Regular
Shiny
Raichu
Electric Type
Mouse Pokémon
National Pokedex: #026

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Raichu is a Electric Type Mouse Pokémon with a Medium Fast growth rate and a 3 Speed EV Yield. Raichu can be found with Static as an Ability; we recommend the Hasty Nature, based on 485 total combined Base Stats in Pokemon SV.

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Raichu Stats and Abilities

Based on Raichu Base IVs we consider this pokemon C-Tier choice. Raichu Highest IV Stat is Speed (110) and the Lowest being Defense (55).

Raichu Stats
Rank Stat Value
F
HP
60
C
Attack
90
F
Defense
55
B
Special Attack
90
D
Special Defense
80
C
Speed
110
C
Total
485
Raichu Details
Raichu Detail
Best Nature
Hasty
+10% Speed
-10% Defense
Nature Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sweet
Dislikes: Sour
Liked Foods
Catch Rate75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Fairy
Field
EV Yield3 Speed
Growth RateMedium Fast
Egg Cycles10 (2,314–2,570 steps)
Raichu Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Static
If a Pokémon with Static is hit by a move making contact, there is a 30% chance the foe will become paralyzed.
Hidden Ability
Lightning Rod
Lightning Rod forces all single-target Electric-type moves - used by any other Pokémon on the field - to target this Pokémon, and with 100% accuracy. This includes the status move Thunder Wave. The ability is most useful in double/triple battles.

How To Evolve Raichu in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Pichu requires High Friendship during day-time to evolve into Pikachu and then (Thunder Stone) to evolve into Raichu.

Raichu Evolutions
Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution Evolution Requirement Final Evolution
Pichu
Electric Type
High Friendship during day-time
Pikachu
Electric Type
Thunder Stone
Raichu
Electric Type
Raichu Evolution Stat Changes
Evolutions Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
Pichu
205
20
40
35
15
35
60
Stat Change
+115
+15
+15
+15
+25
+15
+30
Pikachu
320
35
55
50
40
50
90
Stat Change
+165
+25
+35
+40
+15
+30
+20
Raichu
485
60
90
90
55
80
110

Where To Find Raichu Locations in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

List of Locations where you can find and catch Raichu in Pokemon SV.

Pokemon SV Raichu Weakness

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

Raichu Type Weakness
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 Raichu Weak Against?

Raichu Weak Against
Tier Pokemon

What pokemon is Raichu Strong Against?

Raichu Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
A
Magnezone
Electric Type
Steel Type
B
Lucario
Fighting Type
Steel Type

Best Raichu Moves in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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 Bold
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Pokemon similar to Raichu based on Electric Type
Similar Electric Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
A
Magnezone-Pokemon-Image
Magnezone
ELECTRIC-Type STEEL-Type 535 70 70 130 115 90 60
C
Raichu-Pokemon-Image
Raichu
ELECTRIC-Type 485 60 90 90 55 80 110
C
Magneton-Pokemon-Image
Magneton
ELECTRIC-Type STEEL-Type 465 50 60 120 95 70 70
F
Magnemite-Pokemon-Image
Magnemite
ELECTRIC-Type STEEL-Type 325 25 35 95 70 55 45
F
Pikachu-Pokemon-Image
Pikachu
ELECTRIC-Type 320 35 55 50 40 50 90
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