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Old May 19th, 2009 (4:41 AM).
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If you go to the summary of a POKEMON you have, there under it's picture and under it's name and level is a row of pale grey symbols - a circle, triangle, square, heart, star and diamond.

WHAT ARE THEY FOR?! I've searched all over and can't find the answer.

All my pokemon have these symbols and they all look the same - except for Haunter who has the star shape coloured black. Does this mean he is shiny?

In that case what do the other symbols mean?


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Old May 19th, 2009 (5:00 AM).
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They're there just to mark your pokemon. It's just a little feature. Not really sure how it would be useful, but eh.

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Old May 19th, 2009 (5:39 AM).
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Whenever I trade for shinies online, I find that they have a marking or two usually. Some collectors find it convenient to mark them for some sorting reason-sometimes just so they know where their shinies are.
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Originally Posted by templekeeper View Post
Whenever I trade for shinies online, I find that they have a marking or two usually. Some collectors find it convenient to mark them for some sorting reason-sometimes just so they know where their shinies are.
I normally give my Shinys a "star marking", aside from the one they already have. I find it easier to keep track of them this way. XD

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And Pokemon that often shine in contests will recieve a Heart Marking from me and a Triangle if they are EVd.

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The question's been answered: they are simply just markers. In the future though, please use the Q&A thread sticky.


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