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Raichu is an Electric-type Pokémon from the Kanto region. It evolves from Pikachu after being fed 50 candies. Raichu is the final evolution of Pichu. It has an Alolan form that is Electric, Psychic-type.

Pokédex description

Mouse Pokémon
If 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.
- Raichu's cry

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Icon Fairy
20 (13)
Icon Electric
6 (9)
Icon Electric
14 (6)

Charged attacks

Icon Fighting
40 (25)
Icon Normal
130 (42)
Icon Electric
45 (25)
Icon Electric
90 (35)
Icon Electric
100 (42)

Fast attacks

Icon Electric
6 (9)
Icon Electric
14 (6)

Charged attacks

Icon Grass
90 (35)
Icon Psychic
90 (32)
Icon Electric
45 (25)
Icon Electric
90 (35)

Evolution family

Raichu is part of a three-member family.

10.
Pichu
#172 Pichu
25 Pikachu candy
Arrow Dark
Pikachu
#025 Pikachu
50 Pikachu candy
Arrow Dark
Raichu
#026 Raichu
Raichu alolan
#026 Alolan Raichu

Costumes

These costumed Raichu were available from evolving respective costumed Pikachu.

Regular male Shiny male Regular female Shiny female
Festive hat
Raichu festive Raichu festive shiny Raichu female festive Raichu female festive shiny
Ash hat
Raichu ash Raichu ash shiny Raichu female ash Raichu female ash shiny
Party hat
Raichu party Raichu party shiny Raichu female party Raichu female party shiny
Witch hat
Raichu witch Raichu witch shiny Raichu female witch Raichu female witch shiny
Summer hat
Raichu summer Raichu summer shiny Raichu female summer Raichu female summer shiny
Fragment cap
Raichu fragment Raichu fragment shiny Raichu female fragment Raichu female fragment shiny
Winter cap
Raichu winter Raichu winter shiny Raichu female winter Raichu female winter shiny
Flower crown
Raichu flower Raichu flower shiny Raichu female flower Raichu female flower shiny
Detective hat
Raichu detective Raichu detective shiny Raichu female detective Raichu female detective shiny

Availability

Raichu

Method Maximum CP Details
RT-Icon Encounter
Wild
1,870
2,026

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6

Increased spawns in:
Holiday 2016: Dec 25 - Jan 3

Emblem Raid
Raid Battles
1,247
1,558

(weather boosted)
Tier 2 CP 11,369

Visit 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:
Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto - Completing 3rd part

Alolan Raichu

Method Maximum CP Details
Emblem Raid
Raid Battles
1,306
1,633

(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 16,848

Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance

RT-Icon Special-Stamp-1
Research tasks
980 Special Research:
GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Friendship - Completing 2nd part
Research Breakthrough:
2020 Sep


Gallery

Trivia

  • Raichu wearing winter costume was available in raid during Holiday 2019. It was a 3rd tier Raid Boss before this event.
  • The current default sprite for Raichu, displayed in Pokédex and Pokémon collection is the male variant. Previously, a female model was used.[1]

References

  1. Looks like the model for Raichu is a male now. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2016-10-15.

External links

  • Raichu page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Raichu article, on the Bulbapedia
  • Raichu article, on the Pokémon Wiki
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