List of Pokémon (202–251)

List of Pokémon (202–251)


Pokémon has 646 (as of Pokémon Black and White) distinctive fictional species classified as the titular Pokémon. These creatures and entities reside throughout various locations of the fictional Pokémon universe and can be caught by humans designated as Pokémon Trainers often using devices called Poké Balls. These trainers use Pokémon for a variety of purposes, such as being pets and loyal companions and/or being pitted against other trained Pokémon in competitive Pokémon battles. Pokémon are potentially super-powered creatures that can employ a variety of talents such as generating fire or heat, martial arts, telekinesis, and so on. Through age and experience many of these species undergo a metamorphosis and transform into a similar but stronger species in a process referred to as Pokémon evolution.

This is a selected listing of fifty of the Pokémon species, arranged as they are in the main game series' National Pokédex.


Number: 202 Type: Psychic Evolves from: Wynaut Evolves into: None

Wobbuffet (ソーナンス Sōnansu?), known as the Patient Pokémon and known as Sonans in Japan, is a stiff, blue, balloon-shaped Pokémon with a pair of stubby feet. In the Japanese Pokémon anime and movies, Wobbuffet is often seen putting a hand to its forehead and shouting "Soooooonansu!" (which was translated also for the English adaptation, where it says "Woooooobbuffet!"). It is voiced by Yuji Ueda in Japan, and Kayzie Rogers in the English dub.

Wobbuffet hates light and shock,[1] so it lives in the quiet darkness of caves and only comes out at night.[2] If attacked, it inflates its body to bolster its ability to counter-attack using the moves Counter and Mirror Coat,[1] rather than offensive battling like most other Pokémon, for it will not attack on its own.[3] It does nothing but endure attacks in this fashion, suggesting Wobbuffet either has an inability to tolerate aggressive behavior on its part, or it is simply built to withstand attacks.[4] However, it will not endure an attack on its valued, sensitive tail. When that happens, the Pokémon will try to take the foe with it using Destiny Bond.[4] To keep its pitch-black tail hidden from the sight of potential attackers, it lives in black caves and atmospheres as described above.[2] According to GamesRadar, Wobbuffet is "based on a Japanese comedian verbatim".[5]

In the Pokémon anime, Jessie has owned a Wobbuffet ever since she accidentally exchanged her Lickitung for it in the episode Tricks of the Trade.[6] Wobbuffet is her equivalent of Misty's Psyduck — it has a habit of popping out of its Poké Ball at inopportune times without being called, including at the end of Team Rocket's motto.

In the Super Smash Bros. series, Wobbuffet is a Pokémon summon, using Counter to attack players (regardless of who threw the Poké Ball). In Generation IV, the female Wobbuffet appears to have lipstick on its lips while the male does not.


Number: 203 Type: Normal/ Psychic Does not evolve


Number: 204 Type: Bug Evolves from: None Evolves into: Forretress

Pineco (クヌギダマ Kunugidama?) is a bagworm that resembles a pine cone in appearance. It is usually inactive,[7] hanging from forest trees,[8] where it waits for its prey of small flying insects to come to it.[7] Pineco are capable of spitting out a sticky liquid that hardens when exposed to air.[9] This has multiple uses, an example being Pineco using it to glue pieces of bark to themselves for protection,[9] making them bigger and their hide more durable, much like the bagworm in real life. Like Voltorb and Electrode, Pineco explodes when startled or annoyed.

In the Pokémon anime, Brock catches a Pineco in the episode Goin' Apricorn! to save it from Jessie's Arbok.[10] It often exploded, no matter what its mood was, but it lost this habit later on when it evolved into a Forretress.


Number: 205 Type: Bug/ Steel Evolves from: Pineco Evolves into: None

Forretress (フォレトス Foretosu?) is a bagworm as classified by the Pokédex, but its true appearance is unknown because it is always hidden inside a steel shell,[11] the only visible part inside being its eyes. The shell itself has two parts: inner and outer. The inner shell is brick red and features four protrusions that look like small cannons. The outer shell is gray and pockmarked, like the surface of the moon. Forretress opens its shell only when it is catching prey, but it does so at such a quick pace that it is impossible to discern the nature of what lies inside, much less attack it while it is unprotected.[12] Forretress can also shoot out bits of the shell for offensive purposes.[13]

In the Pokémon anime, Brock's Pineco evolves into a Forretress in the episode Entei At Your Own Risk.[14] It is notable for being the only Pokémon he brought with him to Hoenn,[15] and he has since left it at the gym in his hometown of Pewter City.


Number: 206 Type: Normal Does not evolve

Dunsparce (ノコッチ Nokocchi?) is a land snake based on the tsuchinoko, a legendary snake-like cryptid from Japan. It has a yellow hourglass-shaped body, two tiny wings on its sides, a drill for a tail,[16] and two spikes under its chin. Its underbelly is blue, as are the markings on its back. Dunsparce lives in caves[17] and deep underground in nests of complex design.[16] Its rudimentary wings enable it to hover above the ground,[18] providing it with an alternate method of motion besides crawling. Despite these wings and bug-like appearance, Dunsparce is solely a Normal-type Pokémon.

In Pokémon Gold and Silver, the debut games of Dunsparce, this Pokémon was rarely found on a normal basis (hence the word sparse in its name). However, occasionally a swarm of Dunsparce would appear in Dunsparce's normal habitat, raising its appearance rate from under 10% to over 50%.

A GamesRadar staff member chose Dunsparce as one of his favorite Pokémon that is not good competitively; he added that training it was a "huge waste of time". He felt it should have been given an evolution.[5]


Number: 207 Type: Ground/ Flying Evolves from: None Evolves into: Gliscor

Gligar (グライガー Guraigā?, Gliger in original Japanese language versions) is a purple scorpion that is able to glide from a leathery membrane it has that functions as wings. Gligar makes its home on steep cliffs.[19] When it spots prey, it lets go of the cliff's face, spreads its wings and glides silently and effortlessly towards its target, as if it were sliding.[20] This catches its victim by surprise when it flies straight to its face.[21] It then uses its claws and pincers to secure its hold on the opponent's face and injects it with poison from its tail barb to paralyze the prey. It is the first Flying-type Pokémon that is unaffected by Electric-type attacks.[20] In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl series, its new evolved form has been introduced as Gliscor.

In the anime episode entitled "Riding the Winds of Change", Ash Ketchum caught a Gligar. It has since evolved into a Gliscor.


