Someone on a trading group offered me an 'Event Pikachu', which was a Pikachu that knows Surf (normally impossible to teach to Pikachu).

Unfortunately it was a previous Generation's Event, and as such doesn't count as a 'Kalos-Born' Pokemon for tournaments/rating battles and the like.

So assuming I got a hold of it, could I breed this Pikachu to get a Kalos-born Pikachu with Surf?

  • Pretty sure you can't, but I'll let someone answer who knows for sure.
    – scenia
    Mar 5 '14 at 13:43

It is not possible to get Surfing or Flying Pikachu in Generation 6 games, because Pokémon that know HM moves cannot pass through transfer systems.

Consequently, if someone is offering you such a Pikachu in X and Y, you can be pretty sure it's hacked - at least, until an event is run distributing it!

EDIT: Upon a little more investigation, even if a Surfing Pikachu event is released, breeding it will NOT give another Surfing Pikachu, because Pikachu is not compatible with the Surf HM and it therefore will not be passed down - only TMs that can be learned by the child (in this case, Pichu or Pikachu as the case may be) are passed.

  • Have you actually tried breeding one or is this based on egg moves lists?
    – scenia
    Mar 5 '14 at 20:40
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    I have bred my Surfing Pikachu in Platinum, and the child did not have Surf. Mar 5 '14 at 21:18

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