Follow
chevron-rightListchevron-rightEntry
#26
GO
201
ATK
154
DEF
155
STA
Lvl 50Max CP
2585
Lvl 40
2286
Lvl 25Weather Boost
1633
Lvl 20Raids/Eggs
1306
Lvl 15Research
980

PvE Analysis

Despite an additional Psychic typing over Kantonian Raichu, Alolan Raichu is not meaningfully different in any way, with the same Electric-type moves and no Psychic-type fast moves. It can't have any fancy hats, either.

Best PvE Offensive Moveset

Thunder Shock + Wild ChargeBest
  • Thunder Shock is superior to Spark and Volt Switch in every way on offense
  • Wild Charge is one of the best charge moves in the game and should be prioritized over Thunder Punch.
  • Psychic is a good move, but it lacks synergy with Alolan Raichu's Fast Moves 
  • Grass Knot can provide wider coverage, but you will probably just go with other options when you want a Grass attacker.  
  • Trailblaze is inferior.

Best PvE Defensive Moveset

Volt Switch + Grass Knot, or PsychicBest
Volt Switch + Thunder Punch or Wild ChargeGood
  • Volt Switch is superior to Spark and Thunder Shock in every way on defense. 
  • Wild Charge is on par with Thunder Punch, trading damage for lower energy cost.  
  • Grass Knot offers some interesting coverage against weaknesses to Ground-types and Tyranitar. 
  • Trailblaze is harder to dodge than Grass Knot, but it's also weaker.
  • Psychic is a good option due to its high power and 2 bars

PvP Analysis

Volt Switch + Thunder Punch and Grass Knot or Psychic or Wild Charge

Volt Switch is great in PvP, and despite having slightly lower energy gains compared to Thunder Shock, it adds a lot of consistency to Raichu's performance with its higher damage output. Spark is strictly inferior to both other options.

Thunder Punch is needed to bait shields thanks to its lower energy cost, in addition to benefiting from STAB. Psychic and Grass Knot have great stats and add extra coverage, the former on Grass, the latter on Ground, both commonly used to counter Raichu. Wild Charge hits very hard if you're not concerned about getting walled by those.

Great League3.5 / 5

AlolaChu is really good at doing a couple things. It is good at dealing lots of neutral damage and pressuring shields with the fast charging sparks and good charge moves to choose from, including the fast shield busting Thunder Punch. It is good at zapping Fliers and Toasting Water types. t is good at serving as the electric role in your team while also soft countering Fighting Types. Now for the downsides. AlolaChu NEEDS shields. It is super duper squishy. This means that it will usually only take down one mon and then put a dent into a second one, even in a good scenario. Also, it can get walled out pretty hard by Ground or Rock types. Even with the addition of Grass Knot to the kit, those matchups become a question of energy and shields, and then you are probably giving up Thunder Punch, making AlolaChu worse at its original function. AlolaChu is really good at what it does, but its lack of bulk and struggle to cover itself well without giving up its main function keep it from being a top flight PvP pick. 

Ultra League0 / 5

RUN, don’t even dare try to fight Giratina. Just run!

Master League0 / 5

Just no hope, ever.

