Pichu is an Electric type baby Pokemon introduced in Generation II. It evolves into Pikachu when leveled up with high friendship, which evolves into Raichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone. Take a look below for 27 fun and awesome facts about Pichu.
1. Pichu is a small, ground dwelling rodent Pokemon with pale yellow fur.
2. Its eartips, collar, and tail are black and angular.
3. Pichu’s pink cheek pouches can store small amounts of electricity, and its tiny nose looks like a dot.
4. Pichu is classified as a quadruped, but it can walk easily on its hind legs.
5. Pichu is a social Pokémon known for its playful and mischievous demeanor.
6. It is usually found in groups and often touch tails with other Pichu as a show of courage, creating a shower of sparks that can make them cry.
7. It is inept at storing electricity, and may discharge if amused, startled, or subjected to shock. However, it cannot discharge without being shocked itself.
8. Charging up is more easily done on days of dryness or with thunderclouds.
9. The crackling of static electricity generated by Pichu is audible.
10. It can zap an adult human, but will surprise itself if it does.
11. Pichu primarily lives in the forest, though it has also been depicted to thrive in urban areas.
12. Pichu has an alternate form called Spiky-eared Pichu that appeared in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, as well as the anime and the manga. This form is female-only and has three spikes on the tip of its ear, but otherwise looks the same as any other Pichu.
13. Pichu has the lowest base stat total of all Electric-type Pokémon.
14. Pichu also has the lowest base HP and Defense stats of all Electric-type Pokémon.
15. Pichu is the only Generation II Pokémon to be playable in the Super Smash Bros. series, though many others appear from Poké Balls.
16. The Pikachu-colored Pichu (a Shiny Pichu) was the first Pokémon to be given out over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection outside of Japan.
17. Pichu used to be game director Junichi Masuda’s favorite Pokémon.
18. Pichu draws inspiration from squirrels and various other rodents.
19. Pichu is a combination of pikapika (onomatopoeia for sparkle) and chūchū (the sound of squeaking). It may also be a play on puchi (petit). Pichu is ultimately a diminutive of Pikachu.
20. The Pichu Brothers are a pair of Pichu who have appeared in several episodes, including Pikachu & Pichu, Camp Pikachu, several episodes of Pokémon Chronicles, and Pichu Bros. in Party Panic. Their design is similar to that of Ash’s Pikachu and Sparky, in that one has a scruff of fur while the other does not.
21. A Pichu with a spiked ear, known as Spiky-eared Pichu, appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life. She helped Pikachu and Piplup find the keys for the jail cell that held Ash, Dawn, Brock, and Damos. The Spiky-eared Pichu made a few further appearances during the Diamond & Pearl series.
22. Ukulele Pichu appeared in the Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs anime special, and was captured by Ben in the concluding part.
23. Ash’s Pikachu appeared as a Pichu in flashbacks of his past in SS001.
24. Multiple Pichu made its main series debut in The Apple Corp, where they were stealing apples from Charmaine’s apple orchard. In the end, Charmaine decided to keep all of them so they could help around the orchard.
25. A Pichu had a role in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!. Pichu’s big brother, Pikachu, was lost and he was so worried, the Baby Electric Mouse went out to find him. Pichu came across Team Meanies, but they played a horrible trick on Pichu when asked to join them. Pichu found Team Go-Getters, who gladly let him come along with them. Pichu was eventually kidnapped by the Skarmory that had kidnapped Pikachu.
26. Two Pichu appeared in Pikachu’s Island Adventure, where they, along with six Wynaut and a Buizel, were forced off their island by Meowth and his cronies, who claimed the island for themselves. As a result, Pikachu and his friends agreed to help them reclaim the island.
27. A Pichu appeared in Pika and Goliath!, under the ownership of Sho, who sought to have possession of one Pokémon each from the Pikachu evolutionary line. Arrogant like its Trainer, it would watch both of Sho’s battles with Ash while using a Raichu.