Raichu (Pokémon)

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Raichu
Mouse Pokémon
ライチュウ
Raichu
#026
Raichu
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
Alolan Raichu



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Types
Electric Unknown
Raichu
Electric Psychic
Alolan Raichu
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Static
Raichu
Surge Surfer
Alolan Raichu
Cacophony
Lightning Rod
Raichu Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Alolan Raichu
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Field and Fairy
Hatch time
2570 - 2826 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
Raichu
2'04" 0.7 m
Alolan Raichu
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
66.1 lbs. 30.0 kg
Raichu
46.3 lbs. 21.0 kg
Alolan Raichu
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
122
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
218
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
Raichu
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3
Speed
Alolan Raichu
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png
Footprint
F026.png None.png
Alolan Raichu
Pokédex color
Yellow
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
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Raichu (Japanese: ライチュウ Raichu) is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

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

In Alola, Raichu has a dual-type Electric/Psychic regional form. It evolves from Pikachu when exposed to a Thunder Stone. All Pikachu in Alola will evolve into this form regardless of their origin. It is the final form of Pichu in the Alola region.

Biology

Raichu is a bipedal, rodent-like Pokémon. Raichu is covered in dark orange fur with a white belly. Its bifurcated ears are brown on the outside, yellow on the insides, and end in a distinctive curl. There is a circular yellow marking on each cheek where its electric sacs are, and it has a triangular, dark brown nose. Its arms and feet have patches of brown fur at the end, and the soles of its long feet are tan with a circular orange pad in the center. On its back are two horizontal brown stripes. Its long, thin tail has a lightning bolt-shaped end. This lightning bolt is chipped on females. Raichu exudes a weak electrical charge from all its body and glows slightly in the dark.

Raichu's tail is used to gather electricity from the atmosphere, or it can be planted in the ground to search for electricity. It also protects Raichu from its own high voltage power. Raichu can store over 100,000 volts of electricity, enough to knock out a Copperajah. If Raichu's sacs are fully charged, its ears will stand straight up and its muscles become stimulated. However, it will become aggressive if it has stored too much electricity and stress. To keep from reaching this state, it discharges electricity through its tail into the ground. This leads to scorched patches near its nest. Being the result of evolution via Evolution stone, Raichu is rarely found in the wild, though they can be found in forests and woodlands. The main reason Raichu is rarely seen in the wild is because people prefer the look it had as Pikachu.

In Alola, Raichu has lighter coloring and more rounded features. Its eyes are blue with yellow half-circles along the bottom. It has large yellow ears with an inner spiral toward the base and brown on the inside. These ears are thicker and less pointed than a standard Raichu's ear. In addition to its white belly, Alolan Raichu has white markings on its paws with bright yellow lines between its digits. The stripes on its back have also turned white, and there is a small, white circular marking on each heel. The lightning bolt-shaped tip of its tail has rounded edges. By collecting its psychic power in its tail, it is able to ride it like a surfboard and float in the air. While its cheek sacs are still used to store electricity, rubbing them releases a sweet aroma while also getting a light shock. This is also thought to be connected to its Psychic abilities.

Alolan Raichu's origins were initially a mystery at the time. The people of Alola suggested it ate too many sweet and fluffy pancakes,[1] especially those made with a secret Alolan recipe. However, researchers believe the change is related to Alolan Raichu's diet in general. It is also believed the weather and climate of the Alola region played a role in the transformation. Alolan Raichu is capable of unleashing star-shaped thunderbolts. It is also known by the name hodad.

Raichu and its pre-evolved forms are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Volt Tackle.

Alolan Raichu is the only known Pokémon capable of using the Z-Move Stoked Sparksurfer.

In the anime

Main series

Raichu in the anime
Alolan Raichu in the anime
A female Raichu in the anime

Major appearances

Lt. Surge's Raichu

In Electric Shock Showdown, Lt. Surge has a Raichu that defeated Ash's Pikachu with its sheer power during Ash's Gym battle. After unsuccessfully discussing the prospect of evolution with Pikachu to match Raichu's power, Ash used a strategy relying on Pikachu's speed to defeat Raichu during a rematch the next day.

