Pokémon Trivia Challenge

In-game description

Pokémon Trivia Challenge is a trivia minigame in Pokémon Masters Arena.

Gameplay

 
A question

This trivia game is accessed by clicking on the Torchic at the main menu. The first screen contains the in-game description of the Pokémon Trivia Challenge, as well as a "Play" button to start playing and a "Score" button that does not display any scores, but instead displays the pieces of the posters that have been unlocked by the player, if any. There are additional buttons to check the descriptions of other minigames. An arrow at the top-left corner may be clicked to go from the main trivia to the game description, or from the game description to the main menu.

The trivia game starts once the player clicks on "Play" at the Pokémon Trivia Challenge description screen. The answer to all questions is always a Pokémon species. For each question, there are three images of Pokémon (the Pokémon names are not shown); only one of them is the correct answer. When the player clicks on an answer, the text "That's right!" or "Nope, that's wrong!" appears, depending on whether the player has chosen the correct answer.

The trivia consists of six levels. They are numbered from level 1 to 6 in normal gameplay. Some internal game files refer to them as level 00 to 05. Each level has a set of 10 possible questions. However, only a few of these questions are asked randomly to the player. At the right side, there is a Poké Ball meter (a vertical meter with a Poké Ball shown at the bottom) that starts full but decreases when the player answers incorrectly. When the player finishes all levels, they win one of the six pieces of a poster.

Glitches

  • Usually, the player starts a new game from the level 1. However, if the player has lost a previous game but didn't close the game application yet, they start a new game from the beginning of the level where they lost. (for instance, if the player loses at the level 4, they will start a new game at the level 4 rather than 1) This contradicts the in-game description and game over screen, which indicate that the player was supposed to start from the beginning.
  • When the player leaves the trivia (by clicking on the return arrow at the top left) and then opens the trivia again without closing the game application, this happens:
    • The game remembers the current level and number of correct answers, as if the player didn't leave.
    • The Poké Ball meter resets and the game forgets the number of wrong answers. (Therefore, it's possible to get infinite chances by repeatedly leaving and returning to the trivia.)
    • The current question is replaced by another question from the same level. (This is usable in case the player does not know the answer; they can answer another question instead.)

Blurb

Test your knowledge of Pokémon by clicking on the image that correctly answers the trivia question. Try to answer all the questions in each level. If you get an answer wrong, you lose a level in your Poké Ball meter. If you lose them all, you have to start again. Win all 5 levels to get a piece of your Pokémon Masters Poster!

List of questions

The questions are stored in the internal file "Trivia.ini", in the order displayed below. However, the questions are shown randomly according to each level in normal gameplay. Some questions are written in an unusual way, such as lowercase "route 101" instead of "Route 101", and evolution by "swapping records" when the question is about evolution by trade.

Level 1

  • Question 1
Which Pokémon attacked Professor Birch along route 101?
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Poochyena Zigzagoon Aron
  • Question 2
Treecko uses a Mega Drain attack. Which Pokémon does it affect the least?
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Torchic Nosepass Sandshrew
  • Question 3
Mudkip evolves into Marshtomp. Which of the following Pokémon is the same Type as Marshtomp?
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Whiscash Corsola Lombre
  • Question 4
When this Pokémon reaches level 7 it evolves into one of two Pokémon.
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Wurmple Makuhita Whismur
  • Question 5
You can trade Pokémon with your friends at Pokémon Centers. Which one of these Pokémon evolves through trading?
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Machoke Marill Silcoon
  • Question 6
Of the 3 following Pokémon, which one levels up the quickest?
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Taillow Lotad Shroomish
  • Question 7
There are some Pokémon that change type when they evolve. Which of these Pokémon does that?
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Staryu Psyduck Natu
  • Question 8
Which of these Pokémon weighs the most?
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Cascoon Silcoon Lotad
  • Question 9
Which one of these Pokémon learns Mega Drain if it levels up without evolving?
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Lotad Seedot Cacnea
  • Question 10
Of these 3, which Pokémon levels up the slowest?
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Numel Tentacool Aron

