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Mow Rotom is the only Grass Pokemon incapable of learning Energy Ball or Solarbeam, Microwave Rotom is the only Fire Pokemon incapable of learning Flamethrower or Fire Blast, and Fridge Rotom is the only Ice Pokemon incapable of learning Ice Beam.
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Old January 27, 2011, 03:21:34 PM
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Ash is voiced by a girl.
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Oh come on, I knew that when I was 7.
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Old January 27, 2011, 03:48:38 PM
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Ekans is snakE spelled backwords. Aswell arbok is kobra ( similar to cobra)
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Old January 28, 2011, 12:43:24 AM
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Did you know that Archeos is the only Pokemon whose base stat total matches its National Dex number? (567) One more thing about Archeos (and Aaken) is that even though they're in the Water 3 egg group, they can't learn Water type moves and aren't based on aquatic creatures.
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The names for Gen IV Pokemon was (and probably still is) the Japanese name in Russian. The only generation that was ever truly translated was the first.

Also, even though there are Russian players online, to my knowledge, not a single Pokemon game was translated to Russian, not even by fans, even though there are many Russian Pokemon fansites.
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Charizard and Typhlosion have the exact same base stats!
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Smeargle's sketch attack cannot sketch Chatter (Chatter is a move learned by Chatot).
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Looker was not the first member of the International Police introduced. An IP officer is seen in the SS Anne in Red/Blue, in pursuit of Team Rocket.

Looker does not have a foreign accent in the Japanese games.

Unova's Champion, Adeku, speaks in old-fashioned Japanese.

Here's a really interesting tidbit about Caitlin:

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In Black and White, Caitlin appears as a member of the Elite Four of Unova. It is revealed that she possesses some sort of psychic powers, and that in the past, she had an explosive temper that would erupt if she lost a battle causing her psychic powers to cause a lot of damage. This is the reason why Darach fought in her place in Generation IV. However, she gains control of her powers before Generation V.

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If Mew were considered an embodiment of 'earth', it and the other 'fairy legendary Pokémon' would represent the Chinese Wu Xing, fire (Victini), water (Manaphy), earth (Mew), wood (Celebi), and metal (Jirachi).

Heatran is the only legendary that can be either gender.

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Old January 31, 2011, 05:43:02 AM
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Going on from what Magmaster12 reminded me- although Heatran is the only legendary with both genders, it can't breed.
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Manaphy and Phione are the only legendaries that can breed, but they're both genderless and can only breed with Ditto.
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Did you know we use the french name of Mewtwo which is Mewtwo ?
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Did you know we use the french name of Mewtwo which is Mewtwo ?
You got it backwards. The French version of the game came out after the English version, which means that the French version is using the English name.

And aren't we using Victini's Japanese name in English?

More Russian news: While the first movie was translated more-or-less officially (I had the Russian boxart on my PC ) it was translated and voiced all by one guy without removing the older voice track, like most Russian movies. To my knowledge, not only Pokemon 2000 was translated with multiple voice actors.

Oh, and Russia got a decent translation of the Pokemon Diamond & Pearl series, you can find it online. Just ask me for the link, I might publicize it.
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In Platinum, Giratina is the only Pokémon to come out from above the screen during the start of the battle.
Also, it doesn't have a shadow until it uses Shadow Force or breaks out of a Poke Ball.
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Did you know that Barry was supposed to have a different hairstyle
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Just about each region in the anime has had a reference to the region ahead of it. (i.e.; Lucario, Weavile, Bonsly, and Munchlax in a Gen III movie)

R/S/E is the only game to have protagonists without a hat.

HeartGold and SoulSilver have the most references to other generations having Kanto as an explorable region, Steven Stone and Hoenn Legendaries appear, and the Sinnoh Champion Cynthia, Crasher Wake, and Maylene to appear at different times It also has the Sinnoh Frontier Brains.

FireRed and LeafGreen are the first and only games to allow 3 Pokémon to be in the daycare at once(The daycare from R/B/G/Y and a Breeding Daycare in the Sevii Islands)

Also, this one has a tiny spoiler, seeing as how BW was already released, and it's national release is just around the corner.
The Strange Champion    
In Platinum, Champion Cynthia visits your villa, complimenting your piano, talk to her and she'll say something about her house, but she won't reveal the locations of where it is.
In HG/SS, in the Arceus event, you see her leading you to a home in the mountains somewhere, a reference to her visit in Platinum.
In BW, she is also seen in Sazanami Town(She's renting it) where she proceeds to battle you, with half her team consisting of her Platinum Champ Pokémon.

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Apparently, there's an interesting line of text in Firered/Leafgreen that appears if you ride the Seagallop Ferries in the Sevii Islands on a pirated game. The sailor tells you "By the way, if you like this game, buy it or die."
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Old February 20, 2011, 12:34:52 PM
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Apparently, there's an interesting line of text in Firered/Leafgreen that appears if you ride the Seagallop Ferries in the Sevii Islands on a pirated game. The sailor tells you "By the way, if you like this game, buy it or die."
I can prove this. This is from an old gameplay screenshot I took from a dumped copy.


Over half of the trainer battle sprites in Pokemon Firered are unused. In Firered that is, they're remains from Ruby.

