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{{PokéBox
|border={{Electric}}
 
|backcolor={{Electric}}
 
 
|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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|shape=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]].
   
It is a member of the [[Pikachu-family Pokémon]].
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==Biology==
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===Physiology===
==Appearance==
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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.
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. It's has long ears, feet, but stubby arms with no fingers. Additionally, its electrical sacs are yellow, unlike its previous form's red coloring.It has a 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==
 
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.
 
 
==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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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 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|Ash's Pikachu versus Lt. Surge's Raichu.]]
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===Special abilities===
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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.
   
 
==Evolution==
 
==Evolution==
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===Game locations===
 
===Game locations===
 
{{Game Locations
 
{{Game Locations
|backcolor={{electric}}
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|type={{electric}}
 
|pokemon=Raichu
 
|pokemon=Raichu
 
|redblue=[[Power Plant]] <small>(<span class="male">Blue</span> only)</small>, [[Cerulean Cave]]
 
|redblue=[[Power Plant]] <small>(<span class="male">Blue</span> only)</small>, [[Cerulean Cave]]
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|blackwhite=[[Poké Transfer]], [[Dream World]]
 
|blackwhite=[[Poké Transfer]], [[Dream World]]
 
|bwrarity=None
 
|bwrarity=None
}}
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|xy=Evolve [[Pikachu]]
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|xyrarity=None
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|omegarubyalphasapphire = Evolve [[Pikachu]]
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|orasrarity = None}}
   
 
====Side game locations====
 
====Side game locations====
 
{{Side Game Locations
 
{{Side Game Locations
|backcolor={{Electric}}
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|type={{Electric}}
 
|Pokemon=Raichu
 
|Pokemon=Raichu
 
|Channel=Viridian Forest
 
|Channel=Viridian Forest
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|PMD2=[[Sky Stairway]]
 
|PMD2=[[Sky Stairway]]
 
|Ranger1=[[Sekra Mountain Range]], [[Fiore Temple]]
 
|Ranger1=[[Sekra Mountain Range]], [[Fiore Temple]]
|Ranger2=[[Ice Lake]]<br>[[Almia Castle]], [[Volcano Cave]]
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|Ranger2=[[Ice Lake]]<br />[[Almia Castle]], [[Volcano Cave]]
 
|Rumble=[[Silent Forest]]
 
|Rumble=[[Silent Forest]]
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
===Pokédex entries===
 
===Pokédex entries===
{{GenIPokédex|
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{{Pokédexentries
backcolor={{Electric}}
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|type={{Electric}}
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|gen=I
 
|redblue=Its long tail serves as a ground to protect itself from its own high voltage power.
 
|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.
 
|yellow=When electricity builds up inside its body, it becomes feisty. It also glows in the dark.
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|soulsilver=If the electric pouches in its cheeks become fully charged, both ears will stand straight up.
 
|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.
 
|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.
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|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.
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|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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|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.
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|or = Whenever Pikachu comes across something new, it blasts it with a jolt of electricity. If you come across a blackened berry, it's evidence that this Pokémon mistook the intensity of its charge.
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|as = This Pokémon has electricity-storing pouches on its cheeks. These appear to become electrically charged during the night while Pikachu sleeps. It occasionally discharges electricity when it is dozy after waking up.}}
   
 
===Learnset===
 
===Learnset===
====Generation I====
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====Leveling====
''Main article: [[Raichu/Learnset Generation I]]''
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<tabber>
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Generation VI=
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{{Movessettop|type=Electric|gen=VI}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|'''[[Thunder Shock]]'''|40|100|30|Electric|Special|Cool|4|0}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|[[Tail Whip]]|–|100|30|Normal|Status|Cute|2|0}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|[[Quick Attack]]|40|100|30|Normal|Physical|Cool|3|0}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|Electric|Special|Cool|4|0}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
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|-|
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Generation V=
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{{Movessettop|type=Electric|gen=V}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|'''[[Thunder Shock]]'''|40|100|30|Electric|Special}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|[[Tail Whip]]|–|100|30|Normal|Status}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|[[Quick Attack]]|40|100|30|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|Electric|Special}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
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|-|
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Generation IV=
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{{Movessettop|type=Electric|gen=IV}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|'''[[Thunder Shock]]'''|40|100|30|Electric|Special|Cool|3}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|[[Tail Whip]]|—|100|30|Normal|Status|Cute|2}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|[[Quick Attack]]|40|100|30|Normal|Physical|Cool|2}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|Electric|Special|Cool|2}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
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|-|
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Generation III=
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{{Movessettop|type=Electric|gen=III}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|'''[[Thunder Shock]]'''|40|100|30|Electric||Cool|4|0}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|[[Tail Whip]]|—|100|30|Normal||Cute|2|0}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|[[Quick Attack]]|40|100|30|Normal||Cool|3|0}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|Electric||Cool|4|0}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
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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|'''[[Thunder Shock]]'''|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|'''[[Thunder Shock]]'''|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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{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
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</tabber>
   
