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|name=Raichu
 
|name=Raichu
|jname=(ライチュウ ''Raichuu'')
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|jname=ライチュウ Raichuu
|image=026Raichu.png
 
 
|ndex=026
 
|ndex=026
|evofrom=[[Pikachu]]
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|ndexprev=Pikachu
|evointo=None
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|ndexnext=Sandshrew
|gen=[[Generation I]]
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|dexkanto=026
|pronun=<math>RYE-choo</math>
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|dexjohto=023
|hp=60
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|dexhoenn={{tt|157|Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald}}/{{tt|164|Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire}}
|atk=90
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|dexsinnoh=105
|def=55
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|dexcekalos=037
|satk=90
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|evofrom=Pikachu
|sdef=80
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|gen=Generation I
|spd=100
 
|total=475
 
 
|species=Mouse Pokémon
 
|species=Mouse Pokémon
|type={{type|Electric}}
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|type=Electric
|height=<span class="explain" title="0.8 m">2'07"</span>
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|body=06
|weight=<span class="explain" title="30.0kg">66.1 lbs.</span>
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|egg1=Fairy
|ability=[[Static]]<br>[[Lightningrod]] (Dream World)
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|egg2=Field
|color=<span style="color:yellow;">'''Yellow'''</span>
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|imheight=2'07"
|gender=<span class="female">50% ♀</span>/<span class="male">50% ♂</span>
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|metheight=0.8 m
}}
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|imweight=66.1 lbs.
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|metweight=30.0 kg
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|ability=[[Static]]
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|dw=Lightning Rod
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|color=Yellow
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|male=50
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|evo=[[File:172.png|link=Pichu]][[File:025.png|link=Pikachu]][[File:026.png]]}}
 
'''Raichu''' (Japanese: '''ライチュウ''' ''Raichuu'') is an {{type|Electric}}-[[Types|type]] [[Pokémon (species)|Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation I]].
 
'''Raichu''' (Japanese: '''ライチュウ''' ''Raichuu'') is an {{type|Electric}}-[[Types|type]] [[Pokémon (species)|Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation I]].
   
== Appearance ==
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==Biology==
Raichu is a rodent-like [[Pokémon]], sort of similar to its previous forms. Unlike [[Pichu]] or [[Pikachu]], which both have yellow fur, Raichu has an orange-brown fur. Additionally, its electrical sacs are yellow, unlike its previous form's red coloring. Raichu also have a long, thin, black tail that ends in a large lightning bolt shape. Male Raichus have larger "lightning bolt tails" than females. They are also bigger than their previous evolved forms.
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===Physiology===
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Raichu is a rodent-like [[Pokémon]], similar to its previous evolution forms. Unlike [[Pichu]] or [[Pikachu]], which both have yellow fur, Raichu has orange-brown fur. It has long ears and feet, but has stubby arms with no noticeable fingers. Additionally, its electrical sacs are yellow, unlike its previous form's red coloring. It has a plump white belly, the tips of its arms and toes are brown. The soles of its feet are tan-colored and the paw pads on the undersides are yellowish orange. Raichu also have a long, thin, black tail that ends in a large lightning bolt shape. Male Raichu have larger "lightning bolt tails" than females. They are also bigger than their previous evolved forms.
   
== Special abilities ==
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===Special abilities===
Raichu has the ability [[Static]] and the hidden ability [[Lightningrod]]. Static allows Raichu to paralyze its foe when making a physical move. Lightningrod allows Raichu to draw in all {{Type|Electric}}-type attacks.
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Raichu has the ability [[Static]] and the hidden ability [[Lightning Rod]]. Static allows Raichu to paralyze its foe when making a physical move. Lightning Rod allows Raichu to draw in all {{Type|Electric}}-type attacks.
   
== In the anime==
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==Evolution==
[[File:ElectricShockShowdown.gif|thumb|left|Lt. Surge's Raichu against Ash's Pikachu.]]
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'''Raichu''' is the [[Evolution|evolved]] form of [[Pikachu]], and the final evolutionary form of [[Pichu]]. [[Pikachu]] can evolve into Raichu by the use of a [[Evolution Stones#Thunder Stone|Thunder Stone]].
   
Raichu made its debut appearance in the episode ''[[IL014: Electric Shock Showdown|Electric Shock Showdown]]'', under the ownership of [[Lt. Surge]], the [[Gym Leader]] in [[Vermilion City]]. In this episode [[Ash's Pikachu]] is defeated in a one-on-one battle with [[Lt. Surge's Raichu]], which then leads to Surge commenting on how [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] could never defeat his Raichu because his [[Pikachu]] was too weak.
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==Game info==
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===Game locations===
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{{Game Locations
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|backcolor={{electric}}
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|pokemon=Raichu
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|redblue=[[Power Plant]] <small>(<span class="male">Blue</span> only)</small>, [[Cerulean Cave]]
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|rbrarity=Uncommon
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|yellow=[[Trade]]
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|yrarity=None
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|goldsilver=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]
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|gsrarity=None
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|crystal=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]
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|crarity=None
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|rubysapphire=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]
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|rsrarity=None
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|emerald=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]|erarity=None
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|fireredleafgreen=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]
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|frlgrarity=None
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|diamondpearl=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]|dprarity=None
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|platinum=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]
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|ptrarity=None
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|heartgoldsoulsilver=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]
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|hgssrarity=None
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|blackwhite=[[Poké Transfer]], [[Dream World]]
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|bwrarity=None
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|xy=Evolve [[Pikachu]]
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|xyrarity=None
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}}
   
