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'''Unown''' ([[List of Japanese Pokémon names|Japanese]]: '''アンノーン''' ''Unknown'') is a {{type|Psychic}} {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} introduced in [[Generation II]].
   
{{PokémonInfobox|
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While it is not known to [[Evolution|evolve]] into or from any other Pokémon, as of [[Generation III#Kanto|Generation III]], Unown has [[List of Pokémon with form differences#Unown|28 derivative shapes]], chronicled in the [[Unown Mode]] in [[Generation II]] and the [[Unown Report]] in {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}. There are 26 Latin alphabet characters, plus ''?'' (question mark) and ''!'' (exclamation mark) introduced in [[Generation III]]. In Generation II, its shape is determined by its [[individual values]]; in Generation III, it is determined by its [[personality value]]; from Generation IV onward, it is determined by a separate form identifier.
name=Unown |
 
jname=アンノーン |
 
tmname=Unknown |
 
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caption=F form artwork from FR/LG |
 
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hdex=346 |
 
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type1=Psychic |
 
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'''Unown''' ([[List of Japanese Pokémon names|Japanese]]: '''アンノーン''' ''Unknown'') is a {{type2|Psychic}} Pokémon.
 
 
It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon. However, as of [[Generation III#Kanto|Generation III]], Unown has 28 derivative shapes. There are 26 English alphabet characters, plus two punctuation marks: ''?'' (question mark) and ''!'' (exclamation mark). Its shape is determined by its [[personality value]].
 
   
 
==Biology==
 
==Biology==
They tend to stick to walls or orbit other Unown when in a group.
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Unown is a flat, thin Pokémon shaped like an eye with appendages that make it resemble a letter or a punctuation mark. It is entirely black, except for its white sclerae. All twenty-six alphabetic forms of Unown have fully open eyes while the two punctuation Unown have half-closed eyes. Though each of its forms has a counterpart in the Latin alphabet, Unown is said to resemble ancient writing and hieroglyphs. It is a mystery whether Unown predates or postdates written language, and therefore which one is based on the other.
 
===Physiology===
 
Unown are floating, flat, eye-shaped Pokémon with appendages that make them resemble letters. They are black all over.
 
 
====Gender differences====
 
This Pokémon is genderless.
 
 
====Different forms====
 
Unown has 28 different forms, one for each letter of the alphabet, as well as '!' and '?'. These are chronicled in the [[Unown Dex]] in Generation II and the [[Unown Notebook]] in {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}.
 
The '!' and '?' forms were not introduced until [[Generation III]].
 
 
===Special abilities===
 
 
Unown's only known move in battle is the enigmatic {{m|Hidden Power}}.
 
 
In the anime, they are capable of reading the thoughts of other lifeforms. Great numbers of them are capable of warping reality to suit the dreams and wishes of whoever they read the thoughts of and is in control of the Unown.
 
 
Their mind reading ability seems to suggest that they should be able to learn {{m|Mind Reader}}. However, they can only do this when more Unown are present, so it could be a shared effort rather than an ability unique to each Unown.
 
 
===Behavior===
 
Unown can make telepathic contact with humans (and many other creatures also). Unown have a timidness that rarely makes them venture outside of their dimension.
 
 
===Habitat===
 
[[Image:Rare.gif|right|frame|{{DL|List of Pokémon by habitat|Rare Pokémon}}]]
 
Unown live in [[Alternate dimension|their own dimension]].
 
   
When they move to the Pokémon World, Unown seem to prefer to make their habitat in ancient ruins stuck to the walls, appearing only in the [[Ruins of Alph]] in [[Johto]], [[Tanoby Chambers]] in the [[Sevii Islands]], [[Solaceon Ruins]] in [[Sinnoh]] and [[Unown Relic]] and [[Aegis Cave]] in the [[Pokémon World (Mystery Dungeon)|Mystery Dungeon world]].
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The Pokédex and Professor Oak's research disagree on whether Unown communicates using electromagnetic waves or telepathy. Either way, it can be detected by the [[Pokégear]] radio, which interprets it as the melody of the [[Azure Flute]]. It is said that an "odd power" emerges when more than one Unown come together. [[M03|In the anime]], it is capable of reading the thoughts of other life forms. Great numbers of Unown are capable of distorting the reality to suit the dreams and wishes of whoever is in control of the Unown. However, they can only do this when more Unown are present, so it could be a shared effort rather than an ability unique to each Unown.
   
