Pikachu is an Electric-type Pokémon. It evolves from Pichu and then into Raichu when exposed to a Thunderstone.


Ash's PikachuEdit

Ash Ketchum recieved a Pikachu from Professor Oak and it has been with him ever since.

Nurse Joy's PikachuEdit

Nurse Joy also uses several Pikachu to charge the Virdian City Pokémon Center, and they later team up with Ash's Pikachu to send Team Rocket to the moon.

Lt. Surge's PikachuEdit

Lt. Surge's Raichu was a Pikachu before it evolved.


Ash's rival Ritchie also has a Pikachu named Sparky, who debuted in A Friend in Deed. Sparky, unlike most Pikachu, has a tuft of fur on the top of its head.

Travis' PikachuEdit

A Pikachu has also been owned by Luana's son, Travis. Luana mistook Ash for Travis when she saw Pikachu on Ash's shoulder.


Ash gets turned into a Pikachu in Hocus Pokémon, but the effects wore off in the next episode.


Another Pikachu nicknamed Puka was owned by a man named Victor on Seafoam Island in The Pi-Kahuna. This blue-eyed Pikachu saved Ash from drowning by having the ability to sense tidal waves approaching.

Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's PikachuEdit

James uses a Pikachu against the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Graveler, but it was defeated.


In Mewtwo Strikes Back, Mewtwo captures Ash's Pikachu in a Clone Ball and creates Pikatwo as he has been cloned from Mew.


A Pikachu named Sugar belonging to the owners of a restaurant went missing prior to Cooking up a Sweet Story!, and Ash's Pikachu had to fill in for it so that its owner would have the confidence to win a cooking competition. At the end of the episode, Sugar returns, however, it has evolved into a Raichu.

Aura Guardian's PikachuEdit

A Pikachu that belonged to an unnamed Aura Guardian appeared in a flashback in The Keystone Pops!.


A Pikachu appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!, where it is captured by a Skarmory along with its younger brother Pichu. It gives Squirtle a Quick Seed that increases his speed.

Multiple Pikachu appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne.

In Lights, Camerupt, Action!, Elijah used a Pikachu in one of his movies. This Pikachu helped Plusle and Minun on their mission to rescue Princess Kirlia from the evil Exploud.

A Pikachu appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as a transformation of Mew.