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Version-exclusive Pokémon

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Version-exclusive Pokémon are Pokémon that are only found in one or two games in a single generation, to encourage trading between multiple players. For instance, in the original Pokémon Red, Bellsprout was absent but appeared in Pokémon Green (Pokémon Blue outside Japan). Version-exclusive Pokémon usually complement each other in design, type, as well as location of appearance in the wild.

It is typical for several evolutionary families of Pokémon to be version exclusives in the first two games of a generation, and then, in the third version, some version-exclusives from the first two games will be obtainable, while others are not, and in the third version, some Pokémon will be unobtainable that were obtainable in both of the first two games. For example, the Weedle and Koffing families were obtainable in both Pokémon Red and Blue, but unobtainable in Pokémon Yellow.

Below is a list of Pokémon exclusive to games. This list does not take note of Pokémon exclusive between Generation III Kanto and Hoenn games, simply because there are too many Pokémon that are native to each individual region to list; a better indicator of those Pokémon which are missing from each region would be the Kanto Pokédex and Hoenn Pokédex. However, even this does not take Generation II Pokémon into account, since the vast majority thereof is only listed in the National Pokédex of those games. Furthermore, a list of Pokémon missing from the Generation III GameCube games, Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD, is far too long to be included in this context.

Take note that the Pokémon listed below are from that particular game, and will need to be traded from a game within the same generation that does not list them. Therefore, Pokémon obtainable in Generation II by trading with Generation I, Pokémon obtainable in Generation IV by utilizing GBA games, legendary Pokémon and starter Pokémon and Pokémon obtained from attending promotional events, are all excluded from the following list.

It is of relevant note that in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, most of the version exclusives of the Generation III games can be caught in the wild by inserting one of the GBA games into the DS. In Pokémon XD, the seven Emerald-absent Pokémon are all obtainable, thus eliminating the need in trading with either Pokémon Ruby or Pokémon Sapphire.

Generation I

Please note that the Japanese Blue Version does not have the same Pokémon distribution as the English Blue Version. The English Blue's Pokémon distribution is in fact the same as that of the Japanese Green. Listed below under the "Blue" header is the Japanese Blue.

Pokémon Games
013 013 Weedle R G B Y
014 014 Kakuna R G B Y
015 015 Beedrill R G B Y
023 023 Ekans R G B Y
024 024 Arbok R G B Y
026 026 Raichu R G B Y
027 027 Sandshrew R G B Y
028 028 Sandslash R G B Y
037 037 Vulpix R G B Y
038 038 Ninetales R G B Y
043 043 Oddish R G B Y
044 044 Gloom R G B Y
045 045 Vileplume R G B Y
052 052 Meowth R G B Y
053 053 Persian R G B Y
056 056 Mankey R G B Y
057 057 Primeape R G B Y
058 058 Growlithe R G B Y
059 059 Arcanine R G B Y
069 069 Bellsprout R G B Y
070 070 Weepinbell R G B Y
071 071 Victreebel R G B Y
109 109 Koffing R G B Y
110 110 Weezing R G B Y
123 123 Scyther R G B Y
124 124 Jynx R G B Y
125 125 Electabuzz R G B Y
126 126 Magmar R G B Y
127 127 Pinsir R G B Y
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in the specified game while white background means that it cannot.

Generation II

Please note that Phanpy, Donphan, Teddiursa, and Ursaring are available in the opposite paired version in Japan that they are internationally, with the first two in the Japanese Gold and the latter two in the Japanese Silver. However, this change does not occur in HeartGold and SoulSilver's international release.

