Pichu Stats

Pichu highest IV stat is Speed (60) and the lowest being Def (15).

Rank Value Stat
F
20
HP
F
40
Atk
F
15
Def
F
35
Sp.Atk
F
35
Sp.Def
E
60
Speed
F
205
Total

Pichu Guide

Pichu has a 1 Speed EV Yield, which means the best nature to have with Pichu is a Hasty nature due to the highest IV stat being Speed.

Pichu Detail
Wild Held ItemNone
Wild Material Drops
Best Nature
Hasty
+10% Speed
-10% Defense
Weak To
2x
Resistance To
1/2
1/2
1/2
Catch Rate190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
EV Yield1 Speed

How To Evolve Pichu in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Pichu Regular Evolution requires High Friendship during day-time to evolve into Pikachu and Thunder Stone to evolve into Raichu.

    Pichu Regular Evolution
  1. #073
    Pichu
  2. High Friendship during day-time
  3. #074
    Pikachu
  4. Thunder Stone
  5. #075
    Raichu

Pichu Regular Evolution's most significant stat increase will be its SpAtk stat.

Evolutions Total HP Atk Def Sp.Atk Sp.Def Speed
Pichu
205
20
40
15
35
35
60
Stat Increase
+115
+15
+15
+25
+15
+15
+30
Pikachu
320
35
55
40
50
50
90
Stat Increase
+165
+25
+35
+15
+40
+30
+20
Raichu
485
60
90
55
90
80
110
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Where To Find Pichu Locations in Pokemon SV

Pichu has 2 spawn locations in pokemon scarlet and violet. You can find Raichu appearing at level 40 - 60, within the The Great Crater of Paldea location.

Pichu Locations

Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Very Common
60%
Forest (10%) Biome
Pikachu
Lv. 10 - 30
Rare
10%
Grass (10%) Biome
Raichu
Lv. 40 - 60

Pokemon SV 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 Chart
Damage Taken Types
+400%
Damage From
+200%
Damage From
Ground
2x
-50%
Less Damage From
Flying
1/2
Steel
1/2
Electric
1/2
-75%
Less Damage From
Immune
to Damage From

What pokemon is Pichu Weak Against?
Increased Damage
Tier Pokemon Damage Taken Based on Move Type
S
+200%
S
+200%
S
+200%
B
+200%
B
+200%
B
+200%
B
+200%
B
+200%

What pokemon is Pichu Resistant Against?
Reduced Damage
Tier Pokemon Damage Taken Based on Move Type
S
-50%
S
-50%
S
-50%
S
-50%
S
-50%
S
-50%
A
-50%
A
-50%
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Best Moves for Pichu in Scarlet and Violet

Pichu Best Moves to use when choosing a Moveset, includes leveling moves such as Charm and TM Moves like Thunderbolt, and Wild Charge.

Unlock Move Description
Thunder
Electric
Tier:
B Tier
Power:
110
Acc:
70
PP:
10
Special
Effect:
A wicked thunderbolt is dropped on the target to inflict damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Thunder Punch
Electric
Tier:
C Tier
Power:
75
Acc:
100
PP:
15
Physical
Effect:
The target is attacked with an electrified punch. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Thunderbolt
Electric
Tier:
C Tier
Power:
90
Acc:
100
PP:
15
Special
Effect:
The user attacks the target with a strong electric blast. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Wild Charge
Electric
Tier:
C Tier
Power:
90
Acc:
100
PP:
15
Physical
Effect:
The user shrouds itself in electricity and smashes into the target. This also damages the user a little.
Body Slam
Normal
Tier:
D Tier
Power:
85
Acc:
100
PP:
15
Physical
Effect:
The user attacks by dropping onto the target with its full body weight. This may also leave the target with paralysis.

List of Pichu Moves in

Pichu can learn 7 Moves from Leveling Up and 30 TM Moves. Moves like Charm which, Pichu will learn by reaching level 20. You can also learn TM tutor moves such as Thunderbolt, Wild Charge and Body Slam.

Pichu Level Up Moves

List of the 7 Moves Pichu can learn from leveling up.

Lv Move Description
Lv.1
Tail Whip
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
100
PP:
30
Status
Effect:
The user wags its tail cutely, making opposing Pokemon less wary. This lowers their Defense stats.
Lv.1
Thunder Shock
Electric
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
40
Acc:
100
PP:
30
Special
Effect:
The user attacks the target with a jolt of electricity. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Lv.4
Play Nice
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
20
Status
Effect:
The user and the target become friends, and the target loses its will to fight. This lowers the target's Attack stat.
Lv.8
Sweet Kiss
Fairy
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
75
PP:
10
Status
Effect:
The user kisses the target with a sweet, angelic cuteness that causes confusion.
Lv.12
Nuzzle
Electric
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
20
Acc:
100
PP:
20
Physical
Effect:
The user attacks by nuzzling its electrified cheeks against the target. This also leaves the target with paralysis.
Lv.16
Nasty Plot
Dark
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
20
Status
Effect:
The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. This sharply boosts the user's Sp. Atk stat.
Lv.20
Charm
Fairy
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
100
PP:
20
Status
Effect:
The user gazes at the target rather charmingly, making it less wary. This harshly lowers the target's Attack stat.