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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Any Legit way to Obtain a Shiny Zygarde?

Is there any way to obtain a shiny Zygarde legitimately? If not, is anybody willing to trade for one? I'll post my friend code if so. Thank you!
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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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Pokemon half green half silver [closed]

When I was 7 or 8, I was at a fair/carnival, as my cousin's parents owned it, so I got to go on all the rides for free. My brother, cousin, and I went on a coaster afterwards. I saw my cousin go talk ...
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What games feature Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Charmander as starter Pokemon?

I am a big noob to the Pokemon games, having played them years ago on one of my old mate's Nintendo DS and I have no idea which game it was. I am considering buying a DS to reignite my love for ...
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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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What Pokemon are unavailable to catch with these games?

I have: Pokemon Emerald Pokemon Diamond Pokemon SoulSilver Pokemon Black Which Pokemon will I have to trade for that cannot be caught in any of these games? Are there any choices I have to go with a ...
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In what Pokemon games shoud I play in order of plot/lore

Here are the games I will get/have: Pokemon Lets Go Pokemon Leaf Green Pokemon Black (and its sequel) Pokemon OmegaRuby Pokemon Soul Silver Pokemon Y Pokemon Ultra Sun Pokemon Platinum Pokemon Sword ...
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Can you trade from Pokemon Red on GBA to Pokemon gold on virtual console?

I have a Game Boy Advance SP and Pokemon Red GEN 1, and I'm curious if it is possible for me to trade a Pokemon from Red to the Virtual Console release of Pokemon Gold on the 3DS
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What legendary shiny pokemon are legitimately obtainable as of Sword/Shield?

Within a few months, Nintendo will launch the first DLC of Pokemon Sword / Shield. As I understand it, in that DLC, they will introduce all the remaining legendary pokemon. One of my goals is to try ...
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How can I tell what Pokemon I will get from an Egg?

I am gonna try to hatch a Shiny Pokemon via the Masuda method, and I would like to know if there is a way to tell what the Pokemon will be before the egg hatches. For example I'm gonna try to breed ...
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Iv only ever played original pokemon and want to play again [closed]

Can I play soul silver and then play alpha sapphire? Then onto pearl and then black/white? I have the first 3 games from a friend which is why I ask and I’d rather not go ds to Gameboy game, cheers :)...
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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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What Pokemon were revealed before their generation was announced?

Title, basically. There's lists of what pokemon were shown in the anime early before the anime moved to the relevant region, But I'm asking for cases like Bonsly (who was first revealed in XD in ...
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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 Guard Spec. affect accuracy?

The item Guard Spec. is supposed to prevent reduction of stats from moves like Growl. Does this also cover accuracy reduction from things like Sand Attack?
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Can No$GBA run NDS roms?

I use the PC emulator no$GBA and I tried to run roms of Pokemon Black and Pokemon Platinum, but the roms wouldn't work. The Pokemon Black rom loaded but had the screen that you get when the game card ...
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Can you encounter an Unown not in the 28 Unown species? [closed]

I encountered an Unown and I don't remember it in the 28 unknown species so fast in Pokémon Gold.
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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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Does MissingNo exist 'canonically'?

The infamous Pokémon MissingNo is not supposed to exist, it's a programming glitch and was never intended to be in the game. That being said there are no mistakes, just happy accidents, something like ...
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What advantage is it to have a Pokemon hold a Master Ball?

I've been away from Pokemon for a few years but I remember when they brought in held items. The Pokemon could heal themselves during battle. I read somewhere about Pokemon holding Master Balls. Why ...
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Does the Technician ability activate if a move's overall power is reduced due to battle type?

So in doubles, I know that if a move that hits multiple Pokemon it has its power lowered to 75%. If a move has (for example) 75 base power, it will be lowered to about 56 base power. Will, when the ...
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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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Origin of the term 'OHKO'

'OHKO' is the acronym for 'One Hit Knock Out' and has appeared in many video games over the generations. It is commonly used in games such as Pokemon, where it is abbreviated as 'one-hit KO'. ...
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Can a level 100 Pokémon evolve in any Pokémon series game?

If I have a Pokémon with an Everstone, it is possible to reach level 100 without that Pokémon evolving, starting with Generation 2. It is also possible to bypass the evolution manually in many ...
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Can you have two of the same legendary, one shiny and one normal?

I'm that type of person who wants every pokemon, one normal, one shiny each, please say to me there's a way
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How does Surf crit in a multi-battle?

(Or any other Wide Ranging attack, for that matter) More specifically: if a Pokémon has multiple valid targets, and uses a Wide Ranging attack - such as Surf - to hit more than one of them, is the ...
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Do some Pokemon learn new moves through generations?

I want to know if some Pokemon that can't learn a move in a previous generation can learn it when transferred to a newer generation/game. Does this exist?
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Why was the protagonist of the original Pokemon Games (Red/Blue) given the name “Red” in future iterations? [closed]

When I first started playing the Pokémon games, it was alongside watching the anime series in the morning before school. So when I first started playing, my character was named "Ash", and the rival ...
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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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Is there a shiny Missingno.?

I was researching about the famous Missingno. and I thought to my self "What does a shiny Missingno. look like?" If there is a shiny Missingno? I would like to see a picture of it.
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Can anybody tell me who this Pokemon is?

I’ve been looking everywhere for it online and I can’t figure out who it might be. Thanks!
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What variables of an evolving Pokémon remain the same?

When a Pokémon evolves, a lot of its attributes change, such as types, base stats etc. Some, however, like egg cycles and leveling groups, stay the same. Are there any other attributes or values that ...
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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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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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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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