Number: 208 Type: Steel/ Ground Evolves from: Onix Evolves into: None


Number: 209 Type: Normal Evolves from: None Evolves into: Granbull

Snubbull (ブルー Burū?, Bull) is a pink, blue spotted, bipedal canine that resembles a bulldog. Despite its rather intimidating appearance, Snubbull has a playful[22] and affectionate personality,[23] similar to the real-life bulldog, which makes it a popular pet among the women of the Pokémon world.[23] Another of Snubbull's personality traits is its cowardice, which it tries to hide behind a gruff exterior.[24] If it feels threatened, Snubbull can bare its fangs and make its appearance intentionally intimidating to terrorize smaller and/or weaker Pokémon into running away. However, Snubbull has also been observed to be a little sad at driving away potential friends like this.[25]

GamesRadar listed Snubbull on their list of "The most disturbing Pokemon of all time", citing the way its Pokédex entry gives the idea of a "Poke-harem".[26]


Number: 210 Type: Normal Evolves from: Snubbull Evolves into: None

Granbull (グランブル Guranburu?) is a large, purple, bipedal bulldog with a pair of imposing, heavy fangs protruding from its lower jaw. The lower jaw is quite developed and, taken together with the fangs, heavy enough that Granbull must constantly decide between tipping its head back for balance and tilting its head down for decreased energy exertion.[27] As its large mouth and fangs are built specifically for offense, Granbull can bite with a crushing amount of power.[27] Granbull's vicious appearance is a natural intimidation tactic meant to discourage any other Pokémon from assaulting it. In spite of its appearance, however, it is rather timid and easily spooked,[28] and it only defends itself in retaliation to an assault upon it. When it is attacked by another Pokémon in the wild, Granbull flails about with its limbs to ward off its attacker.[28]

GamesRadar described Gardevoir and Granbull as the equivalent of Beauty and the Beast and also noted that his underbite is comparable to that of Bruce Springsteen's.[29]


Number: 211 Type: Water/ Poison Does not evolve

Qwilfish (ハリーセン Harīsen?) is a porcupinefish-like fish that has a round body with many toxin-containing spikes[30] and a teardrop-shaped tail. The spikes give it trouble swimming,[31] but it also has defensive measures against predators. Qwilfish can swallow large quantities of water in very short notice, causing itself to inflate to a much larger size, which it uses to intimidate larger opponents.[32] If the opponent isn't scared, Qwilfish uses the pressure of the water it swallowed to shoot out its toxic spikes at, thus weakening, the opponent.[31]

In the anime, Qwilfish made its first appearance in Dueling Heroes, owned by Harrison. Dorian, the leader of the unofficial Coastline Gym featured in Just Add Water, owns a Qwilfish. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, a swarm of Qwilfish appeared in Volume 10, angered by pollution that occurred as a result of an accident that occurred during the construction of the Battle Tower.


Number: 212 Type: Bug/ Steel Evolves from: Scyther Evolves into: None

Scizor (ハッサム Hassamu?, Hassamu A play on the word for scissors in Japanese, "はさみ「Hasami」", in original Japanese language versions) is a human-size mantis similar to its evolutionary predecessor Scyther, with a thick, metallic red exoskeleton[33] and crab-like claws. It is tougher and stronger than Scyther, but has lost its predecessor's speed and ability to fly. Instead, it spreads its wings to cool off, and flaps them very rapidly to heat up, or to blow air to cool itself off.[33] The eye-like markings on its claws enable it to confuse prey by pretending to have three heads. Its demeanor changes, as well. While Scyther is a mantis-like predator, striking fast and simply evading potential pursuers, Scizor is more crab-like, with a conservative, defensive demeanor, in keeping with its greater defensive ability and lesser speed. Once it engages its foe, either in the wild or at the direction of a Pokémon Trainer in a Pokémon battle, however, it behaves more like Scyther, striking quickly with its powerful claws, raking more than pinching, and relying on its startling agility to evade attacks.

It appears from a Poké Ball in Super Smash Bros. Melee, flying around the stage and attacking anybody it comes into contact with. In the anime, Scizor was first seen under the ownership of a trainer named Shingo who thought he could always predict the outcome of a match by the database on his computer in Wired For Battle. The Iron-Masked Marauder used a Scizor to retrieve Celebi in Celebi: Voice of the Forest. Gary Oak used a Scizor against Ash in Can't Beat the Heat!. In A Judgment Brawl, Katie used a Scizor to battle Ash's Swellow during the Hoenn League, and lost.

GamesRadar wrote that Scyther continued to look fierce even after its evolution into Scizor.[34][35] GamesRadar commented that while Scyther was cool, its evolution Scizor was even cooler.[36] Another editor called it a "hybrid of a mantis and a gundam" citing it's "sleek exterior, powerful claws, and tender caress".[37] IGN noted their various weakness, though described them as "so popular it's sickening" and praised its design, naming Scyther the best of the Bug-type Pokémon to appear in Pokémon Red and Blue and made stronger with its evolved form.[38][39] IGN editor PokemonOfTheDayHunk stated that Scizor is an overused character, and "if you want to be original, stay away from this guy."[40]'s Kat Bailey called Scizor one of her favourite Pokémon which got much better in Diamond and Pearl.[41] She also described it as the "vogue Pokémon" of competitive Pokémon battling.[41] In a poll conducted by IGN, it was voted as the 19th best Pokémon, where the staff called it "one of the coolest Pokémon to come out of Generation II", also stating that "Scyther is already one of the coolest Pokémon in the game".[42]


Number: 213 Type: Bug/ Rock Does not evolve

Shuckle (ツボツボ Tsubotsubo?) is resemblant of a scale insect. Its soft yellow body has four legs and is covered by a hard, vase-like[43] red shell which has eight openings for Shuckle to stick its head and four appendages out of. It makes its home amid rocks, withdrawing into its rock-like shell and hiding among, under or within them.[44] Shuckle employs a fluid secreted by its toes to dissolve rocks and carve them in a shape fit for its nest,[45] the fluids are also occasionally used offensively against enemy Pokémon. Shuckle's diet consists of berries, which it stores inside its shell to eat later.[44] If stored long enough, the berries will eventually decompose and mix with Shuckle's natural fluids to form a viscous liquid that makes a healing beverage aptly called "berry juice". It also notably has the best defense/special defense of any Pokémon in the game. In the anime, Butch of the higher Team Rocket owns a Shuckle opposing to James' Mime Jr.


Number: 214 Type: Bug/ Fighting Does not evolve

Heracross (ヘラクロス Herakurosu?, Heracros in original Japanese language versions) is a large, blue, winged bipedal beetle. It has a capsule-shaped thorax similar to Pinsir's, a pair of yellow eyes and two clawed arms and feet. Growing from its head is a large T-shaped horn, which is flanked on either side by a smaller antenna. Heracross is a powerful[46] but docile[47] Pokémon. Its natural habitat is forests[48] and its diet consists of tree sap,[48] nectar and honey.[47] Its strength is such that it can topple large trees if it so wished.[49] Heracross's main weapon is its large horn, of which it is particularly proud.[46] However, it only uses it in the wild to deter its foes, not hurt them.[47]

In the Pokémon anime, Ash catches a Heracross in the episode A Sappy Ending.[50] The Heracross is powerful, but also is distracted by sap, to the point where it tries to feed off the nectar of Ash's Bulbasaur's flower bulb when Bulbasaur is in sight, often forcing Bulbasaur to use Vine Whip to stop Heracross. It is currently at Professor Oak's lab and is voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi in both the Japanese and English language versions of the anime.


