Raichu #026

Pokemon Raichu – Pokemon from Generation 1 ranked 26th in the Pokedex… It is a Pokémon of the electric type that resides in the Kanto area. This is the last stage of Pokemon Pichu’s evolution.

If a Mouse Pokémon’s electrical sacs get overcharged, it will discharge by sticking its tail into the ground. There are burnt areas of land around the Pokémon’s nest.

Parameters and characteristics of Pokémon Raichu

Max PC 2467
Attack 193
Defense 151
Stamina 155

 

How to find and catch Raichu Pokémon?

Raichu Pokémon may be found at universities, museums, libraries, and huge retail malls. Raichu is more often observed in regions with power, such as industrial sites and train stations.

Pokemon Raichu comes on the map seldom yet often participates in numerous events. Another way to get Raichu is to develop. Pikachu is a Pokemon. Raids and field research have also been seen.

 

Regular Version

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Shiny Version

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Event Pokémon forms

 

Sprites Release
Raichu summer Raichu #026 raichu Raichu summer shiny Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female summer Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female summer shiny Raichu #026 raichu Summer hat Raichu was released at the start of 2nd Anniversary on July 5th, 2018.
Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of summer hat Raichu was released at the start of the fifth day of Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Yokohama on August 10th, 2019.
Raichu festive Raichu #026 raichu Raichu festive shiny Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female festive Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female festive shiny Raichu #026 raichu Santa hat Raichu was released at the start of Holiday 2016 on December 25th, 2016.
Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of santa hat Raichu was released at the start of Holiday 2018 on December 18th, 2018.Available during Holiday 2016.
Raichu fragment Raichu #026 raichu Raichu fragment shiny Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female fragment Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female fragment shiny Raichu #026 raichu Fragment hat Raichu was released at the start of Fragment Hat Pikachu on October 5th, 2018.
Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of fragment hat Raichu was released on the same day.
Raichu witch Raichu #026 raichu Raichu witch shiny Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female witch Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female witch shiny Raichu #026 raichu Witch hat Raichu was released at the start of Halloween 2017 on October 20th, 2017.
Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Witch hat Raichu was released at the start of Halloween 2018 on October 23rd, 2018.
Raichu flower Raichu #026 raichu Raichu flower shiny Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female flower Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female flower shiny Raichu #026 raichu Flower crown Raichu was released at the start of Pokémon Day 2019 on February 26th, 2019.
Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of flower crown Raichu was released on the same day.
Raichu ash Raichu #026 raichu Raichu ash shiny Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female ash Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female ash shiny Raichu #026 raichu Ash hat Raichu was released at the start of 1st Anniversary on June 6th, 2017.
Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of ash hat Raichu was released at the start of April Fools 2019 on April 1st, 2019.
Raichu party Raichu #026 raichu Raichu party shiny Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female party Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female party shiny Raichu #026 raichu Party hat Raichu was released at the start of Pokémon Day 2017 on February 26th, 2017.
Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of party hat Raichu was released at the start of Pokémon Day 2018 on February 26th, 2018.
Raichu detective Raichu #026 raichu Raichu detective shiny Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female detective Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female detective shiny Raichu #026 raichu Detective hat Raichu was released at the start of Detective Pikachu Celebration on May 7th, 2018.
Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Detective hat Raichu has not been released yet. Once trainers could get it due a glitch.Although there is a female sprite, only the male was available.
Raichu winter Raichu #026 raichu Raichu winter shiny Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female winter Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female winter shiny Raichu #026 raichu Beanie Raichu was released at the start of Holiday 2019 on December 24th, 2019.
Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of beanie Raichu was released on the same day.Available during Holiday 2019.
Raichu new year Raichu #026 raichu Raichu new year shiny Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female new year shiny Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female new year shiny Raichu #026 raichu New year Raichu was released at the start of New Year’s 2021 on December 31st, 2020.
Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of new year Raichu was released on the same day.
Raichu worldcap Raichu #026 raichu Raichu worldcap shiny Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female worldcap Raichu #026 raichu Raichu female worldcap shiny Raichu #026 raichu World cap Raichu was released at the start of Pokémon Spotlight Hour on October 6th, 2020.
Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of world cap Raichu was released on the same day.

