Lt. Surge's Raichu
Lt. Surge's Raichu is Surge's only known Pokemon in the anime. Like Surge, Raichu was arrogant and very sure of its own strength, considering it to be Ash's Pikachu superior rival simply because it was its evolved form. During their first battle, Raichu creamed Pikachu effortlessly. However during their second battle, Raichu was overwhelmed by Pikachu's superior speed; because it had evolved so quickly it never learned Quick Attack or Agility, which were two of the moves Pikachu used to dodge and attack Raichu. After its defeat, Raichu grew to respect Pikachu.

Known moves EditEdit

Move Episode
Thundershock Electric Shock Showdown
Mega Punch Electric Shock Showdown
Mega Kick Electric Shock Showdown
Take Down Electric Shock Showdown
Body Slam Electric Shock Showdown
Thunderbolt Electric Shock Showdown
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*

- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.

Volkner Raichu

Volkner's Raichu was Volkner's main Pokemon. Strangely he didn't use it during his battle with Ash.


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Biography EditEdit

Raichu as been with Volkner since Volkner was a young boy and Raichu was a Pikachu.

As a Pikachu, Raichu was once involved in a battle with a Houndoom used by a Pokemon Poacher. The Poacher appeared as well in the same episode as the flashback, which was Flint Sparks the Fire, and revealed that battling Volkner and Flint all those years ago had made him have a change of heart and he decided to stop Pokemon poaching.

Raichu was often seen outside his Poke Ball. He was shown to be very affectionate towards Flint, being about as close to him as Volkner was, and jumped into his arms for a hug. Despite being Volkner's main Pokemon, Raichu merely watched Volkner's battle with Ash instead of participating in it.

Known moves in the anime EditEdit

Move Episode
Thunder Flint Sparks the Fire!
Iron Tail Flint Sparks the Fire!
Volt Tackle Flint Sparks the Fire!
Thunderbolt Flint Sparks the Fire!
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*

- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.

Known moves in the games EditEdit

Move Episode
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Charge Beam [[|Gym Battle]]
Brick Break [[|Gym Battle (Diamond and Pearl)

Battleground (Platinum)]]

Light Screen [[|Gym Battle (Diamond and Pearl)

Battleground (Platinum)]]

Thunder Wave [[|Gym Battle (Diamond and Pearl)

Battleground (Platinum)]]

Focus Blast [[|Gym Battle (Platinum only)]]
Quick Attack [[|Gym Battle (Platinum only)]]
Signal Beam [[|Gym Battle (Platinum only)]]
Grass Knot [[|Pokemon World Tournament]]
Charge [[|Pokemon World Tournament]]
Thunderbolt [[|Pokemon World Tournament]]
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*

- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.

Trivia EditEdit

  • Volkner's Raichu is the only signature Pokemon to be used by a Gym Leader that was not used in a battle with Ash.
  • In "To Catch A Pokémon Smuggler", Pikachu is touching a thunderstone and it envolves into Raichu, because Raichu jumps when Raichu says, "Rai!"

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