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 is the difference between a Tank and a Wall?

According to smogon: Tank A Pokemon intended to take either physical or special attacks and hit back, but does not have to do so consistently over the entire course of a match. Bronzong ...
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I made Vanillite forget Avalanche by mistake. Is there any way to teach it back to him?

Well, title says it all. I hit the wrong button by mistake and Vanillite forgot Avalanche. Now my kid whom I was "helping out" is inconsolable. As far as I can tell there is no way to teach Avalanche ...
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How does the new move “Foul Play” work?

The game (and this site) both say that the base power of Foul Play is 95, but that the base power also increases with the target's Attack stat. What exactly does this mean? How is the base power of ...
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What Pokemon are unavailable to catch with these games?

I have: Pokemon Emerald Pokemon Diamond Pokemon SoulSilver Pokemon Black Which Pokemon will I have to trade for that cannot be caught in any of these games? Are there any choices I have to go with ...
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Pokémon Selection Strategy for Emerald

I've gotten about midway into Pokémon Emerald -- completed the third badge (electric badge), and starting to get quite an assortment of Pokémon. The problem is, I can't figure out which ones to keep ...
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Does the EU release of Pokemon Black / White work in a NA DSi?

The Japanese version of Pokemon Black & White does not work on North American DSi systems. But But the Australian version of it works on a Japanese 3DS. Does anyone know if the European ...
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Do EVs take immediate effect?

I've read a lot about EV training, and from what I understand, every 4 EV points will give you 1 stat point from the EV (say, 4 EV points in Speed will give me 1 Speed stat point when I level up). ...
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I just bought Pokemon Platinum, my brother got Diamond. Can we catch them all?

Or will we need someone with Pearl? If we did have Pearl/Diamond/Platinum, which Pokemon would we still not be able to get? I want to catch them all.
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Is it possible to trade Pokemon from the 1st generation games to the most recent ones?

I know that you can trade Pokemon between games of the same generation (Gold/Silver, Ruby/Sapphire) and even trade between 1st gen and 2nd gen. However, I haven't been able to find a way to trade ...
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How do I catch Charizard, Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Pikachu on Pokemon Platinum?

The question is pretty self-explaining. Is there a way to catch these Pokemon on Platinum? On a low level preferably in order to train them with good stats.
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Pokémon Generation IV (Platinum, Pearl, Diamond): What's new since Gameboy versions?

I recently started playing Pokémon Platinum on my Nintendo DS. Last one I played was Pokémon Yellow on my Gameboy. Ever since then, a lot has changed in the Pokémon World. I've tried going through ...
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Good Pokemon for the Zero Isle South dungeon?

The Zero Isle dungeons in the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky specifically) are much more similar to a typical roguelike, adding restrictions that make the dungeon ...
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Do stats actually get raised by Gym Badges?

In Pokemon FireRed and Pokemon LeafGreen, you get badges for defeating Gym Leaders, just like in any other Pokemon game. However, upon receiving the badges, it sometimes tells you that a stat of all ...
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Where can I train my Pokemon in HeartGold/SoulSilver after Kanto?

I have been using the Elite Four to train my Pokemon while running through Kanto. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of defeating Blue in Viridian City without leveling up my Pokemon enough, so now ...
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How does STAB work exactly, and how does it interact with the Technician ability?

A Pokemon which has the Technitian ability gets x1.5 boosted attack power for all moves used which have an attack power of 60 or less (so a move with 60 attack power will actually have 90 attack ...
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Pokemon: Gotta catch 'em all, but how to get started?

I have not had much Pokemon interest in the past, but I have an extended trip coming up and am looking to give it a try. I've spent my life learning enough about other magical universes, but just ...
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Is it possible to get a shiny legendary? If so, when is it decided?

A bit of a multiheaded question here, but it didn't quite justify being four different questions. Is it possible to get a shiny legendary pokemon in the Pokemon games? If so, when is it generated? ...
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How does the Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver Safari Zone work?

At serebii.net I read that some Pokemon show themselves in the safari zone with certain types of blocks, but it does not really say if blocks will stay, how they level, or that switching out will ...