Pikachu Starting Stats and Moves | Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX Switch

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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 ImageTotodile
Type 1: WaterWater

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 GrassGrass It damages an enemy. The heavier the enemy, the greater the damage caused by the move.
Iron Tail SteelSteel It damages an enemy. It could also lower the enemy's Defense.
Quick Attack NormalNormal It damages an enemy. It reaches up to 2 tiles away.
Thunderbolt ElectricElectric 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 ElectricElectric It damages an enemy. The higher your Speed compared to that of the enemy, the greater the damage caused.
Fake Out NormalNormal It damages an enemy. It reaches up to 2 tiles away. It could also make the enemy Flinch.
Grass Knot GrassGrass It damages an enemy. The heavier the enemy, the greater the damage caused by the move.
Iron Tail SteelSteel It damages an enemy. It could also lower the enemy's Defense.

Moves Learned By Level Up

Lv. Move Type Effect
10 Quick Attack NormalNormal It damages an enemy. It reaches up to 2 tiles away.
13 Electro Ball ElectricElectric It damages an enemy. The higher your Speed compared to that of the enemy, the greater the damage caused.
18 Thunder Wave ElectricElectric It inflicts Paralysis on an enemy.
21 Feint NormalNormal 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 NormalNormal It boosts your evasiveness. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a Wonder Tile.
26 Spark ElectricElectric It damages an enemy. It could also cause Paralysis.
29 Nuzzle ElectricElectric It damages an enemy. It also causes Paralysis.
34 Discharge ElectricElectric It damages enemies in the same room. It could also cause Paralysis.
37 Slam NormalNormal It damages an enemy.
42 Thunderbolt ElectricElectric It damages nearby enemies. It could also cause Paralysis.
45 Agility PsychicPsychic It boosts the Travel Speed of you and your teammates in the same room.
5 Growl NormalNormal It lowers the Attack of enemies in the same room.
50 Wild Charge ElectricElectric It damages an enemy, but you'll receive recoil damage, too.
53 Light Screen PsychicPsychic You and your teammates in the same room get the Light Screen condition, which reduces the damage taken from special moves.
58 Thunder ElectricElectric 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 NormalNormal It lowers the enemy's Attack.
Base Tail Whip NormalNormal It lowers the enemy's Defense.
Base Thunder Shock ElectricElectric It damages an enemy. It could also cause Paralysis.

Moves Learned By TM

Move Type Effect
Toxic PoisonPoison 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 NormalNormal It damages an enemy. The move's type changes on each adventure.
Light Screen PsychicPsychic You and your teammates in the same room get the Light Screen condition, which reduces the damage taken from special moves.
Protect NormalNormal 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 WaterWater 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 NormalNormal It damages an enemy. The less you have opened up to your team, the more powerful this move will be.
Thunderbolt ElectricElectric It damages nearby enemies. It could also cause Paralysis.
Thunder ElectricElectric 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 NormalNormal It damages an enemy. The more you've opened up to your team, the more powerful this move will be.
Brick Break FightingFighting It damages an enemy. It also shatters the enemy's Reflect, Light Screen, and Aurora Veil conditions.
Double Team NormalNormal It boosts your evasiveness. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a Wonder Tile.
Facade NormalNormal 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 PsychicPsychic 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 NormalNormal It makes an enemy Infatuated, which makes the enemy's moves more likely to fail.
Round NormalNormal It damages an enemy. It causes more damage if your teammate in the same room just used the same move.
Echoed Voice NormalNormal 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 DarkDark 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 ElectricElectric 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 ElectricElectric It damages an enemy. If one of your teammates is right behind you, it switches the positions of you and your teammate.
Thunder Wave ElectricElectric It inflicts Paralysis on an enemy.
Grass Knot GrassGrass It damages an enemy. The heavier the enemy, the greater the damage caused by the move.
Swagger NormalNormal It makes an enemy Confused, but it also sharply raises the enemy's Attack.
Sleep Talk NormalNormal 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 NormalNormal 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 ElectricElectric It damages an enemy, but you'll receive recoil damage, too.
Confide NormalNormal It lowers the enemy's Sp. Atk.

Evolution

Evolution Chain

Pokemon How to Evolve
PikachuPikachu -
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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1 Anonymous6 months

pikachu is in the Lightning Field dungeon

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