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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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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MANGA ABOUT A LAST FLOOR SKYCRAPER THAT GOT TELEPORTED [migrated]

hi if you can help me thanks a lot. i am looking for a manga where the last 2 Floor of a skyscraper get teleported through time. heroes travel through time with the building trying to going back to ...
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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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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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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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How many times have Pokémon actually died of old age?

I was wondering how many times Pokémon have died of old age. There’s Stoutland from the anime, but that’s the only time there. In Lavender Town, in one of the retro Pokémon games, there are graves for ...
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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 if a Poké Ball was lost and couldn't be opened?

I was reading a question on what it is like inside of a Poké Ball. It made me wonder what will happen to a Pokémon if the Poké Ball is lost or damaged. If the Poké Ball was unable to open, would they ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Ash ever re-encounter his Butterfree after 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What happens with the Pokémon of a trainer after the trainer dies?

What happens with the Pokémon of a trainer after the trainer dies? Will they go back to the wild or will they also die?
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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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Does each Region only have 8 gyms in Pokémon?

I remember that at the start of the Pokémon the anime, Professor Oak said that there are a lot of Gyms across the region. You only need 8 to enter the Pokémon league, thus Gary have 10 gym badges. ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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?