Plusle (Japanese: プラスル Purasuru) is an Electric-Type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.



Plusle bears a remarkable resemblance to Pichu and Pikachu, and a slight resemblance to Raichu. These Pokémon have short tails with flat red plus signs on the end of them, while their cheeks are circular with plus signs voided in the middle. The tip of its ears are red but the bottom is a tan color.
Plusle Minun Garbage Can Destiny Deoxys

A Plusle looking in a garbage can


Plusle is a cheerful and supportive Pokémon, always encouraging comrades in battle by using the spark pouches in its cheeks, or even using Helping Hand. It is very compassionate towards its friends, and is known to cry upon witnessing a friend lose a battle. It's kind are commonly referred to as cheerleaders for these actions.

Special abilities

Plusle's abilities in battle are basically the same as its cousin Pikachu except that Plusle has more Special Attack power than Pikachu and is slightly faster. However, Plusle is unable to use moves such as Volt Tackle and Slam. On the other hand, Plusle learns more support moves than Pikachu, such as Baton Pass, Fake Tears, and Copycat. Plusle's most famous support move is Helping Hand


Plusle does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby and Sapphire Route 110 Rare (Ruby)
Uncommon (Sapphire)
Emerald Route 110, Trade for Volbeat in Fortree City Rare
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Trophy Garden Rare
Platinum Trophy Garden Rare
HeartGold and SoulSilver Routes 1-18, 29, 33-39, 46, National Park (Hoenn Sound) Rare
Black and White Route 6 (Black only) Swarm

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 16
Endless Level 16
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Amp Plains (1F-5F)

Pokedex entries



Destiny Deoxys

Minun plays with an automatic garbage can and Minun gets stuck in there when Plusle gets worried and calls for help to save Minun.


See also

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