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Raichu (Pokémon)

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Pikachu #025: Pikachu
Pokémon
#027: Sandshrew Sandshrew
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Raichu (disambiguation).
Raichu
Mouse Pokémon
ライチュウ
Raichu
#026
Raichu

Raichu

Raichu

Raichu
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Electric Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Static Cacophony
Cacophony
Lightning Rod
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Raichu

Mega Raichu Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Fairy
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
66.1 lbs. 30.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#026
Kanto
#023
Johto
#157
Hoenn
#105
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#037
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-024
Fiore
R-003
Almia
R-006/N-155
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
122
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
214
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F026.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
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Raichu (Japanese: ライチュウ Raichu) is an Electric-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Pikachu when exposed to a Thunder Stone. It is the final form of Pichu.

Biology

Raichu is a bipedal, rodent-like Pokémon. Raichu is covered in dark orange fur with a cream belly. Its arms and feet have patches of brown fur at the end, and the soles of its big feet are tan with a circular orange pad. Its bifurcated ears are brown on the outside and yellow on the insides and ends in a distinctive curl. The electric sacs on its cheeks are yellow. It has two horizontal brown stripes on its back. Its long, thin tail has a lightning bolt shaped end. This lightning bolt is smaller on females. Its tail is used to gather electricity from the atmosphere, or it can be planted in the ground to search for electricity. Its tail also serves to protect itself from its own power.

Raichu exudes a weak electrical charge from all its body and slightly glows in the dark, and is capable of storing over 100,000 volts of electricity. However, it will become aggressive if it has stored too much electricity. To keep from reaching this state, it discharges electricity through its tail into the ground. This leads to scorched patches near its nest. If Raichu’s sacs are fully charged, its ears will stand straight up and its muscles become stimulated. Raichu is found in forests and woodlands.

In the anime

Raichu in the anime

Major appearances

Lt. Surge's Raichu

Lt. Surge, the Gym Leader of Vermilion City, has a Raichu that defeated Ash's Pikachu with its sheer power in Electric Shock Showdown. After discussing evolution with Pikachu to match Raichu's power, Ash used a strategy relying on Pikachu's speed to defeat Raichu the next day.

Other

Raichu was one of the four Pokémon causing trouble for Pikachu and co. in Pikachu's Vacation, along with Marill, Snubbull and Cubone.

In Lights, Camera, Quack-tion, a girl named Katrina decided to use her Raichu in the Cleavon Schpielbunk film "Pokémon in Love".

Stage Fight! was about a stage show that featured "talking" Pokémon. Kay's Raichu was supposed be a part of these shows, but it had stage fright.

A Raichu named Sugar appeared in Cooking Up a Sweet Story. It evolved from the restaurant owners' missing Pikachu.

Another Raichu appeared in Pika and Goliath!, owned by Sho. It battled against Ash's Pikachu twice in that episode.

The Pokémon Summer Academy has a very skittish Raichu for its students. It appeared in Camping It Up! where it was trained by Ash.

Another Raichu appeared in Flint Sparks the Fire! and The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore! under the ownership of Volkner.

Minor appearances

A Raichu also appeared in Pokémon Fashion Flash.

A Raichu appeared in The Battling Eevee Brothers during the evolution party in Stone Town.

A Raichu appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

Multiple Raichu also appeared in The Power of One.

A Raichu appeared in Pokémon Double Trouble.

A Raichu was seen herding Mareep in Mild'n Wooley.

A Raichu was one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Tricks of the Trade.

A Raichu appeared in Beauty and the Breeder where it participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

Raichu made a cameo in The Legend of Thunder!. It was one of the Electric Pokémon that were lured by the "Miracle Crystal" that Attila and Hun were using. Raichu tried to be the hero by zapping the crystal, but the attack bounced back to itself.

Raichu is one of the Pokémon that were affected by the crystal in As Clear As Crystal.

A Raichu under the ownership of a Pokémon Coordinator appeared in Deceit and Assist.

Another Raichu appeared in Sticking With Who You Know!, falling in love with a Squirtle due to the effect Professor Kodama's machine.

Three Raichu appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!

