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Alolan Raichu Solo Raid Guide

Tier 3 Raid Boss Guides
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Difficulty:

Doable at trainer level 25 with proper counters

HP3,600 ATK157.68 DEF123.37
CP Range
Lvl 20 1238 - 1306 Lvl 25 1548 - 1633

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Rain, Windy Sunny / Clear, Fog, Rain, Windy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Volt Switch Intermediate
Spark Easy

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Psychic Easy
Thunder Punch Intermediate
Wild Charge Challenging

Overview

The best way to think of Alolan Raichu is as a Psychic-type Pokemon with Electric-type attacks. Because Electric is only weak to Ground, which in turn has terrible moves, most of Alolan Raichu’s counters target its defensively weaker Psychic side. However, these counters don’t tend to resist Electric, which are 4 out of 5 of Alolan Raichu’s moves. Wild Charge variants can be nasty.

Approach

Team composition

  • Tyranitar, Mewtwo, Groudon, and Rhyperior can truly trivialize this raid

Dodging strategy

  • Thunder Punch is not worth dodging, nor Psychic if it’s doubly resisted

  • Teams with frailer Pokemon not listed above may benefit from dodging

Note: Good movesets are not necessarily viable at the level indicated.

Video Guide

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable at level 25
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Among the highest DPS counters, featuring passable bulk

Cons:

  • Limited EX raid availability and difficult to obtain candy for

Tyranitar Tyranitar
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Bite Crunch Best

Pros:

  • A remarkably bulky non-legendary counter, with high DPS

  • Historic tier 4 raid boss; also featured on Community Day

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Pros:

  • By far the bulkiest Alolan Raichu counter, with strong DPS

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Legacy variants reach the highest DPS vs. Alolan Raichu

  • Many players have one, as it featured on a raid challenge

Cons:

  • Neutral to Electric, weak to Psychic; benefits from dodging

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons:

  • Uncommon; evolves with limited availability Sinnoh Stone

Houndoom Houndoom
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Pros:

  • A strong counter to Psychic sets due to double resistance

  • Good availability due to prior events with boosted spawns

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Many players have one, as it is a historical tier 3 raid boss

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Many players have one, as it is a historical tier 3 raid boss

Rayquaza Rayquaza
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Pros:

  • Does excellent neutral DPS useful in numerous matchups

  • Many players have one, as it is a historical tier 5 raid boss

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons:

  • Paper-thin and highly reliant on dodging charged moves

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • A strong counter to Psychic sets due to double resistance

Cons:

  • Paper-thin when up against Volt Switch, non-Psychic sets

  • Low availability, obtained only in raid battles and research

Rhyperior Rhyperior
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Pros:

  • The overall bulkiest non-legendary counter with okay DPS

Cons:

  • Requires use of limited availability Sinnoh Stone to evolve

Mismagius Mismagius
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons:

  • Uncommon; evolves with limited availability Sinnoh Stone

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