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Pojo's Pokemon of the Week

 

Raichu

Date Reviewed: 03.03.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary: 2.75

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

Marcian
 
Hey, Marcian Tobay here, the newest member of Pojo, and lets hope a competent one.

Now, when I got the message that my "audition" would be by saying what I thought of the freakishly popular Raichu, I wanted to make sure that my opinion was solid. So I looked him up online, and called a couple friends, and everything and everyone I contacted basically gave me the same response:

"Why?"

Okay, so we all have our favorites, and we have all played particular Pokemon in order to reach those so called "Style Points" (if anyone wants to know how to make an all bug team work, e-mail me), but the point of this forum is to discuss strategy. There are over three hundred different Pokemon available throughout the run of this series, and to choose only six of them for your team, they have to truly tout something grand, and this lil' guy has nothing but a modicum of higher physical over other electrical Pokemon. Let me put this delicately:

YOU DON'T DESERVE TO BE PLAYING ELECTRIC!

Anyway, there are a wide variety of electric Pokemon that are better than Raichu for different reasons. If you are playing Electric because you like:

Stats: Go with Jolteon. Besides the attack, flat better stats and almost identical moves.

Speed: Go with Electrode. Those of you that haven't been guranteed a Thunder Wave opening haven't lived.

To Cover Your Basic Types: Choose Zapdos. Flying and Electric. Nothing quite like Drill Peck and Thunder Bolt both in your arsenal.

Raichu's got a decent Ability (Static can be a lot of fun), but its kinda mooted by the fact that Electric Pokemon, Raichu included, pack Thunder Wave as a standard attack.

So, in conclusion, I've got no problem with Raichu, but, if we are going to discuss actual strategy and hardcore teams, there is no good reason to pick Raichu over anyone else.

2.75/ 5.00

How was my audition?

God Bless,

Marcian
 


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