====Generation II====
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====TM/HM====
''Main article: [[Raichu/Learnset Generation II]]''
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<tabber>
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Generation VI=
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{{Movestmtop|type=Electric|gen=VI}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM06|[[Toxic]]|—|85|10|Poison|Status|Clever|3|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM10|[[Hidden Power]]|60|100|15|Normal|Special|Clever|3|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM15|[[Hyper Beam]]|150|90|5|Normal|Special|Cool|4|4}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM16|[[Light Screen]]|—|—|30|Psychic|Status|Beautiful|2|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM17|[[Protect]]|—|—|10|Normal|Status|Cute|2|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM18|[[Rain Dance]]|—|—|5|Water|Status|Beautiful|1|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM21|[[Frustration]]|—|100|20|Normal|Physical|Cute|2|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM24|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|90|100|15|Electric|Special|Cool|4|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM25|'''[[Thunder]]'''|110|70|10|Electric|Special|Cool|1|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM27|[[Return]]|—|100|20|Normal|Physical|Cute|4|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM28|[[Dig]]|80|100|10|Ground|Physical|Tough|2|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM31|[[Brick Break]]|75|100|15|Fighting|Physical|Cool|4|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM32|[[Double Team (move)|Double Team]]|—|—|15|Normal|Status|Cool|1|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM42|[[Facade]]|70|100|20|Normal|Physical|Cute|2|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM44|[[Rest]]|—|—|10|Psychic|Status|Cute|1|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM45|[[Attract]]|—|100|15|Normal|Status|Cute|2|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM46|[[Thief]]|60|100|25|Dark|Physical|Tough|1|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM48|[[Round]]|60|100|15|Normal|Special|Beautiful|2|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM49|[[Echoed Voice]]|40|100|15|Normal|Special|Beautiful|3|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM52|[[Focus Blast]]|120|70|5|Fighting|Special|Cool|4|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM56|[[Fling]]|—|100|10|Dark|Physical|Cute|3|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM57|'''[[Charge Beam]]'''|50|90|10|Electric|Special|Beautiful|1|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM68|[[Giga Impact]]|150|90|5|Normal|Physical|Tough|4|4}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM70|[[Flash]]|—|100|20|Normal|Status|Beautiful|3|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM72|'''[[Volt Switch]]'''|70|100|20|Electric|Special|Cool|4|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM73|[[Thunder Wave]]|—|100|20|Electric|Status|Cool|1|3}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM86|[[Grass Knot]]|—|100|20|Grass|Special|Cute|1|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM87|[[Swagger]]|—|90|15|Normal|Status|Cute|3|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM88|[[Sleep Talk]]|—|—|10|Normal|Status|Cute|1|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM90|[[Substitute]]|—|—|100|Normal|Status|Cute|2|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM93|'''[[Wild Charge]]'''|90|100|15|Electric|Physical|Tough|6|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM94{{G|XY}}|[[Rock Smash]]|40|100|15|Fighting|Physical|Tough|4|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM94{{G|ORAS}}|[[Secret Power]]|70|100|20|Normal|Physical|Clever|1|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM100|[[Confide]]|—|—|20|Normal|Status|Cute|3|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|HM04|[[Strength]]|80|100|15|Normal|Physical|Tough|4|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|HM06{{G|ORAS}}|[[Rock Smash]]|40|100|15|Fighting|Physical|Tough|4|0}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
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|-|
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Generation V=
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{{Movestmtop|type=Electric|gen=V}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM06|[[Toxic]]|—|90|10|Poison|Status}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM10|[[Hidden Power]]|—|100|15|Normal|Special}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM15|[[Hyper Beam]]|150|90|5|Normal|Special}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM16|[[Light Screen]]|—|—|30|Psychic|Status}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM17|[[Protect]]|—|—|10|Normal|Status}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM18|[[Rain Dance]]|—|—|5|Water|Status}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM21|[[Frustration]]|—|100|20|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM24|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|Electric|Special}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM25|'''[[Thunder]]'''|120|70|10|Electric|Special}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM27|[[Return]]|—|100|20|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM28|[[Dig]]|80|100|10|Ground|Physical}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM31|[[Brick Break]]|75|100|15|Fighting|Physical}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM32|[[Double Team (move)|Double Team]]|—|—|15|Normal|Status}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM42|[[Facade]]|70|100|20|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM44|[[Rest]]|—|—|10|Psychic|Status}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM45|[[Attract]]|—|100|15|Normal|Status}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM46|[[Thief]]|40|100|10|Dark|Physical}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM48|[[Round]]|60|100|15|Normal|Special}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM49|[[Echoed