Number: 215 Type: Dark/ Ice Evolves from: None Evolves into: Weavile

Sneasel (ニューラ Nyūra?) is a nocturnal Pokemon that lives in caves and mountain forests. Its English name is a portmanteau of the words sneak and possibly weasel. Sneasel is a deep blue-gray and has a golden jewel on its forehead and chest, and its claws are white. These claws are dangerously sharp,[51] extremely durable, and are used for attacking. It hunts under the cover of chilly darkness, which allows it to sneak up on foes or lost prey.[52] It also steals and eats eggs from nests.[53] If the nest is guarded by a parent Pokémon, Sneasel scares the Pokémon away.[54] It evolves into Weavile by leveling it up with Razor Claw at night.

It can also be selected as a partner Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia.


Number: 216 Type: Normal Evolves from: None Evolves into: Ursaring

Teddiursa (ヒメグマ Himeguma?) is a bear cub, resembling a teddy bear more than a real bear. Teddiursa have a crescent mark on their forehead, which grows (both in thickness and in circumference) as the Pokémon ages. Once the crescent fully closes into a circle, the Teddiursa is ready to evolve into an Ursaring. Teddiursa, although an omnivore, has a diet that almost exclusively consists of honey. It makes its own honey out of fruit and pollen from Beedrill.[55] It lets the honey soak in its paws,[56] making it often lick its paws.[57]

Teddiursa has appeared many times in the anime. Molly Hale used an illusion of a Teddiursa to battle Brock in Spell of the Unown. She is seen with a real one at the end of the movie. Teddiursa's first major appearance was in UnBEARable. This Teddiursa was a thief by pretending to be cute to humans to steal their food and blame it on their Pokémon. Ultimately it evolved into Ursaring at the end of the episode. A Teddiursa is one of the best friends of the Pichu Brothers in Pichu Bros.: Party Panic. A Teddiursa appeared in Going For A Spinda, disguised as a Spinda by Team Rocket and tied up in order to lure a Spinda to them, but instead its Ursaring parent came and blasted them away.


Number: 217 Type: Normal Evolves from: Teddiursa Evolves into: None

Ursaring (リングマ Ringuma?) is a large (although arboreal)[58] bear with a yellow ring on its stomach. Ursaring eats food obtained from digging deep underground[59] as well as berries from trees.[60] Ursaring can hibernate through an entire winter without any food. Ursaring's sense of smell is among the most developed of all Pokémon; it can detect subtle differences in scents.[59] For this reason, Ursaring is sometimes used by police in the Pokémon universe, both as a strong enforcer, and as an explosive-sniffing Pokémon. If criminals are hiding in trees, it can use its claws to cut down the tree. It is based on a grizzly bear and possibly a sun bear.

Its Japanese name, "Ringuma", originates from "ring" (ringu) and "bear" (kuma). In the anime, Ursaring is caught by Paul, after it is angered by Turtwig.


Number: 218 Type: Fire Evolves from: None Evolves into: Magcargo

Slugma (マグマッグ Magumaggu?, Magmag in original Japanese language versions) is a diurnal slug-like Pokémon made of lava. It usually lives in areas of great heat, because it requires heat to live.[61] It can only be motionless for an amount of time if it stays near heated areas.[62] If it strays from a heated area, it must remain in constant motion, or its skin will harden.[62] If it stops moving in this case, it will die slowly from starvation. Despite this, Slugma has the ability to harden at will for protection.

Slugma made its debut in the anime as one of Macey's Pokémon in Tie One On! and was used in her battle against Ash in the Silver Conference. At the end of the episode it had evolved into Magcargo. Flannery had two Slugma named Mag and Meg, one of which evolved to Magcargo in Poetry Commotion!. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, a trio of Slugma first appeared in Volume 10. Professor Oak tried to capture them at the beginning of the volume, but failed. The Slugma later appeared outside Earl's Pokémon Academy at Violet City where they were captured by Crystal. Mack uses his Slugma to create illusions by generating waves of distorted air via heat, forcing targets to relive their worst memories.


Number: 219 Type: Fire/ Rock Evolves from: Slugma Evolves into: None

Magcargo (マグカルゴ Magukarugo?, Magcargot in original Japanese language versions) is a snail composed of magma[63] with a shell on its back. The shell is actually a thin outgrowth of its skin that hardened due to cooling of the air,[64] in spite of the fact that it lives in the heat of volcanic craters. The shell is brittle and fragile enough that touching it will cause it to break and crumble,[64] though Magcargo “grows” back its shell passively in a short amount of time. Magcargo has a body temperature of approximately 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit.[65] This temperature would not be attainable in the real world, since even rhenium and tungsten vaporize at much lower temperatures.[citation needed] Since Magcargo is composed of molten lava, when traveling at its slow pace it leaves parts of its continually hardening body on the ground behind it, thus decreasing its physical size. To lose too much of its mass is potentially deadly, so Magcargo routinely restores its size and vitality by dipping its body into volcanic pools of magma.[64]


Number: 220 Type: Ice/ Ground Evolves from: None Evolves into: Piloswine

Swinub (ウリムー Urimū?) is a pig covered in brown fur with dark brown stripes, and is found in icy areas. It roots around with its nose to find food,[66] its favorite being a certain mushroom that grows under dead grass.[66] Swinub's nose is so tough that even the frozen ground poses no problem.[67] Occasionally, it will find hot springs while rooting around in the ground.[66]

Swinub is notable for being the first Ice-type in the National Dex Listing that evolves into another Ice-type in the same generation, as all other Ice-types before Swinub either evolve from pure Water-types (Dewgong and Cloyster, which evolve from pure Water-types Seel and Shellder, respectively) do not evolve into or from anything (Lapras and Articuno) or have relatives in different generations (Jynx and Sneasel).

In the anime, Dawn acquires a Swinub she met in Mr. Backlot's garden, after it saved her and the group's Pokémon from Team Rocket. This Swinub eventually evolved into a Piloswine and then into a Mamoswine two episodes later. Now at this stage, it has acquired gigantic strength, but has also become very aggressive towards Dawn and her Pokémon. Dawn is still eager to train it, however. Noticed in the anime, Swinub has an enormous appetite.


Number: 221 Type: Ice/ Ground Evolves from: Swinub Evolves into: Mamoswine

Piloswine (イノムー Inomū?, Inomoo in original Japanese language versions) has elements of wild boars and mammoths, but is most similar to muskox. Piloswine thrives in cold climates. It has adapted to such inhospitable environments; its thick, shaggy fur which covers its body almost completely shields it against the low temperature, while its rugged hooves provide traction on slippery and frictionless ice surfaces. Piloswine has difficulty seeing because the fur covers its eyes, but it compensates for that by being extremely sensitive to sound. If an ill-meaning individual makes an incriminating noise, Piloswine will home in on the threat and charge at it repeatedly, since it can't see clear enough to tell when the danger has been neutralized.

In the game and anime, Pryce, Gym Leader of Mahogany Town, uses a Piloswine as his main signature Ice-type Pokémon.


