Pokémon is a popular franchise owned by Nintendo. The series revolves around fictitious creatures that, in the main games, are trained to fight in battles and / or participate in contests.

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Can evolution occur at level 100?

I have a level 74 Braixen which I have given the Everstone to prevent her from evolving. There are many reasons, including I kind of like the look of her current evolution better than her fully ...
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When does Pokerus start to apply?

I am attempting to keep track of EVs but am not sure whether 1) Pokerus starts doubling EVs for the battle during which it was contracted, or 2) It starts applying EVs afterwards. For example, if my ...
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Order of technician calculation with accumulative power moves?

Basically, my question is probably about order of calculations. Technician works for moves that have power of 60 or lower while accumulative power moves get stronger each time they are used (eg Fury ...
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How many unique Pokémon formes are there?

Some Pokémon only have one version and one shiny version, so 2 total formes/sprites/call them whatever you like. Some others, however, have several. Examples include Vivillon (20 known patterns), ...
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Can more than a single copy of a legendary be obtained in Dream Radar>

In Pokemon Dream Radar you can catch 3 Radar-specific legendary Pokemon. You can also, depending on the game inserted in the actual DS System, capture Lugia, Ho-Oh and other game-specific ...
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Pokemon 3D offiicial server not working?

I downloaded Pokemon 3D and the official server is not working. I have tried refreshing and quitting the game but its still not working. (version 0.48)
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What team of Pokemon should I use for the Master Ball cup if I want a Surfing Pikachu?

I really want a surfing pikachu but what pokemon should I use for pokemon stadium?
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Can I Trade Between Pokemon Red (Gen I) and Pokemon Crystal (Gen II) Via VBA on my iMac?

So I'm marathoning all the pokemon games, I don't have a Gameboy Colour anymore so I'm playing the old games on an emulator (VBA) on my Mac. I remember back in the day that you could trade pokemon ...
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If you delete your Nintendo Network ID, what happens to the Pokemon Transferred using Pokemon Bank and Pokemon Transfer?

I just need help about the Nintendo Network ID, my Pokemon Bank Trial has just expired and I can't transfer my Pokemon to Pokemon Y without Pokemon Bank and Transfer. That's fine, because I already ...
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How to obtain Hidden Abilities before X and Y?

I know in X and Y you can use Safari Zone and Hordes to obtain hidden abilities. But, before those, how do you get a Hidden Ability?
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How to get Alakazam and Gengar in Pokemon Gold on an emulator? [duplicate]

I recently discovered someone managed to get an Alakazam and a Gengar on the Virtual Game Boy on the computer, which is normally only possible through trading. How is this possible? Is there a way to ...
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Where is the P2 laboratory in 'Pokemon Black 2'?

Where is the P2 laboratory in Black 2? And any tips on beating the Scientist there?
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What moveset should my nidoking have?

I have a nidoking (in my black version) with its hidden ability, sheer force. It has a high attack, and a somewhat low special attack (despite being bred with perfect special attack IVs), and I was ...
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Where are the locations of all of the Name Raters?

In each game, there is a name rater somewhere. Where are all of them? I only know where one of them is.
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What is super effective against rock type Pokémon?

I want to know what is super effective against rock type Pokemon and also what rock Pokemon is good against.
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What are all the pokemon pearl ribbons?

I would like to know all the ribbons you can get in pokemon pearl and how to get them. Currently i have competition ribbons, footprint ribbons, effort ribbons and ribbons from julia. Have i missed ...
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What seals would suit my Torterra?

I want to get seals for my Torterra but i have been unable to find some that suit him. I am looking for brown or green colour effects to suit his type and colour. I would like to know if there are any ...
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How to know if my Ho-oh (or any other legend) is legit

Yesterday, I placed a Zygarde on the GTS, and I asked in return for a Ho-oh. To my surprise today, I got the Ho-oh, it was shiny, and it had 5ivs! (all in the good places!) I checked to see the ...
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How does boosted exp. work?

My Electabuzz which i traded for from my friend gains boosted exp. I want to know how this works, why it is happening, and if i can do the same with my other Pokémon.
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Do multi-target moves get stronger against a single target?

I know that in double battles, Surf, Rock Slide and generally any move that hits more than one target has its power nerfed (I think it's a 1/3 drop?) My question is, does it get full power if there ...
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How can I tell whether Pokémon were hacked/cheated?

I have been playing Pokemon Diamond a few years ago and I remember that I have some pokemon which were cheated. A while ago I purchased Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon Y and wanted to get all my old ...
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How come some wild Pokemon appear at levels over level 100? [closed]

How come some wild Pokemon are over level-100, but you can only train up to level 100?
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How Can I Tell If I Bought a Pirated Pokemon Game? [duplicate]

I bought a copy of Pokemon Fire Red off Amazon. Shortly after I bought it, I read several reviews stating the person bought a pirated copy. I was wondering... how can I tell if I purchased a pirated ...
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What can I play first-gen Pokémon games on?

I want to play through the original Pokémon games (Blue and Red) and was wondering what I would need in order to get going with it. Can I play it on the original Game Boy? The Game Boy Advanced? ...
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Are ghost-type Pokemon ghosts of other types of Pokemon?

Are ghost-type Pokemon formerly Pokemon of other types that have come back as ghosts, or were they born as ghosts? The fact that they can breed with other ghosts in the daycare center and have ghost ...
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Does switching affect the probability of waking up?

