Pokemon
Regular
Shiny
Pikachu
Electric Type
Mouse Pokémon
Hisuian Pokedex: #056

Pokemon Legends Arceus Pikachu is a Electric Type Mouse Pokémon with a Medium Fast growth rate and a 2 Speed EV Yield. Pikachu can be found with Static as an Ability; we recommend the Hasty Nature, based on 320 total combined Base Stats in PLA.

Navigate this Pikachu Guide using the links below.

Pikachu Stats and Abilities

Based on Pikachu Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Pikachu Highest IV Stat is Speed (90) and the Lowest being Defense (40).

Pikachu Stats
Rank Stat Value
F
HP
35
E
Attack
55
F
Defense
40
E
Special Attack
50
F
Special Defense
50
D
Speed
90
F
Total
320
Pikachu Details
Pikachu 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
Fairy
Field
Pikachu 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 Pikachu in Pokemon Legends Arceus

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

Pikachu 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
Pikachu 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 Pikachu Locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus

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

Pikachu 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 Pikachu 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 Pikachu 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 Pikachu Weakness

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

Pikachu 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 Pikachu Weak Against?

Pikachu 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 Pikachu Strong Against?

Pikachu 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 Pikachu Research Tasks in PLA

Research Task Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Task 6 Task 7
Number caught1241015
Number of light specimens caught125710
Number you've caught without being spotted124610
Number defeated124610
Times you have seen it use Thunder Shock1361225
Times you have seen it use Thunderbolt1382040
Number of different forms you've obtained2

Best Pikachu Moves in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Best Moveset for Pikachu Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Pikachu 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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Pikachu Level Up Moves in PLA

List of Moves Pikachu 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.

Pikachu 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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Pikachu Move Shop Attacks in PLA

List of Moves Pikachu can learn from the Move Shop.

Pikachu Move Shop Moves
Move Shop Description
Rock Smash
Fighting Type
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
Swift
Normal Type
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Special

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
Calm Mind
Psychic Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Raises user's Special Attack and Special Defense.
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 Pikachu 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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