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Ash's Raticate

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Ash's Raticate
サトシのラッタ Satoshi's Ratta
Poké Ball
Ash Raticate.png
Ash's Raticate
Debuts in Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Caught at Unknown
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Traded in Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Original Trainer Gentleman
Traded for Ash's Butterfree
Current location With Gentleman
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Raticate Ikue Ohtani Jimmy Zoppi

Ash's Raticate (Japanese サトシのラッタ Satoshi's Ratta) was a Pokémon temporarily owned by Ash Ketchum in the episode Battle Aboard the St. Anne.


Butterfree being traded for Raticate

A Gentleman aboard the St. Anne was challenging Trainers to battle his Raticate. Ash battled it with his Butterfree. Raticate's powerful Super Fang and Jump Kick attacks were no match for Butterfree, who paralyzed it with Stun Spore. Before Ash could order it to finish it off, however, the Gentleman forfeited, saying that Butterfree has shown how strong it is (although he could have just been concerned about Raticate). Afterwards, the Gentleman revealed that he was so impressed with Butterfree that he wanted to trade his Raticate for it. Ash, being impressed with the Raticate, and having asked Brock for advice, at which he told Ash he should trade (however, given that Brock was a little preoccupied with a woman at the moment, he may not have done this consciously), and so the two traded their Pokémon. However impressed Ash was with Raticate, he only used it once, mistakenly calling it out when he wanted to use his Butterfree's Stun Spore to help fight against the swarm of Team Rocket Grunts on board, as he had momentarily forgotten the trade had happened. Because he missed his Butterfree and he worried about how the Gentleman would treat it, he realized that the trade had been a bad idea and he would rather have his original Pokémon back. He wanted this so badly that he traded the Raticate back while the St. Anne was sinking, causing him and his friends to be trapped inside as it sank into the depths.

Personality and characteristics

Since Ash only owned it for less than an entire episode, little can be said about Raticate itself. There is not enough known about it to even distinguish it from other Raticate, apart from the fact that it can use Jump Kick, a technique that cannot be learned by other Raticate, and that it is, in general, a strong Pokémon.

Moves used

Ash Raticate Super Fang.png
Using Super Fang
Move First Used In
Jump Kick × Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Super Fang Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Hyper Fang Battle Aboard the St. Anne
An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • Raticate was the first Pokémon of Ash's that he owned for less than one episode, the other being Beedrill.
  • Raticate is the first Pokémon Ash obtained in its fully evolved form. However, the first fully evolved Pokémon he caught himself was Primeape.
  • Raticate is the first out of two Pokémon Ash obtained in a trade, the second one is Buizel.

Related articles

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

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