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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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How do you stop boosted exp for traded pokemon?

So I got the torchic gift in pokemon x and y, and he has boosted exp (I'm assuming that this is because he's considered "traded"). Is there any way I can make him gain exp at a normal rate?
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How do you recruit Darkrai in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky?

I have defeated Darkrai and read on Wikipedia that he/it can be found in various areas. Where are these areas? Can he be encountered in any area, or in certain multiple dungeons? If he is found in ...
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Does the Masuda method work with different species of Pokemon, besides Ditto?

I'm currently trying to breed to get a shiny Espurr for my friend, but I'm using an Espurr that i caught myself, and an Eevee from Japan. Will the Masuda method still work with two totally different ...
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Is there a specific chance of hatching a shiny in X and Y using the Masuda Method? [duplicate]

I've been breeding a Japanese Manectric and my Luxray in hopes of getting a shiny Shinx, but then I was wondering. What is the rate of getting a shiny? I search around the web and saw a few, the most ...
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How would I teach Smeargle the specific moves I want him to learn?

After asking this question, I realized that I was going to use Smeargle due to the fact that he can learn all of the moves. But how? I know he gets Sketch, but it disappears after the use. How will I ...
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How do I get a Drizzle Politoed?

After asking a previous question , I realized that Politoed is the only non-Kyogre Pokemon who can get Drizzle, but as a hidden ability. How can I get drizzle without friend safari?
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Pokemon: Gameboy to 3DS trading? [duplicate]

Essentially want I want to do is trade from Pokemon Red/Gold and with Pokemon x. Is there any cord/equipment (specifically) out there that allows me to trade Pokemon from games playable on my Gameboy ...
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Would keeping a Pokemon in the PC stop the Pokerus countdown?

As the title suggests, if I keep a mon infected with Pokerus in the PC, would it keep the ability to spread the virus indefinitely?
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Is destiny bond a priority move?

I am in the process of building a troll Wobafet, and I want him to know destiny bond for obvious reasons. Is this move a priority move? Or do I have to go first naturally.
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Caught a shiny Bellsprout, will evolving it to Victreebel lower its trade value? [closed]

I caught a shiny Bellsprout and before I level it up and evolve it, I was hoping to clarify whether or not it would be wise to keep him as a Bellsprout.
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Trading Pokemon that know HM moves - X/Y

Is it possible to transfer Pokemon from one Pokemon X/Y game to another if they know an HM move? Can you make it forget an HM move if not?
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About genderless breeding

Pokemon like Staryu, Starmie, Klinklang, Rotom, etc, can only breed with Dittos? For example, Rotom, is listed in the amorphus egg group according to http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/479.shtml. I ...
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Is there any point in using Agility if your speed is already faster?

If I know my pokemon is faster than anyone else's on their team, does having agility on my moveset help at all? Would I ever be able to strike twice in one turn? If so, how is this calculated?
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Which one is better? King's Rock or Razor Fang?

In the pokemon games there are these two itens that essencially do the same thing (Apply a % of making the enemy flinch when attacking). I wonder if there are differences in the percentage of ...
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Which Pokemon games do I need to have in order to 'Catch them All'? [closed]

In Pokemon Blue/Red there is 11 exclusive non obtainable Pokemons so there are 151 (number of Pokemons) - 11 = 140 Pokemon possible to acquire in each version. So in which Pokemon series is the ...
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Pokemon GBA->DS Transfer/Can you get Charmander in Pokemon Black II

I'm wanting to get a Charmander into Pokemon Black II and I remembered that there was a Pokemon DS game that granted the possibility of transferring Pokemon from GBA to DS, could anybody tell me which ...
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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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Where do I get HM02 Fly? [duplicate]

If I have a Pidgey, how can it I get the HM02 Fly in Pokemon X and Y. If Pidgey can't learn Fly, I also have a Hawlucha.
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What 'color' is each Berry?

So I was trying to make the different Mulches and the little girl at the field says that the kind of Mulch that comes out of the composter is based on the color of the Berries. So what color is each ...
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What stat differences are there between genders?

I have heard that males and females specialize in different stats, but I have forgotten which ones. If I have a male Spinda and a female Spinda, with otherwise identical properties (Nature, EVs, and ...
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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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How are the regions connected?

There are 6 regions in Pokemon, each one introduced in a new generation of games. In the second generation, I remember being able to travel to the first region, but other than that, that is the only ...
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Do moves that decrease stats (accuracy, defense, attack, & etc) stack?

I was wondering if I use a move such as Sand-Attack repeatedly on an enemy will it keep on reducing it's accuracy or is there a point where it becomes ineffective to use? Do moves that decrease ...
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Why use the move detect/protect?

