Pokémon is a media franchise published and owned by Japanese video game company Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996, focused on the titular creatures.

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Why do all the Joys and Jennys look the same?

I recall mention in the anime that all of the Nurse Joys are cousins, and that all the Officer Jenny's are cousins. I have also read mention that Joy and Jenny are their family names, explaining the ...
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Are there more than one of each Legendary Pokémon in the anime universe?

Legendary Pokémon, there are only a few species that can claim this title to begin with and given the "Legendary" title based on their rarity. However, are the Legends our heroes encounter in the ...
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Could a Pokemon be helpful to human(s) without being captured?

Looking at the lore of the manga, movies, TV series, video games of Pokemon, is it unreasonable to assume that an uncaptured Pokemon would always be hostile to a human, simply by the fact that they ...
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Do we ever see a trainer with multiple Pokémon of the same species?

In the animé series of Pokémon, do we ever see a trainer with multiple specimen of the same species? How about different Pokémon of the same form (in other words, different evolutions)?
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Do regular animals exist in the Pokémon universe?

I've never really played the games, but I catch a lot of the cartoons when my kids watch them. I've noticed that I never see any regular animals in the cartoons; only pokémon. So my question is, do ...
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Why can Pokémon learn moves that are outside their type?

A Pokémon can learn Bite even if they aren't Dark type. I understand that moves that have names that fit the "role" of that Pokémon make sense, like it makes sense for an animal Pokémon to know Bite ...
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Why doesn't the player as champ have to await the next challenger?

In Pokémon, especially the games, the player defeats the current champ. After defeating him, the team is registered and the player start... at home. Then the player can roam the country and even ...
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Why are there no Dark type Pokémon Gym Leaders?

In the Pokémon franchise, Gym Leaders have teams of Pokémon that specialize in one type, such as Brock specializing in Rock type Pokémon and Misty specializing in Water type Pokémon. However, a list ...
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When Pokémon hatch from their egg, are they full size?

If someone were to have a Chansey egg (for example), would it be around 3" tall (as tall as Chansey)? Would it weigh as much? Would a full-sized Chansey hatch from the egg, or would it be smaller than ...
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Can a Ditto impersonate a human?

In Pokémon, Ditto is a pink blob that you can use to transform into enemy Pokémon during battle. But can a Ditto transform into other things? For instance, can it transform into a person and ...
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Why don't more trainers (nick)name their Pokemon?

Clearly, quite a few characters in the Pokemon universe(s) do name, or give nicknames to, their Pokemon. However, a wide majority do not. To me, it seems that keeping a Pokemon's name to be that of ...
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How are pre-evolutions explained?

From Generation II onwards, several pre-evolutions for certain Pokemon were established (e.g. Pichu is a pre-evolution for Pikachu). I'm just wondering what the in-universe explanation for this is, ...
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Jessie and James' success rate in Team Rocket's operations

I have been rewatching Pokemon lately, random episodes that play on TV. It is always shown that Jessie & James from Team Rocket fail to capture Ash's Pikachu or their attempts in kidnapping other ...
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Who are the Pokémon on the decoration in the Viridian City Pokémon Center?

In the Pokémon anime episode 2: Pokémon Emergency!, Ash sees the following decoration in the Viridian City Pokémon Center: Ash tells Professor Oak via videophone that the blue Pokémon in the top ...
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What happened with Ghost Pokémon?

As I remember, in the original series, there were three Ghost Pokémons which were able to disappear, immune to attacks and so on. To beat someone, Ash needed to catch one of those and he somehow ...
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How much heat can a Fire Pokemon withstand?

I am kind of new here, and what I am about to ask is out of pure curiosity. I have read a few posts about the types of questions that I should and should not ask, and I do believe that this question ...
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Relation between Heat Miser/Snow Miser and Pokemon? [closed]

In 1974, in A Year Without Santa Claus, the Heat and Snow Misers were introduced -- one who focused on heat and one who focused on snow. This seems to carry similar concepts of the game Pokémon (fire ...
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What is the correct viewing order for the Pokemon TV series and movies?

There are a considerable number of Pokemon TV Series and movies. I am finding this most confusing. Can someone give me the correct viewing order?
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How does being a pokemon gym leader work? [closed]

Throughout the Pokemon world, there are these Pokemon gym leaders who serve as the gatekeepers for their regional Pokemon League region's championship. But how does being a gym leader work? How does ...
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Why do Pokemon obey their trainers?

Most of a Pokemon's life is spent fighting, hurting others and getting hurt in return. That sounds like a terrible life to me. Is there some in-universe reason that Pokemon willingly allow themselves ...
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Why can't umbreon use moon blast?

Umbreon is "the moonlight pokémon" but it can't use moonblast. Why not? Shouldn't umbreon be able too?
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Can inconsistencies in technology level in the world of Pokémon be explained?

I was thinking about this the other day. In the games/show Pokémon, there seems to be very different levels of technological advancement. For example, they can teleport complex beings through ...
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Poké Balls. Can any such device exist? [closed]

I was wondering if anything such as a Poké Ball can exist. They are said to transform the physical creatures into energy. Could something like this ever be possible? I was also wondering if matter ...
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Where do new Pokemon come from?

Each new TV series and each new game seems to introduce new Pokemon, so many I've lost count. Where do these new Pokemon come from? Are they newly discovered? Or are they 'regional'?