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Does a pokemon's gender have ANYTHING to do with its performance in battle?

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I keep seeing people putting the genders of pokemon in their RMT posts, and for the life of me I can't figure out why. I know about the ability rivalry, I just want to know if a pokemon's gender makes a difference, and if not, why do they post the genders of their pokemon?

asked Jun 24, 2012 by |SentByRavens|

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Aside from rare situations, such as gender based abilities for things like Rivalry, not really.

They still display the genders because you can concern yourself with a few situational things, like attacking a pokemon with cute charm as an ability, since it could trigger the effect.

You could also use the gender to know the right time to use the move attract. There's also the very situational Destiny Knot, but like the other stuff here, it requires the gender.

People post the gender most of the time on the RMT because they just use the team export feature on Pokemon Online most of the time, which also shows the genders of the pokemon.

answered Jun 24, 2012 by DarkTyphlosion
selected Jun 24, 2012 by |SentByRavens|
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http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Gender#In_battle

Attract, Captivate, Cute Charm, and Rivalry. Just those. Attract being the biggest.

answered Jun 24, 2012 by Ninja
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You need genders in battles because if you use a move like attract you wouldn't know if it is going to work good question

answered Jun 24, 2012 by Empoleon King