List of generation IV Pokémon

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The fourth generation (Generation IV) of the Pokémon franchise features 107 fictional species of creatures introduced to the core video game series in the 2006 Nintendo DS games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. Some Pokémon in this generation were introduced in animated adaptations of the franchise before Diamond and Pearl, such as Bonsly, Mime Jr. and Munchlax, which were recurring characters in the Pokémon anime series in 2005 and 2006.

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The following list details the 107 Pokémon of Generation IV in order of their National Pokédex number. The first Pokémon, Turtwig, is number 387 and the last, Arceus, is number 493. 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.

List of PokémonEdit

List of Pokémon species introduced in Generation IV (2006)[nb 1]
Name National Pokédex
Type(s) Evolves from Evolves into Notes
English Japanese Primary Secondary
Turtwig Naetoru (ナエトル)[2] 387 Grass Beginning of evolution Grotle (#388) It knows where to find spring water. Its leaf will wilt if it is thirsty. Its shell is just dirt. It can use photosynthesis to eat and relax.
Grotle Hayashigame (ハヤシガメ)[3] 388 Grass Turtwig (#387) Torterra (#389) The shell is hardened soil. Some Pokémon come to peck the berries that grow on its grove-esque back.
Torterra Dodaitosu (ドダイトス)[4] 389 Grass Ground Grotle (#388) End of evolution When Torterra sleeps, bird-type Pokémon like to make their nests in its tree. It appears to be based on Ankylosaurus, but it is actually a turtle.
Chimchar Hikozaru (ヒコザル)[5] 390 Fire Beginning of evolution Monferno (#391) Being a fire monkey, it has fire coming out of its rear-end.[6] It produces gas in its belly that creates the fire. Even rain cannot put out the fire.
Monferno Mōkazaru (モウカザル)[7] 391 Fire Fighting Chimchar (#390) Infernape (#392) It uses all of its limbs to fight in fiery, flaming combos. Its fiery tail is also used as a weapon.
Infernape Gōkazaru (ゴウカザル)[8] 392 Fire Fighting Monferno (#391) End of evolution Infernape is based on the Monkey King, Sun Wukong.
Piplup Potchama (ポッチャマ)[3] 393 Water Beginning of evolution Prinplup (#394) It's so proud that it won't accept any food from people unless it has to. Its thick coat of fur guards it from the cold.
Prinplup Pottaishi (ポッタイシ)[8] 394 Water Piplup (#393) Empoleon (#395) One good smack from its flipper can topple a thick tree. It is usually solitary as it goes off to live its life.
Empoleon Enperuto (エンペルト)[3] 395 Water Steel Prinplup (#394) End of evolution As its English name suggests, Empoleon is based on an emperor penguin and Napoleon, as well as its English name being a portmanteau of them.
Starly Mukkuru (ムックル)[3] 396 Normal Flying Beginning of evolution Staravia (#397) Starly and its evolutions are based on grey starlings. They can be quite noisy at times, especially in a flock.
Staravia Mukubādo (ムクバード)[8] 397 Normal Flying Starly (#396) Staraptor (#398) It flies around forests and fields in search of bug-type Pokémon. It stays within a huge flock.
Staraptor Mukuhōku (ムクホーク)[9] 398 Normal Flying Staravia (#397) End of evolution When Staravia evolve into Staraptor, they go solitary for the rest of their life.
Bidoof Bippa (ビッパ)[10] 399 Normal Beginning of evolution Bibarel (#400) In the main games, Bidoof is often considered an "HM slave", a term which refers to a Pokémon that is only good for its ability to use most "Hidden Machines", items which teach Pokémon new abilities.[11] Bidoof has received generally negative reception since it appeared in Diamond and Pearl, GamesRadar editor Paul Ryan called Bidoof an "inbred offspring of a teddy bear and a beaver" and a Pokémon that "relies on cuteness and the pity of others to avoid being eaten by other Pokémon."[12] Norm Scott of the humor comic Hsu and Chan mocked Bidoof and wrote that "nobody ever chooses you, Bidoof."[13] IGN editor Lucas M. Thomas described it as a "dimwitted, buck-toothed rodent", a "resident pest of Sinnoh". He added that while it did not have "cool factor", he was a "loyal and trustworthy companion" in the early game.