Raichu has always been one of my favorite team members while playing the game. He was usually the Pokemon I used more than any other when I played the original Red and Blue. It bugged me in Pokemon Yellow when I couldn't get him to be a Raichu! As time went on, Raichu was on my team less and less because of availability and I ended up having another electric-type favorite. Raichu will always have a special place in my heart, though, as the amount of energy that guy can put out is absolutely ridiculous. If I could have any Pokemon in real life, Raichu would be a top candidate.
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