Level 2

  • Question 1
One of these Pokémon is a different type than the others - can you guess which one?
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Minun Delcatty Spinda
  • Question 2
Of the following three Pokémon, which is the shortest?
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Roselia Ralts Whismur
  • Question 3
Of the following three Pokémon, which does not evolve?
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Chimecho Anorith Meditite
  • Question 4
The three Pokémon below are all Grass Type Pokémon. Which of them is also Dark Type?
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Cacturne Tropius Vileplume
  • Question 5
When it evolves, by swapping records, this Pokémon changes its Type.
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Seadra Sealeo Vulpix
  • Question 6
Its voice is usually quiet as a whisper, but as danger approaches, it gets so loud that it can cause headaches. Who is it?
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Whismur Ralts Mudkip
  • Question 7
Evolving Pokémon is one of the fastest ways to complete your Pokédex. Which of the following 3 does not evolve?
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Minun Spoink Snorunt
  • Question 8
The following Pokémon evolve with friendship. Can you find the exception?
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Wynaut Pichu Azurill
  • Question 9
One of these Pokémon can use Rock Smash to clear away rocks that are blocking the road. Which is it?
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Magcargo Magneton Grumpig
  • Question 10
Which one of these Pokémon evolved during a trade?
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Golem Metagross Aggron

Level 3

  • Question 1
Which Pokémon can't you catch with the Good Rod?
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Whiscash Barboach Corphish
  • Question 2
Which of these Pokémon will evolve without the use of an evolution stone?
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Electrike Lombre Nuzleaf
  • Question 3
Of the following three Pokémon, which is the heaviest?
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Hariyama Makuhita Torkoal
  • Question 4
It's raining in the middle of a battle. Whose will to fight will increase?
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Marill Aron Numel
  • Question 5
Which Pokémon doesn't have the Thick Fat special ability?
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Whiscash Spoink Sealeo
  • Question 6
Which of the following Pokémon was originally told how beautiful it was?
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Milotic Latias Gorebyss
  • Question 7
Inside which Pokémon's belly is 1200F~ magma boiling?
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Numel Torkoal Slugma
  • Question 8
A sandstorm is brewing in the middle of a desert battle. Who receives damage?
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Hariyama Sandshrew Rhyhorn
  • Question 9
Which of these Pokémon doesn't belong to the leader of Team Magma?
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Lairon Golbat Camerupt
  • Question 10
Which Pokémon won't you encounter without the go-goggles?
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Trapinch Lunatone Heracross

Level 4

  • Question 1
Which of the following Pokémon could be caught with a Safari Ball?
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Wobbuffet Grovyle Marshtomp
  • Question 2
Which Pokémon cannot be caught in Pokémon Ruby?
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Lotad Groudon Latios
  • Question 3
Of the following three Pokémon, which is the heaviest?
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Metagross Wailord Aggron
  • Question 4
Which of the following Pokémon isn't used by Gym Leader Winona?
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Shiftry Altaria Pelipper
  • Question 5
Which of the following Pokémon is printed on Glitter Mail?
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Pikachu Bellossom Clamperl
  • Question 6
Which of these Pokémon is strong against Gym Leader Winona's Skarmory, Pelipper, and Swellow?
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Minun Hariyama Donphan
  • Question 7
Which Pokémon levels up and evolves as its Beauty condition rises?
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Feebas Meditite Igglybuff
  • Question 8
Which of these Pokémon cannot be caught in the Safari Zone?
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Staryu Pinsir Heracross
  • Question 9
The root fossil that you find in the desert can be brought back to life as what Pokémon?
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Lileep Cacnea Anorith
  • Question 10
Which Pokémon can't learn a single HM?
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Golbat Duskull Barboach

