Raikou

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

Pokédex entries

Gold The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
Silver 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.
FireRed This POKéMON races across the land while barking a cry that sounds like crashing thunder.
LeafGreen The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
HeartGold The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
SoulSilver A Pokémon that races across the land while barking a cry that sounds like crashing thunder.
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.
X The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
Y This rough Pokémon stores energy inside its body, then sweeps across the land, shooting off electricity.
Omega Ruby
Alpha 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.

Evolution chart

  • Raikou does not evolve.

Name origin

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

Moves learned by Raikou

Raikou sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Raikou  sprite from Silver Raikou  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Raikou  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Raikou  sprite from Black & White Raikou  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Raikou Shiny sprite from Silver Raikou Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Raikou Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Raikou Shiny sprite from Black & White Raikou Shiny sprite from X & Y

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Where to find Raikou

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Trade/migrate from another game
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Emerald
Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
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