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

Biology

Physiology

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.

Natural abilities

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 Friendship. Pikachu then evolves into Raichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone, or Alolan Raichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone in Alola.

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

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold and Silver Breed Pikachu or Raichu None
Crystal Route 34 Uncommon
Ruby and Sapphire Breed Pikachu or Raichu None
FireRed and LeafGreen Breed Pikachu or Raichu None
Emerald Breed Pikachu or Raichu None
Diamond and Pearl Trophy Garden Common
Platinum Trophy Garden Common
HeartGold and SoulSilver Ilex Forest Uncommon
Black and White Trade None
Black 2 and White 2 Trade None
X and Y Breed Pikachu or Raichu None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Breed Pikachu or Raichu None
Sun and Moon Route 1, Hau'oli City Uncommon
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Route 1 Uncommon
Sword and Shield Breed Pikachu or Raichu None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 still electrocutes itself.

  • White

    The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it still electrocutes itself.

  • Black 2

    The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it it still electrocutes itself.

  • White 2

    The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it still electrocutes itself.

  • 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.

  • Omega 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.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    When Pichu plays with others, it may short out electricity with other Pichu, creating a shower of sparks. In that event, this Pokémon will begin crying, startled by the flash of sparks.

  • Sun

    It is not yet skilled at controlling electricity. If you take your eyes off it, it may shock itself.

  • Moon

    Despite this Pokémon's cute appearance, those who want to live with one should prepare to be on the receiving end of its electric jolts.

  • Ultra Sun

    It still can’t use electricity well. When it’s surprised or excited, it discharges electricity unintentionally.

  • Ultra Moon

    It has electric sacs in its cheeks. When they’re fully charged, Pichu plays very energetically.

  • Sword

    Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.

  • Shield

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


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 PA Recharge SofA.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 (excluding boss Pokémon).
** - This is the reaction of the Pokémon when players approach it.


Stats

Pichu's Stats
HP
20
Attack
40
Defense
15
Sp. Atk
35
Sp. Def
35
Speed
60
Total
205