Ash and [[Pikachu]] both, refusing to go through with evolving [[Pikachu]] in order to increase its power, face off against Lt. Surge again, this time using speed rather than power. By tiring Raichu out, Pikachu defeats Raichu and wins the battle.
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====Side game locations====
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{{Side Game Locations
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|backcolor={{Electric}}
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|Pokemon=Raichu
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|Channel=Viridian Forest
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|RS Pinball=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]
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|Trozei=Secret Storage 8, Mr. Who's Den|PMD1=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]
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|PMD2=[[Sky Stairway]]
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|Ranger1=[[Sekra Mountain Range]], [[Fiore Temple]]
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|Ranger2=[[Ice Lake]]<br />[[Almia Castle]], [[Volcano Cave]]
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|Rumble=[[Silent Forest]]
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}}
   
Another Raichu, under the ownership of a trainer named [[Sho]], was seen in ''[[Pika and Goliath!]]''. [[Sho's Raichu]] used [[Hyper Beam]] at point blank range on Ash's Pikachu causing it to be in critical condition. This episode was very similar to the previously mentioned ''Electric Shock Showdown'' episode.
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===Pokédex entries===
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{{Pokédexentries
Another Raichu, named "Sugar" was seen under the ownership of an elderly woman named [[Abigail]] in the episode ''[[Cooking up a Sweet Story]]''.
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|backcolor={{Electric}}
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|gen=I
In the first episode of the Summer Camp for Pokemon episodes, Ash was given a Raichu to train and battle who was shy but warmed up to Ash but Ash had to return it after the battle.[[File:Pikachu_using_Aglity.png|thumb|Go pikachu! Go pikachu!]]
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|redblue=Its long tail serves as a ground to protect itself from its own high voltage power.
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|yellow=When electricity builds up inside its body, it becomes feisty. It also glows in the dark.
== Evolution ==
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|gold=When its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
'''Raichu''' is the [[Evolution|evolved]] form of [[Pikachu]], and the final evolutionary form of [[Pichu]]. [[Pikachu]] can evolve into Raichu by the use of a [[Evolution Stones#Thunder Stone|Thunder Stone]].
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|silver=If the electric pouches in its cheeks become fully charged, both ears will stand straight up.
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|crystal=If its electric pouches run empty, it raises its tail to gather electricity from the atmosphere.
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|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.
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|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.
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|emerald=If it stores too much electricity, its behavior turns aggressive. To avoid this, it occasionally discharges excess energy and calms itself down.
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|firered=Its electric charges can reach even 100,000 volts. Careless contact can cause even an Indian elephant to faint.
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|leafgreen=Its long tail serves as ground to protect itself from its own high-voltage power.
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|diamond=It turns aggressive if it has too much electricity in its body. It discharges power through its tail.
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|pearl=It can loose 100,000-volt bursts of electricity, instantly downing foes several times its size.
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|platinum=Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
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|heartgold=When its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
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|soulsilver=If the electric pouches in its cheeks become fully charged, both ears will stand straight up.
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|black=Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
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|white=Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
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|black 2=Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
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|white 2=Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
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|x=When its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
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|y=It can loose 100,000-volt bursts of electricity, instantly downing foes several times its size.}}
   
== Game info ==
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===Learnset===
=== Game locations ===
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====Leveling====
{{Game Locations|
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<tabber>
backcolor={{electric}}|
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Generation V=
pokemon=Raichu|
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{{Movessettop|type=Electric|gen=V}}
redblue=[[Power Plant]] <small>(<span class="male">Blue</span> only)</small>, [[Cerulean Cave]]|
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{{Movessetmid|1|'''[[ThunderShock]]'''|40|100|30|Electric|Special}}
rbrarity=Uncommon|
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{{Movessetmid|1|[[Tail Whip]]|–|100|30|Normal|Status}}
yellow=[[Trade]]|
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{{Movessetmid|1|[[Quick Attack]]|40|100|30|Normal|Physical}}
yrarity=None|
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{{Movessetmid|1|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|Electric|Special}}
goldsilver=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]|
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{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
gsrarity=None|
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|-|
crystal=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]|
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Generation IV=
crarity=None|
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{{MovessettopIII
rubysapphire=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]|
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|backcolor={{Electric}}
rsrarity=None|
 
emerald=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]|
 
erarity=None|
 
fireredleafgreen=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]|
 
frlgrarity=None|
 
diamondpearl=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]|
 
dprarity=None|
 
platinum=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]|
 
ptrarity=None|
 
heartgoldsoulsilver=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]|
 
hgssrarity=None|
 
blackwhite=[[Poké Transfer]], [[Dream World]]|
 
bwrarity=None|
 
 
}}
 
}}
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{{MovessetmidIII
==== Side game locations ====
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|1|'''[[ThunderShock]]'''|40|100|30|{{type|Electric}}|Special|Cool|3
{{Side Game Locations|
 
backcolor={{Electric}}|
 
Pokemon=Raichu|
 
Channel=Viridian Forest|
 
RS Pinball=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]|
 
Trozei=Secret Storage 8, Mr. Who's Den|
 
PMD1=[[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Pikachu]]|
 
PMD2=[[Sky Stairway]]|
 
Ranger1=[[Sekra Mountain Range]], [[Fiore Temple]]|
 
Ranger2=[[Ice Lake]]<br>[[Almia Castle]], [[Volcano Cave]]|
 
Rumble=[[Silent Forest]]
 
 
}}
 
}}
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{{MovessetmidIII
=== Pokédex entries ===
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|1|[[Tail Whip]]|—|100|30|{{type|Normal}}|Status|Cute|2
{{GenIPokédex|
 
backcolor={{Electric}}|
 
redblue=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.|
 
emerald=If it stores too much electricity, its behavior turns aggressive. To avoid this, it occasionally discharges excess energy and calms itself down.|
 
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 ground to protect itself from its own high-voltage power.|
 
