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This is a page on the Pokemon Pikachu, including its Learnset and where it can be found in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for information on its evolutions, abilities, type advantages, and more.

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Pikachu - Type and Abilities

Pikachu - Type

Pikachu
Pikachu
Type 1 Type 2
Electric Image -

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Type Defenses

Type
Deals 4x damage
-
Deals 2x damage
Ground Image
Deals 0.5x damage
Electric Image Flying Image Steel Image
Deals 1/4x damage
-
Deals 0x damage
-

Abilities

Name Description
Static Contact with the Pokemon may cause paralysis.

Hidden Ability

Name Description
Lightning Rod Draws in all Electric-type moves to up Special Attack.

Egg Group

Egg Groups
Field Image Field Fairy Image Fairy

Effort Values (EV) Earned

Effort Values (EV) Earned
Spd+2

Base Stats of Pikachu

HP
35 35 (#389)
Atk
55 55 (#295)
Def
40 40 (#374)
Sp. Atk
50 50 (#281)
Sp. Def
50 50 (#307)
Speed
90 90 (#73)
Total Base Stats
320 (#300)

Evolution Chart of Pikachu

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PichuPichu -
PikachuPikachu Evolves from Pichu by leveling up with high Friendship
RaichuRaichu Evolves from Pikachu by using Thunder Stone

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Gigantamax Pikachu

Gigantamax Pikachu

Gigantamax Pikachu's G-Max Move

G-Max Volt Crash.jpg

Move Type Effect
G-Max Volt Crash Electric Image An Electric-type attack that Gigantamax Pikachu use. This move paralyzes opponents.

Where to find Gigantamax Pikachu

Gigantamax Pikachu and Eevee.jpg
Gigantamax Pikachu can be received in the wild station by talking to the girl at the left side corner of the station. You can only get Gigantamax Pikachu when you have a save file of Let's Go Pikachu in your Nintendo Switch.

Be reminded that you don't need to finish Let's Go Pikachu a save file is the only requirement for this. Also take note that this Pikachu does not evolve like it's counterpart in the Let's Go games.

Locations Where Pikachu Appears

Where to find Pikachu

Random Encounter

Map Weather Appearance Rate
Stony Wilderness Rain Uncommon

Visible Encounter

Map Weather Appearance Rate
Route 4 - Rare
Stony Wilderness Thunderstorm Common

Raid Encounter

Location Hidden Ability?
Motostoke Riverbank Den (C) No
Motostoke Riverbank Rare Den (C) No
Giant's Mirror Den (C) No
Giant's Mirror Rare Den (C) Yes
Giant's Cap Den (B) No
Lake of Outrage Den (D) No
Lake of Outrage Rare Den (D) No
Hammerlocke Hills Rare Den (B) No

Learnset of Pikachu

Learnset by Leveling Up

Lv. Move Type Power Acc. PP
Base Charm Fairy Image - 100 20
Base Growl Normal Image - 100 40
Base Nasty Plot Dark Image - - 20
Base Nuzzle Electric Image 20 100 20
Base Play Nice Normal Image - - 20
Base Quick Attack Normal Image 40 100 30
Base Sweet Kiss Fairy Image - 75 10
Base Tail Whip Normal Image - 100 30
Base Thunder Shock Electric Image 40 100 30
4 Thunder Wave Electric Image - 90 20
8 Double Team Normal Image - - 15
12 Electro Ball Electric Image - 100 10
16 Feint Normal Image 30 100 10
20 Spark Electric Image 65 100 20
24 Agility Psychic Image - - 30
28 Slam Normal Image 80 75 20
32 Discharge Electric Image 80 100 15
36 Thunderbolt Electric Image 90 100 15
40 Light Screen Psychic Image - - 30
44 Thunder Electric Image 110 70 10

Learnset by TM

No. Move Type Power Acc. PP
TM00 Mega Punch Normal Image 80 85 20
TM01 Mega Kick Normal Image 120 75 5
TM02 Pay Day Normal Image 40 100 20
TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Image 75 100 15
TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Image - 90 20
TM15 Dig Ground Image 80 100 10
TM17 Light Screen Psychic Image - - 30
TM21 Rest Psychic Image - - 10
TM23 Thief Dark Image 60 100 25
TM24 Snore Normal Image 50 100 15
TM25 Protect Normal Image - - 10
TM29 Charm Fairy Image - 100 20
TM31 Attract Normal Image - 100 15
TM33 Rain Dance Water Image - - 5
TM39 Facade Normal Image 70 100 20
TM40 Swift Normal Image 60 - 20
TM41 Helping Hand Normal Image - - 20
TM43 Brick Break Fighting Image 75 100 15
TM59 Fling Dark Image - 100 10
TM76 Round Normal Image 60 100 15
TM80 Volt Switch Electric Image 70 100 20
TM82 Electroweb Electric Image 55 95 15
TM87 Draining Kiss Fairy Image 50 100 10
TM90 Electric Terrain Electric Image - 10

Learnset by TR

No. Move Type Power Acc. PP
TR01 Body Slam Normal Image 85 100 15
TR04 Surf Water Image 90 100 15
TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Image 90 100 15
TR09 Thunder Electric Image 110 70 10
TR12 Agility Psychic Image - - 30
TR20 Substitute Normal Image - - 10
TR21 Reversal Fighting Image - 100 15
TR26 Endure Normal Image - - 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Image - - 10
TR30 Encore Normal Image - 100 5
TR31 Iron Tail Steel Image 100 75 15
TR35 Uproar Normal Image 90 100 10
TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Image - - 20
TR77 Grass Knot Grass Image - 100 20
TR80 Electro Ball Electric Image - 100 10
TR86 Wild Charge Electric Image 90 100 15
TR90 Play Rough Fairy Image 90 90 10

Learnset through a Move Tutor

This Pokemon currently has no moves learned in this way.

Learnset from an Egg

Move Type Power Acc. PP
Tickle Normal Image - 100 20
Flail Normal Image - 100 15
Charge Electric Image - 100 20
Disarming Voice Fairy Image 40 - 15
Wish Normal Image - - 10
Fake Out Normal Image 40 100 10
Present Normal Image - 90 15

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