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Pokédex ID25
Found in wild?Yes
Hatched from egg?Yes (2km)
Buddy walking distance1km
Evolution stages
NextRaichu (50 Candies)
Pokemon Types
Type 1Electric
Type 2None
Primary Attacks
Quick Attack
Power 10
Type Normal
Thunder Shock
Power 5
Type Electric
Special Attacks
Power 40
Type Electric
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Power 100
Type Electric
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Whenever Pikachu comes across something new, it blasts it with a jolt of electricity. If you come across a blackened berry, it's evidence that this Pokémon mistook the intensity of its charge.

How to get Pikachu as a starting Pokemon[edit]

It's possible to get Pikachu as a starting Pokemon. This is considered an Easter egg, just like choosing the evolution of Eevee.
What you need to do is not choose any of the initial 3 starting pokemon.

Simply walk away from them 4 times, until they're out of sight. They will keep re-spawning near you each time, with a Pikachu the 5th time! This Pikachu will still have the XL height and weight as any other starter in the game.