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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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 ...
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Can I trade pokemon between different versions(e.g. Pokemon Ruby and Emerald)?

I have a copy of the US Pokemon Emerald game and a copy of ESP Pokemon Ruby game version. Can I trade between the two versions? If so, how?
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Do event Pokémon have EV points?

Do event Pokémon (e.g., those listed at Serebii) start with any EV points (e.g., the ones that come at level 100)? Or they are like captured Pokémon?
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Is there a way to generate Pokemon?

Is there any way to quickly attain Pokemon with custom levels, custom abilities, and custom EVs? I've got a set of pokemon, the perfect team I use for Wi-Fi gameplay and such, but strong as they ...
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What can I do with the truck near the SS Anne?

There is a swim glitch at the SS Anne if you save your game in front of the sailor and use swim after restarting the game and swim through him. When you swim in the water where the SS Anne is there ...
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What is Pikablu, and how can I get him?

I've heard a lot of rumors about Pikablu, is he real or not? If he's real, where can I find him? Do I need cheats to get him?
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What is the meaning of nature “PKRS”?

I made some trades in my pokemon, and some legendary pokemon came whith this "PKRS" beside his nature. Can someone explain what is it ?
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How do I change my greeting for Pokemon GTS Negotiations?

I have saw lot's of different Greetings in GTS Negotiations, like "Good Morning" as gifs. How can i change mine greeting ? Is there a way that I could use those "gifs" greetings ? or they are event ...
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Can Different Shiny Pokemon of the Same Species be Different Colours?

As it says on Bulbapedia "Upon evolution, a Pokémon will retain its Shiny status. A Shiny Charmander, if leveled up, will eventually become a Shiny Charmeleon and then a Shiny Charizard, just as a ...
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Is it possible to catch all the Leaf Green pokemon on a gameboy emulator?

I am currently playing Pokemon LeafGreen on a GameBoy emulator. Is there any way to catch all the pokemon? I understand that to get all the pokemon, you need to trade to get pokemon that are not ...
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How could I fill up the NAMES of the Pokemon in my Pokedex

I tried battle subway and the battle institute, and none of the new encounters came to my Pokedex. When I capture a Pokemon, the Pokemon goes to my Pokedex with a small Pokeball on his left side. ...
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Other than appearance, what is the difference between regular Pokemon and “shiny” Pokemon?

I am currently playing Pokemon LeafGreen (the GBA remake of Green). Earlier today, I caught a "shiny" or "golden" Rattata. I tried looking up what these golden Pokemon actually do other than look ...
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Does an open Pokémon database exist?

I've noticed that there's no good smartphone-friendly Pokédex available online, and with Nintendo banning Pokédex apps in the Android Market one would be nice to have. So I plan to make a ...
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Is there a version of Pokemon in which you could get the leftover starter?

So with each of the Pokemon games, you generally start with three choices of Pokemon - a Fire, Grass, or Water type. You chose that, and your rival usually chooses the most effective pokemon when ...
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How do I speed up egg hatching?

Some Pokemon eggs take many thousands of in-game steps to hatch. I'm only interested in breeding in late parts of the game, mostly after I have beaten the League. Since I've already done virtually all ...
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Pokemon HeartGold minimal HM build

I want to put all the HMs on as few pokemon as possible, so I could carry them with me at all times. I want them to be readily available. (So those requiring special events etc. are out of question - ...
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How do I battle with my Gameboy Color Pokemon on Pokemon Stadium (2)?

My friend and I have been playing Pokemon Gold and Silver versions on our Gameboy colors, and we thought it would be fun to battle on the big screen using Pokemon Stadium 2. So we got a Transfer Pak ...
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What is the Pokemon move/attack that always leaves opponents with at least 1 hit point?

I remember that there was a move or attack one of my Pokemon had that caused damage to the opponent but would leave at least one hit point. I am most interested about its avaibility in Leaf Green. ...
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What advantage do I get by evolving my Pokemon?

I know that if I postpone my Pokemon's evolution, I can learn certain moves earlier. For example, Mareep learns Thunder at level 55 while its fully evolved form, Ampharos, only gets it at level 79. ...
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What is it that Professor Oak actually studies?

What is it that Professor Oak studies about Pokemon in the original US release? Is he just collecting names, or is there more to it?
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What is the optimal number of training Pokemon?

In all Pokemon versions, there's a trade off: You can easily level a few Pokemon off of trainers, or slowly grind to level your entire team. With the goals of beating the game and catching as many ...
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In Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire, is it possible to change the time?

In Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire, is it possible to change the time? If I recall correctly, you can bring up some sort of UI for that but it required a code of sorts...
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Can I delete my Wonder Card and keep the Pokémon?

There is a maximum limit on Wonder Cards to receive Pokémon at some events. Is it possible to delete used Wonder Cards and keep the Pokémon they came with?