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Can anybody tell me who this Pokemon is?

This Pokémon is Xatu from the Johto region, it is the evolution of Natu. Xatu is a Psychic/Flying type Pokémon. It is number 178 in the Pokédex and described in Pokémon GO as: MYSTIC POKEMON ...
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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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Does any trainer in the core Pokémon games use Unown?

Yes, but it's unlikely you've ever met them. You might be familiar with the Trainer Hill found in Pokémon Emerald, but it's a little known fact that connecting the e-Reader to a Japanese version of ...
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What's the difference between "mythical" and "legendary" Pokémon?

In short, Mythical Pokémon are a subset of Legendary Pokémon. A Legendary Pokémon is characterized by its rarity, its inability to spawn offspring of its own evolutionary chain, and its presence in ...
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Are there any Pokemon that get smaller when they evolve?

There are a few cases of Pokémon getting shorter when they evolve. Haunter (1.6 m) into Gengar (1.5 m) Porygon (0.8 m) into Porygon2 (0.6 m) Dragonair (4.0 m) into Dragonite (2.2 m) Gloom (0.8 m) ...
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What are all of the non-solo types in Pokemon games?

As of today there are no non-solo types left. In Gen 1 (Red/Blue/Yellow) there were four: Flying, Rock, Ice and Ghost. In Gen 2 (Gold/Silver) we got the first pure Ghost type in Misdreavus and the ...
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Is there a Pokemon evolution line that fits the Sphinx's riddle?

Given the answer to the original sphinx's riddle, you shouldn't look at this so literally, especially the "three legs" phase. Consider this: Slakoth is clearly on all fours, much like a human baby. ...
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Is it possible for NPC trainers to have a shiny Pokémon?

If you mean a random shiny then no, NPC trainers always have predefined Pokemon. The only case I've battled shinies was at the Trainer Tower in Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen. From Bulbapedia: The Trainer ...
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Is it possible to get "stuck" in Pokemon?

You can get stuck in a battle with Lorelei in the Elite Four and not be able to Struggle your way out (all Generation 1 games) To do this: Have just a pure Fighting-type Pokémon that knows Rage in ...
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When a Pokémon rewards multiple EVs, which one comes first?

In order to answer this question, I've conducted a little experiment using my trusty emulator, a Pokemon Sapphire ROM, and some Gameshark action replay V2 codes. For more information about how to use ...
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In Pokemon, is base damage done to multiple targets the same?

Looking the damage calculation formula, there's a random modifier applied to damage dealt by a move. random is a random factor between 0.85 and 1.00 (inclusive): From Generation III onward, it is a ...
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How does Surf crit in a multi-battle?

The critical chance is always based on the offensive Pokémon vs defensive Pokémon individually; so if your move hits 3 Pokémon, the game calculates 3 separate critical hits, one for each Pokémon hit (...
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What advantage is it to have a Pokemon hold a Master Ball?

There are some reasons to have a pokemon hold an item that does not have any effect when held: Trading items with other people; Transfering items between save files without having to use a paid ...
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Is there an in-game explanation for the increase in the number of Pokemon between generations?

I was able to find some explanations in the script, and that's only Gold/Silver/Crystal. The explanation, overall, seems to be that they were newly discovered: GOLD! There you are! I needed to ask ...
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What's the overall list of Pokémon that can be faster than Trick Room?

Bulbapedia states: From Generation V onwards, due to the way Trick Room affects Speed calculation, Pokémon with 1809 or more Speed will still act before Pokémon slower than 1809, even in Trick Room. ...
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Is it possible for NPC trainers to have a shiny Pokémon?

From Trivia here There's some NPC Trainer that can be found with shiny pokemon. The Minccino that appears in the "world of Pokémon" intro in Pokémon Black and White. Rental Pokémon found in the ...
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I may have a possible hacked Pokémon I got from trade, what should I do?

First of all, if you don't use that Pokemon for online competitions you have nothing to fear. Groudon is shiny locked only on ORAS, it could be legit if it comes from RSE or SS. The black cross icon ...
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Is there an in-game explanation for the increase in the number of Pokemon between generations?

There is no in-game answer or any attempt at giving one. Each generation has more Pokémon than the previous one because the folks at Game Freak came up with more of them. The fact that you can ...
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Do Pokemon forget a move when changing form?

Except for Rotom and Kyurem, all Pokémon keep their moves when changing form. The form-exclusive moves are the following: Fan Rotom's Air Slash Frost Rotom's Blizzard Heat Rotom's Overheat Mow Rotom'...
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What real-life fruit do the Berry names reference in Pokemon?

Yago berry is a bitter melon. Kuo berry is Okra, etc. There are some berries which have no English name, in that case they are translations. To get the full list, check Bulbapedia's page on Berries. ...
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Are there any Pokémon that lose overall base stats when they evolve?

A Pokémon's base stat total not increasing after evolution happens in only two cases: Scyther evolving into Scizor, which trades 40 base Speed for 20 base Attack and 20 base Defense. Scizor has the ...
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Does Pokémon GO have any interoperability with handheld Pokémon games?

There have been no announcements even hinting at this as a possibility, but other factors make this seem highly unlikely. The underlying mechanics regarding stats and possible moves are completely ...
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Is there an in-game explanation for the increase in the number of Pokemon between generations?

It could be that there are multiple universes within the Pokemon world. In ORAS, it is explicitly stated that at least two parallel universes exist; one that has mega evolution, and one that does not. ...
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Why can't you just pick up your balls?

Early in the anime, it's shown Ash pushes the button on the Pokeball before throwing it in order to "activate" it. Simply throwing a Pokeball doesn't do much good since it would simply land wherever ...
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Can enemy Pokémon run out of PP for their moves and use Struggle?

Yes, also your opponents do have PP. This means they will use Struggle if they run out their PP. Several people on Gamefaqs have seen a Legendary Pokemon hitting himself with Struggle after a long ...
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Which is the fastest Pokemon with regards to lore?

There's only one consistent way to judge this, thanks to how infrequent good Pokedex data is. In-game Stats Arcanine has a base speed stat of 95 (Gen 6). Dragonite has a base speed stat of 80. And ...
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Does Hustle Affect Moves that Bypass Accuracy

Aerial Ace and other 'always hit' moves are considered as not having an accuracy modifier, and are therefore unaffected by changes to accuracy or evasion from any sources, including Hustle. This means ...
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How can I tell what Pokemon I will get from an Egg?

Hatched Pokemon will always be of the mother's Pokemon type... ...except when breeding with a Ditto. If Greninja is female and Feraligatr is male, then you will always hatch Froakies Greninja is ...
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Are there any Pokemon that get smaller when they evolve?

Evolution reduces Kadabra's mass from 56.5 kg to 48.0 kg. Mega Alakazam is the same mass, but is shorter than Kadabra (1.2 m vs. 1.3 m; "base" Alakazam is 1.5 m).
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Highest damage dealt in Pokemon?

This Youtube video shows the 2 strongest possible attacks. With Shuckle wearing the crown with a whopping 722 Million damage in a single hit. It does take a lot of planning and stat changes. ...
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