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Type(s)
Electric  
Species Thunder Pokémon
Abilities Pressure
Volt Absorb (DW)
Pokédex
Blissey ← 243 → Entei
Kanto N/A Johto 238/243
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Raikou
243
ライコウ Raikou
243Raikou
Generation II
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
392.4 lbs. 178.0 kg 6'03" 1.9 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Yellow
Body Style Footprint
Body08
F243
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.

Biology

Special abilities

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.

Behavior

Raikou is a tiger-like creature. It carries rain clouds on its back which let it fire Thunderbolts at will. In the Pokédex, it states that it "descends with the lightning", and it "races across the land barking a cry that 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.

Evolution

This Pokémon does not evolve.

Game info

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Raikou roams around Kanto if the player character's Starter Pokémon was Squirtle and they have beaten the Elite Four. 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.

Game locations

Raikou Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
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
X/Y Transfer None


Pokedex entries

Pokédex Entries
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.
X
The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
Y
This rough Pokémon stores energy inside its body, then sweeps across the land, shooting off electricity.

Sprites

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Back
Raikou XY

Appearances

Anime

Main articles: Raikou (The Legend of Thunder) and Raikou (MS013)

Trivia

Learning Thunder at level 85, Raikou is the Pokémon that learns Thunder latest of all those who learn it by leveling up.

Names in other languages

Its Japanese name means "Lord of Thunder".

Gallery

Sources


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