Talk:Pokémon battle

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"Forfeit half your cash"

The statement that you will forfeit half your cash if you lose may not be entirely correct. I was playing Leaf Green earlier today and beat Lorelei with 0 cash, leaving with me with a total of 5400. However, Bruno then took all of my money (5400), leaving me with 0 again. Additionally, before I have had a situation where Bruno has taken all my cash, despite the fact that I have had a little more than 5400 when starting the battle with him. Kidburla 18:55, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Certain games have changed the mechanic where the lost cash is a set total instead of a fraction. Trust me, there are times where I intentionally blow as much cash as possible in XD so that I can abuse gender-setting against foes with lots of shadows (I once faced Ardos for the first time with just PokémonDollar.png7 to my name). --Shiningpikablu252 22:35, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Wild Pokemon

I vaguely recall reading that wild Pokemon don't battle for reasons other than territory, food, and mating. Is there any reference in the games, anime, or manga, for this? Redstar 03:41, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Japanese kana

At the top of the page, the kana for "Pokémon Kettou" just says "Pokémon". I'd do it myself but I don't know which Japanese alphabet is needed. Flicky1991 09:40, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Link battling

I want to find a way to merge link battling onto the page. I've created a prototype here, but it still needs work. Can I get some input? Thanks! --rockersk08 16:52, 4 May 2010 (UTC)


Should it be noted that the maximum Pokémon allowed to be in the battle at a time from one side has increased by 1 in every odd generation? Generation I introduced 1 on 1 (standard battles), Generation III introduced 2 on 2 (double battles), and now Generation V introduced three on three (triple battles). Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 15:19, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

I myself would do this, but I guess the page is protected or something. Pokered4000 22:31, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
Should it be noted? Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 13:19, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Volleyball is a conception to the rotation battle.

Testimony by developer.

Information is put with the Talk because there is no item of the rotation battle. Sawamular101 16:39, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

"Call" in Colosseum

In Pokemon Colosseum, there's another option, "Call", instead of "Run" (not sure about XD). It wakes up a pokemon, and returns a shadow pokemon in Hyper Mode to normal condition. Seem to have an increased priority. Should it be mentioned in the article? Kelenius (talk) 14:45, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

There already is a mention of this in the article. It's under "Run". (fiery]~~BlazingFist~~[fast) 15:34, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I didn't notice that. Maybe there should be a separate section for it, or a sub-section? I think phrases that are shown when the call is used could be added. Kelenius (talk) 18:46, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, that could be an idea. I'm not sure though, I think you should ask an admin first if you can add it. (fiery]~~BlazingFist~~[fast) 19:23, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Sky Battle

According to, a new type of battle called a Sky Battle is to be added in X and Y. Only Pokemon that can fly (like Pidgey) are allowed. Can this be added in variants, or should it wait until the games come out? Pikachu Bros. (talk) 18:16, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

I say wait. --Reliジーランス? 18:25, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Okey dokey. Pikachu Bros. (talk) 18:30, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Project Games notice

Could a member of the staff remove the notice due to battles occurring across the whole series instead of just in the games. --Super goku (talk) 19:27, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Occasional Messages from Greninja

Ok, so After Gen II, I pretty much fell out of the games but stayed with the Anime, so pardon me if I am not knowledgeable about the games.

So I'm playing Pokémon Y, 40 hours or so in, 215 Pokémon and I think 4 badges. Well something has been catching my eye when I use Greninja. I know the typical message goes "Greninja is waiting for Yami's decision" However, every now and then I get a different message. Usually I don't see them until they disappear but others I've managed to skim. I know one speaks about Greninja smelling a familiar scent or something, another that Greninja wants to take time and play with me or the opponent (couldn't read the entire message it went by so fast, I was in a horde with Mime Jr.) and it seems to only be with Greninja. I haven't really caught this with any of my other Pokémon. Is this normal, is this something new or has it been in place in previous games? Again, I fell out of the games back in Highschool so I haven't played anything outside of the old GB/GBC and N64 games. Yamitora1 (talk) 06:05, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

BTW, I asked here because I saw nothing in the article about this unless i missed it. Yamitora1 (talk) 06:12, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
You can get special messages when using Pokémon with a high Affection in Pokémon-Amie. --SnorlaxMonster 06:26, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Fortune Battle

I don't think it should be here since the battles themselves have exactly the same mechanics as regular Single/Double Battles. For the same reason, the Battle Palace and Arena battles should be listed.--Den Zen 10:07, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

So can we remove it because it's exactly the same as Single Battle and Double Battle. --Cinday123 (Talk) 10:26, 27 January 2014 (UTC)