List of generation I Pokémon

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The first generation (Generation I) of the Pokémon franchise features the original 151 fictional species of creatures introduced to the core video game series in the 1996 Game Boy games Pokémon Red and Blue.

The following list details the 151 Pokémon of Generation I in order of their National Pokédex number. The first Pokémon, Bulbasaur, is number 001 and the last, Mew, is number 151. Alternate forms that result in type changes are included for convenience. Mega evolutions and regional forms are included on the pages for the generation in which they were introduced. MissingNo. is also on this list.

Design and development[edit]

The majority of first-generation Pokémon had relatively simple designs highly analogous to real-life creatures – including but not limited to: Pidgey (a pigeon), Krabby (a crab), Rattata (a rat), Ekans (a snake), Arbok (a cobra), Seel (a seal), and Dewgong (a dugong). Many Pokémon in the original games served as the base for repeating concepts later in the series.[1]

List of Pokémon[edit]

List of Pokémon species introduced in Generation I (1996)[nb 1]
Name National Pokédex
number
Type(s) Evolves from Evolves into Notes
English Japanese Primary Secondary
Bulbasaur Fushigidane (フシギダネ) 1 Grass Poison Beginning of evolution Ivysaur (#002) The reception of Bulbasaur has been largely positive and it often appears in "top Pokémon lists".[3][4] Its English name is a portmanteau of "bulb" and "dinosaur".[5] It shares its category with Ivysaur, Venusaur and Sunkern, who are all known as the Seed Pokémon. It is one of the Kanto starter Pokémon.
Ivysaur Fushigisō (フシギソウ) 2 Grass Poison Bulbasaur (#001) Venusaur (#003) It is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a part of the "Pokémon Trainer" fighter. Its English name is a portmanteau of "ivy" and "dinosaur".[6] It was one of the earliest Pokémon, and the first member of its line to be created.
Venusaur Fushigibana (フシギバナ) 3 Grass Poison Ivysaur (#002) Mega Evolution
Gigantamax
Its English name is a portmanteau of "Venus" (relating to the Venus flytrap) and "dinosaur". It is the mascot of Pokémon Green and LeafGreen.[7] It is based on the Pareiasaur. Its Gigantamax form has a bigger stem.
Charmander Hitokage (ヒトカゲ) 4 Fire Beginning of evolution Charmeleon (#005) Charmander is a bipedal, salamander-like creature with a flame at the tip of its tail. Its English name is a portmanteau of "char" and "salamander". It is one of the Kanto starter Pokémon.[8]
Charmeleon Rizādo (リザード) 5 Fire Charmander (#004) Charizard (#006) Charmeleon shares a similar design to Charmander, though is larger in stature. Its English name is a portmanteau of "char" and "chameleon".[9]
Charizard Rizādon (リザードン) 6 Fire Flying Charmeleon (#005) Two Mega Evolutions
Gigantamax
It is a playable character as a part of the "Pokémon Trainer" fighter in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as well as a standalone fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Its English name is a portmanteau of "char" and "lizard".[10] Its Gigantamax form has literal fire for wings and fire coming out of its body. It is also the mascot of Pokémon Red and FireRed. Until X and Y's release, Charizard only had the appearance of a dragon but could not be a Dragon-type in the games.
Squirtle Zenigame (ゼニガメ) 7 Water Beginning of evolution Wartortle (#008) It is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a part of the "Pokémon Trainer" fighter. Its English name is a portmanteau of "squirt" and "turtle". It is one of the Kanto starter Pokémon.[11]
Wartortle Kamēru (カメール) 8 Water Squirtle (#007) Blastoise (#009) Its English name is a portmanteau of "war", "tortoise" and "turtle".[12] It was originally supposed to have an entirely different final evolution that looked more like its pre-evolutions.
Blastoise Kamekkusu (カメックス) 9 Water Wartortle (#008) Mega Evolution[13][14][15]
Gigantamax
Its English name is a portmanteau of "blast" and "tortoise". It is the mascot of Pokémon Blue.[16] In early stages of Red and Green's development, Blastoise was originally separate from the Squirtle line and was called "Caravaggio", which is believed to be a reference to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. A Blastoise trading card, which was originally made as a test print before the commercial English cards, was sold for $360,000 in 2021.[17] Its Gigantamax form has a bigger shell.
Caterpie Kyatapī (キャタピー) 10 Bug Beginning of evolution Metapod (#011) To avoid predators, it releases an odour that makes bird-type Pokémon think twice about going after it. It is considered to be an alternative to Weedle. Appearance is based on the Easter Tiger Swallowtail.
Metapod Toranseru (トランセル) 11 Bug Caterpie (#010) Butterfree (#012) The outer shell of Metapod is extremely hard, but the insides are very soft due to the changes that it is undergoing. It may not move; it may stay the same for more than two weeks. Ume Aoki, a Japanese cartoonist who is famous for her work on the manga Hidamari Sketch and the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica, utilises a likeness of herself cosplaying as a Metapod in her drawn works.[18] Its design resembles a cocoon.
Butterfree Batafurī (バタフリー) 12 Bug Flying Metapod (#011) Gigantamax If you put pollen out of your window, a Butterfree will come to you. Its Gigantamax form is a tremendous size with huge, turquoise wings and resembles Mothra of the Godzilla franchise. This Pokémon is capable of learning Psychic-type attacks.
Weedle Bīdoru (ビードル) 13 Bug Poison Beginning of evolution Kakuna (#014) Its stinger is poisonous, so if it finds itself against a foe, it can protect itself for a while. It is considered an alternative version of Caterpie's evolution line.
Kakuna Kokūn (コクーン) 14 Bug Poison Weedle (#013) Beedrill (#015) Similar to Metapod, its shell is extremely hard, but the insides are soft from the metamorphosis. Also similar to this it doesn't move as much. Kakuna typically attach to trees in clusters and feel hot to the touch. Like with Metapod, it design resembles a cocoon.
Beedrill Supiā (スピアー) 15 Bug Poison Kakuna (#014) Mega Evolution Never go near a Beedrill nest, because every Beedrill in the nest will angrily swarm you and sting you repeatedly, which is poisonous to us. Beedrill appear as large hornets with spikes on their forearms.
Pidgey Poppo (ポッポ) 16 Normal Flying Beginning of evolution Pidgeotto (#017) Pidgey is the common bird of Kanto that will go after bug Pokémon until it scurries away. This was the first Pokémon that Ash Ketchum attempted to catch after receiving his Pikachu. It is considered as an alternative version of Spearow, and at times, a rival to it.
Pidgeotto Pijon (ピジョン) 17 Normal Flying Pidgey (#016) Pidgeot (#018) Pidgeotto was the second Pokémon that Ash Ketchum caught on his journey in the anime. Pidgeotto is seen several times throughout the series in various sizes, suggesting that they tend to grow large before evolving into Pidgeot.
Pidgeot Pijotto (ピジョット) 18 Normal Flying Pidgeotto (#017) Mega Evolution Most trainers choose Pidgeot as their Pokémon due to their striking, beautiful feathers. Pidgeots tend to be very large in size.
