Raichu (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Raichu (disambiguation).
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
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3
Speed
Alolan Raichu
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
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0
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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
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Footprint
F026.png None.png
Alolan Raichu
Pokédex color
Yellow
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

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.

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. 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. Like its pre-evolved forms, Raichu is able to learn Volt Tackle as a signature move.

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] However, researchers believe the change is related to a diet resulting from Raichu eating pancakes made from a secret Alolan recipe. 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. Alolan Raichu is also known by the name hodad.

It is the only known Pokémon capable of using the exclusive 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 uses 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.

A Trainer's Raichu appeared in JN070.

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 zap the crystal, but the attack ricocheted back to it.

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!.

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 caught by Crystal and lent to Emerald for his Battle Pike challenge appeared 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
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.
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.


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


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 (Alola 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
Masters EX
Evolve Egg Pikachu Kantonian Form
Chapter 11: Alola's Rising Stars (Hau's) Alolan Form


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue*   Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
Emerald*   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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100100% 15
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 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
011 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
011 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 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
  • 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 level-up moves from other generations
Alolan Raichu
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
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 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
011 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
011 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 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
  • 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 TM/TR

Raichu
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM02  TM02 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
TM05  TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM29  TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM62  TM62 Speed Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM80  TM80 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM82  TM82 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM87  TM87 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM90  TM90 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM93  TM93 Eerie Impulse Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21  TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR30  TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR68  TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR80  TR80 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TR86  TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
  • 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 TM moves from other generations
Alolan Raichu
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM02  TM02 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
TM05  TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM29  TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM62  TM62 Speed Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM72  TM72 Magic Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM80  TM80 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM82  TM82 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM87  TM87 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM90  TM90 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR11  TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21  TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR25  TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR30  TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR34  TR34 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR49  TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR68  TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR80  TR80 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TR82  TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR83  TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR86  TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
  • 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 breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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
 * Volt Tackle Electric Physical 120 100% 15
     Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Raichu in Generation VIII
  • 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 or alternate form of Raichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Raichu
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Rising Voltage Electric Special 70 100% 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations
Alolan Raichu
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Expanding Force Psychic Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP Rising Voltage Electric Special 70 100% 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
  Celebrate Normal Status —% 40
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Raichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Raichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Raichu
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Bestow × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Covet Normal Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Detect Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100}}100% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Double Slap × Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100100 050}}50% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Extreme Speed Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Follow Me Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Happy Hour Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Heart Stamp × Psychic Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hold Hands Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Last Resort Normal Physical 140140 100}}100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Lucky Chant × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Refresh × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rollout Rock Physical 03030 090}}90% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Sing Normal Status 0000 055}}55% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Submission Fighting Physical 08080 080}}80% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Teeter Dance Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Yawn Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 050}}50% 5
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations
Alolan Raichu
Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Bestow × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Covet Normal Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Detect Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100}}100% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Double Slap × Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100100 050}}50% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Extreme Speed Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Follow Me Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Happy Hour Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Heart Stamp × Psychic Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hold Hands Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Last Resort Normal Physical 140140 100}}100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Lucky Chant × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Recycle Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Refresh × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rollout Rock Physical 03030 090}}90% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Sing Normal Status 0000 055}}55% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Submission Fighting Physical 08080 080}}80% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Teeter Dance Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Telekinesis × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Teleport Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Yawn Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 050}}50% 5
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Raichu

Pokémon Pinball
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Electric
Poké Assist:  
Electric
Field move:    
(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
Field move:  
(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
Field move:
(present)
 
(Recharge ×4)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Electric
Field move:
(past)
 
(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
  Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 70
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  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
  Strong:   Weak:  
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
  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: ★★★★★

 

Flinch Attack
Briefly stops wild Pokémon from taking action.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Electric
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#017
 

Paralyze
Leaves the foe paralyzed.
Skill Swapper: Lightning
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Electric
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#017
 

Rock Break+
Sometimes destroys three breakable-rock disruptions.


Pokémon GO
  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


Event forms in Pokémon GO
         
Festive hat Party hat Original Cap Witch hat Summer Style
         
H.F. Custom Cap Flower crown Detective Raichu Beanie hat World Cap
 
New Year's Hat

Alolan Raichu

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Psychic
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#017
 

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon GO
  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*

Evolution

 
Baby form
Pichu
 Electric 
 
Friendship


 
Breed

 
First evolution
Pikachu
 Electric 
 
Thunder Stone


 
Second evolution
Raichu
 Electric 
 
Thunder Stone


Alolan Form
 
Second evolution
Raichu
 Electric  Psychic 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
   
   
HOME
   
   
   
  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 is likely based on the concept of surfing Pikachu and the sport of surfing itself, which originated in Hawaii, the inspiration for the Alola region from which Alolan Raichu originates. Its design appears to have been influenced by Puka, a surfing Pikachu that appeared in the anime and had psychic powers and blue eyes. In the Pokémon Stadium series, Raichu rides on its tail when using the move Surf.

Name origin

Raichu is a combination of 雷 rai (thunder) and チューチュー chūchū (the sound of squeaking).

Alolan Raichu's alternate name, Hodad, as seen in the Ultra Sun Pokédex entry, seems to be a direct reference to the term hodad.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ライチュウ Raichu From rai and チューチュー chūchū (the sound of squeaking)
  French Raichu Same as Japanese name
  Spanish Raichu Same as Japanese name
  German Raichu Same as Japanese name
  Italian Raichu Same as Japanese name
  Korean 라이츄 Raichu Same as Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 雷超 Lèuihchīu Transliteration of Japanese name. Also from lèuih and chīu
  Mandarin Chinese 雷丘 Léiqiū Transliteration of its Japanese name, also 雷 léi means "thunder"


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