A Raichu appeared in a fantasy in To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler!, evolving from a Pikachu using a Thunder Stone.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP014 Raichu Ash's Pokédex Raichu, a Mouse Pokémon of the Electric element. Raichu is the evolved form of Pikachu. It can shock with more than 100,000 volts, enough to render a Dragonite unconscious.
Original series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
PK01 Raichu Dexter Raichu, the evolved form of Pikachu. Pikachu and Raichu are both Mouse Pokémon of the electric variety. Combined voltage approaching shockingly dangerous levels.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

Main article: Sandy's Raichu

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga series, a Raichu appears in the bonus chapter Raichu's Best Friend. In the chapter, the ghost of a Trainer named Sandy wishes to be reunited with her old friend Raichu.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Lt. Surge has a Raichu in Pokémon Adventures, which was first seen in Silph Co. but never participated in battles until fighting the Masked Man in his Mahogany Hideout, where it helped Surge break in and seemingly backed the mastermind into a corner, until his Houndour called upon dozens of wild Houndour to thwart Surge, instead. The former Team Rocket triad member barely escaped with his life after having many of his Electrode self-destruct.

In The Last Battle XIII a Raichu was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

Volkner has a Raichu which he used it in his battle against Platinum in VS. Elekid.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Satoshi had a Pikachu that chose to evolve into a Raichu to help him defeat the Elite Four in Pokémon Zensho.

In the Pokémon Pocket monsters manga

Blue has a Raichu which he used to battle Red in The Pokémon Banana League (Part 1).

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS139 When the electricity accumulated in Raichu's cheeks reach a maximum, its ears will become pointed.*

In the TCG

Main article: Raichu (TCG)

In the TFG

One Raichu figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Its long tail serves as a ground to protect itself from its own high voltage power.
Blue
Yellow When electricity builds up inside its body, it becomes feisty. It also glows in the dark.
Stadium Its electrical attacks may reach 10,000 volts. It discharges electricity from its tail, so it is not harmed by its own power.
Generation II
Gold When its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
Silver If the electric pouches in its cheeks become fully charged, both ears will stand straight up.
Crystal If its electric pouches run empty, it raises its tail to gather electricity from the atmosphere.
Stadium 2 When its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
Generation III
Ruby If the electrical sacks become excessively charged, Raichu plants its tail in the ground and discharges. Scorched patches of ground will be found near this Pokémon's nest.
Sapphire This Pokémon exudes a weak electrical charge from all over its body that makes it take on a slight glow in darkness. Raichu searches for electricity by planting its tail in the ground.
Emerald If it stores too much electricity, its behavior turns aggressive. To avoid this, it occasionally discharges excess energy and calms itself down.
FireRed Its electric charges can reach even 100,000 volts. Careless contact can cause even an Indian elephant to faint.
LeafGreen Its long tail serves as ground to protect itself from its own high-voltage power.
Generation IV
Diamond It turns aggressive if it has too much electricity in its body. It discharges power through its tail.
Pearl It can loose 100,000-volt bursts of electricity, instantly downing foes several times its size.
Platinum Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
HeartGold When its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
SoulSilver If the electric pouches in its cheeks become fully charged, both ears will stand straight up.
Generation V
Black Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
White
Black 2 Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
White 2
Generation VI
X When its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
Y It can loose 100,000-volt bursts of electricity, instantly downing foes several times its size.

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Cerulean Cave
Blue
Power Plant, Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
Power Plant, Cerulean Cave
Yellow
Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Pikachu
Crystal
Evolve Pikachu
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Pikachu
Emerald
Evolve Pikachu
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Pikachu
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Pikachu
Platinum
Evolve Pikachu
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Pikachu
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Pikachu

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Viridian Forest
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Pikachu
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve Pikachu
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 8
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Pikachu
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Magnagate dungeons, Silent Tundra, Cape at the Edge, Silent Tundra (Mapless Street), Dreamy Island (Mapless Street)
Pokémon Ranger Sekra Range
Fiore Temple
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Ice Lake
Almia Castle
Volcano Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Sophian Road
Mt. Sorbet
Canal Ruins
Oblivia Ruins
Thunder Temple
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest Normal Mode B & S
Pokémon Rumble Blast Autumnwood: Firebreathing Mountain
Forest: World Axle - B1F
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Cavern Zone, Haunted Zone
Pokémon Conquest Evolve Pikachu

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
Emerald* Oran Berry Oran Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Generation I-V
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 475   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 90.


Generation VI
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Total: 485   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
16/21 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
00Start Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
00Start Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Raichu obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Raichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Raichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM72 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Raichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Raichu

