Fancy yourself an expert at puzzles? This page shall contain a selection of Pokémon-related riddles, and a tasty scoreboard for displaying the smartest of Nose Club patrons. Answer any riddle correctly and you'll add points to your score.

To answer the riddles, contact me with your guesses. I'm happy to rule out any wrong answers for you, so don't be shy to reach out and chat!

New puzzles will be added every so often, with a cut-off date for previous Sets announced at least a week in advance. Once a cut-off date has passed for a Set, you can no longer gain points for answering those puzzles.

Answers may be Pokémon species, trainer names, items, particular objects, glitches, particular important numbers or letters, and maybe even songs. Try your best!

You may answers riddles as a team or a group, but each individual person will gain a spot on the leaderboard. Otherwise, try not to spoil the puzzles for other people!

Set #2

Riddle #2-1:
A forbidden instrument that opens a forbidden path to the sky.
The melody haunting, yet familiar.

Riddle #2-2:
A lock never to be opened.
Its journey to the future, never to be travelled.
The treasure within, never to bestow its voice upon others.

Riddle #2-3:
Were this to be the embodiment of a broken creature, or a complete one?
Would its power be so great as to be befitting of the name this was given?

Riddle #2-4:
Gemstones taken by cruel means, to be used yet for another cruel purpose.
A tool of control, and of unrestrained power.

Riddle #2-5:
Apparently, a very important person.
Yet, somehow, they do absolutely nothing.

Bonus question!
What is the theme of Set #2?

The Almighty Leaderboards

Praise these people for their Pokémon knowledge and puzzle-solving abilities!

Spoodle6 points
Trinket6 points
Team Sand Sibs6 points
sanderidge6 points
Eifie6 points
Sandstone-Shadow6 points
Shiny Phantump6 points
realmcdonners3 points
Clay Vinkoplini3 points
trulyavaporeon1 point

Points are cumulative, so don't give up if you don't have many. Stay tuned for the next Set!

Archived Riddles

These are the previous Sets of riddles that were available on this page. You may no longer earn points for answering them, since the answers are available for anyone to view.

Set #1

Riddle #1-1:
A mother created after its child was born.
Never to be found, but for a special flight.

Answer: The Mew Trick. This riddle refers to how Mew was created and designed after Mewtwo by Game Freak, and how, despite technically being unavailable, you may still access Mew in Red/Blue/Yellow by using the Mew Trick. Said trick involves using Fly during a slim timeframe when a trainer spots you but before you get into a battle, and then battling another trainer with a specific Special stat on their Pokémon, before returning to the original route with the first trainer. A special flight, indeed!

Riddle #1-2:
You cannot climb it, and it can't be stumped.
You can destroy it, and then you can save it.
And thus, you ascend!

Answer: Standing on trees in Red/Blue/Yellow. By using Cut on a tree, standing on the spot where it was, and then saving and resetting the game, you will then be standing atop the tree. A minor but fun glitch!

Riddle #1-3:
A cursed island from where the child fled.
An old man, a flight, a name.
Which rune will summon the child once more?

Answer: The letter D. This riddle relates to Cinnabar Island (the cursed island), which is the place where Mewtwo (the child) was born. When you use the Missingno. glitch (by speaking to the old man in Viridian City and flying to Cinnabar Island), you may summon Mewtwo to Cinnabar once more if your trainer's name contains the uppercase letter D as the 3rd, 5th or 7th letter.

Riddle #1-4:
An impossible purchase.
But now, conversation flows faster than ever.

Answer: The Bike Shop text glitch. In Red/Blue/Yellow, talking to the clerk in the Bike Shop without having the Bike Voucher makes ingame text display immediately in further dialogues. This is very fast!

Riddle #1-5:
She does not rest, she cannot be fought,
but she may yet be soothed by material goods.

Answer: The Poke Doll glitch. In Red/Blue/Yellow, you can quell the Marowak ghost at the top of Pokémon Tower with a Poke Doll, even without having the Silph Scope. Your Pokémon won't even fight her if you don't have the Silph Scope, which this riddle alludes to.

Bonus question!
What is the theme of Set #1?

Answer: Glitches in Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow.

Page originally published on 6th ‎February ‎2021.
Page last updated on 3rd November 2021 at 02:05 UTC - (archiving Set #1, adding Set #2).