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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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When will Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco be released outside of Japan?

I am really excited to watch Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco but it seems it's not released outside Japan and also not dubbed in English. So when is this going to happen? Does somebody have any ...
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How can a Pokémon not know how to use attacks of its own type?

In "The Winner By a Nosepass", Brock says "There's a small problem and that would be Treecko doesn't know how to use any Grass attacks." But Treecko is a pure Grass-type Pokemon. ...
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How come Pikachu was able to defeat Geodude with a Thunderbolt?

In "Showdown in Pewter City" Pikachu shocks Geodude once and it's defeated. Geodude is a Rock/Ground-type and shouldn't be vulnerable to Electric attacks. How come Pikachu defeated it so ...
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Are Alolan Oricorios based on real world Sunbirds?

Are Oricorios based on Sunbirds? This is a picture of a variation of Sunbird This is a picture of just one variant of the Alolan Oricorios They both come in multiple colors and both seem to drink ...
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Is this the same Magearna (the Mechanical Pokémon)?

Is the Magearna from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (that Lillie gets passed down to her by her father) the same Magearna that was was built in the kingdom of Azoth, from Pokémon the Movie: ...
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What do Team Rocket do with the Pokémon they caught and use to attack Ash and his friends?

Like Yamask, James' Best Wishes-era Pokémon; Pumpkaboo, Jessie's XY-era Pokémon; Mareanie, James' Sun and Moon-era Pokémon; and the other Pokémon which Team Rocket uses only to attack Ash and his ...
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Why doesn't Virgil have a Sylveon?

Virgil in Pokémon is supposed to have every version of Eevee's evolution so why doesn't he have a Sylveon?
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Whats the difference between a Pokemon Trainer and a Pokemon Hunter?

Whats the difference between a Pokemon Trainer and a Pokemon Hunter? What makes a pokemon trainer not a pokemon Hunter?
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Why doesn't Team Rocket like the other supervillain corporations?

Why does Team Rocket not like Team Flare, Team Galactic and Team Plasma? Don't they all have the same end goal?
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Is Ash Ketchum rich?

Ash Ketchum travels months on end sometimes years through towns and cities staying at motels and buying human food, transport, sometimes pokemon food and things (even though yes he also camps out in ...
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Why is Ash ok with Goh catching so many pokemon at once? [closed]

Isnt being a pokemon trainer about actually training pokemon and not about just catching random pokemon willy nilly? It seems out of character for Ash to so apathetically not mind that Goh is ...
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How does Iris' Axew actually stay in her hair?

In Pokémon: Best Wishes! / Pokémon the Series: Black & White, how does Iris' Axew not fall out of her hair? Is it because of Axew's small claws? Or because of how long they've been training ...
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Did Ash meet Goh before he meets Serena?

In the anime, does young Ash meet Goh before or after he met Serena? Similar to how Pokémon XYZ showed Ash's childhood, the first episode of Pokémon Journeys also shows Ash's childhood, but it also ...
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Is Ida supposed to be a subtle throwback (wink to the fans) to Serena? [closed]

Serena in performer outfit: Ida in her outfit: They both have the same hair color and are wearing similar colored outfits they both have blue eyes and they both have a sort of strange personality. ...
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What Happens If A Pokéball Gets Stuck In A Pokémon?

For example you had a real big brute of a Pokémon who wouldn’t listen to you and you accidently dropped your Pokéball on the ground and he ate it what would happen?
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Can an Eevee evolve from an already evolved form of Eevee?

For example, can a Vaporeon evolve into a Glaceon due to water becoming ice, or can a Jolteon evolve into a Espeon because I guess electricity turns into lasers or something. Or maybe a Flareon could ...
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What happened to Metapod's body after its evolution into Butterfree?

As shown in this GIF, when Ash's Metapod evolves into Butterfree, Butterfree emerges from within Metapod, leaving a husk behind. What happened to Metapod's body/residue? What did Ash do with it? Bury ...
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In the world of Pokemon, how come the same attack has a different effect on a Pokemon in different episodes?

In "Charizard Chills", an Ice Beam from Poliwrath instantly freezes Charizard into a big block of ice. However, in "The Symbol Life", when May worries about Charizard being directly hit with an Ice ...
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What's the significance of weird phrases?

In Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019), when Tim and his Pokémon partner Pikachu are about to meet Mime, there is a following discussion: Tim: We're not cops. Pikachu: Grow some berries. You're ...
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Why can only some of the Pokémon speak English

I recently saw the 1998 film Pokémon: The First Movie (I can't recommend it), which from my understanding is a direct tie-in to the show. What I don't understand about this film is that all of the ...
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Why can't Ditto copy eyes properly?

In Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019), Ditto can copy things perfectly, so why can't it copy eyes properly?
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Why can't Psyduck talk even after being merged with Lucy?

In Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019), Pikachu got merged with Harry, enabling him to talk. When Mewtwo merged Psyduck with Lucy, Psyduck still couldn't talk. Why can't Psyduck talk?
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In the games, did Mew literally give birth to Mewtwo?

In Pokémon Red and Blue, and the remakes Fire Red and Leaf Green, the journals found in the ruined Pokémon Mansion refer to Mew giving birth to Mewtwo: Diary: Feb. 6 MEW gave birth. We named ...
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Are humans officially immune to Pokemon attacks?

This answer claims that humans are immune to Pokemon attacks. I believe within Pokémon canon Pokémon powers are simply ineffective against humans, so trainers need no special resistance. Yet I'm ...
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How do Pokémon from entirely different species breed?

