How to get Pikachu in Pokémon Sun and Moon?


Last Updated on January 16, 2022 by Miguel S

Here we will explain how to get Pikachu in Pokémon Sun and Moon through two methods in which we will only need a little patience.

How to get Pikachu in Pokémon Sun and Moon?

It doesn’t look like Pikachu can be caught directly in-game, so we’re going to show you two alternatives. But being one of the most emblematic characters of the entire Pokémon saga, we cannot give up so easily, because yes, it can be achieved.

Probably many of you already know the method of finding Pichu and evolving it to Pikachu, we will also explain it and give some tips. But there is also another method to get Pikachu directly in the wild that is much less well known.

Evolve Pichu

This method is the most obvious, since Pichu is easy to capture, but we also give some indications:

Where to catch Pichu? The areas where it appears most are in the Route 1 of Melemele Island and in the grassy areas of the gardens of Hauoli City

How to evolve Pichu? Basically you have to get increase happiness. For this, the most advisable thing is, in addition to feeding him, caressing him and making him fight without passing out, put the relief bell. Since in this way it will grow faster.

When we get Pikachu evolved we can decide if we continue to evolve it to Raichu (we’ll need the thunder stone), or leave it at that.

Catch wild Pikachu

This method is less well known and consists of applying the chain method. A method that is also used for other things, such as getting a Shiny or varicolor. But if we focus on Pichu in this case, we will get a wild Pikachu out.

In short, the method is to get Pichu to call for help and Wild Pikachu to appear. These are the steps:

  • We found Pichu: Previously we indicated where to find it.
  • We use false swipe: So that it stays with 1 life.
  • We use the nervesphere: To call another Pokémon
  • Yes it’s Pikachu wild is already, we eliminate Pichu, we leave him with 1 life and we capture him
  • If it’s not Pikachu wild, we eliminate the first Pichu, leave the second with 1 life, and repeat the operation.

The only thing is that for this we will need:

  • Nerviospheres: They are worth 300 Pokédollars, but for them to appear in stores you must have passed the Great Test of Melemele.
  • False Swipe: Teaching the Pokémon the TM54

And that’s it, a simpler and faster method than it seems. In fact it is faster than evolving Pichu. And as in the previous case, it is your decision if you want to evolve it to Raichu or not. In which case they will also need the thunder stone. Here we show you how to get all the Stones

Video: Get Pikachu in Pokemon Sun and Moon

Here we leave you the video of youtuber Aacglucas. In it you can see how Wild Pikachu is achieved by the chain method in just 8 minutes. It may take a little longer, but as you will see it is relatively fast:

We hope this guide has served you to get Pikachu in Pokémon Sun and Moon