Pokémon are creatures that can be found in the world which can be caught and trained as your own. There are hundreds of different species of Pokémon, each with their own strengths, weaknesses, abilities, and powers. These powers can be used to fight off other Pokémon or trainers.
There are many different types of Pokémon. Each type has it's strengths and weaknesses versus other types. Some Pokémon may even have a combination of more than one type.
Legendary Pokémon are very powerful and very rare creatures not usually found in the wild. Their rarity and strength make them commonly sought after, but their elusiveness often claims victory.
Pokémon Levels and Experience
A Pokémon's level determines how powerful it is. As a Pokémon gains more experience in battle, it may increase in level, increasing it's stats and making it tougher. The highest level a Pokémon can reach is level 100, which signifies it's training is complete.
Pokémon gain experience by winning battles and defeating other Pokémon. As they grow, they have the ability to learn new or stronger moves and can evolve, which also makes them stronger. Any information a trainer may need on their Pokémon can be found in the Pokédex or their Pokémon's in-game summary page, found under the Pokémon Party Menu.
Each Pokémon has several different stats that affect it's battling capabilities. These stats are HP, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed. These ratings are affected by several variables, including but not limited to the species of Pokémon and it's level. More advanced stat mechanics are listed below.
Advanced Stat Mechanics