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Found at the unlucky square
From your pocket I can scare
With precious metals, my premiere
A pet that dad and daughter share

Hint 1:

Within a ball I make my lair
My wings are furled, a double pair

Hint 2 (Doesn't say much about the answer, but should help you find the group it belongs to):

A tree-named teacher does declare
Of your sex, they're unaware
A catalogue they have to spare
For the creatures that to catch, you dare

Who am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ Final Fantasy: Worlds Apart! $\endgroup$ – Daedric May 6 '15 at 18:23
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    $\begingroup$ Seems like something to do with pokemon, but I've never watched/played it, so I don't know which one... $\endgroup$ – Alconja May 7 '15 at 1:22
  • $\begingroup$ @Alconja Well that narrows it down to 100 ... but the first and last lines have me stumped. $\endgroup$ – No. 7892142 May 7 '15 at 8:18
  • $\begingroup$ @No. 7892142 Actually that narrows it down to about 900 if we take into account all the generations. $\endgroup$ – Zikato May 7 '15 at 8:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Zikato The third line, though.. $\endgroup$ – No. 7892142 May 7 '15 at 8:45
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It's

Crobat, a pokemon
Crobat

Reasoning:

Found at the unlucky square

Crobat is #169 in the National Dex, 13² = 169.

From your pocket I can scare

Mentioned before, pocket monster

With precious metals, my premiere

Crobat first appeared in Pokemon Generation II, Gold/Silver (which are precious metals).

A pet that dad and daughter share

Maybe something to do with how Crobat evolves by happiness? Not sure.
Could also possibly have to do with how people of all generations can enjoy playing Pokemon games at this point.
With credit to tfitzger (comments below):
Both Koga and his daughter Janine have trained Crobats.

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The first hint explained:

Within a ball I make my lair
-- Pokemon live in Pokeballs.
My wings are furled, a double pair
-- Crobat has four wings, two pairs of two.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes! You haven't got the 4th line yet, though - whilst admittedly it's mostly in there to preserve the couplet scheme, it does also fit in with the answer somehow $\endgroup$ – LogicianWithAHat May 7 '15 at 8:54
  • $\begingroup$ @Logicianwithahat Doesn't have to do with the anime, does it? $\endgroup$ – No. 7892142 May 7 '15 at 9:00
  • $\begingroup$ Not really, no. Think of its type and the changes between games $\endgroup$ – LogicianWithAHat May 7 '15 at 9:03
  • $\begingroup$ Theres a note on the second table of Crobat's moves here that states: "Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move." So it looks as though when a Crobat hatches it inherits the moves of it's father? $\endgroup$ – Lighty_46 May 7 '15 at 9:41
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    $\begingroup$ @LogicianWithAHat My guess would be because both Koga and his daughter Janine have trained Crobats. $\endgroup$ – tfitzger May 12 '15 at 20:01
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This answer is a work in progress, I'll fill in the clues as I figure them out.

I think you are

Aluminium

Found at the unlucky square

The 13th element in the periodic table.

From your pocket I can scare

This one I am unsure of. Could have something to do with cell phones containing aluminium and scaring someone when it rings? Seems like too much of a stretch.

With precious metals, my premiere

Aluminium was initially classified as a precious metal due to the difficulty of extracting it from ore. This changed in the 1880s.

A pet that father and daughter share

I don't have any ideas for this one yet.

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  • $\begingroup$ Maybe a pocket knife made out of aluminium (yes some are made out of aluminium), the last one has me stomped too though. But this is by far the best fit for the first clue $\endgroup$ – Spacemonkey May 6 '15 at 20:56
  • $\begingroup$ You're closer with the first clue than anyone else, and I like your reasoning, but no, sadly $\endgroup$ – LogicianWithAHat May 6 '15 at 20:59
  • $\begingroup$ If I wanted to change the answer, would it be better to add a new answer, or edit the existing one? $\endgroup$ – Root Vegetable May 6 '15 at 21:41
  • $\begingroup$ @RootVegetable If its a completely new approach then go with a new answer, otherwise edit your existing one. $\endgroup$ – Trevi Awater May 6 '15 at 22:19
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My guess would be

Money?

Explanation line by line:

Found at the unlucky square

In the United States the 2$ bill is considered unlucky.

From your pocket I can scare

Money is usually in your pockets and people complain about not having much.

With precious metals, my premiere

Coins are made of metal.

A pet that father and daughter share

Daughters are known to spend their fathers' money.

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As @Alconja states, I think it will be

Pokemon

Found at the unlucky square

Not sure, unlucky number is 13, but that is Weedle

From your pocket I can scare

Pokemon are sometimes called pocket monsters and monsters do scare

With precious metals, my premiere

Some pokemon connected to metal?

A pet that father and daughter share

In pokemon world adults and kids alike train them

Within a ball I make my lair

They are stored in pokeball

My wings are furled, a double pair

So we are looking for a winged pokemon. Double pair usually means insect type.

So my guess would be

Beedrill. It has double pair of wings and the drill fits the precious metals somehow.

EDIT: second set of hints has been revealed

A tree-named teacher does declare

All of the pokemon professors are named like trees

Of your sex, they're unaware

At the start of the game they ask you: "Are you a boy or a girl?"

A catalogue they have to spare

They give you choice of 3 starting pokemon which differ each generation

So that leads me to:

Assuming one of the 3 starter pokemon from first generation, only one of them has wings which is Charizard. It's number is 9 which is considered unlucky in Japanese culture (where pokemon come from)

Only thing I'm not getting is the line " With precious metals, my premiere"

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  • $\begingroup$ You're on the right lines, but the wrong member of the group. Slightly off with the first clue $\endgroup$ – LogicianWithAHat May 7 '15 at 8:16
  • $\begingroup$ I'll probably get it after I get home and google the other generations, I only remember the first one from top of my head. $\endgroup$ – Zikato May 7 '15 at 8:57
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(Just registered on this Stack Exchange site to post this, so don’t have enough rep to comment.)

In addition to No. 7892142’s answer:

A pet that dad and daughter share

In the Indigo League in Gold/Silver and HeartGold/SoulSilver, both Koga and his daughter Janine have a Crobat.

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  • $\begingroup$ That line may have been a little obscure (since you already have the answer by the time you work it out), but yes! $\endgroup$ – LogicianWithAHat May 7 '15 at 13:04
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Pretty sure it's a

Cell Phone

Found at the unlucky square

This is the one I'm least sure about. Is it a reference to the use of mobile phones in city squares during the last few years protests?

From your pocket I can scare

Ring! Ring!

With precious metals, my premiere

They contain a bunch of rare earth elements and precious metals.

A pet that father and daughter share

Office fathers and teenage daughters are often associated with phones/mobile devices.

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