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Pokémon (species)

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In the games: There are more ways to get Eggs than to breed them yourself.
Pokémon have been, from the very beginning, spoken of as friends and partners to the [[human]]s of the [[Pokémon world]], helping them with various tasks from constructing buildings to exploration. Many people in the Pokémon world take Pokémon with them on a {{pkmn|journey}} to gather [[Badge]]s and compete in the various [[Pokémon League]]s as {{pkmn|Trainer}}s, using them in battles against Pokémon both owned by other Trainers and found in the {{pkmn2|wild}}. In the [[Alola]] [[region]], Pokémon and Trainers instead take on trials in the [[island challenge]] on their journey. In addition, there are many different {{cat|Pokémon competitions|tournaments}} in which Trainers can compete together with their Pokémon, such as [[Pokémon Contest]]s and the [[Pokéathlon]].
 
Across the seven [[generation]]s of {{pkmn|games}}, Pokémon are typically found in one of five manners: encountering them in [[tall grass]], finding them in [[cave]]s or {{cat|ruins}}, going [[fishing]] for them, {{m|surf}}ing on water, or [[In-game trade|trading]] with an [[Non-player character|NPC]]. These are often joined by several more ways in which to encounter Pokémon, such as {{m|headbutt}}ing trees, hatching an {{pkmn|Egg}}, or using the [[Poké Radar]]. Since [[Generation II]], it is also possible to leave a [[Gender| male and female]] Pokémon at a [[Pokémon_Day_Care|Day Care]] and receive a [[Pokémon Egg]].
 
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