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View Poll Results: Have your Pokémon ever been infected with Pokérus?
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Old January 21st, 2013 (09:04 AM).
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For those who don't know when a Pokémon has the Pokérus, it gains double the effort values from battling and the infected Pokémon can infect other Pokémon.It can be caught when battling or catching wild Pokémon with a chance of 3 in 65,536.

My Pokémon got infected in my Ruby after battling a wild Electrike.At the time i didn't even know what is was.I realized later that i was really lucky to get infected.So, my question is were you lucky enough to get the Pokérus in any game?If so what was your reaction to it?
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Old January 21st, 2013 (10:40 AM).
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The first time I came across Pokérus was in Ruby, but I never fully understood what it was. The next time I caught it was in Platinum and I spread it over to HG/SS.
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Old January 21st, 2013 (10:42 AM).
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I have had this happen; in fact I know there's a Tyrogue somewhere in one of my Pokemon games still with Pokerus. I attempted to pass it on, but for whatever reason it didn't work so I decided to box it until I knew what to do with it. I should probably now find it and use it to infect my team. I didn't realise how rare Pokerus was either, wow!
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Old January 21st, 2013 (10:48 AM).
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Yeah, it was in Platinum when I was healing my Pokemon so I had to look it up and thought it was pretty cool.
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Old January 21st, 2013 (11:00 AM).
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I have read about it, so far it hasn't any of my Pokemon in any games.
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Old January 21st, 2013 (11:00 AM).
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Yes omg. It was in my Japanese Black 2 and I noticed it too late for it to be passed on. :( And the first time I had it was in gen III when someone traded me a Pokemon with it.
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Old January 21st, 2013 (01:37 PM).
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Sadly, never. That said, I've only ever encounterred two shinies in a bunch of years as well, one on leaf green and the other on an essentials game.
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Old January 21st, 2013 (01:51 PM).
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I got it in Sapphire but didn't understand what it was, but now I have it in Pearl and it's pretty much the only thing keeping me from restarting my game.
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Old January 21st, 2013 (09:25 PM).
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My first unfortunate encounter with Pokerus was in HeartGold. I bought the game used, and it never occurred to me that I couldn't save over the old file with the new one (even though it tells you that when starting), so I went along my merry way. Only about 45 minutes in, I was training at the bottom of Route 46, when I faced a wild Geodude. I decided I wanted to catch it just so I didn't only have one Pokemon, and sure enough, I was told at the Pokemon Center that it had Pokerus. After finding out that I couldn't save, and that Pokerus was 267% rarer than finding a shiny, I was pretty angry.

Fast forward to last month when I started White 2, and I was lucky enough to find a Magnemite that had Pokerus in Virbank Complex. I was lucky enough to get my entire party infected, yet get it to the box before everyone was cured.
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Old January 21st, 2013 (09:41 PM).
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I had my first case of Pokerus in Emerald. Really, I went all crazy and was super happy. But- I never decided on using my Marill (The one with Pokerus), so it just stayed in my PC forever. I think I might have gotten worried that if Marill fainted, I'd lose it, so I never used him.

Besides, doesn't the Macho Brace do exactly what Pokerus does? Pokerus doubles EV gained from Pokemon battles, and so does the Macho Brace, right?
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Old January 21st, 2013 (10:26 PM).
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My buddy got it and sent it to me right away. Ahaha we made a deal that when one of us gets the Pokerus, we'd spread it across our games and send it to each other. It's really convenient! I love it!
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Old January 22nd, 2013 (05:03 PM).
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I've never even heard of Pokerus until I got my Heart Gold game. I also highly doubt my Pokemon were infected with it.
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Old January 22nd, 2013 (05:12 PM).
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My first PKRS (in game initials) was in emerald. about a dozen of my pokemon have the smiley near their name due to it. I have since learned what it is and recently one of my pokemon contracted it. I spread it to most of my pokemon and have about 260 pokemon with the virus active in the PC. It helps SOO much in EV training. If anyone wants some, hmu.

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Old January 23rd, 2013 (01:46 AM).
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about a 0.0000000000000000001% chance of this happening but i've got a shhiny pokerus but unfortunitly its a pidgey from white forest
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Old January 23rd, 2013 (02:07 AM).
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I felt that Pokerus is so easy to get cos I always get it on every game. Still can't believe that its actually rarer than Shiny Pokemon, cos I only found one legit random encounter one.
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Old January 23rd, 2013 (02:14 AM).
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I've had this happen to me several times , though most of the time it was cause someone trade me a Pokemon with it. Though I think the only it happened legitly to one of my Pokemon was in Heartgold, but it never got the chance to infect other Pokemon.
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Old January 23rd, 2013 (02:17 AM).
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I don't really remember my first encounter. The first time I was aware of it was Pokemon White.
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Old January 23rd, 2013 (03:02 AM).
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I cannot recall my first Pokemon to have Pokerus but I know it happened to me a lot in Black.
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Old January 23rd, 2013 (03:42 AM).
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I got the first Pokerus in Ruby when catching a certain Solrock in Meteor Falls, but since I don't understand how it works back then, I restart the game. The next time I got Pokerus was when I'm battling on my way to Undella Town in my Pokemon White play-through.
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Old January 25th, 2013 (09:32 AM).
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heartgold.
was happy but it wasn't much of a big deal since i already knew about it way before ever getting the virus.
from there on i always offered ppl the chance to get my pokemon infected before trading. didn't hurt to do it (especially when breeding) and it came in handy for many of them =)
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Old January 25th, 2013 (09:48 AM).
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I got it only once in one of my Emerald games. I clearly remember it being a Sableye I caught in the lower levels of Granite Cave near Dewford Town. As I didn't know much about the Pokerus at first, I got curious as to why the nurse at the Pokemon Center was saying some stuff about small life forms attached to my Sableye, so I looked it up and happily found out. I then spread it to all my party Pokemon and dropped the original carrier into the PC. I think I restarted the game or lost the save file though..that encounter was about 2 years ago. Never encountered any other Pokerus-infected Pokemon since.
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Old January 25th, 2013 (12:29 PM).
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I got amazingly lucky and got Pokerus in.... one of the gen 3 games. I'm not sure now which one it was in, since I traded infected pokemon out of it and into the rest of the games back when I was still playing them a lot, so now I've got it in all of them. But it was extremely lucky - even beyond the statistics of it.

I had just defeated the E4, and the credits rolled and then it saved and reset to the title screen. I restarted the game and was in the starting town. And I didn't have anyone with Fly with me, and there's no PC in the starting town. So I was going to have to walk to the next town, through the grass on the first route, to get to a PC, get a Flyer and get anywhere else.

I actually considered using a repel, just to keep the level 2s at bay, but decided that was stupid. It's not as if they'd be anything but a minor annoyance anyway, and the route's short. As it turned out, I encountered and battled one Zigzagoon (that's right - it was a Zigzagoon, so it must've been Ruby or Sapphire or Emerald), then went on to town and into the PC and found out my pokemon had caught Pokerus.

Thank you little Zigzagoon...
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Once but I cheated to get it....

So I voted no...
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Old January 29th, 2013 (02:17 PM). Edited January 29th, 2013 by The Corrupt Plague.
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I have seen Pokerus more than I have captured shinies. Once on a now lost Ruby cartridge, a few more times on the GTS but there's really no telling where those strains were from, once in Prism, and again in Black.
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Old January 29th, 2013 (02:58 PM).
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I've actually gotten PKRS on all the game I've run through. Well, mainly because I spend 100+ hours on each of them, lol.
I don't get shinies as often though. I think shinies just hate me.
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