This tag is for questions about general mechanics applicable to the sixth generation of the main series Pokémon games, starting in 2013 with Pokémon X and Pokémon Y released on the Nintendo 3DS.

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Why can't Gible learn Outrage from Tyranitar?

Tyranitar can learn Outrage, Gible can learn Outrage, they're both in the monster egg group, so why can Tyranitar pass on Thrash but not Outrage to Gible? Is there a particular pattern to what moves ...
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How to obtain a 0 Attack IV ditto?

I'm doing a test in pokemon village because my ditto friend safari is lost. I have a fainted synchronize Quiet Ralts in 1st slot. I know that for level they are at in pokemon village, I need the ...
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Backing up a Cartridge save file

I have all my pokemon games in cartridge format. I'm wondering if it's possible to backup my save on one of my SD cards using the save data transfer tool on eShop. I know it is at least possible with ...
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Sketches mechanics in link battles

What are the mechanics of the move sketch in link battles? I know in-game, it's essentially mimic but permanent. Is sketch permanent after the link battle?
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EV training with EXP.SHARE in Omega Ruby

I EV trained by defeating hordes of Zigzagoon about 70 times. My party consisted of a few Pokémon without any experience after being caught. The lead Pokémon was an EV-maxed Pokémon and the EXP.SHARE ...
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Pkhex not loading 'main' in Wine?

Pkhex doesn't load my Alpha Sapphire save for some reason. Pkhex doesn't support Linux natively and thus needs to be run through Wine, could this be caused by Wine? I'm using oothax to get ftbrony ...
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Pokémon Type Advantage Modifiers

I'm looking for a list of any item, move, ability, etc. that would modify the standard type advantages in Pokémon up to and including ORAS for Nintendo 3DS. For example: Typically, Bronzong (Steel ...
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It is possible to trade items in Pokemon ORAS without trading Pokemon?

My friend has Pokemon Omega Ruby and I have Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. He is selling his 3ds, and I'm trading his old Pokemon to my save. But I cannot seem to pass items directly by trade, only ...
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Does receiving possibly hacked Pokémon via trade hurt my game or mark me as a Hacker?

If I receive hacked Pokémon from a stranger in trade, does it corrupt my game in any way? A shiny level 100 legendary is easy to spot but what if I receive a less obvious hack like any legendary ...
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Can you save whilst using the Masuda Method?

I've wondered this for a while, but when I searched on Google I couldn't find what exactly I was looking for. So can any one tell me can you save during the Masuda method?
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How do steps and Pokémon Gen VI O-Powers relate?

I heard that the number of steps you have collected in a given day affects the speed of O-Power green light ball thingies (what you need to use O-powers) regen rate. How does this work?
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Is it possible to have your Pokemon get out of its Pokeball and follow you?

In other Pokémon games, your Pokemon might walk behind you. How do you make your Pokémon get out of its Pokéball and make it follow you? Pokemon do need exercise you know...
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How do I breed Pokemon for their Hidden Abilities?

I want to legitimately breed a competitive team, but I don't know how to breed for hidden abilities unless I just breed two Pokemon who have their normal ability(s) together until I breed one with a ...
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Trying to use the GTS to transfer pokemon from ORAS to X and Y, but it doesn't work

I got my Alpha Sapphire before I got my X, and since I am struggling a bit with the Elite 4 I figured it would be a good idea to send some of the pokemon that are strong, but not in my main team ...
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Power Lens not working for IV breeding?

I am a bit new to IV breeding and I am trying to breed a flawless Lucario. The male is holding the Destiny Knot with 3 perfect IVs (Attack, Sp. Defense, and Speed). The female is holding Power ...
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Mega Evolution vs Switching Out Order

If I mega evolve Charizard to Mega Charizard Y the same turn my opponent recalls his Pokemon and sends out Tyranitar with Sandstream, whose weather effect will end up persisting? Will the Sandstorm, ...
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If I receive a hacked Pokemon over Wondertrade will it corrupt the game? [duplicate]

I got a shiny Rayquaza over Wondertrade. I noticed it didn't have the blue pentagon next to it. I've been told that's the sign of a hacked pokemon. Will it hurt my game in anyway because I have it?
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Does Gyro Ball get affected by Attack decrease?

I want my Contrary Shuckle to have Shell Smash and Gyro Ball, but inverted Shell Smash would give Shuckle -2Atk, -2SpAtk and -2Spd and +1Def and +1Spdef. But will Gyro Ball's damage be lowered by the ...
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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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Problem with IV inheritance and Destiny Knot

I'm sorry about asking so many questions for this game but the technical stuff really mess with my head! So, I got a 6IV Ditto from a Reddit giveaway and I asked a dumb question about how to get a 6IV ...
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Why won't my Riolu evolve?

Recently I asked a question on how I can evolve my Riolu at Level 2 and most of the feedback said to raise its happiness to max and then level it up. After a long, long while of IV Breeding, Ev ...
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Lost 2 Pokemon on Pokemon X, Where could they be?

I have recently started up my Nintendo 2DS after about a month of inactivity. I knew for a fact that I had the following 2 pokemon: Shiny Gengar (Event Pokemon), Vivillon (Event Pokemon, Pokeball ...
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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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Do EXP Boosts stack?

I did a tradeback with my friend with my LVL 1 Scyther and it got the traded exp boost. But if I were to raise its affection to 2 in Pokemon Amie, would the exp boost be higher? And if it does stack ...
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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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Can Baton Passed stats be chained from one Pokemon, to another, and so on?

