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This is a list of Pokémon that could be considered counterparts to each other in at least one pair of games.

First Pokémon (family) Second Pokémon (family) Games Facts
010.png011.png012.png 013.png014.png015.png Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon Gold and Silver, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Pokémon Black and White, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Both are Bug-type evolutionary family with 3 members. First evolution is at Lv. 7, and second is at Lv. 10. Caterpie and Metapod are more common and appear in more places in Blue than Weedle and Kakuna, which are more common in Pokémon Red. In Pokémon Gold and Silver, as well as Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Caterpie family can be found in the primary version where Weedle family is found in secondary version. In the opposite version, the only place they're catchable is National Park's contest. Kakuna are more common in FireRed, and Metapod in LeafGreen. In Pokémon Black, Kakuna and Beedrill appear at Route 12, while Metapod and Butterfree do that in White. In Black 2, Beedrill is found at Pinwheel Forest Hidden Grotto, while Butterfree is there in White 2. They're version-exclusive in Pokémon Black and White and Black 2 and White 2.
023.png024.png 027.png028.png Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon Gold and Silver, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Both are evolutionary family, which have its evolution at Lv. 22. They're version exclusive of Red/Blue and FireRed/LeafGreen and appear in the same places of their respective versions. In Pokémon Gold and Silver as well its remakes, Ekans does not appear in wild in [Heart]Gold (besides Generation IV only Safari Zone) while wild Sandshrew doesn't appear in Pokémon [Soul]Silver. They're both obtainable at Pokémon Goldenrod Game Corner in the version they're missing in wild. Their evolved forms are not found directly in respective versions (again, except Safari Zone)
029.png030.png031.png 032.png033.png034.png Mainly Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Both are considered to be gender counterparts to each other and have the same evolution methods (reaching Level 16 and then using Moon Stone) and typing is for both Poison in first two stages, gaining Ground-type in final evolutionary stage. Male is more common in Blue and LeafGreen, while female is more common in Red and FireRed. Player can trade the more common first stage is tradeable in FireRed and LeafGreen at Route 5 for the rare one, and the same for second stage at Route 11 (In Red and Blue, both versions have male being traded for female). In Diamond and Pearl, both are found via Poké Radar at Route 201, with male being more common in Pearl and female in Diamond. Additionally, both can produce eggs of either gender even if not breeding with each other (though male one would need Ditto to do that)
037.png038.png 058.png059.png Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon Gold and Silver, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Both are two-stage Fire-type evolutionary family, evolving via Fire Stone. Growlithe's family is more likely to be male, while Vulpix's is more likely to be female. Growlithe and Arcanine are exclusive to the primary paired versions, while Vulpix and Ninetales to secondary. They're found in the same places in their versions.
043.png044.png045.png182.png 069.png070.png071.png Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Both are three-stage Grass-type evolutionary family (branched for Oddish), evolving at Level 21, and then via Leaf Stone (or Sun Stone for Gloom). Oddish's family is exclusive to Red and FireRed, while Bellsprout's family to Blue and LeafGreen. They're found in the same places in their versions. Bellossom doesn't exist in Red and Blue.
046.png047.png 285.png286.png Pokémon Black and White Both are Grass-type family, with first stage based on fungi. They evolve at Level 24 and 23, respectively. Paras swarms on Route 11 in White, while Shroomish does that in Black.
052.png053.png 056.png057.png Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon Gold and Silver, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 They're both 2-staged families, each evolving at Level 28. Mankey's family is exclusive to Red, Gold and HeartGold, while Meowth's is to Blue, Silver and SoulSilver. Additionally, they're exclusive to female and male PC, respectively, in Black 2 and White 2. They appear in the same places in Red and Blue.
054.png055.png 079.png080.png199.png Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Both are Water-type (Psychic-type for Slowpoke's family) evolutionary families. Psyduck's family is exclusive to FireRed, while Slowpoke's to LeafGreen. Psyduck and Slowpoke's locations and ways of obtaining are identical, while Golduck and Slowbro almost identical in their respective versions.
086.png087.png 363.png364.png365.png Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Both are Water/Ice evolutionary families (except Seel which is pure Water-type), which evolve at Level 34 and 32 plus 44, respectively. Dewgong and Spheal's family are the only Pokémon capable of 1/8× resistance, due to Thick Fat ability. They're found in the same places in their respective versions.
088.png089.png 109.png110.png Pokémon Red and Green, Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Both are Poison-type evolutionary family, evolving at Level 38 and 35, respectively. Grimer's line is representing water pollution while Koffing's air pollution. Koffing is more common in Red, Ruby and FireRed, while Grimer is in Blue, Sapphire and LeafGreen. Muk and Weezing are common in Blue and Red, respectively, and appear in wild only in LeafGreen and FireRed, respectively, while in opposite versions they are acquirable only by evolution.
