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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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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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Ash's encounters with legendary pokémon

Ash is currently in Alola and he is currently travelling This made me wonder, what legendary pokémon has Ash encountered over the years and where(location and episode/movie)?
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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?
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Is Pokemon Sun and Moon's story new or a continuation?

Okay, I just saw lately the new Pokemon Sun and Moon anime series. I guess you're already familiar with the characters. In the new series, Ash's design is different from what we all know spiky black ...
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Did Ash forget that Pikachu can use Volt Tackle?

This is really disappointing. XY ended, but Pikachu did not use Volt Tackle a single time in the whole series, not even once. Did Ash start using Electro Ball so often that he forget about such an ...
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Which Type combination still exist for which there are no pokemon?

With the introduction of Fairy type, the total Types has increased to 18. This has increased number of possibly types (unique, i.e. Primary/Secondary is same as Secondary/Primary) to 171. How many ...
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Are these constellations real?

Are these poke-constellations real ? If so , then how do the constellations relate to the Pokémon , of vice versa ? And would you also please explain any other information you may have about the ...
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How do Ditto breed?

Reading the breeding page on Bulbapedia, I found that Ditto can be used as a substitute during breeding. So, for example if a trainer only has 1 male Pikachu, he can breed Pikachu with a Ditto rather ...
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How do Pokemon Mega Evolve by themselves?

According to Bulbapedia: In order to Mega Evolve, most Pokemon must be holding their appropriate Mega Stone and the Trainer must have a Key Stone. Only Rayquaza does not need a Mega Stone to ...
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How can Mewtwo Mega Evolve?

Mewtwo being an artificial pokemon, how can it mega Evolve? Has the mechanics of Mewtwo mega Evolution been explained in the Genesect movie, game or any other canon?
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Why did Rayquaza get a mega evolution?

In the pokemon series, the trio of Groudon, Kyogre and Rayquaza both gained new powers after mega evolution was discovered, but why did Groudon and Kyogre get a primal form and Rayquaza got a mega, is ...
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What is the population ratio of humans and pokemon?

What is the population ratio of humans and pokemon in the pokemon world (pokemon series)? Considering that every human has more than one pokemon, it might be possible the pokemon ratio is higher.
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Is Squirtle's water potable?

From Arqade... I've seen this photo on Facebook: For sure I would take Charmander for the flame-throwing capabilities, but for the second starter I was thinking about grabbing Squirtle. Gaining ...
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Why are Ash and his friends fooled by team rocket again and again?

I have seen so many episodes of Pokemon. Many episodes have Team Rocket trying to steal Ash's Pokemon by disguising themselves, or with other predicable methods. Still, they are easily recognizable as ...
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Are there two separate Mewtwos?

In the first movie and the anime series, Mewtwo's voice clearly indicates that Mewtwo is male. In the 16th movie, Mewtwo appears to be female. It was then shown that that Mewtwo can mega evolve into ...
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Which Pokemon are animal based?

I have been thinking about this question for a while now. Since many Pokemon are based around animals, which animals are Pokemon based on? I ask for the family of the animals, such as dogs, cats, ...
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What happens with the Pokemons of a trainer after the trainer dies?

What happens with the Pokemon of a trainer after he dies? Will they go back to the wild or will they also die?
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Discrepancy between episodes about pokemon which ingest pokeballs

In Advance Generations episode 075, an old man was trying to catch a wild whiscash and he threw a masterball in which the whiscash ate. However, later on in episode 117, a wild munchlax swallowed May'...
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What will happen if a wild pokemon is hit by 2 pokeballs of the same strength at the same time?

Wild Tauros appears. Trainer A throws Safari Ball (Ball A). Trainer B throws a Safari Ball (Ball B). Now, a rare occurrence happens: both PokeBalls hit Tauros at exactly the same time. What will ...
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Why did Misty leave the Pokemon anime?

I remember watching the Pokemon anime when I was a kid, and I was absolutely obsessed with Ash, Brock, Misty, and Pikachu. I remember when Brock left, and then there was Tracy, and then Brock came ...
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What would happen if you caught a PokeBall with another PokeBall?

Consider the following scenario: A trainer is trying to catch a rare or strong Pokemon, and figures that catching it in a PokeBall will have a low likelihood of actually catching and containing it. ...
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Are items that are gained during evolution part of the Pokemon?

Pokemon such as Mankey and Abra gain items after evolution. Primeape has metal rings around its wrists and ankles, and Kadabra gets a spoon. What I'm confused about is that Braixen gains an item ...
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can pokeballs capture items such as rice balls [duplicate]

i was re watching episode 25 of the original Pokemon series and while ash threw a ball at manky, manky threw a rice ball back and the rice ball was captured just like a Pokemon but opened when it ...
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How long did it take Meowth to learn to speak?

I watched the episode where Meowth is telling his story. Aside from that, I read several threads where it was stated that he cannot learn any moves and he might be level 100 but is weak due to not ...
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Do HM's appear outside the games?

In the games there was special Technical Machines (TM's) which taught movies that were key to progressing in the game like Strength, Sly, Surf, Cut. these were called Hidden Machines (HM's) and the ...
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What caused Charmeleon to become so disobedient to Ash?

Early in the series when Charmander evolves to Charmeleon, almost right away it begins to disobey Ash and refuse to listen to him. this continued to Charizard who would lounge around and blast Ash ...
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When do the Pokemon Movies occur chronologically to the plot?

I am wondering when each of the Pokemon Movies occur in relation to the series. particularity after which episodes because i know Pokemon The Movie 2000: The Power of One was set during Ash's, Misty'...
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What is the Ash-Greninja form of Greninja?

This new form of Greninja is circulating around. I am not following the anime or the movies so please try to be gentle if it was obvious. What exactly is this Greninja? If it's a mega-evolution, how ...
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Do we ever find out about Ash's dad in Pokemon?

When Ash was 10 (and I think he somehow is still 10?), he left his home in Pallet Town to begin his journey. When he leaves home, we meet his Mom, Delia Ketchum, who we see at various points in the ...