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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How closely does Pokemon Ranger/MD follow main game format?

I have finished tge main pokemon series but the afore metioned games seem really different... How do they match the main game and do I need to get the first in the series to progress?
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What currency is used in all of the Pokemon games?

Ok, so I love to play Pokemon. Yesterday on the way home from school, I asked myself, What currency is used in pokemon? I imagine it would br Pokedollars. Is it or is it something else?
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I got a pokemon through trade but its in another language

I've been playing Pokemon for a very long time and I got a level 100 pokemon from a trade and its level 100 last year. I know I cant evolve it but I'm really tired of it's name being in Japanese. I've ...
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Does Sunny Day Affect Flare Blitz?

I was reading on Smogon the other day that Sunny Day affected moves like Flare Blitz, although it didn't specify why (I assumed it had something to do with power). I looked up both moves on ...
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How does Serene Grace work with Razor Fang?

I plan to raise a Togekiss with Serene Grace. Togekiss can learn Air Slash which has a 30% chance of making the opponent flinch. I read from Serebii that Serene Grace doubles the chance of the ...
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How much attack would I have?

How high would the Attack be after I had a +1 Boost? For example, my Garchomp knows Swords Dance which raises the Attack by +2 and my Garchomp has 358 Attack as his stat and it goes up by 50 when ...
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Do Pokemon Fire Red/Leaf Green use the new or the old EV/IV calculations?

A friend who got me into Pokémon told me about EV and IV's. He was saying how Pokémon R/B/Y and G/S/C have a different IV formula then the generations after that. But do FR/LG and HG/SS go by the ...
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Attack boosting confuses me [duplicate]

My Scizor is currently running Technician but I don't know how it works. I've read about it on Serebii and it says that any moves with a base power of 60 or lower are given a 50% boost. My Scizor has ...
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What is the 'love' requirement to evolve Riolu, and how can I quickly increase it?

Some Pokemon need to be raised with love to evolve right? Well, if it is possible, I'd like to evolve my Riolu at Level 2, but I don't think I can get enough love into one level. That's where Pokemon ...
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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 Groundon in Ruby can but cannot in Omega Ruby, make sure to tell. One more thing, I do not ...
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What is the average stat change after Pokemon Evolution?

There's a pokemon I think should evolve, so I'm making my own fake one, and I'm doing everything about it, like base stats and move pool and all. So what I want to know is how much does each base ...
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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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Official insignia for regions?

I'm doing some design work on my Pokémon fan-game, and I was just wondering if there was anything at all that could be considered an official flag or other insignia that could be used to identify each ...
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Can a shiny Ditto turn into shiny versions of other Pokemon?

I am DexNav chaining to get a shiny Ditto and I am wondering will it change into shiny Pokemon?
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Can you have a Pokemon from every generation in the latest one? [duplicate]

When Gold/Silver came out, I remember being excited that I could transfer over Pokemon from RBY, given a friend's GBA and a link cable. That's the generation I stopped at, but I'm curious if the ...
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What factors influence pokemon breeding time?

After some time playing Omega Ruby and attempting to complete my Dex, I've noticed some substantial variability in the time it takes to produce an egg. It got me thinking - what actually determines ...
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Can you get more pc boxes in pokemon y/x? [duplicate]

Can you get more pc boxes In pokemon x and y?
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When was each pokemon game made?

The first pokemon game I played was Pokémon SoulSilver and I still have it to this day. However, I've always wondered when it was made (Because I had played Platinum before that) If anyone has a list ...
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Is there a formula to calculate EVs?

I was looking on Google if there is a formula to know which are the EV that has a Pokémon but i only found calculator that needs that values to get the IV, but that's not what I want. I found the ...
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Is the attack “Flail” of Magikarp worth it?

Ok so, I'm playing Pokémon Soul Silver, and I trained a Magikarp to be able to make him evolve into a Gyarados. Now, my Magikarp is lvl 19, and soon to be 20 (which is the level that it will evolve). ...
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What determines my chances of escape from a wild pokemon?

What determines my chances of escape from a wild pokemon? I've noticed that if Jigglypuff is at the head of my party, I "can't escape" very often. So what about my pokemon makes them more likely to ...
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Is there an order to the Pokemon games canonically?

For all of the main Pokemon games since Pokemon Red and Blue, and all the way to today's X & Y, are the games in canonical order? I'm genuinely curious as to if there's an storyline spanning ...
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Do body styles from Pokemon have any effect on gameplay?

Sites like Bulbapedia and Psypokes list Pokemon by body styles, but nowhere is explained when they were introduced or what their function is. Are the body styles only a way to categorise species in ...
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Is it possible to play Pokemon Puzzle League multiplayer online?

Is it possible, I imagine through some kind of emulator, to play Pokemon Puzzle League's multiplayer vs mode online? What would be required to set this kind of system up?
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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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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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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 ...