Detect/Protect can protect a pokemon from being hit by an attack for one move. But why is this helpful? You use the move, they fail to attack you, and then it's just normal again. The only reason I ...
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Is there any logical reason for enemy trainers to use Magikarp? [closed]

I wonder why in single player mode Pokemon trainers (some of them even exclusively) use Magikarp that only knows how to perform Splash. According to this question Splash never even does real damage, ...
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Releasing a pokemon

This article on Bulbapedia says that: Released Pokémon cannot be found again in the wild Does it mean that Only the very same pokemon you just released, with all its stats, learned moves and the ...
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Is it ever competitively viable to use a Pokemon in a lower stage of evolution?

I've decided to give competitive battling a crack. I've been playing around with the battling simulator, Pokemon Online and after watching a few videos and reading some tutorials, I'm starting to put ...
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Does trading Pokemon that evolves on trade give both Pokedex entries?

I'm in the process of filling in my Pokedex in Black 2/White 2 so this question is mostly concerned with the fifth generation. I was wondering if I could trade over a Pokemon (say Haunter) and get an ...
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Is there any Pokemon game where you… have a dad?

This question is more about the lore in the Pokemon games world. In every Pokemon game I have played, your character doesn't have a dad, only a mom. I can't remember much about a dad in the Pokemon ...
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What moveset should my Skitty have to be useful?

I wan't to keep Skitty in my main team for the majority of the game, but I'd like to know what moves should I teach or remove in order to make it as useful as possible? If it matters I'm going to be ...
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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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What is the maximum power of Return and Frustation?

What is the maximum power of Return and Frustation? How does the happiness of the pokemon affect it?
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Pokemon Black and White for 3DS - Does it exist?

My little cousin is asking for Pokemon Black and White for the 3DS... I can find Black and I can find White but I can't find Black and White as a single game. Did I misunderstand? Is there a Pokemon ...
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When is it ideal to feed my pokemon vitamins?

During which part of my training should I feed my pokemon vitamins? When is it most beneficial? I've been doing some serious EV training and have heard some people say that it's best to feed them as ...
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How do I transfer old Pokemon to Black/White with ONE Nintendo DS?

I only have one Nintendo DS Lite. Most of my friends don't play games thus don't have a NDS. I want to transfer over some Pokemon such as Skitty, Delcatty, and a few others that I am not able to get. ...
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How do I breed without evolving my Pokemon?

I recently got a Skitty from a friend and I want to breed it so I can have more. I read that if I put it with a Ditto that it should breed with my Skitty... the only issue is I don't want my Skitty to ...
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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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What do I do with my Hidden Powers?

I have a Hidden Power TM that I got from... some... person. It doesn't matter where I got it. I was thinking about using it on my Abra. I looked up on the bulbapedia how hidden power works, and got a ...
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Pickpocket ability and turn order

I've just been looking at some Hidden Abilities to see what might be good to aim for. One such Ability is Pickpocket. According to the information I've found, it will steal the opponent's held item ...
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How do Natures work?

In at least some Pokemon games there are modifiers called "Natures" which affect pokemon stats. What do they do and how do it work? Also, what specific games possess it?
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How do the EV stats work?

One of the hidden stats in Pokémon is called EV. What are these? What do they do? Is it something I need to worry about at all? Does this exist in every Pokémon from the beginning? If not, in ...
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How do IV stats work?

In at least some Pokemon games there are hidden stats called IVs. What do they do and how do they work? Also, what specific games possess it?
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How do stats work?

What are all of the basic stats of my Pokémon and what do they mean? Please specify if an item is version specific (e.g. not present in Pokémon Blue but perhaps is present in Diamond).
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What are possible counters to this Pokémon lineup?

I recently saw a battle video that helped me come with this potential lineup for Double Battles: Durant Hidden Ability (Truant) Entrainment Shedinja Focus Sash Mimic Spiritomb Leftovers Toxic ...
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Can a Pokemon get a status condition of the same type?

I know the title might sound a little confusing, so let me give a couple of examples. If a pokemon is a poison type, can it be poisoned? If a pokemon is a fire type, can it be burned? This also goes ...
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Which type of Pokemon are affected by the move “Whirlwind”?

In Pokemon Red, I have a Pidgeot and it knows the move whirlwind. But whenever I use it in a trainer battle, it doesn't affect the opponent's Pokemon! Which Pokemon species/types are affected from ...
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Does the shiny encounter rate ever reset?

Pretty much just what the title says, does the shiny rate reset? If it does, what are the factors that make it reset? Does my 1 in "X" chance of encounter begin from the start of the game, or every ...
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How do I catch a “shiny” Pokemon

I was curious as to know in what Pokemon installments can I catch a shiny Pokemon and how. Can anyone tell me?
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What's the optimal strategy for the first Pokémon battle?

Every main Pokémon game has you battle your rival or friend after you receive your starter Pokémon. Every starter begins at level 5. They each know one Normal-type physical attack (e.g. Tackle, ...
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Pokemon transferring

If you transfer your Pokemon from one game to another, like let's say from Soul Silver to Black 2, will the Pokemon that were transferred be yours in the Black 2 game or the other games Pokemon? I'm ...