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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When can you trade in Pokemon X and Y?

I am probably going to replay Y soon, but I'm too used to all the starters. Due to that, I plan on trading the starter to my ORAS game as soon as I get it. However, I'm not sure if you can trade your ...
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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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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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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 Pokebank?

There is a YouTube video on this, however I decided to share my knowledge from the video on how to transfer a Pokemon from XY to ORAS. This mainly works for people with one 3DS.
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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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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 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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Exact chance of a Hidden Ability Pokemon from a horde?

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 ...