Questions tagged [pokemon-fifth-generation]

This tag is for questions about general mechanics applicable to the fifth generation of the main series Pokémon games, starting in 2010 with Pokémon Black and Pokémon White released on the Nintendo DS.

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Why is my Tranquill doing the same damage with Quick Attack as she is doing with Air Cutter?

Tranquill should get STAB from both Normal and Flying moves, right? So why is a base 40 Quick Attack doing the same damage to enemy mons as a base 60 Air Cutter? It's as if Tranquill is not getting ...
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Can you trade from Pokémon Black/White to Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver

I want to trade from generation 5 to 4 is this possible?
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Why is Zekrom easier to capture than Kyurem?

In the fifth generation of Pokémon games (Black and White and their sequels), Zekrom and Kyurem appear to have the same capture rate (3, according to Bulbapedia), but Zekrom is much easier to capture. ...
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Does breeding with incense affect the stats of a Pokémon's final evolution?

So I'm breeding to get just the right Roserade for me, but now I am wondering if there will be a difference in stats at Level 100 if I start with a Level 1 Roselia instead of going with a Level 1 ...
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Passing down an ability in Pokémon Black 2

When I breed a female Gible (with sand veil as its ability) and a male Druddigon (with rough skin as its ability) will I be able to get a Gible with its hidden ability rough skin
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Which Gen 5 Pokemon have viable Transfer moves when transferred to Sun/Moon? [closed]

I've been looking everywhere for some kind of list like this, but so far no luck. Now that the Pokemon Bank updates have rolled out, I've started eyeing previous generations (V for now) that can still ...
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Which HM is more powerful?

After Pokémon Sun and Moon I was planning to play Black and White. This got me wondering. Which HM out of Surf and Waterfall is more powerful in Black and White and Black and White 2?
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How do you pick up items discovered by the Dowsing Machine (Dowsing MCHN)?

My Dowsing Machine discovered a hidden item and I traced it according to its directions. The machine is now showing me a set of cross-hairs. How do I pick it up?
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How do I use Regenerator properly?

I'm playing Pokemon Black and I have a Mienfoo with the ability Regenerator on my team. As Bulbapedia states here Regenerator restores ⅓ of the Pokémon's maximum HP upon switching out. However, I'...
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How do I Finish the Pokemon White Pokedex after the servers are gone?

I have Pokemon White and I don't have anyone to trade with and since the servers are gone, How will i be able to finish the pokedex?
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Can I save over a Pokemon Black game with a new save file?

I already have a Pokemon Black saved game, but I started another one without thinking if I would leave and delete my past save. Can I still save the one I started recently or what?
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Phenomena in Pokemon Black and White

I have some questions about phenomena, specifically for Black and White. If you stand next to some tiles of grass, is it possible that suddenly a tile of rustling grass will appear just by time ...
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Is there a method of finding Shiny Pokemon as of Gen. 5?

I've been playing several Pokemon games over the past number of years, and I've only encountered two WILD shiny Pokemon. As of the present day, my time is spent playing Pokemon White version. Is there ...
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Is there a proper way to use slow Pokemon in the party?

I'm playing Pokemon White 2, and I really love using fast Pokemon in battle. But this time, I think I wanna try to use slow Pokemon in my party. I'm leaning towards using Rock and Steel type Pokemon: ...
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Do U-Turn and Volt Switch have the same battle effect as Baton Pass?

I know that Baton Pass can pass almost all status conditions to the next Pokemon that switches in. But how about U-Turn and Volt Switch? Both also switch out to another Pokemon after attacking, but ...
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Do you need to have a physical copy of Pokemon White 1 to link it to White 2?

I had Pokemon White but I lost it somehow. I was wondering if I still needed it to link it to Pokemon White 2 and get story related things.
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Is it possible to have a shiny event Darkrai in Pokemon BW or B2W2?

I'm curious... My friend got a shiny Darkrai from some random user, and I'm wondering if it's real or hacked. It's from France, is an event Pokemon (2011HVR), and has an OT of 11011. It says it came ...
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How can I copy a ROM from a DS cartridge to my computer?

I love Pokémon. I used to play Pokémon Black 2 on OpenEmu, but it froze and wouldn't let me play farther. In looking for a fix for this, I read that downloading Pokémon ROMs from the internet is ...
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Does Dreamworld for Pokemon BW or B2W2 still work?

I am wondering does the dreamworld for pokemon black/white or black 2/ white 2 still work?
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What legendaries can be found shiny by soft-reset?

What legendary Pokemon can be soft reset to farm for a shiny variant, and, in which games? Example: If Groudon in Ruby can but cannot in Omega Ruby, make sure to tell. One more thing, I do not care ...
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Is there a way to move Pokemon from a ROM to a Physical cartridge?

I was traveling for a while and forgot my Nintendo DS, so I started playing on an emulator. During this time I played Pokemon Black 2. I've grown particularly fond of my team. I now am back home but ...
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Has GTS been shutdown for 4th and 5th generation?

I've been trying to use GTS on my Pokemon Diamond, but it never works anymore. It says that the software isn't compatible or something like that and some of my friends have been telling me that GTS ...
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Relative Difficulty of PRNG abuse for shininess

I'm going to exclude Gen III here explicitly because (P)RNG abuse there is tied to several factors that make it quite hard from the start. One of the main benefits of (P)RNG abuse, that is, changing ...
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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 legendaries....
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Can desmume connect to wireless to trade pokemon with yourself?

