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Below is a timeline of events in the '''history of the Pokémon world''', primarily those established in the [[canon]] of the [[Pokémon games]] since these apply most to other forms of canon. There is also a separate [[Timeline of events in the anime|timeline of events for the anime series]] as well as [[Timeline of events in Pokémon Adventures|one for Pokémon Adventures]].
 
Below is a timeline of events in the '''history of the Pokémon world''', primarily those established in the [[canon]] of the [[Pokémon games]] since these apply most to other forms of canon. There is also a separate [[Timeline of events in the anime|timeline of events for the anime series]] as well as [[Timeline of events in Pokémon Adventures|one for Pokémon Adventures]].
   
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'''Millions of years before [[Generation I]]:'''
 
'''Millions of years before [[Generation I]]:'''
 
 
* The earliest known [[Fossil|prehistoric Pokémon]] existed at this time. It is possible that the Mew population may have decreased at this stage, as they slowly gave way to other Pokémon species. The first humans also appeared around this time.
 
* The earliest known [[Fossil|prehistoric Pokémon]] existed at this time. It is possible that the Mew population may have decreased at this stage, as they slowly gave way to other Pokémon species. The first humans also appeared around this time.
   
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'''3000 years before [[Generation V]]:'''
 
'''3000 years before [[Generation V]]:'''
 
 
* The [[Valuable item#Undella Town|Relic items]] are created.
 
* The [[Valuable item#Undella Town|Relic items]] are created.
   
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'''2500 years before [[Generation V]]:'''
 
'''2500 years before [[Generation V]]:'''
 
 
* The [[Relic Castle]] is built.
 
* The [[Relic Castle]] is built.
   
 
'''2000 years before {{pkmn|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}:'''
 
'''2000 years before {{pkmn|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}:'''
 
 
* [[Hoenn]] is plagued by meteor showers. A meteor turns the homeplace of the [[Draconid people]] into [[Meteor Falls]].
 
* [[Hoenn]] is plagued by meteor showers. A meteor turns the homeplace of the [[Draconid people]] into [[Meteor Falls]].
 
* The world overflowed with natural energy which {{p|Groudon}} and {{p|Kyogre}}, in their [[Primal Reversion|primal]] forms, fought over. They ravaged the earth and were only calmed by {{p|Rayquaza}} after the Draconid people summoned it using a wish on a meteor at Meteor Falls. The people of Hoenn begin to revere Rayquaza as a saviour.
 
* The world overflowed with natural energy which {{p|Groudon}} and {{p|Kyogre}}, in their [[Primal Reversion|primal]] forms, fought over. They ravaged the earth and were only calmed by {{p|Rayquaza}} after the Draconid people summoned it using a wish on a meteor at Meteor Falls. The people of Hoenn begin to revere Rayquaza as a saviour.
   
 
'''1500 years before [[Generation I]]:'''
 
'''1500 years before [[Generation I]]:'''
 
 
* The earliest known system for writing is developed and used at the [[Ruins of Alph]], [[Tanoby Ruins]], and [[Solaceon Ruins]]. Archaeologists are currently unsure whether the nearly identical {{p|Unown}} preceded or succeeded the writing system, but it is assumed they share some sort of connection.
 
* The earliest known system for writing is developed and used at the [[Ruins of Alph]], [[Tanoby Ruins]], and [[Solaceon Ruins]]. Archaeologists are currently unsure whether the nearly identical {{p|Unown}} preceded or succeeded the writing system, but it is assumed they share some sort of connection.
 
* The {{p|Farfetch'd}} population decreases due to overhunting.
 
* The {{p|Farfetch'd}} population decreases due to overhunting.
   
 
'''1000 years before {{pkmn|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}:'''
 
'''1000 years before {{pkmn|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}:'''
 
 
* A thousand years after the events at Meteor Falls, a meteor struck Hoenn, creating Sootopolis City. {{p|Groudon}} and {{p|Kyogre}} reawakened to fight over the wellspring of primal energy which came from it. The people of Hoenn wished on {{p|Rayquaza}} to save them, and using the meteor, Rayquaza performed the world's first [[Mega Evolution]] and calmed the two. [[Sky Pillar]] was built in Rayquaza's honour, and the [[Draconid people]] promised to pass down the prophecy that in 1000 years the meteor would return - causing the events of the [[Delta Episode]].
 
* A thousand years after the events at Meteor Falls, a meteor struck Hoenn, creating Sootopolis City. {{p|Groudon}} and {{p|Kyogre}} reawakened to fight over the wellspring of primal energy which came from it. The people of Hoenn wished on {{p|Rayquaza}} to save them, and using the meteor, Rayquaza performed the world's first [[Mega Evolution]] and calmed the two. [[Sky Pillar]] was built in Rayquaza's honour, and the [[Draconid people]] promised to pass down the prophecy that in 1000 years the meteor would return - causing the events of the [[Delta Episode]].
   
 
'''800 years before {{pkmn|X and Y}}:'''
 
'''800 years before {{pkmn|X and Y}}:'''
 
 
* {{p|Xerneas}} released life energy throughout the Kalos region and fled to a forest, where it went to sleep in the form of a tree.
 
