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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Raikou

Raikou
Thunder Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Raikou is a Electric Type Thunder Pokémon, with a 0.4% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Raikou can be found with Pressure as an Ability and has a Slow growth rate with a 1 Special Attack, 2 Speed EV Yield. We recommend the Hasty Nature, based on 580 combined Base Stats.

Brilliant Diamond Exclusive
National Dex Pokemon

Raikou Stats and Abilities

Based on Raikou Base IVs we consider this pokemon S-Tier choice. Raikou Highest IV Stat is Speed 115 and the Lowest being Defense 75.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
E
HP90290384
D
Attack85157295
E
Defense75139273
A
Special Attack115211361
D
Special Defense100184328
C
Speed115211361
S
Total580
Raikou Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Hasty
+10% Speed
-10% Defense
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sweet
Dislikes: Sour
EV Yield1 Special Attack, 2 Speed
Growth RateSlow
Catch Rate3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsUndiscovered
Egg Cycles80 (20,304–20,560 steps)
Abilities Description
Pressure
Ability 1
Pressure makes any attack targeted at the ability-bearer - regardless of whether it hits - use 2 PP instead of 1.
Inner Focus
Hidden Ability
Inner Focus prevents the Pokémon from flinching, for example when attacked by a move like Headbutt.

How To Evolve Raikou in BDSP

The Pokemon Raikou does not have an evolution in the Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Series.

Where To Find Raikou in BDSP

How To Get Raikou In Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Raikou is one of the three Legendary Beasts alongside Entei and Suicune.

Brilliant Diamond Exclusive Pokemon

  1. First obtain the Explorer Kit from the Old Man in Eterna City.
  2. Go underground, while in the Grand Underground you have a Rare chance while mining to mine a Mysterious Shard.
  3. After you have beat the game (Battling and Winning the Champion) - You will need 3 Mysterious Shards or 1 Mysterious Shard L to obtain the Johto Slate.
  4. Travel to Ramanas Park located in Route 221, after you enter you can purchase the Johto Slate from one of the Vendors.
  5. NOTE: You will need to purchase the current Slates available before new slates will appear in shop.
  6. Take the Johto Slate to the corresponding room and place it on the pedestal, you will be transported and the Raikou encounter will begin. 1 Johto Slate per encounter.

Raikou has 1 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. ? Raikou, within the Ramanas Park location using the Interact method.

Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Ramanas Park
Interact
Raikou
Lv. ?

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Raikou Weakness

Raikou is a Electric Type pokemon. This will cause Raikou to take More Damage from Ground Type Moves, and Less Damage from Flying, Steel, Electric Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Ground
0.5x
Less Damage
Flying
Steel
Electric
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Raikou Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Groudon
S
Garchomp
A
Swampert
A
Rhyperior
A
Mamoswine

What pokemon is Raikou Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
S
Dialga
S
Dragonite
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Best Moves Raikou in BDSP

Best Moveset for Raikou Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
78
Zap Cannon
Special
180
50 5 Paralyzes opponent.
72
Thunder
Special
165
70 10 May paralyze opponent.
42
Crunch
Physical
80
100 15 May lower opponent's Defense.
54
Discharge
Special
120
100 15 May paralyze opponent.

Best Moveset for Raikou TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM68
Giga Impact
Physical
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Special
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM25
Thunder
Special
165
70 10 May paralyze opponent.
TM23
Iron Tail
Physical
100
75 15 May lower opponent's Defense.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Raikou Level Up Moves

List of Moves Raikou can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Extreme Speed
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

User attacks first.
1
Thunder Shock
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Special

May paralyze opponent.
1
Leer
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Status

Lowers opponent's Defense.
1
Charge
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Raises user's Special Defense and next Electric move's power increases.
1
Quick Attack
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

User attacks first.
6
Spark
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

May paralyze opponent.
12
Bite
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

May cause flinching.
18
Calm Mind
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Raises user's Special Attack and Special Defense.
24
Roar
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
30
Thunder Fang
Power:
97.5
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching and/or paralyze opponent.
36
Howl
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 40
Status

Raises user's Attack.
42
Crunch
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
48
Extrasensory
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May cause flinching.
54
Discharge
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May paralyze opponent.
60
Reflect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Halves damage from Physical attacks for 5 turns.
66
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
72
Thunder
Power:
165
Acc: 70
PP: 10
Special

May paralyze opponent.
78
Zap Cannon
Power:
180
Acc: 50
PP: 5
Special

Paralyzes opponent.
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Raikou TM Moves

List of Moves Raikou can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM04
Calm Mind
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Raises user's Special Attack and Special Defense.
TM05
Roar
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
TM16
Light Screen
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Halves damage from Special attacks for 5 turns.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM23
Iron Tail
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM24
Thunderbolt
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May paralyze opponent.
TM25
Thunder
Power:
165
Acc: 70
PP: 10
Special

May paralyze opponent.
TM28
Dig
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM30
Shadow Ball
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM33
Reflect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Halves damage from Physical attacks for 5 turns.
TM34
Shock Wave
Power:
90
Acc: —
PP: 20
Special

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM37
Sandstorm
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM43
Volt Switch
Power:
105
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

User must switch out after attacking.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM49
Scald
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
TM57
Charge Beam
Power:
75
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Special

May raise user's Special Attack.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM68
Giga Impact
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
TM70
Flash
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
TM73
Thunder Wave
Power: —
Acc: 90
PP: 20
Status

Paralyzes opponent.
TM77
Psych Up
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Copies the opponent's stat changes.
TM78
Snarl
Power: 55
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Special

Lowers opponent's Special Attack.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM83
Bulldoze
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM93
Cut
Power: 50
Acc: 95
PP: 30
Physical

TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

TM98
Rock Smash
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
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