# 172 Pichu
Ordinary sprites
172 normal icon 172 shiny icon 172 shadow icon
Elemental sprites
172 elemental bug icon 172 elemental dark icon 172 elemental dragon icon 172 elemental electric icon 172 elemental fairy icon 172 elemental fighting icon
172 elemental fire icon 172 elemental flying icon 172 elemental ghost icon 172 elemental grass icon 172 elemental ground icon 172 elemental ice icon
172 elemental normal icon 172 elemental poison icon 172 elemental psychic icon 172 elemental rock icon 172 elemental steel icon 172 elemental water icon
Electric-Type icon
Base Stats
HP 20
Attack 40
Defense 15
Sp. Atk 35
Sp. Def 35
Speed 60
Lightning Rod
171 normal icon
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Lanturn Cleffa


Pichu is a small, ground-dwelling rodent Pokémon with pale yellow fur. Its eartips, collar, and tail are black and angular. Pichu's pink cheek pouches can store small amounts of electricity, and its tiny nose looks like a dot. Pichu is classified as a quadruped, but it can walk easily on its hind legs.

Pichu is a social Pokémon known for its playful and mischievous demeanor. It is usually found in groups and often touch tails with other Pichu as a show of courage, creating a shower of sparks that can make them cry. It is inept at storing electricity, and may discharge if amused, startled, or subjected to shock. However, it cannot discharge without being shocked itself. Charging up is more easily done on days of dryness or thunderclouds. The crackling of static electricity generated by Pichu is audible. It can zap an adult human, but will surprise itself if it does. Pichu primarily lives in the forest, though it has also been depicted to thrive in urban areas.


  • When you start a New Game, you obtain a Pichu.
  • Future (Secret)


Note: If you bring Pichu to Level Growth, it will evolve into Pikachu.

Pichu Pikachu Raichu
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Friendshipdoll icon

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Thunderstone icon

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  • Static: May cause paralysis if target uses physical moves.
  • Lightningrod: Disables targets' Electric-type moves and raises Sp. Attack.


For Elemental moves learnable by Elemental Pichu, refer to this page.
Level up (edit)
Lv Move Name Type Category Pwr. Cldwn. Dur. Acc. Effect % Target
0 Thundershock Electric-Type Special move 40 1.2s --- 100% 10% Single
Might paralyze the target.
0 Charm Fairy-Type Status move --- 3.6s --- 100% 100% Single
Reduces target's Attack by 2.
5 Tail Whip Normal-Type Status move --- 2.4s --- 100% 100% Single
Reduces target's Defense by 1.
10 Thunder Wave Electric-Type Status move --- 2.4s --- 100% 100% Single
Paralyzes the target when hit.
13 Sweet Kiss Normal-Type Status move --- 1.2s 75% 100% Single
18 Nasty Plot Dark-Type Status move --- 3.6s --- Can't Miss 100% Self
Raises user's Special Attack by 2.

Damage Taken

For the type weakness of Elemental Pichu, refer to this page.
Main article: List of Pokemon Weaknesses
Normal-Type2 Fighting-Type2 Flying-Type2 Poison-Type2 Ground-Type2 Rock-Type2 Bug-Type2 Ghost-Type2 Steel-Type2 Fire-Type2 Water-Type2 Grass-Type2 Electric-Type2 Psychic-Type2 Ice-Type2 Dragon-Type2 Dark-Type2 Fairy-Type2 Shadow-Type2
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