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How to catch Pichu and Pikachu in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

The most famous Pokémon and its baby form are available in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
How to catch Pichu and Pikachu in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Out of all nearly one thousand Pokémon in the franchise, Pikachu is easily the most famous of the bunch. The yellow electric mouse has been the poster child for the Pokémon series since the anime was released in the late 90s. Since then, players all around the world have wanted to add a Pikachu to their teams. 

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, like all other games, have made it so players can do this relatively early on in their adventure across Sinnoh. However, the developers also made it so players can train a Pikachu from the very beginning by making its baby form, Pichu, available as well. 

To find out where to catch the yellow mice in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, players can keep reading below.

Catching Pichu and Pikachu in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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Pichu is the baby form of Pikachu. (Picture: Game Freak)

The easiest location to find both Pichu and Pikachu in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is in the Trophy Garden of the Pokémon Mansion. This location is found on Route 212, which is south of Hearthome City. 

You can enter the Pokémon Mansion from this route, which is found surrounded by fancy hedges and a large walkway leading up to it. Once you find it, go inside the mansion and then keep walking straight to go out into the Trophy Garden. 

The Trophy Garden is one patch of grass that you’ll have to trudge around in until you find both Pichu and Pikachu. Their encounter rates are fairly normal, so you shouldn’t have to walk around for too long to find the electric mice. 

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Pikachu is still as prominent as ever in the Sinnoh remakes. (Picture: Game Freak)

Once you’ve found both of the Pokémon, you can also find a Thunder Stone to evolve Pikachu into Raichu. To evolve Pichu into Pikachu, you’ll need to raise its friendship, which can be checked rather easily in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. 

 

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Featured image courtesy of Nintendo/The Pokémon Company.