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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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'?