A new study suggests that travelling with a pack of Pokemon is not the safest option, with the creatures often being seen in packs of ten or more.
A group of researchers, led by Prof. Gyanesh Kumar, from the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Bengaluru, have compiled a list of moves and movesets that have been used by the creatures in the past.
The research was published in the journal Cell on Thursday.
While some Pokemon moves are known to have some merit, others may be less dangerous.
A pack of ten Pokemon moves can take the form of the usual three, but with a higher chance of inflicting poison, confuse or paralysis.
Another pack of 10 Pokemon moves, known as “tricks”, may take the shape of three.
It’s up to the individual to choose which move is most appropriate for him/her.
The list of Pokemon moves also includes some unexpected ones.
Pokemon that can use an ability such as “Porygon”, “Mawile” and “Gigalith” can use moves that look a lot like moves that would have been useful in their previous incarnations, while Pokemon that have never appeared in Pokemon games before are not included.
This can lead to confusion, for example, when a Pokemon can learn the move “Dark Void”.
“The idea behind the study was to try and discover which Pokemon moves have been adapted to suit different environments,” Prof Kumar said in a statement.
“It’s very likely that some moves can be used safely for travelling and others are unsafe.
These are the ones that may be dangerous, so we need to find out which ones work.”
The research included data from data collected in cities across the world.
Some of the more interesting Pokemon moves were found in the wild.
“Pokemanga” from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, for instance, was used by a group of wild Pokemon in New York City in 2014.
“Dance Dance Revolution” from Pokémon Black and White, a move that was first seen in a promotional video for Pokemon Black and Orange, is still in use in Japan.
The researchers also collected data on the moves that were most commonly used by Pokemon, as well as those that were not.
For instance, “Curse Pokemon Move” was the most used move by the Pokemon who made up the “Cursed Pokemon” group in Pokémon X and Y. However, in some cases the research showed that the moves were the most effective.
“We found that the more common the moves, the more effective they were,” Dr Kumar said.
“The most popular moves were moves that had the lowest frequency of being used, but we found that they were the least effective.”
The researchers have also been tracking the behaviour of the Pokemon.
For example, they collected data from the “Pokemon in the Dark” movement, which has been shown to be a useful way to scare away intruders in urban areas.
“Some Pokemon moves that can be scary are known as Pokemon tricks, which are moves that have only been seen in one or two Pokemon games and were only seen in certain situations,” Dr Sharma said.
For Pokemon Black, for one, the researchers have found that “Cure” is a good move to use in order to scare off people.
“CURE” is the name given to the move by Dr Kumar, which uses the player’s current Pokemon as a target and makes the Pokemon go into a hypnotic trance.
The player is then able to make the Pokemon wake up and then be put in a different place, like a store, where the Pokemon can be seen again.
However the researchers say that there are more moves in the movepool that could be used by more than one Pokemon.
They say that Pokemon can evolve to make a more powerful version of the move or a less powerful version, for each level of evolution that the Pokemon has achieved.
“In general, we are using moves that are common in the movespool to make sure that they are safe and effective, which means that the majority of Pokemon have evolved to make them safer, stronger and more effective,” Dr Singh said.
While the study has been published in Cell, the research team plans to take the findings and translate them into a study in the field to test the effectiveness of the moves on a range of Pokemon.
“What we hope is that this research will be useful for the evolution of the species as we are looking to evolve and spread our species across the globe,” Dr Rao said.
Pokemon fans are encouraged to keep an eye out for the release of Pokemon Black 2 and Black 3 on March 8.