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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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What Pokemon moves only hit enemy Pokemon? [duplicate]

I like doing team battles, but I want to teach my Pokemon moves that only hit EVERY Pokemon on the opponents team but not my own. Moves like Rock Slide. I do not want the ones that hit my team and the ...
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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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What in-game hints are given for the evolution of Feebas?

Feebas evolves into Milotic either by significantly increasing its 'beauty' stat or by trading it while holding a Prism Scale. Both of these triggers for evolution, as far as I know, are unique to ...
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Can Pokémon learn moves between generations?

If you transfer a Pokémon from an earlier generation to a later one, can it learn the moves of that generation or is it restricted to the earlier ones? And can Pokémon that had generation exclusive ...
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Is Power Split affected by status raising/lowering moves?

If your opponent uses something like Belly Drum before you use Power Split, will the calculation average the boosted stat or the original stat?
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Where do I find my Player ID for the Pokémon Trainer Club?

I know my username and my password, but I have no idea what my Player ID is, and I can't find it anywhere. Help?
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Does any trainer in the core Pokémon games use Unown?

Do any trainers use Unown in their teams at all? I define core as any Version [whatever] games. No console games count.
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Do status moves affect a Pokémon that cannot be damaged by that move's type?

For example, if a Pokémon used Hypnosis (a Psychic-type move) on a Dark-type Pokémon, would the Dark-type Pokémon have a chance to fall asleep?
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Do Ribbons have other effects besides for Contests?

Starting in gen III, we can get Ribbons for our individual Pokemon. If I remember correctly, in gen III we need Ribbon for contest purpose, for example, to have access Master Rank, we need Ribbons ...
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Is there a kind of Nuzlocke challenge I can do post-game?

I finished my Pokémon games months ago and I also finished the looker quest and I want to know if there is some kind of Nuzlocke challenge I can do in the post game because they look fun/interesting. ...
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I may have a possible hacked Pokémon I got from trade, what should I do?

I got a Shiny Groudon from trade AND it was not my fault. I am scared I think it's hacked and what if the Pokémon company finds out and banishes me? I don't have game sync yet if that matters ...
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How is Pokérus handled in championship?

I was thinking, is Pokérus negated or banned at all for the Pokémon video game championships? Because if not, I would think it would be absolutely necessary for any level of competition in the ...
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Which Pokémon cry out their name, and which don't?

In Pokémon, certain Pokémon cries are the name of the creature while some are not. Is there a list of Pokémon whose cries are their name and Pokémon whose cries aren't anywhere?
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Best way to get a traded team? And will Pokémon at too high level rarely attack in battles? [closed]

When I get a new Pokémon in the future I am planning on getting a traded team ( some Pokémon will be from my Pokémon X). What are the best levels to ask for when getting a traded team (from gts, one ...
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Where does the money gained after trainer battles come from?

In the mainline Pokemon games, generally speaking, after a trainer battle, you get some money if you win. Is there any in-universe explanation of: Where this money is coming from (the other trainer?...
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Can we Wonder Trading pokemon between generations?

For example, I'm wonder trading some pokemon from Sun & Moon, and in the same time my friend also wonder trading, but he wonder trading from pokemon X & Y. Is it possible that our trade meet ...
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What is Pikachu's Counter-Attack?

What Pokemon Move is represented by Pikachu's Counter-Attack in Pokken Tournament? Does it reference a move from a game in the main Pokemon series? When Pikachu performs its Counter-Attack in Pokken ...
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Highest damage dealt in Pokemon?

My partner said that he had read about the fact that the highest possible attack in a pokemon battle in one turn is more than 480,000,000 (I forget the exact number). And the only one that can do ...
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What's the fastest way to spread Pokérus?

After completing Lana's challenge in Pokémon Sun, I went to the Pokécenter to heal my team. That's where the nurse told me that one of my Pokémon had Pokérus. Apparently, my Dartrix had somehow caught ...
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Can I trade my Gen 1 Gameboy Pokemon all the way up to Sun/Moon? [duplicate]

I recently rediscovered my old Pokemon Red game complete with my original Pikachu that I trained while I was a kid. What I'd like to do is try to trade it to my Sun game that I've just recently ...
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Is it possible for NPC trainers to have a shiny Pokémon?

When encountering a wild Pokémon, you have a 1/8192 chance to encounter a shiny Pokémon in the wild. With the odds essentially being a 0.012% chance I would go months without finding a shiny, but I ...
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Is there an in-game explanation for the increase in the number of Pokemon between generations?