Pokémon Games
037 037 Vulpix G S C
038 038 Ninetales G S C
052 052 Meowth G S C
053 053 Persian G S C
056 056 Mankey G S C
057 057 Primeape G S C
058 058 Growlithe G S C
059 059 Arcanine G S C
165 165 Ledyba G S C
166 166 Ledian G S C
167 167 Spinarak G S C
168 168 Ariados G S C
179 179 Mareep G S C
180 180 Flaaffy G S C
181 181 Ampharos G S C
203 203 Girafarig G S C
207 207 Gligar G S C
216 216 Teddiursa G S C
217 217 Ursaring G S C
223 223 Remoraid G S C
224 224 Octillery G S C
225 225 Delibird G S C
226 226 Mantine G S C
227 227 Skarmory G S C
231 231 Phanpy G S C
232 232 Donphan G S C
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in the specified game while white background means that it cannot.

Generation III

Hoenn

Pokémon Games
270 270 Lotad R S E
271 271 Lombre R S E
272 272 Ludicolo R S E
273 273 Seedot R S E
274 274 Nuzleaf R S E
275 275 Shiftry R S E
283 283 Surskit R S E
284 284 Masquerain R S E
302 302 Sableye R S E
303 303 Mawile R S E
307 307 Meditite R S E
308 308 Medicham R S E
315 315 Roselia R S E
335 335 Zangoose R S E
336 336 Seviper R S E
337 337 Lunatone R S E
338 338 Solrock R S E
382 382 Kyogre R S E
383 383 Groudon R S E
386 386 Deoxys
Normal Forme
R S E
386 386S Deoxys
Speed Forme
R S E
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in the specified game while white background means that it cannot.

Emerald (National Pokédex)

The following are only found in Pokémon Emerald, once the National Pokédex is obtained:

Pokémon Games
052 052 Meowth R S E
053 053 Persian R S E
132 132 Ditto R S E
163 163 Hoothoot R S E
164 164 Noctowl R S E
165 165 Ledyba R S E
166 166 Ledian R S E
167 167 Spinarak R S E
168 168 Ariados R S E
179 179 Mareep R S E
180 180 Flaaffy R S E
181 181 Ampharos R S E
185 185 Sudowoodo R S E
190 190 Aipom R S E
191 191 Sunkern R S E
192 192 Sunflora R S E
194 194 Wooper R S E
195 195 Quagsire R S E
204 204 Pineco R S E
205 205 Forretress R S E
207 207 Gligar R S E
209 209 Snubbull R S E
210 210 Granbull R S E
213 213 Shuckle R S E
216 216 Teddiursa R S E
217 217 Ursaring R S E
223 223 Remoraid R S E
224 224 Octillery R S E
228 228 Houndour R S E
229 229 Houndoom R S E
234 234 Stantler R S E
235 235 Smeargle R S E
241 241 Miltank R S E
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in the specified game while white background means that it cannot.

Kanto

Pokémon Games
023 023 Ekans FR LG
024 024 Arbok FR LG
027 027 Sandshrew FR LG
028 028 Sandslash FR LG
037 037 Vulpix FR LG
038 038 Ninetales FR LG
043 043 Oddish FR LG
044 044 Gloom FR LG
045 045 Vileplume FR LG
054 054 Psyduck FR LG
055 055 Golduck FR LG
058 058 Growlithe FR LG
059 059 Arcanine FR LG
069 069 Bellsprout FR LG
070 070 Weepinbell FR LG
071 071 Victreebel FR LG
079 079 Slowpoke FR LG
080 080 Slowbro FR LG
090 090 Shellder FR LG
091 091 Cloyster FR LG
120 120 Staryu FR LG
121 121 Starmie FR LG
123 123 Scyther FR LG
125 125 Electabuzz FR LG
126 126 Magmar FR LG
127 127 Pinsir FR LG
182 182 Bellossom FR LG
183 183 Marill FR LG
184 184 Azumarill FR LG
194 194 Wooper FR LG
195 195 Quagsire FR LG
198 198 Murkrow FR LG
199 199 Slowking FR LG
200 200 Misdreavus FR LG
211 211 Qwilfish FR LG
212 212 Scizor FR LG
215 215 Sneasel FR LG
223 223 Remoraid FR LG
224 224 Octillery FR LG
225 225 Delibird FR LG
226 226 Mantine FR LG
227 227 Skarmory FR LG
239 239 Elekid FR LG
240 240 Magby FR LG
298 298 Azurill FR LG
386 386A Deoxys
Attack Forme
FR LG
386 386D Deoxys
Defense Forme
FR LG
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in the specified game while white background means that it cannot.