Goh's Raichu

In Gotta Catch a What?!, a female Pikachu that was newly caught by Goh evolved into Raichu by using a Thunder Stone.

Other

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Raichu caused trouble for Pikachu and his friends at the Pokémon Theme Park, alongside a Marill, Snubbull, and Cubone.

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

In Stage Fight!, Kay's Raichu was a part a stage show that featured "talking" Pokémon, but it had stage fright.

In Mild 'n Wooly, Ellen commonly used a Raichu to round up a herd of Mareep with its Thunderbolt.

In Cooking Up a Sweet Story, Abigail's missing Pikachu was revealed to have evolved into a Raichu when it returned.

A Raichu appeared in Pika and Goliath!, under the ownership of Sho, who sought to have possession of one Pokémon each from the Pikachu evolutionary line. It battled Ash's Pikachu twice in that episode, with Raichu being victorious the first time and Pikachu triumphing during the rematch.

In Camping It Up!, the Pokémon Summer Academy lent a Raichu to Ash for training. It has a very skittish Raichu for its students.

In Flint Sparks the Fire! and The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!, Volkner has a Raichu that is his main battling Pokémon. Raichu briefly reappeared again alongside Volkner during the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A female Raichu debuted in Good Friends, Great Training!, under the ownership of Tierno. She reappeared in Valuable Experience for All!, where Tierno used her in his battle against Ash along with Wartortle, battling Pikachu and Goodra, but they were both eventually defeated. Raichu later battled Sawyer, defeating Aegislash before being recalled after fighting Slurpuff. Raichu later battled Sceptile but soon lost.

In Racing to a Big Event!, Nina used an Alolan Raichu during the Pokémon Pancake Race, where it got second place. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.

In Battle Royal 151!, Hau used an Alolan Raichu during the Battle Royal round of the Manalo Conference. It helped reached its Trainer the Top 16 position. In Battling Besties!, it battled Samson Oak and his Alolan Exeggutor and won.

In Destination: Coronation!, Visquez used a Raichu to defeat a Trainer's Hypno. It then went up against Ash's Pikachu, but Ash withdrew Pikachu and sent out Gengar in his place; the Shadow Pokémon then managed to defeat Raichu.

In Gotta Catch a What?!, multiple Pikachu evolved into Raichu using the Thunder Stones they had dug up.

Minor appearances

In Pokémon Fashion Flash, a Raichu was at Scissor Street.

In The Battling Eevee Brothers, a Raichu was a guest at the evolution party in Stone Town.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Trainer's Raichu was defeated by Mewtwo while it was serving Giovanni.

In The Power of One, multiple Raichu sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A Raichu appeared in Pokémon Double Trouble.

In Tricks of the Trade, a Raichu was at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona.

In Beauty and the Breeder, a Pokémon Breeder's Raichu participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

In The Legend of Thunder!, a Raichu was one of the Electric Pokémon that were lured by the "Miracle Crystal" that Attila and Hun were using. Raichu tried to hit the robot controlled by Attila to save the other Pokémon from being kidnapped, but his attack ricocheted off.

In As Clear As Crystal, a Raichu was affected by a crystal that gave a lake the ability to heal Electric-type Pokémon.

A Raichu appeared in Brock's demonstration in A Bite to Remember, where it evolved from a Pikachu.

A Coordinator's Raichu appeared in Lessons in Lilycove.

In Deceit and Assist, a Coordinator's Raichu participated in the Hoenn Grand Festival.

In Sticking With Who You Know!, a Raichu fell in love with a Squirtle due to the effect of Professor Kodama's machine.

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

A Raichu appeared in Clemont's demonstration in To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler!, where it evolved from a Pikachu using a Thunder Stone.

In Alola, Kanto!, a Raichu appeared in a fantasy, while another was found by Sophocles at Professor Oak's Laboratory, after which Togedemaru began running circles around it.

A Trainer's Alolan Raichu appeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!.

In The Shape of Love to Come!, an Alolan Raichu was approached by Rapp, who found it cute.

