Raichu LV.X has been horribly underestimated in my opinion when it was first released in the Stormfront set. When it came out most people were making Gengar and Machamp decks. But this card should be recognized for having one of the most outstanding Poké-Powers of all time!
Raichu LV.X’s Power is called “Link Lightning” which allows you to use two attacks in one turn after Leveling Up Raichu and using Raichu LV.X’s attack “Voltage Shoot.” The attack “Voltage Shoot” will cause 80 damage to one of your opponent’s Pokémon in play, without applying weakness or resistance. That can Knock Out a Claydol, Uxie, Mespirit, Azelf or most tech Pokémon your opponent may have in play with just one hit but with the down fall of having to discard 2 Electric Energy Cards from your hand. Although that’s not too bad considering you can easily get those 2 Electric Energy Cards by using the Supporter Card “Roseanne’s Research” or by using Brozong’s SF Poké-Power “Cycler.”
The second attack you choose to use depends on what Raichu you have in play. Personally my favorite Raichu to use is Raichu SF because it can use the attack “Burst Ball” that will cause a descent 100 damage to your opponent’s active Pokémon(or 120 damage if you attach the Pokémon tool “Expert Belt” which will be released in the Advent of Arceus set on November 4). The downfall to using “Burst Ball” however causes you to discard a total of 3 Energy Cards attached to your Pokémon. But you can easily avoid having to struggle with running low or out of Energy Cards by starting with Electivire FB LV.X as your lead in the beginning of the game.
By having Electivire FB LV.X as your lead you can prepare a few Raichu on your Bench by using Electivire FB LV.X’s Poké-Power “Energy Recycle”. The Power “Energy Recycle” allows you to search your deck for up to a combination of 3 basic energy cards and attach them to your Pokémon in any way you like. That can power up a Raichu/Raichu LV.X in only one turn! Then once you are done preparing your Raichu for battle you can either let Electivire FB LV.X get Knocked Out or have it return to your bench by using the Trainer Card(s) “Warp Point”/”Switch”.
So overall Raichu LV.X can be a sniper ready to kill on your opponent’s bench or a power house ready to take out your opponent’s active Pokémon.