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This is a page about the Pokemon Pikachu in the game Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for Nintendo Switch. Read on to find out about Pikachu's Base Stats, Abilities, and Moves on starting the game.

Basic Information

Type

Pikachu
Pikachu Image
Type 1 Type 2
Electric -

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Special Attack Special Defense Speed
48 17 14 24 15 19

Ability

Ability Effect
Static When the Pokemon is hit with a contact move, like Tackle or Scratch, the attacker is sometimes afflicted with Paralysis.

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Best Partner for Pikachu

Pokemon Type
Totodile Image
Totodile
Type 1:
Water
Water

Type 2:

As an Electric-type, Pikachu needs to worry about Ground-types, which are immune to Electric-type moves, and Grass- and Dragon-types, which resist Electric-type moves. This is where Totodile comes in as his partner.

Since Totodile has access to Water and Ice-type moves, it can easily cover for Pikachu.

Best Moveset

Move Type Effect
Grass Knot
Grass
Grass
It damages an enemy. The heavier the enemy, the greater the damage caused by the move.
Iron Tail
Steel
Steel
It damages an enemy. It could also lower the enemy's Defense.
Quick Attack
Normal
Normal
It damages an enemy. It reaches up to 2 tiles away.
Thunderbolt
Electric
Electric
It damages nearby enemies. It could also cause Paralysis.

Notes

  • STAB Thunderbolt is a strong and highly reliable, AoE move for Pikachu. Its starting Sp. Atk is abnormally high so even in the early game, it is already powerful.
  • Grass Knot is also a Special move that provides Pikachu with more coverage. This includes the Ground types Thunderbolt can't hit without Steamroll.
  • Iron Tail is a Physical move but it gives Pikachu with more coverage.
  • Quick Attack provides Pikachu with some range.
  • You can consider replacing a move with Thunder, but Thunderbolt is more reliable due to its higher accuracy.

Learned Moves

Starting Moves

Move Type Effect
Electro Ball
Electric
Electric
It damages an enemy. The higher your Speed compared to that of the enemy, the greater the damage caused.
Fake Out
Normal
Normal
It damages an enemy. It reaches up to 2 tiles away. It could also make the enemy Flinch.
Grass Knot
Grass
Grass
It damages an enemy. The heavier the enemy, the greater the damage caused by the move.
Iron Tail
Steel
Steel
It damages an enemy. It could also lower the enemy's Defense.

Moves Learned By Level Up

Lv. Move Type Effect
10 Quick Attack
Normal
Normal
It damages an enemy. It reaches up to 2 tiles away.
13 Electro Ball
Electric
Electric
It damages an enemy. The higher your Speed compared to that of the enemy, the greater the damage caused.
18 Thunder Wave
Electric
Electric
It inflicts Paralysis on an enemy.
21 Feint
Normal
Normal
It breaks through the enemy's Protect, Wide Guard, Quick Guard, or Spiky Shield to damage an enemy. It reaches up to 2 tiles away.
23 Double Team
Normal
Normal
It boosts your evasiveness. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a Wonder Tile.
26 Spark
Electric
Electric
It damages an enemy. It could also cause Paralysis.
29 Nuzzle
Electric
Electric
It damages an enemy. It also causes Paralysis.
34 Discharge
Electric
Electric
It damages enemies in the same room. It could also cause Paralysis.
37 Slam
Normal
Normal
It damages an enemy.
42 Thunderbolt
Electric
Electric
It damages nearby enemies. It could also cause Paralysis.
45 Agility
Psychic
Psychic
It boosts the Travel Speed of you and your teammates in the same room.
5 Growl
Normal
Normal
It lowers the Attack of enemies in the same room.
50 Wild Charge
Electric
Electric
It damages an enemy, but you'll receive recoil damage, too.
53 Light Screen
Psychic
Psychic
You and your teammates in the same room get the Light Screen condition, which reduces the damage taken from special moves.
58 Thunder
Electric
Electric
It can hit an enemy that's in the air from using a move such as Fly. It could also cause Paralysis. During Rain, or Heavy Rain, it never misses. But during Sunny weather or in Extremely Harsh Sunlight, it's hard to land this move.
7 Play Nice
Normal
Normal
It lowers the enemy's Attack.
Base Tail Whip
Normal
Normal
It lowers the enemy's Defense.
Base Thunder Shock
Electric
Electric
It damages an enemy. It could also cause Paralysis.

