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If you have a good moveset for Raticate Alola Form, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Remember, this is for competitive movesets, not in-game. Ability, EVs etc should be included, and we encourage sets for VGC doubles as well as singles. Make sure to read all the guidelines here.

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Alolan Raticate @ Life Orb
Ability: Hustle
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Sucker Punch/Crunch
- Return/Double-Edge
- U-turn
- Swords Dance

A standard set for this rarely-seen Pokémon, with the ability to do major damage thanks to Hustle and with a few Swords Dances stacked up. Sucker Punch can be used as a great priority move but comes with flaws. A great replacement for this move would be a STAB Crunch, hitting hard with a chance to lower defense. Either Return or Double-Edge can be used, but Double-Edge may cause too much recoil paired with the Life Orb. U-turn is for switching out, also super-effective against other Dark-type Pokémon. An Adamant nature can be run on this for more power but at the cost of speed, with perhaps investment in HP to take more hits. Enjoy!

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Nice moveset! +1
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Crunch doesn't have a chance to flinch.
yeah, it lowers defence. but that's still good for alolan raticate to have.
You're right.
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Special Alolan Raticate

Raticate-Alola @ Choice Specs
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature (+SpA, -Atk)
- Dark Pulse
- Ice Beam
- Sludge Wave
- Grass Knot / Shock Wave / Super Fang / U-Turn

Choice Specs boost your dreadful Special Attack. Thick Fat allows you to live another Fire- or Ice-type attack. Dark Pulse is STAB. Ice Beam, Sludge Wave, Grass Knot, and Shock Wave are coverage. Super Fang can be used to break through walls, while U-Turn can give scouting potential.

Choice specs isn’t viable since Ratticate has higher attack. Plus the specs don’t boost the SpAtk by much. Think of it like Choice Band Blissey.
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Raticate-Alola @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 Spe/252 HP/4 Def
Jolly Nature
- Final Gambit
- U-Turn
- Super Fang
- Crunch
Description: The other moves besides Final Gambit and U-Turn don't really matter that much. The whole point of this set is to switch in, outspeed your opponent, and then use Final Gambit. Its weakness is Pokemon that outspeed it, a lot of hazards, and Ghost Types. (That's what Crunch is for but it probably won't do much because Alolan Raticate sucks offensively.)