Main artwork of Pichu, used since Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions
|First appearance||Pokémon Gold and Silver Versions (1999)|
|Latest appearance||Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (2022)|
|Category||Tiny Mouse Pokémon|
|Height||1'00" (0.3 m)|
|Weight||4.4 lbs. (2.0 kg)|
|Gender ratio||50% male (♂)|
50% female (♀)
Lightning Rod (Hidden Ability)
← Lanturn | Pichu (#172) | Cleffa →
← Furret | Pichu (#21) | Pikachu →
← Ninetales | Pichu (#155) | Pikachu →
← Chatot | Pichu (#103) | Pikachu →
- “Pichu isn't a professional at charging electricity like Pikachu. The slightest touch can make Pichu discharge its electricity and shock itself.”
- – Tips, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pichu is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in the games Pokémon Gold and Silver Versions. It is the pre-evolved form of Pikachu, which Pichu can evolve into in the mainline Pokémon series by maxing out its friendship with its Pokémon Trainer.
Super Smash Bros. series
|Super Smash Bros. Melee (unlockable)|
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (unlockable)
|Standard: Thunder Jolt |
Side: Skull Bash
Final Smash: Volt Tackle
|Pichu appears on-stage emerging from a Poké Ball, punches both fists in the air and says its name before landing.|
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Pichu is a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Melee. It is an unlockable character, unlocked by beating Event Match 37: Legendary Pokémon, or by playing 200 Melee matches. Afterward, Pichu must be defeated in a match on Pokémon Stadium.
Pichu's moveset is similar to Pikachu's, though most of its attacks are weaker, and all of its electrical attacks also deal recoil damage. Pichu is also faster than Pikachu, but is the lightest character in the game, making it easily thrown off the stage. Its neutral special move is Thunder Jolt, its side special move is Skull Bash, its down special move is Thunder, and its up special move is Agility, which does not give as much distance as Pikachu's Quick Attack and does not deal damage.
Pichu is the only character in the game to have two taunts, one for each direction it is facing. It is voiced by Satomi Kōrogi in both English and Japanese, who also voices Pichu in the Pokémon anime.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Pichu is one of the five Super Smash Bros. Melee fighters that did not return as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl (the other four being Dr. Mario, Young Link, Mewtwo, and Roy). However, the player can get a trophy of Pichu by clearing All-Star Mode without continuing.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Pichu appears as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, while it is referenced in Palutena's Guidance regarding Pikachu in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pichu, after being absent as a playable character in every Super Smash Bros. game since Melee, returns as an unlockable playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Like all other fighters in the game, it has a Final Smash. Pichu's Final Smash, Volt Tackle, functions similarly to Pikachu's identically named move, although Pichu's version does recoil damage to itself, but it is also stronger. Pichu gains a new on-screen appearance and two new taunts, and Pichu can speak during some animations.
Compared to its appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pichu is faster, its aerial attacks have less landing lag, its short hop timing is reduced, it is heavier, its moveset has attacks that knock opponents back farther, many of its attacks deal more damage to opponents, and it does less damage to itself with electrical attacks (said attacks now cause around 0.4% damage each as opposed to 1-6%). Some of Pichu's attacks, however, are weakened.
Classic Mode route
|1||Jigglypuff||Pokémon Stadium 2||Pokémon Center - Pokémon Red / Pokémon Blue|
|2||Squirtle||Peach's Castle||Road to Viridian City - Pokémon Red / Pokémon Blue|
|3||Mr. Game & Watch||Skyworld||Underworld|
|5||Kirby, Meta Knight||Free-for-All||Skyloft||Butter Building (for 3DS / Wii U)|
|6||Mewtwo||Prism Tower||Pokémon Red / Pokémon Blue Medley|
|Final||Master Hand, Crazy Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher)||Final Destination||Master Hand|
Master Hand / Crazy Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher)
Profiles and statistics
Super Smash Bros. Melee trophies
Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
|No.||Name||Image||Series / game||Type||Class||Strength / effect(s)||How to obtain||Spirit battle|
|410||Pichu||Pokémon Series||Fighter||N/A||N/A||Classic Mode as Pichu||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
- Pit: Awwwww! It's a baby Pikachu!
- Palutena: That's Pichu. It's the form before it evolves into Pikachu. Pichu is still learning to harness its electrical power, so it takes damage whenever it uses electricity.
- Pit: Just looking at Pichu makes me want to cheer it on. You can do it, Pichu! Kick his butt!
- Palutena: Pichu might be cute, but don't underestimate it. Its small stature allows it to move very quickly. Look out for grabs after it dashes.
- Pit: Why is it that smaller fighters are always fast?
- Palutena: You'll understand when you grow up, Pit. One day, you'll wake up unable to do things you could in the past.
- Pit: That's...depressing. Ohhhhhhhh. Is that what it's like for you, Lady Palutena?
- Palutena: Don't make me smite you.
Super Smash Blog bio
"Pichu is back after 17 years! Pichu's electric attacks have greater range and do more damage than its other attack types – but they also damage Pichu."
- A Tiny Mouse Pokémon™, Pichu charges itself with electricity more easily on days with thunderclouds or when the air is very dry. You can hear the crackling of static electricity coming off this Pokémon. Pichu has been known to flaunt its courage by touching tails with others and setting off sparks.
| Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - One of Pichu's taunts. (Satomi Kōrogi, 2018)||File info|
Names in other languages
|From「ピカピカ」(pikapika, onomatopoeia for sparkling),「チューチュー」(chūchū, onomatopoeia for squeaking mice), and「プチ」(puchi, little)|
|Spanish||Pichu||Adaptation from "Pichū"|
- Pichu is the only character from Super Smash Bros. Melee to not have any playable data in Super Smash Bros. Brawl or Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (excluding Young Link who was considered to be replaced by Toon Link).
- One of its alternate outfits in Super Smash Bros. Melee are a pair of blue goggles. These are later given to Pikachu in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.
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