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Pichu

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Electric
Pichu
(ピチュー Pichuu)
172.png
Pichu.png
Tiny Mouse Pokémon Pokémon
Pokédex
National
Lanturn
172
Cleffa
Johto
021
Hoenn
155
Sinnoh
103
Unova
Kalos
CT 035
Alola
Ability Gender
Static
Lightningrod (Dream World)
50% ♀
50% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Yellow Undiscovered
Weight Height
4.4 lbs 2.0kg 1'00" 0.3 m
Body style Footprint
Body08.png F172.png
Cry
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
20 40 15
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
35 35 60
Total
205

Pichu (Japanese: ピチュー Pichuu) is an Electric-type Mouse and Baby Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

In the games

Appearance

Pichu are very small, plump, yellow rodent-like Pokémon. It bears a similar appearance to its evolved form Pikachu, but varies in a number of ways. Pichu have diamond shaped ears on the top of their head, with the edges being black and the interior yellow. Underneath their head is a black pattern, that somewhat resembles a collar. Their tails are completely black, and resemble a small lightning bolt, similar to its evolved forms which are larger. Pichu also have round, pink sacs on their cheeks, used for storing electricity.

Special abilities

Pichu have the special ability Static. This allows for a 30% chance that an opponent will become paralyzed if it lands a physical attack on Pichu. Pichu, like its other forms, is capable of storing electricity in the pink sacs on its cheeks. Being a baby Pokémon however, Pichu can not store as much electricity as its evolved forms. It will shock itself if any electricity leaks out of its cheeks.

Evolution

Pichu evolves into Pikachu by leveling it up with max happiness.

Appearances

In the anime

The Pichu Bros.

The majority of appearances of Pichu in any anime form, have been from the Pichu Brothers. The pair have been featured in episodes of Pokémon Chronicles, animated shorts like Pikachu & Pichu, and Camp Pikachu, and in the game Pokémon Channel. It is rumored that these Pichu's nicknames are Ritchie and Sparky, although this is highly unlikely, since these are wild Pichu and Ritchie and Sparky are actual characters in the anime, Ritchie being Sparky's Trainer.

Pichu's first appearance in the series was in the episode The Apple Corp., where a group of Pichu were stealing apples from an orchard.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out Of The Gate! a Pichu's brother is kidnapped and the Pichu herself.

In Hungry for the Good Life!, there are some Pichu.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, a Mew was seen briefly transforming into a Pichu.

A Spiky-eared Pichu appears in Arceus and the Jewel of Life. She gets the jail keys so Ash and co. can escape. She also frees the other Pokémon.

In the manga

Pichu in the Pokémon Adventures Manga.

In the Pokémon adventures manga, Gold has an egg that hatched into a Pichu. Currently making Gold, the owner of the Pichu.

Game info

Pichu first appeared in the Generation II games. They were in Gen II through the Mystery Egg obtainable, but also by breeding a Pikachu, until the release of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, where they can be caught in Trophy Garden. They can be bred with Volt Tackle if the mother Pikachu holds a Light Ball.

Game locations

Version(s) Location Rarity
Gold/Silver Mystery Egg One
Crystal Mystery Egg One
Ruby/ Sapphire Breed Pikachu or Raichu None
Emerald Breed Pikachu or Raichu None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Breed Pikachu or Raichu None
Diamond/ Pearl Trophy Garden Common
Platinum Trophy Garden Common
HeartGold/SoulSilver Breed Pikachu or Raichu None
Black/White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
X/Y Breed Pikachu or Raichu None

Side game locations

Game(s) Location
Pokémon Channel Camp Starlight (Saturday)
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Hatch from egg
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 1,
Trozei Battle,
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Joyous Tower (3F-6F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Amp Plains (9F-10F)*
Far Amp Plains (1F-4F)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Fall City
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Ranger School
Vientown
Vien Forest
Marine Cave
Pueltown


