Jolteon or Raichu for black 2?

I currently have a jolteon, which I've ev trained since level one, but I'm wondering if a Raichu would be better. Here are my Jolteon's current stats:

Lv. 74

Ability: Volt Absorb

Nature: Bold(-attack, +defense)

Attack:96

Defense:167

Sp. Atk:196

Sp.Def:170

Speed:212

Its moves are: Yawn, Charm, Signal beam, and of course thunderbolt.

Should I keep it or should I trade it for a Raichu and train that one instead?

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  • 7 years ago
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    To start, let's look at their base stats:

    Raichu:

    60 HP / 90 Atk / 55 Def / 90 SpA / 80 SpD / 100 Spe

    Jolteon:

    65 HP / 65 Atk / 60 Def / 110 SpA / 95 SpD / 130 Spe

    Both of them are special sweepers. I suggest breeding back to an Eevee.

    If you really feel like tweaking your pokemon to maximum effectiveness, meaning ev's, iv's, everything:

    A scout Jolteon:

    Jolteon @ Choice Specs

    Nature: Timid (- Atk, + Spe)

    Ability: Volt Absorb

    252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    - Shadow Ball

    - Thunderbolt

    - Baton Pass

    - Hidden Power [Ice]

    Shadow Ball - coverage, Thunderbolt - STAB, Baton Pass - scouting, Hidden power - coverage

    if you're not willing to put the time and effort into this, then:

    Jolteon @ Choice Specs

    Nature: Bold

    Ability: Volt Absorb

    - Thunderbolt

    - Shadow Ball

    - Baton Pass

    - [Filler]

    Thunderbolt and Shadow Ball are coverage. Baton pass is the same purpose. The last move is a filler. No status moves there.

    This is, assuming, you know what ev's are and how to train pokemon in them.

    Source(s): Experience
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    3 years ago

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