From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
This is a list of Pokémon by the anime episode they debuted in. Please note that Bulbapedia considers the movies, Pikachu shorts, and side stories to be separate from the main anime, regardless of their canonicity, and therefore Pokémon like Arceus and Zoroark, which have not yet appeared in an episode, do not have an episode listed. Similarly, with the exception of Porygon2, appearances in eyecatches, opening themes, ending themes, and other parts of the anime are not included.
List of Pokémon by anime debut
- As of the latest Japanese episode, with the exception of Porygon2 and Porygon-Z, the only pre-Generation V Pokémon which have not been seen in an episode yet are Jirachi, Manaphy, and Arceus.
- However, these three Pokémon have had a starring role in a movie.
- The reasoning for Porygon2 and Porygon-Z not appearing in an episode of the anime is because of the Pokémon shock incident.