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Pikachu is an Electric-type Pokémon from the Kanto region. It evolves from Pichu after being fed 25 candies and can evolve into Raichu when fed 50 candies. Pikachu is also one of the Starter Pokémon available.

Pokédex description

Pikachu - 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.
Pokémon cry:
Pikachu 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.)

Evolution family

Pikachu is the 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

Pikachu events

Main article: Event Pokémon

Pikachu seems to be common Pokémon during some events, however aside from them it is very-rare Pokémon.



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


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


  • Pikachu was released with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
  • In the wild, maximum capture CP of Pikachu is 804, however it can reach 871, if encountered Pokémon is boosted by current weather.
    • Pikachu was the Pokémon featured on the first Community Day that took place on January 20th, 2018.
    • Between October 11th and October 12th, 2018, female Pikachu's global spawn rate was significantly higher during the Female Day.
    • Between November 30th and December 3rd, 2018, Pikachu's global spawn rate was significantly higher during twelfth Community Day.
    • See Event Pokémon for event Pikachu spawns.
  • From July 6th, 2016 to December 12th, 2016, Pikachu used to be a possible hatchling from 2-km Eggs.
  • As a former 1st tier Raid Boss, Pikachu's CP was 3,277. Its maximum capture CP in Bonus Challenge was 536 and 670 when encountered Pokémon was boosted by weather.
  • Pikachu was available in field research: "Catch 3 Electric-type Pokémon." during April to June, 2018 with a maximum capture CP of 402.
  • Pikachu was also available in field research: "Catch 3 Grass-, Fire- or Water-type Pokémon." during July, 2018.
  • Flower crowns Pikachu was also available in field research: "Catch 5 Pidgey or Rattata." during Pokémon Day 2019.
  • Winter Pikachu was also available in field research: "Catch 5 Delibird or Snover." during Holiday 2019.
  • Shiny form of Pikachu was released during the Pokémon GO Park event on August 9th, 2017.
  • 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 536. [1]
  • Unlike regular Pikachu, Pikachu wearing event hat cannot be transferred to Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.


  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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