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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How to view Pokémon Bank subscription info?

I honestly can't believe I even need to be here to ask this, I figured viewing subscription info is something most subscription services had got down without a problem years and years ago. Yet here I ...
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Is there a formula to calculate EVs?

I was looking on Google if there is a formula to know which are the EV that has a Pokémon but i only found calculator that needs that values to get the IV, but that's not what I want. I found the ...
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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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Is the Mirage Tower in ORAS?

The Mirage Tower was a feature that was unique to Pokémon Emerald and I thought that maybe the devs would put it in ORAS, but so far, I haven't been finding it in the remakes. I did some quick ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What determines my chances of escape from a wild pokemon?

What determines my chances of escape from a wild pokemon? I've noticed that if Jigglypuff is at the head of my party, I "can't escape" very often. So what about my pokemon makes them more likely to ...
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Is the attack “flail” of Magikarp worth it?

Ok so, I'm playing "Pokémon : Soul Silver", and I trained a Magikarp to be able to make him evolve into a Gyarados. Now, my Magikarp is lvl 19, and soon to be 20 (which is the level that it will ...
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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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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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Is there an order to the Pokemon games canonically?

For all of the main Pokemon games since Pokemon Red and Blue, and all the way to today's X & Y, are the games in canonical order? I'm genuinely curious as to if there's an storyline spanning ...
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Do body styles from Pokemon have any effect on gameplay?

Sites like Bulbapedia and Psypokes list Pokemon by body styles, but nowhere is explained when they were introduced or what their function is. Are the body styles only a way to categorise species in ...
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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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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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Is it possible to play Pokemon Puzzle League multiplayer online?

Is it possible, I imagine through some kind of emulator, to play Pokemon Puzzle League's multiplayer vs mode online? What would be required to set this kind of system up?
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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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Pokemon status move information

I recently asked a similar, but more broad/less thought-out question and it got put on hold. However, I think this one is more on topic. In pokemon gen 1, how is the difference between how much ...
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Pokemon Stats Breakdown

I am creating a Pokemon Battle simulator and I am looking for information on how the damage that each move deals is specifically calculated. (I know what attack and defense are, I'm looking for ...
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I lost my game save by changing Gameboy. Can it be recovered and if not, will it happen again?

So the other day I took my Pokemon Red game out of my GBA SP (I had just been playing it a few minutes before) and put it into my brother's GBA. It wasn't loading the first times I tried it, but I ...
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Can evolution occur at level 100?

I have a level 74 Braixen which I have given the Everstone to prevent her from evolving. There are many reasons, including I kind of like the look of her current evolution better than her fully ...
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When does Pokerus start to apply?

I am attempting to keep track of EVs but am not sure whether 1) Pokerus starts doubling EVs for the battle during which it was contracted, or 2) It starts applying EVs afterwards. For example, if my ...
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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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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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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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How many unique Pokémon formes are there?

Some Pokémon only have one version and one shiny version, so 2 total formes/sprites/call them whatever you like. Some others, however, have several. Examples include Vivillon (20 known patterns), ...
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Pokemon 3D offiicial server not working?

I downloaded Pokemon 3D and the official server is not working. I have tried refreshing and quitting the game but its still not working. (version 0.48)
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Can more than a single copy of a legendary be obtained in Dream Radar>

In Pokemon Dream Radar you can catch 3 Radar-specific legendary Pokemon. You can also, depending on the game inserted in the actual DS System, capture Lugia, Ho-Oh and other game-specific ...
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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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If you delete your Nintendo Network ID, what happens to the Pokemon Transferred using Pokemon Bank and Pokemon Transfer?

I just need help about the Nintendo Network ID, my Pokemon Bank Trial has just expired and I can't transfer my Pokemon to Pokemon Y without Pokemon Bank and Transfer. That's fine, because I already ...
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When was not being able to release Pokemon with HM moves implemented?

As TwitchPlaysPokemon taught us, it is possible in early generations to release pokemon with critical HM moves, making it possible to permanently 'lose' the game. However, at a certain point in the ...
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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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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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Can I Trade Between Pokemon Red (Gen I) and Pokemon Crystal (Gen II) Via VBA on my iMac?

So I'm marathoning all the pokemon games, I don't have a Gameboy Colour anymore so I'm playing the old games on an emulator (VBA) on my Mac. I remember back in the day that you could trade pokemon ...
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How to get Alakazam and Gengar in Pokemon Gold on an emulator? [duplicate]

I recently discovered someone managed to get an Alakazam and a Gengar on the Virtual Game Boy on the computer, which is normally only possible through trading. How is this possible? Is there a way to ...
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What can I play first-gen Pokémon games on?

I want to play through the original Pokémon games (Blue and Red) and was wondering what I would need in order to get going with it. Can I play it on the original Game Boy? The Game Boy Advanced? ...
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Visual Boy Advance Unknown File Type Error on OSX for 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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How to obtain Hidden Abilities before X and Y?

I know in X and Y you can use Safari Zone and Hordes to obtain hidden abilities. But, before those, how do you get a Hidden Ability?
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Where is the P2 laboratory in 'Pokemon Black 2'?

Where is the P2 laboratory in Black 2? And any tips on beating the Scientist there?
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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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What moveset should my nidoking have?

I have a nidoking (in my black version) with its hidden ability, sheer force. It has a high attack, and a somewhat low special attack (despite being bred with perfect special attack IVs), and I was ...
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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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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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Where are the locations of all of the Name Raters?

In each game, there is a name rater somewhere. Where are all of them? I only know where one of them is.
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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. ...