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's the fastest way to spread Pokérus?

After completing Lana's challenge in Pokémon Sun, I went to the Pokécenter to heal my team. That's where the nurse told me that one of my Pokémon had Pokérus. Apparently, my Dartrix had somehow caught ...
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Can I trade my Gen 1 Gameboy Pokemon all the way up to Sun/Moon? [duplicate]

I recently rediscovered my old Pokemon Red game complete with my original Pikachu that I trained while I was a kid. What I'd like to do is try to trade it to my Sun game that I've just recently ...
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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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Is there an in-game explanation for the increase in the number of Pokemon between generations?

The number of pokemon increases with each new generation. Has there at any point been an in-game explanation, other than the addition of new regions, for the sudden increase in the number of pokemon? ...
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Can a Pokemon have more than one status condition at the same time?

I was playing Omega Ruby over the week and my Gardevoir was paralyzed by Gloom's use of Stun Spore. Then, the wild Gloom used Sleep Powder and it told me that the move failed. Is this because my ...
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When a Pokémon rewards multiple EVs, which one comes first?

If I have a Pokémon that is currently at 509 EVs and I beat an Ivysaur (which grants 1 AtSpe EV and 1 DefSpe EV), which EV will I earn ? (Considering AtSpe and DefSpe aren't yet at 255) What actual ...
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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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Does Hustle Affect Moves that Bypass Accuracy

The ability Hustle boosts the attack stat by 50% but reduces the accuracy of physical moves 20%. So what happens to physical attacks that 'always hit' like aerial ace? Do they receive the boost and ...
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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 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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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 possessed the Channelers in the Pokémon Tower?

In the Pokémon Tower in Lavender Town, there are a number of Channelers who are eager for a Pokémon battle. When they approach you, they usually make an insane gibberish sound. After defeating them, ...
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What would be the ideal 3 Pokémon games to complete a (living) Pokédex?

There are two things I absolutely want to be able to do in the Pokémon games (I currently own the old gameboy games (blue, yellow, silver), and newer 3DS games (Alpha Sapphire and Y)), and that is to ...
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Can enemy Pokémon run out of PP for their moves and use Struggle?

Say that I am battling a Pokémon, either a wild one or one owned by a trainer. If it uses the same move enough times (perhaps a Magikarp who keeps using Splash), is it possible for it to run out of PP ...
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Why can't you just pick up your balls?

In Pokemon lore, was it ever explained why a PokeBall is just lost when you miss or a Pokemon breaks free? Basically, why can't you just pick up your failed balls off the ground and reuse them? I ...
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Does STAB affect the chance to inflict a status effect?

I know that a STAB bonus applies to type-based damage done by a Pokemon of the same type, ex. a Water type Pokemon deals more damage with Water type moves. However, do STAB bonuses affect the chance ...
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How do berries work when held as an item?

I'm not a fan of pokemon games, and I played only its first game, Leaf-Green and next, the hacked ROM version, Glazed. I'm really confused about how berries work in battles. When a pokemon used a ...
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Are Pokemon in Pokemon Go similar to Pokemon in the original games?

I was wondering if Pokemon in Pokemon GO have something in common with original Pokemons from the original games (Pokemon Blue/Red, FireRed/LeafGreen etc). For example, moves and levels from original ...
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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 Experience modifiers affect the amount of experience shared by the Exp. Share?

Experience modifiers include the Lucky Egg, Affection, and being traded. Do Pokémon that did not participate gain 50% of the boosted Exp. or the base Exp?
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Does STAB increments damage of type attacks?

Let's use Charizard as an example. It is 4x weak to Rock type attacks (2x Flying + 2x Fire). If Onyx uses Rock Slide on a Charizard, will the attack be 6x? (4x + 50% STAB)?
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If I have a shiny Nincada, what happens?

If I have a Shiny Nincada, and I evolve it with an extra spot in my party, what happens? Do I get a Shiny Ninjask and Shiny Shedinja, or just a Shiny Ninjask with a normal Shedinja?
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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 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. look like?" If there is a shiny Missingno? I would like to see a picture of it.