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How do I know which Pokemon I have caught?

Yes. If you've caught the wild Pokemon you are battling a small Pokeball icon will appear next to the HP bar, as you can see below:
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Why does my Pokemon have a star appear every time I use it?

Your Magby is shiny. Congratulations! A shiny Pokémon is a rare (1/4096) colour variant version, and displays a little star when it's sent out in battle. Other than that, there is no difference ...
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How do I start a new game in Pokemon Sun/Moon?

You first need to delete your existing saved game. To delete a save game, hold UP + B + X in the title screen (the screen with Solgaleo or Lunala). This will also give you the option to re-pick the ...
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Is the Nintendo network ban tied to NNID or the console?

Based on a few other links I've found, it appears to be the 3DS and not the account that gets banned. Take this link for example. It contains the following screenshot: According to that screenshot, ...
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How do I trade with friends over the internet in Pokemon Sun/Moon?

Configure an internet connection on your 3DS From the 3DS Main menu, Go to System Settings (Wrench icon) -> Internet Settings -> Connection Settings Click 'New Connection' -> Manual Setup -> Search ...
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How will offspring Pokemon inherit the Pokeball when breeding in Sun/Moon?

According to Bulbapedia: In 7th generation, if a male and female Pokémon of the same species are bred, the offspring will have an equal chance of inheriting either parent's Poké Ball. Also, when ...
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How can I tell a Pokemon is a shiny in Pokemon Sun/Moon specifically?

Old indicators of shininess still apply, colouration as well as the battle animation as discussed on the linked question. The only change will be with the new interface. There is still a red star at ...
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How do I unlock the National Dex?

There is no National Dex in Pokémon Sun and Moon, at least not in the traditional sense. The functionality of the National Dex has now been rolled into Pokémon Bank. When you use Pokémon Bank with ...
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What are the NPC fetch quests in Pokemon Sun / Moon?

I haven't beaten the game yet, but here's the list of ones I have encountered so far. Melemele Island: Route 2 Pokemon Center - girl with hat - Cutiefly Route 3 - male sightseer - Rockruff Hau’oli ...
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What is the easiest way to obtain all 3 starters in Pokemon Sun/Moon

You can breed your starter (either with a Pokemon of the same Egg group if it's female, or otherwise with a Ditto) to obtain Eggs that will hatch into the starter Pokemon, effectively giving you '...
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Easier way to collect beans in Poke-Pelago?

You can actually drag the stylus across the screen instead of clicking, which will pick up the beans but not interact with the Pokemon. You don't need to start on a bean either, just start on empty-...
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Why is my Pokémon getting buffs?

Friendship is still present in 7th gen, you need that to evolve Munchlax to Snorlax, as you have experienced. Pokemon Refresh, instead, affects Affection, which has nothing to do with friendship. ...
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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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What is there to do after becoming Champion?

Not currently aware of a full list, compiling one below. Possible spoilers and bad jokes. Collect all the Cells Zygarde collection quest. You can finish collecting the Zygarde Cores/Cells, some of ...
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Are all Z-moves guaranteed to hit?

Damaging Z-Moves don't make accuracy checks Similar to moves such as Swift, all damaging Z-Moves skip the accuracy check, meaning they not only have 100% accuracy, but also ignore changes to the user'...
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Are there any differences between hatching in hot springs and on the road?

The details of the Pokémon inside an Egg are decided when the Egg is laid, so the way it's hatched doesn't matter. Each Pokémon species requires a certain amount of "steps" before it hatches, when ...
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Can a Pokemon learn a move that I previously denied?

Yes, the Move Reminder will teach you any moves that your Pokémon either knew previously or had the opportunity to learn previously. From this page on where to find the Move Reminder: The move ...
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Where to change your Pokémon's name?

There is indeed one character who can change your Pokemon's name in the game, the Name Rater. This NPC can be found in Heahea City on Akala Island (the second island of the game). He is located in the ...
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How can Ditto use Genesis Supernova?

There is some confusion about whether Ditto can hold the Mewnium-Z (or any exclusive Z-crystal, for that matter). Counter to what the game makes it seem like, you are 100% able to give Pokémon Z-...
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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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How many times can Pokémon call for help?

There is no limit to how many times a Pokémon can call for any ally. For example, one user on Reddit chained 100 Rockruff calls for an ally to get a shiny Rockruff. The reason why calls for ally are ...
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In what ways can I obtain a Master Ball?

You recieve a single Master Ball as part of the main storyline. There are two ways to get additional Master Balls, with no limit to the number you can recieve in total. Playing the lottery at Hau'...
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Does Nurse Joy need to diagnose Pokérus to see the status?

No, if the pokemon has pokerus, it'll be shown in the summary screen. No need to diagnose it at all.
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How do I break sturdy-looking rocks?

At the end of Melemele Island, you will end up fighting the first Kahuna. After the battle, he gives you the Tauros pager. If you hold B while riding the Tauros and run into the sturdy rocks, they ...
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Besides specific evolutions, which benefits are there for making my Pokemon happy?

Most moves are not affected by happiness, but the move Return does more damage based on happiness. It has has a linear formula with 1 base power at no happiness and 102 base power at max happiness. ...
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How do I get to Kala'e Bay?

After you get Lapras added to your Ride Pager, you can explore Kala'e Bay, which you can reach from Melemele Meadow and Seaward Cave. How to reach Kala'e Bay Go to Melemele Meadow on Melemele Island. ...
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How do you open up a different save file in Pokemon Moon without deleting the other one?

You cannot start a new save file without deleting the old one. Pokemon games never supported multiple save slots and Sun and Moon are no different. You would have to delete the old save file to start ...
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Why does my Pokemon have a star appear every time I use it?

Your Magby is a rare alternate color Pokémon, also known as a Shiny Pokémon. Congrats on catching one! Shiny Pokémon have a different appearance, but are otherwise the same as their regular ...
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Which Pokemon have had changes to stats, abilities or their movepool in Pokemon Sun/Moon?

These are the gains and nerfs that I know of so far: Abilities Beartic Gained: Slush Rush (Speed Boost in Hail) Boldore and Roggenrola Gained: Weak Armor (Lowers Defense, but raises Speed two stages ...
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How do I reset the EVs gained for a Pokemon?

Option 1: The 'Reset Berries' are back in this generation, they are acquirable from Berry piles, or from PokePelago. There is a berry for each stat, and they all lower EV by 10 points. HP: Pomeg ...
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