Level 5

  • Question 1
Which of these Pokémon cannot be caught by diving under water?
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Horsea Chinchou Relicanth
  • Question 2
One of these Pokémon does not have the Clear Body special ability. Which is it?
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Solrock Regirock Regice
  • Question 3
Earthquakes and tsunamis occur when this Pokémon is seen, so it's also known as the disaster Pokémon.
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Absol Glalie Metagross
  • Question 4
Which of these Pokémon can't you catch unless you have a Poké Ball and less than 5 Pokémon in your party?
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Shedinja Sableye Shelgon
  • Question 5
All of these Pokémon except one change into Dragon Type when they evolve. Which is the exception?
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Magikarp Swablu Seadra
  • Question 6
Which Pokémon has the Swift Swim ability, which doubles their agility in the rain?
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Huntail Whiscash Snorunt
  • Question 7
There was a Poison Type attack. Which Pokémon did the attack not affect at all?
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Mawile Gardevoir Bellossom
  • Question 8
This Pokémon changes form depending on the weather.
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Castform Roselia Grovyle
  • Question 9
Which of these Pokémon evolved by using a leafstone?
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Shiftry Ludicolo Bellossom
  • Question 10
Machop uses its Karate Chop attack! Which of the following receives no damage?
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Sableye Snorunt Graveler

Level 6

  • Question 1
Which Pokémon senses the emotions of people using the horns on its head?
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Ralts Trapinch Sandslash
  • Question 2
This Pokémon can read the future.
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Gardevoir Seviper Cradily
  • Question 3
This Pokémon is so fast that it cannot be seen, even while its crying can be clearly heard.
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Ninjask Luvdisc Seadra
  • Question 4
This Pokémon will keep getting up and attacking its foe however many times it is knocked down.
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Makuhita Walrein Girafarig
  • Question 5
This Pokémon stores electricity in its long body hair.
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Electrike Wigglytuff Milotic
  • Question 6
Every time this Pokémon appears before people, it is followed by a disaster such as an earthquake or a tidal wave.
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Absol Phanpy Regirock
  • Question 7
Instead of blood, a powerful magnetic force courses throughout this Pokémon's body.
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Beldum Natu Girafarig
  • Question 8
This Pokémon rides updrafts rising from the sea by extending its long and narrow wings to glide.
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Wingull Beautifly Dustox
  • Question 9
This Pokémon lives underground. It uses its sharp claws to carve the roots of trees and absorb moisture and nutrients.
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Nincada Baltoy Anorith
  • Question 10
This Pokémon can swim at speeds of up to 75 mph by jetting seawater out of its backside.
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Sharpedo Wailord Huntail

Trivia

Errors

  • The sixth question of level one states that Taillow levels up the quickest when compared to Lotad and Shroomish. In reality, both Taillow and Lotad level up at the Medium Slow rate, while Shroomish levels up at the Fluctuating rate. Therefore, Shroomish may reach some levels faster than them (such as the level 20) and other levels slower than them (such as the level 40). Lotad and Shroomish reach level 100 faster, with 1,059,860 experience points, as opposed to Shroomish, with 1,640,000 experience points.
  • Four questions later, it states that Numel levels up the slowest when compared to Tentacool and Aron. In fact, Numel levels up the fastest compared to them. Numel has a "Medium Fast" levelling rate, while the others have a "Slow" levelling rate. This mistake may be related to the fact that Numel evolves into Camerupt at a later level than Tentacool and Aron evolve into Tentacruel and Lairon, respectively.
  • The fifth question of level two states that Seadra evolves by "swapping records". In reality, record mixing is a mechanism to share player information, and Seadra evolves into Kingdra when traded while holding a Dragon Scale.
  • The seventh question of level three states that Numel's belly contains "1200F~ magma boiling". This contradicts the Pokédex, which states the correct temperature is 2,200°F, or 1,200°C.
  • The seventh question of the fourth level states that Feebas "levels up and evolves as its Beauty condition rises". In reality, Feebas's Beauty does not affect its level. This may be a wording mistake from the fact that Feebas with maximum Beauty is able to evolve when it levels up.
  • The fourth question of the fifth level states that in order to catch Shedinja, the player requires "a Poké Ball and less than 5 Pokémon in the party". In reality, a Shedinja appears in the party if the player has an empty slot when Nincada evolves into Ninjask. In particular, having "less than 5 Pokémon" would mean having at most 4 Pokémon in the party; the player may actually have up to 5 Pokémon (out of 6 slots in the party). The additional requirement of having a Poké Ball when it evolves was introduced later, in Generation IV. Additionally, Shedinja has not been able to be caught in the wild at all in any core series game until the introduction of Max Raid Battles in Generation VIII.
  • Two questions later, it states that Swift Swim doubles a Pokémon's "agility", but the correct stat doubled is Speed.

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