Orre

This only includes Pokémon normally unobtainable in the handheld versions:

Pokémon Games
196 196 Espeon Colo XD
197 197 Umbreon Colo XD
249 249 Lugia Colo XD
249 249 Shadow Lugia Colo XD
250 250 Ho-Oh Colo XD
251 251 Celebi Colo XD
438 438 Bonsly Colo XD
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in the specified game while white background means that it cannot.

  • While Espeon and Umbreon are most easily obtainable in the Gamecube games, they are also obtainable in the handheld games by trading an Eevee from FireRed & LeafGreen into Ruby, Sapphire or Emerald, and evolving them from there. This is due to the presence of an in-game clock in those games.
  • While Ho-Oh and Lugia are only obtainable in Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness respectively, they can also be obtained at Navel Rock in Emerald, FireRed & LeafGreen, through a Nintendo event.
  • Celebi is only obtainable in Colosseum with the use of the Japanese bonus disc.
  • While Bonsly is not legally obtainable in XD, it is fully programmed in the game, and is essentially the 387th Pokémon. Both it and Shadow Lugia can be considered to be literal version-exclusives.

Generation IV

Sinnoh

Pokémon Games
079 079 Slowpoke D P Pt
080 080 Slowbro D P Pt
086 086 Seel D P Pt
087 087 Dewgong D P Pt
114 114 Tangela D P Pt
123 123 Scyther D P Pt
127 127 Pinsir D P Pt
144 144 Articuno D P Pt
145 145 Zapdos D P Pt
146 146 Moltres D P Pt
198 198 Murkrow D P Pt
199 199 Slowking D P Pt
200 200 Misdreavus D P Pt
212 212 Scizor D P Pt
228 228 Houndour D P Pt
229 229 Houndoom D P Pt
234 234 Stantler D P Pt
246 246 Larvitar D P Pt
247 247 Pupitar D P Pt
248 248 Tyranitar D P Pt
261 261 Poochyena D P Pt
262 262 Mightyena D P Pt
304 304 Aron D P Pt
305 305 Lairon D P Pt
306 306 Aggron D P Pt
328 328 Trapinch D P Pt
329 329 Vibrava D P Pt
330 330 Flygon D P Pt
352 352 Kecleon D P Pt
357 357 Tropius D P Pt
363 363 Spheal D P Pt
364 364 Sealeo D P Pt
365 365 Walrein D P Pt
366 366 Clamperl D P Pt
367 367 Huntail D P Pt
368 368 Gorebyss D P Pt
371 371 Bagon D P Pt
372 372 Shelgon D P Pt
373 373 Salamence D P Pt
377 377 Regirock D P Pt
378 378 Regice D P Pt
379 379 Registeel D P Pt
408 408 Cranidos D P Pt
409 409 Rampardos D P Pt
410 410 Shieldon D P Pt
411 411 Bastiodon D P Pt
429 429 Mismagius D P Pt
430 430 Honchkrow D P Pt
431 431 Glameow D P Pt
432 432 Purugly D P Pt
434 434 Stunky D P Pt
435 435 Skuntank D P Pt
465 465 Tangrowth D P Pt
479 479O Heat
Rotom
D P Pt
479 479W Wash
Rotom
D P Pt
479 479R Frost
Rotom
D P Pt
479 479F Fan
Rotom
D P Pt
479 479L Mow
Rotom
D P Pt
483 483 Dialga D P Pt
484 484 Palkia D P Pt
487 487O Giratina
Origin Forme
D P Pt
492 492S Shaymin
Sky Forme
D P Pt
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in the specified game while white background means that it cannot.

