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What is a good moveset for Raichu?

8 votes

Thanks DT for bringing the not done ones to my attention. Time to finish these once and for all. My Raichu knows:

Nasty Plot: Increases Sp. Attack.
Grass Knot: Deals with Ground types and some Water types easily.
Encore: Makes the foe forced to repeat a bad move.
Thunderbolt: Good power, high accuracy, STAB, chance to paralyze.

Raichu learnset

asked Aug 19, 2010 by trachy
edited Jun 30, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
That was sudden.
Have to go to bed in a minute.
Pikachu (M) @ Light Ball
Trait: Static
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef)
- Fake Out
- Volt Tackle
- Brick Break
- Iron Tail
Raichu (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Lightningrod
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Nasty Plot
- Discharge
- Focus Blast
- Hidden Power [Flying]
Encore is bad if the opponent uses a good move

22 Answers

0 votes

Choice Scarf Raichu

Ability: Lightningrod
EVs: 252 SpA, 252 Spe, 4HP/Att
Nature: Timid/Hasty

Volt Switch is the main move, using for scouting and momentum. Hits Water and Flying types.
Knock Off removes the foe items.
Focus Blast is used to hit Rock, Steel, Dark, Ice and Normal types.
Hidden Power Ice is useful for hitting Grass, Ground and Dragon types. Grass Knot can be used for hitting Water types immune to Electric as well as Ground and Rock types. Volt Tackle is another STAB option that hits hard but has major recoil damage.

answered Feb 23 by K1
–2 votes

Raichu (F)
Item: sitrus berry
volt switch( in case of emergency)
double team( makes raichu hard to hit)
quick attack (for that first move)
thunderbolt/Thunder( easy kill)
My Raichu moveset
Dominates battle subway paired with basculin

answered Mar 9, 2013 by bobbito