Number: 222 Type: Water/ Rock Does not evolve

Corsola (サニーゴ Sanīgo?, Saniigo in original Japanese language versions) is composed of a pink coral-like substance. It has a small face and a white underbelly. In addition to the coral outgrowths (also described as branches) situated all over the upper half of its body, Corsola also has a growth like a horn on its head, and that is considered its natural armament when facing underwater predators. The branches serve to supply Corsola with nutrients by absorbing them from wherever there is clean water. The branches are amazingly expendable; if any branch breaks off, Corsola can grow it back over the period of one night (compare with Staryu). However, this regenerative ability is undermined by Corsola’s inability to live in polluted water. If the sea is polluted, Corsola’s branches become discolored and soon crumble away, where soon after the Pokémon will die. Corsola prefers to live wherever the seas are warm, so is a common sight near the shorelines during summer. Many live in the clean, and presumably warm, seas of the south.[68]

In the Pokémon anime, Misty caught a Corsola in the episode A Corsola Caper, and has owned it ever since. It almost immediately became Misty's primary battling Pokémon, displaying surprisingly strong offensive abilities (in one case, knocking out a Gyarados with a single attack) in addition to the defensive power for which the species is best known.


Number: 223 Type: Water Evolves from: None Evolves into: Octillery

Remoraid (テッポウオ?, Teppouo in original Japanese language versions) is a Remora-based suckerfish that scavenges for food and has a somewhat symbiotic relationship with Mantine. Remoraid will attach itself to the underbelly of Mantine with its dorsal fin, eating scraps of food that Mantine drops as well as the parasites on them that causes them to itch. In return, the Mantine helps defend the Remoraid from enemies. When not scavenging for food, Remoraid will strike down its own prey with precise accuracy using fast streams of airborne water, which Remoraid shoots from its mouth using abdominal muscles. Remoraid can move faster through the water by blasting water from its mouth in the opposite direction of where it intends to move. Despite being based on a fish, strangely enough it evolves into Octillery, a Pokémon based on an Octopus which is a mollusc. Its appearance has no resemblance to Remoraid whatsoever which makes Remoraid one of the few Pokémon to have an evolve from that is completely different from itself. Though the evolution may be a reference to suction cups; Remoraid having one as a dorsal fin and evolving into Octillery to have many.

Remoraid is based on the Gunfish enemy from the game Pulseman[citation needed], a video game created by Game Freak years before Pokémon.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl series, it plays an important role towards evolving a Mantyke into a Mantine.


Number: 224 Type: Water Evolves from: Remoraid Evolves into: None

Octillery (オクタン Okutan?, Okutan in original Japanese language versions) resembles a combination of an octopus and a tank. Its name is a portmanteau of the words "octopus" and "artillery". This is reflected in its abilities, including squirting ink as a means of self-defense. Also, like many octopi, Octillery can move about by squirting pressurized water from its mouth. Octillery is a carnivore; they catch fish with their tentacles, and kill (and afterwards eat) it by smashing the rocky protrusions on its head into its opponent's skull. Octillery is a nesting creature, in that it sleeps in burrows it prepares; however, its nests are temporary structures only, and it rarely uses the same nest two nights in a row. Despite being an evolved form of Remoraid, it shares no resemblance to it other than its behavior (using its suction cups to suckle) and being based on a weapon.

Octillery has been the focus of a few promotional events. In 2007, Japanese Pokémon Centers gave out headbands and stickers to high leveled Octillery owners.[69]


Number: 225 Type: Ice/Flying Evolves from: None Evolves into: Does not evolve

Delibird (デリバード?, Deribādo in original Japanese language versions) resembles the rockhopper penguin, or possibly a snowy owl. The name is a portmanteau of the words delivery, due to its profession as a messenger, and bird. It has red and white plumage and is always pictured carrying a sack with it, giving it a Santa Claus-like impression, although its "sack" is actually a long wavery tail, like a ribbon. Delibird is said to make its home at the edge of steep cliffs. It spends all day searching for food, which it stores in its sack/tail and brings back to its chicks. Delibird are known to save the lives of many lost and starved mountaineers by sharing their food with them. A Delibird under attack will fling its stored food at the opponent as a projectile weapon.

In the video games, Delibird is a relatively rare Pokémon; it appears in icy caves, during swarms in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. In Pokémon FireRed, Delibird can also be caught in Icefall Cave on Four Island of the Sevii Islands. In Pokémon Stadium 2, Delibird stars in its own mini-game called "Delibird's Delivery". Players collect presents from one side of the field to the other, while avoiding being tripped by Swinub.[70]

Delibird's anime debut was in the episode "Dues and Don'ts," in which a Delibird belonging to Team Rocket follows Jessie, James, and Meowth around under orders to collect the enormous debt the three have amassed during the years with constant requests for Pokémon-shaped mechas and other devices. This Delibird appears in several episodes in the series set in Johto. Another Delibird, a helper of Santa Claus, appeared in "Delibird's Present," an episode of the Pikachu's Winter Vacation 3 holiday special also shown as part of Pokémon Chronicles.

GamesRadar's Raymond Padilla wrote that it "looks weird and more than a bit silly".[71] Comics Alliance's Chris Sims wrote that while it did not seem creepy at first, the Poké Dex entry which discusses how it carries food home to its chicks made it morally questionable that trainers would try to capture them.[72] Comics Alliance also featured it in their article on the best and worst Pokémon.[73]


Number: 226 Type: Water/ Flying Evolves from: Mantyke Evolves into: None

Mantine (マンタイン?, Mantain in original Japanese language versions) is a dark blue manta ray with two large wings branching off its body, and a very, very long, kite-like, light blue tail. It is often depicted having a Remoraid attached to its side eating Mantine's leftovers. In the anime, Mantine protects Remoraid's offspring, while the parent Remoraid help the Mantine in tough decisions. Mantine swims in open sea, participating in schools. Its large and well-developed wings enable it to briefly leap over the sea's surface if it builds up enough speed, in a manner similar to some real aquatic species. Mantine is a filter feeder, like whales; its diet consists of most things that happen to enter its mouth while swimming. It may be based on a jet plane, with Remoraid acting as missiles or torpedoes, and is most likely a counterpart to Octillery, being based on a military vehicle and its evolution line being so closely dependent on Remoraid.


Number: 227 Type: Steel/ Flying Evolves from: None Evolves into: None

Skarmory (エアームド Eāmudo?, Airmd in original Japanese language versions) is an avian Pokémon with a body of metal armor and feathers. Its hollow body allows it to fly over 180 miles per hour in the sky. Skarmory raises its offspring in bramble bushes, the thorny environment causing the offspring's bodies to become more resistant. Skarmory's wings become battered from repeated battles, so it grows the feathers back to the original state once a year. Feathers from Skarmory have been used by people of the past as knives and swords. It also appears on the Pokémon Stadium 2's flying stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Skarmory also appeared in a Pokémon Mystery Dungeon special. It is based on the Stymphalian birds of Greek mythology.

Skarmory is the main antagonist of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out Of The Gate!. He kidnaps Pikachu and ties him up in a vine. As Pichu and the Go-Getters Team reach the mountain, he kidnaps Pichu and ties him next to Pikachu.