Rattata Koratta (コラッタ) 19 Normal Beginning of evolution Raticate (#020) It was criticised as a "filthy rodent" by GamesRadar and "rubbish" by the Official Nintendo Magazine.[19][20] Its teeth grow long overtime, so it has to gnaw on logs, houses, telephone poles, and more, so it can be quite a pest at times. Rattata has an Alolan form that is a Dark/Normal type.
Raticate Ratta (ラッタ) 20 Normal Rattata (#019) End of evolution Raticate is a rodent that commands groups of Rattatas to get them food. Like Rattata, it has to whittle its teeth down, but it does so on harder objects such as steel, wood, rocks, fruit, and more. Like Rattata, Raticate has an Alolan form that is a Dark/Normal type.
Spearow Onisuzume (オニスズメ) 21 Normal Flying Beginning of evolution Fearow (#022) It Eats bugs in grassy areas and has to flap its short wings at high-speed to stay airborne. Spearows are said to have short temperaments, and tend to swarm perceived enemies in large flocks. It is an alternative version of Pidgey and sometimes considered a rival to it. Ash Ketchum attempted to catch a Spearow without the help of his Pikachu, leading to a rather disastrous start of his journey.
Fearow Onidoriru (オニドリル) 22 Normal Flying Spearow (#021) End of evolution Its English name is a portmanteau of "fear" and "sparrow". Fearow are large birds that can fly at extremely high altitudes for long periods of time.
Ekans Ābo (アーボ) 23 Poison Beginning of evolution Arbok (#024) Its English name is "snake" spellt backwards. Ekans likes to coil itself, because if it gets attacked while sleeping, it is all ready to strike at them. Ekans was one of Team Rocket member Jessie's starter Pokémon.
Arbok Ābokku (アーボック) 24 Poison Ekans (#023) End of evolution Jessie, a member of Team Rocket, owned an Arbok for the Kanto, Johto, and a small portion of the Advanced Generation series of the Pokémon anime. The pattern on its chest is different everywhere. It is hard to escape from its coil, because its muscles are so strong, it can crush a steel drum by constricting it. Even though its name is Arbok, what it pronounces is "Char-bok". Its English name is "kobra" (which is pronounced the same as "cobra") spelt backwards. In the Generation I beta, its name was "Nagaasp".
Pikachu Pikachū (ピカチュウ) 25 Electric Pichu (#172) Raichu (#026)
Gigantamax
It is the primary mascot of the Pokémon franchise, as well as Pokémon Yellow and Let's Go, Pikachu!. It is also playable in every Super Smash Bros. game. Its Gigantamax form looks like its old sprite from Red and Blue with a glowing, whitish tail. It raises its tail to check its surroundings and it sometimes gets struck by lightning in that pose. If Pikachu sees something new, it will shock it with electricity. When you will see blackened marks on the ground, you will find out that Pikachu had mistook its electrical power.
Raichu Raichū (ライチュウ) 26 Electric Pikachu (#025) End of evolution Raichu has an Alolan form that is an Electric/Psychic type. It was originally intended to have an evolution named Gorochu, but it was scrapped due to balance issues. Raichu was a centerpoint of a conflict during the anime for Ash Ketchum, who fought against Lt. Surge's Raichu with his own Pikachu, which made him think about evolving his Pikachu to match Surge's own. The name "Raichu" is a combination of 雷 rai (thunder) and チューチュー chūchū (the sound of squeaking in Japanese). Raichu and Alolan Raichu were created by Atsuko Nishida.[21] Dexerto magazine wrote that Raichu will "never be forgotten due to its close ties to Pikachu" but will always be "stuck playing second fiddle" to the series' mascot.[22] Raichu has received generally positive reception. It has appeared in several pieces of merchandise, including plush toys, figurines, and the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It was also included as part of a Burger King Big Kids' Meal promotion.[23] The Chicago Sun-Times called Raichu an "old favorite."[24] Loredana Lipperini, author of the book Generazione Pókemon: i bambini e l'invasione planetaria dei nuovi, commented that Raichu was not as hugely popular as Pikachu.[25] Ryan Omega, author of Anime trivia quizbook, commented that Raichu "isn't that cute" and that this is why Ash did not want to evolve his Pikachu.[26] Pierre Bruno, author of La culture de l'enfance à l'heure de la mondialisation, compared the battle between Lt. Surge's Raichu and Ash's Pikachu to the Biblical story David and Goliath.[27] IGN editor "Pokémon of the Day Chick" noted that Raichu was "loved by many and despised by more," though she clarified that the hatred for Raichu was nowhere near the hatred for Pikachu. She went on to describe it as “stupid-looking.”[28] GamesRadar editor Brett Elston commented that because of the high level of emphasis on Pikachu, it's “easy to forget Raichu even exists.”[29]
Sandshrew Sando (サンド) 27 Ground Beginning of evolution Sandslash (#028) Sandshrew has an Alolan form that is a Steel/Ice type. Based on the Chinese pangolin, Sandshrew is known to curl into a ball to defend itself similar to volvation seen in animals.
Sandslash Sandopan (サンドパン) 28 Ground Sandshrew (#027) End of evolution Sandslash is a pangolin-esque Pokémon that curls up into a spiny ball when it is threatened and can roll while curled up to attack or escape. Like Sandshrew, Sandslash has an Alolan form that is a Steel/Ice type. In the anime series, a Sandslash was shown to be able to dig its way into the body of a large Onix.
Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ (ニドラン♀) 29 Poison Beginning of evolution Nidorina (#030) It is related to the Nidoran♂ line and can produce eggs that contain either Nidoran♀ or Nidoran♂. However, it is the only one of its line that can breed due to Nidorina and Nidoqueen being part of the Undiscovered Egg Group. Both Nidorans, Nidorina, Nidorino, Poipole, and Naganadel are known as the Poison Pin Pokémon.
Nidorina Nidorīna (ニドリーナ) 30 Poison Nidoran♀ (#029) Nidoqueen (#031) When it is with its friends and family, it doesn't have its toxic horn out. As soon as danger appears, it is ready to fight.
Nidoqueen Nidokuin (ニドクイン) 31 Poison Ground Nidorina (#030) End of evolution When protecting its young, it gains more strength than normal. Its hide is so strong, not much can hurt it. It can only evolve using a Moon Stone.
Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ (ニドラン♂) 32 Poison Beginning of evolution Nidorino (#033) It was the third Pokémon to be created, after Rhydon and Kangaskhan were created. This version of Nidoran (and its evolutions) is more aggressive and has larger spines than its female counterpart.
Nidorino Nidorīno (ニドリーノ) 33 Poison Nidoran♂ (#032) Nidoking (#034)
Nidoking Nidokingu (ニドキング) 34 Poison Ground Nidorino (#033) End of evolution Based on Baragon from the Godzilla franchise, it usually fights for the family if its offspring are in trouble.