* {{p|Xerneas}} released life energy throughout the Kalos region and fled to a forest, where it went to sleep in the form of a tree.
 
* {{p|Yveltal}} absorbed life energy throughout the Kalos region and fled to the mountains, where went to sleep in the form of a cocoon.
 
* {{p|Yveltal}} absorbed life energy throughout the Kalos region and fled to the mountains, where went to sleep in the form of a cocoon.
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* The first {{p|Spiritomb}} is sealed in the [[Hallowed Tower]] for its unforgivable misdeeds.
 
* The first {{p|Spiritomb}} is sealed in the [[Hallowed Tower]] for its unforgivable misdeeds.
 
* The {{DL|Cianwood City|Cianwood City Pharmacy}} is built.
 
* The {{DL|Cianwood City|Cianwood City Pharmacy}} is built.
* {{p|Magearna}} is created by a scientist who used the life energy of other Pokémon to create its {{a|Soul-Heart}}.
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* The [[guardian deities]] fought against {{p|Solgaleo}} and {{p|Lunala}}.
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* {{p|Magearna}} is created by a scientist who used the life energy of other Pokémon to create its {{a|Soul-Heart}}, and is presented to a a king's daughter.
   
 
'''c. 400 years before [[Generation I]]:'''
 
'''c. 400 years before [[Generation I]]:'''
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* {{ga|Red}} retreats to [[Mt. Silver]], training day and night, leaving [[Lance]] to act as Champion, while [[Lorelei]] returns to her home in {{OBP|Four Island|town}}, and [[Agatha]] retires from her position as a member of the [[Kanto]] [[Elite Four]]. This leaves three vacancies on the roster for Elite Four.
 
* {{ga|Red}} retreats to [[Mt. Silver]], training day and night, leaving [[Lance]] to act as Champion, while [[Lorelei]] returns to her home in {{OBP|Four Island|town}}, and [[Agatha]] retires from her position as a member of the [[Kanto]] [[Elite Four]]. This leaves three vacancies on the roster for Elite Four.
 
** Two of these vacancies are filled by [[Karen]] and [[Will]]. The other is filled by [[Koga]], who abdicates his position as [[Fuchsia City]] [[Fuchsia Gym|Gym]] Leader to his daughter, [[Janine]].
 
** Two of these vacancies are filled by [[Karen]] and [[Will]]. The other is filled by [[Koga]], who abdicates his position as [[Fuchsia City]] [[Fuchsia Gym|Gym]] Leader to his daughter, [[Janine]].
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* {{FB|Salon Maiden|Anabel}} enters an [[Ultra Wormhole]] and is is found by [[Nanu]] and [[Looker]] in [[Alola]].
 
* Extensive research confirms the existence of {{t|Steel}} and {{t|Dark}} types in the region of Kanto.
 
* Extensive research confirms the existence of {{t|Steel}} and {{t|Dark}} types in the region of Kanto.
 
<!-- The events of FireRed and LeafGreen retroactively negate this discovery and say that they had always been known, as Generation III and I are considered to take place contemporaneously. This is backed up by HeartGold and SoulSilver, when Jasmine's pre-battle speech was changed from the subject that the Steel-type was recently discovered. -->
 
<!-- The events of FireRed and LeafGreen retroactively negate this discovery and say that they had always been known, as Generation III and I are considered to take place contemporaneously. This is backed up by HeartGold and SoulSilver, when Jasmine's pre-battle speech was changed from the subject that the Steel-type was recently discovered. -->
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* Team Plasma steals [[Hugh]]'s sister's {{p|Purrloin}}, and Hugh swears to one day get it back.
 
* Team Plasma steals [[Hugh]]'s sister's {{p|Purrloin}}, and Hugh swears to one day get it back.
   
'''A few years after [[Generation II]]/[[Generation IV]] ([[Generation V]]):'''
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'''Three years after [[Generation II]]/[[Generation IV]] ([[Generation V]]):'''
 
* The events of {{2v2|Black|White}}:
 
* The events of {{2v2|Black|White}}:
 
** {{ga|Hilbert}}/{{ga|Hilda}} along with their friends [[Cheren]] and [[Bianca]] receive their very first Pokémon in the bedroom of {{ga|Hilbert}}/{{ga|Hilda}}'s house in [[Nuvema Town]] from [[Professor Juniper]]. The three decide to leave Nuvema Town and go on a journey across their region of [[Unova]], with Cheren wanting to learn as much about every kind of Pokémon possible and Bianca going against the wishes of her dad. Upon arriving in [[Accumula Town]] they encounter the nefarious [[Team Plasma]] who announce their plans for Pokémon liberation to separate Pokémon from humans. Hilbert/Hilda then battle Team Plasma's leader, a mysterious man known only as [[N]] who claims Pokémon are his friends. Hilbert/Hilda make a journey across the land of Unova challenging all eight Gyms and earning all eight Badges. After earning the eighth Badge, they travel to the {{un|Pokémon League}} where they defeat the Elite Four. Upon defeating the Elite Four, they discover that N has already defeated the Champion [[Alder]] and promptly summons his castle, destroying the Pokémon League Castle. [[Ghetsis]], one of the members of the [[Seven Sages]] reveals that he had the plan to separate people and Pokémon so that he could be the only person in the whole world with Pokémon. After defeating N and Ghetsis with {{p|Reshiram}}/{{p|Zekrom}} N becomes sorry for all his wrongdoing and flies off to distant lands on his dragon of legend. Hilbert/Hilda, Cheren, and Bianca continue their journey in Unova and get recruited by an undercover officer codenamed [[Looker]] to discover and arrest the remaining six of the Seven Sages. After the arrest of all six, Hilbert/Hilda returns to the Pokémon League, re-defeats the Elite Four, then challenges and defeats Alder, becoming Champion of Unova.
 
