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Revision as of 18:12, 1 June 2010

Lt. Surge's Raichu
マチスのライチュウ Matis's Raichu
Poké Ball
200px
Lt. Surge's Raichu
Debuts in Electric Shock Showdown
Caught at Unknown
Evolves in Prior to Electric Shock Showdown
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
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

Raichu made its appearance in Electric Shock Showdown, when Surge used it to battle Ash's Pikachu. Its voice actress in both Japanese and English is Urara Takano.

Surge laughed at Ash for not evolving Pikachu, thinking evolved Pokémon are always better. With its powerful Thunderbolt attack, Raichu easily defeated Pikachu.

However, Ash eventually defeated Surge in a rematch, proving him that evolved Pokémon are not always better. As Raichu evolved too fast, it never learned any speed attacks. Pikachu took advantage of this by using its speed attacks to confuse Raichu. Pikachu also dodged Raichu's powerful Thunderbolt attack by using its tail.

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

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

Moves used

Using ThunderShock Move First Used In
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ThunderShock Electric Shock Showdown
Mega Punch Electric Shock Showdown
Mega Kick Electric Shock Showdown
Slam Electric Shock Showdown
Body Slam Electric Shock Showdown
Thunderbolt Electric Shock Showdown
Take Down Electric Shock Showdown
An x shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
  Moves used recently are in bold unless all moves all fit this case.

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
Types:
Electric Unknown
Pikachu Lv.21
ThunderShock
Electric
Thunder Wave
Electric
Growl
Normal
Quick Attack
Normal
Spr 1b 026.png
Types:
Electric Unknown
Raichu Lv.24
Thunderbolt
Electric
ThunderShock
Electric
Thunder Wave
Electric
Growl
Normal

Pokémon Yellow

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

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Spr 2g 026.png
Types:
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
Types:
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
Types:
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
Types:
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
Types:
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 Stadium

Round 1

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

Round 2

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

Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1

026.png
Types:
Electric Unknown
Held item:
Miracle Berry
Raichu Lv.50
Thunderbolt
Electric
Thunder Wave
Electric
Reflect
Psychic
Surf
Water

Round 2

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

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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