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Raikou
Raikou
National Pokédex
Blissey - Raikou (#243) - Entei
Ability Pressure
Inner Focus (Hidden)
Series Pokémon series
First appearance Pokémon Gold and Silver
Created by Game Freak
Designed by Muneo Saito

Raikou (JP) is a species of Pokémon in the series of the same name. It is a Electric legendary Pokémon that made its first appearance in the second generation games Gold and Silver. It is a part of the Legendary Beasts alongside Entei and Suicune.

Physiology and Behavior

Appearances

Main Pokémon games

Other Pokémon games

Super Smash Bros. series

Trophy descriptions

In the anime

Origin and inspiration

In-game information

Pokédex entries

Title Entry
Second Pokémon generation
Pokémon Gold The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
Pokémon Silver A Pokémon that races across the land while barking a cry that sounds like crashing thunder.
Pokémon Crystal This rough Pokémon stores energy in its body, then sweeps across the land, shooting off electricity.
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon 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.
Pokémon 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.
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.
Pokémon FireRed This Pokémon races across the land while barking a cry that sounds like crashing thunder.
Pokémon LeafGreen The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
Pokémon Pearl It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
Pokémon Platinum It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
Pokémon HeartGold The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
Pokémon SoulSilver A Pokémon that races across the land while barking a cry that sounds like crashing thunder.
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
Pokémon White It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
Pokémon Black 2 It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
Pokémon White 2 It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
Pokémon Y The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will. They say that it descended with lightning.
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.
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.


Game locations

Title Location(s)
Second Pokémon generation
Pokémon Gold
Roaming Johto
Pokémon Silver
Roaming Johto
Pokémon Crystal
Roaming Johto
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon Ruby
Trade
Pokémon FireRed
Roaming Kanto (Player chooses Squirtle)
Pokémon LeafGreen
Roaming Kanto (Player chooses Squirtle)
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Platinum
Trade
Pokémon HeartGold
Roaming Johto
Pokémon SoulSilver
Roaming Johto
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X
Trade
Pokémon Omega Ruby
Trackless Forest (requires Ho-Oh or Lugia in the party)
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Trackless Forest (requires Ho-Oh or Lugia in the party)


Base Stats

Base Stats
HP 90
Attack 58
Defense 75
Sp. Attack 115
Sp. Defense 100
Speed 115
Average 580

Moveset

Main article: Raikou/moveset

Gallery

Sprites

Sprites
Gold
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Silver
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Crystal
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Ruby Sapphire
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Emerald
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Fire Leaf
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Diamond Pearl
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Platinum
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Heart Soul
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Black White
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Black 2 White 2
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X Y
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