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Useful Pokemon Resources
Great Pokedex information for all generations. Lists all level up moves, locations, etc. Not the best place to find egg moves and how to breed them. Also has articles on game mechanics such as Shinys, EVs, and the Damage Formula. Also has good listings of all attacks and type matchups.
Complete analysis for all Pokemon and all generations. Features suggested movesets, max stats, lists of move compatibility, and articles. Great resource for figuring out a moveset that might work for your team, or a reasonable EV spread.
3. Pokemon Elite 2000
Main draw on this website is the comprehensive collection of Pokemon sprites from all generations. Really handy for making Paint images of your top 10 favorite Pokemon. Just cool to look at otherwise. Also features a useful Pokedex that you may find better than Serebii's in some cases.
This wiki style resource has all kinds of information, including Pokedex and EV yield information for the GB games. If you are feeling like finding out things about the TCG, manga, or whatever else, all that is on here too. I would try the other pages first for specific information and the technical stuff, but this site is pretty comprehensive on a lot of topics.
Generation I/II Resources:
1. Crystal FAQ
This guide to Crystal is my number one resource for Generation 2. The most unique feature is that it has L50 stats for all Pokemon, given 0 stat experience. That means you can figure out the genes of any Pokemon you have by using rare candies to get it to L50. Very handy. Has a complete walkthrough and Pokedex, including egg moves and how to get them. Also features movesets that give a second opinion when the Smogon option doesn't seem to work for you.
2. Pokemon Strategy Guide
This is a great resource for Gen I/II battling. Not only does it go over many of the important equations and formulas, it provides battle tips, team building guides, and analysis of every pokemon for Generation I and II.
3. Breeding Guide
This comprehensive guide for breeding outlines everything you could need to know for getting the right moves on your Pokemon. First place to go if you need to know how to pass moves, stats, which moves you can pass, chain breeding, etc.
4. Poke FAQs
This site has helpful guides on understanding Hidden Power, catching the legendary dogs, and also a great formula for calculating your Pokemon's genes at any given level (provided no stat exp has been gained). Being able to approximate genes is very useful in determining which Pokemon to keep for your team.
Generation III/IV Resources:
1. Pokemon Ruby FAQ
Also applies to Sapphire, naturally. This is a good place to go for walkthrough related information, as well as Pokemon locations and rarities.
2. Pokemon Diamond FAQ
This is the mother of all FAQs. It is over 4mb on notepad, thousands of pages in Word. It has EVERYTHING you could think of. Go here first for Diamond and Pearl.
3. List of Pokemon by Effort Value Yield
One of the best references for EV training, this chart gives every pokemon and what Effort Values they will give away when you defeat them. Find something that gives the value you want that is common, and you are on your way! Note you can also find these values in the Serebii Pokedex.
4. Gen III/IV Breeding Guide
A great resource for all the new intricacies of breeding in the IV/EV generations. Contains basic gene passing information, egg groups, steps to hatch and methods, and even tricky stuff like getting the hidden power you want.
5. IV Calculator
An invaluable resource for approximating genes of your newly hatched or caught Pokemon. When using this calculator, keep these two things in mind: 1. If you have trained your Pokemon at all, you must know which EVs it has gained to get the correct output from the calculator, and 2. The calculator has poor resolution at lower levels, so take its results with a grain of salt unless you are able to rare candy the Pokemon to a higher level.
6. Natures and Traits Explained
This page (in the replies at the bottom) shows which traits correspond to which IVs, which is helpful for figuring out what your Pokemon's highest IV is exactly. Since the calculator is an estimation under L100, you can use traits to see if you have a max stat or not. Handy page I use a lot.
7. Shoddy Battle
The foremost simulator for online Pokemon battling, Shoddy Battle is a great resource to practice competitive battling and test out Pokemon before you create them in the DS games. Instructions for getting started can be found here