===Diet===
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Unown is an extremely {{DL|List of Pokémon by habitat|Rare Pokémon|rare Pokémon}} that lives in [[Unown Dimension|its own dimension]] and rarely ventures outside. When it moves to the [[Pokémon world]], Unown tends to stick to walls like engravings of ancient texts or orbit other Unown.
{{main|Pokémon food}}
 
   
 
==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==
[[Image:Unown anime.png|right|210px|thumb|Unown in the anime]]
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[[File:Unown anime.png|thumb|250px|Unown in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
 
===Major appearances===
 
===Major appearances===
====[[M03|Spell of the Unown]]====
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====[[Unown (M03)]]====
Unown play a large role in the third movie, creating the illusions which drive the plot.
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Unown played a large role in ''[[M03|Spell of the Unown: Entei]]'', creating the illusions that drive the plot.
   
Notes about Unown can be seen on [[Professor Oak]]'s computer at the beginning of the movie. The information (as presented in the Japanese version) has been cleaned up and transcribed here:
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Notes about Unown can be seen on {{an|Professor Oak}}'s computer in the beginning of the movie. The information (as presented in the Japanese version) has been cleaned up and transcribed here:
 
* Because of their very timid and careful character, Unown do not want to go out to the external world.
 
* Because of their very timid and careful character, Unown do not want to go out to the external world.
 
* Unown have the power to perceive the feelings of other creatures (including human beings).
 
* Unown have the power to perceive the feelings of other creatures (including human beings).
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====Other====
 
====Other====
An Unown fell out of the Unown dimension in ''[[EP263|Address Unown]]''. After it was healed by the group, it helped defend against Team Rocket and its mind merged with that of [[Ash's Larvitar]] so that the group could help it to address its inner pain.
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An Unown G fell out of the [[Unown Dimension]] in ''[[EP263|Address Unown!]]''. After it was healed by the group, it helped defend them against {{TRT}}, and its mind merged with that of [[Ash's Larvitar]] so that the group could help it address its inner pain.
   
[[Image:Tablet DP060.png|thumb|right|200px|The tablet]]
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[[File:Tablet DP060.png|thumb|250px|The tablet]]
Markings of Unown were on a tablet in ''[[DP040|Top-Down Training]]''. Many Unown appeared in ''[[DP060|Journey to the Unown!]]'', also the same tablet from last appearence is shown.
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Markings of Unown were on a tablet in ''[[DP040|Top-Down Training]]''. The tablet reads:
   
