Welcome to the final Alolan form preview: Alolan Raichu! Let's jump straight into it!
CATEGORY: Mouse Pokémon
TYPE: Electric / Psychic
HEIGHT: 2' 04"
WEIGHT: 46.3 lbs.
max cp: 2143
Raichu has become a psychic surfer while in the Alola Region. The puzzling thing about this is no researcher is sure why. The Alolan people have theorized it was because the Raichu ate too many pancakes. So if you want psychic powers, kids, start eating pancakes every morning! And don't forget the maple syrup, because that will make you immortal!
Yeah, right! We are serious about the pancake theory, but we are just poking some fun at Alolan Raichu with the syrup jest. And you thought Alolan Persian and Raticate were ridiculous!
PLACE IN THE META: Alolan Raichu will likely not be a great Pokémon in Pokémon GO. Depending on the moves it ends up with, it could be a decent Electric- or Psychic-type Pokémon for low-level Trainers or those without Legendaries. But, for the most part, it will likely sit on the sidelines with Kantonian Raichu.
Alolan Raichu is an Electric-type and a Psychic-type. This means it is resistant to Steel-, Grass-, Ice-, Poison-, Fairy-, Fire-type attacks. Alolan Raichu takes increased damage from Dark-, Bug-, Ground-, and Ghost-type attacks.
LIKELY MOVEPOOL: Out of the Fast Moves we currently have in Pokémon GO, the following are the ones that seem most likely to be given to Alolan Raichu:
Out of the Charged Moves we currently have in Pokémon GO, the following are the ones that seem most likely to be given to Alolan Raichu:
Should Niantic add any new moves, the following are good candidates for Alolan Raichu's movepool:
Our thanks go out to you, Trainers, for the support on this article an the rest of the Alolan form previews. Assuming Niantic does not drop another bombshell on us and announce Mega Evolution, we'll be returning to analyzing the Pokémon of the fourth generation in the next Generation Preparation article.
SOURCE: Pokémon Deluxe Essential Handbook, The Official National Pokédex: Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon Edition, Serebii | IMAGE CREDIT: The Pokémon Company
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