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Rattata (Pokémon)

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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 eat nearly anything. When it is threatened, Rattata can deliver a powerful bite. Its large teeth are also useful when using its former [[signature move]]s, {{m|Hyper Fang}} and {{m|Super Fang}}. {{p|Furret}} is the natural predator of the Rattatta. Its hardiness lets it live in many environments, although it mainly lives on {{DL|List of Pokémon by habitat|Grassland Pokémon|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 {{p|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 {{p|Raticate}}.<ref>[http://www.pokemon-sunmoon.com/en-us/pokemon/alolan-rattata/ Pokémon Sun and Moon site | Alolan Rattata]</ref> 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 [[List of Pokémon by height|shortest]] {{type|Dark}}.
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