Number: 228 Type: Dark/ Fire Evolves from: None Evolves into: Houndoom

Houndour (デルビル Derubiru?, Delvil in original Japanese language versions), known as the Dark Pokémon, is a dog-like Pokémon resembling a Hyena. Houndour has short black fur, a red underbelly and snout, short pointed ears and tail, white bands on its ankles and back, and what appears to be a skull on its forehead and ribs on its back. Houndour is a nocturnal carnivorous Pokémon that organizes itself in packs.[74] A Houndour pack works with perfect teamwork to pursue prey. Individual members of the pack approach the intended target from different spots and begin the hunt. They then communicate their location to each other using special howls,[75] ensuring that the victim is eventually surrounded and unable to escape. They are very protective of one another and will not abandon any of its pack if they are hurt.

Houndour made its anime debut in Hour of the Houndour. A pack of these Pokémon were stealing food to aid their badly wounded leader. Ash helped the ailing Houndour to a Pokémon Center.[76] In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Gold is attacked and defeated by 4 Pokémon, including a Houndour, when he enters the Ilex Forest, and is then warned to stay out by the Mask of Ice.


Number: 229 Type: Dark/ Fire Evolves from: Houndour Evolves into: None

Houndoom (ヘルガー Herugā?, Hellgar in original Japanese language versions) live in packs, whose leader is decided by fierce fighting among its members, is a dog-like Pokémon. The leader develops horns sharply raked towards its back to display its dominant status. A Houndoom's body is filled with volatile toxins that ignite when exposed to air, causing pungent-smelling flames to be shot. The flames cause a severe pain that can never be alleviated. Houndoom is a feared predator among Pokémon, with its howl being likened to the howl of the Grim Reaper in legend. Just the sound of its howl is enough to send all other Pokémon which hear it hurrying back to the safety of their nests. Its appearance may possibly be connected to mythological creatures like Cerberus or a hellhound. The Golden Jackal occasionally have small horns, called Jackal's Horn, which are said to have mystical properties.

In a poll by Official Nintendo Magazine, Houndoom was voted as one of the best Fire-type Pokémon. They described it as having "the most vicious dog breath ever", and that "it has toxic flames in its belly and shoots malodorous flames from its mouth". They criticized it for being "one of the least imaginatively named Pokémon in existence".[77]


Number: 230 Type: Water/ Dragon Evolves from: Seadra Evolves into: None

Kingdra (キングドラ Kingudora?) is resemblant of a large, blue weedy sea dragon with two branch-like horns on its head and two pairs of flippers on each side. It is said that Kingdra lives and sleeps at the bottom of the sea floor, at extreme underwater depths that are otherwise devoid of life due to water pressure. It also usually hides in underwater caves. It is believed to create maelstroms by yawning. When a storm arrives, it is said to awaken and wander about in search of prey. When it comes to the surface, it creates a huge whirlpool with enough force to swallow ships.


Number: 231 Type: Ground Evolves from: None Evolves into: Donphan

Phanpy (ゴマゾウ Gomazō?, Gomazou in original Japanese language versions) is a small, elephant-like Pokémon that has a large snout that serves various purposes. Its large ears act as fans to cool it down. Phanpy possesses the strength to lift an adult human; playful behavior with one may prove dangerous. It lives in nests that are vertical holes dug at a river's shore. The area around the nest is claimed by Phanpy by marking it with its trunk, warning other Pokémon to keep out. In the mornings, Phanpy uses its trunk by the river's edge to give itself a shower. When many Phanpy gather, they soak each other wet with their trunks, and dry at the edge of the water.

In the anime, Ash obtains an egg that hatches into a Phanpy. Later, it evolves into Donphan. Phanpy is a starter or partner in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky.


Number: 232 Type: Ground Evolves from: Phanpy Evolves into: None

Donphan (ドンファン?, Donfan in original Japanese language versions) is an armored elephant-like Pokémon that can easily take normal attacks without receiving a scratch. Its large, sharp tusks that take long to grow serve as a status symbol in their herds. It can easily haul dump trucks and demolish houses by tackling them. This strength is often used to clear rock and mud slides that block trails. Its favorite attack is the "Rollout", where it curls into a ball and charges at high speeds, though it is hard for it to stop.

Donphan first appeared in Pokémon: The First Movie. In the anime, Ash owns a Donphan that evolved from a Phanpy. In Pokémon Stadium 2, Donphan stars in its own minigame called "Rampage Rollout". Players have to runabout around a square race track throwing funnels of wind at the opponents behind you.[70]

A GamesRadar staff member named it one of his favourite Pokémon and described it as "somewhat useful" but also that it wouldn't be on his tournament. Another editor called it a "fun Pokémon".[5]


Number: 233 Type: Normal Evolves from: Porygon Evolves into: Porygon-Z

Porygon2 (ポリゴン2?, Porigon Tsū in original Japanese language versions) is an improved version of its pre-evolution Porygon. It has enhanced abilities, including increased potency in combat. As opposed to most evolved Pokémon, Porygon2 is shorter and lighter than Porygon. Its artificial intelligence has been developed to such a degree as to give it the capacity to learn on its own from its surroundings and experiences. This results in Porygon2 occasionally exhibiting behavior or motions that were not included in its original programming. Porygon2 was originally intended to be used as a space probe. Unfortunately, since it cannot fly, such an application has been abandoned.

Porygon2 evolves from a Porygon that has been traded while holding the Up-Grade item, and will evolve into Porygon Z if it is traded while holding the Dubious Disc item. Porygon2 also makes two cameos in the fighting games Super Smash Bros. and its successor, Super Smash Bros. Melee. It is one of an assortment of Pokémon that can emerge from a Poké Ball item, and a collectible Porygon2 trophy can also be obtained.

Porygon2 has never appeared in the Pokémon anime, most likely due to the controversial Pokémon episode: Dennō Senshi Porygon.


Number: 234 Type: Normal Does not evolve

Stantler (オドシシ?, Odoshishi in original Japanese language versions) is a deer-like Pokémon with large, curved antlers. These antlers change the flow of the air, causing the space around them to act as a distorted reality, and leaving other beings around the Stantler confused and lost in their senses. This allows it to create hallucinations to aid it in battle or allow it to escape. The antlers are considered art in the Pokémon world, causing the Stantler to almost be hunted to extinction as the trading market of the antlers reached very high prices. The orbs on fallen antlers are often ground intto a powder that helps people sleep. Stantler's name is derived from stag, meaning a male deer, and antler, referring to the horn-like growths on its head.


Number: 235 Type: Normal Does not evolve

Smeargle (ドーブル Dōburu?, Doble in original Japanese language versions) is the painter of the Pokémon world, best known for its unique "Sketch" attack. It has a long tail that ends in a tuft of fur similar to a paintbrush. The tuft is continuously soaked by a special fluid secreted from the tip of the tail. The color of the fluid is predetermined for each Smeargle. The fluid is used to mark the boundaries of its territory and print its footprints on the backs of its fellows once they reach maturity. Over 5,000 distinctive marks left by the species have been found in the Pokémon world.

