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Pokemon Sword and Shield Pikachu

Pokemon Sword and Shield Pikachu is a Electric Type Mouse Pokémon, which makes it weak against Ground type moves. You can find and catch Pikachu in Route 4 with a 5% chance to appear during All Weather weather. The Max IV Stats of Pikachu are 35 HP, 55 Attack, 50 SP Attack, 40 Defense, 50 SP Defense, and 90 Speed.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Pikachu
Pikachu Galar Pokedex ID: 194

List of Pikachu Max IV Stats in Pokemon SW SH.

Stat Amount Bar Graph
Total 320
HP 35
Attack 55
Defense 40
Special Attack 50
Special Defense 50
Speed 90

Based on this pokemon's stats we consider the best nature for Pikachu to have is Hasty, this will increase it's Speed and decrease it's Defense stats.

Pikachu Abilities

Ability Type Effect
Lightning RodHidden

Sword Pokedex Entry

Pikachu that can generate powerful electricity have cheek sacs that are extra soft and super stretchy.

Shield Pokedex Entry

When Pikachu meet, they’ll touch their tails together and exchange electricity through them as a form of greeting.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Gigantamax Pikachu

Gigantamax Pikachu

Gigantamax Sword Pokedex Entry

Its Gigantamax power expanded, forming its supersized body and towering tail.

Gigantamax Shield Pokedex Entry

When it smashes its opponents with its bolt- shaped tail, it delivers a surge of electricity equivalent to a lightning strike.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Pikachu Evolutions

How do i get Pikachu's evolution in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Pokemon Sword and Shield Pichu evolves into Pikachu with a high Friendship. Pikachu then evolves into its final evolution Raichu with a Thunder Stone.

high Friendship
Thunder Stone
Pokemon CP Atk Def Sp Atk Sp Def Hp Spd

Pikachu Locations in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Where do i find and how to get Pikachu?

A popular spawn location you can find Pikachu is in the Route 4 area with a 5% chance to spawn during All weather.

Overworld Spawns (Visible in-game)

Pokemon Location Weather Spawn Lvl
Route 4
5%14 - 16
Stony Wilderness - Area 2
5%28 - 30
Stony Wilderness - Area 3
10%28 - 30
Stony Wilderness
5%28 - 30
Rolling Fields
?15 - 15
Forest of Focus
5%10 - 15
Forest of Focus
5%10 - 15
Forest of Focus
5%10 - 15
Forest of Focus
5%10 - 15
Forest of Focus
5%10 - 15
Forest of Focus
5%10 - 15
Forest of Focus
5%10 - 15
Forest of Focus
5%10 - 15
Forest of Focus
5%10 - 15

Non Overworld Spawns (NOT Visible - Randomly found in tall grass)

Pokemon Location Weather Spawn Lvl
Stony Wilderness
10%26 - 28
Travel to the Train Station at the Meetup Spot, there you will find an Adult Man and his Children. If you have SaveData from Let's Go Pikachu on your Nintendo Switch talk with his Daughter to receive a Pikachu.
  • Pikachu Location: Train Station - Meetup Spot
If you have Let's Go Eevee SaveData instead talk with his Son to receive an Eevee pokemon.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Pikachu Raids

Where do i find Pikachu Raids?

You can find Pikachu raids in the following locations: Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Motostoke Riverbank.

You can Click/Tap the links below to view where to find Pikachu Raid Spawn Locations in Pokemon Sw and Sh.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Pikachu Weakness

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

Damage Types
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Pikachu Weak Against?

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2 CP

What pokemon is Pikachu Strong Against?

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2 CP

Pokemon SW and SH Pikachu Moves List

What moves can Pikachu learn from TMs, TRs, and Leveling?

Pikachu can learn the type move at level . This move Bolded Pow numbers are adjusted for this pokemon's Electric type +50% STAB damage.

Pikachu Level Up Moves

Lvl Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
01[] Play Nice
01[] Sweet Kiss
01[] Nuzzle
01[] Nasty Plot
01[] Charm
01[] Thunder Shock
01[] Tail Whip
01[] Growl
01[] Quick Attack
04[] Thunder Wave
08[] Double Team
12[] Electro Ball
16[] Feint
20[] Spark
24[] Agility
28[] Slam
32[] Discharge
36[] Thunderbolt
40[] Light Screen
44[] Thunder

TM Moves Pikachu can learn

TM Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
TM00Mega PunchPhysical808520
TM01Mega KickPhysical120755
TM02Pay DayPhysical4010020A small amount of money is gained after the battle resolves.
TM05Thunder PunchPhysical112.510015May paralyze opponent.
TM14Thunder WaveStatus9020Paralyzes opponent.
TM15DigPhysical8010010Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM17Light ScreenStatus30Halves damage from Special attacks for 5 turns.
TM18ReflectStatus20Halves damage from Physical attacks for 5 turns.
TM21RestStatus10User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM23ThiefPhysical6010025Also steals opponent's held item.
TM24SnoreSpecial5010015Can only be used if asleep. May cause flinching.
TM25ProtectStatus10Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM29CharmStatus10020Sharply lowers opponent's Attack.
TM31AttractStatus10015If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM33Rain DanceStatus5Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM39FacadePhysical7010020Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM40SwiftSpecial6020Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM41Helping HandStatus20In Double Battles, boosts the power of the partner's move.
TM43Brick BreakPhysical7510015Breaks through Reflect and Light Screen barriers.
TM59FlingPhysical10010Power depends on held item.
TM76RoundSpecial6010015Power increases if teammates use it in the same turn.
TM80Volt SwitchSpecial10510020User must switch out after attacking.
TM82ElectrowebSpecial82.59515Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM87Draining KissSpecial5010010User recovers most the HP inflicted on opponent.
TM90Electric TerrainStatus10Prevents all Pokémon from falling asleep for 5 turns.

Pikachu TR Moves

TR Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
TR01Body SlamPhysical8510015May paralyze opponent.
TR04SurfSpecial9010015Hits all adjacent Pokémon.
TR08ThunderboltSpecial13510015May paralyze opponent.
TR09ThunderSpecial1657010May paralyze opponent.
TR12AgilityStatus30Sharply raises user's Speed.
TR20SubstituteStatus10Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TR21ReversalPhysical10015The lower the user's HP, the higher the power.
TR26EndureStatus10Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TR27Sleep TalkStatus10User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TR30EncoreStatus1005Forces opponent to keep using its last move for 3 turns.
TR31Iron TailPhysical1007515May lower opponent's Defense.
TR35UproarSpecial9010010User attacks for 3 turns and prevents sleep.
TR68Nasty PlotStatus20Sharply raises user's Special Attack.
TR77Grass KnotSpecial10020The heavier the opponent, the stronger the attack.
TR80Electro BallSpecial10010The faster the user, the stronger the attack.
TR86Wild ChargePhysical13510015User receives recoil damage.
TR90Play RoughPhysical909010May lower opponent's Attack.

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