Questions tagged [pokemon-x-y]

a role-playing game developed by Game Freak. Pokemon X/Y are the first games released for the 6th generation of Pokémon. Players take on the role of trainers: travelling through the Kalos region they catch and train Pokémon to compete in the Pokemon League and thwart the schemes of the nefarious criminal organization Team Flare. Use this tag for questions about Pokémon X/Y specifically.

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Why is my Mega Stone not in the location it should be?

I upgraded my Mega Ring and have been looking for Mega Stones, and I found a nice guide to the Mega Stone's locations. However, the Mega Stone isn't in the place it's supposed to be, and I'm sure the ...
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How does chain fishing work?

How exactly do I chain fish in Pokemon X and Y? Do i have to talk to the super rod fisherman, or what. I fish every time after the last, but I have no way to know if it is working or not. I run at the ...
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Where, how and when I can acquire HM's?

I have HM Strength and HM Cut. I would love to fly around this new beautiful world but I'm curious when it will be possible. Any help?
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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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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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Where are the NPC Pokemon traders that I can trade with, and what do they offer?

Every Pokemon game features NPCs that you can trade with in order to obtain different Pokemon, and Pokemon X and Y are no different. I usually try and find and trade with all the NPC traders ...
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Where is Mr Bonding?

Mr Bonding is the guy that hands out O-Powers (such as Capture Power, or Attack Power) for you to use on your friends. However I've only found him twice, once in the Gateway to Route 5, and once in ...
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How can I get all three Kalos starters?

I just got this game, and I picked Fennekin, the fire Pokémon as my starter. Is there a way to get the other two starters too, or am I limited to only getting one?
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What is there to do after beating the Elite Four/Champion (Post-Game)?

I've defeated the Elite Four and the Champion. The credits rolled and I've been teleported to my home in Vaniville Town. What is there to do now? Any specific events/features that are unlocked now? I ...
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What determines Psychic Inver's reward?

In the Inverse House on Route 18, the player can battle Psychic Inver in an "inverse battle" once a day, after which he gives the player one or three of many possible items. The vast majority of the ...
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What are all the ways to increase Friendship in Pokemon X/Y?

I'm looking for all the ways to increase Friendship in Pokemon X and Y. Note that Friendship is different from Pokemon Amie Affection; they both do different things.
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How are Pokeballs passed down from the parents when breeding?

I plan on breeding two pokemon (one in a timer ball and one in a pokeball) and I want the pokemon to be in a normal Pokeball. Which one will it get?
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What is a “step”?

Certain things in the game occur when you have taken x steps. Happiness, egg production/hatching, etc are all determined by the number of steps you have taken. In previous Pokemon games, it is ...
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Where can I find a light ball for Pikachu?

I would like to use a Pikachu on my team, but without a light ball it doesn't compare very well to a Raichu. Is there anyway to get one in Pokemon X and Y?
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What bonuses are related to friendship?

If you battle with your pokemon, you increase your friendship with that pokemon. It wouldn't make sense to have a feature like that if it didn't change anything, but if I ever knew what bonus you got ...
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Getting Acquaintances to become Friends

Some times when you trade with an acquaintance you get a prompt asking if you want to be friends with the other person. Most of the times it does not. It happens randomly too. It could be after the ...
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How does the game determine what box a caught Pokemon will be sent to?

Title says it all. It seems to be random and is really annoying.
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What is the easiest way to make money?

What's the most efficient way to farm Pokemon Dollars/money in Pokemon X & Y? I'd love to be able to have a decently sized wallet so I can show it off to others, but mainly to buy tons of Max ...
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Where can I get a Master Ball?

I remember in previous generations that finding a Master Ball would typically come after a major Boss fight. You could have also gotten through some form of lottery (I think this was in Pearl). If ...
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Is it possible to soft reset to a shiny Yveltal/Xerneas/Zygarde?

I want to gain some rare and valuable shinies, and I looked towards the games mascots, Yveltal, Xerneas, and Zygarde. I know in previous games (like Diamond and Pearl) you could soft reset the game ...
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By what amount does the Masuda method increase the chance of breeding a Shiny?

Right now, in the daycare, I have a JPN Ditto and a SPN Eevee, and I am breeding them for hopes at a Shiny Eevee. To what amount does this change the original 1/8000 (Around there) to?
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Does tipping people do anything?

In Parfum Palace, there is a wandering minstrel who will sing a little song. You then have the option of tipping him. The same thing happened with the man who was telling me about how the Battle ...
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Clothing store access in Pokémon X & Y

Once the player obtains access to Lumiose City for the first time, they'll be able to visit Boutique Couture from the city's Vernal Avenue (South fork, connecting from South Boulevard). Upon entering ...
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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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What are the differences between Pokemon X and Pokemon Y?

I want to know what are the differences between version X and Y, like pokemons, places, items, megaevolutions, etc.
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What effects does Streetpass have with Pokemon X/Y?

