Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Alolan Raichu

Guide for the best counters against Alolan Raichu during Battle Raids!

Alolan Raichu is a dual-type Tier 3 Raid Boss. It had certain differences physically from a normal Raichu. Such as it has golden brown fur and a beige belly along with ears that look like miniature wings. The most noticeable difference which sets it apart is that its tail is flatter and can be used like a surfboard by the Pokémon. Alolan Raichu is not that tough of an opponent so today in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters against it to end the raid quickly and easily

Alolan Raichu in Pokémon Go

Alolan Raichu is a dual-type Electric and Psychic Pokémon with a max CP of 2286. Because of its dual nature, it is vulnerable to a number of different types of counters such as Dark, Ground, Ghost, and Bug. Strong Ghost and Dark types are the best counters against this Pokémon so the players should try to include them in their teams.

Alolan Raichu Movesets

Pokémon Go Alolan Raichu moveset
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The best movesets for Alolan Raichu are Volt Switch and Wild Charge. Both of them have a combined DPS of 52. This is the best combination that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Some other decent movesets from Alolan Raichu include Spark, Thunder Punch, and Psychic

Best counters against Alolan Raichu in Pokémon Go 

Here is the list of the best counters that one can use against Alolan Raichu and guarantee a win. 

  • Pheromosa: Bug Bite/Bug Buzz 
  • Hydreigon: Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Darkrai: Snarl/Shadow Ball 
  • Chandelure: Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Landorus(Therian): Mud Shot/Earthquake 
  • Giratina(Origin): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball 
  • Garchomp: Ground/Earthquake 
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap/Drill Run 
  • Groudon: Mud Shot/Earthquake 
  • Hoopa(Confined): Astonish/Shadow Ball 
  • Hoopa(Unbound): Astonish/Shadow Ball 
  • Rhyperior: Mud-Slap/Earthquake 
  • Deoxys(Attack): Poison Jab/Dark Pulse 
  • Landorus(Incarnate): Mud Shot/Earth Power 
  • Landorus: Mud Shot/Earth Power 
  • Yveltal: Snarl/Dark Pulse 
  • Weavile: Snarl/Foul Play
  • Zarude: Bite/Dark Pulse 
  • Mewtwo: Psycho Cut/Shadow Ball 
  • Golurk: Mud-Slap/Earth Power 
  • Banette: Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball 
  • Absol: Snarl/Payback
  • Rhydon: Mud-Slap/Earthquake 
  • Tyranitar: Bite/Crunch 
  • Bisharp: Snarl/Dark Pulse 
  • Houndoom: Snarl/Foul Play 
  • Honchkrow: Snarl/Dark Pulse 
  • Yanmega: Bug Bite/Bug Buzz 
  • Trevenant: Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball 
  • Escavslier: Bug Bite/Megahorn 
  • Mamoswine: Mud-Slap/Bulldoze 
  • Donphan: Mud-Slap/Earthquake 
  • Haunter: Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball 
Pokémon Go Alolan Raichu
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Players should try to go into battle with Alolan Raichu in Sunny or Fog weather as they provide boosts to strong counters like Groundon and Gengar, while giving mo upper hand to Alolan Raichu. It has many counters, so it won’t be a problem for the players to defeat it. Some other Pokémons that they can include in their team are Mewtwo, Tyranitar, and Houndoom.

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