Tagged Questions

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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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 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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Setting up Sturdy Shedinja

I love my Shedinja. I have been running it for a good three or four years with the cunning use of Soak and Lightning Rod to keep it alive and trolling. I've lost count of the number of Mega Fire-types ...
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What is the possibility of finding a shiny Pokemon with a hidden ability in the Kiloude City Friend Safari or horde battles?

What is the chance of getting a shiny AND a hidden ability Pokemon in Kiloude City Friend Safari or horde battles?
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What's the blue pentagon for in Pokemon XY?

On the Pokemon status screen, underneath the Pokemon and to the left of the custom markings, is a small blue pentagon: This doesn't seem to be present on Pokemon obtained through the Pokemon ...
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How does the Destiny Knot work when breeding in Pokemon 6th Generation?

Does the Destiny Knot guarantee that 5 IVs, ramdonly selected from the parents, will be passed down to the egg? I have both parents with 4 maxed IVs. One has HP, Atk, Def and SpDef; the other one ...
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New Berries in Pokémon X/Y

So I was browing pokemon-sixth-gen and I found this question: Do the Maranga/Kee Berries continue to activate when Harvested? Immediately fascinated by these berries, I went to look them up. Sure ...
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Is it possible to pass on Event exclusive moves through breeding?

Someone on a trading group offered me an 'Event Pikachu', which was a Pikachu that knows Surf (normally impossible to teach to Pikachu). Unfortunately it was a previous Generation's Event, and as ...
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Have any Pokemon that were unavailable until Pokebank received Base stat changes?

I mean,did pokemon that were unavailable before pokebank was released(e.g Zekrom) receive any stat changes?
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In pokemon y can you mega evolve an Infernape?

I just recently transferred all of my pokemon from my old games and have my lv 100 Infernape on my Y game now and was wondering if I could mega evolve my Infernape or not, and if so how?
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What is the exact chance that a Pokemon from a horde battle will have its hidden ability?

Like the title states, What is the exact chance that a Pokemon from a horde battle will have its hidden ability?
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Does the ability Contrary have any impact when using Psych Up?

So I'm looking at using a Malamar with contrary in my team and several possible strategies for it. After searching for a while I could not come up with conclusive evidence one way or another as to how ...
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How have the calculations to determine Hidden Power's type changed with the introduction of Fairy?

I've been looking into getting a specific type for Hidden Power, but the best I can find is the (now outdated) Smogon Hidden Power Guide. The Sixth Generation of Pokemon has introduced the Fairy ...
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Can you get a Hidden Ability in Friend Safari if the last slot isn't unlocked?

I've been trying to get a Tinted Lens Butterfree for about 3 hours, but I haven't run into a single one. The Safari that I'm using doesn't have a third slot yet. Would this be what is causing this? ...
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Woobat into Swoobat!

I want to evolve my Woobat into a Swoobat on my X version, I've looked it up and I found out that it needs to have 'max happiness' and then level up. Anybody have any tips on how I could make Woobat ...
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Additional Boxes - Criteria, Longevity, Manipulability

This feature has existed for a while (I'm not sure since when exactly), but I'm mainly interested in the Gen VI implementation (hence the tag). Usually, at the start of a game, you have some number ...
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Why only one Mega Evolution?

I've been playing Pokemon X for a while now, and about a month ago I caught myself a Mewtwo (score!) after I caught it, I found a Mewtwonite X. I decided to put Mewtwo in my party, alongside my ...
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Masuda Method - What counts as a region?

So the Masuda Method of breeding is simple, breed two Pokemon obtained from different regions in the world and your odds of the egg being a shiny increase. My question however is, being from the UK, ...
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Breeding for Vivillon patterns

Prerequisites: So we know Vivillon's pattern depends on the geographical location set on the 3DS when the game was started. Once a save file exists, it will always yield the same Vivillon pattern even ...
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Can I transfer Pokemon X/Y save files between cartridges/digital copies?

Specifically, I want to know if the following situations are possible. Can I have played pokemon X on a cartridge, make a save file and play the game to completion, then download a DIGITAL copy of ...
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What do these symbols mean in the report?

I sometimes wonder what the marked symbols mean when I'm looking on a report of a Pokémon. Some of them imply a direct meaning, but I'd rather be sure. What do these symbols mean and are some of them ...
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What are the chances of a berry mutation in Pokemon X/Y?

I've been working to discover all the possible berry mutations on my own, assuming that Surprise Mulch would guarantee a mutation, if the berries had one, but I saw item definitions online that said ...
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How can I trade Pokemon between my 3DS and my PC?

