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Pokémon Forms
PokIcon Raichu.png PokIcon Raichu (Alola).png
Pokédex Number #26
Classification Mouse Pokémon
Max CP 2182CP
Avg. Weight 30 kg
Avg. Height 0.79 m
Evolves From Pikachu
Name (en) Raichu
Name (de) Raichu
Name (fr) Raichu
Name (jp) ライチュウ
Name (ko) 라이츄
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.
~ Pokédex

Raichu is a electricElectric Type Pokémon originally from the Kanto region (Generation I). Raichu is a Pokémon that does not evolve, meaning any candy gained can only be used to power-up the Pokémon or unlock a 2nd charged move.It is currently catch-able and can be found in the wild. This Pokémon has previously been featured in Raids and can be captured upon defeating it.


To evolve, Pichu requires 25Rare Candy.png to evolve into Pikachu. Pikachu evolves further, which requires 50Rare Candy.png to evolve into Raichu. Raichu cannot evolve anymore.

Pichu.png Evolves to Pikachu.png Evolves to Raichu.png
Pichu Pikachu Raichu


Raichu will have one of the basic attacks and one of the special attacks. Which attacks the pokémon gets is random. The number for the special attacks shows how many special attacks the pokémon can store during a battle.

Basic attacks

Fast Attack List
Name PvE Statistics PvP Statistics
Damage Duration Energy DPS Damage Duration Energy DPS
Icon Electric.png Spark 7 10.00 0.7 s 8 11.43
Icon Electric.png Thunder Shock 5 8.33 0.6 s 8 13.33

Special attacks

Charge Attack List
Name PvE Statistics PvP Statistics
Damage Duration DPS Charges Damage Energy
Icon Fighting.png Brick Break 30 18.75 1.6 s 25% 3
Icon Electric.png Thunder 100 23.26 4.3 s 5% 1
Icon Electric.png Thunder Punch 40 16.67 2.4 s 5% 3


  • All the Raichus in Pokémon GO are female, as you can tell by their tail.

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