Pichu is a small, ground-dwelling rodent Pokémon with pale yellow fur. Its eartips, collar, and tail are black and angular. Pichu's pink cheek pouches can store small amounts of electricity, and its tiny nose looks like a dot. Pichu is classified as a quadruped, but it can walk easily on its hind legs. It is inept at storing electricity, and may discharge if amused, startled, or subjected to shock. The crackling of static electricity generated by Pichu is audible. Pichu primarily lives in the forest, though it has also been depicted to thrive in urban areas.