** {{ga|Hilbert}}/{{ga|Hilda}} along with their friends [[Cheren]] and [[Bianca]] receive their very first Pokémon in the bedroom of {{ga|Hilbert}}/{{ga|Hilda}}'s house in [[Nuvema Town]] from [[Professor Juniper]]. The three decide to leave Nuvema Town and go on a journey across their region of [[Unova]], with Cheren wanting to learn as much about every kind of Pokémon possible and Bianca going against the wishes of her dad. Upon arriving in [[Accumula Town]] they encounter the nefarious [[Team Plasma]] who announce their plans for Pokémon liberation to separate Pokémon from humans. Hilbert/Hilda then battle Team Plasma's leader, a mysterious man known only as [[N]] who claims Pokémon are his friends. Hilbert/Hilda make a journey across the land of Unova challenging all eight Gyms and earning all eight Badges. After earning the eighth Badge, they travel to the {{un|Pokémon League}} where they defeat the Elite Four. Upon defeating the Elite Four, they discover that N has already defeated the Champion [[Alder]] and promptly summons his castle, destroying the Pokémon League Castle. [[Ghetsis]], one of the members of the [[Seven Sages]] reveals that he had the plan to separate people and Pokémon so that he could be the only person in the whole world with Pokémon. After defeating N and Ghetsis with {{p|Reshiram}}/{{p|Zekrom}} N becomes sorry for all his wrongdoing and flies off to distant lands on his dragon of legend. Hilbert/Hilda, Cheren, and Bianca continue their journey in Unova and get recruited by an undercover officer codenamed [[Looker]] to discover and arrest the remaining six of the Seven Sages. After the arrest of all six, Hilbert/Hilda returns to the Pokémon League, re-defeats the Elite Four, then challenges and defeats Alder, becoming Champion of Unova.
   
'''Between {{2v2|Black|White}}, {{2v2|Black|White|2}} and {{pkmn|X and Y}}''':
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'''Between {{2v2|Black|White}} and {{2v2|Black|White|2}}/{{pkmn|X and Y}}''':
 
* Hilbert/Hilda leaves Unova with his/her Dragon to look for N.
 
* Hilbert/Hilda leaves Unova with his/her Dragon to look for N.
 
* Bianca officially becomes Professor Juniper's assistant.
 
* Bianca officially becomes Professor Juniper's assistant.
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* {{ga|Calem}}/{{ga|Serena}} moves to [[Vaniville Town]] in [[Kalos]] with their mother.
 
* {{ga|Calem}}/{{ga|Serena}} moves to [[Vaniville Town]] in [[Kalos]] with their mother.
   
'''Two years after {{2v2|Black|White}}''':
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'''Two years after {{2v2|Black|White}} ([[Generation VI]])''':
 
* The events of {{2v2|Black|White|2}} and {{pkmn|X and Y}}:
 
* The events of {{2v2|Black|White|2}} and {{pkmn|X and Y}}:
 
** {{ga|Nate}}/{{ga|Rosa}} receives his/her first Pokémon from Bianca in his/her hometown of [[Aspertia City]]. Together with [[Hugh]], who hopes to take back his sister's Purrloin from Team Plasma, the duo takes on the new lineup of Gyms in the Unova region. After earning their seventh badge from [[Drayden]], Team Plasma attacks [[Opelucid City]], covering the city in unbreakable ice. The [[Shadow Triad]] takes the opportunity to steal the {{key|V|DNA Splicers}} from [[Opelucid Gym]]. Nate/Rosa and Hugh chase Team Plasma to [[Humilau City]], where after earning their final badge, they confront [[Zinzolin]], [[Colress]], and the Shadow Triad at the [[Giant Chasm]]. After the Triad releases Hugh's sister's Purrloin, now a {{p|Liepard}}, Hugh tells Nate/Rosa to go ahead and confront Team Plasma's leader, Ghetsis. Just before Ghetsis freezes Nate/Rosa alive with {{p|Kyurem}}'s {{m|Glaciate}}, [[N]] flies in on {{p|Reshiram}}/{{p|Zekrom}}, saving him/her. However, Ghetsis uses Kyurem's power to turn Reshiram/Zekrom back into an orb, then uses the DNA Splicers to turn Kyurem into [[List of Pokémon with form differences#Kyurem|Black/White Kyurem]]. Nate/Rosa knocks out Kyurem, causing the two Dragon Pokémon to separate, then defeats an enraged Ghetsis. Thankful, N suggests that Nate/Rosa proceed to the Pokémon League. Heeding his words, Nate/Rosa ascend Victory Road, defeats the Elite Four, and emerges victorious in battle with the new Champion, Iris. After returning home, Hugh's sister thanks the player for helping her big brother, and tells Nate/Rosa that she has been dreaming of a {{p|Zoroark}} calling Nate/Rosa's name. At Hugh's suggestion, Nate/Rosa returns to Victory Road, finding a Zoroark that leads him/her to the ruins of [[N's Castle]], where N and Reshiram/Zekrom challenge them to battle. After being defeated, N says goodbye to his dragon and releases it by asking it to turn back into an orb to give to Nate/Rosa. Nate/Rosa climbs to the top of [[Dragonspiral Tower]], and faces {{p|Reshiram}}/{{p|Zekrom}} again, this time, in an attempt to capture it.
 
