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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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What happens if a Pokémon hits multiple evolution criteria at once?

There's several Pokémon that have branching evolution paths - Slowpoke for example can be evolved into Slowbro by level-up, or into Slowking by trading with King's Rock held. In most cases, these ...
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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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Does renaming a pokemon to its original name count as a nickname?

Basically what I actually want to know is, if I rename a Pokémon to its original name and trade it, will the traded Pokémon evolve with its proper evolved Pokémon name or retain its "nickname"? For ...
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How do I start a new game when a save file already exists?

How do I delete my save data and start over? My brother grabbed hold of my 3DS when I wasn't looking, and I now have twice as many Pokedex entries, all named such travesties as Purkachurrr, Panpurrr, ...
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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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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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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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Can PokéTransporter make a Pokémon shiny?

Warning! This is going to get technical! The method of determining whether a Pokémon is shiny in Generation III-V was the following: Use the bitwise XOR operation on the 16-bit Trainer ID and ...
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Is the XP gain from capturing Pokémon the same as if it fainted?

In the sixth Generation of Pokémon, you can finally gain experience from capturing Pokémon. Is the amount you gain from capturing the same as if you had defeated the Pokémon? Or is it a percentage, ...
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How can I tell the PSS to shut up?

I've been having lots of fun with Pokemon Y. I'm in the middle of adventuring, and all of a sudden, the PSS tells me about this new feature...that I already knew about, and have used. Looking ...
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Why use stronger less accurate Pokémon attacks?

This battle I had prompted this question. In the above battle, Fire Blast missed. Twice. A simple Flamethrower would have ended the battle much sooner. +-------+----------+------------...
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At what rate do O-Powers level up?

I've noticed they seem to level up after X uses. If this is correct, how many uses does it take to get the next level?
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How can I hold conversations with my Pokemon?

I was reading up on Pokemon Amie Affection and Bonding, when I came across this sentence: In some cases, you can also talk to your Pokemon to increase the Affection level but it is not that fast! (...
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How often do Snorlax appear in Pokemon X/Y?

I failed to catch Snorlax the first time I met him in Route 7. Then after finishing the game, I was happen to pass by a sleeping Snorlax again in Route 7 (on the same bridge), but once again I failed ...
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How long does each O-Power bubble take to recharge?

I've been using my O-Powers on my hapless roommate in the hopes of levelling them up. Sadly, this doesn't seem to have happened yet, and I've run out of bubbles to use. I can see the little clock ...
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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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What do the letters Japanese trainers use on the GTS to indicate IVs mean?

When searching for trades on the GTS, I see a lot in the notes from Japanese (and Korean players, too) players indicating Pokemon IVs by different letters: A, B, C, D, H, S, like: HCDS4v I usually ...
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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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Is it possible to make more than one Pokémon save file?

Is there a way to get a second save file in the game Pokemon Y? I got the game for Christmas and want to share the game with my brother, but I can't without deleting my save file because there is only ...
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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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When or how does Pancham evolve?

I have leveled my Pancham up to level 40 but he has yet to evolve. Bulbapedia just shows that the pokemon evolves through an 'Unknown method.' I would like to know what the method is so that I can ...
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What happens if I use status on a Magic Bounce with a Magic Bounce pokemon?

So let's say I have a Mega Absol vs Xatu or something. Both have Magic Bounce. What would happen if Mega Absol used Will-o-wisp?
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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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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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Does Roller Blading count as a step in all cases where number of steps matter (like for hatching an egg)?

Running, the Bicycle and walking all use the classic 'grid' movement (even the new diagonal movement is still based on the grid). The Rollerblades do not follow the grid. You are in a free-moving ...
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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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When can pokemon forget HM Moves in XY?

I tought one of my pokemon Strength to test if I could erase it with another TM. Turns out that no, you still have to do something special to forget HM moves just like prior generations. How can I ...
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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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What options do I have to record/share VS Recorder Battles in Pokemon X/Y?

I have a few Pokémon battle videos I'd like to share with friends, most of which live out of town so it isn't as simple as passing around the 3DS. I know if some of my friends have Pokemon X/Y, I ...
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What do the Pokemon "Characteristics" mean?

On the second page of the Pokemon information where it tells you its Nature, how it was received, and something that says Characteristic. Some examples are Characteristics are: Alert to sounds, ...
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How to know if Ho-oh or any other legend is legitimate? [duplicate]

Yesterday, I placed a Zygarde on the GTS, and I asked in return for a Ho-oh. To my surprise today, I got the Ho-oh, it was shiny, and it had 5ivs! (all in the good places!) I checked to see the Ho-oh'...
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Does a Pokemon's Affection level in Pokemon-Amie decrease over time?

I got my Lunatone to 5 hearts in Affection. If I don't keep petting and feeding it, will its Affection level decrease?
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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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Can I transfer Pokemon X/Y save files between cartridges/digital copies?

Specifically, I want to know if the following situations are possible. Can I have played pokemon X on a cartridge, make a save file and play the game to completion, then download a DIGITAL copy of ...
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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 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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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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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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Setting up Sturdy Shedinja

I love my Shedinja. I have been running it for a good three or four years with the cunning use of Soak and Lightning Rod to keep it alive and trolling. I've lost count of the number of Mega Fire-types ...
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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'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 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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If I breed a male Pokemon with a Ditto is the gender going to be male or will the gender be random?

I've got a male Eevee, and a Ditto. I'd like to have a female Eevee so I can have a female Sylveon. So if I breed a male with a Ditto will it always come back as a male, or will the gender be random? ...
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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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Reset EV with Secret Training?

I have a few Pokemon at 80 that I didn't EV train. I hear Super Training or Super Secret Training can reset EV for Pokemon at "any" level. How can I redo my EV points for Pokemon at high levels? And ...
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How have the calculations to determine Hidden Power's type changed with the introduction of Fairy?

I've been looking into getting a specific type for Hidden Power, but the best I can find is the (now outdated) Smogon Hidden Power Guide. The Sixth Generation of Pokemon has introduced the Fairy type,...
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Masuda Method - What counts as a region?

So the Masuda Method of breeding is simple, breed two Pokemon obtained from different regions in the world and your odds of the egg being a shiny increase. My question however is, being from the UK, ...
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Will a Pokémon retain in-battle type changes when Mega Evolving?

Some moves change or add element typings to a Pokemon, such as Soak (changes the Pokémon to pure Water-type), Forest's Curse (Adds Grass-type) and Trick-or-Treat (Adds Ghost Type). If a Pokemon Mega ...
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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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Is ditto strategically good for battles?

Ditto takes the stats and moves of the pokemon it transforms into, so it can "be" anything. Does this make ditto a good choice in a multiplayer battle? If so, what are some good strategies with ditto? ...
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