Clefairy Pippi (ピッピ) 35 Fairy[nb 2] Cleffa (#173) Clefable (#036) It was originally proposed to be joint mascot of the Pokémon franchise alongside Pikachu, but was quickly overshadowed by the latter's popularity. Clefairy was originally considered a "Fairy" Pokémon before the creation of Fairy-type.[30]
Clefable Pikushī (ピクシー) 36 Fairy[nb 2] Clefairy (#035) End of evolution Clefairy evolves into Clefable when using a moon stone. It is rarely seen by people. Clefable walks around on moonlit nights, skipping lightly as if in flight, allowing it to walk on water. It has an extremely sharp sense of hearing; its sensitive ears allow it to detect the dropping of a pin a mile away.
Vulpix Rokon (ロコン) 37 Fire Beginning of evolution Ninetales (#038) When a Vulpix is born, it only has one white tail that splits into six tails if it gets plenty of love from its Trainer or mother. It was originally meant to have a pre-evolution that had three tails. Vulpix has an Alolan form that is an Ice type.
Ninetales Kyūkon (キュウコン) 38 Fire Vulpix (#037) End of evolution Its design is inspired by the nine-tailed fox of East Asian myth.[31] Like Vulpix, Ninetales has an Alolan form that is an Ice type, but is also a Fairy type. Ninetails are considered to be beats of great power and said to live very long lives.
Jigglypuff Purin (プリン) 39 Normal Fairy[nb 2] Igglybuff (#174) Wigglytuff (#040) It is a playable character in every Super Smash Bros. game. The Jigglypuff that appears in the anime frequently appears as a running gag where it always tries to sing for an audience but forgets that it puts everyone to sleep. When this happens, it uses the marker that is part of the microphone to draw silly faces on people.
Wigglytuff Pukurin (プクリン) 40 Normal Fairy[nb 2] Jigglypuff (#039) End of evolution It doesn't care if its large eyes get dust or dirt in them due to its eyes being covered in a thin layer of fluid. It tends to be more short-tempered and more aggressive than Jigglypuff.
Zubat Zubatto (ズバット) 41 Poison Flying Beginning of evolution Golbat (#042) It uses echolocation, because it has no eyes. Zubats are part of a popular meme within the franchise that usually involves Albert Einstein's mentions of infinite things, one being the number of Zubats in Dark Cave. This is a reference to Zubats being the most commonly encountered Pokémon in almost every cave or underground area.
Golbat Gorubatto (ゴルバット) 42 Poison Flying Zubat (#041) Crobat (#169) Golbat loves to drink blood, however it sometimes drinks so much that it cannot fly. Unlike Zubat, Golbat have eyes and (visible) feet.
Oddish Nazonokusa (ナゾノクサ) 43 Grass Poison Beginning of evolution Gloom (#044) It buries itself in the soil to absorb the nutrients. The more water it drinks, the glossier it becomes. Oddish are nocturnal by nature, and mainly wander at night to spread their seeds. It's design is based on the mandrake.
Gloom Kusaihana (クサイハナ) 44 Grass Poison Oddish (#043) Vileplume (#045)
Bellossom (#182)
If it senses danger around it, it produces a horrific stench from the leaves on its head. If there isn't, it is fine, so the stench goes away. Glooms always have a line of drool oozing from their mouths. Using the Leaf Stone evolves Gloom into Vileplume, and using the Sun Stone evolves it into Bellossom.
Vileplume Rafureshia (ラフレシア) 45 Grass Poison Gloom (#044) End of evolution Tour-guides always say not to go up to any flower in the jungle, no matter how beautiful is because of a reason that it might just be a Vileplume which can spread toxic spores that will leave you sick for days. Vileplume is based on the rafflesia, the world's smelliest flower. Vileplumes are only obtainable by using the Leaf Stone.
Paras Parasu (パラス) 46 Bug Grass Beginning of evolution Parasect (#047) Paras is a Bug-type Pokémon that is the host to a parasitic mushroom. As it ages, the mushroom begins to completely take over its body, evolving it into Parasect. Most of the nutrients Paras gets from feeding on plant roots are absorbed instead by the mushrooms. These mushrooms can be removed and used for medicines. More will grow on Paras' back later on.
Parasect Parasekuto (パラセクト) 47 Bug Grass Paras (#046) End of evolution Parasects are the endpoint of a Paras' life stage, where the mushroom has fully engulfed its body. It requires more energy from trees due to its larger size. It was originally called "Fungus" in early development.
Venonat Konpan (コンパン) 48 Bug Poison Beginning of evolution Venomoth (#049) It is based on the gnat. Venonats are nocturnal predators which use their compound eyes to see in the dark. They use a mix of Bug, Poison, and Psychic moves.
Venomoth Morufon (モルフォン) 49 Bug Poison Venonat (#048) End of evolution Venomoths are large violet/fuchsia-coloured moths. As its name suggests, it uses Bug and Poison type moves, as well as Psychic and Flying type moves.
Diglett Diguda (ディグダ) 50 Ground Beginning of evolution Dugtrio (#051) Farmers like to use Digletts to plough the soil for crops to grow plentifully. Diglett has an Alola form that is a Ground/Steel type. No one has ever seen the full body of a Diglett.
Dugtrio Dagutorio (ダグトリオ) 51 Ground Diglett (#050) End of evolution Dugtrio is a tripled Diglett. Like Diglett, Dugtrio has an Alola form that is a Ground/Steel type. Like Diglett, no one has ever seen the full body of a Dugtrio.
Meowth Nyāsu (ニャース) 52 Normal Beginning of evolution Persian (#053)[nb 3]
Gigantamax
It is a recurring member of Team Rocket in the Pokémon anime series. Meowth loves anything shiny and will steal it if it can. Murkrow and Meowth will loot each other's stash all the time. Meowth's Alolan form is a Dark type and its Galarian form is a Steel type. Its Gigantamax form is a tall, thin, Japanese version of it that has glowing eyes. In the anime series, Team Rocket's Meowth can speak human language as well as converse with other Pokémon.
Persian Perushian (ペルシアン) 53 Normal Meowth (#052) End of evolution A Persian is owned by Team Rocket's leader, Giovanni in the Pokémon anime series, but can be seen in the wild throughout. Persian will sneak up behind a foe so silently by retracting its claws. It will then pounce on them and rip them to shreds. Persian's Alolan form is a Dark type and its Galarian counterpart Perrserker is a Steel type. While Meowth has a gold coin on its forehead, Persian has a red jewel.
Psyduck Kodakku (コダック) 54 Water Beginning of evolution Golduck (#055) When Psyduck's headache gets severe, it unleashes its psychic powers. Psyduck was originally intended to have a currently unnamed middle evolution, but it was scrapped. It was also originally called "Ducky" in early development. Psyduck in the anime series first appears belonging to Misty, and usually seems to be unreliable and a nuisance until it begins using its Psychic abilities.
Golduck Gorudakku (ゴルダック) 55 Water Psyduck (#054) End of evolution It was almost hunted to extinction by hunters wanting its precious jewel on its forehead. Its capabilities are superior compared to Psyduck.
Mankey Mankī (マンキー) 56 Fighting Beginning of evolution Primeape (#057) Mankey is a snub-nosed monkey-esque Pokémon that specialises in physical fighting and is very aggressive and short-tempered. When Mankey is angry, it begins shaking and its breathing turns rough. Its rage peaks quickly, preventing its victim from being able to flee.