Moves Learned By TM

Move Type Effect
Toxic
Poison
Poison
It makes the enemy Badly Poisoned. It never misses if used by a Poison-type Pokemon. It will even hit a Pokemon that's used Dig, Fly, or the like.
Hidden Power
Normal
Normal
It damages an enemy. The move's type changes on each adventure.
Light Screen
Psychic
Psychic
You and your teammates in the same room get the Light Screen condition, which reduces the damage taken from special moves.
Protect
Normal
Normal
You'll Protect yourself from enemies' moves. But its chance of failure rises if you use it after you've already used a move that blocks enemies' attacks.
Rain Dance
Water
Water
It changes the floor's weather to Rain. The power of Fire-type moves goes down, and the power of Water-type moves goes up.
Frustration
Normal
Normal
It damages an enemy. The less you have opened up to your team, the more powerful this move will be.
Thunderbolt
Electric
Electric
It damages nearby enemies. It could also cause Paralysis.
Thunder
Electric
Electric
It can hit an enemy that's in the air from using a move such as Fly. It could also cause Paralysis. During Rain, or Heavy Rain, it never misses. But during Sunny weather or in Extremely Harsh Sunlight, it's hard to land this move.
Return
Normal
Normal
It damages an enemy. The more you've opened up to your team, the more powerful this move will be.
Brick Break
Fighting
Fighting
It damages an enemy. It also shatters the enemy's Reflect, Light Screen, and Aurora Veil conditions.
Double Team
Normal
Normal
It boosts your evasiveness. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a Wonder Tile.
Facade
Normal
Normal
It damages an enemy. The damage it causes goes up if you have a bad status. It also prevents your Attack from being lowered when you use this move while you have a Burn.
Rest
Psychic
Psychic
You'll get the Napping condition. With the Napping condition, you'll fall asleep, awakening later with all your HP restored and bad statuses healed.
Attract
Normal
Normal
It makes an enemy Infatuated, which makes the enemy's moves more likely to fail.
Round
Normal
Normal
It damages an enemy. It causes more damage if your teammate in the same room just used the same move.
Echoed Voice
Normal
Normal
It damages enemies. It causes more damage if its used repeatedly. The power also goes up when you use it after a teammate uses it.
Fling
Dark
Dark
You throw an item in an arc, hitting another Pokemon with it. It causes the same effect as throwing an item at an enemy.
Charge Beam
Electric
Electric
It damages an enemy. It could also boost your Sp. Atk. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a Wonder Tile.
Volt Switch
Electric
Electric
It damages an enemy. If one of your teammates is right behind you, it switches the positions of you and your teammate.
Thunder Wave
Electric
Electric
It inflicts Paralysis on an enemy.
Grass Knot
Grass
Grass
It damages an enemy. The heavier the enemy, the greater the damage caused by the move.
Swagger
Normal
Normal
It makes an enemy Confused, but it also sharply raises the enemy's Attack.
Sleep Talk
Normal
Normal
If you're sleeping, a move you know will be used automatically on an enemy near you. But keep in mind that nothing will happen if you use this while you're wide awake.
Substitute
Normal
Normal
You'll create a Substitute if you have more than half your max HP. Every time you use this move, your HP decreases. When you create a Substitute, you won't be targeted by enemies, but you can't use moves or items, and you can't restore your HP naturally.
Wild Charge
Electric
Electric
It damages an enemy, but you'll receive recoil damage, too.
Confide
Normal
Normal
It lowers the enemy's Sp. Atk.

Evolution

Evolution Chain

Pokemon How to Evolve
Pikachu
Pikachu
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RaichuRaichu Evolves from Pikachu using Evolution Crystals

Can Pikachu Mega Evolve?

This Pokemon can not Mega Evolve.

How to Get Pikachu

Dungeons Where Pikachu is Found

This Pokemon is not found in any Dungeons.

Pikachu's Rescue Camp

Rescue Camp Price
Vibrant Forest 800

Related Links

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