[14] The Escapist's Keane Ng called Bidoof "everyone's favorite bucktoothed, ubiquitous and completely useless and trash-tier Pokémon".[15] Australia's Official Nintendo Magazine listed three reasons that they "hate" Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 (and another three they love), putting Bidoof on the hate list, saying "the beaver is conspicuous of his absence".[16] Game Informer described Bidoof at Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl as an example of "cultural revolution."[17] Paste included Bidoof as their 69th best Pokémon, stating that "While many trainers threw away their first Bidoof, others grew attached and started a small following praising this clear underdog proving that it isn’t always about having the strongest Pokémon if you’re still having."[18] On a less positive note, Despite Bidoof's popularity at the New Pokémon Snap, Vice's Gita Jackson remarked that it remains unpopular,[19] while Jerrad Wyche of TheGamer called Bidoof as the worst normal-type Pokémon at Pokémon Diamond & Pearl.[20] Dale Bashir of IGN criticized and said that Bidoof is the worst feature as an HM Slaves.[21] Bidoof being seen as a god is a popular Internet meme, which has been adopted by Pokémon Go.[22][23] The Pokémon Company posted an official trailer called "Bidoof Day" as a parody on April Fools' Day in 2020,[24] while Bidoof took over the company's social media in 2021.[25][26] A specialized Bidoof based card was also made by Pokémon Trading Card Game for the event.[27]
Bibarel Bīdaru (ビーダル)[10] 400 Normal Water Bidoof (#399) End of evolution People in factories love to work with Bibarel because it is a very industrial worker.
Kricketot Korobōshi (コロボーシ)[10] 401 Bug Beginning of evolution Kricketune (#402) If it bangs its antennae together, it will sound like a xylophone playing.
Kricketune Korotokku (コロトック)[10] 402 Bug Kricketot (#401) End of evolution By rubbing its two arms together, it plays sounds that portray its emotions, which scientists are still trying to figure out.
Shinx Korinku (コリンク)[5] 403 Electric Beginning of evolution Luxio (#404) The extension and contraction of its muscles generates electricity. Its fur glows when it is in trouble.
Luxio Rukushio (ルクシオ)[8] 404 Electric Shinx (#403) Luxray (#405) Its claws loose electricity with enough amperage to cause fainting. They live in small groups.
Luxray Rentorā (レントラー)[28] 405 Electric Luxio (#404) End of evolution It has very good sight that makes it capable of seeing through walls.
Budew Subomī (スボミー)[29] 406 Grass Poison Beginning of evolution Roselia (#315) In winter, it closes its bud to endure the cold, while in spring, it opens it again to release its toxic pollen.
Roserade Rozureido (ロズレイド)[8] 407 Grass Poison Roselia (#315) End of evolution When hunting prey, Roserade uses its densely-lined toxic thorns to finish off its prey. One flower has slow poison, while the other has quick poison. Both will kill you.
Cranidos Zugaidosu (ズガイドス)[8] 408 Rock Beginning of evolution Rampardos (#409) It lived in jungles around 100 million years ago, and its skull is as hard as iron.
Rampardos Ramuparudo (ラムパルド)[30] 409 Rock Cranidos (#408) End of evolution It uses its thick skull to bash things with. Experts and scientists say that its stupidity made it go extinct is because its brain was too small.
Shieldon Tatetopusu (タテトプス)[10] 410 Rock Steel Beginning of evolution Bastiodon (#411) Although its fossils are buried in rocks, only its skull has been found.
Bastiodon Toridepusu (トリデプス)[30] 411 Rock Steel Shieldon (#410) End of evolution When attacked, they form a wall with their shield-esque faces to protect their young.
Burmy Minomutchi (ミノムッチ)[10] 412 Bug Beginning of evolution Wormadam (#413)[nb 2]
Mothim (#414)[nb 3]
When Burmy breaks its cloak in battle, it will rebuild it using materials nearby. Its new cloak will become:

"Plant Cloak Burmy" if it is in a forest,

"Sandy Cloak Burmy" if it lives in a desert or beach,
and "Trash Cloak Burmy" if you take it into a city.
Wormadam Minomadamu (ミノマダム)[10] 413 Bug Grass Burmy (#412) End of evolution Wormadam's cloak is now permanent and it will never shed. Depending on where Burmy evolved, it will become:

