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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Pichu (disambiguation).
Pichu
ピチュー Pichu
#172
172Pichu
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Electric Unknown
Species
Tiny Mouse Pokémon
Abilities
Static Lightningrod
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#021
Hoenn
#155
Sinnoh
#103
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-022
Almia
R-001
Oblivia
R-004
Height
1'00"
Imperial
0.3 m
Metric
Weight
4.4 lbs.
Imperial
2.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body08
Footprint
 F172 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Undiscovered group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 42 Battle Exp.: 421*

Pichu (Japanese: ピチュー Pichu) is an Electric-type baby Pokémon.

It evolves into Pikachu when leveled up with high friendship, which evolves into Raichu when exposed to a Thunderstone.

Biology

Physiology

Pichu is a small ground-dwelling rodent. Its fur is very short, and it is pale yellow in color. The tips of its large ears are black, and it has additional black markings on its neck and tail. Its tail is short, but still bears some resemblance to the large lightning-bolt structure it will develop later on in life. It has pouches in its cheeks, which are pinkish colored and used for storing electricity. Its nose is extremely small, almost like a dot. It is classified as a quadruped, but many have been known to walk easily on their hind legs.

Gender differences

Pichu normally have no gender differences; however, the Spiky-eared Pichu, which is female, has a spiked ear.

Special abilities

Pichu, like its evolutions, is capable of producing electrical sparks from its cheeks, charging itself with electricity more easily on days with thunderclouds or when the air is very dry. However, since Pichu is only a baby, it cannot control them as well, and may release electricity unintentionally. However, it is not able to store large amounts of electricity in its body.

Pichu, and its evolution family, Pikachu and Raichu, are the only known Pokémon that can learn Volt Tackle.

Behavior

Pichu are social Pokémon known for their playfulness. They tend to be very mischievous and are always on the lookout for something fun to do. They are usually found in groups, typically with members of their own species, but occasionally with other types of Pokémon. Like their evolutions, they are capable of storing electricity from the atmosphere, however, this ability requires much practice to perfect. Pichu are prone to randomly discharging electricity, as they are not fully mature. They become better at holding power as they grow older. Pichu are frequently observed touching tails with each other, creating a shower of sparks.

Habitat

Forest

Forest Pokémon

Pichu primarily live in forests like their evolution, Pikachu, although they have also been depicted to thrive in urban areas.

Diet

Pichu appear to be particularly fond of apples. The Spiky-Eared Pichu loves Grepa Berries.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
Generation II
Johto
It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
None Breed Pikachu or Raichu
Generation II
Johto
None Breed Pikachu or Raichu

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 20
80 - 127 150 - 244
Attack: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Defense: 15
18 - 73 31 - 141
Sp.Atk: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Def: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 205   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Normal Pichu
Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Speed
5/5 ★★★★★
Power
1/1
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start ThunderShock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
00Start Charm Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
055 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1010 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100100% 20
1313 Sweet Kiss Normal Status 0000 07575% 10
1818 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Pichu obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status —% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 95 100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120 70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 40 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM56 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 50 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM70 Flash Normal Status 100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM72 Volt Switch Electric Special 70 100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 90 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
035MS036MS176MS468MS Bestow Normal Status 100% 15
179MS180MS181MS Charge Electric Status —% 20
035MS036MS039MS040MS DoubleSlap Normal Physical 15 85% 10
035MS036MS086MS087MS176MS468MS Encore Normal Status 100% 5
220MS221MS473MS231MS232MS Endure Normal Status —% 10
052MS053MS Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
206MS231MS232MS Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
035MS036MS Lucky Chant Normal Status —% 30
225MS Present Normal Physical 90% 15
058MS059MS Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 15
181MS ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
190MS424MS Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
025MS026MS Volt Tackle Electric Physical 120 100% 15
176MS Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Pichu in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Pichu in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
B W B2 W2 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Pichu can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Pichu cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By events

Template:Learnlist/eventh Template:Learnlist/event5null Template:Learnlist/eventf

Evolution

172
Baby form
Pichu
 Electric 
Bag Soothe Bell Sprite
Friendship


EggMS
Breed

025
First evolution
Pikachu
 Electric 
Bag Thunderstone Sprite
Thunderstone


026
Second evolution
Raichu
 Electric 

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