List of generation II Pokémon

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The second generation (Generation II) of the Pokémon franchise features 100 fictional species of creatures introduced to the core video game series in the 1999 Game Boy Color games Pokémon Gold and Silver, set in the Johto region. Some Pokémon in this generation were introduced in animated adaptations of the franchise before Gold and Silver, such as Togepi, which was a recurring character in the Pokémon anime series in 1998 and 1999, Donphan in the Pokémon first movie in 1998, Snubbull in the first Pikachu short movie in 1998, and Marill, which was a recurring character in the anime in 1998 and 1999.

The following list details the 100 Pokémon of Generation II in order of their National Pokédex number. The first Pokémon, Chikorita, is number 152 and the last, Celebi, is number 251. 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.

Design and development[edit]

Two new types were introduced in Pokémon Gold and Silver – namely the "Dark" and "Steel" types – which were intended to better balance the gameplay of Pokémon battles. Dark and Steel types fare well against "Psychic" attacks, which was a dominant type in Red and Blue. The concept of breeding was introduced in the second generation of Pokémon games as well, which allows players to manipulate the skills of their Pokémon to a greater degree.[1] Some of the new Pokémon introduced in Gold and Silver are pre-evolutions of other Pokémon, such as Pichu and Igglybuff. These baby Pokémon are only available by breeding their evolved forms.

Pokémon Gold and Silver were first revealed at Nintendo Space World in 1997. At this point, the game had a massively larger world map than the final game and this prototype featured around 40 Pokémon designs that were removed and replaced when the games were released in 1999.[2]

List of Pokémon[edit]

List of Pokémon species introduced in Generation II (1999)[nb 1]
Name National Pokédex
number
Type(s) Evolves from Evolves into Notes
English Japanese Primary Secondary
Chikorita Chikorīta (チコリータ)[4] 152 Grass Beginning of evolution Bayleef (#153) It was the first grass starter Pokémon to not be dual-typed. It waves its leaf around to scare off foes but it also has a sweet smell to it. It loves to sunbathe.
Bayleef Beirīfu (ベイリーフ)[5] 153 Grass Chikorita (#152) Meganium (#154) While Chikorita's and Meganium's designs were settled in 1997, Bayleef originally had a significantly different design.[6] The leaves around its neck hold a small shoot of a tree and they make people peppy.
Meganium Meganiumu (メガニウム)[7] 154 Grass Bayleef (#153) End of evolution It is based on the Sauropod. Its flower now can soothe emotions and calm foes' combative spirits.
Cyndaquil Hinoarashi (ヒノアラシ)[8] 155 Fire Beginning of evolution Quilava (#156) Cyndaquil is a bit timid and shy. When startled or scared, flames start bursting from the back of it in defense. Its original design had spikes on the back and not fire. Its appearance is similar to a porcupine or hedgehog, however it is actually a mouse Pokémon.
Quilava Magumarashi (マグマラシ)[9] 156 Fire Cyndaquil (#155) Typhlosion (#157) It rushes at foes with its gusts of hot air and fire to keep foes at bay. It is so nimble, it can even dodge while doing this. It is based on the Honey Badger.
Typhlosion Bakufūn (バクフーン)[10] 157 Fire Quilava (#156) End of evolution Typhlosion can create a shining haze of heat to obscure itself. It can also make large explosive blasts to incinerate everything.
Totodile Waninoko (ワニノコ)[11] 158 Water Beginning of evolution Croconaw (#159) Despite being small, Totodile's jaws are very powerful. It may think that it is playing with its Trainer, but if not careful, it could cause very serious injuries.
Croconaw Arigeitsu (アリゲイツ)[9] 159 Water Totodile (#158) Feraligatr (#160) If it bites something, it won't let go exactly due to its teeth looking like barbed backfish hooks, making it almost impossible to remove.
Feraligatr Ōdairu (オーダイル)[7] 160 Water Croconaw (#159) End of evolution It intimidates its foes by opening its huge mouth. When battling, it will stomp the ground hard with its strong legs and rush at the enemy. This evolutionary line is based on crocodiles and alligators.
Sentret Otachi (オタチ)[12] 161 Normal Beginning of evolution Furret (#162) When one sleeps, another scouts. If danger arrives, it wakes the others and flees. A single Sentret cannot sleep out of fear when it is separated from the rest. Sentrets stand on their tails to look for danger.
