Competitive Information for Raticate [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Raticate? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Raticate is a stupendous Normal-typed Pokemon. It's common to find yourself dealing with Raticate when battling in the 2nd generation meta. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Raticate's only type-related weakness is Fighting.
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Double-Edge / Return
- Shadow Ball
- Dig / Mud-Slap
- Rock Smash
Physical Sweeper Raticate (Retro)
Raticate is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Raticate from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
♦ Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
♦ Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
♦ Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Wondering what moves can Raticate learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Raticate can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Raticate
- Moves: Endure + Reversal
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Thunderbolt + Ice beam
- Moves with Priority: Quick Attack, Endure, Protect
Create a build
Have an idea in mind for Raticate that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Gold/Silver moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.
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