Emerald is the hardest Pokemon game to hack due to its instability. Why is it unstable? BATTLE FRONTIER.
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Trapinch's base Attack stat is actually the highest value the base stat ever reaches during it's entire evolutionary process; Flygon's stats are all 30 stats higher than Vibrava's, with it's Attack stat going back up to 100 (which also means that Vibrava's base Attack is 30 points lower than it's pre-evolved form).

Pokémon Black and White mark the very first time in the history of the series in which Pokémon were designed by an American; in this case, James Turner. He designed Gobitto ("Golett"), Goruggu ("Golurk"), Varuchai ("Vullaby"), Vanipeti ("Vanillite"), Vanirichi ("Vanilish"), and Vaivanilla ("Vanilluxe"). Varujina ("Mandibuzz"), the evolution of Varuchai, was designed by Ken Sugimori himself, however.

James Turner, the very first American to design a Pokémon
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Old March 11, 2011, 02:26:59 AM
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Pupitar basically floats by farting.

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Pupitar creates a gas inside its body that it compresses and forcefully ejects to propel itself like a jet or rocket.

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The Gamestop Celebi event was orignally meant to distribute a Shiny Celebi. This was on the same distribution cartridge as the Legendary Beasts. Though if you got the non-Shiny Celebi you can't get the Shiny one.
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The Gamestop Celebi event was orignally meant to distribute a Shiny Celebi. This was on the same distribution cartridge as the Legendary Beasts. Though if you got the non-Shiny Celebi you can't get the Shiny one.
Can you provide proof of this? As far as I know, the only distributions were a regular-colored Celebi, and I've never heard anything about it supposed to be shiny. (Unless the shiny one's at the Mall Tour, though)
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did you know that infernape can learn solarbeam without AR?
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Old March 13, 2011, 10:10:19 AM
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did you know that infernape can learn solarbeam without AR?
Well, most fire-types can learn solarbeam because it's good with Sunny Day.

proof
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Did you know that Klang's shiny form was origanally going to be it's regular form sense it's shiny form represents copper?
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Blaine shares his name with a demented Monorail Train from Steven King's Dark Tower series. The Train requires passengers to answer riddles in order to board him, just like how Blaine requires riddles to be answered to get to him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaine_the_Mono
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Magikarps can hit ghost types in Gen 4...with Bounce. :3
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Shōko Nakagowa let the type of Zekrom slip before the official announcement. In a May 31st blog post, she stated she liked Electric-types, stating that she wanted a Zekrom. She later burned the evidence by editing that tidbit out.

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Pupitar basically floats by farting.
By.... farting..?

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?
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Nope.

Random Pokemon facts:
  • The individual gears on a Klink are called minigears, according to its Black Pokedex entry.
  • The magnets on Probopass are called mini-noses.
  • Despite the fact that Exeggcute and Clamperl evolve by Leaf Stone and trade respectively, the Sapphire entry for Exeggcute states "When cracks increasingly appear on the eggs, Exeggcute is close to evolution," and the entry for Clamperl states "When its body becomes too large to fit inside the shell, it is sure evidence that this Pokémon is getting close to evolution."
  • Cobalion saved Pokemon from a sea of fire (perhaps Reshiram's doing?) in the past.
  • There is an official remix to N's final battle music.
  • N's (and Ghetsis's) last name is Harmonia.
Pokemon world history:
  • Opelucid City has the longest history in the world (in White, at least).
  • The Relic Castle was apparently the capital of an ancient civilization.
  • The Desert Resort used to stretch as far as Route 18.
  • The first (modern) Unova settlement is Village Bridge, which was created 200 years ago.
And according to Pokejungle...
  • Volcarona originally had four wings.
  • Petilil was originally going to have two evolutions.
  • Haxorus was one of the first Pokemon made in Gen V.
  • Frillish and Jellicent were originally pure Water-type.
  • Stunfisk was originally Water/Electric-type.
  • The Klink line was somewhat inspired by Dugtrio (not Magneton?!).

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According to Pokejungle
- Scraggy and Scrafty owe their existence to the low and baggy jean trend and also are reminiscent of a snake with its shed skin
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Fraxure was the first Gen V Pokémon created, according to an interview with Ken Sugimori.
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If there were to ever be 4 pokemon starters at once, one of them would forcedly have to be a grass type, following the starter rule from the starter traingle (3 starters), going one way = Super effective, the other Not very.
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According to the cave of dragonflies' type tool, the following type... quadrilaterals are possible:
  • Fire, water, grass, bug
  • Fire, rock, ground, grass
  • Grass, flying, rock, ground
Other type triangles:
  • Fire, rock, steel
  • Grass, poison, ground
  • Fighting, flying, rock

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Other type triangles:
  • Fire, rock, steel
  • Grass, poison, ground
  • Fighting, flying, rock
I'd love to have a Fighting type starter. :3
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Oshowott and its evolution's are able to learn Fight, Poison, Flying, Psychic, Dark, Ghost, Dragon, Electric and Fire type :O
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According to the cave of dragonflies' type tool, the following type... quadrilaterals are possible:
  • Fire, water, grass, bug
  • Fire, rock, ground, grass
  • Grass, flying, rock, ground
Other type triangles:
  • Fire, rock, steel
  • Grass, poison, ground
  • Fighting, flying, rock

You could also have a Fighting-Psychic-Dark starter triangle.
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*Loud beeping noise* You are wrong, my friend! AGAIN!

To be a true type triangle, each type has to be super effective against one type and not very effective against another. Dark is immune to Psychic, thus, it is not a true type triangle.

