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#026 Raichu

official Raichu artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Raichu
Type Electric
Species Mouse Pokémon
Height 0.8 m (2' 7")
Weight 30 kg (66.1 lbs)
Catch rate 75

Raichu's description

Raichu is a Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 1 and has the National Dex number #026. The Pokédex classifies it as the Mouse Pokémon.

Raichu's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
雷丘 / 雷丘 (Léiqiū) Raichu Raichu ライチュウ (Raichu) 라이츄 (Raichyu)

Raichu's resistances & weaknesses

Raichu's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 50
EV yield 3 Speed

Breeding

Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Fairy, Field
Egg Cycles 10 (approx. 2560 steps)

Raichu's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Static - Lightning Rod

Raichu's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 60
120 230 167 324
Attack 90
85 166 156 306
Defense 55
54 103 117 229
Sp. Atk 90
85 166 156 306
Sp. Def 80
76 148 145 284
Speed 110
103 202 178 350
Total 485

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Raichu's evolutions

high Friendship

use Thunder Stone, outside Alola

use Thunder Stone, in Alola

Raichu's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
1Red, BlueIts long tail serves as a ground to protect itself from its own high voltage power.
1YellowWhen electricity builds up inside its body, it becomes feisty. It also glows in the dark.
1StadiumIts electrical attacks may reach 10,000 volts. It discharges electricity from its tail, so it is not harmed by its own power.
2GoldWhen its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
2SilverIf the electric pouches in its cheeks become fully charged, both ears will stand straight up.
2CrystalIf its electric pouches run empty, it raises its tail to gather electricity from the atmosphere.
2Stadium 2When its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
3RubyIf 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.
3SapphireThis 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.
3EmeraldIf it stores too much electricity, its behavior turns aggressive. To avoid this, it occasionally discharges excess energy and calms itself down.
3FireRedIts electric charges can reach even 100,000 volts. Careless contact can cause even an Indian elephant to faint.
3LeafGreenIts long tail serves as ground to protect itself from its own high-voltage power.
4DiamondIt turns aggressive if it has too much electricity in its body. It discharges power through its tail.
4PearlIt can loose 100,000-volt bursts of electricity, instantly downing foes several times its size.
4PlatinumIts tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
4HeartGoldWhen its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
4SoulSilverIf the electric pouches in its cheeks become fully charged, both ears will stand straight up.
5Black, White, Black 2, White 2Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
6XWhen its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
6YIt can loose 100,000-volt bursts of electricity, instantly downing foes several times its size.
6Omega RubyIf the electrical sacs become excessively charged, Raichu plants its tail in the ground and discharges. Scorched patches of ground will be found near this Pokémon's nest.
6Alpha SapphireThis Pokémon exudes a weak electrical charge from all over its body that makes it take on a slight glow in darkness. Raichu plants its tail in the ground to discharge electricity.
7SunIt unleashes electric shocks that can reach 100,000 volts. When agitated, it can knock out even an Indian elephant.
7MoonIt becomes aggressive when it has electricity stored up. At such times, even its Trainer has to take care to avoid being attacked.
7Ultra SunAs electricity builds up inside its body, it becomes more aggressive. One theory is that the electricity buildup is actually causing stress.
7Ultra MoonBecause so many Trainers like the way Pikachu looks, you don't see this Pokémon very often.
7Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!When electricity builds up inside its body, it becomes feisty. It also glows in the dark.
8SwordIts long tail serves as a ground to protect itself from its own high-voltage power.
8ShieldIf its electric pouches run empty, it raises its tail to gather electricity from the atmosphere.

Raichu's variants

Alolan Raichu

official Alolan Raichu artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Alolan Raichu
Type ElectricPsychic
Species Mouse Pokémon
Height 0.7 m (2' 4")
Weight 21 kg (46.3 lbs)
Catch rate75

Alolan Raichu's description

Alolan Raichu is a Electric- / Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 7. The Pokédex classifies it as the Mouse Pokémon.

Alolan Raichu's resistances & weaknesses

Alolan Raichu's rearing

Training
Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 70
EV yield 3 Speed
Breeding
Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Fairy, Field
Egg Cycles 10 (approx. 2560 steps)

Alolan Raichu's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Surge Surfer - -

Alolan Raichu's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 60
120 230 167 324
Attack 85
81 157 150 295
Defense 50
49 94 112 218
Sp. Atk 95
90 175 161 317
Sp. Def 85
81 157 150 295
Speed 110
103 202 178 350
Total 485

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Alolan Raichu's Pokédex entries

Game Pokédex entry
SunIt only evolves to this form in the Alola region. According to researchers, its diet is one of the causes of this change.
MoonIt uses psychokinesis to control electricity. It hops aboard its own tail, using psychic power to lift the tail and move about while riding it.
Ultra SunIt focuses psychic energy into its tail and rides it like it’s surfing. Another name for this Pokémon is “hodad.”
Ultra MoonWhen you rub its cheeks, a sweet fragrance comes wafting out. However, you’ll also get a light shock!
Let's Go, Pikachu!It loves pancakes prepared with a secret Alolan recipe. Some wonder whether that recipe holds the key to this Pokémon’s evolution.
Let's Go, Eevee!It loves pancakes prepared with a secret Alolan recipe. Some wonder whether that recipe holds the key to this Pokémon’s evolution.
SwordIt’s believed that the weather, climate, and food of the Alola region all play a part in causing Pikachu to evolve into this form of Raichu.
ShieldThis Pokémon rides on its tail while it uses its psychic powers to levitate. It attacks with star-shaped thunderbolts.