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User:Spriteit/Underleveled Pokémon

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A page I might try to start developing, depending on how many examples I find.

In the games, under levelled Pokémon can occasionally be found, usually by Trainers, rarely though in the wild.

Under levelled wild Pokémon

Name Game Location Minimum level Level found Notes Picture
Ralts Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Route 102 4 5 Wally catches his Ralts here at level 5. Whilst not technically under levelled, it is impossible to find a level 5 Ralts in the wild within the games.
Kakuna Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
LeafGreen and FireRed
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Viridian Forest 7 3-6
Metapod Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
LeafGreen and FireRed
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Viridian Forest 7 3-6
Kakuna Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
LeafGreen and FireRed
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Viridian Forest 7 3-6

Under levelled Trainer Pokémon

Name Trainer Game Location Minimum level Level found Notes Picture
Dragonite Lance Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Stadium
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Black 2 and White 2
Indigo Plateau
Dragon's Den
Pokémon World Tournament
55 40, 47, 49, 50
Pidgeotto Falkner Gold, Silver, and Crystal
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Violet City Gym 18 7, 9, 13
Lairon Poké Maniac Steve Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Route 114 32 27, 29
Aggron Poké Maniac Steve Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Route 114 42 35
Rhydon Poké Maniac Steve Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Route 114 42 35


(Transected from Ralts' page)

  • Despite the fact that Wally caught his Ralts on Route 102 at level 5 in Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald, it is impossible for the player to catch a level 5 Ralts in the entire game, beside by breeding one.
This may have been done so Wally could have a "starter" Pokémon at the same level as the player's.

(Transected form the Level page)

Underleveled Pokémon

Through some unique circumstances, it is possible to have Pokémon at a lower level than they are usually available via evolution. Underleveled Pokémon appeared as early as Red and Green, with level 4-6 Kakuna and Metapod available in Viridian Forest. Kakuna and Metapod cannot be obtained by evolution until level 7.

Prior to Generation V, Pokémon obtained in in-game trades are always the same level as the one being traded away, so many underleveled Pokémon can be obtained through in-game trades. For example, in Red and Blue and FireRed and LeafGreen, it is possible to obtain an Electrode as low as level 3, even though the species evolves from Voltorb only at level 30 or above. This Electrode can be obtained by catching a Pikachu in Viridian Forest at level 3, evolving it with the Thunderstone, and trading it on Cinnabar Island. - Some non-player character Trainers use underleveled Pokémon in battle. For example, Lance has three underleveled Dragonite in Generations II and IV, with one being at level 40 in HeartGold and SoulSilver. Many other in-game Trainers also possess underleveled Pokémon.

The Pomeg glitch allows players to obtain any stage of a Pokémon capable of being hatched from an Egg. In Emerald, this means that all these Pokémon can be obtained at level 5; in Generation IV, these Pokémon can be obtained at level 1. This glitch was fixed in Generation V.

In Pokémon Yellow Dragonair is available in the Safari Zone at level 15, although Dratini does not evolve in to Dragonair until level 30.

In Viridian Forest in Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver, Noctowl can be found at level 7, although Hoothoot does not evolve into Noctowl until level 20.

On Unova Route 4, a level 25 Braviary appears on Mondays in White 2, and a level 25 Mandibuzz appears on Thursdays in Black 2. Both are underleveled since both are obtained by evolution at level 54.

In the Relic Castle in Pokémon Black and White 2, Volcarona can be found here at level 35, although Larvesta does not evolve until level 59.

In the Floccesy Ranch Hidden Grotto, a Herdier may be obtained (with its Hidden Ability) as low as Level 10 up to Level 15. Ordinarily, Herdier does not evolve from Lillipup until Level 16.

In the Castelia Sewers in the Spring and Summer, there's a chance the player can encounter a Muk while surfing in rippling water with a level range of 5 to 20, though Grimer doesn't evolve until level 38.


(Transected form the Falkner's page)

(Transected form the Poké Maniac's page)

  • In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Versions, Pokémaniac Steve's Lairon is underleveled in two of his rematches with the player. Both his Aggron and Rhydon in his final rematch are underleveled too.

(Transected form the Route 8's page)

  • Super Nerd Glenn in Generation I (unnamed) and III has an extremely underleveled Muk. His is at level 22, whereas Grimer evolves into Muk at level 38; a 16 level difference.
Super Nerd Sam in Generation II also has an underleveled Muk. His is level 34, 4 levels too low.

(Transected form the Magneton's page)

  • Magneton can be found underleveled at level 26 in New Mauville; this also allows for Magnezone as low as level 27 if one is sent through Pal Park. They are found even further underleveled in Johto's Safari Zone, at level 17, giving players the ability to legitimately have a level 18 Magnezone.

(Transected form the James's Weezing's page)

  • In both of its appearances in Yellow, Weezing is underleveled.

(Transected form the Lostlorn Forest's page)

  • The Zoroark found in Lostlorn Forest is underleveled as it would not normally evolve until level 30.

(Transected form the Wattson's page)

(Transected form the Viridian Forest's page)

(Transected form the Ghetsis's page)

(Transected form the Winona's page)

(Transected form the Grimsley's page)

(Transected form the Drayden's page)

(Transected form the Ash's Pidgeot's page)

(Transected form the Engineer's page)

  • Engineer Bernie on Route 11, in FireRed and LeafGreen, has a Magneton that is massively under-leveled, at only level 18. When rematching him, his Magneton are at level 28, still two levels before Magnemite should evolve.

(Transected form the Pika Cup's page)

Illegal Pokémon

Several of the Trainers use underleveled Pokémon.[1] However, some of these Pokémon become eligible with tradebacks.

Mr. Fix uses a level 15 Magnemite in Round 1.
Hiker uses a level 15 Seadra in Round 1, which is unobtainable even with tradebacks.
Swimmer uses a level 17 Seadra in Round 2, which is unobtainable even with tradebacks.
Burglar uses a level 15 Tentacruel in Round 2, which is unobtainable even with tradebacks.
Fisher uses a level 15 Machamp and a level 15 Golem in Round 2.

(Transected form the Lance's page)

(Transected form the Mars's page)

(Transected form the Iris's page)

(Transected form the Gardenia's page)

  • In Platinum, her Cherubi has been replaced by a Cherrim, but it is under-leveled, as Cherubi evolves into Cherrim at level 25.

(Transected form the Pidgeotto's page)

(Transected form the Skuntank's page)

(Transected form the Jupiter's page)

(Transected form the Norman's page)



  1. UPC List of Pika Cup Trainers