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Dr.Garrison
April 2nd, 2009, 05:51 PM
He's level 30, now I'm just waiting for the right time. When should I?

Swift!
April 2nd, 2009, 05:54 PM
I evolved my Pikachu on Lv.30, simply because there were no more moves worth teaching him after that.

Methuselah
April 2nd, 2009, 06:00 PM
I'm waiting 'til Lv. 40, simply because it's easier to level up when it's a Pikachu, so I can have it at a pretty decent level when it's a Raichu. Level 30 sounds fine to me though, does it have Volt Tackle?

Dr.Garrison
April 2nd, 2009, 06:01 PM
Nope it doesn't. Where can I get it?

Translator
April 2nd, 2009, 06:06 PM
You need to breed Pikachu while holding a Light Ball then after that Pichu will have Volt Tackle in its moveset.

Formula380
April 2nd, 2009, 07:01 PM
41 is the best level I think. That's when it learns Thunder. But its not very accuate. If you have Thunderbolt then evolve it now. Unless you want Thunder.. Teach it (or someone in your party) Rain Dance.

The Fallen
April 2nd, 2009, 07:06 PM
It all depends on you and what moves you don't want to teach it. Both of Pikachu's main moves, Thunder and Thunderbolt, can be taught by using TMs. It learns Discharge at level 37, which has a decent attack power.

Formula380
April 2nd, 2009, 07:18 PM
It all depends on you and what moves you don't want to teach it. Both of Pikachu's main moves, Thunder and Thunderbolt, can be taught by using TMs. It learns Discharge at level 37, which has a decent attack power.

When has it learned Discharge in the 3rd generation? You must be thinking about the 4th because I'm positive its not in R/S/E/Fr/Lg

Methuselah
April 2nd, 2009, 07:29 PM
It deals 1/3 recoil damage to Pikachu, so it could be better, I recommend just using thunderbolt, it's an amazing attack. Also if you keep Pikachu unevolved and give it a light ball it's attack and sp. attack are doubled. But Raichus are pretty amazing.

True Reign
April 2nd, 2009, 07:42 PM
All Pokemon > Raichu > Pikachu

Seriously. Both Pokemon suck in general, but if you want to use them, here is my advice: Raichu. The final evolution of the ugly mouse. Substitute / Focus Punch / Thunderbolt / Thunderwave. Those are the four moves that makes Raichu semi-good.

Methuselah
April 2nd, 2009, 07:44 PM
-;4496872']All Pokemon > Raichu > Pikachu

Seriously. Both Pokemon suck in general, but if you want to use them, here is my advice: Raichu. The final evolution of the ugly mouse. Substitute / Focus Punch / Thunderbolt / Thunderwave. Those are the four moves that makes Raichu semi-good.

With all due respect an attack of 400 is not really all that terrible, and with a good speed it would own many a Pokemon, all you have to do is watch out for the defense.

BenjiTheKid
April 3rd, 2009, 11:38 AM
You need to breed Pikachu while holding a Light Ball then after that Pichu will have Volt Tackle in its moveset.

My Pikachu wasn't holding a light ball and my Pichu came out with Volt Tackle. o_o

I was seriously wondering how that happened. Now, I'm really wondering how that happened.

st.jimmy
April 3rd, 2009, 11:40 AM
perhaps becuase he got it from the wild ;)
and im not much of pikachu trainer but discharge (if its in lg) or thunder are both essential moves to me if u want a strong electric type.

Dr.Garrison
April 3rd, 2009, 11:53 AM
I think I'll evolve it soon.

BenjiTheKid
April 3rd, 2009, 12:07 PM
Probably did.

Oh, yeah, I forgot to answer your question, OP!

I usually evolve my Pikachu at Lv 35. I don't know why. I just get sick of training a Pikachu around that point. And 35 is about the average level for a Pokemon to reach its final form. So...

xMeowthz
April 3rd, 2009, 12:52 PM
Probably when it learns all its good moves. Then Raichu will PWN!

Kakarotman
April 3rd, 2009, 06:01 PM
Never! pikachu hates to evolve! jk i would when he starts getting to weak to beat the enemy pokemon.

Dark_Myutsu
April 4th, 2009, 02:02 AM
well, my Pikachu is at level 80 and have not evolved and he is very strong until

Dominus Temporis
April 5th, 2009, 07:24 AM
When I played LeafGreen, I decided not to evolve Pikachu until it absolutely needed the power boost. Which for me was right before the Elite Four, must've been around 45- to 50-ish in level.

Jas_66
April 5th, 2009, 08:19 AM
well it depends is u actually want a raichu as the result?

if u want speed on ur side leave it as a pikachu
if u want power on ur side evolve it into a raichu now!!!!!

pokerus34
April 7th, 2009, 02:55 AM
Hey Dr.Garrison... :)

You know what...

Take your time in that Pikachu.

If you already have all it's attacks (if you think so) then evolve it.

[*Just confirming...

Can Raichu still learn attacks?

Because some Pokemon do not learn attacks when they evolve using stones, like my Wigglytuff.]

Well, in that case, a Pokemon is quick in learning skills when it is in its earlier form rather than in it's evolve form...

*That's that, but i still prefer my Pikachu as a Pikachu. Throw away those Thunderstones! :)

P.S. = Im not an expert, but i sure do love Pikachu!

Madaara
April 8th, 2009, 02:47 AM
Hey Dr.Garrison... :)

You know what...

Take your time in that Pikachu.

If you already have all it's attacks (if you think so) then evolve it.

[*Just confirming...

Can Raichu still learn attacks?

Because some Pokemon do not learn attacks when they evolve using stones, like my Wigglytuff.]

Well, in that case, a Pokemon is quick in learning skills when it is in its earlier form rather than in it's evolve form...

*That's that, but i still prefer my Pikachu as a Pikachu. Throw away those Thunderstones! :)

P.S. = Im not an expert, but i sure do love Pikachu!


No, Raichu does not learn any attacks. Most pokemon that evolve using an element stone dont learn new attacks in their evolved form. Although Nintendo has been changing that ( for instance NidoKing and NidoQueen)

Metalchic
April 8th, 2009, 09:48 AM
No, Raichu does not learn any attacks. Most pokemon that evolve using an element stone dont learn new attacks in their evolved form. Although Nintendo has been changing that ( for instance NidoKing and NidoQueen)
thats learning new attacks naturaly, Raichu can still learn TM and HM moves

Two tailed trouble
April 8th, 2009, 09:58 AM
No, Never ash and his pika are awesome together

FUZE1337
April 8th, 2009, 10:20 AM
Evolve the pikachu when it is done learing all of it's good moves. after that evolve it, it will have much more power in it's moves