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List of alternately colored Pokémon in the anime

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Even before the games, alternately colored Pokémon have made occasional appearances in the anime, with a pink Butterfree being one of the first to appear in Bye Bye Butterfree. Many alternately colored Pokémon appear in the Orange Archipelago due to the tropical climate. Shiny Pokémon began to make appearances in the anime during the Johto saga after Gold and Silver were released. What follows is a chronological list of alternately colored Pokémon that have appeared in the anime.

List of Pokémon

Shiny Pokémon

Ash's Noctowl
Noctowl
Main article: Ash's Noctowl

Noctowl was the very first Shiny Pokémon to appear in the anime. In Fowl Play!, Dr. Wiseman was trying to capture this Noctowl using traps rather than Poké Balls, but each time Noctowl outwitted him and escaped the traps — usually leaving him hypnotized in the process. After Ash rescued it from Team Rocket, Ash had Pikachu battle it and he captured it, adding it to his team.

Debut Fowl Play!
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
English Yūji Ueda
Shuckle
Shuckle
In A Better Pill to Swallow, Old Man Shuckle sought out this Shuckle for its ability to create a special juice that was necessary for a special medicine to ensure Pokémon obedience. However, Team Rocket got hold of the Shuckle and drank its juice pure, which had the effect of making all nearby Pokémon obsessed with them. Old Man Shuckle was able to cure this by throwing a powder at them that apparently acted as an antidote.

None of Shuckle's moves are known.

Debut A Better Pill to Swallow
Red Gyarados
Red Gyarados
Main article: Red Gyarados

The Red Gyarados was first seen in Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution and Rage of Innocence. It was the result of a Team Rocket plot to induce evolution. The process was successful, but as the evolution was forced, it kept the red coloration it had as a Magikarp. It went on a rampage down a river towards Mahogany Town, but Lance eventually captured and calmed it.

Debut Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Jackson's Magneton
Magneton
Magneton made its sole appearance under Jackson's ownership in Tie One On!. It proved to be very powerful and strategic. Jackson sent it out to battle Ash's Pikachu. After a long battle, Magneton finished Pikachu off with a Tri Attack, then went on to defeat Cyndaquil without a problem, before finally falling to Bulbasaur.

Magneton's known moves are Tri Attack, Thunder Wave, Thunderbolt, and Double Team.

Debut Tie One On!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart
Winona's Swellow
Swellow
Winona's Swellow made its sole appearance in Sky High Gym Battle!. With powerful attacks such as Aerial Ace and Hyper Beam, it defeated Ash's Grovyle easily and almost beat Ash's Swellow. But with a little quick thinking on Ash's part, his Swellow was victorious, winning Ash the Feather Badge.

Swellow's known moves are Peck, Aerial Ace, Wing Attack, and Hyper Beam.

Debut Sky High Gym Battle!
Voice actors
Japanese Kōichi Sakaguchi
English Darren Dunstan
Jimmy's Magikarp
Magikarp
This Magikarp made its sole appearance in a flashback occurring in Judgment Day! In it, Jimmy found himself briefly in possession of the Magikarp, before someone who suspiciously resembled the Magikarp salesman offered to trade his Charmeleon for the Magikarp, a trade Jimmy accepted.

Magikarp's only known move is Splash.

Debut Judgment Day!
Donphan
Donphan
Donphan made her appearance in Date Expectations, which took place during the Donphan mating season. She was the target of the attention of a number of male Donphan, who all attempted to impress her by using Rollout. However, it was an injured Donphan who won her over, with a little help from Ash and his friends.

Donphan's only known move is Rollout.

Debut Date Expectations
Austin's Dustox
Dustox
Austin's Dustox made its appearance in Crossing Paths, where it and Jessie's Dustox fell in love. Ultimately, and in an oddly familiar situation, Jessie released her Dustox to allow the two to start a family.

Dustox's only known move is Confusion.

Debut Crossing Paths
Voice actors
Japanese
English Billy Beach
Metagross
Metagross
Metagross made its sole appearance in Noodles! Roamin' Off!. After Jessie, James, and Meowth had disbanded, James went after this Metagross, with the intention of presenting it to the boss and crediting the whole trio, believing the promise of success to be enough to bring Jessie and Meowth back. However, James was unaware that this particular Metagross was notorious for its vicious temperament and its reputation for injuring all challengers. Once Jessie learned that James was going after the Metagross, she and Meowth rushed to his aid. This was well-timed, as James, Mime Jr., and Carnivine were all tied up by Carnivine's own vines, and about to be finished off, Seviper and Yanmega came to the rescue, knocking Metagross into a canyon. Ultimately though, Metagross sent Team Rocket blasting off with a powerful Gyro Ball.

