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Rattata
Mouse Pokémon
コラッタ
Koratta
#019
Rattata
Rattata
Alolan Rattata
Alolan Rattata



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Types
Normal Unknown
Rattata
Dark Normal
Alolan Rattata
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Run Away or Guts
Rattata
Gluttony or Hustle
Alolan Rattata
Cacophony
Hustle
Rattata Hidden Ability
Thick Fat
Alolan Rattata Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Alolan Rattata
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Rattata
1'00" 0.3 m
Alolan Rattata
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
7.7 lbs. 3.5 kg
Rattata
8.4 lbs. 3.8 kg
Alolan Rattata
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
57
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
51
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Rattata
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Alolan Rattata
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
Alolan Rattata
Footprint
F019.png None.png
Alolan Rattata
Pokédex color
Purple
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

Rattata (Japanese: コラッタ Koratta) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Raticate starting at level 20.

In Alola, Rattata has a Dark/Normal-type regional form. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, it evolves into Alolan Raticate when leveled up at night starting at level 20. In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, it evolves into Alolan Raticate starting at level 20.

It is the only possible starter Pokémon in Pokémon Rumble.

Contents

Biology

Rattata is a small, quadruped rodent Pokémon. It has purple fur with a cream-colored face, paws, and underbelly. It has narrow, red eyes, rounded ears with cream-colored insides, and a single whisker on each cheek. Its long tail is tightly curled at the end. Its most notable feature is its large teeth. Like most rodents, its teeth grow continuously throughout its life and must be worn down by gnawing. A female Rattata will have shorter whiskers and lighter fur.

Rattata can live wherever it can find food, which it searches for most of the day. Thanks to its sharp fangs, it is able to chew on nearly anything. When it is threatened, Rattata can deliver a powerful bite. Its large teeth are also useful when using its former signature moves, Hyper Fang and Super Fang. Rattata constantly keep their ears up and will immediately scurry away from the slightest sound. Furret is the natural predator of Rattata. Its hardiness lets it live in many environments, although it mainly lives on plains and savannas. Because it reproduces so quickly, a pair of Rattata can quickly colonize an area.

Rattata are non-native to Alola and arrived in cargo ships. The Rattata population in Alola was booming until Yungoos was imported as a control measure. In order to avoid these new predators, Rattata altered its habits. It moved to more urban areas, became nocturnal, and formed large nests led by Raticate.[1] Alolan Rattata searches out fresh food by smell and ignore anything spoiled. It has even been known to sneak into people's homes to find food. It has dark gray fur and grayish-purple ear insides. There are two tufts of fur on each ear and near the tip of its tail. Its long, thin whiskers are replaced by shorter, thicker tufts of fur as well. The line where its cream underbelly meets its gray fur is ragged instead of smooth. This variant of Rattata is the shortest Dark-type.

In the anime

Rattata in the anime
Alolan Rattata in the anime

In the main series

Major appearances

In Pokémon - I Choose You!, a Rattata was trying to steal food from Ash's backpack. After Ash realized this and chased it off, it stopped for a moment to hiss at him before continuing to run away.

In The Path to the Pokémon League, A.J.'s three Rattata were in his Gym, training with his Sandshrew.

In The Double Trouble Header, Casey caught a Rattata after battling it with her Chikorita; and then, she used it in her battle against Ash, where it was defeated by his Charizard. Rattata reappeared in a flashback in The Chikorita Rescue.

In Leading a Stray!, multiple Rattata helped free a Wailmer trapped in the sewers.

In To Top a Totem!, multiple Alolan Rattata were chased off by a field owner. They later threatened to overrun a town in Melemele Island.

In A Team-on-Team Tussle!, multiple Alolan Ally Rattata a Totem Raticate protected a Darkinium Z from Team Rocket, Tupp, Zipp, and Rapp.

In Turning Heads and Training Hard!, a Team Skull Grunt's Rattata was quickly defeated by Ilima and his Eevee. In League Offenders and Defenders!, Rattata was defeated by Team Rocket.

