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* All baby Pokémon, excluding those which evolve by level-up alone, are able to evolve at a minimum of level 2, as the requirements for their evolution can be met without them having to level up more than once.
 
* All baby Pokémon, excluding those which evolve by level-up alone, are able to evolve at a minimum of level 2, as the requirements for their evolution can be met without them having to level up more than once.
*Of those that are able to do this and evolve a second time, only one (The Chancey line) must level to 3.
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**Of those that are able to do this and evolve a second time, only one (The Chancey line) must level to 3.
 
* Out of eighteen baby Pokémon, there are currently seven baby Pokémon which will evolve into Pokémon belonging to the {{egg3|Fairy}} and six others that will evolve into Pokémon that belong to the {{egg3|Humanshape}}.
 
* Out of eighteen baby Pokémon, there are currently seven baby Pokémon which will evolve into Pokémon belonging to the {{egg3|Fairy}} and six others that will evolve into Pokémon that belong to the {{egg3|Humanshape}}.
 
* Of all post-Generation II baby Pokémon, only Azurill and Munchlax evolve by happiness alone (not requiring a certain time of day). These two baby Pokémon are owned by two of Ash's previous traveling companions, [[Misty]] and {{an|May}}.
 
* Of all post-Generation II baby Pokémon, only Azurill and Munchlax evolve by happiness alone (not requiring a certain time of day). These two baby Pokémon are owned by two of Ash's previous traveling companions, [[Misty]] and {{an|May}}.

Revision as of 21:16, 2 January 2010

Baby Pokémon are the lowest stage of Pokémon evolution. The concept was introduced in Generation II, along with breeding, which is typically the only way to obtain them.

The majority of baby Pokémon were introduced after their first-stage evolutions, with the exceptions of Togepi and Riolu. To achieve evolution, the majority of baby Pokémon require maximized happiness. Others will evolve by level up, but as the generations passed more complex methods of evolution were introduced.

In the video game series, the only way to obtain most baby Pokémon is through breeding. On occasion, non-player characters will give the player an egg containing a baby Pokémon, and this Pokémon typically cannot be obtained in any other method, except for breeding. Generation III introduced the first baby Pokémon able to be caught in the wild: Wynaut on Mirage Island. In Generation IV, many other baby Pokémon were also available, relatively easily, in the wild. Players may still find it preferable to breed though, for the benefit of egg moves (as many baby Pokémon have very limited movepools).

Baby Pokémon all have one thing in common: they are unable to breed unless they evolve into one of their higher forms, and are all in the No eggs egg group. This is presumably due to their infantile state.

From Generation III onwards, most new baby Pokémon can only be obtained by making the parent in their evolutionary line hold a specific Incense before breeding, explaining why they were unavailable in previous generations.

About half of all baby Pokémon are part of a three-stage evolutionary line, that is, they evolve again after evolving from their Baby form. Only one of these, however, is achieved by level up, with most of the others requiring use of an evolutionary stone or held item to evolve a second time.

Baby Pokémon were eventually introduced in the Trading Card Game as well.