"Plant Cloak Wormadam" when a Burmy evolves in a forest,

Bug Ground "Sandy Cloak Wormadam" if it was evolved at a beach or desert,
Bug Steel and "Trash Cloak Wormadam" if it happened to evolve in a city.
Mothim Gāmeiru (ガーメイル)[31] 414 Bug Flying Burmy (#412) End of evolution If a Burmy is male however, it will end up turning into a Mothim no matter what cloak it had before. It loves taking Combee's honey for itself and will not nest because it flies all over the place to get it.
Combee Mitsuhanī (ミツハニー)[8] 415 Bug Flying Beginning of evolution Vespiquen (#416)[nb 4] It looks like a beehive when it sleeps. Mothim often come for its honey.
Vespiquen Bīkuin (ビークイン)[3] 416 Bug Flying Combee (#415) End of evolution This female-only[32] evolution stores grubs in its beehive-esque rear and commands its grubs to attack, defend, or gather food for it.
Pachirisu Pachirisu (パチリス)[33] 417 Electric No evolution It has notably been used by Sejun Park to win the 2014 Pokémon World Championships.[34]
Buizel Buizeru (ブイゼル)[35] 418 Water Beginning of evolution Floatzel (#419) It spins its twin tails to swim faster and has a flotation device on its neck.
Floatzel Furōzeru (フローゼル)[10] 419 Water Buizel (#418) End of evolution It floats using its well-developed flotation sac. It assists in the rescues of drowning people.
Cherubi Cherinbo (チェリンボ)[36] 420 Grass Beginning of evolution Cherrim (#421) It evolves by taking the nutrients from its second head and absorbing it.
Cherrim Cherimu (チェリム)[7] 421 Grass Cherubi (#420) End of evolution It is capable of changing between "Overcast" and "Sunshine" forms depending on in-battle weather effects.
Shellos Karanakushi (カラナクシ)[37] 422 Water Beginning of evolution Gastrodon (#423) It has two visually different forms: West Sea form and East Sea form (based on where it is caught in Sinnoh).
Gastrodon Toritodon (トリトドン)[31] 423 Water Ground Shellos (#422) End of evolution It has two visually different forms: West Sea form and East Sea form (based on where it is caught in Sinnoh). If it is in trouble, it will secrete a purple, slimy goo.
Ambipom Etebōsu (エテボース)[3] 424 Normal Aipom (#190) End of evolution If it gives you a tight squeeze, it really likes you. They get into skirmishes with Passimian often, but they only win around half the time.
Drifloon Fuwante (フワンテ)[38] 425 Ghost Flying Beginning of evolution Drifblim (#426) Some video game journalists regarded its design as insipid and strange, while others considered Drifloon as one of the weirdest or disturbing Pokémon ever.[39][40][41][42][43][44][45] There has also been some commentary on Drifloon's backstory and origins, with critics labelling it as "horrifying,"[46] "odd piece of lore,"[47] "creepy,"[48] "one messed up pocket monster,"[49] and even "the ultimate predator."[50] Gizmodo described Drifloon as the Ghost type Pokémon that murders unsuspecting humans to drain their life force.[51] Gita Jackson of Kotaku stated that "in cultures all across the world, a common way for people to show their respects to children who have died is to release balloons, when it is said that children who tug on the hands of Drifloon, mistaking it for a balloon will mysteriously disappear."[43] Steven Bogos of The Escapist listed Drifloon as his favorite Pokémon, stating that "Drifloon is a goddamn balloon. Some people would call it one of the worst Pokemon designs, but those people have obviously never kicked the crap out of the elite four with a balloon."[52] Andrew Webster of The Verge claimed that Drifloon is the best Pokémon of all time, stating that "Drifloon is a classic example of how deceptive appearances can be."[53]
Drifblim Fuwaraido (フワライド)[30] 426 Ghost Flying Drifloon (#425) End of evolution When it dies, it is said that the gas it excretes is children's souls that it ate.
Buneary Mimiroru (ミミロル)[8] 427 Normal Beginning of evolution Lopunny (#428) The reason it has one ear rolled up is in case a foe attacks it. It then uses its ear as a counterattack. If both ears are rolled up, you will find out that something is very wrong and try to stay away.
Lopunny Mimiroppu (ミミロップ)[30] 428 Normal Buneary (#427) Mega Evolution It doesn't like to fight, although it is great at it with its strong legs.
Mismagius Mūmāji (ムウマージ)[7] 429 Ghost Misdreavus (#200) End of evolution It mutters curses that can give you terrible headaches, nightmares, and visions.
Honchkrow Donkarasu (ドンカラス)[5] 430 Dark Flying Murkrow (#198) End of evolution A deep cry can spawn hundreds of its fellow Murkrow to fight for it or to bring it food. It doesn't usually like to fight but it will occasionally deal the finishing blow. If one of its fellow Murkrow fails to do its duty, Honchkrow won't tend to forgive it.
