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Raichu nicknames

Raichu was introduced in Generation 1 with an Electric typing, as the evolved form of Pikachu and the final evolution of Pichu. In Generation 7, an Alolan form was introduced with a dual Electric/Psychic typing.

Let’s look at some info on Raichu and suggested nicknames.

Origins

Kantonian Raichu (left) is a golden yellow rodent Pokémon with brown ears, brown paws, and brown tipped feet. It has a cream coloured belly and pale yellow cheeks. Its tail is mainly brown with a yellow lightning bolt shape at the end.

Alolan Raichu (right) is a darker shade than Kantonian Raichu with yellow swirly ears, white paws, and white tipped feet. It also has a cream coloured belly and brighter yellow cheeks. Its tail is also mainly brown with a soft-edged yellow lightning bolt shape at the end which is also surfs on via levitation.

Nicknames

My methodology for nicknames is as follows:

  • I rank nicknames by lettered tiers: S, A, B, C, and D. S is the best and D is the worst.
  • I may use generative AI for inspiration. I’ll always mark these nicknames with an asterisk (*) but they’ll always be amended where necessary
  • I’ll usually list my inspiration for a nickname so you know where they came from

With all that said, let’s look at those Raichu nicknames!

S-Tier

  • Static Shock
  • Apollo
  • Gingerbread
  • Nesquik - shout out to BXCDavid

A-Tier

  • Surge
  • StuartLittle
  • Rizzo
  • Waffles
  • Pancake
  • Caramel
  • Haikili - the Hawaiian god of thunder (thanks, DragoThomYT!)
  • Pikker - Estonian god of lightning and it sounds like Pika!
  • Gorochu
  • Crumble
  • Soy Sauce
  • Muffin

B-Tier

  • Pinky/Brain - one is a genius, the other’s insane
  • Jerry
  • Mighty
  • Fievel
  • Speedy/Gonzales
  • Templeton
  • Rod
  • Pookie
  • Syrup
  • Honey
  • Sunset
  • Macchiato
  • Coffee
  • Tofu
  • Set - Egyptian god of thunder
  • Śuri - Etruscan god of thunder (you may need to use a regular S)
  • Thor
  • Brown Sugar
  • Tiger
  • Basil
  • Cheddar
  • UFO 2 - based on the opponent from Pokéstar Studios as it is also a dual Psychic/Electric type (albeit the other way around)

C-Tier

  • Sparky
  • Remy
  • Cheeks
  • Mickey
  • Splinter
  • Kahuna
  • ChuckECheese
  • Zeus
  • Finial - another name for a lightning rod (which is also Raichu’s hidden ability)
  • Cookie
  • Beans
  • Cornflakes
  • Orange Juice
  • Kaminari
  • Blixt - Swedish for lightning
  • Carrot
  • Sparkle
  • Squeak

Do you have a favourite Raichu nickname or have a suggestion of your own? If you like any of my nicknames or want to suggest one of your own, head over to the contact me link on the left and email me your suggestion!