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Raichu (Pokémon GO)

Raichu Pokemon GO

Raichu

#26 (Kanto)

Best moveset for Raichu

The best moves for Raichu are Volt Switch and Wild Charge when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense

  Volt Switch 10.5 dps
  Wild Charge 41.5 dps

Defense

  Volt Switch 10.5 dps
  Wild Charge 41.5 dps

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Pokémon type

Electric
Vulnerable to…
Ground deals 160% damage.
Resistant to…
Steel deals 63% damage.
Electric deals 63% damage.
Flying deals 63% damage.

Raichu Raid Guide

Raichu has previously been Raid Boss in Tier 2 and Tier 3 Raids.

Raid
Tier
Boss CP
3,227
Suggested players
2-5
Boss HP
123
Caught CP range
123
Caught CP (boosted)
12 - 32
Minimum IVs
10 / 10 / 10

Evolution

Raichu currently has no evolutions in Pokémon GO.

Standard game images

There is a very low chance that you can get a shiny Raichu, which has the following appearance:

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Summary

Raichu is an Electric Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Ground moves. Raichu's strongest moveset is Volt Switch & Wild Charge and it has a Max CP of 2,182.

About

"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."

Best moveset for Raichu

The best moves for Raichu are Volt Switch and Wild Charge when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense

  Volt Switch 10.5 dps
  Wild Charge 41.5 dps

Defense

  Volt Switch 10.5 dps
  Wild Charge 41.5 dps

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What counters Raichu?

Raichu is a Electric type Pokémon, which makes it weak against Ground moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Raichu are:

  • Landorus (Therian),
  • Excadrill,
  • Groudon,
  • Garchomp,
  • Rhyperior.
Pokémon Quick move Main move Effective damage
Landorus (Therian)   Mud Shot   Earth Power 100%
Excadrill   Mud-Slap   Earthquake 98%
Groudon   Mud Shot   Earthquake 95%
Excadrill   Mud-Slap   Drill Run 94%
Garchomp   Mud Shot   Earthquake 93%
Rhyperior   Mud-Slap   Earthquake 93%
Landorus (Incarnate)   Mud Shot   Earth Power 92%
Krookodile   Mud-Slap   Earthquake 89%
Rhydon   Mud-Slap   Earthquake 86%
Landorus (Therian)   Rock Throw   Earth Power 86%

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These moves are calculated using type advantages / disadvantages, and including STAB. Click here for more info »

Most vulnerable to Raichu

These are the Pokémon most vulnerable to the above moveset.
Pokémon Effective damage

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