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Ummmm.... The bit about Eevees at the end is plain wrong. Things don't evolve due to their environment. It is merely that the creatures that have a favourable variation survive to produce offspring and pass on their genes, and so more things have the variation than don't. This is like junior high-level knowledge. DanJimi 10:25, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

at the list of non-evolving pokemon, you see the last pkmn is aerodactyl but next to it is a picture of an kabutops


I put Phione on the list of non evolving non legendaries, and it keeps getting removed. WHY???? It's not as though Phione is legendary. Missingno. Master 02:09, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Because in some people's minds, it is legendary. :/ Tina δ 02:16, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

But it's not confirmed to be legendary. And IMO, the fact that one can recruit multiple Phione in MD2 PROVES conclusively that Phione is not a legendary (In the MD games, legendaries are strictly limited to one per game). -- Glitch and Official Pokémon. There is no real difference between the two. In my opinion, the two should be considered equal!-- quoted by Missingno. Master 15:20, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Please see your talk page, Missigno.Master. --Theryguy512 15:37, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

If it isn't a legendary, why is it banned from the battle tower? It's definitely not because of it's battle prowess. No. It's because it's normally unavailable in normal play. You still need access to Manaphy to get them.

It's no legendary, but it's still an event Pokémon in a sense. - PDL

The only Pokémon banned from the Battle Tower are legendary. Phione is legendary, albeit the crappiest of them. Plus, Missingno Master, you might wanna do something OTHER than just adding Phione in there, such as, oh, changing the count to 43 and making it so the table isn't f'd up.
Plus, here's the thing: how much of a chance does Phione have of getting evolutionary relatives? ZERO! It has Manaphy. The other 42 have at least a chance of that.
Jeez, I understand being the devil's advocate, but Phione just isn't worth it. It sucks in battle, sure, but so do many other legendaries. TTEchidnaFire echyGSDS! 08:11, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Devil's advocate? I wasn't suggesting that Phione should be listed >_>. However, I suppose I wasn't making myself clear enough. - PDL
No, the Pokémon banned from the Battle Tower are in the Uber tier. Note that Cresselia isn't banned, it's in the OU tier as well. Is it legendary? Hell yeah. (Yet it can compete in Uber if it really wants to..) Tina δ 23:06, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
See, that's where fan definitions suck. Everything banned from the BT is legendary, the only exceptions to this are the normal legendary trios of each region (meaning, of course, that GKR and DPG aren't normal trios. They're mascot trios, though Giratina's not a mascot... but hey, it's a better name than other stuff), the Lati duo, Cressy, and Heatran. TTEchidnaFire echyGSDS! 23:12, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Ahem. Phione is now officially not a legendary. 1 I take it this means I was justified in putting it back in the non-evolving non-legendary box thingy? -- Glitch Pokémon. Official Pokémon. There is no real difference between the two. In my opinion, the two should be considered equal!-- quoted by Missingno. Master 11:45, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Even if we assume that Phione is not legendary, which is unsubtantiated unless claimed or alluded to by the designers (that is, not any low-rank employee of an affiliated company), it still has no place on the list. The reason for this is that the list shows all Pokémon with some chance to evolve in later installments of the game. It has been observed, and in fact referenced in the Diamond and Pearl games, that legendaries need not evolve because they have reached their maximum potential as-is; therefore, there is no chance for any of the legendaries to evolve.
It so happens that regardless of whether Phione is classified as legendary or not, there is no reason to believe that it will ever evolve. If it were to evolve, it would evolve into Manaphy, as any other scenario would be cumbersome (a legendary spawning a species not from its own family). However, the reason behind the fact that Phione does not evolve into Manaphy, which is that Manaphy is unique, will continue to hold beyond the current generation. -Unown Lord 14:07, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
Missingno. Master, you do realize that link confirms that Phione is a Legendary, right? Gligar 15:27, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
This conversation is from six months ago. Poké did list Phione as a non-legendary for a time, then changed it to a legendary status. ~$aturn¥oshi THE VOICES 15:41, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Anime Evolution

In regards to the relation between the evolution in the anime than in the games. Wouldn't The anime be more reasonably sound than the games. Because I doubt that if Pokemon were real that most of these evolutions would occur exactly as in the games. The way I see it, the only reason why a certain Pokemon evolves the way it does in the game (with the exception of evolutionary stones and such) is to make it difficult for the player and it would be easier for a Pokemon Game developer if they limited it to one specific set of circumstances.

