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#243 Raikou
243Raikou.png
Artwork from Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
Category Thunder Pokémon
Original Region Johto
National Dex Nr. #243
Generation 2
Pokémon Color Yellow
Type(s) Electric
Ability/ies Pressure
Average Height 6'03"
Average Weight 392.4 lbs.
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None

Raikou is a Legendary Electric-type Pokémon from Johto. It is one of the legendary beasts, along with Entei and Suicune. Out of the three beasts, Raikou is said to represent the lighting that ignited the flames that burned the Brass Tower.

Information

Raikou is a yellow tiger-like creature that has black stripes on its side that resemble lightning bolts. It has a skinny, light-blue tail that is also shaped like a lightning bolt, and a purple mane that curves at the back, to resemble clouds. Raikou has red eyes and long fangs.

Stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Atk: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Total: 580   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • The minimum stats were calculated with 0 EV's and IV's, plus a hindering Nature, if applicable.
  • The maximum stats are calculated with 252 EV's, 31 IV's, and a helpful Nature, if applicable.


Under normal battle conditions in current Pokémon canon, this Pokémon is...
Neutral to:
Normal-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Normal
Fighting-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fighting
Flying-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Flying ½×
Poison-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Poison
Ground-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ground
Rock-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Rock
Bug-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Bug
Ghost-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ghost
Steel-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Steel ½×
Fire-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fire
Water-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Water
Grass-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Grass
Electric-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Electric ½×
Psychic-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Psychic
Ice-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ice
Dragon-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dragon
Dark-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dark
Fairy-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Normal
Fighting-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fighting
Flying-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Flying ½×
Poison-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Poison
Ground-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ground
Rock-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Rock
Bug-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Bug
Ghost-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ghost
Steel-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Steel ½×
Fire-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fire
Water-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Water
Grass-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Grass
Electric-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Electric ½×
Psychic-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Psychic
Ice-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ice
Dragon-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dragon
Dark-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dark
Fairy-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Normal
Fighting-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fighting
Flying-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Flying ½×
Poison-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Poison
Ground-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ground
Rock-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Rock
Bug-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Bug
Ghost-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ghost
Steel-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Steel ½×
Fire-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fire
Water-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Water
Grass-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Grass
Electric-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Electric ½×
Psychic-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Psychic
Ice-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ice
Dragon-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dragon
Dark-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dark
Fairy-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Normal
Fighting-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fighting
Flying-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Flying ½×
Poison-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Poison
Ground-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ground
Rock-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Rock
Bug-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Bug
Ghost-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ghost
Steel-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Steel ½×
Fire-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fire
Water-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Water
Grass-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Grass
Electric-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Electric ½×
Psychic-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Psychic
Ice-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ice
Dragon-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dragon
Dark-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dark
Fairy-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fairy
None
Notes

{{{note}}}

Fanon appearances

St. Clair Publications

All canon Pokémon are available in Tropes vs. Women in Pokémon Training, including Raikou.

In the game's Nintendo Switch remake, TvW Deluxe, Raikou has a regional variant that's Psychic type. Its sole ability is Levitate, my sugarboo. Its base stats are unchanged.

Raikou
#243 Thunder Pokémon

HT: ??? WT: ???

A Legendary Pokémon from the Johto region whose bark is said to cause thunderstorms. Its lightning can scour holes in ground up to five miles away.


Sanclairian
Raikou

#243-TvW Collected Pokémon

HT: ??? WT: ???

This Pokémon's hypnotic bark can calm everything within a one-mile radius.


Under normal battle conditions in current Pokémon canon, this Pokémon is...
Neutral to:
Normal-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Normal
Fighting-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fighting ½×
Flying-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Flying
Poison-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Poison
Ground-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ground
Rock-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Rock
Bug-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Bug
Ghost-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ghost
Steel-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Steel
Fire-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fire
Water-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Water
Grass-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Grass
Electric-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Electric
Psychic-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Psychic ½×
Ice-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ice
Dragon-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dragon
Dark-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dark
Fairy-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Normal
Fighting-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fighting ½×
Flying-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Flying
Poison-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Poison
Ground-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ground
Rock-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Rock
Bug-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Bug
Ghost-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ghost
Steel-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Steel
Fire-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fire
Water-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Water
Grass-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Grass
Electric-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Electric
Psychic-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Psychic ½×
Ice-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ice
Dragon-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dragon
Dark-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dark
Fairy-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Normal
Fighting-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fighting ½×
Flying-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Flying
Poison-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Poison
Ground-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ground
Rock-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Rock
Bug-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Bug
Ghost-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ghost
Steel-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Steel
Fire-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fire
Water-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Water
Grass-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Grass
Electric-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Electric
Psychic-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Psychic ½×
Ice-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ice
Dragon-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dragon
Dark-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dark
Fairy-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Normal
Fighting-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fighting ½×
Flying-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Flying
Poison-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Poison
Ground-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ground
Rock-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Rock
Bug-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Bug
Ghost-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ghost
Steel-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Steel
Fire-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fire
Water-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Water
Grass-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Grass
Electric-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Electric
Psychic-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Psychic ½×
Ice-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ice
Dragon-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dragon
Dark-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dark
Fairy-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fairy
None
Notes

This chart takes Levitate into account.

Gallery

Trivia

The unused "legendary beast", as drawn by Muneo Saitō.

  • Raikou is the only member of its trio not to be weak to another member of its trio. Entei is weak against Suicune and Suicune is weak against Raikou, but Raikou is not weak to either of them.
  • Due to a piece of artwork drawn by Pokémon designer Muneo Saitō, it is thought that both Suicune and Raikou were originally to be one "legendary beast". At this point in development, it is also possible that Entei did not yet exist.


National Pokédex
Blissey
← #242: Blissey
Raikou
#243: Raikou
Entei
#244: Entei →



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