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Does Shuckle really produce Rare Candies?

No, but Shuckle can turn a Berry into Berry Juice A disassembly of Pokémon Crystal is available on GitHub, and nowhere in it is code for having Shuckle turning Berry Juice into a Rare Candy. However,...
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Does Shuckle really produce Rare Candies?

No, Shuckle could never turn Berry Juice into a Rare Candy. That is just a rumor. Here's a YouTuber going through the disassembled code to debunk it.
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What is the optimal method for getting every Unown in the Ruins of Alph?

Introduce every group, then start catching. Learned myself a new mathematical concept. This question is a variation on the Coupon Collector's problem: "Given n coupons, how many coupons do you ...
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If I trade my Pokémon from Red to Gold on the VC, and then transfer it to Sun, what will be the Pokemon's original location?

I've been able to try this for you. So I caught a Pidgey in Pokémon Red, I then transferred this to Pokémon Silver, then using the Poké Transporter / Bank I was able to move it to Moon (pictures ...
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Does sliding on ice count as walking?

According to two answers on Pokemondb, sliding on ice does not count as taking steps, and therefore ice skating is not progressing your friendship.
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Is it possible to teach Smeargle HM moves via Sketch in gen 2?

Smeargle can learn HM moves by using Sketch, but no trainer has any Pokémon that knows an HM move, and no Pokémon can naturally learn an HM move. Additionally, after a Link Battle both players' ...
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What determines the gender of a Gen-1 Pokemon?

The Attack IVs. From the Bulbapedia: In Generation II, a Pokémon's gender was determined through its Attack IV. Due to this, a female Pokémon could never have a maximized Attack stat (unless they ...
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What happens if you transfer a fully EV trained LVL 100 Pokémon from Gen 2 to Pokémon Home?

From Bulbapedia: Stat experience is completely erased, so the transferred Pokémon has 0 EVs. Basically, when you use the Poké Transporter to transport a Pokémon from Gen 2 into Pokémon Bank (and ...
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Does any Pikachu transferred from Yellow to GSC via the Time Capsule hold a Light Ball, or just the starter Pikachu?

As listed in This description of the light ball in Blubapedia it is only the starter Pikachu which will grant you a light ball whilst trading to generation 2. Its under the section Acquisition for GSC....
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Can the time reset password ever be 00000 in Pokemon GSC?

No, the password cannot be 00000. In fact, it cannot even start with more than two "0" digits. According to this guide, the password is the sum of values derived from the trainer name, ...
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Can you encounter an Unown not in the 28 Unown species?

Yes that Unown exists and is correct. Here you have a image with all 28 forms that the Unowns can have: As you can see that Unown is the second one, Unown B.
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Pokémon Gold and Silver: What are the chances of a clone being shiny?

According to Bulbapedia: In Generation II, Shininess is determined by the IVs of a Pokémon. If a Pokémon's Speed, Defense, and Special IVs are all 10, and its Attack IV is 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14 or ...
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Does a Pokémon get more EV after level 100 in Gen I and II?

Yes, but you'll need to deposit your Pokémon in a box and withdraw them back in order for their stats to change.
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Bug fixes for Pokémon Gold & Silver 3ds Virtual Console?

None of the bugs present in the original games were fixed. The Virtual Console re-releases are identical to the originals in every way.
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is it possible to trade in the digital version of Pokemon Gold?

Yes, From the press release it says you can use the wireless features just as was done in Red/Blue/Yellow with Gold and Silver. As with the Virtual Console versions of Pokemon Red and Blue, and ...
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Where can I find a Leaf Stone?

It looks like there are three ways to get a Leaf Stone in Crystal specifically. From here: In Crystal, there are three ways to get a Leaf Stone: Show Bill's Gramps an Oddish. Get the Picnicker's ...
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Why can't I tune the radio to the Poké Flute station?

It sounds like you need to talk to the director in the first floor of the Kanto Radio Tower That should get you access to the station since you've already dealt with the power plant.
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Exp. Share and Pokérus in second generation (GSC)

To clarify, EVs did not exist in the second generation. Stat experience took their place instead. In second generation, Exp. Share does half the stat experience. Any Pokemon with Pokerus has their ...
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What is the optimal method for getting every Unown in the Ruins of Alph?

It could be easier in some cases to complete the Ho-oh puzzle first. While it may be the slightly statistically worse option, completing that puzzle releases Unown X,Y and Z, and Unown Z has a lower ...
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How do I get a Chansey lvl 5 with Defense Curl in GSC?

To breed a level-up move, both parents have to know the move. This means you can't breed with Ditto, but have to use a male Pokémon from the same egg group that knows it. However, Defense Curl is TM40 ...
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Is there any way to know when my Pokemon reached max EV on Gen I or II games?

If you take a look at the Effort values page on the wiki, it states: In the context of Generations I and II, the effort system is unofficially known as Stat Experience, or "Stat Exp." for short. ...
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How are shiny odds affected by breeding shiny parents in Pokemon GSC?

Yes, shiny parents are more likely to produce shiny offspring in generatation 2. The chance is 1/64 in any of the following cases: Both parents are shiny One parent is a shiny Ditto One parent is ...
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Is it possible to recreate the same exact stats from a Pokémon team?

If you are using an emulator, there are save game editors that allow you to adjust the IVs and EVs of your Pokémon. A Crystal to Ruby conversion tutorial shows one editor called Enciclopedia Pokémon ...
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Is it possible to trade Pokémon from Silver virtual console to Fire Red or Diamond?

No, there is no way to trade from second generation games to third or fourth generation games, whether the original release or the virtual console re-release.
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Are Kanto Pokemon in GSC also version-exclusive?

Here on Bulbapedia you can find a complete List of all the version exclusive Pokemon for each game in each generation and even spin-off games. Regardless of the region you are in, these rules will ...
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Is it possible to trade from an emulator into a nintendo device?

In fact, yeah, there is a way. But it requires third-party hardware. For this to work, you will need: 2 Gameboy Colors/Advances A link cable A GBC Flash Cart of your choosing (preferably one ...
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How do I get a Chansey lvl 5 with Defense Curl in GSC?

Oh my bad, I didn't thought of looking at Chansey's egggroup. A male Jigglypuff learns defense curl at level 19 in RBY. Mated with Chansey should net a Chansey with defense curl at level 5!
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Can Sketch copy moves that was used on the previous Pokémon, and does this differ over generations?

According to Bulbapedia: 2nd Generation Sketch allows the user to learn the target's last move permanently, replacing Sketch in the process. So, apparently, Sketch just copies the last move used, it ...
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Which item should I use instead of Miracle Berry in Pokemon Stadium 2 Little cup?

No item is necessary in Pokemon Stadium 2. In fact, you can use a team with no items - all the rental Pokemon do not use items, and at least all of R1 has been cleared using only rental Pokemon. ...
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How to recover a deleted save file in Pokemon Gold Virtual Console?

Once a save file is deleted, there is no way to recover it.
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