Pikachu (#25) - Raichu - Sandshrew (#27)
|Name (japanese), Number||Raichu (Raichuu), 26|
|Height||2'7" (0.79 m)|
|Weight||66.0 lb (29.7 kg)|
|Gender distribution||50.0% male, 50.0% female|
|¹ Stats for trading card versions may vary.
² Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal
³ Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow
Raichu is an Electric-type rodent Pokémon, like its pre-evolution, Pikachu. Raichu can be obtained by using a Thunderstone on Pikachu in all 8 Pokémon Role-playing games. Raichu is orange, with yellow cheek spots, brown stripes on its back, brown ears, and a longer tail than Pikachu's. It uses its tail as a ground to refrain from shocking itself. Raichu is one of the Pokémon used by Lt. Surge, the Electric type Gym Leader in Johto. In the Anime, Ash's Pikachu is first beaten by Lt. Surge's Raichu, but then manages to defeat it because it had evolved too quickly and had not yet learned Agility.