090.png091.png 120.png121.png Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Both are Water-type evolutionary family (though Shellder gains Ice-type after evolution), evolving via Water Stone. They appear in the same places via the same way in their versions. Both can hold valuable items, related to their origins (Shellder's family as clam can hold Pearl or Big Pearl, while Staryu's as starfish that can hold Stardust or Star Piece)
098.png099.png 116.png117.png230.png Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Both are Water-type evolutionary family (though Horsea's family gains Dragon-type at last stage). Horsea's family is more common in FireRed, while Krabby's in LeafGreen. In early places, the common one is available via Super Rod while the rare one is only via Good Rod (except Vermilion City). Only the common one is available at Sevii Islands. Also, second stage of only the common one is available in wild, the rare one has to be evolved from first stage.
106.png 107.png Doesn't apply They're both male-only Fighting-type type Pokémon which weren't related until Generation II. They evolve from Tyrogue if his Attack is higher than Defense or Defense is higher than Attack, respectively. Hitmonlee learns many kicking moves while Hitmonchan many punching moves.
439.png122.png 438.png185.png Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 They're both a two-stage evolutionary family, which evolution method is learning Mimic. In Diamond, Mime Jr. appears at Routes 209 and 210 and Trophy Garden, but only Trophy Garden in Pearl. This is reversed for Bonsly. Their evolved forms are found only in Diamond and Pearl, respectively, while in the opposite they have to be evolved. Sudowoodo swarms on Route 20 in Black 2 while in White 2 it's replaced by Mr. Mime.
123.png212.png 127.png Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl They're both Bug-type-type (though Scyther is in evolutionary family and gains Steel-type via evolution). Scyther's family is exclusive to Red, FireRed and Diamond while Pinsir to Blue, LeafGreen and Pearl, being found in the same places. Scizor doesn't exist in Red and Blue.
239.png125.png466.png 240.png126.png467.png Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 They're both 3-staged evolutionary family, evolving first at Level 30 and then via trading with item. Magmar's line learns Electric-type ThunderPunch via breeding, while Electabuzz's learns Fire-typed Fire Punch in that way. Electabuzz's line is exclusive to Red, FireRed and Black 2, while Magmar's to Blue, LeafGreen and White 2 – they're also found in the same places in Black 2 and White 2. Magby has higher chance of holding Magmarizer in Pearl than Diamond, while Elekid has higher chance of holding Electirizer in Diamond than Pearl. There was pair of events, which gave away Magmar to Diamond and Electabuzz to Pearl. Elekid and Magby don't exist in Red and Blue, while Electivire and Magmortar don't exist in Red, Blue, FireRed and LeafGreen.
127.png 214.png Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 They're both a Bug-type (and also Fighting-type for Heracross). Heracross is available at Route 12 and Lostlorn Forest in Black 2, while Pinsir appears there in White 2. In both versions they're acquirable in Lostlorn Forest's Hidden Grotto, though each version has different rarity for them.
128.png 241.png Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Both are Normal-type Pokémon without being related to any other Pokémon and are considered by fans to be gender counterparts. They can breed with each other, though it can only effect in Miltank eggs. Tauros is more common in Diamond while Miltank is in Pearl. They're found in the same places.
138.png139.png 140.png141.png Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver They're both a Water/Rock dual-type fossil Pokémon. Both evolve at Level 40. In Red and Blue, as well its remakes, only one of them can be acquired without trading. Omanyte's family is exclusive to HeartGold while Kabuto's to SoulSilver.
165.png166.png 167.png168.png Pokémon Gold and Silver, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 They're both a Bug-type evolutionary family with an additional type. In Gold, Silver and Crystal, Ledyba's family appears at morning only while Spinarak's appears at night only. Spinarak is exclusive to Gold, HeartGold and Black 2, while Ledyba is to Silver, SoulSilver and White 2, appearing in the same places (except for Crystal and HGSS for Ledyba/Spinarak). In FireRed and LeafGreen, they appear in Pattern Bush. Ledyba is rare in FireRed and common in LeafGreen, vice-versa for Spinarak. Their evolved forms also appear on Route 229, at morning and night, respectively.
198.png430.png 200.png429.png Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Pokémon Black and White They're both Pokémon who evolve via Dusk Stone. One is version-exclusives to FireRed, Diamond and Black; other is to LeafGreen, Pearl and White. The evolved forms didn't exist in FireRed and LeafGreen.