The tablet is written (in Roomaji):
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{| style="background: #{{psychic color light}}; {{roundy|1em}}; border: 5px solid #{{psychic color}};"
<br>''FRIEND''
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<br>''SUBETE NO INOCHI HA''
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<br>''BETSU NO INOCHI TO DEAI''
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{| border=1 width="100%" style="margin:auto; background: #FFF; border:1px solid #{{psychic color light}}; border-collapse:collapse;"
<br>''NANIKA WO UMIDASU''
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<br>(In the dub, Dawn reads it as ''"When every life meets another life, something will be born"'').
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! Unown
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! Romaji
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|{{uwr|F}}{{uwr|R}}{{uwr|I}}{{uwr|E}}{{uwr|N}}{{uwr|D}}
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|''FRIEND''
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|-
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|{{uwr|S}}{{uwr|U}}{{uwr|B}}{{uwr|E}}{{uwr|T}}{{uwr|E}}[[File:Noimage.png|12px]]{{uwr|N}}{{uwr|O}}[[File:Noimage.png|12px]]{{uwr|I}}{{uwr|N}}{{uwr|O}}{{uwr|C}}{{uwr|H}}{{uwr|I}}[[File:Noimage.png|12px]]{{uwr|H}}{{uwr|A}}
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|''SUBETE NO INOCHI HA''
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|-
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||{{uwr|B}}{{uwr|E}}{{uwr|T}}{{uwr|S}}{{uwr|U}}[[File:Noimage.png|12px]]{{uwr|N}}{{uwr|O}}[[File:Noimage.png|12px]]{{uwr|I}}{{uwr|N}}{{uwr|O}}{{uwr|C}}{{uwr|H}}{{uwr|I}}[[File:Noimage.png|12px]]{{uwr|T}}{{uwr|O}}[[File:Noimage.png|12px]]{{uwr|D}}{{uwr|E}}{{uwr|A}}{{uwr|I}}
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|''BETSU NO INOCHI TO DEAI''
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|-
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|{{uwr|N}}{{uwr|A}}{{uwr|N}}{{uwr|I}}{{uwr|K}}{{uwr|A}}[[File:Noimage.png|12px]]{{uwr|W}}{{uwr|O}}[[File:Noimage.png|12px]]{{uwr|U}}{{uwr|M}}{{uwr|I}}{{uwr|D}}{{uwr|A}}{{uwr|S}}{{uwr|U}}
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|''NANIKA WO UMIDASU''
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|}
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|}
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In the English [[dub]], {{an|Dawn}} reads it as ''"When every life meets another life, something will be born"''.
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Multiple Unown appeared in ''[[DP060|Journey to the Unown!]]'', along with the tablet from ''Top-Down Training'', where [[Saturn]] had his {{p|Bronzor}} use {{m|Confuse Ray}} on them, causing trouble for {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}}. They reappeared in a flashback in ''[[DP069|Enter Galactic!]]''.
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Multiple Unown appeared in [[PK21]]. An Unown F fell out of the [[Unown Dimension]] following an incident, and {{AP|Pikachu}} and his friends had to help it return to the Unown Dimension so it could reunite with the other Unown.
   
 
===Minor appearances===
 
===Minor appearances===
Multiple Unown also made a brief appearance in the ''[[M10|The Rise of Darkrai]]'' fleeing from Dialga and Palkia in a different dimension.
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A {{pkmn2|Mirage}} Unown G appeared in ''[[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon]]''.
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Multiple Unown briefly appeared in ''[[M10|The Rise of Darkrai]]'', where they were fleeing from {{mov|Dialga}} and {{mov|Palkia}} in the Unown Dimension. Multiple others also appeared during the opening sequence of the movie.
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Multiple Unown appeared on a stone tablet in ''[[SS021|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness]]''.
   
 
===Pokédex entries===
 
===Pokédex entries===
 
{{Animedexheader|Johto}}
 
{{Animedexheader|Johto}}
{{Animedexbody|EP263|Unown|Ash's Pokédex|Unown, the Symbol Pokémon. Unown are said to have existed since [[History of the Pokémon world|ancient times]]. There are many in [[Form differences|form]] and shape but little is known about this mysterious Pokémon.}}
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{{Animedexbody|EP263|Unown|Ash's Pokédex|Unown, the Symbol Pokémon. Unown are said to have existed since [[History of the Pokémon world|ancient times]]. There are many in [[List of Pokémon with form differences|form]] and shape but little is known about this mysterious Pokémon.}}
 
{{Animedexfooter/Pokémon|original|Johto}}
 
{{Animedexfooter/Pokémon|original|Johto}}
 
{{Animedexheader|Sinnoh}}
 
{{Animedexheader|Sinnoh}}
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==In the manga==
 
==In the manga==
===Pokémon Adventures===
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[[File:Bugsy Unown Adventures.png|thumb|Unown in [[Pokémon Adventures]]]]
Unown first appeared in {{PAV|8}} when {{adv|Gold}} and [[Bugsy]] were in the [[Ruins of Alph]]. Gold had his {{p|Sunkern}} use {{m|Flash}} to blind [[Team Rocket]], but accidentally disturbed the Unown from their slumber with the light from Flash. Bugsy later returns to study the Ruins further in {{PAV|11}}, where he captures an Unown (G).
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===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
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Unown first appeared in ''[[PS100|Into the Unown]]'' at the [[Ruins of Alph]]. During a battle with [[Team Rocket]], {{adv|Gold}} has his {{p|Sunkern|Sunbo}} use {{m|Flash}}, accidentally awakening the Unown from their slumber. Angered, the Unown retaliated on the [[Team Rocket Elite Trio]], defeating them. [[Bugsy]] later returns to study the Ruins further in ''[[PS134|Hurray for Heracross]]'', where he captures an Unown G and gave to one of his colleagues. Later as he searches for Suicune he finds two chambers with Unown markings. Using his device to translate them, they read the following.
   