Pokédex entries

Generation I
Pichu did not appear during the Generation I games.
Gold
It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
Silver
Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
Crystal
It is unskilled at storing electric power. Any kind of shock causes it to discharge energy spontaneously.
Ruby
Pichu charges itself with electricity more easily on days with thunderclouds or when the air is very dry. You can hear the crackling of static electricity coming off this Pokémon.
Sapphire
When Pichu plays with others, it may short out electricity with another Pichu, creating a shower of sparks. In that event, this Pokémon will begin crying, startled by the flash of sparks.
Emerald
It is still inept at retaining electricity. When it is startled, it discharges power accidentally. It gets better at holding power as it grows older.
FireRed
Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
LeafGreen
It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
Diamond
The electric pouches on its cheeks are still small. They cannot store much electricity yet.
Pearl
It plays with others by touching tails and setting off sparks. This appears to be a test of courage.
Platinum
The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
HeartGold
It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
SoulSilver
Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
Black
The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
White
The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
Black 2
The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
White 2
The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
X
It plays with others by touching tails and setting off sparks. This appears to be a test of courage.
Y
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Omega Ruby
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Alpha Sapphire
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Side game data

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
No. Pokémon Group Field Move Poké Assist
R-001 PR Pichu Sprite.png Pichu Electric SOA Recharge 1.png Recharge 1 SOA Recharge.png Recharge
Capture Points* On Sight**
66 Runs away.
Browser Entry
It attacks by shooting bolts of electricity.
* - This is the amount of points required to capture the Pokémon.
** - This is the reaction of the Pokémon when players approach it.

Learnset

Generation II

Main article: Pichu/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Pichu/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Pichu/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Damage Type Contest Type Appeal Jam
1 Thundershock 40 100% 30 Electric Special
1 Charm 100% 20 Normal Status
5 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
10 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
13 Sweet Kiss 75% 10 Normal Status
18 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

Leveling
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Damage Type Contest Type Appeal Jam
1 Thundershock 40 100% 30 Electric Special
1 Charm 100% 20 Fairy Status
5 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
10 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
13 Sweet Kiss 75% 10 Fairy Status
18 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Forms

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Spiky-eared Pichu 172.png
Spiky-eared Pichu.png

Super Smash Bros.

Pichu appeared in the game Super Smash Bros. Melee as an unlock-able character. It is unlocked by beating event 37 or playing 200 matches in VS. mode. In this game, Pichu has a low attack and light weight, as well as loses health with each attack it makes, making it a rather difficult character to play as.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Pichu again appears in this game, though its status has been dropped from playable character to a trophy. One of Pikachu's alternate costumes was one of Pichu's less people thinking that the Pichu evolved into Pikachu.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Pichu is the only Generation II Pokémon and the first non Generation I Pokémon to be playable in the Super Smash Bros. series.
  • Pichu is the first baby Pokémon in Pokédex order. Cleffa and Igglybuff come directly after.
  • Pichu is one of the easiest Pokémon to catch in Pokémon Ranger along with Seedot and Magikarp with only 1 loop.
  • Pichu is the player's partner Pokémon in Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs.
  • Pichu is shown in the Anime to damage itself when it uses electric shocks. In a movie short it is shown to KO the Pichu Brothers. However, an electric shock on a Pichu would not do much damage to it, even if it hurts itself. This was also seen in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
  • In the movie Arceus and The Jewel of Life, the Pichu that appeared had a notched ear.
  • Pichu is the only Electric-type Pokémon to learn Present via by breeding.
  • Pichu can learn Volt Tackle when its level 1 by having a female Pikachu breeding with a male Pikachu, or a Ditto and the male/female Pikachu has to be holding a Light Ball in order to do this.
  • Some people call the Pichu Brothers Ritchie (link goes to trainer) and Sparky (link goes to Ritchie's Pokemon) due to the look on Pichu Big and Pichu Little.

References