Essentials

Pichu

Pichu

Electric

Abilities

Static

Has a 30% chance of paralyzing attacking Pokémon on contact.

Hidden Ability

Lightning Rod

Redirects single-target Electric moves to this Pokémon where possible. Absorbs Electric moves, raising Special Attack one stage.

Damage Taken

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric ½
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying ½
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 2
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 1
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 2
National
172
Original Johto
21 Gold, Silver, Crystal
Hoenn
155 Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald
Original Sinnoh
103 Diamond, Pearl
Extended Sinnoh
103 Platinum
Updated Johto
21 HeartGold, SoulSilver
Central Kalos
35 X, Y

Names

French
Pichu
Spanish
Pichu
Korean
피츄
German
Pichu
Italian
Pichu
Chinese
皮丘
Japanese
ピチュー (pichuu)
Official roomaji
Pichu

Breeding

Gender
½ male, ½ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Undiscovered
Hatch counter
10 Search:
Steps to hatch
2805 / 1530

Compatibility

Pichu cannot breed.

Training

Base EXP
41 Search:
Effort points
  • 1 Speed
Capture rate
190 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
medium Search:

Wild held items

Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald 5% Oran Berry Oran Berry
FireRed, LeafGreen, Colosseum, XD nothing
Generation 4 5% Oran Berry Oran Berry
Black, White 50% Oran Berry Oran Berry
Black 2, White 2 nothing
Generation 6 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Pichu Pikachu Level up, with at least 220 happiness Raichu Use a Thunderstone

Pichu Forms

  • Pichu
  • Spiky-eared Pichu

Spiky-eared Pichu can only be received by taking the shiny Pichu from an official promotion to Celebi's shrine in Ilex Forest. Spiky-eared Pichu is always female, cannot evolve, cannot be taken into the Wi-Fi Club or the Union Room, and cannot be transferred to Generation V, but is otherwise a normal Pichu.

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
20
0.6 213 244
Attack
40
9.6 148 179
Defense
15
0.6 98 129
Special Attack
35
9.4 138 169
Special Defense
35
6.5 138 169
Speed
60
43.3 188 219
Total
205
1.6

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Normal Form

Speed
★★★✯
Power
★☆☆
Skill
★✯✯✯☆
Stamina
★☆☆
Jump
★★✯
Total
8/13/18

Spiky-eared

Speed
★★★✯✯
Power
★
Skill
★✯✯☆☆
Stamina
★☆☆
Jump
★★✯☆
Total
8/13/18

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.

Generation 6
X

It plays with others by touching tails and setting off sparks. This appears to be a test of courage.

Y

It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.

Sprites

Pichu Pichu Pichu Pichu

Miscellany

Species
Tiny Mouse Search:
Color
Yellow Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
forest Search:
Footprint
Pichu
Shape
Mensal Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Pichu
3

0'11.8"
0.3 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Pichu
20

4.4 lb
2.0 kg

Locations

Diamond Diamond
Pearl Pearl
Platinum Platinum

Pal Park

Area
Field
Score
80
Rate
10

Moves

Electric moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Thunder Shock Electric special 30 40 100%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

Charm Fairy status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Attack by two stages.

6 6 5 5 5 5 Tail Whip Normal status 30 100%

Lowers the target's Defense by one stage.

8 8 10 10 10 Thunder Wave Electric status 20 100%

Paralyzes the target.

11 11 13 13 13 10 Sweet Kiss Fairy status 10 75%

Confuses the target.

13 Thunder Wave Electric status 20 100%

Paralyzes the target.

18 18 18 18 Nasty Plot Dark status 20

Raises the user's Special Attack by two stages.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • Bestow Normal status 15

Gives the user's held item to the target.

• • • • • • Bide Normal physical 10 * 1

User waits for two turns, then hits back for twice the damage it took.

• • • • • Charge Electric status 20

Raises the user's Special Defense by one stage. User's Electric moves have doubled power next turn.

• Disarming Voice Fairy special 15 40

Never misses.

• • • • • • Double Slap Normal physical 10 15 85%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

• • • • • • Encore Normal status 5 100%

Forces the target to repeat its last used move every turn for 2 to 6 turns.

• • Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

• • • • Fake Out Normal physical 10 40 100% 3

Can only be used as the first move after the user enters battle. Causes the target to flinch.

• • • Flail Normal physical 15 * 100%

Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.

• • Lucky Chant Normal status 30

Prevents the target from scoring critical hits for five turns.

• • • • • • Present Normal physical 15 * 90%

Randomly inflicts damage with power from 40 to 120 or heals the target for 1/4 its max HP.

• • • • • • Reversal Fighting physical 15 * 100%

Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.

• • • • Thunder Punch Electric physical 15 75 100%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

• • • • Tickle Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by one stage.

• • • • • Wish Normal status 10

User will recover half its max HP at the end of the next turn.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Volt Tackle Pichu: Appears on a Pichu whose mother was holding a Light Ball. The father cannot be Ditto.
Volt Tackle Electric physical 15 120 100%

User takes 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil. Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Body Slam Normal physical 15 85 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Counter Fighting physical 20 * 100% -5

Inflicts twice the damage the user received from the last physical hit it took.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Covet Normal physical 25 60 100%

Takes the target's item.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Defense Curl Normal status 40

Raises user's Defense by one stage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Helping Hand Normal status 20 5

Ally's next move inflicts half more damage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Iron Tail Steel physical 15 100 75%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Magnet Rise Electric status 10

User is immune to Ground moves and effects for five turns.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mega Kick Normal physical 5 120 75%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mega Punch Normal physical 20 80 85%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Rollout Rock physical 20 30 90%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, resetting after five turns.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Seismic Toss Fighting physical 20 * 100%

Inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Signal Beam Bug special 15 75 100%

Has a 10% chance to confuse the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swift Normal special 20 60

Never misses.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Thunder Wave Electric status 20 100%

Paralyzes the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Thunderbolt Electric special 15 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Uproar Normal special 10 90 100%

Forced to use this move for several turns. Pokémon cannot fall asleep in that time.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
02 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

03 Curse Ghost status 10

Ghosts pay half their max HP to hurt the target every turn. Others decrease Speed but raise Attack and Defense.

04 Rollout Rock physical 20 30 90%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, resetting after five turns.

06 06 06 06 06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

07 Zap Cannon Electric special 5 120 50%

Has a 100% chance to paralyze the target.

10 10 10 10 10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

16 16 16 16 16 Light Screen Psychic status 30

Reduces damage from special attacks by 50% for five turns.

13 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

17 17 17 17 17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

18 18 18 18 18 18 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

20 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

21 21 21 21 21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

23 23 23 23 Iron Tail Steel physical 15 100 75%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

24 24 24 24 24 Thunderbolt Electric special 15 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

25 25 25 25 25 25 Thunder Electric special 10 110 70%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

27 27 27 27 27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

31 Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

32 32 32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

34 34 34 Shock Wave Electric special 20 60

Never misses.

42 42 42 42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

43 43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

34 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

35 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

39 Swift Normal special 20 60

Never misses.

40 Defense Curl Normal status 40

Raises user's Defense by one stage.

43 Detect Fighting status 5 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

44 44 44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

45 45 45 45 45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

49 49 Echoed Voice Normal special 15 40 100%

Power increases by 100% for each consecutive use by any friendly Pokémon, to a maximum of 200.

56 56 56 56 Fling Dark physical 10 * 100%

Throws held item at the target; power depends on the item.

57 57 57 57 Charge Beam Electric special 10 50 90%

Has a 70% chance to raise the user's Special Attack by one stage.

58 58 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

H5 H5 70 70 70 70 Flash Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

72 72 Volt Switch Electric special 20 70 100%

User must switch out after attacking.

73 73 73 73 Thunder Wave Electric status 20 100%

Paralyzes the target.

78 78 Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

82 82 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

83 83 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

86 86 86 86 Grass Knot Grass special 20 * 100%

Inflicts more damage to heavier targets, with a maximum of 120 power.

87 87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

90 90 90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

93 93 Wild Charge Electric physical 15 90 100%

User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

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