0243 Raikou



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Thunder Shock, Wild Charge, Shadow Ball
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 16 3/15/14CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    100,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
  • Defense:
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More Detail Properties Introduction

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Less Bulky
    Below average defensive stats and may struggle to take hits.
  • - Low Fast Move Pressure
    Deals low Fast Move damage. It may struggle to bring down weakened opponents.
  • - 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 TypesMoveAccuracyPowerDamageAverageFast MoveCountRemark
1FastVolt Switch43.64Multipurpose
2FastThunder Shock4.51.82Fast Charge
3ChargedWild Charge100% chance -2 Def self451202.675 - 5 - 5 - 5Self-Debuff
4ChargedShadow Ball551001.827 - 6 - 6 - 6Coverage Nuke
5ChargedThunderbolt551081.967 - 6 - 6 - 6High Energy
6ChargedThunder6012027 - 7 - 6 - 7High Energy

Character Introduction


Raikou is a legendary Electric Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Ground moves. Raikou's strongest moveset is Volt Switch & Wild Charge and it has a Max CP of 3,452.


Raikou, the embodiment of lightning speed, roars to send shockwaves and tremors through the air and earth, akin to thunderstrikes.

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Volt Switch or Thunder Shock + Wild Charge and Shadow Ball

Raikou has got both the best Electric-type fast moves, and the choice can be tough. Volt Switch is usually favored for the more consistent damage output, paired with great energy gains, while Thunder Shock does little damage by itself to double down on the spam of charged moves.

Speaking of those, the choice is easy here: Wild Charge is by far Raikou's best STAB option, and Shadow Ball provides key coverage against things that resist Electric and against the big Ghost-type threats of the upper leagues.

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 2 / 5

Raikou is a squishy but hard-hitting Pokémon, relying on its ability to fire off devastating Shadow Balls and Wild Charges relatively quickly. While it isn't terrible in a vacuum, it does find itself outclassed by other Electric-types and Anti-Flyings.

Ultra League: 2 / 5

It still hits like a truck, but its meta matchups are incredibly poor. Registeel, Giratina (both of them), and Swampert all beat it pretty consistently. Wild Charge 2.0 is strong, but it just doesn't save it. While Shadow Ball is provides valuable coverage, allowing it to beat Cresselia in some shield scenarios, Raikou still loses to Armored Mewtwo.

Master League: 3.5 / 5

With uncapped CP, Raikou gets to use its full power, but it's still pretty far behind a lot of the top meta threats. The sheer prevalence of Dragons (and even Groudon) makes Electric damage less relevant than it could be. While you can beat on Pokémon like Kyogre and Togekiss, other Pokémon can fill the same role without the same downsides.

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