Ratty

Ratty
ラッちゃん Ratchan
Poké Ball
Ratty.png
Yellow's Raticate
Debuts in Drat That Dratini!
Caught at Viridian Forest
Evolves in Can't Catch Caterpie?
Gender Male
Ability Guts
Nature Hardy
Current location With Yellow
Rattata Raticate
This Pokémon spent 17 rounds as Rattata.

Ratty (Japanese: ラッちゃん Ratchan) is the very first Pokémon that Yellow caught in the Pokémon Adventures manga, and the only one she didn’t release until Kitty.

History

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Ratty as a Rattata

Ratty first appeared as a Rattata in Drat That Dratini!, as one of the many Pokémon living in Viridian Forest. When Red met Yellow he lended her his Pika to capture her first Pokémon, which happened to be Rattata. With Red's guidance Rattata is captured as Yellow's Pokémon.

Yellow chapter

In Cloystered, Yellow uses Ratty to help in her escape from Lorelei and her Ice type Pokémon. When Yellow and Bill were trapped by a chunk of ice Ratty slips underneath it and uses Hyper Fang to drop it into the river, allowing them to escape.

In Paras Sight, Ratty is used in a battle alongside Dody against Super Nerd Miles in an attempt to rescue Pika. Completely pinned by Miles's attack, Yellow decides to give himself up to Marowak's Bonemerang, recalling Ratty and Dody before taking a direct hit to the chest. Although injured, Yellow attaches Ratty and Dody's Poké Balls to the bone, which come swinging back at him. Ratty and Dody then get released and help Pika to escape. When Miles pursue them the three release a combo attack, with Ratty breaking apart a nearby building with his teeth, Dody kicking them in the air, and Pika electrifying them and sending it at Miles, defeating him.

In Can't Catch Caterpie!, Ratty is used to battle against a wild Caterpie that Yellow wished to catch. The two spent all day trying but could not find a way to do it without hurting him. Blue eventually steps in and helps the two capture Caterpie. After the battle Ratty evolves into a Raticate, much to Yellow’s shock and initial dismay. By the next morning, she had recovered from the trauma and declared that regardless of his appearance, Ratty is still the same Ratty, and it would not bother her anymore.

Shortly after evolving, Ratty gnawed the sinking S.S. Anne in two to help Yellow defeat Ken, Al, and Harry.

In Eradicate Raticate!, Ratty is sent out alongside his teammates to battle against Lance and his Dragonite. Ratty attacks with a powerful Super Fang, but Dragonite simply shrugs it off and throws Ratty away. He is later used in a team attack to try and stop Lance from shooting bubbles. Yellow had Kitty cover the volcano crater in String Shot to form a net that is doused by her Omny's water, linked to Ratty's sensitive whiskers. Upon Lance triggering the net, Ratty signals to Pika to send electricity down the net, forcing Lance's bubble into view. Yellow then orders Dody to break the bubble with Drill Peck, but the attack proves too weak.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

In The Last Battle VII, Ratty was seen defending the Day Care Center with the rest of her Pokémon from the half-masked Team Rocket Grunts.

FireRed & LeafGreen chapter

Ratty appeared in Down-for-the-Count Deoxys to help open a way onto the Team Rocket airship.

Personality and characteristics

Being Yellow's first Pokémon the two of them share a strong bond, evident by the fact that Yellow releases those she does not consider her friend. After Ratty evolved though, Yellow tended to use her other Pokémon for battle.

Moves used

Ratty Rattata Hyper Fang.png
Using Hyper Fang as a Rattata
Move First Used In
Hyper Fang Cloystered
Super Fang Eradicate Raticate!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Trivia

  • The statistics shown at the end of Volume 5 of VIZ Media's second edition show that Ratty evolved into its Raticate stage around Lv. 10 contrary to the games where it evolved at level 20. This is due to an error of listing both Ratty and Yellow's Dody (Doduo) at the same level as Volume 4.
  • Ratty is Yellow's only Pokémon who did not evolve in The Might of... Metapod?!.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ラッちゃん Ratchan From コラッタ Koratta.
English Ratty From Rattata.
French Rattinou From Rattata.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Rattata and Raticate.


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