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That's how PokeRus should act. It spreads within the party, and a pogey in the PC will not lose PokeRus status. [[User:Evkl|evkl]] 14:21, 6 October 2005 (CDT)
That's how PokeRus should act. It spreads within the party, and a pogey in the PC will not lose PokeRus status. [[User:Evkl|evkl]] 14:21, 6 October 2005 (CDT)
I know this doesn't have much to do with Pokerus really but more so the larger subject of EVs in general. But i have some questions related to ensuring that your pokemon gain as many EVs as they can in as few levels as they can.
1. Seeing as a traded pokemon gains Exp at an accelerated rate does it also gain EVs at an accelerated rate?
2. Is the surest way to gain the maximum of EVs per level and thusly gain the highest stat boosts available to battle a huge amount of low leveled pokemon that give you as low an amount of experience possible? Can you max out EVs aquired in this manner or do the amount of EVs and the amount of exp directly coorespond? Maybe making a guide on how to ensure that your pokemon gain as manyb EV's in as few levels as possible would be a great contribution to bulbapedia, I would try but am brand new to this and really am still getting to know how the site works, thanks
== Pokemon Rocks America ==
== Pokemon Rocks America ==

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In my Pokémon Gold game, My Pokémon with PokéRus doesn't infect others stored in the PC, and doesn't even become immune unless it's in my party. For me there's only a chance that others become infected when I heal at the Pokémon Center, not automatic as the article implies. My Pokémon take about two days to heal. But before I edit the page, I wanted to ask if it is possible that PokéRus can act different for different trainers? -- Slim

That's how PokeRus should act. It spreads within the party, and a pogey in the PC will not lose PokeRus status. evkl 14:21, 6 October 2005 (CDT)

I know this doesn't have much to do with Pokerus really but more so the larger subject of EVs in general. But i have some questions related to ensuring that your pokemon gain as many EVs as they can in as few levels as they can.

1. Seeing as a traded pokemon gains Exp at an accelerated rate does it also gain EVs at an accelerated rate?

2. Is the surest way to gain the maximum of EVs per level and thusly gain the highest stat boosts available to battle a huge amount of low leveled pokemon that give you as low an amount of experience possible? Can you max out EVs aquired in this manner or do the amount of EVs and the amount of exp directly coorespond? Maybe making a guide on how to ensure that your pokemon gain as manyb EV's in as few levels as possible would be a great contribution to bulbapedia, I would try but am brand new to this and really am still getting to know how the site works, thanks

Pokemon Rocks America

I got a Ho-Oh and Lugia from Pokemon Rocks America 2005, and a Metang, but none of them have PokeRus, as it states in the article. Lukario 18:19, 28 November 2005 (CST)


Wait, is PokéRus a glitch? -- Ryguy 19:34, 29 July 2007 {EST}

No. PokéRus is not a glitch. Jonah 00:39, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Telling if a wild pokemon has pokerus

i heard on a website that to get pokerus that you had to catch a pokemon with it, and to tell if it had pokerus ( while it's still in the wild) that it would have a status condition when it first appears. is this true?

No. You can't tell if a wild Pokémon has PokéRus, however, you can catch the disease from it without catching the Pokémon. TTEchidna 08:35, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
thanks amben 04:54, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Day care?

Does the virus wear off in the day care center? I just got a Tangela, and I want to breed it but I want the virus to spread to my team too. >_>; Tina δ 23:23, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

I think it will, but you could just spread it around before throwing it in the daycare by leaving it fifth in the party and battling random things. TTEchidnaFire echyGSDS! 01:52, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
Oh shi-- good thing I got a good natured Tangela within the fifth egg. *runs off to Day care grabbing Tangela and sticks in party* Tina δ 01:55, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
Hm, my Pokérus Ditto breeder is still infecting, after five days in the daycare. Has anyone's virus wore off? -- Professional Mole(Talk here) 23:25, 9 December 2008 (UTC)


Is it possible to get a pokerus from a egg. My friend told me that he had. --133Darth196Cookie197Monster471 23:51, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

My sister got PokéRus from an egg.. the virus spread to the egg, though, then the egg spread it around the party. When it hatched, however, it was immune. Tina δ 23:55, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

