Rocket's Raikou ex (EX Deoxys 108)

Rocket's Raikou ex
R団のライコウ ex R Gang's Raikou ex
Illus. Ryo Ueda
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Rocket's Raikou ex
Type Darkness
HP 100
retreat cost
English expansion EX Deoxys
Rarity Rare Secret
English card no. 108/107
Japanese expansion PCG-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 026/PCG-P
Japanese expansion PCG-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 035/PCG-P
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Raikou.

Rocket's Raikou ex (Japanese: R団のライコウ ex R Gang's Raikou ex) is a Darkness-type Basic Pokémon-ex card. It was first released as part of the EX Deoxys expansion.

Card text

When Pokémon-ex has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.
Lightning Burst
Whenever you attach a   Energy card from your hand to Rocket's Raikou ex, you may choose 1 of the Defending Pokémon and switch it with 1 of your opponent's Benched Pokémon. Your opponent chooses the Benched Pokémon to switch. This power can't be used if Rocket's Raikou ex is affected by a Special Condition.
    Thunderous Blow
Does 40 damage plus 10 more damage for each   Energy attached to Rocket's Raikou ex.

Release information

This card was included in the English EX Deoxys expansion as a Secret Box Topper, originating as one of the Japanese PCG-P Promotional cards. In Japan, a Non Holofoil print was awarded to participants of the regional Autumn 2004 Battle Road tournaments. This print has a gold foil "Battle Road Autumn★2004" stamp in the bottom right corner of the artwork. It was reprinted again as a Holofoil PCG-P Promotional card with a different promotional number, and was packaged with the limited edition Black and Silver Team Rocket Special Boxes released in January 2005.


If this card were to follow the normal TCG type rules, this card would be a   Pokémon card.


A Raikou was the central focus of a plot by Team Rocket members Attila and Hun in The Legend of Thunder!.

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