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

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20 (13)
Icon Electric.png
6 (9)
Icon Electric.png
14 (6)

Charged attacks

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

Attack availability

Fast attacks

Icon Electric.png
6 (9)
Icon Electric.png
14 (6)

Charged attacks

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

Attack availability

Evolution family

Raichu is part of a three-member family.

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

Costumes

These costumed Raichu were available from evolving respective costumed Pikachu.

Regular male Shiny male Regular female Shiny female
Festive
Raichu festive.png Raichu festive shiny.png Raichu female festive.png Raichu female festive shiny.png
Ash
Raichu ash.png Raichu ash shiny.png Raichu female ash.png Raichu female ash shiny.png
Party
Raichu party.png Raichu party shiny.png Raichu female party.png Raichu female party shiny.png
Witch
Raichu witch.png Raichu witch shiny.png Raichu female witch.png Raichu female witch shiny.png
Summer
Raichu summer.png Raichu summer shiny.png Raichu female summer.png Raichu female summer shiny.png
Fragment
Raichu fragment.png Raichu fragment shiny.png Raichu female fragment.png Raichu female fragment shiny.png
Winter
Raichu winter.png Raichu winter shiny.png Raichu female winter.png Raichu female winter shiny.png
Flower crown
Raichu flower.png Raichu flower shiny.png Raichu female flower.png Raichu female flower shiny.png
Detective
Raichu detective.png Raichu detective shiny.png Raichu female detective.png Raichu female detective shiny.png
World Cap
Raichu worldcap.png Raichu worldcap shiny.png Raichu female worldcap.png Raichu female worldcap shiny.png
New Year hat
Raichu new year.png Raichu new year shiny.png Raichu female new year.png Raichu female new year shiny.png

Availability

Raichu

Method Maximum CP Details
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Wild
1,870
2,026

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6

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

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Raid Battles
1,247
1,558

(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 16,079

Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance

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Research tasks
935 Field Research:
Catch 3 Water, Electric, or Bug-type Pokémon: 2020 May
Special Research/Timed Research:
Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto - Completing 3rd part

Alolan Raichu

Method Maximum CP Details
Emblem Raid.png
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.png
Research tasks
980 Special Research/Timed Research:
GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Friendship - Completing 2nd part
Research Breakthrough:
2020 Sep


Gallery

Trivia

  • Raichu is a tier 3 Raid Boss most recently. However, it used to be a tier 2 before.
  • Raichu wearing winter costume was available in raid during Holiday 2019.
  • 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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