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

Pokédex description

Raichu - 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.

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Icon Fairy 20 (13)
Icon Electric 6 (9)
Icon Electric 20 (9)
Icon Electric 5 (8) (Legacy move)

Charged attacks

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

Fast attacks

Icon Electric 6 (9)
Icon Electric 5 (8)
Icon Electric 20 (9)

Charged attacks

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

Evolution family

Raichu is the part of a three-member family.

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



Regular male Shiny male Regular female Shiny female
Raichu festive Raichu festive shiny Raichu female festive Raichu female festive shiny
Raichu ash Raichu ash shiny Raichu female ash Raichu female ash shiny
Raichu party Raichu party shiny Raichu female party Raichu female party shiny
Raichu witch Raichu witch shiny Raichu female witch Raichu female witch shiny
Raichu summer Raichu summer shiny Raichu female summer Raichu female summer shiny
Raichu fragment Raichu fragment shiny Raichu female fragment Raichu female fragment shiny
Raichu winter Raichu winter shiny Raichu female winter Raichu female winter shiny
Raichu flower Raichu flower shiny Raichu female flower Raichu female flower shiny
Raichu detective Raichu detective shiny Raichu female detective Raichu female detective shiny


  • Raichu was released with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
  • In the wild, maximum capture CP of Raichu is 1,870, however it can reach 2,026, if encountered Pokémon is boosted by current weather.
    • Between December 25th, 2016 and January 3rd, 2017, Raichu's global spawn rate was significantly higher during the Holiday 2016.
  • As a former 3rd tier Raid Boss, Raichu's CP was 16,079. Its maximum capture CP in Bonus Challenge was 1,247 and 1,558 when encountered Pokémon was boosted by weather.
  • Shiny form of Raichu was released during the Pokémon GO Park event on August 9th, 2017.
  • Alolan Raichu was released on July 19th, 2018.
  • As a 3rd tier Raid Boss, Alolan Raichu's CP is 16,848. Its maximum capture CP in Bonus Challenge is 1,306 and 1,633 when encountered Pokémon is boosted by weather.
  • Shiny form of Alolan Raichu was released during the Let's Go Celebration on November 23rd, 2018.
  • The current default sprite for Raichu, displayed in Pokédex and Pokémon collection is the male variant. Previously, a female model was used.[1]


  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 Pokémon Wiki
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