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=Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.|
 
white=Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.|
 
|black 2 = Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
 
|white 2 = Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
 
 
}}
 
}}
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{{MovessetmidIII
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|1|[[Quick Attack]]|40|100|30|{{type|Normal}}|Physical|Cool|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidIII
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|1|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|{{type|Electric}}|Special|Cool|2
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}}
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{{MovessetendII
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|backcolor={{Electric}}
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}}
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|-|
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Generation III=
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{{MovessettopII
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|backcolor={{Electric}}
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}}
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{{MovessetmidII
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|1|'''[[ThunderShock]]'''|40|100|30|{{type|Electric}}|Cool|4|0
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}}
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{{MovessetmidII
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|1|[[Tail Whip]]|—|100|30|{{type|Normal}}|Cute|2|0
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}}
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{{MovessetmidII
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|1|[[Quick Attack]]|40|100|30|{{type|Normal}}|Cool|3|0
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}}
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{{MovessetmidII
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|1|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|{{type|Electric}}|Cool|4|0
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}}
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{{MovessetendII
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|backcolor={{Electric}}
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}}
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|-|
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Generation II=
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{{Movessettop|type=Electric|gen=II}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|'''[[ThunderShock]]'''|40|100|30|Electric}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|[[Growl]]|—|100|40|Normal}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|[[Thunder Wave]]|—|100|20|Electric}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|Electric}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
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|-|
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Generation I=
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{{Movessettop|type=Electric|gen=I}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|'''[[ThunderShock]]'''|40|100|30|Electric}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|[[Growl]]|—|100|40|Normal}}
  +
{{Movessetmid|1|[[Thunder Wave]]|—|100|20|Electric}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
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</tabber>
   
