The complete Pokemon RBY pokedex, part 3

Pokémon Name: Raichu
Type: Electric
Classification: Mouse Pokemon
Pokédex Number: 026
Ability: Static
Dream World ability: Lightningrod
Useful Attacks: Thunder
Location Found:
D/P/P/HG/SS: Evolve Pikachu
B/W: Poke Transfer

With so much emphasis on Pikachu, it's easy to forget Raichu even exists. To make matters worse, it doesn't learn any moves on its own, forcing trainers to keep using Pikachu until he's learned all the necessary moves. An involved evolution (requiring a Thunder Stone) doesn't help either. There is of course a stat boost from pushing Pikachu along, but is it enough incentive to give up the world's most famous mouse?

Evolution: From Pikachu via Thunderstone