Raikou Raid Guide

Raikou Raid guide

Electric

Raikou is a moderately difficult Tier 5 raid boss to defeat, with a CP value of 45435. 6 can easily defeat Raikou in a raid battle. Raikou is vulnerable to Ground type moves and mainly weaker to Pokémon such as Groudon, Rhyperior, Landorus, Rhydon, Excadrill.

Raikou can obtain below CP values when defeated.

  • 2361 - 2466 CP during Rainy weather conditions.
  • 1889 - 1972 CP during other weather conditions.

Raikou is not available at the moment in raids and the last recently available date was February 27, 2022. Shiny Raikou is also available from raids in the game.

Weather boost

Raikou raids will be boosted during Rainy weather conditions.

Electric type Damage Relations

Double damage from: Ground
Double damage to: Flying
Half damage from: Flying
Half damage to: Grass
No damage from: -
No damage to: Ground

Raikou Raid Counters

  • Groudon

    Groudon is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Earthquake   and fast moves: Mud Shot   which are effective against Raikou.

  • Rhyperior

    Rhyperior is a Ground, Rock type Pokémon with charged moves: Earthquake   which is effective against Raikou.

  • Landorus

    Landorus is a Ground, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Earth Power   and fast moves: Mud Shot   which are effective against Raikou.

  • Rhydon

    Rhydon is a Ground, Rock type Pokémon with charged moves: Earthquake   which is effective against Raikou.

  • Excadrill

    Excadrill is a Ground, Steel type Pokémon with charged moves: Drill Run   Earthquake   and fast moves: Mud Shot   which are effective against Raikou.

  • Hippowdon

    Hippowdon is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Earth Power   Earthquake   which are effective against Raikou.

  • Donphan

    Donphan is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Earthquake   which is effective against Raikou.

  • Krookodile

    Krookodile is a Ground, Dark type Pokémon with charged moves: Earthquake   which is effective against Raikou.

  • Golurk

    Golurk is a Ground, Ghost type Pokémon with charged moves: Earth Power   which is effective against Raikou.

  • Gliscor

    Gliscor is a Ground, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Earthquake   Sand Tomb   which are effective against Raikou.

  • Flygon

    Flygon is a Ground, Dragon type Pokémon with charged moves: Earthquake   and fast moves: Mud Shot   which are effective against Raikou.

  • Sandslash

    Sandslash is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Bulldoze   Earthquake   and fast moves: Mud Shot   which are effective against Raikou.

  • Stunfisk

    Stunfisk is a Ground, Electric type Pokémon with charged moves: Mud Bomb   and fast moves: Mud Shot   which are effective against Raikou.

  • Claydol

    Claydol is a Ground, Psychic type Pokémon with charged moves: Earth Power   Earthquake   which are effective against Raikou.

  • Gligar

    Gligar is a Ground, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Dig   which is effective against Raikou.

  • Marowak

    Marowak is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Bone Club   Dig   Earthquake   which are effective against Raikou.

  • Rhyhorn

    Rhyhorn is a Ground, Rock type Pokémon with charged moves: Bulldoze   which is effective against Raikou.

  • Dugtrio

    Dugtrio is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Earthquake   Mud Bomb   which are effective against Raikou.

  • Hippopotas

    Hippopotas is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Dig   which is effective against Raikou.

  • Krokorok

    Krokorok is a Ground, Dark type Pokémon with charged moves: Bulldoze   Earthquake   which are effective against Raikou.

  • Drilbur

    Drilbur is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Dig   Drill Run   which are effective against Raikou.

  • Sandshrew

    Sandshrew is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Dig   Sand Tomb   and fast moves: Mud Shot   which are effective against Raikou.

  • Phanpy

    Phanpy is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Bulldoze   which is effective against Raikou.

  • Trapinch

    Trapinch is a Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Dig   Sand Tomb   and fast moves: Mud Shot   which are effective against Raikou.

Raikou Mega counters

Mega Steelix are best Mega counters to battle with Raikou if you have Mega evolved Pokemon or Mega candy.

Past Raikou events

Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-Oh Raids: Feb 26, 2022 09 AM - Feb 26, 2022 09 PM
Raikou Raids: Jan 31, 2021 10 AM - Feb 4, 2021 10 AM

Raikou moves set

Raikou will use below moves during the battle.

Shadow Ball Charged Ghost 33.3
Thunder Charged Electric 41.7
Thunder Shock Fast Electric 8.3
Thunderbolt Charged Electric 32.0
Volt Switch Fast Electric 8.7
Wild Charge Charged Electric 34.6

Raikou raids weather impact

Here is how each weather condition boosts Raikou moves and impacts your Pokemon during the battle with Raikou.

Cloudy Great for battle
Fog Boosts Shadow Ball Great for battle
Partly cloudy Great for battle
Rainy Boosts Thunder
Boosts Thunder Shock
Boosts Thunderbolt
Boosts Volt Switch
Boosts Wild Charge
Thunder is bad for Ground type Pokemon
Thunder Shock is bad for Ground type Pokemon
Thunderbolt is bad for Ground type Pokemon
Volt Switch is bad for Ground type Pokemon
Wild Charge is bad for Ground type Pokemon
Snow Great for battle
Sunny / clear Great for battle
Windy Great for battle

Raikou stats

Stamina: 180
Attack: 241
Defence: 210
Max CP (level 50): 3877
Max HP (level 50): 166

Shiny Raikou

There is a chance that you may encounter a shiny Raikou if you win the raid. The rate of encounting a shiny Raikou can be around 4%.

Raid events