List of Pokémon (152–201)

List of Pokémon (152–201)


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 specie 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: 152 Type: Grass Evolves from: None Evolves into: Bayleef


Number: 153 Type: Grass Evolves from: Chikorita Evolves into: Meganium


Number: 154 Type: Grass Evolves from: Bayleef Evolves into: None


Number: 155 Type: Fire Evolves from: None Evolves into: Quilava


Number: 156 Type: Fire Evolves from: Cyndaquil Evolves into: Typhlosion


Number: 157 Type: Fire Evolves from: Quilava Evolves into: None


Number: 158 Type: Water Evolves from: none Evolves into: Croconaw


Number: 159 Type: Water Evolves from: Totodile Evolves into: Feraligatr


Number: 160 Type: Water Evolves from: Croconaw Evolves into: None


Number: 161 Type: Normal Evolves from: None Evolves into: Furret

Sentret (オタチ Otachi?), known as the Scout Pokémon, has a big round body with stubby arms and two small feet. It has a striped tail which it uses to stand on. It has long black ears, a white ring on its belly, and white paw pads. Sentret has a very nervous and cautious behavior.[1] It will not sleep alone, and usually sleeps while another of its kind watches for danger.[2] Sentret stand on their tails to get a better view,[3] and shriek to warn all Pokémon in the neighbourhood of any possible danger.[4] If one becomes separated from its pack, it becomes incapable of sleep due to fear.[2]

In the video game series, Sentret appear frequently in the grasslands of the Johto and Sevii Islands regions. In the anime, Sentret first appeared in Tanks a Lot!. A young Sentret and Misty's Togepi hi-jacked Team Rocket's Arbo-Tank. Later, the two were rescued by Ash and friends with the help of the young Sentret's family. Chaz used a Sentret to show a demonstration of Iron Tail to Ash's Pikachu in All Things Bright and Beautifly. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Sentret was first seen as a Pokémon under the ownership of Professor Elm. Later, it is seen at Earl's Pokémon Academy in Violet City. Crystal uses it to illustrate the concept of held items, such as berries, to one of the children.

Author Phillip Marcus called Sentret "cute and fuzzy".[5]


Number: 162 Type: Normal Evolves from: Sentret Evolves into: None

Furret (オオタチ Ōtachi?) live in colonies with tunnels much too small for normal Pokémon to traverse, yet it is a perfect fit for the slim build of Furret as it hides from the outside world at the surface by traversing through these tunnels like gophers. These tunnel colonies become very complex, especially if they are very deep, and can potentially stretch for miles. Occasionally, these colonies are found intertwined with Diglett colonies. Furret evolves from Sentret at level 15. The mother puts its offspring to sleep by curling around them.[6]

Furret’s rudimentary paws and legs are deceptively nimble, making Furret a quick, unpredictable predator especially skillful at hunting Rattata, its main prey. Also, the fur of the Pokémon is thicker than it appears, and Furret can fluff up its fur to make itself look much stronger and larger than it actually is as an intimidation tactic towards potential foes.

In Pokémon Stadium 2, Furret stars in its own minigame called "Furret's Frolic". Players must burrow underground and pop out to push the different size Pokéballs in the opponents' goals.[7]

IGN's Jack DeVries called it both a great Pokémon and "probably the best Pokémon".[8]


Number: 163 Type: Normal/Flying Evolves from: None Evolves into: Noctowl

Hoothoot (ホーホー Hōhō?) is one of two owl Pokémon. Hoothoot seems to have one foot. However, it actually has two feet; at least one is retracted against its body at almost all times, and Hoothoot can switch between one foot and the other at speeds almost too fast for the human eye. Hoothoot are also known for having precise senses of time, due to a special mechanism in their brain that measures the rotation of the earth. Properly trained, they can be more accurate than all but the most precise of clocks. In nature, they always begin hooting at the same time every night.

It made its debut in Pokémon: the Movie 2000.


Number: 164 Type: Normal/Flying Evolves from: Hoothoot Evolves into: None

Noctowl (ヨルノズク Yorunozuku?) is the second owl Pokémon, being the evolution of Hoothoot. It is a large bird whose plumage is colored in various shades of brown. Its round head has two piercing, red eyes and two large "eyebrows". These eyebrows help balance Noctowl while it is flying to increase its aerodynamics. When hunting, Noctowl puts its prodigious eyesight to good use to hunt down prey without fail. It is also very good at sneaking up to its victims unnoticed thanks to its supple, soft-feathered wings that allow it to fly without making any noise. When a Noctowl needs to ponder especially deep thoughts, it can rotate its head 180 degrees, which serves to increase its intellectual faculties. If it flips its head upside down, it's a sign that it is engaged in very complex thinking.[9]

In the anime, a shiny Noctowl has been part of Ash's team during his travels in Johto. Ash frequently used his Noctowl to explore an area from the sky, or to puncture Team Rocket's hot-air balloon. Ash used it in many battles throughout Johto, but it is currently living in Professor Oak's lab since Ash decided to make a fresh start and leave all of his Pokémon except for Pikachu when he left for Hoenn. It's voiced by Yuji Ueda in both the Japanese and English language versions of the cartoon.

