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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

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.)

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 the part of a three-member family.

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

Availability

Method Maximum CP Details
RT-Icon Encounter
Wild
804
871

(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
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:
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
GO Battle League
GO Battle League
536 Obtainable starting from rank:
10 (since Season 1, Libre)
Camera
GO Snapshot
804 Obtainable during:
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)


Gallery

Forms

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
Fall
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
Clone
Pikachu clone Pikachu female clone
Lucha libre
Pikachu female libre Pikachu female libre shiny

Costumes

Regular male Shiny male Regular female Shiny female
Festive
Pikachu festive Pikachu festive shiny Pikachu female festive Pikachu female festive shiny
Ash
Pikachu ash Pikachu ash shiny Pikachu female ash Pikachu female ash shiny
Party
Pikachu party Pikachu party shiny Pikachu female party Pikachu female party shiny
Witch
Pikachu witch Pikachu witch shiny Pikachu female witch Pikachu female witch shiny
Summer
Pikachu summer Pikachu summer shiny Pikachu female summer Pikachu female summer shiny
Fragment
Pikachu fragment Pikachu fragment shiny Pikachu female fragment Pikachu female fragment shiny
Winter
Pikachu winter Pikachu winter shiny Pikachu female winter Pikachu female winter shiny
Flower
Pikachu flower Pikachu flower shiny Pikachu female flower Pikachu female flower shiny
Detective
Pikachu detective Pikachu detective shiny Pikachu female detective Pikachu female detective shiny

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.
    • 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!.

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 the Pokémon Wiki
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