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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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?
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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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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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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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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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If a Pokémon trainer loses a gym badge can they get it replaced?

In Pokémon: Indigo League, if a trainer earns a gym badge but then loses it during their travels and/or gets it stolen, do they have the ability to get it replaced without having to battle the gym ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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How do Ditto breed?

Reading the breeding page on Bulbapedia, I found that Ditto can be used as a substitute during breeding. So, for example if a trainer only has 1 male Pikachu, he can breed Pikachu with a Ditto rather ...
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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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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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Is Ash's Pikachu stronger than regular Pikachu?

Is Pikachu stronger than other Pikachu or his Pikachu special type Pokémon.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is the Mewtwo in Detective Pikachu a Mewtwo we know?

In the first Pokemon Movie we see that Mewtwo is actually artificially created by Team Rocket and not a naturally occurring Pokemon. According to this answer there are 2 Mewtwo's and the second ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...