Pichu • Generation VIII Pokédex

Pichu
Pokédex Page for Pichu

This is the Marriland Pokédex page for Pichu, showing its information and moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield as well as Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

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Pichu

Pichu
Sprite of Pichu in Pokémon HOME

Pichu's Type

ELECTRIC

Pichu's Pokédex #s

National #
172
Galar #
193
Armor #
84
Crown #
--
Sinnoh #
103

Pichu's Base Stats

HP:
20
Attack:
40
Defense:
15
Sp. Atk:
35
Sp. Def:
35
Speed:
60
Total:
205

Misc. Info

Height:
1'0" (0.3m)
Weight:
4.4 lbs. (2 kg)
Gender Ratio:
Egg Groups:
Undiscovered
EXP At Lv. 100:
1,000,000
EV Yield:
1 Speed
Base EXP:
41
Catch Rate:
190
Base Happiness:
70

Pichu's Abilities

Here are what abilities Pichu can possibly have, along with their effects.
Static
30% chance of paralyzing the attacker when Pichu is damaged by a contact move.
Lightning Rod
Draws in Electric moves to Pichu, which prevents their damage and raises Pichu's Special Attack by one stage.

Weaknesses & Resistances

Below is a list of what Pichu's weakness and resistance is to various types.
GROUND
½
ELECTRIC
FLYING
STEEL

Pichu's Evolution Line

Below you'll find a list of all Pokémon Pichu evolves from or into, along with its evolution method.
Pikachu
Pikachu
level up w/ high happiness
Raichu
Raichu
use Thunder Stone
Alolan-raichu
Alolan Raichu
use Thunder Stone (Alola region only)

Pichu's Moves in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Below is a list of all of the moves that Pichu can learn, along with what level it learns the move, the TM or TR number, and what egg moves it can learn, if any. Hover over a move (desktop/laptop) or click the ? button next to the move (mobile/tablet) to find out more about the move.

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Pichu learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Thunder Shock
Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
40 100% 30 One Target
1
Tail Whip
Lowers all nearby enemies' Defense by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 30 Nearby Enemies
4
Play Nice
Lowers the target's Attack by one stage. Ignores Protect/Detect/etc.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 One Target
8
Sweet Kiss
Confuses the target.
FAIRY
STATUS
-- 75% 10 One Target
12
Nuzzle
Has a 100% chance to paralyze the target.
ELECTRIC
PHYSICAL
20 100% 20 One Target
16
Nasty Plot
Raises Pichu's Special Attack by two stages.
DARK
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
20
Charm
Lowers the target's Attack by two stages.
FAIRY
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Pichu can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught an unlimited number of times once the TM is obtained.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM00
Mega Punch
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
80 85% 20 One Target
TM01
Mega Kick
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
120 75% 5 One Target
TM05
Thunder Punch
Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.
ELECTRIC
PHYSICAL
75 100% 15 One Target
TM14
Thunder Wave
Paralyzes the target.
ELECTRIC
STATUS
-- 90% 20 One Target
TM17
Light Screen
Reduces damage from Special-based moves for 5 turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 30 User's Field
TM18
Reflect
Reduces damage from Physical-based moves for 5 turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 20 User's Field
TM21
Rest
Pichu restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM24
Snore
Can only be used while asleep. 30% chance of making the target flinch.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
50 100% 15 One Target
TM25
Protect
Protects Pichu from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM29
Charm
Lowers the target's Attack by two stages.
FAIRY
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
TM31
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM33
Rain Dance
Changes the weather to rainy for 5 turns.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM39
Facade
Does double damage if Pichu is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM40
Swift
Doesn't miss all nearby enemies.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 -- 20 Nearby Enemies
TM41
Helping Hand
Increases the power of ally Pokémon's moves for the rest of the turn.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 Ally
TM59
Fling
Throws Pichu's held item. Type and power depend on the item.
DARK
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 10 One Target
TM76
Round
Deals double damage if Round has already been used and causes any other Pokémon using Round to use it immediately afterward.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 100% 15 One Target
TM80
Volt Switch
Forces Pichu to switch out after dealing damage.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM82
Electroweb
Lowers all nearby enemies' Speed by one stage.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
55 95% 15 Nearby Enemies
TM90
Electric Terrain
Activates Electric Terrain for 5 turns, which prevents non-airborne Pokémon from falling asleep and powers up Electric-type moves by 50%.
ELECTRIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field