Voice]]|40|100|15|Normal|Special}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM52|[[Focus Blast]]|120|70|5|Fighting|Special}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM56|[[Fling]]|—|100|10|Dark|Physical}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM57|'''[[Charge Beam]]'''|50|90|10|Electric|Special}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM68|[[Giga Impact]]|150|90|5|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM70|[[Flash]]|—|100|20|Normal|Status}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM72|'''[[Volt Switch]]'''|70|100|20|Electric|Special}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM73|[[Thunder Wave]]|—|100|20|Electric|Status}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM86|[[Grass Knot]]|—|100|20|Grass|Special}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM87|[[Swagger]]|—|90|15|Normal|Status}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM90|[[Substitute]]|—|—|10|Normal|Status}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM93|'''[[Wild Charge]]'''|90|100|15|Electric|Physical}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM94|[[Rock Smash]]|40|100|15|Fighting|Physical}}
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{{Movestmmid|HM04|[[Strength]]|80|100|15|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
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|-|
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Generation IV=
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{{Movestmtop|type=Electric|gen=IV}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM01|[[Focus Punch]]|150|100|20|Fighting|Physical|Tough|1}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM06|[[Toxic]]|—|85|10|Poison|Status|Smart|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM10|[[Hidden Power]]|—|100|15|Normal|Special|Smart|1}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM15|[[Hyper Beam]]|150|90|5|Normal|Special|Cool|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM16|[[Light Screen]]|—|—|30|Psychic|Status|Beauty|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM17|[[Protect]]|—|—|10|Normal|Status|Cute|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM18|[[Rain Dance]]|—|—|5|Water|Status|Tough|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM21|[[Frustration]]|—|100|20|Normal|Physical|Cute|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM23|[[Iron Tail]]|100|75|15|Steel|Physical|Cool|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM24|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|Electric|Special|Cool|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM25|'''[[Thunder]]'''|120|70|10|Electric|Special|Cute|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM27|[[Return]]|—|100|20|Normal|Physical|Cute|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM28|[[Dig]]|80|100|10|Ground|Physical|Smart|1}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM31|[[Brick Break]]|75|100|15|Fighting|Physical|Cool|3}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM32|[[Double Team (move)|Double Team]]|—|—|15|Normal|Status|Cool|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM34|'''[[Shock Wave]]'''|60|—|20|Electric|Special|Cool|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM42|[[Facade]]|70|100|20|Normal|Physical|Cute|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM43|[[Secret Power]]|70|100|20|Normal|Physical|Smart|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM44|[[Rest]]|—|—|10|Psychic|Status|Cute|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM45|[[Attract]]|—|100|15|Normal|Status|Cute|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM46|[[Hidden Power]]|40|100|10|Dark|Physical|Tough|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM52|[[Focus Blast]]|120|70|15|Fighting|Special|Cool|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM56|[[Fling]]|—|100|10|Dark|Physical|Tough|1}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM57|'''[[Charge Beam]]'''|50|90|10|Electric|Special|Beauty|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM58|[[Endure]]|—|—|10|Normal|Status|Tough|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM68|[[Giga Impact]]|150|90|5|Normal|Physical|Beauty|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM70|[[Flash]]|—|100|20|Normal|Status|Beauty|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM73|[[Thunder Wave]]|—|100|20|Electric|Status|Cool|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM78|[[Captivate]]|—|100|20|Normal|Status|Beauty|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM82|[[Sleep Talk]]|—|—|10|Normal|Status|Cute|3}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM83|[[Natural Gift]]|—|100|15|Normal|Physical|Cool|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM86|[[Grass Knot]]|—|100|20|Grass|Special|Smart|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM87|[[Swagger]]|—|90|15|Normal|Status|Cute|2}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM90|[[Substitute]]|—|—|10|Normal|Status|Smart|1}}
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{{Movestmmid|HM04|[[Strength]]|80|100|15|Normal|Physical|Tough|3}}
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{{Movestmmid|HM06|[[Rock Smash]]|40|100|15|Fighting|Physical|Tough|2}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
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|-|
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Generation III=
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{{Movestmtop|type=Electric|gen=III}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM01|[[Focus Punch]]|150|100|20|Fighting||Tough|3|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM06|[[Toxic]]|—|85|10|Poison||Smart|3|0}}