In the Pokémon universe Pokémon are known to breed with Pokémon that are completely different animals (i.e. Wailord and Skitty). How does this work?
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Do Pokémon trainers develop some kind of limited resistance to their Pokémon's abilities?

Obvious comedic aspects of the cartoon show especially aside, this may be a partial explanation. Think about it: James can breathe Weezing's smog with no ill effects. Brock was able to hug a Sharpedo....
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Why does Ash keep getting new friends and leaving his old friends?

Why does Ash keep getting new friends and leaving his old friends? Misty, Bonnie etc Why does he keep changing friends and forgetting his old ones?
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Why do Pokémon characters always act like they love their food?

Why do Pokémon characters always act like they love their food, they can't always like eating food, can they? Why do Pokémon characters always act like they love their food?
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How was the Ditto able to send a text message?

When Pikachu and Tim go to the underground Pokemon Arena, they are immediately spotted by Ms. Norman, who sends a message to someone: One of the themes of the movie is that Pokemon and humans are not ...
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Are Pokémon like Throh and Sawk wearing clothes, or is it part of their physical bodies?

As seen above, the two Pokémon Sawk and Throh have on what appears to be karate gi uniforms. Gameplay-wise, when a Throh or Sawk is bred through the Daycare, the baby Throh/Sawk will always be born ...
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Why did Mewtwo need Tim?

At the end of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu it is revealed that: Why was the boy (Tim) needed?
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When do the events of “Detective Pikachu” take place in relation to Ash Ketchum's adventures?

Assuming the canon is essentially the same, is there any indication as to how long (or concurrent to) after Ash's adventures the events of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu take place? Since Mewtwo is a ...
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Why did Tim not recognize this voice?

In Pokémon: Detective Pikachu our protagonist Tim meets up with a Pikachu that he can understand and can understand him. By the end of the film we find out that... So why did Tim not recognize the ...
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Why are the Alolan trial captains so young?

According to Bulbapedia, the trial captains in the region of Alola, whom the player must defeat on their island challenge, are all between 11 and 19. By contrast, their equivalents in most other ...
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Were there any new Pokémon introduced in the movie Pokémon: Detective Pikachu?

I’m not a huge Pokémon fan but I did recognize quite a few Pokémon in the movie Pokémon: Detective Pikachu like Bulbasaur, Charizard, Snorlax, Pikachu (of course) and a few others as well. But were ...
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When did Ash and the gang get ultra guardian suits?

As in, when did this ultra beast Suit Control Room and elevator get installed? It's a cool new series of Pokémon, but when was this room made?
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Was Arcanine originally intended to be a Legendary Pokemon?

In these questions it was repeatedly suggested that Arcanine was intended to be a Legendary, hence being included in the tablet with the birds and the weird Pokedex entries. The only hint of this in ...
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How common is Pokemon training in the Pokemon Universe?

In the new Pokemon Detective movie, Pokemon training is extremely common, so much so that it's considered a shock when Tim doesn't have a partner. However I seem to recall that in the first games ...
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What Pokemon is this?

I haven't really played the later generations of Pokemon, but I still recognized 99% of all Pokemon shown in Detective Pikachu - except one: Which one is this?
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Are there any mundane animals in “Pokémon Detective Pikachu”?

There are a considerable number of mundane animals seen in other parts of the Pokémon franchise, but are there any seen (or referred to) in the world of Pokémon Detective Pikachu? I'm happy to accept ...
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What was the first appearance of a sword-wielding canine?

Pokémon sword will include a new legendary pokémon named Zacian which is a wolf-like creature holding a sword in its mouth. A lot of Dark Souls fans are saying that this is clearly a reference to the ...
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Do water Pokémon produce potable water?

Squirtle and and other water Pokémon are frequently depicted as making attacks that materialize larger volumes of water than could realistically be stored in their bodies. Is this water ever safe for ...
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How can a Pokémon run out of the properties of their type?

In Pokémon episode Electric Shock Showdown Brock says "It's over. Raichu ran out of electricity." How can an Electric Pokemon run out of electricity? Does it mean Water-types can run out of the ...
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Did Team Rocket’s Meowth ever get an opportunity to evolve into Persian?

Team Rocket’s Meowth has been in the show since the second episode of the Pokémon anime and is still around over a thousand episodes and over 20 movies later. Did he ever get the chance to evolve into ...
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Which Pokémon can speak with humans?

Inspired by Detective Pikachu, I was wondering which Pokémon can "speak" with humans. I would like to include Pokémon like Meowth in the anime that speak English/Japanese with their mouths, Pokémon ...
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Are humans in Pokemon as strong as Pokemon or as weak as humans?

Pokemon are known to be able to withstand tremendous physical abuse before being KOed (death happens very rarely, if at all): being burned, shocked with millions of volts, subjected to Light That ...
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Do gym badges have any piracy protection?

Between the games, anime, and manga, there appear to at least be over one hundred unique gym badges across all the regions, most, if not all, of which grant the holder some special ability or access ...
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Why do Jessie and James want Ash's Pikachu so much?

In almost every episode of the Pokemon anime, Team Rocket members Jessie, James, and their Meowth ("To protect the world from devastation...") try to steal Pokemon from our heroes, typically Ash's ...
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How do Pokemon trainers collect their winnings?

According to Bulbapedia, Prize money is the money that a Trainer pays out at the end of a battle. So we know that the money comes directly from the trainer that just lost, and not some third-party ...
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Who's that Pokémon?

My kids received some Pokémon themed bath bombs that contained mini Pokémon inside that become exposed when the water dissolves the rest of the bath bomb. So far, we've gotten slowpoke, lapras, ...