TR Moves

Here are all of the moves that Pichu can learn via TR (Technical Record). These moves can be taught only once per TR, but TRs can be obtained in the Wild Area and other locations.
TR Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TR01
Body Slam
Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
85 100% 15 One Target
TR04
Surf
Deals extra damage to targets using Dive.
WATER
SPECIAL
90 100% 15 All But Self
TR08
Thunderbolt
Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
90 100% 15 One Target
TR09
Thunder
30% chance of paralyzing the target. 100% accuracy in the rain and 50% accuracy in sunny weather.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
110 70% 10 One Target
TR20
Substitute
Costs 25% of Pichu's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR21
Reversal
Does more damage when Pichu's HP is low.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 15 One Target
TR26
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR27
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Pichu's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR30
Encore
Forces the target to use its recent move for a few turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 5 One Target
TR31
Iron Tail
30% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
STEEL
PHYSICAL
100 75% 15 One Target
TR35
Uproar
Lose control for up to 5 turns. While the Uproar is active, no Pokémon can be asleep.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 Random Enemy
TR68
Nasty Plot
Raises Pichu's Special Attack by two stages.
DARK
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
TR77
Grass Knot
Does more damage depending on how heavy the target is.
GRASS
SPECIAL
varies 100% 20 One Target
TR86
Wild Charge
Pichu takes 25% of Wild Charge's damage as recoil damage.
ELECTRIC
PHYSICAL
90 100% 15 One Target
TR90
Play Rough
10% chance of lowering the target's Attack by one stage.
FAIRY
PHYSICAL
90 90% 10 One Target

Egg Moves

Here are all of the moves that Pichu can learn as Egg Moves. In the case of evolved Pokémon, it shows what Egg Moves it can learn in its lowest evolutionary stage. Click the word EGG to find compatible breeding Pokémon to get that Egg Move onto Pichu.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
EGG
Present
Has 40, 80, or 120 power, or heals the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
varies 90% 15 One Target
EGG
Wish
Heals whichever Pokémon is out by 50% of Pichu's max HP at the end of the next turn.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
EGG
Charge
Raises Pichu's Special Defense by one stage and doubles the power of its Electric moves next turn.
ELECTRIC
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
EGG
Fake Out
+3 priority. 100% chance of making the target flinch. Fails unless used on the first turn Pichu is sent out.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 10 One Target
EGG
Tickle
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
EGG
Flail
Does more damage when Pichu's HP is low.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 15 One Target
EGG
Disarming Voice
Doesn't miss all nearby enemies.
FAIRY
SPECIAL
40 -- 15 Nearby Enemies

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Pichu learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Thunder Shock
Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
40 100% 30 One Target
1
Tail Whip
Lowers all nearby enemies' Defense by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 30 Nearby Enemies
4
Play Nice
Lowers the target's Attack by one stage. Ignores Protect/Detect/etc.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 One Target
8
Sweet Kiss
Confuses the target.
FAIRY
STATUS
-- 75% 10 One Target
12
Nuzzle
Has a 100% chance to paralyze the target.
ELECTRIC
PHYSICAL
20 100% 20 One Target
16
Nasty Plot
Raises Pichu's Special Attack by two stages.
DARK
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
20
Charm
Lowers the target's Attack by two stages.
FAIRY
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Pichu can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught once per use of the TM.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM16
Light Screen
Reduces damage from Special-based moves for 5 turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 30 User's Field
TM17
Protect
Protects Pichu from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM18
Rain Dance
Changes the weather to rainy for 5 turns.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM23
Iron Tail
30% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
STEEL
PHYSICAL
100 75% 15 One Target
TM24
Thunderbolt
Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
90 100% 15 One Target
TM25
Thunder
30% chance of paralyzing the target. 100% accuracy in the rain and 50% accuracy in sunny weather.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
110 70% 10 One Target
TM32
Double Team
Raises Pichu's Evasion by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
TM33
Reflect
Reduces damage from Physical-based moves for 5 turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 20 User's Field
TM34
Shock Wave
Doesn't miss the target.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
60 -- 20 One Target
TM42
Facade
Does double damage if Pichu is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM43
Volt Switch
Forces Pichu to switch out after dealing damage.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM44
Rest
Pichu restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM45
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM56
Fling
Throws Pichu's held item. Type and power depend on the item.
DARK
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 10 One Target
TM57
Charge Beam
Has a 70% chance to raise Pichu's Special Attack by one stage.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
50 90% 10 One Target
TM58
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM63
Nasty Plot
Raises Pichu's Special Attack by two stages.
DARK
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
TM70
Flash
Lowers the target's Accuracy by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
TM73
Thunder Wave
Paralyzes the target.
ELECTRIC
STATUS
-- 90% 20 One Target
TM82
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Pichu's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM86
Grass Knot
Does more damage depending on how heavy the target is.
GRASS
SPECIAL
varies 100% 20 One Target
TM87
Swagger
Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses it.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 85% 15 One Target
TM90
Substitute
Costs 25% of Pichu's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM95
Surf
Deals extra damage to targets using Dive.
WATER
SPECIAL
90 100% 15 All But Self

