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Button Previous.png PokIcon Arbok.png #024 Arbok #026 Raichu PokIcon Raichu.png Button Next.png
Pokédex Number #025
Classification Mouse Pokémon
Avg. Weight 6 kg
Avg. Height 0.41 m
Candy to Evolve 50Rare Candy.png
Evolves Into Raichu
Evolves From Pichu
Name (en) Pikachu
Name (de) Pikachu
Name (fr) Pikachu
Name (jp) ピカチュウ
Name (ko) 피카츄

Pikachu is a electricElectric Type Pokémon originally from the Kanto region (Generation I). Pikachu is able to evolve into Riachu by using 50Rare Candy.png.


To evolve, Pichu requires 25Rare Candy.png to evolve into Pikachu. Pikachu evolves further, which requires 50Rare Candy.png to evolve into Raichu.

Pichu.png Evolves to Pikachu.png Evolves to Raichu.png
Pichu Pikachu Raichu


Pikachu will have one of the basic attacks and one of the special attacks. Which attacks the pokémon gets is random. The number for the special attacks shows how many special attacks the pokémon can store during a battle.

Basic attacks

Fast Attack List
Name PvE Statistics PvP Statistics
Damage Duration Energy DPS Damage Duration Energy DPS
Icon Normal.png Quick Attack 10 7.52 1.33 s 12 9.02
Icon Electric.png Thunder Shock 5 8.33 0.6 s 8 13.33

Special attacks

Charge Attack List
Name PvE Statistics PvP Statistics
Damage Duration DPS Charges Damage Energy
Icon Electric.png Discharge 35 14 2.5 s 5% 3
Icon Electric.png Thunder 100 23.26 4.3 s 5% 1
Icon Electric.png Thunderbolt 55 20.37 2.7 s 5% 2


  • Pikachu can possibly be a starter Pokémon. This can be achieved by walking away from the original three choices and causing them to respawn 4 or 5 times until Pikachu appears.
  • Pikachu is the only Pokémon that says its name instead of just making a noise.
  • All the Pikachus in Pokémon GO are male, as you can tell by their tail.
  • Pikachu wearing Santa Hat are acquired during the 2016 Christmas Event (December 12 to December 29, 2016). Note that Raichu evolved from that Pikachu will keep the Hat.

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