Johto

Pokémon Games
037 037 Vulpix HG SS
038 038 Ninetales HG SS
052 052 Meowth HG SS
053 053 Persian HG SS
056 056 Mankey HG SS
057 057 Primeape HG SS
058 058 Growlithe HG SS
059 059 Arcanine HG SS
138 138 Omanyte HG SS
139 139 Omastar HG SS
140 140 Kabuto HG SS
141 141 Kabutops HG SS
165 165 Ledyba HG SS
166 166 Ledian HG SS
167 167 Spinarak HG SS
168 168 Ariados HG SS
207 207 Gligar HG SS
216 216 Teddiursa HG SS
217 217 Ursaring HG SS
225 225 Delibird HG SS
226 226 Mantine HG SS
227 227 Skarmory HG SS
231 231 Phanpy HG SS
232 232 Donphan HG SS
302 302 Sableye HG SS
303 303 Mawile HG SS
316 316 Gulpin HG SS
317 317 Swalot HG SS
343 343 Baltoy HG SS
344 344 Claydol HG SS
345 345 Lileep HG SS
346 346 Cradily HG SS
347 347 Anorith HG SS
348 348 Armaldo HG SS
382 382 Kyogre HG SS
383 383 Groudon HG SS
458 458 Mantyke HG SS
472 472 Gliscor HG SS
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in the specified game while white background means that it cannot.

Generation V

Pokémon Games
010 010 Caterpie B W
011 011 Metapod B W
012 012 Butterfree B W
013 013 Weedle B W
014 014 Kakuna B W
015 015 Beedrill B W
046 046 Paras B W
047 047 Parasect B W
198 198 Murkrow B W
200 200 Misdreavus B W
228 228 Houndour B W
229 229 Houndoom B W
261 261 Poochyena B W
262 262 Mightyena B W
285 285 Shroomish B W
286 286 Breloom B W
311 311 Plusle B W
312 312 Minun B W
429 429 Mismagius B W
430 430 Honchkrow B W
574 574 Gothita B W
575 575 Gothorita B W
576 576 Gothitelle B W
577 577 Solosis B W
578 578 Duosion B W
579 579 Reuniclus B W
627 627 Rufflet B W
628 628 Braviary B W
629 629 Vullaby B W
630 630 Mandibuzz B W
641 641 Tornadus B W
642 642 Thundurus B W
643 643 Reshiram B W
644 644 Zekrom B W
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in the specified game while white background means that it cannot.

  • When Genesect is holding a Drive, the light on its Photon Blaster changes color. The Burn and Shock Drives are exclusive to Black, while the Douse and Chill Drives are exclusive to White.
  • While Cottonee and Petilil are only available in the wild in Black and White respectively, there is an in-game trade in Nacrene City for the Pokémon which is exclusive to the other game. By extension, this also allows Whimsicott and Lilligant to be obtained in the versions they are otherwise unobtainable in.

White Forest

The following Pokémon can only be found in the White Forest, or can only be obtained by breeding or evolving a Pokémon caught in the White Forest, which is exclusive to Pokémon White:

