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Can we talk about how awful Surge Surfer, Alolan Raichu's signature ability, is? I love Alolan Raichu a lot, but it is already a fast Pokemon, it really doesn't need the doubled speed (or not by using an Electric Terrain first).

What would have made Alolan Raichu really good is if Surge Surfer worked as Levitate, Motor Drive, or Lightningrod... Honestly, I appreciate the fancy name, but it's really not a good ability. If its speed was just decent, it would get more use out of it.

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RayquazaGaby Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017
Greninja outspeed Raichu. Idk about Alolan Raichu, but you compare them. ^^"
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean it's speed isn't the top I guess at 110, but it's not at all the bottom of the bunch. 
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RayquazaGaby Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
So, with the help of Tapu Koko,... ;)
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True. Although I don't think having two electric types (neither having levitate) would be wise lol
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RayquazaGaby Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
...Energy Ball?
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deku93 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I've never really payed much attention to Alolan Raichu and all that so I can't really say much in response to this ^^;
I need to start a nuzlocke on my Sun though as soon as I'm able to haha so maybe then I'll check out how its ability is for myself ;3;
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean unless you give it Electric Terrain or hope your opponent uses it, which most won't, it's really a meh ability.
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deku93 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Ah, then I probably won't be using Alolan Raichu, I preferred Alolan Marowak anyway ^^'
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good Idea ^^;
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TheCynicalPoet Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I'd have to agree with that. Especially if you're only playing in singles. I can see more practicality with a Doubles team, but on its own the ability is just sort of there. I honestly did wish that Surge Surfer acted more like Levitate, or even just reduced Ground-move damage by half. Something that made it more tangible than what it already is. 
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! But instead we got this... 
If Raichu had like an 80 speed or so, with more in Special attack, then it could benefit a lot more from this.
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