** {{ga|Nate}}/{{ga|Rosa}} receives his/her first Pokémon from Bianca in his/her hometown of [[Aspertia City]]. Together with [[Hugh]], who hopes to take back his sister's Purrloin from Team Plasma, the duo takes on the new lineup of Gyms in the Unova region. After earning their seventh badge from [[Drayden]], Team Plasma attacks [[Opelucid City]], covering the city in unbreakable ice. The [[Shadow Triad]] takes the opportunity to steal the {{key|V|DNA Splicers}} from [[Opelucid Gym]]. Nate/Rosa and Hugh chase Team Plasma to [[Humilau City]], where after earning their final badge, they confront [[Zinzolin]], [[Colress]], and the Shadow Triad at the [[Giant Chasm]]. After the Triad releases Hugh's sister's Purrloin, now a {{p|Liepard}}, Hugh tells Nate/Rosa to go ahead and confront Team Plasma's leader, Ghetsis. Just before Ghetsis freezes Nate/Rosa alive with {{p|Kyurem}}'s {{m|Glaciate}}, [[N]] flies in on {{p|Reshiram}}/{{p|Zekrom}}, saving him/her. However, Ghetsis uses Kyurem's power to turn Reshiram/Zekrom back into an orb, then uses the DNA Splicers to turn Kyurem into [[List of Pokémon with form differences#Kyurem|Black/White Kyurem]]. Nate/Rosa knocks out Kyurem, causing the two Dragon Pokémon to separate, then defeats an enraged Ghetsis. Thankful, N suggests that Nate/Rosa proceed to the Pokémon League. Heeding his words, Nate/Rosa ascend Victory Road, defeats the Elite Four, and emerges victorious in battle with the new Champion, Iris. After returning home, Hugh's sister thanks the player for helping her big brother, and tells Nate/Rosa that she has been dreaming of a {{p|Zoroark}} calling Nate/Rosa's name. At Hugh's suggestion, Nate/Rosa returns to Victory Road, finding a Zoroark that leads him/her to the ruins of [[N's Castle]], where N and Reshiram/Zekrom challenge them to battle. After being defeated, N says goodbye to his dragon and releases it by asking it to turn back into an orb to give to Nate/Rosa. Nate/Rosa climbs to the top of [[Dragonspiral Tower]], and faces {{p|Reshiram}}/{{p|Zekrom}} again, this time, in an attempt to capture it.
 
[[File:{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time:i}} mod 2}}|0=Xerneas|1=Yveltal}} Encounter.png|thumb|250px|Encountering {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time:i}} mod 2}}|0=Xerneas|1=Yveltal}}]]
 
[[File:{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time:i}} mod 2}}|0=Xerneas|1=Yveltal}} Encounter.png|thumb|250px|Encountering {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time:i}} mod 2}}|0=Xerneas|1=Yveltal}}]]
 
**{{ga|Calem}}/{{ga|Serena}} leave his/her home in [[Vaniville Town]] meeting [[Shauna]] and {{tt|{{ga|Serena}}/{{ga|Calem}}|The player character not chosen.}} who invite them to join them for a meeting in [[Aquacorde Town]]. {{ga|Calem}}, {{ga|Serena}} and [[Shauna]] receive their first Pokémon from [[Tierno]] and a Pokédex from [[Trevor]] on behalf of [[Professor Sycamore]]. After delivering a letter to his/her {{kal|Grace|Mom}} from Professor Sycamore, they head on an adventure traveling across [[Kalos]] challenging eight Gyms in order to earn eight Badges to then challenge the {{kal|Pokémon League}}. Along their journey they come into contact with [[Team Flare]], an organization whose goal is to create a "beautiful and better" world while making money. They try to do this by stealing [[fossils]] from [[Glittering Cave]], siphoning electricity from the [[Kalos Power Plant]], stealing the Pokéballs from the [[Poké Ball Factory]] in [[Laverre City]], and attempting to agitate and capture an {{p|Abomasnow}}. Calem/Serena also encounters a mysterious giant called [[AZ]] on several occasions, first being on [[Kalos Route 13]]. After earning their seventh badge from [[Olympia]], Calem/Serena are contacted by [[Lysandre]], a man introduced by Professor Sycamore, who reveals himself to be the leader of Team Flare and his intention to use the [[ultimate weapon]] to eliminate all life in the world. Calem/Serena battle Lysandre first in [[Lysandre Labs]] and again in the [[Team Flare Secret HQ]], before making their way down to the basement where they find {{p|Xerneas}}{{sup/6|X}}/{{p|Yveltal}}{{sup/6|Y}} and battle them, before battling against Lysandre once more. Even though Lysandre is defeated, and Calem/Serena and their friends reason with him, he still fires the ultimate weapon. The blast the weapon omits destroys it and buries Lysandre and the HQ, ultimately disbanding Team Flare. Calem/Serena then heads to the Pokémon League where he/she defeats the [[Elite Four]], becoming {{pkmn|Champion}} of [[Kalos]]. After becoming Champion, Looker contacts {{ga|Calem}}/{{ga|Serena}} to help him fight crime in Lumiose City.
 
