The Pokémon Trivia Quiz is a segment featured at the end of some anime episodes in Japan. The segment, for the most part, replaced Professor Oak's lecture. However, Oak held special lectures about the Grand Festival, Hoenn League and upcoming movies during this time, as well as an ordinary lecture about a Beautifly. The segment debuted in AG105 and ended in AG192, when Professor Oak's lectures were once again featured on a regular basis from the start of the Diamond & Pearl series.
The segment consists of minigames, one for each episode in which Pokémon Trivia Quiz is featured in, about not only the anime, but Pokémon species as well.
Before the series format change accompanying AG146, the quizzes focused exclusively on questions that are quite difficult to understand without basic knowledge of the Japanese language and Japanese Pokémon names, involving plays on words. Afterward, various other types of quizzes were featured as well.
Types of Pokémon Trivia Quizzes
Various kinds of puzzles were featured on this segment and each one had its own set of rules.
|English Translation||Japanese Title||Description||Example|
Kyō no mondai
|The initial format for Trivia Quizzes involved posing a question containing puns with the Japanese names of Pokémon.|
|See the clip and answer!||映像を見て答えよう！
Eizō o mite kotaeyō!
|A question about an episode scene is made, and then a short clip of this scene starts playing, but it is very blurred and scrambled. There is a time limit, and as time goes by, the clip un-blurs, giving hints to the answer to the question about the clip as the difficulty level goes down. Finally, the clip becomes completely clear and unscrambled, and the answer is given.|
|A short game of Shiritori, a Japanese word game in which the players are required to say a word which begins with the final kana of the previous word. This game has a twist to it, in that a time limit is present, and the word chain (consisting of Japanese names of Pokémon) is already set, but some of the letters have been blanked out. As time goes by, more letters appear, decreasing the difficulty level, and eventually revealing the answer.|
|A short clip from an episode starts playing multiple times for close observation. Questions are then made about particular elements of the clip. Lastly, the answer is given and shown.|
|Memorize! Pokémon DX||おぼえて!ポケモンDX
Oboete! Pokémon DX
|A set of six Pokémon are repeatedly shown, and then a curtain descends. When the curtain rises, six Pokémon are shown again, but one of them is not one of the original six Pokémon shown before. The answer is the name of the missing Pokémon.|
|Find the odd-one-out!||仲間はずれをさがせ!
Nakama hazure o sagase!
|A screen with five holes is shown, and from each hole, a different Pokémon keeps popping up, like a whack-a-mole game. Of these five Pokémon, four share some sort of similarity, while the fifth lacks this trait. This game consists of finding which Pokémon does not belong in a group with the others. After some time, a hint is given, telling the trait the viewer should look for. Finally, the answer is given.|
|A jigsaw puzzle with all of the pieces blanked out appears on the screen. As time passes, random puzzle pieces appear and disappear, giving glimpses of the Pokémon. When the time is up, the Pokémon is then revealed.|
|Some sort of arithmetic operations using Pokémon as variables is shown. Examples are then given to hint as to how should the operations be made in that case. The answer is then shown, explaining how to do the math.|
|Spot The Differences||まちがいさがし
|Two sets of six Pokémon are shown scrolling from right to left, and the viewer is invited spot three differences between the two sets of Pokémon. As time goes by, they scroll more slowly and eventually stop, to make the differences easier to spot.|
List of Pokémon Trivia Quizzes
Advanced Generation series
|Episode||Pokémon Trivia Quiz||Question||Hint||Answer|
|AG105||Today's Question||What Pokémon unintentionally buys too much when asked for an errand?||Armaldo|
余るぞ Amaruzo means to be in excess in Japanese and sounds close to アーマルド Armaldo (Āmarudo).
|AG106||Today's Question||What Pokémon cannot skillfully play scales on the piano?||Moltres|
ファいや Fa iya means no fa (4th note on the scale) and sounds very similar to ファイヤー Fire (Faiyā), Moltres' Japanese name.
|AG107||Today's Question||What Pokémon bargains when shopping?||
なぁ まけろよ？ Nā makeroyo? means "Can you give me a discount?" and sounds similar to ナマケロ Namakero, Slakoth's Japanese name.
|AG108||Today's Question||What Pokémon always wants to be the referee during battle?||
判定する Hanteisuru means to make a judgment and sounds close to ハンテール Huntail (Hantēru).
|AG109||Today's Question||Among the adults, who's the only child Pokémon?||Magnemite|
Magnemite's Japanese name, コイル Coil (Koiru), sounds like 子がいる Ko ga iru, which means there's a child.
|AG110||Today's Question||What Pokémon is a specialist on carrying children?||
子を抱 Ko o idaku means to hold a child in the arms in Japanese and sounds similar to コダック Koduck (Kodakku), Psyduck's Japanese name.
|AG111||Today's Question||What Pokémon doesn't move when removing a character from its name?||Spinarak|
Removing the first kana from Spinarak's Japanese name, イトマル Itomaru, the viewer gets 止まる Tomaru, to stop.
|AG112||Today's Question||What Pokémon wears its clothes?||
やる着物 Yaru kimono, to get clothes, sounds like ヤルキモノ Yarukimono, Vigoroth's Japanese name.
