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Raichu (Pokémon)

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replaced: Alolan → {{rf|Alolan}}, regional variantregional form (2), {{alo|Exeggutor}} → {{rf|Alolan}} {{p|Exeggutor}}
It [[Evolution|evolves]] from {{p|Pikachu}} when exposed to a [[Thunder Stone]]. It is the final form of {{p|Pichu}}.
In [[Alola]], Raichu has a {{2t|Electric|Psychic}}-type [[regional variantform]]. It evolves from Pikachu when exposed to a Thunder Stone. All Pikachu in Alola will evolve into this form regardless of their origin.
A female Raichu debuted in ''[[XY065|Good Friends, Great Training!]]'', under the ownership of {{an|Tierno}}. She reappeared in ''[[XY126|Valuable Experience for All!]]'', where Tierno used her in his battle against Ash along with {{TP|Tierno|Wartortle}}, battling Pikachu and {{AP|Goodra}}, but they were both eventually defeated. Raichu later battled [[Sawyer]], defeating {{p|Aegislash}} before being recalled after fighting {{p|Slurpuff}}. Raichu later battled {{TP|Sawyer|Sceptile}} but soon lost.
An [[Regional variant{{rf|Alolan]]}} Raichu debuted in ''[[SM013|Racing to a Big Event!]]'', under the ownership of [[Nina]]. It was used during the [[Pokémon Pancake Race]], where it placed second. It has made further appearances in the {{series|Sun & Moon}}.
An Alolan Raichu appeared in ''[[SM129|Battle Royal 151!]]'', under the ownership of [[Hau]]. He used it during the [[Battle Royal]] round of the [[Manalo Conference]], where it helped reached its Trainer the Top 16 position. It reappeared in ''[[SM130|Battling Besties!]]'', where it battled against [[Samson Oak]] and his {{alorf|Alolan}} {{p|Exeggutor}} and won.
====Minor appearances====
* Although {{p|Pikachu}} is the starter of {{game|Yellow}}, it is not possible to directly evolve it into Raichu in the game, and must be traded in from {{2v2|Red|Blue}}. This inability to evolve Pikachu is a reference to [[Ash's Pikachu]] in the anime.
* Raichu and its {{p|Pikachu|pre-evolved form}} share their {{pkmn|category}} with {{p|Rattata}}, {{p|Raticate}}, {{p|Sandshrew}}, and {{p|Sandslash}}. They are all known as the Mouse Pokémon.
** They all have at least one family member with a [[regional variantform]] in Alola.
* Raichu's number in the [[National Pokédex]] and the [[List of Pokémon by Alola Pokédex number (Sun and Moon)|Alola Pokédex in Pokémon Sun and Moon]] are the same: 026.
* Alolan Raichu is the only regional variant Pokémon to have a {{m|Stoked Sparksurfer|Z-Move}} exclusive to it.