**{{ga|Calem}}/{{ga|Serena}} leave his/her home in [[Vaniville Town]] meeting [[Shauna]] and {{tt|{{ga|Serena}}/{{ga|Calem}}|The player character not chosen.}} who invite them to join them for a meeting in [[Aquacorde Town]]. {{ga|Calem}}, {{ga|Serena}} and [[Shauna]] receive their first Pokémon from [[Tierno]] and a Pokédex from [[Trevor]] on behalf of [[Professor Sycamore]]. After delivering a letter to his/her {{kal|Grace|Mom}} from Professor Sycamore, they head on an adventure traveling across [[Kalos]] challenging eight Gyms in order to earn eight Badges to then challenge the {{kal|Pokémon League}}. Along their journey they come into contact with [[Team Flare]], an organization whose goal is to create a "beautiful and better" world while making money. They try to do this by stealing [[fossils]] from [[Glittering Cave]], siphoning electricity from the [[Kalos Power Plant]], stealing the Pokéballs from the [[Poké Ball Factory]] in [[Laverre City]], and attempting to agitate and capture an {{p|Abomasnow}}. Calem/Serena also encounters a mysterious giant called [[AZ]] on several occasions, first being on [[Kalos Route 13]]. After earning their seventh badge from [[Olympia]], Calem/Serena are contacted by [[Lysandre]], a man introduced by Professor Sycamore, who reveals himself to be the leader of Team Flare and his intention to use the [[ultimate weapon]] to eliminate all life in the world. Calem/Serena battle Lysandre first in [[Lysandre Labs]] and again in the [[Team Flare Secret HQ]], before making their way down to the basement where they find {{p|Xerneas}}{{sup/6|X}}/{{p|Yveltal}}{{sup/6|Y}} and battle them, before battling against Lysandre once more. Even though Lysandre is defeated, and Calem/Serena and their friends reason with him, he still fires the ultimate weapon. The blast the weapon omits destroys it and buries Lysandre and the HQ, ultimately disbanding Team Flare. Calem/Serena then heads to the Pokémon League where he/she defeats the [[Elite Four]], becoming {{pkmn|Champion}} of [[Kalos]]. After becoming Champion, Looker contacts {{ga|Calem}}/{{ga|Serena}} to help him fight crime in Lumiose City.
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'''Between {{2v2|Black|White|2}}/{{pkmn|X and Y}} and [[Generation VII]]''':
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* [[Gladion]] flees [[Aether Paradise]] with a {{p|Type: Null}}.
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* [[Sina]] and [[Dexio]] are sent to [[Alola]] by [[Professor Sycamore]] to follow {{p|Zygarde}}.
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* {{ga|Red}} and {{ga|Blue}} come to [[Alola]] to act as the bosses of the [[Battle Tree]].
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* [[Grimsley]] and [[Colress]] come to [[Alola]].
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* [[Lillie]] flees [[Aether Paradise]] with a {{p|Cosmog}}, [[nickname]]d Nebby.
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'''Two years after {{2v2|Black|White|2}}/{{pkmn|X and Y}} ([[Generation VII]])''':
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* The events of {{pkmn|Sun and Moon}}:
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** {{ga|Sun}}/{{ga|Moon}} leaves his/her home on {{rt|1|Alola}} on a Pokémon journey three months after moving to the [[Alola]] region from Kanto. He/she receives his/her starter Pokémon from [[Hala]] and meets [[Lillie]] and [[Hau]]. Sun/Moon receives a [[Z-Ring]] at the festival inaugurating his/her [[island challenge]], consisting of seven trials and four grand trials in order to become the island challenge champion. Along his/her journey, he/she encounters a group called [[Team Skull]], whose members are misfits who failed the island challenge and aim to cause trouble, as well as another group called the [[Aether Foundation]], whose goal is to cure hurt Pokémon. After defeating the leader of Team Skull, [[Guzma]], at the [[Shady House]], Sun/Moon travel to [[Aether Paradise]], where he/she battles [[Lusamine]], the president of the Aether Foundation. Lusamine opens [[Ultra Wormhole]]s across Alola and enters one with Guzma. Sun/Moon and Lillie evolve Nebby into {{p|Solgaleo}}{{sup/7|S}}/{{p|Lunala}}{{sup/7|M}} at the [[Altar of the Sunne]]{{sup/7|S}}/[[Altar of the Moone]]{{sup/7|M}} and travel into [[Ultra Space]], where Sun/Moon battles Lusamine again and bring her and Guzma back to Alola. Sun/Moon catches Solgaleo{{sup/7|S}}/Lunala{{sup/7|M}} after Lillie tells it that she isn't a Trainer. Sun/Moon climbs [[Mount Lanakila]] to its summit, the newly-opened {{al|Pokémon League}}, where he/she defeats the [[Elite Four]], becoming the first {{pkmn|Champion}} of Alola. A festival is held in [[Iki Town]], and Lillie brings Sun/Moon to the [[Ruins of Conflict]] to battle {{p|Tapu Koko}}. The next day, Lillie leaves for Kanto. The International Police contact Sun/Moon to investigate and catch the [[Ultra Beast]]s unleashed across Alola.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==

