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025MS #025: Pikachu
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#027: Sandshrew 027MS
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Raichu (disambiguation).
Raichu
ライチュウ Raichu
#026
026Raichu
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Electric Unknown
Species
Mouse Pokémon
Abilities
Static Lightningrod
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#026
Johto
#023
Hoenn
#157
Sinnoh
#105
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-024
Almia
R-003
Oblivia
R-006 N-155
Height
2'07"
Imperial
0.8 m
Metric
Weight
66.1 lbs.
Imperial
30.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Body06
Footprint
 F026 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Field and
Fairy groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
3
Base Exp.: 122 Battle Exp.: 1221*

Raichu (Japanese: ライチュウ Raichu) is an Electric-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Pikachu when exposed to a Thunderstone. It is the final form of Pichu.

Biology

Physiology

Raichu is a rather small tailed bipedal rodent. It is able to run faster on all fours. Like Pikachu, from which it evolves, Raichu has long ears and feet, and stubby arms. Also like Pikachu, Raichu has two horizontal brown stripes on its back. Its long, thin tail has a broad, lightning bolt-shaped end. Unlike Pikachu, however, it does not have fingers.

Raichu is yellow-brownish in color, with a white belly. Its arms are halfway brown, as well as its feet. The soles of its big feet are tan colored. Its bifurcated ears are brown on the outsides and yellow on the insides, and end in a distinctive curl at their bottom-most point. The electric sacs on its cheeks are yellow.

Gender differences

A female Raichu has a smaller, blunted lightning bolt at the end of its tail.

Special abilities

Although quite small in comparison to many other Pokémon, Raichu is capable of storing over 100,000 volts of electricity in its body. If Raichu’s electricity sacs are fully charged, its ears will stand straight up. Raichu exudes a weak electrical charge from all over its body that makes it slightly glow in the dark. Raichu is also capable of wielding various {{fighting}} moves, such as Focus Punch, Brick Break and many more. As Raichu is a fully evolved Pokémon, it is capable of using powerful moves like Hyper Beam and Giga Impact.

Raichu and its evolution family, Pichu and Pikachu, are the only known Pokémon that can learn Volt Tackle.

Behavior

Raichu is much more aggressive than Pikachu, especially if it has stored too much electricity in its body. It needs to discharge this electricity through its tail into the ground, leading to scorched patches of earth near its nest. However, Raichu can sometimes be timid Pokémon, using Dig to hide or zapping people from fear, especially if it thinks its Trainer is scared of it.

It will constantly electrify objects, people, and Pokémon until its electricity level is back to normal. When searching for electricity, Raichu will raise its tail to gather electricity from the atmosphere or plant its tail in the ground.

Habitat

Forest

Forest Pokémon

Raichu are found in forests and vibrant woodlands. It shares its range with that of Pikachu.

Diet

It is likely that Raichu feeds on nuts, seeds and Berries, much like Pikachu.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Its electric charges can reach even 100,000 volts. Careless contact can cause even an Indian elephant to faint.
Generation II
Johto
When its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
None Evolve Pikachu
Generation II
Johto
None Trade

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 475   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 90.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
16/21 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start ThunderShock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
00Start Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
00Start Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Raichu obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Raichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Raichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status —% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 95 100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120 70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM28 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM46 Thief Dark Physical 40 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 40 100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120 70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM56 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 50 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM70 Flash Normal Status 100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM72 Volt Switch Electric Special 70 100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 90 100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Raichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Raichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
035MS036MS176MS468MS Bestow Normal Status 100% 15
179MS180MS181MS Charge Electric Status —% 20
035MS036MS039MS040MS DoubleSlap Normal Physical 15 85% 10
035MS036MS086MS087MS176MS468MS Encore Normal Status 100% 5
220MS221MS473MS231MS232MS Endure Normal Status —% 10
052MS053MS Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
206MS231MS232MS Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
035MS036MS Lucky Chant Normal Status —% 30
225MS Present Normal Physical 90% 15
058MS059MS Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 15
181MS ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
190MS424MS Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
025MS026MS Volt Tackle Electric Physical 120 100% 15
176MS Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Raichu in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Raichu in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Raichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Raichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
B W B2 W2 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Raichu can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Raichu cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Raichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Raichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
172MS Charm Normal Status 100% 20
172MS Sweet Kiss Normal Status 75% 10
172MS Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
025MS Growl Normal Status 100% 40
025MS Electro Ball Electric Special 100% 10
025MS Slam Normal Physical 80 75% 20
025MS Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
025MS Agility Psychic Status —% 30
025MS Discharge Electric Special 80 100% 15
172MS* Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
025MS Fly Flying Physical 90 95% 15
025MS Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
025MS Teeter Dance Normal Status 100% 20
025MS Sing Normal Status 55% 15
025MS ExtremeSpeed Normal Physical 80 100% 5
025MS Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Raichu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Raichu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Evolution

172
Baby form
Pichu
 Electric 
Bag Soothe Bell Sprite
Friendship


EggMS
Breed

025
First evolution
Pikachu
 Electric 
Bag Thunderstone Sprite
Thunderstone


026
Second evolution
Raichu
 Electric 

Notes


025MS #025: Pikachu
Pokémon
#027: Sandshrew 027MS

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