|AG113||Today's Question||What Pokémon isn't able to rise early when removing a character from its name?||
Removing the タ Ta from Seedot's Japanese name, タネボー Taneboh (Tanebō), it becomes 寝坊 Nebō, sleeping in late.
|AG114||Today's Question||What Pokémon becomes total darkness when removing a character from its name?||
Removing the first ラ Ra from Electrike's Japanese name, ラクライ Rakurai, it becomes 暗い Kurai, dark.
|AG115||Today's Question||What Pokémon laughs while remembering a temple?||Aerodactyl|
プッ！寺 Pu-! Tera meaning "Pff! Temple" sounds similar to プテラ Ptera (Putera), Aerodactyl's Japanese name.
|AG116||Today's Question||What Pokémon is somehow always encountered when going to a building?||Houndour|
出るビル Deru biru means to appear at a building and sounds like デルビル Delvil (Derubiru), Houndour's Japanese name.
|AG117||Today's Question||What Pokémon would play nothing but the same sound if it was a musical instrument?||Doduo|
Doduo's Japanese name, ドードー Dodo (Dōdō), is like two ド do, do (or C) musical notes.
|AG118||Today's Question||What Pokémon immediately writes a memo when it thinks of something?||Masquerain|
あ、メモをする A, memo o suru means "Ah, write a memo" and sounds close to アメモース Amemoth (Amemōsu), Masquerain's Japanese name.
|AG119||Today's Question||What Pokémon only has one eye in the middle of its head?||Surskit|
If 目 Me, eye, is inserted within 頭 Atama, head, it becomes アメタマ Ametama, Surskit's Japanese name.
|AG120||Today's Question||What Pokémon is said to shave twice every morning, noon and evening?||Solrock|
剃る Soru means to shave and 六 Roku means six. When put together, they sound similar to ソルロック Solrock (Sorurokku).
|AG122||No Pokémon Trivia Quiz|
|AG123||No Pokémon Trivia Quiz|
|AG124||Today's Question||What Pokémon discovers a direction when the first character of its name is removed?||
Removing the first letter from Dunsparce's Japanese name, ノコッチ Nokocchi, one gets コッチ Kocchi, which means this way.
|AG125||No Pokémon Trivia Quiz|
|AG126||No Pokémon Trivia Quiz|
|AG127||No Pokémon Trivia Quiz|
|AG128||No Pokémon Trivia Quiz|
|AG129||No Pokémon Trivia Quiz|
|AG130||No Pokémon Trivia Quiz|
|AG131||Today's Question||What 3 Pokémon are useful when eating an onabe (Japanese hot pot)?||
||Poliwag, Poliwhirl and Poliwrath.|
Those 3 Pokémon are known in the Japanese versions as おたまポケモン Otama Pokémon, which is an abbreviation of お玉杓子 Otamajakushi, tadpole. お玉 Otama can also mean ladle.
|AG132||Today's Question||What Pokémon is sandwiched between a color?||
The beginning and the end of Hitmontop's Japanese name, カポエラー Kapoerer (Kapoerā), when put together forms カラー Karā, color.
|AG133||Today's Question||What 2 Pokémon are surrounded by fog?||
||Treecko and Sunflora.|
Taking the first and the last kana from either Treecko's or Sunflora's Japanese names, キモリ Kimori and キマワリ Kimawari respectively, and putting them together, one gets 霧 Kiri, fog.
|AG134||No Pokémon Trivia Quiz|
|AG135||No Pokémon Trivia Quiz|
|AG136||No Pokémon Trivia Quiz|
|AG137||No Pokémon Trivia Quiz|
|AG138||Today's Question||What Pokémon becomes serious when its name is read in a reverse way?||Jumpluff|
Reversing Jumpluff's Japanese name, ワタッコ Watacco, you'll get コッタワ Kottawa. 凝った Kotta means elaborate, refined in Japanese.
|AG139||Today's Question||What Pokémon becomes able to fly when the first character of its name is removed?||Grimer|
Removing the first letter from Grimer's Japanese name, ベトベター Betbeter, you get トベター Tobetā, which is close to 飛べた Tobeta, which means flew.
|AG140||Today's Question||What Pokémon becomes angry when removing the last character of its name?||
When removing the last character of Rattata's Japanese name, コラッタ Koratta, it becomes コラ Kora, an interjection meant to scold someone.
|AG141||Today's Question||What Pokémon has its name formed when "Doduo" and "cool sensation from passing air" are put together?||Koffing|
Doduo's Japanese name is ドードー Dodo (Dōdō) and the expression for a "cool sensation from passing air" in Japanese is スースー Sūsū.
|AG142||Today's Question||What Pokémon has 10 itchy spots?||
Sceptile's Japanese name, ジュカイン Jukain, sounds similar to 十回 Jūkai, 10 occurrences.
|AG143||Today's Question||What Pokémon has poison flowing into the middle of its body?||
Nidoqueen's Japanese name, ニドクイン Nidoqueen (Nidokuin), has 毒 Doku, poison, in the middle of it.