Primeape Okorizaru (オコリザル) 57 Fighting Mankey (#056) End of evolution Anything can make a Primeape's blood boil. It is not as smart when it is really mad, though. However, sometimes it can get so mad that it can die, because it couldn't handle its anger. Primape is based on the snub-nosed monkey.
Growlithe Gādi (ガーディ) 58 Fire Beginning of evolution Arcanine (#059) It is a brave and loyal dog Pokémon that will bark and bite to defend its territory from intruders. Growlithe are popular throughout the Pokémon world as both guard dogs and police dogs. They are based on the Ryukyuan Shisa and Japanese Komainu lion-dog statues.
Arcanine Uindi (ウインディ) 59 Fire Growlithe (#058) End of evolution Arcanine is a fan-favourite Pokémon and among the strongest non-legendary Pokémon and has been described as having "the mane of a lion ... the stripes of a tiger [and] the speed of a panther".[32][33][34]
Poliwag Nyoromo (ニョロモ) 60 Water Beginning of evolution Poliwhirl (#061) Poliwag is Satoshi Tajiri (the creator of the Pokémon franchise)'s favourite Pokémon. Its appearance is similar to that of which it is named, a polliwog and a tadpole. It only has a tail and two legs for movement, and the swirl on its belly is said to be its intestines visible through its thin skin.
Poliwhirl Nyorozo (ニョロゾ) 61 Water Poliwag (#060) Poliwrath (#062)
Politoed (#186)
Poliwhirl is among the most-marketed Pokémon,[35] being used in a line of chewable vitamins as well as a line of toothbrushes. Poliwhirl appears as a humanoid-shaped Pokémon that has a similar appearance to Poliwag, except of having arms and no tail. It evolves into Poliwrath after using a Water Stone. It also evolves into Politoed after being traded while it holds a King's Rock.[36][37]
Poliwrath Nyorobon (ニョロボン) 62 Water Fighting Poliwhirl (#061) End of evolution It is capable of swimming the Pacific Ocean tirelessly. It evolves from Poliwhirl after using a Water Stone. The swirl on its belly is reversed from its pre-evolutions.
Abra Kēshii (ケーシィ) 63 Psychic Beginning of evolution Kadabra (#064) Abra sleeps all of the time. Even when it is sleeping, which it does most of its life, it can sense danger with its highly potent Psychic power. When it is in danger, it will teleport to safety. Abra's teleportation is usually faster than the player's Pokémon, requiring a higher Speed stat in order to disable it before it teleports.
Kadabra Yungerā (ユンゲラー) 64 Psychic Abra (#063) Alakazam (#065) Kadabra has been the source of various controversies. The symbols on its body have been associated to those used by Nazi Germany's Waffen-SS. Furthermore, in November 2000, Israeli magician Uri Gellar sued Nintendo, claiming Kadabra embodies an unauthorized appropriation of his identity.[38][39][40] However, in 2020, he releases a claim that Nintendo can use Kadabra again.
Alakazam Fūdin (フーディン) 65 Psychic Kadabra (#064) Mega Evolution Due to its brain being too heavy in its head, it actually uses its psychic power to hold its head up. Its 5000 IQ makes it a very intelligent Pokémon. It can affect nearby technology using its brainwaves. Kadabra and Alakazam were the direct counters to the Gastly line of Ghost-type Pokémon after they were turned into dual types with Poison-type. Throughout the series, the Abra and Gastly lines were considered rivals.
Machop Wanrikī (ワンリキー) 66 Fighting Beginning of evolution Machoke (#067) The best thing about Machop is that its muscles never get sore. It can hurl around 100 adult humans before it gets tired.
Machoke Gōrikī (ゴーリキー) 67 Fighting Machop (#066) Machamp (#068) Machoke is typically used for heavy lifting jobs due to its super strength. Its appearance is similar to a WWE-style wrestler, with what appears to be exercise shorts.
Machamp Kairikī (カイリキー) 68 Fighting Machoke (#067) Gigantamax Machamp has four arms. It can throw around 1000 punches in two seconds and move mountains with one arm. It evolves from Machoke after being traded. Its Gigantamax form has glowing, orange eyes and hands and a bigger body.
Bellsprout Madatsubomi (マダツボミ) 69 Grass Poison Beginning of evolution Weepinbell (#070) It is a Grass-type Pokémon with a bell-shaped head, and a vine-like body ending in root-like feet, with leaves for arms. It can plant itself into the ground to negate Electric-type moves as seen in the anime.
Weepinbell Utsudon (ウツドン) 70 Grass Poison Bellsprout (#069) Victreebel (#071) It has a hook on its rear-end that it hooks on trees with and sleeps. When it wakes up, it might find itself on the ground because of the wind.
Victreebel Utsubotto (ウツボット) 71 Grass Poison Weepinbell (#070) End of evolution It was the last Generation I Pokémon to be created. All of Bellsprout's evolutions are based on various fly-catcher plants, with Victreebel the closest-looking one. Team Rocket's James has a Victreebel that has a habit of chewing on him.
Tentacool Menokurage (メノクラゲ) 72 Water Poison Beginning of evolution Tentacruel (#073) If Tentacool isn't in the water, it will shrivel up because it is mostly water. Tentacool is a jellyfish-esque Pokémon, which later on in the franchise, is said to be fluid-filled. This fluid is toxic and damages opponents who use HP draining attacks instead of healing them.
Tentacruel Dokukurage (ドククラゲ) 73 Water Poison Tentacool (#072) End of evolution Tentacruel is a large, multi-tentacled jellyfish Pokémon that has two claws or beaks and two large, red jewels on its head.
Geodude Ishitsubute (イシツブテ) 74 Rock Ground Beginning of evolution Graveler (#075) Sometimes mistaken as ordinary rocks, people mistakenly step on them resulting in them getting hurt. Geodude has an Alolan form that is a Rock/Electric type. It appears as an armed rock.
Graveler Gorōn (ゴローン) 75 Rock Ground Geodude (#074) Golem (#076) Graveler has an Alolan form that is a Rock/Electric type. It appears as a large rock that has two large arms and two small arms. This appearance suggests that the smaller arms are the old Geodude arms and the new ones emerged as it grew larger.
Golem Gorōnya (ゴローニャ) 76 Rock Ground Graveler (#075) End of evolution Golem is known for rolling down from mountains. To prevent them from rolling into the homes of people downhill, grooves have been dug into the sides of mountains to serve as guideways for diverting this Pokémon's course. Golem has an Alolan form that is a Rock/Electric type. It appears as a large boulder that has a head, arms, and legs. It can roll up into a perfectly round rock. Its Alolan form is magnetic.
Ponyta Ponīta (ポニータ) 77 Fire Beginning of evolution Rapidash (#078) Its Galarian form is a Psychic type. When born, it cannot stand and runs with its parents to strengthen its legs.
Rapidash Gyaroppu (ギャロップ) 78 Fire Ponyta (#077) End of evolution As a popular Pokémon, Rapidash is considered "universally appealing" to fans of cute and cool Pokémon alike. Both Ponyta and Rapidash can enable their body's flames to be harmful or harmless as seen in the anime.[41][42][43][44] Its Galarian form is a Psychic/Fairy type.
