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Summary

Pokémon is a video game franchise owned by Nintendo and developed by Gamefreak that made it's first release on the Game Boy and has turned into one of the most successful video-game media franchises by Nintendo. The series involves creatures of different types and elements fighting each other in a rock-paper-scissors-like fashion with the player trying to catch and train them. It became one of the world's most recognizable fads and it was popular enough to spawn an anime, toys, many movies, and a manga. It's the second best selling video game franchise, only surpassed by Mario Bros, and the highest-grossing media franchise of all time.

Power of the Verse

This series has cosmic Legendaries such as Arceus who created the Pokémon Multiverse and Giratina who is a Multiversal anti-matter manipulator, along with Dialga and Palkia, who have control over time and space respectively. The series also has the Weather Trio, who are responsible for shaping the main planet setting of the series. It consists of Groudon, who creates continents, Kyogre, who expands the sea, and Rayquaza, who is superior to both and ends the conflict between the two Pokémon. The Legendaries in this verse in general are usually very powerful either in terms of raw power such as Regigigas being able to tow continents or hax such as Xerneas being able to grant and control life and Hoopa's manipulation of hyperspace. Quite a few Legendary Pokémon are planet busters as well. Many Pokémon, both Legendary and non-Legendary, are capable of using hax techniques in forms of moves, usually in form of Ghost and Psychic Types, and abilities such as intensifying gravity (Gravity) and attacking with mirages (Night Shade). Overall, it is a pretty powerful franchise.

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Rules

Due to the myriad of mediums and dozens of authors who've worked on the franchise, Pokémon is extremely inconsistent and is often plagued with irregular showings of power or weakness for the sake of the plot and for the sake of gameplay (i.e. the player being able to defeat and capture Arceus, a higher-dimensional being). While legendaries are easy to scale via having a lot of lore, a good amount of feats, and normally not being riddled with PIS in other adaptations, non-legendaries are the exact opposite. They have little statistic related lore, almost no feats, and are riddled with PIS on the regular. For this reason, it is better to strictly go with the scaling rules recently recreated for any Pokemon that's not a legendary, which are listed below. Note that stats don't matter in the slightest, as for the most part, they're game mechanics. While there are parts of it that can be applied to stats (like Tyranitar or Dragonite being superior to a majority of Pokemon), most aren't (for example, Rattata will be treated as in the same tier as someone like Mankey, Chansey, and Rhyhorn)

Powerful 3rd form Pokemon, powerful 2-Stage fully evolved Pokemon and powerful non-evolving Pokemon, should be Island level (with very few exceptions) via scaling to Pokemon like Alakazam, Gyarados, Charizard, Gigalith, Ampharos, Tyranitar, Salamence, and Aggron.

Second form Pokemon, final forms of Baby Pokemon (except Lucario, Snorlax, Electivire, and Magmortar), final forms of the early game bugs and most first form or the weaker 2-Stage fully evolved Pokemon should be Small City level via scaling to Pokemon like Pidgeotto, Dugtrio, and Magneton.

First form Pokemon and second forms of Baby Pokemon, along with the four aforementioned excluded baby Pokemon should be Multi-City Block level+ scaling from Pikachu.

Baby Pokemon should be Wall level via just being superhuman in general. These Pokemon are Transonic. They are all capable of dodging multiple sound based moves, like Growl, Mach Punch, Snarl, Hyper Voice, etc.

While this may sound like head-canon, please note that this was decided by a majority of the staff, and required a lot of common sense to be put into practice.

If you were to make a composite profile, remember to specify which feats come from which continuities, an example of this would be Charizard's profile to avoid confusion. Also, add weaker but significant feats from other continuities under the feats section, in case they are needed. Furthermore, all non-legendary Pokémon get their stats from the games (along with Generations and stuff from the official Pokémon website/YT Channel), but it is not limited to core games. Mystery Dungeon, Conquest, and even GO have some influence.

You can ask here or here, if you wish to create a profile for this series.

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Characters

Gen I

Gen II

Gen III

Gen IV

Gen V

Gen VI

Gen VII

Pokemon Trainers

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Gallery

Pokemon All English Openings (Season 1-20)

Pokemon All English Openings (Season 1-20)

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