Unown later appear in {{PAV|24}}, having been awakened by [[Sird]] from the [[Tanoby Ruins]] to use as a distraction while she fought [[Lorelei]]. The Unown later appear again throughout the volume, being employed by Team Rocket as living security cameras while impeding the progress of {{adv|Red}}, {{adv|Blue}} and {{adv|Green}}.
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{| style="background: #{{psychic color light}}; {{roundy|1em}}; border: 5px solid #{{psychic color}};"
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{| border=1 width="100%" style="margin:auto; background: #FFF; border:1px solid #{{psychic color light}}; border-collapse:collapse;"
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|-
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! Unown
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! Romaji
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|{{uwr|A}}{{uwr|N}}{{uwr|A}}{{uwr|N}}{{uwr|U}}{{uwr|K}}{{uwr|E}}
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|''{{tt|ANANUKE|A shortened version of &quot;Escape Rope&quot;}}''
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|-
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|{{uwr|H}}{{uwr|O}}{{uwr|U}}{{uwr|O}}{{uwr|U}}
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|''{{tt|HOUOU|Ho-Oh}}''
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|-
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|}
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Three Unown appeared in a flashback in ''[[PS139|Raising Raichu]]'', being the N, G and U forms.
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In ''[[PS280|Some Things Are Better Left Unown]]'', [[Sird]] gains the control of a small army of Unown after awakening them in the [[Tanoby Ruins]]. She initially uses them as a distraction against [[Lorelei]], allowing her to defeat the [[Elite Four]] member. Sird later uses them to impede the progress of {{adv|Red}}, {{adv|Blue}} and {{adv|Green}} as they head to the [[Trainer Tower]]. Also, two Unown of the ! and ? forms followed {{adv|Giovanni}} to [[Birth Island]] to relay his successful capture of {{adv|Deoxys}} back to the [[Rocket Warehouse|Team Rocket Warehouse]].
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In ''[[PS384|Knowledge of the Unown I]]'', a D and P Unown befriended {{adv|Diamond}}, {{adv|Pearl}} and {{adv|Platinum}} in [[Solaceon Town]]. The two enlisted the help of the Pokédex holders to free their friends from a chamber in the [[Solaceon Ruins]]. Later, they helped battle [[Team Galactic]] at [[Veilstone City]].
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Multiple Unown appeared in ''[[PS406|Halting Honchkrow]]'' and ''[[PS407|Chancing Upon Chingling]]''.
   
It also appeared in DP saga when {{adv|Diamond}}, {{adv|Pearl}} and {{adv|Platinum}} were visiting Solaceon Town. Diamond and Pearl befriended two Unown (D and P) who behaved like them.
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In ''[[PS455|All About Arceus IV]]'', a massive group of Unown were spawned at the [[Sinjoh Ruins]] when {{adv|Arceus}} created {{DL|Creation trio (Adventures)|Dialga}}, {{DL|Creation trio (Adventures)|Palkia}}, and {{DL|Creation trio (Adventures)|Giratina}}.
   
 
==In the TCG==
 
==In the TCG==
 
{{main|Unown (TCG)}}
 
{{main|Unown (TCG)}}
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The English [[Pokédex]] data for Unown cards in the {{TCG|Neo Destiny}} expansion say that it is believed that the variety of types of Unown is a result of {{wp|adaptation|evolutionary adaptation}}, but this is not present in the original Japanese text.
   
 
==Other appearances==
 
==Other appearances==
 
===[[Super Smash Bros. Melee]]===
 
===[[Super Smash Bros. Melee]]===
When one Unown is released from a Poké Ball it will fly off the screen. It then returns with a large swarm similar to what {{p|Beedrill}} did in the original [[Super Smash Bros.]] The only difference is that Beedrill only attack from left or right while Unown can come from any direction. Any opponent caught in this is damaged and juggled.
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When one Unown is released from a {{i|Poké Ball}}, it will fly off the screen. It then returns with a large swarm, similar to what {{p|Beedrill}} did in the original [[Super Smash Bros.]] The only difference is that Beedrill only attack from left or right while Unown can come from any direction. Any opponent caught in this barrage is damaged and juggled.
   
