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Pika Papow
Pika Papow PE.png
Pikapika Thunder
Generation: VII
Battle Data
Type: Type Electric.gif
Category Special
Power: Varies
Accuracy: N/A
PP: 20, max: ?
Affects: Selected target
Secondary Effect:
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Contest Data
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Pika Papow is a electric-type move introduced in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee. It is one of the Signature Moves and the partner power for the partner Pikachu.


Games Description
PE The more Pikachu loves its Trainer, the greater the move's power. It never misses.
SWSH This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Artwork of Partner Pikachu using Pika Papow.

Generation VII

Pika Papow deals damage and bypasses accuracy checks to always hit. The base power of Pika Papow is dependent on the friendship of the user. The greater the user's friendship, the greater the base power.

The base power of Pika Papow varies between 1 (at the minimum friendship value of 0) and 102 (at the maximum friendship value of 255). The base power of Pika Papow is set to 1 if the formula outputs 0.

Generation VIII

Pika Papow cannot be selected in a battle.


Pokémon Type Egg groups Games
025PaMS.png Pikachu Electric Undiscovered P
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


  • Pika Papow and Veevee Volley are the only two signature moves in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! that requires Friendship as their base power in order to activate. They are also very similar to Z-Moves, due to them being powerful attacks and require a Base Power to be used.
  • Pika Papow along with the other Signature Moves of the Partner Pokémon in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are the only moves that can't be used in other games.
    • They are also the only moves introduced in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! that haven't been used in the main series anime.
Variations of Pika Papow
Pika Papow Veevee Volley