What happens if I evolve a Pikachu with a hat?
Pikachu will keep the hat when it evolves into Raichu, so for completionists, we recommend having two Ash Hat Pikachus – one to keep, and one to evolve.
Why does Pikachu not evolve into Raichu?
Surge’s Raichu, but Pikachu chose not to evolve because he wanted to prove that he could defeat stronger Pokémon without evolving. This makes him the first of Ash’s Pokémon to choose not to evolve.
Why is Ash’s Pikachu so rare?
Team Rocket acknowledges the rarity of Ash’s Pikachu in every episode. Exactly, and in the second episode they make abundantly clear that it’s “rare” because it is so powerful. In the third, they explicitly claim they want it because of its extensive power.
Can Ash’s Pikachu Gigantamax?
In the Pokémon Journeys series of the anime, it’s revealed that Ash’s Pikachu has access to its Gigantamax form. This is referred to as the Gigantamax Factor in the Pokémon video games. One important thing to note about the Gigantamax Factor is that it prevents certain Pokémon from evolving.
Is Pikachu or Raichu better?
Raichu IS stronger, tougher and more durable than Pikachu in the games. The only down side is that Raichu can’t use the Light Ball but regardless it still has higher total base stats. However, it would have lower Attack and Sp. Attack, so Pikachu would generally be the better sweeper.