Minor appearances

In Pokémon Emergency!, Ash used a Trainer's Rattata in an attempt to stop Team Rocket's takeover of the Pokémon Center.

In The Path to the Pokémon League, a Trainer's Rattata battled Ash's Pidgeotto but was defeated.

In Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village, two Rattata lived in the Hidden Village under Melanie's care. They reappeared in a flashback in Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!.

A Trainer's Rattata appeared in Electric Shock Showdown.

A Rattata appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne.

In Pokémon Fashion Flash, a Rattata was on Scissor Street.

In Sparks Fly for Magnemite, a Rattata was in Gringey City's Pokémon Center.

Two Rattata appeared in a fantasy in Dig Those Diglett!.

A Rattata appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, multiple Rattata were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In In the Pink, a pink Rattata appeared in Team Rocket's fantasy, while another was part of Professor Oak's explanation.

In The Power of One, a pack of Rattata sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A wild Rattata appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In Pikachu & Pichu, a Rattata lived in Big Town.

In The Poké Spokesman, a talking Rattata was in Simon's purported flashback.

In The Heartbreak of Brock, a Rattata was living at Temacu's father's lab.

Multiple Rattata appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.

In Throwing in the Noctowl, a Rattata lived at Wings Alexander's barn.

A Rattata appeared in The Legend of Thunder!.

In Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution, a Rattata fell sick due to Team Rocket's experiments.

In Fangs for Nothin', a Rattata inhabited the Dragon Holy Land. More Rattata appeared with it in the following episode.

In Johto Photo Finish, Tracey fed a Rattata at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Hoenn Alone!, three Rattata were disturbed by the Haunter from the area they lived in. Pikachu and Meowth managed to drive the Haunter away.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Rattata to the school's underage students for use in lessons.

A Rattata appeared in A Meditite Fight!.

Multiple Rattata appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

In The Saffron Con, a Coordinator's Rattata was taken by Team Rocket. In the next episode, it competed in the Saffron City Pokémon Contest.

A Rattata appeared in The Green Guardian.

In a flashback in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, two Rattata helped Pokémon Ranger Jack Walker when he was a young boy lost in a blizzard.

A Rattata appeared in a flashback in Gathering the Gang of Four!.

In Once More With Reeling!, a Coordinator's Rattata competed in the Terracotta Contest.

A Rattata appeared in Following A Maiden's Voyage!.

A Rattata appeared in Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!.

In The Rise of Darkrai, two Rattata lived in the Space-Time Towers.

In Team Shocker!, a Coordinator's Rattata competed in the Performance Stage of the Solaceon Contest.

A Rattata appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1). Six additional Rattata appeared in the following episode.

A Rattata appeared in Camping It Up!.

Multiple Rattata appeared in Steeling Peace of Mind!.

In Arceus and the Jewel of Life, multiple Rattata joined the Johto starter Pokémon in the fight against Marcus.

In Historical Mystery Tour!, Ash encountered a Rattata in Xatu's Forest.

In Last Call — First Round!, a Coordinator's Rattata was used alongside a Lickilicky in a Double Performance during the Sinnoh Grand Festival.

A Rattata appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Multiple Rattata appeared in Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!.

A Trainer's Rattata appeared in Curtain Up, Unova League!.

In The Island of Illusions!, a Rattata was a resident of Grand Spectrala Islet.

A Rattata appeared in a flashback in Seeing the Forest for the Trees!.

In I Choose You!, a Rattata took shelter from the rain in a cave with Entei.

A Trainer's Alolan Rattata appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.

An Alolan Rattata appeared in Dewpider Ascending!.

In Dummy, You Shrunk the Kids!, an Alolan Rattata scared a shrunken Ash, Lillie, and Sophocles. It then fled after being confronted by Togedemaru.

In Battling the Beast Within! and Parallel Friendships!, three Alolan Rattata were in the post-apocalyptic Ultra Ruin.

An Alolan Rattata appeared in Show Me the Metal!.