I mean the egg hatched from the daycare, and it had pokerus. --133Darth196Cookie197Monster471 00:00, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Eggs can get it, you likely got it on the egg soon after getting the egg from the daycare, and didn't check it until after it got the rus. TTEchidnaFire echyGSDS! 01:54, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Yes, Eggs can get Pokerus too:


but when it hatched, the burmy inside still had it. hfc2X 20:22, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

No middle caps

This is an excerpt from Pokémon Diamond at the Pokémon Center:
Little is known about the Pokérus except that they are microscopic life-forms that attach to Pokémon.
While infected, Pokémon are said to grow exceptionally well.
It's only two ocurrences of the word. Where did it appear with middle caps originally anyway? In some summary of the Oaknapped episode? --Johans 06:26, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

That's how everything with Poké is spelled. It's a Poké Ball, it's PokéRus. Etc. Tina δ 06:29, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
Well, this one resulted being an exception :). I'm just trying to help by using spelling from the game. --Johans 06:35, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
You know? I believe it's because "-rus" is a suffix and not a word. You can bet /pokevirus/ would be spelt "PokéVirus" for sure, hehe. --Johans 07:04, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Conditions for immunization?

I have the impression that the immunization of my infected party happened too early... I didn't walk too much, and closed my DS without turning it off by about 30 minutes. In Generation IV, does it depend on certain number of steps, or on real time? Remember that the DS does have a clock. Sadly I saved twice, and never noticed that my party was already immune before the second save (I managed to store only 1 infected Pokémon). --Johans 06:35, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

My experience shows a Pokémon only immunizes if it is in your party at midnight. If you leave your Pokémon in your party, instead of storing it at a box or at the daycare, turn off the game and turn it on again after midnight passes, the Pokémon will be immunized. It will also immunize if the game is on, anyway.-- Professional Mole(Talk here) 23:25, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

In FireRed

I have a Tauros in Firered, but I can't make it infect my other pokemon in the party. How is this? Hfc2x 00:25, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Have they already had it?C Is for Cookie

nopes. I know that pokemon get a black dot when they already had it 'cause my brother has PokéRus too, so I asked him to infect my pokemon too. I traded him my tauros, so he infected it and traded it back, but I can't make my pokemon get it too. =( Hfc2x 04:57, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Strange. My cousin traded me a Dialga with PokéRus, it infected my party and I traded it back. The Rus spread all around. I wonder...493OptimatumTalk|09:10 11 Mar 2008

Pokémon can't be infected in FRLG since there's no clock. It never spreads, but it never goes away either. The games are like a giant PC. TTEchidnaFire echy 09:14, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Ah...I see. -thinks about it- So an infected Pokémon traded to Red/Blue/Green/Yellow and traded back will still have the Rus? 493OptimatumTalk|09:16 11 Mar 2008
From Gen II to Gen I, I'm not too sure. But from RSE to FRLG, it'll be made permanent for however long it's in FRLG. TTEchidnaFire echy 09:32, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
In Gen II pokerus acts as any held item when traded to Gen I: it's still there, but you can't see it. When you trade back from Gen I to Gen II, the pokemon will still have its held item, shiny status and pokerus. =) hfc2X 18:39, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

quick way

what is the quickest way to spread it?

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/User:Dakclaw Dakclaw

Battle. TTEchidnaFire echy 09:32, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Obtained the Pokérus today

Sup guys, I obtained the Pokérus today while (I believe) wandering around the Fuego Ironworks. I was told I had them when I healed my party at a pokecenter by Nurse Joy. I currently have 4 infected right now, but I don't want to trade any of them. If anyone can tell me how to infect lots of other pokemon very fast, I'll be more than happy to trade you an infected guy (hopefully for something to make it worthwhile). I've never done wifi trading before, so I will have to learn that as well...Anyone got any advice?--Dragonite42 06:30, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Battle. Battle, get all six infected, switch out all but one, repeat. TTEchidna 19:01, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
I obtained a Bidoof through the GTS with the Pokérus (its nickname is even Pokerus). I haven't found a use for it though, so it's just hanging out at my Ranch. ~$aturn¥oshi THE VOICES 19:22, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
Ok, hmmm, is there a place on Bulbapedia to organize trades? I've got about 20 infected so far. I don't know if pokemon stored in the computer become uninfected after 2 days though. --Dragonite42 00:07, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

I don't think that a boxed Pokémon will infect others. Also, most users will say to use the forums to organize trades. ~$aturn¥oshi THE VOICES 00:10, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

hey, Im using my wii to type this (computer's broken) so I cant really edit much on this question. I just read from the article that a pokemon will continue to gain double EVs even after being immunized. Is this true, because I havent heard about this from any other website?

