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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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Where did the phrase “Gotta catch 'em all” come from?

The slogan for Pokémon was "gotta catch 'em all". But I have never heard that when I was watching Pokémon in the Japanese original with Chinese sub. The Japanese phrase was something along the lines ...
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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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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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How do Poké Ball capsule and seals work?

In the Pokémon anime and manga, the Poké Ball seal and ball capsule allows the Pokémon to get a fancy entrance, it is mainly used in contests but can be bought and used for fun. Is there any ...
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How strong is Ash?

Ash is occasionally observed to carry Pokémon besides his 5 kg companion Pickachu, which most often can be found on top of his head / shoulder. or even heavier Those are some heavy creatures for are ...
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Is Ash's time in Kanto's Safari Zone ever detailed?

When Ash returns to Pallet Town in the first series, I think after he got all the badges and was preparing for the Pokemon League Championships. When they were in Professor Oak's lab, Oak showed off ...
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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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Does Ash walk away from the starting pokemon in the anime?

I've not seen the show, but I used to play the video games. In Pokemon Go there is a secret way to get Pikachu by walking away from the starting Pokemon. People on the internet say Ash did so in the ...
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Can Pokémon say only what their species is named as, or are they named with the only word they can say?

This question has been quite bothersome. As mentioned in the title, how exactly does it work? Do Pokemon get their species names from the only thing they're able to say? Or do they say (and repeat) ...
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Pokemon: dialogue spoken by Ursula. Can you tell me the dialogue spoken by Ursula?

I saw an episode of Pokemon. In this episode, the two Pokemon girls Dawn and Ursula were talking to each other. They both are rival of each other, Ursula taunts Dawn in that episode; they both have ...
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What would happen if a pokemon died instead of fainting?

I have searched for it and would like to know what would happen if a pokemon were to die. Would the trainer go on and get another pokemon? Or maybe they would stop being a trainer forever?
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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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Are Pokemon vegetarians?

It is shown that Pokemon eat fruit, PokeBlocks or some random eatables. However, I have never seen a Pokemon being eaten by another Pokemon. Also, their trainers don't seem to eat meat. As there are ...
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Why does Kojirou say “white hole” in the Japanese version of Team Rocket's motto?

Torisuda mentioned he'd be interested in how the joke went in the Japanese version of Pokemon on my question about why Team Rocket's motto seems so nice. This prompted me to listen to the Japanese ...
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Why is Team Rocket's motto “To Protect the World from Devastation”?

The Team Rocket Motto starts off like so: Jessie: Prepare for trouble! James: And make it double! Jessie: To protect the world from devastation! James: To unite all people within our nation! ...
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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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Is it necessary for the Gym Leaders of a region to know each other?

As far as I remember from the anime series and the games, after beating one of eight Gym Leaders in a region, some leader said something about the next Gym Leader. Like they know who, where, or ...
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What if a pokeball was lost and couldn't be opened?

I was reading a question on what it is like inside of a pokeball. It made me wonder what will happen to a Pokemon if the pokeball is lost or damaged. If the pokeball was unable to open would they ...
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Are there censored or discarded Pokemon creatures and what are the motives behind it?

After seeing some Youtube videos about censorship in Pokemon, it seems to me that the motives for it are based mainly on1: Sexual content/innuendoes Violence (gore, mutilations, etc.) Religion ...
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How did Latias transform in Pokémon Heroes?

In the movie Pokémon Heroes Latias is able to transform into Bianca (a human character in the movie). Serebii.net, however, does not list transform as a move Latias can use. Were any comments made in ...
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Where can I watch the latest Pokemon Season 18 episodes subbed? [closed]

Seaon 18 refers to the XY: Kalos Quest. Subtitles should be in English. It can also be English dubbed. I have tried Youtube but most of the episodes are missing.
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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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Are there any gyms in the Anime/Manga where the Pokemon trainer has to first fight other trainers?

In the Pokemon video-games inside a Gym, aside from the Gym Leader there are a bunch of trainers and generally you need to fight at least one to get to the Gym Leader. In the anime, I have seen so ...
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How does one start being a Pokemon Trainer without a Pokemon Professor?

In the games the main character always and their rival always start off with their Pokemon Professor giving them a starter pokemon (with the exception to Gold/Silver/Crystal where the rival stole ...
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Why does Pokemon have a six Pokemon limit?

