Pikachu is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It is also known as the 'Mouse Pokemon'.
How to Obtain
Pikachu can be obtained in the grass patch at the top of Route 1 where the NPC is standing in the grass (old map), or Viridian Forest. In the new map it can be encountered in the patch of grass an NPC is facing (note that the NPC doesn't battle as it looks for Pikachu). It can also be obtained by evolving Pichu, with a Friendship Ribbon, trading, or Pokémon Roulette.