Furret Ōtachi (オオタチ)[13] 162 Normal Sentret (#161) End of evolution Furret are nimble, quick, and known for slipping through small spaces due to its small size and nimble feet. It is hard to tell where the front ends and the bottom begins. It is based on the real-life ferret.
Hoothoot Hōhō (ホーホー)[13] 163 Normal Flying Beginning of evolution Noctowl (#164) No matter what time it is, Hoothoot will always just hoot at the same time everyday due to its internal organ that it has and can sense the Earth's rotation. Despite its appearance, Hoothoots have two legs. They just switch out which legs they stand on faster than the eye can process it.
Noctowl Yorunozuku (ヨルノズク)[13] 164 Normal Flying Hoothoot (#163) End of evolution It will never fail to catch its prey at night due to its soft and quiet wings, and its impeccable night vision. Ash catches a shiny Noctowl in the anime. Noctowls naturally learn Psychic-type moves even though Noctowls are not. Its English name is a portmanteau of "nocturnal" and "owl".
Ledyba Rediba (レディバ)[13] 165 Bug Flying Beginning of evolution Ledian (#166) It communicates to other Ledyba by secreting fluids where its legs meet its body. It changes its scent based on how it is feeling. Ledyba are naturally timid creatures that panic when separated from their swarm.
Ledian Redian (レディアン)[13] 166 Bug Flying Ledyba (#165) End of evolution In tales, it is said that where the air is clean and the stars are bright, countless that Ledian flock due to Ledian using starlight as energy. It is based on ladybugs.
Spinarak Itomaru (イトマル)[13] 167 Bug Poison Beginning of evolution Ariados (#168) Its web could almost be like its second nervous system. It is said that it can tell what kind of prey has been trapped based on the tiny vibrations on the strands. It is based on real-life spiders.
Ariados Ariadosu (アリアドス)[13] 168 Bug Poison Spinarak (#167) End of evolution If it sprays its webs on you, you can pull it off, although an invisible strand of webbing will still be attached to you, so it can still find you. It can also scale walls due to its tiny hooks on its feet.
Crobat Kurobatto (クロバット)[14] 169 Poison Flying Golbat (#042) End of evolution It is the final evolution of Zubat and Golbat. Crobat can fly a very long distance for a while. It usually flies with all of its wings, but if it gets tired, it likes to alternate what pairs of wings it flies with. Golbat evolves into Crobat when it has high-enough friendship levels.
Chinchou Chonchī (チョンチー)[13] 170 Water Electric Beginning of evolution Lanturn (#171) Chinchou and Lanturn are based on the Footballfish.[15] Chinchou combines its positive and negative energy to attack prey. It also communicates to others by flashing its lights at them. Lanturn is called "The Deep Sea Star" because of its antenna. It can illuminate its light by causing chemical reactions between bacteria and its body fluids. It is based on anglerfish. Its name is based on the lantern.
Lanturn Rantān (ランターン)[13] 171 Water Electric Chinchou (#170) End of evolution
Pichu Pichū (ピチュー)[16] 172 Electric Beginning of evolution Pikachu (#025) It is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Junichi Masuda noted that Pichu was intended to become the "next" Pikachu. Pichu has become Masuda's favorite Pokémon because of the "well thought-out" design process that went into creating it.[17][18][19] It is voiced by Satomi Kōrogi. It doesn't know how to control its electricity yet so it gets startled and hurt from using it and usually cries, although it can charge up electricity on days with thunder clouds and dry air. It touches tails with others as a test of courage. In the anime, a pair of Pichus are known as the Pichu Bros, and have appeared in their own shorts.
Cleffa (ピィ)[14] 173 Fairy[nb 2] Beginning of evolution Clefairy (#035) On nights that have many shooting stars, Cleffa can be found dancing through the night. It will dance until daybreak where it sips on the morning dew. It evolves into Clefairy at high-enough friendship levels.
Igglybuff Pupurin (ププリン)[20] 174 Normal Fairy[nb 2] Beginning of evolution Jigglypuff (#039) Its vocal cords are not fully developed yet, so it hurts to use them. It can gargle fresh water from a stream to replenish them. Its body is very bouncy, so if it bounces, there's no stopping it. In the English-dubbed anime, it was voiced by Rachael Lillis, who also voiced Jigglypuff and Wigglytuff. It evolves into Jigglypuff at high-enough friendship levels.