A GamesRadar staff member stated that he was attached to it in spite of its poor stats.[10]


Number: 165 Type: Bug/Flying Evolves from: None Evolves into: Ledian

Ledyba (レディバ Rediba?) has a red thorax (ladybug) with black spots, a cream-coloured underbelly, six legs and two black antennae. By itself a Ledyba is very timid, to the point of being afraid to move. When Ledyba become part of a swarm, they become much more active and can cluster next to each other for warmth in cold weather. A Ledyba communicates with others through an aromatic fluid excreted from the points where its legs meet its thorax. By subtly changing the fluid's scent, the Ledyba can convey a number of different feelings. The fluid can also help to determine a Ledyba's location as well as its current feelings.

Ledyba made its debut in Pokémon: the Movie 2000.


Number: 166 Type: Bug/Flying Evolves from: Ledyba Evolves into: None

Ledian (レディアン Redian?) is a moderately large, bipedal creature with a huge head and six small limbs. It also has star patterns on its back, which grow larger or smaller depending on the number of stars visible in the night sky. Each spot represents a corner of a star shape. These spots have also been observed glowing red during twilight hours as Ledian are attached to trees, making these trees seem like Christmas trees. Male Ledian are shown having longer antennae than females.

Ledian is a nocturnal insect, active mainly during the night and sleeping in curled-up leaves during the day. Countless Ledian live in outdoor areas located a good distance away from the polluted atmospheres of cities, for the star-lit skies are always clearer in these clean lands than in the light pollution of urban areas. Ledian have an affinity to stars for good reason; They take their energy from the light of the stars in order to live healthily. When many stars are visible, the Ledian will sprinkle a mysterious, glowing powder whilst fluttering about.

GamesRadar ranked Ledian fourth on their list of "Five unitenionally scary Pokémon", noting that its gloves resemble Isotoners which they claim are used by murderers around the world.[11]


Number: 167 Type: Bug/Poison Evolves from: None Evolves into: Ariados

Spinarak (イトマル Itomaru?) is a six legged spider-like Pokémon with a marking on its back that is similar to a face. (It particularly resembles the happy-face spider.) It spins a web of fine silk and then waits patiently and with complete motionlessness until prey, such as a bug Pokémon, becomes ensnared in the sticky web. It then waits until nightfall, at which point Spinarak prepares and then devours the prey. The web can be called Spinarak's "second nervous system" because the Pokémon is able to determine the type of prey that has become trapped simply through the vibrations that are created.

In the anime episode "Spinarak Attack", there is a small town whose police force uses Spinarak to fight crime, honoring a Spinarak that had caught a criminal called the Black Arachnid in the past.


Number: 168 Type: Bug/Poison Evolves from: Spinarak Evolves into: None

Ariados (アリアドス Ariadosu?) is the evolution of Spinarak. Ariados is able to spin silk out of both its mouth and rear, which is advantageous against unsuspecting foes. It captures prey by spinning its strong silk around the prey, rendering it helpless to be devoured or carried back to the nest. Ariados' feet end in hooks that allow it to grip well enough to walk on vertical surfaces and on horizontal surfaces upside-down. Ariados uses its nest as a base of sorts. A strand of silk is constantly spun from its rear that leads back to its nest. This allows it to wander in search of food, which it usually does at night. This is in contrast to its unevolved form, Spinarak, which instead waits patiently for its prey to come to its web. An Ariados was used by Annie and Oakley in the movie Pokémon Heroes.

IGN editor "Pokémon of the Day Chick" described Ariados as the "ugliest, nastiest, creepiest, most shudder-inducing Pokémon in existence", due to it being a spider.[12]


Number: 169 Type: Poison/Flying Evolves from: Golbat Evolves into: None


Number: 170 Type: Water/Electric Evolves from: None Evolves into: Lanturn

Chinchou (チョンチー Chonchī?, Chonchie in original Japanese language versions) has a small blue body and two antennae sprouting from its head, both of which have a yellow globe at the end. These antennae are said to have evolved from fins. A Chinchou's eyes are yellow and their pupils have the shape of plus signs. When blinking or closing its eyes, only the vertical parts close, making the pupils look like minus signs. Its habitat is the dark depths of the ocean floor. In the absence of any other light, Chinchou sees its surroundings and communicates by shooting positive and negative charged electricity particles between the tips of its antennae, creating an electric current and thus light. This can be said to be a form of bioluminescence. The charges Chinchou shoots between its antennae can also be used offensively, to stun its opponents with a flash of light or shock them with electricity.