In I Choose Paradise!, a Trainer's Alolan Raichu was at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

In From Z to Shining Z!, a Trainer's Raichu watched the battle between Ash's Pikachu and Tapu Koko.

A Trainer's Alolan Raichu appeared in That New Old Gang of Mine!.

A Trainer's Raichu appeared in Take My Thief! Please!.

A Trainer's Alolan Raichu appeared in Curtain Up! Fight the Fights!, JN122, and JN125.

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.
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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY065 Raichu Serena's Pokédex Raichu, the Mouse Pokémon and the evolved form of Pikachu. Raichu's tail functions as a ground and releases electricity into the surface, which keeps it from shocking itself.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM013 Raichu Rotom Pokédex Raichu, Alola Form. The Mouse Pokémon. An Electric and Psychic type. Raichu manipulates electricity with its mind, and its psychic powers allow it to use its tail as transportation.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN018 Raichu Goh's Rotom Phone Raichu, the Mouse Pokémon. An Electric type, and the evolved form of Pikachu. As Raichu's body fills with electricity, its demeanor becomes more aggressive.

Pokémon Origins

Lt. Surge's Raichu

Red battled Lt. Surge's Raichu in File 2: Cubone.

Other

In File 1: Red, a Raichu was one of the Pokémon seen in Professor Oak's introduction.

GOTCHA!

Lt. Surge's Raichu

A Raichu briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Lt. Surge.

In the manga

Magical Pokémon Journey

Main article: Sandy's Raichu

A Raichu appears in Raichu's Best Friend. The ghost of a Trainer named Sandy wishes to be reunited with her old friend Raichu.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Visquez's Raichu debuted in JNM09. It reappeared in a flashback in JNM10.

Main article: Lt. Surge's Raichu

Lt. Surge's Raichu appeared in a fantasy in JNM10.

Pocket Monsters DP

A Raichu appeared in PMDP16.

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

Main article: Lt. Surge's Raichu

Lt. Surge's Raichu only appeared as a silhouette in JBA5 along with its Trainer and the other Kanto Gym Leaders.

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Main article: Lt. Surge's Raichu

Lt. Surge has a Raichu, which was first seen in Silph Co. in Go for the Golbat. However, it 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.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

A Raichu appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Emerald chapter

A Raichu appeared at the Battle Pike in Moving Past Milotic.

The Battle Tower rented a Raichu, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII. It reappeared in The Final Battle IX.

Diamond & Pearl chapter

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

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

A Raichu appeared in Out-Odding Oddish, under the ownership of a Pokéathlon participant.

Pokédex entries

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

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Raichu appeared in GDZ21.

A Raichu appeared in GDZ23.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Raichu appeared in Clefairy Evolves... At Last?!.

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

Pokémon Zensho

Satoshi had a Pikachu that chose to evolve into a Raichu to help him defeat the Elite Four in PZ10.

In the TCG

Main article: Raichu (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Alolan Raichu appears as a Pokémon summoned from the Poké Ball. It attacks with Surge Surfer, surfing with its tail across the stage and damaging passersby with electricity.

