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60 bytes added, 26 May
Rewrite lead to clarify that both Pokémon and humans have genders
The '''genderGender''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|性別|せいべつ}}''' ''{{wp|sex}}'') ofis a characteristic of {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} is a concept introduced inand [[Generation IIhumans]], though touched upon in [[Generation I]]. In {{2v|Gold|Silver}}, most species of Pokémon were assigned a gender, male (Japanese: '''オス''' ''male'') or female (Japanese: '''メス''' ''female''); however, the genders of some species of Pokémon were left unknown (Japanese: '''{{tt|不明|ふめい}}''' ''unknown''). This feature allowed for [[Pokémon breedingworld]],. asGender wellwas introduced as introducing thea concept of ain [[PokémonGeneration EggI]] toand the series. Gender makes no differenceexpanded in the stats of a Pokémon after [[Generation II, unless the two Pokémon are a different species entirely, such as Nidoran]].
 
In {{2v|Gold|Silver}}, most species of Pokémon were assigned a gender, male (Japanese: '''オス''' ''male'') or female (Japanese: '''メス''' ''female''); however, the genders of some species of Pokémon were left unknown (Japanese: '''{{tt|不明|ふめい}}''' ''unknown''). This feature allowed for [[Pokémon breeding]], as well as introducing the concept of a [[Pokémon Egg]] to the series. Gender makes no difference in the stats of a Pokémon after Generation II, unless the two Pokémon are a different species entirely, such as Nidoran.
 
In {{game|Crystal}}, a choice of between a male (Japanese: '''{{tt|男性|だんせい}}''' ''male'') and female (Japanese: '''{{tt|女性|じょせい}}''' ''female'') [[player character]] became available for the first time. However, both men and women have been featured in the Pokémon games since Generation I.
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