Raichu

Raichu is an Electric type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Mouse Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Its long tail serves as a ground to protect itself from its own high voltage power.
Yellow When electricity builds up inside its body, it becomes feisty. It also glows in the dark.
Gold When its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
Silver If the electric pouches in its cheeks become fully charged, both ears will stand straight up.
Crystal If its electric pouches run empty, it raises its tail to gather electricity from the atmosphere.
Ruby If the electrical sacks become excessively charged, RAICHU plants its tail in the ground and discharges. Scorched patches of ground will be found near this POKéMON’s nest.
Sapphire This POKéMON exudes a weak electrical charge from all over its body that makes it take on a slight glow in darkness. RAICHU searches for electricity by planting its tail in the ground.
FireRed Its electric charges can reach even 100,000 volts. Careless contact can cause even an Indian elephant to faint.
LeafGreen Its long tail serves as a ground to protect itself from its own high-voltage power.
Emerald If it stores too much electricity, its behavior turns aggressive. To avoid this, it occasionally discharges excess energy and calms itself down.
Diamond It turns aggressive if it has too much electricity in its body. It discharges power through its tail.
Pearl It can loose 100,000-volt bursts of electricity, instantly downing foes several times its size.
Platinum Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
HeartGold When its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
SoulSilver If the electric pouches in its cheeks become fully charged, both ears will stand straight up.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
X When its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
Y It can loose 100,000-volt bursts of electricity, instantly downing foes several times its size.

Evolution chart

Pichu
#172
Pichu
Electric

(Happiness)
Pikachu
#025
Pikachu
Electric

(use Thunderstone)
Raichu
#026
Raichu
Electric

Name origin

rai
Japanese for ‘thunder’
chu
Japanese for ‘squeak’

Moves learned by Raichu

Raichu sprites

Normal
Black/White
Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
Raichu normal sprite
Female
Raichu normal sprite
Male
Raichu shiny sprite
Female
Raichu shiny sprite
Male
Raichu normal sprite
Female
Raichu normal sprite
Male
Raichu shiny sprite
Female
Raichu shiny sprite
Male

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Where to find Raichu

Red
Blue
Power Plant