In the TFG

One Raichu figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#026
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 Johto
#023
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 Hoenn
#157
Kanto
#026
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 Sinnoh
#105
Johto
#023
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Central #037
Hoenn
#164
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.
Omega Ruby If the electrical sacs become excessively charged, Raichu plants its tail in the ground and discharges. Scorched patches of ground will be found near this Pokémon's nest.
Alpha Sapphire This Pokémon exudes a weak electrical charge from all over its body that makes it take on a slight glow in darkness. Raichu plants its tail in the ground to discharge electricity.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #026
Alola
USUM: #033
Kanto
#026
Sun It unleashes electric shocks that can reach 100,000 volts. When agitated, it can knock out even an Indian elephant.
Moon It becomes aggressive when it has electricity stored up. At such times, even its Trainer has to take care to avoid being attacked.
Ultra Sun As electricity builds up inside its body, it becomes more aggressive. One theory is that the electricity buildup is actually causing stress.
Ultra Moon Because so many Trainers like the way Pikachu looks, you don't see this Pokémon very often.
Let's Go Pikachu When electricity builds up inside its body, it becomes feisty. It also glows in the dark.
Let's Go Eevee
Alolan Raichu
Sun It only evolves to this form in the Alola region. According to researchers, its diet is one of the causes of this change.
Moon It uses psychokinesis to control electricity. It hops aboard its own tail, using psychic power to lift the tail and move about while riding it.
Ultra Sun It focuses psychic energy into its tail and rides it like it's surfing. Another name for this Pokémon is “hodad.”
Ultra Moon When you rub its cheeks, a sweet fragrance comes wafting out. However, you'll also get a light shock!
Let's Go Pikachu It loves pancakes prepared with a secret Alolan recipe. Some wonder whether that recipe holds the key to this Pokémon's evolution.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#195
Galar
Isle of Armor #086
Sinnoh
#105
Hisui
#057
Sword Its long tail serves as a ground to protect itself from its own high-voltage power.
Shield If its electric pouches run empty, it raises its tail to gather electricity from the atmosphere.
Brilliant Diamond It turns aggressive if it has too much electricity in its body. It discharges power through its tail.
Shining Pearl It can loose 100,000-volt bursts of electricity, instantly downing foes several times its size.
Legends: Arceus It can discharge bursts of electricity exceeding 100,000 volts—a single strike with that amount of power would incapacitate one of the Copperajah of my homeland.
Alolan Raichu
Sword It's believed that the weather, climate, and food of the Alola region all play a part in causing Pikachu to evolve into this form of Raichu.
Shield This Pokémon rides on its tail while it uses its psychic powers to levitate. It attacks with star-shaped thunderbolts.
Generation IX Paldea
#075
Scarlet Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
Violet If the electric pouches in its cheeks become fully charged, both ears will stand straight up.


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
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Pikachu
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade Kantonian Form
Evolve Pikachu Alolan Form
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Pikachu in Ultra Space Kantonian Form
Evolve Pikachu Alolan Form
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Evolve Pikachu Kantonian Form
Trade Raichu in Saffron City Alolan Form
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Giant's Cap, Motostoke Riverbank (Max Raid Battle) Kantonian Form
Trade Alolan Form
Expansion Pass
Forest of Focus, Soothing Wetlands (Wanderer) Kantonian Form
Challenge Beach, Fields of Honor, Forest of Focus (Max Raid Battle) Kantonian Form
Reward for finding 40 Alolan Diglett Alolan Form
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) Both forms
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Pikachu Kantonian Form
Unobtainable Alolan Form
Legends: Arceus
Golden Lowlands (Alpha) Kantonian Form
Unobtainable Alolan Form


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Pikachu
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Viridian Forest
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Pikachu
Trozei!
Secret Storage 8, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Pikachu
Ranger
Sekra Range, Fiore Temple
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Ranger: SoA
Ice Lake, Almia Castle, Volcano Cave
Rumble
Silent Forest (Normal Mode B & S)
PokéPark Wii
Cavern Zone, Haunted Zone
Ranger: GS
Sophian Road, Mt. Sorbet, Canal Ruins, Oblivia Ruins, Thunder Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Autumnwood: Firebreathing Mountain, Forest: World Axle - B1F
PokéPark 2
Cove Area
Conquest
Evolve Pikachu
MD GTI
Silent Tundra (Uncharted Road), Dreamy Island (Uncharted Road)
Rumble U
Conductor Room: Rumbling Magnetic Motors
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Renegade Meadow: Stage 6
Shuffle
Silbern Museum: Stage 103
Event: Pokémon Safari (Second release; Winking)
Event: Raichu Appears Alolan Form
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Tricky Factory (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Celebi Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Rowlet Sea, Lugia Sea, Butterfree Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Bulbasaur Sea, Celebi SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal Kantonian Form
Mewtwo Sea, Rowlet Sea, Butterfree Sea, Mewtwo SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal Alolan Form
Generation VIII
MD DX
Evolve Pikachu Kantonian Form
New Snap
Blushing Beach, Maricopia Reef Evening Alolan Form
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Evolve Egg Pikachu, BP Sync Pair Voucher (Lt. Surge's) Kantonian Form
Chapter 11: Alola's Rising Stars (Hau's) Alolan Form


Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

Raichu
Generations I-V
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total:
475
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 90.
Generation VI onward
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Total:
485
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
Alolan Raichu
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Total:
485
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

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


Type effectiveness

Raichu

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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:

Alolan Raichu

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Raichu
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Play Nice Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Sweet Kiss Fairy Status 0000 07575% 10
011 Nuzzle Electric Physical 02020 100100% 20
011 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 09090% 20
011 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100100% 10
011 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
011 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
011 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 07575% 15
011 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
011 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Thunder Electric Special 110110 07070% 10
011 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
Evo.Evo. Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100100% 15
055 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100100% 15
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Alolan Raichu
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Play Nice Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Sweet Kiss Fairy Status 0000 07575% 10
011 Nuzzle Electric Physical 02020 100100% 20
011 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 09090% 20
011 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100100% 10
011 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
011 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
011 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 07575% 15
011 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
011 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Thunder Electric Special 110110 07070% 10
011 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
Evo.Evo. Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
055 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100100% 15
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By TM

Raichu
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
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TM002Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM019Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM019 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00—}}—% 15
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM023Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM037Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM037 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM048Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM048 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM068Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM072Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM072 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM096Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM096 Eerie Impulse Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM122Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM127Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM134Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM136Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM136 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM147Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
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Alolan Raichu
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM023Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM037Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM037 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM041Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM048Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM048 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM054Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM068Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM072Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM072 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM096Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM096 Eerie Impulse Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM098Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM122Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM127Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM129Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM134Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM136Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM136 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM138Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM138 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM147Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
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By breeding

Raichu
Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Charge Electric Status —% 20
Disarming Voice Fairy Special 40 —% 15
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Present Normal Physical 90% 15
Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Raichu in Generation IX
  • 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
Alolan Raichu
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Charge Electric Status —% 20
Disarming Voice Fairy Special 40 —% 15
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Present Normal Physical 90% 15
Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Raichu in Generation IX
  • 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

By a prior evolution

Raichu
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Pikachu (Pokémon)#Learnset Fake Tears Dark Status 100% 20
Pikachu (Pokémon)#Learnset Fly Flying Physical 90 95% 15
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  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations
Alolan Raichu
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Pikachu (Pokémon)#Learnset Fake Tears Dark Status 100% 20
  • 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

Side game data

Raichu

Pokémon Pinball
Pin026.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS026.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani026.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 026.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 R-024
Raichu discharges energy to greatly recharge the Styler's energy.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Electric
Poké Assist: Recharge PA.png
Recharge
Field move: Recharge 4 field move.png
(Recharge ×4)
Browser entry R-003
It attacks by powerfully blasting thunderbolts from its body.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Electric
Poké Assist:
(present)
Recharge Assist.png
Recharge
Field move:
(present)
Recharge 4 field move.png
(Recharge ×4)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Electric Assist.png
Electric
Field move:
(past)
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry R-006/N-155
It restores the Styler Energy.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush026 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 70
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.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP026.png HP: ★★ Move: Volt Tackle
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Static
Ability 2: Instinct
Ability 3: Lightningrod
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★★★
Evolves from Pikachu when its link is improved while its Warrior is equipped with a Thunderstone
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Akizane, Hanbei, and Sōrin
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Electric
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT026.png

Flinch Attack
Briefly stops wild Pokémon from taking action.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#017
Shuffle026.png

Paralyze
Leaves the foe paralyzed.
Skill Swapper: Lightning
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#017
Shuffle026Winking.png

Rock Break+
Sometimes destroys three breakable-rock disruptions.


