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The first generation of Pokémon games released by Nintendo for the Game Boy. It refers mainly to Pokémon Blue, Pokémon Red and Pokemon Yellow.

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Why can Ditto permanently forget how to use Struggle in Generation 1 when Transform is out of PP?

The YouTube video "Can You Beat Pokemon Red/Blue With Only a Ditto?" by Pikasprey Yellow used a strategy where, for some Pokémon battles, they intentionally walked into the battle with 0 PP on their ...
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How do you find the glitch Pokemon MissingNo in Pokemon Red/Blue?

Back when I played pokemon Red/Blue edition there was a glitch where you went down to the edge of an island in the ocean and you would surf on the water up and down the edge of the island and you ...
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In Pokemon Red/Blue, can you buy the bike before you get the voucher?

In the original Pokemon games, the bike costs a ridiculous amount of money. So after first encountering it you keep playing the game until you come across a man who has a bike voucher. My question is, ...
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How do I get past Lavender town in Pokemon Blue?

I'm currently stuck in Lavender Town, with no Poke flute or Ghost scope. I have tried every direction to get back but I can't find one.
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Is money finite in Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow?

Battling and defeating trainers, and selling found items are the only sources of income, right? So once all trainers are defeated, you could have all the money in the game and squander it on, say, ...
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What sort of hardware was used to transfer Mew at Pokemon Red & Blue worldwide events?

Many years ago when Pokemon Red / Blue was immensely popular, I attended a Pokemon tour in Melbourne. For attending you got a showbag with a Pikachu trading card (with a gold logo stamped in the top ...
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Do we know how a Kanto Pokémon journey is for a non-protagonist?

Do we have an idea about what the Kanto Pokémon league challenge would look like for a non-protagonist — i.e., just a regular trainer in the Pokémon world? To highlight just one point — in the story ...
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Am I supposed to have multiple high level pokemon?

I'm playing Pokemon Blue. I'm at Mt. Moon and I have a level 19 Charmander and no other Pokémon over level 5. I'm wondering if I'm playing the game correctly right now. If my charmander dies I will '...
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Does MISSINGNO. actually destroy saved game files?

The effects of the MISSINGNO. glitch in Pokemon Red and Blue have well-documented at many sources. Encountering MISSINGNO. corrupts Hall of Fame data, causes temporary graphics glitches, and sets the ...
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What is this scenery object in Pokemon Red Version?

This is a screenshot from Pokemon Red version. Number 1 looks like a tree (I originally thought it was a rock until recently). What is number 2 though?
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When should I use a Rare Candy?

I'm reading a guide for Pokémon Blue, and it says I should save my Rare Candies for "later". Why should I save them and when should I use them?
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Can wild and trainer pokemon run out of PP in Pokemon Yellow?

I seem to be caught in an endless loop in Pokemon Yellow. My Charmeleon is using Rage and the Snorlax keeps using Rest. Charmeleon can't do enough damage to kill Snorlax before he wakes up. Will ...
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Do the Virtual Console Pokémon games use the original IV/EV system, or the revised system introduced in gen III?

As per the title, do the VC Red / Blue / Yellow releases use the original system (used for gen I & II), or the modern one (used for gen III onwards)? I suspect it's been updated to use the modern ...
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Has fishing/surfing on the Gym statues in Pokemon Gen I ever been explained?

The mechanism behind MISSINGNO has been explained, but I have yet to see an explanation for why, in Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow, you can fish and surf on the statues at the entrance to Pokémon gyms. Is ...
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Celadon City Game Corner Slot Machine Odds

What the the odds of the various slot machines in the Game Corner? Which machines have the best odds? In both the original Red/Blue/Green/Yellow versions, as well as the remade FireRed/LeafGreen ...
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Is it possible to get to Diglett's Cave in the sequence suggested by the Pokemon Blue/Red town map?

The sequence of locations in the Pokemon Blue/Red town map (if you just keep pressing the up button) is: Pallet Town Route 1 Viridian City Route 2 Viridian Forest Diglett's Cave ...
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Why can't I use my Gyarados in Pokemon Stadium?

Using a Pokemon Blue cartridge. Trying to play 25-30 league, my other pokemon in that level range show up but no Gyarados. He's level 28. Does Gyarados not exist in Stadium?
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How do you upload Pokemon from the Virtual Console versions of R/B/Y to the Pokemon Bank?

I bought Pokemon Blue today from the VC but when I go into Pokemon Bank or Poketransporter I can't find an option to send Pokemon from my copy of Blue into the Bank. How do you upload them? Is there ...
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Are some glitches corrected on the virtual console version of old games like Pokemon red/blue/yellow

Based on the previous games realesed on the virtual console from old Nintendo platforms like Game Boy. Does anyone know if a known glitch or exploit on the original game were fixed on the new ...
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How do I get the other two starter pokemon?

In Pokemon Red Version, you are allowed to choose one out of the 3 starter Pokemon. Well, I chose Charmander but now I am confused as to how I can catch the other 2 starter Pokemon. Does anyone know ...
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Which of the original 151 Pokemon learn moves AS they are evolving?

In Pokemon Red and Blue, which Pokemon learn moves at the same level at which they evolve? or Which Pokemon (limited to the original 151) learn moves as they simultaneously evolve? Originally ...
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If I trade my Pokémon from Red to Gold on the VC, and then transfer it to Sun, what will be the Pokemon's original location?

On the 3DS, from the Virtual Console games, if I transfer a Kanto Pokémon from RBY to Sun/Moon it should appear that is from Kanto. If I transfer one from GSC to Sun/Moon it will appear that is from ...
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Does it matter at which level a Pokémon is given a Moon Stone?

