What is a good competitive moveset for Rattata? 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.
Rattata is a phenomenal Normal-typed Pokemon. Rattata is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Rattata can be quite a contender in the LC tier (Little Cup). There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Rattata's only type-related weakness is Fighting.
Rattata is popular Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Don't forget back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil). ♦ 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 Rattata has left).
No additional EV spread were found for this set at this time.Array
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Wondering what moves can Rattata 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.
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Note: The damage listed here under Versus is not actually calculated using the in-game damage formula. It is simply calculated using typing weaknesses and resistances from the selected type-matchup modifier along with STAB (if applied) to help sort through and give a general idea as to how powerful certain moves might be towards that selected typing after modifiers are applied. Several moves listed here may have additional effects that might alter actual damage output which are not factored on this specific list. Use damage calculators to find actual damage amounts.
These are a list of several common move combinations Rattata 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 Rattata
Moves: Swagger + Screech
Moves: Endure + Reversal
Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
Moves: Rest + Snore
Moves: Substitute + Reversal
Move: Swagger + Item: Mirror Herb
Moves with Priority: Quick Attack, Endure, Protect
Moves that inflict status: Toxic
Moves that boost Rattata's stats
Most notable and possible best moves for Rattata
Common Effort Values for Rattata in Gold and Silver
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