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*Loud beeping noise* You are wrong, my friend! AGAIN!

To be a true type triangle, each type has to be super effective against one type and not very effective against another. Dark is immune to Psychic, thus, it is not a true type triangle.
Well then I'm partly right, since it's a partial triangle, given that it complies with the rules for two-thirds of the types that comprise it.
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With the Dark-Psychic-Fighting idea, it could work if the Psychic-type's ability made it able to hit Dark-types for NVE damage. The Dark-type would still be immune to other psychics though.
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did you know that volacrona can't learn attract?
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Do you know the ads on bulbapedia are getting seriously annoying? you can sometimes hear Charizard's cry on the Drftveil Drawbridge?
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Arcanine was originally supposed to be a legendary
Look how nonchalant he is. He knows he’s the hottest thing since the sun, and he isn’t taking **** from nobody. Well, except GameFreak developers.
You see, Arcanine was supposed to be a Legendary Pokemon. In fact, the Pokedex even goes as far to call it a Legendary Pokemon. When the first legendary trio was originally crafted, it was decided that Articuno, Zapdos, and Arcanine would be the three to represent ice, lightning, and fire (none of the three were given names by that point). Nintendo feared the idea of confusing gamers with two birds and one ****-destroyer, so they decided to replace Arcanine with another bird. Therefore, Moltres became a part of the first legendary trio, and Arcanine became one of the strongest non-legendary Pokemon of the first generation.
A legendary Arcanine is further clarified in the anime, in which Arcanine is seen standing beside the three legendary birds on tablet.
Arcanine originally had the name "Blaze."
Arcanine is the only Pokémon with a stat total of 555.
Arcanine has the highest base stats of any Pokémon that has only evolved once.
Arcanine has the highest base stats of any non-legendary Fire-type Pokémon.
Arcanine is based on the Ryukyuan シーサー shisa, or koma-inu. They are mythical creatures that take inspiration from lions, tigers, and dogs. Statues of them in pairs are used as guardians and to invite good luck. It could also be based on the Haetae, a mythical fire-eating dog with similarities to lions and tigers.


Trees = Professors?

In all of the handheld generations so far, the professors are named after trees. (Oak, Rowan, etc.)

Weird names:

Girafarig ordinary name? Nop! Spell it backwards..its the same thing!
Ho-oh.. When spelled in all caps (HO-OH), it can be flipped horizontally or vertically, and still say HO-OH.


Super Pokemon facts!


ABSOL
Absol is based on the Barghest, a monstrous black dog in English folklore. Seeing one was believed to portend imminent death or misfortune, but unlike the Barghest, Absol warns people about disasters. It may be also be based on the black cat superstition. Absol is also similar to the mythical Mothman, not because of physical appearance, but its presence is a warning of disaster. Its independence, habitat, and body seem to be reminiscent of a cougar. Absol's head is modeled after a Taijitu ("yin-yang"). Also, Absol may resemble the kutabe, a white beast that predicted that a plague would sweep through the Toyama Prefecture of Japan.

SPIRITOMB
In Pokémon Diamond, Spiritomb's entry states that it was formed from 108 spirits, Spiritomb's number in the Sinnoh Pokédex is 108, its Defense and Special Defense base values are 108, and it weighs exactly 108.0 kilograms. It also explicitly states this in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, when it shouts "We are SPIRITOMB! We are made from a fusion of spirits! One hundred and EIGHT of them!" This is based on the number of temptations a person must overcome to reach nirvana in the Buddist religion, implying that Spiritomb couldn't resist the temptations, so was bound to a stone.

Spiritomb is based on a Jibakurei, a spirit bound to a single place. It also based on a Buddhist tradition performed on New Year's Eve in Japan. A bell is rung 108 times to chase away the 108 temptations in order to achieve nirvana.

Similarly, the provenance of Spiritomb probably arises from the Chinese novel, Water Margin, whose opening chapter begins with the release of 108 spirits. This draws heavy parallels with the release of Spiritomb, comprised of 108 spirits according to the Pokédex, from the Odd Keystone.

SHUCKLE
Although the circumstances would be nearly impossible, a level 100 Shuckle can potentially deal the most damage in one single attack through the use of numerous stat boosters, by using Helping Hand, Metronome held item, Power Trick, a Skill Swap to Pure Power or Huge Power, and the Defense Curl/Rollout combo. Also, Shuckle's partner must have the ability Flower Gift and the weather must be sunny. On the 5th impact of Rollout, if used against a level 1 Ledyba or Yanma that have been hit with negative Defense modifiers (such as Screech), it can deal 213,896,052 damage with a critical hit.

DROWZEE
Drowzee is based on the Japanese myth of the baku, creatures who eat bad dreams of sleeping people. Originally, they were composite animals, but later became tapirs — pig-like animals with small trunks from South America and Southern Asia.

SALAMENCE
Salamence is actually lighter than its pre-evolution, Shelgon, weighing 226.2 lbs to Shelgon's 243.6 lbs.

