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Pokémon (species)

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Many Pokémon are able to [[evolution|evolve]] from or into other Pokémon, a process that typically makes them larger and stronger, and more closely resembles growth and development or metamorphosis rather than {{wp|evolution|evolution in the real world}}. 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. In the anime, most Pokémon are known only to say their name. In the games, each Pokémon has a [[cry|distinct voice associated with each species]].
 
==In the gamescore series==
[[File:Gen VII Pseudo Legendary Artwork.png|thumb|left|200px|Several [[pseudo-legendary Pokémon]] that are part of an evolutionary chain]]
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]].
 
The methodology for construction of Pokémon data changes across generations. For the different constructions, see the data structure explanations for [[Generation]]s [[Pokémon data structure in Generation I|I]], [[Pokémon data structure in Generation II|II]], [[Pokémon data structure in Generation III|III]], [[Pokémon data structure in Generation IV|IV]], [[Pokémon data structure in Generation V|V]], [[Pokémon data structure in Generation VI|VI]], and [[Pokémon data structure in Generation VII|VII]].
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==In the spin-off games==
===Play It! series===
In [[Pokémon Play It!]] and [[Pokémon Play It! Version 2]], it is possible to play the {{pkmn|Trading Card Game}} rather than train Pokémon. However, at some point {{OBP|Julie|Play It!}} sees a {{p|Beedrill}} flying off-camera, which is an indication that actual Pokémon exist in this universe. This happens in the "What's a Pokémon?" quiz in both games.
 
==In the anime==