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Decided to make a new thread myself for this so I can get the responses via email. Here you can report any minor errors with the main site instead of starting a lot of new questions. Things you can report here include:

  • Spelling/grammar errors.
  • Incorrect data (e.g. Pokemon with the wrong abilities listed, moves with the wrong power/type and so on).
  • Missing pictures (sprites, icons and artwork).

As I fix the errors, the answers will be hidden. Try and keep comments to a minimum to avoid clogging up the page, stick to important things like additions/corrections to the corrections. Remember, small corrections only!

Please, post corrections as ANSWERS, not comments. Thanks :)

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You can contact the site admin directly at [email protected] if you like. You might at also want to post that suggestion in a separate page, so it gets more attention. People won't be able to discuss it if it's stuck in a clutter of posts in an already massive thread :)
All resolved answers, like the one about big roots and the one about Route 102, should be hidden, right?
I'd leave it to Pokemaster to see what he doesn't need any more.

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Tell me if this gets too long, I don't want to spam this post with answers.

Under the "Effects" section on High Jump Kick's page, if the user keeps going and crashes, they will lose half of their maximum HP, while the "Changes" section says "the crash damage is 1⁄2 of the damage the attack would have inflicted." The "Effects" section is incorrect, it should say what the "Changes" section says.

Something similar to the error listed above is on Jump Kick's page. The "Effects" section says that if the user keeps going and crashes, they will lose half of their maximum HP, while the "Changes" section says "the crash damage is 1⁄8 of the damage the attack would have inflicted." The "Effects" section is incorrect, it should say what the "Changes" section says.

Under "Outside of battle" on Cut's page, it doesn't list that Cut can cut tall grass in Generations 1-3. It should also mention that Pokemon with the ability Hyper Cutter cut a larger area of tall grass.

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Oh, okay
I've now fixed all the missing Pokemon on the moves pages (Water Shuriken, Dragon Ascent, etc). It was still set to only show info from X&Y. As before, I've removed those parts from your answer. Thanks for being so detailed!
The search should be fixed now. The data is heavily cached and I have to update it manually, which I did before the game's launch but forgot to do after.
Both evolution methods work for Feebas in BW, BW2, and XY. If a Feebas with max beauty is transferred to one of those games and leveled up, then it will still evolve.
Made some more updates. Regarding "new moves" on the USUM page, it only shows the moves announced before the game's release. The full list of new moves can be seen in other places.
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The Z-metronome info is incorrect:
> When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Metronome has no additional effect.

This is wrong because Z-metronome selects a random move, just like regular metronome, and then uses it's Z effect. For example, if it is selects drill run, the Move is Z-Tectonic Rage with the power that drill run would give it. If metronome selects Stealth rock, the z-move will be Z-stealth rock and raise the user's def by 1 stage.
I also posted this here

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I have decided to post all minor errors that I found in one post.

Where encounters says Pickup, please specify the level of the Pokemon with Pickup, because in Emerald different leveled Pokemon pick up different items.

The accuracies of thunder, hurricane, and blizzard don't go to 100% in their respective weather conditions. In their respective weather conditions, they simply don't check accuracy.

Magic guard prevents the Pokemon from being immobilized by paralysis in Generation 4.

Serene grace has always boosted the flinch chance of razor fang and king's rock.

Starting Generation 7, fell stinger raises physical attack by 3 stages. (credit to a user named Mr.R for pointing this out)

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Celebi isn't missing its dex entry from emerald. That entry is the same as the ones for FireRed and LeafGreen according to this site, and Bulbapedia agrees:
Nevermind. I removed it from the post. Anyway it's supposed to be ruby and sapphire not FRLG.
In XY and ORAS, Feebas evolves by trading it with a Prism Scale. Beauty's not a factor anymore.

btw you might as well just remove issues that have been fixed.
Which errors have been fixed so far? I haven't checked in some time.
You wrote (fixed) by the one about the Primal sprites and Nightmare, I assumed that was what it meant.
Oh. I thought you meant the ones without (fixed) written next to them.
Fixed a few of these. About "Sticky Web" - the moves listed on the XY page isn't EVERY move, it's just the few that were revealed before XY's release. All the new moves are shown on
Spook, according to Bulbapedia, "Although Contest conditions are a hidden stat in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Pokémon Black and White, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, and Pokémon X and Y, a Feebas that has maximum Beauty will still evolve in these games. The Prism Scale, introduced in Generation V, was created due to the fact that there is no legitimate way to raise the Beauty of a Feebas created in the Generation V games, whereas with FireRed and LeafGreen, a trade to Ruby, Sapphire, or Emerald was all that was required, and a haircut or grooming by Daisy Oak or the Haircut brothers is all that is required in HeartGold and SoulSilver." Get your facts straight. Bulbapedia is correct BY DEFINITION.
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On the minimize page, the following changes must be made:

The moves Stomp, Steamroller, Body Slam, Dragon Rush, Flying Press, and Phantom Force hit with double power and never miss* against a Pokemon that has used Minimize.