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Thunder Shock 40 100% 30 Electric Special
1 Charm 100% 20 Fairy Status
5 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
10 Sweet Kiss 75% 10 Fairy Status
13 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
18 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric 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.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1XY
1ORAS
Thunder Shock 40 100% 30 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Charm 100% 20 Fairy Status Cute 2 1 ♥
5XY
5ORAS
Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
10XY
10ORAS
Sweet Kiss 75% 10 Fairy Status Cute 2 0 ♥
18XY
13ORAS
Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
13XY
18ORAS
Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
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.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric Special Cool 3
1 Charm 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 2
5 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Cute 2
10 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 2
13 Sweet Kiss 75% 10 Normal Status Cute 2
18 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status Cute 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
1 Charm 100% 40 Normal Cute 2 1 ♥
6 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
8 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Cool 2 1 ♥
11 Sweet Kiss 75% 10 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric
1 Charm 100% 20 Normal
6 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal
8 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric
11 Sweet Kiss 75% 10 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
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
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 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
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal 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.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 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 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 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
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric 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.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cute 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 10 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Cool 1 4 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Cool 2 2 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Beauty 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM04 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bestow Clefairy, Togetic, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Plusle, Passimian —% 15 Normal Status
Bide Sandshrew, Seedot, Piplup, Prinplup, Pachirisu, Patrat, Watchog, Cubchoo, Beartic, Yungoos, Gumshoos, Mudbray, Mudsdale, Stufful, Bewear —% 10 Normal Physical
Charge Mareep, Flaaffy, Ampharos, Electrike, Manectric, Plusle, Minun, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Emolga, Dedenne, Togedemaru —% 20 Electric Status
Disarming Voice Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Skitty, Audino, Espurr, Meowstic, Spritzee, Aromatisse, Sylveon, Popplio, Brionne, Primarina 40 —% 15 Fairy Special
Double Slap Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Skitty, Delcatty, Audino, Minccino, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Popplio, Brionne, Primarina 15 85% 10 Normal Physical
Electric Terrain Manectric, Luxray, Togedemaru —% 10 Electric Status
Encore Clefairy, Seel, Dewgong, Togetic, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Plusle, Minun, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Oshawott, Dewott, Samurott, Minccino, Emolga, Popplio, Brionne, Primarina 100% 5 Normal Status
Endure Dunsparce, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Phanpy, Vigoroth, Pachirisu, Buneary, Lopunny, Cubchoo, Beartic —% 10 Normal Status
Fake Out Meowth, Meowth, Persian, Persian, Nuzleaf, Skitty, Delcatty, Glameow, Purugly, Purrloin, Liepard, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Espurr, Meowstic 40 100% 10 Normal Physical
Flail Dunsparce, Swinub, Phanpy, Zigzagoon, Slakoth, Slaking, Torkoal, Spinda, Cubchoo, Beartic, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Spritzee, Aromatisse, Stufful, Bewear, Komala 100% 15 Normal Physical
Lucky Chant Clefairy, Cherubi, Cherrim, Munna, Musharna, Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox —% 30 Normal Status
Present Delibird 90% 15 Normal Physical
Reversal Growlithe, Vigoroth, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Bouffalant, Lycanroc, Passimian 100% 15 Fighting Physical
Thunder Punch Ampharos 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Tickle Aipom, Ambipom, Minccino, Cinccino 100% 20 Normal Status
Volt Tackle Light Ball(Either parent must hold a Light Ball for Pichu to learn Volt Tackle, it cannot be inherited as an Egg move) 120 100% 15 Electric Physical
Wish Togetic, Swirlix, Slurpuff —% 10 Normal 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bestow Clefairy, Togetic, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Plusle 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Bide Seedot, Piplup, Prinplup, Pachirisu, Patrat, Watchog, Cubchoo, Beartic —% 10 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Charge Mareep, Flaaffy, Ampharos, Electrike, Manectric, Plusle, Minun, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Emolga, Dedenne —% 20 Electric Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Disarming Voice Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Espurr, Meowstic, Spritzee, Aromatisse, Sylveon 40 —% 15 Fairy Special Cute 2 0 ♥
Double Slap Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Skitty, Delcatty, Audino, Minccino, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Bunnelby 15 85% 10 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Encore Clefairy, Seel, Dewgong, Togetic, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Plusle, Minun, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Oshawott, Dewott, Samurott, Minccino, Emolga 100% 5 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
Endure Dunsparce, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Phanpy, Vigoroth, Pachirisu, Buneary, Lopunny, Cubchoo, Beartic —% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Fake Out Meowth, Persian, Nuzleaf, Skitty, Delcatty, Glameow, Purugly, Purrloin, Liepard, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Espurr, Meowstic 40 100% 10 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
Flail Dunsparce, Swinub, Phanpy, Zigzagoon, Slakoth, Slaking, Torkoal, Spinda, Cubchoo, Beartic, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Spritzee, Aromatisse 100% 15 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Lucky Chant Clefairy, Cherubi, Cherrim, Munna, Musharna, Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox —% 30 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Present Delibird 90% 15 Normal Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
Reversal Growlithe, Vigoroth, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Bouffalant 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
Thunder Punch Ampharos 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Tickle Aipom, Ambipom, Minccino, Cinccino 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
Volt Tackle Light Ball(Either parent must hold a Light Ball for Pichu to learn Volt Tackle, it cannot be inherited as an Egg move) 120 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
Wish Togetic, Swirlix, Slurpuff —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bestow Clefairy, Clefable, Togetic, Togekiss, Zigzagoon, Linoone 100% 15 Normal Status
Bide Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Pachirisu, Patrat, Watchog, Cubchoo, Beartic —% 10 Normal Physical
Charge Mareep, Flaaffy, Ampharos, Electrike, Manectric, Plusle, Minun, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Emolga —% 20 Electric Status
DoubleSlap Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Skitty, Delcatty, Audino, Minccino, Cinccino, Mienfoo, Mienshao 15 85% 10 Normal Physical
Encore Clefairy, Clefable, Seel, Dewgong, Togetic, Togekiss, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Plusle, Minun, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Oshawott, Dewott, Samurott, Minccino, Emolga 100% 5 Normal Status
Endure Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Phanpy, Donphan, Vigoroth, Slaking, Pachirisu, Buneary, Lopunny, Cubchoo, Beartic —% 10 Normal Status
Fake Out Meowth, Persian, Skitty, Delcatty, Glameow, Purugly, Purrloin, Liepard, Mienfoo, Mienshao 40 100% 10 Normal Physical
Flail Dunsparce, Phanpy, Donphan, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Torkoal, Spinda, Cubchoo, Beartic 100% 15 Normal Physical
Lucky Chant Clefairy, Clefable, Cherubi, Cherrim, Munna, Musharna —% 30 Normal Status
Present Delibird 90% 15 Normal Physical
Reversal Growlithe, Arcanine, Vigoroth, Slaking, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Bouffalant 100% 15 Fighting Physical
ThunderPunch Ampharos 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Tickle Aipom, Ambipom, Minccino, Cinccino 100% 20 Normal Status
Volt Tackle Light Ball(Either parent must hold a Light Ball for Pichu to learn Volt Tackle, it cannot be inherited as an Egg move) 120 100% 15 Electric Physical
Wish Togetic —% 10 Normal 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Bide Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Pachirisu —% 10 Normal Physical Tough 2
Charge Mareep, Flaaffy, Ampharos, Electrike, Manectric, Plusle, Minun, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray —% 20 Electric Status Smart 0
DoubleSlap Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Skitty, Delcatty 15 85% 10 Normal Physical Tough 2
Encore Clefairy, Clefable, Togetic, Togekiss, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Plusle, Minun, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein 100% 5 Normal Status Cute 1
Fake Out Meowth, Persian, Skitty, Delcatty, Glameow, Purugly 40 100% 10 Normal Physical Cute 2
FlailHGSS Dunsparce, Phanpy, Donphan, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Torkoal, Spinda 100% 15 Normal Physical Cute 2
Present Delibird 90% 15 Normal Physical Cute 0
Reversal Vigoroth, Growlithe 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 2
ThunderPunch Ampharos 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 2
Tickle Aipom, Ambipom 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 2
Volt Tackle Light Ball(Either parent must hold a Light Ball for Pichu to learn Volt Tackle, it cannot be inherited as an Egg move) 120 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 2
Wish Togetic —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bide Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry —% 10 Normal Tough 1 0 ♥
Charge Mareep, Flaaffy, Ampharos, Electrike, Manectric, Plusle, Minun —% 20 Electric Smart 2 0 ♥
DoubleSlap Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Skitty, Delcatty 15 85% 10 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
Encore Clefairy, Clefable, Togetic, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Plusle, Minun, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein 100% 5 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Present Delibird 90% 15 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Reversal Vigoroth, Slaking 100% 15 Fighting Cool 2 0 ♥
Volt TackleE Light Ball(In Emerald, either parent must hold a Light Ball for Pichu to learn Volt Tackle, it cannot be inherited as an Egg move) 120 100% 15 Electric Cool 6 0 ♥
Wish Togetic —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type
Bide Ekans, Arbok, Pikachu, Raichu, Sandshrew, Sandslash, Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Clefairy, Clefable, Vulpix, Ninetales, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Diglett, Dugtrio, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Growlithe, Arcanine, Ponyta, Rapidash, Farfetch'd, Seel, Dewgong, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Tauros, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon —% 10 Normal
DoubleSlap Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff 15 85% 10 Normal
Encore Clefairy, Togetic 100% 5 Normal
Present Delibird 90% 15 Normal
Reversal Smeargle 100% 15 Fighting

