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Questions tagged [pokemon-sixth-generation]

This tag is for questions about general mechanics applicable to the sixth generation of the main series Pokémon games, starting in 2013 with Pokémon X and Pokémon Y released on the Nintendo 3DS.

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Can I transfer from Pokémon Moon back to Pokémon X? [duplicate]

I have tried to use Pokébank to transfer xerneas from Moon back to X. Is there a way to do this? I need to transfer back.
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Is there any way of telling if a Pokémon in the GTS is hacked before you trade?

I always use the GTS to get shinies, but most of them are hacked. Is there any way of telling if a Pokémon is hacked before you trade?
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Why can't I trade my Swampert to X/Y?

I'm trying to trade a Swampert from ORAS to X and Y, but it won't trade. Its nature is Lax, it has Torrent as an Ability, and it is holding a Swampertite. Its attacks are Earthquake, Muddy Water, and ...
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Is it possible to transfer from Sun/Moon to X/Y?

My daughter has the game Sun and Moon, she just got the game X and Y, she is trying to transfer her pokemon from Sun/Moon over with the bank-transfer app but when she goes to move them over it tells ...
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Stop Camera Rotation During Wild Battle

When attempting to find shiny variations of Pokemon, using the new "Call for Help" feature, I often find that within seconds the camera starts to jump around in what I can only describe as an "action ...
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Why won't my Burmy change into trash cloak after battling inside a gym?

I'm playing Pokémon X and every time I use my burmy inside a gym it doesn't change into a trash cloak pero like I'm battling inside a building. Is it different for generations after gen 4?
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Will I be able to transfer Pokemon from Sun/Moon to ORAS? [duplicate]

Is transferring Gen 6 and under Pokemon from Sun/Moon to ORAS a feature in Pokebank? I'd like to breed on sun and moon, transfer to ORAS to get move tutors, then back to sun and moon.
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Is it possible to transfer Pokemon from previous 3DS Pokemon games to Sun/Moon? [duplicate]

I own three Pokemon games on 3DS: Y, OmegaRuby and Moon. I've got some nice Pokemon in first two. Is it somehow possible for me to transfer my Pokemon to Pokemon Moon?
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Can you trade Pokemon from 7th gen (Sun/Moon) to 6th gen (XY, ORAS) and back? [duplicate]

Title says it all, I don't see confirmation in this question and a cursory google search seemed to say assume no and speculate about the pokemon bank.
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How to take advantage of Mega-Blaziken's Speed Boost ability

On my Omega Ruby game, I chose to get Torchic as my starter which eventually I evolved into Blaziken. Then, using my blazikenite I can mega-evolve Blaziken into Mega-Blaziken, giving him the ability ...
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How do I get Genesect in ORAS or XY other than a wonder card?

Is Genesect strictly obtainable through events in Pokémon ORAS and XY?
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Does Pokemon GO have any interoperability with handheld Pokemon games?

Is there any form of cross-play with X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire? Thanks in advance!
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What anti-cheating measures does pokemon have?

What anti-cheating protections exist in Pokemon 6th gen? I am interested because I am trying to decide whether I want to use the online trade features. If I am going to use those features, I want to ...
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What is the difference between Protect and Detect?

In Pokemon, there are two moves. Protect and Detect. On the outside, they seem to be exactly the same, besides PP amounts and move types. Are there any other differences between these two moves, or ...
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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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What are the 'Download Tests' and how can I get one?

In the Battle Test, there are three options on the first menu. Try a Battle Test Try a Download Test Download Tests What does 2 and 3 mean? When ever I click on 2, it tells me that I should ...
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What is the base flinch chance for moves and items that add flinch chance?

Some moves, such as Waterfall and Zen Headbutt, have a flinch chance added into them if they hit. There is also an item, called King's Rock, that adds flinch chance to all attacks. What is the flinch ...
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What exactly does Focus Energy do?

In Pokemon, there is a move called Focus Energy. The move describes: The user takes a deep breath and focuses so that critical hits land more easily. But what exactly does this mean? How much ...
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How does the ability “Flash Fire” work?

Specifically, does a Pokemon with Flash Fire take damage the first time it is hit with a Fire move AFTER which it is immune to Fire moves and gets a damage bonus? Or the first time it is hit with a ...
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How can we move saves around different 3DS?

Inspired by Pokemon GO, my housemates and I have jumped back into handheld console versions of Pokemon. Our plan was to buy four games on cartridge (Pokemon X, Y, OR and AS) and buy two 3DSes to share ...
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How can I lower my pokemon's affection?

I did not know that raising a Pokemon's affection above 2 hearts in Pokemon-Amie gave it a exp boost and battle benefits until I noticed that my Marshtomp with 2 hearts grew much quicker than my other ...
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Does it make a difference if both parents hold a destiny knot?

If I have a 4IV Sylveon spread out in 31spA/31spD/31spe/31atk and a 3IV Eevee spread out in 31def/31hp/31spe does it make a difference if I use two Destiny Knots?
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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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What happens if you give a Destiny Knot to a female pokemon?

What happens if you give a Destiny Knot to a female pokemon? For example, if you have a female 5IV Talonflame and a 4IV male Fletchinder, will the IVs still be passed down? EDIT: Does it matter ...
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Chances of Hidden Ability through breeding, as well as chances for gender

Does having both parent Pokemon, of the same species and with Hidden Abilities, increase the chances of getting a baby Pokemont hat has said Hidden Abilities or does it simply have the same chance ...
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Would resetting Trainer ID help in terms of shiny chances?

