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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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What are the 2003 Wendy's Promotional Pokémon Toys?

On Bulbapedia, there is an article about 2003 Wendy's promotional Pokémon toys. It currently says: The 2003 Wendy's promotional Pokémon toys were a set of five toys distributed with Kids Meals at ...
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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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Can Poké Balls technically catch humans?

In the Pokémon franchise (I'll accept answers from any canon source, whether the anime, manga, games or anything else I can't think of), Poké Balls are used to catch Pokémon. Could you, in theory, use ...
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Does Ash ever re-encounter his Butterfree after the Butterfree's Goodbye episode?

I have not watched the Pokémon anime since Battle Frontier, but I saw a snippet of a much newer episode in a region that is most definitely not Johto, that featured Claire, the Dragon gym leader from ...
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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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Is the English Pokemon theme song more well known than the Japanese version?

I was watching this video of the Japanese-YouTuber Hikakin beatboxing the first English Pokemon song. It made me wonder: was the English dub theme song more well-known than the original Japanese ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the differences between Ash and Red?

In Pokémon, we have two main characters: Red, who is the main protagonist on the manga and the first Pokémon games (Red, Blue and Yellow) Ash, who is the main protagonist on the anime. What are the ...
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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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Was there ever a Pokemon game based off the Orange Islands?

Did they ever release a Pokemon game dealing with the Orange Island League? I was thinking and I remembered that each Pokemon anime series followed the same route as the games as far as getting the ...
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Is Gary also Blue?

So we have this question about the character Red vs Ash. It made me start wondering if your rival in the game (red/blue), or if he appears in the manga, is different from Gary. So are Gary and Blue ...
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How many pokemon did Ash catch?

Ash is fairly well known for his catch phrase "Gotta catch em all". But recalling the series, it feels as if he did not even manage to catch a quarter of them. So how many did he manage to catch?
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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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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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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 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 type of Pokemon is Beedrill?

I've been arguing with my friend for a while about this. But is Beedrill classified as a wasp or a bee Pokemon? Its name is indeed "Bee"drill, but its shape is one of a wasps'.
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How true is the Lavender Town Syndrome?

In the Pokemon game, specifically in the older version Red and Green, there are some news (or rumors) that the tone used in the Lavender Town caused a syndrome (called Lavender Town Syndrome) where ...
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Were the other trainers from Pallet town ever revealed?

We know four trainers started in Pallet town. Three with one of the three original starters and Ash with his Pikachu. Apart from Gary, were the other two trainers ever revealed in the anime? And was ...
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Who is the artist for Misty's goodbye song during the flashback at “Gotta Catch Ya Later”?

I recently rewatched Pokémon episode 273 - Gotta Catch Ya Later!, and was wondering about the vocalist behind Misty's goodbye song during the flashback; I can't seem to find the name of the artist ...
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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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Is the plot of the Mega Evolution specials related to the rest of the Pokémon anime?

I'm very interested in watching the Mega Evolution specials, but I'm afraid the plot is intertwined with the rest of the Pokémon anime, which I haven't been following. Is the plot of the Mega ...
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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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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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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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Why are Bug type attacks effective against Dark type Pokemon?

This question actually originated from the games, but it applies to the anime/manga as well. Water is strong against fire because water can extinguish fire. Electricity is weak against Grass because ...
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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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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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Where does Team Rocket get all of their vehicles and machines?

Team Rocket usually uses some weird vehicle or machine. Where do they get them? Do they build them themselves or do they buy them somewhere?
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Does each Region only have 8 gyms in pokemon?

I remember that at the start of the pokemon the anime, Professor Oak said that there are a lot of Gyms across the region. You only need 8 to enter the Pokemon league, thus Gary have 10 gym badges. ...
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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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Why doesn't Ash use his old Pokemon?

Why doesn't Ash uses any of the Pokemon he caught in previous regions, apart from Pikachu? We only seem him use Charizard in Best Wishes and a few examples in Diamond & Pearl (only so far though ...
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How does Jigglypuff not fall asleep from its own song?

Jigglypuff's song is seen to be extremely effective in putting people and Pokemon to sleep, but how does it not fall asleep from its own singing? Shouldn't it at least fall asleep after it's done?
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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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What anime/manga are the sword and the dog in this image from? [closed]

I can figure the rest of this image out, but I just don't know what anime/manga the sword and the dog are from. Can someone help me out?
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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 there any other uses for a Pokeball besides capturing and storing Pokemon?

Can a Pokeball be used for things other than storing pokemon? Like a "Hoi-Poi Capsules" from Dragon Ball or even to imprison humans?
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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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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 ...