Pichu

Official artwork of PichuElectric Shiny Pokémon icon

Pichu is a Electric-type Pokémon with a Max CP of 535 in Pokémon GO. Pichu's best moveset is Thunder Shock and Thunderbolt. It is weather boosted by Rain weather, and it was originally found in the Johto region. Shiny Pichu is available in Pokémon GO.

Pichu is weak to Ground-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Electric, Flying, and Steel-type moves.

Stats

Max CP535 CP
Attack77 ATK
Defense53 DEF
Stamina85 STA
Weather Boost
  • rainRain
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedPichu can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance1 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#172
Height0.3 m
Weight2 kg
RegionJohto Generation 2
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
25 Candy
10000 Candy

Pichu type chart

Takes increased damage
GroundGround160.0%
Takes decreased damage
ElectricElectric62.5%
FlyingFlying62.5%
SteelSteel62.5%

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Pichu's best moves and move sets

Moves

Pichu's best moveset is Thunder Shock and Thunderbolt, with 6.30 DPS (damage per second) and 29.7 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Rain weather.

DPS6.30
TDO29.73
Score6.0
Weather Boost
  • rain
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Pichu with its best moveset, we recommend to use Thunder Shock/Thunder Punch. You will lose around 8.4% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Pichu's strongest moveset (Thunder Shock/Thunderbolt).

Pichu moves comparison

The following chart shows Pichu's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Pichu's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.ElectricThunder Shock ElectricThunderbolt 6.3029.76.0
      2.ElectricThunder Shock ElectricThunder Punch 5.7727.25.5
      3.ElectricThunder Shock FairyDisarming Voice 4.2119.94.0

      Fast Attacks

      • ElectricThunder Shock5Damage8Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Thunder Shock
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • GrassGrass
          • ElectricElectric
          • DragonDragon
        • 39.1%
          • GroundGround
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage5
        Energy8
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration0.6s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage3
        Energy9

        Effects
        Thunder Shock has no special effects.
        See Thunder Shock details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • ElectricThunder Punch45Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Thunder Punch
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • GrassGrass
          • ElectricElectric
          • DragonDragon
        • 39.1%
          • GroundGround
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage45
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration1.8s
        Damage window1.7s - 1.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage55
        Energy40

        Effects
        Thunder Punch has no special effects.
        See Thunder Punch details page ↗
      • ElectricThunderbolt80Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Thunderbolt
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • GrassGrass
          • ElectricElectric
          • DragonDragon
        • 39.1%
          • GroundGround
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration2.5s
        Damage window1.8s - 2.3s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage90
        Energy55

        Effects
        Thunderbolt has no special effects.
        See Thunderbolt details page ↗
      • FairyDisarming Voice70Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Disarming Voice
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • DragonDragon
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage70
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration3.9s
        Damage window3.2s - 3.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage70
        Energy45

        Effects
        Disarming Voice has no special effects.
        See Disarming Voice details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Pichu has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Pichu Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Pichu's Max CP is at Level 50. Pichu Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP535 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch180 CP - 203 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs240 CP - 270 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids240 CP - 270 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • rainRain
      300 CP - 338 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Pichu Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Pichu Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      16 CP221 CP335 CP
      449 CP563 CP678 CP
      792 CP8106 CP9121 CP
      10135 CP11148 CP12162 CP
      13176 CP14189 CP15203 CP
      16216 CP17230 CP18243 CP
      19257 CP20270 CP21284 CP
      22297 CP23311 CP24324 CP
      25338 CP26352 CP27365 CP
      28379 CP29392 CP30406 CP
      31412 CP32419 CP33426 CP
      34433 CP35440 CP36446 CP
      37453 CP38460 CP39467 CP
      40473 CP41479 CP42485 CP
      43491 CP44498 CP45504 CP
      46510 CP47516 CP48523 CP
      49529 CP50535 CP

      Pichu evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Thumbnail image of PichuPichu
      • Candy Icon25 Candy
      Thumbnail image of PikachuPikachu
      Thumbnail image of PikachuPikachu
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      Thumbnail image of RaichuRaichu
      • Pichu evolves into Pikachu which costs 25 Candy.
      • Pikachu evolves into Raichu which costs 50 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Pichu

      Photobomb

      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Pichu's Electric-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Pichu.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega Ampharos
      ElectricDragon
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega Manectric
      Electric
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Pichu Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Pichu in Pokémon GO is 24.03%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 50.38% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 65.04%.

