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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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Do Legendary Pokemon Respawn After The Elite Four?

I've heard that legendary Pokemon such as Kyogre/Groudon respawn after you defeat the Elite Four (if you didn't catch them). The only information that I can find seems to relate to the original ...
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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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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 many Pokemon in X & Y are Legendaries?

So I'm pretty sure there's at least 2, one for both X & Y. Much like other iterations of the other Pokemon games, are there other Legendaries? How many legendaries, and what are their names?
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How do I transfer previous generation Pokémon to X/Y?

How does one go about transferring Pokémon from previous generations this time around? Presumably, due to the 3DS's lack of GBA slot, Gen3 Pokémon would need to be transferred to a Gen4 cartridge. But ...
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Vivillon's Pattern 3DS Locations - Who do I need to trade with?

According to Vivillon's Pokedex Entry, they have different wing patterns depending on their original location in the world: Vivillon with many different patterns are found all over the world. These ...
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How can I effectively use Exp. Share to EV train my Pokemon?

Related to my previous question, I am interested in the specifics of the new Exp. Share. When using it to EV train Pokemon, do all Pokemon in the party gain the base EVs for the Pokemon defeated? Do ...
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What's the blue pentagon for in Pokemon XY?

On the Pokemon status screen, underneath the Pokemon and to the left of the custom markings, is a small blue pentagon: This doesn't seem to be present on Pokemon obtained through the Pokemon ...
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What is a good setup for a 'Catcher' Pokémon in X/Y?

I'm at a point in the game where I'd like to go back and catch a lot of the Pokémon I missed, and also some new ones in the Friend Safari etc. However, most of my current team are overleveled, and ...
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Can I complete the Pokedex with only 6th Generation games?

I just bought Pokemon Alpha Sapphire for myself and Omega Ruby for my friend. I also played the X/Y games and I have Pokebank. The problem is: I didn't play games of the 5th and 4th generation. I ...
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How do berry mutations work?

So I planted some berries at that farm just before the bridge with Snorlax on it, in the hope of expanding my supply. I watered them, came back the next day and each tree had sprouted nicely. However, ...
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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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Does Lucky Egg boost the experience gain from Exp. Share?

I'm trying to figure out if putting a Lucky Egg on a party pokemon would give it extra experience even if I don't use it in a fight. It is hard to tell though because the text after you KO a pokemon ...
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How does the improved Exp. Share work?

In older generations, Exp.Share was a held item which gave a share of Exp. to the Pokemon holding it. Now, it is a key item which "will allow all the Pokemon on your team to receive Exp. Points from ...
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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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Where should I be rubbing my Pokémon?

When I first started playing with Pokemon'Amie, my Froakie just absolutely loved getting his tummy rubbed. But now when I go in to play with him, he frowns at me when I administer the belly rubs. In ...
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Is Pikachu the only Pokémon to have its cry changed to its name?

I've just caught a Pikachu in Santalune Forest, and I couldn't help noticing that it said its name, instead of the electric buzzing of other games.. However every other Pokémon that I have run into so ...
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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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How does Super Training work?

Choosing and completing regimes increases a pokemon's base stats. That's pretty straightforward, but I'm not sure how the chart works. What does it mean when I get a stat to the edge? What does the ...
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Why does my Greninja get boosted EXP?

For the last couple of battles, I've noticed that my Greninja receives boosted EXP despite never having been traded. He has also been moving from side to side at the start of battle since around the ...
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What are the chances to find a wild shiny Pokémon in XY & ORAS?

I've been seeing people getting millions of shiny Pokémon in X & Y without effort. My first shiny on Pokémon X (Corsola) also took only 93 fishing encounters. I'm wondering: is the chance of ...
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Do the Maranga/Kee Berries continue to activate when Harvested?

I'm considering building a Trevenant with it's Hidden Ability: Harvest, so I've been looking into different berries to use to take advantage of it. There's obviously the Sitrus Berry for the healing, ...
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What is the 'love' requirement to evolve Riolu, and how can I quickly increase it?

Some Pokemon need to be raised with love to evolve right? Well, if it is possible, I'd like to evolve my Riolu at Level 2, but I don't think I can get enough love into one level. That's where Pokemon ...
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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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