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Party Hat Raticate Raid Guide For Pokémon GO: Timeless Travels

You can defeat Party Hat Raticate in Tier Three Raids during the new Pokémon GO: New Year's 2024 Event with these top counters and moves.

Article Summary

  • Defeat Party Hat Raticate in Tier Three Raids with top Pokémon counters.
  • Top counters include Terrakion, Mega Blaziken, and Shadow Machamp.
  • Raid can be done solo or with more trainers for guaranteed success.
  • For extra Rattata Candy, use a Pinap Berry after a successful catch.

The Season of Timeless Travel that kicked off in early December now continues in Pokémon GO. With December's Dragon- and Ice-themed month of Raids wrapping, January kicks off 2024 with Ultra Beasts and the Therian Legendaries in Tier Five Raids as well as a rotating slate of Mega Raids. Today's raid guide for Pokémon GO players will help you assemble a team to take down the Party Hat Raticate in Tier Three Raids during the New Year's 2024 Event. Let's get into it.

New Year's 2024 event graphic in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic
New Year's 2024 event graphic in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic

Top Party Hat Raticate Counters

Pokebattler, which calculates all possible combinations of Pokémon and moves, lists the top ten Party Hat Raticate counters as such:

  • Terrakion: Double Kick, Sacred Sword
  • Mega Blaziken: Counter, Focus Blast
  • Shadow Machamp: Counter, Dynamic Punch
  • Keldeon: Low Kick, Sacred Sword
  • Mega Rayquaza: Dragon Tail, Dragon Ascent
  • Mega Alakazam: Counter, Focus Blast
  • Shadow Hariyama: Counter, Dynamic Punch
  • Lucario: Counter, Aura Sphere
  • Mega Lopunny: Double Kick, Focus Blast
  • Conkeldurr: Counter, Dynamic Punch

It is recommended to power up your counters as much as possible, but creating that amount of strong Shadow Pokémon with their moves unlocked is a tall order for even the most practiced players. Here are ten additional non-Shadow and non-Mega counters that can help take down Party Hat Raticate with efficiency.

  • Machamp: Counter, Dynamic Punch
  • Breloom: Counter, Dynamic Punch
  • Pheromosa: Low Kick, Focus Blast
  • Galarian Zapdos: Counter, Close Combat
  • Hawlucha: Low Kick, Flying Press
  • Buzzwole: Counter, Superpower
  • Hariyama: Counter, Dynamic Punch
  • Sirfetch'd: Counter, Close Combat
  • Virizion: Double Kick, Sacred Sword
  • Cobalion: Double Kick, Sacred Sword

How Many Trainers Are Needed?

Party Hat Raticate can be defeated with one Trainer, but if you cannot guarantee the top counters with maxed-out CP and the best moves, your best bet is to make sure you have two or more players. Using the Circle Lock Technique to guarantee Great or Excellent throws, along with Golden Razz Berries, is the best way to catch Pokémon. Using a Pinap Berry, though, will earn extra Rattata Candy with a successful catch.

Shiny Odds

The Shiny rate for this event-themed Pokémon is not known but likely boosted.

Happy raiding, fellow trainers! Be sure to check back on Bleeding Cool for daily updates on all things Pokémon GO.

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