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Pikachu

Pikachu is an Electric-type Pokémon from the Kanto region. It evolves from Pichu after being fed 25 candies and evolves into Raichu when fed 50 candies. Pikachu is a Starter Pokémon.

Pokédex description[]

Mouse Pokémon
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.
- Pikachu's cry

Possible attacks[]

Fast attacks[]

Icon Normal
5 (4)
(Clone, Halloween, Winter, Shaymin scarf, Explorer, Worlds 2022 and 2023, and Amethyst, Aquamarine, Malachite, Pyrite, and Quartz crown)

Charged attacks[]

Icon Electric
65 (26)
Icon Electric
80 (32)
Icon Electric
90 (35)
Icon Grass
90 (35)
(Exclusive move, not Elite TM able)
(Shaymin Scarf)
Icon Water
65 (38)
(Explorer, Clone, Halloween, Winter, Worlds 2022 and 2023, and Amethyst, Aquamarine, Malachite, Pyrite, and Quartz crown)
Icon Electric
100 (42)
(Explorer, Clone, Halloween, Winter, Worlds 2022 and 2023, and Amethyst, Aquamarine, Malachite, Pyrite, and Quartz crown)
Icon Electric
90 (26)
(Cap's hat)

Attack availability[]

Fast attacks[]

Icon Normal
5 (4)
(Flying Okinawa, 5th anniversary, green, purple, orange and red)

Charged attacks[]

Icon Electric
65 (26)
Icon Flying
80 (44)
Icon Electric
80 (32)
Icon Electric
90 (35)

Fast attacks[]

Icon Fairy
20 (13)

Charged attacks[]

Icon Fighting
110 (48)
Icon Fairy
90 (31)

Fast attacks[]

Icon Fairy
20 (13)

Charged attacks[]

Icon Fairy
90 (31)

Fast attacks[]

Icon Fairy
20 (13)

Charged attacks[]

Icon Steel
100 (38)
Icon Fairy
90 (31)

Fast attacks[]

Icon Fairy
20 (13)

Charged attacks[]

Icon Fairy
90 (31)

Evolution family[]

Pikachu is part of a three-member family.

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Event Pokémon forms[]

These Event Pikachu forms cannot evolve.

Event forms
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Rock star
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Green shirt (Berry)
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Flying green
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Purple shirt (Flower)
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Flying purple
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Blue shirt (Citrus)
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Flying orange
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Amethyst crown
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Aquamarine crown
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Malachite crown
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Pyrite crown
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Quartz crown
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Lucas's hat
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Dawn's hat
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Rei's cap
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Akari's kerchief
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Straw hat
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Red party hat
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Spring hat
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Charizard hat
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Umbreon hat
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Rayquaza hat
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Lucario hat
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Meloetta hat
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Safari hat
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Halloween hat
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Shaymin flower
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TCG hat
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Cake hat
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Brendan's hat
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May's bow
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Flying red
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Batik shirt
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Cap's hat
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Sun crown
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Moon crown

These Event Pikachu forms can be obtained from evolving respective costumed Pichu when available, and can evolve retaining their costume.

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Summer hat
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Witch hat
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Santa hat
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Flower crown
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Ash hat
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Detective hat
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Sprites Release
Pikachu fall Pikachu fall shiny Pikachu female fall Pikachu female fall shiny Halloween Pikachu was released at the start of Halloween 2019 on October 17th, 2019.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Halloween Pikachu was released on the same day.

Available during Halloween (2019, 2020, and 2021).
Although there is a female sprite, only the male was available.

Pikachu fly Pikachu fly shiny Pikachu female fly Pikachu female fly shiny Flying Pikachu was released at the start of 4th Anniversary on July 3rd, 2020.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Flying Pikachu was released on the same day.

Available during 4th Anniversary, Pokémon Air Adventures 2022, Pokémon GO Safari Zone New Taipei City 2022, and Pokémon GO Safari Zone Singapore.

Pikachu female libre Pikachu female libre shiny Pikachu Libre was released at the start of GO Battle League Season 1 on March 13th, 2020.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Pikachu Libre was released at the start of GO Battle League Season 6 on November 30th, 2020.