=== Learnset ===
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====TM/HM====
==== Generation I ====
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<tabber>
''Main article: [[Raichu/Learnset Generation I]]''
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Generation IV=
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{{MovessettoptmIII
==== Generation II ====
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|backcolor={{Electric}}
''Main article: [[Raichu/Learnset Generation II]]''
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
==== Generation III ====
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|TM01|[[Focus Punch]]|150|100|20|{{type|Fighting}}|Physical|Tough|1
''Main article: [[Raichu/Learnset Generation III]]''
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
==== Generation IV ====
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|TM06|[[Toxic]]|—|85|10|{{type|Poison}}|Status|Smart|2
''Main article: [[Raichu/Learnset Generation IV]]''
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM10|[[Hidden Power]]|—|100|15|{{type|Normal}}|Special|Smart|1
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM15|[[Hyper Beam]]|150|90|5|{{type|Normal}}|Special|Cool|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM16|[[Light Screen]]|—|—|30|{{type|Psychic}}|Status|Beauty|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM17|[[Protect]]|—|—|10|{{type|Normal}}|Status|Cute|0
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM18|[[Rain Dance]]|—|—|5|{{type|Water}}|Status|Tough|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM21|[[Frustration]]|—|100|20|{{type|Normal}}|Physical|Cute|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM23|[[Iron Tail]]|100|75|15|{{type|Steel}}|Physical|Cool|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM24|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|{{type|Electric}}|Special|Cool|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM25|'''[[Thunder]]'''|120|70|10|{{type|Electric}}|Special|Cute|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM27|[[Return]]|—|100|20|{{type|Normal}}|Physical|Cute|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM28|[[Dig]]|80|100|10|{{type|Ground}}|Physical|Smart|1
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM31|[[Brick Break]]|75|100|15|{{type|Fighting}}|Physical|Cool|3
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM32|[[Double Team (move)|Double Team]]|—|—|15|{{type|Normal}}|Status|Cool|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM34|'''[[Shock Wave]]'''|60|—|20|{{type|Electric}}|Special|Cool|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM42|[[Facade]]|70|100|20|{{type|Normal}}|Physical|Cute|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM43|[[Secret Power]]|70|100|20|{{type|Normal}}|Physical|Smart|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM44|[[Rest]]|—|—|10|{{type|Psychic}}|Status|Cute|0
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM45|[[Attract]]|—|100|15|{{type|Normal}}|Status|Cute|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM46|[[Hidden Power]]|40|100|10|{{type|Dark}}|Physical|Tough|0
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM52|[[Focus Blast]]|120|70|15|{{type|Fighting}}|Special|Cool|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM56|[[Fling]]|—|100|10|{{type|Dark}}|Physical|Tough|1
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM57|'''[[Charge Beam]]'''|50|90|10|{{type|Electric}}|Special|Beauty|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM58|[[Endure]]|—|—|10|{{type|Normal}}|Status|Tough|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM68|[[Giga Impact]]|150|90|5|{{type|Normal}}|Physical|Beauty|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM70|[[Flash]]|—|100|20|{{type|Normal}}|Status|Beauty|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM73|[[Thunder Wave]]|—|100|20|{{type|Electric}}|Status|Cool|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM78|[[Captivate]]|—|100|20|{{type|Normal}}|Status|Beauty|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM82|[[Sleep Talk]]|—|—|10|{{type|Normal}}|Status|Cute|3
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM83|[[Natural Gift]]|—|100|15|{{type|Normal}}|Physical|Cool|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM86|[[Grass Knot]]|—|100|20|{{type|Grass}}|Special|Smart|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM87|[[Swagger]]|—|90|15|{{type|Normal}}|Status|Cute|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|TM90|[[Substitute]]|—|—|10|{{type|Normal}}|Status|Smart|1
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|HM04|[[Strength]]|80|100|15|{{type|Normal}}|Physical|Tough|3
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmIII
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|HM06|[[Rock Smash]]|40|100|15|{{type|Fighting}}|Physical|Tough|2
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}}
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{{MovessetendII
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|backcolor={{Electric}}
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}}
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|-|
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Generation III=
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{{MovessettoptmII
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|backcolor={{Electric}}
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmII
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|TM01|[[Focus Punch]]|150|100|20|{{type|Fighting}}|Tough|3|0
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmII
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|TM06|[[Toxic]]|—|85|10|{{type|Poison}}|Smart|3|0
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmII
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|TM10|[[Hidden Power]]|—|85|10|{{type|Normal}}|Smart|3|0
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmII
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|TM15|[[Hyper Beam]]|15|90|5|{{type|Normal}}|Cool|4|4
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmII
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|TM16|[[Light Screen]]|—|—|30|{{type|Psychic}}|Beauty|1|0
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmII
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|TM17|[[Protect]]|—|—|10|{{type|Normal}}|Cute|1|0
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmII
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|TM18|[[Rain Dance]]|—|—|5|{{type|Water}}|Tough|1|0
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmII
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|TM21|[[Frustration]]|—|100|20|{{type|Normal}}|Cute|1|0
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmII
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|TM23|[[Iron Tail]]|100|75|15|{{type|Steel}}|Cool|1|4
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmII
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|TM24|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|{{type|Electric}}|Cool|4|0
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtmII
  +
|TM25|'''[[Thunder]]'''|120|70|10|{{type|Electric}}|Cool|2|2
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtmII
  +
|TM27|[[Return]]|—|100|20|{{type|Normal}}|Cute|1|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtmII
  +
|TM28|[[Dig]]|60|100|10|{{type|Ground}}|Smart|1|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtmII
  +
|TM31|[[Brick Break]]|75|100|15|{{type|Fighting}}|Cool|1|4
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtmII
  +
|TM32|[[Double Team (move)|Double Team]]|—|—|15|{{type|Normal}}|Cool|2|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtmII
  +
|TM34|'''[[Shock Wave]]'''|60|—|20|{{type|Electric}}|Cool|2|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtmII
  +
|TM42|[[Facade]]|70|100|20|{{type|Normal}}|Cute|2|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtmII
  +
|TM43|[[Secret Power]]|70|100|20|{{type|Normal}}|Smart|1|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtmII
  +
|TM44|[[Rest]]|—|—|10|{{type|Psychic}}|Cute|2|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtmII
  +
|TM45|[[Attract]]|—|100|15|{{type|Normal}}|Cute|2|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtmII
  +
|TM46|[[Thief]]|40|100|10|{{type|Dark}}|Tough|1|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtmII
  +
|HM04|[[Strength]]|80|100|15|{{type|Normal}}|Tough|2|1
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtmII
  +
|HM05|[[Flash]]|—|70|20|{{type|Normal}}|Beauty|3|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtmII
  +
|HM06|[[Rock Smash]]|20|100|15|{{type|Fighting}}|Tough|1|3
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetendII
  +
|backcolor={{Electric}}
  +
}}
  +
|-|
  +
Generation II=
  +
{{Movessettoptm|backcolor={{Electric}}|gen=II}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM01|[[DynamicPunch]]|100|50|5|{{type|Fighting}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM02|[[Headbutt]]|70|100|15|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM03|[[Curse]]|—|—|10|{{type|???}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM04|[[Rollout]]|30|90|20|{{type|Rock}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM06|[[Toxic]]|—|85|10|{{type|Poison}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM07|[[Zap Cannon]]|100|50|5|{{type|Electric}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM10|[[Hidden Power]]|—|100|15|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM13|[[Snore]]|40|100|15|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM15|[[Hyper Beam]]|150|90|5|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM17|[[Protect]]|—|—|10|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM18|[[Rain Dance]]|—|—|5|{{type|Water}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM20|[[Endure]]|—|—|10|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM21|[[Frustration]]|—|100|20|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM23|[[Iron Tail]]|100|75|15|{{type|Steel}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM25|'''[[Thunder]]'''|120|70|10|{{type|Electric}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM27|[[Return]]|—|100|20|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM31|[[Mud-Slap]]|20|100|10|{{type|Ground}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM32|[[Double Team (move)|Double Team]]|—|—|15|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM34|[[Swagger]]|—|90|15|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM35|[[Sleep Talk]]|—|—|10|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM39|[[Swift]]|60|—|20|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM40|[[Defense Curl]]|—|—|40|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM41|'''[[ThunderPunch]]'''|75|100|15|{{type|Electric}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM43|[[Detect]]|—|—|5|{{type|Fighting}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM44|[[Rest]]|—|—|10|{{type|Psychic}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM45|[[Attract]]|—|100|15|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM46|[[Thief]]|40|100|10|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|HM05|[[Flash]]|—|100|20|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
  +
|-|
  +
Generation I=
  +
{{Movessettoptm|backcolor={{Electric}}|gen=I}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM01|[[Mega Punch]]|80|85|20|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM05|[[Mega Kick]]|120|75|5|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM06|[[Toxic]]|—|85|10|{{type|Poison}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM08|[[Body Slam]]|85|100|15|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM09|[[Take Down]]|90|85|20|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM10|[[Double-Edge]]|120|100|15|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM15|[[Hyper Beam]]|150|90|5|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM16|[[Pay Day]]|40|100|20|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM17|[[Submission]]|80|80|25|{{type|Fighting}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM19|[[Seismic Toss]]|—|100|20|{{type|Fighting}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM20|[[Rage]]|20|100|20|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM24|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|{{type|Electric}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM25|'''[[Thunder]]'''|120|70|10|{{type|Electric}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM31|[[Mimic]]|—|—|10|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM32|[[Double Team (move)|Double Team]]|—|—|15|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM33|[[Reflect]]|—|—|20|{{type|Psychic}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM34|[[Bide]]|—|—|10|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM39|[[Swift]]|60|—|20|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM40|[[Skull Bash]]|100|100|15|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM44|[[Rest]]|—|—|10|{{type|Psychic}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM45|[[Thunder Wave]]|—|100|20|{{type|Electric}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|TM50|[[Substitute]]|—|—|10|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtm|HM05|[[Flash]]|—|70|20|{{type|Normal}}}}
  +
{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
  +
</tabber>
   