Granted there are a few exceptions: Such as evolutionary stones, and specific locations for a Pokemon to evolve, and perhaps it knowing a certain move. Though with Evolutionary stones, in an episode it said that the wind was able to carry evolutionary stones, so couldn't certain Pokemon evolve that way when it appears it just evolves naturally or mysteriously?

As for leveling up and trading, those just seem to make it more difficult for a trainer of the games to obtain Pokemon, that could easily be gotten by easier methods. --Dman dustin 13:51, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

new to community, first post

I'd like to add my finding in, I thought evolution however I'm not really sure how to add it in, and where it would go. I was trying to figure out if a pokémon whose evolution has been delayed would be as strong as the same pokémon of the same level and a "natural" evolution so what I did is I took a Pidgey and used rare candies to evolve it to 25 not allowing it to evolve until 27 the stats were as follows 71HP 39ATK 38DFNS 32SPATK 35SPDFNS 42Spd I then reset the game and gave the same pidgey rare candies this time allowing it the "natural" evolution at level 18 when it got to level 25 the stats were as follows 71HP 39ATK 38DFNS 32SPATK 35SPDFNS 42Spd

so we can infer that the level the pokémon evolves at does not affect the stats. If anyone wants to suggest a heading to put this in, or even shorten it up, by all means

About the comment at the page bottom

EVOLUTION IS NOT ABOUT CELL STRUCTURE. Eevee's evolution isn't akin AT ALL to real evolution. Evolution is triggered by Natural Selection, therefore, a single species cannot evolve. Only a population can. Just thought to make a side note. JirachiWishmaker0802 09:13, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

I agree, I'm a Biology student, evolution is about animals with favourable adaptations being statistically more likely to survive and so over many generations the favourable adaptations are spread throughout a population. Eevee's evolution is no way close enough to real evolution to get a mention, I will remove the sentence now... Prof. Pine 19:05, 24 April 2009 (UTC)


Umm... Is it worth metioning in the article that only mentioned instances of "de-volution" is in Slowbro's pokedex entries. (When it loses its shellder) --Hyurnat4 21:28, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

In the Pocket Monsters manga, It is also possible to De-volve as Isamu Akai's Clefairy evolved into a clefable and then back. Should this be added into the article as a subcategory, or as trivia? --Proctor 21:50, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Gender-related evolutions

It's worth noting that some evolutions occur (or don't occur) if a pokemon's a certain gender.

  • Combee only evolves if it's female
  • Kirlia will only evolve into a Gallade if it's male
  • and Snorunt into Frosslass when female.

I thought this would be in the article, but Combee wasn't mentioned at all. LordHeinz 00:37, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

All fixed I hope. —darklordtrom 00:54, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Generation IV: Vulpix and Growlithe

Beginning with Generation IV, it is now possible to get a Level 1 Ninetales/Arcanine by hatching a Vulpix/Growlithe Egg received from breeding and evolving the newly hatched Vulpix/Growlithe with a Fire Stone, making Vulpix and Growlithe the first Pokémon that can evolve to their final stage of evolution at the lowest level ever. Unfortunately, the greatest trade-off of such an extremely premature evolution can be a poor move set which is very severe for Ninetales since it doesn't have any moves that it can learn by leveling up. --Arima 09:47, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

