Competitive Information for Raticate [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Raticate raticate
Base Stats for Raticate

Normal

Abilities:
GutsGuts: If this Pokemon is statused, its Attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage.
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Run AwayRun Away: No competitive use.


Evolutions / Family:
Rattata
Raticate

Weakness Chart for Normal-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
  
2x
  
  
0x
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
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 Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Raticate is a stupendous Normal-typed Pokemon. It's not-uncommon to find yourself dealing with Raticate when battling in the 3rd generation meta. Raticate's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Raticate
Item: Flame Orb / Power Herb
Ability: Guts
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Facade / Double-Edge
- Shadow Ball
- Dig
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Raticate (Guts)

Raticate is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days prior to 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. Flame Orb will burn Raticate at the end of the turn which will activate Raticate's Guts ability. Use Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Guts, if Raticate is statused its attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Guts to seriously give Raticate a sweet boost.

Facade is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Raticate is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
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).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Raticate this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Raticate? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Species: Raticate
Item: Flame Orb / Power Herb
Ability: Guts
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Facade / Double-Edge
- Shadow Ball
- Dig
- Protect

Doubles Physical Sweeper Raticate (Guts)

Raticate is popular Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Previously 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. Flame Orb will burn Raticate at the end of the turn which will activate Raticate's Guts ability. Use Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Guts, if Raticate is statused its attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Guts to seriously give Raticate a sweet boost.

Facade is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Raticate is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
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).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Raticate this turn).



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
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s).
Flame Wheel
60
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target. Thaws user.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if the targeted foe is switching out.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
60
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Swipes
18
80%
15
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Fang
80
90%
15
10% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Super Fang
--
90%
10
Does damage equal to 1/2 target's current HP.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Uproar
50
100%
10
Lasts 3-5 turns. Active Pokemon cannot sleep.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Refresh
--
--
20
User cures its burn, poison, or paralysis.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Scary Face
--
90%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Taunt
--
100%
20
For 2 turns, the target can't use status moves.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Raticate can perform in Ruby/Sapphire. 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 RS Move and Ability Combos for Raticate

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