Originally Posted by Fat thesynchrohero
If I can catch pokemon not of that color but just not battle with them I accept, otherwise no.
Yeah, newly-caught Pokemon are exempt, as I suppose are HM mules.
"If I may guess, Emboar might be an exception to the norm that the scalding liquid is expelled from the Pokémon's mouth" - Cobraroll, on Emboar learning Scald.
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