This severe trade-off, however, can be alleviated to some degree through Move Tutoring and the use of TM/HMs. Therefore, it is merely a matter of choice between high stats and a reliable move set for either Pokémon. --Arima 10:06, 26 May 2010 (UTC)
They aren't the first to do this. I can't remember for sure off the top of my head, but so can Togepi, Budew, and... yeah, it's early right now. Sorry. The Dark Fiddler - You enter a poorly lit room... 10:00, 26 May 2010 (UTC)
Togepi and Budew do need to level up to evolve; however, it's true that many Pokémon can now evolve at Level 1. Staryu, Scyther, Onix, Porygon AND Porygon 2... basically any Pokémon which can both hatch from an egg and evolve without leveling up. So no, this isn't too notable. Although, come to think of it, perhaps Porygon ought to be mentioned, seeing as it's the only one to be able to evolve twice without leveling up. --AndyPKMN 11:29, 26 May 2010 (UTC)
It's noted on Porygon-Z's and Roserade's pages that they are the only two Fully evolved three-stage Pokémon which can be legitimately obtained at level 1, and I think it might be noted on some of the others' pages that they can be legitimately obtained at level 1. Question is though, is it worth mentioning it here? Because it could be slightly irrelevant, as the ability to obtain them at level 1 isn't that much related to evolution. Werdnae (talk) 18:50, 26 May 2010 (UTC)
Budew can't evolve at level 1 though, which is why Porygon's family is more notable. But, if we were to go with "fully evolved" instead of Porygon's family being able to evolve twice at level 1, then we could throw Budew's family in there. But I'm more in favor of Porygon only. R.A. Hunter Blade 20:34, 26 May 2010 (UTC)
Something like "Porygon/Porygon2/Porygon-Z is the only Pokémon that can evolve twice and still be at level 1." might fit nicely. —darklordtrom 20:45, 26 May 2010 (UTC)
I've reevaluated the relevance and importance of this information and came to the conclusion that it is valuable to players who want to go for the highest possible Stats for those particular Pokémon.--Arima 03:38, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
It's possible to skip Budew altogether. The only way to get it through breeding is through having one parent hold a rose incense. - Gold Dialga

A Generation V image can't be uploaded.

I made an image which is about Snivy's evolution, but it can't be uploaded. It says "Error creating thumbnail:". Is it too big? At first it was 2MB, but now it is 830KB but still can't be uploaded. What should I do? I'm sorry for my poor English.--Togekiss of Moon 12:13, 30 April 2011 (UTC)


Each generation introduces a new method of evolution. Generation I introduces level-up, trading, and evolutionary stones. Generation II introduces level-up with high happiness and trading while holding an item. Generation III introduces level-up with high beauty condition. Generation IV introduces level-up while knowing a certain move, level-up while holding a certain item, and level-up in a certain location. Generation V introduces trading for a specific Pokémon. Should I add this to the trivia? Tk3141 22:02, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Evolution by level at level 100.

As far as I know, an evolution by level is triggered by an actual level-up sequence, thus a level 100 unevolved pokemon can't evolve by level. I couldn't find a mention of this in the article. Is it accurate, and should it be either denied or confirmed by the article? PLA 10:00, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Yes, a level 100 Pokémon that evolves through level-up can't evolve. I don't think that this is important enough to mention though... but that's just my opinion. Dannyjenn 02:53, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
It's implied in the Methods of evolution article, where it is stated that a Pokémon evolves due to three triggers, when being a level up. Obviously a Lv. 100 Pokémon cannot level up, so can't evolve if leveling up is their trigger. But I wouldn't know where to put it in this article. If the trigger is an evolutionary stone or a trade, then it still can. Samjohn95 23:35, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Real-world evolution

"the existence of "extinct" Pokémon backs this up"

That's completely wrong. A species becoming extinct has nothing to do with evolution... it only has to do with evolving in the case that one species no longer exists because it became another species (like a mammoth evolving into an elephant). If it's just gone then that means nothing... dinosaurs are extinct and they didn't evolve into anything. Likewise, there's no evidence that the "extinct" Pokémon evolved into something else. They most likely just died out completely unchanged. Dannyjenn 03:18, 20 March 2012 (UTC)