Im working on a little strategy to make my Mega Gallade a tank and Baton Pass plays a huge role in it. But I was wondering, if I use Baton Pass with one Pokemon to a second Pokemon and the second ...
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How can I reset my game?

My game is frozen (it glitched, not sure how). I really don't know how to reset the file. I barely ever get access to the Internet, so I don't really have the time to look it up.
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Do I need to open a Pokemon game to add the Pokemon to my Pokedex?

I am trying to build a living Pokédex in Omega Ruby, and I just transferred all my caught Pokémon from X to the Pokémon Bank. Now I want to add those Pokémon to my Pokédex in OR, so I can see which ...
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Does the Macho Brace reduce speed?

I don't have some of the Power Items and so I use the Macho Brace instead, but I think the Macho Brace DOES reduce speed growth. When I was EV training my Deoxys, it was at level 99 and the speed stat ...
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How do I breed a Ralts with 6 IVs?

I got a Ditto with 6 IVs from a giveaway on Reddit and I tried breeding it with a Ralts to get a Ralts with 6 IVs, but it's just not happening! I made my Ditto hold the Destiny Knot, my Ralts a Power ...
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Do Power Items actually reduce Speed EVs?

So I heard EV training is much faster when the Pokemon that is being EV trained holds a Power Item e.g Power Bracer, Weight, etc. But I am worried about their drawback which is the fact that Speed ...
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Is there an easy way to obtain Pokérus?

I've heard that Pokérus accelerates EV training, but the virus is much rarer than a shiny Pokemon. I searched in the grass for about 3 hours, but for the life of me, I can't find a Pokérus-infected ...
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Does the Exp. Share also spread EVs to other members of the team?

I have been EV training my Pokémon for hours to make them really strong, and then I hear how the Exp. Share can spread the EVs to the whole team. Now, some threads I go to say that the Exp. share ...
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How to wifi battle on Pokemon XY and ORAS

I recently passed the game and want to try wifi battling but i dont know anyone with a 3ds and I have no idea how to do so and would appreciate if someone told me how to do it. Thanks in advance.
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How can I transfer my Pokémon from XY to ORAS with one 3DS and without Pokébank?

I have one 3DS and would like to transfer a Pokémon from XY to ORAS, but don't have access to the Pokébank at this time. Is there any way that I can do this?
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How can I teach Gengar a skill to make enemies fall asleep?

I'm trying to find a way to have my Gengar (both in Pokemon Sapphire Alpha or X) to learn a skill to make other Pokemon fall asleep. Is there a way?
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Are there any items to get use of the ability Contrary?

As Malamar is only weak to two types, it would be good to give him some Leftovers. But as this item is already been hold by another Pokémon of mine - and I don't want to take items twice - I'm ...
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Can I complete my pokedex only with 6th gen games?

I just bought the Alpha Sapphire game for myself and the Omega Ruby one for my friend. I also played the X/Y games and I own a pokebank. The problem is: I didn't play games of the 5th and 4th ...
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Do Legendary Pokemon Respawn After The Elite Four?

I've heard that legendary Pokemon such as Kyogre/Groudon respawn after you defeat the Elite Four (if you didn't catch them). The only information that I can find seems to relate to the original ...
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How the pokemon's gender is determined for a mystery gift code?

I had a mystery gift code for a shiny Gengar in Pokemon X/Y that I used today. I want a male Gengar, but after ~ 50 resets, I only had females ones. The nature and stats change every time, but the ...
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How exactly does Hatching Power reduce hatch time?

From Bulbapedia: Level 1: Helps Eggs hatch a little faster. The effect lasts three minutes. (1.25× as fast) Level 2: Helps Eggs hatch faster. The effect lasts three minutes. (1.5× as fast) Level 3: ...
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How exactly does Shell Bell work?

As Bulbapedia stands: Whenever the Pokémon holding it deals damage, it restores 1/8 of the damage dealt as HP. This means to me that every time I deal damage to an enemy my Pokemon recovers a ...
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Can PokéTransporter make a Pokémon shiny?

Warning! This is going to get technical! The method of determining whether a Pokémon is shiny in Generation III-V was the following: Use the bitwise XOR operation on the 16-bit Trainer ID and ...
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Does Fairy Lock prevent switching or fleeing moves?

According to Bulbapedia and Serebii, Fairy Lock prevents all Pokemon on the field from switching or fleeing. I've been wondering in regards to the potential viability of this move, whether it also ...
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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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Breeding for egg moves

On various websites such as bulbapedia and serebii, the parents for egg moves are listed. But, lets say I want to breed for an Absol that knows play rough. In order to do this, I would have to first ...
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What happens if a Pokémon hits multiple evolution criteria at once?

There's several Pokémon that have branching evolution paths - Slowpoke for example can be evolved into Slowbro by level-up, or into Slowking by trading with King's Rock held. In most cases, these ...
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Why use stronger less accurate Pokémon attacks?

This battle I had prompted this question. In the above battle, Fire Blast missed. Twice. A simple Flamethrower would have ended the battle much sooner. ...
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Does renaming a pokemon to its original name count as a nickname?

Basically what I actually want to know is, if I rename a Pokémon to its original name and trade it, will the traded Pokémon evolve with its proper evolved Pokémon name or retain its "nickname"? For ...
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How to know if Ho-oh or any other legend is legitimate? [duplicate]

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 ...