==== Generation V ====
+
====Tutoring====
{{Movessettop
+
<tabber>
  +
Generation IV=
  +
{{MovessettoptutIII
 
|backcolor={{Electric}}
 
|backcolor={{Electric}}
 
}}
 
}}
{{Movessetmid
+
{{MovessetmidtutIII
|1|'''[[ThunderShock]]'''|40|100|30|{{type|Electric}}|{{Damage Category|Special}}
+
|no|no|no|yes|yes|[[Headbutt]]|70|100|15|{{type|Normal}}|Physical|Tough|3
 
}}
 
}}
{{Movessetmid
+
{{MovessetmidtutIII
|1|[[Tail Whip]]|-|100|30|{{type|Normal}}|{{Damage Category|Status}}
+
|no|no|yes|yes|yes|[[Helping Hand]]|||20|{{type|Normal}}|Status|Smart|1
 
}}
 
}}
{{Movessetmid
+
{{MovessetmidtutIII
|1|[[Quick Attack]]|40|100|30|{{type|Normal}}|{{Damage Category|Physical}}
+
|no|no|yes|yes|yes|[[Knock Off]]|20|100|20|{{type|Dark}}|Physical|Smart|3
 
}}
 
}}
{{Movessetmid
+
{{MovessetmidtutIII
|1|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|{{type|Electric}}|{{Damage Category|Special}}
+
|no|no|yes|yes|yes|[[Magnet Rise]]|||10|{{type|Electric}}|Status|Cute|2
 
}}
 
}}
{{Movessetend
+
{{MovessetmidtutIII
  +
|no|no|yes|yes|yes|[[Mud-Slap]]|20|100|10|{{type|Ground}}|Special|Cute|3
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutIII
  +
|no|no|yes|yes|yes|[[Rollout]]|30|100|20|{{type|Rock}}|Physical|Tough|2
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutIII
  +
|no|no|yes|yes|yes|[[Signal Beam]]|75|100|15|{{type|Bug}}|Special|Beauty|2
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutIII
  +
|no|no|yes|yes|yes|[[Snore]]|40|100|15|{{type|Normal}}|Special|Cute|3
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutIII
  +
|no|no|yes|yes|yes|[[Swift]]|60|—|20|{{type|Normal}}|Special|Cool|2
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutIII
  +
|no|no|yes|yes|yes|'''[[ThunderPunch]]'''|75|100|15|{{type|Electric}}|Physical|Cool|2
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetendII
 
|backcolor={{Electric}}
 
|backcolor={{Electric}}
 
}}
 
}}
== Sprites ==
+
|-|
{{PokéSpritesFemale
+
Generation III=
  +
{{MovessettoptutII
  +
|backcolor={{Electric}}
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|yes|yes|[[Body Slam]]|85|100|15|{{type|Normal}}|Tough|1|4
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|yes|yes|[[Counter]]|—|100|20|{{type|Fighting}}|Tough|2|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|no|no|[[Defense Curl]]|—|—|40|{{type|Normal}}|Cute|2|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|yes|yes|[[Double-Edge]]|120|100|15|{{type|Normal}}|Tough|6|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|no|no|[[DynamicPunch]]|100|50|5|{{type|Fighting}}|Cool|2|1
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|no|no|[[Endure]]|—|—|10|{{type|Normal}}|Tough|2|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|yes|yes|[[Mega Kick]]|120|75|5|{{type|Normal}}|Cool|4|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|yes|yes|[[Mega Punch]]|80|85|20|{{type|Normal}}|Tough|4|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|yes|yes|[[Mimic]]|—|—|10|{{type|Normal}}|Cute|1|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|no|no|[[Mud-Slap]]|20|100|10|{{type|Ground}}|Cute|2|1
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|no|no|[[Rollout]]|30|90|20|{{type|Rock}}|Tough|3|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|yes|yes|[[Seismic Toss]]|—|100|20|{{type|Fighting}}|Tough|2|1
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|no|no|[[Sleep Talk]]|—|—|10|{{type|Normal}}|Cute|3|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|no|no|[[Snore]]|40|100|15|{{type|Normal}}|Cute|4|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|yes|yes|[[Substitute]]|—|—|10|{{type|Normal}}|Smart|2|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|no|no|[[Swagger]]|—|90|15|{{type|Normal}}|Cute|2|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|no|no|[[Swift]]|60|—|20|{{type|Normal}}|Cool|2|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|no|no|'''[[ThunderPunch]]'''|75|100|15|{{type|Electric}}|Cool|4|0
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetmidtutII
  +
|yes|yes|yes|[[Thunder Wave]]|—|100|20|{{type|Electric}}|Cool|2|1
  +
}}
  +
{{MovessetendII
  +
|backcolor={{Electric}}
  +
}}
  +
|-|
  +
Generation II=
  +
{{Movessettoptut
  +
|backcolor={{Electric}}
  +
}}
  +
{{Movessetmidtut
  +
|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|{{type|Electric}}
  +
}}
  +
{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
  +
</tabber>
  +
  +
===Sprites and 3D Models===
  +
{{GenIPokéSprites
 
|bgcolor = {{Electric}}
 
|bgcolor = {{Electric}}
|number = 026
+
|number = 026
|rbspr = Raichuold1.png
+
|rbspr = RB 026 front.png
|yspr = Raichuold2.png
+
|yspr = Y 026 front.png
|grnspr = RaichuJPN.png
+
|grnspr = GR 026 front.png
 
|Iback = Raichu(BACK).png
 
|Iback = Raichu(BACK).png
|gldspr = Raichuold3.png
+
|gldspr = G 026 front.png
|slvspr = Raichu(S)Sprite.png
+
|slvspr = S 026 front.png
|cryspr = Raichu(C)Sprite.gif
+
|cryspr = C 026 front.gif
 
|IIback = BackRaichu.png
 
|IIback = BackRaichu.png
 
|gldsprs = GoldRaichu.png
 
|gldsprs = GoldRaichu.png
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|crysprs = Raichu(C)SpriteShiny.gif
 
