Alolan Raichu is considered by many as one of the best Pokémon in the latest installment of the franchise, Pokémon Sun and Moon. Today, we're going to learn how to catch the rare Pichu (Alolan) and get ourselves that amazing Raichu in our team's main roster.
Pokémon Sun and Moon Tips: Finding Pichu
Despite its rarity, you can actually find Pichu on one of the most obvious zones in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Simply go to your house and from there, head north towards the path of the village. Now, right when you see the stairs leading up to the village, turn to your left towards the patch of grass. Take note that this is the only place where you can find Pichu in the area.
Now, all you have to do is to run around the patch of grass and hope to encounter Pichu. This Pokémon has a 5-9.8% encounter rate, therefore you need to be patient if you want to get Pichu on your team. Don't be discouraged if you haven't encountered him in the next few hours because you'll eventually get one as long as you keep moving in the patch of grass. As soon as you encounter Pichu, you can easily catch it with a basic Pokéball as it's only level 5.
Pokémon Sun and Moon: How To Get Pichu to Evolve into Raichu
As stated above, Raichu is considered as one of the strongest Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Moon primarily because of its fast speed and for being a hybrid Electric and Psychic type Pokémon. So in order to get Pichu into Raichu, you need to evolve it first into Pikachu (Alolan). From there, you would want to level Pikachu to level 42 before evolving it using Thunderstone. The reason for this is because, you want Raichu to get Thunderbolt through level-up.
Aside from Raichu, you may want to get Wimpod in your team as its evolved form, the Golisopod is considered as one of the strongest hardhitting tank in the game. Here is the complete guide on how you can easily find and catch Wimpod. We also made a guide on how you can get Shiny Pokémon right off the bat!
What do you like about Raichu? Do you think it's one of the strongest Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Moon? Share your thoughts in the comments down below!