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Pikachu or Raichu for competitive?

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Neither. They are both trash that belong in the depths of PU and rot there while Beedrill kicks ass. But yeah, They both have their pros and cons that are basically what the other Pokemon lacks.

Pikachu

While Pikachu has the major tool it calls a Light Ball, to massively boost its offenses, it is also its main downfall in that it will remain a slow rat. Pikachu also has the crappiest defenses and will most likely be 2HKOed or OHKOed by a neutral hit. That being said, its Light Ball is the only reason why you should even consider Pikachu. With Sticky Web/Paralysis support, Pikachu can shine and show its potential when it nails the KOes with hazards included. Pikachu also has its trademark STAB in Volt Tackle to set it apart from the likes of Electivire.

Pikachu @ Light Ball
Trait: Lightningrod
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 SDef
Timid Nature
- Grass Knot
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power Ice
- Substitute/Volt Switch

Pikachu @ Light Ball
Trait: Lightningrod
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
Hasty Nature
- Extremespeed
- Volt Tackle
- Brick Break
- Grass Knot

Here are Physically Based and Specially Based Movesets of Pikachu for you.

Raichu

Imma be honest, Raichu is complete ****. It is outclassed at everything it does, and it has no offenses to even hold its own in battle. There are way better options than Raichu in the Metagame, Rotom, Lanturn, and even Dedenne is better. Raichu can boost its offenses with Nasty Plot but its not worth it if its Defenses are not great at all. Pikachu has its niche of massive power, the thing that Raichu would wish for(has great speed).

Raichu @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Lightningrod
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Volt Tackle
- Knock Off
- Grass Knot
- Volt Switch

Raichu @ Life Orb
Ability: Lightningrod
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Nasty Plot
- Encore
- Thunderbolt
- Focus Blast

Those are Smogon suggested movesets for Raichu, similar to Pikachu but just with items to help with its speed and offensive potential.

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Isn't Raichu RU?
No lol.
What happend to Fake Out and Hidden Power Ice?
Idk, what happened to it? :P
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Let's compare their maximum stats.

In HP/Attack/Defense/SpAttack/SpDefense/Speed format:

Light Ball Pikachu:

274/458/174/436/196/306

Raichu:

324/306/229/306/284/350


Pikachu is more powerful, but Raichu has higher Speed, HP and Defenses, which makes it overall a better Pokemon for competitive than Pikachu. Raichu also learns more moves than Pikachu.

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Both of them are good

Pikachu

Thanks to its signature item, the Light Ball, its Atk and SAtk are doubled, But due to low defensive stats, Pikachu isn't very good with Agility or Nastyplot because after you use it, Pikachu would be KO'd, for its set look on here http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/32049/what-is-a-good-moveset-for-pikachu but some people find Pikachu a better sweeper but its still a little bad.

Raichu

Raichu is good too, it just gets higer Speed, a little more of a boost in HP, Atk, SAtk and just a tiney boost of Def and SDef but can still be KO'd aswell. Raichu gets a better Variety of items to chose such as Choice Items and the Focus Sash for instances. Nastyplot and Agility would be good if you kept those moves from the Pichu and or Pikachu stage for a little bit. for its set http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/10108/what-is-a-good-moveset-for-raichu?show=10108#q10108.

so both of them are both good and bad at the same time.
Hope I helped!

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