Metagross's known moves are Psychic, Hyper Beam, Magnet Rise, and Gyro Ball.

Debut Noodles! Roamin' Off!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Billy Beach
Pikachu-colored Pichu
Pikachu-colored Pichu
Pikachu-colored Pichu is featured along with Spiky-eared Pichu in the fourth Diamond & Pearl series ending.

None of Pichu's moves are known.

Debut Get Fired Up, Spiky-eared Pichu!
Ditto 2
Ditto 2
A Shiny Ditto appeared in Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama! under the ownership of Narissa. After joining its regular counterpart in causing mischief, Ash battled the Shiny Ditto with Infernape. In turn, Ditto transformed into an Infernape itself. After trading a series of Mach Punches, the round ended in Ash's favor. Later, the Shiny Ditto helped Ash and his friends foil another Team Rocket scheme.

Ditto's only move is Transform.

Debut Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Michele Knotz
Entei, Raikou, and Suicune
Entei, Raikou, and Suicune
Main article: Legendary beasts (M13)

The legendary beasts appeared in Shiny form as the protectors of Crown City. They came when Zoroark was terrorizing the town.

Debut Zoroark: Master of Illusions
Voice actors
Japanese see main page
English see main page
Ariados
Ariados
This Shiny Ariados appeared in SS024 as a leader of an Ariados swarm. It was defeated by Dawn's Quilava and its Eruption.

Ariados's known moves are Psychic, Poison Sting, and String Shot.

Debut SS024
Carlita's Hydreigon
Hydreigon
Carlita's Hydreigon appears in both versions of the fourteenth movie, but is Shiny in White—Victini and Zekrom.

Hydreigon's only known move is DragonBreath.

Debut White—Victini and Zekrom
Voice actors
Japanese
English Bill Rogers
Juanita's Golurk

Juanita's Golurk flying
Golurk
Juanita's Golurk appears in both versions of the fourteenth movie, but is Shiny in Black—Victini and Reshiram.

When a Shiny Golurk flies, the jet flame it produces is light blue, as opposed to orange flame of a regular Golurk.

Golurk's known moves are Fly, Hyper Beam and Gyro Ball*.

Debut Black—Victini and Reshiram
Voice actors
Japanese
English Tom Wayland
Onix
Onix
A Shiny Onix appeared in Expedition to Onix Island!. When Ash, Iris, Cilan and Dawn heard there was an island with a rare type of Onix on it, they decided to go there. At first, they only found ordinary Onix. After exploring through the island, they were attacked by a large number of them. Meloetta tried to calm them with her voice, which didn't seem to have any effect on the rampaging Onix. One Onix was calmed by the song though, which turned out to be the rare Shiny Onix which Ash and his friends were looking for. It appeared on top of a large rock and ordered the rampaging group of Onix to go away.

None of Onix's moves are known.

Debut Expedition to Onix Island!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Red Genesect
Red Genesect
Main article: Genesect Army

Five Genesect appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened. One of them is Shiny and is called Red Genesect (Japanese: 赤いゲノセクト). Besides its coloring, this Genesect is distinguished by being extremely fast, far more than the four regular Genesect.

Similar to Mewtwo of the first movie, this Genesect made its first appearance during the TV anime, debuting in a flashback in Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!.

Debut Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!
Voice actors
Japanese Kōichi Yamadera
English Scottie Ray
Clair's Druddigon
Druddigon
A Shiny Druddigon appeared in A Pokémon of a Different Color!, in a cave, where it was attacked by Team Rocket. After sending the trio flying, it went into a rampage, before being calmed by Clair. In the end, it decided to join her party.

Druddigon's known moves are Slash, Dragon Rage, Outrage, and Flamethrower.

Debut A Pokémon of a Different Color!
Voice actors
Japanese Tsuguo Mogami
English Marc Thompson
Golden Magikarp
Golden Magikarp
Another Shiny Magikarp appeared in Going for the Gold!.

