Raichu, the evolved form of Pikachu is known for its improved stats but inability to learn new moves through leveling. As such, most players will choose to raise their Pikachu high enough to learn all the moves they want for it before undergoing the evolution process.
In Pokemon Yellow, your starter/companion Pikachu can not be evolved into a Raichu until traded to a friend and traded back. After the evolution, your Raichu will no longer follow the protagonist on screen.
National Pokedex No: - #026
Species: Mouse Pokemon
Type: Electric, Electric / Psychic (form)
Hidden Ability: Lightningrod
Weight: 66.1 lbs
Found In: Not Found in the Wild, (Pre-Evolution found in Kanto, Hoenn and Sinnoh)
Power Plant (Blue only) and Cerulean Cave (Red and Blue)
On Pokemon Yellow your Pikachu will not evolve if you try to do so
Evolves at: N/A
Females are different from males for their smaller and blunder lightning bolt at the end of their tails.
Raichu have so mush electrical power in their bodies that they need to use their tails as a ground to avoid shocking themselves. Its 10,000-volt Thunder Wave technique paralyzes an enemy so it can't move.
Some Pikachus like themselves so much that they refuse to evolve.
Once a Pikachu evolves it will no longer be able to learn more attacks by leveling up, so some trainers prefer to train there Pokemon until they learn the most powerful attacks they can.
Pichu (Max Happiness, Level up) --> Pikachu (Thunderstone) --> Raichu
Weak to: Ground
Resistant against: Flying, Steel and Electric
Unaffected by: None
Damaged Normally by: Fighting, Grass, Water, Psychic, Fire, Bug, Rock, Normal, Poison, Ghost, Ice, Dark and Dragon
- Red/Blue: Its long tail serves as a ground to protect itself from its own high voltage power.
- Yellow: When electricity builds up inside its body, it becomes feisty. It also glows in the dark.
- Gold: When its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
- Silver: If the electric pouches in its checks become fully charged, both ears will stand straight up.
- Crystal: If its electric pouches run empty, it raises its tail to gather electricity from the atmosphere.
- Ruby: If the electric sacks become excessively charge. Raichu plants its tail in the ground and discharges. Scorched patches of ground will be found near this Pokemon's nest.
- Sapphire: This Pokemon exudes a weak electrical charge from all over its body that makes it take on a slight glow in darkness. Raichu searches for electricity by planting its tail on the ground.
- Emerald: If it stores to much electricity, its behavior turns aggressive. To avoid this, it occasionally discharges excess energy and calms itself down.
- FireRed: Its electric charges can reach even 100,000 volts. Careless contact can cause even an Indian elephant to faint.
- LeafGreen: Its long tail serves as a ground to protect itself from its own high-voltage power.
- Diamond: It turns aggressive if it has too much electricity in its body. It discharges power through its tail.
- Pearl: It can loose 100,000-volts bursts of electricity, instantly downing foes several times its size.
- Platinum: Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.
- HeartGold: When its electricity builds, its muscles are stimulated, and it becomes more aggressive than usual.
- SoulSilver: If the electric pouches in its checks become fully charged, both ears will stand straight up.
- Black/White: Its tail discharges electricity into the ground, protecting it from getting shocked.