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{{Movestmmid|TM10|[[Hidden Power]]|—|85|10|Normal||Smart|3|0}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM15|[[Hyper Beam]]|15|90|5|Normal||Cool|4|4}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM16|[[Light Screen]]|—|—|30|Psychic||Beauty|1|0}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM17|[[Protect]]|—|—|10|Normal||Cute|1|0}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM18|[[Rain Dance]]|—|—|5|Water||Tough|1|0}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM21|[[Frustration]]|—|100|20|Normal||Cute|1|0}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM23|[[Iron Tail]]|100|75|15|Steel||Cool|1|4}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM24|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|Electric||Cool|4|0}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM25|'''[[Thunder]]'''|120|70|10|Electric||Cool|2|2}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM27|[[Return]]|—|100|20|Normal||Cute|1|0}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM28|[[Dig]]|60|100|10|Ground||Smart|1|0}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM31|[[Brick Break]]|75|100|15|Fighting||Cool|1|4}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM32|[[Double Team (move)|Double Team]]|—|—|15|Normal||Cool|2|0}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM34|'''[[Shock Wave]]'''|60|—|20|Electric||Cool|2|0}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM42|[[Facade]]|70|100|20|Normal||Cute|2|0}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM43|[[Secret Power]]|70|100|20|Normal||Smart|1|0}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM44|[[Rest]]|—|—|10|Psychic||Cute|2|0}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM45|[[Attract]]|—|100|15|Normal||Cute|2|0}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM46|[[Thief]]|40|100|10|Dark||Tough|1|0}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|HM04|[[Strength]]|80|100|15|Normal||Tough|2|1}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|HM05|[[Flash]]|—|70|20|Normal||Beauty|3|0}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|HM06|[[Rock Smash]]|20|100|15|Fighting||Tough|1|3}}
  +
{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
  +
|-|
  +
Generation II=
  +
{{Movestmtop|type=Electric|gen=II}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM01|[[Dynamic Punch]]|100|50|5|Fighting}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM02|[[Headbutt]]|70|100|15|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM03|[[Curse]]|—|—|10|???}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM04|[[Rollout]]|30|90|20|Rock}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM06|[[Toxic]]|—|85|10|Poison}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM07|[[Zap Cannon]]|100|50|5|Electric}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM10|[[Hidden Power]]|—|100|15|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM13|[[Snore]]|40|100|15|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM15|[[Hyper Beam]]|150|90|5|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM17|[[Protect]]|—|—|10|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM18|[[Rain Dance]]|—|—|5|Water}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM20|[[Endure]]|—|—|10|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM21|[[Frustration]]|—|100|20|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM23|[[Iron Tail]]|100|75|15|Steel}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM25|'''[[Thunder]]'''|120|70|10|Electric}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM27|[[Return]]|—|100|20|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM31|[[Mud-Slap]]|20|100|10|Ground}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM32|[[Double Team (move)|Double Team]]|—|—|15|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM34|[[Swagger]]|—|90|15|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM35|[[Sleep Talk]]|—|—|10|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM39|[[Swift]]|60|—|20|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM40|[[Defense Curl]]|—|—|40|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM41|'''[[ThunderPunch]]'''|75|100|15|Electric}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM43|[[Detect]]|—|—|5|Fighting}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM44|[[Rest]]|—|—|10|Psychic}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM45|[[Attract]]|—|100|15|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM46|[[Thief]]|40|100|10|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|HM05|[[Flash]]|—|100|20|Normal}}
  +
{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
  +
|-|
  +
Generation I=
  +
{{Movestmtop|type=Electric|gen=I}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM01|[[Mega Punch]]|80|85|20|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM05|[[Mega Kick]]|120|75|5|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM06|[[Toxic]]|—|85|10|Poison}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM08|[[Body Slam]]|85|100|15|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM09|[[Take Down]]|90|85|20|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM10|[[Double-Edge]]|120|100|15|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM15|[[Hyper Beam]]|150|90|5|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM16|[[Pay Day]]|40|100|20|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM17|[[Submission]]|80|80|25|Fighting}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM19|[[Seismic Toss]]|—|100|20|Fighting}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM20|[[Rage]]|20|100|20|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM24|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|Electric}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM25|'''[[Thunder]]'''|120|70|10|Electric}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM31|[[Mimic]]|—|—|10|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM32|[[Double Team (move)|Double Team]]|—|—|15|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM33|[[Reflect]]|—|—|20|Psychic}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM34|[[Bide]]|—|—|10|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM39|[[Swift]]|60|—|20|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM40|[[Skull Bash]]|100|100|15|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM44|[[Rest]]|—|—|10|Psychic}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM45|[[Thunder Wave]]|—|100|20|Electric}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|TM50|[[Substitute]]|—|—|10|Normal}}
  +
{{Movestmmid|HM05|[[Flash]]|—|70|20|Normal}}
  +
{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
  +
</tabber>
   