In Generations 1-5, Minimize has 20 PP. The moves listed above still check evasion as normal, and only Stomp and Steamroller have their power doubled.

In Generations 1-4, Minimize only raises Evasion one stage, and users of Minimize do not receive double damage from Steamroller. (although this edit may be trivial due to the fact that steamroller didn't exist back then.)

In Generation 3, the moves Astonish, Extrasensory, and Needle Arm hit with double power against a Pokemon that has used Minimize.

*unless the user of Minimize is in a semi-invulnerable state due to use of fly, dig, dive, phantom force, bounce, sky drop, or shadow force.

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On the EV page, it says that if an EV-reducing berry is used on a Pokémon with over 100 EVs in the corresponding stat, it will drop the EVs down to 100, and then reduce 10 EVs per berry from there. However, this in only true in Generation 4; in Emerald and Generation 5 onward, they always reduce the corresponding stat by 10.

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I've fixed the Photon Geyser link (and removed it from your answer).
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As of generation 5 onwards, compound eyes does not increase accuracy by 50% of it's original drop rate but rather in this order, 50% to 60%, 5% to 20% and finally 1% to 5%
EDIT: I thought 55% wasn't working very well for that Blissey lucky egg held chance wasn't right and looked further.

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The page with unavailable Pokemon in Pokemon shuffle says that Sandygast is not available even though I have it. I think I got it through the safari so that’s why. It adds new Pokemon every week. And I think that’s why it wasn’t updated. And also deoxys formers appear in expert stages and alola marowak was there once too.

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Yes the Shuffle page has not been updated in a long while as I stopped playing. I'll get around to updating it some time!
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the Status condition for being confused still says "50% chance to hit self", but this was changed in gen 7. the chance is now 33%.

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Fell Stinger deals damage, and if the target is knocked out by this move, the user's Attack is raised by two stages.

But Generation 7 onward, Fell Stinger raises the user's Attack by three stage.


Gold bottle Cap/ Bottle Cap's Effect: A beautiful bottle cap that gives off a golden/silver gleam. Some people are happy to receive one.

It should be: A beautiful bottle Cap that can be traded to Mr. Hyper to maximize all/one of the pokemon's IVs in Hyper Training.

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Helix, it is what the game says.
The Fell Stinger thing is true, though.
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There are lot of errors in this page.
This movie's description,


Minimize raises the user's Evasion by two stages, thus making the user more difficult to hit. Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.
The moves Stomp and Steamroller hit with double power against a Pokemon that has used Minimize.


In Generations 1-5, Minimize has 20 PP.
In Generations 1-4, Minimize only raises Evasion one stage.

It should be:


Minimize raises the user's Evasion by two stages, thus making the user more difficult to hit. Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.
The moves Stomp, Body Slam, Dragon Rush, Flying Press, Heat Crash, Heavy Slam, Malicious Moonsault and Steamroller hit with double power and and bypass accuracy checks. against a Pokemon that has used Minimize.


In Generation 1, Pokémon that have used Minimize will receive a tiny image untill the user faints or switches out.
In Generations 1-5, Minimize has 20 PP.
In Generations 1-4, Minimize only raises Evasion by one stage.
In Generation 3, Pokémon that have used Minimize will also recieve double damage when hit by Astonish, Extrassensory and Needle Arm.
In Generation IV, Stomp's base power will be doubled instead of dealing double damage against a Minimized Pokémon.
In Generation VI, Phantom Force and Shadow Force also deal double damage and bypass accuracy checks.

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Nice. I didn't notice those
I posted almost this exact thing two years ago, and I only got 1 up-vote in those two years. How is this fair?
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The page for Autotomize says that the move halves the user's weight, but it actually reduces it by 100 kgs.
Btw, did you know that Autotomize is the only steel type move consisting of one word?

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There's something wrong about Forretress' Pokédex page... it doesn't show moves, evolutions or sprites.
It seems to be Forretress in particular, but I technically don't know if there may be others.

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Did PM fix this and forget say? Because the page looks fine to me. Seeing as you got some upvotes though, it's probably safe to say that this happened to a few other people. To me it just sounds like you encountered a glitch.
I haven't done anything specifically to fix this, but I have had a similar report in the past. When I make certain updates, it basically deletes the data and reimports it again. Takes only 10s but I think some pages get caught in that gap and are cached for a few hours. It does resolve itself eventually, but I'll see if I can ensure it doesn't happen again.
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Now up to Aromatic Mist in my search through every move. This is the current text on this site:

Aromatic Mist raises the Special Defense of the user and its teammates by one stage

According to most sites (though some are hard to parse):

Aromatic Mist raises the Special Defense stat of a target ally Pokémon by one stage.

This seems to be corroborated by the flavor text, though I once again haven't used this move. Strangely, this site also claims the move to be able to target adjacent foes, which seems strange given the flavor text and effect of the move.

