Questions tagged [pokemon-series]

A series of role-playing and other genres of games based around creatures called "Pokémon". Use this tag for questions about the series of games as a whole. Use the individual tags for questions about specific games, or the generation tags for questions that are relevant to all games in a Generation.

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Which Pokemon game is this really?

https://www.playretrogames.com/1111-pokemon-x-y# I think it is actually Alpha Sapphire. Its locations such as Petalburg City and Rustboro City.
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Trading Arceus Into Pokemon Home / Newer Games?

According to multiple sources online, Arceus was (briefly) officially made available, though only via Nintendo events in North America (because America is the only country in the world that plays ...
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What is the point of Speed-changing moves in Pokemon?

I've been playing the Pokemon games for many generations (though not much in the competitive/PVP arena). In all that time, I've never quite wrapped my head around the proliferation of moves that ...
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Is there a way to transfer Pokemon from a Sun & Moon romhack to the main game?

Earlier I was reading this question, Is there a way to move Pokemon from a ROM to a Physical cartridge? It talked about Pokemon Black and White, it also mentioned that in the 3ds games there was some ...
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Do no nicknamed traded Pokémon keep their name after evolving?

I started a new game on Fire Red USA and got a Charmander and some other Pokémon. I didn't name them, just left the species name. I then trade them to other Fire Red cartridge (now Spanish version). ...
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Can Necrozma fuse with Pokémon other than Lunala and Solgaleo?

Necrozma is described as absorbing the "light" from Lunala and Solgaleo. This is supposedly the same "light" that created Mega Crystals and such. Therefore, could Necrozma absorb ...
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How do NPCs heal our Pokémon?

In various Pokémon games, there are scenarios where we come out of a big fight (usually a boss fight) and an NPC heals our Pokémon for us. I know that Pokémon are healed in Pokémon Centers using ...
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Gameboy Visual Advance Pokemon file saved as sg1 file

I am really struggling to load my saved game (that I put hours into) on my VisualBoy Advance. I keep getting an error message when I try and open it, and if I go into VBA and Ctrl + O then the saved ...
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Can you encounter a legendary again after whiting out from it?

Let's say I battle Mewtwo in Cerulean Cave and it makes my entire team faint, sending me back to the Pokémon center. Can I then go back into the cave and encounter Mewtwo again? And is it the same for ...
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Is Sketch affected by accuracy drops or evasion?

Let's say an opponent used 6 Sand Attacks/Smokescreens on me and I then attempt to use Sketch; will Sketch be more likely to fail? What if the opponent used Double Team or Minimize? Does generation ...
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Can Sketch copy moves that was used on the previous Pokémon, and does this differ over generations?

In Gen 2, if the enemy Pokémon takes you out with a move, and you send out a Smeargle to Sketch it, i believe Sketch will fail? So Sketch has to be used by the same Pokémon the desired move was used ...
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Can more than one Pokémon get Pokérus after encountering a Pokérus-infected wild Pokémon?

I was hatching eggs with a Talonflame at the front of my party, when I accidentally ran into the grass. Afterwards, I accidentally ran into the grass again and once again ran like last time. Then, ...
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What do you do after you complete a Nuzlocke in Pokemon? [closed]

After you beat the champion of whatever game you're playing in Pokemon, what do you do? I know in a Nuzlocke you can't revive you're pokemon, but there's no reason NOT to now. The game is over now. Do ...
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Where to find a real Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness rom so I can play on the wii and how to set it up [closed]

I have never used pokemon rom before on my wii and im scared to break it. So I need to know where to find a legit website to get the Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness rom and I also need to know how to set ...
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Which Pokemon weigh less or the same when they evolve?

Most Pokemon gain weight (and height) when they evolve. There are some exceptions to this, for example Gloom to Bellossom, and Cosmeom to either Solgaleo or Lunala. Which Pokemon lose weight or retain ...
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Are there any Pokémon that lose overall base stats when they evolve?

Most Pokémon become more powerful when they evolve, gaining a higher base stat amount in all their stats (HP, attack, defense, special attack, special defense and speed), and a higher base stat total. ...
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Are there any Pokemon that get smaller when they evolve?

Most Pokemon get physically larger when they evolve. For example, the tiny Bulbasaur turns into the slightly larger Ivysaur, who then turns into the monstrous Venusaur. Are there any Pokemon that ...
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What real-life fruit do the Berry names reference in Pokemon?

I have been making a lot of curry in Pokémon Sword/Shield, and the names of some of these berries don't make any sense. I mean, I know Pecha Berries are meant to be peaches, and Pinap Berries are ...
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Any Legit way to Obtain a Shiny Zygarde?

Is there any way to obtain a shiny Zygarde legitimately? If not, is anybody willing to trade for one? I'll post my friend code if so. Thank you!
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How are Pokemon games ordered in terms of plot/lore?

What is the chronological/timeline order of Pokemon games? For example, here are the games I will get/have: Pokemon Lets Go Pokemon Leaf Green Pokemon Black (and its sequel) Pokemon OmegaRuby Pokemon ...
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How can I tell what Pokemon I will get from an Egg?

I am gonna try to hatch a Shiny Pokemon via the Masuda method, and I would like to know if there is a way to tell what the Pokemon will be before the egg hatches. For example I'm gonna try to breed ...
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Iv only ever played original pokemon and want to play again [closed]

Can I play soul silver and then play alpha sapphire? Then onto pearl and then black/white? I have the first 3 games from a friend which is why I ask and I’d rather not go ds to Gameboy game, cheers :)...
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Can you trade from Pokemon Red on GBA to Pokemon gold on virtual console?

I have a Game Boy Advance SP and Pokemon Red GEN 1, and I'm curious if it is possible for me to trade a Pokemon from Red to the Virtual Console release of Pokemon Gold on the 3DS
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Does Guard Spec. affect accuracy?