====Generation III====
+
====Egg Moves====
''Main article: [[Raichu/Learnset Generation III]]''
+
{{Noegg|Electric|Pichu}}
   
====Generation IV====
+
====Tutoring====
''Main article: [[Raichu/Learnset Generation IV]]''
+
<tabber>
+
Generation VI=
====Generation V====
+
{{Movestutortop|type=Electric|gen=VI}}
{{Movessettop
+
{{Movestutormid|ORAS|[[Covet]]|60|100|25|Normal|Physical|Cute|1|0}}
|backcolor={{Electric}}
+
{{Movestutormid|ORAS|'''[[Electroweb]]'''|55|95|15|Electric|Special|Beautiful|2|1}}
}}
+
{{Movestutormid|ORAS|[[Focus Punch]]|150|100|20|Fighting|Physical|Tough|2|0}}
{{Movessetmid
+
{{Movestutormid|ORAS|[[Helping Hand]]|—|—|20|Normal|Status|Clever|4|0}}
|1|'''[[ThunderShock]]'''|40|100|30|{{type|Electric}}|{{Damage Category|Special}}
+
{{Movestutormid|ORAS|[[Iron Tail]]|100|75|15|Steel|Physical|Cool|4|0}}
}}
+
{{Movestutormid|ORAS|[[Knock Off]]|65|100|25|Dark|Physical|Clever|2|3}}
{{Movessetmid
+
{{Movestutormid|ORAS|[[Magnet Rise]]|—|—|10|Electric|Status|Clever|2|0}}
|1|[[Tail Whip]]|-|100|30|{{type|Normal}}|{{Damage Category|Status}}
+
{{Movestutormid|ORAS|'''[[Shock Wave]]'''|60||20|Electric|Special|Cool|2|0}}
}}
+
{{Movestutormid|ORAS|[[Signal Beam]]|75|100|15|Bug|Special|Beautiful|3|0}}
{{Movessetmid
+
{{Movestutormid|ORAS|[[Snore]]|50|100|15|Normal|Special|Cute|4|0}}
|1|[[Quick Attack]]|40|100|30|{{type|Normal}}|{{Damage Category|Physical}}
+
{{Movestutormid|ORAS|'''[[Thunder Punch]]'''|75|100|15|Electric|Physical|Cool|4|0}}
}}
+
{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
{{Movessetmid
+
|-|
|1|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|{{type|Electric}}|{{Damage Category|Special}}
+
Generation V=
}}
+
{{Movestutortop|type=Electric|gen=V}}
{{Movessetend
+
{{Movestutormid|BW2|[[Covet]]|60|100|40|Normal|Physical}}
|backcolor={{Electric}}
+
{{Movestutormid|BW2|[[Helping Hand]]|—|—|20|Normal|Status}}
}}
+
{{Movestutormid|BW2|[[Iron Tail]]|100|75|15|Steel|Physical}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|BW2|[[Knock Off]]|20|100|20|Dark|Physical}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|BW2|[[Magnet Rise]]|—|—|10|Electric|Status}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|BW2|[[Signal Beam]]|75|100|15|Bug|Special}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|BW2|[[Sleep Talk]]|—|—|10|Normal|Status}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|BW2|[[Snore]]|40|100|15|Normal|Special}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|BW2|'''[[Thunder Punch]]'''|75|100|15|Electric|Physical}}
  +
{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
  +
|-|
  +
Generation IV=
  +