IGN editor "Pokémon of the Day Chick" called Chinchou cute, though adding that its "the way his eyes are both crosses is a little weird".[13]


Number: 171 Type: Water/Electric Evolves from: Chinchou Evolves into: None

Lanturn (ランターン Rantān?, Lantern in original Japanese language versions) uses the bright part of its body, which gradually evolved from a dorsal fin, to lure prey. Given the nickname "deep-sea star",[14] the light it emits is so bright that it can illuminate the sea's surface from a depth of over 3 miles. It uses this light to attract and blind prey, and then swallows the immobilized prey in a single gulp. The light is also useful for Lanturn to navigate through the deep, murky waters. Much like an anglerfish, the light from its antenna is produced by bacterial symbiosis. Bioluminescent bacteria in Lanturn's antenna cause a chemical reaction with Lanturn's bodily fluids to create the bright light. Lanturn's HP is high compared to its other stats.


Number: 172 Type: Electric Evolves from: None Evolves into: Pikachu


Number: 173 Type: Normal Evolves from: None Evolves into: Clefairy

Cleffa (ピィ Pii?, Py), known as the Star Shape Pokémon, are very small pink creatures that are vaguely star-shaped in appearance. They basically look like a chibi Clefairy with their pink bodies and brown ears. They also have a curl on their forehead and a small tail, however, they do not have the small wings that their evolutions have. Cleffa, like its evolutions, are known to benefit in some way by dancing in the moonlight. Cleffa can also gain nutrients by drinking dew water.[15] Sightings of this Pokémon always increases during meteor showers,[16] so people believe that it arrives on said meteors.[17] When they do show up, they dance the night away.[15] As with their evolved forms, Cleffa live in mountainous regions; especially on Mt. Moon.

Cleffa first appears in Pokémon Gold and Silver, as a pre-evolution of Clefairy. In Pokémon Stadium 2, Cleffa appears in a quiz-show styled mini-game alongside Igglybuff. A series of Pokémon parade across the screen and players have to count how many times certain Pokémon species go across.[7] In Wish Upon a Star Shape, a Cleffa fell from a spaceship that belonged to the kleptomaniac Clefairy from Clefairy Tales. Ash and friends had to get the Star Shape Pokémon back to its group before Team Rocket and the Pokémon Mystery Club could get their hands on it.


Number: 174 Type: Normal Evolves from: None Evolves into: Jigglypuff

Igglybuff (ププリン Pupurin?) resembles a small pink balloon. It has a round body with four tiny appendages. On top of its head there is a tuft, and on its forehead a counter-clockwise swirl. Like its evolutions Jigglypuff and Wigglytuff, Igglybuff's body shares many properties with a balloon. It is very soft, elastic and flexible and somewhat feels and smells like a marshmallow. This enables it to bounce a long way, to the extent that Igglybuff finds it more efficient to move around by bouncing instead of walking on its two short legs.

Although Igglybuff too has the notorious singing ability of its evolutionary chain, its vocal cords are not yet fully developed in this early stage of its life. A prolonged singing effort results in Igglybuff turning a deeper and deeper pink as it strains itself, finally ending up damaging its throat. Igglybuff tends to gargle with clear saltwater to soothe itself. Igglybuff is first introduced in Pokémon Gold and Silver as one of several of the pre-evolved Pokémon introduced in the game.


Number: 175 Type: Normal Evolves from: None Evolves into: Togetic


Number: 176 Type: Normal/Flying Evolves from: Togepi Evolves into: Togekiss

Togetic (トゲチック Togechikku?, Togechick in original Japanese language versions) is a highly auspicious species. It is associated with good fortune and happiness, but it is said that it will grant its boons and affection only to kind-hearted, caring people. In fact, it will even grow sad itself if it is in mean-spirited company for a prolonged period of time. Togetic's rudimentary wings do not permit it to actually fly, but it has in lost time learned to remain floating in midair without even using them. In the new Diamond and Pearl games, Togetic is granted an evolution, Togekiss, using the Shiny Stone.

In the anime episode A Togepi Mirage! in season seven within the Advanced Generation, Misty travels to Hoenn to meet up with Ash, Brock, May, and Max. Due to one of Team Rocket's plans going wrong, they end up in "Mirage Kingdom", a place where people praise Togepi for they believe it will be their savior. Togepi ends up going into a mirage, followed by Ash and his crew, to discover a Togepi Paradise in ruins. To defend it, it evolves into a Togetic, a Pokémon that makes its first Anime appearance and defeats the villain of "Mirage Kingdom". It then makes the difficult decision of staying in the Togepi Paradise to protect it instead of continuing with Misty. In the end, Misty released Togetic so it can defend Mirage Kingdom, parting with a Pokémon she has had for most of the series' original generation.


