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Type(s)
[[File:Type Electric.gif|link=Electric type]]  
Species Thunder Pokémon
Abilities Pressure
Volt Absorb (Dream World)
Pokédex
None ← 243 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
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
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Yellow>Yellow</font>
Body Style Footprint
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.

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 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 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.
  • 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

Evolution

This Pokémon does not evolve.

Game info

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


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.
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Name

Its Japanese name means "Lord of Thunder".

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