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 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 ...
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What do I do with my Hidden Powers?

I have a Hidden Power TM that I got from... some... person. It doesn't matter where I got it. I was thinking about using it on my Abra. I looked up on the bulbapedia how hidden power works, and got a ...
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Pickpocket ability and turn order

I've just been looking at some Hidden Abilities to see what might be good to aim for. One such Ability is Pickpocket. According to the information I've found, it will steal the opponent's held item ...
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How do Natures work?

In at least some Pokemon games there are modifiers called "Natures" which affect pokemon stats. What do they do and how do it work? Also, what specific games possess it?
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How do the EV stats work?

One of the hidden stats in Pokémon is called EV. What are these? What do they do? Is it something I need to worry about at all? Does this exist in every Pokémon from the beginning? If not, in ...
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How do IV stats work?

In at least some Pokemon games there are hidden stats called IVs. What do they do and how do they work? Also, what specific games possess it?
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How do stats work?

What are all of the basic stats of my Pokémon and what do they mean? Please specify if an item is version specific (e.g. not present in Pokémon Blue but perhaps is present in Diamond).
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What are possible counters to this Pokémon lineup?

I recently saw a battle video that helped me come with this potential lineup for Double Battles: Durant Hidden Ability (Truant) Entrainment Shedinja Focus Sash Mimic Spiritomb Leftovers Toxic ...
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Can a Pokemon get a status condition of the same type?

I know the title might sound a little confusing, so let me give a couple of examples. If a pokemon is a poison type, can it be poisoned? If a pokemon is a fire type, can it be burned? This also goes ...
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Which type of Pokemon are affected by the move “Whirlwind”?

In Pokemon Red, I have a Pidgeot and it knows the move whirlwind. But whenever I use it in a trainer battle, it doesn't affect the opponent's Pokemon! Which Pokemon species/types are affected from ...
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Does the shiny encounter rate ever reset?

Pretty much just what the title says, does the shiny rate reset? If it does, what are the factors that make it reset? Does my 1 in "X" chance of encounter begin from the start of the game, or every ...
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How do I catch a “shiny” Pokemon

I was curious as to know in what Pokemon installments can I catch a shiny Pokemon and how. Can anyone tell me?
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What's the optimal strategy for the first Pokémon battle?

Every main Pokémon game has you battle your rival or friend after you receive your starter Pokémon. Every starter begins at level 5. They each know one Normal-type physical attack (e.g. Tackle, ...
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Pokemon transferring

If you transfer your Pokemon from one game to another, like let's say from Soul Silver to Black 2, will the Pokemon that were transferred be yours in the Black 2 game or the other games Pokemon? I'm ...
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Do any Pokémon lose the ability to learn a HM when they evolve?

Some Pokémon lose the ability to learn certain moves when they evolve. For example: Pichu learns Nasty Plot at level 18, but Pikachu can't learn or re-learn it Pichu can be taught Uproar by the Move ...
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How can I increase stat gain at the time of evolution?

Just like the title says, how can I increase stat gain at the time of evolution? I know I can greatly increase stats through EV training, but does that also go into effect when a pokemon evolves? An ...
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Will I get a more resilient Pokémon by training mostly Defense or HP?

After training fully in Speed EVs, is it more beneficial to train 50% in Defence and Sp.Def, or 100% in HP? In other words, does: HP : 0 SPD: 252 ATK: 0 SAT: 0 DEF: 128 SDF: 128 or: HP : 252 ...
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Playing through an entire game with baby pokemon [closed]

In any of the Pokemon games, is it possible to do an entire playthrough with baby Pokemon? You know, like Elekid, Magby, etc... This is something I would like to attempt, but not sure if their stats ...
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Is it really possible to “catch 'em all”?

Since there are now 649 Pokemon, is it really possible to legitimately catch every single Pokemon from all the generations on one game? Black/White are only limited to 8 boxes on the PC and I don't ...
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Does a shiny pokemon stay shiny after evolution?

I recently encountered a shiny Golbat which I would love to evolve into a Crobat. My only worry is will evolution cancel out the shiny attribute? I have never caught a shiny before, except for the red ...
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Does the soothe bell really work when raising happiness?

I hatched a Riolu in Heart Gold and then traded to Platinum. Gave Riolu my soothe bell and started biking up and down until I hit 40,000 steps. It is my understanding that every 256 steps raises the ...
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Why do the pokeballs shake?

I've noticed, when I'm in a battle, that certain pokeballs shake back and forth. I'm not talking about when I throw a pokeball to capture a pokemon. I mean when in the middle of a battle and on the ...
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What moves can hit me when using fly?

It was my understanding, and from past experience, that the move "Swift" was the only move that could hit you when using "Fly". Kind of like Earthquake being able to hit me when using Dig. But I was ...
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What stats do traded Pokemon keep?

When you trade a Pokemon, what kind of stats does it keep? Besides the obvious extra experience gain, what other effects are there? Mainly I'm looking at happiness/friendship or even the EV stats. ...
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Does Magikarp's Splash move really never deal any damage?

I am rather certain that I once had a Magikarp in my party and when it used its Splash attack on an enemy, it actually did do some damage. But it never happended again after that and all accounts that ...
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What is an HM Slave?

I just came across the term "HM Slave" in reference to a Pokemon character. A couple of questions such as this one reference the term but I haven't been able to find anything that defines it. What ...
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What are some strategies in Pokemon to build a competitive party?

So, I've been playing Pokemon since the first generation was released in the US when I was maybe 9 years old. I've recently stated to get back into Pokemon, but the thing is my strategy is still the ...
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Are the two starters for Pokemon Colosseum always exactly the same at start?

God, I know this is an old game. In the Gamecube game Pokemon Colosseum (the first), you start off with an Umbreon and an Espeon. Do they always have the same natures and starting stats for each new ...
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What is Hurricane's accuracy in rain?

With no weather active, Hurricane has an accuracy of 70%. In the rain, however, the accuracy of the attack is boosted. Serebii states that its accuracy becomes 100%. This move has different ...