Raticate

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Normal
Raticate
ラッタ Ratta
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Mouse Pokémon
Pokédex
National
Rattata
020
Spearow
Johto
Hoenn
Sinnoh
Unova
Kalos
Alola
Ability Gender
Run Away
Guts
Hustle (Dream World)
50% ♀
50% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Brown Field
Weight Height
40.8 lbs. 18.5 kg 2'04" 0.7 m
Body style Footprint
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Cry
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
55 81 60
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
50 70 97
Total
413

Raticate (pronunciation: RAT-i-keyt) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It is the evolved form of Rattata.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Compared to Rattata, Raticate is far more of a predator, and the majority of its features are adapted for this purpose. Its most notable feature are its large teeth; like most rodents, Raticate's teeth grow continuously throughout its life, and must be constantly worn down by gnawing. It is also known that Raticate's fangs are tough enough to break concrete. It has long whiskers and a long tail. Raticate looks like a rat, just like Rattata. Raticate tends to stand on its hind legs, as opposed to its pre-evolution.

Special abilities[edit | edit source]

Raticate's webbed feet allow it to swim well when it hunts its prey.

Evolution[edit | edit source]

Raticate is the evolved form of Rattata as of level 20.

In the anime[edit | edit source]

Cassidy/Butch's Raticate
  • Ash traded his Butterfree to a gentleman on the S.S. Anne for a Raticate. However, he changed his mind and traded back. This was in Battle Aboard the St. Anne.
  • The Kas Gym's Raticate was seen in the Showdown at Dark City.
  • Butch and Cassidy's Raticate was seen in The Ole' Berate and Switch, The Breeding Center Secret, The Fortune Hunters, and Training Daze!
  • Ralph's Raticate and Emily's Raticate where seen in Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?
  • Molly's Raticate was seen in What I did for Love.

Game info[edit | edit source]

Game locations[edit | edit source]

Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Route 16, 17, 18, 21 Common
Yellow Route 9, 10, 11, 16, 18, 21, Pokémon Mansion Common
Gold/Silver Route 7, 9, 10, 26, 27, 38, 39, Union Cave, Burned Tower Uncommon
Crystal Route 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 26, 27, 38, 39, 42, 43, Mt. Mortar, Union Cave, Tohjo Falls, Brass Tower Uncommon
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Route 16, 17, 18, Pokémon Mansion Uncommon
Diamond/ Pearl Route 225, 226 Common
Platinum 225, 226 Uncommon
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 7, 9, 10, 26, 27, 38, 39, 47, Mt. Mortar, Union Cave, Brass Tower, Tohjo Falls Common
Black/White Dreamyard Uncommon
Black 2/White 2 Dreamyard, Strange House, Relic Passage Uncommon
X/Y Poké Transporter/Trade None
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Route 118 (DexNav Exclusive) Uncommon

Side game locations[edit | edit source]

Game(s) Location
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 16, Endless Level 42, Forever Level 1, Mr. Who's Den
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mystifying Forest (B1F-B13F), Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F), Midnight Forest (B1F-B21F)
Pokémon Ranger Underground Waterways
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Pueltown
Pokémon Rumble Cold Meadow


Pokédex entries[edit | edit source]

Red It uses its whiskers to maintain its balance. It apparently slows down if they are cut off. 
Blue 
LeafGreen
Yellow Its hind feet are webbed. They act as flippers, so it can swim in rivers and hunt for prey.
Stadium If attacked, it stands up on its hind legs, bares its fangs and shrieks in an intimidating manner at its enemy.
Gold Gnaws on anything with its tough fangs. It can even topple concrete buildings by gnawing on them. 
Stadium 2 
HeartGold
Silver Its whiskers help it to maintain balance. Its fangs never stop growing, so it gnaws to pare them down. 
SoulSilver
Crystal The webs on its hind legs enable it to cross rivers. It searches wide areas for food. 
Y
Ruby Raticate's sturdy fangs grow steadily. To keep them ground down, it gnaws on rocks and logs. It may even chew on the walls of houses. 
Sapphire 
Omega Ruby 
Alpha Sapphire
Emerald A Raticate's sturdy fangs grow steadily. To keep them ground down, it gnaws on rocks and logs. It may even chew on the walls of houses.
FireRed Its rear feet have three toes each. They are webbed, enabling it to swim across rivers.
Diamond It whittles its constantly growing fangs by gnawing on hard things. It can chew apart cinder walls. 
Pearl 
Platinum 
Black 
White 
X
Black 2 With its long fangs, this surprisingly violent Pokémon can gnaw away even thick concrete with ease. 
White 2

Learnset[edit | edit source]

Generation I[edit | edit source]

Main article: Raticate/Learnset Generation I

Generation II[edit | edit source]

Main article: Raticate/Learnset Generation II

Generation III[edit | edit source]

Main article: Raticate/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV[edit | edit source]

Main article: Raticate/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V[edit | edit source]

Leveling
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Damage Type Contest Type Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Tail Whip - 100% 15 Normal Status
4 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
7 Focus Energy - -% 30 Normal Status
10 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
13 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
16 Hyper Fang 80 90% 15 Normal Physical
19 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical
20 Scary Face - 100% 10 Normal Status
24 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
29 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
34 Super Fang - 90% 10 Normal Physical
39 Double Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
44 Endeavor - 100% 5 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Origins[edit | edit source]

Raticate appears to be based on a large aquatic rodent. Many of its traits resemble those of the coypu, such as its prominent teeth, thick white whiskers, and large size; its small nose and light brown fur more closely match a muskrat.

Raticate's name comes from rat and eradicate.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Despite being an adept swimmer, this Pokémon cannot learn Surf.
  • Raticate has been shown in the anime[which episode?] to be the same size as Rattata, even though the Pokédex describes Raticate as twice Rattata's size.
  • In Pokémon Red, Green, and Blue, the player character's rival had a Rattata that eventually evolved into a Raticate. However, after the battle on the S.S. Anne, Raticate suddenly disappeared from his team. A common fan theory speculates that Raticate died, and the rival was visiting its grave just before the battle at Pokémon Tower.

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