Which of the two is better for in-game use, completing the main story?
Alolan Raichu is better
- You can evolve it sooner (2nd island while normal Raichu need to go to the Ultra Space)
- Psychic STAB
- Better special attack so you can spam Thunderbolt without recoil (like Volt Tackle on physical normal Raichu)
- Get a z-crystal for Thunderbolt which has 100% chance of paralyzes
- It's a cute floating mouse omg
Alolan raichu is better because of the psychic typing.