Togepi Togepī (トゲピー)[21] 175 Fairy[nb 2] Beginning of evolution Togetic (#176) If you can get a sleeping Togepi to stand up, you will gain happiness from its shell. Togepi was one of the first Generation II Pokémon to be introduced and the most famous Togepi is the one owned by Misty in the anime. Togepi energises off of positive feelings like compassion and pleasure from people, and stores them in its hard shell, then it will release them to others that need it. Togepi was one of the first Johto Pokémon to appear in Kanto, as an egg found by Ash and his friends. When it hatched, it bonded to Misty. Throughout the series, it has helped the group in sticky situations using Metronome.
Togetic Togechikku (トゲチック)[22] 176 Fairy[nb 2] Flying Togepi (#175) Togekiss (#468) Even though it has wings, it doesn't really need to use them due to it being able to hover and glide. It is said that Togetic is a kind of Pokémon that brings good fortune. When it sees a person with a pure heart, it will come by and share its happiness with them. It evolves into Togekiss using a Shiny Stone.
Natu Neiti (ネイティ)[13] 177 Psychic Flying Beginning of evolution Xatu (#178) It is a Pokémon resembling a hummingbird. It will stare into your eyes as if it is in a staring contest, but the instant you show even the slightest movement, Natu will then hop to safety. It cannot fly due to its wings being underdeveloped. It appears as a small green bird.
Xatu Neitio (ネイティオ)[13] 178 Psychic Flying Natu (#177) End of evolution It is a Pokémon resembling a Trogon. It will stand in one spot all day. Some say that it is terrified of the horrible visions it sees with its left eye viewing the past and its right eye seeing the future. It appears as a totem-pole from a distance.
Mareep Merīpu (メリープ)[23] 179 Electric Beginning of evolution Flaaffy (#180) Mareep's fluffy coat of wool rubs together and builds a static charge. The more static electricity charged, the more brightly the light bulb at the tip of its tail glows. It appears as a sheep with a blueish body that is covered in yellow wool and has a yellow power orb on its tail.
Flaaffy Mokoko (モココ)[13] 180 Electric Mareep (#179) Ampharos (#181) Flaaffy's wool quality changes so that it can generate a high amount of static electricity with a small amount of wool. The bare and slick parts of its hide are shielded against electricity. The wool on Flaafy has reduced in amount, and it tends to stand on two legs.
Ampharos Denryū (デンリュウ)[24] 181 Electric Flaaffy (#180) Mega Evolution Ampharos' light is so bright that it can be seen from space. Back in the day, People used to use it to send signals back and forth from far away. The wool has completely disappeared. It is a dinosaur-esque Pokémon that has yellow skin and black rings and red jewels on its head and tail.
Bellossom Kireihana (キレイハナ)[20] 182 Grass Gloom (#044) End of evolution When the sun shines brightly, Bellossom will open its bright-coloured petals to spin and dance. When the sun goes away, so does the Bellossom. Bellossom evolves from Gloom using the Sun Stone.
Marill Mariru (マリル)[25] 183 Water Fairy[nb 3] Azurill (#298) Azumarill (#184) GameSpot's Frank Provo and Kotaku's Patricia Hernandez have described Marill as "cute".[26][27] If you see a small, blue ball in the water, that is, in fact, Marill's oil-filled tail acting as a lifesaver so that it can catch and eat aquatic plants. Marill appears as a sea-blue mouse that is round like a ball with a zigzag tail that ends in a blue orb. The blue orb at the end of its tail can light up.
Azumarill Mariruri (マリルリ)[14] 184 Water Fairy[nb 3] Marill (#183) End of evolution Its ears are wonderful sensors. Even in roaring waters, it can focus its hearing to figure out what kind of prey is around.
Sudowoodo Usokkī (ウソッキー)[22] 185 Rock Bonsly (#438) End of evolution When attacked, Sudowoodo will go into the forest and stand still as if it resemble a tree, though in winter, it is easily seen due to the green parts on its body. Despite being a Rock-type, it looks like a tree. In Gold and Silver, it blocks a path north. To get past it, the player needs the water pale.