{{Movestutortop|type=Electric|gen=IV}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|HGSS|[[Headbutt]]|70|100|15|Normal|Physical|Tough|3}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|HGSSPt|[[Helping Hand]]|—|—|20|Normal|Status|Smart|1}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|HGSSPt|[[Knock Off]]|20|100|20|Dark|Physical|Smart|3}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|HGSSPt|[[Magnet Rise]]|—|—|10|Electric|Status|Cute|2}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|HGSSPt|[[Mud-Slap]]|20|100|10|Ground|Special|Cute|3}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|HGSSPt|[[Rollout]]|30|100|20|Rock|Physical|Tough|2}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|HGSSPt|[[Signal Beam]]|75|100|15|Bug|Special|Beauty|2}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|HGSSPt|[[Snore]]|40|100|15|Normal|Special|Cute|3}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|HGSSPt|[[Swift]]|60|—|20|Normal|Special|Cool|2}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|HGSSPt|'''[[Thunder Punch]]'''|75|100|15|Electric|Physical|Cool|2}}
  +
{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
  +
|-|
  +
Generation III=
  +
{{Movestutortop|type=Electric|gen=III}}
  +
{{Movestutormid||[[Body Slam]]|85|100|15|Normal||Tough|1|4}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|FRLGE|[[Counter]]|—|100|20|Fighting||Tough|2|0}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|E|[[Defense Curl]]|—|—|40|Normal||Cute|2|0}}
  +
{{Movestutormid||[[Double-Edge]]|120|100|15|Normal||Tough|6|0}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|E|[[Dynamic Punch]]|100|50|5|Fighting||Cool|2|1}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|E|[[Endure]]|—|—|10|Normal||Tough|2|0}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|FRLGE|[[Mega Kick]]|120|75|5|Normal||Cool|4|0}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|FRLGE|[[Mega Punch]]|80|85|20|Normal||Tough|4|0}}
  +
{{Movestutormid||[[Mimic]]|—|—|10|Normal||Cute|1|0}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|E|[[Mud-Slap]]|20|100|10|Ground||Cute|2|1}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|E|[[Rollout]]|30|90|20|Rock||Tough|3|0}}
  +
{{Movestutormid||[[Seismic Toss]]|—|100|20|Fighting||Tough|2|1}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|E|[[Sleep Talk]]|—|—|10|Normal||Cute|3|0}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|E|[[Snore]]|40|100|15|Normal||Cute|4|0}}
  +
{{Movestutormid||[[Substitute]]|—|—|10|Normal||Smart|2|0}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|EXD|[[Swagger]]|—|90|15|Normal||Cute|2|0}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|E|[[Swift]]|60|—|20|Normal||Cool|2|0}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|E|'''[[Thunder Punch]]'''|75|100|15|Electric||Cool|4|0}}
  +
{{Movestutormid||[[Thunder Wave]]|—|100|20|Electric||Cool|2|1}}
  +
{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
  +
|-|
  +
Generation II=
  +
{{Movestutortop|type=Electric|gen=II}}
  +
{{Movestutormid|C|'''[[Thunderbolt]]'''|95|100|15|Electric}}
  +
{{Movessetend|type=Electric}}
  +
</tabber>
   