Smeargle has its "Sketch" technique, which is unique to Smeargle. When used, it will permanently replace itself with the last technique used by an opponent Pokémon against Smeargle. It learns Sketch every ten levels. It can learn nearly any attack in the game, however, there are a few exceptions, such as Chatot's signature move Chatter.


Number: 236 Type: Fighting Evolves from: None Evolves into: Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, or Hitmontop

Tyrogue (バルキー Barukī?, Balkie in original Japanese language versions) is a fighting Pokémon with three different evolutions, the first generation's Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan, and one introduced in the second generation, Hitmontop. The Pokémon that it evolves into is based upon the attack and defense statistics of the Tyrogue at the point of evolution. Tyrogue is very energetic; it puts this energy into training. It constantly challenges, or randomly attacks, different Pokémon in order to get stronger, though it often ends up with injuries caused by much stronger Pokémon. Even if it loses, it will never give up on its training. If a captive Tyrogue doesn't have various set training methods established by its trainer, it will often become stressed. Tyrogue and its evolutions are based as all male.


Number: 237 Type: Fighting Evolves from: Tyrogue Evolves into: None

Hitmontop (カポエラー Kapoerā?, Capoeirer in original Japanese language versions) has a sharp point on the top of its head which allows it to balance itself upside-down on its head, the position which it holds in much of the time while it is observed. While it can walk upright, it often travels by spinning like a top, letting it travel much faster. Using the centrifugal force to boost its attack by ten times, it launches elegant kicks while spinning. This allows it to throw off its opponent's timing, and give it a good mix of offense and defense. If it spins fast enough, it can dig into the ground. Any punch or hand based moves breed into or learned by a Tyrogue will carry into either of its evolved forms . This means that even a Hitmontop can know a move like Mach Punch or High Jump Kick. Its Japanese name is most likely a variation of the Brazilian/African fighting style capoeira.

In Pokémon Stadium 2, Hitmontop stars in its own minigame called "Topsy-Turvy". Players have to try to knock their opponents out of the circular ring.[70]


Number: 238 Type: Ice/ Psychic Evolves from: None Evolves into: Jynx


Number: 239 Type: Electric Evolves from: None Evolves into: Electabuzz

Elekid (エレキッド Erekiddo?) is the baby form of Electabuzz, introduced in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. Elekid stores electricity in its body by constantly rotating its arms, causing the space between its electrical plug-like horns to flicker with a bluish-white electrical charge. It easily tires out, so it can only charge a little bit at a time, if it accidentally touches metal and discharges its electricity. It is always happy when there is thunder rumbling, even in the most vicious of storms.

Film-wise, Elekid debuted in the second Pikachu short film, Pikachu's Rescue Adventure, in which a wild Elekid befriended Pikachu and friends, and led them to where Togepi had accidentally ended up.[78]


Number: 240 Type: Fire Evolves from: None Evolves into: Magmar

Magby (ブビィ Bubii?, Buby in original Japanese language versions) is the baby form of Magmar. Its body temperature and the fire that it breathes are constantly over 1100 F. Its health is determined by the state of its flame; healthy Magbys have pure yellow flames, while black smoke is mixed in with unhealthy ones. As it breathes, embers constantly dribble out of its nostrils and its mouth. It lives in volcanic craters, and an eruption is imminent when many Magby gather in one place.


Number: 241 Type: Normal Does not evolve

Miltank ( ミルタンク Mirutanku?) is a milk cow type Pokémon that resembles a Jersey cow, a type of dairy cow, and provides a highly nutritious milk, especially during a post-gestation period. Its name is a portmanteau of the words milk and tank. Miltank's milk and its derivatives, such as yogurt, are popular with children and adults and can even be used as a form of natural medicine for the sick and weary, as well as other Pokémon. Over five gallons of milk can be gathered daily from a single Miltank.

In Pokémon Gold and Silver, Whitney, Gym Leader of Goldenrod City owns a Miltank. The MooMoo Farm has four Miltank, plus one more but the fifth Miltank named MooMoo that provides milk is sick but it can be healed by feeding it lots of berries. When you do this you are rewarded with the technical machine Snore in "Gold" "Silver" or "Crystal."In "HeartGold" and "SoulSilver" you are rewarded with a seal case, and some seals. Miltank first appeared in the anime under the ownership of Whitney during A Goldenrod Opportunity and A Dairy Tale Ending. In Got Miltank?, a Miltank was guarding an area that was for Pokémon only. Four Miltank appeared in Tanks for the Memories!. One under Autumn's ownership, nicknamed "Ilta" (ルータン Rūtan), two under Spring's and another one under Summer's.

While IGN's Kristine stated that she didn't really like it, she called it "by far my favourite Pokémon" because of how "ridiculous" it looks.[79]


Number: 242 Type: Normal Evolves from: Chansey Evolves into: None

Blissey, Happinas (ハピナス Hapinasu?) in original Japanese language versions, is very compassionate and caring, and if it detects any feelings of sadness through its fur, it will immediately sprint towards the source and share one of its eggs. This egg is an exquisite delicacy in the Pokémon universe, and it immediately causes whoever eats it to enter a state of euphoria, becoming kindhearted to everyone. Blissey will tend to any ailing creature with loving care, using the healing power in its egg. Blissey has the most "hit points" of any Pokémon in the games, meaning that it has the most stamina of any Pokémon, as well as the highest special defence of any normal-type Pokémon, making it a popular defensive choice. It is a female-only species.

In the anime, Blissey appears a lot in Pokémon Centers alongside Nurse Joy. Blissey and the various Nurse Joys (of which there are many) are trusted with the medical care of many different types of Pokémon. Almost all of Blissey's Pokémon Center appearances are mainly in the Johto Saga. In one episode, Jessie of Team Rocket reunites with a Blissey who used to be a Chansey when they were both studying to be nurses.


Number: 243 Type: Electric Does not evolve

Raikou ( ライコウ Raikō?), known as the Thunder Pokémon, is one of the three "Legendary Beasts" that are featured in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. According to legend, the Legendary Beasts were reincarnated by Ho-Oh from the spirits of three Pokémon which died in the fire that gave Burnt Tower its name. They are awakened in this tower in their first appearance. Another myth maintains that Raikou descended to earth together with a lightning bolt.[80] Each Beast personifies a force of nature - Raikou, in particular, embodies the speed of lightning.[81]

Raikou is a yellow tiger-like creature that stores tremendous energy inside its body.[82] It has black stripes that resemble lightning bolts and a white under-side, and a skinny, light-blue tail with a star-shaped formation at the end. Raikou appears to have a purple cape that is supposedly made of thunderclouds. Most of Raikou's face is white with a light-blue "X" on its face and a gray crest on its forehead. Raikou has red eyes and long fangs in its upper jaws that make its appearance similar to the sabre-tooth cat. It has the ability to shoot bolts of lightning from the rain clouds on its back.[83] Raikou's roar is aptly described as "thunderous". It is loud enough to create shock waves and shake the ground as if actual thunder had struck.[81] Raikou is normally distrustful of humans because humans have tried to capture the Legendary Beast of Thunder for many centuries, though it has shown some friendship with those that just wish to help it. As a member of the legendary beast trio, Raikou is constantly on the move,[84] although it tends to show up either when there is a thunderstorm or when other Electric-type Pokémon are in danger.