Yeah, it's true MoldyOrange 20:03, 12 July 2008 (UTC)


Pokémon Eggs can be infected in RSE too. Not only in DP! hfc2X 02:05, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Absolutely right. should this be be stated in the article?BlueGasMask 04:43, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

After the infection

"Though the virus is gone, its positive effects will remain, most specifically the ability for that Pokémon to gain double EVs."
I've heard myself that it gains 2x EV's when it has the PokéRus sign and then 1.5x EV's when it wears off. Which one is correct? UltimateSephiroth (user · talk · contrib) 21:09, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

its always 2x EVs, the only difference when the pokemon is cured is that it cant pass the infection on. --Guardian of Earth |SGMS 2010

More Specific Info about spreading

Do we have more info on spreading? Such as odds, formulas, methods for quick spreading... we already know it will spread after battle, but the results vary much. Once I had three eggs infected with one battle, and another time it took me 5 battles to infect one pokémon of five "clean". Don't we have more info? -- Professional Mole(Talk here) 23:25, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Immunization and Species

It seems we have a disagreement on how immunization happens. From my own experience, no Pokémon lasts more than one midnight with the Pokérus active(in Pokémon Diamond). Please provide testimonials to extend the concept. -- Professional Mole(Talk here) 16:30, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

I've gotten strains in Generation II and Generation IV last more than one midnight in the party. In fact, I've NEVER had a Pokérus in Generation II that vanished after just one midnight. The strain I got in Generation III lasted only one midnight, regardless of whether it was cured in Generation III or Generation IV. --Shiningpikablu252 16:41, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
Would you mind specifying which ones? I've infected a Treecko in one night at 11PM, and at midnight it was immune. Not to mention once I was trading with a person, was waiting for him to get online with an infected Squirtle(hatched and infected the same night) and it got immune. -- Professional Mole(Talk here) 16:51, 10 December 2008 (UTC)


So if a Pokémon has the Pokérus, does it affect the amount of EVs it gains when it takes drugs? For example, a Carbos usually gives 10 Speed EVs. Will this increase to 20 with the addition of Pokérus, or are the drugs not affected by it?--Ggled 11:05, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

No, the only EVs affected are the ones given by battling. Vitamins will still give 10EVs. --Raylax 18:39, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

"small life forms"

Technically it is incorrect to say that because a virus is not a life form, although it does infect living things. Just thought I'd throw that out =p. DesiAdame 05:05, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Try emailing Nintendo. I'm sure they'll be happy to hear you out. We, unfortunately, can't do anything about that. — THE TROM — 05:14, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
I assume Pokérus is a portmanteau of Pokémon and Virus. Viruses isn't a life form. They're agents that survive off other living things.--Clarky13 05:29, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

I suppose you could be pedantic if you really wanted, but you never know, viruses in the Pokémon world may be alive... it wouldn't be the most farfetch'd thing in that game (ucwutididthar?)--Ggled

As I recall, the Pokémon Center's nurse tells about it. Kevzo8 06:50, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
Someone go get a screenshot(s) of it. The article could use it. — THE TROM — 07:04, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
Yes, the nurse does talk to you about it, but only the first time you present it to her.--Clarky13 07:19, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Didn't Work

My brother had pokerus long ago in his party pokemon and he managed to clone his favorite pokemon, a level 100 Luxray and trade it from his Pearl to my Platinum as a gift, so I could get through the Victory Road as fast as I could because I was desperate to migrate from my Emerald, but when I got to the elite 4 and cured my pokemon in that pokemon center nurse joy told me about pokerus, that my pokemon had it now, but I though she was talking about the luxray that had had it, so I tried it again with other pokemon he gave me with pokerus and she didn't tell me a thing about it, so I thought she wasn't counfused, and that my other party pokemon had it, but they never had the Status "pokerus" and do not have the smiley face, I know how it looks, can see it in other pokemon but the pokemon of mine that should have it don't have it, how's that possible? didn't do anything!! It just wore away and left everthing the same!! They don't have it! like if they had never, even though nurse Joy told me they did. That happened long ago, so it's really gone. Do you understand what I say? LOL. I had read this article before that happened to me and it said that it goes away, and PC storage, etc, I did it all but didn't work. MY POKEMON DON'T HAVE IT EVEN AFTER NURSE JOY TOLD MY THEY DID!! YukitoOoO 17:43, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

