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Questions tagged [pokemon]

Japanese anime series as part of the larger Pokémon franchise about various creatures that can be collected and used to battle other people's creatures.

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Are there any normal animals in Pokemon universe?

I watched Pokémon Detective Pikachu and I don't recall seeing any normal animals (like cats and dogs...). Do normal animals exist in the Pokemon universe (in movie or animation)?
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Is this artwork from another film? [Detective Pikachu spoiler]

When Tim first goes into Howard Clifford’s office there are tons of Pokémon easter eggs everywhere, plus there are general references to other films in the rest of the film. So something that caught ...
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Is Pikachu female? [duplicate]

So I wonder if Pikachu is female or male, because in the Movie Pokémon - I choose you!, Pikachu was voiced by a woman. If he was male, I don't think they would voice that Part by a woman. Also, Ash’...
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Why did Jessie and James join Team Rocket?

They seem to actually be generally good people, but with some major terminology confusion*. Is it ever explained why they want to "denounce the evils of truth and love", or what drove them to join ...
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Why do most Pokemon have to go through evolution?

In the Pokémon anime, many Pokémon go through up to 3 stages of evolution. Why do they have to evolve? I mean, it does make it a bit more interesting, but Pokémon would still be interesting if they ...
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Is 'Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!' considered canon?

In Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (2017), there is a scene in which ... This was something that has been controversial among audiences, to say the least. Is this movie and the events that occur ...
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Why doesn't Ash swap out Pokémon more often?

For example, in the XY Pokémon league when he was battling Shouta (I think that's his English name). Ash used Talonflame against a Water Type, leaving him at a type disadvantage, resulting in ...
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Has any girl trainer won the league in Pokémon? [closed]

Has any girl trainer won the league in Pokémon or do girls and boys go in separate leagues?
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Why does Ash look more like the male character from the respective Pokémon games?

In the Pokémon XY series Ash was dressed up and looking a bit like Calem, the male player character from XY games. In the sun moon series he is dressed up and looks like sun from the Pokémon sun ...
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Is Ash's charizard released or is it at Oak's place?

In bulbpedia it says Ash's Charizard Pokémon is at Oak's, but in other places I read that he was released to the Charicific Valley. What really happened, what should I believe? Was he released or is ...
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Why was porygon in this episode of Pokémon

I watched this and he said "porygon" I thought porygon was banned so pokemon couldn't use it becouse of the seizure incident. Yes, I know porygon are in some of the ...
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In the Pokémon anime why does the team rocket trio always wear white?

Why do they wear white and the other team rocket people wear black Team rocket. And what the trio wore in only the first few episodes of the black white series (on the right): What they usually ...
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In Pokémon why do the pokeballs change size?

I always wanted to know. Why do they change size? Big Small Is there a explanation? Because they change size a lot and it can't be the button in the middle (I did think the button change size until ...
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Why does Ash never win a Pokémon League championship?

Lots of fans were angry at the end of Pokémon XY & Z because Ash lost (again) in a championship, this time in Kalos Pokémon League. But why? Is there any reason for the writers to make him lose ...
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Do different types of Poké Balls exist in the anime?

In Pokémon games, there are a number of different Poké Balls: Poké Balls, Ultra Balls, Master Balls, etc. In the anime, do we ever get an explanation of how different types of Poké Balls work, and ...
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How do Trainers keep track of which Pokéball belongs to which Pokémon?

Ash and the rest of the trainers can seemingly pull out the correct Poke ball and know who it belongs to. The Pokeballs all look the same and have no tags or accessories on them for identification. It ...
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Where Does The Meat Come From

In the Pokemon series where Ash travels with Iris and Cilan mainly, the gang does eat food that contains meat. This includes sandwiches, steak, and other non-vegan recipes. There aren't any real meat ...
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Is Pikachu's gender ever confirmed?

I was recently having a discussion about Pokémon, and it came up that none of us were sure whether Ash's Pikachu in the series was male or female. Some (myself included) always thought it was male, ...
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Differences in plot from the Japanese and American versions of “Pokemon: The Movie”

I was reading the IMDb page for Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back and one of the bits of trivia states that "The Japanese version has an entirely different story". I know the Japanese version casts Mewtwo ...