The number of pokemon increases with each new generation. Has there at any point been an in-game explanation, other than the addition of new regions, for the sudden increase in the number of pokemon? ...
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Can a Pokemon have more than one status condition at the same time?

I was playing Omega Ruby over the week and my Gardevoir was paralyzed by Gloom's use of Stun Spore. Then, the wild Gloom used Sleep Powder and it told me that the move failed. Is this because my ...
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When a Pokémon rewards multiple EVs, which one comes first?

If I have a Pokémon that is currently at 509 EVs and I beat an Ivysaur (which grants 1 AtSpe EV and 1 DefSpe EV), which EV will I earn ? (Considering AtSpe and DefSpe aren't yet at 255) What actual ...
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What decides the type of Hidden Power a Pokemon uses?

How are the types of Hidden Power decided? Bulbapedia says: The actual type of Hidden Power is determined by the Pokémon's individual values, and through calculation, can be set as one of other ...
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Does Hustle Affect Moves that Bypass Accuracy

The ability Hustle boosts the attack stat by 50% but reduces the accuracy of physical moves 20%. So what happens to physical attacks that 'always hit' like aerial ace? Do they receive the boost and ...
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Which is the fastest Pokemon with regards to lore?

Arcanine are said to travel 6200 miles in a day and night, which comes out to about 250mph. Dragonite are said to break the sound barrier (~750mph), and to be able to fly around the world in .. was it ...
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Does Pokemon GO have any interoperability with handheld Pokemon games?

Is there any form of cross-play with X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire? Thanks in advance!
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Will formatting a 3DS affect my Pokémon games or Pokémon bank?

I have been encountering error 001-0502 since last month. I tried the solution posted by Nintendo (forward the ports), but it did not work and I do not know if I did it correctly (I tried to google it)...
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What possessed the Channelers in the Pokémon Tower?

In the Pokémon Tower in Lavender Town, there are a number of Channelers who are eager for a Pokémon battle. When they approach you, they usually make an insane gibberish sound. After defeating them, ...
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What would be the ideal 3 Pokémon games to complete a (living) Pokédex?

There are two things I absolutely want to be able to do in the Pokémon games (I currently own the old gameboy games (blue, yellow, silver), and newer 3DS games (Alpha Sapphire and Y)), and that is to ...
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Can enemy Pokémon run out of PP for their moves and use Struggle?

Say that I am battling a Pokémon, either a wild one or one owned by a trainer. If it uses the same move enough times (perhaps a Magikarp who keeps using Splash), is it possible for it to run out of PP ...
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Why can't you just pick up your balls?

In Pokemon lore, was it ever explained why a PokeBall is just lost when you miss or a Pokemon breaks free? Basically, why can't you just pick up your failed balls off the ground and reuse them? I ...
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Does STAB affect the chance to inflict a status effect?

I know that a STAB bonus applies to type-based damage done by a Pokemon of the same type, ex. a Water type Pokemon deals more damage with Water type moves. However, do STAB bonuses affect the chance ...
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How do berries work when held as an item?

I'm not a fan of pokemon games, and I played only its first game, Leaf-Green and next, the hacked ROM version, Glazed. I'm really confused about how berries work in battles. When a pokemon used a ...
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Are Pokemon in Pokemon Go similar to Pokemon in the original games?

I was wondering if Pokemon in Pokemon GO have something in common with original Pokemons from the original games (Pokemon Blue/Red, FireRed/LeafGreen etc). For example, moves and levels from original ...
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DS emulator, how do you delete saved files for android ROMs?

Here's the thing I'm having trouble with ROMs I don't know how to delete the saved games of certain ROMs for example Pokémon Platinum how do you delete the save file I'm older Android device that does ...
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Do Experience modifiers affect the amount of experience shared by the Exp. Share?

Experience modifiers include the Lucky Egg, Affection, and being traded. Do Pokémon that did not participate gain 50% of the boosted Exp. or the base Exp?
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Does STAB increments damage of type attacks?

Let's use Charizard as an example. It is 4x weak to Rock type attacks (2x Flying + 2x Fire). If Onyx uses Rock Slide on a Charizard, will the attack be 6x? (4x + 50% STAB)?
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If I have a shiny Nincada, what happens?

If I have a Shiny Nincada, and I evolve it with an extra spot in my party, what happens? Do I get a Shiny Ninjask and Shiny Shedinja, or just a Shiny Ninjask with a normal Shedinja?
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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 ...