NINETALES
Ninetales, like Vulpix, are based on foxes. However, in Japan there are certain legends concerning foxes, or kitsune, as they are known there. One such legend which relates to Ninetales the most is how many-tailed foxes can breathe fire, create illusions, and have extremely long lifespans. After living a long time, these creatures take on spirit forms, which may be the reason why these two related Pokémon can learn Ghost-type moves.
In particular, Ninetales is based on the 九尾の狐, the nine-tailed fox, which is a fox of advanced age whose fur has turned silver-gold. It is said to have the power of infinite vision. (Thinking of Naruto? )


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did you know that kadabra and haunter are heaver than their traded evolved forumZ?
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did you know that kadabra and haunter are heaver than their traded evolved forms?
fix'd. Also,

Haunter: 0.2lbs

Gengar: 89.3lbs

Please do your research before you talk about stuff.
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Did you know in Pokemon Colosseum, your partner is based on Misty?
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Did you know that Shellos was supposed to be in Pokemon R/S.
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Fun facts that do not fit anywhere else.

"HO-OH" can be read backwards and forwards, flipped horizontally or vertically or rotated 180 degrees without changing. No real five-lettered word in the English language is this flexible (well, Ho-oh is technically five characters, not letters, if you want to be pedantic).
The older haircut brother in G/S/C gives your Pokémon 5 happiness points at the maximum, while his younger brother can give them 10 points max. However, because the older brother is much likelier to do his job well, his average is slightly higher than the younger brother's if you don't restart until the Pokémon "looks delighted!".
In Red and Blue, Lickitung couldn't learn Lick.
Nidorina and Nidoqueen can't breed, but Nidoran female can.
As of the fifth generation, at least one species of Pokémon evolves at every level from 20 to 45.
No Pokémon evolutions introduced in generations 2-4 used either the Thunderstone or the Fire Stone; in fact, only two Pokémon (Pikachu and Eevee) could evolve using a Thunderstone. The fifth generation, however, added at least one new Pokémon species evolving with every evolution stone except the Dawn Stone.
There is no such item as "Paralyz Heal". It's called "Parlyz Heal", with only one a in "Parlyz". Well, at least it took me six years to notice this.
Platinum randomly changed the names of at least six random trainers around Sinnoh. Many of them retained the same Pokémon or mostly the same as Diamond and Pearl, while others who kept the same name had their teams completely renewed, so the implication doesn't seem to be that they're different trainers. Some trainers have also randomly switched places with other trainers on the same route.

Types

The type chart and its various oddities.

In Red, Blue and Yellow, there was only one Dragon move, Dragon Rage, which deals set damage (40 HP), so Dragon's weakness to Dragon never actually came into account despite being written into the type chart in the instruction booklet. Raise your hand if you painstakingly raised a Gyarados to use against Lance's dragons.
Somewhat similarly, while the R/B/Y type chart also truthfully tells you that Ghost is only weak to itself, the only Ghost attack that deals variable damage is Lick, with a base damage of 20 that makes it rather unimpressive as a super effective attack.
Speaking of the R/B/Y type chart and the Ghost type, a lot of people missed the fact that in the original games, Psychic was immune to Ghost, not weak to it. This misunderstanding was propagated by the anime, which had a special subplot revolving around getting Ash a Haunter to beat Sabrina, when a Haunter would have been a horrible choice (not only should Ghost attacks not affect her Pokémon at all, but being partly Poison-type, Haunter would be weak to Psychic attacks).
In the first-generation games, attacks using a special damage formula, such as Seismic Toss, Sonicboom, Dragon Rage, etc., ignored the type chart completely, including immunities.
In R/B/Y like the later games, a dual-type Pokémon being attacked by a move that is super effective on one of its types and not very effective on the other will take normal damage; however, the games display an "It's super effective!" or "It's not very effective..." message anyway. (See the Experimentation section for a full explanation.)
If, on the other hand, one of the defending Pokémon's types is weak to the move and the other is immune (in R/B/Y), you will not get the normal immunity message, which is "It doesn't affect [defendant]!"; you will instead always be told that "[attacker]'s attack missed!" This happens for example if you use Ground attacks on Zubat or Golbat (Poison/Flying).
Most Normal-type Pokémon are either pure Normal or Normal/Flying, with all part-Normal-type Pokémon having it as Type 1. In the first-generation games, this rule was universal; in generations two and three, Girafarig (Normal/Psychic) was the only exception; the fourth generation added Bibarel (Normal/Water) and the fifth added the deer Pokémon Deerling and Sawsbuck (Normal/Grass) and the event legendary Meloetta (Normal/Psychic in its Aria Forme, Normal/Fighting in its Pirouette Forme). This makes Normal by far the least-combined type, with only five combinations to its name; all other types have at least nine different combinations as of the fifth generation, meaning they've been combined with at least half of the other types in addition to standing alone.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, despite that Flying is the third most common Pokémon type, no Pokémon was either pure Flying-type or had Flying as its Type 1 until the fifth generation, which introduced the pure Flying genie Tornadus. Arceus can technically be a pure Flying-type as well when holding a Sky Plate, but that doesn't precisely count since it's a type-changing thing. Flying is also tied with Water as the most combined type: it has been combined with every type except Fighting, while Water has been combined with every type except Fire. A close second is Ground, which has been combined with everything except Normal and Fighting.
The only possible starter triangles (i.e. three types that are weak to one another in a rock-paper-scissors fashion and the same with resistances in reverse) other than the traditional Fire/Water/Grass are Rock/Fighting/Flying, Fire/Rock/Steel and Grass/Poison/Ground. (Before you send me an error report about it, NO, DARK/PSYCHIC/FIGHTING IS NOT A TYPE TRIANGLE. See the FAQ entry on the subject for details.) We are not likely to get such starter triangles, however; Fire, Water and Grass are both traditional and make sense as representatives of three elements while the other triangles are pretty much out-of-the-blue incidental relations that happen to emerge from the type chart.
As a matter of fact, were they ever to introduce four starters in a "type square" with the current type chart - as long as we only consider the weaknesses/resistances of the "adjacent" types - the only possibilities would be Fire/Bug/Grass/Water, Fire/Grass/Ground/Rock and Rock/Flying/Grass/Ground. And for type pentagons, they'd have the possibilities of Fire/Bug/Grass/Ground/Rock and Bug/Grass/Ground/Rock/Flying. Incidentally I found this out by creating a script that figures it out for me, so yes, I'm quite sure those are the only possibilities.
The only possible type combination without a weakness is Dark/Ghost (technically, using Foresight will negate Ghost's immunities and thus make Fighting super effective, but under normal circumstances it has no weakness). Meanwhile, there are several one-weakness type combinations: pure Normal (weak to Fighting), pure Electric (weak to Ground), Normal/Ghost (weak to Dark), Water/Ground (doubly weak to Grass), Water/Dragon (weak to Dragon), Poison/Dark (weak to Ground), Psychic/Dark (doubly weak to Bug) and Bug/Steel (doubly weak to Fire). Interestingly, we have abilities that provide functional immunities to both Ground (Levitate), Fire (Flash Fire) and Grass (Sap Sipper), making Electric, Poison/Dark, Bug/Steel and Water/Ground Pokémon with no weaknesses possible (although Poison/Dark is also subject to the same loophole as Dark/Ghost, namely its weakness to Psychic under Miracle Eye, and the abilites Mold Breaker, Turboblaze and Teravolt will negate all three abilities, as well as the move Gravity negating Levitate). In the fifth generation we finally got such a Pokémon, the Levitating Electric eel family of Tynamo, Eelektrik and Eelektross.
It is a common misconception, propagated by the Pokémon anime, that Rock Pokémon are immune to electricity, but Electric attacks are neutral against Rock-types. Likewise, many think that Rock Pokémon are resistant to Rock attacks, which are also neutral. Finally, Rock Pokémon are not weak to Ice attacks; that's neutral too. All of these misconceptions stem from the Rock-type's frequent combination with Ground, which is immune to Electric, resistant to Rock and weak to Ice.
Ground Pokémon are immune to Electric attacks, but not to the Static ability. Steel Pokémon, likewise, are immune to Poison attacks, but could nonetheless be poisoned through the Poison Point ability or Beedrill's signature move Twineedle (which is a Bug attack, but can poison) until the fourth generation. (Ground-types remain able to be paralyzed by Static, however.)
Karate Chop and Gust were Normal-type moves in R/B/Y, despite being very obvious candidates for Fighting and Flying, respectively.

