026 Raichu



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Volt Switch, Wild Charge, Thunder Punch-
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 26 0/15/14CP 1499
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    10,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
  • Defense:
  • Stamina:
  • Overall:


Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
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More Detail Properties Introduction

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Less Bulky
    Below average defensive stats and may struggle to take hits.
  • - Clumsy
    Uses long animations, is stuck while attacking and may not reliably fire Charged Moves.
  • - Inflexible
    May struggle to hit multiple types.
  • - Technical
    Uses complex moves that may have a high learning curve.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Volt Switch 4 3.6 4 Multipurpose
2 Fast Thunder Shock 4.5 1.8 2 Fast Charge
3 Fast Spark 4 2.4 2 Fast Charge
4 Fast Charm 2 5.33 3 Heavy Damage
5 Charged Wild Charge 100% chance -2 Def self 45 120 2.67 3 - 3 - 3 Self-Debuff
6 Charged Thunder Punch 40 66 1.65 3 - 2 - 3 Spam/Bait
7 Charged Brick Break 35 40 1.14 3 - 2 - 2 Coverage Spam/Bait
8 Charged Skull Bash 100% chance +1 Def self 75 130 1.73 5 - 5 - 5 Boost Nuke
9 Charged Thunder* 60 120 2 4 - 4 - 4 High Energy

Character Introduction


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.


"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."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Thunder Shock* or Spark + Wild Charge and Brick Break or Thunder Punch

The legacy Thunder Shock is generally superior to Spark due to greater energy generation, which lets Raichu access its powerful charge moves sooner. The latter can still be used, though it's not as ideal. Charm doesn't fit Raichu's role, though it can catch opponents off guard. 

Wild Charge is the primary charge move for Raichu, threatening huge damage against many opponents if unshielded. Brick Break offers some coverage against some counter-picks and common Steel-types, though from a stats perspective it's one of the worst charge moves in the game. Thunder Punch can also be a viable option, though you lose some coverage. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 2.5 / 5

Raichu’s got a pretty high attack stat compared to its defenses, and that’s not a good thing. This glass cannon is gonna cost you some shields if it’s gonna accomplish anything, and even what it can accomplish isn’t much. If you want a Pokémon to fire off Electric-type attacks, use Melmetal, Lanturn, or (Legacy) Discharge Magneton.

Ultra League: 1 / 5

Maxing out at 2182 CP, Raichu doesn’t perform that well in Ultra. Look elsewhere.

Master League: 0 / 5

Raichu is far too weak to compete here.

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