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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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Does Pokémon GO have any interoperability with handheld Pokémon games?

Is there any form of cross-play supported between Pokémon GO and the handheld Pokémon RPGs such as X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire?
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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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If I breed two Ditto with each other, will I get a random Pokemon?

One of my friends told me that if I breed two Ditto I might get a random Pokemon. But none of my Ditto like each other. So I'm wondering if I am even able to breed two Ditto with each other to get a ...
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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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Is the attack “Flail” of Magikarp worth it?

Ok so, I'm playing Pokémon Soul Silver, and I trained a Magikarp to be able to make him evolve into a Gyarados. Now, my Magikarp is lvl 19, and soon to be 20 (which is the level that it will evolve). ...
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When was not being able to release Pokemon with HM moves implemented?

As TwitchPlaysPokemon taught us, it is possible in early generations to release pokemon with critical HM moves, making it possible to permanently 'lose' the game. However, at a certain point in the ...
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Do Pokemon Fire Red/Leaf Green use the new or the old EV/IV calculations?

A friend who got me into Pokémon told me about EV and IV's. He was saying how Pokémon R/B/Y and G/S/C have a different IV formula then the generations after that. But do FR/LG and HG/SS go by the ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the Pokemon move/attack that always leaves opponents with at least 1 hit point?

I remember that there was a move or attack one of my Pokemon had that caused damage to the opponent but would leave at least one hit point. I am most interested about its avaibility in Leaf Green. ...
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Is there a Pokemon evolution line that fits the Sphinx's riddle?

So spake the Sphinx: But is there actually a Pokémon that has four legs, then two legs, then three legs in any of the Pokémon games? If not, is there at least a Pokémon that has two, three and four ...
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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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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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Is there a version of Pokemon in which you could get the leftover starter?

So with each of the Pokemon games, you generally start with three choices of Pokemon - a Fire, Grass, or Water type. You chose that, and your rival usually chooses the most effective pokemon when ...
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How does confusion work in Pokemon?

From a mechanics standpoint, how does the confusion status work? Specifically: How often does it trigger, what damage type does it deal, how is damage calculated, etc.
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How does STAB work exactly, and how does it interact with the Technician ability?

A Pokemon which has the Technitian ability gets x1.5 boosted attack power for all moves used which have an attack power of 60 or less (so a move with 60 attack power will actually have 90 attack power)...
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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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Can a shiny Ditto turn into shiny versions of other Pokemon?

I am DexNav chaining to get a shiny Ditto and I am wondering will it change into shiny Pokemon?
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Other than appearance, what is the difference between regular Pokemon and “shiny” Pokemon?

I am currently playing Pokemon LeafGreen (the GBA remake of Green). Earlier today, I caught a "shiny" or "golden" Rattata. I tried looking up what these golden Pokemon actually do other than look ...
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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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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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Volbeat and Illumise “Don't like each other much”?

I don't understand why Volbeat and Illumise "don't like each other very much" when they are left in the daycare? They both belong to the same Pokemon type of bug, and they both belong to the same egg ...
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What do the Pokemon “Characteristics” mean?

On the second page of the Pokemon information where it tells you its Nature, how it was received, and something that says Characteristic. Some examples are Characteristics are: Alert to sounds, ...
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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 is the point of Future Sight?

You could just attack the same turn. Are there any benefits at all to using Future Sight, which deals damage on a later turn? Any scenarios where it is useful? In my opinion, using moves that damage ...
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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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How does my Trainer ID effect shiny Pokemon?

I've heard that if my trainer ID is a specific pattern or has certain numbers, it will effect how often I encounter shiny Pokemon. Is this statement true and what kind of patterns/numbers are most ...
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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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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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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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Does a shiny pokemon stay shiny after evolution?

I recently encountered a shiny Golbat which I would love to evolve into a Crobat. My only worry is will evolution cancel out the shiny attribute? I have never caught a shiny before, except for the red ...
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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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How can you increase the shiny rate?

I remember seeing somewhere that if you breed a Pokemon from a different region its offspring would have a higher chance of being shiny. Is this true? What other methods can be used to increase the ...
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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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Is it possible to get “stuck” in Pokemon?

I've always wondered about why Game Freak makes HMs impossible to remove on a Pokemon without a move deleter (especially since TMs and HMs can be used infinitely now), but now I'm curious about a ...
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I got a pokemon through trade but its in another language

I've been playing Pokemon for a very long time and I got a level 100 pokemon from a trade and its level 100 last year. I know I cant evolve it but I'm really tired of it's name being in Japanese. I've ...
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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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Is it possible to trade Pokemon from the 1st generation games to the most recent ones?

I know that you can trade Pokemon between games of the same generation (Gold/Silver, Ruby/Sapphire) and even trade between 1st gen and 2nd gen. However, I haven't been able to find a way to trade ...
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What is super effective against rock type Pokémon?

I want to know what is super effective against rock type Pokemon and also what rock Pokemon is good against.
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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 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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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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Is there a formula to calculate EVs?

I was looking on Google if there is a formula to know which are the EV that has a Pokémon but i only found calculator that needs that values to get the IV, but that's not what I want. I found the ...
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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. ...