Raikou

Raikou is an Electric type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Thunder Pokémon.

Pokédex descriptions

Gold
LeafGreen
HeartGold
The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
Silver
SoulSilver
A POKéMON that races across the land while barking a cry that sounds like crashing thunder.
Crystal This rough POKéMON stores energy inside its body, then sweeps across the land, shooting off electricity.
Ruby
Sapphire
RAIKOU embodies the speed of lightning. The roars of this POKéMON send shock waves shuddering through the air and shake the ground as if lightning bolts had come crashing down.
Emerald RAIKOU embodies the speed of lightning. Its roars send shock waves shuddering through the air and ground as if lightning bolts were crashing down.
FireRed This POKéMON races across the land while barking a cry that sounds like crashing thunder.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.

Evolution chart

  • Raikou does not evolve.

Name origin

rai
Japanese for ‘thunder’
kotei
Japanese for ‘emperor’

Moves learned by Raikou

Raikou sprites

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
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Where to find Raikou

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