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 also one of the Starter Pokémon available.

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 8 (10)
Icon Electric 5 (8)
Icon Normal 5 (4) (Only obtained during Holiday 2017 and Pokémon Day 2018.)

Charged attacks

Icon Electric
65 (26)
Icon Electric
80 (32)
Icon Electric
90 (35)
Icon Electric
100 (42) (Legacy move)
Icon Water
65 (38) (Only obtained during Community Day.)
Icon Flying
80 (44) (Only for Flying Pikachu)

Fast attacks

Icon Fairy 20 (13)
Icon Electric 5 (8)

Charged attacks

Icon Fighting
110 (48)
Icon Fairy
90 (31)
Icon Electric
45 (25)

Evolution family

Pikachu is part of a three-member family.

10. Pichu
#172 Pichu
25 Pikachu candy
#025 Pikachu
50 Pikachu candy
#026 Raichu
Raichu alolan
#026 Alolan Raichu


Method Maximum CP Details
RT-Icon Encounter

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6

Increased spawns in:
See Event Pokémon for event Pikachu spawns.
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

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

Emblem Raid
Raid Battles

(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:
Take a snapshot of your buddy: Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto
Send 10 Gifts to Friends: 2020 Feb
Catch 5 Delibird or Snover: Holiday 2019 (winter hat)
Catch 5 Pidgey or Rattata: Pokémon Day 2019 (flower crowns)
Catch 3 Grass-, Fire- or Water-type Pokémon: 2018 Jul
Catch 3 Electric-type Pokémon: 2018 Apr - Jun
Special Research:
GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Skill - Completing 3rd part (Flying)
GO Battle League
GO Battle League
536 Obtainable starting from rank:
10 (since Season 1, Libre)
GO Snapshot
804 Obtainable during:
4th Anniversary: 2020 Jul 3 - 8 (Flying)
Pokémon Day 2020: Feb 25 - Mar 2 (Clone)
3rd Anniversary: 2019 Jun 28 - Jul 6 (Party)
Detective Pikachu Celebration: 2019 May 7 - 17 (Detective)
April Fools' Day: 2019 Apr 1 - 2 (Ash)



These Pikachu forms cannot evolve.

Regular male Shiny male Regular female Shiny female
Straw Hat
Pikachu straw hat Pikachu straw hat shiny Pikachu female straw hat Pikachu female straw hat shiny
Pikachu fall Pikachu fall shiny Pikachu female fall Pikachu female fall shiny
Party hat
Pikachu party hat Pikachu party hat shiny Pikachu female party hat Pikachu female party hat shiny
Pikachu clone Pikachu female clone
Lucha libre
Pikachu female libre Pikachu female libre shiny
Pikachu spring Pikachu spring shiny Pikachu female spring Pikachu female spring shiny
Pikachu charizard Pikachu charizard shiny Pikachu female charizard Pikachu female charizard shiny
Pikachu umbreon Pikachu umbreon shiny Pikachu female umbreon Pikachu female umbreon shiny
Pikachu rayquaza Pikachu rayquaza shiny Pikachu female rayquaza Pikachu female rayquaza shiny
Pikachu lucario Pikachu lucario shiny Pikachu female lucario Pikachu female lucario shiny
Pikachu fly Pikachu fly shiny Pikachu female fly Pikachu female fly shiny


Regular male Shiny male Regular female Shiny female
Pikachu festive Pikachu festive shiny Pikachu female festive Pikachu female festive shiny
Pikachu ash Pikachu ash shiny Pikachu female ash Pikachu female ash shiny
Pikachu party Pikachu party shiny Pikachu female party Pikachu female party shiny
Pikachu witch Pikachu witch shiny Pikachu female witch Pikachu female witch shiny
Pikachu summer Pikachu summer shiny Pikachu female summer Pikachu female summer shiny
Pikachu fragment Pikachu fragment shiny Pikachu female fragment Pikachu female fragment shiny
Pikachu winter Pikachu winter shiny Pikachu female winter Pikachu female winter shiny
Pikachu flower Pikachu flower shiny Pikachu female flower Pikachu female flower shiny
Pikachu detective Pikachu detective shiny Pikachu female detective Pikachu female detective shiny


  • 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.
    • Unlike other three Starter Pokémon, Pikachu isn't the first stage form of its evolution line.
  • Pikachu is the most favoured and iconic Pokémon in game and there are few easter eggs related with this Pokémon.
    • Its silhouette is in Pokémon Collection button White Button Pokemon in Main Menu Button Main Menu.
    • Its image is on PokéCoin icon PokeCoin.
    • It has a lineup of various costumes for certain events in game.
    • Along with extra-small Rattata, extra-large Magikarp and extremely-rare in general Unown, for catching Pikachu there is special medal that Trainer can achieve.
    • 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 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.
  • 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]
  • Unlike regular Pikachu, Pikachu wearing event hat cannot be transferred to Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
  • So far, 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.
  • Pikachu is the only Pokémon with two attacks than cannot be learned by any other Pokémon, Fly and Flying Press, albeit across different forms.


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

External links

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