2009-2010 AP Pokemon Exam


The exam is divided into two equally weighted sections:
  1. the Multiple Choice/TrueFalse Portion
  2. the Free Response Portion
  3. this exam was taken in a 120 min period.

True/False

State whether each is true or false. If it is false, justify your answer by explaining why the statement is false.

1) All that is needed for Kirlia to evolve into Gallade is a dawn stone.

2) Graveler evolves into Golem at level 55.

3) Mewtwo’s base stat total in Generation I was 590; however, from Generation II and onwards Mewtwo’s base stats totaled 680.

4) If the move “Foresight” is used on Spiritomb, all moves that are Normal type become 1x effective and all moves Fighting-type become 2x effective.

5) If the move “Miracle Eye” is used on Spiritomb, Psychic type moves become 1x effective.

6) Dragon-type moves are super-effective against dragon type pokemon. This is unique to dragon type pokemon.

7) Shedinja’s ability “Levitate” prevents it from being affected by Ground-type moves.

8) Lapras can learn 3 one-hit-knockout moves.

9) Eevee evolves into Glaceon by leveling up in Route 216 in the Sinnoh Region. Eevee evolves into Leafeon by the use of a leaf stone.

10) Sceptile can learn the move “X-Scissor” naturally.

11) Leafeon has the highest natural attack stat of all the Eevee evolutions.

12) Castform has five forms total.

13) Arceus’s base stat total tops all other Pokemon, at a whopping total of 720.

14) A Delibird using Avalanche on a Vileplume always has a base 100% accuracy (assuming no accuracy lowering or evasiveness boosting moves, i.e Double Team/Sand Attack have been used)

15) Blaze, an ability belonging only to Blaziken, raises the pokemon's attack in a pinch.

16) In Generation I, Bite was a normal type move.

17) A non-super effective move will never knock out Shedinja.

18) The flying-bug type pokemon Ledian can only be taught physical HM moves.

19) The ability "Super Luck" solely increases the critical-hit ratio of moves.

20) All that is needed for Sneasel to evolve into Weavile is a razor claw.







Multiple Choice Questions

Each of the questions or incomplete statements below is followed by 5 possible answers. Select the answer that is best in each case and highlight or underline it.

1) What does the attack “tail whip” do?
a) Lowers the defense of the opposing pokemon
b) Lowers the accuracy of the opposing pokemon
c) Raises the attack of your pokemon
d) Raises the accuracy of your pokemon
e) None of the above

2) What level does Geodude evolve?
a) 35
b) 25
c) 15
d) 20
e) 24

3) What type(s) of pokemon is Gyrados? [in order of primary type/secondary type]
a) Water
b) Flying
c) Water/ice
d) Water/flying
e) Flying/water

4) Which of the following cannot learn the move “Sky Attack”?
a) Moltres
b) Pigeot
c) Rayquaza
d) Aerodactyl
e) Ho-oh

5) Which pokemon has the sole ability “static” ?
a) Mareep
b) Voltorb
c) Electrike
d) Manectric
e) Electrode

6) The ability “Bad Dreams” does which of the following?
a) Causes the opposing pokemon to lose ½ of their health
b) Causes the opposing pokemon to sleep
c) Causes the opposing pokemon pokemon to lose 1/4 of its health
d) Causes the opposing pokemon to lose 1/5 of its health
e) Causes the opposing pokemon to lose 1/8 of its health

7) Which of the following is true about the ability “guts” between generation III and generation IV?
a) From generation III to generation IV, the ability guts changed in its ability to raise the attack of a pokemon.
b) From generation III to generation IV, the ability guts changed in its effect on the opposing pokemon.
c) While “guts” in generation III only required damage to your pokemon’s hp to activate, the revised generation IV ability requires a status problem to activate
d) There was no change in the effect
e) While “guts” in generation III requires a status problem to activate, the revised ability does not require a status problem to activate.


