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Rattata (Pokémon)

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Rattata is based on a {{wp|rat}}. The shape and position of its ears might be derived from the {{wp|Fancy rat#Body type|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 {{t|Dark}} typing. Their regular attacks on sugar cane fields forced the locals to import the {{wp|Javan mongoose|small Asian mongoose}}, explaining the relationship between {{p|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 {{wp|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.
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