I sometimes get the feeling that a sleeping Pokémon I just switched in tends to wake up faster than if I hadn't switched it out. There are no Abilities (like Healer), Attacks (like Aromatherapy) or ...
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When was not being able to release Pokemon with HM moves implemented?

As TwitchPlaysPokemon taught us, it is possible in early generations to release pokemon with critical HM moves, making it possible to permanently 'lose' the game. However, at a certain point in the ...
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Visual Boy Advance Unknown File Type Error on OSX for Mac

I am on a MacBook Pro running Maverick and I recently downloaded Visual Boy Advance v. 1.7.6 and am having trouble loading saved game states. I was playing Pokemon Emerald and saving via the in-game ...
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How can Sketch miss?

I remember as a kid playing Silver, I caught a Smeargle and tried using Sketch. Unfortunately, it somehow missed, and as it only had 1 PP, Smeargle was forced to struggle. How can this happen? I've ...
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Do I need to level up my Charmander for battling?

I have a perfect IVs Charmander, with all moves I want. Do I need to EV train him to battle? Because all pokemon are automaticaly adjusted to 50 lv when battling.
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Does the shiny Gyarados always have good IVs?

I've heard that whether or not a pokemon is shiny in Gold/Silver is determined by its IVs but there is also the red Gyarados which is always shiny. Now does this Gyarados have the same "good" IVs ...
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Is it possible to pass on Event exclusive moves through breeding?

Someone on a trading group offered me an 'Event Pikachu', which was a Pikachu that knows Surf (normally impossible to teach to Pikachu). Unfortunately it was a previous Generation's Event, and as ...
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What abilities have an additional effect

If you breed an egg with a pokemon that has the ability "Flame Body" you only need 50% of the steps it would normaly take, and if you have a Pokemon with "Suction Cups" you have an increased rate of ...
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Pokemon Yellow- Is money finite?

Is there a finite amount of money in the game world? Trainers are the only source of income plus items found, right? So once all trainers are defeated, you could have all the money in the game and ...
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Does the ability Contrary have any impact when using Psych Up?

So I'm looking at using a Malamar with contrary in my team and several possible strategies for it. After searching for a while I could not come up with conclusive evidence one way or another as to how ...
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What moves can Smeargle not Sketch?

Smeargle gets the special move Sketch, which allows him to copy any mover permanemtly. I plan on "sketching" out some plans for Smeargles (see what I did there), and I want to know which moves are a ...
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What determines which moves a Pokemon can learn?

I am wondering if you can tell by Pokemon types/egg group/looks if they have access to an specific move or if it is just a fixed move set for each one. For instance, does Electabuzz can learn ...
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Visual Boy Advance Unknown File Type Error on MAC

I am on a MacBook Pro running Maverick and I recently downloaded Visual Boy Advance v. 1.7.6 and am having trouble loading saved game states. I was playing Pokemon Emerald and saving via the in-game ...
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Additional Boxes - Criteria, Longevity, Manipulability

This feature has existed for a while (I'm not sure since when exactly), but I'm mainly interested in the Gen VI implementation (hence the tag). Usually, at the start of a game, you have some number ...
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Balloon Popping mini-game on Pokemon Global Link

For a while now, the PokeMileage Club on Global Link has been offering the minigame "Balloon Popping" where you can spend 100 PokeMiles to select one of 3 levels, click 10 Balloons, receive a score ...
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What order should I play Pokémon (on a 3DS XL)?

I am a fan of RPGs but to this point have never played a Pokémon game. I would like to try it out, I already have a 3DSXL. Is there a order that I should follow to play the game? (there are various ...
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Which in-game events are unlockable by bringing a specific Pokémon?

As you probably know, some in-game events are unlocked if you go to a specific place while having a specific Pokémon on you or in the first party slot. What I want is a complete list of those events. ...
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What happens if I use status on a magic bounce with a magic bounce pokemon

So let's say I have a Mega Absol vs Xatu or something. Both have magic bounce. What would happen if Mega Absol used Will-o-wisp?
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Volbeat and Illumise “Don't like each other much”?

I don't understand why Volbeat and Illumise "don't like each other very much" when they are left in the daycare? They both belong to the same Pokemon type of bug, and they both belong to the same egg ...
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What would happen if a Pokemon used Me First on a target that was going to use Me First?

If that happened, would the Pokemon who used Me First just keep using Me First or would it just say that the move failed?
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How do you stop boosted exp for traded pokemon?

So I got the torchic gift in pokemon x and y, and he has boosted exp (I'm assuming that this is because he's considered "traded"). Is there any way I can make him gain exp at a normal rate?
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How do you recruit Darkrai in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky?

I have defeated Darkrai and read on Wikipedia that he/it can be found in various areas. Where are these areas? Can he be encountered in any area, or in certain multiple dungeons? If he is found in ...
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Does the Masuda method work with different species of Pokemon, besides Ditto?

I'm currently trying to breed to get a shiny Espurr for my friend, but I'm using an Espurr that i caught myself, and an Eevee from Japan. Will the Masuda method still work with two totally different ...
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Is there a specific chance of hatching a shiny in X and Y using the Masuda Method? [duplicate]

I've been breeding a Japanese Manectric and my Luxray in hopes of getting a shiny Shinx, but then I was wondering. What is the rate of getting a shiny? I search around the web and saw a few, the most ...
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How would I teach Smeargle the specific moves I want him to learn?

After asking this question, I realized that I was going to use Smeargle due to the fact that he can learn all of the moves. But how? I know he gets Sketch, but it disappears after the use. How will I ...