The Generation Gap

The Pokémon games and what changes and remains the same between generations.

Fans aren't the only people who revamp old sprites to become new. The poses of many Gold, Silver and Crystal sprites show signs of having been heavily inspired by the Red/Green and Red/Blue sprites - usually Silver from Red/Green and Gold from Red/Blue, but sometimes the other way around and in a few cases even from Yellow. If you don't believe me, you can see some of the examples - and those are nowhere near all. (Some of those are a bit of a stretch, but others are plainly just revamps of the older ones.) Many of the FireRed/LeafGreen sprites are posed similarly to the original Green sprites, too.
The only Pokémon that have actually had their typing changed between generations are Magnemite and Magneton, who went from pure Electric to Electric/Steel when G/S/C came out, and Rotom's forms, which went from the normal Rotom's Electric/Ghost to the type corresponding to their special move. Clearly only Electric-types can change types.
None of the Pokémon that were added into old evolution chains in the second and third generations evolve through a method that is possible to replicate in the older games (they use items that didn't exist at the time such as Gloom into Bellossom, need to be traded while holding an item such as Onix into Steelix, or evolve by happiness which can not be measured in the older games barring Pikachu in Yellow, such as Eevee into Espeon and Umbreon). Clearly they want to keep things somewhat consistent. Admittedly it was broken a couple of times in the fourth generation: Lickitung evolves by levelling up when it knows Rollout (which it could learn by Move Tutor before) and Piloswine evolves by levelling up when it knows Ancientpower (which it could learn by breeding).
Because Gold, Silver and Crystal were linkable with Red, Blue and Yellow, the Pokémon in G/S/C used the same Individual Value for both Special Attack and Special Defense, which in R/B/Y was the Special IV. This is one of the reasons G/S/C weren't linkable with the Advanced generation; in the Advance games, Pokémon have separate IVs for Special Attack and Special Defense and the values of all IVs range from 0 to 31 instead of 0 to 15.
Between the second and third generations, all level 100 max stats (ignoring natures) rose by one. This is because the IV factor in the stat formula used to be twice the IV when the IV ranged from 0 to 15, so this meant it could be up to 30, but is now just the IV itself while it ranges from 0 to 31.
Many people think that Waterfall was a new move in G/S/C, but it existed in R/B/Y - it was just learned only by Goldeen and Seaking, Pokémon that nobody uses, cares about or trains to level 39 (when Seaking learned Waterfall). Except me.
The items Elixer and Max Elixer from R/B/Y and G/S/C were updated to the correct spelling, "Elixir", in the Advanced Generation. Mr. Mime's name was also updated to have a space after the period, which it didn't have before.
The only actual change in an evolution method (barring temporary ones caused by problematic circumstances like the lack of actual day and night in R/S/E and XD and the lack of contests and Sinnoh locations in B/W) was when the requirements for Shedinja were changed between the third and fourth generation. Originally, to get a Shedinja one merely needed to raise a Nincada to level 20 and have an empty slot in the party. However, it was frequently reported as requiring an empty Pokéball in the bag as well, and although this was fiction made up by fans who seemed to find it more logical, this found itself into Diamond and Pearl: now one must have a regular Poké Ball in one's bag in order to get a Shedinja.

