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What is Pokerus?

Chaos8000 asks: Added Mar 4th 2005, ID #22473

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What is Pokerus?

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darkboarder_77 answered:
Added 6th Mar 2005, ID #37332
PokeRus, short for "Pokemon Virus", is a virus that can infect your lead Pokemon after a wild Pokemon battle. The chances of this are about as low as your chances to find a wild Shining Pokemon (1 out of 8156). Once in your party, it can spread to other Pokemon surrounding the infected Pokemon over time. The infection can be preserved by placing the infected Pokemon in a PC, where the virus will never go away, but it will otherwise disappear with about 4 days. It boosts your Pokemon's Experience in battle by about 4 times if I am not mistaken. So, what could be 2500 Exp would be 10000 Exp instead (At least, I'm guessing it is multiplied by 4). Once your Pokemon is free of the virus, it will be immune to it, never being able to catch it again.

To see if your Pokemon has PokeRus, go to your Pokemon's status screen and check its status condition. Usually, if your Pokemon is not Paralyzed or Burned or anything, it will say "OK". But with PokeRus, it says "PokeRus" instead. When your Pokemon is immune to the virus, there should be a tiny dot next to its Exp. bar in the status screen, but I'm not sure if this applies for Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Keep this in mind.
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Guest said: 29th Mar 2014 | REPORT
its also in ruby
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redarrow141 answered:
Added 6th Mar 2005, ID #37370
Pokerus is a virus with makes your pokemon gain double exp points

sonny kenny answered:
Added 7th Mar 2005, ID #37472
Poke'rus is a type of sickness that pokemons has, It is a good thing because your pokemon's stats will go up. By the way everyone please say ther best pokemons. Mine is Blaziken lv100 and Groudon lv100. my Rayquaza lv 98.
Vortex answered:
Added 7th Mar 2005, ID #37595
The pokerus virus doesnt acctually give you double exp it doubles the effort values of the pokemon you have battled, so if you were fighting a charizard and won you would get 6 special attack points instead of 3.

The virus stays on the pokemon for 4 days if you leave it in a box it will stay on it but it wont infect over pokemon.

The only way to infect other pokemon is to have it in your party.

Another thing is that you can trade over to different games and the pokemon will still have the virus.
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Guest said: 24th Nov 2012 | REPORT
um what if you have the battery dried out and clock based events no longer occur will it have it forever because i just got it today and i have no clock based or time based stuff and it freaks me out help plz
tails93 answered:
Added 16th Mar 2005, ID #39443
Your top pokemon can catch it on route 102.
horselover answered:
Added 18th Mar 2005, ID #39938
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Guest answered:
Added 24th Aug 2010, ID #351673
he what is pokerus exactly and where is it most likely to apper

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Guest said: 1st Feb 2014 | REPORT
In later generations..... 4 - 6 I think. ShinyPokerus is less than 0.1 out of 100 though
Guest answered:
Added 7th Sep 2010, ID #354903
im confused now cuz i had rayquaza in my lead on ruby, but my groudon in third position got pokérus... any ideas how this happened?
Guest answered:
Added 11th Sep 2010, ID #355528
PokeRus (in Ruby at least) isn't limited to your first pokemon catching it. I started a new game and after 30 minutes of playing, I had a lvl 5 Zigzagoon third in my party and he got it. I wouldn't have known unless the pokemon center lady didnt tell me.
Guest answered:
Added 14th Sep 2010, ID #356113
yeah my breloom caught it and the lady at the pokemon center told me she had it. my whole team has it. thet have had it bout 7 days now
Guest answered:
Added 4th Nov 2010, ID #364969
I got the pokerus inside the whismer cave. apparently if you know how to EV train, the pokerus allow you to reach the Effort ribbon faster. along with vitamins, and the macho brace, pokerus allow you to EV train faster. Ex: fight a spinda for 1 special atk EV point, with the macho brace you get x2, and with the pokerus you get x4 or x5. you get give if to all your pokemon that have not been EV trained. its pointless if they already maxed out their EV points.
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