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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 Xatu stands rooted and still in one spot all day long. People believe that this Pokémon does so out of fear of the terrible things it has foreseen in the future....


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FEAR strategy is probably not a great choice for a normal playthrough of the game. It means: Focus Sash, Endeavor, Quick Attack, Rattata. The pokemon doesn't have to be a Rattata, but Rattata makes a good choice. You'd make sure that your level 1 Rattata (or other pokemon who can learn this moveset) has a Focus Sash equipped. On your first turn of battle, ...


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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 Pokémon Emerald lets you add trainers to the Hill based on which cards you've scanned. Two of these trainers, Pokéfan Francisco and Pokéfan Kimberly, can, ...


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This is a valid strategy which forces the Pokemon to use struggle every other turn. As answered on Pokemon Database Torment & Encore, it goes to say: Encore+Torment would simply make the pokemon struggle every alternate turn, because Torment says they can't use the same move twice in a row, while Encore prevents them from using a different move, so ...


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In a nutshell, the F.E.A.R strategy uses a low-level Pokemon to take advantage of the move Endeavor, which lowers an opposing Pokemon's health to your current health. Couple this with a way to survive One-Hit KOs (OHKOs) such as the item Focus Sash, and a way to deal the small amount of damage needed (a Priority move such as Quick Attack, Poison/Weather ...


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Splash will never do anything. You may either be misremembering your Magikarp using Tackle or Flail, both of which are moves that Magikarp can learn that do damage. You may have also run out of PP for splash (unlikely I know, who's going to spend 40 moves splashing around to no effect?) then your Magikarp will "Struggle" which will cause damage to both ...


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Yes, a shiny pokemon will remain shiny after evolution. Upon evolution, a Pokémon will retain its Shiny status. A Shiny Charmander, if leveled up, will eventually become a Shiny Charmeleon and then a Shiny Charizard, just as a regular Charmander will become a regular Charmeleon and then a regular Charizard. This is due to the status being ...


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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 the lore. Usually, only a single Legendary Pokémon of its species exist in a game, and it is encountered by interacting with it outside of battle or by other ...


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The Nuzlocke Challenge is a challenge that fans have created for the Pokemon games in order to increase the difficulty of the games. It has been named after the Nuzlocke's comic series that you are talking about. The common rules of that challenge are the following : Any Pokémon that faints is considered dead, and must be released or put in the Pokémon ...


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In Generation III's Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald; the player's father is Norman, the leader of the Petalburg City gym. There does not appear to be any word from Game Freak or Nintendo (official or otherwise) that I can find regarding the lack of a father in all the other Pokemon games. So the answer to that is largely in the realm of speculation and various fan ...


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Obtaining a full Pokédex tends to be less about how many types of Pokémon are available in each game (and for the record, X/Y now seem to hold the record for most natively available Pokémon), and more about the legendaries. Particularly now that in generation 6, the GTS will allow you to search for Pokémon that you have not yet seen. Also, keep in mind that ...


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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. Vigoroth follows, proudly standing on two as a man in his prime might. Slaking has, however, reverted to a three-limbed stance, just like an elderly man with a ...


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As usual, Bulbapedia holds the answer: (Fire) Red, (Leaf) Green, Blue and Yellow, as well as (Omega) Ruby, (Alpha) Sapphire and Emerald, are all simultaneous. Three years later, (Heart) Gold, (Soul) Silver and Crystal, as well as Pearl, Diamond and Platinum happen. Some time later, the events of Black and White transpire, and two years later, Black 2 and ...


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Shiny Pokémon can be encountered in any core-series game from Gold and Silver onward. "Shinies" are Pokémon that have an alternate coloration from others in its species. What is a Shiny Whenever a Pokémon is generated by the game, there is a slight, fixed random chance that it will be shiny. This chance can be raised in certain circumstances; see the ...


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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 Tower has three Trainers who use Shiny Pokémon: Burglar Jac has a Meowth, Twins Jen and Kira have an Espeon, and Fisherman Kaden has a Seaking. In the Single ...


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The former. Once you release a Pokémon, that individual Pokémon is essentially deleted from the game. This does not affect your ability to find more of the same species of Pokémon in the wild.


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Per Bulbapedia: The confused condition causes a Pokémon to sometimes hurt itself in its confusion instead of executing a selected move. From Generation I to VI, the chance to hurt itself is 50%; in Generation VII, it is 33%. The damage is done as if the Pokémon attacked itself with a 40-power typeless physical attack (without the possibility of a critical ...


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Past Generation 4 (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum), whether Ditto is shiny or not, a Ditto will transform into the coloration of its opponent. If the opponent is shiny, shiny Ditto will Transform into shiny. If the opponent is not shiny, shiny Ditto will Transform into normal coloration.


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Protect/Detect are essentially a "blank turn", but end-of-turn actions still occur. Here are several reasons Protect/Detect may be used: Recovering HP if you are holding Leftovers (or similar set-ups like the move Ingrain). Ability gains such as from Speed Boost. Opponent taking damage from a burn or poison. Opponent taking damage from a weather condition. ...


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Well, yes you can get 'stuck', but it depends on the version. For instance, in the first Gen II versions Gold/Silver/Crystal, you can get stuck. Here's a gif from Pokemon Gold I made some moment ago. (the gif is quite big) The main way I see it is when you are 'stuck' on an island where you require at least Surf to get off it and you don't have any ...


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It depends on what you mean by "catching 'em all on one game." Obviously, during a playthrough of a single game, you cannot catch a wild individual from every single species; for one thing, the games are designed such that some Pokémon cannot be obtained without trading them from another version. However, via trades and transferring from previous ...


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Each unique Pokémon sprite has exactly one normal palette and one shiny palette. However, some Pokémon have more than one possible sprite, due to gender, variants, or alternate formes. Each of those can have a different shiny palette. For example: Frillish♂ is blue, but Frillish♀ is pink. Shiny Frillish♂ is teal, while shiny Frillish&...


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Looking specifically at the ears, It's definately Pikachu and not Pichu Pikachu Pichu


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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 these codes, read this document over at GameFAQs. The experiment is set up as follows. Suppose we have a level 99 Mew with a neutral nature and 100 EVs in ...


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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 random integer percentage between 0.85 and 1.00 (inclusive) In Generations I and II, it is realized as a multiplication by a random uniformly distributed ...


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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 (same for multiple hits moves like Fury Attack). Also, the critical chance can be changed in various ways: by abilities: Super Luck increases the critical ...


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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 service (give them to a different save file, delete your save, keep playing until you you can trade them again). Some games have exploits that allow you to duplicate ...


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Bulbapedia has the Pokemon damage formula. But the short answer is that it is multiplicative. Which attack is better depends on your opponent's defenses, but lets assume they have 100 in both Defense and Special Defense. You didn't specify a level, so I'm going to assume 50. Results below with differences in bold. For attack = (2*50 + 10)/250 * (110/100) * ...


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As of Generation V (Black and White), yes. EVs are now applied to stats after every battle. This means that player-visible stat increases may occur when they are not expected, such as an increase in maximum HP after a battle without leveling up—and I've observed this playing Pokémon Black. In Generations III and IV, EVs are generally applied only on ...


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