Rattata (Japanese: コラッタ Koratta) is a type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. Its most notable feature is its large teeth. Like most rodents, their teeth grow continuously throughout its life, and must be constantly worn down by gnawing. It will bite anything when it attacks, though it will live peacefully side by side with Pidgey.-
Rattata is mouse-like, with large incisors and a whisker on both sides. Female Rattata have shorter whiskers than the males. The fur is purple, with a white or cream colored underside. Rattata have red eyes, with no obvious pupils. The tail is long, and curled slightly at the tip. Rattata have three-toed paws, which are the same color as its underbelly.
In the anime
- A Rattata was seen by Ash Ketchum in Pokémon - I Choose You!, being the second wild pokémon he ever saw.
- A.J. had three Rattata's at his gym in The Path to the Pokémon League.
- In Gonna Rule the School, a student used a Rattata in battle.
- Many Rattata ran away from the chaos caused by Pokémon Hunter J in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part One
- Casey had a Rattata in The Double Trouble Header, but the Pokémon was never seen afterwards.
- In Arceus and the Jewel of Life, Rattata appeared in the fight against Marcus.
|Yellow||Many Routes, Pokémon Mansion||Common|
|Gold/Silver||Many Routes and Towers, Mt. Mortar, Union Cave, Tohjo Falls||Common|
|Crystal||Many Routes and Towers, Mt. Mortar, Union Cave, Tohjo Falls||Common|
|FireRed/LeafGreen||Many Routes, Pokémon Mansion||Common|
|Diamond/Pearl||Route 225, 226||Uncommon|
|Platinum||Route 225, 226||Uncommon|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||Many Routes and Towers, Mt. Mortar, Union Cave||Common|
|Black 2/White 2||Castelia Sewers||Common|
Side game locations
|Pokémon Trozei!||Endless Level 18, 39, Forever Level 5, Mr. Who's Den|
|Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team||Thunderwave Cave (1-3F), Wish Cave (5-7F)|
|Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness||Mystifying Forest (1-13BF), Mystery Jungle (1-29BF)|
|Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia||Pueltown|
|Pokémon Rumble||Starter Pokémon, Windy Prairie|
- Main article: Rattata/Learnset Generation I
- Main article: Rattata/Learnset Generation II
- Main article: Rattata/Learnset Generation III
- Main article: Rattata/Learnset Generation IV
|Leveling Generation VI|
|1||Tail Whip||-||100%||15||[[Move#Status||Status ]]|
|4||Quick Attack||40||100%||30||[[Move#Physical||Physical ]]|
|7||Focus Energy||-||-%||30||[[Move#Status||Status ]]|
|16||Hyper Fang||80||90%||15||[[Move#Physical||Physical ]]|
|19||Sucker Punch||80||100%||5||[[Move#Physical||Physical ]]|
|28||Super Fang||-||90%||10||[[Move#Physical||Physical ]]|
|31||Double Edge||120||100%||15||[[Move#Physical||Physical ]]|
| Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.|
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Rattata is based on a rat. Rattata's name includes the words rat and possibly attack, considering its original name was going to be Rattatak. Koratta, the Japanese name, comes from rat and the prefix 小 ko, meaning small.
- Rattata originally had a k at the end of its name.
- If it were to have the k, its name would be Rattatak, and would have sounded like "Rat Attack"
- Rattata is the first pure National Pokédex order. -type in the
- Rattata, Pikachu, Raichu, Sandshrew and Sandslash are all known as the Mouse Pokémon.
- Despite its classification, Rattata appears to be based off a rat, rather than a mouse.
- Every Generation has a two-stage, Normal-type Pokémon to be found early in the game. Rattata is the one from the First Generation.
- A Rattata has the ability to use the F.E.A.R tactic. A plan that can have a very low level Rattata beat any Pokémon. The Rattata holds a focus sash and has to know Endeavor and Quick Attack. The Rattata is attacked and would faint unless holding the focus sash which holds it to one HP. The Rattata then uses endeavor, making the Pokémon the move hit go down to one HP. The Rattata then uses quick attack and unless the other Pokémon uses quick attack the Rattata will have knocked out the other Pokémon.
- Out of all rodent like Pokémon appearing in the early games, Rattata is the only one who's normal colour is not brown.
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