Species, Stats and Moves

Particular Pokémon species, their stats and the moves they learn.

Magikarp can only learn Splash, Tackle, Flail and Bounce (via Platinum Move Tutor), but its apparent counterpart Feebas can learn quite a few TM/HM, Move Tutor and breeding moves, giving it a distinct advantage which one might not notice at first glance.
Pseudo-legendaries (Dragonite, Tyranitar, etc.) have higher total base stats than the legendary trios (Articuno/Zapdos/Moltres, Raikou/Entei/Suicune, etc.).
Azurill is a Normal-type unlike its Water-type evolutions, and has a higher chance of being female (75% as opposed to Marill and Azumarill's 50%). The gender thing also means that some female Azurill will in fact change sex when they evolve.
The most powerful unevolved Pokémon stat-wise ("unevolved" here meaning a Pokémon that is not the last stage in its evolutionary line) in the second and third generations was Scyther, with a base stat total of 500. Scyther is also the only Pokémon (aside from the very special case of Shedinja) that does not get an actual statistical gain when it evolves: 40 points are simply taken off Speed and split between Attack and Defense.
However, the fourth generation brought Porygon-Z, which led to Porygon2 (base stat total 515) stealing that title. Porygon's evolution line is incidentally also noteworthy in that Porygon2 is both smaller and lighter than its pre-evolution. Porygon-Z is then the biggest but intermediate in weight. Obviously, the upgrade from Porygon to Porygon2 represents the trend in technology to go from bigger and clunkier to smaller and lighter.
Slaking's total stats are equal to those of Groudon and Kyogre, to make up for its hindering ability. This includes a very respectable base Speed of 100 (the same as for example Charizard), interestingly enough.
The final-form Pokémon with the lowest total base stats is Shedinja - obviously, this is due to having a base HP of 1, and it has the ability Wonder Guard to make up for this. The next Pokémon above it are Smeargle and Ditto, respectively, both of which also have very unique abilities. After them, Luvdisc and Delibird are tied - and while Delibird at least has a signature move, Luvdisc doesn't seem to have any redeeming features at all. Poor thing.
Bellossom is a unique Pokémon in many ways. It is smaller and lighter than its pre-evolved form, similar to Porygon2. It also loses a type (Poison) without getting a new type as a replacement, and in Gold, Silver and Crystal, it even lost the ability to learn the Sludge Bomb TM which it previously had as a Gloom. As if that weren't enough, it has also gone through some of the most drastic color changes of any Pokémon. In the G/S/C games, it had a green body and a pink petal skirt and flowers. In the G/S/C Sugimori art, on the other hand, it had a dark blue body, red flowers and alternately green and yellow petals in its 'skirt'. Finally, in both the sprites and Sugimori art of the subsequent generations, it has the flowers and skirt of the G/S/C Sugimori art, but the body is light green.
Bellossom is not the only Pokémon to have gone through color changes. For example, Bulbasaur originally had a blue body in its Sugimori art but is now closer to green; in Gold and Silver Spinarak was dark purple but is now green and yellow while the shiny form is dark blue/purple; and Jumpluff was all blue in Gold and Silver while the Sugimori art as well as the games from Crystal onwards have shown the cotton puffs on its arms as yellow.
As if that weren't strange enough, the shadows of Jumpluff's cotton puffs are square-shaped in Pokémon Colosseum.
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I dont know any but your facts are interesting

know one: articUNO, zapDOS, molTRES first spanish/latin numbers

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During an interview with Junichi Masuda and Ken Sugimori, they revealed that there was originally going to be a new pokemon based off the first cloned sheep "Dolly." However, the idea was rejected because it was "too controversial." This pokemon was probably intended to make an appearance in Gen II. (and no, its not Mareep)
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Pokemon: The Movie 2000 had a soundtrack that included songs from several well-known celebrities, such as Weird Al Yankovic and The B-52s.
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The cries of Charizard and Rhyhorn are the same.
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Pokemon: The Movie 2000 had a soundtrack that included songs from several well-known celebrities, such as Weird Al Yankovic and The B-52s.
Really? I need to watch that movie again.

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The cries of Charizard and Rhyhorn are the same.
Actually, a lot of the 1st generation's cries are the same, only most have slight pitch shifts or speed differences.

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did you know that if you read girafarig backwards it's the same name?
I love how this fact has been posted millions of times in this thread. :]
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Alomomola is in the same boat as Girafarig. Its name when read backwards and/or forwards is the same.
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That the Nidorans are the only pokemon in Gen 1 that had a gender before genders where even thought of for other pokemon on other games. And that Gible is the first dragon-type pokemon ash caught.

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I dont know any but your facts are interesting

know one: articUNO, zapDOS, molTRES first spanish/latin numbers
That was so cool I HAD to respond. Awesome!

