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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.

  

Also, steel-type and flying-type moves only do half of their normal damage to Pikachu.

 Also

However, it is completely ineffective against Ground types (it causes no damage against them, and their moves do twice the normal damage to it).

Overview

Pikachu is an Electric Mouse

Pokémon

. Pikachu became the mascot of the

Pokémon

franchise

after he was given to

Ash

in the very first episode of the

Anime Cartoon series

. 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

. 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

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 onwards it has evolved from

Pichu

.

  

Alternatively wild Pikachu can be caught in the other Pokémon titles. Pikachu uses powerful electric attacks like

Thundershock, Thunderbolt

and

Thunderwave

 that

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).

 

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 it is happy and loves its trainer.

  To

, which evolves into Pikachu when it is happy 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

Includes rudimentary information about Pikachu's physiology and statistics.  

Vitals Pokedex

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 being paralyzed when using a physical attack against this Pokémon this Pokémon
Base HappinessCapture RateExperience GrowthGender RatioSafari Zone Flee Rate
701901,000,000 pts.Male:  50%  50% Female:  50% 50%0
 

Base Stats

HPAttackDefenseSp.AttackSp.DefenseSpeed
355530504090
         

Pokédex Entries

Each version of Pokémon has a different entry that descirbes 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.
 
  • 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.
  • Platinum Version:  
    'Pikachu can differentiate between the electricity from the shock of a weakened companion as well as a healthy one.
    '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 Plant Rare Rare
YellowStarter Pokemon from Prof. Oak in Pallet Town One
Gold and Silver Route Route 2Rare
CrystalRoute 2 Rare
Ruby and SapphireSafari Zone Rare
Emerald Safari Zone Rare
FireRed and LeafGreen Viridian Forest and Power PlantRare Colosseum  
Colosseum Trade None
XD Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Trophy Garden Common Platinum 
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 Channel Collect 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 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 Ranger Lyra 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 Ranch Random trade with Hayley
Pokemon RumbleQuiet Forest
  

Aditional notes & Trivia

  • Being the main symbol of the franchise, Pikachu is easily the most recognized Pokémon of all, he is also, by far, the most used character in regards of external franchise like spin-off games, apparel and toys.
  • Pikachu is featured as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. games. His moveset includes many of his most famous techniques from the original Pokémon games.
  • 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 nearly every instance he has been presented in.