|crysprs = Raichu(C)SpriteShiny.gif
 
|IIbacks = ShinyBackGENII.png
 
|IIbacks = ShinyBackGENII.png
|rbysapspr = Raichu(RS)Sprite.png
+
|rbysapspr = RS 026 front.png
|emeraldspr = EmeraldRaichu.gif
+
|emeraldspr = E 026 front.gif
|frlgspr = Raichuold4.png
+
|frlgspr = FRLG 026 front.png
 
|IIIback = BackRaichuGENIII.png
 
|IIIback = BackRaichuGENIII.png
 
|rbysapsprs = Shiny(RS)Raichu.png
 
|rbysapsprs = Shiny(RS)Raichu.png
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|IVbackf = RaichuGENIVBack.png
 
|IVbackf = RaichuGENIVBack.png
 
|IVbackfs = Raichu(SHINY)Back.png
 
|IVbackfs = Raichu(SHINY)Back.png
|hgssspr = RaichuuHGSSSpr.png
+
|hgssspr = HGSS 026 front.png
 
|hgsssprs = RaichuuHGSSSprS.png
 
|hgsssprs = RaichuuHGSSSprS.png
 
|hgsssprf = RaichuuHGSSSprF.png
 
|hgsssprf = RaichuuHGSSSprF.png
 
|hgsssprfs = RaichuuHGSSSprFS.png
 
|hgsssprfs = RaichuuHGSSSprFS.png
 
|bwspr = Raichu BW.gif
 
|bwspr = Raichu BW.gif
|bwsprs = Raichu Shiny BW.png
+
|bwsprf = Raichu BW female.gif
|Vback = Raichu Back V.png
+
|bwsprs =
|Vbacks = Raichu Shiny Back V.png
+
|Vback =
  +
|Vbacks =
  +
|xyspr = Raichu_XY.gif
 
}}
 
}}
   
=== Side game data ===
+
===Side game data===
 
{{PRSOAdata
 
{{PRSOAdata
 
|backcolour={{Electric}}
 
|backcolour={{Electric}}
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}}
 
}}
   
== Origins ==
+
==Appearances==
[[File:Raichu.jpg|thumb|Raichu in the anime]]The name '''Raichu''' originates from the Japanese word '''rai''', which means "[[thunder]]," and "chuu," a word referring to the squeak made by a mouse. Its name is also very similar to the Raiju, a lighting creature from Japanese mythology.
+
===In the anime===
  +
[[File:ElectricShockShowdown.gif|thumb|left|Lt. Surge's Raichu against Ash's Pikachu.]]
  +
{{main|Lt. Surge's Raichu}}
  +
Raichu made its debut appearance in the episode ''[[IL014: Electric Shock Showdown|Electric Shock Showdown]]'', under the ownership of [[Lt. Surge]], the [[Gym Leader]] in [[Vermilion City]]. In this episode [[Ash's Pikachu]] is defeated in a one-on-one battle with [[Lt. Surge's Raichu]], which then leads to Surge commenting on how [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] could never defeat his Raichu because his [[Pikachu]] was too weak.
  +
  +
Ash and [[Pikachu]] both, refusing to go through with evolving [[Pikachu]] in order to increase its power, face off against Lt. Surge again, this time using speed rather than power. By tiring Raichu out, Pikachu defeats Raichu and wins the battle.
  +
  +
[[File:Pikachu using Aglity.png|thumb|Ash's Pikachu versus Lt. Surge's Raichu.]] Another Raichu, under the ownership of a trainer named [[Sho]], was seen in ''[[DP074: Pika and Goliath!|Pika and Goliath!]]''. [[Sho|Sho's Raichu]] used [[Hyper Beam]] at point blank range on Ash's Pikachu causing it to be in critical condition. This episode was very similar to the previously mentioned ''Electric Shock Showdown'' episode.
  +
  +
A different Raichu appeared in The Orange Islands in [[Stage Fight!]] under the ownership of one of the performers Kay. When Kay first got Raichu she got scared of being shocked when it discharged electricity when it hugged her as such Raichu got nervous around people. But because of Ash they eventually made up and became a proper team and Raichu started performing with the other show Pokémon.
  +
  +
Another Raichu, named "Sugar" was seen under the ownership of an elderly woman named [[Abigail]] in the episode ''[[DP024: Cooking Up A Sweet Story!|Cooking up a Sweet Story]]''.
  +
  +
In the first episode of the Summer Camp for Pokémon episodes, Ash was given a Raichu to train and battle who was shy but warmed up to Ash but Ash had to return it after the battle.
  +
  +
*[[Volkner's Raichu]]
  +
*[[Katrina's Raichu]]
  +
*[[Kay's Raichu]]
  +
*[[Ellen's Raichu]]
  +
*[[Sho's Raichu]]
  +
*[[Sugar]]
  +
  +
==Trivia==
  +
*Pokédex entries say that Raichu can discharge up to 100,000 volts. The [[Pokémon Stadium]] entry says that it can only do 10,000 however.
  +
*In ''[[PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond]]'', Raichu appears in the Cove Town as one of the trainers. After Pikachu defeats him in battle, he becomes Pikachu's teacher.
  +
*In one of its Pokédex entries, an Indian elephant is mentioned, which is weird because in the Pokémon World such animals don't exist. Same goes for [[Gastly]].
  +
  +
===Origins===
  +
The name '''Raichu''' originates from the Japanese word '''rai''', which means "[[thunder]]," and "chuu," a word referring to the squeak made by a mouse. Its name is also very similar to the Raiju, a lighting creature from Japanese mythology.
   
== Trivia ==
+
Physiologically, Raichu resembles the kangaroo rat.
*Pokédex Entries say that Raichu can discharge up to 100,000 volts. Its [[Pokémon Stadium]] entry says 10,000 with it likely being a mistake.
 
