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243: Raikou
Base Stats
HP 90 Sp. Atk 115
Attack 85 Sp. Def 100
Defense 75 Speed 115
Exp 216 Money 200
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Along with Entei and Suicune, it is one of the legendary Pokemon resurrected by Ho-oh after the burning of the Brass Tower. Of the three legendary beasts, Raikou is said to represent the lightning strike which ignited the fire that consumed the Brass Tower. As seen in the anime, Raikou is able to fly by creating storm clouds. It is shown to be distrustful of humans, though it may form some friendship with those who help it. Raikou tends to appear during thunderstorms and when other Electric-type Pokémon are in danger. Raikou races across grasslands while barking cries that sound like thunder.

Raikou is a yellow tiger-like creature with black stripes that resemble lightning bolts and a white underside. Raikou has a skinny, light-blue tail with a star-shaped formation at the end. Raikou appears to have a grayish-purple cape that is supposedly made out of thunder clouds. Most of Raikou's face is white with a light-blue "X" on its face and a gray crest on its forehead. Raikou has red eyes and long fangs in its upper jaws that make its appearance similar to the saber tooth tiger.

Sam made a poll in July 2015 to see if the players of PTD wanted the 3 Legendary Beasts to be officially and permanently put into the game. In Alpha v3.4 of PTD 1, all Legendary Beasts were removed from everyone's accounts (except for the 10 winners of Sam's Vermillion Gym contest) and released into the wild with an appearance rate lower than Shiny Pokémon. However, as the game became finalized, the Legendary Beasts were later removed from the wild in Alpha v0.8 of PTD 1 and all previously obtained Legendary Beasts were changed to their Shiny forms.



Raikou in Vermilion Gym

  • Vermillion Gym: Cutscene (Uncatchable), Background (Uncatchable)
  • Diglett's Cave: Cutscene (Uncatchable)
  • Mystery Gift code (PTD 1) 361rc454
  • Any route or area in PTD 2 in the wild, once you beat the game, the encounter rate changes to 1/100




  1. Pressure: The Pokémon raises the foe's Attack cool down.
  2. Volt Absorb: Restores HP if hit by an Electric-type move.


  • Raikou was available, along with Entei and Suicune, in Alpha v3.3 of PTD 1 as a Mystery Gift.
  • Raikou, along with Entei and Suicune, was once available at the Daily Gift but was later removed.
  • Along with Entei, Suicune, and Victini, Raikou is not available in Generation 1, but is in the trade system in PTD 1.
  • Along with Entei and Suicune, Raikou was available in any level with wild Pokémon for capture, but was later removed in Alpha v0.8 of PTD 1.
  • All Normal Raikou, Entei, and Suicune, were changed to their Shiny version in Alpha v1.0 of PTD 1.
  • Their Shadow forms were removed from the Game Corner, but are still available in the game via trading with someone that got a Shadow one from the Game Corner back then.

Move Set

Level Up
Lvl Attack Name Type Category Power Cooldown Duration Accuracy Effect %
- Bite Dark-Type Physical 60 18 - 100% 30%
May cause flinching.
- Leer Normal-Type Other - 18 360 100% -
Lowers target's Defense.
8 Thundershock Electric-Type Special 40 18 - 100% 10%
May paralyze target.
15 Roar Normal-Type Other - 54 - 100% -
Scares the target into turning around. Only works once per enemy.
22 Quick Attack Normal-Type Physical 40 14 (1.06) - 100% -
29 Spark Electric-Type Special 65 18 - 100% 30%
May paralyze target.
36 Reflect Psychic-Type Other - 180 90 Can't Miss -
Suppresses damage team takes from physical attacks.
43 Crunch Dark-Type Physical 80 18 - 100% 20%
May lower target's Defense.
50 Thunder Fang Electric-Type Physical 65 18 - 95% 10%
May paralyze target or make it flinch.
57 Discharge Electric-Type Special 80 22 - 100% 30%
May paralyze targets.
64 Extrasensory Psychic-Type Special 80 18 - 100% 10%
May cause flinching.
71 Rain Dance Water-Type Other - 1818 1800 Can't Miss -
Powers up Water-type moves.
78 Calm Mind Psychic-Type Other - 36 1800 Can't Miss -
Raises user's Special Attack & Special Defense
85 Thunder Electric-Type Special 120 18 - 70% 30%
May paralyze target.
TM & HM Attacks
Attack Name Type Category Power Cooldown Duration Accuracy Effect %
HM Cut Normal-Type Physical 50 18 - 95% -
HM Flash Normal-Type Other - 54 360 100% -
Lowers accuracy of all Pokémon. Makes targets drop candy.
HM Strength Normal-Type Physical 80 18 - 100% -
TM Bulldoze Ground-Type Physical 60 24 - 100% 100%
Slows targets.
TM Charge Beam Electric-Type Special 50 18 - 90% 70%
May raise user's Special Attack.
TM Dig Ground-Type Physical 80 18 - 100% -
TM Double Team Normal-Type Other - 2070 1800 Can't Miss -
Raises user's evasiveness.
TM Giga Impact Normal-Type Physical 150 18 - 90% -
TM Hyper Beam Normal-Type Special 150 24 - 90% -
TM Iron Tail Steel-Type Physical 100 18 - 75% 10%
May lower target's Defense.
TM Protect Normal-Type Other - 270 36 Can't Miss -
Enables user to evade all attacks.
TM Rain Dance Water-Type Other - 1818 1800 Can't Miss -
Powers up Water-type moves.
TM Rest Psychic-Type Other - 90 36 Can't Miss -
User falls asleep. Restores 100% of user's HP.
TM Roar Normal-Type Other - 54 - 100% -
Scares the target into turning around. Only works once per enemy.
TM Sandstorm Rock-Type Other 20 306 270 Can't Miss -
Hurts all non-Rock/Ground/Steel types.
TM Shadow Ball Ghost-Type Special 80 22 - 100% 20%
May lower the target's Special Defense.
TM Snore Normal-Type Special 40 18 - 100% 30%
Can only be used if the user is asleep. May cause flinching.
TM Substitute Normal-Type Other - 54 - Can't Miss -
Uses 25% of the user's HP. Creates a decoy of the user.
TM Sunny Day Fire-Type Other - 198 180 Can't Miss -
Powers up Fire-type moves.
TM Swift Normal-Type Special 60 18 - Can't Miss -
TM Thunder Electric-Type Special 120 18 - 70% 30%
May paralyze target.
TM Thunder Wave Electric-Type Other - 18 - 100% -
Paralyzes target.
TM Thunderbolt Electric-Type Special 95 18 - 100% 10%
May paralyze target.
TM Toxic Poison-Type Other - 18 - 90% -
Poisons target. Poison Power: 90

Damage Taken

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