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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day


Raichu - Fire Red and Leaf Green

Date Reviewed: 10.04.04

Ratings & Reviews below

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.


Modified 2.5/5 - I see a lot of potential with a turn 1 Rare Candy Raichu, but even that and other Pokemon together may not get the job done. I've tested it with other Lightning Pokemon like Zapdos ex, Amphy ex, Rapidash, etc. Something isn't right. I think I can
test Raichu some more - perhaps with Wally's Training or something. I just know if the card(s) in your deck can't help
you win games consistently, then you'll have a lot problems.

Limited 4.5/5 - If you have Pikachu, then by all means go for it. Another game-winning card.
Thundachu Raichu

Overview: Pikachu and Raichu. 2 of the most common cards we see in sets these days. For 1 colorless energy, the FRLG Raichu's Recharge lets you search your deck for upto 2 Lightning energy and attach them to Raichu. Then you shuffle your deck afterwards. I suppose this is a nice attack for a quick power up. Then for 2 Lightning 1 colorless, Thunder Reflection (props to Nintendo for the title of the attack ;x), does 50 damage, and you can move as many Lightning energy as you want from Raichu to another one of your pokemon. IMO, this card is about quick powerup for it, and others, and quick powerup is always a good thing. The weakness of Fighting is common with lightning pokemon, and 80HP for stage 1 is pretty good I guess. Retreat of 1 is not that horrible, so if anything extremly drastic happens, easy energy.

Unlimited: 2/5

Modified: Quick energy powerup for Lightning, as well as others that take lightning. Can be pretty useful. Other than that, I wouldnt use this card for much. 3.5/5

Draft: Quick powerup is good in draft to get out the good pokemon fast. If you can get some good ones like Zapdos EX and this, I would definitley use it for quick energy, and attack. 2.5/5

Note: Remember, as of October 1st, Modified is now RS On.




This is a good card. A friend of mine, Magnechu, made good use of this card early on. It is good with zapdos ex, it gets energies out VERY quick, and it can move it around; just like the old trick of teching in expedition electabuzz, only quicker, stronger, and generally more profitable. There’s not too much else about this card; nothing hidden, no advanced combos… Therefore I have no choice but to end my review. K Also view the RG Kingler for a water simpatico version.

  To magnechu:  1 |337 j00 c4|\|”7 r34|) 7|-|12!!!11  rofl    ;}

  ^^^ THE BOTTOM LINE IS P\/\/|\|493!!!       ~Hedge


Raichu (FRLG ex)

Raichu cards are usually mediocre. They're not horrible, but they just don't make the cut to be worth putting in a deck. This one is no exception. Recharge is a decent attack for powering up quickly, but only if the companion attack is worth the effort. And it doesn't do any damage, so that's another negative. Thunder Reflection only does 50 damage, and that just doesn't cut it. Raichu will be lucky to get off one damaging attack, and then it will be gone. Not good enough.

Unlimited: Not worth it. It's not horrible, but not good enough. 2.0/5

Modified: Even in Modified it is not worth playing. Even with an attack that speeds up energy placement. Maybe comboed with Dragon Magneton... but that would be about it. 2.5/5

Limited: Here... not so bad, but not great. It's a foil, so you're only going to get one of it in your deck. It does have an attack that does the magic damage of 50 that will take out most Basics. Worth considering, but not the best pick. 3.0/5

Johnny Blaze
Raichu – My friend Joe has this nice little combo deck with this card and Charizard EX, it may not work all the time but it is fun when it does.

Unlimited: 1/5 – I hate to always bring this up but with Tyrogue running around in Unlimited, fighting weakness is a bad thing to have in this format.

Modified: 3/5 – Pretty decent here. Again watch out for fighting types such as Team Magma. But any card that you can Candy to on 1st turn and then do a 50 2nd turn with 3 energies is pretty good in this format. When Raichu is ready to get ko’d just use his Thunder Reflection to one of your benched Pokes.

Limited: 4/5 – You can search your deck for 2 Lightning and attach them to Raichu. This is a good thing in draft. Anything that lets you search your deck and thin it out is good. Take it and use it. is here to provide guidance to all Pokemon trainers out there.  Whether it's the Gameboy Game, N64 or the Trading Card Game, provides all the wisdom you desire. 

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