In other Pokémon games, your Pokemon might walk behind you. How do you make your Pokémon get out of its Pokéball and make it follow you?

Pokemon do need exercise you know...

  • To my knowledge i've only ever seen this happen in Yellow as to Mirror the anime in which the starter Pikachu never went into it's Pokeball, even then if you traded this Pikachu out to another game it wont be following that player and sometimes if you traded it back or a different Pikachu it would revert back to the default Pikachu (along with the default noise), i've only played up to Platinum so no idea about Black/White 1/2 or X/Y – Memor-X Jun 1 '15 at 23:08

This is only possible in Pokémon Yellow (Pikachu only), and Heart Gold/Soul Silver (The first Pokémon in your party), where your Pokémon follow you automatically.

There's also a special park on Platinum and a side-quest on Black/White 2, but these don't count as "walking Pokémon".

Also in the side games Pokémon Ranger and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games, Pokémon can be outside with you in most places.


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    Bulbapedia article for further reading: bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Walking_Pok%C3%A9mon – Pikamander2 Jun 2 '15 at 2:16
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon was awesome :D – BoJack Horseman Jun 2 '15 at 7:44
  • Now i added the Source :) – Beavoru Jun 2 '15 at 12:44
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    Note that in HG/SS, if the Pokémon is too big (eg Kyogre), he won't follow you inside the buildings (so that he won't explode them)!You can also see his shinyness when he's following you and some event are available only when he follows you (eg the golden leaves). – Ananas Jun 2 '15 at 13:32

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