Politoed Nyorotono (ニョロトノ)[13] 186 Water Poliwhirl (#061) End of evolution Its curled hair is proof that it is a king. The longer the curl, the more respect it gains. Evolves from Poliwhirl after being traded while it holds a King's Rock. Unlike Poliwrath (and its previous evolutions), it actually looks like a frog or toad.
Hoppip Hanekko (ハネッコ)[22] 187 Grass Flying Beginning of evolution Skiploom (#188) It likes to drift through the wind. If it knows a big wind will pass, it will link its leaves with other Hoppip and prepare to not be blown away. Hoppips are very light-weight and pink Pokémon that have green leaves sprouting out of their heads.
Skiploom Popokko (ポポッコ)[13] 188 Grass Flying Hoppip (#187) Jumpluff (#189) It is sometimes used as a thermometer because its flower blossoms over 64 °F. How much it blossoms depends on the temperature. Its body is green and its flower is yellow. It still drifts through the air and wind.
Jumpluff Watakko (ワタッコ)[13] 189 Grass Flying Skiploom (#188) End of evolution Jumpluff can control where it will go. Even in the harshest of winds, it does so. It seeks out warm southern winds as it drifts through the air. If it senses cold air, it drifts to the ground. The fluffy seed balls on its head drop seeds and spores.
Aipom Eipamu (エイパム)[10] 190 Normal Beginning of evolution Ambipom (#424) It uses its tail hand more than its real ones, so its real hands are less useful. It appears as a purple monkey with a hand on its tail.
Sunkern Himanattsu (ヒマナッツ)[13] 191 Grass Beginning of evolution Sunflora (#192) Sunkern formerly had the lowest total stats of any Pokémon,[28] however its solo form Wishiwashi[29] (introduced in Sun & Moon) currently has the lowest total stats of any Pokémon. It tries not to move because it stores nutrients for evolution. The only thing that it will eat is the morning dew. It evolves into Sunflora using a Sun Stone.
Sunflora Kimawari (キマワリ)[30] 192 Grass Sunkern (#191) End of evolution It moves in the daytime to convert solar energy into nutrients. It stops moving when night arrives. It appears as a sentient sunflower with a green body, feet, and leaves for arms. It evolves from Sunkern using a Sun Stone.
Yanma Yanyanma (ヤンヤンマ)[13] 193 Bug Flying Beginning of evolution Yanmega (#469) Yanma can see 360° without moving its eyes. It is great at making sudden stops and turns and it uses this to chase down prey. It appears as a reddish-brown dragonfly.
Wooper Upā (ウパー)[20] 194 Water Ground Beginning of evolution Quagsire (#195) Wooper usually lives in water, however it occasionally comes out onto land in search of food. On land, it coats its body with a gooey, toxic film. Wooper appears as a blue, armless creature that have two antennae/feelers on the side of their heads, two feet, and a tail.
Quagsire Nuō (ヌオー)[13] 195 Water Ground Wooper (#194) End of evolution If Quagsire gets hurt in any way, it won't feel a thing because its intelligence isn't the best. To hunt, it will just sit there in the water for food to just wander in unaware. It doesn't move much so it doesn't get hungry as often. It has a similar appearance to Wooper, except it has a more normal-looking body, with arms and feet, and a tail.
Espeon Ēfi (エーフィ)[31] 196 Psychic Eevee (#133) End of evolution Espeon shares its category name with Sunflora and Volcarona, who are all known as the Sun Pokémon. Espeon is an Eeveelution that can sense where a foe is at by the wind direction with its fine, thin hairs on its body. When attacking, the red orb on its forehead glows if it is using its psychic powers. If it trusts a trainer very closely, it will become extremely loyal to them. It is said that it developed psychic powers to keep its Trainer from dangerous harm. It is the Psychic evolution of Eevee, evolving when its friendship is high enough during the daytime.
Umbreon Burakkī (ブラッキー)[31] 197 Dark Eevee (#133) End of evolution Originally, Umbreon was a Poison-type Pokémon before they made it a Dark-type. Before the next generation of Pokémon was released, Umbreon was the only pure Dark-type Pokémon, making it the only Eeveelution that ever had a unique type combination. It evolved due to exposure of the moon's rays. The rings on its body will glow when hunting and make anyone watching have chills down their spines. It is the Dark-type evolution of Eevee, evolving at night at high friendship levels. It has poisonous sweat.
