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The Pikachu-family of Pokémon are an iconic set of Pokémon, each Generation featuring the debut of a Pikachu family, with the first two being Pikachu and its evolution Raichu. Every member is an Electric-type rodent. All have cheek pouches and resemble one another in some way. It must be remembered that the term Pikachu-family is not an official term; it is fan-made.


All members of the Pikachu-family have electricity pouches on their cheeks. The colours vary, with Pikachu, Plusle, and Dedenne having red cheeks; Raichu, Pachirisu, Emolga and Togedemaru having yellow cheeks; Pichu having pink cheeks; and Minun having blue cheeks.

The members are always a type of rodent or lagomorph. Pichu is a chinchilla rat, Pikachu and Raichu are mountain viscacha and plains viscacha; Plusle and Minun are rabbits; Pachirisu and Emolga are squirrels, Dedenne is a Woodland jumping mouse and Togedemaru is a Ryukyu spiny rat.

All members aside from Plusle and Minun keep their Japanese name as their English name.



  • All generations announced at least one Pikachu-Family Pokémon.
  • Ever since Generation IV in the anime, a companion of Ash caught a Pikachu-Family Pokémon for example Dawn's Pachirisu, Iris's Emolga, and Clemont's Dedenne.
  • Generation II is the only generation to introduced a new member that was not an enterally new line species.


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