Goh's Raichu

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Goh's Raichu
ゴウのライチュウ Go's Raichu
Poké Ball
Goh Raichu.png
Goh's Raichu
Debuts in Gotta Catch a What?!
Caught at Kanto
Evolves in Gotta Catch a What?!
Gender Female[1]
Ability Unknown
Current location In rotation
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This Pokémon spent less than 1 episode as Pikachu.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Pikachu Unknown Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
As Raichu Kei Shindō Casey Mongillo

Goh's Raichu (Japanese: ゴウライチュウ Go's Raichu) is the thirtieth Pokémon that Goh obtained in the Kanto region, and his fifty-ninth overall.

History

As a Pikachu

Raichu, as a Pikachu, first appeared in Gotta Catch a What?! living alongside a hoard of other Pikachu and Raichu. She discovered Goh, Ash, and Ash's Pikachu while Goh searched for a Pikachu to capture and quickly became friends with Ash's. While bonding, Goh threw a Poké Ball at her and successfully captured her. She proceeded to shock him with Thunderbolt after being called back out.

Soon after, Pikachu discovered a Thunder Stone. She teased Ash's Pikachu by chasing him around with it before giving the stone to Goh. Right after, Team Rocket showed up and began stealing the Pikachu and Raichu, including Ash's. Goh's Pikachu volunteered to save them, and in the process touched the Thunder Stone and evolved into Raichu. With her new strength, she freed her friends and joined them in blasting Team Rocket off.

Raichu and Goh

In Healing the Healer!, Goh managed to catch an injured Suicune that a group of Pokémon hunters were trying to capture. After escaping, Raichu helped collect some Berries to help the Legendary Pokémon recover.

In Take My Thief! Please!, during a confrontation between Goh's Greedent and Morpeko, Raichu handed the two a large amount of Berries to calm them down. Goh took advantage of this to try to catch Morpeko, but failed. Later, Raichu was seen helping handing food to Goh's other Pokémon, including bringing some to his secluded Drizzile.

In JN073, Raichu joined Goh's Pokémon to help motivate the brass leader of Falinks when it became separated from its troops. Raichu offered everyone Berries and had them work together to act as a temporary replacement for the troops. During the attempts, Raichu used her tail to guide Goh's Cinderace into the group, who was having difficulties. Soon after, they found the missing Falinks.

Personality and characteristics

Raichu feeding Goh's other Pokémon

In the daily life of Cerise Park, Raichu is the Pokémon responsible for feeding the other Pokémon that live there. Raichu is a very docile and friendly Pokémon; whenever she finds some Berries or items she offers them to other people and Pokémon, most notably for Pikachu. Even when they refuse, she is insistent on offering something to them. Raichu has a special affection for Ash's Pikachu, either interacting with him while eating, or giving items specifically to him.

As a Pikachu with Ash's Pikachu

When Team Rocket captured the other wild Pikachu, she volunteered to evolve herself so that she could save them.

Raichu's knowledge of Berries proved useful when Goh’s newly captured Suicune had been badly injured after an encounter with a gang of Pokémon Hunters.

Raichu is seen as a peacemaker, promptly resolving the conflict between Greedent and Morpeko. This is seen again later when she replenishes their food the next day, though Morpeko had already left the Cerise Laboratory. Raichu again uses this skill to help motivate a Falinks by guiding her teammates.

Moves used

Goh Pikachu Thunderbolt.png
Using Thunderbolt
as a Pikachu
Move First Used In
Thunderbolt Gotta Catch a What?!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Artwork

Goh Ash Pokemon.png
Artwork for "Find the difference"

Trivia

The Thunder Stone Pikachu used to evolve
  • Her capture marks the first time a main character other than Ash obtain a Pikachu.
  • Raichu is Goh's first Electric-type Pokémon.
  • Raichu is Goh's first Pokémon to evolve by a method other than by gaining experience.
  • Raichu is the first female of her species with a visible gender difference in the anime.
  • Pikachu is the first main character's Pokémon to evolve via an Evolution stone since Brock's Lombre in Once in a Mawile, 741 episodes earlier.
  • Raichu is the first Pokémon belonging to one of Ash's friends to evolve in the same episode it was caught while being under its Trainer's ownership.

Notes

  1. Confirmed via gender differences.

Related articles

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