      CogConfigure
              NormalNiceGreatExcellent
              No Berry
              -24.03%27.09%33.78%39.85%
              Curve37.32%41.56%50.38%57.86%
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              -33.78%37.75%46.11%53.35%
              Curve50.38%55.33%65.04%72.65%
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
              Curve56.87%61.98%71.67%78.89%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
              Curve68.90%73.89%82.65%88.47%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

              In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Pichu, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

              To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

              Catch rate formula

              Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

              • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
              • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

              There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

              Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

              Catch rate multipliers

              The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

              MultiplierAmount
              Razz Berry1.5
              Silver Pinap Berry1.8
              Golden Razz Berry2.5
              Curveball1.7
              Nice Throw1.15
              Great Throw1.5
              Excellent Throw1.85
              PokéBall1.0
              Premier Ball1.0
              Great Ball1.5
              Ultra Ball2.0
              Bronze medal1.1
              Silver medal1.2
              Gold medal1.3

              Pichu family

              Family

              A list of Pokémon that are somehow related to Pichu in Pokémon GO. Includes evolutions, regional, and form variations.

              Thumbnail image of PikachuPikachu
              Thumbnail image of RaichuRaichu
              Thumbnail image of PichuPichu
              Thumbnail image of Alolan RaichuAlolan Raichu

              List of Pichu costumes

              Photobomb

              A list of Pichu costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              Pichu high resolution sprites

              Photobomb

              A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Pichu. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

              Pichu Pokédex entries

              Johto
              VersionsPokédex entry
              GoldIt is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
              SilverDespite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
              CrystalIt is unskilled at storing electric power. Any kind of shock causes it to discharge energy spontaneously.
              RubyPICHU charges itself with electricity more easily on days with thunderclouds or when the air is very dry. You can hear the crackling of static electricity coming off this POKéMON.
              SapphireWhen PICHU plays with others, it may short out electricity with another PICHU, creating a shower of sparks. In that event, this POKéMON will begin crying, startled by the flash of sparks.
              EmeraldIt is still inept at retaining electricity. When it is startled, it discharges power accidentally. It gets better at holding power as it grows older.
              FireRedDespite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
              LeafGreenIt is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
              DiamondThe electric pouches on its cheeks are still small. They cannot store much electricity yet.
              PearlIt plays with others by touching tails and setting off sparks. This appears to be a test of courage.
              Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2The electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
              HeartGoldIt is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
              SoulSilverDespite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
              XIt plays with others by touching tails and setting off sparks. This appears to be a test of courage.
              YIt is not yet skilled at storing electricity. It may send out a jolt if amused or startled.
              Omega RubyPichu charges itself with electricity more easily on days with thunderclouds or when the air is very dry. You can hear the crackling of static electricity coming off this Pokémon.
              Alpha SapphireWhen Pichu plays with others, it may short out electricity with another Pichu, creating a shower of sparks. In that event, this Pokémon will begin crying, startled by the flash of sparks.
              SunIt is not yet skilled at controlling electricity. If you take your eyes off it, it may shock itself.
              MoonDespite this Pokémon’s cute appearance, those who want to live with one should prepare to be on the receiving end of its electric jolts.
              Ultra SunIt still can’t use electricity well. When it’s surprised or excited, it discharges electricity unintentionally.
              Ultra MoonIt has electric sacs in its cheeks. When they’re fully charged, Pichu plays very energetically.
              SwordDespite its small size, it can zap even adult humans. However, if it does so, it also surprises itself.
              ShieldThe electric sacs in its cheeks are small. If even a little electricity leaks, it becomes shocked.
              Legends: ArceusPichu stores electricity in the sacs on its cheeks but discharges it inadvertently when agitated or excited. Being yet immature, the Pokémon's handling of electricity is rather inept.