Purification Cost
Second Charge Move Cost
10,000 Stardust + 25 Candy
Flee Rate
6 %
Buddy Distance
Catch Rate
10 %
Female Ratio
50 %
Male Ratio
50 %
41
Followers
13
Posts
1838
Entries
Site Banner
Pokemon GO Wiki - GamePress
Wiki, Database, News, Strategy, and Community for the Pokemon GO Player
Contributors
Join
flameTrending
Attackers Tier List
Pokemon
GamePress V2 Pokemon GO Site Beta
component
Master League PVP Tier List
Tier Lists
Great League PVP Tier List
Dawn Wings Necrozma
Dynamax is Coming to Pokemon Go
component
Ultra League PVP Tier List
Dusk Mane Necrozma
Eelektross
Tandemaus
Groudon
Tynamo
Kartana
Necrozma
Necrozma Raid Guide
component
Moves
Bulbasaur
Palkia (Origin Forme)
Charizard
Pokemon Go Fest 2024 Guide
component
Dialga (Origin Forme)
Mamoswine
Types
Barbaracle
Ho-Oh
Mega Gengar
Alolan Exeggutor
Eternamax Eternatus
Klinklang
Talonflame
Maushold
Mega Blaziken
Mega Lucario
Tyranitar
Pokemon Legends Z-A: The Potential for Other New Mega Evolutions
component
Darmanitan
Dialga
Galarian Stunfisk
Giratina (Origin Forme)
Lucario
Obstagoon
Swampert
Articuno
Gardevoir
Lunala
Mega Rayquaza
Melmetal
Pidgeot
Venusaur
Zekrom
Mega Rayquaza 4-Person Raid Guide
component
Typing Review: Psychic
component
Exeggutor
Machamp
Mewtwo
Primal Groudon
Sneasler
Solgaleo
Yveltal
Zygarde (Complete Forme)
Water
Mud Shot
Alolan Meowth
Alolan Ninetales
Azumarill
Carbink
Charcadet
Dragonite
Giratina (Altered Forme)
Hisuian Typhlosion
Kommo-o
Landorus (Therian Forme)
Lanturn
Quagsire
Rayquaza
Shadow Chandelure
Shadow Dragonite
Dragon Tail
Thunderbolt
Eelektrik
Galarian Slowpoke
Gengar
Hisuian Sneasel
Hydreigon
Klink
Mega Charizard Y
Ursaluna
Xerneas
Bite
Fire Punch
Precipice Blades
Alolan Muk
Alolan Persian
Beedrill
Binacle
Blacephalon
Cofagrigus
Deoxys (Defense Forme)
Garchomp
Hisuian Qwilfish
Hisuian Samurott
Jellicent
Marshadow
Mega Sceptile
Mega Swampert
Mega Tyranitar
Muk
Naganadel
Paldean Wooper
Pangoro
Rhyperior
Shadow Abomasnow
Shadow Mewtwo
Shadow Tyranitar
Skarmory
Togekiss
Vanilluxe
Weavile
Zacian - Hero of Many Battles
Moongeist Beam
Alakazam
Alolan Raichu
Butterfree
Buzzwole
Ceruledge
Chandelure
Combee
Cosmog
Dratini
Drifblim
Dugtrio
Enamorus (Incarnate Forme)
Fearow
Feebas
Feraligatr
Florges
Galarian Darmanitan
Galarian Meowth
Gallade
Glaceon
Goodra
Greedent
Guzzlord
Hisuian Decidueye
Jangmo-o
Jolteon
Kyogre
Landorus (Incarnate Forme)
Lapras
Latios
Lugia
Mandibuzz
Maractus
Mega Abomasnow
Mega Slowbro
Meowscarada
Nidoqueen
Ninetales
Perrserker
Poliwrath
Samurott
Shadow Flygon
Shadow Ho-Oh
Shadow Mamoswine
Shiftry
Snorlax
Terrakion
Trevenant
Volcarona
Wooper
Xurkitree
Zarude
Air Slash
Double Iron Bash
Dragon Breath
Fire Blast
Future Sight
Ice Beam
Mud Slap
Powder Snow
Power Gem
Psywave
Razor Shell
Rock Smash
Sacred Fire
Sacred Fire++
Shadow Ball
Solar Beam
Superpower
Abomasnow
Aerodactyl
Alolan Diglett
Alolan Dugtrio
Alolan Golem
Alolan Marowak
Alolan Sandslash
Altaria
Avalugg
Baxcalibur
Bewear
Blastoise
Blissey
Calyrex - Shadow Rider
Cetitan
Cetoddle
Clamperl
Darkrai
Decidueye
Dewgong
Diggersby
Diglett
Dodrio
Donphan
Durant
Espurr
Fuecoco
Galarian Articuno
Galarian Zigzagoon
Gligar
Gliscor
Golisopod
Golurk
Gyarados
Hisuian Arcanine
Hisuian Electrode
Hitmontop
Incineroar
Iron Crown
Jynx
Koffing
Larvesta
Lickitung
Linoone
Medicham
Mega Aerodactyl
Mega Aggron
Mega Banette
Mega Charizard X
Mega Pidgeot
Meloetta (Aria Forme)
Meowstic - Male
Munchlax
Nidoking
Nidoran♀
Nihilego
Overqwil