Number: 177 Type: Psychic/Flying Evolves from: None Evolves into: Xatu

Natu (ネイティ Neiti?, Naty in original Japanese language versions) are very small, spherical, green birds with underdeveloped, textured wings, red talons, red tail feathers, and a red plume on each of their foreheads. Since their wings are not fully grown, Natu are unable to fly and therefore must hop around in order to get around. As a result of this, however, Natu’s jumping abilities are quite developed and they can hop great distances. They are diurnal herbivores that live in savanna areas. They forage for food on the ground by custom, but when a lack of food on the ground is apparent, Natu turn to the trees that grow in the savannas. With their strong jumping ability in their talons, Natu may either charge forward and quite literally run up the trunk of a small tree to reach a branch or use both their legs and their flapping wings to propel themselves onto higher tree branches well over seven feet off the ground. Once there, they peck at and feed on the tree’s recently grown shoots.

Natu have a peculiar nature in observing. Whenever they are seen, they always appear to be looking at something intently in particular. When a human makes eye contact with a Natu, the Pokémon will unfailingly stare back intently at him or her without hopping to safety, even though humans in comparison should be intimidatingly large. However, if that human moves even slightly, the Natu will suddenly hop away to safety.

In the anime, when Ash and company attend the Twinleaf Festival, they explore a tent that supposedly shrinks them down so that Pokémon are a much larger size than they are. While in this "dream", a Natu is seen continuously and Barry, Brock, Ash, and Dawn decide to follow it, which eventually leads them together.


Number: 178 Type: Psychic/Flying Evolves from: Natu Evolves into: None

Xatu (ネイティオ Neitio?, Natio in original Japanese language versions) has a colorful and elaborate plumage with two red eyes imprinted on its breast; making the Pokémon look like a Native American totem pole. In Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, male Xatu have three yellow stripes along its lower area, while female Xatu only have two. It possesses the power of precognition, rendering it able to see into the past and the future. It often remains motionless for an entire day staring at the sun while it views the past and present. It will also meditate from morning to sunset without moving. Xatu is said to be overwhelmed by the visual feedback of seeing two different time periods at once, or in terror at seeing the perils the future holds. In the game it is said that in some South American countries, Xatu is highly revered as a mystical Pokémon for its abilities.


Number: 179 Type: Electric Evolves from: None Evolves into: Flaaffy

Mareep (メリープ Merīpu?) are blue skinned sheep or lamb-like creatures which have long, striped tails with a yellow ball at the tip. Their fleece is yellow, while their bodies are a dark blue color. Their ears are a rounded cone shape and channel the electricity that they keep in their fleece.[18] Mareep are said to build up a stockpile of static electricity by rubbing the fluffy woolen fleece on their body, with that of other Mareep. The electricity is then stored in their fleece, and will shock predators on contact. The more electricity that is stored, the brighter the ball on the tip of a Mareep's tail is thought to glow. In summer, the fleece is fully shed, but would grow back within a week. Mareep also are thought to store air in the fleece, enabling it to control its body temperature whatever the weather. Its name is an anagram of ampere, in allusion to its electrical nature.

Various GamesRadar staff members theorized on its name and origin; one theorized that its name was a combination of Mary from Mary Had a Little Lamb and the animal sheep, while another felt that it could be derived from the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? due to its Electric type; however, the first noted that it is rare of Nintendo to base a Pokémon on "something western".[19]


Number: 180 Type: Electric Evolves from: Mareep Evolves into: Ampharos

Flaaffy (モココ Mokoko?) is the evolution of Mareep. Flaaffy is dark pink in color. Its fleece is white, and it grows over the top half of its body and its head. It has black stripes on its ears and its long tail, and it has small, beady eyes that look like black dots. It has a blue ball on the tip of its tail. Flaaffy usually likes to sit upright, although it can stand on two legs if necessary. Its wool quality changes as it matures so that it can generate a high amount of strong static electricity while still having a small amount of wool. Its bare, electric-resistant, parts of its hides enable it to prevent electrocution. As a result of storing too much, it develops patches even where wool won't grow.


Number: 181 Type: Electric Evolves from: Flaaffy Evolves into: None

Ampharos (デンリュウ Denryū?), known as the Light Pokémon, are powerful, bipedal creatures, after gaining the ability to stand upright full-time upon evolution from Flaaffy. Ampharos are tall yellow Pokémon that stand on their hind legs and have long necks. They have black stripes on their neck, ears and tail. They also have two round crystal-like structures; one on their heads and one on their tails. These give off huge amounts of light and electricity. Ampharos also has a single nail on its foot. Ampharos gives off so much light that it can be seen even from space.[20] People in the old days used the light of this Pokémon to send signals back and forth with others far away.[21] The tail's tip shines brightest. It acts as a beacon for lost people.[22]

Jasmine, the Olivine City gym leader in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, owns an Ampharos named Amphy that illuminates the Glitter Lighthouse in Olivine City. Amphy is initially sick and Jasmine would not allow a gym battle until it was cured. Strangely, however, Amphy is not a member of Jasmine's team in the gym battle. In the anime, Jasmine has an Ampharos that lights up the Shining Lighthouse in Olivine City. It was sick so Ash and his friends went to Cianwood Island to pick up medicine. This Ampharos was named "Sparkle" in the dub. Ampharos has since then appeared many times, its latest appearance being an Ampharos that helped in driving a train using its electricity. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Jasmine again has a Ampharos that was rescued with her from the Tin Tower by Gold and Silver.