There are also a number of Unown Pokéfloats. In the second half of the cycle, a number fly across the screen. Towards the end of the cycle, staying on the stage relies on hopping between the Unown.
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There are also a number of Unown Poké Floats featured in the [[Poké Floats]] stage. In the second half of the stage's cycle, numerous Unown fly across the screen. Towards the end of the cycle, staying on the stage relies on hopping between the Unown.
   
====Trophy Information====
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====Trophy information====
These Psychic-type symbol Pokémon resemble ancient hieroglyphics found on rocks, a resemblance that's said to be more than superficial. Quite a few different shapes of Unown have been confirmed, and it's believed that each type has unique abilities. These enigmatic Pokémon can be found in the [[Ruins of Alph]].
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''These Psychic-type symbol Pokémon resemble ancient hieroglyphics found on rocks, a resemblance that's said to be more than superficial. Quite a few different shapes of Unown have been confirmed, and it's believed that each type has unique abilities. These enigmatic Pokémon can be found in the [[Ruins of Alph]].''
   
 
==Game data==
 
==Game data==
 
===Pokédex entries===
 
===Pokédex entries===
{{Dex
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{{Dex/Header|type=Psychic}}
|type=psychic
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{{Dex/NA|gen=II}}
|gen=2
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{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=II|reg1=Johto|num1=061}}
|golddex=Their shapes look like {{wp|hieroglyph}}s on ancient tablets. It is said that the two are somehow related.
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=Gold|entry=Their shapes look like {{wp|hieroglyph}}s on ancient tablets. It is said that the two are somehow related.}}
|silverdex=Its flat, thin body is always stuck on walls. Its shape appears to have some meaning.
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=Silver|entry=Its flat, thin body is always stuck on walls. Its shape appears to have some meaning.}}
|stadium2dex=Their shapes look like hieroglyphs on ancient tablets. It is said that the two are somehow related.
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=Crystal|entry=Because different types of Unown exist, it is said that they must have a variety of abilities.}}
|crystaldex=Because different types of Unown exist, it is said that they must have a variety of abilities.
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=Stadium 2|t=FFF|color=000|entry=Their shapes look like hieroglyphs on ancient tablets. It is said that the two are somehow related.}}
|rubydex=This Pokémon is shaped like ancient writing. It is a mystery as to which came first, the ancient writings or the various Unown. Research into this topic is ongoing but nothing is known.
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|}
|sapphiredex=This Pokémon is shaped like ancient writing. It is a mystery as to which came first, the ancient writings or the various Unown. Research into this topic is ongoing but nothing is known.
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|}
|emeralddex=This Pokémon is shaped like ancient text characters. Although research is ongoing, it is a mystery as to which came first, the ancient writings or the various Unown.
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{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=III|reg1=Hoenn|reg2=Kanto}}
|firereddex=Its flat, thin body is always stuck on walls. Its shape appears to have some meaning.
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{{Dex/Entry2|v=Ruby|v2=Sapphire|t=FFF|t2=FFF|entry=This Pokémon is shaped like ancient writing. It is a mystery as to which came first, the ancient writings or the various Unown. Research into this topic is ongoing but nothing is known.}}
|leafgreendex=Their shapes look like hieroglyphs on ancient tablets. It is said that the two are somehow related.
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=Emerald|t=FFF|entry=This Pokémon is shaped like ancient text characters. Although research is ongoing, it is a mystery as to which came first, the ancient writings or the various Unown.}}
|diamonddex=Shaped like ancient writing, it is a huge mystery whether language or Unown came first.
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=FireRed|entry=Its flat, thin body is always stuck on walls. Its shape appears to have some meaning.}}
|pearldex=They seem to communicate among each other telepathically. They are always found stuck on walls.
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=LeafGreen|entry=Their shapes look like hieroglyphs on ancient tablets. It is said that the two are somehow related.}}
|platinumdex=When alone, nothing happens. However, if there are two or more, an odd power is said to emerge.
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|}
|heartgolddex=Their shapes look like hieroglyphs on ancient tablets. It is said that the two are somehow related.
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|soulsilverdex=Its flat, thin body is always stuck on walls. Its shape appears to have some meaning.
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{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=IV|reg1=Sinnoh|num1=114|reg2=Johto|num2=061}}
|}}
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=Diamond|entry=Shaped like ancient writing, it is a huge mystery whether language or Unown came first.}}
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=Pearl|entry=They seem to communicate among each other telepathically. They are always found stuck on walls.}}
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=Platinum|entry=When alone, nothing happens. However, if there are two or more, an odd power is said to emerge.}}
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=HeartGold|entry=Their shapes look like hieroglyphs on ancient tablets. It is said that the two are somehow related.}}
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=SoulSilver|entry=Its flat, thin body is always stuck on walls. Its shape appears to have some meaning.}}
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|}
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|}
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{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=V|reg1=Unova}}
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{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black|v2=White|t=FFF|entry=When alone, nothing happens. However, if there are two or more, an odd power is said to emerge.}}
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{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black 2|v2=White 2|t=FFF|entry=When alone, nothing happens. However, if there are two or more, an odd power is said to emerge.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=VI|reg1=Kalos |reg2=Hoenn}}
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=X|t=FFF|entry=Its flat, thin body is always stuck on walls. Its shape appears to have some meaning.}}
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{{Dex/Entry1|v=Y|entry=Shaped like ancient writing, it is a huge mystery whether language or Unown came first.}}
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{{Dex/Entry2|v=Omega Ruby|v2=Alpha Sapphire|t=FFF|t2=FFF|entry=This Pokémon is shaped like ancient writing. It is a mystery as to which came first, the ancient writings or the various Unown. Research into this topic is ongoing but nothing is known.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=VII|reg1=Alola|reg2=Kanto}}
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{{Dex/NE|[[Generation VII]]}}
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{{Dex/Footer}}
   
