List of generation III Pokémon
The third generation (Generation III) of the Pokémon franchise features 135 fictional species of creatures introduced to the core video game series in the 2002 Game Boy Advance games Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. Some Pokémon in this generation were introduced in animated adaptations of the franchise before Ruby and Sapphire.
The following list details the 135 Pokémon of Generation III in order of their National Pokédex number. The first Pokémon, Treecko, is number 252 and the last, Deoxys, is number 386. 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 developmentEdit
Nintendo Life noted in a retrospective that the third generation of Pokémon has a very different "feel" from the two generations that came before it because almost all of its 135 new Pokémon – save for Azurill and Wynaut – have no relation to those of the previous generations. Unlike the first two generations, two of the "starter" Pokémon of Ruby and Sapphire gain a secondary typing in their final form, giving them a wider range of abilities. Ruby and Sapphire features two "Mythical Pokémon" – Jirachi and Deoxys – both of which became available to coincide with their respective anime movies.
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire significantly increased the amount of "Dark"- and "Steel"-type Pokémon in the series, as only a few Pokémon in previous generations used these typings. Hardcore Gamer also noted that many of the new Pokémon made use of "dual typing", where Pokémon have both a primary and a secondary type; this wasn't nearly as common in Red and Blue or Gold and Silver.
List of PokémonEdit
|Treecko||Kimori||252||Grass||Grovyle (#253)||Treecko has claws at the bottom of its feet so it can scale walls and ceilings.|
|Sceptile||Jukain||254||Grass||Mega Evolution||A playable character in Pokken Tournament and its counterpart.|
|Torchic||Achamo||255||Fire||Combusken (#256)||It can scorch foes black with its fireballs it produces in its stomach.|
|Combusken||Wakasyamo||256||Fire||Fighting||Blaziken (#257)||It can produce about 100 kicks a second.|
|Blaziken||Bursyamo||257||Fire||Fighting||Mega Evolution||A playable character in Pokken Tournament and its counterrparts. It can leap high in the air and deliver amazing fiery kicks.|
|Mudkip||Mizugorou||258||Water||Marshtomp (#259)||The fin on its head acts as a radar for its surroundings. Even in muddy water, Mudkip can sense where it's going.|
|Mightyena||Graena||262||Dark||Does not evolve|
|Zigzagoon||Jiguzaguma||263||Normal||Linoone (#264)||It is interested in everything, curiously wondering in a zigzag pattern.|
|Beautifly||Agehunt||267||Bug||Flying||Does not evolve||Just put a potted flower outside and you'll see a Beautifly since its favorite food is nectar.|
|Dustox||Dokucale||269||Bug||Poison||Does not evolve||It is attracted to light. It can also strip forests clean.|
|Ludicolo||Runpappa||272||Water||Grass||Does not evolve|
|Seedot||Taneboh||273||Grass||Nuzleaf (#274)||The more it drinks, the more gloss it has.|
|Shiftry||Dirteng||275||Grass||Dark||Does not evolve||Design inspired by the Japanese mythological creature Tengu.|
|Swellow||Ohsubame||277||Normal||Flying||Does not evolve|
|Pelipper||Pelipper||279||Water||Flying||Does not evolve|
|Ralts||Ralts||280||Psychic||Fairy[nb 3]||Kirlia (#281)||It uses its horns to sense someone's emotions. When it feels threatened, it will hide and will not come out until the feeling dissipates.|
|Kirlia||Kirlia||281||Psychic||Fairy[nb 3]||Gardevoir (#282)
Gallade (#475)[nb 4]
|The happier its Trainer feels, the happier and stronger it is. It will also dance at sunrises.|
|Gardevoir||Sirnight||282||Psychic||Fairy[nb 3]||Mega Evolution||If its Trainer is in danger, it will creates small black holes to protect them. Or when all else fails, it will even sacrifice itself for the sake of its Trainer.|
|Masquerain||Amemoth||284||Bug||Flying||Does not evolve||To scare off predators or intimidate its foes, it will show off its wings which look like massive eyeballs.|
