Regular
Shiny
Pikachu
Electric Type
Mouse Pokémon
National Pokedex: #025

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet 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 Pokemon SV.

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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
Nature Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sweet
Dislikes: Sour
Liked Foods
Catch Rate190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Fairy
Field
EV Yield2 Speed
Growth RateMedium Fast
Egg Cycles10 (2,314–2,570 steps)
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 Scarlet & Violet

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 Scarlet & Violet

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

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
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

What pokemon is Pikachu Strong Against?

Pikachu Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
A
Magnezone
Electric Type
Steel Type
B
Lucario
Fighting Type
Steel Type

Best Pikachu Moves in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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
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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
A
Magnezone-Pokemon-Image
Magnezone
ELECTRIC-Type STEEL-Type 535 70 70 130 115 90 60
C
Raichu-Pokemon-Image
Raichu
ELECTRIC-Type 485 60 90 90 55 80 110
C
Magneton-Pokemon-Image
Magneton
ELECTRIC-Type STEEL-Type 465 50 60 120 95 70 70
F
Magnemite-Pokemon-Image
Magnemite
ELECTRIC-Type STEEL-Type 325 25 35 95 70 55 45
F
Pikachu-Pokemon-Image
Pikachu
ELECTRIC-Type 320 35 55 50 40 50 90
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