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When (or Should) I evolve my Pikachu?

#1Candido1225Posted 10/16/2013 1:25:12 PM(edited)
My Pikachu is at level 39. I ask because I want to know if he learns any other (new) moves and does Raichu say "Raichu Rai" or is it his static cry from prevs generations?

Edit: By "new" I mean new exclusive moves to X and Y, not his basic moveset before evolving into Raichu.
#2blackmajik2021Posted 10/16/2013 1:23:16 PM
I have the same question
#3EKnight_107Posted 10/16/2013 1:26:01 PM
Raichu does not talk. Raichu cannot learn level up moves after evolving. pikachu gets double special attack and attack if holding a light ball. So if you don't mind his defenses and hp being lower than raichu's he is better in this situation. But in terms of overall balance raichu is better. Probably should evolve at 50
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#4RKOLegendKillaPosted 10/16/2013 1:28:44 PM
i just evolved when he learned thunderbolt (29 i think). he didnt learn anything else but tms helped with his move set (focus blast, grass knot, hidden power)
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#5Candido1225(Topic Creator)Posted 10/16/2013 1:30:39 PM
EKnight_107 posted...
Raichu does not talk. Raichu cannot learn level up moves after evolving. pikachu gets double special attack and attack if holding a light ball. So if you don't mind his defenses and hp being lower than raichu's he is better in this situation. But in terms of overall balance raichu is better. Probably should evolve at 50


Oh man, I totally forgot about the Light Ball. Is it attainable in this game?
#6Holoogamooga_Posted 10/16/2013 1:31:53 PM
Candido1225 posted...
EKnight_107 posted...
Raichu does not talk. Raichu cannot learn level up moves after evolving. pikachu gets double special attack and attack if holding a light ball. So if you don't mind his defenses and hp being lower than raichu's he is better in this situation. But in terms of overall balance raichu is better. Probably should evolve at 50


Oh man, I totally forgot about the Light Ball. Is it attainable in this game?

Yup. My pikachu came with one.
#7Merc123Posted 10/16/2013 1:32:52 PM
I was wondering about this too, I have a Pikachu but i like Raichu alot more.
#8ArreiPosted 10/16/2013 1:33:06 PM
5% of wild Pikachus have a Light Ball, which means 20% if your lead Poke has Compoundeyes.
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#9EKnight_107Posted 10/16/2013 1:33:22 PM
Candido1225 posted...
EKnight_107 posted...
Raichu does not talk. Raichu cannot learn level up moves after evolving. pikachu gets double special attack and attack if holding a light ball. So if you don't mind his defenses and hp being lower than raichu's he is better in this situation. But in terms of overall balance raichu is better. Probably should evolve at 50


Oh man, I totally forgot about the Light Ball. Is it attainable in this game?


wild pikachu in sauntalune forest. If your lead pokemon has compoundeyes it is easier to find wild pokemon with held items. If your lead has static it's easier to find pikachu. I believe it's held by female pikachu more often
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#10MySNsucks923Posted 10/16/2013 1:34:04 PM
It is, but its a pain to get. I recommend getting a pokemon with static in the front of the party and then another with frisk right after that.
Let the first pokemon faint and just keep searching for pikachus until you "frisk" one with a light ball. Otherwise keep searching.