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 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?
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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 ...