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#172 Pichu

official Pichu artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Pichu
Type Electric
Species Tiny Mouse Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1' 0")
Weight 2 kg (4.4 lbs)
Catch rate 190

Pichu's description

Pichu is a Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 2 and has the National Dex number #172. The Pokédex classifies it as the Tiny Mouse Pokémon.

Pichu's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
피츄 (Pichyu) Pichu Pichu ピチュー (Pichu) 皮丘 / 皮丘 (Píqiū)

Pichu's resistances & weaknesses

Pichu's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 50
EV yield 1 Speed

Breeding

Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Undiscovered
Egg Cycles 10 (approx. 2560 steps)

Pichu's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Static - Lightning Rod

Pichu's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 20
80 150 127 244
Attack 40
40 76 101 196
Defense 15
18 31 73 141
Sp. Atk 35
36 67 95 185
Sp. Def 35
36 67 95 185
Speed 60
58 112 123 240
Total 205

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pichu's evolutions

high Friendship

use Thunder Stone, outside Alola

use Thunder Stone, in Alola

Pichu's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
2GoldIt is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
2SilverDespite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
2CrystalIt is unskilled at storing electric power. Any kind of shock causes it to discharge energy spontaneously.
2Stadium 2It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
3RubyPichu charges itself with electricity more easily on days with thunderclouds or when the air is very dry. You can hear the crackling of static electricity coming off this Pokémon.
3SapphireWhen Pichu plays with others, it may short out electricity with another Pichu, creating a shower of sparks. In that event, this Pokémon will begin crying, startled by the flash of sparks.
3EmeraldIt is still inept at retaining electricity. When it is startled, it discharges power accidentally. It gets better at holding power as it grows older.
3FireRedDespite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
3LeafGreenIt is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
4DiamondThe electric pouches on its cheeks are still small. They cannot store much electricity yet.
4PearlIt plays with others by touching tails and setting off sparks. This appears to be a test of courage.
4PlatinumThe electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
4HeartGoldIt is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
4SoulSilverDespite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
5Black, White, Black 2, White 2The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
6XIt plays with others by touching tails and setting off sparks. This appears to be a test of courage.
6YIt is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
6Omega RubyPichu charges itself with electricity more easily on days with thunderclouds or when the air is very dry. You can hear the crackling of static electricity coming off this Pokémon.
6Alpha SapphireWhen Pichu plays with others, it may short out electricity with another Pichu, creating a shower of sparks. In that event, this Pokémon will begin crying, startled by the flash of sparks.
7SunIt is not yet skilled at controlling electricity. If you take your eyes off it, it may shock itself.
7MoonDespite this Pokémon's cute appearance, those who want to live with one should prepare to be on the receiving end of its electric jolts.
7Ultra SunIt still can't use electricity well. When it's surprised or excited, it discharges electricity unintentionally.
7Ultra MoonIt has electric sacs in its cheeks. When they're fully charged, Pichu plays very energetically.
8SwordDespite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
8ShieldThe electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.