Pokerus, The helpful disease[Pokemon]

Whats Pokerus?

Pokerus is a disease caught by Pokemon, just like how we catch colds.  But Pokerus is good for the Pokemon and doubles the EVs gained.  The ways to get Pokerus is to just wait, or do this glitch.

Elm and Nurses’ statements

The Nurses in Pokemon have learned more about it.  Straight from the Pokemon games, here are some quotes from Nurse Joy.

In Gen 2 when Pokerus was found.

“Your Pokemon appear to have tiny life forms stuck to them.
Your Pokemon are healthy and seem to be fine.
But we can’t tell you anything more at a Pokemon Center.”

And when you walk out from the Pokemon Center Prof. Elm callsyou and explains it to you

“Hello, [PLAYER]?
I discovered an odd thing.
Apparently there’s something called Pokerus that infects Pokemon.
Yes, it’s like a virus, so it’s called Pokerus.
It multiplies fast and infects other Pokemon too. But that’s all.
It doesn’t seem to do anything, and it goes away over time.
I guess it’s nothing to worry about. Bye!”

And know the Nurse Joys are Pokerus-know-it-alls in Pokemon X and Y

“Oh… It looks like your Pokemon may be infected with the Pokerus.
Little is known about the Pokerus, except that it is a microscopic life-form that attaches to Pokemon.
While infected, Pokemon are said to grow exceptionally well.”


Good things

Now that you know what Pokerus you should know the good things.

  1. After Pokerus is gone, the pokemon still gets 2x EVs!
  2. Its easy to spread!  It wont spread through PC Boxes so do it through a party only!
  3. Give the pokerus Pokemon a “Macho Brace” and boom, maxed out pokemon!


Free Zygarde!

In Pokemon, if you get a Growithe and put it in G.T.S(Global trade station)  for a Zygarde, you can get a Zygarde for free!  You must wait 3-6 hours though.   Sometimes it doesn’t even have an original trainer! This is a very interesting glitch.  Some people say that it isn’t a glitch and people really want Growlithes, but I put a level 1 Growlithe in and still got a level 80 Zygarde with Pokerus.                      Zygarde