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Electroweb USUM 55 95% 15 Electric Special
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Magnet Rise USUM —% 10 Electric Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Covet ORAS 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Electroweb ORAS 55 95% 15 Electric Special Beautiful 2 1 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet B2W2 60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Magnet Rise B2W2 —% 10 Electric Status
Signal Beam B2W2 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Uproar B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal 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.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Helping Hand HGSSPt —% 20 Normal Status Smart 1
Magnet Rise HGSSPt —% 10 Electric Status Cute 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Rollout HGSSPt 30 100% 20 Rock Physical Tough 2
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beauty 0
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Uproar HGSSPt 50 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Defense Curl E —% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Mega Kick FRLGE 120 75% 5 Normal Cool 4 0 ♥
Mega Punch FRLGE 80 85% 20 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Rollout E 30 90% 20 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
Seismic Toss FRLGEXD 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 1 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
Thunder Wave FRLGEXD 100% 20 Electric Cool 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Thunderbolt C 95 100% 15 Electric
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


Super Smash Bros.

Pichu's artwork from Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Pichu appeared in the game Super Smash Bros. Melee as an unlockable 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. It is a clone character of Pikachu.

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.

Pichu returns as a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Much like in Melee, Pichu will lose health with each electric attack it makes.

Appearances

Anime

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!! Pichu's brother is kidnapped and Pichu tries to find his brother, but gets caught.

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 Notched Ear Pichu is supposed to appear 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 English, it is called Spiky Eared Pichu.

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.

Trivia

The Spiky-eared Pichu.

  • 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, Igglybuff and Togepi 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 Pokémon 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..
  • In the movie Arceus and The Jewel of Life, the Pichu that appeared was the Spiky-eared.
  • 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.
  • As a baby, it is the fastest Pokémon.
  • Pichu has three forms, Spiky-eared Pichu, Ukelele Pichu and Pikachu-colored Pichu.
  • Pichu is the first Pokémon character in Super Smash Bros. to not introduce a new type as the Electric-type was already used by Pikachu.

Etymology

Pichu is derived from Pikachu with the "ka" omitted.

Gallery


See also

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