 
===Game locations===
 
===Game locations===
{{Availability|
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{{Availability/Header|type=Psychic}}
type=psychic |
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{{Availability/NA|gen=II}}
gen=2 |
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{{Availability/Gen|gen=II}}
gsrarity=Always |
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{{Availability/Entry2|v=Gold|v2=Silver|area=Inside [[Ruins of Alph]]}}
gsarea=Inside [[Ruins of Alph]] |
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{{Availability/Entry1|v=Crystal|area=Inside [[Ruins of Alph]]}}
crarity=Always |
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carea=Inside [[Ruins of Alph]] |
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gen3ex=frlg|
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{{Availability/Gen|gen=III}}
frlgrarity=Always |
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{{Availability/Entry2/None|v=Ruby|v2=Sapphire}}
frlgarea=Inside [[Tanoby Chambers]] |
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{{Availability/Entry1/None|v=Emerald}}
dprarity=Always |
+
{{Availability/Entry2|v=FireRed|v2=LeafGreen|area=Inside [[Tanoby Chambers]] (different letters appear in different chambers)}}
dparea=[[Solaceon Ruins]] |
+
{{Availability/Entry1/None|v=Colosseum}}
ptrarity=Always |
+
{{Availability/Entry1/None|v=XD|link=Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness}}
ptarea=[[Solaceon Ruins]] |
+
|}
hgssrarity=Always |
+
|}
hgssarea=Inside [[Ruins of Alph]] |
+
{{Availability/Gen|gen=IV}}
palarea=Forest |
+
{{Availability/Entry2|v=Diamond|v2=Pearl|area=[[Solaceon Ruins]] (different forms appear in different rooms)}}
}}
+
{{Availability/Entry1|v=Platinum|area=[[Solaceon Ruins]] (different forms appear in different rooms)}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry2|v=HeartGold|v2=SoulSilver|area=[[Ruins of Alph]] B1F (different letters appear when puzzles are solved)<br>[[Ruins of Alph]] 1F (! and ? only; appears after finding all Unown letters)}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry1|v=Pal Park|color=71AD64|link=Pal Park|area={{DL|List of Pokémon by Pal Park location|Forest}}}}
  +
|}
  +
|}
  +
{{Availability/Gen|gen=V}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry2/None|v=Black|v2=White|area=[[Poké Transfer]]}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry2/None|v=Black 2|v2=White 2|area=[[Poké Transfer]]}}
  +
|}
  +
|}
  +
{{Availability/Gen|gen=VI}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry2/None|v=X|v2=Y}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry2|v=Omega Ruby|v2=Alpha Sapphire|t=FFF|t2=FFF|area=[[Mirage Caves|Mirage Cave]] (South of {{rt|107|Hoenn}})}}
  +
|}
  +
|}
  +
{{Availability/Gen|gen=VII}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry2/None|v=Sun|v2=Moon|area=[[Pokémon Bank]]}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry2/None|v=Ultra Sun|v2=Ultra Moon|area=[[Pokémon Bank]]}}
  +
|}
  +
|}
  +
{{Availability/Footer}}
   
