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Baby Pokémon all have one thing in common: they are unable to breed unless they evolve into one of their higher forms, and are all in the {{egg|Undiscovered}} egg group. This is presumably due to their infantile state.
 
Baby Pokémon all have one thing in common: they are unable to breed unless they evolve into one of their higher forms, and are all in the {{egg|Undiscovered}} egg group. This is presumably due to their infantile state.
   
From [[Generation III]] onwards, most new baby Pokémon can only be obtained by making the parent in their evolutionary line hold a specific [[Incense]] before breeding, explaining why parent Pokémon available in previous generations were unable to produce these eggs in those generations. For example, Marril, who was introduced in Generation II, could not produce Azurill eggs until the introduction of the Sea Incense in Generation III.
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From [[Generation III]] onwards, most new baby Pokémon can only be obtained by making the parent in their evolutionary line hold a specific [[Incense]] before breeding, explaining why parent Pokémon available in previous generations were unable to produce these eggs in those generations. For example, Marill, who was introduced in Generation II, could not produce Azurill eggs until the introduction of the Sea Incense in Generation III.
   
 
About half of all baby Pokémon are part of a {{cat|Pokémon that are part of a three-stage evolutionary line|three-stage evolutionary line}}, that is, they evolve again after evolving from their baby form. {{p|Azumarill|Only one of these}}, however, is achieved by level up, with most of the others requiring use of an [[evolutionary stone]] or [[held item]] to evolve a second time.
 
About half of all baby Pokémon are part of a {{cat|Pokémon that are part of a three-stage evolutionary line|three-stage evolutionary line}}, that is, they evolve again after evolving from their baby form. {{p|Azumarill|Only one of these}}, however, is achieved by level up, with most of the others requiring use of an [[evolutionary stone]] or [[held item]] to evolve a second time.

Revision as of 21:41, 18 March 2012

A few baby Pokémon in Born to Be a Winner

Baby Pokémon are the lowest stage of Pokémon evolution. The concept was introduced in Generation II, along with breeding, which is typically the only way to obtain them.

Baby Pokémon can by classified as such by these four rules:

  1. Can be obtainable by hatching an egg.
  2. Must be the lowest form in a family chain.
  3. Must be able to evolve at least once.
  4. Cannot breed.

The majority of baby Pokémon were introduced after their first-stage evolutions, with the exceptions of Togepi and Riolu. To achieve evolution, many require maximized happiness. Others will evolve by level up, but as the generations passed more complex methods of evolution were introduced.

In the video game series, the only way to obtain most baby Pokémon is through breeding. On occasion, non-player characters will give the player an egg containing a baby Pokémon, and this Pokémon typically cannot be obtained in any other method, except for breeding. Generation III introduced the first baby Pokémon able to be caught in the wild: Wynaut on Mirage Island. In Generation IV, many other baby Pokémon were also available, relatively easily, in the wild. Players may still find it preferable to breed though, for the benefit of egg moves (as many baby Pokémon have very limited movepools).

Baby Pokémon all have one thing in common: they are unable to breed unless they evolve into one of their higher forms, and are all in the Undiscovered egg group. This is presumably due to their infantile state.

From Generation III onwards, most new baby Pokémon can only be obtained by making the parent in their evolutionary line hold a specific Incense before breeding, explaining why parent Pokémon available in previous generations were unable to produce these eggs in those generations. For example, Marill, who was introduced in Generation II, could not produce Azurill eggs until the introduction of the Sea Incense in Generation III.

About half of all baby Pokémon are part of a three-stage evolutionary line, that is, they evolve again after evolving from their baby form. Only one of these, however, is achieved by level up, with most of the others requiring use of an evolutionary stone or held item to evolve a second time.

Baby Pokémon were eventually introduced in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as well.

