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General Information
Species Mouse Pokemon
Type Electric-type
Ability Static
Lightning Rod (Hidden Ability)
Gender Ratio 50% male, 50% female
Related Pokémon Alolan Raichu
Evolves from Pikachu (via Thunder Stone)
Breeding Information
Egg Group Field
Pokédex / Browser Numbers
National #026
Kanto #026
Johto #023
Hoenn #157 (Generation III)
#164 (Generation VI)
Sinnoh #105
Kalos #037
Fiore R-024
Almia R-003
Oblivia R-006 (present)
N-155 (past)

Raichu is an Electric-type Pokémon that evolves from Pikachu when exposed to a Thunder Stone, which evolves from Pichu via happiness.


Raichu is a rodent-like Pokémon, covered in dark orange fur with a cream belly. Its arms and feet have patches of brown fur at the end, and the soles of its big feet are tan with a circular orange pad. Its bifurcated ears are brown on the outside and yellow on the insides and ends in a distinctive curl. The electric sacs on its cheeks are yellow. It has two horizontal brown stripes on its back. Its long, thin tail has a lightning bolt-shaped end.

Gender Differences[]

The lightning bolt on the end of Raichu's tail is longer and sharper on males than females.


Raichu will become aggressive if it has stored too much electricity. To keep iself from reaching this state, Raichu discharges electricity through its tail into the ground. This leads to scorched patches near its nest.


Raichu exudes a weak electrical charge from all its body and slightly glows in the dark, and is capable of storing over 100,000 volts of electricity. Raichu's tail is used to gather electricity from the atmosphere, or it can be planted in the ground to search for electricity.Its tail also serves to protect itself from its own power.

If Raichu’s sacs are fully charged, its ears will stand straight up and its muscles become stimulated.

Related Pokémon[]

Notable Raichu[]

Name Canon Trainer
Raichu Anime Katrina
Raichu Anime Kay
Raichu Anime Lt. Surge
Raichu Anime Pokémon Summer Academy
Raichu Anime Sandy
Raichu Anime Sho
Raichu Anime Tierno
Raichu Anime Volkner
Sugar Anime Abigail