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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Pokemon Yellow- Is money finite?

Is there a finite amount of money in the game world? Trainers are the only source of income plus items found, right? So once all trainers are defeated, you could have all the money in the game and ...
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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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What moves can Smeargle not Sketch?

Smeargle gets the special move Sketch, which allows him to copy any mover permanemtly. I plan on "sketching" out some plans for Smeargles (see what I did there), and I want to know which moves are a ...
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What determines which moves a Pokemon can learn?

I am wondering if you can tell by Pokemon types/egg group/looks if they have access to an specific move or if it is just a fixed move set for each one. For instance, does Electabuzz can learn ...
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Visual Boy Advance Unknown File Type Error on 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 ...
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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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Balloon Popping mini-game on Pokemon Global Link

For a while now, the PokeMileage Club on Global Link has been offering the minigame "Balloon Popping" where you can spend 100 PokeMiles to select one of 3 levels, click 10 Balloons, receive a score ...
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What order should I play Pokémon (on a 3DS XL)?

I am a fan of RPGs but to this point have never played a Pokémon game. I would like to try it out, I already have a 3DSXL. Is there a order that I should follow to play the game? (there are various ...
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Which in-game events are unlockable by bringing a specific Pokémon?

As you probably know, some in-game events are unlocked if you go to a specific place while having a specific Pokémon on you or in the first party slot. What I want is a complete list of those events. ...
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What happens if I use status on a magic bounce with a magic bounce pokemon

So let's say I have a Mega Absol vs Xatu or something. Both have magic bounce. What would happen if Mega Absol used Will-o-wisp?
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Volbeat and Illumise “Don't like each other much”?

I don't understand why Volbeat and Illumise "don't like each other very much" when they are left in the daycare? They both belong to the same Pokemon type of bug, and they both belong to the same egg ...
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What would happen if a Pokemon used Me First on a target that was going to use Me First?

If that happened, would the Pokemon who used Me First just keep using Me First or would it just say that the move failed?
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How do you stop boosted exp for traded pokemon?

So I got the torchic gift in pokemon x and y, and he has boosted exp (I'm assuming that this is because he's considered "traded"). Is there any way I can make him gain exp at a normal rate?
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How do you recruit Darkrai in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky?

I have defeated Darkrai and read on Wikipedia that he/it can be found in various areas. Where are these areas? Can he be encountered in any area, or in certain multiple dungeons? If he is found in ...
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Does the Masuda method work with different species of Pokemon, besides Ditto?

I'm currently trying to breed to get a shiny Espurr for my friend, but I'm using an Espurr that i caught myself, and an Eevee from Japan. Will the Masuda method still work with two totally different ...
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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 would I teach Smeargle the specific moves I want him to learn?

After asking this question, I realized that I was going to use Smeargle due to the fact that he can learn all of the moves. But how? I know he gets Sketch, but it disappears after the use. How will I ...
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How do I get a Drizzle Politoed?

After asking a previous question , I realized that Politoed is the only non-Kyogre Pokemon who can get Drizzle, but as a hidden ability. How can I get drizzle without friend safari?
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Pokemon: Gameboy to 3DS trading? [duplicate]

Essentially want I want to do is trade from Pokemon Red/Gold and with Pokemon x. Is there any cord/equipment (specifically) out there that allows me to trade Pokemon from games playable on my Gameboy ...
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Would keeping a Pokemon in the PC stop the Pokerus countdown?

As the title suggests, if I keep a mon infected with Poekrus in the PC, would it keep the ability to spread the virus indefinitely?
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Is destiny bond a priority move?

I am in the process of building a troll Wobafet, and I want him to know destiny bond for obvious reasons. Is this move a priority move? Or do I have to go first naturally.
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Caught a shiny Bellsprout, will evolving it to Victreebel lower its trade value? [closed]

I caught a shiny Bellsprout and before I level it up and evolve it, I was hoping to clarify whether or not it would be wise to keep him as a Bellsprout.
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Trading Pokemon that know HM moves - X/Y

Is it possible to transfer Pokemon from one Pokemon X/Y game to another if they know an HM move? Can you make it forget an HM move if not?
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Are Generation 3 Pokemon titles still Needed to complete the Generation 6 National Dex

Back in the days of Generation 4, you needed to import Pokemon from Generation 3 in order to complete the National Pokedex. The Generation 5 titles seemed to reduce a lot of this, so is importing ...
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About genderless breeding

Pokemon like Staryu, Starmie, Klinklang, Rotom, etc, can only breed with Dittos? For example, Rotom, is listed in the amorphus egg group according to http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/479.shtml. I ...
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Is there any point in using Agility if your speed is already faster?

If I know my pokemon is faster than anyone else's on their team, does having agility on my moveset help at all? Would I ever be able to strike twice in one turn? If so, how is this calculated?
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Which one is better? King's Rock or Razor Fang?