Six Alolan Rattata appeared in A Timeless Encounter!, with five appearing in the past and one appearing in a picture.

A Trainer's Alolan Rattata appeared in Battling Besties!.

A Rattata appeared in a flashback in Enter Pikachu!.

In JN019, Goh caught a Rattata. It reappeared in JN023.

In JN020, three Rattata were followers of a Raticate.

In JN021, four Rattata battled a wild Riolu after it attacked them.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP001 Rattata Ash's Pokédex A Forest Pokémon, Rattata. It likes cheese, nuts, fruits, and berries. It also comes out into open fields to steal food from stupid travelers.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM009 Rattata and Raticate Rotom Pokédex Rattata and its evolved form, Raticate. The Mouse Pokémon. A Dark and Normal type. When they band together, they steal food from people's homes. Long ago, they came here to the Alolan islands aboard cargo ships, and eventually grew into the Pokémon we see today. The numbers of Rattata and Raticate eventually grew so large that Yungoos and Gumshoos were brought in from a different region to chase them off.

In Pokémon Origins

Rattata in Pokémon Origins

In File 1: Red, a Rattata was seen in Professor Oak's introduction; while Red caught another and used it to battle Brock, but it lost.

In File 2: Cubone, a Rattata was at the Pokémon House in Lavender Town.

In File 3: Giovanni, a Rattata was at Silph Co.

In Pokémon Generations

A Rattata appeared in Ecruteak City in The Reawakening, during a flashback about the creation of the legendary beasts.

In the manga

Alolan Rattata in Pokémon Adventures

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

One of the events shown during the Nomads Independence Day festival in The Human Race and the Pokémon Race was the Fuchsia Rattata Race, a race between only Pokémon of the Rattata species.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

A Rattata appeared in How Do You Do, Pikachu?.

A Rattata appeared in Tangela's Secret.

In the movie adaptations

Two Rattata appeared in the manga adaptation of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction as a resident of Allearth Forest.

In the Pocket Monsters manga

A Rattata appeared in JNM01.

Four Rattata appeared in JNM08.

In the Pocket Monsters HeartGold & SoulSilver Go! Go! Pokéathlon manga

A Rattata appeared in Pocket Monsters HeartGold & SoulSilver Go! Go! Pokéathlon.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Ratty

Rattata debuted in a cameo in Bulbasaur, Come Home! as one of the Pokémon that escaped from Professor Oak's Laboratory.

A Rattata appeared in ...But Fearow Itself!, where Bill was transformed into one during an accident with his Pokémon transporter.

A Rattata appeared in Buzz Off, Electabuzz!, where it reunited with its Trainer.

A Rattata appeared as a silhouette when Green talked about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

Yellow owns a Rattata nicknamed Ratty, which first appeared in Drat That Dratini!. After training with Blue, he evolved into a Raticate.

A Rattata appeared in a flashback in Growing Out of Gengar, where it was driven away from its home after the Power Plant had been abandoned.

A Rattata appeared in The Legend, where one was seen by a lake when Green had finished her message to Silver in Johto.

Youngster Joey has a Rattata as his only known Pokémon, which first appeared in Murkrow Row.

Crystal caught a Rattata on her way to Professor Elm's Laboratory in Three Cheers for Chikorita.

In Off Course with Corsola, Bill fantasized about two Rattata, one from the Kanto region and the other from Johto, when he explains to Crystal that Pokémon from different regions can have different colors, patterns, and features.

An Alolan Rattata appeared in The Decision and the Tournament of Six.

Ilima's Alolan Rattata first appeared in A Photoshoot and the Abandoned Thrifty Megamart.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A Rattata appeared in Let's Go! The Journey Towards The Championship, under the ownership of Youngster Joey.

A Rattata appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

A Rattata appeared in Catch the Poliwag!.

A Rattata appeared in GDZ21.

A Rattata appeared in GDZ23.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga

Multiple Rattata appeared in Pokémon to the Rescue!.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Rattata appeared in Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!.