None of Magikarp's moves are known.

Debut Going for the Gold!

Non-standard alternate coloration

Pink Butterfree
Pink Butterfree
Main article: Pink Butterfree

Butterfree made her appearance in Bye Bye Butterfree. Ash's Butterfree fell in love and attempted to woo her with a courtship dance. Despite this, the pink Butterfree was not impressed by his attempts and rejected him. She eventually changed her mind when Ash's Butterfree saved her from Team Rocket, choosing him to be her mate.

Debut Bye Bye Butterfree
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Chinami Nishimura
Weedle
Weedle
In one scene where Ash and his friends are talking to Nurse Joy, Todd Snap is taking pictures of Pokémon; one of the Pokémon he is taking a picture of is a green-colored Weedle. Though it may merely be a coloring error, Weedle is green when Shiny in Gold and Silver sprites, but in a different shade.
Debut The Ultimate Test
Valencian Pokémon

Valencian Pokémon
Valencian Pokémon
In the episode Poké Ball Peril, a number of alternately colored Pokémon were seen on Valencia Island, including Butterfree, Raticate, Nidoran♂, Nidoran♀, Vileplume, Paras, and Weepinbell.
Debut Poké Ball Peril
Vileplume
Vileplume
Vileplume was one of the many alternately colored Pokémon that lived near Professor Ivy's lab. In Poké Ball Peril, a group of Vileplume went out in the night to bask in the moonlight.
Debut Poké Ball Peril
Raticate
Raticate
Raticate was one of the many alternately colored Pokémon that lived near Professor Ivy's lab. In Poké Ball Peril, it wandered too close to a group of Vileplume spreading Stun Spore and ended up getting paralyzed. Professor Ivy saved it before any serious damage could occur.
Debut Poké Ball Peril
Orange Archipelago Butterfree
Orange Archipelago Butterfree
Butterfree in the Orange Islands have differently colored wings as well as a different wing pattern as those seen in the mainland. This variant makes up the vast majority of the Butterfree population of the Orange Archipelago, with a small number of the Mainland variant living on one unnamed island.

The first one appeared in Poké Ball Peril. It had not eaten for days despite Professor Ivy's effort to make different kinds of food for it. It took a liking to Brock's food, however, and was one of the reasons he stayed behind. It reappeared in a flashback in A Tent Situation.

This variant of Butterfree have also appeared in Snack Attack, The Mandarin Island Miss Match and Slowking's Day.

Debut Poké Ball Peril
Crystal Onix
Crystal Onix
Main article: Crystal Onix

In The Crystal Onix a special Onix made of glass crystal appeared. It lived in a cave on Sunburst Island away from civilization. Mateo wanted to capture the Onix so that it could give him inspiration to create glass Pokémon sculptures. However, just seeing it gave him the inspiration he needed.

Debut The Crystal Onix
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Pink Pokémon

Pink Pokémon
Pink Pokémon
In the episode In The Pink, all of the Pokémon native to Pinkan Island were shown to be colored pink, due to their diet of Pinkan Berries. Pink Pokémon seen on the island include Caterpie, Weedle, Pidgey, Rattata, Pikachu, Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Nidoking, Vileplume, Paras, Parasect, Venonat, Diglett, Mankey, Primeape, Bellsprout, Dodrio, Exeggutor, Rhyhorn and Rhydon.

Further pink Pokémon seen during Team Rocket's fantasy include Pidgeotto, Oddish, Poliwhirl, Geodude, Scyther and Electabuzz.

Debut In The Pink
Pink Rhyhorn
Pink Rhyhorn
Rhyhorn was one of many pink Pokémon that lived on Pinkan Island where the special Pinkan Berry grew. In the episode In The Pink, Tracey took the time to observe this rare Rhyhorn and drew pictures of it. Ash upset it by approaching it and it ended up charging off a cliff. They eventually saved it with the help of Officer Jenny.

Rhyhorn's only known move is Take Down.

Debut In The Pink
Pink Nidoking
Pink Nidoking
Nidoking was one of many pink Pokémon that lived on Pinkan Island. In the episode In The Pink, Nidoking attacked Team Rocket after they tried to capture a pink Nidoran♂ and Nidoran♀. Officer Jenny was able to subdue him by wrangling it with her SUV and tying him up with a rope.

Nidoking's only known move is Hyper Beam.