Did you know the creator of Pokemon originally had the Autism Spectrum Disorder? He created Pokemon when he was researching WWII. He found that in Japanese internment camps the Japanese used to make small insects and bugs fight each other simply to pass time. See the similarity?

Long story short, if there was no Hitler, Gamefreak would never have made Pokemon. Gamefreak would have probably sold sequels of Pulseman and never nearly get as much fame nowadays, or something similar.

Speaking of Pulseman, Pulseman is a game made by Gamefreak in the 1990's.
In Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, you can hear parts of the first level theme form Pulseman when facing your Rival.
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Actually, a lot of the 1st generation's cries are the same, only most have slight pitch shifts or speed differences.
Yes but these 2 are EXACTLY the same.
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That was so cool I HAD to respond. Awesome!

Did you know the creator of Pokemon originally had the Autism Spectrum Disorder? He created Pokemon when he was researching WWII. He found that in Japanese internment camps the Japanese used to make small insects and bugs fight each other simply to pass time. See the similarity?

Long story short, if there was no Hitler, Gamefreak would never have made Pokemon. Gamefreak would have probably sold sequels of Pulseman and never nearly get as much fame nowadays, or something similar.

Speaking of Pulseman, Pulseman is a game made by Gamefreak in the 1990's.
In Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, you can hear parts of the first level theme form Pulseman when facing your Rival.
OBJECTION!!

Satoshi Tajiri actually got the idea for Pokemon from his childhood where he would collect insects, as shown in this interview.
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OBJECTION!!

Satoshi Tajiri actually got the idea for Pokemon from his childhood where he would collect insects, as shown in this interview.
Well holy crap, I'll be. Lesson learned. **** Wikipedia.
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When Grimer move, they leave bits of themselves, which eventually turn into new Grimer.
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it is impossible to teach Magicarp a TM/HM

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Chansey's Japanese name is "Lucky", and the numerous items associated with it, such as "Lucky Punch" contain part of it's name, though the correlation is lost in the localized games. In particular, think of the implications when you look at the Lucky Egg O_O You're using a Chansey's egg to boost exp. gain somehow.
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it is impossible to teach Magicarp a TM/HM
Same deal with Tynamo. And Feebas. And I forgot Unown.( Or however you spell it)

But Tynamo Feebas and Magicarp all evolve into Great powerful pokemon.
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Feebas can learn TMs. Research your stuff before you talk.
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And Feebas.
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wi...bas#By_TM.2FHM

Feebas actually learns a buttload of moves throught TM/HM, breeding and move tutors.

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Bulbasaur and its evolutionsry relatives always have food, through the act of photosynthesis.
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Bulbasaur and its evolutionsry relatives always have food, through the act of photosynthesis.
Well, so do Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victribell, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Tangela, Tangrowth, Sunkern, Sunflora, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Roselia, Roserade, Tropius, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Cherubi, Cherrim, Leafeon, Shaymin, Sewaddle, Swadloon, Leavanny, Petlil, Lilligant, Maractus, Deerling, and Sawsbuck.

Also, Dewott forgot Wynaut and Wobbuffet. They can't learn TM's, either.

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Well, so do Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victribell, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Tangela, Tangrowth, Sunkern, Sunflora, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Roselia, Roserade, Tropius, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Cherubi, Cherrim, Leafeon, Shaymin, Sewaddle, Swadloon, Leavanny, Petlil, Lilligant, Maractus, Deerling, and Sawsbuck.
lol, not according to my Limited Edition Generation III Prima Games Pokedex. It states that it gets it through the bulb in it's back.

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lol, not according to my Limited Edition Generation III Prima Games Pokedex. It states that it gets it through the bulb in it's back.
Chlorophill and Synthesis, my friend.
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IMPORTANT WARNING: Please don't post any facts which have been stated in this thread already. Also, try to confirm your facts to make sure that they're actually obscure and accurate.

Any member who fails to comply with the above will receive a warning and/or an infraction from now onwards.
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Ummmm, how about that no one seen inside a forrtresses shell.
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In Pokemon TCG for Gameboy, Ninetales is spelled "Ninetails"
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Caitlin (yeah the e4 member) was in Pokemon Platinum Version
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Caitlin (yeah the e4 member) was in Pokemon Platinum Version
And HG/SS.
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Capsule Monsters was the early design concept of Pokémon, first proposed to Nintendo as early as 1990. Various Pokémon are known or believed to have originated from this early concept work, such as the well known battling foes Nidorino and Gengar. At first the creators had trouble trademarking the name "Capsule Monsters" so he changed it first to "CapuMon" and then later "Pocket Monsters".
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Did you know that, in the Japanese version of Blue, there is an in-game trade on Route 11 that makes you trade a Rhydon for a Kangaskhan?
But that isn't the most interesting part.

The interesting part is that Rhydon's hex number in 1st gen is 01 while Kangaskhan's hex number is 02.
Basically they are the first two Pokémon in index number order if you don't count Missingno (Which is 00)
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THERES A MEW UNDA DAT TRUCK BOI

On a more serious note, did you know Starmie can breed and even has egg moves in Gold and Silver?
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Did you know Sawbsuck's first four letters represent the four seasons.