Availability

Raichu

  • Raichu was released along with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Raichu was released at the start of Pokémon GO Park on August 9th, 2017.
Method Maximum CP Details
Icon_Shadow_Pokemon RT-Icon_Encounter Pokemon_Eggs Camera_Icon_Pokemon_GO Team_GO_Rocket_Icon GO_Battle_League_Icon
Wild
1,870
2,026

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6Increased spawns in:
Holiday 2016: Dec 25 – Jan 3
Emblem_Raid_Battles
Raid Battles
1,247
1,558

(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 16,079Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
RT-Icon_Special-Stamp-1
Research tasks
935 Field Research:
Catch 3 Water, Electric, or Bug-type Pokémon: 2020 May
Special Research/Timed Research:
Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto – Completing 3rd part

Alolan Raichu

  • Alolan Raichu was released on July 19th, 2018.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Alolan Raichu was released at the start of Let’s Go Celebration on November 23rd, 2018.
Method Maximum CP Details
Emblem_Raid_Battles
Raid Battles
1,306
1,633

(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 16,848Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
RT-Icon_Special-Stamp-1
Research tasks
980 Field Research:
Win a raid: 2022 Sep
Special Research/Timed Research:
Alola to Alola – Completing 4th part (Melemele Island)
GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Friendship – Completing 2nd part
Research Breakthrough:
2020 Sep

 

Best moveset for Raichu

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Raichu’s greatest moves are Volt Switch and Wild Charge. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.

Offense 

  Volt Switch 10.5 dps
  Wild Charge 41.5 dps

Defense 

  Volt Switch 10.5 dps
  Wild Charge 41.5 dps

 

 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Spark 6 12.9 10.3
 Volt Switch 14 13.1 10.5
 Thunder Shock 5 13.3 10
 Charm 20 7.3 13.3
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Thunder Punch 45 -18.3 30
 Brick Break 40 -20.6 25
 Wild Charge 90 -19.2 41.5
 Thunder Elite TM 100 -41.7 50
 Skull Bash 130 -32.3 41.9

The moves highlighted in green benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus, and deal 20% more damage.

Biology

Raichu is a rodent-like bipedal Pokémon. Raichu has dark orange fur and a white belly. Its split ears are brown on the exterior and yellow on the inside, with a characteristic curl at the tip. It has a trapezoidal, dark brown snout and a circular yellow marking on each cheek where its electric sacs reside. It has brown fur patches on its limbs and feet, and the soles of its long feet are tan with a round orange pad in the middle. Two horizontal brown stripes run over its back. It bears a lightning bolt-shaped termination to its long, slender tail. Females have a chipped lightning bolt. Raichu’s whole body emits a faint electrical charge and glows softly in the dark.

Raichu’s tail may be used to collect power from the sky or planted in the ground to look for electricity. It also shields Raichu from the effects of its own high voltage power. Raichu has the ability to store over 100,000 volts of energy, which is enough to knock out a Copperajah. Raichu’s ears will rise straight up and its muscles will get aroused if its sacs are completely charged. However, if it has accumulated too much electricity and stress, it will become hostile. To avoid this situation, it releases energy into the earth through its tail. This results in burnt regions around the nest. Raichu, the product of Evolution Stone evolution, is seldom encountered in the wild, yet it may be found in forests and woods. The major reason Raichu is seldom seen in the wild is because people favor its Pikachu appearance.

Raichu has softer colors and more rounded features in Alola. It has blue eyes with yellow half-circles on the bottom. It features huge golden ears with a brown inside and an inner spiral near the base. These ears are broader and less pointed than normal Raichu ears. Alolan Raichu has white markings on its paws, as well as brilliant yellow lines between its fingers, in addition to its white belly. The stripes on its back have likewise become white, and each heel has a tiny, white circular insignia. Its tail’s lightning bolt-shaped tip has rounded edges. It can float in the air by accumulating mental force in its tail and riding it like a surfboard. While its cheek sacs continue to be utilized to store electricity, stroking them produces a lovely perfume as well as a small shock. This is assumed to be related to its Psychic powers as well.

The origins of Alolan Raichu were previously unknown. Alola’s inhabitants speculated that it ate too many delicious and fluffy pancakes.

However, experts suspect the alteration is due to Raichu eating pancakes produced from a secret Alolan recipe. The weather and environment of the Alola area are also thought to have had a part in the transition. Alolan Raichu has the ability to fire star-shaped thunderbolts. Alolan Raichu is also known as hodad.

Raichu and its pre-evolved incarnations are the only Pokémon known to be able to learn the move Volt Tackle.

The only known Pokémon capable of utilizing the Z-Move Stoked Sparksurfer is Alolan Raichu.

 

 What counters Raichu?

Raichu is a Electric type Pokémon, which makes it weak against Ground moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Raichu are:

  • Landorus (Therian),
  • Excadrill,
  • Groudon,
  • Garchomp,
  • Rhyperior.