In the pokemon games there are these two itens that essencially do the same thing (Apply a % of making the enemy flinch when attacking). I wonder if there are differences in the percentage of ...
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Which Pokemon games do I need to have in order to 'Catch them All'? [closed]

In Pokemon Blue/Red there is 11 exclusive non obtainable Pokemons so there are 151 (number of Pokemons) - 11 = 140 Pokemon possible to acquire in each version. So in which Pokemon series is the ...
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Pokemon GBA->DS Transfer/Can you get Charmander in Pokemon Black II

I'm wanting to get a Charmander into Pokemon Black II and I remembered that there was a Pokemon DS game that granted the possibility of transferring Pokemon from GBA to DS, could anybody tell me which ...
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Is it possible to get “stuck” in Pokemon?

I've always wondered about why Game Freak makes HMs impossible to remove on a Pokemon without a move deleter (especially since TMs and HMs can be used infinitely now), but now I'm curious about a ...
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Where do I get HM02 Fly? [duplicate]

If I have a Pidgey, how can it I get the HM02 Fly in Pokemon X and Y. If Pidgey can't learn Fly, I also have a Hawlucha.
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What 'color' is each Berry?

So I was trying to make the different Mulches and the little girl at the field says that the kind of Mulch that comes out of the composter is based on the color of the Berries. So what color is each ...
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What stat differences are there between genders?

I have heard that males and females specialize in different stats, but I have forgotten which ones. If I have a male Spinda and a female Spinda, with otherwise identical properties (Nature, EVs, and ...
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How can you increase the shiny rate?

I remember seeing somewhere that if you breed a Pokemon from a different region its offspring would have a higher chance of being shiny. Is this true? What other methods can be used to increase the ...
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How are the regions connected?

There are 6 regions in Pokemon, each one introduced in a new generation of games. In the second generation, I remember being able to travel to the first region, but other than that, that is the only ...
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Do moves that decrease stats (accuracy, defense, attack, & etc) stack?

I was wondering if I use a move such as Sand-Attack repeatedly on an enemy will it keep on reducing it's accuracy or is there a point where it becomes ineffective to use? Do moves that decrease ...
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X/Y playing tools [closed]

Can anyone tell me whether or not the new X, Y versions are played only with stylus? I tried Ranger(stylus only) a while back & was not happy with it. I will be buying either X or Y only if ...
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Why use the move detect/protect?

Detect/Protect can protect a pokemon from being hit by an attack for one move. But why is this helpful? You use the move, they fail to attack you, and then it's just normal again. The only reason I ...
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Is there any logical reason for enemy trainers to use Magikarp? [closed]

I wonder why in single player mode Pokemon trainers (some of them even exclusively) use Magikarp that only knows how to perform Splash. According to this question Splash never even does real damage, ...
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Releasing a pokemon

This article on Bulbapedia says that "Released Pokémon cannot be found again in the wild". Does it mean that (a) only the very same pokemon you just released, with all its stats, learned moves and ...
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Does trading Pokemon that evolves on trade give both Pokedex entries?

I'm in the process of filling in my Pokedex in Black 2/White 2 so this question is mostly concerned with the fifth generation. I was wondering if I could trade over a Pokemon (say Haunter) and get an ...
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Is there any Pokemon game where you… have a dad?

This question is more about the lore in the Pokemon games world. In every Pokemon game I have played, your character doesn't have a dad, only a mom. I can't remember much about a dad in the Pokemon ...
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What moveset should my Skitty have to be useful?

I wan't to keep Skitty in my main team for the majority of the game, but I'd like to know what moves should I teach or remove in order to make it as useful as possible? If it matters I'm going to be ...
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What is the point of future sight?

Well, i mean you could just attack... Are there any benefits at all? Any scenarios where it is useful? In my opinion, using moves that damage the opponent instead of using Future Sight is way better.
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What is the maximum power of Return and Frustation?

What is the maximum power of Return and Frustation? How does the happiness of the pokemon affect it?
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Pokemon Black and White for 3DS - Does it exist?

My little cousin is asking for Pokemon Black and White for the 3DS... I can find Black and I can find White but I can't find Black and White as a single game. Did I misunderstand? Is there a Pokemon ...
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When is it ideal to feed my pokemon vitamins?

During which part of my training should I feed my pokemon vitamins? When is it most beneficial? I've been doing some serious EV training and have heard some people say that it's best to feed them as ...
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How do I transfer old Pokemon to Black/White with ONE Nintendo DS?

I only have one Nintendo DS Lite. Most of my friends don't play games thus don't have a NDS. I want to transfer over some Pokemon such as Skitty, Delcatty, and a few others that I am not able to get. ...
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How do I breed without evolving my Pokemon?

I recently got a Skitty from a friend and I want to breed it so I can have more. I read that if I put it with a Ditto that it should breed with my Skitty... the only issue is I don't want my Skitty to ...
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How does my Trainer ID effect shiny Pokemon?

I've heard that if my trainer ID is a specific pattern or has certain numbers, it will effect how often I encounter shiny Pokemon. Is this statement true and what kind of patterns/numbers are most ...