Slowpoke Yadon (ヤドン) 79 Water Psychic Beginning of evolution Slowbro (#080)
Slowking (#199)
Slowpoke eats by dipping its tail in the water. Slowpoke tails are quite a delicacy. Its Galarian form is a Psychic type. Slowpokes typically appear to be lazy and dumb, but are quite formidable. It is said to evolve into Slowbro when a Shellder attaches itself to its tail. Trading Slowpoke while it holds a King's Rock evolves it into Slowking.
Slowbro Yadoran (ヤドラン) 80 Water Psychic Slowpoke (#079) Mega Evolution With Shellder's poison going through its body, it makes it even more spaced out than it already was. Its Galarian form is a Poison/Psychic type. The appearance of the Shellder is different than how they normally look.
Magnemite Koiru (コイル) 81 Electric Steel[nb 4] Beginning of evolution Magneton (#082) It was a pure Electric type in the first games, but had the Steel type added in Gold and Silver. It appears as a metallic ball that has screws, two magnets, and an eye attached to it. It is capable of levitation.
Magneton Reakoiru (レアコイル) 82 Electric Steel[nb 4] Magnemite (#081) Magnezone (#462) Having this Pokémon near mechanical devices is a bad idea. Oftentimes, Cites will warn people to hide their electronics because Magneton produces electromagnetic waves that mostly ruin devices. Magneton appears as three Magnemite attached together. It evolves into Magnezone while in range of a special magnetic field.
Farfetch'd Kamonegi (カモネギ) 83 Normal Flying No evolution[nb 5] Farfetch'd is a duck-like Pokémon that has a green onion-stalk for a weapon. It battles over stalks and eats them at starving times. It will die over its own stalk and battle for the best stalks. It was originally called "Okupan" in early development and was intended to have an evolution named "Madame" in Generation II's early development. Its Galarian form is a Fighting type, appears to resemble a feudal Japan-style samurai or ronin, and uses a larger onion-stalk.
Doduo Dōdō (ドードー) 84 Normal Flying Beginning of evolution Dodrio (#085) It is a Pokémon that has two heads. More skilled at running than flying, it is capable of racing at speeds over 60 mph. It was originally intended to have a pre-evolution in Generation II. It appears to resemble a two-headed ostrich or emu, mixed with a roadrunner.
Dodrio Dōdorio (ドードリオ) 85 Normal Flying Doduo (#084) End of evolution The three heads express joy, sorrow, and anger as they plan strategy together. When it sleeps, one head remains awake. Dodrio are extremely fast runners. The three heads have colored feathers, which also appear as tail-feathers.
Seel Pauwau (パウワウ) 86 Water Beginning of evolution Dewgong (#087) When hunting underwater, it uses its horn to break a hole out of the ice to breathe. Its design is based on the real-life seal.
Dewgong Jugon (ジュゴン) 87 Water Ice Seel (#086) End of evolution A fisherman once saw a Dewgong on an iceberg and thought it was a mermaid. Its design is based on the real-life dugong.
Grimer Betobetā (ベトベター) 88 Poison Beginning of evolution Muk (#089) It eats sewer waste for food. Its body is very slippery, so it can slip through almost any opening. It was one of the earliest Pokémon to be created, and was originally supposed to have a pre-evolution, "Betobebi", in Generation II. Grimer has an Alolan form that is a Poison/Dark type. It appears as a purple sludge, while its Alolan form is multiple colours.
Muk Betobeton (ベトベトン) 89 Poison Grimer (#088) End of evolution Muk's English name comes from the corruption of the word "muck". It is a sludge Pokémon that can also be based on Dorotabō, a one-eyed, three-fingered yōkai that rises from the mud of neglected, overgrown rice fields. Its body smells so awful, it can cause fainting. Through degeneration, it had lost its sense of smell. Muk has an Alolan form that is a Poison/Dark type. Like Grimer, Alolan Muk has multiple colours, and now razor-sharp crystal-esque teeth.
Shellder Sherudā (シェルダー) 90 Water Beginning of evolution Cloyster (#091) When it sleeps, it will still stick its tongue out. It appears as a typical clam or bivalve with a long, pink tongue.
Cloyster Parushen (パルシェン) 91 Water Ice Shellder (#090) End of evolution It swims by pushing water out through its valves. It is similar to Shellder, but rotated 180 degrees. Its body looks like a black ball inside a clam's shell. It has no tongue though.
Gastly Gōsu (ゴース) 92 Ghost Poison Beginning of evolution Haunter (#093) It is a Ghost-type Pokémon based on the will-o'-the-wisp and the yokai, Sōgenbi. It hides under structures to stop the wind from blowing away its gaseous matter. Though it is part-Poison, it typically doesn't learn Poison type moves naturally. It uses its signature tongue when it attacks with the Lick move.
Haunter Gōsuto (ゴースト) 93 Ghost Poison Gastly (#092) Gengar (#094) By licking, it saps the victim's life. It causes shaking that won't stop until the victim's demise. It appears as a menacing shadow with eyes, a mouth, and two unattached hands.
Gengar Gengā (ゲンガー) 94 Ghost Poison Haunter (#093) Mega Evolution
Gigantamax
Owing to its simplistic yet appealing design, Gengar is Ken Sugimori's favorite Pokémon as of the release of X and Y. Gengar (and its predecessors) are considered to be rivals of the Abra evolution line. During the early life of generation I, Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar did not have the Poison type attribute, and was considered overpowered versus most Pokémon. To remedy this, the Poison part of its dual-type was added, thus making it the rival of Abra as Ghost beats Psychic and Psychic beats Poison. Gengar itself appears as a shadow with a face, legs, arms, and several spikes. Its appearance is strikingly similar to Clefable, making some fans believe that Gengars live in Clefable's shadow.[45] Others associate it with ded Clefables.[46] Fans also reacted positively when Ash Ketchum caught a Gengar in the anime.[47] Gengar has become one of the most iconic Ghost type Pokémon of the franchise.[48][49] Official Nintendo Magazine named Gengar one of the ten best Pokémon in the game as of 2010, stating that people "either love Gengar or hate it."[50] In a later reader-based poll, it placed ninth as one of the best ghost characters in a Nintendo game, which the magazine attributed to its design.[51] ONM also included it in its list of cool non-legendary Pokémon. Editor Thomas East noted it as a "cult favourite" of the ONM staff.[52] IGN called Gengar the best Ghost type Pokémon in Red and Blue, and also praised its appearance, citing a resemblance to Nekobus from My Neighbor Totoro.[53] Patricia Hernandez named Gengar her favourite from Pokémon Red and Blue.[54] IGN readers named it the 17th best Pokémon. Former IGN editor Audrey Drake called it a "pimp".[55] Game Informer called it the 32nd best Pokémon.[56] Game Revolution also included it in its list of the best Pokémon at 15.[57] Patricia Hernandez criticised its Mega form, despite her admiration for Gengar. She felt that it didn't get better, just weirder. She also felt that its rarer alternate colour was worse-looking than its normal form.[58] Its Mega form was ranked third in a poll of Japanese readers by Famitsu among other Mega forms.[59] Joshua Yehi of IGN included Gengar on 10 Pokémon we want in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.[60] Its Gigantamax form has a body that is gone.