Glameow Nyarumā (ニャルマー)[54] 431 Normal Beginning of evolution Purugly (#432) As it has a domesticated quality, it tends to appear in urban areas. It likes to do what it wants for anything evil.
Purugly Buniātto (ブニャット)[10] 432 Normal Glameow (#431) End of evolution To make itself look intimidatingly beefy, it wraps its twin tails around its waist.
Chingling Lisyan[3] 433 Psychic Beginning of evolution Chimecho (#358) Each time it hops, it makes a ringing sound. It deafens foes by emitting high-frequency cries. It can make eight different sounds.
Stunky Sukanpū (スカンプー)[10] 434 Poison Dark Beginning of evolution Skuntank (#435) The stench it sprays from its rear end lingers wherever it is sprayed for 24 hours.
Skuntank Sukatanku (スカタンク)[28] 435 Poison Dark Stunky (#434) End of evolution Unlike Stunky, it sprays from the tip of its tail.
Bronzor Dōmirā (ドーミラー)[10] 436 Steel Psychic Beginning of evolution Bronzong (#437) Markings of it are on walls of caves. It is unknown if they're related.
Bronzong Dōtakun (ドータクン)[28] 437 Steel Psychic Bronzor (#436) End of evolution It can summon rain clouds. People long ago revered it as the bringer of plentiful harvests.
Bonsly Usohachi (ウソハチ)[55] 438 Rock Beginning of evolution Sudowoodo (#185) It first appeared in XD: Gale of Darkness as part of a side quest, but was not obtainable. If it gets too wet, it will die. It cries often to get moisture out of its system.
Mime Jr. Manene (マネネ)[56] 439 Psychic Fairy[nb 5] Beginning of evolution Mr. Mime (#122) It likes to copy others, so if it is in trouble, it can get away while the predator is confused. It likes to copy Mr. Rime, especially because it knows that it is really talented in tap-dancing.
Happiny Pinpuku (ピンプク)[57] 440 Normal Beginning of evolution Chansey (#113) It will store anything white, small, and round inside its pouch. Although if you put too many stones in, it can be overloaded and then cannot move.
Chatot Perap[35] 441 Normal Flying No evolution It can copy sounds to make itself sound like other people and Pokémon to confuse them into thinking its one of them.
Spiritomb Mikāruge (ミカルゲ)[8] 442 Ghost Dark No evolution It is said that 108 spirits formed this Pokémon. It was banished for its misdeeds 500 years ago.
Gible Fukamaru (フカマル)[30] 443 Dragon Ground Beginning of evolution Gabite (#444) It loves hot weather, so living with one can be a pain. It is known as a land shark Pokémon.
Gabite Gabaito (ガバイト)[7] 444 Dragon Ground Gible (#443) Garchomp (#445) It habitually digs up and hoards gems in its nest. Its loot is constantly targeted by thieves.
Garchomp Gaburiasu (ガブリアス)[58] 445 Dragon Ground Gabite (#444) Mega Evolution It is very vicious when battling for anything. It is so fast that it can go out of its cave, where it likes to live in, hunt, and return without losing heat.
Munchlax Gonbe (ゴンベ)[59] 446 Normal Beginning of evolution Snorlax (#143) It eats rotten food. Even if it eats it, its stomach is strong enough to handle it.
Riolu Rioru (リオル)[3] 447 Fighting Beginning of evolution Lucario (#448) Its body is little yet powerful. It can crest three mountains and cross two canyons in one night.
Lucario Rukario (ルカリオ)[60] 448 Fighting Steel Riolu (#447) Mega Evolution It senses auras from other living things. It can wield its aura so well, that it can turn a boulder to dust. It is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Hippopotas Hipopotasu (ヒポポタス)[10] 449 Ground Beginning of evolution Hippowdon (#450) It visually looks different depending on their gender. When hunting, it simply sifts through the sand eating whatever it can find, while the excess sand pours out of the ports of its body.
Hippowdon Kabarudon (カバルドン)[5] 450 Ground Hippopotas (#449) End of evolution Like with Hippopotas, Hippowdon visually looks different depending on their gender. It can whip up a sandstorm simply by eating sand.
Skorupi Sukorupi (スコルピ)[10] 451 Poison Bug Beginning of evolution Drapion (#452) It grips prey with its tail claws and injects poison. It tenaciously hangs on until the poison takes the foes' life.
Drapion Dōrāpion (ドラピオン)[3] 452 Poison Dark Skorupi (#451) End of evolution Its body is encased in a sturdy shell. Its head rotates 180 degrees, eliminating blind spots.
Croagunk Guregguru (グレッグル)[3] 453 Poison Fighting Beginning of evolution Toxicroak (#454) Croagunk and Toxicroak are both based on the poison dart frog. In the anime, Croagunk, taking over Misty and Max's job, uses his Poison Jab to keep Brock away from attractive, beautiful women.
Toxicroak Dokuroggu (ドクロッグ)[5] 454 Poison Fighting Toxicroak (#453) End of evolution Its poison is so toxic that a scratch from its knuckle claw can prove fatal.