I think that it may just not have spread from your Luxray. Every time you battle, I think that there's a chance of the other Pokémon in your party getting infected (correct me if I'm wrong here, I may be wrong on the mechanics). But the principle is, I think that the virus just didn't spread to the rest of your Pokémon. Not only that, but the nurse at the Pokémon Center will only tell you about the existence of Pokérus the first time you heal a Pokémon with it, she won't mention it again after that. Ggled 08:56, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
I don't think that only Luxray caught it because in the first place LOL I had it already before and it can't get infected again wich means other of my party pokemon had it... but somehow it cured it and and the effects didn't stay...oh well anyway thanks for helping :D, it doen't matter anymore to me because I had to restart my game so those pokemon are lost, I only brought it up because I though the article could be a lil wrong and could add somewhere that pokerus can be lost :(. Thank you YukitoOoO 18:27, 7 May 2009 (UTC)


Is it possible to determine why a pokemon receives this disease?--Thomas Michael William Patrick Sales 16:52, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Not unless you catch the one random wild Pokémon you encounter with it from the wild. TTEchidna 00:06, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Let us suppose

we have a milotic, which is holding a power lens, and has pokerus. this milotic of ours beats a gastly, which gives 1 special attack ev. how many special attack EVs will our milotic get? Empath-Silvio 15:06, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Gastly gives 1EV in SAtk, then Power Lens gives an extra 4EVs. Pokérus will then double the total to 10EVs. --Raylax 18:40, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Figured out how Pokérus transfers!

So this is for Generation IV only as I haven't tested it with other gens. YES you can place an infected pokemon in the box and it WILL keep the virus. NO the virus will not transfer to other pokemon in the box (and if it does it takes well over two weeks of gameplay) YES the infected pokemon will spread the virus to others in your party, AFTER BATTLES. So in order to get the Pokérus spread you have to have an infected pokemon in your party. --Bageese 02:25, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Pokerus on a Shiny Pokemon?

If the chance of Finding a Shiny pokemon is somewher around 1/8000 or something, and the chance of finding a Wild pokemon with Pokerus is around 3/60000, then what is the chance of Finding a Shiny Pokemon with Pokerus in the wild?Brock*PWN* 14:12, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Around 1/160,000,00, I suppose. —darklordtrom 10:25, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

POKeRUS removed in G1?

This article states that POKeMON with POKeRUS in G2, infected or cured, would have all traces of POKeRUS removed if traded to G1. Does this mean that their stats (that were boosted by POKeRUS) stay, but if traded back to G2, they could get it again? Tharthan 19:05, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

What are the odds?

I have been playing Pokémon for about 9 years now (My first game was Silver) and never once in the entire time I have played it or Gold, Crystal, FireRed, or SoulSilver encountered a Shiny Pokémon (other than the usual suspect of the Red Gyarados) or a Pokémon with Pokérus, and yet it seems like everyone talks about getting them like its a common everyday thing to get, nor does it seem like I can ever get my Pokémon to breed at the daycare as it seems they never like each other. More often then not when I battle with friends they always seem to have the hyper powerful Pokémon that they leveled up from the breeding process with Pokérus that easily 1-shot my Pokémon of the exact same type and level with absolutley no difficulty whatsoever... Is there any way to increase my chances of getting Shiny Pokémon or one with Pokérus? Or do I have to just grind it out? - unsigned comment from HandofCreation0 (talkcontribs)

How about you read the articles? D: The chances. and all the mechanics. are right there. Right where they're supposed to be. ▫▪Ťïňắ 19:05, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
  1. Pokemon need to be compatible in order to breed. See Pokémon breeding.
  2. Pokerus, once found, can be easily cultivated and spread. See Pokérus.
  3. There are methods to improve your chances of finding shiny Pokemon. See Masuda method and Poké Radar.
  4. Please sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).
梅子 19:12, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Pokérus Spread and Traded Pokemon