Murkrow Yamikarasu (ヤミカラス)[13] 198 Dark Flying Beginning of evolution Honchkrow (#430) Murkrow love to steal shiny, glittering objects, usually stealing them from women, the reason why they are considered bad luck to see. It will hunt, fight, and bring food for its boss, Honchkrow. Its design is based on crows and ravens.
Slowking Yadokingu (ヤドキング)[22] 199 Water Psychic Slowpoke (#079) End of evolution Shellder's poison going through Slowking's head makes it very smart, it researches the mysteries of life every day, however nobody knows what its saying. If Shellder were to detach from its head somehow, not only would it de-evolve back into a Slowpoke, but it would forget everything it learned when it was a Slowking. Its Galarian form is a Poison/Psychic Type. It evolves from Slowpoke after being traded while it holds a King's Rock.
Misdreavus Mūma (ムウマ)[14] 200 Ghost Beginning of evolution Mismagius (#429) It creeps people out with a sobbing cry, and turns frightening emotions into energy. It appears as a shadow-like creature with a more feminine appearance.
Unown Annōn (アンノーン)[32] 201 Psychic No evolution Unown has 28 different forms: 26 representing each letter in the Latin alphabet, one for a question mark, and one for an exclamation mark. One alone cannot do much, but when a lot come together, strange things are said to happen. Research is going on about which came first, the Unown, or the mysterious, ancient writing. However, nothing much is known about it. Unowns are legendary Pokémon.
Wobbuffet Sōnansu (ソーナンス)[33] 202 Psychic Wynaut (#360) End of evolution When you see a Wobbuffet, the blue body isn't actually its real body. The black tail that it likes to keep hidden may be the actual body. The most famous Wobbuffet is Team Rocket's Wobbuffet in the anime, who serves as comedy relief. If 2 Wobbufeet meet, it will try to outdo the others endurance in various ways. One habit trainers have to watch out for is who can go the longest without food.
Girafarig Kirinriki (キリンリキ)[13] 203 Normal Psychic No evolution It is a giraffe-esque Pokémon. The head on its rear end also has a brain, though it is quite small. It will react to smells and sounds and will lash out and bite. Coming up from behind it is never a good idea. Its original design was more akin to a Pushmi-pullyu.
Pineco Kunugidama (クヌギダマ)[13] 204 Bug Beginning of evolution Forretress (#205) It attaches its head to the branch of a tree. If something like the wind knocks it off while eating, it will explode, so be careful. It appears as a pinecone like Pokémon.
Forretress Foretosu (フォレトス)[13] 205 Bug Steel Pineco (#204) End of evolution It conceals itself in its steel-hard shell. To eat its prey, the shell is opened, but it is so quick in doing this; the inside of its shell cannot be seen. It appears as a red creature inside a two part rock shell, with red cannon like protutions.
Dunsparce Nokotchi (ノコッチ)[13] 206 Normal No evolution Design inspired by the mythical Japanese creature Tsuchinoko[34] It has a drill for a tail. It likes to burrow backwards deep into the ground to create a nest with very complex shapes.
Gligar Guraigā (グライガー)[31] 207 Ground Flying Beginning of evolution Gliscor (#472) Gligar glides through the air as if sliding, and will latch on the enemy's face with its hind legs and wings to inject them with its poisonous tail. It appears as a fiendish-looking bat creature.
Steelix Haganēru (ハガネール)[7] 208 Steel Ground Onix (#095) Mega Evolution Under immense pressure underground, an Onix is said to have its rock-like body compressed into diamonds and evolve into Steelix. In a paper published by the University of Leicester, physicists calculated the plausibility of Onix evolving into Steelix through the stated lore. It would require pressures of 4.5–6 gigapascals at a temperature of 900 to 1,300 °C (1,650 to 2,370 °F) over a period of billions of years for this conversion to take place. Assuming these conditions, the resulting Steelix would be substantially smaller than given in the Pokédex entry and is considered implausible.[35] It lives even further down than Onix toward the earth's core. There are records of it reaching over 6/10 of a mile down underground. Steelix evolves after being traded while it holds a Metal Coat.
Snubbull Burū (ブルー)[13] 209 Fairy[nb 2] Beginning of evolution Granbull (#210) When it bares its small fangs at smaller Pokémon, they tend to be frightened and run away from Snubbull. While people think it is adorable when it does that, Snubbull tends to feel a little sad because of it.