Raikou first appears in the Game Boy Color video games Pokémon Gold and Silver. Upon being approached by the player's character, Raikou, along with its counterparts Entei and Suicune, flee, traveling at incredible speeds across Johto. The three of them will randomly appear on a certain route, fleeing from battle at the first opportunity.[85] The three of them later appear in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen; however, only one of them appears in a single play through. If the player chooses Squirtle, Raikou will appear in a similar fashion to how it appeared in Gold and Silver.[86] In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Raikou is encountered similarly to how it is in Gold and Silver.[87] To promote the release of Pokémon Black and White, players can download the shiny Entei, Raikou, and Suicune from GameStop stores on various weeks in January and February 2011, which will activate the Zoroark event in the games.[88] Raikou also appears in the Gamecube game Super Smash Bros. Melee, when released from a Poké Ball, Raikou releases a powerful Spark attack that electrocutes any opponents that get caught in it.

Raikou is featured in a special anime episode called Raikou - The Legend of Thunder that forms the first three episodes of Pokémon Chronicles. In the special, two Team Rocket agents scheme to capture Raikou with a device that reflects and deflects energy blasts. Three New Bark Town trainers risk their own lives to try and save Raikou. It is thought by the trainers that Raikou attempts to guard other electric Pokémon from danger whenever possible.[89]

In an interview, Tsunekazu Ishihara, President of The Pokémon Company, described Raikou as well as the other two Legendary Beasts Entei and Suicune as appealing and exciting to both new and old players; he states that they would evoke memories for old players, while new players would be surprised by the random appearance of them.[90] Raikou was included by MTV's Multiplayer Blog as one of the nominees in the "Greatest Canine In Video Game History" article, along with Entei and Suicune. In the end, however, none of them were chosen by readers or by the panel of judges.[91]


Number: 244 Type: Fire Does not evolve


Number: 245 Type: Water Does not evolve

Suicune ( スイクン Suikun?), known as the Aurora Pokémon, is one of the three "Legendary Beasts" that are featured in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. According to legend, the Legendary Beasts were reincarnated by Ho-Oh from the spirits of three Pokémon which died in the fire that gave Burnt Tower its name. Suicune is the reincarnation of north winds.[92] Suicune is a blue qilin-like creature, with white diamond-shaped spots and a white underside. Suicune has a purple cape that resembles a northern aurora or a flowing river and two white streamer-like tails. It has a hexagonal, aquamarine-colored crest on its forehead, red irises, a protrusion on the underside of its chin and small paws. Its paws have a small white oval on their underside. Suicune has the power to purify dirty water,[92] and can walk across water. Northern winds always seems to blow where ever it shows up.[93] Since Suicune is a member of the Legendary Beast Trio, Suicune races around the land,[93] in search for a pure reservoir.[94]


Number: 246 Type: Rock/ Ground Evolves from: None Evolves into: Pupitar

Larvitar, Yogiras (ヨーギラス Yōgirasu?) in original Japanese language versions, is born deep underground where it feeds on dirt in order to reach the surface, and enable it to find its parents. After it has eaten a large mountain or a comparable amount of dirt, it falls into a deep sleep and begins the evolutionary process to evolve into its pupa stage, Pupitar

In Pokémon: Master Quest, Ash Ketchum, en route to New Bark Town after winning all eight Johto League badges, is asked to deliver a Pokémon egg to Professor Elm. However, on the way, the egg hatches, and Larvitar was born. Soon afterwards, Professor Elm asks Ash and company to return Larvitar to its home in Mt. Silver. It doesn't open up to anyone except Ash and Pikachu, who nurse it from sickness. This is due to its abduction by a gang of Pokémon poachers as well as the physical harm they caused to its mother, Tyranitar. It eventually opens up to others, and is returned to its mother on Mt. Silver.


Number: 247 Type: Rock/ Ground Evolves from: Larvitar Evolves into: Tyranitar

Pupitar, Sanagiras (サナギラス Sanagirasu?) in original Japanese language versions, is a pupa stage in the process of Larvitar evolving into Tyranitar. Though it is in a shell, it already has developed arms and legs under it. This allows it to thrash about, and have a lot of mobility. This mobility is heightened by it creating a special pressurized gas that can be released to propel itself at high speeds. Using the bedrock toughness of its shell and its natural strength, it can easily topple mountains, and withstand an impact with solid steel.

In the anime, Ritchie has a Pupitar named Cruise which is seen from The Mystery is History! to A Promise is a Promise. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Pupitar first appeared in one of Lance's flashbacks in Volume 12, where he first encountered Silver. He switched out Pupitar to counter the Pursuit from Silver's Murkrow.


Number: 248 Type: Rock/ Dark Evolves from: Pupitar Evolves into: None

Tyranitar, Bangiras (バンギラス Bangirasu?) in original Japanese language versions, is the final evolution of Larvitar. Tyranitar is a large, green, reptilian Pokémon, that appears to have spikes near the end of its tail with the tip of the tail itself being segmented. Tyranitar's feet and hands each have three claws on them. Tyranitar has a blue rhombus on its chest and has two rows of green spikes running down its back. There are black, triangular holes on Tyranitar's knees, chest and back. Tyranitar are extremely strong, and their thick, rocky hides give them a good resistance.[95] Because of this, they are always roaming mountains to seek opponents.[96] If enraged, Tyranitar sets off outstanding earthquakes that can completely change the entire landscape.[97] Tyranitar has the base stat total of a pseudo-legendary, making it one of the current five pseudo-legendaries. Tyranitar is doubly weak to fighting type attacks and resists psychic completely.

In Pokémon Colosseum, a Tyranitar is considered the "Ultimate Shadow Pokémon", and is owned by the boss of Cipher, Evice. It is not the last Shadow Pokémon, but it is the highest-leveled one. Tyranitar first appeared in the anime in Celebi: Voice of the Forest. It was captured in a Dark Ball and used by the Iron-Masked Marauder. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Silver was given a Pupitar from Lance. It evolved into Tyranitar prior to Silver's showdown with Gold in Volume 9. Silver remarked that Tyranitar's level was so high that he couldn't control it, and eventually returned Tyranitar to Lance.

IGN listed him as the best Dark type, calling him "one of the strongest Pokémon in the game."[98]


Number: 249 Type: Psychic/ Flying Does not evolve


Number: 250 Type: Fire/ Flying Does not evolve

Ho-Oh (ホウオウ Hōō?) is a legendary Pokémon that first appears in Pokémon, I Choose You and in the games Pokémon Gold and Silver, and the remakes Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, appearing on the boxart of Gold and HeartGold. Long ago in Ecruteak City, there were two towers, the Brass Tower and Tin Tower (known as Bell Tower in HeartGold and SoulSilver) being the roost of Lugia and Ho-Oh, respectively. When the Brass Tower burned down, both Pokémon fled, never to be seen again. Three Pokémon became trapped in the flames of the Brass Tower and perished. Ho-Oh returned to the Burned Tower and resurrected the three Pokémon, who were renamed Raikou, Entei, and Suicune. In the anime it is a blessing to see Ho-Oh. It has an unknown gender. It is called the Rainbow Pokémon due to its various associations with rainbows. Its feathers constantly change through the rainbow's spectrum of colors as light hits them from different angles. These leave a rainbow trail as it flies continuously through the world's skies, though it is said to live at the foot of a rainbow. Ho-oh's signature move is Sacred Fire.