Not too long ago, I got Pokérus in SoulSilver. This was the first time I'd ever gotten Pokérus, so naturally I took advantage of the next opportunity I got to trade some Pokérus vectors into my Diamond version. I then tried to spread Pokérus to the rest of my party from the two infected Poliwags I sent over. I battled several times--must have been around ten--with no successful spreading, which I thought was odd, since it never took more than one or two battles in SoulSilver. Somewhat annoyed, I went back to the nearest Pokémon Center to heal my party, and then got the speech from the nurse about them finding Pokérus on my Pokémon (since I hadn't yet taken the Poliwags to any Pokémon center). After that, I was able to spread Pokérus just as efficiently as I had on SoulSilver. So is it just coincidence, or will Pokérus on traded Pokémon be unable to spread until they're brought to a Pokémon Center for the first time? If it's not a coincidence, it might be worth mentioning in the article. HerbieHero 20:34, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

I get the idea, but:

So the EVs a Pokemon receives in battle are doubled, that I can understand. But does it double the total amount of EVs a Pokemon will end up with?

I guess what I'm saying is, will a Pokemon that has been infected by the Pokerus have higher stats at lv100 than a Pokemon that never caught the disease? Shady 20:48, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Nope. It simply makes it easier/faster for a Pokemon to reach maximum EVs. 梅子 20:53, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Pokérus "Image"

The Purple Pokérus rectangle has a problem. Because of Bulbapedia having a white background, the top of the P and the bottom of the K is invisble unless the letters are highlighed. Is that OK? Should something be done to "fix" it? Valorum27 03:56, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

I'm not having problems with it. R.A. Hunter Blade 15:56, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
That's hardly productive. We should strive to improve what we have, not shrug at the prospect of improvement. Just because you can live without the changes doesn't mean they shouldn't be made. Shady 18:29, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
Um... what? I was saying that on my computer I don't see anything wrong with it, not that "Oh, yeah, we could maybe fix it, but I don't give a crap." There is 1 row of purple pixels that should probably be added to the top, since yeah, the top of the P does blend a little. There isn't anything wrong on the K that I can see, though. R.A. Hunter Blade 19:10, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
What it looks like on my computer.
My bad, I completely misunderstood what you meant. I've uploaded a screenshot of the problem as it appears on a Mac OS X with 1280 x 800 resolution, using the latest version of Firefox. Shady got Pokémon Dollar10,000 for winning 19:23, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
This is what it looks like in IE. R.A. Hunter Blade 19:46, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I just checked it in Safari and Google Chrome and it looks okay. Firefox seems to be the only browser that doesn't show all of it. Any ideas? Shady got Pokémon Dollar10,000 for winning 21:44, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
It's not Firefox that's the problem, This is what it looks like for me, I'm using Firefox running in Vista at 1366 x 768. I think it must be the combination of Firefox and OS X that is causing the problem. And yes, I'm using the latest version of firefox, I've got it updating itself automatically. Werdnae (talk) 22:25, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
Wow. Is it even possible to fix it if it's that specific? Shady got Pokémon Dollar10,000 for winning 23:43, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
Mm... I don't think you can, since it isn't a template, but a text format. Do the letters still look odd in this: PKrs And then: PKrs R.A. Hunter Blade 00:01, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

(unindent) They don't look odd when you're normal using super and subscript, but when you add the background color they do. It seems to be the background color that's causing the problem. Shady got Pokémon Dollar10,000 for winning 00:26, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Check that- I think the problem is that the font of the actual letters is white. The background color doesn't stretch vertically to fit the top of the "P" and the bottom of the "K", and since the letters are white, they can't be seen against a white background. The letters still show up on my screen if I do this: PKrs They're just out of the background "box". Shady got Pokémon Dollar10,000 for winning 00:29, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
Hmm.. it looks different here on the talk page than it does on the article itself... and it looks different when the last changes are being viewed also. R.A. Hunter Blade 04:45, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
Hopefully this will remedy the problem. The page now uses the infection icon shown on the Gen IV status screen. If there are still problems, please don't hesitate to report them. Thanks, - Kogoro | Talk to me - 12:27, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
That's much easier to see anyways than using text. R.A. Hunter Blade 20:51, 9 May 2010 (UTC)