Onix Iwāku (イワーク) 95 Rock Ground Beginning of evolution Steelix (#208) Though its design has been praised, critics deem Onix underpowered compared to other Rock types of its generation. Onix is a large rock snake with a spike on its head. A large Onix appeared in the anime, where a Sandslash burrowed into its body. It evolves into Steelix when traded while holding a Metal Coat.[1][61][62][63]
Drowzee Surīpu (スリープ) 96 Psychic Beginning of evolution Hypno (#097) Drowzee's design is based on the dream-eating tapir, Baku. If your nose is itchy after you awake, a Drowzee has eaten your dreams through your nose. Drowzee appears as a half-yellow-half-brown Pokémon that stands on two legs, and its size varies. In later generations, it is given the Insomnia trait, making it immune to Sleep status inflicting moves.
Hypno Surīpā (スリーパー) 97 Psychic Drowzee (#096) End of evolution Hypno's design is based on the dream-eating tapir, Baku and a hypnotist. It polishes its pendulum to more effectively put people to sleep. Try not to look at it. There is a myth within the franchise that Hypno preys on human children. This has led to Hypno becoming the subject of creepypastas. Hypno is purely yellow with a white fluffy collar mane.
Krabby Kurabu (クラブ) 98 Water Beginning of evolution Kingler (#099) As its name states, it is a crab Pokémon that is half white/tan and half orange. In the anime, it doesn't speak its name like other Pokémon and instead makes a unique noise.
Kingler Kingurā (キングラー) 99 Water Krabby (#098) Gigantamax Because its pincer is so heavy, it has a hard time fighting. When it does hit, it is very powerful. Only Kingler can use Krabhammer, due to its large claw. It shares a similarity to real life fiddler crabs. Its Gigantamax form is bigger with a beard.
Voltorb Biriridama (ビリリダマ) 100 Electric Beginning of evolution Electrode (#101) Voltorb and Electrode are considered some of the least popular Pokémon due to their Pokéball-esque designs. Even the slightest bit of electricity can make an Electrode explode. That is why it is nicknamed the "Bomb Ball". In the video games, Voltorb and Electrode are typically used as landmine traps by villains.
Electrode Marumain (マルマイン) 101 Electric Voltorb (#100) End of evolution
Exeggcute Tamatama (タマタマ) 102 Grass Psychic Beginning of evolution Exeggutor (#103) Six of them together form a full-fledged Pokémon. It is often hunted by Crabrawler, but uses psychokinesis to drive it off. Despite technically being several different lifeforms, they are never seen alone. There is also one that appears to be broken with yolk visible. It evolves into Exeggutor using a Leaf Stone. In the games, they are only found when Headbutting trees.
Exeggutor Nasshī (ナッシー) 103 Grass Psychic Exeggcute (#102) End of evolution It is a coconut tree-esque Pokémon based on the Jinmenju and the favorite Pokémon of Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, having used it throughout the debugging phase of Pokémon Red and Green. Its 3 heads can think differently, often making it unable to move. Exeggutor has an Alolan form that is a Grass/Dragon type and has a really long trunk-esque neck. It is said that if an Exeggutor's head falls off, it merges with others to form a new Exeggcute.
Cubone Karakara (カラカラ) 104 Ground Beginning of evolution Marowak (#105) The stains on its skull are caused by the tears it sheds knowing it will never see its mother again. Cubone appear as a small dinosaur-esque Pokémon with a skull over its head. Its skull is said to be its mother's. Despite this belief, no one has ever seen under its mask. There is speculation that Cubone and Marowak were once going to be part of the Kangaskhan line due to the similar appearance of the babies to Cubone.
Marowak Garagara (ガラガラ) 105 Ground Cubone (#104) End of evolution It was originally intended to have a currently unnamed evolution, but it was scrapped. Marowak appears as an older Cubone with the skull becoming the head. It wields a bone that it uses as a boomerang. This is the only Pokémon that can use the Bonemurang attack. It also has an Alolan form that is a Ghost/Fire type and is darker.
Hitmonlee Sawamurā (サワムラー) 106 Fighting Tyrogue (#236) End of evolution Hitmonlee's design is based on Headless men, from Greco-Roman mythology. It may be also be based on Kabandha, a demon from Hindu mythology. Its name is derived from actor and martial artist Bruce Lee. It will rub its legs down after fighting to overcome fatigue. It can also extend its legs to deliver power kicks. Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan didn't have a distinct evolutionary line until Tyrogue and Hitmontop were conceived. Hitmonlee evolves from Tyrogue if it has higher attack stats.
Hitmonchan Ebiwarā (エビワラー) 107 Fighting Tyrogue (#236) End of evolution Its name is derived from actor and martial artist Jackie Chan. It delivers powerful punches in a fight. However, it can only fight for three minutes without resting. It appears as a boxer that has boxing gloves for hands. It evolves from Tyrogue if it has higher defence stats.
Lickitung Beroringa (ベロリンガ) 108 Normal Beginning of evolution Lickilicky (#463) It can swiftly pick up a small bean with its tongue better than its hands or feet. If it licks you and you won't clean it off, it will break out into a rash. Lickitung appears as a pink lizard like Pokémon with a long tongue that it uses as a weapon. It evolves into Lickilicky while knowing Rollout.
Koffing Dogāsu (ドガース) 109 Poison Beginning of evolution Weezing (#110) Koffing is based on air pollution and meteorites. Sometimes, it can over-inflate itself and explode. It appears as a floating space-rock with several gas vent holes that expel its fumes. It also has a skull and crossbones style marking on its chest. Koffing was Team Rocket member James' starting Pokémon.
Weezing Matadogasu (マタドガス) 110 Poison Koffing (#109) End of evolution Weezing belonged to James of Team Rocket in the Kanto and Johto series of the Pokémon anime and for a small portion of the Advanced Generation series. It likes to raid trash can for food. To make its poison more toxic, it pushes its gas through its two heads. Its Galarian form is a Poison/Fairy type. It appears as three different sized Koffing rocks merged, with a face on both of the bigger ones.
Rhyhorn Saihōn (サイホーン) 111 Ground Rock Beginning of evolution Rhydon (#112) Its tackles can demolish skyscrapers but its memory isn't the best. Once it starts going, it sometimes cannot remember why it started. It appears as a rhinoceros-like creature made of diamond hard rock.
Rhydon Saidon (サイドン) 112 Ground Rock Rhyhorn (#111) Rhyperior (#464) Rhydon was the first Pokémon created by Game Freak.[64] Its hide is very tough. Unlike Rhyhorn, it stands bipedal. It eventually gained an evolution, Rhyperior, after being traded with a Protector.
Chansey Rakkī (ラッキー) 113 Normal Happiny (#440) Blissey (#242) In generation II, Blissey (#242) was added, and in generation IV, Happiny (#440) was added, however Chansey was initially a stand-alone Pokémon. It appears as a pink oblong shaped creature with stubby arms and feet. It carries eggs in its pouch and is typically used by Pokémon Centres for the egg's healing properties.
