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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 factors influence pokemon breeding time?

After some time playing Omega Ruby and attempting to complete my Dex, I've noticed some substantial variability in the time it takes to produce an egg. It got me thinking - what actually determines ...
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Can you get more pc boxes in pokemon y/x? [duplicate]

Can you get more pc boxes In pokemon x and y?
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When was each pokemon game made?

The first pokemon game I played was Pokémon SoulSilver and I still have it to this day. However, I've always wondered when it was made (Because I had played Platinum before that) If anyone has a list ...
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How can I soft reset?

I've already completed the game 3 times and I only recently found out about Soft Resetting. I wanted to try it but after 17 on Heatran, I got really Impatient. If anyone has an easily explained ...
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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 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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What determines my chances of escape from a wild pokemon?

What determines my chances of escape from a wild pokemon? I've noticed that if Jigglypuff is at the head of my party, I "can't escape" very often. So what about my pokemon makes them more likely to ...
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Is there an order to the Pokemon games chronologically?

For all of the main Pokemon games since Pokemon Red and Blue, and all the way to today's X & Y, are the games in chronological order? I'm genuinely curious as to if there's an storyline spanning ...
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Do body styles from Pokemon have any effect on gameplay?

Sites like Bulbapedia and Psypokes list Pokemon by body styles, but nowhere is explained when they were introduced or what their function is. Are the body styles only a way to categorise species in ...
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Can evolution occur at level 100?

I have a level 74 Braixen which I have given the Everstone to prevent her from evolving. There are many reasons, including I kind of like the look of her current evolution better than her fully ...
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When does Pokerus start to apply?

I am attempting to keep track of EVs but am not sure whether 1) Pokerus starts doubling EVs for the battle during which it was contracted, or 2) It starts applying EVs afterwards. For example, if my ...
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Order of technician calculation with accumulative power moves?

Basically, my question is probably about order of calculations. Technician works for moves that have power of 60 or lower while accumulative power moves get stronger each time they are used (eg Fury ...
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How many unique Pokémon formes are there?

Some Pokémon only have one version and one shiny version, so 2 total formes/sprites/call them whatever you like. Some others, however, have several. Examples include Vivillon (20 known patterns), ...
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Pokemon 3D offiicial server not working?

I downloaded Pokemon 3D and the official server is not working. I have tried refreshing and quitting the game but its still not working. (version 0.48)
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What team of Pokemon should I use for the Master Ball cup if I want a Surfing Pikachu?

I really want a surfing pikachu but what pokemon should I use for pokemon stadium?
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Can I Trade Between Pokemon Red (Gen I) and Pokemon Crystal (Gen II) Via VBA on my iMac?

So I'm marathoning all the pokemon games, I don't have a Gameboy Colour anymore so I'm playing the old games on an emulator (VBA) on my Mac. I remember back in the day that you could trade pokemon ...
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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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How to obtain Hidden Abilities before X and Y?

I know in X and Y you can use Safari Zone and Hordes to obtain hidden abilities. But, before those, how do you get a Hidden Ability?
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How to get Alakazam and Gengar in Pokemon Gold on an emulator? [duplicate]

I recently discovered someone managed to get an Alakazam and a Gengar on the Virtual Game Boy on the computer, which is normally only possible through trading. How is this possible? Is there a way to ...
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Where is the P2 laboratory in 'Pokemon Black 2'?

Where is the P2 laboratory in Black 2? And any tips on beating the Scientist there?
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What moveset should my nidoking have?

I have a nidoking (in my black version) with its hidden ability, sheer force. It has a high attack, and a somewhat low special attack (despite being bred with perfect special attack IVs), and I was ...
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Where are the locations of all of the Name Raters?

In each game, there is a name rater somewhere. Where are all of them? I only know where one of them is.
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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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What are all the pokemon pearl ribbons?

I would like to know all the ribbons you can get in pokemon pearl and how to get them. Currently i have competition ribbons, footprint ribbons, effort ribbons and ribbons from julia. Have i missed any?...
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What seals would suit my Torterra?

I want to get seals for my Torterra but i have been unable to find some that suit him. I am looking for brown or green colour effects to suit his type and colour. I would like to know if there are any ...
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How to know if Ho-oh or any other legend is legitimate? [duplicate]

Yesterday, I placed a Zygarde on the GTS, and I asked in return for a Ho-oh. To my surprise today, I got the Ho-oh, it was shiny, and it had 5ivs! (all in the good places!) I checked to see the Ho-oh'...
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How does boosted exp. work?