Revision as of 23:30, 8 December 2016

175Togepi.png This article contains fan speculation.
There is no solid evidence for or against some parts of this article.

Below is a timeline of events in the history of the Pokémon world, primarily those established in the canon of the Pokémon games since these apply most to other forms of canon. There is also a separate timeline of events for the anime series as well as one for Pokémon Adventures.

There are many stories and legends surrounding the history of the Pokémon world. It is not entirely clear if legends are true or not, but there are many hints in the games, anime and manga that suggest that they are.

Please note that the below timeline is based on speculation and possible information from different aspects of the Pokémon franchise.

Timeline

The clash between Groudon and Kyogre as depicted in ancient paintings

Beginning of the universe

This information is based primarily on the mythology of both the Hoenn and Sinnoh regions.

  • In a vortex of complete chaos and nothingness, a single Egg comes into being, which then hatches into Arceus, the first Pokémon in existence. Arceus then creates Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina, giving them power over time, space, and antimatter respectively. Giratina, as punishment for its destructive nature, is sent by Arceus to live in the Distortion World. Dialga and Palkia then succeed in creating the universe and Pokémon world and retreat into their own dimensions afterwards, with a point of access being at the ancient Spear Pillar in Sinnoh.
  • Kyogre is formed by the pressure in the deep sea trenches, Groudon is formed deep inside the Earth, likely from hardened magma and earth, and Rayquaza is formed by the minerals of the ozone layer. Rayquaza proceeds to fly around in the ozone layer, occasionally coming to rest at Sky Pillar.
  • Kyogre and Groudon then proceed to fill the sea and create land, respectively. A chance meeting turns the two into rivals, and a conflict for dominance over the Pokémon world begins. This battle continues until Rayquaza quells it, causing Kyogre and Groudon to retreat to special caverns, where they rest until the events of Generation III many years later. The Red and Blue Orbs are created to prevent the reawakening of Kyogre and Groudon, and are left at Mt. Pyre for safekeeping. At this time, Mew may have been plentiful and lived in large numbers.

Prehistory

This information is based primarily on the study of Fossils and other archaeological remains. Some of this information is also based on scientific research.

Millions of years before Generation I:

  • The earliest known prehistoric Pokémon existed at this time. It is possible that the Mew population may have decreased at this stage, as they slowly gave way to other Pokémon species. The first humans also appeared around this time.
  • 300 million years ago: An ancient version of Genesect was born. Kabuto and Kabutops lived in the sea.
    • Team Plasma later used Genesect's DNA to create an infinitely stronger version of it with cybernetic technology.
  • 100 million years ago: Species such as Aerodactyl, Lileep, Cranidos, Shieldon, Tirtouga, and Archen were supposedly widespread. They all ultimately went extinct, but not before Archen gave rise to bird Pokémon and Tirtouga gave rise to turtle Pokémon.
  • 10,000 years ago: During the last Ice Age, the Mamoswine population flourished, then decreased when the Ice Age ended.
  • At some point in the distant past, the Magikarp population mutates due to unknown reasons and becomes weaker.
  • At some point after the Iron Age, Regigigas is sealed away in the Snowpoint Temple, and Regirock, Regice and Registeel are sealed away at various points across the Hoenn region after years of human worship.

3000 years before Generation V:

3000 years before Generation VI:

AZ and the ultimate weapon

2500 years before Generation V:

2000 years before Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire:

  • Hoenn is plagued by meteor showers. A meteor turns the homeplace of the Draconid people into Meteor Falls.
  • The world overflowed with natural energy which Groudon and Kyogre, in their primal forms, fought over. They ravaged the earth and were only calmed by Rayquaza after the Draconid people summoned it using a wish on a meteor at Meteor Falls. The people of Hoenn begin to revere Rayquaza as a saviour.

1500 years before Generation I:

  • The earliest known system for writing is developed and used at the Ruins of Alph, Tanoby Ruins, and Solaceon Ruins. Archaeologists are currently unsure whether the nearly identical Unown preceded or succeeded the writing system, but it is assumed they share some sort of connection.
  • The Farfetch'd population decreases due to overhunting.

