|2'7" (0.8m)||66.1 lbs. (30kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NU/RU||3 Speed Points|
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.
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.
 Gender Differences
Male Raichu have a sharper lightning bolt-shaped tail.
 Game Information
 Original Games
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.
 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.
 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.
 Anime/Manga Information
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.
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.
 Pokémon Information
 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.
 Area Locations
|Yellow||None||Trade or Evolve Pikachu|
|Fire Red/Leaf Green||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|
 Pokédex Entries
|I||Pokémon Red||Its long tail serves as a ground to protect itself from its own high voltage power.|
|I||Pokémon Blue||Its long tail serves as a ground to protect itself from its own high voltage power.|
|I||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|
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
- Volt Tackle is only available if parent breeds while holding a Light Ball.
 Pre-Evolution Exclusive Moves
 Via Level-Up
 Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor
 Heart Gold/Soul Silver
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
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