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#025 Pikachu

official Pikachu artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Pikachu
Type Electric
Species Mouse Pokémon
Height 0.4 m (1' 4")
Weight 6 kg (13.2 lbs)
Catch rate 255

Pikachu's description

Pikachu is a Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 1 and has the National Dex number #025. The Pokédex classifies it as the Mouse Pokémon.

Pikachu's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
皮卡丘 / 皮卡丘 (Píkǎqiū) Pikachu Pikachu ピカチュウ (Pikachu) 피카츄 (Pikachyu)

Pikachu's resistances & weaknesses

Pikachu's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 50
EV yield 2 Speed

Breeding

Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Fairy, Field
Egg Cycles 10 (approx. 2560 steps)

Pikachu's abilities

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

Pikachu's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 35
95 180 142 274
Attack 55
54 103 117 229
Defense 40
40 76 101 196
Sp. Atk 50
49 94 112 218
Sp. Def 50
49 94 112 218
Speed 90
85 166 156 306
Total 320

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.

Pikachu's evolutions

high Friendship

use Thunder Stone, outside Alola

use Thunder Stone, in Alola

Pikachu's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
1Red, BlueWhen several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms.
1YellowIt keeps its tail raised to monitor its surroundings. If you yank its tail, it will try to bite you.
1StadiumLives in forests away from people. It stores electricity in its cheeks for zapping an enemy if it is attacked.
2GoldThis intelligent Pokémon roasts hard berries with electricity to make them tender enough to eat.
2SilverIt raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.
2CrystalWhen it is angered, it immediately discharges the energy stored in the pouches in its cheeks.
2Stadium 2This intelligent Pokémon roasts hard Berries with electricity to make them tender enough to eat.
3RubyWhenever 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.
3SapphireThis Pokémon has electricity-storing pouches on its cheeks. These appear to become electrically charged during the night while Pikachu sleeps. It occasionally discharges electricity when it is dozy after waking up.
3EmeraldIt stores electricity in the electric sacs on its cheeks. When it releases pent-up energy in a burst, the electric power is equal to a lightning bolt.
3FireRedIt has small electric sacs on both its cheeks. If threatened, it looses electric charges from the sacs.
3LeafGreenWhen several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity could build and cause lightning storms.
4DiamondIt lives in forests with others. It stores electricity in the pouches on its cheeks.
4PearlIf it looses crackling power from the electrical pouches on its cheeks, it is being wary.
4PlatinumIt occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
4HeartGoldThis intelligent Pokémon roasts hard berries with electricity to make them tender enough to eat.
4SoulSilverIt raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.
5Black, White, Black 2, White 2It occasionally uses an electric shock to recharge a fellow Pikachu that is in a weakened state.
6XIt raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.
6YIt has small electric sacs on both its cheeks. If threatened, it looses electric charges from the sacs.
6Omega RubyWhenever 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.
6Alpha SapphireThis Pokémon has electricity-storing pouches on its cheeks. These appear to become electrically charged during the night while Pikachu sleeps. It occasionally discharges electricity when it is dozy after waking up.
7SunA plan was recently announced to gather many Pikachu and make an electric power plant.
7MoonIt's in its nature to store electricity. It feels stressed now and then if it's unable to fully discharge the electricity.
7Ultra SunIts nature is to store up electricity. Forests where nests of Pikachu live are dangerous, since the trees are so often struck by lightning.
7Ultra MoonWhile sleeping, it generates electricity in the sacs in its cheeks. If it's not getting enough sleep, it will be able to use only weak electricity.
7Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!This forest-dwelling Pokémon stores electricity in its cheeks, so you'll feel a tingly shock if you touch it.
8SwordPikachu that can generate powerful electricity have cheek sacs that are extra soft and super stretchy.
8ShieldWhen Pikachu meet, they'll touch their tails together and exchange electricity through them as a form of greeting.

Pikachu's variants

Gigantamax Pikachu

official Gigantamax Pikachu artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Gigantamax Pikachu
Type Electric
Species Mouse Pokémon
Height 21 m (68' 11")
Weight ??? kg (??? lbs)

Gigantamax Pikachu's description

Gigantamax Pikachu is a Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 8. The Pokédex classifies it as the Mouse Pokémon.

Gigantamax Pikachu's resistances & weaknesses

ElectricGroundFylingSteel
x ½x 2x ½x ½

Gigantamax Pikachu's rearing

Training
Experience Growth
Base Happiness
EV yield
Breeding
Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Fairy, Field
Egg Cycles

Gigantamax Pikachu's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
- - -

Gigantamax Pikachu's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 35
95 180 142 274
Attack 55
54 103 117 229
Defense 40
40 76 101 196
Sp. Atk 50
49 94 112 218
Sp. Def 50
49 94 112 218
Speed 90
85 166 156 306
Total 320

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.

Gigantamax Pikachu's Pokédex entries

Game Pokédex entry
SwordIts Gigantamax power expanded, forming its supersized body and towering tail.
ShieldWhen it smashes its opponents with its bolt- shaped tail, it delivers a surge of electricity equivalent to a lightning strike.