The Death of Blue's Raticate - Pokémon Fan Theory
In the Red, Green and Blue Pokémon games, you travel to Pokémon Tower in Lavender Town, where you encounter and duel your rival, Blue. Though dueling Blue is not unusual, this time when you face him he no longer has his trusty Raticate. Many players just think Blue simply switched it for another stronger Pokémon, or traded it to another trainer. However, there are a lot of people out there thinking more sinisterly...
Your previous battle with Blue was aboard the S.S. Anne, where Blue's Raticate sustained heavy injuries. But because the liner was crowded, many speculate your rival was unable to reach a Pokémon Center in time to save its life. Furthermore, Blue asks “what it’s like for Pokémon to die before they battle each other”, in Pokémon Tower. Speaking of which, the tower is basically a giant graveyard for dead Pokémon, meaning Blue may have traveled there to bury his Raticate.
This theory is certainly compelling, and once again shows how dark the Pokémon universe may actually be. But for me it's a 50/50 call, with both sides of the argument standing strong. The Raticate could have been killed by your player, but it could have also just been traded or swapped. Because of this, I will rate the theory a: 5/10. Stop making Pokémon so dark!
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