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* As seen in [[BW011]] and [[BW025]], {{p|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. The rock differences are not present in the games. They're bodies remain identical, however.
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* As seen in [[BW011]] and [[BW025]], {{p|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. The rock differences are not present in the games. Their bodies remain identical, however.
   
 
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==See also==

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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

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
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 Birth of Mewtwo
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. It easily defeated Shellshocker with a Rapid Spin attack. It has bistre colored birthmarks, possibly a defect due to its origin.

Blastoisetwo's only known move is Rapid Spin.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
Mewtwo's Pikachutwo
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.

Pikachutwo's only known move is Thunderbolt.

Debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
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
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.
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.
Debut The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis
Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff
A Jigglypuff god with numerous tattoo-like markings appeared in the The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis. Jigglypuff emerged from an ancient bell to quell Gengar & Alakazam with its song.
Debut The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis
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
Butterfree
Butterfree
Butterfree in the Orange Islands have differently colored wings as well as a different wing pattern as those seen in the mainland. 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.
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
Pink Pokémon
Pink Pokémon
In the episode In The Pink, while wandering around Pinkan Island Team Rocket encountered a series of pink Pokémon including a pink Primeape, Mankey, Venonat, Caterpie, Parasect, Nidoran♂,Nidoran♀, Rhyhorn, Nidoking, and Weedle.
Debut In The Pink
Rhyhorn
Rhyhorn
Rhyhorn was one of many pink Pokémon that lived on Pinkan Island were 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.
Debut In The Pink
Nidoking
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 jeep and tying him up with a rope.
Debut In The Pink
Lapras
Lapras
The mother of Ash's Lapras appeared with the rest of its herd in Viva Las Lapras & 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.
Debut Snorlax Snowman
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.
Debut The Art Of Pokémon
Purple Kecleon
Purple Kecleon
In The Kecleon Caper, a purple Kecleon nicknamed Reddy appeared under the owneship of Madison.

Purple Kecleon have also appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate! and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness.

Debut The Kecleon Caper
Green-eyed Jigglypuff
Green-eyed Jigglypuff
In The Legend of Thunder!, Marina owns a green-eyed Jigglypuff, nicknamed Little Pink.

Another green-eyed Jigglypuff appeared in Rough, Tough Jigglypuff. A man named Mitch Mitchum wanted to capture this Balloon Pokémon for his daughter's birthday.

Debut The Legend of Thunder!
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.
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.
Debut Malice in Wonderland

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!
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.
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
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!
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!
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
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, Lock-On, Hyper Beam, Magnet Rise, and Gyro Ball.

Debut Noodles! Roamin' Off!
Pichu
Pichu
Pikachu-colored Pichu is featured along with Spiky-eared Pichu in the fourth Diamond & Pearl series ending.
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 company 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 (movie 13)

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
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

Less blatant examples

  • As seen in BW011 and BW025, 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. The rock differences are not present in the games. Their bodies remain identical, however.

See also


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