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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...