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Raikou
243
ライコウ Raikou
243Raikou
Generation II
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Electric  
Species Thunder Pokémon
Abilities Pressure
Inner Focus (DW)
Pokédex
Blissey ← 243 → Entei
Kanto N/A Johto 238/243
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
392.4 lbs. 178.0 kg 6'03" 1.9 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Yellow
Shape Footprint
Shape08
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

Physiology

Raikou is a quadruped, yellow feline Pokémon with black stripes on its body. Its iris is red in color with a black pupil. It has a purple mane on its back, with white fur around its face. It has a thin, light blue colored tail with a spark shaped figure at its tip. It has a black forehead plate, with a light blue muzzle in the shape of an 'X'. It has three claws on each of its feet.

Natural 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 Sabretooth 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.

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

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) 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
OR/AS Trackless Forest (Requires Ho-Oh or Lugia in the party, First 20-minute interval of every hour) One


Pokédex 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.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon


Stats

Base Stats
HP
90
Attack
85
Defense
75
Sp. Atk
115
Sp. Def
100
Speed
115
Total
580

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Extrasensory 80 100% 20 Psychic Special
1 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
8 Thunder Shock 40 100% 30 Electric Special
15 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
22 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
29 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical
36 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
43 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
50 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical
57 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
64 Extrasensory 80 100% 20 Psychic Special
71 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
78 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
85 Thunder 110 70% 10 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 VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Extrasensory 80 100% 20 Psychic Special Type Cool ♥♥
1 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ ♥♥
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥♥
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
8 Thunder Shock 40 100% 30 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
15 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
22 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
29 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
36 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
43 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥
50 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
57 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ ♥♥
64 Extrasensory 80 100% 20 Psychic Special Type Cool ♥♥
71 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
78 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 0
85 Thunder 110 70% 10 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 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
8 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric Special
15 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
22 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
29 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical
36 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
43 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
50 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical
57 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
64 Extrasensory 80 100% 30 Psychic Special
71 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
78 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
85 Thunder 120 70% 10 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
1DP
1HGSSPt
Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
1DP
1HGSSPt
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
8DP
8HGSSPt
ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥
15DP
15HGSSPt
Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
22DP
22HGSSPt
Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
29DP
29HGSSPt
Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
36DP
36HGSSPt
Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart ♥♥
43DP
43HGSSPt
Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥
50DP
50HGSSPt
Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Type Smart ♥♥♥
57DP
57HGSSPt
Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
64DP
64HGSSPt
Extrasensory 80 100% 30 Psychic Special Type Cool ♥♥
71DP
85HGSSPt
Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
N/ADP
71HGSSPt
Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
78DP
78HGSSPt
Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart 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 III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Type Tough ♥♥♥
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
11 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
21 Roar 100% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
31 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
41 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
51 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Type Smart 0
61 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Type Tough ♥♥♥♥
71 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ ♥♥
81 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥ 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 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal
11 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric
21 Roar 100% 20 Normal
31 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal
41 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric
51 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
61 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark
71 Thunder 120 70% 10 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/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
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 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
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 VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 0
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 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
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beautiful 0
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 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 ♥♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 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.
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
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
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
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
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
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
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal 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
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart 0
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
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 Cool ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
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
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 ♥♥
TM77 Psych Up 100% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift —% 10 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal 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.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥ 0
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
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
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Type Smart 0
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Type Tough ♥♥♥ 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
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Type Cool ♥♥
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 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 II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM09 Psych Up —% 10 Normal
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
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
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 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.

Sprites

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 243 front S 243 front C 243 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 243 front E 243 front RS 243 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 243 front DP 243 front HGSS 243 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Raikou BW Raikou BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Raikou XY Raikou XY Raikou Back XY
Raikou Shiny XY Raikou Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Raikou appears in the special The Legend of Thunder!, where it's captured by Team Rocket and then saved by Jimmy and his Typhlosion.

A Shiny Raikou, Entei, Suicune and a normal Celebi have a role in the movie Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Raikou makes a cameo appearance in the episode Houndoom's Special Delivery when Houndoom and Togepi saw it blast it in the air.

Raikou also makes an appearance in the episode Three Sides to Every Story!, where it attacks Dawn and Piplup and ultimately ends up as a Pokémon in Piplup's dream.

Trivia

  • Learning Thunder at level 85, Raikou is the only Pokémon that learns Thunder latest of all those who learn it by leveling up.
  • Raikou has the lowest base HP, but the highest base Sp.Atk and Speed by the legendary beasts.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Raikou is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Poké Balls. During this time, it uses the move Spark.

Names in other languages

Its Japanese name means "Lord of Thunder".

Gallery

See also