Pokemon Go Pikachu Guide – Where to Find Pikachu

Even players who are not into Pokemon must have heard of Pokemon Go Pikachu. The electric-type rodent is arguably one of the most famous Pokemon out there.

Due to its popularity, Pikachu is easily one of the most sought-after Pokemon in the recently released Pokemon Go for iOS and Android.

For more help on Pokemon Go, read out our Eggs Hatching Guide, Pokemon Eggs Guide, and How to Track Nearby Pokemon Guide.

Pokemon Go Pikachu Guide – Where to Find

Our Pokemon Go Pikachu guide is all about finding Pikachu in the mobile game and adding it to your always expanding PokeDex.

How to Capture Pokemon Go Pikachu

As a Starter Pokemon
At the very beginning of the game, you need to avoid x3 Starter Pokemon which are Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmander – remember to physically move away from them!

Once you have walked away from them, walk for a few meters and x3 Starter Pokemon will once again appear. At this time, you need to check your Pokemon Go screen for Pikachu.

If it is not there, walk away again and continue doing so until you see Pikachu in your Starter Pokemon. Once it appears, simply toss a PokeBall and capture the Pokemon.

One important thing that you need to note here is if you choose Squirtle, Bulbasaur, or Charmander as Starter Pokemon, you will not get Pikachu and will have to use the other method – explained below!

After Selecting Starter Pokemon
If you do not wish to create a new character, there is another way using which you can easily get your hands on Pikachu.

As I have mentioned earlier, Pokemon Go Pikachu is an electric-type Pokemon which essentially means that you have more chances of finding it in industrial areas and places that have electric units nearby.

It is very important that you do not head very near to these areas and try to limit your search in close vicinity. Once you see the Pokemon in your Nearby Bar, track it, and throw a PokeBall in order to capture it!

If you are not familiar with how Nearby Bar feature works, check out our How to Track Nearby Pokemon guide – attached above. You basically need to keep in mind that the number of paws represent the distance in 100 meters that you need to cover in a particular direction.

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