1000 years before Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire:

  • A thousand years after the events at Meteor Falls, a meteor struck Hoenn, creating Sootopolis City. Groudon and Kyogre reawakened to fight over the wellspring of primal energy which came from it. The people of Hoenn wished on Rayquaza to save them, and using the meteor, Rayquaza performed the world's first Mega Evolution and calmed the two. Sky Pillar was built in Rayquaza's honour, and the Draconid people promised to pass down the prophecy that in 1000 years the meteor would return - causing the events of the Delta Episode.

800 years before X and Y:

  • Xerneas released life energy throughout the Kalos region and fled to a forest, where it went to sleep in the form of a tree.
  • Yveltal absorbed life energy throughout the Kalos region and fled to the mountains, where went to sleep in the form of a cocoon.

Recent history

This information is based on historic records.

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Hundreds of years before Generation I:

c. 700 years before Generation I:

c. 500 years before Generation I:

c. 400 years before Generation I:

  • Azalea Town in Johto is struck by a long-term drought. After bringing the rain back once again by yawning, Slowpoke gains an honorable position in that town.
  • The Pokémon move Toxic is invented by a ninja.

c. 300 years before X and Y:

c. 200 years before Generation V:

c. 150 years before Generation I:

c. 100 years before Generation V:

1925

c. 50 years before Generation V:

  • Elgyem is seen for the first time when it appeared from far in the desert.

c. 40 years before Generation III:

  • Lunatone is seen for the first time in a crater.

Several decades before Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire:

1969:

17 years before Pokémon Colosseum:

12 years before Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire:

11 years before Generation I:

10 years before Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire:

Less than 10 years before Generation I:

Contemporary history

From the Pokémon games:

Some years prior to Generation I:

  • A team of scientists discover a new Pokémon (at the time) deep in a jungle in Guyana, South America on July 5. They name the Pokémon Mew on July 10. Mewtwo, a clone of Mew, is born on February 6. Mewtwo escapes from and destroys Cinnabar Island's Pokémon Mansion on September 1 and then goes to Cerulean Cave.
  • Sabrina's Gym is declared the official Gym of Saffron City after a Pokémon battle between Sabrina and the leader of the Fighting Dojo.
  • Giratina returns to the Pokémon world.
  • The Battle Resort opens in Hoenn.
  • Goldenrod Radio Tower is torn down due to being old and creaky. During the process, the Radio Tower Director comes across the Clear Bell, which he keeps for the time being. A new Goldenrod Radio Tower is built in its place.
  • Construction of the Royal Unova begins.

One year prior to Generation I:

Generation I/III/ORAS:

Between Generation I/III/ORAS and Generation II/IV:

Three years after Generation I/Generation III/ORAS (Generation II/Generation IV):

Approximately two years after Generation II/Generation IV:

Between Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and Generation V:

Between Generation II/IV and Generation V:

Three years after Generation II/Generation IV (Generation V):

  • The events of Black and White:
    • Hilbert/Hilda along with their friends Cheren and Bianca receive their very first Pokémon in the bedroom of Hilbert/Hilda's house in Nuvema Town from Professor Juniper. The three decide to leave Nuvema Town and go on a journey across their region of Unova, with Cheren wanting to learn as much about every kind of Pokémon possible and Bianca going against the wishes of her dad. Upon arriving in Accumula Town they encounter the nefarious Team Plasma who announce their plans for Pokémon liberation to separate Pokémon from humans. Hilbert/Hilda then battle Team Plasma's leader, a mysterious man known only as N who claims Pokémon are his friends. Hilbert/Hilda make a journey across the land of Unova challenging all eight Gyms and earning all eight Badges. After earning the eighth Badge, they travel to the Pokémon League where they defeat the Elite Four. Upon defeating the Elite Four, they discover that N has already defeated the Champion Alder and promptly summons his castle, destroying the Pokémon League Castle. Ghetsis, one of the members of the Seven Sages reveals that he had the plan to separate people and Pokémon so that he could be the only person in the whole world with Pokémon. After defeating N and Ghetsis with Reshiram/Zekrom N becomes sorry for all his wrongdoing and flies off to distant lands on his dragon of legend. Hilbert/Hilda, Cheren, and Bianca continue their journey in Unova and get recruited by an undercover officer codenamed Looker to discover and arrest the remaining six of the Seven Sages. After the arrest of all six, Hilbert/Hilda returns to the Pokémon League, re-defeats the Elite Four, then challenges and defeats Alder, becoming Champion of Unova.

