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 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 ...
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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 ...