I have a level 16 Nidorino and a Moon Stone. Should I use it right away, or should I wait until Nidorino gets to a certain level? Would it make any difference?
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What's up with Geodude's gen 1 moveset?

I read on pokemondb.com that in gen 1 Geodude learns Defence Curl, Harden, Self Destruct and Explosion. This seems like a strange combination of moves to me, and I have two questions. Harden and ...
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What's the fastest (earliest) way to catch Mew in Pokemon Blue/Red?

Multiple glitches for catching Mew without a GameShark have been discovered in the past 20+ years. Of these, which is the fastest (meaning, which one catches Mew the earliest in the game), and how is ...
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How many times can I finish the game and enter the Hall of Fame?

Every time you finish the game you join the Hall of Fame. After beating the game 20 times I was wondering if there is a limit to the amount of Pokémon that can be listed in the Hall of Fame. Is there ...
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What determines the gender of a Gen-1 Pokemon?

Pokémon in the Generation 1 games don't have a gender, but they can be traded to Generation 2 games, where most Pokémon have genders. What determines the gender of a Generation 1 Pokémon when it is ...
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Is it possible to stop a Pokemon evolving via trade in Gen 1?

If I level up a Pokemon and it's about to evolve, I can hold down B to stop it. What about if I trade Kadabra, Graveler, Machoke or Haunter? Can I stop them from evolving when I trade them somehow? I ...
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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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How can I transfer the 'Mew Glitch' Mew to Pokebank?

I recently got the glitched mew in Pokemon Yellow on the Virtual console but cannot transfer it. I read that you need to make some changes to it using homebrew, but I have not used that before and ...
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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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How to Leave Link Club Room

When you link up with another GAMEBOY via link cable in Pokemon and enter the Link Club, you get sent to a room with a table in the middle. Once you are done with the trading or battling, is there any ...
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How can I get a Surfing Pikachu in Pokémon Yellow?

I want to know if you can still get it without using any sort of hack.
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What are the odds of getting a Pokemon with perfect/max stats in Generation I?

In Generation I (Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow), stats are determined by DVs (Diversification Values) which to my knowledge are similar to IVs in later generations, but only go from 1 to 15, with the HP DV ...
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What can I do with the truck near the SS Anne?

There is a swim glitch at the SS Anne if you save your game in front of the sailor and use swim after restarting the game and swim through him. When you swim in the water where the SS Anne is there ...
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Is it possible to transfer Pokémon between 1st generation games on the same 3DS?

For the Pokémon franchise's 20th anniversary, Nintendo released the 1st generation games (Red, Blue and Yellow) on the 3DS's virtual console. They have been updated to use the 3DS's wifi network in ...
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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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Why does hall of fame data corrupted by Missingno not return to normal when loading an old save file? [duplicate]

In Pokémon Red and Blue, MissingNo. is a well-documented phenomenon. As stated in the question "Does MISSINGNO. actually destroy saved game files?", one of the areas MissingNo can corrupt is the hall ...
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Why the MissingNo glitch doesn't work on my Pokemon Blue virtual console (eShop 3DS)?

I have seen many videos of people on YouTube performing the MissingNo glitch on the virtual console Pokemon Red/Blue (e.g. ), but I can't seem to make it work. I am ...
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Is there any other opportunity to get the map in Pokemon Yellow?

I started a new game in Yellow. Since I've played it before, I'm not spending as much time exploring and talking to people. However, in my haste to become a Pokemon master, I didn't get the map from ...
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In Pokemon, can I trade Gen 1 items to Gen 2?

I have Pokemon Red and I'm playing through it, but I plan to use the Master Balls (both from Red and Gold) on two of the three legendary dogs. Is this possible with just the two games or with both ...
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Are Blue and Green the same character?

I'm confused: Blue is Red's rival from 'Red and Blue', and Green is the female trainer from 'Red and Green'. But in 'Pokemon Origins' - which is based on 'Red and Blue' - Blue is called Green. Then, ...
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Which is better for Pikachu in Pokémon Red: Swift or Slash?

Which Pokémon move is better to teach to a Pikachu in Pokémon Red: Swift or Slash?
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Does any Pikachu transferred from Yellow to GSC via the Time Capsule hold a Light Ball, or just the starter Pikachu?

When you trade a Pokémon from a Gen 1 game (Red / Green / Blue / Yellow) to a Gen 2 game (Gold / Silver / Crystal) using the Time Capsule feature, they'll often appear holding an item in Gen 2. ...
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How can I catch Mew?

I am currently going through my old Pokémon Red and Blue games to complete my Pokédex, and I am almost complete, but I was wondering how I could catch Mew so I could have all 151 first gen Pokémon. I ...
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“Don’t throw the game, throw POKéBALLs instead!”?

The original Pokémon Red and Blue games feature a sign that says Don’t throw the game, throw POKéBALLs instead! There’s a video of this sign on YouTube: I have never ...
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How do Critical Hit attacks work in Pokémon Gen 1?

I have been playing the Pokémon games for a very long time, and something I've always wondered about was Critical Hits. What are Critical Hits, and how do they work? The only thing I know about them ...
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Is the accuracy of Whirlwind not affected by moves such as Flash?

Was doing a status moves only challenge in Pokémon Blue and trying to catch a wild Pidgey or Pidgeotto. They kept chasing me away with Whirlwind, so I thought I would try to mitigate that by putting ...
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Will my game hold a save even without a battery as long as the system's still turned on?

So I've been wanting to back up my old Pokemon Red game (or at least save my team) and I'll have the means to do so within a few days to a week. The save battery still works fine, but I'm a little ...
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Is there any way to know when my Pokemon reached max EV on Gen I or II games?

Is there any way to know when my Pokemon reached max EV on Gen I or II games? On newer games you can actually talk to some Npcs that give you information about the EVs of your Pokémon, but what ...
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