Tangela Monjara (モンジャラ) 114 Grass Beginning of evolution Tangrowth (#465) Blue plant vines cloak the Pokémon's identity in a tangled mass. It entangles anything that gets close. It also resembles the severed head of the gorgon, Medusa. It gained an evolution, Tangrowth, in Generation IV and was going to have a pre-evolution in Generation II.
Kangaskhan Garūra (ガルーラ) 115 Normal Beginning of evolution Mega Evolution In Pokémon Go, Kangaskhan is exclusively found in Australia, however in the anime, it can be found in the wilds living in groups. It was the second Pokémon created by Game Freak, after Rhydon. It carries a baby Kangaskhan in its pouch until it grows up.
Horsea Tattsū (タッツー) 116 Water Beginning of evolution Seadra (#117) Horsea and Seadra are based on seahorses.[65] In the occurrence of a big wave, Horsea will curl its tail around tough coral braches to help it not to be washed away. Horsea evolves into Seadra, which appears as a slightly bigger version of it. The spikes on its body are poisononous. It evolves into Kingdra when traded while it holds a Dragon Scale.
Seadra Shīdora (シードラ) 117 Water Horsea (#116) Kingdra (#230)
Goldeen Tosakinto (トサキント) 118 Water Beginning of evolution Seaking (#119) Goldeen and Seaking are based on goldfish.[65] Goldeen was originally intended to have a pre-evolution called "Gyopin". Goldeen are white and orange. Seaking are larger than Goldeen, and appear with an orange-and-black colouration.
Seaking Azumaō (アズマオウ) 119 Water Goldeen (#118) End of evolution
Staryu Hitodeman (ヒトデマン) 120 Water Beginning of evolution Starmie (#121) Staryu, known as the Star Shape Pokémon, is a basic, Water type Pokémon which resembles a starfish with a mechanical center on its body, housing a red jewel. This is known as its core, but it is actually an organ.
Starmie Sutāmī (スターミー) 121 Water Psychic Staryu (#120) End of evolution Starmie, known as the Mysterious Pokémon, resembles a sea star. Starmie appears to have a second star growing on its back, which is semi-attached, being able to spin 360°. Starmie has a red jewel core, which resembles a cut precious stone and seems to shine with the seven colors of the rainbow when looked at from different angles,[66] but usually shows up red more than any other color. It can also emit electrical waves from the core that are powerful enough to reach the furthest parts of the universe.[67] The appearance of Starmie is two purple starfish connected back to back with only one having the gemstone on it.
Mr. Mime Bariyādo (バリヤード) 122 Psychic Fairy[nb 2] Mime Jr. (#439) End of evolution[nb 6] Its pantomiming is the best in the world. If someone interrupts it, it will harshly slap whoever did it with its big, broad hands that can form invisible walls just by vibrating it fingertips. Its Galarian form is an Ice/Psychic type. In the anime, Ash's mom has a Mr. Mime as a housekeeping helper. Mr. Mime is known for creating invisible barriers. Despite being found in both male and female genders, the name never changes.
Scyther Sutoraiku (ストライク) 123 Bug Flying Beginning of evolution Scizor (#212)
Kleavor (#901)
IGN and GamesRadar have praised Scyther's "cool" design.[68][69][70] Scyther is known as a Mantis Pokémon, and has two long curved blades for arms. They are famous for having high agility and offensive strength. It evolves into Scizor after being traded while holding a Metal Coat.
Jynx Rūjura (ルージュラ) 124 Ice Psychic Smoochum (#238) End of evolution Jynx has spawned controversy due to aspects of its design being similar to blackface, leading Game Freak to change the color of its skin from black to purple.[71][72][73][74][75] When Pokémon Yellow was rereleased on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console, the in-game sprite of Jynx was edited to reflect this change.[75] Jynx's appearance is a purple humanoid with blond hair and a dress. It has big lips that it uses to confuse opponents by kissing them. It evolves from Smoochum.
Electabuzz Erebū (エレブー) 125 Electric Elekid (#239) Electivire (#466) It gathers near power plants to feast on electricity. In the dark, it glows a whitish-blue colour.
Magmar Būbā (ブーバー) 126 Fire Magby (#240) Magmortar (#467) While Magmar was voted the eighth best fire-type Pokémon by the Official Nintendo Magazine readers,[76] GamesRadar had criticised its design multiple times, noting that its forehead resembles a butt.[77][78] Magmar evolves from Magby and into Magmortar. It is famed for being the first Pokémon to use Fire Punch, and is one of gym leader Blaine's best Pokémon. Ash Ketchum, being the genius that he is, tried to fight this Fire-type with his own Fire-type, Charizard.
Pinsir Kairosu (カイロス) 127 Bug Beginning of evolution Mega Evolution It likes to throw things with its massive horns. It can throw things two times from its weight. It was originally supposed to have an evolution called "Plux" in Generation II. Some speculated this unused design was reworked into Heracross. Pinsir appears as a tan-borwn bug, similar in a appearance to an earwig with its pinchers on its head, and a virtacle slit like mouth. Its Mega Evolution has wings.
Tauros Kentarosu (ケンタロス) 128 Normal No evolution Tauros, as its name implies, is a bull Pokémon that typically roams around grasslands in herds. Farmers tend to keep some on their lands. By whipping itself with its three tails, it will charge at anything.
Magikarp Koikingu (コイキング) 129 Water Beginning of evolution Gyarados (#130) Magikarp holds the distinction of being mostly useless in the games, until it evolves into the superior Gyarados. Magikarp is based on the common carp.[65] Despite its uselessness, some players like to raise their Magikarps up to level 100 just for fun. At level 20, if not evolved, Magikarp learns Tackle. Until then, it only knows Splash and cannot be taught any TMs or HMs.
Gyarados Gyaradosu (ギャラドス) 130 Water Flying Magikarp (#129) Mega Evolution In the beta versions for Pokémon Red and Blue, Gyarados was originally named "Skullkraken". Gyarados is inspired by the myth of a carp jumping over the Dragon Gate. Its vicious and raging attitude can decimate cities. It originally had a completely different, more lamprey-esque design in Red and Green's early development. It is known to be a hard Pokémon to raise by inexperienced trainers. The shiny version is red, and plays a role in the series. It appears normally as a long blue sea dragon, despite not being Dragon-type. It is also the only Flying type that doesn't fly; instead of this, it can hover.
Lapras Rapurasu (ラプラス) 131 Water Ice Beginning of evolution Gigantamax It has a very gentle nature and was hunted before it became illegal. Gigantamax Lapras is exclusive to Shield. Lapras is based on the loch-ness monster and the plesiosaur. In the games, any Pokémon that uses Surf appears in the overworld as a Lapras or a Mantine. Its Gigantamax form has "water magic" around it.
Ditto Metamon (メタモン) 132 Normal No evolution It is the favorite Pokémon of Hideo Kojima.[79] Ditto is capable of transforming into any Pokémon that it comes across. It was originally intended to have an evolution in Generation II called "Animon" which it would have evolved from a Metal Coat. Fan speculation is that Ditto and Mew are related as Mew can also use Transform, a move exclusive to Ditto. In the anime, Ditto belonging to Duplica had an issue with accurately mimicking appearances where its face always looked like Ditto's own. It appears as a pink blob or amoeba.