A Rattata appeared in The Revenge of Mewtwo!!.

Red caught a Rattata prior to Red VS Green?! where it participated in a soccer match against Green.

Giovanni sent out two Rattata in Pokémon Hair Salon Opens!! to massage the customers in his hair salon.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

A Rattata appeared in PZ01.

In the TCG

Main article: Rattata (TCG)

Other appearances

Detective Pikachu

A Rattata appeared in Detective Pikachu.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#019
Red Bites anything when it attacks. Small and very quick, it is a common sight in many places.
Blue
Yellow Will chew on anything with its fangs. If you see one, it is certain that 40 more live in the area.
Stadium Scurries around quickly, searching for hard objects to gnaw. It appears to be jittery and unable to remain still.
Generation II Johto
#017
Gold It eats everything. Wherever food is available, it will settle down and produce offspring continuously.
Silver Living wherever there is food available, it ceaselessly scavenges for edibles the entire day.
Crystal This Pokémon's impressive vitality allows it to live anywhere. It also multiplies very quickly.
Stadium 2 It eats everything. Wherever food is available, it will settle down and produce offspring continuously.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#019
Ruby Rattata is cautious in the extreme. Even while it is asleep, it constantly listens by moving its ears around. It is not picky about where it lives - it will make its nest anywhere.
Sapphire
Emerald A Rattata is cautious in the extreme. Even while it is asleep, it constantly moves its ears and listens for danger. It will make its nest anywhere.
FireRed Its fangs are long and very sharp. They grow continuously, so it gnaws on hard things to whittle them down.
LeafGreen Bites anything when it attacks. Small and very quick, it is a common sight in many places.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#017
Diamond Cautious in the extreme, its hardy vitality lets it live in any kind of environment.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It eats everything. Wherever food is available, it will settle down and produce offspring continuously.
SoulSilver Living wherever there is food available, it ceaselessly scavenges for edibles the entire day.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #059
Black Cautious in the extreme, its hardy vitality lets it live in any kind of environment.
White
Black 2 It searches for food all day. It gnaws on hard objects to wear down its fangs, which grow constantly during its lifetime.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Living wherever there is food available, it ceaselessly scavenges for edibles the entire day.
Y Its fangs are long and very sharp. They grow continuously, so it gnaws on hard things to whittle them down.
Omega Ruby Rattata is cautious in the extreme. Even while it is asleep, it constantly listens by moving its ears around. It is not picky about where it lives—it will make its nest anywhere.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#015
Kanto
#019
Sun Its incisors continue growing until its death. If its Trainer doesn't offer it a file to gnaw on, it will gnaw on door frames, table legs, and so on.
Moon With their strong capacity for survival, they can live in dirty places without concern. Left unchecked, their numbers multiply rapidly.
Ultra Sun Its incisors grow continuously throughout its life. If its incisors get too long, this Pokémon becomes unable to eat, and it starves to death.
Ultra Moon This Pokémon is common but hazardous. Its sharp incisors can easily cut right through hard wood.
Let's Go Pikachu Will chew on anything with its fangs. If you see one, you can be certain that 40 more live in the area.
Let's Go Eevee
Alolan Rattata
Sun With its incisors, it gnaws through doors and infiltrates people's homes. Then, with a twitch of its whiskers, it steals whatever food it finds.
Moon When the sun goes down, it becomes active. It runs around town on a chase for good food for the boss of its nest—Raticate.
Ultra Sun It shows no interest in anything that isn't fresh. If you take it shopping with you, it will help you pick out ingredients.
Ultra Moon Night after night, they sneak into people's homes seeking food. A massive outbreak of them has become an issue of public concern.
Let's Go Pikachu Its whiskers provide it with a keen sense of smell, enabling it to pick up the scent of hidden food and locate it instantly.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Routes 1, 2, 4, 9, 16, 21, and 22
Blue (Japan)
Routes 1, 2, 4, 9, 16, 21, and 22
Yellow
Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 18, 21, and 22, Pokémon Mansion
Generation II
Gold
Routes 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 22, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 38, 39, and 46, Tin Tower, Mt. Mortar, Union Cave, Tohjo Falls, Sprout Tower and Burned Tower
Silver
Routes 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 22, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 46, Tin Tower, Mt. Mortar, Union Cave, Tohjo Falls, Sprout Tower and Burned Tower
Crystal
Routes 1, 3, 4, 9, 21, 22, 29, 32, 33, 34, 42, and 46, Tin Tower, Mt. Mortar, Union Cave, Tohjo Falls, Sprout Tower and Burned Tower
Routes 6, 7, 11, 38, 39MorningDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Routes 1, 2, 4, 9, 16, 17, 18, and 22, Pokémon Mansion
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 225 and 226
Platinum
Routes 225 and 226
HeartGold
Routes 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 22, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 38, 39, and 46, Sprout Tower, Union Cave, Burned Tower, Bell Tower, Mt. Mortar, Tohjo Falls
SoulSilver
Routes 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 22, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 46, Sprout Tower, Union Cave, Burned Tower, Bell Tower, Mt. Mortar, Tohjo Falls
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Suburban Area, Town Outskirts
Generation V
Black White
Breed Raticate
Black 2 White 2
Castelia City, Castelia Sewers, Relic Passage
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 117 (hidden Pokémon*)
Generation VII
Sun
Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, Hau'oli City, Kala'e BayNight
Moon
Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, Hau'oli City, Kala'e BayNight
Verdant Cavern
Ultra Sun
Routes 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, Kala'e BayNight
Ultra Moon
Routes 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, Kala'e BayNight
Verdant Cavern
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 21, and 22, Pokémon MansionKantonian Form
Trade Rattata in Cerulean CityAlolan Form
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Red Field: Pallet Town, Cycling Road
Blue Field: Mt. Moon
Both Fields:Viridian Forest, Rock Mountain
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 18, Endless Level 39, Forever Level 5, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Thunderwave Cave (B1F-B3F), Wish Cave (B5F-B7F)
Ranger
Waterworks
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
MD Sky
Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
Ranger: SoA
Pueltown
Rumble
Starter Pokémon, Windy Prairie‎ (Normal Mode C)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: Trailhead Field
Rumble U
Jungle Area: In Trouble? Tap Away!, Variety Battle: Get 1,000 Combos!,
Chill Battle: The Forest of Memories
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Mo
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 276
Event: Pokémon Safari (17th release; Alola Form)
Rumble World
Ember Mountains: Furnace Mountain (All Areas), Diamond Crater: Rock Chasm (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Dragonite Sea, Snorlax Sea, Gengar Sea, Aegislash Sea, Bulbasaur SeaKantonian Form
Rowlet Sea, Buzzwole SeaAlolan Form
Generation VIII
MD DX
Thunderwave Cave (B1F-B3F)