Available in the last rank.

Pikachu explorer Pikachu explorer shiny Pikachu female explorer Pikachu female explorer shiny Explorer Pikachu was released at the start of Secrets of the Jungle Event 2020 on December 14th, 2020.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Explorer Pikachu was released on the same day.

Available during Secrets of the Jungle Events (2020 and 2021)

Pikachu holiday Pikachu holiday shiny Pikachu female holiday Pikachu female holiday shiny Holiday Pikachu was released at the start of Holiday 2020 on December 22nd, 2020.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Holiday Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu 5th Pikachu 5th shiny Pikachu female 5th Pikachu female 5th shiny Flying 5th anniversary Pikachu was released at the start of 5th Anniversary on July 6th, 2021.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Flying 5th anniversary Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu female pop Pikachu female pop shiny Pop star Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Fest 2021 on July 17th, 2021.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of pop star Pikachu has not been released yet.

Pikachu female rock Pikachu female rock shiny Rock star Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Fest 2021 on July 17th, 2021.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of rock star Pikachu has not been released yet.

Pikachu kariyushi Pikachu kariyushi shiny Pikachu female kariyushi Pikachu female kariyushi shiny Kariyushi Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon Air Adventures on March 19th, 2022.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Kariyushi Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu fly okinawa Pikachu fly okinawa shiny Pikachu female fly okinawa Pikachu female fly okinawa shiny Flying Okinawa Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon Air Adventures 2022 on May 3rd, 2022.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Flying Okinawa Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu worlds 2022 Pikachu worlds 2022 shiny Pikachu female worlds 2022 Pikachu female worlds 2022 shiny Worlds 2022 Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon World Championships 2022 on August 18th, 2022.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Worlds 2022 Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu scarf Pikachu scarf shiny Pikachu female scarf Pikachu female scarf shiny Shaymin scarf Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Finale on August 27th, 2022.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Shaymin scarf Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu green Pikachu green shiny Pikachu female green Pikachu female green shiny Green shirt (Berry) Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon Air Adventures Taiwan on October 14th, 2022.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of green shirt (Berry) Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu fly green Pikachu fly green shiny Pikachu female fly green Pikachu female fly green shiny Flying green Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon Air Adventures Taiwan on October 14th, 2022.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of flying green Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu purple Pikachu purple shiny Pikachu female purple Pikachu female purple shiny Purple shirt (Flower) Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon Air Adventures Singapore on November 11th, 2022.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of purple shirt (Flower) Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu fly purple Pikachu fly purple shiny Pikachu female fly purple Pikachu female fly purple shiny Flying purple Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon Air Adventures Singapore on November 11th, 2022.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of flying purple Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu worlds 2023 Pikachu worlds 2023 shiny Pikachu female worlds 2023 Pikachu female worlds 2023 shiny World Championships 2023 Pikachu was released at the start of 2023 Pokémon World Championships on August 11th, 2023.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of World Championships 2023 Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu amethyst Pikachu amethyst shiny Pikachu female amethyst Pikachu female amethyst shiny Amethyst crown Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Osaka on August 4th, 2023.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of amethyst crown Pikachu was released on the same day.

Available during Pokémon GO Fest 2023 (London, Osaka, and New York City).

Pikachu quartz Pikachu quartz shiny Pikachu female quartz Pikachu female quartz shiny Quartz crown Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Global on August 26th, 2023.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of quartz crown Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu pyrite Pikachu pyrite shiny Pikachu female pyrite Pikachu female pyrite shiny Pyrite crown Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Global on August 26th, 2023.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of pyrite crown Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu aquamarine Pikachu aquamarine shiny Pikachu female aquamarine Pikachu female aquamarine shiny Aquamarine crown Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Global on August 26th, 2023.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of aquamarine crown Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu malachite Pikachu malachite shiny Pikachu female malachite Pikachu female malachite shiny Malachite crown Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Global on August 26th, 2023.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of malachite crown Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu lucas Pikachu lucas shiny Pikachu female lucas Pikachu female lucas shiny Lucas's hat Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Tour: Sinnoh - Los Angeles on February 17th, 2024.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Lucas's hat Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu dawn Pikachu dawn shiny Pikachu female dawn Pikachu female dawn shiny Dawn's hat Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Tour: Sinnoh - Los Angeles on February 17th, 2024.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Dawn's hat Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu rei Pikachu rei shiny Pikachu female rei Pikachu female rei shiny Rei's cap Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Tour: Sinnoh - Los Angeles on February 17th, 2024.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Rei's cap Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu akari Pikachu akari shiny Pikachu female akari Pikachu female akari shiny Akari's kerchief Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Tour: Sinnoh - Los Angeles on February 17th, 2024.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Akari's kerchief Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu female phd Pikachu female phd shiny Pikachu, Ph. D. was released through platinum Showcase Star medal on February 29th, 2024.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Pikachu, Ph. D. has not been released yet.