The item Guard Spec. is supposed to prevent reduction of stats from moves like Growl. Does this also cover accuracy reduction from things like Sand Attack?
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Can you encounter an Unown not in the 28 Unown species? [closed]

I encountered an Unown and I don't remember it in the 28 unknown species so fast in Pokémon Gold.
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What legendary shiny pokemon are legitimately obtainable as of Sword/Shield?

Within a few months, Nintendo will launch the first DLC of Pokemon Sword / Shield. As I understand it, in that DLC, they will introduce all the remaining legendary pokemon. One of my goals is to try ...
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Does MissingNo exist 'canonically'?

The infamous Pokémon MissingNo is not supposed to exist, it's a programming glitch and was never intended to be in the game. That being said there are no mistakes, just happy accidents, something like ...
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What advantage is it to have a Pokemon hold a Master Ball?

I've been away from Pokemon for a few years but I remember when they brought in held items. The Pokemon could heal themselves during battle. I read somewhere about Pokemon holding Master Balls. Why ...
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Does the Technician ability activate if a move's overall power is reduced due to battle type?

So in doubles, I know that if a move that hits multiple Pokemon it has its power lowered to 75%. If a move has (for example) 75 base power, it will be lowered to about 56 base power. Will, when the ...
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Origin of the term 'OHKO'

'OHKO' is the acronym for 'One Hit Knock Out' and has appeared in many video games over the generations. It is commonly used in games such as Pokemon, where it is abbreviated as 'one-hit KO'. ...
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Can a level 100 Pokémon evolve in any Pokémon series game?

If I have a Pokémon with an Everstone, it is possible to reach level 100 without that Pokémon evolving, starting with Generation 2. It is also possible to bypass the evolution manually in many ...
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Can you have two of the same legendary, one shiny and one normal?

I'm that type of person who wants every pokemon, one normal, one shiny each, please say to me there's a way
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How does Surf crit in a multi-battle?

(Or any other Wide Ranging attack, for that matter) More specifically: if a Pokémon has multiple valid targets, and uses a Wide Ranging attack - such as Surf - to hit more than one of them, is the ...
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Do some Pokemon learn new moves through generations?

I want to know if some Pokemon that can't learn a move in a previous generation can learn it when transferred to a newer generation/game. Does this exist?
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Why was the protagonist of the original Pokemon Games (Red/Blue) given the name "Red" in future iterations? [closed]

When I first started playing the Pokémon games, it was alongside watching the anime series in the morning before school. So when I first started playing, my character was named "Ash", and the rival ...
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Can anybody tell me who this Pokemon is?

I’ve been looking everywhere for it online and I can’t figure out who it might be. Thanks!
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What games feature Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Charmander as starter Pokemon?

I am a big noob to the Pokemon games, having played them years ago on one of my old mate's Nintendo DS and I have no idea which game it was. I am considering buying a DS to reignite my love for ...
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What variables of an evolving Pokémon remain the same?

When a Pokémon evolves, a lot of its attributes change, such as types, base stats etc. Some, however, like egg cycles and leveling groups, stay the same. Are there any other attributes or values that ...
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What Pokemon were revealed before their generation was announced?

Title, basically. There's lists of what pokemon were shown in the anime early before the anime moved to the relevant region, But I'm asking for cases like Bonsly (who was first revealed in XD in ...
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How to recover a deleted save file in Pokemon Gold Virtual Console?

I deleted my save file by mistake. Is there a way to recover it? I haven't started a new game yet.
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Do the Pokemon games prevent encounters directly after a previous one?

This is inspired by me recently playing through Earthbound Beginnings, where I found myself getting frustrated by having a random encounter the first step after having just finished one. The Pokemon ...
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Pure Power Mechanic

I recently used medicham in a game for the first time. Mentally I was trying to figure out what his "attack" power might be, given his Pure Power ability. Based on a cursory reading, I was mentally ...
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Can a Pokemon have a status effect and leech seed on at the same time?

Can a Pokemon have a status effect and leech seed on at the same time? Does leech seed count as a status effect?
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How the Hit Point color bar is calculated?

I have Silver and Gold (the 2nd gen) in mind, but I guess the logic is the same for the whole serie. I would like to know how the Hit Point color bar is calculated. I guess it would be something like:...
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Is there any given reason why regions don't seem to communicate?

In the Pokemon Series, pretty much every duo of games take place in a new region, with pokemon that were never seen/mentionned before. That world seem to have communication over distance (the games ...
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Do Pokemon forget a move when changing form?

When browsing Bulbapedia, I have noticed that some Pokemon with alternate forms have different move learnsets depending on their form. One such example is Hoopa. Hoopa Confined learns Phantom Force ...
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What's the difference between "mythical" and "legendary" Pokémon?

I always see some Pokémon being called "mythical" or "legendary", but I don't understand what makes a Pokémon mythical and what makes it legendary. Is there any definition that differentiates a ...
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In Pokemon, is base damage done to multiple targets the same?

Let's say I have a Swampert that knows Surf, and I'm in a double battle against two identical Pokemon (EV's, IV's, items, the works). If I use the move, will it deal the exact same damage to both of ...
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Are EVs applied to every pokemon that battled, or just the final one

As it says in my question title: In Pokemon games, are EVs applied to every Pokemon you use in a battle, or just the one that deals the final blow? I did a quick Google search but couldn't really find ...
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Is it possible to trade Pokemon from one Nintendo DS emulator to another?

Is it possible to trade Pokemon from say, my phone's NDS Emulator to a PC NDS Emulator, in order to evolve for Pokemon like Slaking or Garchomp? I'm using NDS on my phone and Desmume on PC.
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