IGN editor "Pokémon of the Day Chick" stated that Ampharos had "more cumulative requests for this thing than any other Pokemon save Mewtwo" to have an analysis of it.[23]


Number: 182 Type: Grass Evolves from: Gloom Evolves into: None

Bellossom (キレイハナ Kireihana?) is a diurnal plant Pokémon. It evolves from Gloom if exposed to a Sun Stone. Bellossom's petals can rotate, and they usually do when it is absorbing sunlight. The color of their leaves vary from a sickly brown and gray to a fluorescent yellow and red, depending on how much sunlight it has absorbed in the past few hours. When its petals are moving, either due to rotating or dancing, they rub together to make relaxing, bell-like sounds. The petals on its head also create a sweet scent.

It is also noted that a Bellossom will be even more beautiful if it was an especially rancid Gloom. The worse it smells as a Gloom, the prettier its petals will be as a Bellossom. Although naturally a peaceful and friendly Pokémon, it can be very territorial and violent fights can break out if there is an intruder or a challenger. It will fiendishly spread pollens and toxins from its flowers. Despite this, it is very social in areas outside of its self-determined territory, and the most common time to find a group of Bellossom together is when they all meet in one location to dance. It is said that these dances summon the sun.

A group of Bellossom danced in one of the opening shorts in Pokémon: the Movie 2000.

Bellossom makes an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When released from a Pokéball, it uses Sleep Powder, putting nearby opponents to sleep.

Its Japanese name, "Kireihana", translates to "Beautiful" (kirei) and "Flower" (hana).


Number: 183 Type: Water Evolves from: Azurill Evolves into: Azumarill

Marill (マリル Mariru?, Maril in original Japanese language versions), known as the Aqua Mouse Pokémon, is a small blue mammalian Pokémon. It has a nearly spherical shape with a white underside (belly) and round ears. It also possesses a wiry black tail with a blue "bubble" on the end which contains oil that allows it to float.[24] It has water-repellent fur that allows it ease of swimming and reduces friction with the water.[25][26] This Pokémon is normally found in and around fresh water. Marill's diet mainly includes plants that grow near or in rivers, including river weeds.[27]

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the opposite player character owns a Marill, and it is seen during multiple cut-scenes. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Marill appears as a summon and when released from a Poké Ball, will immediately start running in the direction the ball was thrown. Any opponents in the way will be juggled with its Tackle attack. In the anime, Marill first appeared in Pikachu's Vacation. It was causing trouble for Pikachu and co. along with a Raichu, Snubbull, and Cubone. Tracey, the Pokémon Observer from the Orange Islands, has a Marill which he uses on multiple occasions, often relying on the Marill's hearing to locate Pokémon to sketch. Marill has had many other appearances, with the most notable being as Lyra's main Pokémon.

Because of its resemblance to Pikachu and early-unveiling without a stated name, the character was initially referred to as "Pikablu" by fans and the media.[28] This led to speculation amongst fans after its appearance in Pokémon: The First Movie that it was an evolved form of Pikachu that would appear in Pokémon Yellow, until debunked by IGN.[29] GameSpot editor Frank Provo described Marill as "cute".[30]


Number: 184 Type: Water Evolves from: Marill Evolves into: None

Azumarill (マリルリ Mariruri?, Marilli in original Japanese language versions) is the evolved form of Marill. Azumarill resembles a blue, bipedal rabbit with a large, ellipsoid body, long blue ears with red insides, and a blue ball on the end of its thin, elastic black tail. The white bubble-like pattern on its lower stomach helps it to camouflage itself from potential predators when it is in the water.

Azumarill's long ears act as sensors to identify sounds even in fast running rivers. Otherwise, when alone, Azumarill plays in water as a natural pastime, though it must roll up its elongated ears to prevent the sensitive sensory materials inside them from getting wet. The ball at the end of its tail can act as a sensor and guide it while under water. It can make thick, liquid balloons out of thin air with the saliva-water stored in its body. If it spots a drowning Pokémon in any body of water, it fashions such air balloons and jumps in to give the troubled Pokémon air balloons to help it breathe.

In the Pokémon anime, Paul owned an Azumarill which he used in a gym battle against Roark. Although it knew powerful Water attacks like Hydro Pump, it lost to Roark's Geodude, which prompted Paul to give it to a Pokémon trainer passing by, being disappointed by its strength.

In Magical Pokémon Journey a Azumarill is a ninja teacher of a girl Apricot and Azumrill`s daughter Marimaru.


