Pikachu Stats

Pikachu highest IV stat is Speed (90) and the lowest being Def (40).

Rank Value Stat
F
35
HP
E
55
Atk
F
40
Def
E
50
Sp.Atk
F
50
Sp.Def
D
90
Speed
F
320
Total

Pikachu Guide

Pikachu has a 2 Speed EV Yield, which means the best nature to have with Pikachu is a Hasty nature due to the highest IV stat being Speed.

Pikachu Detail
Wild Held Item
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 Yield2 Speed

How To Evolve Pikachu in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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

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

Pikachu 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 Pikachu Locations in Pokemon SV

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

Pikachu 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 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 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 Pikachu 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 Pikachu 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 Pikachu in Scarlet and Violet

Pikachu Best Moves to use when choosing a Moveset, includes leveling moves such as Thunderbolt 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.
Lv. 32
Discharge
Electric
Tier:
C Tier
Power:
80
Acc:
100
PP:
15
Special
Effect:
The user strikes everything around it by letting loose a flare of electricity. This may also leave those hit by the attack with paralysis.

List of Pikachu Moves in

Pikachu can learn 20 Moves from Leveling Up and 38 TM Moves. Moves like Light Screen which, Pikachu will learn by reaching level 40. You can also learn TM tutor moves such as Thunderbolt, Wild Charge and Body Slam.

Pikachu Level Up Moves

List of the 20 Moves Pikachu can learn from leveling up.

Lv Move Description
Lv.1
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.
Lv.1
Growl
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
100
PP:
40
Status
Effect:
The user growls in an endearing way, making opposing Pokemon less wary. This lowers their Attack stats.
Lv.1
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.1
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.1
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.1
Quick Attack
Normal
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
40
Acc:
100
PP:
30
Physical
Effect:
The user lunges at the target to inflict damage, moving at blinding speed. This move always goes first.
Lv.1
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.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
Thunder Wave
Electric
Tier:
? Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
90
PP:
20
Status
Effect:
The user launches a weak jolt of electricity that paralyzes the target.
Lv.8
Double Team
Normal
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
15
Status
Effect:
By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to boost its evasiveness.
Lv.12
Electro Ball
Electric
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
1
Acc:
100
PP:
10
Special
Effect:
The user hurls an electric orb at the target. The faster the user is than the target, the greater the move's power.
Lv.16
Feint
Normal
Tier:
E Tier
Power:
30
Acc:
100
PP:
10
Physical
Effect:
This attack can hit a target using a move such as Protect or Detect. This also lifts the effects of those moves.
Lv.20
Spark
Electric
Tier:
D Tier
Power:
65
Acc:
100
PP:
20
Physical
Effect:
The user attacks the target with an electrically charged tackle. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Lv.24
Agility
Psychic
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
30
Status
Effect:
The user relaxes and lightens its body to move faster. This sharply boosts its Speed stat.
Lv.28
Iron Tail
Steel
Tier:
D Tier
Power:
100
Acc:
75
PP:
15
Physical
Effect:
The target is slammed with a steel-hard tail. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.
Lv.32
Discharge
Electric
Tier:
C Tier
Power:
80
Acc:
100
PP:
15
Special
Effect:
The user strikes everything around it by letting loose a flare of electricity. This may also leave those hit by the attack with paralysis.
Lv.36
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.
Lv.40
Light Screen
Psychic
Tier:
F Tier
Power:
0
Acc:
101
PP:
30
Status
Effect:
A wondrous wall of light is put up to reduce damage from special moves for five turns.
Lv.44
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.