# Raikou

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Raikou
(ライコウ Raikou)
Artwork General
National Dex: #243
Evolves From: None
Evolves Into: None
Generation: Generation II
Pronunciation: $RYE-koo$
Icon(s):
Base Stats Biological Details
HP: 90 Species: Thunder Pokémon
Attack: 85 Type(s): Electric
Defense: 75 Height: 6'03
Special Atk: 115 Weight: 392.4 lbs
Special Def: 100 Abilities: Pressure
Volt Absorb (Dream World)
Speed: 115 Pokédex Color: Yellow
Stat Total: 580 Gender: Genderless
Footprint:
Cry:

Raikou (Japanese: ライコウ Raikou) is an Electric-type Legendary Pokémon that is part of the Legendary beasts trio from Generation II.

## Special abilitiesEdit

It has the Pressure ability which decreases the target's PP if they use that move on Raikou. It can also have Volt Absorb as its other ability if obtained from the Dream World.

## GamesEdit

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Raikou roams around Kanto if the player character's Starter Pokémon was Squirtle and they have beaten the Elite 4. In FireRed and LeafGreen, it is very hard to catch because it will flee unless your Pokémon out has the ability Shadow Tag. It appears at Level 50.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the player could get a Shiny Raikou at Gamestop on January 31 through February 6, 2011, which later was given out via Wi-Fi in late February 2011. You can also get it at Kanto Route 25, then the Burned Tower. It appears at Level 40 at both Route 25 and the Burned Tower.

## BehaviorEdit

Raikou is a tiger-like creature. It carries rainclouds on its back which let it fire Thunderbolts at will. It descends with the lightning, and races across the land barking a cry that shakes the ground and sounds like crashing thunder. While running it stores up static electricity, then shoots off the excess. It is also said to help other electric Pokémon if they are in danger.

## In the animeEdit

• Raikou appears in the episode The Legend of Thunder!, where it's captured by Team Rocket and then saved by Jimmy and his Typhlosion.
• Raikou makes a cameo appearance in the episode Houndoom's Special Delivery when Houndoom and Togepi saw him blast him in the air.
• Raikou also makes an appearence in the episode Three Sides to Every Story!, where it attacks Dawn and Piplup and ultimately ends up as a pokemon in Piplup's dream

## EvolutionEdit

This Pokémon does not evolve.

## Game infoEdit

### Game locationsEdit

Version(s) Location Rarity Raikou Locations Gold/Silver Roaming Johto One Crystal Roaming Johto One Ruby/ Sapphire Trade None Emerald Trade None FireRed/ LeafGreen Roaming Kanto (With Squirtle As your Starter Pokémon) One Diamond/ Pearl Pal Park or Trade None Platinum Pal Park or Trade None HeartGold/SoulSilver Roaming Johto One Black/White PokeTransfer or Trade None

### Pokedex entriesEdit

Pokédex Entries
Generation I
Raikou did not appear during the Generation I games.
Gold
The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
Silver
A Pokémon that races across the land while barking a cry that sounds like crashing thunder.
Crystal
This rough Pokémon stores energy in its body, then sweeps across the land, shooting off electricity.
Ruby
Raikou embodies the speed of lightning. The roars of this Pokémon send shock waves shuddering through the air and shake the ground as if lightning bolts had come crashing down.
Sapphire
Raikou embodies the speed of lightning. The roars of this Pokémon send shock waves shuddering through the air and shake the ground as if lightning bolts had come crashing down.
Emerald
Raikou embodies the speed of lightning. Its roars send shock waves shuddering through the air and ground as if lightning bolts were crashing down.
FireRed
This Pokémon races across the land while barking a cry that sounds like crashing thunder.
LeafGreen
The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
Diamond
It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
Pearl
It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
Platinum
It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
HeartGold
The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
SoulSilver
A Pokémon that races across the land while barking a cry that sounds like crashing thunder.
Black
It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
White
It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
Black 2
It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
White 2
It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.

### NameEdit

Its Japanese name means "Lord of Thunder".

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