I'm trying to trade Pokemon between Black and White on Desmume Wifi-capable. For some reason I cannot get the emulator to connect to a network so I can use the global trading or any of the wireless ...
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How do you bind an item to a quick button in Pokemon Black?

In previous generations, I could bind my bike to the SELECT button. In Black 2, it doesn't seem to work. How do I bind an item to a quick button?
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When is it a good idea to use Type Gems on Pokémon?

So these Gem items, they give a one-time 50% boost to a specific type of attack. After that... well, it's gone forever. It's like your attack is nerfed, just like those moves that lower your stat ...
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Pokemon Black 2 Emulator save issue

So here's my situation now. I've started a Pokemon Black 2 game on Desmume, and the game warned me that I already have a saved game, so I said I want to start a new game anyway. Now, I'm usually ...
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How to get out of Nimbasa City?

I just defeated the 4th Gym Leader in Pokemon Black 2, and I want to head out towards the 5th Gym. But when I go to Route 5 there are trainers who are battling, so I can't get past. The other way (...
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What places have the best efficiency for EV training in Black And White?

I've decided to look into EV training to make my Pokemon stronger in a competitive battle. I know about how to train EVs, using items such as Macho Brace or Power Bracer etc, but I was wondering what ...
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Does trading Pokemon that evolves on trade give both Pokedex entries?

I'm in the process of filling in my Pokedex in Black 2/White 2 so this question is mostly concerned with the fifth generation. I was wondering if I could trade over a Pokemon (say Haunter) and get an ...
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What other installations is Pokemon White compatible with?

Other than Pokemon: Black Version, I am curious to know what other Pokemon games can be used to trade Pokemon with my version.
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Is it possible to filter out the low level legendary Pokemon on the GTS?

I'm attempting to complete my Pokedex, and the GTS is a great way to save some time and effort. However, I've run into the problem of people offering low level legendary Pokemon such as a Level 9 ...
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How do I get someone as a Friend in the Pokémon Global Link?

On the Pokémon Global Link, you can have Game Pals on your profile, made up of Friends and Trade Pals. Trade Pals are pretty straight-forward, but I can't figure out how to add someone as a Friend. It ...
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What is the best way to earn Dream Points?

To unlock some of the better hidden abilities, it seems like you need a massive amount of dream points (10k to unlock Vulpix or Poliwag). What are the most efficient ways to gather the required ...
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Which Pokémon “types” are the most well-rounded?

I've always been more of a casual Pokémon player, but lately I've been trying to experiment more. I'm looking to find what Pokémon "types" generally counter the other "types" best. According to ...
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Is there a way to get the “Wonder Skin” ability without having access to the Dream World?

I'm interested in getting a few (actually all) Pokemon with the "Wonder Skin" ability. However I've recently learned that I'd need to have access to the Dream World in order to do this: Wonder Skin ...
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What do the shops in Join Avenue sell at different ranks?

I've started leveling up my Join Avenue in Pokemon Black 2, and I'm not sure what the various shops will be selling. What are the different item shops and what do they sell?
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What exactly is the difference with Challenge mode?

I've unlocked Challenge mode by beating the champion in Black 2. If I unlock it for a friend what changes exactly? Bulbapedia wasn't very specific, just mentioning that the AI becomes more challenging,...
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What are the best sources of XP after the Elite Four in BW2?

In Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, what are the best sources of XP that are available after defeating the Elite Four? Defeating the Elite Four again is the traditional post-game XP source, and ...
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Where the hell is my Hydreigon?

My Pokémon White cartridge has Hydreigon as Caught, which means that at one point I had one. It's not there any more, and I kind of need it. I can't find it in any of my PC boxes, or in my current ...
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Why would anyone want to use the pass power Exp. Point Power ↓?

I can definitely understand the rationale for Exp. Point Power ↑, but don't understand why someone would want to prevent their Pokemon from gaining experience.
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How can I acquire a Light Ball in Pokémon Black/White or Black/White 2?

Is there any legitimate way to acquire a Light Ball in Pokémon Black, White, Black 2 or White 2? Wild Pikachu can be found carrying a Light Ball, but no Pikachu are encountered in Pokémon Black/White ...
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What do I win for guessing the mimic?

I've just arrived in Opelucid City and I've found a room where 4 children want me to identify the mimic. I've done so repeatedly for far too long. Am I wasting my time or is there a point to this very ...
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Where are the hidden grottoes?

I'm looking for a list of all the hidden grottoes in Pokemon Black 2/White 2 and their respective contents. Also, how often do they re-spawn? I've revisited the one I know of and it sometimes is empty....
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How do I get Tornadus?

My brother really wants Tornadus, but he doesn't know how to get it. How can you catch it?
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How do I transfer old Pokemon to Black/White with ONE Nintendo DS?

I only have one Nintendo DS Lite. Most of my friends don't play games thus don't have a NDS. I want to transfer over some Pokemon such as Skitty, Delcatty, and a few others that I am not able to get. ...
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What will I miss if I skip Pokemon Black/White and go onto Pokemon Black 2/White 2?

I was going to buy Pokemon Black/White however I wondered if I should just skip to Black 2/White 2. As far as story goes... well its a Pokemon game not a novel most of the storys in game are just ...
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How do you delete your saved game?

How do you delete your saved game and start over in Pokemon Black/White? I don't see the option anywhere.
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How can I get a Mudkip?

In Pokemon Black & White 2 (3DS), can anyone give me advice on how to obtain / find a Mudkip, or if it is possible?