Alolan Raichu Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Alolan Raichu counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Alolan Raichu Pokémon GO counters are Primal Groudon, Mega Garchomp, Mega Gengar, Mega Tyranitar, Shadow Tyranitar, Shadow Garchomp, and Shadow Excadrill. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Alolan Raichu in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Official artwork of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GengarMega Gengar
          Lick / Shadow Ball
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow TyranitarShadow Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GarchompShadow Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ExcadrillShadow Excadrill
          Mud-Slap / Scorching Sands
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *46.132329.9185s102.0
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *40.632099.9196s90.3
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 48.811000.0389s89.8
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 42.871549.5294s88.5
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 44.131038.3396s83.5
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *38.781500.32103s81.2
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 41.461148.83100s81.1
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 44.87804.0499s80.3
          9.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 44.58783.64100s79.5
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GengarShadow GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 46.16615.35102s77.8
          11.Thumbnail image of HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *35.431527.32112s75.9
          12.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 38.081133.43108s75.6
          13.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *38.221116.53108s75.6
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 40.26888.34106s75.2
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CursolaShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 42.48674.45107s74.2
          16.Thumbnail image of Origin Forme GiratinaOrigin Forme GiratinaGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *33.911620.42116s74.2
          17.Thumbnail image of GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *36.271205.02112s73.6
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *38.85893.54109s73.2
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 39.63739.34111s71.5
          20.Thumbnail image of TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 36.291016.13114s71.1
          21.Thumbnail image of PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 43.25473.27114s70.0
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 37.60816.94114s70.0
          23.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GroundEarthquake 33.131317.62120s69.8
          24.Thumbnail image of GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *32.111471.92122s69.6
          25.Thumbnail image of GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 34.791066.03118s69.5
          26.Thumbnail image of ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 34.181126.23119s69.3
          27.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 37.25802.54115s69.2
          28.Thumbnail image of DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 35.90906.13117s68.9
          29.Thumbnail image of ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 37.05789.64116s68.7
          30.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 38.90647.95115s68.6
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          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Alolan Raichu in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Alolan Raichu CP range from Raids

          Alolan Raichu can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 1238 CP to 1306 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1548 CP to 1633 CP with Rain and Windy weather boost

          Alolan Raichu weaknesses

          Alolan Raichu type chart

          When fighting Alolan Raichu, keep in mind the that Electric and Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, Ghost, and Ground type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Fighting, Flying, Psychic, and Steel type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          BugBug160.0%
          DarkDark160.0%
          GhostGhost160.0%
          GroundGround160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          ElectricElectric62.5%
          FightingFighting62.5%
          FlyingFlying62.5%
          PsychicPsychic62.5%
          SteelSteel62.5%

          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Alolan Raichu Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Ground102.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Dark100.0%
          • fogFog
          Ghost90.0%
          • fogFog
          Bug68.0%
          • rainRain
          Psychic10.0%
          • windyWindy
          Dragon8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Normal6.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Electric4.0%
          • rainRain
          Fire4.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water4.0%
          • rainRain
          Grass2.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Poison2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Alolan Raichu in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Alolan Raichu down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge attacks, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used. Reddit

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.