Eevee Ībui (イーブイ) 133 Normal Beginning of evolution Multiple[nb 7]
Gigantamax
Eevee is often considered among the "cutest" Pokémon in the franchise.[80][81][82][83] Due to this, Eevee is featured on various Pokémon-related merchandise.[84][85][86] It is the mascot of Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! Eevee has exclusive evolution styles, known as Eeveelutions, where each evolution requires special requirements to occur, and is available in almost all types, except Ghost, Dragon, Steel, and Flying. Its Gigantamax form has no difference except that it is bigger.
Vaporeon Shawāzu (シャワーズ) 134 Water Eevee (#133) End of Evolution When it is in water, it will seem to invisibly melt in water because its molecules are very similar to water. It evolves from Eevee using a Water Stone.
Jolteon Sandāsu (サンダース) 135 Electric Eevee (#133) End of evolution Jolteon and Zapdos's romanized Japanese names are almost exactly the same as each other's, with a final 's' being the only difference. It evolves from Eevee using a Thunder Stone.
Flareon Būsutā (ブースター) 136 Fire Eevee (#133) End of evolution Flareon shares its category name with Charmeleon, Charizard, Moltres, and Infernape, who are all known as the Flame Pokémon. It evolves from Eevee using a Fire Stone.
Porygon Porigon (ポリゴン) 137 Normal Beginning of evolution Porygon2 (#233) Porygon has become notorious for being featured in an episode of the anime that caused widespread epileptic seizures in Japanese viewers.[87] It can be really helpful with scientists, because, since it can go in to cyberspace at will, it looks for malicious malware in computers. It is one of many human-designed Pokémon.
Omanyte Omunaito (オムナイト) 138 Rock Water Beginning of evolution Omastar (#139) It is a fossil Pokémon that must be revived from the helix fossil that is based on ammonites.
Omastar Omusutā (オムスター) 139 Rock Water Omanyte (#138) End of evolution Omastar is very popular in the community and commonly referred to as "Lord Helix". This is a reference to Twitch Plays Pokémon, where the Pokémon was seen as a good-luck charm.
Kabuto Kabuto (カブト) 140 Rock Water Beginning of evolution Kabutops (#141) It is a fossil Pokémon that must be revived from the dome fossil. It is based on the trilobite.
Kabutops Kabutopusu (カブトプス) 141 Rock Water Kabuto (#140) End of evolution Its slender body makes it a very fast swimmer. Its appearance is similar to Scyther, with its blade-esque forearms.
Aerodactyl Putera (プテラ) 142 Rock Flying Beginning of evolution Mega Evolution It is a fossil Pokémon that must be revived from the old amber. It used to rule the skies back when it was alive; not even computers can even revive it to make it what it used to look like. It is based on pterodactyls and dragons/wyverns.
Snorlax Kabigon (カビゴン) 143 Normal Munchlax (#446) Gigantamax It is carefree about everything and it will allow children to play on its vast belly while it sleeps all day. After eating around 500 pounds of food, it goes flat to sleep for a while. Its appearance is a large, obese bear like Pokémon with blueish-green body and a white circle-shaped belly, white feet and face. In the games, it blocks the way forward, and can only be awoken with the PokeFlute. Its Gigantamax form has a forest growing on it.
Articuno Furīzā (フリーザー) 144 Ice Flying No evolution It is part of the Legendary Bird Trio. The naming conventions for this trio are based on their type – Artic, Zap and Molt – along with a 1, 2, 3 in Spanish – uno, dos, tres. As it flies, snow drifts from its wings. Its Galarian form is a Psychic/Flying type.
Zapdos Sandā (サンダー) 145 Electric Flying No evolution It is part of the Legendary Bird Trio. Its design is inspired by the Indigenous North American myth of the thunderbird.[31] Its Galarian form is a Fighting/Flying type.
Moltres Faiyā (ファイヤー) 146 Fire Flying No evolution It is part of the Legendary Bird Trio. Its design is inspired by the firebird of Slavic folklore.[31] Its Galarian form is a Dark/Flying type.
Dratini Miniryū (ミニリュウ) 147 Dragon Beginning of evolution Dragonair (#148) Its existence was unknown until a fisherman pulled it up after fishing for about ten hours. It appears as a blue serpentine creature with wings as ears. It has been seen to grow to several sizes in the anime.
Dragonair Hakuryū (ハクリュー) 148 Dragon Dratini (#147) Dragonite (#149) Dragonairs are longer in length (and bigger in size) than Dratinis, and can fly using an unknown power.
Dragonite Kairyū (カイリュー) 149 Dragon Flying Dragonair (#148) End of evolution It is a large orange dragon Pokémon that flies at high-speed. It zooms off over seas to challenge other Pokémon. It has been reputed to guide saliors in storms to the nearest land. Unlike Charizard, it actually is a dragon in both appearance and type.
Mewtwo Myūtsū (ミュウツー) 150 Psychic Beginning of evolution Two Mega Evolutions It is a legendary Pokémon. It is one of the playable characters in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Its genes were spliced and restructured from Mew's. Its treatment from humans made it resentful and aggressive, before learning the error of its ways. It also appears in several movies.
Mew Myū (ミュウ) 151 Psychic No evolution It is only available through Nintendo events. It can turn invisible at will and turn into anything at will. It is considered one of the original pregenetor Pokémon, as all Pokémon descend from Mew. It clashes with Mewtwo during the Pokémon movies.
MissingNo. Ketsuban (けつばん) None[nb 8] Bird[nb 9] Normal No evolution An error handler species, "Missing Number" was created to handle attempts at accessing nonexistent Pokémon species.[88][89] It is regarded as one of the most famous and popular glitches in video game history.[90] This "Pokémon" has led to several urban legends and creepypastas. It has also made some glitches in the games.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Details on Pokémon names, National Pokédex numbers, types and evolutions are obtained from The Pokémon Company International's online Pokédex.[2]
  2. ^ a b c d e Prior to X and Y, Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, and Wigglytuff were pure Normal types while Mr. Mime was pure Psychic.
  3. ^ Galarian Meowth (introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield) are capable of evolving into Perrserker.
  4. ^ a b Prior to Gold and Silver, Magnemite and Magneton were considered as pure Electric types.
  5. ^ Only Galarian Farfetch'd (introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield) are capable of evolving into Sirfetch'd.
  6. ^ Only Galarian Mr. Mime (introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield) are capable of evolving into Mr. Rime.
  7. ^ Eevee is capable of evolving into Vaporeon (#134), Jolteon (#135), Flareon (#136), Espeon (#196), Umbreon (#197), Leafeon (#470), Glaceon (#471) or Sylveon (#700).
  8. ^ MissingNo. is programmed with the Kanto Pokédex number "000", however it doesn't exist in the National Pokédex.
  9. ^ Bird type was a scrapped typing for Generations I and II, however coding for it remains within the games. MissingNo. dons the type in Red, Blue and Green versions, however it is replaced by a randomly generated glitch type in Yellow.

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