When you start your Pokémon GO adventure you first get to talk to Professor Willow.
Professor Willow ends his monologue with the sentence “There’s a Pokémon nearby”.
After the monologue ends you’ll be welcomed with a map and shown on that map are the three good ol’ starter Pokémons; Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle.
When you click on one of the tree Pokémons you will be able to catch it. However, the trick to getting the option to catch Pikachu is to walk away and keep walking away.
When you walk away the three starter Pokémons will keep appearing / spawning next to you and this will happen four times.
The fifth time the starter Pokémons appear you will notice that this time you can also catch Pikachu!
How to catch Pikachu as your starter Pokémon video
If you don’t understand our guide above, please watch this video as it too will explain how to catch Pikachu as your starter Pokémon.
I hope by now you’ve learned how to catch Pikachu as your starter Pokémon and if you’ve caught him as your starter Pokémon thanks to our guide please let us know in the comments section below.