Pokémon Games
016 016 Pidgey B W
017 017 Pidgeotto B W
018 018 Pidgeot B W
029 029 Nidoran♀ B W
030 030 Nidorina B W
031 031 Nidoqueen B W
032 032 Nidoran♂ B W
033 033 Nidorino B W
034 034 Nidoking B W
043 043 Oddish B W
044 044 Gloom B W
045 045 Vileplume B W
063 063 Abra B W
064 064 Kadabra B W
065 065 Alakazam B W
066 066 Machop B W
067 067 Machoke B W
068 068 Machamp B W
069 069 Bellsprout B W
070 070 Weepinbell B W
071 071 Victreebel B W
081 081 Magnemite B W
082 082 Magneton B W
092 092 Gastly B W
093 093 Haunter B W
094 094 Gengar B W
111 111 Rhyhorn B W
112 112 Rhydon B W
113 113 Chansey B W
125 125 Electabuzz B W
126 126 Magmar B W
137 137 Porygon B W
175 175 Togepi B W
176 176 Togetic B W
179 179 Mareep B W
180 180 Flaaffy B W
181 181 Ampharos B W
182 182 Bellossom B W
183 183 Marill B W
184 184 Azumarill B W
187 187 Hoppip B W
188 188 Skiploom B W
189 189 Jumpluff B W
194 194 Wooper B W
195 195 Quagsire B W
233 233 Porygon2 B W
239 239 Elekid B W
240 240 Magby B W
242 242 Blissey B W
265 265 Wurmple B W
266 266 Silcoon B W
267 267 Beautifly B W
268 268 Cascoon B W
269 269 Dustox B W
270 270 Lotad B W
271 271 Lombre B W
272 272 Ludicolo B W
273 273 Seedot B W
274 274 Nuzleaf B W
275 275 Shiftry B W
280 280 Ralts B W
281 281 Kirlia B W
282 282 Gardevoir B W
283 283 Surskit B W
284 284 Masquerain B W
287 287 Slakoth B W
288 288 Vigoroth B W
289 289 Slaking B W
293 293 Whismur B W
294 294 Loudred B W
295 295 Exploud B W
298 298 Azurill B W
304 304 Aron B W
305 305 Lairon B W
306 306 Aggron B W
315 315 Roselia B W
328 328 Trapinch B W
329 329 Vibrava B W
330 330 Flygon B W
341 341 Corphish B W
342 342 Crawdaunt B W
371 371 Bagon B W
372 372 Shelgon B W
373 373 Salamence B W
396 396 Starly B W
397 397 Staravia B W
398 398 Staraptor B W
403 403 Shinx B W
404 404 Luxio B W
405 405 Luxray B W
406 406 Budew B W
407 407 Roserade B W
440 440 Happiny B W
462 462 Magnezone B W
464 464 Rhyperior B W
466 466 Electivire B W
467 467 Magmortar B W
474 474 Porygon-Z B W
475 475 Gallade B W
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in the specified game while white background means that it cannot.

  • These Pokémon's fully evolved forms can be encountered and battled in Black City, which is exclusive to Pokémon Black, but are uncatchable there. Also, each game has a limited number of Pokémon species and need to connect to other players in order to increase that number. Only the first forms are obtainable in the White Forest, and only at level five.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

As trading is not possible between these games, the listed Pokémon will appear in the wild only when a rescue mission involving the Pokémon is completed. This requires a Wonder Mail Code from the alternate version, in which the Pokémon is normally found.

Red and Blue Rescue Team

Pokémon Games
129 129 Magikarp Red Blue
130 130 Gyarados Red Blue
131 131 Lapras Red Blue
137 137 Porygon Red Blue
190 190 Aipom Red Blue
226 226 Mantine Red Blue
311 311 Plusle Red Blue
312 312 Minun Red Blue
315 315 Roselia Red Blue
349 349 Feebas Red Blue
350 350 Milotic Red Blue
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in the specified game while white background means that it cannot.

Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky

Pokémon Games
150 150 Mewtwo Time Darkness Sky
251 251 Celebi Time Darkness Sky
412 412 Burmy Time Darkness Sky
415 415 Combee Time Darkness Sky
417 417 Pachirisu Time Darkness Sky
427 427 Buneary Time Darkness Sky
428 428 Lopunny Time Darkness Sky
447 447 Riolu Time Darkness Sky
448 448 Lucario Time Darkness Sky
479 479 Rotom Time Darkness Sky
487 487O Giratina
Origin Forme
Time Darkness Sky
492 492 Shaymin
Land Forme
Time Darkness Sky
492 492S Shaymin
Sky Forme
Time Darkness Sky
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in the specified game while white background means that it cannot.

Trivia

  • Due to a large number of wild Pokémon that can only be caught on White Forest which is an area that is exclusive only to Pokémon White, Pokémon White has the largest number of version-exclusive Pokémon of any Pokémon game to date.