Pokemon
Regular
Shiny
Pichu
Electric Type
Tiny Mouse Pokémon
Hisuian Pokedex: #055

Pokemon Legends Arceus Pichu is a Electric Type Tiny Mouse Pokémon with a Medium Fast growth rate and a 1 Speed EV Yield. Pichu can be found with Static as an Ability; we recommend the Hasty Nature, based on 205 total combined Base Stats in PLA.

Navigate this Pichu Guide using the links below.

Pichu Stats and Abilities

Based on Pichu Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Pichu Highest IV Stat is Speed (60) and the Lowest being Defense (15).

Pichu Stats
Rank Stat Value
F
HP
20
F
Attack
40
F
Defense
15
F
Special Attack
35
F
Special Defense
35
E
Speed
60
F
Total
205
Pichu Details
Pichu Detail
Best Nature
Hasty
+10% Speed
-10% Defense
Liked Foods
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Catch Rate190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Undiscovered
Pichu Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Static
If a Pokémon with Static is hit by a move making contact, there is a 30% chance the foe will become paralyzed.
Hidden Ability
Lightning Rod
Lightning Rod forces all single-target Electric-type moves - used by any other Pokémon on the field - to target this Pokémon, and with 100% accuracy. This includes the status move Thunder Wave. The ability is most useful in double/triple battles.

How To Evolve Pichu in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Pichu requires High Friendship during day-time to evolve into Pikachu and then (Thunder Stone) to evolve into Raichu.

Pichu Evolutions
Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution Evolution Requirement Final Evolution
Pichu
Electric Type
High Friendship during day-time
Pikachu
Electric Type
Thunder Stone
Raichu
Electric Type
Pichu Evolution Stat Changes
Evolutions Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
Pichu
205
20
40
35
15
35
60
Stat Change
+115
+15
+15
+15
+25
+15
+30
Pikachu
320
35
55
50
40
50
90
Stat Change
+165
+25
+35
+40
+15
+30
+20
Raichu
485
60
90
90
55
80
110

Where To Find Pichu Locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus

List of Locations where you can find and catch Pichu in PLA.

Pichu has 2 spawn locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 45 - 53 Raichu, within the Heart's Crag location via Space-Time Distortions.

Obsidian Fieldlands Pichu Locations
Pokemon Spawns Location How To Catch
Pichu
Electric Type
Lv. 3 - 6
Obsidian Fieldlands
Floaro Gardens
On Land
Rare
Pichu
Electric Type
Lv. 6 - 12
Obsidian Fieldlands
Nature's Pantry
On Land
Very Rare
Pikachu
Electric Type
Lv. 6 - 12
Obsidian Fieldlands
Nature's Pantry
On Land
Rare
Alabaster Icelands Pichu Locations
Pokemon Spawns Location How To Catch
Pikachu
Electric Type
Lv. 45 - 53
Alabaster Icelands
Bonechill Wastes
Space-Time Distortions
Rare
Pikachu
Electric Type
Lv. 45 - 53
Alabaster Icelands
Heart's Crag
Space-Time Distortions
Rare
Raichu
Electric Type
Lv. 45 - 53
Alabaster Icelands
Bonechill Wastes
Space-Time Distortions
Very Rare
Raichu
Electric Type
Lv. 45 - 53
Alabaster Icelands
Heart's Crag
Space-Time Distortions
Very Rare

Pokemon LA Pichu Weakness

Pichu is a Electric Type pokemon. This will cause Pichu to take More Damage from Ground Type Moves, and Less Damage from Flying, Steel, Electric Type moves.

Pichu Type Weakness
Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Ground
0.5x
Less Damage
Flying
Steel
Electric
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Pichu Weak Against?

Pichu Weak Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Garchomp
Dragon Type
Ground Type
A
Ursaluna
Normal Type
Ground Type
A
Rhyperior
Ground Type
Rock Type
A
Mamoswine
Ice Type
Ground Type
B
Torterra
Grass Type
Ground Type

What pokemon is Pichu Strong Against?

Pichu Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Dialga
Steel Type
Dragon Type
S
Origin Dialga
Steel Type
Dragon Type
S
Shaymin Sky
Grass Type
Flying Type
S
Heatran
Fire Type
Steel Type
S
Hisuian Goodra
Dragon Type
Steel Type

How To Complete Pichu Research Tasks in PLA

Research Task Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Task 6 Task 7
Number caught1241015
Number of small specimens caught123
Number you've caught without being spotted124610
Number you've caught while they were sleeping1
Number caught at night124610
Times you've given it food135710
Number you've evolved123

Best Pichu Moves in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Best Moveset for Pichu Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Pichu Best Moves
Level Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
47
Thunder
Special
165
70 10 May paralyze opponent.
37
Iron Tail
Physical
100
75 15 May lower opponent's Defense.
29
Thunderbolt
Special
135
100 15 May paralyze opponent.
21
Spark
Physical
97.5
100 20 May paralyze opponent.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in Bold
Red Text
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Pichu Level Up Moves in PLA

List of Moves Pichu can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Legends Arceus. Level Requirements within (#) are the Level you (Master) the move at; this allows you to use the move in Agile and Strong Stance.

Pichu Level Up Moves
Level Move Description
1
(9)
Thunder Shock
Electric Type
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Special

May paralyze opponent.
5
(14)
Quick Attack
Normal Type
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

User attacks first.
9
(18)
Thunder Wave
Electric Type
Power: —
Acc: 90
PP: 20
Status

Paralyzes opponent.
15
(25)
Swift
Normal Type
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Special

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
21
(31)
Spark
Electric Type
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

May paralyze opponent.
29
(40)
Thunderbolt
Electric Type
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May paralyze opponent.
37
(48)
Iron Tail
Steel Type
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
47
(59)
Thunder
Electric Type
Power:
165
Acc: 70
PP: 10
Special

May paralyze opponent.
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Pichu Move Shop Attacks in PLA

List of Moves Pichu can learn from the Move Shop.

Pichu Move Shop Moves
Move Shop Description
Swift
Normal Type
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Special

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
Rest
Psychic Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
Baby-Doll Eyes
Fairy Type
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Status

Always goes first. Lowers the target's attack.
Thunder Punch
Electric Type
Power:
112.5
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May paralyze opponent.
Iron Tail
Steel Type
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
Charge Beam
Electric Type
Power:
75
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Special

May raise user's Special Attack.
Wild Charge
Electric Type
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
Play Rough
Fairy Type
Power: 90
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May lower opponent's Attack.
Thunderbolt
Electric Type
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May paralyze opponent.
Volt Tackle
Electric Type
Power:
180
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage. May paralyze opponent.
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Pokemon similar to Pichu based on Electric Type
Similar Electric Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
S
Thundurus Therian-Pokemon-Image
Thundurus Therian
ELECTRIC-Type FLYING-Type 580 79 105 145 70 80 101
S
Thundurus-Pokemon-Image
Thundurus
ELECTRIC-Type FLYING-Type 580 79 115 125 70 80 111
A
Electivire-Pokemon-Image
Electivire
ELECTRIC-Type 540 75 123 95 67 85 95
A
Magnezone-Pokemon-Image
Magnezone
ELECTRIC-Type STEEL-Type 535 70 70 130 115 90 60
B
Jolteon-Pokemon-Image
Jolteon
ELECTRIC-Type 525 65 65 110 60 95 130
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