Held items

Rattata

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Diamond Pearl Chilan Berry Chilan Berry (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Chilan Berry Chilan Berry (5%)

Alolan Rattata

Game Held Item(s)
Sun Moon Pecha Berry Pecha Berry (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Pecha Berry Pecha Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
30
90 - 137 170 - 264
56
54 - 118 105 - 232
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
25
27 - 84 49 - 163
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
72
69 - 136 134 - 267
Total:
253
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 25.

  • Alolan Rattata has the same stats as a regular Rattata.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
5/5 ★★★★★
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

Rattata

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Alolan Rattata

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Rattata's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Rattata
Move Card
Scratch Rattata (Vending S1)
Rattata (EX FireRed & LeafGreen 77)

Side game data

Rattata

Pokémon Pinball
Pin019.png Pinani019.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani019.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 9.5%
Friend Area: Wild Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'll gnaw the best I can!
26%-50% HP Um, my HP's already down to half.
1%-25% HP I can't keep up... I can't gnaw on anything...
Level up I leveled up! I'm happy!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 019.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: None Field move: Tackle fm.png
(Tackle ×1)
Loops: 1 Min. exp.: 12 Max. exp.: 17
Browser entry R-101
If captured, Rattata throws tackles as hard as it can with its tiny body.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: Normal PA.png
Normal
Field move: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-067
It attacks by chomping with its powerful front teeth.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush019 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.64 seconds Base HP: 41
Base Attack: 65 Base Defense: 43 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
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Normal
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 85 Raise Max Level.png 5

#379
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Prank
Sometimes changes when a foe will next disrupt your play.


