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|name='''Raikou'''
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|jname=ライコウ Raikou
|jname=(ライコウ ''Raikou'')
 
|image=243Raikou.png
 
 
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|atk=85
 
|def=75
 
|satk=115
 
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|species=Thunder Pokémon
 
|species=Thunder Pokémon
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|type=Electric
|height=<span class="explain" title="1.9 m">6'03</span>
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|metheight=1.9 m
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|dw=Volt Absorb
'''Raikou''' (Japanese: '''ライコウ''' ''Raikou'') is an {{Type|Electric}}-[[Types|type]] [[Legendary Pokémon]] that is part of the [[Legendary beasts]] trio from [[Generation II]].
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'''Raikou''' (Japanese: '''ライコウ''' ''Raikou'') is an {{Type|Electric}}-[[Types|type]] [[Legendary Pokémon]] that is part of the [[Legendary Beasts]] trio from [[Generation II]].
   
==Special abilities==
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==Biology==
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===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]].
 
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==
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===Behavior===
Raikou is a tiger-like creature. It carries rainclouds on its back which let it fire [[Thunderbolt]]s 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.
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Raikou is a tiger-like creature. It carries rain clouds on its back which let it fire [[Thunderbolt]]s 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.
 
==In the anime==
 
*Raikou appears in the episode 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 [[MS013|Zoroark: Master of Illusions]].
 
 
*Raikou also makes a cameo appearance in the episode Houndoom's Special Delivery when Houndoom and Togepi saw him blast him in the air.
 
   
 
==Evolution==
 
==Evolution==
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==Game info==
 
==Game info==
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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.
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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.
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===Game locations===
 
===Game locations===
{{Game Locations|
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{{Game Locations
 
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|backcolor={{Electric}}
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|goldsilver=Roaming [[Johto]]
 
|goldsilver=Roaming [[Johto]]
 
|gsrarity=One
 
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|blackwhite=[[PokeTransfer]] or [[Trade]]
 
|blackwhite=[[PokeTransfer]] or [[Trade]]
 
|bwrarity=None
 
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|xyrarity=None
 
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===Pokedex entries===
 
===Pokedex entries===
{{GenIIPokédex|
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name=Raikou|
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|gen=II
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|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.|
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|white=It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
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|black 2=It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
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|white 2=It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
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|x=The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
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|y=This rough Pokémon stores energy inside its body, then sweeps across the land, shooting off electricity.}}
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===Sprites===
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{{GenIIPokéSprites
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|bgcolor = {{Electric}}
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|name = Raikou
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|xyspr = Raikou_XY.gif
 
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===Name===
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==Appearances==
Its Japanese name means "Lord of Thunder".
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===In the anime===
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*Raikou appears in the episode The Legend of Thunder!, where it's captured by [[Team Rocket]] and then saved by [[Jimmy]] and his [[Typhlosion]].
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*A Shiny Raikou, Entei, Suicune and a normal Celebi have a role in the movie [[MS013|Zoroark: Master of Illusions]].
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*Raikou makes a cameo appearance in the episode Houndoom's Special Delivery when Houndoom and Togepi saw him blast him in the air.
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*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.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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243Raikou_OS_anime.png
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243Raikou_DP_anime.png
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243Raikou_Dream.png
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243Raikou_Pokemon_Stadium.png
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243Raikou_Pokemon Colosseum.jpg
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243Raikou_Pokémon Ranger.jpg
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PokePark-Blue Artwork.jpg
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`.png|Raikou in the anime
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</gallery>
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*The term "Legendary beasts" is the only technically correct term to refer to Entei and its companion legendaries, due to the fact that rather than having specifically canine or feline traits, all three of the trio share both.
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*Learning [[Thunder]] at level 85, Raikou is the Pokémon that learns [[Thunder]] latest of all those who learn it by leveling up.
*Raikou somewhat resembles a saber-toothed cat because of its long fangs; and its stripes give it the attributes of a modern day tiger. Raikou is also partially based on the Japanese Thunder God, Raiju, who has been depicted in the forms of a tiger, monkey, cat, wolf, and weasel. It is said to have a roar like crashing thunder, as can be compared to the roar of a tiger, which can be heard from many miles away.
 
*The first three letters in its name comes from the word Rai which means thunder or lightning in Japanese.
 
*It is the only member of the Legendary Beasts to not appear in a movie from the Johto region, although it did appear in the anime. A shiny Raikou also appeared as a main character in the movie [[Zoroark: Master of Illusions]].
 
*It is the only one of the Legendary Beasts not to have a movie or game dedicated to them.
 
*The main difference between Raikou and the other Legendary Beasts is that it has sharp claws, which it can't retract, whereas [[Suicune]] and [[Entei]] can retract theirs.
 
*In Pokémon Gold and Silver the hair on its back is gold rather than purple as it is in every other game.
 
   
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===Names in other languages===
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Its Japanese name means "Lord of Thunder".
   
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Latest revision as of 01:57, July 2, 2014

Type
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.

BiologyEdit

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.

BehaviorEdit

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.

EvolutionEdit

This Pokémon does not evolve.

Game infoEdit

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.

Game locationsEdit

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 entriesEdit

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.

SpritesEdit

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

AppearancesEdit

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.
  • 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 him blast him 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.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • 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 languagesEdit

Its Japanese name means "Lord of Thunder".

ReferencesEdit


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