This tag is for questions about general mechanics applicable to the fifth generation of the main series Pokémon games, starting in 2010 with Pokémon Black and Pokémon White released on the Nintendo DS.

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Is it possible to have a shiny event Darkrai in Pokemon BW or B2W2?

I'm curious... My friend got a shiny Darkrai from some random user, and I'm wondering if it's real or hacked. It's from France, is an event Pokemon (2011HVR), and has an OT of 11011. It says it came ...
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Can I copy a rom from a DS cartridge to my computer?

I love pokemon. I used to play Pokemon Black 2 on OpenEmu, but it froze and wouldn't let me play farther. In looking for a fix for this, I read that downloading pokemon ROMs from the internet is ...
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Does Dreamworld for Pokemon BW or B2W2 still work?

I am wondering does the dreamworld for pokemon black/white or black 2/ white 2 still work?
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What legendaries can be found shiny by soft-reset?

What legendary Pokemon can be soft reset to farm for a shiny variant, and, in which games? Example: If Groudon in Ruby can but cannot in Omega Ruby, make sure to tell. One more thing, I do not care ...
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Is There a way to move Pokemon from a ROM to physical cartridge?

So quick rundown is I was traveling for a while and forgot my Nintendo DS, so I started playing on an emulator. During this time I played Pokemon Black 2. I've grown particularly fond of my team. I ...
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Has GTS been shutdown for 4th and 5th generation?

I've been trying to use GTS on my Pokemon Diamond, but it never works anymore. It says that the software isn't compatible or something like that and some of my friends have been telling me that GTS ...
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Relative Difficulty of PRNG abuse for shininess

I'm going to exclude Gen III here explicitly because (P)RNG abuse there is tied to several factors that make it quite hard from the start. One of the main benefits of (P)RNG abuse, that is, changing ...
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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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Can desmume connect to wireless to trade pokemon with yourself?

I'm trying to trade Pokemon between Black and White on Desmume Wifi-capable. For some reason I cannot get the emulator to connect to a network so I can use the global trading or any of the wireless ...
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How do you bind an item to a quick button in Pokemon Black?

In previous generations, I could bind my bike to the SELECT button. In Black 2, it doesn't seem to work. How do I bind an item to a quick button?
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Poké Ball only shakes once and the Pokémon is caught

Sometimes when I throw a Poké Ball at a Pokémon in Pokémon X/Y, instead of the ball shaking three times, it shakes once and then the Pokémon is caught. What is happening here? I haven't actually ...
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When is it a good idea to use Type Gems on Pokémon?

So these Gem items, they give a one-time 50% boost to a specific type of attack. After that... well, it's gone forever. It's like your attack is nerfed, just like those moves that lower your stat ...
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Pokemon Black 2 Emulator save issue

So here's my situation now. I've started a Pokemon Black 2 game on Desmume, and the game warned me that I already have a saved game, so I said I want to start a new game anyway. Now, I'm usually ...
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How to get out of Nimbasa City?

I just defeated the 4th Gym Leader in Pokemon Black 2, and I want to head out towards the 5th Gym. But when I go to Route 5 there are trainers who are battling, so I can't get past. The other way ...
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What places have the best efficiency for EV training in Black And White?

I've decided to look into EV training to make my Pokemon stronger in a competitive battle. I know about how to train EVs, using items such as Macho Brace or Power Bracer etc, but I was wondering what ...
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Does trading Pokemon that evolves on trade give both Pokedex entries?

I'm in the process of filling in my Pokedex in Black 2/White 2 so this question is mostly concerned with the fifth generation. I was wondering if I could trade over a Pokemon (say Haunter) and get an ...
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What other installations is Pokemon White compatible with?

Other than Pokemon: Black Version, I am curious to know what other Pokemon games can be used to trade Pokemon with my version.
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Is it possible to filter out the low level legendary Pokemon on the GTS?

I'm attempting to complete my Pokedex, and the GTS is a great way to save some time and effort. However, I've run into the problem of people offering low level legendary Pokemon such as a Level 9 ...
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How do I get someone as a Friend in the Pokémon Global Link?

On the Pokémon Global Link, you can have Game Pals on your profile, made up of Friends and Trade Pals. Trade Pals are pretty straight-forward, but I can't figure out how to add someone as a Friend. It ...
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What is the best way to earn Dream Points?

To unlock some of the better hidden abilities, it seems like you need a massive amount of dream points (10k to unlock Vulpix or Poliwag). What are the most efficient ways to gather the required ...
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Which Pokémon “types” are the most well-rounded?

I've always been more of a casual Pokémon player, but lately I've been trying to experiment more. I'm looking to find what Pokémon "types" generally counter the other "types" best. According to ...
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Is there a way to get the “Wonder Skin” ability without having access to the Dream World?

I'm interested in getting a few (actually all) Pokemon with the "Wonder Skin" ability. However I've recently learned that I'd need to have access to the Dream World in order to do this: Wonder ...
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What do the shops in Join Avenue sell at different ranks?

I've started leveling up my Join Avenue in Pokemon Black 2, and I'm not sure what the various shops will be selling. What are the different item shops and what do they sell?
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What exactly is the difference with Challenge mode?

I've unlocked Challenge mode by beating the champion in Black 2. If I unlock it for a friend what changes exactly? Bulbapedia wasn't very specific, just mentioning that the AI becomes more ...
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What are the best sources of XP after the Elite Four in BW2?

In Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, what are the best sources of XP that are available after defeating the Elite Four? Defeating the Elite Four again is the traditional post-game XP source, and ...
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Where the hell is my Hydreigon?

