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* In [[Generation II]], a Pokémon's gender was determined through its Attack [[Individual values|IV]]. Due to this, a female Pokémon could never have a maximized Attack [[statistic|stat]] (unless they were a member of an {{cat|Female-only Pokémon|all-female species}}, such as {{p|Smoochum}}), because female Pokémon were given the lower portion of the IV range. This also prevented female Pokémon of a {{cat|Pokémon with a gender ratio of seven males to one female|species with a gender ratio of seven males to one female}}, such as [[starter Pokémon]] or {{p|Eevee}}, from being {{Shiny}}, due to that ''also'' being based partly on the Attack IV. Because of this, their {{m|Hidden Power}} is always a physical type. From [[Generation III]] onward, neither of these traits are determined by IVs, allowing for Pokémon species with two genders to have females with maximized Attack and simultaneously retain their chances of being Shiny.
* Although its English and [[List of French Pokémon names##102 - #151 Exeggcute - Mew|French]] names suggest that it is exclusively male, {{p|Mr. Mime}} may be of either gender. This is due to the fact that it was given its name prior to the introduction of gender to the series.
* Since {{p|Azurill}} has a different gender ratio than {{p|Marill}} and {{p|Azumarill}}, one in three female Azurill was gongigoing to become male after evolving into Marill, dependent on the [[personality value]] of the Azurill in question, though this no longer happens since [[Generation VI]].
* In the international versions of Generation II, due to how the battlefield display is programmed, Nidoran♂ and Nidoran♀ have their gender icon shown twice, once in their name, and once after the level. This does not occur in the Japanese and Korean games, however, as the gender icon was present after ''all'' Pokémon's names due to the shorter character limit there. This was addressed in all later generations, which prevent the gender icon from showing up when an un-nicknamed Nidoran of either gender is on the field.
* In [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness]] and [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky]], the gender of a [[wild Pokémon]] in a [[dungeon]] is determined by the current number of floor the player stands on. If the number is odd, all wild Pokémon that can be male will be male; if it is even, all wild Pokémon that can be female will be female.
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