   
== Known trainers with a Raichu ==
+
==Gallery==
*[[Lt. Surge]]
+
<gallery>
*[[Katrina]]
+
026Raichu_OS_anime.png
*[[Kay]]
+
026Raichu_OS_anime_2.png
*[[Sho]]
+
026Raichu_AG_anime.png
*Mary's Mother
+
026Raichu_Dream.png
*[[Abigail]]
+
026Raichu_Pokemon_Stadium.png
*[[Volkner]]
+
026Raichu_Pokemon PokéPark.jpg
*Ash ( Temporary)
+
026Raichu_Pokemon_Conquest.png
  +
</gallery>
   
 
{{References|raichu|026}}
 
{{References|raichu|026}}
  +
{{GenInav}}{{Family|[[File:172.png|link=Pichu]][[File:025.png|link=Pikachu]][[File:026.png]]}}{{PokémonPrevNext|prev=Pikachu|next=Sandshrew}}
   
{{Family|[[File:172.gif|link=Pichu]][[File:025.gif|link=Pikachu]][[File:026.gif|link=]]}}
+
[[nl:Raichu]]
{{PokémonPrevNext | prev=Pikachu | next=Sandshrew}}
 
 
[[Category:Stone Evolution Pokémon]]
 
[[Category:Stone Evolution Pokémon]]
[[Category:Body style 06 Pokémon]]
 
 
[[Category:Small Pokémon]]
 
[[Category:Small Pokémon]]
 
[[Category:Mammal Pokémon]]
 
[[Category:Mammal Pokémon]]
[[Category:Fairy group Pokémon]]
+
[[Category:Pokémon that are part of a three-stage evolutionary line]]
[[Category:Ground group Pokémon]]
+
[[Category:Light Pokémon]]

Latest revision as of 10:35, September 16, 2014

Type(s)
Electric  
Species Mouse Pokémon
Abilities Static
Lightning Rod (DW)
Pokédex
Pikachu ← 026 → Sandshrew
Kanto 026 Johto 023
Hoenn 157/164 Sinnoh 105
Unova N/A Central Kalos 037
Evolves From Pikachu
Evolves Into None
Raichu
026
ライチュウ Raichuu
026Raichu
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
172025026
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
66.1 lbs. 30.0 kg 2'07" 0.8 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Yellow Fairy
Field
Body Style Footprint
Body06
F026
Cry

Raichu (Japanese: ライチュウ Raichuu) is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

Raichu is a rodent-like Pokémon, similar to its previous evolution forms. Unlike Pichu or Pikachu, which both have yellow fur, Raichu has orange-brown fur. It has long ears and feet, but has stubby arms with no noticeable fingers. Additionally, its electrical sacs are yellow, unlike its previous form's red coloring. It has a plump white belly, the tips of its arms and toes are brown. The soles of its feet are tan-colored and the paw pads on the undersides are yellowish orange. Raichu also have a long, thin, black tail that ends in a large lightning bolt shape. Male Raichu have larger "lightning bolt tails" than females. They are also bigger than their previous evolved forms.

Special abilitiesEdit

Raichu has the ability Static and the hidden ability Lightning Rod. Static allows Raichu to paralyze its foe when making a physical move. Lightning Rod allows Raichu to draw in all Electric-type attacks.

EvolutionEdit

Raichu is the evolved form of Pikachu, and the final evolutionary form of Pichu. Pikachu can evolve into Raichu by the use of a Thunder Stone.

Game infoEdit

Game locationsEdit

Raichu Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Power Plant (Blue only), Cerulean Cave Uncommon
Yellow Trade None
Gold/Silver Evolve Pikachu None
Crystal Evolve Pikachu None
Ruby/ Sapphire Evolve Pikachu None
Emerald Evolve Pikachu None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Evolve Pikachu None
Diamond/ Pearl Evolve Pikachu None
Platinum Evolve Pikachu None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Pikachu None
Black/White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
X/Y Evolve Pikachu None


Side game locationsEdit

Raichu Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Channel Viridian Forest
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 8, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Pikachu
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Sky Stairway
Pokémon Ranger Sekra Mountain Range, Fiore Temple
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Ice Lake
Almia Castle, Volcano Cave
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest


Pokédex entriesEdit

Pokédex Entries
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.
Emerald
If it stores too much electricity, its behavior turns aggressive. To avoid this, it occasionally discharges excess energy and calms itself down.
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 ground to protect itself from its own high-voltage power.
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
Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
White
Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
Black 2
Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
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.

LearnsetEdit

LevelingEdit

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric Special
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
1 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
1 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric Special Cool 3
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Cute 2
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Cool 2
1 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric Cool 4 0
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Cute 2 0
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Cool 3 0
1 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal
1 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric
1 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal
1 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HMEdit

TMs/HMs
# Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cute 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Hidden Power 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 15 Fighting Special Cool 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs/HMs
# Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Tough 3 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0
TM10 Hidden Power 85% 10 Normal Smart 3 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 15 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Beauty 1 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Cool 1 4
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Cool 2 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Cool 1 4
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Cool 2 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Beauty 3 0
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs/HMs Generation II
# Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 DynamicPunch 100 50% 5 [[Fighting type|Fighting ]]
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM03 Curse —% 10 [[??? type|??? ]]
TM04 Rollout 30 90% 20 [[Rock type|Rock ]]
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 [[Poison type|Poison ]]
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 [[Electric type|Electric ]]
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM17 Protect —% 10 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 [[Water type|Water ]]
TM20 Endure —% 10 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 [[Steel type|Steel ]]
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 [[Electric type|Electric ]]
TM27 Return 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 [[Ground type|Ground ]]
TM32 Double Team —% 15 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM41 ThunderPunch 75 100% 15 [[Electric type|Electric ]]
TM43 Detect —% 5 [[Fighting type|Fighting ]]
TM44 Rest —% 10 [[Psychic type|Psychic ]]
TM45 Attract 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
HM05 Flash 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal ]]