Between Black and White and Black 2 and White 2/X and Y:

Two years after Black and White (Generation VI):

  • The events of Black 2 and White 2 and X and Y:
    • Nate/Rosa receives his/her first Pokémon from Bianca in his/her hometown of Aspertia City. Together with Hugh, who hopes to take back his sister's Purrloin from Team Plasma, the duo takes on the new lineup of Gyms in the Unova region. After earning their seventh badge from Drayden, Team Plasma attacks Opelucid City, covering the city in unbreakable ice. The Shadow Triad takes the opportunity to steal the DNA Splicers from Opelucid Gym. Nate/Rosa and Hugh chase Team Plasma to Humilau City, where after earning their final badge, they confront Zinzolin, Colress, and the Shadow Triad at the Giant Chasm. After the Triad releases Hugh's sister's Purrloin, now a Liepard, Hugh tells Nate/Rosa to go ahead and confront Team Plasma's leader, Ghetsis. Just before Ghetsis freezes Nate/Rosa alive with Kyurem's Glaciate, N flies in on Reshiram/Zekrom, saving him/her. However, Ghetsis uses Kyurem's power to turn Reshiram/Zekrom back into an orb, then uses the DNA Splicers to turn Kyurem into Black/White Kyurem. Nate/Rosa knocks out Kyurem, causing the two Dragon Pokémon to separate, then defeats an enraged Ghetsis. Thankful, N suggests that Nate/Rosa proceed to the Pokémon League. Heeding his words, Nate/Rosa ascend Victory Road, defeats the Elite Four, and emerges victorious in battle with the new Champion, Iris. After returning home, Hugh's sister thanks the player for helping her big brother, and tells Nate/Rosa that she has been dreaming of a Zoroark calling Nate/Rosa's name. At Hugh's suggestion, Nate/Rosa returns to Victory Road, finding a Zoroark that leads him/her to the ruins of N's Castle, where N and Reshiram/Zekrom challenge them to battle. After being defeated, N says goodbye to his dragon and releases it by asking it to turn back into an orb to give to Nate/Rosa. Nate/Rosa climbs to the top of Dragonspiral Tower, and faces Reshiram/Zekrom again, this time, in an attempt to capture it.
Encountering Yveltal
    • Calem/Serena leave his/her home in Vaniville Town meeting Shauna and Serena/Calem who invite them to join them for a meeting in Aquacorde Town. Calem, Serena and Shauna receive their first Pokémon from Tierno and a Pokédex from Trevor on behalf of Professor Sycamore. After delivering a letter to his/her Mom from Professor Sycamore, they head on an adventure traveling across Kalos challenging eight Gyms in order to earn eight Badges to then challenge the Pokémon League. Along their journey they come into contact with Team Flare, an organization whose goal is to create a "beautiful and better" world while making money. They try to do this by stealing fossils from Glittering Cave, siphoning electricity from the Kalos Power Plant, stealing the Pokéballs from the Poké Ball Factory in Laverre City, and attempting to agitate and capture an Abomasnow. Calem/Serena also encounters a mysterious giant called AZ on several occasions, first being on Kalos Route 13. After earning their seventh badge from Olympia, Calem/Serena are contacted by Lysandre, a man introduced by Professor Sycamore, who reveals himself to be the leader of Team Flare and his intention to use the ultimate weapon to eliminate all life in the world. Calem/Serena battle Lysandre first in Lysandre Labs and again in the Team Flare Secret HQ, before making their way down to the basement where they find XerneasX/YveltalY and battle them, before battling against Lysandre once more. Even though Lysandre is defeated, and Calem/Serena and their friends reason with him, he still fires the ultimate weapon. The blast the weapon omits destroys it and buries Lysandre and the HQ, ultimately disbanding Team Flare. Calem/Serena then heads to the Pokémon League where he/she defeats the Elite Four, becoming Champion of Kalos. After becoming Champion, Looker contacts Calem/Serena to help him fight crime in Lumiose City.

Between Black 2 and White 2/X and Y and Generation VII:

Two years after Black 2 and White 2/X and Y (Generation VII):

  • The events of Sun and Moon:
    • Sun/Moon leaves his/her home on Route 1 on a Pokémon journey three months after moving to the Alola region from Kanto. He/she receives his/her starter Pokémon from Hala and meets Lillie and Hau. Sun/Moon receives a Z-Ring at the festival inaugurating his/her island challenge, consisting of seven trials and four grand trials in order to become the island challenge champion. Along his/her journey, he/she encounters a group called Team Skull, whose members are misfits who failed the island challenge and aim to cause trouble, as well as another group called the Aether Foundation, whose goal is to cure hurt Pokémon. After defeating the leader of Team Skull, Guzma, at the Shady House, Sun/Moon travel to Aether Paradise, where he/she battles Lusamine, the president of the Aether Foundation. Lusamine opens Ultra Wormholes across Alola and enters one with Guzma. Sun/Moon and Lillie evolve Nebby into SolgaleoS/LunalaM at the Altar of the SunneS/Altar of the MooneM and travel into Ultra Space, where Sun/Moon battles Lusamine again and bring her and Guzma back to Alola. Sun/Moon catches SolgaleoS/LunalaM after Lillie tells it that she isn't a Trainer. Sun/Moon climbs Mount Lanakila to its summit, the newly-opened Pokémon League, where he/she defeats the Elite Four, becoming the first Champion of Alola. A festival is held in Iki Town, and Lillie brings Sun/Moon to the Ruins of Conflict to battle Tapu Koko. The next day, Lillie leaves for Kanto. The International Police contact Sun/Moon to investigate and catch the Ultra Beasts unleashed across Alola.

Trivia

References

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