My Electabuzz which i traded for from my friend gains boosted exp. I want to know how this works, why it is happening, and if i can do the same with my other Pokémon.
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Do multi-target moves get stronger against a single target?

I know that in double battles, Surf, Rock Slide and generally any move that hits more than one target has its power nerfed (I think it's a 1/3 drop?) My question is, does it get full power if there ...
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How can I tell whether Pokémon were hacked/cheated?

I have been playing Pokemon Diamond a few years ago and I remember that I have some pokemon which were cheated. A while ago I purchased Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon Y and wanted to get all my old ...
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How come some wild Pokemon appear at levels over level 100? [closed]

How come some wild Pokemon are over level-100, but you can only train up to level 100?
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How Can I Tell If I Bought a Pirated Pokemon Game? [duplicate]

I bought a copy of Pokemon Fire Red off Amazon. Shortly after I bought it, I read several reviews stating the person bought a pirated copy. I was wondering... how can I tell if I purchased a pirated ...
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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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Are ghost-type Pokemon ghosts of other types of Pokemon?

Are ghost-type Pokemon formerly Pokemon of other types that have come back as ghosts, or were they born as ghosts? The fact that they can breed with other ghosts in the daycare center and have ghost ...
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Does switching affect the probability of waking up?

I sometimes get the feeling that a sleeping Pokémon I just switched in tends to wake up faster than if I hadn't switched it out. There are no Abilities (like Healer), Attacks (like Aromatherapy) or ...
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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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Visual Boy Advance Unknown File Type Error on OSX for Mac

I am on a MacBook Pro running Maverick and I recently downloaded Visual Boy Advance v. 1.7.6 and am having trouble loading saved game states. I was playing Pokemon Emerald and saving via the in-game ...
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How can Sketch miss?

I remember as a kid playing Silver, I caught a Smeargle and tried using Sketch. Unfortunately, it somehow missed, and as it only had 1 PP, Smeargle was forced to struggle. How can this happen? I've ...
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Do I need to level up my Charmander for battling?

I have a perfect IVs Charmander, with all moves I want. Do I need to EV train him to battle? Because all pokemon are automaticaly adjusted to 50 lv when battling.
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Does the shiny Gyarados always have good IVs?

I've heard that whether or not a pokemon is shiny in Gold/Silver is determined by its IVs but there is also the red Gyarados which is always shiny. Now does this Gyarados have the same "good" IVs ...
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Is it possible to pass on Event exclusive moves through breeding?

Someone on a trading group offered me an 'Event Pikachu', which was a Pikachu that knows Surf (normally impossible to teach to Pikachu). Unfortunately it was a previous Generation's Event, and as ...
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What abilities have an additional effect

If you breed an egg with a pokemon that has the ability "Flame Body" you only need 50% of the steps it would normaly take, and if you have a Pokemon with "Suction Cups" you have an increased rate of ...
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Does the ability Contrary have any impact when using Psych Up?

So I'm looking at using a Malamar with contrary in my team and several possible strategies for it. After searching for a while I could not come up with conclusive evidence one way or another as to how ...
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What moves can Smeargle not Sketch?

Smeargle gets the special move Sketch, which allows him to copy any mover permanently. I plan on "sketching" out some plans for Smeargles (see what I did there), and I want to know which moves are a ...
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What determines which moves a Pokemon can learn?

I am wondering if you can tell by Pokemon types/egg group/looks if they have access to an specific move or if it is just a fixed move set for each one. For instance, does Electabuzz can learn fire/...
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Visual Boy Advance Unknown File Type Error on MAC

I am on a MacBook Pro running Maverick and I recently downloaded Visual Boy Advance v. 1.7.6 and am having trouble loading saved game states. I was playing Pokemon Emerald and saving via the in-game ...
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Additional Boxes - Criteria, Longevity, Manipulability

This feature has existed for a while (I'm not sure since when exactly), but I'm mainly interested in the Gen VI implementation (hence the tag). Usually, at the start of a game, you have some number ...
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What order should I play Pokémon (on a 3DS XL)?

I am a fan of RPGs but to this point have never played a Pokémon game. I would like to try it out, I already have a 3DSXL. Is there a order that I should follow to play the game? (there are various ...
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Which in-game events are unlockable by bringing a specific Pokémon?

As you probably know, some in-game events are unlocked if you go to a specific place while having a specific Pokémon on you or in the first party slot. What I want is a complete list of those events. ...
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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 would happen if a Pokemon used Me First on a target that was going to use Me First?

If that happened, would the Pokemon who used Me First just keep using Me First or would it just say that the move failed?