In the anime, Ash Ketchum sees Ho-Oh various times throughout his journey, the first time being in the first episode. Ho-Oh also appeared in every ending of Pikachu's Adventures Series movies. It remained a mystery until it was revealed in Pokémon Gold. Ho-Oh appears from a Poké Ball in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl.


Number: 251 Type: Psychic/ Grass Does not evolve


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  48. ^ a b Pokédex: They gather in forests seeking the sweet sap of trees. It is completely clad in a steel-hard shell. It is proud of its horn, which it uses to fling foes. Game Freak. 'Pokémon Emerald'. (Nintendo). Game Boy Advance. (2005-05-01)
  49. ^ Pokédex: HERACROSS charges in a straight line at its foe, slips beneath the foe's grasp, and then scoops up and hurls the opponent with its mighty horn. This POKéMON even has enough power to topple a massive tree. Game Freak. Pokémon Ruby. (Nintendo). Game Boy Advance. (2003-03-17)
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  51. ^ Pokédex: Its paws conceal sharp claws. If attacked, it suddenly extends the claws and startles its enemy. Game Freak. Pokémon Gold. (Nintendo). Game Boy. (2000-10-15)
  52. ^ Pokédex: This cunning Pokémon hides under the cover of darkness, waiting to attack its prey. Game Freak. 'Pokémon Crystal'. (Nintendo). Game Boy. (2001-07-29)
  53. ^ Pokédex: SNEASEL scales trees by punching its hooked claws into the bark. This POKéMON seeks out unguarded nests and steals eggs for food while the parents are away. Game Freak. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. (Nintendo). Game Boy Advance. (2003-03-17)
  54. ^ Pokédex: Vicious in nature, it drives Pidgey from their nests and feasts on the eggs that are left behind. Game Freak. Pokémon Silver. (Nintendo). Game Boy. (2000-10-15)
  55. ^ Pokédex: This POKéMON likes to lick its palms that are sweetened by being soaked in honey. TEDDIURSA concocts its own honey by blending fruits and pollen collected by BEEDRILL. Game Freak. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. (Nintendo). Game Boy Advance. (2003-03-17)
  56. ^ Pokédex: It lets honey soak into its paws so it can lick them all the time. Every set of paws tastes unique. Game Freak. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. (Nintendo). Nintendo DS. (2007-04-22)
  57. ^ Pokédex: If it finds honey, its crescent mark glows. It always licks its paws because they are soaked with honey. Game Freak. Pokémon Gold. (Nintendo). Game Boy. (2000-10-15)
  58. ^ Pokédex: Although it has a large body, it is quite skilled at climbing trees. It eats and sleeps in the treetops. Game Freak. 'Pokémon Crystal'. (Nintendo). Game Boy. (2001-07-29)
  59. ^ a b Pokédex: With its abilities to distinguish any aroma, it unfailing finds all food buried deep underground. Game Freak. Pokémon Silver. (Nintendo). Game Boy. (2000-10-15)
  60. ^ Pokédex: Although it is a good climber, ot prefers to snap trees with its forelegs and eat fallen Berries. Game Freak. Pokémon Gold. (Nintendo). Game Boy. (2000-10-15)
  61. ^ Pokédex: A common site in volcanic areas, it slowly slithers around in a constant search for warm places. Game Freak. Pokémon Silver. (Nintendo). Game Boy. (2000-10-15)
  62. ^ a b Pokédex: It is a species of POKéMON that lives in volcanic areas. If its body cools, its skin hardens and immobilizes it. To avoid that, it sleeps near magma. Game Freak. 'Pokémon Emerald'. (Nintendo). Game Boy Advance. (2005-05-01)
  63. ^ Pokédex: The shell on its back is made of hardened magma. Tens of thousands of years spent living in volcanic craters have turned MAGCARGO's bodies into magma. Game Freak. 'Pokémon Emerald'. (Nintendo). Game Boy Advance. (2005-05-01)
  64. ^ a b c Pokédex: MAGCARGO's shell is actually its skin that hardened as a result of cooling. Its shell is very brittle and fragile - just touching it causes it to crumble apart. This POKéMON returns to its original size by dipping itself in magma. Game Freak. Pokémon Ruby. (Nintendo). Game Boy Advance. (2003-03-17)
  65. ^ Pokédex: MAGCARGO's body temperature is approximately 18,000 degrees F. Water is vaporized on contact. If this POKéMON is caught in the rain, the raindrops instantly turn into steam, cloaking the area in a thick fog. Game Freak. Pokémon Sapphire. (Nintendo). Game Boy Advance. (2003-03-17)
  66. ^ a b c Pokédex: SWINUB roots for food by rubbing its snout against the ground. Its favorite food is a mushroom that grows under the cover of dead grass. This POKéMON occasionally roots out hot springs. Game Freak. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. (Nintendo). Game Boy Advance. (2003-03-17)
  67. ^ Pokédex: It uses the tip of its nose to dig for food. Its nose is so tough that even frozen ground poses no problem. Game Freak. Crystal. (Nintendo). Game Boy. (2001-07-29)
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  81. ^ a b Game Freak. Pokémon Ruby. (Nintendo). Game Boy Advance. (2003-03-17) "Raikou embodies the speed of lightning. The roars of this Pokémon send shock waves shuddering through the air and shake the ground as if lightning bolts had come crashing down."
  82. ^ Game Freak. Pokémon Crystal. (Nintendo). Game Boy Color. (2001-07-29) "This rough Pokémon stores energy in its body, then sweeps across the land, shooting off electricity."
  83. ^ Game Freak. Pokémon Diamond. (Nintendo). Nintendo DS. (2007-04-22) "It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back."
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  94. ^ Game Freak. Pokémon Crystal. (Nintendo). Game Boy Color. (2001-07-29) "This divine Pokémon blows around the world, always in search of a pure reservoir."
  95. ^ Game Freak. Pokémon Gold. (Nintendo). Game Boy Color. (2000-10-15) "Its body can't be harmed by any sort of attack, so it is very eager to make challenges against enemies."
  96. ^ Game Freak. Pokémon Ruby. (Nintendo). Game Boy Advance. (2003-03-17) "Tyranitar is so overwhelmingly powerful, it can bring down a whole mountain to make its nest. This Pokémon wanders about in mountains seeking new opponents to fight."
  97. ^ Game Freak. Pokémon Silver. (Nintendo). Game Boy Color. (2000-10-15) "Extremely strong, it can change the landscape. It has an insolent nature that makes it not care about others."
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