Granbull Guranburu (グランブル)[13] 210 Fairy[nb 2] Snubbull (#209) End of evolution It was originally Normal, but was made Fairy from Generation VI onwards. Because its jaws are really heavy, it has to tilt its head back a little to balance itself. It will try not to bite you unless it is startled. It is based on pitbull dogs.
Qwilfish Harīsen (ハリーセン)[13] 211 Water Poison No evolution By sucking in water, Qwilfish can use the pressure to fire its toxic quills all around itself, and also has a hard time swimming. Qwilfish is based on Porcupine fish.[15]
Scizor Hassamu (ハッサム)[20] 212 Bug Steel Scyther (#123) Mega Evolution Scizor's body is as hard as steel. It is not bothered by light attacks. It uses its wings to fly and to cool down. It appears like a red, sleeker version of Scyther, except its arms are now clamps instead of blades. Scizor plays a role in the Pokémon 4 Ever movie as one of the Iron Masked Maurader's corrupted Pokémon, along with Tyranitar.
Shuckle Tsubotsubo (ツボツボ)[13] 213 Bug Rock No evolution It hides in the crevices of rocks. It mixes berry juices with its own to make a combining juice that is apparently healthier for you. It appears as a red rock with a yellow body hidden inside of it.
Heracross Herakurosu (ヘラクロス)[9] 214 Bug Fighting Beginning of evolution Mega Evolution When it needs to move anything in its way, it uses its large horn it has to launch it through the air and it can easily throw an adult human with its horn. The Heracross with the largest horn is the leader. It is based on the various rhino beetle species. Heracross is known to be very attracted to honey sources.
Sneasel Nyūra (ニューラ)[13] 215 Dark Ice Beginning of evolution Weavile (#461) Its design is inspired by the mythical Japanese creature Kamaitachi.[34] It appears as a black cat like creature that had white claws and red feather like appendages. It like to climb trees with its claws to steal bird eggs.
Teddiursa Himeguma (ヒメグマ)[20] 216 Normal Beginning of evolution Ursaring (#217) The reason why you see its paw near its mouth is because it likes to soak its paws in honey made by bees. It can make its own honey by combining Beedrill's pollen and fruits. It appears as a small teddy bear-like Pokémon.
Ursaring Ringuma (リングマ)[9] 217 Normal Teddiursa (#216) End of evolution Instead of living off eating honey like Teddiursa did, it actually goes out to find berries and food for itself. If anyone dares to go into its territory, it will chase them out at all costs. It appears a large grizzly or brown bear-like Pokémon. Its name is based on the Ursa constellation, and the typical scientific name for bears.
Slugma Magumaggu (マグマッグ)[13] 218 Fire Beginning of evolution Magcargo (#219) Lava circulates inside of it instead of blood. When cooled, its body will turn brittle and will break off, making it smaller. It appears as a slug made out of lava.
Magcargo Magukarugo (マグカルゴ)[13] 219 Fire Rock #Slugma End of evolution Its shell is actually cooled skin. However, it is very fragile and will break off just by touching it, but it can always dip itself in lava to go back to its regular size. It looks like a lava snail.
Swinub Urimū (ウリムー)[13] 220 Ice Ground Beginning of evolution Piloswine (#221) It digs through the snow to find roots and stuff it can eat. Its long fur helps shield it from the cold.
Piloswine Inomū (イノムー)[13] 221 Ice Ground Swinub (#220) Mamoswine (#473) Its long hair enables it to endure the cold. It uses its tusks to dig through ice to find food.
Corsola Sanīgo (サニーゴ)[13] 222 Water Rock No evolution[nb 4] Mareanie (introduced in Sun & Moon) loves to eat Corsola's coral branches as a snack and it actively chases them down just for their branches. Its Galarian form is a Ghost type. The Galarian form, being Ghost type with a white coloration, is speculated to be a reference to coral bleaching, which is an environmental issue that marks the death of corals which has been caused by global warming.
Remoraid Teppouo (テッポウオ)[13] 223 Water Beginning of evolution Octillery (#224) Remoraid are based on the remora suckerfish that likes to attach itself to various larger fish.[15] They tend to stick with Mantine to feed off the scraps that are left behind. Remoraid can spit water as an attack.
