived after the type was suggested to Sugimori and designed around the concept of electricity and the common symbol for lightning.

See also

References