Number: 185 Type: Rock Evolves from: Bonsly Evolves into: None


Number: 186 Type: Water Evolves from: Poliwhirl Evolves into: None

Politoed (ニョロトノ Nyorotono?), a frog Pokémon, is an alternate evolution of Poliwhirl that is obtained by trading it to another player with a King's Rock. Politoed has green skin which turns yellow at its paws, lower jaw and belly. Its belly is adorned with a green spiral mark, similar to its pre-evolutionary forms. On top of its head grows a long blue hair that is curled in a manner similar to the spiral. Politoed dominates over its related species. When Poliwags and Poliwhirls hear its cry, they come running to its side from far and wide. Its status is displayed in the form of its single blue curly hair, which is an object of reverence among its "subjects." The longer and more curled the hair, the better respected the Politoed who supports it. Politoed hunts prey with its long tongue, in similar manner to an actual frog.

In the anime, Politoed is one of the Pokémon used by Misty. She obtained it when her Poliwhirl was withdrawn in its Poké Ball while holding the King's Rock Ash had previously won as a Pokémon sumo tournament prize. Misty's Politoed is strong and cheerful. It is frequently seen joyfully dancing around.


Number: 187 Type: Grass/Flying Evolves from: None Evolves into: Skiploom

Hoppip (ハネッコ Hanekko?, Hanecco in original Japanese language versions) are small, spherical creatures, with long leaves protruding from their head, it is also pinkish in color. They have small, gripping feet and ears disproportionate to their body, used to listen for winds.[18] Hoppip have extremely petite and almost weightless bodies, and are susceptible to strong winds due to this. When a Hoppip feels a gale approaching, it will lock the leaves on its head with the leaves of other Hoppip, in an attempt to avoid being blown away. If a Hoppip is by itself when in heavy winds, it may grip the ground with its feet to prevent this. Despite the dangers Hoppip face in strong winds, they enjoy gentle breezes and can float in the calmest of winds, which can carry them across vast distances.

Hoppip makes a cameo appearance in the Pokémon Stadium 2 stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.


Number: 188 Type: Grass/Flying Evolves from: Hoppip Evolves into: Jumpluff

Skiploom (ポポッコ Popokko?, Popocco in original Japanese language versions) is the evolution of Hoppip. Skiploom is somewhat similar to its previous form, albeit larger, and green. It has long dog-like ears, rather than the Cat-like ones of Hoppip. The leaves have turned into a large yellow flower. The flower on its head blossoms at 64 degrees Fahrenheit. As the temperature increases, the flower gradually opens further. This allows Skiploom to be used as a thermometer. It is capable of floating in the air, a skill it uses to get closer to the sun in order to better absorb the sunlight. When the sunlight is strong, its ability, Chlorophyll, increases its speed. When it rains, the flower instantly closes and Skiploom hides under a tree to avoid getting wet.


Number: 189 Type: Grass/Flying Evolves from: Skiploom Evolves into: None

Jumpluff (ワタッコ Watakko?, Watacco in original Japanese language versions) is the final form of the Hoppip evolutionary line. Its body is a blue circle with three cotton balls around and has two small red eyes. They are a migratory species Pokémon. They take advantage of their light weight and fluffy, buoyant cotton balls to take to the skies. They are very adept at catching the warm southern winds and navigating their way to any location in the world, typically overseas and until they encounter a cold air current, whereupon they will begin landing. While floating, Jumpluff release spores that propagate its offspring around the world. This method of reproduction is reminiscent of dandelions.

It is also a character in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team. It asks Team Shiftry to recover its stuck friend.


Number: 190 Type: Normal Evolves from: None Evolves into: Ambipom

Aipom (エイパム Eipamu?, Eipam in original Japanese language versions) resembles a purple squirrel monkey with its face forever frozen in a maniacal grin similar to that of the cymbal banging monkey toy that can be described as rictus and a blank stare from its round eyes. On its thin tail is a three fingered hand-like appendage that is very dexterous. It provides both propulsion and balance while Aipom leaps from tree to tree. Aipom is not aggressive by nature and will attempt to tire its natural opponents through dexterous dodging of the opponent’s attacks in hope that the enemy will be discouraged and leave. Otherwise, if the enemy is persistent, the Aipom will try to retreat, but if it is unable to, it will attack by diving at its opponent from the trees. It also appears to be based on an exaggeration of a prehensile tail, that some species of monkey, such as the Spider Monkey, exhibit.

In the anime, an Aipom steals Ash's hat, and follows his group around until Ash battles and captures it. Ash's Aipom is quite attached to him, getting incredibly jealous when it sees Pikachu on Ash's shoulder . Aipom has the distinction of being the only Pokémon aside from Pikachu that Ash brought with him to Sinnoh, although inadvertently. Aipom seems to enjoy contests, and Dawn believes it prefers contests over battles. In "Throwing the Track Switch!", Ash trades Aipom for Dawn's Buizel because both Pokémon seemed more interested in the other trainer's training. In "Journey to the Unknown", Dawn's Aipom evolves into Ambipom.