Debut In The Pink
Ash's Lapras's mother
Ash's Lapras's mother
The mother of Ash's Lapras appeared with the rest of its herd in Viva Las Lapras and Lapras of Luxury. This Lapras was a lighter blue with dark blue spots, and had a darker back.
Debut Viva Las Lapras
Snowmen Snorlax
Snowmen Snorlax
A number of Snorlax adapted to more frigid climates were seen in the episode, one in particular was befriended by Pikachu and friends.

Snorlax's only known move is Blizzard.

Debut Snorlax Snowman
Purple Kecleon
Purple Kecleon
In The Kecleon Caper, a purple Kecleon nicknamed Reddy appeared under the ownership of Madison.

A Purple Kecleon, which is one half of the Kecleon Brothers, has also appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate! and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness.

Reddy's known moves are Lick and Psybeam.

Debut The Kecleon Caper
Deoxys

Deoxys
Deoxys
Main article: Deoxys (M07)

A Deoxys with a green crystal appeared in Destiny Deoxys. The green crystal also causes the markings on Deoxys face to be green, rather than purple. Whether the gems of Deoxys are normally different colors or not is unknown.

Debut Destiny Deoxys
Voice actors
Japanese Susumu Chiba (purple crystal Deoxys)
Kenji Nojima (green crystal Deoxys)
English Susumu Chiba (purple crystal Deoxys)
Kenji Nojima (green crystal Deoxys)
Marill, Breloom, and Shroomish
Marill, Breloom, and Shroomish
In the episode Weekend Warrior a light-blue Marill, a blue Breloom and a Shroomish with white spots were seen under the ownership of three unknown Trainers.
Debut Weekend Warrior
Sudowoodo
Sudowoodo
In All That Glitters is Not Golden!, a Trainer named Keenan owned a Sudowoodo that he had turned to gold during a science experiment, in an attempt to make Sudowoodo immune to Water-type attacks. The changes made to Sudowoodo were eventually reversed.

Sudowoodo's only known move is Brick Break.

Debut All That Glitters is Not Golden!
Mismagius (Rayquaza Illusion)
Mismagius (Rayquaza Illusion)
In the episode Malice in Wonderland! a Mismagius merged with a Rayquaza illusion to create this Pokémon. The Rayquaza had Mismagius coloring, including three red spots like Mismagius's necklace. Rayquaza's tail and the appendages on its face appear worn, similar to Mismagius, making it appear more like a form difference, although its color is strikingly similar to its Shiny form.

Illusion Rayquaza's known moves are Hyper Beam and Twister.

Debut Malice in Wonderland!

Less noticeable examples

Porygon Zero
Porygon Zero
This Porygon was a prototype created by Dr. Akihabara and stolen by Team Rocket. It was also called "Porygon Zero", due to the 0 on its forehead. When Ash and his friends encountered the trio, Team Rocket sent out Porygon to battle Ash and his friends, complete with its own "TR" flag on its tail. However, when the vaccine was released by Nurse Joy, one of them hit Team Rocket, knocking Porygon unconscious. When fleeing Dr. Akihabara's ruined house, they left Porygon behind for reasons unknown.
Debut EP038
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
Puka
Puka
Main article: Puka

Puka (Japanese: マイケル Michael) is a surfing Pikachu that appeared in The Pi-Kahuna. Puka is at least twenty years old, having been first found on a beach on the Seafoam Islands by surfing enthusiast Victor shortly after he failed to conquer a large wave, "Humunga-Dunga" (Japanese: ビッグ・チューズデー Big Tuesday). Puka is noticeably older than any other Pikachu seen in the anime, and has blue eyes rather than dark brown.

Debut The Pi-Kahuna
Voice actors
Japanese Chika Sakamoto
English Chika Sakamoto
Gengar
Gengar
A Gengar god with numerous tattoo-like markings appeared in the The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis. Gengar emerged from a black dumbbell-like artifact and proceed to absorb everyone in sight, before battling with Alakazam. The two Pokémon were eventually quelled by a Jigglypuff.

Gengar's known moves are Night Shade and Lick.

Debut The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis
Alakazam
Alakazam
An Alakazam god with numerous tattoo-like markings appeared in the The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis. Alakazam emerged from a spoon-like artifact to fight against Gengar. The two Pokémon were eventually quelled by a Jigglypuff.