Carnivine Masukippa (マスキッパ)[61] 455 Grass No evolution It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling saliva and then chomps down. It takes a whole day to eat prey.
Finneon Keikouo (ケイコウオ)[62] 456 Water Beginning of evolution Lumineon (#457) Finneon and Lumineon are based on the freshwater butterflyfish.[63]
Lumineon Neoranto (ネオラント)[28] 457 Water Finneon (#456) End of evolution
Mantyke Tamanta (タマンタ) 458 Water Flying Beginning of evolution Mantine (#226) Mantyke are based on the giant oceanic manta ray.[63] It likes to see boats due to it being so friendly.
Snover Yukikaburi (ユキカブリ)[5] 459 Grass Ice Beginning of evolution Abomasnow (#460) It grows berries on its head in the spring.
Abomasnow Yukinoō (ユキノオー)[58] 460 Grass Ice Snover (#459) Mega Evolution It conjures up wicked blizzards to hide itself from others. It is based on the abominable snow monster.
Weavile Manyūra (マニューラ)[60] 461 Dark Ice Sneasel (#215) End of evolution As an extremely sneaky Pokémon, its claws and increased intelligence help it attack prey in packs. Like Sneasel, it can climb trees easily to steal Pokémon eggs.
Magnezone Jibakoiru (ジバコイル)[10] 462 Electric Steel Magneton (#082) End of evolution People tried evolving it further but failed, and also believe that there are aliens out there, but it is just Magnezone flying by.
Lickilicky Beroberuto (ベロベルト)[64] 463 Normal Lickitung (#108) End of evolution Lickilicky is so skilled that it can use its tongue to pick up tiny beans and the longest stretching tongue is over 82 feet.
Rhyperior Dosaidon (ドサイドン)[3] 464 Ground Rock Rhydon (#112) End of evolution Its carapace is so tough that it can withstand volcanic eruptions and even lava to a certain point.
Tangrowth Mojanbo (モジャンボ)[7] 465 Grass Tangela (#114) End of evolution If a foe eats part of its arm or vines, It is alright with it because in the summer its vines grow so much, that you can't even see its eyes.
Electivire Erekiburu (エレキブル)[65] 466 Electric Electabuzz (#125) End of evolution Electivire is so powerful that it can power a big city for a whole year.
Magmortar Būbān (ブーバーン)[8] 467 Fire Magmar (#126) End of evolution If Magmortar uses its arm too much (used for firing fireballs) it could partially melt its arm. When hunting, it avoids this method and just roasts them.
Togekiss Togekissu (トゲキッス)[66] 468 Fairy[nb 5] Flying Togetic (#176) End of evolution It will not appear where there is violence in the world, but appears where pure people live.
Yanmega Megayanma (メガヤンマ)[5] 469 Bug Flying Yanma (#193) End of evolution Its long tail helps it balance itself when carrying something as big as an adult human.
Leafeon Rīfia (リーフィア)[67] 470 Grass Eevee (#133) End of evolution It uses photosynthesis, so it doesn't need to eat.
Glaceon Gureishia (グレイシア)[7] 471 Ice Eevee (#133) End of evolution It can freeze its own moisture to form ice crystals that it can shoot at its foes.
Gliscor Guraion (グライオン)[7] 472 Ground Flying Gligar (#207) End of evolution You won't know when a Gliscor will attack you because its so quiet as it climbs up walls.
Mamoswine Manmū (マンムー)[7] 473 Ice Ground Piloswine (#221) End of evolution Its population thinned after the earth warmed up because its twin tusks are which are made of ice.
Porygon-Z Porigon Z (ポリゴンZ)[28] 474 Normal Porygon2 (#233) End of evolution Upon evolving, something went wrong and it began acting strange. It has not appeared in the anime due to the episode "Dennō Senshi Porygon," which caused Japanese children to have seizures in 1997. Scholars can't tell if its really an evolution based on how it acts.
Gallade Erureido (エルレイド)[8] 475 Psychic Fighting Kirlia (#281) Mega Evolution This male-only Pokémon is extremely good with the swords extending from its elbows as it fights with courtesy and swordsmanship. When protecting someone, it will turn aggressive. It evolves from Gallade using a Dawn Stone.
Probopass Dainōzu (ダイノーズ)[10] 476 Rock Steel Nosepass (#299) End of evolution It controls its three "mini-noses" at its sides to attack or hunt for food, but sometimes it could lose them, too.
Dusknoir Yonowāru (ヨノワール)[5] 477 Ghost Dusclops (#356) End of evolution The antenna on its head acts as a radar. Some say that it is a radar to tell Dusknoir to take spirits to the underworld.
Froslass Yukimenoko (ユキメノコ)[10] 478 Ice Ghost Snorunt (#361) End of evolution It is a female-only Pokémon whose design is inspired by the Japanese yōkai Yuki-onna, a vengeful spirit that takes the form of a woman and traps its victims with its icy breath or within blizzards.[68] If you are inside your house (and trapped in a blizzard), you should always try to be careful. When you hear a knocking at your door, always check before you answer because it might be a wild Froslass, which can surprisingly freeze you to death instantly if you are not careful.
