Raichu (POP Series 9 3)

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Raichu LV.39
ライチュウ Raichu
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Illus. Midori Harada
Evolution stage
Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Pikachu
Card name Raichu
Type Lightning
HP 90
retreat cost
English expansion POP Series 9
Rarity Rare
English card no. 3/17
Japanese expansion DP-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 114/DP-P
Japanese Deck Kit Shaymin LV.X Collection Pack
Japanese card no. 008/012
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Raichu.

Raichu (Japanese: ライチュウ Raichu) is a Lightning-type Stage 1 Pokémon card. It was first released as part of POP Series 9.

Card text

ColorlessColorless Slam
Flip 2 coins. This attack does 30 damage times the number of heads.
LightningLightningLightning High Volt
If Raichu evolved from Pikachu during this turn, this attack's base damage is 100 instead of 60.

Pokédex data

Raichu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
026 2'07" (0.8 m) 66.1 lbs. (30.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
It can loose 100,000-volt bursts of electricity, instantly downing foes several times its size.
でんげきは 10まんボルト。じぶんの なんばいも おおきい あいてを いちげきで きぜつさせる。

Release information

This card was released in POP Series 9, originating as one of the Japanese DP-P Promotional cards. A Cracked Ice Reverse Holofoil print of the English card was released in August 2009 available in the Supreme Victors Two Pack Blisters. In Japan, this card was released as a Cosmos Holofoil as part of the Collection Challenge, a campaign that saw the release of several promotional cards through events during the Summer of 2008. This card was given to customers with the purchase of any eligible Pokémon software title at participating store chains and Pokémon Centers during July 2008. It was subsequently reprinted as a Non Holofoil in the Shaymin LV.X Collection Pack released in April 2009. Although the POP Series 9 was not released in French, there exists a French-exclusive Cosmos Holofoil version of the POP Series 9 print.



Slam is a move in the Pokémon games that Raichu can learn, though only if Pikachu learned it before evolving. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Pearl.

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