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Eevee, Girafarig, and Alomomola are all palindromes. Oh, and Ho-Oh.
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Did you know Machamp's original name was Ju-Doh?
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Ba-rump.
You can revisit the Shinto/Sinjoh Ruins and choose a new Pokémon if you have an event Arceus from the Hall of Origin. The only problem is that the HoO Arceus event was never released, not even in Japan. (I think. I read it somewhere but I'm not 100% sure) Cynthia will not show back up, though, as she has returned to Sinnoh.
Elesa is the first non-militaristic and female Electric Type Gym Leader, with her occupation being a fashion model. ...Modeling is a job, right?
And now some BW2 stuff sooooo spoiler up!
More random facts    
Black and White 2 are the first games to have an actual number in the title. They are also the first direct sequels within the same generation, instead of the alternate/true storyline.
The song "Elesa's Gym" after you defeat her trainers sound very similar to the Pig Noise song "Dancer in the Street" from The World Ends With You. It even uses the same voice clips.
Elesa's new look was made to model a Flaaffy, another way to advertise the new Pokémon in the region. She is also the only returning Gym Leader to have their appearance completely changed.

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A hypno once stole a child
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A hypno once stole a child
I'm pretty sure this is more of a "creepypasta" rumor than an actual pokemon fact. Could you source any citations verifying this statement?
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Old September 19, 2012, 03:27:43 AM
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I'm pretty sure this is more of a "creepypasta" rumor than an actual pokemon fact. Could you source any citations verifying this statement?
I think it was a Pokédex info thing that said Hypno uses its hypnotic powers to lure children away.
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I'm pretty sure this is more of a "creepypasta" rumor than an actual pokemon fact. Could you source any citations verifying this statement?
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FireRed
It carries a pendulum-like device. There once was an incident in which it took away a child it hypnotized.
The pokedex entry was only in FireRed

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The pokedex entry was only in FireRed
...huh. That's just plain weird. I don't remember pokedex entries being so dark.
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...huh. That's just plain weird. I don't remember pokedex entries being so dark.
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Lampent's Pokedex entry:
It arrives near the moment of death and steals spirit from the body.
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Gothorita's Pokedex Entry:
They use hypnosis to control people and Pokémon. Tales of Gothorita leading people astray are told in every corner.
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Shedinja's Pokedex Entry:
It is believed that this Pokémon will steal the spirit of anyone peering into its hollow body from its back.
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Old September 19, 2012, 03:46:21 PM
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I believe there was an Aerodactyl Pokedex entry that said something along the lines of "It uses it sharp fangs to go for the throat of it's enemies"

That might have just been in the Pokedex toy I have, buuuuut, it might have been in Red/Blue/Yellow too.
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Koffing and Weezing's original names were "LA" and "NY".
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In Pokemon Red and Blue versions, you can use a fishing rod on any of the Rhydon Statues. However, nothing will happen unless you use the Old Rod. Using the Old Rod will catch a Magikarp.
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Old September 20, 2012, 05:23:01 PM
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This one is a BW2 spoiler.
Having to do with everyone's 2nd favorite HM, Surf~!    
In Pokéwood/Pokéstar Studios one of the trees at the far right acts as a Surf tile. You can't move, so I 'm sure no wild Pokémon appear.
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They haven't said it yet but I believe it's true, Ditto's are failed mew clones that escaped from the labs were they produced mewtwo.
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Old September 23, 2012, 06:25:09 PM
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There was originally planned to be about 191 Pokémon in R/B/G/Y.
When Red/Green was released, Nintendo didn't know that Mew existed (remember that Pokémon is developed by GameFreak).
It is possible (but highly unlikely) to beat Green version in under 10 minutes through usage of heavy glitches.
It is also possible to beat Green version without getting a single Pokémon, but this is only really possible by using external tools.
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Did you know that Mew was designed off of a fetus?
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Old November 11, 2012, 05:56:39 PM
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Through the use of external tools that allow you to walk through walls, you can beat all of the trainers in G/S/C without catching a single Pokémon. This is because if you get into a trainer battle while you have no Pokémon in your party, you are declared victor instantly. This works on every single trainer, including gym leaders, the Elite Four, and even Red.

Also, many of the sprites of 1st and 2nd gen Pokémon in Ruby and Sapphire are very similar, some being nearly identical, to their sprites from G/S/C with just some graphical improvements.

Oh, and Munna's design is based off the comment an NPC made in the original games. The NPC said "There should be a pink [Pokémon] with a floral pattern!"

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Old November 11, 2012, 06:17:50 PM
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Did you know?

Salamence and Dunsparce are the same height. (4'11")
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Old November 11, 2012, 07:28:50 PM
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This can only be done on a Japanese copy of Diamond and Pearl, but you can use a Walk Through Walls glitch without using an Action Replay or a cheating device.

When you go to the Elite 4 and enter Aaron's room, you can directly face the blue door you came from and use Surf. The surfing animation will appear and you will go through the blue door, passing through the wall. This will allow you to walk practically anywhere in the Sinnoh region; even event-exclusive locations. If done right, you will be able to catch both Shaymin and Darkrai.

Evidence of this glitch being true is here:
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Giovanni was actually the good guy in Pokemon Red and Blue, the original ones. He had the silph scope and the master ball stolen and brought to him. The silph scope lets you see ghosts. Ghosts are strong against psychics, such as Mewtwo.
The Master Ball can catch any pokemon, which most people use for mewtwo.
If you've watched the movie, you'll know that Mewtwo is hell bent on destroying the world.
Giovanni was trying to save the world and you stopped him
 
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