Octillery Okutan (オクタン)[13] 224 Water Remoraid (#223) End of evolution When hunting, it will grab its prey and bash its head in with its very hard skull. If it is too strong for it, it spews ink to get away. As its name suggests, it is based on an octopus and an artillery gun.
Delibird Deribādo (デリバード)[36] 225 Ice Flying No evolution It uses its tail as a bag to carry items to its trainer. It can turn those items into tiny bombs to throw at enemies. Its earliest design looked more like Santa Claus. Stories tell of a person that climbed the highest mountain with the help of a Delibird. Delibird, as its name suggests, is a delivery Pokemon, and its English name is a portmanteau of "delivery" and "bird".
Mantine Mantain (マンタイン)[37] 226 Water Flying Mantyke (#458) End of evolution Mantine are based on the giant oceanic manta ray.[15] It evolve from Mantyke when a Remoraid is in the party.
Skarmory Eāmudo (エアームド)[10] 227 Steel Flying No evolution It is a Steel-type bird-esque Pokémon that isbased on the Stymphalian Birds. After nesting in bramble bushes, the wings of its chicks grow hard from scratches by thorns. As the feathers fall off, people used them as old swords.
Houndour Derubiru (デルビル)[22] 228 Dark Fire Beginning of evolution Houndoom (#229) It is based on Doberman and Rotweiler dogs. Houndours have a reputation for being aggressive and relentless in its hunts.
Houndoom Herugā (ヘルガー)[9] 229 Dark Fire Houndour (#228) Mega Evolution If Houndoom uses its fiery breath on you, the flames and ash might go away but you'll feel the burn forever. It appears similarly to Houndour, except now it has more of a demonic appearance with two curved horns on its head and a spade tail.
Kingdra Kingudora (キングドラ)[13] 230 Water Dragon Seadra (#117) End of evolution Evolves by trading it while holding a Dragon Scale. Kingdra are based on the common seadragon.[15] It lives deep down in uninhabited ocean depths. It is believed that Kingdra can create spiraling currents just by yawning. It is also part Dragon-type due to it being traded with a dragon scale.
Phanpy Gomazō (ゴマゾウ)[20] 231 Ground Beginning of evolution Donphan (#232) It digs a vertical nest in the ground, and uses its trunk to mark its territory. It is based on the elephant.
Donphan Donfan (ドンファン)[33] 232 Ground Phanpy (#231) End of evolution It likes to use its armoured trunk to roll around and slam into its foes. It can also lift things twice its own weight. It appears as a mix between an elephant and a tire.
Porygon2 Porigon 2 (ポリゴン2)[13] 233 Normal Porygon (#137) Porygon-Z (#474) For the purposes of planetary development, Porygon was updated with the most up-to-date technology available. It evolves by holding an Up-grade. It never made any appearances in the anime after the events of "Denno Senshi Porygon", with the exception of a very brief cameo in the intro scene of the fifteenth movie, Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice. It is the only Pokémon with a number in its name and one of only 2 Pokémon (outside of Generation VIII) that never appeared in the anime, the other being Porygon-Z.
Stantler Odoshishi (オドシシ)[30] 234 Normal Beginning of evolution Wyrdeer People used to hunt it almost to extinction because of its magnificent antlers. Stantlers are based on various deer species. It is said that staring at their antlers causes fear and weird feelings.
Smeargle Dōburu (ドーブル)[31] 235 Normal No evolution It is the only Pokémon capable of learning the move Sketch. Due to this quality Smeargle can learn any move available in the games except Struggle and Chatter. It loves to paint with its tail and the ink it uses to paint with is its own juice it creates. It is identified by its tail that has a green ink-esque fluid on it.
Tyrogue Barukī (バルキー)[13] 236 Fighting Beginning of evolution Hitmonchan (#106)
Hitmonlee (#107)
Hitmontop (#237)
Tyrogue needs to have special training to become the best and different methods can be utilized to help it train. If Tyrogue doesn't get the proper training it needs, it will get stressed out. It evolves into Hitmonlee at high attack stats, Hitmonchan with high defence stats, and Hitmontop with equal attack and defence stats.
Hitmontop Kapoerā (カポエラー)[22] 237 Fighting Tyrogue (#236) End of evolution Its mix of offense and defence make it a good fighter. It travels faster spinning than walking.
