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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Swirling Dust Clouds in Caverns

Are the chances to recover items from the dust swirls the same for all the items(particularly the type gems)? And does the chances of what you receive/encounter from the dust depend on the cavern the ...
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How can I remove all the EVs from my Pokemon?

I have a level 100 Gengar that I moved to my recently-finished Black cartridge. I never paid attention to EVs in the past gen, but now I hear EVs take effect immediately rather than on level up, so I ...
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Does the Pokemon, Emolga, evolve?

I have a Level 40 Emolga in Pokemon Black, but it hasn't evolved yet. How do I make it evolve?
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How do I transfer my Pokémon?

So I have my Pokémon from Diamond (yes I have Diamond; no I don't think it's emasculating) and I want to transfer them over to my new Pokémon Black. Seems easy enough. But here is the catch: I only ...
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Daily Events in Fifth Gen

What are the daily events that I should be attending in Pokemon Black and White? I'm mainly referring to items given out daily, swarm like events from 4th Gen, and daily battles. Feel free to include ...
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What level are the gyms?

What level are the Pokemon in each Black and White gym?
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Anville Town's Lost Luggage Gifts

What items does the Anville lost luggage guy actually give you? I've gotten rare candies, proteins, and hp ups. Does anyone have a definitive list? Also, what determines the number of items that are ...
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Do all Pokemon B/W Wifi features work with WPA2?

I've learned that original (and Lite) Nintendo DS systems do not support WPA/WPA2 Wifi encryption, but the newer hardware (DSi, 3DS) does. I've also learned that this only applies to newer games, and ...
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What's a good strategy for determining the type of my pokemon's Hidden Power?

Pokemon Black and White has all new pokemon, and honestly, I'm not familiar enough with the game yet to tell you where you can find which pokemon. This is a problem, because I'm looking for a fast way ...
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When catching Victini on Liberty Island is it ever possible that he will know Searing Shot?

It is his first move in his learn set but since he is level 15 he only seems to know the four following moves in the learn set, Quick Attack, Endure, Incinerate, and Confusion. Searing Shot is the ...
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How can I predict how much money I will lose if I lose a battle?

If I lose a battle (i.e. all 6 of my pokemon faint), how much money will I lose?
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Does the encounter rate increase while running or riding a bike?

I tend to walk when I'm trying not to attract wild pokemon but don't have a repel to use to accomplish that. Is this just a psychological thing or is the encounter rate actually lowered while walking ...
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List of Fifth Generation Pokemon [closed]

I'm looking for a list of all the new Pokemon in Black and White. Specifically, I'd like a list with their English names and pictures. Can anyone help me out?