Pikachu summer Pikachu summer shiny Pikachu female summer Pikachu female summer shiny Summer hat Pikachu was released at the start of 2nd Anniversary on July 5th, 2018.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of summer hat Pikachu was released at the start of the fifth day of Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Yokohama on August 10th, 2019.

Available during 2nd Anniversary, Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Yokohama, Summer Event, and Fashion Week 2023.

Pikachu fragment Pikachu fragment shiny Pikachu female fragment Pikachu female fragment shiny Fragment hat Pikachu was released at the start of Fragment Hat Pikachu on October 6th, 2018.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of fragment hat Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu witch Pikachu witch shiny Pikachu female witch Pikachu female witch shiny Witch hat Pikachu was released at the start of Halloween 2017 on October 20th, 2017.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Witch hat Pikachu was released at the start of Halloween 2018 on October 23rd, 2018.

Available during Halloween (2017 and 2018), and Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Yokohama.

Pikachu festive Pikachu festive shiny Pikachu female festive Pikachu female festive shiny Santa hat Pikachu was released at the start of Holiday 2016 on December 25th, 2016.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Santa hat Pikachu was released at the start of Holiday 2018 on December 18th, 2018.

Available during Holiday (2016, 2017, 2018, and 2021), and Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Yokohama.

Pikachu flower Pikachu flower shiny Pikachu female flower Pikachu female flower shiny Flower crown Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon Day 2019 on February 26th, 2019.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of flower crown Pikachu was released on the same day.

Available during Spring Event (2021, and 2022), Pokémon Day 2019, and Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Yokohama.

Pikachu ash Pikachu ash shiny Pikachu female ash Pikachu female ash shiny Ash hat Pikachu was released at the start of 1st Anniversary on June 6th, 2017.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Ash hat Pikachu was released at the start of April Fools 2019 on April 1st, 2019.

Available during 1st Anniversary, April Fools 2019, Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Yokohama, and Pokémon Spotlight Hour.

Pikachu detective Pikachu detective shiny Pikachu female detective Pikachu female detective shiny Detective hat Pikachu was released at the start of Detective Pikachu Celebration on May 7th, 2018.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of detective hat Pikachu has not been released yet. Once Trainers could get it due a glitch.

Available during Detective Pikachu Celebration and Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Yokohama as GO Snapshot-exclusive.
Although there is a female sprite, only the male was available.

Pikachu party Pikachu party shiny Pikachu female party Pikachu female party shiny Party hat Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon Day 2017 on February 26th, 2017.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of party hat Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon Day 2018 on February 26th, 2018.

Available during Pokémon Day 2017, Pokémon Day 2018, 3rd Anniversary, Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Yokohama and Hatchathon 2020.

Pikachu straw hat Pikachu straw hat shiny Pikachu female straw hat Pikachu female straw hat shiny Straw hat Pikachu was released at the start of Straw Hat Pikachu on July 22nd, 2019.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of straw hat Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu winter Pikachu winter shiny Pikachu female winter Pikachu female winter shiny Beanie Pikachu was released at the start of Holiday 2019 on December 24th, 2019.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of beanie Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu party hat Pikachu party hat shiny Pikachu female party hat Pikachu female party hat shiny Red party hat Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon Day 2020 on February 25th, 2020.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Red party hat Pikachu was released on the same day.

Available during Pokémon Day 2020, Turkey Fall Event, Pokémon Day 2024, and through Me, You and Pikachu!.

