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Overview

Pikachu is an Electric Mouse Pokémon. Pikachu became the mascot of the Pokémon franchise after a Pikachu was given to Ash in the very first episode of the Anime series by Professor Oak.

As an electric Pokémon, Pikachu is particularly strong against Water and Flying-type Pokémon, its electric moves doing twice the normal damage to these types. However, it is completely ineffective against Ground types (it causes no damage against them, and their moves do twice the normal damage to it). Also, steel-type and flying-type moves only do half of their normal damage to Pikachu.

At the beginning of Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition the player is given a Pikachu which acts as their first (starter) Pokémon and follows them around on their journey. Throughout the series of Pokémon RPGs Pikachu has evolved into Raichu when exposed to a Thunderstone and from Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal versions onward it has evolved from Pichu.

Alternatively, wild Pikachu can be caught in some other Pokémon titles. Pikachu uses powerful electric attacks like Thundershock, Thunderbolt and Thunderwave that can paralyze its opponents.

Evolution

Using a Thunderstone causes a Pikachu to evolve into a Raichu at any level. However, in Pokémon Yellow, he will refuse to evolve into Raichu, even if you try to use a Thunderstone (Unless you trade your Pikachu to another version).

In the Gold and Silver Version, it was discovered that Pikachu is the evolved form of Pichu, which evolves into Pikachu when its happiness level is high enough, and loves its trainer. To evolve your Pichu into a Pikachu, you must raise its happiness level to its full capacity (220 pts.), and then train it one level.

Data

Physiology

Pikachu is meant to resemble a mouse, but made yellow due to it being an electric type. It has two fair sized ears, that both end in black tips. It has two brown stripes on its back. It has two red cheeks, which have often been seen sparking when Pikachu is angry. Whether it's tail has "dent" in it depends on its gender. Male Pikachu do not have this V shaped "dent", whereas females do. Its tail resembles that of a lightning bolt.

Vitals

Pokedex #TypeHeightWeightJapanese Text
025Electric1'04"13.0 lbsピカチュウ
ClassificationAbility
Mouse PokémonStatic: The opponent has a 30% chance of being paralyzed when using a physical attack against this Pokémon
Base HappinessCapture RateExperience GrowthGender RatioSafari Zone Flee Rate
701901,000,000 pts.Male: 50%
Female: 50%
0

Base Stats

HPAttackDefenseSp.AttackSp.DefenseSpeed
355530504090

Pokédex Entries

Each version of Pokémon has a different entry that describes Pikachu.

Generation I

  • Red and Blue Version:

    'When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms.'

  • Yellow Version:

    'It keeps its tail raised to monitor its surroundings. If you yank its tail, it will try to bite you.'

Generation II

  • Gold Version:

    'This intelligent Pokémon roasts hard berries with electricity to make them tender enough to eat.'

  • Silver Version:

    'It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.'

  • Crystal Version:

    'When it is angered, it immediately discharges the energy stored in the pouches in its cheeks.'

Generation III

  • Ruby Version:

    'Whenever Pikachu comes across something new, it blasts it with a jolt of electricity. If you come across a blackened berry, it's evidence that this Pokémon mistook the intensity of its charge.'

  • Sapphire Version:

    'This Pokémon has electricity-storing pouches on its cheeks. These appear to become electrically charged during the night while Pikachu sleeps. It occasionally discharges electricity when it is dozy after waking up.'

  • Emerald Version:

    'It stores electricity in the electric sacs on its cheeks. When it releases pent-up energy in a burst, the electric power is equal to a lightning bolt.'

  • FireRed Version:

    'It has small electric sacs on both its cheeks. If threatened, it looses electric charges from the sacs.'

  • Leaf Green Version:

    'When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms.'

Generation IV

  • Diamond Version:

    'It lives in forests with others. It stores electricity in the pouches on its cheeks.'

  • Pearl Version:

    'If it looses crackling power from the electrical pouches on its cheeks, it is being wary.'

  • Platinum Version:
    'Pikachu can differentiate between the electricity from the shock of a weakened companion as well as a healthy one.'
  • HeartGold Version:
    'This intelligent Pokémon roasts hard berries with electricity to make them tender enough to eat.'
  • SoulSilver Version:
    'It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.'

Generation V

  • Black and White Versions:
    'It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.'
  • Black and White Version 2
    'It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.'

Game Locations

GameLocationRarity
Red and Blue Viridian Forest and Power PlantRare
YellowStarter Pokemon from Prof. Oak in Pallet TownOne
Gold and SilverRoute 2Rare
CrystalRoute 2Rare
Ruby and SapphireSafari ZoneRare
EmeraldSafari ZoneRare
FireRed and LeafGreen Viridian Forest and Power PlantRare
ColosseumTradeNone
XDTradeNone
Diamond and PearlTrophy GardenCommon

Platinum

Trophy Garden

Common

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Route 2, Viridian Forest, and Power Plant (via PokeWalker)

Common

GameLocation
Pokemon SnapBeach, Tunnel, River, and Cave
Pokemon ChannelCollect all 101 Nice Cards
Pokemon PinballViridian Forest (Blue Field)
Pokemon Pinball:
Ruby and Sapphire
Safari Zone (Ruby Field)
Pokemon Trozei!Secret Storage 4
Secret Storage 20
Endless Level 1
Mr. Who's Den
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon:
Red and Blue Rescue Team
Starter Pokemon
Lightning Field (6F-10F)
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon:
Explorers of Time and Darkness
Starter Pokemon
Amp Plains (9F-10F)
Far Amp Plains (1F-4F)
Pokemon RangerLyra Forest
Panula Cave
Sekra Mountain Range
Pokemon Ranger:
Shadow of Almia
Vein Forest
Crysta Cave
Volcano Cave
Chroma Road
Chroma Highlands
Chroma Ruins
My Pokemon RanchRandom trade with Hayley
Pokemon RumbleQuiet Forest

Aditional notes & Trivia

  • In 2008, Japanese researchers discovered and named a unique protein after Pikachu. The protein — Pikachurin — “plays a role in the efficient transmission of kinetic vision information from the eyes to the brain.”
  • Pikachu is voiced by Ikue Ohtani in many instances it has been presented in.

[Note: This page refers to Pikachu in its appearances as a species. This concept page should be used to document the appearances of Pikachu as an individual character.]

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