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Pokémon: X & Y
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Daniel Chaviers
Editor(s): Andrew Mills
First Published: 01-11-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-02-2019 / 19:30 GMT
Version: 1.3 (????) 18-09-2019 / 20:37 GMT

Pokémon: X & Y Guide

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Pokemon Training


Sylveon with Pokerus: before (left) and after (right).

Like real-life viruses, Pokerus can spread amongst your Pokemon. More specifically, after a battle (or escaping a battle), Pokerus can spread between adjacent Pokemon in your battle party, provided they aren’t immune to Pokerus.

Furthermore, Pokemon will automatically become cured of Pokerus over time. When this occurs, a little smiley face icon will appear below their picture. Cured Pokemon will become immune to Pokerus but will retain all the benefits of Pokerus.

Once you have Pokerus, it’s a good idea to try and contain it, so you spread it at will and reap its benefits. Pokemon with Pokerus can be stored inside a PC, preventing the virus from spreading or disappearing. Later, you can withdraw your Pokemon and gleefully spread the virus.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    1 November 2013
  • Last Updated
    12 February 2019
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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