Rotom Rotomu (ロトム)[5] 479 Electric Ghost No evolution Rotom is capable of changing between six different forms by possessing various household appliances. It can also possess a special Pokédex used in Alola to assist trainers and a phone in Galar. It can transform into:
Electric Fire[nb 6] "Heat Rotom" by possessing an oven,
Electric Water[nb 6] "Wash Rotom" by possessing a washing machine,
Electric Ice[nb 6] "Frost Rotom" by possessing a refrigerator,
Electric Flying[nb 6] "Fan Rotom" by possessing a fan,
Electric Grass[nb 6] and "Mow Rotom" by possessing a lawnmower.
Uxie Yukushī (ユクシー)[7] 480 Psychic No evolution Known as the "Being of Knowledge", it gave people the power to solve problems and improve their quality of life. It can also wipe people's memories from those who see its eyes. It sleeps deep at the bottom of a lake.
Mesprit Emuritto (エムリット)[69] 481 Psychic No evolution Known as the "Being of Emotion", it gave humans the power of feeling and emotions. Rumour says that if you touch a Mesprit, you will lose all emotions three days later. It sleeps deep at the bottom of a lake.
Azelf Agunomu (アグノム)[8] 482 Psychic No evolution Known as the "Being of Willpower", Azelf gave humans the power of determination and willpower. Some people think that Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf were all born from the same egg together. It sleeps at the bottom of a deep lake.
Dialga Diaruga (ディアルガ)[70] 483 Steel Dragon No evolution Part of the Trio of Creation, Dialga has the power to control time. Appearing in Sinnoh legends, it is said that Dialga can freely travel through the past and future. Some people think that when it was born, time began moving, and, with every heartbeat it has, time flows with it. It is the only Pokémon that can learn the signature move Roar of Time.
Palkia Parukia (パルキア)[71] 484 Water Dragon No evolution Part of the Trio of Creation, Palkia has total control over space and dimensions. Within Sinnoh legends, Palkia lives inside a gap parallel to ours and can distort space. It can freely warp itself to other places or even dimensions and space become more stable with every breath it takes. Its signature move is Spacial Rend.
Heatran Hīdoran (ヒードラン)[7] 485 Fire Steel No evolution Heatran lives in volcanic caves. Its magma-like blood circulates partially melting its body of rugged steel because of it. It can climb walls with its cross-shaped feet.
Regigigas Rejigigasu (レジギガス)[5] 486 Normal No evolution The creator of the Regi quintet, stories have been told of it being so strong it towed the continents with large ropes. It also made smaller versions of itself using magma, ice, electrons, pure dragon energy, and clay (Registeel, Regice, Regieleki, Regidrago, and Regirock).
Giratina Giratina (ギラティナ)[72] 487 Ghost Dragon No evolution It is capable of changing between "Altered" and "Origin" Formes. The final member of the Trio of Creation, Giratina controls antimatter. It was banished to the Distortion world where knowledge is strange and weird due to its violence. It watches quietly from there. In order to change between the Altered and Origin forms, the player must give it the Griseous Orb. It is the only Pokémon capable of learning the move Shadow Force.
Cresselia Kureseria (クレセリア)[73][10] 488 Psychic No evolution Part of the Lunar Duo, one who holds Cresselia's feather can make a Darkrai's horrible nightmare vanish.
Phione Fione (フィオネ)[74] 489 Water No evolution It can only be obtained by breeding Manaphy, however Phione are incapable of evolving into Manaphy. It is a member of the Sea Guardian Duo along with Manaphy. It loves warm waters and the floatation sac on its head can let it travel anywhere and it will always return to where it was born, no matter the distance. It is based on Clione Limacina, and its English name is a portmanteau of the last syllable of Manaphy and the word Clione.
Manaphy Manafi (マナフィ)[75] 490 Water No evolution Manaphy is the second member of the Sea Guardian Duo along with Phione. Manaphy was the last Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex before the Platinum expansion. It has a great power of friendship that allows it to bond with any person and Pokémon. It is based on Clione Limacina.
Darkrai Dākurai (ダークライ)[28] 491 Dark No evolution Darkrai was officially revealed in February 2007. It is the other and last member of the Lunar Duo together with Cresselia. Darkrai can cast horrible nightmares on you if you enter its territory although it is relatively harmless as it uses it as a last resort.
Shaymin Sheimi (シェイミ)[3] 492 Grass No evolution "Land Forme"

