Questions tagged [pokemon]

Pokémon (short for "pocket monsters") is a video game with many anime and manga adaptations. Pokémon trainers capture and force animals called pokémon to do battle against those of other trainers.

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What happens to male members of nurse Joy's and official Jenny's families?

In the Pokemon anime, nurse Joy and official Jenny have a bunch of relatives who all have the same name and all work in Pokemon medicine/law enforcement, but only the women are in the family ...
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Does the Hale / Snowdon' surname mean anything?

From "Spell of the Unown: Entei", a.k.a "劇場版ポケットモンスター 結晶塔の帝王 ENTEI Pocket Monsters the Movie - Emperor of the Crystal Tower: Entei" Does the Hale / Snowdon' surname mean anything? ...
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Double poke catch

If you catch a pokemon and then catch it again, would you be able to use both balls to retrieve the pokemon or just one, and if it's just one, which one would be THE pokeball? I would prefer only ...
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When is the first appearance of this Pokémon character?

On the left you can see Musashi, Kojirou, and Nyasu (aka. Jessie, James, and Meowth in the English dub). But what's the name of the other guy and when did he first appear?
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Why is Charizard depicted as weak?

This question might seem like Why didn't Ash release Charizard? but it is not. I know anime logic is very illogical, but for some time I've had a thought about it. Many times in the anime, ...
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Why are Ash/Satoshi's achievements not mentioned in newer seasons? [duplicate]

Ash/Satoshi is the Alola region's Champion, so in the episode where he went back to Alola, I expected that someone would refer to him as the Alolan Champion, but nobody did. In another recent episode, ...
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What happened to Molly's mother?

In Spell of the Unknown we are told that Molly's mother disappeared some time before the film. At the end of the film, Spencer appears with a woman who has a similar sort of hat to what Molly's mother ...
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Do the Pokemon movies occur in the series timeline?

In some anime, though there's logical placement for the movies to happen, it does not necessarily mean that the story of the movie really happened in the series timeline; an example is that for Naruto'...
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Why Ash hasn't used Mr.Mime in any official gym badge match or in any league match?

Mr Mime used to work for Delia Ketchum and would follow all her commands. That means that Mr Mime also belonged to Ash because if Mr Mime doesn't fight for Ash then Delia would be sad so not to make ...
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Why didn't Ash release Charizard?

Why doesn't Ash release Charizard even though it is his worst pokemon? You might ask for instances which I prove as follows: Because of Charizard, Ash lost the Indigo League. Charizard was not able ...
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If Ash's last name is Ketchum and it comes from the phrase "Gotta catch 'em all," why doesn't he catch most of them?

He only caught a small fraction of all of the pokemon. If he has the last name "Ketchum" and it sounds like catch them all, why doesn't he catch most of them or all?
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Why did they turn Charizard into Ash's "starter"?

People say they gave Ash a Pikachu because it would earn them more money if Ash had all three starters than just one starter. But then why did they make Charizard their starter representative later? ...
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Why does Mewtwo look so different from Mew?

Mewtwo is a man-made Pokémon, created from the DNA of Mew. All the other cloned Pokémon in the movie Mewtwo Strikes Back look like the one they cloned from, but not Mewtwo. Mewtwo looks totally ...
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Can pseudo-legendary Pokémon mega evolve?

Ash recently caught Dragonite which is a pseudo-legendary Pokémon. We have not seen any pseudo-legendary Pokémon mega evolution until now. so Can pseudo-legendary Pokémon mega evolve?
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Can legendary Pokemon evolve or undergo Mega Evolution?

I have not seen any evolution of Legendary Pokémon yet. I'm not talking about pseudo-legendary Pokémon. I did some more research and found that Mewtwo can Mega Evolve, but it is not a natural ...
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Why must Pokémon trainers be at least 10 years old?

The first episode of the Pokémon series begins by saying that Ash can only now get his Pokémon License, and you have to be at least 10 years old to become a Pokémon Trainer and get a Pokemon from Prof....
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Why was Ash's Pokedex replaced?

At the end of the Orange League season (Episode 118 "The Rivalry Revival"), when Ash talks with Professor Oak and decides to continue travelling to the Johto region, Prof. Oak gives him a new Pokédex. ...
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In the Johto-based movie Pokémon Heroes, why do Latias/Latios appear?

Upon organizing my Pokemon movies chronologically I became confused as to where this movie lies. There was more evidence such as Misty's and Brock's presence as well as Totodile (Johto water starter) ...
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Why hasn't Team Rocket's Meowth evolved?

This is a question I have been wondering about - why hasn't Team Rocket's Meowth evolved, or rather (since it's kind of easy to answer that question) will he or can evolve? The core to that question ...
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Which type of pokemon Ash dosen't have?

Ash has caught many types of Pokemon, but he does not have some types like the ghost type. What types of Pokemon has Ash not caught yet?
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How many Pokémon has Misty caught?

What Pokémon did she catch and how many? I tried to search but I couldn’t find it. I found this website while looking for what Pokémon Ash has found, and since I found it I thought that I could find ...
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How many times has Ash enrolled in Pokemon School?

Throughout all the Pokemon TV series and movies, and anything else from the same canon/relevancy, what is the sum total of ashs enrollments in any kind of formal training regarding pokemon.
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Is Ash technically the Pokemon Champion of Alola like Steven?

In Pokémon Sun Moon anime, now that Pokémon League Champion is Ash and there are no Elite Four, does this make Ash the Pokemon Champion of Alola?
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If a Pokémon trainer loses a gym badge can they get it replaced?