On one hand I have Sapphire on my PC, running with VBA emulator, and on the other I have Pokemon X on my 3DS. I wanted to trade several Gen 3 and lower Pokemon between them, but couldn't find out how. ...
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Official Pokémon online tools for the games? [closed]

I wonder if there are official tools which can be used to manage your game software, too. An imaginable tool would be one to manage your boxes and/or trade with other players. Trading would be a ...
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Do the Maranga/Kee Berries continue to activate when Harvested?

I'm considering building a Trevenant with it's Hidden Ability: Harvest, so I've been looking into different berries to use to take advantage of it. There's obviously the Sitrus Berry for the healing, ...
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Will a Pokémon retain in-battle type changes when Mega Evolving?

Some moves change or add element typings to a Pokemon, such as Soak (changes the Pokémon to pure Water-type), Forest's Curse (Adds Grass-type) and Trick-or-Treat (Adds Ghost Type). If a Pokemon Mega ...
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Will an Egg move still be passed on if it is overwritten by the daycare's levelling?

I'm trying to pass on the move Wish to a line of Eevees, as well as get the right nature and IVs. The Smeargle I used to pass on the move only has 1 IV, and I'd like to swap in another Eevee (one of ...
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Is it possible to make more than one Pokémon save file?

Is there a way to get a second save file in the game Pokemon Y? I got the game for Christmas and want to share the game with my brother, but I can't without deleting my save file because there is only ...
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Is there a specific chance of hatching a shiny in X and Y using the Masuda Method? [duplicate]

I've been breeding a Japanese Manectric and my Luxray in hopes of getting a shiny Shinx, but then I was wondering. What is the rate of getting a shiny? I search around the web and saw a few, the most ...
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How do I counter enemy Hazards?

On Pokemon X and Y, I do a lot of online battling. One thing I notice, is that many people use hazards like Toxic Spikes, Stealth Rock, ect. ect.. I know Flying types and Levitate can go around the ...
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What is a good setup for a 'Catcher' Pokémon in X/Y?

I'm at a point in the game where I'd like to go back and catch a lot of the Pokémon I missed, and also some new ones in the Friend Safari etc. However, most of my current team are overleveled, and ...
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How often do Snorlax appear in Pokemon X/Y?

I failed to catch Snorlax the first time I met him in Route 7. Then after finishing the game, I was happen to pass by a sleeping Snorlax again in Route 7 (on the same bridge), but once again I failed ...
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What options do I have to record/share VS Recorder Battles in Pokemon X/Y?

I have a few Pokémon battle videos I'd like to share with friends, most of which live out of town so it isn't as simple as passing around the 3DS. I know if some of my friends have Pokemon X/Y, I ...
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Is it possible to give, not trade, a Pokémon to another player?

I capture many Pokémon and often want to give them to my friends. Unfortunately, my friends don't catch many Pokémon (so they don't have extras) and very seldom do my friends have any Pokémon that I ...
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On the effectiveness of Sky Drop

So I was excited to try out Sky Drop, only to find that the "opponent was too heavy". Is there a way of knowing this ahead of time, or do I have to memorize what's okay and what isn't? For instance, ...
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Gaining Hidden Ability through GTS?

In Pokemon XY, I want one of my Pokemon to have its hidden ability. If I put it up on the GTS, and have my friend trade me for it, then trade it back to me, will it gain its hidden ability? ...
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What do the letters Japanese trainers use on the GTS to indicate IVs mean?

When searching for trades on the GTS, I see a lot in the notes from Japanese (and Korean players, too) players indicating Pokemon IVs by different letters: A, B, C, D, H, S, like: HCDS4v I ...
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Does resetting and rebuilding EVs at level 100 (in Super Training) affect stats?

In previous generations, EVs only took effect upon level up, meaning that a level 100 Pokemon was stuck with the EVs you had previously trained it with. With the edition of Super Training, and ...
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Pokemon Type Encounter Abilities

I just heard Prof. Sycamore say that Static increases Electric type Encounters. The only other ability like this was Magnet Pull for steel. I was unaware of Static though. Are there more type specific ...
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Pokemon attack powers

If I had an electric Pokemon knowing Thunderbolt (pwr: 90) and Ancient Power (pwr:60) and was facing against any pokemon except where electric does x0 damage, would Thunderbolt "always" be the better ...
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Can you interact with other Pokemon players over the internet and streetpass at the same time?

I was hanging out with a friend who has Pokemon X/Y, and we wanted to trade. We were registered as friends and had interacted in-game via both internet and Streetpass before, but we weren't able to ...
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How do I transfer Pokemon from Black 2 to X/Y? [duplicate]

Like the title states, I'd like to transfer my Pokemon into the new game. I'd like to get my Pokemon to be Mega Evolved in Pokemon X
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How does Baby-Doll Eyes compare to Charm?

Baby-Doll Eyes is a Fairy-type move introduced in Gen. VI that reads as follows: The user stares at the target with its baby-doll eyes, which lowers its Attack stat. This move always goes first. ...