|Breloom||Kinogassa||286||Grass||Fighting||Does not evolve||When it fights, its hands will stretch to massive lengths for maximum punch power.|
|Slakoth||Namakero||287||Normal||Vigoroth (#288)||It moves so little, its daily diet only consists of 3 leaves a day.|
|Vigoroth||Yarukimono||288||Normal||Slaking (#289)||After it evolved, it can't sit still anymore. it has to move somehow or else it will get very stressed and attack.|
|Slaking||Kekking||289||Normal||Does not evolve||Slaking has the highest base stat total of all Pokémon aside from Legendary Pokémon, Mythical Pokémon, and Mega Evolutions.|
|Ninjask||Tekkanin||291||Bug||Flying||Does not evolve|
|Shedinja||Nukenin||292||Bug||Ghost||Does not evolve||When a Nincada evolves into a Ninjask and there is an extra space in the player's party, a Shedinja is created from the Nincada's shedded exoskeleton. People say if you look in the hole in the back of its body, your soul will be stolen.|
|Whismur||Gonyonyo||293||Normal||Loudred (#294)||If its safe you can barely hear it if you listen closely. If it's in danger, it will yell at an ear-splitting volume.|
|Exploud||Bakuong||295||Normal||Does not evolve|
|Makuhita||Makunoshita||296||Fighting||Hariyama (#297)||Even if it gets knocked down, the power used for it to get back up is stored to use for its evolution.|
|Hariyama||Hariteyama||297||Fighting||Does not evolve|
|Azurill||Ruriri||298||Normal||Fairy[nb 5]||Marill (#183)|
|Nosepass||Nosepass||299||Rock||Probopass (#476)||No matter what, two Nosepasses cannot face each other due to its magnetic noses because its nose will always face north, a great Pokemon for campers.|
|Skitty||Eneco||300||Normal||Delcatty (#301)||Skitty will chase and play with any thing that moves so it chases its tail a lot.|
|Delcatty||Enekororo||301||Normal||Does not evolve|
|Sableye||Yamirami||302||Dark||Ghost||Mega Evolution||Designed inspired by the Hopkinsville goblin, an alien-like creature reported to be seen in Kentucky in the 1950s. It loves to eat gems, most of the gems are stolen by Carbink.|
|Mawile||Kucheat||303||Steel||Fairy[nb 6]||Mega Evolution||Design inspired by the Japanese yōkai Futakuchi-onna, a woman said to have a second mouth on the back of her head in a cautionary tale about extreme dieting. Its "second mouth" on the back of its head is actually two steel horns fused together. It will lure foes or prey in with its docile looking face, then use its massive jaws to bite and eat them.|
|Aron||Cokodora||304||Steel||Rock||Lairon (#305)||Aron's love to eat metal as their diet consists of it. Sometimes it will eat railroad tracks and cause massive chaos.|
|Manectric||Livolt||310||Electric||Mega Evolution||Design inspired by the mythological Japanese creature Raijū, a being composed purely of lightning said to take on many quadrupedal forms.|
|Plusle||Plusle/Prasle||311||Electric||Does not evolve||It will cheer with sparks made from its body.|
|Minun||Minun||312||Electric||Does not evolve||If things aren't going well, Minun will create a spark shower to help cheer on its teammates.|
|Volbeat||Barubeat||313||Bug||Does not evolve|
|Illumise||Illumise||314||Bug||Does not evolve|
|Roselia||Roselia||315||Grass||Poison||Roserade (#407)||If anyone tries to steal the flowers on its arms, they'll be met with a bunch of thorns on its arms.|
|Gulpin||Gokulin||316||Poison||Swalot (#317)||Most of its body consists of its powerful stomach whos acid can dissolve anything.|
|Swalot||Marunoom||317||Poison||Does not evolve|
|Carvanha||Kibanha||318||Water||Dark||Sharpedo (#319)||Carvanha are based on the red piranha. It can effortlessly rip holes in boats with one bite.|
|Sharpedo||Samehader||319||Water||Dark||Mega Evolution||Sharpedo are based on sharks. Nicknamed the "brutal Pokemon of the seas", Sharpedo will chase after ships and bite huge holes in them.|
|Wailord||Whaloh||321||Water||Does not evolve||Currently it is the largest Pokemon in existence.|
|Numel||Donmel||322||Fire||Ground||Camerupt (#323)||Numel is not smart. Although it can't feel much pain, it can't stand hunger for a second.|
|Torkoal||Cotoise||324||Fire||Does not evolve|