IGN editor "Pokémon of the Day Chick" was bewildered by its appearance, describing it as a "freakin' purple monkey with a hand coming out of his butt".[31] GamesRadar ranked Aipom along with Croagunk fifth on their list of "Five unintentionally scary Pokémon," noting that their permanent large smiles are unwavering and scary.[32]


Number: 191 Type: Grass Evolves from: None Evolves into: Sunflora

Sunkern (ヒマナッツ Himanattsu?, Himanuts in original Japanese language versions) are small,seed like. yellow-and-brown creatures with green leaves protruding from their heads. Sunkern's entire life is centered around its evolution into a Sunflora. It moves as little as possible, trying to preserve the energy and nutrients it requires for the evolution process. According to the Pokédex, Sunkern's diet is said only to be morning dew, which collects under the leaves of plants beneath it. It suddenly falls out of the sky in the morning. A year after a cold summer, their population explodes.[33] The natural enemy of a Sunkern is Spearow as their only form of protection is shaking their leafy heads.


Number: 192 Type: Grass Evolves from: Sunkern Evolves into: None

Sunflora (キマワリ Kimawari?) is the evolved form of Sunkern. Sunflora is a diurnal sunflower Pokémon; unlike its unevolved form Sunkern, it is wholly inactive at night. However, it is very active and playful during the day when the sun is bright. Like Bellossom, it evolves using a Sun Stone. Sunflora prefer hot climates; their foliage becomes more colorful and elaborate as the temperature rises. Sunflora unfurl their petals and absorb sunlight for energy. It is possible for a Sunflora to absorb too much sunlight, though. When this happens, its head and petals become engorged and very heavy, which is dangerous for a Sunflora, since it can wilt and possibly get sick. At night, the petals are furled, covering Sunflora's face. A Sunflora is constantly soaking up sunlight and moving around in a blissful fashion. In preparation for winter, Sunflora will migrate to warmer and sunnier areas, so as not to lose the vital source of their energy. Sunflora like to live in flower patches. They do their best to stay hidden among the other flowers, but usually they are very noticeable.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Time and Darkness, Sunflora is portrayed as a happy and intelligent female character. She volunteers to join Chimchar and Piplup on the way to the cavern.

GamesRadar described Sunflora as a flower with a grin drawn on with magic marker, they also compared it to the TV show The Magic Garden which featured a giggling flower patch.[34] They also named it on their list of fugly Pokémon, noting that it is completely uninspired and appears that someone has just thrown a smiley face on a sunflower.[35]

A GamesRadar editor noted that he only picked Sunflora because he felt obligated to have a Grass type, but felt that he would not use it in his party again. He added that it "looked stupid". Another GamesRadar editor felt that its eyes looked weird and that she would have gone without a Grass type instead.[36]


Number: 193 Type: Bug/Flying Evolves from: None Evolves into: Yanmega

Yanma (ヤンヤンマ Yanyanma?) physically resembles a dragonfly. It has a large green head on a long red thorax, six legs and two pairs of wings. Its head has a pair of segmented eyes and two red spikes on top. Yanma has extremely well developed wing muscles; in fact, they can generate enough force to break glass by means of the resulting shockwave. Frightened Yanma have been recorded as breaking the sound barrier. Yanma is aided when hunting by its prodigious flying ability; it navigates so perfectly that it can abruptly change direction in mid-flight without slowing down. Its eyes can see 360 degrees without moving its head. It won't miss its prey, even if the prey is behind it.[37] In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl series, it is granted an evolve form, Yanmega.


Number: 194 Type: Water/Ground Evolves from: None Evolves into: Quagsire

Wooper (ウパー Upā?) are similar to Axolotl. They are light teal-colored Pokémon with round feet, no arms, and a long, white-tipped tail. Their simplistic face consists of mainly of a large mouth, primarily wide open. They have purplish barbed gills on the sides of their head. Three purple, though sometimes shaded blue or pink, crescent shaped gills are on its stomach. Wooper will usually live in cold water: however, they occasionally come out onto land in search of food. When doing so, they coat their bodies with slimy, poisonous film. Touching the slime with bare hands will cause a shooting pain. When the temperature cools in the evening, Wooper emerge from water to seek food along the shore.[38] Male Wooper have two barbs on their head gills, while female Wooper have one barb. Males also have larger crescent gills.


Number: 195 Type: Water/Ground Evolves from: Wooper Evolves into: None

Quagsire (ヌオー Nuō?) has an appearance and habitat similar to that of a giant salamander.[39] Quagsire live a carefree life in muddy ponds and rivers. It is rather clumsy and in the games has a high defense rating. It acts oblivious to its environment, accidentally bumping its head on the hulls of boats and bottoms of whatever body of water it swims in as it swims, but seeming not to care. Quagsire always bear an absent-looking facial expression. This is likely due to Quagsire's easy-going nature. It hunts by staying still in the water with its mouth open, waiting for small prey to swim into its mouth. It doesn't move, and therefore, doesn't get hungry. It is not uncommon that a fishermen's hook will get caught in the gaping mouth of a feeding Quagsire. Trying to eat what it has caught, the Quagsire would try to swallow, and end up pulling the fishermen off his boat and into the water. Male Quagsire have larger fins on their backs. They wait at the bottom of lakes waiting for prey to wander into its mouth. It also loves eating Cheri Berries.