==Sprites==
+
===Sprites===
{{PokéSpritesFemale
+
{{GenIPokéSprites
|bgcolor = {{Electric}}
+
|type= {{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 =
|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 =
|gldsprs = GoldRaichu.png
+
|gldsprs =
|slvsprs = SilverRaichu.png
+
|slvsprs =
|crysprs = Raichu(C)SpriteShiny.gif
+
|crysprs =
|IIbacks = ShinyBackGENII.png
+
|IIbacks =
|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
 
|emeraldsprs = ShinyEmeraldRaichu.gif
 
|emeraldsprs = ShinyEmeraldRaichu.gif
 
|frlgsprs = FrLgRaichuShiny.png
 
|frlgsprs = FrLgRaichuShiny.png
|IIIbacks = BackRaichuShiny.png
+
|IIIbacks =
|dpspr = Raichu(DP)SpriteMale.png
+
|dpspr = DP 026 front.png
|ptspr = Raichu(P)Sprite.png
+
|dpsprf = DP 026f front.png
|dpsprf = RaichuuDPSprF.png
+
|ptspr = Pt 026 front.png
 
|dpsprfs = RaichuuDPSprFS.png
 
|dpsprfs = RaichuuDPSprFS.png
|ptsprf = RaichuuPTSprF.png
+
|ptsprf = Pt 026f front.png
 
|ptsprfs = RaichuuPTSprFS.png
 
|ptsprfs = RaichuuPTSprFS.png
 
|IVback = RaichuGENIVBack.png
 
|IVback = RaichuGENIVBack.png
 
|dpsprs = ShinyRaichu(DP)Sprite.png
 
|dpsprs = ShinyRaichu(DP)Sprite.png
 
|ptsprs = RaichuSHINYSpritePt.png
 
|ptsprs = RaichuSHINYSpritePt.png
|IVbacks = Raichu(SHINY)Back.png
+
|IVbacks =
 
|IVbackf = RaichuGENIVBack.png
 
|IVbackf = RaichuGENIVBack.png
|IVbackfs = Raichu(SHINY)Back.png
+
|IVbackfs =
|hgssspr = RaichuuHGSSSpr.png
+
|hgssspr = HGSS 026 front.png
 
|hgsssprs = RaichuuHGSSSprS.png
 
|hgsssprs = RaichuuHGSSSprS.png
|hgsssprf = RaichuuHGSSSprF.png
+
|hgsssprf = HGSS 026f front.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
+
|b2w2spr =
  +
|b2w2sprf =
  +
|Vback =
  +
|Vbacks =
  +
|xyspr = Raichu XY.gif
  +
|xysprs = Raichu Shiny XY.gif
  +
|orasspr =
  +
|orassprs =
  +
|VIback = Raichu Back XY.gif
  +
|VIbacks = Raichu Back Shiny XY.gif
 
}}
 
}}
   
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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.
+
===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]]
  +
*[[Summer Academy's Raichu]]
  +
*[[Tierno's Raichu]]
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==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.
+
*Pokédex entries say that Raichu can discharge up to 100,000 volts, enough to paralyze a [[Dragonite]]. 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 ''[[PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond]]'', Raichu appears in Cove Town as one of the trainers. After Pikachu defeats him in battle, he becomes Pikachu's teacher, able to upgrade his [[Thunderbolt]], [[Iron Tail]], and Dash.
  +
*In one of its Pokédex entries, an Indian elephant is mentioned, which is interesting because in the Pokémon World such animals don't exist. An Indian elephant is also mentioned in one of the Pokedex entries 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.
  +
  +
Physiologically, Raichu resembles the kangaroo rat.
  +
  +
==Gallery==
  +
<gallery>
  +
026Raichu_OS_anime.png
  +
026Raichu_OS_anime_2.png
  +
026Raichu_AG_anime.png
  +
026Raichu_Dream.png
  +
026Raichu_Pokemon_Stadium.png
  +
026Raichu_Pokemon PokéPark.jpg
  +
026Raichu_Pokemon_Conquest.png
  +
</gallery>
   
 
{{References|raichu|026}}
 
{{References|raichu|026}}
{{Family|[[File:172.gif|link=Pichu]][[File:025.gif|link=Pikachu]][[File:026.gif|link=]]}}
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{{GenInav}}{{Family|[[File:172.png|link=Pichu]][[File:025.png|link=Pikachu]][[File:026.png]]}}{{PokémonPrevNext|prev=Pikachu|next=Sandshrew}}
{{PokémonPrevNext|prev=Pikachu|next=Sandshrew}}
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[[nl:Raichu]]
 
[[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 15:29, March 17, 2015

Type(s)
Type 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
Shape Footprint
Shape06
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
OR/AS 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.
Omega Ruby
Whenever Pikachu comes across something new, it blasts it with a jolt of electricity. If you come across a blackened berry, it's evidence that this Pokémon mistook the intensity of its charge.
Alpha Sapphire
This Pokémon has electricity-storing pouches on its cheeks. These appear to become electrically charged during the night while Pikachu sleeps. It occasionally discharges electricity when it is dozy after waking up.