Pikachu spring Pikachu spring shiny Pikachu female spring Pikachu female spring shiny Spring hat Pikachu was released at the start of Spring Event on April 9th, 2020.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Spring hat Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu charizard Pikachu charizard shiny Pikachu female charizard Pikachu female charizard shiny Charizard hat Pikachu was released at the start of Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto on May 1st, 2020.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Charizard hat Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu umbreon Pikachu umbreon shiny Pikachu female umbreon Pikachu female umbreon shiny Umbreon hat Pikachu was released at the start of Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto on May 8th, 2020.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Umbreon hat Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu rayquaza Pikachu rayquaza shiny Pikachu female rayquaza Pikachu female rayquaza shiny Rayquaza hat Pikachu was released at the start of Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn on May 15th, 2020.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Rayquaza hat Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu lucario Pikachu lucario shiny Pikachu female lucario Pikachu female lucario shiny Lucario hat Pikachu was released at the start of Throwback Challenge 2020: Sinnoh on May 22nd, 2020.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Lucario hat Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu worldcap Pikachu worldcap shiny Pikachu female worldcap Pikachu female worldcap shiny World cap Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon Spotlight Hour on October 6th, 2020.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of world cap Pikachu was released on the same day.

Available during Pokémon Spotlight Hour and Animation Week.

Pikachu new year Pikachu new year shiny Pikachu female new year Pikachu female new year shiny New Year Pikachu was released at the start of New Year's 2021 on December 31st, 2020.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of New Year Pikachu was released on the same day.

Available during New Year's (2021 and 2022).

Pikachu meloetta Pikachu meloetta shiny Pikachu female meloetta Pikachu female meloetta shiny Meloetta hat Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Fest 2021 on July 17th, 2021.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Meloetta hat Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu safari Pikachu safari shiny Pikachu female safari Pikachu female safari shiny Safari hat Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Safari Zone St. Louis on March 27th, 2020.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Safari hat Pikachu was released on the same day.

Available during Pokémon GO Safari Zone (St. Louis, Liverpool, Philadelphia, Seville, Goyang, New Taipei City, and Singapore) and Pokémon GO Tour: Live.

Pikachu halloween Pikachu halloween shiny Pikachu female halloween Pikachu female halloween shiny Halloween hat Pikachu was released at the start of Halloween 2021 Part 1 on October 15th, 2021.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Halloween hat Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu shaymin Pikachu shaymin shiny Pikachu female shaymin Pikachu female shaymin shiny Shaymin flower Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Fest 2022 on June 4th, 2022.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Shaymin flower Pikachu was released on the same day.

Available during Pokémon GO Fest 2022 (Global, Berlin, Seattle, Sapporo, and Finale).

Pikachu tcg Pikachu tcg shiny Pikachu female tcg Pikachu female tcg shiny TCG hat Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon TCG Crossover Event on June 16th, 2022.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of TCG hat Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu cake Pikachu cake shiny Pikachu female cake Pikachu female cake shiny Cake hat Pikachu was released at the start of 6th Anniversary on July 6th, 2022.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of cake hat Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu 2023 Pikachu 2023 shiny Pikachu female 2023 Pikachu female 2023 shiny New Year's 2023 Pikachu was released at the start of New Year's 2023 on December 31st, 2022.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of New Year's 2023 Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu may Pikachu may shiny Pikachu female may Pikachu female may shiny May's bow Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn - Las Vegas on February 18th, 2023.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of May's bow Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu brendan Pikachu brendan shiny Pikachu female brendan Pikachu female brendan shiny Brendan's hat Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn - Las Vegas on February 18th, 2023.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Brendan's hat Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu spring2023 Pikachu spring2023 shiny Pikachu female spring2023 Pikachu female spring2023 shiny Cherry blossom Pikachu was released at the start of Spring into Spring 2023 on April 4th, 2023.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of cherry blossom Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu teal Pikachu teal shiny Pikachu female teal Pikachu female teal shiny Blue shirt (Citrus) Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon Air Adventures 2023 on July 28th, 2023.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of blue shirt (Citrus) Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu fly orange Pikachu fly orange shiny Pikachu female fly orange Pikachu female fly orange shiny Flying orange Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon Air Adventures 2023 on July 28th, 2023.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of flying orange Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu detective 2023 Pikachu detective 2023 shiny Pikachu female detective 2023 Pikachu female detective 2023 shiny Detective Pikachu 2023 was released at the start of Detective Pikachu Returns Event on October 5th, 2023.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Detective Pikachu 2023 was released on the same day.

