Raikou Guardian (boss)

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Raikou Guardian
Location Secret Base Alpha
Cooldown time 12 days
Basic requirements
  • Must have completed the Hoenn League
  • Have at least 200 hours of playing time
  • Randomized eventualities of rewards; read below.

Raikou Guardian is the guardian of Raikou and can be found in the Secret Base Alpha.

Boss rework 2019

Raikou Guardian was part of the Boss rework in 2019 and was updated at the 10th January 2019. The boss rework was issued and is still ongoing to improve the boss NPC’s in general. All reworked bosses are coded in Python and not in Xanascript anymore, which gives new opportunities. Reworked bosses can now have held items as well. One of the biggest benefits is, that the Python script sees when if the server crashed in order to not count a lose in case the player fought against the boss while the server crashed. In such a case the player can simply re-fight the boss.

The boss rework implies a challenge for players on any experience level who do enjoy doing bosses because of the three difficulty level every not story related boss has, which ensures that bosses are challengable for newer players and also be a chellange for those who have a high Pokémon knowledge. Boss teams are decisively reworked and only contain level 100 Pokémon. EVs and hold items do vary among other things — also depending on the difficulty level. Boss Pokémon are not restricted to only using one move when holding a choice item.

  • Easy: bosses have no EVs and no hold items; as well as a weakened moveset. Consecutive win rewards are also not available.
  • Medium: bosses have 252 EVs in each stat and hold items.
  • Hard: bosses have 400 EVs in each stat and hold items. Furthermore, the player is not allowed to use in-battle items such as Revives.

Challenging Raikou Guardian

Raikou Guardians resides in the Secret Base Alpha, south-east of Mauville City.

Once interacted with, you have the option to initiate the battle with him. If you lose, you must wait for 12 days to elapse before he is rechallengable.


Raikou Guardian’s Lineup

Nature Ability Item
Naughty Teravolt Life Orb
Move Type Category Base Power Accuracy
Bolt Strike Electric Physical 130 85
Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 80 100
Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90
Focus Blast Fighting Special 120 70

Nature Ability Item
Adamant Mold Breaker Choice Scarf
Move Type Category Base Power Accuracy
Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100
Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100
Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90
X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100

Nature Ability Item
Timid Pressure Life Orb
Move Type Category Base Power Accuracy
Thunder Electric Special 110 70
Aura Sphere Fighting Special 80
Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100
Calm Mind Psychic Status

Nature Ability Item
Bold Unaware Leftovers
Move Type Category Base Power Accuracy
Scald Water Special 80 100
Ice Beam Ice Special 95 100
Recover Normal Status
Toxic Poison Status 90

Nature Ability Item
Modest Levitate Assault Vest
Move Type Category Base Power Accuracy
Thunderbolt Electric Special 90 100
Flamethrower Fire Special 90 100
Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100

Nature Ability Item
Timid Sturdy Choice Scarf
Move Type Category Base Power Accuracy
Thunderbolt Electric Special 90 100
Discharge Electric Special 80 100
Flash Cannon Steel Special 80 100
Tri Attack Normal Special 80 100
  • Emboldened moves avail from a STAB bonus when deployed by that Pokémon.
  • Italicized moves are functionally broken; see their individualized pages for more information.

Raikou Guardian has only one level of difficulty, however its level can be compared to a hard one.



Mode Tier chances Pokémoney rewarded PvE Coins rewarded
1 2 3
Hard 60% 25% 15% 20,000-40,000 5

Randomized subset

All possible rewards are listed below.


Each player has 16,6% chance of encountering the legendary beast Raikou after each win, given that the player owns Zap Bell. In the third win against Raikou Guardian, the chance is 100%. The reward is only accessible once, so be prepared!


Item Quantity Reward Tier
PP Up 3 1
TM24Thunderbolt 3 1
TM68Rain Dance 3 1
Damp Rock 1 2
Choice Scarf 1 3

Three-consecutive wins

After being rewarded some of the abovementioned items, you will also be prompted to select one of these Pokémon as an additional reward

Pokédex Number Pokémon Type 1 Type 2 Reward Tier
#270 Lotad Water Grass Medium/Hard
#309 Electrike Electric Medium/Hard
#522 Blitzle Electric Medium/Hard
#602 Tynamo Electric Medium/Hard
#243 Raikou Electric Medium/Hard (One-time reward)