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Alolan Raichu

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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Raids

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 2 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 3 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

21.00 kg Weight
0.70 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2286
ATK 201
DEF 154
STA 155

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Spark is superior to 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 offers Alolan Raichu no utility on offense. 
  • Grass Knot can provide wider coverage, but you will probably just go with other options when you want a Grass attacker.  

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Volt Switch is superior to Spark 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. 
  • Psychic could surprise an attacker, but I'd be surprised Alolan Raichu used it before fainting.

PVE Overview

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.

PVP Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PvP Moveset Explanation

Spark + Thunder Punch and Wild Charge

This move-set is geared to spam spam spam. Spark, having 2.00 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and 4.00 EPT (Energy Per Turn), will charge your moves so quickly while having nice coverage for Water and Flying type Pokemon. Thunder-Punch, 55 Damage and 40 Energy cost,  is a a great shield baiting move. Allowing you to fake out your opponent who may think a Wild Charge is coming, not to mention the possibility of doing good neutral or super effective damage based on what opponent you are facing. Wild Charge, 90 Damage and 50 Energy, hits like a truck with the speed of a race car. This move is very strong and costs so little energy, pair that with spark and things start to ramp up! This move set is great for the Nightmare Cup and Great League PvP in general.

Spark + Thunder Punch and Psychic

Again we see Spark being the top performing fast move for Alolan Raichu, it’s amazing EPT is something you can’t pass up! Thunder-Punch again is utilized as a shield baiting move while still giving you good Water and Flying coverage. However we mix it up with Psychic. Psychic, 100 Damage and 70 Energy cost, take a bit longer to charge up compared to Wild Charge, but it gives you some nice Fighting and Poison coverage. If an opponent of that typing doesn’t have a shield, well Alolan Raichu will K.O them with it’s stab Psychic damage! With that being said, Wild Charge will still do heavy neutral damage at a faster rate, so the argument can be made to go with Wild Charge.

Spark + Grass Knot and Wild Charge

Spark, per usual, is the fast move you want. This moveset gives AlolaChu a much different look than the current standard Punch/Charge combo. With both charge moves costing 50 energy, AlolaChu loses its status as an premier shield buster and shield baiter. Also, giving up the fast charging Thunder Punch and it's ability to finish off Flying and Water types quickly makes Alolan Raichu worse at one of its primary functions. In exchange , you gain more coverage and have a chance in matchups that seemed impossible before like against Ground types (i.e Claydol in Nightmare Cup) and the ever popular Lanturn. Basically, you give up a little shield utility and dominate the things you beat less in exchange for a better chance against the things that countered or hard countered you before.

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League:  3 / 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 League:  0 / 5 

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

Master League: 0 / 5

Just no hope, ever.

Fast Moves

20
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
2.30
0.30
10.87
8.70
10.87
6
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Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.70
0.40
12.86
8.57
10.71

Charge Moves

100
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Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.80
1.30
0.00
1.00
35.71
44.64
35.71
45
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Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.80
-0.15
0.00
1.36
25.00
31.25
34.09
90
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.60
0.40
0.00
1.80
34.62
43.27
62.31
90
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Grass

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.60
0.90
0.00
1.80
34.62
43.27
62.31

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 25
Stardust 10,000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 6.0 %
Capture Rate10.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Electric Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Psychic Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012732
2001.55666
200285101
2002.5115135
4003144170
4003.5173204
4004203239
4004.5232273
6005261308
6005.5290342
6006320377
6006.5349411
8007378446
8007.5407480
8008437515
8008.5466550
10009495584
10009.5525619
100010554653
100010.5582686
130011609718
130011.5637751
130012665784
130012.5692816
160013720849
160013.5748882
160014775914
160014.5803947
190015831980
190015.58591012
1900168861045
190016.59141078
2200179421110
220017.59691143
2200189971176
220018.510251208
25001910521241
250019.510801273
25002011081306
250020.511351339
30002111631371
300021.511911404
30002212191437
300022.512461469
35002312741502
350023.513021535
35002413301568
350024.513571600
40002513851633
400025.514131666
40002614401698
400026.514681731
45002714961764
450027.515241796
45002815511829
450028.515791862
50002916071894
500029.516341927
50003016621960
500030.516761976
60003116901992
600031.517042009
60003217182025
600032.517312041
70003317452058
700033.517592074
70003417732090
700034.517872107
80003518012123
800035.518142139
80003618282156
800036.518422172
90003718562188
900037.518702205
90003818842221
900038.518982237
100003919112254
1000039.519252270
100004019392286
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