GamesRadar noted Quagsire as a disappointing Pokémon. They explained that while Wooper was cute, featuring potential due to its combination of Water and Ground types. However, when it grows into Quagsire, its appearance becomes something resembling the “Godzilla's illegitimate child with the Pillsbury Dough Boy”. They add that it is inferior to Swampert in both gameplay and being intimidating.[40]


Number: 196 Type: Psychic Evolves from: Eevee Evolves into: None


Number: 197 Type: Dark Evolves from: Eevee Evolves into: None


Number: 198 Type: Dark/Flying Evolves from: None Evolves into: Honchkrow

Murkrow (ヤミカラス Yamikarasu?) is a small black carrion crow with red eyes. The top of its head is styled as a witch's hat and its tail bristles out like a broomstick. Its name is a portmanteau of the English words murk and crow. Murkrow is rather unpopular in the Pokémon world. Its dismal appearance and nocturnal nature have long caused it to be considered an omen of ill fortune to all who see it. If a Murkrow finds itself wounded, it fights back by leading its pursuer to dark mountain trails in an attempt to get him hopelessly lost in the darkness.

Murkrow is also attracted to bright, shiny objects, which it collects to stash in its nest. This, of course, leads to many arguments between Murkrow and Meowth, who both share a common love of stashing things - and taking from each other. It does not hesitate to steal such objects if necessary and has even been known to attempt to snatch rings off women's fingers.

With the addition of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, it is revealed that some Murkrow are servants to its evolved form, Honchkrow, who spends all of its time preening and ordering the Murkrow around. Also with Diamond and Pearl's release, Murkrow, like many other Pokémon, have gender differences. In this case, Males have a taller "hat" - technically, the crest that resembles a three-pointed witch hat - than females would. Murkrow can only be found wild in the Pokémon Diamond Version in Eterna Forest and in pokemon black/white in the abuntant shrine, while Misdreavus can only be found in Pokémon Pearl at the same location.

IGN editor "Pokémon of the Day Chick" called it "useless and forgettable".[41]


Number: 199 Type: Water/Psychic Evolves from: Slowpoke Evolves into: None

Slowking (ヤドキング Yadokingu?, Yadoking in original Japanese language versions) is one of the two different species Slowpoke can evolve into, Slowbro being the other. Slowking's appearance is essentially identical to that of Slowpoke, with a few additions: it stands upright, it sports a red-and-white ruff around its neck and it has a bone-like structure on top of its head that is a cross between a helmet and a crown. This is actually a different form of Shellder, similar to the one biting Slowbro's tail. When Slowking is viewed from behind, the eyes of the Shellder can be seen. The Shellder biting Slowking's head injects toxins inside its brain every time Slowking yawns. The poisons interact with Slowking's neural tissue to unlock mental faculties hitherto untapped, making Slowking considerably smarter and more alert than the sluggish Slowpoke or Slowbro. This makes it stand out among the aforementioned species, which recognize it as a leader of sorts.

The anime adds a ritualistic test to select the leader of the Slowpoke and Slowbro. A group of Slowpoke gather in a Shellder-infested lake, at the middle of which lake a King's Rock. The Slowpoke that manages to dodge the Shellder and avoid evolving into Slowbro make it to the King's Rock and places it on its head, whereupon a Shellder clamps on the rock, triggering Slowpoke's evolution into Slowking.

Some Slowking have shown themselves capable of learning human speech, as seen in the movie Pokémon 2000 in which one helps Ash restore order to the world by getting three spheres protected by Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres.

Slowking is voiced by Nathan Price.


Number: 200 Type: Ghost Evolves from: None Evolves into: Mismagius

Misdreavus (ムウマ Mūma?) is a moderately-sized, corporeal apparition that somewhat resembles the disembodied head of a human female. It lacks a nose, has thick, flowing “hair”, and large, yellow eyes with red irises. It appears to wear a necklace of red pearls. Misdreavus lives deep in dark caves. It projects frightening screeching and wailing noises, as well as creepy, sobbing cries, at enemy Pokémon it encounters in the caves, so as to build up a level of fright strong enough so that the Pokémon will flee. Misdreavus’ pearl necklace apparently serves as its means for feeding by absorbing the fearful feelings of targets for nutrition.[42] In the event that a human, trepid or otherwise, enters a cave area inhabited by a Misdreavus, the Pokémon will attempt to drive him or her out by biting and pulling at the intruding human’s hair, which is used for defense.

Misdreavus can only be found wild in the Pokémon Pearl Version in Eterna Forest, while Murkrow can only be found in Pokémon Diamond at the same location. In addition, those games first introduced the evolved forms of both Pokémon, achievable only through usage of a Dusk Stone. It can also be selected as a partner Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In the anime, Zoey owns a Misdreavus.

GamesRadar called Misdreavus "one of the cutest Ghost-types".[43]


Number: 201 Type: Psychic Does not evolve


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