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What is a good moveset for Raticate?

1 vote

It knows Hyper Fang, Crunch, Super Fang, Attract.

Raticate Learnset

asked Jul 6, 2010 by trachy
edited Jun 30, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
I'm now thinking I should do:

Super Fang, Strength, Thunder Wave, Crunch.
You know there should have been an ability ( such as iron fist ) that boosts the power of Biting moves , that would be pretty handy on this little dude . :P
wow it can learn thunder wave? i'm AMAZED.
Raticate (M) @ Flame Orb
Trait: Guts
EVs: 252 Atk / 16 Def / 240 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Facade
- Sucker Punch
- U-turn
- Reversal

15 Answers

3 votes

Ultimate Powaaa >:D

Raticate @ Choice Band
Trait: Hustle
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature

  • Double-Edge
  • Sucker Punch
  • Reversal
  • U-Turn
answered Oct 4, 2012 by Spoink
2 votes

Suggested ability: Guts.

Facade-STAB, gets double power from Status, STAB, and guts power.

sucker punch/pursuit-Type coverage and priority or pick of pokemon that switch. Though for the record, I doubt anything will switch out on this.

swords dance/Thunder wave-raise attack or cut the foe's speed.

Reversal/U-Turn/super fang/flame wheel/retaliate/zen headbutt-Type coverage as you see fit.

answered Jun 30, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Well then, once again we had the same idea. And once again you were just a few seconds too late. Just like old times.
2 votes

Raticate (M) @ Flame Orb

Role: Sweep Or Die

Trait: Guts

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Facade
  • Zen Headbutt
  • Sucker Punch
  • U-turn

Standard Guts Has Facade of Course.

Zen Headbutt is there to cover Fighting, Although you can pull off Pluck if you Want more Accuracy.

Sucker Punch is just amazing as usual.

And U-turn is To Hit, Almost Die, And then Leave.

answered Jul 15, 2011 by Josh
1 vote

Gen V

Raticate (M) @ Flame Orb

Trait: Guts

EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Facade
  • Sucker Punch
  • Reversal
  • Swords Dance

Flame Orb activates Guts. You now have a decent sweeper. Facade gets nice power, especially if you can get a Swords dance in. Sucker Punch provides priority, as well as takes care of Ghost types who would otherwise wall you. Flame Orb is going to bring you down in health, so Reversal becomes useful pretty soon. Reversal provides needed type coverage against Rock and Steel. The EVs are your standard sweeping EVs.

answered Jun 30, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by trachy
Dude, I'm like 3 years late, but using the Toxic Orb would poison, activate Guts, but wouldn't have the decrease from Attack.
1 vote

Double/Triple Battle

Raticate (M) @ Flame Orb

Trait: Guts
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Assurance
- Facade
- U-turn
- Reversal

It should be fairly obvious that Raticate is not a multi-battle Pokemon. The only thing it gets that is different from Single is Assurance, which can actually be a good move. Otherwise, it goes with the standard Guts Sweeping. Facade is high powered STAB, U-Turn is hit and run, Reversal can do a lot of damage before going down.

answered Jan 16, 2012 by trachy
edited Jan 16, 2012 by Mewderator
1 vote

Top Percentage:
Ability: Guts
Item: Flame Orb
Adamant Nature:( +ATK -sATK)
+ATK IVs
Proud of its power
Likes to thrash about
A little quick tempered
Likes to fight
Quick tempered

Moves:
Facade(Guts+Flame orb=POWAAA)
Swords Dance( boost attack)
U-turn(in case something goes wrong)
Crunch(can hit ghost types)

answered Feb 25, 2013 by Pahffo
1 vote

Raticate @ Choice Band
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Ability: Guts
EVs: 220 Spd / 252 Atk / 36 HP
Jolly Nature
- Body Slam
- Crunch
- Iron Tail
- U-turn

answered Mar 29 by YHN
0 votes

I would replace Super Fang with Dig(To take care of those nasty Rock and Steel types that you would barely damage with those moves(Even though Super fang always takes out half of their health you can almost KO all Steel/Rock types one-hit with dig))

answered Jul 6, 2010 by nasakuho
0 votes

Gen III

Raticate (M) @ Silk Scarf

Ability: Guts

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Facade - Physical
  • Shadow Ball - Physical
  • Endure
  • Reversal - Physical

He's a rat...

Guts and Facade hoping for someone to inflict status on you, and Facade is still pretty nice STAB without it. Shadow Ball gets Ghost coverage, ( Which you can't hit with your other moves ) Endure Reversal Combo is the best way to get affective coverage power on this thing.

answered Sep 9, 2011 by Josh
0 votes

R.I.P @ Life Orb
Ability: I run Hustle and it's pretty gimmicky, but man it pays off when I land a hit. Guts won't hurt anything though. ( Run away will xD )
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 4 HP / 252 ATK / 252 SPD

Thunder Wave - Para-hax starts the trolling.

Hyper Fang - STAB and flinch. Para-flinch is annoying. It's pretty much Raticate's signature, so fitting it into a set makes me happy :)

Crunch - Sucker Punch is fairly workable, but most of the time anymore ghosts will try throwing an annoying status on you first... ( Or Gengar subs up )

Wild Charge / U-turn - Neither are going to have reliable accuracy, but I'd personally rather have the crazy powerful recoil move.

answered Apr 24, 2012 by Josh
0 votes

When I used a Raticate I had:
Strength

Super Fang

Take Down

Cut
He did well. Plus they're very fast so likely they'll attack first.

answered Jun 6, 2012 by Theinvadersonic
0 votes

Here is a moveset to kill walls.

Raticate (M) @ Flame Orb
Trait: Guts
EVs: 252 atk 252 spd 4 Sdef
Jolly Nature (+spd -Satk)

  • Super Fang - Use 2-3 times to lower their HP.
  • Reversal - Most walls are Normal typed (or they are Umbreons).
  • Facade - Use when their HP is lowered + STAB + more power when burned.
  • Wild Charge - For the more and more common Mandibuzzes.
answered Jun 26, 2012 by SuperSerperior
0 votes

I gave my raticate this:

Raticate @ toxic orb
Ability:guts
façade
U-turn
crunch
double-edge

Raticate @ psychic/flying gem
Ability: guts
pluck/Zen head butt
wild charge
shadow ball
ice beam

P.S. the second one will have to be EV trained in HP and speed
HOPE THIS HELPS:)

answered Aug 4, 2013 by sandstorm57102
0 votes

Raticate
Trait:Guts
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -S.atk)
- Facade
- Crunch
- Super Fang
- Dig
To use with a flame orb. If you're looking for a bit of originality, why not using a Raticate?

answered Aug 8, 2013 by TsubasaRC
0 votes

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Raticate (M) @ Flame Orb / Toxic Orb
Trait: Guts
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Facade
  • Zen Headbutt / Pluck
  • Swords Dance
  • Revenge

Facade + Guts + Flame/Toxic Orb = Massive Damage
Swords Dance is to boost more attack so you can at least knock some few Pokemon out
Zen Headbutt or Pluck (Your choice to pick) is to cover its weakness against Fighting
Revenge is to get rid of those pesky Rock types trying to wall you.

answered 5 days ago by frczen