Pikachu < Raichu > Sandshrew

Species Type
Mouse Pokémon Electric.png
Number Ability
#26 Static
Height Weight
2'7" (0.8m) 66.1 lbs. (30kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Pikachu None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Field/Fairy 75
Tier EV Yield
NU/RU 3 Speed Points

Raichu (ライチュウ) is the 26th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is an Electric Type, and it is known as the Mouse Pokémon.

Raichu uses the Static Ability, which may paralyze a Pokémon if an attack that requires making direct contact with it is used. Raichu's Hidden Ability is the Lightningrod Ability. This Ability draws all electric attacks to that Pokémon, nullifying the move along with its effects, and raising it's Special Attack by one stage.

Pichu can evolve into Pikachu by way of high Happiness and Leveling Up, and can evolve into Raichu by using a Thunderstone.

Raichu is in the Egg Groups Field and Fairy, and its Egg takes approximately 2,560 Steps to hatch. It takes Raichu One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Raichu is very much like it's evolution family, but with very distinctive features. It is an orangey-brown mouse Pokémon with brown ears, paws and markings. It also has a cream stomach, and yellow cheeks. These yellow pouches are the key to it's Electric power, it stores up if it hasn't been released and so the build up can make it angrier. It has a long black tail which a large lightning bolt shape is attached to. Females' tails are smaller and blunt at the end. It is one of three Pokémon able to use the attack Volt Tackle and is the second Pokémon to show this attack in the anime.

[edit] Gender Differences

Male Raichu have a sharper lightning bolt-shaped tail.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Raichu can be found at Cerulean Cave and Kanto's Power Plant in Red and Blue.

In all other games, the only way to obtain a Raichu is to trade for one, including in Pokémon Yellow because the Pikachu received at the start of the game can only evolve by trading it to another game, as it won't evolve from using a Thunderstone.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Raichu can be found at Secret Storage 8 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Raichu can only be obtained by evolving Pikachu in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Raichu can be found at Sky Stairway 1F-49F. Raichu is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Light Summit 21F-29F and Legendary Mountains on the following floors: 26, 28, 31-37, 39 & 40, 43, 45 and 47-49. Raichu can be found at Silent Tundra, Dreamy Isle, Cape at the Edge and Strongest Trail in Gates to Infinity.

Raichu can be found in many locations in Pokémon Ranger. In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Raichu can be found at The Ice Lake, Almia Castle, and Volcano Cave. Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs has Raichu at multiple locations on Sobiana Island in the Present, and can be obtained in the Thunder Temple missions A Shock Everywhere You Turn and Panic at the Perplexing Temple in the past by defeating it or a Pikachu and obtaining its Slate.

Raichu can be found at the Cavern Zone and Haunted Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. To obtain it, awaken Snorlax first, then complete a Tag Race. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Raichu can be found at Cove Town in the Cove Area. To befriend it you'll have to battle it using Pikachu, after which you'll be able to call Raichu into battle.

The only way to obtain Raichu in Pokémon Conquest is to evolve a Pikachu.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Like it's pre-evolved form Pikachu, Raichu appears in many different sets, along with Pokémon Organized Play Series 9 as a Rare Card, the Diamond/Pearl Promo and Black/White Promo sets, most recently appearing as a Rare Holo card in the XY Set.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Raichu in the Anime.

Lt. Surge would use a Raichu in the episode Electric Shock Showdown, defeating Ash's Pikachu using an overwhelming amount of power, only to be defeated by Ash's Pikachu in a rematch because Pikachu took advantage of the speed-based moves that Raichu never got the chance to learn.

Volkner would use a Raichu in Flint Sparks the Fire! and The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!, the latter of which would see Ash's Gym Battle against Volkner get postponed due to one of Team Rocket's shenanigans.

Other trainers have used Raichu in Lights, Camera, Quacktion!, Stage Fight, Mild'n Wooley, Cooking up a Great Story!, and Pika and Goliath.

[edit] Movies

Volkner's Raichu makes an appearance in Zoroark: Master of Illusions. Wild Raichu make appearances in The Power of One and the Pikachu Short Pikachu's Vacation.

[edit] Manga

Lt. Surge uses his own Raichu in Chapters 29, 139-142 and 154.

Volkner would use a Raichu of his own in Chapters 404, 405, 412 and 416.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Raichu finds itself in the Never-Utilized and Rarely-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. While moderately powerful attacks stand a good chance of defeating a Raichu due to its low Defenses, it has the potential to be a very dangerous special sweeper if it can set up with Nasty Plot, and Lightningrod gives it an immunity to Electric-Type moves and increases its Special Attack as well.

For Raichu, it's KO or be KO'd, and if played correctly Raichu will be able to get a number of KO's before being defeated.