Alakazam's known moves are Psybeam and Teleport.

Debut The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis
Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff
A giant Jigglypuff god with numerous tattoo-like markings appeared in the The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis. Jigglypuff emerged from an ancient bell to quell Gengar and Alakazam with its song.

Jigglypuff's only known move is Sing.

Debut The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis
Lapras leader
Lapras leader
The former leader of Ash's Lapras's herd appeared in Viva Las Lapras. When Ash's Lapras was reunited with its herd, the leader initially rejected it and refused to let it return to the herd. The leader handed over its leadership powers to Ash's Lapras in Lapras of Luxury. Unlike other Lapras, it had a large blue spot on its face.
Debut Viva Las Lapras
Wooper
Wooper
A Wooper with a heart-shaped marking on its torso where its top stripe would usually be appeared in No Big Woop!, under the ownership of Olesia.
Debut No Big Woop!
Jack Pollockson's Smeargle
Smeargle
Two of the Smeargle in The Art Of Pokémon had different colored tails. It has been mentioned in the episode that a Smeargle's tail color changes depending upon its mood.

A Smeargle with a tail oozing red paint appeared in Pichu Bros. in Party Panic.

Debut The Art Of Pokémon
Claire's Spinda
Spinda
Claire has a Spinda that was revealed in Going for a Spinda!. This Spinda had a heart mark on its face, which helped Ash and his friends distinguish this Spinda from all the others in the episode.
Debut Going for a Spinda!
Voice actors
Japanese Nanae Katō
May's Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur
Main article: May's Bulbasaur

May captured a female Bulbasaur in Grass Hysteria!, which had a pair of heart-shaped spots on her forehead. This helped to distinguish her from other Bulbasaur, such as Ash's. As a Venusaur, she has no such marks and appears as a regular female Venusaur.

Debut Grass Hysteria
Voice actors
Japanese Miyako Itō
English Tara Jayne
Dwebble

Dwebble
Dwebble
As seen in A Home for Dwebble! and Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!, Dwebble are shown to have stone shells of different colors, shapes, and sizes. It seems to depend on what kind of rock they choose to make into their home. These rock differences are not present in the games. Their bodies remain identical, however.

It is suggested that a different shell can affect its battling ability, as Burgh says that his Dwebble's light gray shell makes it more agile.

Debut A Home for Dwebble!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Tom Wayland
Daii

Joke
Daii, Majima, Knight, and Joke
Four Carbink of varying physical appearances will appear in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. They are distinguished by the lengths of their collars and the shapes of their bodies. For example, Daii, the eldest one, has the longest collar.
Debut Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction

Due to cloning

Squirtletwo, Bulbasaurtwo, and Charmandertwo
Squirtletwo, Bulbasaurtwo, and Charmandertwo
Squirtletwo, Bulbasaurtwo, and Charmandertwo are three of the original cloning attempts made by Dr. Fuji, along with Ambertwo and Mewtwo. They have blue, dark taupe, and crimson colored birth markings respectively, possibly defects due to their origin.
Debut The Uncut Story Of Mewtwo's Origin
Mewtwo's Venusaurtwo
Venusaurtwo
Venusaurtwo battled against Corey's Venusaur, Bruteroot, in Mewtwo Strikes Back. It has white colored birthmarks, possibly a defect due to its origin.

Venusaurtwo's only known move is Vine Whip.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Mewtwo's Charizardtwo
Charizardtwo
Charizardtwo battled against Ash's Charizard in Mewtwo Strikes Back. It has crimson colored birthmarks, possibly a defect due to its origin.

Charizardtwo's known moves are Flamethrower and Seismic Toss.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Mewtwo's Blastoisetwo
Blastoisetwo
Blastoisetwo battled against Neesha's Blastoise, Shellshocker, in Mewtwo Strikes Back, where it easily defeated Shellshocker. It has bistre colored birthmarks, possibly a defect due to its origin.

Blastoisetwo's only known move is Rapid Spin.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart
Pikachutwo
Pikachutwo
Main article: Pikachutwo

Pikachutwo was cloned from Ash's Pikachu, and battled against it in Mewtwo Strikes Back. Pikachutwo was also central to the plot of Mewtwo Returns. The fur on Pikachutwo's ears are colored similar to a Pichu's.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Megumi Hayashibara

Trivia

See also


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