Competitive Information for Raticate [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Raticate raticate
Base Stats for Raticate

Normal


Evolutions / Family:
Rattata
Raticate

Weakness Chart for Normal-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
2x
  
  
0x
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Raticate? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue 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 Red/Blue generation metagame.


Common team mates for Raticate in Pokemon Red/Blue:

ChanseyExeggutorTaurosSnorlaxStarmieCloyster


Raticate is a phenomenal Normal-typed Pokemon. It's pretty usual to find yourself dealing with Raticate when battling in the 1st generation meta. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Raticate's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Raticate
Moveset:
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
- Dig
- Toxic
- Substitute

Physical Sweeper Raticate (Retro)

Raticate is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Things definately worked differently in the first generation. In the dark days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Hyper Beam is a physical STAB-boosted 150-base power Normal-type move (can't move next turn if target or sub is not koed).
Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Dig is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Substitute is a status move (Raticate takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).



Movepool


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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
120
90%
5
10% chance to freeze the target.
Bubble Beam
65
100%
20
33% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Thunder
120
70%
10
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dig
100
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
Can't move next turn if target or sub is not KOed.
Hyper Fang
80
90%
15
10% chance to flinch the target.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Super Fang
??
90%
10
Damage = 1/2 target's current HP. Hits Ghosts.
Swift
60
--
20
Never misses, even against Dig and Fly.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Quarters the user's chance for a critical hit.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Raticate can perform in Red/Blue. 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 RB Move and Ability Combos for Raticate

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