List of baby Pokémon

Baby form Evolution trigger Basic form Evolution trigger Evolved form
172.png
Pichu
 Electric 
Breed 025.png
Pikachu
 Electric 
Use →
File:ThunderstoneSprite.png
Thunderstone
026.png
Raichu
 Electric 
Happiness
173.png
Cleffa
 Normal 
Breed 035.png
Clefairy
 Normal 
Use →
File:MoonStoneSprite.png
Moon Stone
036.png
Clefable
 Normal 
Happiness
174.png
Igglybuff
 Normal 
Breed 039.png
Jigglypuff
 Normal 
Use →
File:MoonStoneSprite.png
Moon Stone
040.png
Wigglytuff
 Normal 
Happiness
175.png
Togepi
 Normal 
Breed 176.png
Togetic
 Normal  Flying 
Use →
File:ShinyStoneSprite.png
Shiny Stone
468.png
Togekiss
 Normal  Flying 
Happiness
236.png
Tyrogue
 Fighting 
Breed 106.png
Hitmonlee
 Fighting 
Hitmonlee doesn't evolve.
Level 20 →
if Attack > Defense
Breed 107.png
Hitmonchan
 Fighting 
Hitmonchan doesn't evolve.
Level 20 →
if Attack < Defense
Breed 237.png
Hitmontop
 Fighting 
Hitmontop doesn't evolve.
Level 20 →
if Attack = Defense
238.png
Smoochum
 Psychic  Ice 
Breed 124.png
Jynx
 Psychic  Ice 
Jynx doesn't evolve.
Level 30 →
239.png
Elekid
 Electric 
Breed 125.png
Electabuzz
 Electric 
Trade
while holding
File:ElectroBooster.png
Electirizer
466.png
Electivire
 Electric 
Level 30 →
240.png
Magby
 Fire 
Breed 126.png
Magmar
 Fire 
Trade
while holding
File:MagmaBooster.png
Magmarizer
467.png
Magmortar
 Fire 
Level 30 →
298.png
Azurill
 Normal 
Breed
while holding
File:SeaIncenseSprite.png
Sea Incense
183.png
Marill
 Water 
Level 18 → 184.png
Azumarill
 Water 
Happiness
360.png
Wynaut
 Psychic 
Breed
while holding
File:LaxIncenseSprite.png
Lax Incense
202.png
Wobbuffet
 Psychic 
Wobbuffet doesn't evolve.
Level 15 →
406.png
Budew
 Grass  Poison 
Breed
while holding
File:FlowerIncenseSprite.png
Rose Incense
315.png
Roselia
 Grass  Poison 
Use →
File:ShinyStoneSprite.png
Shiny Stone
407.png
Roserade
 Grass  Poison 
Happiness
during the day
433.png
Chingling
 Psychic 
Breed
while holding
File:ClearIncenseSprite.png
Pure Incense
358.png
Chimecho
 Psychic 
Chimecho doesn't evolve.
Happiness
during the night
438.png
Bonsly
 Rock 
Breed
while holding
File:RockIncenseSprite.png
Rock Incense
185.png
Sudowoodo
 Rock 
Sudowoodo doesn't evolve.
Level up →
while knowing Mimic
439.png
Mime Jr.
 Psychic 
Breed
while holding
File:EerieIncenseSprite.png
Odd Incense
122.png
Mr. Mime
 Psychic 
Mr. Mime doesn't evolve.
Level up →
while knowing Mimic
440.png
Happiny
 Normal 
Breed
while holding
File:LuckyIncenseSprite.png
Luck Incense
113.png
Chansey
 Normal 
Happiness 242.png
Blissey
 Normal 
Level up →
while holding
File:OvalStoneSprite.png
Oval Stone
446.png
Munchlax
 Normal 
Breed
while holding
File:FullStomachIncenseSprite.png
Full Incense
143.png
Snorlax
 Normal 
Snorlax doesn't evolve.
Happiness
447.png
Riolu
 Fighting 
Breed 448.png
Lucario
 Fighting  Steel 
Lucario doesn't evolve.
Happiness
during the day
458.png
Mantyke
 Water  Flying 
Breed
while holding
File:SmallWaveIncenseSprite.png
Wave Incense
226.png
Mantine
 Water  Flying 
Mantine doesn't evolve.
Level up →
with
223
Remoraid in party

Trivia

  • All baby Pokémon, excluding those which evolve by level-up alone, are able to evolve at a minimum of level 2, as the requirements for their evolution can be met without them having to level up more than once.
    • Of those that are able to do this and evolve a second time, only one (The Chancey line) must level to 3.
  • Out of eighteen baby Pokémon, there are currently seven baby Pokémon which will evolve into Pokémon belonging to the Fairy Egg Group and six others that will evolve into Pokémon that belong to the Humanshape Egg Group.
  • Of all post-Generation II baby Pokémon, only Azurill and Munchlax evolve by happiness alone (not requiring a certain time of day). These two baby Pokémon are owned by two of Ash's previous traveling companions, Misty and May.
  • All baby Pokémon that were introduced in Generation II that evolve by happiness can evolve further using evolutionary stones.

See also