Egg Moves

Here are all of the moves that Pichu can learn as Egg Moves. In the case of evolved Pokémon, it shows what Egg Moves it can learn in its lowest evolutionary stage. Click the word EGG to find compatible breeding Pokémon to get that Egg Move onto Pichu.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
EGG
Present
Has 40, 80, or 120 power, or heals the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
varies 90% 15 One Target
EGG
Wish
Heals whichever Pokémon is out by 50% of Pichu's max HP at the end of the next turn.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
EGG
Charge
Raises Pichu's Special Defense by one stage and doubles the power of its Electric moves next turn.
ELECTRIC
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
EGG
Fake Out
+3 priority. 100% chance of making the target flinch. Fails unless used on the first turn Pichu is sent out.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 10 One Target
EGG
Tickle
Lowers the target's Attack and Defense by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
EGG
Flail
Does more damage when Pichu's HP is low.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 15 One Target
EGG
Disarming Voice
Doesn't miss all nearby enemies.
FAIRY
SPECIAL
40 -- 15 Nearby Enemies
EGG
Reversal
Does more damage when Pichu's HP is low.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 15 One Target
EGG
Encore
Forces the target to use its recent move for a few turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 5 One Target
EGG
Thunder Punch
Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.
ELECTRIC
PHYSICAL
75 100% 15 One Target
EGG
Electric Terrain
Activates Electric Terrain for 5 turns, which prevents non-airborne Pokémon from falling asleep and powers up Electric-type moves by 50%.
ELECTRIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field

Pichu's Detailed Stats

Below you'll find a more detailed table containing Pichu's calculated stats, which are the stats that you actually see displayed in game. These are affected by a variety of things, such as level, Effort Values (EVs), Individual Values (IVs), and Pichu's Nature.

By default, the stats you see in the table below show four different possibilities, all assuming Pichu is level 100: its stats with 0 EVs, 252+ (max) EVs, 0 IVs, and 31 (max) IVs. Nature is not shown by default, so its maximum is 10% higher than shown here, and minium 10% lower.
Stats at
level 100
0 EVs 252+ EVs Base Stat
Min Max Min Max
HP
150 181 213 244 20
Attack
85 116 148 179 40
Defense
35 66 98 129 15
Sp. Atk
75 106 138 169 35
Sp. Def
75 106 138 169 35
Speed
125 156 188 219 60
Total
205

Where to Find Pichu in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

If you're looking for where to find Pichu, you'll find the various methods listed down below, along with any notes or special locations. This should help you figure out how to get Pichu in Pokémon Sword & Shield. (Currently this does not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)

Special Ways to Get Pichu

Breed a female Pikachu (or male with a Ditto) with a compatible Pokémon and then hatch the resulting egg to obtain a Pichu.
Location information on where to find Pichu in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl will be coming to the Marriland Pokédex in a future update! Thank you for your patience!

Pokédex Entries for Pichu

Generation 8 Pokédex Entries

Sword
Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
Shield
The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.

Generation 7 Pokédex Entries

Sun
It is not yet skilled at controlling electricity. If you take your eyes off it, it may shock itself.
Moon
Despite this Pokémon's cute appearance, those who want to live with one should prepare to be on the receiving end of its electric jolts.
Ultra Sun
It still can't use electricity well. When it's surprised or excited, it discharges electricity unintentionally.
Ultra Moon
It has electric sacs in its cheeks. When they're fully charged, Pichu plays very energetically.

Generation 6 Pokédex Entries

X
It plays with others by touching tails and setting off sparks. This appears to be a test of courage.
Y
It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
Omega Ruby
Pichu 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.
Alpha Sapphire
When 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.

Generation 5 Pokédex Entries

Black White Black 2 White 2
The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.

Generation 4 Pokédex Entries

Diamond
The electric pouches on its cheeks are still small. They cannot store much electricity yet.
Pearl
It plays with others by touching tails and setting off sparks. This appears to be a test of courage.
Platinum
The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
HeartGold
It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
SoulSilver
Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.

Generation 3 Pokédex Entries

Ruby
PICHU 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.
Sapphire
When 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.
Emerald
It is still inept at retaining electricity. When it is startled, it discharges power accidentally. It gets better at holding power as it grows older.
FireRed
Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
LeafGreen
It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.

Generation 2 Pokédex Entries

Gold
It is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
Silver
Despite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
Crystal
It is unskilled at storing electric power. Any kind of shock causes it to discharge energy spontaneously.
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