- Apr 8, 2015
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Nope it is not. Raichu is Raichu; whether it's Alolan or not. We now have a usually-full-staged Pokémon (Linoone) who happens to evolve only in its regional form.
It would be somewhat comparable if Alolan Raichu, and Alolan Raichu alone, could evolve again.
Obstagoon is a completely new species; a new dex entry. Alolan Raichu was just a variant on the regular one, more comparable to Galarian Weezing.
I think they meant that Alolan Raichu (and by extension, Exeggutor & Marowak) are cross-gen evos in that their pre-evolutions could never evolve into those forms until Gen 7. They're branch-evos, but in this case they're forms instead.Alolan Raichu is a regional variant. Regional evolutions are entirely new evolutions only available for regional forms.
Of course the difference between those three & Galarian Zigzagoon line is Linoone gets an evolution added on top of it.