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Lt. Surge's Raichu
マチスのライチュウ Matis's Raichu
Poké Ball
Lt Surge Raichu.png
Lt. Surge's Raichu
Debuts in Electric Shock Showdown
Caught at Unknown
Evolves in Prior to Electric Shock Showdown
Gender Male*
Ability Static*
Current location With Lt. Surge
Pikachu Raichu
This Pokémon spent an unknown number of episodes as Pikachu.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Pikachu Not shown
As Raichu Urara Takano

Lt. Surge's Raichu (Japanese: マチスのライチュウ Matis's Raichu) is Lt. Surge's main Pokémon in the anime and games.

In the anime

History

Lt. Surge and Raichu

Raichu made its appearance in Electric Shock Showdown where it was responsible for brutally defeating many opponents, as the Pokémon Center started to get crowded. This happened before Ash entered the Vermilion City Gym. Later during Ash's arrival, Lt. Surge sends it out to him and his friends. Lt. Surge laughed at Ash for not evolving Pikachu, thinking evolved Pokémon are always better. This infuriated him and made Pikachu, also infuriated, want to battle Raichu.

In the battle, both sides start of with ThunderShock but Raichu's turns out to be powerful, which weakened Pikachu drastically. Raichu easily defeated Pikachu with a combination of Mega Punch and Mega Kick. 

Ash returned to the gym for a rematch after Pikachu was healed. He ignored Lt. Surge's advice on evolving Pikachu into a Raichu. In the rematch, Raichu was able to hit Pikachu with Body Slam but Pikachu was able to use two new attacks, Agility and Quick Attack, which were both learned before the rematch, before being finished off. As Raichu evolved too fast, it never learned any speed attacks. Pikachu took advantage of this by using his speed attacks to confuse Raichu. Lt. Surge decided to cancel them by having Raichu Thunderbolt the field. However, Pikachu dodged it by using his tail. When Raichu was about to use Thunderbolt again, it ran out of electricity which gave Pikachu the upper hand. Pikachu finished off Raichu with his tail attack before Raichu made full contact with Take Down. As Ash eventually defeated Lt. Surge in a rematch, it proved to him that evolved Pokémon are not always better. 

Raichu was seen again in a flashback in Pikachu's Goodbye when Ash was recalling the fun times he had with Pikachu, and in another one in Bad to the Bone, where Raichu was defeated in a Gym battle by Otoshi's Marowak.

Both Raichu and Lt. Surge reappeared in Pika and Goliath! in a flashback.

Personality and characteristics

Raichu's attitude towards Ash's Pikachu almost completely mirrors Lt. Surge's attitude toward Ash. When they first meet Raichu, it doesn't have a high opinion of Pikachu. However, after being defeated, Raichu grows to respect Pikachu.

Moves used

Lt Surge Raichu Body Slam.png
Using Body Slam
Move First Used In
ThunderShock Electric Shock Showdown
Mega Punch Electric Shock Showdown
Mega Kick Electric Shock Showdown
Body Slam Electric Shock Showdown
Thunderbolt Electric Shock Showdown
Take Down Electric Shock Showdown
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Raichu appears as Lt. Surge's Pokémon in the player's Gym battle against him in all games he appears in. In Pokémon Yellow, it is his only Pokémon, much as in the anime. In other games it is not his only Pokémon, but it is always present. Lt. Surge's Pikachu that he has in the games is also shown below, since Surge said in the anime that he obtained his Raichu as a Pikachu.

Pokémon Red, Green and Blue

Spr 1b 025.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Pikachu Lv.18
ThunderShock
Electric
Thunder Wave
Electric
Growl
Normal
Quick Attack
Normal
Spr 1b 026.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Raichu Lv.24
Thunderbolt
Electric
ThunderShock
Electric
Thunder Wave
Electric
Growl
Normal

Pokémon Yellow

Spr 1y 026.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Raichu Lv.28
Thunderbolt
Electric
Growl
Normal
Mega Punch
Normal
Mega Kick
Normal

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Spr 2s 026.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Held item:
None
Raichu Lv.44
Thunderbolt
Electric
Thunder
Electric
Thunder Wave
Electric
Quick Attack
Normal

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Spr 3f 025.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Static
Held item:
None
Pikachu Lv.18
Shock Wave
Electric
Thunder Wave
Electric
Quick Attack
Normal
Double Team
Normal
Spr 3f 026.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Static
Held item:
None
Raichu Lv.24
Shock Wave
Electric
Thunder Wave
Electric
Quick Attack
Normal
Double Team
Normal

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

First match

Spr 4h 026 m.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Static
Held item:
None
Raichu Lv.51
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Shock Wave
Electric Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Double Team
Normal Status

Second match

Spr 4h 026 m.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Static
Held item:
None
Raichu Lv.60
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Grass Knot
Grass Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Thunder Wave
Electric Status

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Kanto Leaders Tournament

Spr 5b 026 m.png
Type:
  Electric  
Ability:
Static
Held item:
Bag Electric Gem Sprite.png Electric Gem
Raichu/ Lv.50
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Signal Beam
Bug Special
Thunder Wave
Electric Status

Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament

Spr 5b 026 m.png
Type:
  Electric  
Ability:
Static
Held item:
Bag Life Orb Sprite.png Life Orb
Raichu/ Lv.50
Volt Tackle
Electric Physical
Fake Out
Normal Physical
Focus Punch
Fighting Physical
Thunder Wave
Electric Status

Pokémon Stadium

Round 1

026.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Raichu Lv.50
Thunder
Electric
Surf
Water
Body Slam
Normal
Thunder Wave
Electric
025.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Pikachu Lv.50
Seismic Toss
Fighting
Agility
Psychic
Double Team
Normal
Surf
Water

Round 2

026.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Raichu Lv.50
Thunderbolt
Electric
Surf
Water
Body Slam
Normal
Thunder Wave
Electric

Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1

026.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Held item:
MiracleBerry
Raichu Lv.50
Thunderbolt
Electric
Thunder Wave
Electric
Reflect
Psychic
Surf
Water

Round 2

026.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Held item:
Focus Band
Raichu Lv.50
Surf
Water
Reversal
Fighting
Thunderbolt
Electric
Thunder Wave
Electric

In the manga

Raichu in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Lt. Surge's Raichu debuted in the Pokémon Adventures manga during the round Go for the Golbat during Surge's battle with Red. However, it wasn't seen battling until the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter, where Surge used it to battle against the Masked Man and briefly also the Red Gyarados.

Moves used

200px
Using Thunderbolt
Move First Used In
Thunderbolt Raising Raichu
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the TCG

Lt. Surge's Raichu has been depicted in in the TCG. The following is a list of cards involving either his Pikachu or Raichu.

Name Type Level Rarity Set Set no.
Lt. Surge's Raichu Lightning 32 Rare Gym Heroes 28/132
Lt. Surge's Raichu Lightning 38 Rare HolographicH Gym Challenge 11/130
Lt. Surge's Pikachu Lightning 15 Common Gym Heroes 81/130
Lt. Surge's Pikachu Lightning 10 Common Gym Challenge 84/130
Lt. Surge's Raichu Lightning - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 53/141

Trivia

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Pikachu and Raichu.


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