In order to limit posts, I'll post additional small corrections below:

Aurora Veil does not say in its Effect information that it requires hail to use

Disable says that the move lasts for 1-8 turns, but Disable has never had this range. It's been (according to Bulbapedia):
- 0-6 in Gen 1
- 2-8 in Gen 2
- 2-5 in Gen 3
- 4-7 in Gen 4
- 4 from Gen 5 onward
This page also ignores that in Gen 1, the disabled move was chosen at random from the Pokemon's movepool.

Fairy Lock's move target is listed as "single Adjacent Pokemon", but should be "Affects all Pokemon including user"

Fire Lash's Effect is actually a copy/paste of the move's description, and does not match the normal wording of the site. I would suggest altering it to the following:
- The user deals damage and lowers the target’s Defense stat by 1 stage.

Fissure's Effect claims that the move is "more likely to hit a foe of a lower level than the user", and "Fissure will fail against a target Pokémon at least 30 levels above the user". This is incorrect, as Fissure and all OHKO moves automatically fail if the foe is higher level than the user.
I can confirm this issue occurs on Guilotine and Horn Drill as well, so this does seem to be an issue with all OHKO moves for now

Floral Healing's Effect is not clear concerning the effects of grassy terrain. Instead of saying "It restores more HP when the terrain is grass.", it would be better to read "When the terrain is grass, the HP restored is increased to 2/3 its max HP."

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Pokemaster edit: the DexNav Pokemon for Hoenn do not specify when they're post-National Dex.

Hello, im currently playing Pokemon omega ruby, and im using your web site to find information on Pokemon in every area (like I've always done), and im sorry to say but i think you made en error in the site, because most of the Pokemon, you right you can find, you can't actually find.

It's so frustrating, pleas let me know if it's just me that's blind or if it's you that made a mistake.

this is not a complaint, just a heads op.

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Could you provide some examples?
Note that there's a probability of each pokemon appearing - some appear less than others.
of course, on route 101 it says that, with the DexNav, you can catch, Lillipup, Zorua, and Sewaddle, well I've looked on that route extensively, and i'm telling you the only pokemon you can catch with the DexNav on that route is Zigzagoon, Wurmple and Poochyena. Your site even says that Zoura and Sewaddle is common pokemon in that area and i'm pretty sure none of them is in the game.

BTW. thank you for answering :)
That's because those Pokemon are only available in after you get the National Dex, the site just doesn't specify that. After you get it, a ton of new Pokemon start appearing on the DexNav. So it's actually correct, just a bit vague. Other sites like Bulbapedia say the exact same thing (see ).
Thanks for bringing this up though!
Oh! great! got it as the last thing last night so i havent tried it yet, cant wait.!

thanks a lot and no problem :)
Thanks. I've edited the answer with clarification, in other words what I actually need to fix when I get around to fixing it :)
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On the page about IVs:
> In Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver, you can find out what type Hidden Power would be for any Pokémon by showing it to a man in the game corner Prize Exchange building (Veilstone City for Platinum, Celadon City for HG/SS).

This needs to be updated.

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This isn't exactly an error but in the pokebase section there are 2 Little cup moveset questions for eevee

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They should probably both be kept since it would be extremely difficult to transfer all the answers from one question to another (and have all answerers keep the points they get from votes).
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Please add that Zigzagoon gets the move ExtremeSpeed through Pokemon Box: Ruby & Sapphire Event in Gen III. It is given to the player as an egg, which later hatches to a Zigzagoon once the player has 100 Pokémon in storage. This is a list of multiple Pokémon

Swablu - Start of game, knows False Swipe

Zigzagoon - 100 Pokémon, knows ExtremeSpeed

Skitty - 500 Pokémon, knows Pay Day

Picchu - 1499 Pokemon, knows Surf

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Is there information on moves you get by transferring Pokemon from Colosseum or XD?
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Important for Sun/Moon:

  • The ability Water Bubble also doubles the power of Water moves used by the Pokémon, before STAB, in addition to its other features.
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The description for Comatose is poorly worded and slightly misleading:

Prevents all status conditions except Sleep.

However, on Bulbapedia it says:

Comatose makes the user act as if it were asleep, without inflicting the status; the Pokémon with this Ability can still use moves (including successfully using Sleep Talk and Snore). It cannot be afflicted with non-volatile status conditions or become drowsy due to Yawn. The Pokémon with this Ability takes double damage from Hex and Wake-Up Slap, can be affected by Dream Eater and Nightmare, and cannot successfully use Rest.

The description on the database is only true when a pokemon gains the ability.

If a Pokémon that already has a status condition gains Comatose (i.e. due to Transform or Imposter), it will not be cured of its status condition. If the Pokémon was asleep, the status has its normal effect, unaffected by Comatose.

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So if you Skill Swap Comatose onto a Sleeping Pokémon, they're sleeping in their sleep. Sleepception. BWAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH
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I believe that on this page (and on the Water Bubble ability page as well) there is an error. The Water Bubble ability also reduces the damage done to this pokémon by fire type attacks by half. Both the type defenses section of Araquanid's page and the ability's page do not show this.
I really love this site and hope I can improve it.
Now i should really get back to homework.

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