8) The ability of rivalry does which of the following?
a) Raises the attack of your pokemon if the opposing pokemon is the same gender
b) Raises the special attack and attack of your pokemon if the opposing pokemon is the same gender
c) Raises the attack and defense of your pokemon if the opposing pokemon is the opposite gender
d) Raises the attack of your pokemon if the opposing pokemon is the opposite gender
e) Raises the speed of your pokemon if the opposing pokemon is the opposite gender

9) Which of the following set of moves changes type during the transition between generation I to generation II?
a) Gust, tail-whip, karate-chop, crunch
b) Seismic toss, gust, bite, sludge bomb
c) Sand-attack, karate-chop, screech, and bite
d) Whirlwind, sand-attack, karate-chop, bite
e) Gust, sand-attack, karate-chop, and bite

10) Assuming that all included pokemon have are equivalent in level, Which of the following pokemon would have the best chance of defeating a Spiritomb?
a) Kricketune
b) Rampardos
c) Blaziken
d) Electivire
e) Blastoise

11) Which of the following pokemon is purely a Ghost-type pokemon?
a) Banette
b) Sableye
c) Drifloon
d) Haunter
e) Gengar

12) Which of the following has the highest base speed?
a) Hitmonchan
b) Hitmontop
c) Hitmonlee
d) Tyrogue
e) both a and b

13) Which of these Eeveelutions has the highest base defense?
a) Glaceon
b) Vaporeon
c) Leafeon
d) Umbreon
e) Flareon

14) Which of the following Pokemon may not have the ability guts?
a) Tyranitar
b) Larvaitar
c) Rattata
d) Heracross
e) Swellow
15) How does Nincada evolve into Shedinja?
a) Level 20
b) Level 16
c) Leaf stone
d) Level 23
e) Level up with spare slot in party

16) Vigoroth cannot be _.
a) a female
b) frozen
c) put to sleep
d) paralyzed
e) confused

17) In Generation 2, Unown can be caught in
_.
a) The Cave of Origins
b) The Ilex Forest at night
c) The Ruins of Alph
d) Solacean Ruins
e) Tanoby Chambers

18) The move Zen Headbutt is a…
a) Special move
b) Physical move
c) Normal type move
d) Fighting type move
e) None of the above

19) When battling an electric type it would be best to use a…
a) Graveler
b) Kingdra
c) Flygon
d) Skarmory
e) Empoleon

20) Whicch Pokemon is has the a base stat total of 430?
a) Omastar
b) Gligar
c) Sableye
d) Delibird
e) Mantine


Free Response Portion

Directions : You are to answer the following question. You should spend 5 minutes organizing or outlining your Essay. Write an essay that:
• Has a relevant, definitive, analytical thesis and supports that thesis with appropriate evidence.
• Addresses all parts of the question.
• Directly names specific examples of Pokemon and names specific characteristics.

1) In a well-organized essay, define what a pseudo-legendary pokemon is, naming key characteristics of them. Use specific examples of Pokemon that would be considered pseudo-legendaries to prove your point.


Background: The role of pseudo-legendary Pokémon has rapidly intensified over the progression of the Pokémon series, with each of them becoming more vital to their respective Generations. The sheer strength and superiority of pseudo-legendaries unmatched, they play a vital role in justifying the role of particularly the strongest trainers of the Elite Four, including each of the Champions.




Directions : You are to answer the following question. You should spend 5 minutes organizing or outlining your Essay. Write an essay that:
• Has a relevant, analytical thesis and supports that thesis with appropriate evidence.
• Addresses all parts of the question.
• Directly names specific continuities and changes in each of the Generation II games or Directly names specific roles that a starter Pokemon plays in the Pokemon series.


2) Analyze the role of starter Pokemon in the Pokemon game series. Be sure to use specific examples and provide clear evidence to prove your point.

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Analyze major changes and continuities in the Original Pokemon Gold & Silver & the New Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver. Cite specific changes and continuities in each game(setting, theme, character, etc.), changes in the gameplay, and the main character’s role in the game.





Directions : You are to answer the following question. You should spend 5 minutes organizing or outlining your Essay. Write an essay that:
• Has a relevant, analytical thesis and supports that thesis with appropriate evidence.
• Addresses all parts of the question.
• Directly explains the significance of the ability on its Pokémon using specific details and describes the strengths and weaknesses of the ability.


3) Explain the significance of the ability “Wonder Guard” on its respective Pokémon. Additionally, flesh out the strengths and weaknesses of the ability. Be sure to use specific details when describing the ability