⬅ #025 Pikachu#027 Sandshrew ➡
Pokedex Entry #026: Raichu is an Electric Type Pokemon. It evolves from Pikachu.
If the electrical sacs become excessively charged, Raichu plants its tail in the ground and discharges. Scorched patches of ground will be found near this Pokémon's nest.
Species:Mouse Pokémon
Height:2′7″ (0.79m)
Weight:66.1 lbs (30.0 kg)
Raichu Base StatsRaichu Stat Rankings
Stamina:120Stamina:# 130
Attack:193Attack:# 60
Defense:165Defense:# 96
Max CP:2025CP:# 95
Overall:# 98
Raichu Moves
Raichu Fast Moves:Raichu Charge Moves:
SparkVolt SwitchBrick BreakThunder PunchWild Charge
Cooldown:0.7 sec2.3 secCooldown:1.6 sec1.8 sec2.6 sec
w/ STAB:10.710.9w/ STAB:25.031.343.3
Ideal Moveset for Raichu:
Move:Volt SwitchWild Charge
Category:Fast Charge
DPS (w/ STAB):10.943.3
Rank (w/ STAB):#71#26
Overall Rank:#300#69
*Raichu Legacy Moves
Legacy Fast Moves:Legacy Charge Moves:
Thunder ShockThunder
Cooldown:0.6 secCooldown:2.4 sec
w/ STAB:10.4w/ STAB:52.1
*Raichu acquired before update may have a Legacy Move listed above. However, Legacy moves are no longer obtainable.
Raichu Locations
Electric Offensive Type Effectiveness
Electric Type Moves are Super Effective Against:
XElectric Type Moves are Not Very Effective Against:
Electric Defensive Type Effectiveness
These Types are Not Very Effective Against Electric Pokemon:
XThese Types are Super Effective Against Electric Pokemon:
Raichu Evolution
Raichu Evolves FromRaichuEvolves Into
Candy Required for Evolution-
⬅ #025 Pikachu#027 Sandshrew ➡
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jinchuurikki said...

I have a raichu with Spark and Thunder

Anonymous said...

me too. i also wish it showed the actual attack stats so i could see what it gets up to without wasting my stardust

Anonymous said...

Why does the Brick Break link go to Brine?

ashish said...

can u plz tell me at which place did u found raichu, i dont have raichu soo plzzz....

Easy223 said...

@Ashish I found mine at 1015 Pico boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405, US.
Attached picture shows it on a map.
It was only CP 315, but had Spark (7) and Thunder Punch (40).

DarianZG said...

I live right by there and have yet to find one. Ugh...jealous

Unknown said...

The best moveset actually is Thundershock + Thunder..

Dps Spark+Thunder:
25×spark to charge Thunder
Thats 218.75 damage.
Then you get 125 from Thunder.
This takes 21.8 seconds.
So 218.75+125=343.75 damage per 21.8sec.
Dps=343.75/21.8= 15.76dps

Dps Thundershock+Thunder
15×Thundershock to charge Thunder
That is 93.75 damage.
Then you get 125 from Thunder
This takes 13.3 seconds
So 93.75+125=218.75 damage per 13.3sec.
Dps=218.75/13.3= 16.45dps

Conclusion: Thundershock gives more energy, so you can cast Thunder sooner. Thats why your ideal moveset would be Thundershock + Thunder.

Anonymous said...

Pim, do you pull down your pants and realize there's a calculator down there?

Anonymous said...

Hey guys I have evolved my pikachu into a raichu. I found all my pikachu in 2km eggs so always hatch your 2km eggs and you will get pika!

trinsicity said...

@ Pim Van Steenpaal

You're spot on. I've also noticed similar results with both Scyther and Pinsir if you swap in Fury Cutter. Scyther especially only needs 5 hits (approximately 2 seconds) to get a charge for Bug Buzz. Watch out for when Gen II comes out if Scisor can learn Fury Cutter as well.

Do a calculation for Dragonite and Kangaskhan as well if you don't mind. I have a theory that Stomp actually works out to be better than Earthquake and Dragon Pulse to be better than Dragon Claw if you take into account primary attacks and overall damage per second.

Message me through my YouTube channel (trinsicity) if you find it to be the case as well :)

Anonymous said...

What a disappointment, walked with my near perfect IV Pika for a good 30km to end up with a garbage Raichu with brick break. Might as well feed the worthless thing to the professor.. after all that work. This game wastes a lot of my time turning all my awesome IV pokemon into bad moveset junk pokemon good for vanity only.

Anonymous said...

When you consider the quick move and charge time doesn't Spark + Thunder Punch do more damage than Spark + Thunder? By my calculations that combo does 18.7 DPS.

Anonymous said...

thunder - 100 x 1.25 (stab) = 125
thunder punch - 40 x 1.25 (stab) = 50 x 3 = 150
brick break - 30 x 3 = 90

sure thunder's the faster option, but tpunch, when unloading all 3 segments of a full energy bar at the opponent, is equivalent to an electric typed stab hyper/solar beam damage-wise.

my beloved cp1563 raichu with spark/tpunch bashes in vaporeon face.

Unknown said...

I evolved mine and he is just over 1000 cp. I got thunder punch though which isnt as effective as thunder. I find my ninetails to be a lot better in battle

Anonymous said...

Mine knows volt switch and wild charge they updated the moves since they added new Pokémon so can you please update the moves to see what's the best ones thx

Anonymous said...

So why would Niantic remove thunder which is the highest charge move set from Raichu? It does way more damage then any of the currently available charge moves.

Anonymous said...

calculating the best moveset in gen II isn't purely a matter of DPS anymore, but now its base damage, the basic move's energy gain, and energy cost per damage inflicted.

because niantic didn't bother to buff thunder's damage in the gen II move shift while raising the limits on lesser charge moves, it is outclassed by a few of its "lesser" counterparts now and sits low in most moveset lists.
looking at other pkmn movesets, thunder now is inferior to some of its lesser DPS counterparts for gym offense - thunderbolt, zap cannon, and depending on the charge move paired with it, even discharge. those moves simply are capable of inflicting more damage than thunder over time.

because of this, no gen I raichu can be called optimal now, sadly this applies to a 91% holiday raichu that i've formed a bond with. legacy tshock/thunder raichu comes on top among its legacy movesets, but is now only 87.07% of spark/wcharge's effectiveness.

the one buff thunder got is that it seems to inflict its damage the moment it animates, like what hydro pump does now. though the animation is way out of sync with its sound effect as a result. so its at least an effective finisher now.

Prayag said...

I have 1306 cp raichu, 85 HP, IV 94% , having volt switch as quick attack and wild charge as super move. awesome pokemon.

Anonymous said...

my latest, female cp1138 91.1% volt switch/wild charge.
she will be the 4th addition to my raichu squad, and the 1st gen II specimen.

Anonymous said...

I've got what seems to be a legacy Raichu with Spark/Thunder moveset. 1325 Cp 87HP and 84%IV

Anonymous said...

i have a santa hat raichu with thunder shock and thunder.

Anonymous said...

This page was really help full. Wish I'd known it was a legacyive set before wasting 25+ charge Tms trying to get thunder on my raichu.

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