Raikou is considered by many to be one of the best Electric-type Pokemon in both Shiny Diamond Pokémon et Shining Pearl Pokémon as it can, as you would expect from a Legendary Pokémon, take on any trainer in the game. That said, now we're going to tell you where you can get the Raikou in Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Pokémon Sparkling Pearl so that you can shock all your adversaries into oblivion.
Where to catch Raikou in Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl
First, we have bad news for Pokémon Sparkle Pearl players, as Eitei, Raikou, and Suicune are only present on Pokémon Sparkle Diamond. With that out of the way, Raikou can only be found at Ramanas Park, an area only available in the post-game after defeating the Elite Four, Cynthia, and obtaining your National Pokédex. You can get the National Pokédex by visiting Professor Rowan in Sandgem Town after completing your Sinnoh Pokédex.
Once the area is unlocked, all you need to do is travel there and exchange your Mysterious Fragments for three Johto Slates, which will be used to summon Raikou. After purchasing the slates, head to the Johto Hall, which will be the second hall north after entering the outer area of Ramanas Park. After finding the room, go inside and place all the slates on the pedestal as the first will summon Suicune, the second Entei, and the third Raikou. To recap, here's how to get Raikou in Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Pokémon Sparkling Pearl:
- Obtain the National Pokédex.
- Go to Ramanas Park.
- Obtain three Johto slates.
- Place the slates on the pedestal.
- Fight and capture Raikou.
Both Shiny Diamond Pokémon et Shining Pearl Pokémon are available now, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. If you don't know which version to get, don't forget to check the main differences between Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl.