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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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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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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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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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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Is there an easier way to acquire ideal 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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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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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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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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What team of Pokemon should I use for the Master Ball cup if I want a Surfing Pikachu?

I really want a surfing pikachu but what pokemon should I use for pokemon stadium?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 is super effective against rock type Pokémon?

I want to know what is super effective against rock type Pokemon and also what rock Pokemon is good against.
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What are all the pokemon pearl ribbons?

I would like to know all the ribbons you can get in pokemon pearl and how to get them. Currently i have competition ribbons, footprint ribbons, effort ribbons and ribbons from julia. Have i missed ...
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What seals would suit my Torterra?

I want to get seals for my Torterra but i have been unable to find some that suit him. I am looking for brown or green colour effects to suit his type and colour. I would like to know if there are any ...
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How does boosted exp. work?

My Electabuzz which i traded for from my friend gains boosted exp. I want to know how this works, why it is happening, and if i can do the same with my other Pokémon.
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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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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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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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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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How come some wild Pokemon appear at levels over level 100? [closed]

How come some wild Pokemon are over level-100, but you can only train up to level 100?
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How can I tell whether Pokémon were hacked/cheated?

I have been playing Pokemon Diamond a few years ago and I remember that I have some pokemon which were cheated. A while ago I purchased Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon Y and wanted to get all my old ...
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Do multi-target moves get stronger against a single target?

I know that in double battles, Surf, Rock Slide and generally any move that hits more than one target has its power nerfed (I think it's a 1/3 drop?) My question is, does it get full power if there ...
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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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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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Do I need to level up my Charmander for battling?

I have a perfect IVs Charmander, with all moves I want. Do I need to EV train him to battle? Because all pokemon are automaticaly adjusted to 50 lv when battling.
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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 Can I Tell If I Bought a Pirated Pokemon Game? [duplicate]

I bought a copy of Pokemon Fire Red off Amazon. Shortly after I bought it, I read several reviews stating the person bought a pirated copy. I was wondering... how can I tell if I purchased a pirated ...
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Are ghost-type Pokemon ghosts of other types of Pokemon?

Are ghost-type Pokemon formerly Pokemon of other types that have come back as ghosts, or were they born as ghosts? The fact that they can breed with other ghosts in the daycare center and have ghost ...
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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 ...