Smoochum Muchūru (ムチュール) 238 Ice Psychic Beginning of evolution Jynx (#124) It likes to run a lot and it often falls down. When it does, it will go to a shiny surface to see and check if its face has gotten smudges on it. It evolves into Jynx.
Elekid Erekiddo (エレキッド)[38] 239 Electric Beginning of evolution Electabuzz (#125) It twirls its arms around to get itself charged up or it can use outlets as baby bottles. If it gets upset, play some rolling thunder to cheer it up.
Magby Bubii (ブビィ)[13] 240 Fire Beginning of evolution Magmar (#126) Its body temp is so hot, if it falls into a small enough pond, all of the water in it will evaporate.
Miltank Mirutanku (ミルタンク)[36] 241 Normal No evolution If it is around babies, the milk it produces has more nutrition than normal. The Gym leader Whitney has a Miltank that people find annoying due to it knowing rollout.
Blissey Hapinasu (ハピナス)[7] 242 Normal Chansey (#113) End of evolution If it senses sadness and despair with the fur on its body, it will rush over to whoever it is and give them a Lucky Egg which can make anyone happy.
Raikou Raikō (ライコウ)[22] 243 Electric No evolution Raikou is one of three Pokémon designed by Muneo Saitō.[39] Also known as the "Embodiment of Lightning", it can run across plains at the speed of lightning. Ho-Oh resurrected it after it perished as a helpless unknown animal in a burning tower. Some say that it is an Electric type because it symbolises the lightning that struck the tower.
Entei Entei (エンテイ)[32] 244 Fire No evolution Entei is one of three Pokémon designed by Muneo Saitō.[39] Legend says that every time an Entei barks or roars, a volcano is said to erupt somewhere around the world. Ho-Oh resurrected it after it perished as a helpless unknown animal in a burning tower. Some say that it is a Fire type because it symbolises the fire that burnt down the building.
Suicune Suikun (スイクン)[20][22] 245 Water No evolution Suicune is one of three Pokémon designed by Muneo Saitō.[39] Suicune has the magical ability to instantly purify even the murkiest of waters. Ho-Oh resurrected it after it perished as a helpless unknown animal in a burning tower. Some say that it is a Water type because it symbolises the rain that put out the fire in the building.
Larvitar Yōgirasu (ヨーギラス)[13] 246 Rock Ground Beginning of evolution Pupitar (#247) It is born deep underground and it has to eat through the soil to get to see its parents. Soon after, it gets to evolve.
Pupitar Sanagirasu (サナギラス)[13] 247 Rock Ground Larvitar (#246) Tyranitar (#248) While its shell is as hard as sheet rock, it is surprisingly active. If it thrashes around, it can topple mountains, and by releasing pressurised gas that it built up, it can launch itself like a rocket.
Tyranitar Bangirasu (バンギラス)[7] 248 Rock Dark Pupitar (#247) Mega Evolution It rivals Duraludon for mountain soil to eat. It is thought to have been inspired by Godzilla.
Lugia Rugia (ルギア)[7] 249 Psychic Flying No evolution It lives in the deep sea, and the reason it does this is due to it causing storms by flapping its huge wings. It is the master of the Legendary Bird trio.
Ho-Oh Hōō (ホウオウ)[7] 250 Fire Flying No evolution Similar to Moltres, Ho-Oh's design is inspired by the Fenghuang (firebird) of Chinese myth.[34] It is the master of the Legendary Beast trio and the one who resurrected them. Ho-Oh has the distinction of being the first Generation II Pokémon ever seen, debuting in the very first episode of the Pokémon anime long before the revelation of Johto.
Celebi Serebii (セレビィ)[40] 251 Grass Psychic No evolution Celebi has the power to travel through time. When Celebi leaves, not only does the land flourish around it, but it also brings back an egg it found from the future.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Details on Pokémon names, National Pokédex numbers, types and evolutions are obtained from The Pokémon Company International's online Pokédex.[3]
  2. ^ a b c d e f Prior to X and Y, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Snubbull and Granbull were pure Normal types, while Togetic was Normal/Flying.
  3. ^ a b Starting in X and Y, Marill and Azumarill gained the Fairy type.
  4. ^ Only Galarian Corsola (introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield) are capable of evolving into Cursola.

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