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs/HMs Generation I
# Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 Mega Punch 80 85% 20 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM05 Mega Kick 120 75% 5 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 [[Poison type|Poison ]]
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM10 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM16 Pay Day 40 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM17 Submission 80 80% 25 [[Fighting type|Fighting ]]
TM19 Seismic Toss 100% 20 [[Fighting type|Fighting ]]
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 [[Electric type|Electric ]]
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 [[Electric type|Electric ]]
TM31 Mimic —% 10 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM32 Double Team —% 15 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM33 Reflect —% 20 [[Psychic type|Psychic ]]
TM34 Bide —% 10 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
TM44 Rest —% 10 [[Psychic type|Psychic ]]
TM45 Thunder Wave 100% 20 [[Electric type|Electric ]]
TM50 Substitute —% 10 [[Normal type|Normal ]]
HM05 Flash 70% 20 [[Normal type|Normal ]]

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TutoringEdit

Tutor
Game Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
D P Pt HG SS Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
D P Pt HG SS Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status Smart 1
D P Pt HG SS Knock Off 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 3
D P Pt HG SS Magnet Rise —% 10 Electric Status Cute 2
D P Pt HG SS Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
D P Pt HG SS Rollout 30 100% 20 Rock Physical Tough 2
D P Pt HG SS Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beauty 2
D P Pt HG SS Snore 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
D P Pt HG SS Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
D P Pt HG SS ThunderPunch 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutor
Game Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
E FR LG Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4
E FR LG Counter 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0
E FR LG Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Cute 2 0
E FR LG Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0
E FR LG DynamicPunch 100 50% 5 Fighting Cool 2 1
E FR LG Endure —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0
E FR LG Mega Kick 120 75% 5 Normal Cool 4 0
E FR LG Mega Punch 80 85% 20 Normal Tough 4 0
E FR LG Mimic —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0
E FR LG Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1
E FR LG Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Tough 3 0
E FR LG Seismic Toss 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 1
E FR LG Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0
E FR LG Snore 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0
E FR LG Substitute —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0
E FR LG Swagger 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0
E FR LG Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0
E FR LG ThunderPunch 75 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0
E FR LG Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Cool 2 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutor
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites and 3D ModelsEdit

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 026 front Y 026 front GR 026 front Raichu(BACK)
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 026 front S 026 front C 026 front BackRaichu
GoldRaichu SilverRaichu Raichu(C)SpriteShiny ShinyBackGENII
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 026 front E 026 front FRLG 026 front BackRaichuGENIII
Shiny(RS)Raichu ShinyEmeraldRaichu FrLgRaichuShiny BackRaichuShiny
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Raichu(DP)SpriteMale Raichu(P)Sprite HGSS 026 front RaichuGENIVBack
RaichuuDPSprF RaichuuPTSprF RaichuuHGSSSprF RaichuGENIVBack
ShinyRaichu(DP)Sprite RaichuSHINYSpritePt RaichuuHGSSSprS Raichu(SHINY)Back
RaichuuDPSprFS RaichuuPTSprFS RaichuuHGSSSprFS Raichu(SHINY)Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Raichu BW
Raichu BW female
X Y Back
Raichu XY

Side game dataEdit

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
No. Pokémon Group Field Move Poké Assist
R-003 PR Raichu Sprite Raichu Electric SOA Recharge 4 Recharge 4 SOA Recharge Recharge
Capture Points* On Sight**
1540 No reaction.
Browser Entry
It attacks by powerfully blasting thunderbolts from its body.
* - This is the amount of points required to capture the Pokémon (excluding boss Pokémon).
** - This is the reaction of the Pokémon when players approach it.


AppearancesEdit

In the animeEdit

ElectricShockShowdown

Lt. Surge's Raichu against Ash's Pikachu.

Main article: Lt. Surge's Raichu

Raichu made its debut appearance in the episode Electric Shock Showdown, under the ownership of Lt. Surge, the Gym Leader in Vermilion City. In this episode Ash's Pikachu is defeated in a one-on-one battle with Lt. Surge's Raichu, which then leads to Surge commenting on how Ash could never defeat his Raichu because his Pikachu was too weak.

Ash and Pikachu both, refusing to go through with evolving Pikachu in order to increase its power, face off against Lt. Surge again, this time using speed rather than power. By tiring Raichu out, Pikachu defeats Raichu and wins the battle.

Pikachu using Aglity

Ash's Pikachu versus Lt. Surge's Raichu.

Another Raichu, under the ownership of a trainer named Sho, was seen in Pika and Goliath!. Sho's Raichu used Hyper Beam at point blank range on Ash's Pikachu causing it to be in critical condition. This episode was very similar to the previously mentioned Electric Shock Showdown episode.

A different Raichu appeared in The Orange Islands in Stage Fight! under the ownership of one of the performers Kay. When Kay first got Raichu she got scared of being shocked when it discharged electricity when it hugged her as such Raichu got nervous around people. But because of Ash they eventually made up and became a proper team and Raichu started performing with the other show Pokémon.

Another Raichu, named "Sugar" was seen under the ownership of an elderly woman named Abigail in the episode Cooking up a Sweet Story.

In the first episode of the Summer Camp for Pokémon episodes, Ash was given a Raichu to train and battle who was shy but warmed up to Ash but Ash had to return it after the battle.

TriviaEdit

  • Pokédex entries say that Raichu can discharge up to 100,000 volts. The Pokémon Stadium entry says that it can only do 10,000 however.
  • In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Raichu appears in the Cove Town as one of the trainers. After Pikachu defeats him in battle, he becomes Pikachu's teacher.
  • In one of its Pokédex entries, an Indian elephant is mentioned, which is weird because in the Pokémon World such animals don't exist. Same goes for Gastly.

OriginsEdit

The name Raichu originates from the Japanese word rai, which means "thunder," and "chuu," a word referring to the squeak made by a mouse. Its name is also very similar to the Raiju, a lighting creature from Japanese mythology.

Physiologically, Raichu resembles the kangaroo rat.

GalleryEdit

SourcesEdit


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