Refers to the main series Pokémon games released on Nintendo DS from 2006 to 2010: Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver.

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What is the accuracy of Hypnosis in a battle between Diamond and Platinum versions?

In Pokemon Diamond, Hypnosis has 70% accuracy. In Pokemon Platinum, it has 60%. In a battle between these two games, which value is used?
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What are all the different effects of the special Pokeballs?

As I understand it, catching certain pokemon with certain pokeballs provides additional effects other than an easier catch. It even shows what ball you caught a pokemon with when checking its status ...
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Why doesn't my Wailmer hatch with Aqua Ring?

I'm trying to breed a Wailmer with Aqua Ring that I will be EV training. I have a female Wailmer and a male Goldeen that knows Aqua Ring, which is supposedly one of Wailmer's egg moves. When the ...
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How do I get more Oran berries in Pokemon Heart Gold or Soul Silver?

How do I get more Oran Berries in Pokemon Heart Gold or Soul Silver to cure the Miltank above Olivine City from its illness? I did not create more Oran berries in my berry pots and have run out of my ...
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How does STAB work exactly, and how does it interact with the Technician ability?

A Pokemon which has the Technitian ability gets x1.5 boosted attack power for all moves used which have an attack power of 60 or less (so a move with 60 attack power will actually have 90 attack ...
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How do I know my Eevee is ready to evolve into Umbreon?

I know his friendship needs to be over the 220 mark but what reactions will I get from him when he's ready?
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What happens when I trade away my Rotom formes?

In Pokemon Platinum and HeartGold/SoulSilver, there are rooms where Rotom can possess household appliances to gain alternate formes. The appliance is removed from the room while Rotom is in that ...
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Do any Pokémon lose the ability to learn a HM when they evolve?

Some Pokémon lose the ability to learn certain moves when they evolve. For example: Pichu learns Nasty Plot at level 18, but Pikachu can't learn or re-learn it Pichu can be taught Uproar by the Move ...
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How do 2 players trade Pokemon in Heartgold / Soulsilver

How can 2 players, 1 with Heart Gold and 1 with Soul Silver trade Pokemon with each other?
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Is it possible to do Battle Frontier through local DS wifi?

I've played the Battle Frontier both alone and online play, but I've never played it locally. Mostly, I'm interested in playing with my girlfriend, who has Diamond, while I have SoulSilver. Are we ...
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In the third and fourth generations, which pokemon require events?

Between the third and fourth generation of Pokemon games, which Pokemon cannot be obtained without an Action Replay or similar in any of the GBA/DS games without going to a Nintendo Event? And are ...
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If I trade a pokemon and received it back from that trainer, is it still a “traded pokemon”?

Traded Pokemon act different; you can't change their name, they get more experience etc. In the old days, if I recall correctly, trading once meant that pokemon was always "traded", even if your ...
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Can I have two Rotoms with the same forme on the same team?

According to this question, if Rotom is possessing an appliance when traded, Rotom reverts to its original forme, and the appliance returns to the Rotom's Room. Is it possible to have, for example, ...
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Is every type of evolution stone equally distributed in the Underground?

I noticed on my Pokémon Platinum cartridge that I have far fewer Water Stones in my inventory than any other type of evolution stone. I have around 30 Fire Stones and 20 Thunderstones, but only 2 ...
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How do I get Spiritomb on Pokémon Platinum

I have been having trouble finding out how to find Spiritomb. I know how to get the Odd Keystone but I don't understand what the guy says to me.
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Are there any Event Pokemon available before the shutdown of the GTS for Generation 4 games?

Nintendo are shutting down Generation 4 and 5 GTS trade on May 20, 2014. I was wondering is there a way to put a code in the GTS to get free Pokemon. For example, Mewtwo or 3 birds. I ask because I ...
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Is levelling up inside a cave the same as levelling up at night?

In Pokemon, using a Dusk Ball inside a cave gives the same effect as using it at night. Does a cave also count as night when trying to meet evolution criteria? For example to evolve an Eevee into an ...
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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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Is it really possible to find Group A Pokemon on a (!!) bush with the Pokewalker?

According to Bulbapedia, when you uncover a (!!) bush on the Pokewalker, you can find either a Group B Pokemon or a Group A Pokemon for that route, while a (!!!) bush always gives you a Group A ...
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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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Can legendaries be caught shiny in DPPt? [duplicate]

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver, can legendary Pokémon be encountered and caught as shiny?
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How can I tell if a move is special or physical?

Special moves use Spc Atk, and Spc Def in their damage calculations. Normal moves use Atk, and Def in their damage calculations. How do I know which move is which?
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What's the maximum number of ribbons a Pokémon can attain in Gen IV?

Using only Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver, what is the maximum number of ribbons a single Pokémon can legitimately attain? Don't include Pokémon traded from other games (e.g. ...
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How do I obtain an Azure Flute in Generation IV?

I would like to catch an Arceus, but I don't know how to use the cheat to obtain an Azure Flute without an Action Replay, which is too risky. How can I catch the Original One without the high risk of ...