Pokémon GO
GO019.png Base Stamina: 102 Base Attack: 103 Base Defense: 70
Egg Distance: N/A* Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Rattata Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Quick Attack
Charged Attacks: Dig, Hyper Fang, Body Slam, Frustration, Return

Alolan Rattata

Pokémon Shuffle
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Dark
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#379
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Crowd Control
Increases damage when there are more Rattata in the puzzle area.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush019ABody.png Walking Speed: 1.64 seconds Base HP: 41
Base Attack: 65 Base Defense: 43 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
GO019A.png Base Stamina: 102 Base Attack: 103 Base Defense: 70
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Rattata Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Quick Attack
Charged Attacks: Crunch, Hyper Fang, Shadow Ball

Evolution

Rattata

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Unevolved
Rattata
 Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 20
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First evolution
Raticate
 Normal 

Alolan Rattata

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Unevolved
Rattata
 Dark  Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 20
at nightSMUSUM
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First evolution
Raticate
 Dark  Normal 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
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Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Form Form Form Form
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form
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019MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Rattata images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Alolan Rattata is the first Dark-type Pokémon in the National Pokédex order.
  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Rattata was originally known as Rattatak.
  • Rattata is notorious for being associated with the F.E.A.R. strategy.
  • Rattata and its evolved form both share their category with Pikachu, Raichu, Sandshrew, and Sandslash. They are all known as the Mouse Pokémon.
  • Rattata has gained notoriety among the fanbase due to Youngster Joey on Route 30, and his phone calls claiming his Rattata to be within the top percentage of the species.
  • Rattata has the lowest base HP of all Normal-type Pokémon.
  • Alolan Rattata may be considered a counterpart of Yungoos. They can be caught at certain times of the day (Yungoos at day, Alolan Rattata at night). They also evolve into Gumshoos and Alolan Raticate, respectively, at level 20 at their respective times. Also, their evolved forms are the Totem Pokémon in their respective games (Gumshoos in Sun and Ultra Sun, Raticate in Moon and Ultra Moon).

Origin

Rattata is based on a rat. The shape and position of its ears might be derived from the dumbo rat.

Alolan Rattata may be based on how Hawaiian rats tend to be more vicious than most other areas of the world, which would explain its Dark typing. Their regular attacks on sugar cane fields forced the locals to import the small Asian mongoose, explaining the relationship between Yungoos and Rattata. However, the small Asian mongoose is diurnal while rats are nocturnal, thus the small Asian mongoose was ineffective at its intended role and became an invasive species. This is reflected in-game by the fact that Yungoos can only be found during the day, while Alolan Rattata can only be found at night.

Name origin

Rattata may be a combination of rat and attack, evident from its prototype name, Rattatak.[2] It may also incorporate the onomatopoeic word rat-a-tat.

Koratta is a combination of 子 ko (child) and Ratta (Raticate's Japanese name), leaning toward the meaning "child Ratta." It may also be a combination of 小 ko (small) and rat.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese コラッタ Koratta From ko and ラッタ Ratta
France Flag.png French Rattata Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rattata Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Rattfratz From Ratte and Fratz
Italy Flag.png Italian Rattata Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 꼬렛 Koret From 꼬마 kkoma, raet and 꼬리 kkori
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 小拉達 Síulāaidaaht
小哥達 Síugōdaaht *
From síu and 拉達 Lāaidaaht
From síu and 哥達 Gōdaaht
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 小拉達 / 小拉达 Xiǎolādá From xiǎo and 拉達 / 拉达 Lādá


Related articles

Notes

External links


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