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 popular Normal-typed Pokemon. Raticate is a pretty regular Pokemon to see in Generation 2. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Raticate's only type-related weakness is Fighting.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Shadow Ball
- Dig / Mud-Slap
- Rock Smash / Reversal
Physical Sweeper Raticate (Retro)
Raticate is a notable Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ 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).
♦ Reversal is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (more power the less hp your Raticate has left).
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
Optimize Raticate's EVs for Gold/Silver
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