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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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How does Nincada evolve into Shedinja?

Nincada can evolve into both Ninjask as well as Shedinja. But under what conditions it evolves to either one of these?
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Can Pokemon aside from Meowth learn how to talk?

Meowth can speak like a human, but can other Pokemon also be taught to speak?
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What did Team Rocket use to evolve Rhyhorn?

In the Pokemon Adventures manga, Koga used some kind of item (like a syringe) on his Rhyhorn: The strange part is that the Rhyhorn suddenly evolved into a Rhydon, in the middle of the fight: Red ...
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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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“The World Will Turn To Ash” - How did this differ in the original Japanese?

In Pokemon: The Movie 2000, part of the legend that tells of the balance of nature being wrecked goes "The World Will turn to Ash". This is the sort of pun-legend I'd expect from Japanese writing......
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Why Ash does not grow up? [duplicate]

In all the series only the dress is changed. Ash doesn't grow up or does his maturity changes. What is the reason?
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Why doesn't Ash Ketchum catch legendary Pokémon?

In the show, Ash Ketchum hasn't caught any legendary Pokémon and he loses a lot of battles and people say that he is a pathetic trainer. Why does he not catch legendary Pokémon to expand his arsenal?
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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 come Abra was able to evolve in episode 22?

As far as I know, pokémon can evolve when they gain enough experience or while using a specific item. There are also some rare cases that involve specific emotions/weather. However, I'm sure none of ...
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How does a Poké Ball work?

Is it ever explained how a Poké Ball works? I know that you throw it a Pokémon, and if it is weak enough, you catch it. But is the process ever explained? Does it work on humans? Do most Pokémon like ...
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Apart from Togepi and Ho-oH, What out-of-season pokemon have there been?

In the first episode of pokemon, Ash sees a Ho-oH flying overhead, yet it wasn't known about (at least by Prof. Oak) until the second generation of pokemon. When Ash hatches a Pokemon egg and gets ...
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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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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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How does Charmander breathe fire?

Charmander is a small lizard-like Pokémon. It is a fire-type Pokémon, and is capable of breathing fire. How do Charmander and its evolved forms do this? Is there any biological basis for it, and is ...
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Is Pikachu on a diet?

I noticed that Pikachu evolved a little over time. I wonder why he changed his form so much, so I'm a bit worried about Pikachu.
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Where did Gary get these badges from?

In Episode 63 of the Pokémon anime, it can be seen that Gary has ten badges, seven of them unknown. The known badges are Boulder Badge (top left), the Cascade Badge (bottom left), and the Rainbow ...
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Why is anime version of Pikachu so much stronger than game version of Pikachu?

Why is the anime version of Pikachu so much stronger than the game version of Pikachu? It's disappointing when you try to simulate the anime in the game by constructing your team as Ash does his.
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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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Why is Tangelo Island named as such?

In Pokémon, there's an island named Tangelo Island. However, it's Japanese name translates to Bontan Island. There is another fruit called Pomelo, which in Japanese is said Buntan. Is this some pun on ...
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Who kissed Ash at the the end of Pokémon Heroes?

At the end of the movie Pokémon Heroes, a girl comes up, gives Ash a piece of art, and kisses Ash. Now, given the context of said movie, it is either Latias taking the form of Bianca, or Bianca ...
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Are there any religions in Pokemon?

From what I remember, no character in Pokemon is shown going to any sort of religious house of worship, and there doesn't seem to be much if any mention of religion/religious beliefs until Sinnoh, ...
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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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In which episode were there two Pikachus?

While adding GIFs to our awesome Thrills and Spills chatroom, I came across an image of two Pikachus and a Togepi: At first, I thought it was Ashachu, but it's not—just a Pikachu with bedhead. Which ...
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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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Is Ditto a Failed Mew Clone?

This theory got some attention on the internet a few years back, but I haven't found a definitive source on it. Both Ditto and Mew are genderless pokemon, with similar color schemes for both their ...
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How is the passage of time handled in Pokemon?

I stopped following the Pokemon anime a while ago, but I know the series has had Ash go through many regions, including retreading at least one of them. When Ash was about to get his eight badge, ...
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Is turning into stone as a result of waiting for someone for a long time derived from Japanese legend?

This concept is used in Windaria and an early episode of Pokémon (Episode 20: "The Ghost of Maiden's Peak"). Did it come from a Japanese legend I'm not familiar with, did it come from the Windaria ...
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Do people in the anime or manga actually eat Pokemon?

In the anime, certain species of Pokemon are mentioned or depicted to be edible (by people or other Pokemon), like Magikarp and Farfetch'd. Do people actually eat Pokemon? If so, what other species ...
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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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Are there any relations between the different “sagas” in Pokémon Special/Pokémon Adventures manga?

The Pokémon Special manga series, the "main" Pokémon manga adaptation, has about 40 volumes and take place along all the Pokémon "generations" but how are they related to each other? I mean, the main ...
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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 ...