026 Raichu(Alolan)

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    78.9
  • Main moves:
    Volt Switch, Wild Charge, Grass Knot
  • Type
    ELECTRIC
    PSYCHIC
  • Level:
    22.5-27
  • Rank:
    Lvl 24.5 1/15/15CP 1496
  • Buddy Distance:
    1km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    10,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    136.2
  • Defense:
    111.7
  • Stamina:
    108
  • Overall:
    1644

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Traits

Moves

Properties

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.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
  • - Clumsy
    Uses long animations, is stuck while attacking and may not reliably fire Charged Moves.
  • - 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 Charged Wild Charge 100% chance -2 Def self 45 120 2.67 3 - 3 - 3 Self-Debuff
5 Charged Thunder Punch 40 66 1.65 3 - 2 - 3 Spam/Bait
6 Charged Grass Knot 50 90 1.8 4 - 3 - 3 Coverage
7 Charged Psychic 10% chance -1 Def opponent 55 108 1.96 4 - 3 - 4 High Energy Debuff
Weaknesses
bug
x1.6
dark
x1.6
ghost
x1.6
ground
x1.6
Resistances
steel
x0.625
psychic
x0.625
flying
x0.625
fighting
x0.625
electric
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Raichu (Alola Form) is an Electric & Psychic Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Ground, Bug, Ghost and Dark moves. Raichu's strongest moveset is Volt Switch & Wild Charge and it has a Max CP of 2,286.

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."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Volt Switch + Thunder Punch and Grass Knot or Psychic or Wild Charge

Volt Switch is now one of the best fast moves in PvP, and despite having slightly lower energy gains compared to Thunder Shock, it adds a lot of consistency to Raichu's performance with its higher damage output. Spark is strictly inferior to both other options.

Thunder Punch is needed to bait shields thanks to its lower energy cost, in addition to benefiting from STAB. Psychic and Grass Knot have great stats and add extra coverage, the former on Grass, the latter on Ground, both commonly used to counter Raichu. Wild Charge hits very hard if you're not concerned about getting walled by those.

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League:  4 / 5 

AlolaChu is really good at doing a couple things. It is good at dealing lots of neutral damage and pressuring shields with the fast charging sparks and good charge moves to choose from, including the fast shield busting Thunder Punch. It is good at zapping Fliers and Toasting Water types. t is good at serving as the electric role in your team while also soft countering Fighting Types. Now for the downsides. AlolaChu NEEDS shields. It is super duper squishy. This means that it will usually only take down one mon and then put a dent into a second one, even in a good scenario. Also, it can get walled out pretty hard by Ground or Rock types. Even with the addition of Grass Knot to the kit, those matchups become a question of energy and shields, and then you are probably giving up Thunder Punch, making AlolaChu worse at its original function. AlolaChu is really good at what it does, but its lack of bulk and struggle to cover itself well without giving up its main function keep it from being a top flight PvP pick. 

Ultra League:  0 / 5 

RUN, don’t even dare try to fight Giratina. Just run!

Master League: 0 / 5

Just no hope, ever.

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