Palafin (Hero Form)
Pelipper
Pikachu
Poipole
Porygon2
Primal Kyogre
Rampardos
Sableye
Sandslash
Sceptile
Scizor
Scrafty
Shadow Blaziken
Shadow Bulbasaur
Shadow Feraligatr
Shadow Kingdra
Shadow Raikou
Shadow Rampardos
Shadow Rhyperior
Shadow Sceptile
Shadow Snorlax
Shadow Venusaur
Skeledirge
Slaking
Sneasel
Stunfisk
Swoobat
Tangrowth
Throh
Toxapex
Tyrantrum
Ultra Necrozma
Umbreon
Vaporeon
Vigoroth
Weezing
White Kyurem
Wigglytuff
Zacian - Crowned Sword
Zygarde (50% Forme)
Ghost
Grass
Pokemon Legends Z-A: The Potential for New Mega Evolutions
component
Acid Spray
Aqua Jet
Aqua Tail
Brutal Swing
Bulldoze
Bullet Seed
Charge Beam
Dark Pulse
Disarming Voice
Earthquake
Ember
Extrasensory
Frenzy Plant
Geomancy
Grass Knot
Heart Stamp
High Horsepower
Hyper Beam
Luster Purge
Metal Claw
Meteor Mash
Oblivion Wing
Poison Jab
Razor Leaf
Rock Slide
Rock Throw
Sandsear Storm
Shadow Force
Spacial Rend
Spark
Struggle Bug
Sunsteel Strike
Thunder Shock
Volt Switch
Volt Tackle
Water Gun
5th Anniversary Pikachu
Alolan Raticate
Alolan Vulpix
Alomomola
Amaura
Amoonguss
Araquanid
Arboliva
Arcanine
Archeops
Armaldo
Aromatisse
Aron
Bagon
Bastiodon
Bellossom
Black Kyurem
Blaziken
Braviary
Cacnea
Captain Pikachu
Celebi
Chansey
Cherrim (Overcast Form)
Chimecho
Cinderace
Claydol
Clefable
Cloyster
Combusken
Conkeldurr
Corsola
Cyndaquil
Darmanitan (Zen Mode)
Dewott
Dubwool
Dunsparce
Duosion
Emolga
Entei
Espeon
Eternatus
Excadrill
Farfetch'd
Flareon
Fletchinder
Fomantis
Foongus
Fraxure
Frogadier
Galarian Corsola
Galarian Darumaka
Galarian Linoone
Galarian Slowbro
Galarian Yamask
Galarian Zapdos
Galvantula
Garbodor
Gastrodon - East Sea
Genesect
Golbat
Golett
Gorebyss
Gothitelle
Gothorita
Grovyle
Hakamo-o
Hariyama
Hatterene
Haxorus
Heatran
Hisuian Avalugg
Hoopa (Unbound)
Hoppip
Houndoom
Ivysaur
Kakuna
Keldeo
Lickilicky
Liepard
Lillipup
Magneton
Magnezone
Malamar
Manaphy
Mankey
Marshtomp
Mega Blastoise
Mega Garchomp
Mega Heracross
Mega Mewtwo X
Mega Mewtwo Y
Mega Sableye
Mega Salamence
Meowstic - Female
Milotic
Misdreavus
Noctowl
Omastar
Oricorio (Pa'u Style)
Oricorio (Sensu Style)
Palkia
Pawmot
Persian
Phanpy
Pidgeotto
Pikachu Libre
Plusle
Porygon
Porygon-Z
Primarina
Primeape
Probopass
Captain Pikachu
Psyduck
Quaxwell
Raichu
Raikou
Regigigas
Registeel
Remoraid
Reshiram
Reuniclus
Rockruff
Roserade
Runerigus
Salamence
Salazzle
Sawsbuck
Scatterbug
Scyther
Seaking
Seedot
Seismitoad
Serperior
Shadow Alolan Dugtrio
Shadow Alolan Exeggutor
Shadow Alolan Golem
Shadow Alolan Raticate
Shadow Alolan Sandslash
Shadow Arbok
Shadow Articuno
Shadow Beedrill
Shadow Blastoise
Shadow Charizard
Shadow Donphan
Shadow Drifloon
Shadow Electivire
Shadow Entei
Shadow Ferroseed
Shadow Ferrothorn
Shadow Garchomp
Shadow Gengar
Shadow Golem
Shadow Golett
Shadow Hitmonlee
Shadow Houndoom
Shadow Ivysaur
Shadow Jumpluff
Shadow Latios
Shadow Lugia
Shadow Luxray
Shadow Machamp
Shadow Magneton
Shadow Nidoqueen
Shadow Ninetales
Shadow Probopass
Shadow Salamence
Shadow Sandslash
Shadow Scizor
Shadow Scyther
Shadow Sneasler
Shadow Staraptor
Shadow Swampert
Shadow Ursaluna
Shadow Ursaring
Shadow Weavile
Shaymin (Sky Forme)
Shellos - West Sea
Shuckle
Sirfetch'd
Slowbro
Slurpuff
Spearow
Spinda
Staraptor
Steelix
Swirlix
Sylveon
Tadbulb
Tapu Koko
Tapu Lele
Tornadus (Therian Forme)
Toucannon
Toxicroak
Ursaring
Victini
Victreebel
Vulpix
Walrein
Whimsicott
Wobbuffet
Wugtrio
Yanma
Zebstrika
Zigzagoon
Zygarde (10% Forme)
Dark
Fire
Ground
Ice
Guzzlord Raid Solo Guide
component