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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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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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What is the correct formula for Timer Balls?

I was looking into the mechanics of Poké balls, and there's a lot of conflicting information about how the bonus from timer balls is calculated. Earlier than Gen 5, everywhere agrees that the bonus ...
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How would I prevent a wild Pokemon from fleeing?

In my adventuring in Pokemon White, I have come to the attempt to catch Thundurus. However, I can't seem to make a move without it fleeing on the next turn. I realize already that there are ways to ...
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Can an Aipom pass on it's Hidden Ability to Minccino, given that they have the same Hidden Ability?

I read that both Aipom and Minccino posses the same Hidden Ability Skill Link. So, is it possible for a male Aipom with Skill Link and a female Minccino without the HA to have a Minccino having the ...
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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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What is the Nuzlocke Challenge?

I've read some Pokemon fans' comic about this Nuzlocke Challenge, that have some "rules" about this challenge like if your Pokemon faint, then it means your Pokemon is dead. I want to know what is ...
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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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What is the FEAR strategy?

My friend was telling me about the FEAR strategy while I was playing Pokemon Heart Gold. But he isn't sure what the FEAR strategy is, because he was playing this game long time ago and he doesn't ...
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Is it possible to use my Pokemon Ruby save file from the online flash version on an emulated version?

I played a game on the website en.gamslol.net which has flash games to play. I saved my game as a .sav file which worked fine on the website. The game has now been removed but I have my save file ...
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How do pokemon stats relate to attack power?

The question: How do the stats of an individual pokemon relate to its abilities' damage? For example: Let's say i have a pokemon that has 110 Atk and 100 Sp Atk. He knows 2 attacks: 1 is a Physical ...
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Does No Guard allow attacks to hit immune Pokemon

So after stepping into a discussion about transferring a Machamp with the move one hit KO move Fissure from the recently released virtual console versions of the first generation of games to a new ...
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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 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 is the purpose of Pokemon moves, Celebrate and Hold Hands?

So, I just read this articles about Pokemon moves, Celebrate and Hold Hands. Both of them introduced in Generation VI Pokemon games and does absolutely nothing. Both of them also shares this trait ...
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Is a Pokemon's entry in the Pokedex removed when it is released?

If you release a Pokemon does it get removed from your Pokedex?
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Which Pokemon is this supposed to be, Pikachu or Pichu?

The 20th Anniversary logo looks like this, and my friend and I had an argument over the identity of this mysterious pokemon. One of us said it is a pichu. The other said it is a pikachu. Which does it ...
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Why can't Gible learn Outrage from Tyranitar?

Tyranitar can learn Outrage, Gible can learn Outrage, they're both in the monster egg group, so why can Tyranitar pass on Thrash but not Outrage to Gible? Is there a particular pattern to what moves ...
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No space on New 3ds xl

I have a brand new Nintendo New 3DS XL. I have downloaded pokemon AS and the update. There is no room for pokemon X. I have not taken any pictures, only downloaded these games. How do I fix this
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“Starter” moves on evolved Pokémon

Lots of sites state that certain Pokémon have some starter/level 1 moves that can be learned. For example, for Raichu, Thunder Shock, Tail Whip, Quick Attack and Thunderbolt are listed; Bulbapedia ...
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Is it possible to bred event moves onto a Pokemon's offspring [duplicate]

The main ones I had in mind were Tickle Wobbuffet and Sludge Wave Gengar
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What does Pokémon Bank's legality checker react to?

As you may or may not know, Pokémon Bank has logic to determine whether or not a Pokémon is legal or not. What this is meant to do is to see if a Pokémon could be obtained as it is, or if it must've ...
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Pokémon had no moves left with plenty of PP

I was playing Pokémon Y, freshly healed from a Pokémon center so I know had full PP on all my of Pokémon. I ran into a trainer battle, my leading Pokémon was Gabite, I don't remember which Pokémon the ...
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What do Pentagons Mean? [duplicate]

Never gotten a solid answer on this. What do the Pentagons mean on a Pokémon's info card? Does it have anything to do with Kalos, and it's pentagon shape?
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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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Why does my Pokémon Gold cartridge seem to forget saved gameplay?

