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Why can't I name my Deerling "Summer Deer"?

Generation VI onward, the Pokemon games use its own built-in profanity filter when entering in a nickname by the use of regular expressions. While I do not know what kind of processes go on in the ...
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Can a Pokemon remember a move they previously had, but are not normally able to learn?

In Gen IX, it seems Pokemon can re-learn any move they learned from a TM or an event. As demonstrated in the screenshot (Move was forgotten beforehand.) However, moves that were learned by a pre-...
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Can multiple trainers catch the same Pokemon?

I found this article about shiny Pokemon, but it works for your question, too: The bad news is the shiny Pokemon that you and your friends will encounter will be the same across each screen. So, if ...
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Is it possible to change a Pokémon’s tera-type?

Yes, you can change the tera type using Tera Shards. These are dropped by Pokemon defeated in Tera Raids, or occasionally found on the ground. You need to bring 50 of them to a particular NPC in a ...
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How do I get more critical captures?

What you are describing is the Critical Capture mechanic that was added in Generation V (Black and White). It is a special type of capture mechanic that is much more likely to catch a Pokemon. There ...
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Is it possible to find Dusk Lycanroc in the wild?

Yes, it is possible to find a Dusk form Lycanroc in the wild. The Day/Night cycle is roughly 72 minutes, with Dusk only being 3 minutes long, so finding Dusk form Lycanroc can be tricky. Based on this ...
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How does the shiny charm affect union circles?

Union Circles bind the world of the host together with the users that join that world. All the Pokémon on that world are bound to the users in the proximity of that Pokémon. So if all 4 of you would ...
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How does STAB work with Terastalized Pokémon?

When you Terastalize, the Pokémon will receive a 2x STAB bonus if it is of the same type while also keeping the standard STAB bonus of the other type While Terastallized, Pokémon receive STAB on ...
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What does the padlock icon in Pokemon summary page mean?

The icon will automatically light up when the game locks the Pokémon for various reasons. Two examples that I have seen are if the Pokémon is in a battle team that's registered for a tournament, or if ...
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Are Dialga/Palkia origin forms transferable via Pokemon Home to pokemon Scarlet/Violet?

Yes, you can have either forme of Dialga and Palkia in Scarlet and Violet. They change forme with an item, the Lustrous Globe (Palkia) and the Adamant Orb (Dialga), that you can obtain at the Porto ...
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What are the odds for a Pokemon being shiny in Pokemon Scarlet Violet?

Just like with most of the modern games, Scarlet and Violet share base Shiny odds of 1 in 4096, which the game itself kinda confirms. Using certain Sandwich recipes, players can activate something ...
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What is the easiest way to get a male Litleo?

From Pokemon Emerald onward and before Gen 9, if the Pokémon at the head of your party had the Cute Charm ability, there was a 66% higher chance of you encountering a Pokémon of the opposite gender to ...
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Is there a way to turn off or not use auto battle?

That's essentially why it's called "auto-battle", its only purpose is to make the Pokemon battle with pretty much everything you encounter. Not a real solution, there's a workaround: if your ...
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What's the stat difference between a Pokemon hatched with 6IV to a Pokemon whose IVs are from Hyper Training?

Not ultimately. They will immediately gets same stats when you hyper-trained a Pokemon. Leveled stats only gets affected by EV (Effort Values), which can be increased by battling wild Pokemons / using ...
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How do I get more critical captures?

Brade's answer is probably correct, but it's worth to add this. Critical caputures seemed to be boosted in Gen IX, but it's not quite true: If you have already caught a Pokémon, then every time you ...
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What Pokemon characteristics are immutable as of gen 9 games?

You mentioned "immutables are all flavor texts and cosmestics" in a comment, which isn't quite true. So here are the non-cosmetic things that can't be changed or are otherwise unobtainable ...
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What Pokemon characteristics are immutable as of gen 9 games?

As you correctly wrote, shininess is immutable. But there are other properties that can't be changed: Base stats Gender Actual Nature (mints only change the effect of the Nature) Characteristic (...
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Is there a Mushroom collector in Paldea?

Unfortunately, the Mushroom Collector is missing from Pokemon Scarlet/Violet. You cannot sell the Mushrooms in the game to a Mushroom Collector, because the game does not have Item Maniacs like the ...
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What's the purpose of asking for advice when a Pokemon learns a new move?

According to Reddit and Twitter users, it's not a suggestion feature based on anything, it picks all 5 options on the screen at random and tells you to pick that one, even when the deleted move is ...
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Do Gym Badges make it easier to catch high level Pokémon?

Yes, they do. According to Serebii: When the Pokémon are above the level of your current badge level, the catch rate is calculated at 0.8 to the power of each badge you don't have. I tried to make ...
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