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ClefairyTogeticZigzagoonLinoone Bestow Normal Status 100% 15
SeedotPiplupPrinplupPachirisuPatratWatchog
CubchooBeartic
Bide Normal Physical —% 10
MareepFlaaffyAmpharosElectrikeManectricPlusle
MinunShinxLuxioLuxrayBlitzleZebstrika
EmolgaDedenne
Charge Electric Status —% 20
ClefairyClefableJigglypuffEspurrSpritzeeAromatisse
Sylveon
Disarming Voice Fairy Special 40 —% 15
ClefairyClefableJigglypuffWigglytuffSkittyDelcatty
AudinoMinccinoMienfooMienshaoBunnelby
Double Slap Normal Physical 15 85% 10
ClefairySeelDewgongTogeticSlakothVigoroth
SlakingPlusleMinunSphealSealeoWalrein
OshawottDewottSamurottMinccinoEmolga
Encore Normal Status 100% 5
DunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyVigoroth
PachirisuBunearyLopunnyCubchooBeartic
Endure Normal Status —% 10
MeowthPersianNuzleafSkittyGlameowPurugly
PurrloinLiepardMienfooMienshaoEspurrMeowstic
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
DunsparceSwinubPhanpyZigzagoonTorkoalSpinda
CubchooBearticBunnelbyDiggersbySpritzeeAromatisse
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
ClefairyCherubiCherrimMunnaMusharnaFennekin
BraixenDelphox
Lucky Chant Normal Status —% 30
Delibird Present Normal Physical 90% 15
GrowlitheVigorothLillipupHerdierStoutlandMienfoo
MienshaoBouffalant
Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 15
Ampharos Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
Light Ball* Volt Tackle Electric Physical 120 100% 15
Togetic Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Raichu in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Raichu in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Raichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Raichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Raichu can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Raichu cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Raichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Raichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
172 Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
172 Sweet Kiss Fairy Status 75% 10
172 Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
025 Growl Normal Status 100% 40
025 Play Nice Normal Status —% 20
025 Electro Ball Electric Special 100% 10
025 Nuzzle Electric Physical 20 100% 20
025 Slam Normal Physical 80 75% 20
025 Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
025 Agility Psychic Status —% 30
025 Discharge Electric Special 80 100% 15
025 Celebrate Normal Status —% 40
025 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120 75% 5
025 Surf Water Special 90 100% 15
025 Hold Hands Normal Status —% 40
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Raichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Raichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin026.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS026.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani026.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP026.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Energetic Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'll send foes flying with my Thunderbolt!
26%-50% HP Urf... My health is down to half.
1%-25% HP I'm staggering...If I don't recharge somewhere, I'll drop...
Level up Leveled up! Electric power is overflowing!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Leveled up! Electric power is overflowing!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP026.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Electric  Poké Assist: Electric PA.png
( Electric )
Field move: Recharge fm.pngRecharge fm.pngRecharge fm.png
(Recharge ×3)
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 15 Max. exp.: 15
Browser entry  
Raichu discharges energy to greatly recharge the Styler's energy.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Electric  Poké Assist: None Field move: Recharge 4 field move.png
(Recharge ×4)
Browser entry  
It attacks by powerfully blasting thunderbolts from its body.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Electric  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Recharge 4 field move.png
(Recharge ×4)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It restores the Styler Energy.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW026.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Raichu often play in the Cavern Zone or the Haunted Zone. Their favorite Attractions are Bastiodon's Block Barrage and Tangrowth's Swing-Along.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2026.png Strong: Weak: Pikachu icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
When it comes to Electric-Type moves, he has no equal. He saw the potential in Pikachu and made him his apprentice.
PCP026.png HP: ★★ Move: Volt Tackle
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Static
Defense: ★★ Ability 2: Instinct
Speed: ★★★★ Ability 3: Lightningrod
Evolves from Pikachu when its link is improved while its Warrior is equipped with a Thunder Stone
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Akizane, Hanbei, and Sōrin

Evolution

172Pichu.png
Baby form
Pichu
 Electric 
Egg
Breed


Soothe Bell
Friendship
025Pikachu.png
First evolution
Pikachu
 Electric 
Thunder Stone
Thunder Stone
026Raichu.png
Second evolution
Raichu
 Electric 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 026.png Spr 1y 026.png Spr 1g 026.png Spr b g1 026.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 026.png Spr 2s 026.png Spr 2c 026.gif Spr b 2g 026.png
Spr 2g 026 s.png Spr 2s 026 s.png Spr 2c 026 s.gif Spr b 2g 026 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 026.png Spr 3e 026.gif Spr 3f 026.png Spr b 3r 026.png
Spr 3r 026 s.png Spr 3e 026 s.gif Spr 3f 026 s.png Spr b 3r 026 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
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Raichu For other sprites and images, please see Raichu images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

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Crystal back FireRed/LeafGreen
Shiny back

Trivia

Origin

Raichu's legs and long tail are like those of a kangaroo rat.

Name origin

Raichu is a combination of 雷 rai (thunder) and チューチュー chūchū (the sound of squeaking).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ライチュウ Raichu From rai and チューチュー chūchū (the sound of squeaking)
France Flag.png French Raichu Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Raichu Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Raichu Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Raichu Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 라이츄 Raichyu Same as English/Japanese name



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Notes


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