Alolan Raichu Raid Guide

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Raichu (Alola)

Alola Raichu is a Tier 3 raid boss with 15380 Raid Boss CP. Alolan Raichu Raid boss can be relatively easily soloed.

Best Alola Raichu counters are strong Ghost and Dark type Pokemon like Hydreigon, Darkrai Gengar (Mega), Shadow Ball Mewtwo and Tyranitar. Alola Raichu is a Raid exclusive Pokémon, together with Alolan Marowak.

Normally, Alola Raichu has stats of 201 ATK, 172 DEF, and 120 STA, so even with the boosted raid boss stamina, it won’t be too threatening. Alola Raichu, as an Electric and Psychic type, will be weak to plenty of meta-relevant types, including Dark, Ground, Ghost, and Bug types.

When beat, the catch CP will range from:

  • 1238 – 1306 CP (Regular, Level 20 encounter)
  • 1548- 1633 CP (Weather Boosted Level 25 encounter)

Alola Raichu Counters

The following table lists the best Alolan Raichu raid counters in Pokemon GO.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Pheromosa Bug Bite Bug Bug Buzz Bug 97.15s 5.10
2. Hydreigon Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 111.28s 1.50
3. Darkrai Snarl Dark Shadow Ball Ghost 109.55s 2.83
4. Chandelure Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 108.69s 3.67
5. Gengar Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 105.99s 4.50
6. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 113.51s 2.67
7. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 118.15s 1.58
8. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 120.40s 1.75
9. Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Drill Run Ground 118.98s 2.25
10. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 122.62s 1.80
11. Hoopa (Confined) Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 114.83s 3.58
12. Hoopa (Unbound) Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 117.32s 3.00
13. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 123.52s 1.78
14. Deoxys (Attack) Poison Jab Poison Dark Pulse Dark 104.81s 8.25
15. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 120.66s 2.83
16. Landorus Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 120.97s 3.08
17. Yveltal Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 121.91s 2.92
18. Weavile Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 122.96s 3.75
19. Zarude Bite Dark Dark Pulse Dark 132.15s 1.50
20. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost 125.58s 3.36
21. Golurk Mud-Slap Ground Earth Power Ground 133.62s 1.50
22. Banette Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 124.42s 5.00
23. Absol Snarl Dark Payback Dark 127.76s 3.33
24. Rhydon Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 133.66s 1.86
25. Tyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark 132.14s 2.33
26. Bisharp Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 133.68s 2.00
27. Houndoom Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 131.82s 3.00
28. Honchkrow Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 125.93s 4.25
29. Yanmega Bug Bite Bug Bug Buzz Bug 132.31s 2.00
30. Trevenant Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 134.96s 3.00
31. Escavalier Bug Bite Bug Megahorn Bug 134.12s 2.33
32. Mamoswine Mud-Slap Ground Bulldoze Ground 136.89s 2.00
33. Donphan Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 140.75s 2.00
34. Haunter Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 119.50s 7.00

Alola Raichu has so many top-tier counters, it won’t be hard to send it crashing. Between Groudon, Tyranitar, Mewtwo, and Gengar, this psychic surfer has to deal with some of the highest damage dealing Pokémon in the game.

Your fastest time to win, not accounting for weather, will be with Legacy Shadow Claw / Shadow Ball Mega Gengar, followed by Mega Houndoom, then Gengar and finally Chandelure, although this can very easily change depending on the weather.

Alola Raichu Moveset

Alola Raichu can hit you with the following moves:

Fast moves Charge moves
  • Spark Electric
  • Volt Switch Electric 
  • Thunder Shock Electric
  • Wild Charge Electric
  • Psychic Psychic
  • Thunder Punch Electric
  • Grass Knot Grass

Weather Effects

Weather Pro Attacker Pro Raichu
Sunny Boosts Super Effective Ground attacks
Partly Cloudy
Rainy Boosts Super Effective Bug attacks Boosts Electric moves
Fog Boosts Super Effective Ghost and Dark Attacks
Windy Boosts Psychic move

As you can see, the best weather to hit an Alola Raichu in is either Sunny or Fog weather, where they boost the likes of Groudon or Gengar, while providing no benefits to Raichu. However, you can get some benefit in the Rainy where a Pinsir will become the best attacker, at the cost of Raichu then receiving a boost to its own Electric attacks.

Windy might make it harder if it happens to have Psychic, however the difference in time is minimal at best, and in fact, a point can be made the extra damage weather boosted Psychic does can charge your bar faster and make the fight faster in certain cases.

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