Raichu (XY 43)

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Raichu  
ライチュウ Raichu
Lightning
RaichuXY43.jpg
XY print
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
Evolution stage
025 Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Pikachu
Card name Raichu
Type Lightning
Hit Points 90
weakness
Fighting×2
resistance
Metal-20
retreat cost
None
English expansion XY
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 43/146
Japanese expansion Collection X
Japanese rarity R
Japanese card no. 023/060
Expansion Miscellaneous Promotional cards
Japanese Deck Kit M Master Deck Build Box Speed Style
Japanese card no. 012/049
English expansion Generations
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 27/83
Japanese expansion BREAK Starter Pack
Japanese card no. 019/072
English expansion Generations
Rarity Common
English card no. RC9/RC32
Japanese expansion PokéKyun Collection
Japanese rarity C
Japanese card no. 011/032
Japanese expansion Premium Champion Pack
Japanese card no. 037/131
Japanese expansion The Best of XY
Japanese card no. 030/171
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 the XY expansion.

Card text

ColorlessColorless Circle Circuit
エレキサークル
20×
This attack does 20 damage times the number of Pokémon on your Bench.
LightningLightningColorless Thunderbolt
10まんボルト
100
Discard all Energy attached to this Pokémon.


Pokédex data (Initial prints)

Lightning
Lightning
Raichu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
026 2'07" (0.8 m) 66.1 lbs. (30.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
When its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
でんきが たまってくると きんにくが しげきされ いつもより こうげきてきに なってしまう。

Pokédex data (Radiant Collection print)

Lightning
Lightning
Raichu - Mouse Pokémon
No. Height Weight
026 2'07" (0.8 m) 66.1 lbs. (30.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
The plan for today is to do nothing. My awesome tail is all curled up, and my ears are tired, too.
今日の予定は「なんにもしない」。 じまんのしっぽも くるりん耳も 今は おやすみなさい。

Release information

This card was included in the English XY expansion, first released in the Japanese Collection X. An exclusive Cosmos Holofoil print of this card was included in September 2014's Lightning Gym Collector Pack. In Japan, a Non Holofoil print was included in the M Master Deck Build Box Speed Style, released on August 7, 2015. It was reprinted with different artwork by Aya Kusube in the Japanese PokéKyun Collection. This print and the XY print were reprinted for the English Generations expansion, with the former being part of the set's Radiant Collection and the latter originating from the Japanese BREAK Starter Pack as a Non Holo. In Japan, a Mirror Reverse Holofoil reprint was included in the Premium Champion Pack. A Non Holofoil version of the XY print was included in the Battle Arena Decks: Rayquaza vs Keldeo.

In the Sun & Moon Era, the initial print was reprinted in the Japanese The Best of XY subset.

Gallery

RaichuXY43.jpg
XY print
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
RaichuGenerationsRC9.jpg
Generations print
Illus. Aya Kusube
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

Origin

Thunderbolt is a move in the Pokémon games that Raichu can learn. This card's initial Pokédex entries come from Pokémon X.


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