In Pokémon: Indigo League, if a trainer earns a gym badge but then loses it during their travels and/or gets it stolen, do they have the ability to get it replaced without having to battle the gym ...
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Shiny Bulbasaur doesn't have a golden bulb but Ivysaur and Venusaur do

Shiny Bulbasaur doesn't have a golden/shiny bulb but Ivysaur and Venusaur do. Was that intentional, or did they realize that they should make the bulb shiny when they started drawing Ivysaur or ...
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How far did Ash travel across Kanto in total?

I've been trying to find out how far Ash traveled across the Kanto region in the anime. But I haven't been able to find a good way to do so. I wouldn't mind if reference to the game is required to ...
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Is the Mewtwo in Detective Pikachu a Mewtwo we know?

In the first Pokemon Movie we see that Mewtwo is actually artificially created by Team Rocket and not a naturally occurring Pokemon. According to this answer there are 2 Mewtwo's and the second ...
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Can ditto turn into a shiny version of a Pokemon?

We know that ditto could transform into any Pokemon that it could encounter. Does a normal ditto could turn into a shiny version of a Pokemon that it encountered?
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How many trainers in the anime have Legendary Pokemon?

Tobias has darkrai and Latias. I also remember another guy from the battle frontier having an articuno which fought Ash's Charizard. Are there more trainers with Legendary Pokemon in the anime?
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Has Ash ever cleared all 8 gyms without losing in any region?

I know Ash has lost a lot of gym battles and also got free badges for being nice to his pokemon, or saving the day and other reasons. Apart from that, has Ash ever managed to get all 8 gym badges ...
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Has it ever been established as to who the strongest trainer in the Pokemon Anime is?

I know the games, manga and the anime all follow different plot lines. Has it ever been stated in the show as to who the strongest Pokemon Master is? Is it Tobias since he had already captured 2 ...
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Can Lugia be a legendary one that reproduces itself?

In the official Pokedex, it says that Lugia does not have gender. In many games, there is only one Lugia. But in EP221 a Lugia's pup is shown and captured by the Rocket team, and Lugia, hitherto ...
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How many times did Brock get rejected by women?

On Bulbapedia's article for EP068 "Make Room for Gloom", the Trivia section says this: Ash mentions that Brock will find plenty of more girls that will reject him. To be exact, Brock found over ...
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Has there ever been a Pokemon battle with a time limit?

Rewatching the series again with my kids and I noticed that they persistently introduce Pokemon battles this way: "This Pokemon battle will be between Ash and PersonChan. Each trainer will use 3 ...
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How can Pikachu speak now?

In this clip from the new movie I choose you, it appears that Pikachu speaks natural language. There is a clip of it in English on YouTube (speaks around 35 seconds) I haven't seen the movie yet, ...
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Why is the Kanto League called the Indigo League?

Reading a recent email from Viz Media about Pokemon Season 1 I was reminded of something. in the first season when Ash is traveling his home region of Kanto they refer to the Pokemon League as the ...
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Why are Professors named after trees?

We have Professors Oak, Elm, Birch, Sycamore, etc, in the games. We also have Professor Ivy, etc.---in the anime.
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What is the first Pokemon to exist?

Which is the first pokemon to have been born or formed or created. Some say it is Archeus. Is it the right answer?
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Level 3 squirtle water gun attack

Can a level three Squirtle blast a hole through your chest with water gun attack. What are the actual capabilities of a level three water gun attack. Could they really kill people. Should people be ...
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Which of Ash's Pokemon faints the most?

In the Pokémon anime, which one of Ash's Pokémon (other than the Pokemon that has been in more than one region than Ash, unless you re-count the number of faints for each region and not including ...
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In the Pokémon anime who is this?

I watched this video from an episode from the original series And I saw a girl with Sabrina: Who was is it? I looked on Bulbapedia but I didn't find the answer.
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Is mentioning the word Porygon illegal?

I watched this https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T9pHWEmQVrw and he said "porygon" I thought porygon was banned so pokemon couldn't use it becouse of the seizure incident. Yes, I know porygon are in some ...
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Which Pokémon cry out their name, and which don't?

In Pokémon, some Pokémon "cries" are their name and some are not. Is there a list of Pokémon whose cries are their name and Pokémon whose cries aren't? I did do research but I didn't find the answer ...
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Has the Master Ball failed at any point in the Pokemon anime?

I am huge fan of Pokémon games but I haven't watched the anime that much. As lots of guys here know that Master ball is the ball which catches Pokémon without failing. Today I ran into an argument ...
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Where can I find Pokémon Adventures Volumes 1-3 Chuang Yi Version not Viz Media

I can't seem to find them anywhere I really want the uncensored Singapore version of Pokémon Adventures.
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Where did Ash's Haunter go?

In the anime, Ash used a Haunter to battle Sabrina. I don't remember much after. Then Haunter is not seen afterward. What happened to him?
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Why did Ash need to go back to Pokemon School?

I was watching Pokemon Sun Moon. In the answer to this question "Why did Ash became a child back in Sun Moon Series?" it says that Ash never age so obviously he didn't became child. But why did he ...
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Why did Ash became a child back in Sun Moon Series?

I was watching Pokemon Sun Moon and I think its a continuation because he knows about Pokemon from other regions. But the question is that why did he became a small kid, from a young guy, who ...
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Why is Greninja Ash's only bonded Pokémon?

If Ash bonded with his Greninja that he had for one generation, but he won't use it anymore, why haven't Pokémon like Pikachu or Tauros bond with Ash instead?
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Did Pokemon start off as a Manga?

Was Pokemon initially manga and then tv producers changed the story they wanted it or was it a product of imagination of tv producers?