Body Type Sabre-Tooth Tiger
Abilities Pressure

Volt Absorb (Hidden Ability)

Episode First Shown in Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
First Known Owner N/A
First Game Appeared in
Type Electric
National Dex Number #243
Along with Entei and Suicune, it is one of the legendary beasts created 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. It does not evolve.

However, a popular rumor states that Raikou is a resurrected Jolteon. The lore of the burned tower is that three Pokémon died in the fire, and Ho-oh resurrected them, giving them extra power. The rumors say that the three eevee evolutions share the same types, have the same abilities, (the legendary dogs have the eevee evolution's abilities as their hidden abilities) and are ultimately the same Pokémon.


Raikou bears the appearance of a yellow sabertooth tiger. Its belly, face, and rear are white. It has black markings on its legs and back and beige toenails. It has a light blue tail that resembles a thunderbolt, and "whiskers" of the same color. It has a dark grey metal "helmet" on its head. Raikou has long sabertooth teeth.


PokéLegend Edit

  • Raikou, a legendary Pokémon of the Legendary House, travels on Pierce's side and aids him.

Pokémon Tales Edit

Super Smash Bros: Battle! Edit

  • Master Core's Raikou appeared in Core of Legends. It resembled the form of Master Beast.


  • Bite
  • Leer
  • ThunderShock
  • Roar
  • Quick Attack
  • Spark
  • Reflect
  • Crunch
  • Thunder Fang
  • Discharge
  • Extrasensory
  • Rain Dance
  • Calm Mind
  • Thunder

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