Pikachu halloween 2023 Pikachu halloween 2023 shiny Pikachu female halloween 2023 Pikachu female halloween 2023 shiny Halloween 2023 Pikachu was released at the start of Halloween 2023 Part 2 on October 26th, 2023.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Halloween 2023 Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu holiday 2023 Pikachu holiday 2023 shiny Pikachu female holiday 2023 Pikachu female holiday 2023 shiny Holiday 2023 Pikachu was released at the start of Holiday 2023 Part 1 on December 18th, 2023.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Holiday 2023 Pikachu was released on the same day.

Pikachu adventure Pikachu adventure shiny Pikachu female adventure Pikachu female adventure shiny Batik shirt was released at the start of Pikachu’s Indonesia Journey: Bali on March 2nd, 2024.
Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Batik shirt was released on the same day.
Pikachu fly red Pikachu fly red shiny Pikachu female fly red Pikachu female fly red shiny Pikachu was released at the start of Pikachu’s Indonesia Journey: Bali on March 2nd, 2024.
Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Flying red Pikachu was released on the same day.
Pikachu horizons Pikachu horizons shiny Pikachu female horizons Pikachu female horizons shiny Cap's hat Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon Horizons: The Series Celebration Event on March 5th, 2024.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Cap's hat Pikachu was released on the same day.

Available during Global and India/Indonesia Pokémon Horizons: The Series Celebration events.

Pikachu sun Pikachu sun shiny Pikachu female sun Pikachu female sun shiny Sun crown Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Fest 2024: Sendai on May 30th, 2024.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Sun crown Pikachu was released on the same day.

Available during Pokémon GO Fest 2024 (Global, Sendai, Madrid and New York City).

Pikachu moon Pikachu moon shiny Pikachu female moon Pikachu female moon shiny Moon crown Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Fest 2024: Sendai on May 30th, 2024.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of Moon crown Pikachu was released on the same day.

Available during Pokémon GO Fest 2024 (Global, Sendai, Madrid and New York City).

Pikachu clone Pikachu clone shiny Pikachu female clone Pikachu female clone shiny Clone Pikachu was released at the start of Pokémon Day 2020 on February 25th, 2020.

Shiny Pokémon Shiny form of clone Pikachu has not been released yet.

Although there is a female sprite, only the male was available.

Availability[]

Method Maximum CP Details
RT-Icon Encounter
Wild
804
871

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6

Increased spawns in:
See above for event Pikachu availability.
Charged-Up Research Day: 2024 Mar 3
Festival of Lights 2023: Nov 7 - 12
Festival of Lights 2022: Oct 14 - 17
Pokémon Spotlight Hour: 2021 Nov 28
Festival of Lights 2021: Nov 5 - 14
Charge Up: 2021 Mar 16 - 22
Kanto Celebration Event: 2021 Feb 21 - 27
Pokémon Spotlight Hour: 2021 Feb 23
Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto: 2021 Feb 20
Incense Day: Electric and Dragon Type: 2021 Jan 24 (Incense-only)
Pokémon GO Fest 2020: Jul 25 - 26
A Drive to Investigate: 2020 Mar 20 - 23
Limited Research: 2020 Feb 2
December 2018 Community Day: Nov 30 - Dec 3
Female Day: 2018 Oct 11 - 12 (female)
January 2018 Community Day: Jan 20

Pokémon Eggs
Eggs
536

Increased chance/Previously in:
2-km - 2016 Jul 6 - Dec 12

Emblem Raid
Raid Battles
536
670

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 3,277

Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance

RT-Icon Special-Stamp-1
Research tasks
402 Field Research:

Special Research/Timed Research:

