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Official Art

Sugimori Artwork

Official Art

Global Link Art Image

Basic Info

Introduced Generation 2
Species Thunder Pokémon
Type Electric
Height 1.9m
Weight 178kg
Catch Rate 3
Base Happiness 35
Gender Ratio Genderless
Pokédex 3D AR AR Marker
Generation 6 Cry

Names

Language Name
Chinese (Cantonese Hong Kong) 雷公
Chinese (Mandarin Taiwan) 雷公
English Raikou
French Raikou
German Raikou
Italian Raikou
Japanese ライコウ
Japanese (Romanized) Raikou
Japanese (Trademark) Raikou
Korean 라이코
Spanish Raikou

Dex Numbers

Dex #
National Dex #243
Johto (G/S) #238
Johto (HG/SS) #243

Abilities

  • Pressure: By putting pressure on the opposing Pokémon, it raises their PP usage.
  • Inner Focus: The Pokémon’s intensely focused, and that protects the Pokémon from flinching. [Hidden Ability]

Evolutionary Chain

Does not evolve/is not evolved into.

Breeding

Not capable of breeding.

Damage Taken

Electric 0.5x
Flying 0.5x
Ground 2x
Steel 0.5x

Base Stats

Gen Type(s) HP ATK DEF SP. ATK SP. DEF SPEED TOTAL
8 Electric 90
85
75
115
100
115
580
7 Electric 90
85
75
115
100
115
580
6 Electric 90
85
75
115
100
115
580