List of baby Pokémon

Baby Basic Evolution
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Pichu
 Electric 

Breed
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Pikachu
 Electric 

Thunderstone
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Raichu
 Electric 
Happiness
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Cleffa
 Normal 

Breed
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Clefairy
 Normal 

Moon Stone
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Clefable
 Normal 
Happiness
174.png
Igglybuff
 Normal 

Breed
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Jigglypuff
 Normal 

Moon Stone
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Wigglytuff
 Normal 
Happiness
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Togepi
 Normal 

Breed
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Togetic
 Normal  Flying 

Shiny Stone
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Togekiss
 Normal  Flying 
Happiness
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Tyrogue
 Fighting 

Breed
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Hitmonlee
 Fighting 
Hitmonlee does not evolve
Level 20
Attack > Defense

Breed
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Hitmonchan
 Fighting 
Hitmonchan does not evolve
Level 20
Attack < Defense

Breed
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Hitmontop
 Fighting 
Hitmontop does not evolve
Level 20
Attack = Defense
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Smoochum
 Ice  Psychic 

Breed
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Jynx
 Ice  Psychic 
Jynx does not evolve
Level 30
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Elekid
 Electric 

Breed
125.png
Electabuzz
 Electric 

Trade
holding an Electirizer
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Electivire
 Electric 
Level 30
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Magby
 Fire 

Breed
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Magmar
 Fire 

Trade
holding a Magmarizer
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Magmortar
 Fire 
Level 30
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Azurill
 Normal 

Breed
holding a Sea Incense
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Marill
 Water 

Level 18
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Azumarill
 Water 
Happiness
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Wynaut
 Psychic 

Breed
holding a Lax Incense
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Wobbuffet
 Psychic 
Wobbuffet does not evolve
Level 15
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Budew
 Grass  Poison 

Breed
holding a Rose Incense
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Roselia
 Grass  Poison 

Shiny Stone
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Roserade
 Grass  Poison 
Happiness
(day)
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Chingling
 Psychic 

Breed
holding a Pure Incense
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Chimecho
 Psychic 
Chimecho does not evolve
Happiness
(night)
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Bonsly
 Rock 

Breed
holding a Rock Incense
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Sudowoodo
 Rock 
Sudowoodo does not evolve
Level up
knowing Mimic
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Mime Jr.
 Psychic 

Breed
holding an Odd Incense
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Mr. Mime
 Psychic 
Mr. Mime does not evolve
Level up
knowing Mimic
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Happiny
 Normal 

Breed
holding a Luck Incense
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Chansey
 Normal 

Happiness
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Blissey
 Normal 
Level up
holding an Oval Stone (day)
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Munchlax
 Normal 

Breed
holding a Full Incense
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Snorlax
 Normal 
Snorlax does not evolve
Happiness
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Riolu
 Fighting 

Breed
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Lucario
 Fighting  Steel 
Lucario does not evolve
Happiness
(day)
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Mantyke
 Water  Flying 

Breed
holding a Wave Incense
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Mantine
 Water  Flying 
Mantine does not evolve
Level up
with Remoraid in party

Trivia

  • All baby Pokémon, excluding those which evolve by level-up alone, are able to evolve at a minimum of level 2, as the requirements for their evolution can be met without them having to level up more than once.
    • Of those that are able to do this and evolve a second time, only two (Chansey and Marill) must level up further to reach their final form.
  • Out of eighteen baby Pokémon, there are currently seven baby Pokémon which will evolve into Pokémon belonging to the Fairy Egg Group and six others that will evolve into Pokémon that belong to the Human-Like Egg Group.
  • Of all post-Generation II baby Pokémon, only Azurill and Munchlax evolve by happiness alone (not requiring a certain time of day). In the anime, these two baby Pokémon are owned by two of Ash Ketchum's previous traveling companions, Misty and May.
  • All baby Pokémon that were introduced in Generation II that evolve by happiness can evolve further using evolutionary stones.
  • Riolu is the only baby Pokémon introduced after Generation II that hatches without requiring one of its parents to be holding an incense because its evolution debuted in the same generation as it did.
  • Generation I and Generation V are the only generations in which no baby Pokémon were introduced.

See also