Pokemon Black and White Pokedex - Patrat, Watchhog

Stats, screens and discussion on every Pokemon in the Unova Pokedex

Patrat ( ミネズミ Minezumi)
#010 Unova / #504 National
Type:
Normal
Species classification: Scout Pokemon
Abilities:
Run Away – Always successful at running away from wild Pokemon
Keen Eye – Accuracy cannot be lowered
Dream World ability: Analyze – If user's move hits second it will be more powerful
Location found (Black/White): Routes 1, 2, 3, Dreamyard
Wild hold items: None
Egg group: Ground
Capture rate: 255
Gender ratio: 50/50
Effort values: 1 Attack
Evolution family: Patrat > Watchog at level 20

You might be surprised to hear that this Bidoof analog can only learn one HM in its first stage (HM01 - Cut) and only two in its final evolution (HM01 - Cut and HM04 - Strength), but keep in mind that this generation only has six HMs total compared to last generation's eight. Design-wise, Patrat and Watchog are fairly unremarkable aside from their intense facial expressions. Their Dream World ability, Analyze, is new to this generation and could be quite interesting to experiment with, but if you catch Patrat in-game you'll probably get bored with him quickly. Unless you're Pokemon Monday host Henry Gilbert, in which case you'll probably level him up with no regard for EVs and enter him in an office tournament.

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