[edit] Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue Uncommon Power Plant
Cerulean Cave
Yellow None Trade or Evolve Pikachu
Gold/Silver/Crystal None Evolve Pikachu
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Evolve Pikachu
Fire Red/Leaf Green None Evolve Pikachu
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Pikachu
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Evolve Pikachu
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red Its long tail serves as a ground to protect itself from its own high voltage power.
Pokémon Blue Its long tail serves as a ground to protect itself from its own high voltage power.
Pokémon Yellow When electricity builds up inside its body, it becomes feisty. It also glows in the dark.

II Pokémon Gold When its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
II Pokémon Silver If the electric pouches in its cheeks become fully charged, both ears will stand straight up.
II Pokémon Crystal If its electric pouches run empty, it raises its tail to gather electricity from the atmosphere.

III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon Emerald If it stores too much electricity, its behavior turns aggressive. To avoid this, it occasionally discharges excess energy and calms itself down.
III Pokémon FireRed Its electric charges can reach even 100,000 volts. Careless contact can cause even an Indian elephant to faint.
III Pokémon LeafGreen Its long tail serves as a ground to protect itself from its own high voltage power.

IV Pokémon Diamond It turns aggressive if it has too much electricity in its body. It discharges power through its tail.
IV Pokémon Pearl It can loose 100,000-volt bursts of electricity, instantly downing foes several times its size.
IV Pokémon Platinum Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
IV Pokémon HeartGold When its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver It raises its tail to check its surroundings. The tail is sometimes struck by lightning in this pose.

V Pokémon Black Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
V Pokémon White Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
V Pokémon Black 2 Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
V Pokémon White 2 Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.

VI Pokémon X When its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
VI Pokémon Y It can loose 100,000-volt bursts of electricity, instantly downing foes several times its size.
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Speed Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Power Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 230 324 -
166 185 279 306
103 115 209 229
Sp. Atk
166 185 279 306
Sp. Def
148 165 259 284
184 205 299 328

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Thundershock Electric.png 40 100 Special
Start Tail Whip Normal.png N/A 100 Status
Start Quick Attack Normal.png 40 100 Physical
Start Thunderbolt Electric.png 95 100 Special

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.png 90 100 Special
TM25 Thunder Electric.png 110 70 Special
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.png 75 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM46 Thief Dark.png 40 100 Physical
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.png 40 100 Special
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.png 120 70 Special
TM56 Fling Dark.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.png 50 90 Special
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM70 Flash Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM72 Volt Switch Electric.png 70 100 Special
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.png -- 100 Status
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.png  ?? 100 Special
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.png 90 100 Physical
TM94 Secret Power Normal.png 70 100 Physical
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Reversal Fighting.png -- 100% Physical
Bide Normal.png -- --% Status
Present Normal.png -- 90% Physical
Encore Normal.png -- 100% Status
Doubleslap Normal.png 15 85% Physical
Wish Normal.png -- --% Status
Charge Electric.png -- --% Status
Fake Out Normal.png 40 100% Physical
Thunderpunch Electric.png 75 100% Physical
Tickle Normal.png -- 100% Status
Flail Normal.png -- 100% Physical
Endure Normal.png -- --% Status
Lucky Chant Normal.png -- --% Status
Bestow Normal.png -- --% Status
Volt Tackle* Electric.png 120 100% Physical

  • Volt Tackle is only available if parent breeds while holding a Light Ball.

[edit] Pre-Evolution Exclusive Moves

[edit] Pichu

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
1 Charm Normal.png N/A 100 Status
13 Sweet Kiss Normal.png N/A 75 Status
18 Nasty Plot Dark.png N/A N/A Status

[edit] Pikachu

[edit] Via Level-Up
Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
8 Thunder Wave Electric.png N/A 100 Status
18 Electro Ball Electric.png ?? 100 Special
21 Double Team Normal.png N/A 100 Status
26 Slam Normal.png 80 75 Physical
34 Feint Normal.png 30 100 Physical
37 Agility Psychic.png N/A N/A Status
42 Discharge Electric.png 80 100 Special
45 Light Screen Psychic.png N/A N/A Status
50 Thunder Electric.png 120 70 Special
[edit] Via Events
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Fly Flying.png 90 95% Physical
Sing Normal.png -- 55% Status
Surf Water.png 95 100% Special
Teeter Dance Normal.png -- --% Status
Extremespeed Normal.png 80 100% Physical

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

[edit] Emerald

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.png 100 50% Physical
Defense Curl Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Mega Punch Normal.png 80 85% Physical
Mega Kick Normal.png 120 75% Physical
Body Slam Normal.png 85 100% Physical
Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Counter Fighting.png  ?? 100% Physical
Seismic Toss Normal.png  ?? 100% Physical
Mimic Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Swift Normal.png 60 --% Special
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special
Rollout Rock.png 30 100% Physical
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Headbutt Normal.png 70 100% Physical

[edit] Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up
+ 220 Happiness

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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