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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Do your Pokemon gain experience when you catch Pokemon?

If I am trying to level a Pokemon (Munna, for example), so I wander around and battle lots of wild Pokemon, and then I decide to catch one of these wild Pokemon (because I don't have it yet), will my ...
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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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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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If I cancel an evolution, can I evolve the same Pokemon later?

If I cancel an evolution, can I evolve the same Pokemon later ? I cancelled (for tests) an evolution from Krokorok and now I don't know if I should capture another to get the evolution, or if there ...
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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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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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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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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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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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When do Pokemon outbreaks change routes?

I was trying to find out when the swarming on a Pokemon outbreak change to another route, but I could only find this information about "soft-reset". But nothing about the time to reset while playing. ...
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What is the meaning of the pink face?

There is a pink face right beside the sparkle that indicates Shiny. What is the meaning of that face? It's at the left side of the "marks" that you can put. You can see them in summary window or at ...
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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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Is there a way to generate Pokemon?

Is there any way to quickly attain Pokemon with custom levels, custom abilities, and custom EVs? I've got a set of pokemon, the perfect team I use for Wi-Fi gameplay and such, but strong as they ...
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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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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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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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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 I get NPCs back into the White Forest?

In pokemon, I've been troubled by the fact that the patches of grass and water that used to be in White Forest have altogether disappeared. I've gone through four months already in real life, so the ...
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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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What is the best HM Pack Mule in Generation V?

I realize this is a slightly unconstrained question (what qualifies as best?), so let's constrain it a little. In Generation V we've reduced the number of HMs to 6. Now given I can only stick 4 ...
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Where and How can I improve my pokemon to get through Nimbassa City?

I'm playing Pokemon Black and have just reached Nimbasa city. I think I've set myself up for fail, since I have only one high level Pokemon while the rest are pretty low. Lv. 30 Pignite Lv. 22 Sawk ...
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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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How do I know who attacks first?

I have been playing Pokemon White for a while now, but no matter how hard I try, I do not understand how the game calculates who attacks first in each round of a battle. At first I thought it ...
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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?
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Does your Pokemon evolve if you black out in the fight where it levels up?

I have a Rufflet (bad choice so far) who is level 50 and I really want it to evolve to Braviary, so I gave it an Exp. Share and am grinding on the Elite 4. I've spent all my money on various items ...
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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 do you get event Pokémon like Keldeo?

I've never gotten any Pokémon (other than Mewtwo) from events, so I don't have clue about how they really work. =) As Bulbapedia and other sites are saying, Keldeo is "… currently the final ...
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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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Capturing all of N's Pokemon

Playing through my game of White2, I encountered a Pokemon which I thought was shiny due to the way it appeared in the wild. When I caught it, there was a note that "it appears to have a different ...
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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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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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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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Which is the best way to level up a Pokemon?

At the moment I am using this strategy: Pokemon as the first in party (engaging in all fights, even when I need to switch for a more powerful/better suited Pokemon). Exp.Share equipped. Fighting the ...
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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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Do my Pokemon lose levels they gained if they faint in the same battle?

If I am in a battle against a trainer with multiple Pokemon, and I beat one of them, and my Pokemon gains a level or two, but against the next Pokemon, it faints, will I lose the levels that my ...
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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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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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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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Does Curse affect normal pokemon?

I know Shadow Ball won't affect normal pokemon, but Confuse Ray will, and both are ghost type attacks. So, will Curse (when used by a ghost, of course) affect a normal pokemon?
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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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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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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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Do the Pokemon you put in Pokemon Dream World affect the Dream World in any way?

Do the Pokemon you put in Pokemon Dream World, affect the Dream World in any way? I put Shuppet in Pokemon Dream World for two days in a row and got a lot of Spooky Manor maps and played a lot of ...
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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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How do I water berries in the Pokemon Global Link Dream World?

I can't water the berries; I can only plant them. I can click on the watering can and berries, but nothing happens. Do I water them right after I plant them? Is there a certain time I have to water ...
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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 ...