I recently bought a copy of Pokémon gold version at a car boot sale. I played it for a while but then I had to stop, so I saved and then turned the game boy off, and took the game out. The next day ...
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Can a UK 3DS play USA DS Titles? [duplicate]

I want to buy Pokemon Soul Silver, a USA version, in order to play it on my 3DS. I know the 3DS is region locked, but is it region locked for DS games? Need an answer generally or specifically for USA ...
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What's the original cardboard cartridge inlay for Pokemon Red/Blue?

Does anyone know what the original cardboard cartridge holder is in boxed version of Pokemon Red/Blue? (I would like to know about the European version.) I know there are two types: Cartridge gap on ...
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Is there a shiny Missingno.?

I was researching about the famous Missingno. and I thought to my self: What does a shiny Missingno. looks like? If there is a shiny Missingno. I would like to see a picture of it.
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What is the legality of Pokemon showdown? [closed]

http://pokemonshowdown.com has been around for a while, and it is still up and running today. Is it because it is legal to play there? Or are there other factors in play?
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If an opponent uses “PAY DAY”, but you win, do you pick up the coins?

If you are facing an opponent that has a PokeMon with the move "PAY DAY", but you end up beating the opponent, do you get to keep the coins dropped from the move? (If this is generation specific, I'd ...
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Why are Hidden Machines so called?

In the Pokémon games, there are certain moves that you teach your Pokémon via a machine that comes in 2 varieties, Technical or Hidden. The Technical Machine comes from the Japanese " わざマシン ", which ...
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Are there different forms of Missingno?

I heard that Missingno had different forms other than the barcode-like version that I've encountered before. Is this true, and if it is, do they have different characteristics other than appearance?
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3 stage evolution pokemon vs 2 stage evolution pokemon

So, some pokemon have 3 stage evolution and some have 2. Are 3 stage evolution pokemon stronger than 2 stage pokemon? In pokemon game series, of course.
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Is it possible to recreate the same exact stats from a Pokémon team?

I have the stats from my old Pokémon Team from Pokémon Crystal, the file was erased long ago but I took photos in case of anything. Today I want to play the game again but recover the same stats of ...
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Train Pokemon fast or slow method?

I'm playing Pokemon FireRed, and I want to get a Nidoran from an egg. This little Nidoran will be level 5. (This can be applied to all low level Pokémon) When you put a Pokémon in first position and ...
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Can I pause EV training?

I want to stop EV training my Pokémon for awhile and train them normally so they level up faster. Does this affect my EV points (do all Pokémon give EV values?), or is there an item which stops the ...
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How closely does Pokemon Ranger/Mystery Dungeon follow main game format?

I have finished the main Pokémon series but the before mentioned games seem really different. How do they match the main game and do I need to get the first in the series to progress?
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What currency is used in all of the Pokemon games?

Ok, so I love to play Pokemon. Yesterday on the way home from school, I asked myself, What currency is used in pokemon? I imagine it would br Pokedollars. Is it or is it something else?
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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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How does Serene Grace work with Razor Fang?

I plan to raise a Togekiss with Serene Grace. Togekiss can learn Air Slash which has a 30% chance of making the opponent flinch. I read from Serebii that Serene Grace doubles the chance of the ...
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How much attack would I have?

How high would the Attack be after I had a +1 Boost? For example, my Garchomp knows Swords Dance which raises the Attack by +2 and my Garchomp has 358 Attack as his stat and it goes up by 50 when Mega-...
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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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Attack boosting confuses me [duplicate]

My Scizor is currently running Technician but I don't know how it works. I've read about it on Serebii and it says that any moves with a base power of 60 or lower are given a 50% boost. My Scizor has ...
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What is the 'love' requirement to evolve Riolu, and how can I quickly increase it?

Some Pokemon need to be raised with love to evolve right? Well, if it is possible, I'd like to evolve my Riolu at Level 2, but I don't think I can get enough love into one level. That's where Pokemon ...
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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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What is the average stat change after Pokemon Evolution?

There's a pokemon I think should evolve, so I'm making my own fake one, and I'm doing everything about it, like base stats and move pool and all. So what I want to know is how much does each base ...
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Official insignia for regions?

I'm doing some design work on my Pokémon fan-game, and I was just wondering if there was anything at all that could be considered an official flag or other insignia that could be used to identify each ...
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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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Can you have a Pokemon from every generation in the latest one? [duplicate]

When Gold/Silver came out, I remember being excited that I could transfer over Pokemon from RBY, given a friend's GBA and a link cable. That's the generation I stopped at, but I'm curious if the ...