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Why can Ditto permanently forget how to use Struggle in Generation 1 when Transform is out of PP?

Credit to Crystal_ @ forums.glitchcity.info Quoted from the source: When FIGHT is selected, the game parses all four PP slots, and if they are all zero, uses Struggle. Normally, an empty move's PP ...
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How do I get past Lavender town in Pokemon Blue?

To reveal/defeat the Ghost in Lavender Town, you'll need to find the Silph Scope. It can be obtained by defeating Giovanni in the Rocket Hideout. You'll need to head to Celadon City, which you can ...
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Do we know how a Kanto Pokémon journey is for a non-protagonist?

A non-protagonist Pokemon journey would basically be the rival's journey The Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow/Green rival (let's call him Gary, to be distinct from the Pokemon Blue protagonist) is a non-player ...
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How do I get past Lavender town in Pokemon Blue?

I'll add an alternate answer, based on a well-known oversight in the original Game Boy versions of these games. As pinckerman commented, you probably shouldn't do this your first playthrough, as it ...
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Do the Virtual Console Pokémon games use the original IV/EV system, or the revised system introduced in gen III?

tl;dr: IVs and EVs are the same as they were originally while playing RBY. However, these values change when you transfer Pokémon to the Pokémon Bank. At this point, IVs will be semi-randomly ...
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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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Why the MissingNo glitch doesn't work on my Pokemon Blue virtual console (eShop 3DS)?

It seems like this glitch does not exist in the Italian version of the game; this could be why you are not managing to reproduce it: This glitch was fixed in the Spanish and Italian versions of ...
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What's up with Geodude's gen 1 moveset?

According to Bulbapedia, in Gen 1 Selfdestruct had 130 power, while Explosion 170, that's why it's learned later. Level Move Type Power Accuracy PP 1 Tackle Normal 35 95% 35 11 Defense Curl Normal —...
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Is it possible to stop a Pokemon evolving via trade in Gen 1?

Unfortunately, no. In Gen 1, the only way to stop a Pokemon from evolving was by pressing B. However, evolution stones and trading trumped pressing the B button. According to Gamefaqs and personal ...
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What can I play first-gen Pokémon games on?

You can play the original Pokemon games on any of: Gameboy / Gameboy Pocket Gameboy Color (English Pokemon Yellow will appear in full color, Red/Blue/Green will have simulated coloring based on the ...
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Are Blue and Green the same character?

It depends on the language In the original Japanese language, the first generation games are Red and Green, and so the rival character of that generation is known as Green. The female protagonist ...
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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's the fastest (earliest) way to catch Mew in Pokemon Blue/Red?

The fastest I've seen can occur after beating Brock (1st badge), once you've arrived in Cerulean City. The prerequisites are: Have a Pokemon that knows teleport. The earliest you can catch is Abra, ...
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Do we know how a Kanto Pokémon journey is for a non-protagonist?

Part of your scenario relies on: the in-game world being exactly as represented to us, the players. HMs being a unique item. So, for no. 1, what we play is a representation of the world, mediated by ...
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How can I transfer the 'Mew Glitch' Mew to Pokebank?

Mew could only legally be obtained in Virtual Consoles through an event. All Mew received from such an event have an OT of "GF" and an OT ID of "22796". If a Mew does not have these values, it won't ...
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How can I catch Mew?

There seems to be a legitimate way of catching Mew that doesn't involve breaking the game and it's hex codes. Legitimate is a loose term here, as it's still a glitch that requires some good timing 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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What's the fastest (earliest) way to catch Mew in Pokemon Blue/Red?

If you have the Thunder Badge (3rd badge) from Vermillion City, you can use the trainer fly glitch. Below instructions are summarized from Bulbapedia: Prerequisites: Make sure you have not ...
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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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Why don't I have the HM Cut after defeating Misty? Is this a bug?

I think you may be missing the correct path, and not encountering a bug. To progress after beating Misty, you must head north to Routes 24 & 25 and help Bill. For your efforts he will give you ...
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Lowest possible Pokemon level to beat Lorelei in Pokémon Red/Blue?

An important consideration in this strategy is that Dewgong can use Rest, healing itself from Toxic. Reapplying Toxic then resets the counter. As opponents in 1st Gen have unlimited PP, this renders ...
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Which is the best moment to give a Pokemon a raise stat item?

Effort Values (EVs) Pokemon have hidden stats called 'Effort Values' (EVs) - one for each stat (HP, Attack, Defense, Speed, Special), with a value range of 0 - 65535 in Generation 1. These EVs are ...
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What's the fastest (earliest) way to catch Mew in Pokemon Blue/Red?

Using the SRAM Glitch/Save Corruption Glitch, it's possible to obtain Mew whilst still in Pallet Town at the very start of the game. By turning the console off at exactly the right time whilst in the ...
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What is Werster referring to when he says "And I got trips on my money" at the end of a Pokemon Blue run?

"Trips" is short for "triple digits". He's just referring to the fact that the last three digits of his in-game money were the same number:
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“Don’t throw the game, throw POKéBALLs instead!”?

To "throw the game" means to lose on purpose, either through deliberate misplay or lack of preparation. To "throw POKéBALLs" is a core game mechanic of the series. It would be very ...
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How to heal Pokemon?

If you don't want to hoof it all the way to Viridian to use the Pokemon center, just go home and talk to your mom. She'll suggest you take a rest, and heal your Pokemon.
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How can I guarantee that the skeleton forms of MissingNo appear?

As explained on Bulbapedia it seems the only way to "control" what form MissingNo will have in terms of the Ghost and Fossil forms is to control your name or using the Time Capsule Glitch Kabutops ...
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Is the accuracy of Whirlwind not affected by moves such as Flash?

Whirlwind is affected by accuracy and evasion like most other moves. Since Whirlwind's base accuracy is 85%, it still has a 21% chance of landing after using Flash 6 times.
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How do Critical Hit attacks work in Pokémon Gen 1?

A Critical Hit is an effect applied randomly to an attack which grants it increased damage output. Like a lot of the core mechanics of Pokemon, the way crits work have changed a lot over the years. As ...
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If there is a limited amount of trainers you can battle, how would you get money once you bet all of them?

Elite Four and Pay Day. I think Snorlax is best at using Pay Day in first gen, but even so, fighting through Elite Four is way better and faster than using Pay Day.
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