The shininess of a pokemon is determined by a formula that includes the Trainer ID and Secret ID of the user in the games, along with the Personality value of the pokemon. Since doing a soft reset ...
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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 the HP of a Pokemon change after EV training it?

Will EV training the HP Stat of LV 100 pokemon change the HP of the Pokemon? (Increase in HP)? Similarly, will, reseting the HP stat of the Pokemon decrease the HP?
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Pokemon X/Y Hidden Ability Breeding w/o ditto

I am attempting to breed an Eevee so that I can get an Espeon with Stored Power. I have a 6IV Eevee that has Stored Power, Baton Pass, and Bold Nature (All desired traits). The problem arises when I ...
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My Phanpy won't breed with my Sneasel

I got a male Sneasel, and I'm trying to it breed with a Phanpy, to share ice shards with it. However, they won't breed! I looked up the breeding charts, and the wiki says that they are compatible. So ...
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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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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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How to obtain a 0 Attack IV ditto?

I'm doing a test in pokemon village because my ditto friend safari is lost. I have a fainted synchronize Quiet Ralts in 1st slot. I know that for level they are at in pokemon village, I need the ...
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Backing up a Cartridge save file

I have all my pokemon games in cartridge format. I'm wondering if it's possible to backup my save on one of my SD cards using the save data transfer tool on eShop. I know it is at least possible with ...
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Sketches mechanics in link battles

What are the mechanics of the move sketch in link battles? I know in-game, it's essentially mimic but permanent. Is sketch permanent after the link battle?
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EV training with EXP.SHARE in Omega Ruby

I EV trained by defeating hordes of Zigzagoon about 70 times. My party consisted of a few Pokémon without any experience after being caught. The lead Pokémon was an EV-maxed Pokémon and the EXP.SHARE ...
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Pkhex not loading 'main' in Wine?

Pkhex doesn't load my Alpha Sapphire save for some reason. Pkhex doesn't support Linux natively and thus needs to be run through Wine, could this be caused by Wine? I'm using oothax to get ftbrony ...
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Pokémon Type Advantage Modifiers

I'm looking for a list of any item, move, ability, etc. that would modify the standard type advantages in Pokémon up to and including ORAS for Nintendo 3DS. For example: Typically, Bronzong (Steel ...
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It is possible to trade items in Pokemon ORAS without trading Pokemon?

My friend has Pokemon Omega Ruby and I have Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. He is selling his 3ds, and I'm trading his old Pokemon to my save. But I cannot seem to pass items directly by trade, only ...
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Does receiving possibly hacked Pokémon via trade hurt my game or mark me as a Hacker?

If I receive hacked Pokémon from a stranger in trade, does it corrupt my game in any way? A shiny level 100 legendary is easy to spot but what if I receive a less obvious hack like any legendary ...
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Can you save whilst using the Masuda Method?

I've wondered this for a while, but when I searched on Google I couldn't find what exactly I was looking for. So can any one tell me can you save during the Masuda method?
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How do steps and Pokémon Gen VI O-Powers relate?

I heard that the number of steps you have collected in a given day affects the speed of O-Power green light ball thingies (what you need to use O-powers) regen rate. How does this work?
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Is it possible to have your Pokemon get out of its Pokeball and follow you?

In other Pokémon games, your Pokemon might walk behind you. How do you make your Pokémon get out of its Pokéball and make it follow you? Pokemon do need exercise you know...
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How do I breed Pokemon for their Hidden Abilities?

I want to legitimately breed a competitive team, but I don't know how to breed for hidden abilities unless I just breed two Pokemon who have their normal ability(s) together until I breed one with a ...
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Trying to use the GTS to transfer pokemon from ORAS to X and Y, but it doesn't work

I got my Alpha Sapphire before I got my X, and since I am struggling a bit with the Elite 4 I figured it would be a good idea to send some of the pokemon that are strong, but not in my main team (...
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Power Lens not working for IV breeding?

I am a bit new to IV breeding and I am trying to breed a flawless Lucario. The male is holding the Destiny Knot with 3 perfect IVs (Attack, Sp. Defense, and Speed). The female is holding Power Lens ...
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Mega Evolution vs Switching Out Order

If I mega evolve Charizard to Mega Charizard Y the same turn my opponent recalls his Pokemon and sends out Tyranitar with Sandstream, whose weather effect will end up persisting? Will the Sandstorm, ...
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If I receive a hacked Pokemon over Wondertrade will it corrupt the game? [duplicate]

I got a shiny Rayquaza over Wondertrade. I noticed it didn't have the blue pentagon next to it. I've been told that's the sign of a hacked pokemon. Will it hurt my game in anyway because I have it?
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Does Gyro Ball get affected by Attack decrease?

I want my Contrary Shuckle to have Shell Smash and Gyro Ball, but inverted Shell Smash would give Shuckle -2Atk, -2SpAtk and -2Spd and +1Def and +1Spdef. But will Gyro Ball's damage be lowered by the -...
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Does Sunny Day Affect Flare Blitz?

I was reading on Smogon the other day that Sunny Day affected moves like Flare Blitz, although it didn't specify why (I assumed it had something to do with power). I looked up both moves on Bulbapedia,...