Raichu

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

Raichu has a new Alolan form introduced in Pokémon Sun/Moon.

Pokédex data

National № 026
Type Electric
Species Mouse Pokémon
Height 0.8 m (2′07″)
Weight 30.0 kg (66.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Static
Lightning Rod (hidden ability)
Local № 026 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
023 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
157 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
026 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
105 (Diamond/Pearl)
105 (Platinum)
023 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
037 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
164 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
026 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
033 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
026 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
195 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 3 Speed
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 218
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Fairy, Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 10 (2,314–2,570 steps)

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 55
103 229
Sp. Atk 90
166 306
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 110
202 350
Total 485 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Pokédex data

National № 026
Type Electric Psychic
Species Mouse Pokémon
Height 0.7 m (2′04″)
Weight 21.0 kg (46.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Surge Surfer
Local № 026 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
023 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
157 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
026 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
105 (Diamond/Pearl)
105 (Platinum)
023 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
037 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
164 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
026 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
033 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
026 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
195 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 3 Speed
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 218
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Fairy, Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 10 (2,314–2,570 steps)

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 85
157 295
Defense 50
94 218
Sp. Atk 95
175 317
Sp. Def 85
157 295
Speed 110
202 350
Total 485 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Raichu.

Evolution chart

(high Friendship)
(use Thunder Stone, outside Alola)
(use Thunder Stone, in Alola)
#026
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
Electric · Psychic

Raichu changes

Pokédex entries

Raichu

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.
Omega Ruby If the electrical sacs become excessively charged, Raichu plants its tail in the ground and discharges. Scorched patches of ground will be found near this Pokémon’s nest.
Alpha Sapphire This Pokémon exudes a weak electrical charge from all over its body that makes it take on a slight glow in darkness. Raichu plants its tail in the ground to discharge electricity.
Sun It unleashes electric shocks that can reach 100,000 volts. When agitated, it can knock out even an Indian elephant.
Moon It becomes aggressive when it has electricity stored up. At such times, even its Trainer has to take care to avoid being attacked.
Ultra Sun As electricity builds up inside its body, it becomes more aggressive. One theory is that the electricity buildup is actually causing stress.
Ultra Moon Because so many Trainers like the way Pikachu looks, you don’t see this Pokémon very often.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
When electricity builds up inside its body, it becomes feisty. It also glows in the dark.
Sword Its long tail serves as a ground to protect itself from its own high-voltage power.
Shield If its electric pouches run empty, it raises its tail to gather electricity from the atmosphere.

Alolan Raichu

Sun It only evolves to this form in the Alola region. According to researchers, its diet is one of the causes of this change.
Moon It uses psychokinesis to control electricity. It hops aboard its own tail, using psychic power to lift the tail and move about while riding it.
Ultra Sun It focuses psychic energy into its tail and rides it like it’s surfing. Another name for this Pokémon is “hodad.”
Ultra Moon When you rub its cheeks, a sweet fragrance comes wafting out. However, you’ll also get a light shock!
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
It loves pancakes prepared with a secret Alolan recipe. Some wonder whether that recipe holds the key to this Pokémon’s evolution.

Moves learned by Raichu

Moves learnt by level up

Raichu learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AgilityPsychic
1CharmFairy 100
1DischargeElectric 80 100
1Double TeamNormal
1Electro BallElectric 100
1FeintNormal 30 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1Light ScreenPsychic
1Nasty PlotDark
1NuzzleElectric 20 100
1Play NiceNormal
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
1SlamNormal 80 75
1SparkElectric 65 100
1Sweet KissFairy 75
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1ThunderElectric 110 70
1Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
1Thunder WaveElectric 90
1ThunderboltElectric 90 100
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AgilityPsychic
1CharmFairy 100
1DischargeElectric 80 100
1Double TeamNormal
1Electro BallElectric 100
1FeintNormal 30 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1Light ScreenPsychic
1Nasty PlotDark
1NuzzleElectric 20 100
1Play NiceNormal
1PsychicPsychic 90 100
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
1SlamNormal 80 75
1SparkElectric 65 100
1Sweet KissFairy 75
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1ThunderElectric 110 70
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
1Thunder WaveElectric 90
1ThunderboltElectric 90 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Raichu learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
PsychicPsychic 90 100

Egg moves

Raichu does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Moves learnt by TM

Raichu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Raichu is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Raichu learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EncoreNormal 100
1Fake OutNormal 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Double TeamNormal
1EncoreNormal 100
1Fake OutNormal 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1PsychicPsychic 90 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Raichu learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
PsychicPsychic 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

Raichu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Raichu sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Raichu  sprite from Red & Blue Raichu  sprite from Silver Raichu  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Raichu  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Raichu  sprite from Black & White Raichu  sprite from X & Y Raichu  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Raichu Shiny sprite from Silver Raichu Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Raichu Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Raichu Shiny sprite from Black & White Raichu Shiny sprite from X & Y Raichu Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Raichu

Red Cerulean Cave
Blue Cerulean Cave, Power Plant
Yellow Evolve Pikachu
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Evolve Pikachu/Pichu
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Emerald
Evolve Pikachu/Pichu
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Pikachu/Pichu
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Pikachu/Pichu
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Pikachu/Pikachu (Partner Pikachu)/Pichu
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Saffron City
Sword
Shield
Evolve Pikachu/Pikachu (Partner Pikachu)/Pichu

Other languages

English Raichu
Japanese ライチュウ (Raichu)
German Raichu
French Raichu

Name origin

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