Dex Flavor Text

Game Dex Flavor Text
United States Pokémon Stadium2 The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
United States Pokémon Gold The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
United States Pokémon Silver A Pokemon that races across the land while barking a cry that sounds like crashing thunder.
United States Pokémon Ruby Raikou embodies the speed of lightning. The roars of this Pokemon send shock waves shuddering through the air and shake the ground as if lightning bolts had come crashing down.
United States Pokémon Sapphire RAIKOU embodies the speed of lightning. The roars of this POKeMON send shock waves shuddering through the air and shake the ground as if lightning bolts had come crashing down.
United States Pokémon Emerald RAIKOU embodies the speed of lightning. Its roars send shock waves shuddering through the air and ground as if lightning bolts were crashing down.
United States Pokémon LeafGreen The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
United States Pokémon FireRed This POKeMON races across the land while barking a cry that sounds like crashing thunder.
United States Pokémon Diamond It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
United States Pokémon Pearl It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
United States Pokémon Platinum It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
United States Pokémon HeartGold The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
United States Pokémon SoulSilver A Pokémon that races across the land while barking a cry that sounds like crashing thunder.
Japan Pokémon White カミナリと ともに おちてきたと いわれている。せなかの あまぐもから カミナリを うちだすことが できる。
Japan Pokémon Black カミナリと ともに おちてきたと いわれている。せなかの あまぐもから カミナリを うちだすことが できる。
United States Pokémon Black It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
United States Pokémon White It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
United States Pokémon Black 2 It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
Japan Pokémon Black 2 カミナリと ともに おちてきたと いわれている。せなかの あまぐもから カミナリを うちだすことが できる。
United States Pokémon White 2 It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
Japan Pokémon White 2 カミナリと ともに おちてきたと いわれている。せなかの あまぐもから カミナリを うちだすことが できる。
Spain Pokémon X Las nubes de lluvia que lleva le permiten lanzar rayos a voluntad. Dicen que apareció con un rayo.
South Korea Pokémon Y 체내에서 들끓는 힘을 전격으로 내보내면서 대지를 달리는 난폭한 포켓몬이다.
Italy Pokémon Y Pokémon violento che accumula energia nel corpo e poi corre all’impazzata, scaricando elettricità.
Spain Pokémon Y Este duro Pokémon almacena energía en su cuerpo. Después, cuando se desplaza por tierra, la suelta.
France Pokémon Y Ce terrible Pokémon emmagasine de l’énergie puis court en lançant de puissants éclairs.
Germany Pokémon Y Dieses aggressive Pokémon speichert Energie in seinem Körper und entlädt sie, wenn es über das Land streift.
Japan Pokémon Y たいないで うずまく ちからを でんげきとして だしながら だいちを かけめぐる あらあらしい ポケモン。
South Korea Pokémon X 비구름을 짊어지고 있어서 어떤 때라도 번개를 칠 수 있다. 번개와 함께 떨어졌다고 한다.
Italy Pokémon X Grazie alle nubi di pioggia che ha con sé lancia fulmini a volontà. Pare che sia arrivato con un lampo.
France Pokémon X Le nuage de pluie qu’il porte peut relâcher la foudre à volonté. On dit de lui qu’il est venu avec l’orage.
Germany Pokémon X Die Regenwolken, die es trägt, ermöglichen es ihm, Gewitter zu erzeugen. Es strotzt vor Blitzen.
Japan Pokémon X あまぐもを せおっているので どんなときでも かみなりを だせる。 かみなりとともに おちてきたという。
United States Pokémon X The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
United States Pokémon Y This rough Pokémon stores energy inside its body, then sweeps across the land, shooting off electricity.
Spain Pokémon Omega Ruby Raikou tiene la velocidad del rayo. Los rugidos de este Pokémon emiten ondas de choque que se esparcen vibrando por el aire y sacuden el suelo como si fueran auténticas descargas de rayo.
South Korea Pokémon Alpha Sapphire 번개의 스피드가 깃들어 있는 포켓몬이다. 그 울음소리는 번개가 내리쳤을 때처럼 공기를 떨리게 하며 대지를 흔든다.
Italy Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Raikou rappresenta la velocità del fulmine. Il suo ruggito crea terrificanti onde d’urto nell’aria e scuote il suolo come se fosse percosso dalla furia di un fulmine durante il temporale.
Spain Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Raikou tiene la velocidad del rayo. Los rugidos de este Pokémon emiten ondas de choque que se esparcen vibrando por el aire y sacuden el suelo como si fueran auténticas descargas de rayo.
France Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Raikou incarne la vitesse de l’éclair. Les rugissements de ce Pokémon libèrent des ondes de choc provenant du ciel et frappant le sol avec la puissance de la foudre.
Germany Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Raikou ist so schnell wie der Blitz. Das Gebrüll dieses Pokémon sendet Schockwellen aus, die wie Donnerschläge durch die Luft beben und den Boden erschüttern.
Japan Pokémon Alpha Sapphire かみなりの スピードを やどした ポケモン。 その とおぼえは かみなりが おちた ときの ように くうきを ふるわせ だいちを ゆるがす。
United States Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Raikou embodies the speed of lightning. The roars of this Pokémon send shock waves shuddering through the air and shake the ground as if lightning bolts had come crashing down.
South Korea Pokémon Omega Ruby 번개의 스피드가 깃들어 있는 포켓몬이다. 그 울음소리는 번개가 내리쳤을 때처럼 공기를 떨리게 하며 대지를 흔든다.
Italy Pokémon Omega Ruby Raikou rappresenta la velocità del fulmine. Il suo ruggito crea terrificanti onde d’urto nell’aria e scuote il suolo come se fosse percosso dalla furia di un fulmine durante il temporale.
France Pokémon Omega Ruby Raikou incarne la vitesse de l’éclair. Les rugissements de ce Pokémon libèrent des ondes de choc provenant du ciel et frappant le sol avec la puissance de la foudre.
Germany Pokémon Omega Ruby Raikou ist so schnell wie der Blitz. Das Gebrüll dieses Pokémon sendet Schockwellen aus, die wie Donnerschläge durch die Luft beben und den Boden erschüttern.
Japan Pokémon Omega Ruby かみなりの スピードを やどした ポケモン。 その とおぼえは かみなりが おちた ときの ように くうきを ふるわせ だいちを ゆるがす。
United States Pokémon Omega Ruby Raikou embodies the speed of lightning. The roars of this Pokémon send shock waves shuddering through the air and shake the ground as if lightning bolts had come crashing down.
United States Pokémon Sword
United States Pokémon Shield

Sprite List

Gen/Game Normal Shiny
Second Generation
Gold Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Silver Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Crystal Back Picture Front Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture Front Picture
Third Generation
Ruby/Sapphire Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Emerald Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture
Fourth Generation
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Fifth Generation
Black/White anim anim
Sixth & Seventh Generation
XY
Sun/Moon

anim anim

anim anim
Eighth Generation
Sword/Shield shiny

Episode Appearances

Ep # Title
GS 64
Movie 8
SP 3
Movie 12
DP 137
Movie 13
PS 281
SP 6
Movie 15
Gen 6
Movie 20
SP 9

