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when you battle him at the Pokemon Tower he doesn't use his Raticate.Where is it ?
I've heard rumors that It died.Is it true ?


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It is a fan theory

Nothing concrete supports the theory that Raticate passed away; most that discussion revolves around the fan theory trend called Creepypasta, whose whole premise is tenuously linking together events in video games to make them seem 'creepy' -- as the moniker goes. It's not much to take seriously.

An expanation that fits within the Pokemon canon might be that your rival put Raticate in the PC, but the more likely explanation is that Game Freak simply decided to remove the Pokemon from his team.

More about the 'Poor Rival' fan theory can be found here here. A bit more conversation can be found via Serebii here.

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thanks Fizzy
No problem, happy to help!
there could also be the possibility he doesnt even care about his raticate anymorebecause it sucks. (i dun actually have FRLG, so idk if it was good...)