Shaymin has a second Forme activated by using a Gracidea flower in the daytime. Shaymin's Sky Forme will revert to its Land Forme during the night, while frozen solid, or if deposited in the PC. Its Land Forme is based on a hedgehog. To avoid detection, it curls up to look like a patch of grass. It absorbs toxin to dissolve them into the air.

Grass Flying "Sky Forme"

As opposed to its original Land Forme, Shaymin becomes the Grass/Flying-type Sky Forme. Shaymin was officially revealed in February 2008, when it was listed as a star of Giratina and the Sky Warrior. In early June of the same year, its Sky Forme was revealed and based on a deer and an angel. Now that it can fly, it takes to the sky, making it really hard to find. The Gracidea flower grants it with gratitude.

Arceus Aruseusu (アルセウス)[30] 493 Normal No evolution Arceus changes its type when it is holding a coloured plate of the type that it wants. Like Darkrai and Shaymin before it, Arceus was not officially revealed by Nintendo until February 14, 2009, the year of its debut movie. It was officially revealed to international audiences on August 3, 2009. Arceus is known as "The Original One", as it is said that it created Sinnoh and possibly created the entire Pokémon universe, along with the Lake Guardians, the Creation Trio and Legendary Titans along with Regigigas with its said 1,000 arms. It can change types if it holds a Plate that corresponds to the intended type. It is set to appear in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, where it will take a central role. It is the only Pokemon that can learn the move Judgement.


  1. ^ Details on Pokémon names, National Pokédex numbers, types and evolutions are obtained from The Pokémon Company International's online Pokédex.[1]
  2. ^ Only female Burmy evolve into Womadam and their form is determined by the last location Burmy was used in battle.
  3. ^ Only male Burmy evolve into Mothim.
  4. ^ Only female Combee are capable of evolution.
  5. ^ a b Before X and Y, Mime Jr. was a pure Psychic type while Togekiss was Normal/Flying.
  6. ^ a b c d e Before Black and White, all forms of Rotom were dual Electric and Ghost type.


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