Raging Bolt (Pokémon)

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Raging Bolt
Paradox Pokémon
タケルライコ
Takeruraiko
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Raging Bolt



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Electric Dragon
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Ability
Protosynthesis Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
10 (3.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
50 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
17'01" 5.2 m
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Weight
1,058.2 lbs. 480.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
295
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
0
External Links

Raging Bolt (Japanese: タケルライコ Takeruraiko) is a dual-type Electric/Dragon Paradox Pokémon introduced during Generation IX, in The Indigo Disk expansion.

While not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it is said to be a relative of Raikou[1] from the ancient past or a version of it[2] from a different timeline.

Biology

 
Raging Bolt's mane unfolding

Raging Bolt is a quadrupedal, yellow, sauropod-like Pokémon with black stripes and a white underside with red lines surrounding it. Raging Bolt's head is connected to a long neck with black stripes and a white bottom with red lines. It has a thin, light blue tail with sharp angles and a spark-shaped spiky ball at the end. It has three blue triangle spikes on the back. Most of its face consists of thick, white fur and shorter red fur around its blue eyes. The top of its head has seven tufts of hair shaped like a crown. Raging Bolt's muzzle is a light blue "X", the top part is shaped like lightning bolts. Its head has a black faceplate with two black spikes that cover its forehead, nose, and ears. The mouth has muzzle has two long fangs similar to saber-toothed cats. Its large claws converge to form a single point and never retract. The front feet have three red feathers connected to the red lines. The back feet have a red line surrounding the claws and feet. Raging Bolt's face is covered by a circle mane across its back that resembles dull purple rain clouds. The mane can extend to form a normal-looking mane.

It's said to incinerate everything around it with lightning launched from its fur, and it is rumored that Raging Bolt does this by covering the skies with dark clouds before using its neck to strike down targets with crashing lighting, yet very little is known about this creature.[3][4] Found in Area Zero, it bears resemblance to a Pokémon that became a hot topic for a short while after a paranormal magazine touted it as Raikou's ancestor.

According to AI Sada, Raging Bolt is an ancient Pokémon related to Raikou. However, according to a Sada brought to the Crystal Pool by Terapagos, Raging Bolt is a counterpart of Raikou from another timeline. Its true origin is unknown. Raging Bolt were brought to the depths of Area Zero by a time machine built by Professor Sada ten years ago.

Raging Bolt is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Thunderclap. In Generation IX, Rising Voltage is also one of its signature moves.

In the TCG

Main article: Raging Bolt (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
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Kitakami
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Blueberry
#237
Scarlet It's said to incinerate everything around it with lightning launched from its fur. Very little is known about this creature.
Violet It bears resemblance to a Pokémon that became a hot topic for a short while after a paranormal magazine touted it as Raikou's ancestor.


 
Raging Bolt in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (Scarlet)
Area Zero (after starting Perrin's questline in The Indigo Disk; only one)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (Violet)
Trade


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
125
185 - 232 360 - 454
73
70 - 137 135 - 269
91
86 - 157 168 - 309
137
127 - 207 251 - 410
89
84 - 155 164 - 304
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Total:
590
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.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Twister Dragon Special 04040 100100% 20
011 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00——% 20
011 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
Rem.Rem. Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
077 Charge Electric Status 0000 00——% 20
1414 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
2121 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00——% 10
2828 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
3535 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 09090% 10
4242 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
4949 Thunderclap Electric Special 07070 100100% 5
5656 Dragon Hammer Dragon Physical 09090 100100% 15
6363 Rising Voltage Electric Special 07070 100100% 20
7070 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
7777 Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 05050% 5
8484 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100100% 10
9191 Thunder Electric Special 110110 07070% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Raging Bolt
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Raging Bolt

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM009  TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM023  TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM030  TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM044  TM044 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM048  TM048 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM072  TM072 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM084  TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM089  TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM096  TM096 Eerie Impulse Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM115  TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM117  TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM121  TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM136  TM136 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM147  TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM149  TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156  TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166  TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM169  TM169 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM173  TM173 Charge Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM193  TM193 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM210  TM210 Supercell Slam Electric Physical 100100 095}}95% 15
TM211  TM211 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM222  TM222 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TM226  TM226 Dragon Cheer Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Raging Bolt
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Raging Bolt

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Raging Bolt
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Raging Bolt
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Raging Bolt

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO1021.png Base HP: 268 Base Attack: 258 Base Defense: 180
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Raging Bolt
 Electric  Dragon 



Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
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  For other sprites and images, please see Raging Bolt images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

 
Sketch resembling Legendary beasts in the Scarlet Book

Origin

Raging Bolt is based on Raikou. It also resembles sauropods, such as the Brontosaurus (whose name literally means "thunder lizard"), and storm clouds.

It may also be based on mythical creatures such as the Qilin, who shares the Japanese-to-English translation with giraffes, further explaining its long neck; and the serpopard, a mythical animal resembling a leopard with a long, serpent-like neck. Raging Bolt may also take its inspiration from an archaic word for giraffe, camelopard, which is derived from "camel" and "leopard".

It also may be a literal interpretation of the expression "(to have your) head in the clouds", perhaps referencing the fantastical nature of Paradox Pokémon.

Raging Bolt's ability to incinerate everything in its surroundings with lightning may allude to how several rock and coal samples imply that wildfires were very frequent in the Jurassic era, in which most sauropods like Brontosaurus lived. Soil studies also implied that the Jurassic period had abundant rainfall and storms.

Name origin

Raging Bolt is literally raging bolt.

Takeruraiko can be taken as 猛る雷鼓 takeru raiko (furious thunderclap). It may also come from Raikou.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese タケルライコ Takeruraiko From 猛る雷鼓 takeru raiko and Raikou
  French Ire-Foudre From ire and foudre
  Spanish Electrofuria From electro- and furia
  German Furienblitz From Furien and Blitz
  Italian Furiatonante From furia and tonante
  Korean 날뛰는우레 Nalttwineun-ure From 날뛰는 우레 nalttwineun ure
  Mandarin Chinese 猛雷鼓 Měngléigǔ From měng and 雷鼓 léigǔ
  Cantonese Chinese 猛雷鼓 Máahnglèuihgú From máahng and 雷鼓 lèuihgú

Related articles

References

  1. AI SadaS/AI TuroV: "Through analysis of its genetic makeup, as well as its behavioral patterns...I came to realize that what I had discovered was in fact an ancientS/futuristicV form of Cyclizar, the Pokémon commonly ridden in this region." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet)
  2. Professor SadaS/Professor TuroV: "I am researching methods to catch Pokémon that live in different timelines, so I might transport them to the present day in my own timeline." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk)
  3. Perrin: "Rumor has it that this fellow can cover the whole sky with dark clouds and bring lightning crashing down, just by swinging that long neck around!" (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet)
  4. https://scarletviolet.pokemon.com/en-us/pokemon/raging_bolt/

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