|Spoink||Baneboo||325||Psychic||Grumpig (#326)||The reason it keeps bouncing on its tail is because it keeps its heart going. If it stops, it dies.|
|Grumpig||Boopig||326||Psychic||Does not evolve|
|Spinda||Patcheel||327||Normal||Does not evolve||Because of randomly-generated spot patterns, there can exist 4,294,967,296 different variations of Spinda in the games. Junichi Masuda has noted that much planning and discussion had to be done to make this feasible in game, and because of this, Spinda has become a favorite Pokémon of his.|
|Flygon||Flygon||330||Ground||Dragon||Does not evolve||A Mega Evolution was supposed to be in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, but they cancelled it due to design problems.|
|Cacturne||Noctus||332||Grass||Dark||Does not evolve||It'll wait in deserts for travelers to faint, then it will strike.|
|Swablu||Tyltto||333||Normal||Flying||Altaria (#334)||It likes to land on people's head like fluffy hats.|
|Zangoose||Zangoose||335||Normal||Does not evolve||Has a lifelong feud with Seviper.|
|Seviper||Habunake||336||Poison||Does not evolve||It will automatically fight Zangoose, its rival, until something stops them or one runs away.|
|Lunatone||Lunatone||337||Rock||Psychic||Does not evolve|
|Solrock||Solrock||338||Rock||Psychic||Does not evolve|
|Barboach||Dojoach||339||Water||Ground||Whiscash (#340)||Barboach are based on the pond loach.|
|Whiscash||Namazun||340||Water||Ground||Does not evolve||The design of Whiscash was inspired by the mythological Namazu, a giant catfish said to cause earthquakes.|
|Crawdaunt||Shizariger||342||Water||Dark||Does not evolve|
|Claydol||Nendoll||344||Ground||Psychic||Does not evolve|
|Cradily||Yuradle||346||Rock||Grass||Does not evolve||It will use its petals to grab and eat its prey.|
|Armaldo||Armaldo||348||Rock||Bug||Does not evolve|
|Feebas||Hinbass||349||Water||Milotic (#350)||Feebas are based on the largemouth bass.|
|Milotic||Milokaross||350||Water||Does not evolve||Said to be the most beautiful Pokemon in the world, many pieces of beautiful artworks contains it. Milotic are based on the oarfish.|
|Castform||Powalen||351||Normal||Does not evolve||Capable of changing between its four forms depending on in-battle weather effects.|
|Fire||"Sunny Form" This form occurs when the sun hits its body.|
|Water||"Rainy Form" This form occurs when rain hits its body|
|Ice||"Snowy Form" This form occurs when snow hits its body.|
|Kecleon||Kakureon||352||Normal||Does not evolve||Although it can turn invisible, the red stripe can always be seen.|
|Banette||Juppeta||354||Ghost||Mega Evolution||Banette's fictional origin story states that it used to be a plush doll that was thrown away by a child and that its "feelings of hatred were so strong that it came to life to seek revenge."|
|Duskull||Yomawaru||355||Ghost||Dusclops (#356)||The design of Duskull and its evolution are inspired by mummies and the Japanese ghost Chōchin-obake. It can go through any wall, no matter how thick it may be, to chase people until sunrise, of which the chase is abandoned.|
|Dusclops||Samayouru||356||Ghost||Dusknoir (#477)||It is said that anything that goes into its hollow body will never be seen again.|
|Tropius||Tropius||357||Grass||Flying||Does not evolve|
|Chimecho||Chirean||358||Psychic||Does not evolve|
|Absol||Absol||359||Dark||Mega Evolution||It can tell when horrible disasters are about to come because it can sense them with its fine hairs.|
|Wynaut||Sohnano||360||Psychic||Wobbuffet (#202)||Don't look at its always smiling face to tell if its mad, look at its tail. If it's mad, its will be slamming on the ground.|
Froslass (#478)[nb 7]
|Spheal||Tamazarashi||363||Ice||Water||Sealeo (#364)||When its time to eat, they tend to clap in appreciation. Therefore, its dinnertime's are quite noisy.|
|Sealeo||Todoggler||364||Ice||Water||Walrein (#365)||It likes to bounce things on its nose. Sometimes, it will even balance Spheals.|
|Walrein||Todoseruga||365||Ice||Water||Does not evolve|
|Huntail||Huntail||367||Water||Does not evolve||Huntail are based on the onejaw. When hunting prey, it lures prey in with its fish-like tail. Then savagely rips them apart.|