Pokémon GO
GO026.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 193 Base Defense: 151
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Volt Switch*, Spark, Charm*, Thunder Shock*
Charged Attacks: Brick Break, Thunder Punch, Wild Charge*, Skull Bash*, Thunder


Costumes in Pokémon GO
GO026Holiday2016.png GO026Anniversary.png GO026O.png GO026Halloween2017.png GO026Summer2018.png
Holiday hat Party hat Original hat Halloween hat Summer style
GO026Fall2018.png GO026November2018.png GO026Feb2019.png GO026Winter2018.png GO026W.png
H.F. Custom cap Flower crown Detective hat Beanie World cap
GO026Costume2.png
New Year's hat

Alolan Raichu

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#017
Shuffle026A.png

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush026ABody.png Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon GO
GO026A.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 201 Base Defense: 154
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Volt Switch, Spark, Thunder Shock*
Charged Attacks: Psychic, Thunder Punch, Wild Charge, Grass Knot*
New Pokémon Snap
NPS026A.png
Photodex entry #096
This Pokémon is a talented surfer, using its psychic power to ride the waves. It’s always practicing on the beach, waiting for that perfect wave to roll in.

Evolution

Pichu
Baby form
Pichu
 Electric 
Pokémon Egg
Breed

Rare Candy + Soothe Bell
Level up with
high friendship
Pikachu
First evolution
Pikachu
 Electric 
Thunder Stone
Thunder Stone
Raichu
Second evolution
Raichu
 Electric 
Thunder Stone + Z-Ring SM.png
Thunder Stone
(in Alola)
Raichu
Second evolution
Raichu
Alolan Form
 Electric  Psychic 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 026.png Spr b g1 026.png Spr 1y 026.png Spr b g1 026.png Spr 1g 026.png Spr b g1 026.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 026.png Spr b 2g 026.png Spr 2s 026.png Spr b 2g 026.png Spr 2c 026.png Spr b 2c 026.png
Spr 2g 026 s.png Spr b 2g 026 s.png Spr 2s 026 s.png Spr b 2g 026 s.png Spr 2c 026 s.png Spr b 2g 026 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 026.png Spr b 3r 026.png Spr 3e 026.png Spr b 3r 026.png Spr 3f 026.png Spr b 3r 026.png
Spr 3r 026 s.png Spr b 3r 026 s.png Spr 3e 026 s.png Spr b 3r 026 s.png Spr 3f 026 s.png Spr b 3f 026 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Form Form Form Form
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 026 m.png Spr 7p 026 m s.png
Spr 7p 026 f.png Spr 7p 026 f s.png
Spr 7p 026A.png Spr 7p 026A s.png
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
Spr 8s 026A.png Spr 8s 026A s.png
Legends Arceus
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
HOME
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
HOME026A.png HOME026A s.png
026MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Raichu images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Raichu's legs and long tail resemble those of a jerboa or kangaroo rat.

Alolan Raichu may be based on the concept of surfing Pikachu and the sport of surfing itself, which originated in Hawaii (the inspiration for the Alola region), as well as the hodad concept of being a fake surfer; hodad is referred to as another name for Alolan Raichu in its Pokédex entry in Pokémon Ultra Sun. Its design may have been influenced by Puka, a surfing Pikachu that appeared in the anime which had psychic powers and blue eyes. In the Pokémon Stadium series, Raichu rides on its tail when using the move Surf.

According to Ken Sugimori, he asked Atsuko Nishida to design Alolan Raichu since she was the one who had worked on the original Raichu design. Nishida insisted that Raichu "has always been cuter than people might think", and designed Alolan Raichu to emphasize Raichu's cuteness; in particular, she designed it with the motif of bread. The in-game lore of people believing that its evolution is induced by eating pancakes was added afterward to play up the concept.[2] The fact that Alolan Raichu was designed after bread may have also inspired the sweet fragrance it can release from its cheeks, as well as the look of its paws which resemble whipped cream decorations, cream puffs, or baozi.

Name origin

Raichu may be a combination of 雷 rai (thunder) and チューチュー chūchū (onomatopoeia for the squeak of a mouse).

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
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 Raichu Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 雷丘 Léiqiū From léi and the transcription of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 雷丘 Lèuihyāu*
雷超 Lèuihchīu*
From léi and the Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name
From the transcription of Japanese name while incorporating léi and chīu


Related articles

References

External links


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