TCG Cards

#22: Raikou
Rarity:
Rare
Type:
Type
HP:
60
Weakness:
Type
#13: Raikou
Rarity:
Rare
Type:
Type
HP:
80
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#176: Raikou
Rarity:
Rare
Type:
Type
HP:
70
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#28: Raikou
Rarity:
Rare
Type:
Type
HP:
70
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#92: Raikou ex
Rarity:
Rare Holo
Type:
Type
HP:
100
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy Energy
#108: Rocket's Raikou ex
Rarity:
Rare Holo
Type:
Type
HP:
100
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy Energy
#114: Raikou *
Rarity:
Rare Holo
Type:
Type
HP:
80
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#3: Raikou
Rarity:
Rare
Type:
Type
HP:
70
Weakness:
Type
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#16: Raikou
Rarity:
Rare
Type:
Type
HP:
80
Weakness:
Type
+20
Resistance:
Type
-20
Retreat Cost:
Energy Energy
#5: Rotom
Rarity:
Rare
Type:
Type
HP:
70
Weakness:
Type
+20
Resistance:
Type
-20
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#91: Entei & Raikou LEGEND
Rarity:
LEGEND
Type:
Type Type
HP:
140
Weakness:
Type
Fx2
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#92: Raikou & Suicune LEGEND
Rarity:
LEGEND
Type:
Type Type
HP:
160
Weakness:
Type
Lx2
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#104: Raikou
Rarity:
Rare Holo
Type:
Type
HP:
90
Weakness:
Type
x2
Resistance:
Type
-20
Retreat Cost:
Energy Energy
#38: Raikou EX
Rarity:
Rare Holo EX
Type:
Type
HP:
170
Weakness:
Type
x2
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#105: Raikou EX
Rarity:
Rare Ultra
Type:
Type
HP:
170
Weakness:
Type
x2
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#55: Raikou
Rarity:
Rare Holo
Type:
Type
HP:
120
Weakness:
Type
x2
Resistance:
Type
-20
Retreat Cost:
Energy
#32: Raikou
Rarity:
Rare Holo
Type:
Type
HP:
120
Weakness:
Type
x2
Resistance:
Type
-20
Retreat Cost:
Energy Energy
#48: Raikou V
Rarity:
V
Type:
Type
HP:
200
Weakness:
Type
x2
Retreat Cost:
Energy

Event Pokemon

Title
Pokémon Colosseum - Wes's Raikou
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Raikou
Started: 2004-03-22
Ended: 0000-00-00
10th Anniversary Raikou
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Raikou
Started: 2006-02-25
Ended: 2006-07-22
Bryant Park 10th Anniversary Raikou
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Raikou
Started: 2006-08-08
Ended: 2006-08-08
10th Anniversary Raikou
Country: United Kingdom
Pokémon: Thumbanil Raikou
Started: 2006-06-10
Ended: 2006-11-19
10th Anniversary Raikou
Country: France
Pokémon: Thumbanil Raikou
Started: 2006-09-26
Ended: 2006-09-26
10th Anniversary Raikou
Country: Germany
Pokémon: Thumbanil Raikou
Started: 2006-09-24
Ended: 2006-11-05
10th Anniversary Raikou
Country: Italy
Pokémon: Thumbanil Raikou
Started: 2006-06-23
Ended: 2006-06-25
10th Anniversary Raikou
Country: Spain
Pokémon: Thumbanil Raikou
Started: 2006-06-27
Ended: 2006-08-27
Crown City Raikou
Country: South Korea
Pokémon: Thumbanil Raikou
Started: 2010-09-18
Ended: 2010-10-24
GameStop Shiny Raikou
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Raikou
Started: 2011-01-03
Ended: 2011-01-09
Crown City Raikou
Country: Japan
Pokémon: Thumbanil Raikou
Started: 2010-06-18
Ended: 2010-08-31
Crown City Raikou
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Raikou
Started: 2011-02-07
Ended: 2011-02-13
Crown City Raikou
Country: France
Pokémon: Thumbanil Raikou
Started: 2011-02-07
Ended: 2011-02-13
Crown City Raikou
Country: Spain
Pokémon: Thumbanil Raikou
Started: 2011-02-07
Ended: 2011-02-13
Crown City Raikou
Country: Italy
Pokémon: Thumbanil Raikou
Started: 2011-02-07
Ended: 2011-02-13
Crown City Raikou
Country: Germany
Pokémon: Thumbanil Raikou
Started: 2011-02-07
Ended: 2011-02-13
Note: Move names that have a colored checkmark beside the name receive a Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB) when used by this Pokémon