|Gorebyss||Sakurabyss||368||Water||Does not evolve||Although is quite pretty to some, it is very cruel. It will insert its very thin mouth it has into its prey and drink them dry. Gorebyss are based on the snipe eel.|
|Relicanth||Glanth||369||Water||Rock||Does not evolve||An ancient Pokemon that has been around for millions of years, Relicanths actually haven't changed since. Relicanth are based on the coelecanth.|
|Luvdisc||Lovecus||370||Water||Does not evolve||Various critics consider Luvdisc among the most "useless" and "lazily designed" Pokémon. Luvdisc are based on the kissing gourami. When 2 people are out dating on the beach, you can tell if they really love each other when Luvdiscs appear.|
|Bagon||Tatsubay||371||Dragon||Shelgon (#372)||It has many dreams about being able to fly, so it tries to in doomed efforts by throwing itself off of high cliffs. In return, its head becomes really hard to bash its foes' skulls in.|
|Shelgon||Komoruu||372||Dragon||Salamence (#373)||Waiting to evolve again, Shelgon usually moves quite fast. However, If its in cold places, its movements turn sluggish.|
|Salamence||Bohmander||373||Dragon||Flying||Mega Evolution||Now able to fly like it once had dreamed of doing as a Bagon, it flies very high, seeing how high is can go.|
|Beldum||Dumbber||374||Steel||Psychic||Metang (#375)||Instead of blood coursing through its veins, it has grains of metal rushing through.|
|Metang||Metang||375||Steel||Psychic||Metagross (#376)||When 2 Beldums fuse, the result is a Metang.|
|Metagross||Metagross||376||Steel||Psychic||Mega Evolution||Metagross is a result of 4 Beldums or 2 Metangs. It eats through its mouth on the bottom of its stomach.|
|Regirock||Regirock||377||Rock||Does not evolve||If it's hurt, it will attach rocks to repair itself that scientists found out come from different parts of the world.|
|Regice||Regice||378||Ice||Does not evolve||Regice is made of the coldest and thickest ice in the world. Magma and lava won't even partially melt it because it has the ability to cool down the air by 60 degrees.|
|Registeel||Registeel||379||Steel||Does not evolve||The metal its made of is an unknown type of metal that its the hardest, most scratch-resistant, and has the highest melting point than any other metal in the world. In fact, its so scratch-resistant that not even fire, cannon shots, or diamonds can hurt it.|
|Latias||Latias||380||Dragon||Psychic||Mega Evolution||Part of the Eon duo, Latias can fly faster than a fighter jet, turn invisible, and can understand human speech.|
|Latios||Latios||381||Dragon||Psychic||Mega Evolution||The other half of the Eon duo, Latios is very similar to its counterpart. Its a bit better though when it comes to power.|
|Kyogre||Kaiorga/Kyogre||382||Water||Primal Reversion||Legends tell of it expanding the seas. It had a devastatingly powerful fight with Groudon over control of land until Rayquaza stopped them.|
|Groudon||Groudon||383||Ground||Primal Reversion||It can expand the land continuously. It had a destructive with Kyogre over rule of the land until Rayquaza stopped it.|
|Rayquaza||Rayquaza||384||Dragon||Flying||Mega Evolution||It feeds on meteorites to fuel its Mega Evolution while it lives in the ozone layer. Once it came down to stop the massive fight between the powerful Groudon and the mighty Kyogre.|
|Jirachi||Jirachi||385||Steel||Psychic||Does not evolve||Legends have it that Jirachi sleeps every 1,000 years and if you write your wishes on the tags on its forehead, it might grant them.|
|Deoxys||Deoxys||386||Psychic||Does not evolve||Deoxys is capable of changing between four "formes"—Normal, Attack, Defense, and Speed—each of which differs by base stat values, effort value yield, and appearance. In the Game Boy Advance games, Deoxys' forme changes depending on the game it is used in; subsequent games allow players to freely select each forme by interacting with meteorites found in specific in-game locations. Deoxys is an alien that was born when a crystal had been hit with UV rays.|
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