I was wondering why is there a limit? Why does everyone follow it in the anime? Even Team Rocket follows it, even though they are a criminal organization that steals trainers' Pokemon. Just because ...
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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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Why was Pikachu chosen to be the main Pokemon of the anime?

In the Red and Blue game version of Pokemon, the 3 starters are Squirtle, Charmander and Bulbasaur. As the anime is based on the game, it would be logical that the main Pokemon (the one with Ash ...
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Are there ever any animals featured that aren't Pokémon?

Out of the Pokémon episodes that I have seen, I do not remember ever seeing an animal that wasn't a Pokémon. I have also not heard of animals being present in Pokémon. Which lead me to wonder: Are ...
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What's the order of Pokémon manga?

I found a lot of Pokémon manga. I don't know were to start, so whats the order of it.
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Is Ash's Pikachu stronger than regular Pikachu?

Is Pikachu stronger than other Pikachu or his Pikachu special type Pokémon.
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Who came first? Pokemon or Digimon?

The idea of not asking and promote one or the other, just a healthy curiosity to know who came before, given the shortage of reliable sources. Digimon Creation. Digimon, short for "Digital ...
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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 does Team Rocket always try to catch Pikachu?

Very surprised this question has not been asked yet. In almost every single episode, at least from the first season all the way through to the Unova region, Team Rocket is trying to catch Pikachu to ...
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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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What makes an Ultra Ball different from the basic Poké Ball?

The Ultra Ball (Japanese: ハイパーボール Hyper Ball) has a 100% higher chance to catch a Pokémon than a regular Poké Ball, and a 33% higher chance than a Great Ball. It has a catch multiplier of 2.0. What ...
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What would be considered canon in the Pokemon franchise?

Usually we would treat the manga as canon for most works, but as most people usually only have watched the animation or played the video games, would in this case the manga still be considered canon ...
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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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Is “Payday” Money, real money?

In the Pokémon games, when Payday is used, you can gain a small amount of money. The amount is however pitiful, so it's never used as an infinite money trick or effective money grinding strategy. In ...
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Does a Cubone kill its own mother?

It's pretty common knowledge that Cubone wields the skull of it's deceased mother. But how does the mother die? Do Cubone's kill their mother at birth, or do they just die after giving birth?
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Are gym masters easy to beat?

Gym masters are dedicated to train their Pokemon and and are very familiar with their environment. They should have a vast advantage over trainers, especially younger ones. If that is the case, why ...
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Why does Charmander die if his flame goes out?

I just found a doodle about how Charmander and Squirtle were getting high, and Squirtle accidentally extinguishes Charmander's flame, and Charmander dies. Is this true? And why does Charmander die if ...
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Is Tobias' Latios the same Latios as the one in the Pokémon Heroes movie?

How can Tobias in Sinnoh League Champions ep.658 own Latios? Latios, as a legendary Pokemon, appears only once in the whole Pokémon world and, for we all know, he is dead since the Pokemon Heroes ...
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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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What's this Pokemon show called?

A Pokemon flew off to the top of Dicoville Some purple light rays are about to shine over a building. Some people are seeing it through glass windows. There are some windmills near the bottom of ...
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Why is Mew numbered 151?

Mewtwo is the clone of Mew. This means that Mew existed before Mewtwo. So why is Mew numbed 151 in the Pokedex and Mewtwo 150?
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Why didn't Pikachu evolve?

I'm talking about Ash's Pikachu: obviously he already reached level 314159265kachu (Pun intended; that's not the exact number as I don't know what level he is). I forget the reason for this - did he ...
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Who is the trainer with Typhlosion?

I see a lot of fan arts like this one, a trainer challenging red. He always has a Typhlosion but I have never seen the other of his pokemon in any fan art. It seems like this place is Mt.Silver. Who ...
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Do Pokemon age and die?

There are old people in Pokemon but I have never seen any old Pokemon. Do Pokemon age and die? Also, if they get hurt too much, will they die of wounds? Have there been any deaths so far?
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Can a Burst Warrior use any Burst Heart?

I learned that Pokemon can combine with a person in a process known as "Burst". Apparently the Pokemon are inside a crystal known as a Burst Heart and "one must go through rigorous training or else ...
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What runs in the body of Pokemons?

When people get hurt blood comes out. But nothing happens when Pokemons get hurt. Do they have blood running in their body?