Level Up Moves

Bite Type Icon Physical 25 60 100 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Extrasensory Type Icon Special 20 80 100 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64
Leer Type Icon Status 30 100 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Discharge
Type Icon Special 15 80 100 57 57 57 57 57 57 57 57 57
Thunder Shock
Type Icon Special 30 40 100 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 11 11 11 11 11
Roar Type Icon Status 20 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 21 21 21 21 21
Quick Attack Type Icon Physical 30 40 100 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 31 31 31 31 31
Spark
Type Icon Physical 20 65 100 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 41 41 41 41 41
Reflect Type Icon Status 20 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 51 51 51 51 51
Crunch Type Icon Physical 15 80 100 43 43 43 43 43 43 43 43 43 61 61 61 61 61
Thunder Fang
Type Icon Physical 15 65 95 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
Rain Dance Type Icon Status 5 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 71
Thunder
Type Icon Special 10 110 70 85 85 85 85 85 85 85 85 71 71 71 71 71 71
Calm Mind Type Icon Status 20 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 81 81 81

TM/HM Moves

Confide Type Icon Status 20
Quash Type Icon Status 15 100
Calm Mind Type Icon Status 20
Psych Up Type Icon Status 10
Sunny Day Type Icon Status 5
Rain Dance Type Icon Status 5
Sleep Talk Type Icon Status 10
Swagger Type Icon Status 15 85
Sandstorm Type Icon Status 10
Protect Type Icon Status 10
Substitute Type Icon Status 10
Rest Type Icon Status 10
Reflect Type Icon Status 20
Light Screen Type Icon Status 30
Double Team Type Icon Status 15
Toxic Type Icon Status 10 90
Thunder Wave
Type Icon Status 20 90
Roar Type Icon Status 20
Flash Type Icon Status 20 100
Endure Type Icon Status 10
Detect Type Icon Status 5
Curse Type Icon Status 10
Wild Charge
Type Icon Physical 15 90 100
Bulldoze Type Icon Physical 20 60 100
Giga Impact Type Icon Physical 5 150 90
Facade Type Icon Physical 20 70 100
Frustration Type Icon Physical 20 100
Return Type Icon Physical 20 100
Secret Power Type Icon Physical 20 70 100
Rock Smash Type Icon Physical 15 40 100
Dig Type Icon Physical 10 80 100
Strength Type Icon Physical 15 80 100
Cut Type Icon Physical 30 50 95
Rock Climb Type Icon Physical 20 90 85
Natural Gift Type Icon Physical 15 100
Iron Tail Type Icon Physical 15 100 75
Headbutt Type Icon Physical 15 70 100
Snarl Type Icon Special 15 55 95
Volt Switch
Type Icon Special 20 70 100
Round Type Icon Special 15 60 100
Charge Beam
Type Icon Special 10 50 90
Shadow Ball Type Icon Special 15 80 100
Hidden Power Type Icon Special 15 60 100
Thunder
Type Icon Special 10 110 70
Thunderbolt
Type Icon Special 15 90 100
Hyper Beam Type Icon Special 5 150 90
Shock Wave
Type Icon Special 20 60
Zap Cannon
Type Icon Special 5 120 50
Mud-Slap Type Icon Special 10 20 100
Snore Type Icon Special 15 50 100
Swift Type Icon Special 20 60

Egg Moves

No egg moves found

Move Tutors

Magnet Rise
Type Icon Status 10
Sleep Talk Type Icon Status 10
Substitute Type Icon Status 10
Mimic Type Icon Status 10
Thunder Wave
Type Icon Status 20 90
Psych Up Type Icon Status 10
Swagger Type Icon Status 15 85
Endure Type Icon Status 10
Iron Head Type Icon Physical 15 80 100
Iron Tail Type Icon Physical 15 100 75
Headbutt Type Icon Physical 15 70 100
Double-Edge Type Icon Physical 15 120 100
Body Slam Type Icon Physical 15 85 100
Shock Wave
Type Icon Special 20 60
Signal Beam Type Icon Special 15 75 100
Snore Type Icon Special 15 50 100
Mud-Slap Type Icon Special 10 20 100
Swift Type Icon Special 20 60
Thunderbolt
Type Icon Special 15 90 100