My Pokémon White cartridge has Hydreigon as Caught, which means that at one point I had one. It's not there any more, and I kind of need it. I can't find it in any of my PC boxes, or in my current ...
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Why would anyone want to use the pass power Exp. Point Power ↓?

I can definitely understand the rationale for Exp. Point Power ↑, but don't understand why someone would want to prevent their Pokemon from gaining experience.
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How can I acquire a Light Ball in Pokémon Black/White or Black/White 2?

Is there any legitimate way to acquire a Light Ball in Pokémon Black, White, Black 2 or White 2? Wild Pikachu can be found carrying a Light Ball, but no Pikachu are encountered in Pokémon Black/White ...
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What do I win for guessing the mimic?

I've just arrived in Opelucid City and I've found a room where 4 children want me to identify the mimic. I've done so repeatedly for far too long. Am I wasting my time or is there a point to this very ...
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Where are the hidden grottoes?

I'm looking for a list of all the hidden grottoes in Pokemon Black 2/White 2 and their respective contents. Also, how often do they re-spawn? I've revisited the one I know of and it sometimes is ...
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How do I get Tornadus?

My brother really wants Tornadus, but he doesn't know how to get it. How can you catch it?
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How do I transfer old Pokemon to Black/White with ONE Nintendo DS?

I only have one Nintendo DS Lite. Most of my friends don't play games thus don't have a NDS. I want to transfer over some Pokemon such as Skitty, Delcatty, and a few others that I am not able to get. ...
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What will I miss if I skip Pokemon Black/White and go onto Pokemon Black 2/White 2?

I was going to buy Pokemon Black/White however I wondered if I should just skip to Black 2/White 2. As far as story goes... well its a Pokemon game not a novel most of the storys in game are just ...
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How do you delete your saved game?

How do you delete your saved game and start over in Pokemon Black/White? I don't see the option anywhere.
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How can I get a Mudkip?

In Pokemon Black & White 2 (3DS), can anyone give me advice on how to obtain / find a Mudkip, or if it is possible?
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Pickpocket ability and turn order

I've just been looking at some Hidden Abilities to see what might be good to aim for. One such Ability is Pickpocket. According to the information I've found, it will steal the opponent's held item ...
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Can Beauty be raised or measured in Black/White, other than by Feebas' evolution?

Prior to Pokémon Black/White, Feebas evolved if its Beauty was high enough. According to Bulbapedia, a Feebas with sufficient Beauty traded from an earlier game will still evolve in Black/White. ...
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Can any trainers with shiny Pokémon be reliably encountered in Black/White 2?

Are there any trainers in Pokémon Black / White 2 who have Pokémon that are reliably encountered as shiny?
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What is the fastest way to earn money prior to the Elite 4 in Black/White 2?

Traditionally, the quick way to make money in Pokémon is doing runs of the Elite 4. In Pokémon Black/White and Black/White 2, what is the fastest way to make money before the Elite 4?
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Are there any types which do not appear on a single-type Pokémon?

Before Black/White, all Flying type Pokémon were dual-type (e.g. Normal/Flying, Fire/Flying). Thundurus is the first pure Flying type. Are there any types left of which there are no pure-typed ...
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What are possible counters to this Pokémon lineup?

I recently saw a battle video that helped me come with this potential lineup for Double Battles: Durant Hidden Ability (Truant) Entrainment Shedinja Focus Sash Mimic Spiritomb Leftovers Toxic ...
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Can a shiny Pokémon be identified apart from the sparkle and colour?

Suppose you play Pokémon with the sound off, and without paying much attention to the screen. Suddenly you notice a wild Pokémon battle has started. You think it might be a shiny, but you didn't see ...
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Under what circumstances can an Eevee be found in a Hidden Grotto?

There's a rumour that Eevee can be found in a Hidden Grotto in Pokémon Black/White 2, although extremely rare. Is this true? If so, what exactly are the circumstances under which an Eevee can be ...
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Is there a longer straight road in Unova than Route 3?

Route 3 outside of the Pokémon Daycare has a long path you can travel in a straight line to hatch eggs quickly. It's a straight horizontal and there are no trainers or obstacles in the way. There are ...
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How can I acquire an Eevee with its Hidden Ability?

Eevee's hidden ability is Anticipation. Other than by trading or events that have already passed, How can I legitimately acquire an Eevee (or one of its evolutions) with its Hidden Ability?
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Where can I get Imposter Ditto?

Ditto's Hidden Ability is Imposter. Where can a Ditto with Imposter be legitimately acquired?
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Do an Imposter Ditto's Nature, IVs and EVs matter?

Since Imposter works as an automatic Transform, which copies the opponent's exact stats other than HP, does it matter whether or not I use an Imposter Ditto with a certain Nature, IVs and EVs? Well, I ...
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Can a Starly inherit a Staravia/Staraptor's Hidden Ability once it evolves?

I just noticed Starly doesn't have a Hidden Ability, but its evolutions, Staravia and Staraptor, do. So if I were to breed a female Staravia/Staraptor correctly (not using a Ditto), would the ...
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Can I acquire the generation I starter Pokemon in White 2 / Black 2?

It's been quite some time since I've played a Pokemon game. In fact, I was in elementary or middle school when Red/Blue was all the rage here. Is there anyway to acquire Pikachu, Squirtle, ...
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Does the game automatically save after you tuck in/wake up a Pokemon or leave the Entralink?

Does the game automatically save after the following: Tucking in a Pokémon with Game Sync Waking up a Pokémon with Game Sync Leaving the Entralink