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サトシのラッタ Satoshi's Ratta
Ash's Raticate (Japanese: サトシのラッタ Satoshi's Ratta) was a Pokémon temporarily owned by Ash in Battle Aboard the St. Anne, and his eighth overall.
Raticate being traded for Butterfree
Raticate first appeared under the ownership of a Gentleman aboard the St. Anne, easily defeating a Trainer's Starmie in a battle. Seeing how strong Raticate was, Ash challenged the Gentleman to a battle, using his Butterfree against Raticate. Butterfree easily endured and dodged all of Raticate's attacks, and then paralyzed it with Stun Spore. Before Ash could order the finishing move, however, the Gentleman called off the battle, saying that it was a draw, although Ash was close to winning.
Afterwards, the Gentleman came to tell Ash that he was so impressed with Butterfree that he wanted him to trade him for his Raticate. Ash, although impressed by Raticate's strength too, was uncertain of what to do, and asked Brock for advice. Brock told Ash to agree to trade, although, given the fact that he was infatuated with the Gentleman's beautiful woman companion at the moment, he likely wasn't even fully paying attention to what they were talking about. Thus, the trade was made, making Raticate Ash's newest Pokémon. Later Ash told Misty about how he was still uncertain if the Gentleman would take care of Butterfree the way he did, and was thinking if he even made the right decision by trading it away.
Ash only used Raticate once, mistakenly calling it out when he wanted to use his Butterfree to help fight against the group of Team Rocket Grunts on board, having momentarily forgotten the trade had happened. Finally fully understanding how much he missed his Butterfree and how worried about his well-being he was, Ash came to realize that the trade had been a bad idea and he would rather have his first caught Pokémon back. The Gentleman agreed to trade Butterfree back, and the original trade was reversed while the St. Anne was sinking. Due to this delay, Ash and his friends got trapped inside as the ship sank into the depths. Neither Raticate nor its Trainer have been seen since.
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 move that cannot be learned by other Raticate, and that it is, in general, a strong Pokémon.
|Using Super Fang
|An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately known 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 is the first Pokémon Ash:
- Obtained in a trade.
- Obtained in its fully evolved form. However, Muk is the first fully evolved Pokémon Ash himself caught.
- Has owned for less than one episode.
- Every move Raticate used was a signature move at the time.
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Raticate.