Collection Challenge:
Global Collection Challenge: Blistering Sands (May)
Global Collection Challenge: Verdant Earth (May)
Global Collection Challenge: Eerie Mists (Brendan)
Global Collection Challenge: Ancient Shores (Brendan)
Fifth-Anniversary Collection (flying)
Camera
GO Snapshot
804 Obtainable during:
Pokémon Horizons: The Series Celebration Event: 2024 Mar 5 - 11 (captain, up to 5 per day)
Detective Pikachu Returns Event: 2023 Oct 5 - 9 (detective, 1 per day)
Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Global: Aug 26 (quartz/pyrite/malachite/aquamarine, 1 per day, 5 for ticket holder)
Limited Partner Research: Amazon Prime Gaming: 2023 Jul 10 - 18
Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Finale: Aug 27 (scarf, 1 per day, 5 for ticket holder)
Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Jun 4 - 5 (Shaymin, 1 per day, 5 for ticket holder)
Pokémon GO Fest 2021: Jul 17 - 18 (Pop/Rock, 2 per day)
4th Anniversary: 2020 Jul 3 - 8 (Flying, 5 per day)
Pokémon Day 2020: Feb 25 - Mar 2 (Clone, 1 per day)
3rd Anniversary: 2019 Jun 28 - Jul 6 (Party, 1 per day)
Detective Pikachu Celebration: 2019 May 7 - 17 (Detective, 1 per day)
April Fools' Day: 2019 Apr 1 - 2 (Ash, 5 per day)
GO Battle League
GO Battle League
536 Obtainable starting from rank:
24 (since Season 6, Libre, 20 during Interlude Season)
10 (Season 1 - Season 5, Libre)


Gallery[]

Avatar Items[]

Pikachu Tee
Pikachu Tee
PokeCoin 220

(female)
Variants:
Pikachu Tank
Pikachu Tank
PokeCoin 220

(female)
Variants:
Holiday Pajama Top
Holiday Pajama Top
Holiday Pajama Top
PokeCoin 200

(female)
Variants:
Pikachu Mask
Pikachu Mask
PokeCoin Ticketed

(male and female)

Stickers[]

Photobombs[]

Game assets[]

Trivia[]

  • Normally, evolved stages of Pokémon cannot be shiny in encounter screen, but Pikachu can.
  • Pikachu is one of the four Starter Pokémon, the others being Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle.
    • Pikachu can be caught as a Starter Pokémon, if the player walk away from three already spawned Starter Pokémon to make them disappear and re-spawn again next to the trainer at his current location. Players have to repeat this action few times until Pikachu show up along with the previous three Starter Pokémon.
    • Unlike the other three Starter Pokémon, Pikachu is not the first stage form of its evolution line, though it was at the time of its release.
  • Pikachu is the most favored and iconic Pokémon in game and there are few easter eggs related with this Pokémon.
    • Unlike the other Pokémon in the game, if Pikachu is tapped while looking at its summary page, it says its name just as it does in the anime series.
    • It has a lineup of various Event forms for certain events in game.
    • Its image and silhouette feature in several game assets, stickers, and Avatar Items.
  • The Pikachu Fan medal is unlocked and leveled up for trainers catching 3, 50, 300, and 1,000 Pikachu PikachuFan BronzePikachuFan SilverPikachuFan GoldPikachuFan Platinum.
  • During the Pokémon GO Park event in Yokohama, Pikachu was a 4th tier level Raid Boss, its CP was 11,845. Pikachu's maximum capture CP in Bonus Challenge was 450. [1]
  • Previously, Flying Pikachu always knows Fly when caught; it can only learn other charged attacks the normal form can learn by unlocking a second charged attack or Charged TM. However, during the Pokémon Air Adventures 2022, this is no longer the case.
  • Pikachu is the only Pokémon with two attacks than cannot be learned by any other Pokémon, Fly and Flying Press, albeit across different forms.
  • Halloween Pikachu wearing a costume is based on Mimikyu.
  • While Shiny Detective Pikachu was never officially released, a very small number of trainers were able to obtain one by getting a photobomb in the last hour of Detective Pikachu Celebration and clicking on the Pikachu after the event ended.

References[]

  1. Golem raid in Yokohama. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2017-10-11.

External links[]

  • Pikachu page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Pikachu article, on Bulbapedia
  • Pikachu article, on the Pokémon Wiki