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Pokémon (species)

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'''Pokémon''' (Japanese: '''ポケットモンスター''' ''Pocket Monsters''; '''ポケモン''' ''Pokémon'' for short) are {{numpkmn}} known species of creature that inhabit the [[Pokémon world]], however,of which 646 have been officially revealed. itIt is implied that there are more [[Future generations of Pokémon|waiting to be discovered]], however. Inherent to them are several fantastic powers not demonstrated by most real animals, such as manipulation of {{t|electric}}ity and {{t|fire}}. For the most part, Pokémon are shown to exist instead of animals in their world, although animals are still found there and mentioned in several places. While most Pokémon resemble animals and may behave like them, there are many that do not resemble animals at all; taking on other forms such as plants, inanimate objects, machines, human-like forms or other more enigmatic and exotic appearences. Pokémon inhabit an extremely diverse range of habitats, ranging from the deepest oceans to the highest mountains, even [[Extraterrestrial Pokémon|space]] and other [[dimensions]]. Pokémon take up various ways of living in those places. However, all can be befriended and made into potential allies.
Many Pokémon are known to [[evolution|evolve]] from or into other Pokémon, a process that typically makes them larger and stronger, and could be seen as the equivalent to "growing up". Pokémon typically know several [[move|techniques]] that they can use in {{pkmn|battle}} or elsewhere, either to defend themselves or their Trainer, or to perform a task. Most Pokémon are known [[cry|only to say their name]].