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 2′07″ (0.8 m)
Weight 66.1 lbs (30.0 kg)
Abilities 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)

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 (base 2,560 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 2′04″ (0.7 m)
Weight 46.3 lbs (21.0 kg)
Abilities 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)

Training

EV yield 3 Speed
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 122
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Fairy, Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 10 (base 2,560 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.

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!

Moves learned by Raichu

Moves learnt by level up

Raichu learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
1ThunderboltElectric 90 100
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PsychicPsychic 90 100
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
1Speed SwapPsychic
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
1ThunderboltElectric 90 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Raichu learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
PsychicPsychic 90 100

Egg moves

Raichu learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Raichu egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BestowNormal
BideNormal
ChargeElectric
Disarming VoiceFairy 40
Double SlapNormal 15 85
Electric TerrainElectric
EncoreNormal 100
EndureNormal
Fake OutNormal 40 100
FlailNormal 100
Lucky ChantNormal
PresentNormal 90
ReversalFighting 100
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
TickleNormal 100
WishNormal

Move Tutor moves

Raichu can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Raichu. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
AgilityPsychic Level up
CharmFairy 100 Level up
DischargeElectric 80 100 Level up
Double TeamNormal Level up
Electro BallElectric 100 Level up
FeintNormal 30 100 Level up
GrowlNormal 100 Level up
Light ScreenPsychic Level up
Nasty PlotDark Level up
NuzzleElectric 20 100 Level up
Play NiceNormal Level up
SlamNormal 80 75 Level up
SparkElectric 65 100 Level up
Sweet KissFairy 75 Level up
ThunderElectric 110 70 Level up
Thunder WaveElectric 90 Level up
Wild ChargeElectric 90 100 Level up
UproarNormal 90 100 Move tutor
Volt TackleElectric 120 100 Move tutor
Volt TackleElectric 120 100 Special

Moves learnt by TM

Raichu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
100ConfideNormal
TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Raichu can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Pay DayNormal 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFighting 80 80 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
EndeavorNormal 100 Generation 4 — Pre-evolution
FlyFlying 90 95 Generation 4 — Pre-evolution
Pain SplitNormal Generation 4 — Pre-evolution
SurfWater 90 100 Generation 4 — Pre-evolution
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
Draining KissFairy 50 100 Generation 6 — Pre-evolution
Flying PressFighting 100 95 Generation 6 — Pre-evolution
Icicle CrashIce 85 90 Generation 6 — Pre-evolution
Meteor MashSteel 90 90 Generation 6 — Pre-evolution

Moves learnt by level up

Raichu learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
1ThunderboltElectric 90 100
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PsychicPsychic 90 100
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
1Speed SwapPsychic
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
1ThunderboltElectric 90 100

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
PsychicPsychic 90 100

Egg moves

Raichu learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Raichu egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BestowNormal
BideNormal
ChargeElectric
Disarming VoiceFairy 40
Double SlapNormal 15 85
Electric TerrainElectric
EncoreNormal 100
EndureNormal
Fake OutNormal 40 100
FlailNormal 100
Lucky ChantNormal
PresentNormal 90
ReversalFighting 100
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
TickleNormal 100
WishNormal

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Raichu. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
AgilityPsychic Level up
CharmFairy 100 Level up
DischargeElectric 80 100 Level up
Double TeamNormal Level up
Electro BallElectric 100 Level up
FeintNormal 30 100 Level up
GrowlNormal 100 Level up
Light ScreenPsychic Level up
Nasty PlotDark Level up
NuzzleElectric 20 100 Level up
Play NiceNormal Level up
SlamNormal 80 75 Level up
SparkElectric 65 100 Level up
Sweet KissFairy 75 Level up
ThunderElectric 110 70 Level up
Thunder WaveElectric 90 Level up
Wild ChargeElectric 90 100 Level up
Volt TackleElectric 120 100 Move tutor
Volt TackleElectric 120 100 Special

Moves learnt by TM

Raichu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
100ConfideNormal
TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Raichu can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Pay DayNormal 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFighting 80 80 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
EndeavorNormal 100 Generation 4 — Pre-evolution
FlyFlying 90 95 Generation 4 — Pre-evolution
Pain SplitNormal Generation 4 — Pre-evolution
SurfWater 90 100 Generation 4 — Pre-evolution
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
Draining KissFairy 50 100 Generation 6 — Pre-evolution
Flying PressFighting 100 95 Generation 6 — Pre-evolution
Icicle CrashIce 85 90 Generation 6 — Pre-evolution
Meteor MashSteel 90 90 Generation 6 — Pre-evolution

Raichu sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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 Sun & 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 Sun & 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/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’