In many other games, Streetpass can get you special items or other abilities. Does Pokemon X/Y have anything special with Streetpass?
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Are there any cons to mega evolving?

So a while back in my Pokemon Y game I discovered the mega evolution through the storyline and since then have been using it in every single battle that my Lucario fights in, and it only occurred to ...
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Can I get hold of Mega-Evolution stones for the other Kanto starters in Pokémon X&Y?

I've got to the part of the game where you can choose one of the Kanto region starters. I'd like to train a Squirtle this time around but I also would really like to be able to see Charizard Y at ...
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How do Pokemon that require friendship evolve?

I know that they require high friendship to evolve, but what does it exactly mean by that? Is there a certain number that must be matched? And, what means are there to get it high enough?
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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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Is there a way to level up your pokemon easily without leaving it in the Day Care Centre?

Any ways to level up pokemons without putting them into day care centre?
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Mega Stone of chosen Starter Pokemon buyable?

If I am choosing Charmander as my starter, will I be able to buy the Charizardite Mega Stone again? So I could buy another one and trade it to someone else. Edit: I just found this site and it says: ...
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Is it possible to catch Mewtwo more than once?

If you make Mewtwo feint he will disappear from the cave. The way to get him back, as far as I know, is to go and beat the Elite 4 again upon which he'll return to the cave. If you capture him, can ...
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Getting all Kanto starters in X and Y?

I have beaten the Elite Four and somebody is selling me a Mega Stone for Venusaur in a shop in Lumiose City. I have chosen Charizard, and I'm wondering if the only way to get Venusaur is through the ...
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Hold items used when breeding

I specifically remember an item in one of the older games that would increase the chance of finding an egg when your Pokemon are at the daycare. But for the life of me, I cannot remember what that ...
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Which Pokemon do I need to trade between X & Y in order to Catch 'Em All?

The reason there are two different versions of Pokemon, is that Nintendo generally want people to trade between the games in order to collect all the Pokemon of that region. (That and a helpful ...
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Poké Ball only shakes once and the Pokémon is caught

Sometimes when I throw a Poké Ball at a Pokémon in Pokémon X/Y, instead of the ball shaking three times, it shakes once and then the Pokémon is caught. What is happening here? I haven't actually ...
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What are the chances to get a female starter, and is there anyway to increase the chances?

I'm playing Pokemon X currently, and I really want a female Fennekin (as seen in the trailers). I've read the chances of getting a female starter are low, but not impossible. Someone on GF said that ...
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Can my starter Pokemon be shiny?

So I have not played Pokemon since Red/Blue/Yellow and all of this shiny stuff is new to me. I have just started playing Pokemon X and I am wondering if you can get a shiny version of the starter ...
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What does this star symbol mean in Pokemon X Pokedex

What initially caught my eye about this Pancham is that he was brown instead of black like other Panchams. I figured there must be a reason so I caught him but I'm not sure what's different about him. ...
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What is the difference between Affection and Friendship, if any?

I've risen Pokemon Amie Affection to 5 hearts on my Riolo in the hopes that it will evolve as soon as it levels up, but I'm not certain that this is the same thing as friendship, and I'd like to not ...
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Increase Poké Miles yield from Streetpass?

What determines how many Poké Miles you earn from Streetpasses, and is it possible to increase it? I ask because I always only earn a single Poké Mile per hit, which seems hilariously low considering ...
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How can I tell in battle if a Pokemon is shiny?

I haven't caught one yet, so I wouldn't know, but how do you identify a shiny Pokemon vs non-shiny? I remember that in previous gens, the Pokemon would sparkle before battling, is there any way I can ...
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Where do you get the first generation legendaries in X and Y?

I am aware that there are three 6th generation pokemon, but apparently you are able to get the legendary bird trio (Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres) and Mewtwo (for mega evolutions). How do you get these ...
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What is a good Pokemon that has the ability Drizzle?

I am building a Drizzle team (All Pokemon gain boosts from rain) for Pokemon X and Y. What non-banned Pokemon gets the ability naturally? This Pokemon has to be one that is available for random online ...
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Pokemon X and Y Hacked Pokemon

I got a shiny Rayquaza on Pokémon White 2. It has the normal ability, and normal stats/moves, but it was caught in Sinnoh on level 41. I would like to know if it is hacked, would it affect my Pokémon ...
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When to use evolutionary stones

I'm trying to breed an Eevee with perfect IVs that I will later evolve to a Vaporeon. I know how to breed but I'm not sure if there is another factor that I have to look at while leveling it. One of ...
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Who is a good Hazard Pokemon?

I am building a tournament grade triple and double battle team, and I need a good Hazard Pokemon. By that, I mean a Pokemon who can use Toxic Spikes, Stealth Rock, Sticky Web, or/and Spikes, with ...
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How many steps is one run around Prism Tower?

How many steps is in one complete circle around Prism Tower? In case the amount of steps change depending on where you are on the circle, I am one spot away from the Diggersby, away from the tower.