|AG144||Today's Question||What Pokémon would weaken If together with "Dopey Pokémon" Slowpoke?||Duskull|
In Japanese, 「まぬけポケモン」 "Manuke Pokémon", Dopey Pokémon, the species of Slowpoke, can be read as 'remove the ま Ma character'.
|AG145||Today's Question||What Pokémon becomes a legendary Pokémon when removing the last character of its name?||Jolteon|
When removing the last character of Jolteon's Japanese name, サンダース Thunders (Sandāsu), it becomes サンダー Thunder (Sandā), Zapdos' Japanese name.
|AG146||See the clip and answer!||What is surprising May?||Its specialty is to frighten.||Duskull|
|AG147||See the clip and answer!||What VS What Battle||Static and Guts.||Pikachu VS Taillow|
|AG148||See the clip and answer!||Level 72:
What is Snorlax doing?
|AG149||See the clip and answer!||Level 78:
What evolves into what?
|Slowpoke evolves into Slowking.|
|AG150||See the clip and answer!||Level 82:
What has Team Rocket caught?
|AG151||See the clip and answer!||Level 77:
What is Makuhita doing?
Looks like the sea.
|AG152||Pokémon Shiritori||Level 76:
「ピ ウ」→「ウ 」→「 ト」
「ピ ウ」→「ウ ト」→「ト ト」
|Pikachu (Pikachū) (ピカチュウ)→|
Utsubot (Utsubotto) (ウツボット)→
|AG153||Pokémon Shiritori||Level 78:
「ロ 」→「 モ」→「 コ」
「ロ ア」→「ア モ」→「モ コ」
|Roselia (Rozeria) (ロゼリア)→|
|AG154||Pokémon Shiritori||Level 70:
「チ 」→「 イ」→「 ゼ」
「チ タ」→「タ イ」→「イ ゼ」
|Chicorita (Chikorita) (チコリータ)→|
Tatsubay (Tatsubei) (タツベイ)→
|AG155||Pokémon Shiritori||Level 76:
「ネ 」→「 シ」→「 ラ」
「ネ ィ 」→「 シ」→「シ ラ」
|Natio (Neitio) (ネイティオ)→|
|AG156||Memorize! Pokémon||Which 2 Pokémon did not appear?
||Sableye and Groudon.|
|AG157||Memorize! Pokémon||1. Who's wearing the cook hat?
2. Who's on May's left side?
|1. Mr. Mime|
|AG158||Memorize! Pokémon||1. What vegetable is on the right edge of the table?
2. Who's the Pokémon on the most to the left edge?
|AG159||Memorize! Pokémon||1. How many oranges is Meowth holding?
2. What is Wobbuffet eating?
|AG160||Memorize! Pokémon||1. Who's on Max's side?
2. Who's the Pokémon that is not eating?
|AG165||Pokémon Shiritori||1. Level 43:
「ニ グ」→「グ ル」
|2. Level 30:
「ゼ ガメ」→「 タ グ」→「 ラ ナ」
Nidoking (Nidokingu) (ニドキング)→
|AG166||Pokémon Shiritori||Level 82:
「ケ 」→「ソ 」→「 チ」
「ケ ッ 」→「ソー 」→「 チ」
Sohnano (Sōnano) (ソーナノ)→
|AG167||See the clip and answer!||Level 84:
What has kidnapped Nurse Joy?
|AG168||See the clip and answer!||Level 86:
What is May doing?
|AG169||Pokémon Arithmetic||Bulbasaur (フシギダネ) - Magcargo (マグカルゴ) + Numel (ドンメル) = ?||Examples:
|AG170||Pokémon Arithmetic||Igglybuff (ププリン) - Chimecho (チーリン) + Nosepass (ノズパス) = ?||Examples:
|AG175||Memorize! Pokémon DX||Who is the different Pokémon?||Taillow|
|AG176||Memorize! Pokémon DX||Who is the different Pokémon?||Dodrio|
|AG177||Memorize! Pokémon DX||Who is the different Pokémon?||Smoochum|
|AG178||Memorize! Pokémon DX||Who is the different Pokémon?||Marshtomp|
|AG179||Find the odd-one-out!||Pokémon:
|AG180||Find the odd-one-out!||Pokémon:
|AG181||Memorize! Pokémon||Which 2 Pokémon did not appear?
||Azurill and Politoed|
|AG182||Memorize! Pokémon||1. What color is the Pokémon Center roof?
2. How many Pokémon appeared?
|AG183||Spot The Differences|| 1. Chansey has evolved into Blissey.|
|AG184||Spot The Differences|| 1. Wailmer has turned around.|
|AG185||Spot The Differences|| 1. Gastly has evolved into Haunter.|
|AG186||Spot The Differences|| 1. Sunflora's pose changed.|
|AG190||Pokémon Puzzle||Swampert and Arcanine|
|AG191||Memorize! Pokémon|| 1. Who was the front runner?
2. What colour was the car?
| 1. Pikachu|
|AG192||Memorize! Pokémon|| 1. What colour was Smoochum's microphone?
2. How many bouquets was Smoochum holding?
| 1. Blue|