LearnsetEdit

LevelingEdit

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Thunder Shock 40 100% 30 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
1 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 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 V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Thunder Shock 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 Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
1 Thunder Shock 40 100% 30 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
1 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥

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 III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Thunder Shock 40 100% 30 Electric Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
1 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 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 Acc. PP Type
1 Thunder Shock 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 Acc. PP Type
1 Thunder Shock 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 and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beautiful 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 100 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
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0
TM94XY Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94ORAS Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06ORAS Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 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.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical

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

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 and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 85% 10 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 15 90% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Type Beauty 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Type Smart 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough ♥♥♥

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 and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM01 Dynamic Punch 100 50% 5 Fighting
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM04 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
TM41 ThunderPunch 75 100% 15 Electric
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Normal
HM05 Flash 100% 20 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 and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM01 Mega Punch 80 85% 20 Normal
TM05 Mega Kick 120 75% 5 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM16 Pay Day 40 100% 20 Normal
TM17 Submission 80 80% 25 Fighting
TM19 Seismic Toss 100% 20 Fighting
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM05 Flash 70% 20 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.

Egg MovesEdit

To see the Egg Moves that Raichu can learn, refer to Pichu.


TutoringEdit

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Covet ORAS 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Type Cute 0
Electroweb ORAS 55 95% 15 Electric Special Type Beautiful ♥♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Clever ♥♥ ♥♥♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥ 0
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 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.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Covet B2W2 60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Magnet Rise B2W2 —% 10 Electric Status
Signal Beam B2W2 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Thunder Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Electric Physical

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

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
Helping Hand HGSSPt —% 20 Normal Status Type Smart
Knock Off HGSSPt 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Type Smart ♥♥♥
Magnet Rise HGSSPt —% 10 Electric Status Type Cute ♥♥
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute ♥♥♥
Rollout HGSSPt 30 100% 20 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beauty ♥♥
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute ♥♥♥
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
Thunder Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Cool ♥♥

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

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Body Slam  85 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough ♥♥ 0
Defense Curl E —% 40 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
Double-Edge  120 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 0
Dynamic Punch E 100 50% 5 Fighting Type Cool ♥♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Type Tough ♥♥ 0
Mega Kick FRLGE 120 75% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
Mega Punch FRLGE 80 85% 20 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Mimic  —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Type Cute ♥♥
Rollout E 30 90% 20 Rock Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
Seismic Toss  100% 20 Fighting Type Tough ♥♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
Substitute  —% 10 Normal Type Smart ♥♥ 0
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
Thunder Punch E 75 100% 15 Electric Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
Thunder Wave  100% 20 Electric Type Cool ♥♥

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

Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Acc. PP Type
Thunderbolt C 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.

SpritesEdit

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 026 front Y 026 front GR 026 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 026 front S 026 front C 026 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 026 front E 026 front FRLG 026 front BackRaichuGENIII
Shiny(RS)Raichu ShinyEmeraldRaichu FrLgRaichuShiny
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 026 front Pt 026 front HGSS 026 front RaichuGENIVBack
DP 026f front Pt 026f front HGSS 026f front RaichuGENIVBack
ShinyRaichu(DP)Sprite RaichuSHINYSpritePt RaichuuHGSSSprS
RaichuuDPSprFS RaichuuPTSprFS RaichuuHGSSSprFS
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Raichu BW
Raichu BW female
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Raichu XY Raichu Back XY
Raichu Shiny XY Raichu Back Shiny 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

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, enough to paralyze a Dragonite. The Pokémon Stadium entry says that it can only do 10,000 however.
  • In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Raichu appears in Cove Town as one of the trainers. After Pikachu defeats him in battle, he becomes Pikachu's teacher, able to upgrade his Thunderbolt, Iron Tail, and Dash.
  • In one of its Pokédex entries, an Indian elephant is mentioned, which is interesting because in the Pokémon World such animals don't exist. An Indian elephant is also mentioned in one of the Pokedex entries 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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