 
====In side games====
 
====In side games====
{{SidegameAvail
+
{{Availability/Header|type=Psychic}}
|type=psychic
+
{{Availability/NA|gen=II}}
|trozei=[[Phobos Secret Fort: Phobosphere|Phobosphere]] (G)<br>Endless Level 48 (N)<br>Endless Level 83 (Y)<br>Forever Level 48 (N)<br>Endless Level 83 (Y)<br>[[Mr. Who's Den]]
+
{{Availability/Gen|gen=II}}
|md=[[Unown Relic]]
+
{{Availability/NA/Side|gen=II}}
|md2=[[Aegis Cave]]
 
}}
 
In Pokémon Trozei, rounds at Mr. Who's Den that contain Unown will include multiple forms at the same time.
 
 
Each form of Unown is found on different floors in the Unown Relic:
 
 
{| border="1" style="border: 1px solid #999; border-collapse: collapse; background: white; margin: auto;" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"
 
|- style="background: #{{psychic color}};"
 
! Form
 
! Floors
 
!
 
! Form
 
! Floors
 
!
 
! Form
 
! Floors
 
!
 
! Form
 
! Floors
 
|-
 
| [[Image:201A.png]]
 
| 1, 7
 
|
 
| [[Image:201H.png]]
 
| 2, 8, 10
 
|
 
| [[Image:201O.png]]
 
| 1, 4, 10, 11
 
|
 
| [[Image:201V.png]]
 
| 3, 6, 10
 
|-
 
| [[Image:201B.png]]
 
| 1, 7
 
|
 
| [[Image:201I.png]]
 
| 3, 7, 9, 11
 
|
 
| [[Image:201P.png]]
 
| 2, 4, 9, 10
 
|
 
| [[Image:201W.png]]
 
| 6
 
|-
 
| [[Image:201C.png]]
 
| 1, 5, 6, 8, 11
 
|
 
| [[Image:201J.png]]
 
| 3, 5, 9, 10
 
|
 
| [[Image:201Q.png]]
 
| 5, 8, 10, 11
 
|
 
| [[Image:201X.png]]
 
| 2, 6
 
|-
 
| [[Image:201D.png]]
 
| 1, 8
 
|
 
| [[Image:201K.png]]
 
| 3, 7, 9, 11
 
|
 
| [[Image:201R.png]]
 
| 1, 5, 9
 
|
 
| [[Image:201Y.png]]
 
| 7
 
|-
 
| [[Image:201E.png]]
 
| 2, 6, 9, 11
 
|
 
| [[Image:201L.png]]
 
| 3, 9
 
|
 
| [[Image:201S.png]]
 
| 2, 5, 8, 9, 11
 
|
 
| [[Image:201Z.png]]
 
| 1, 7
 
|-
 
| [[Image:201F.png]]
 
| 2
 
|
 
| [[Image:201M.png]]
 
| 4, 8, 11
 
|
 
| [[Image:201T.png]]
 
| 3, 5, 10
 
|
 
| [[Image:201Exclamation.png]]
 
| 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
 
|-
 
| [[Image:201G.png]]
 
| 2, 5, 8, 11
 
|
 
| [[Image:201N.png]]
 
| 4, 10
 
|
 
| [[Image:201U.png]]
 
| 1, 6, 8
 
|
 
| [[Image:201Question.png]]
 
| 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
 
 
|}
 
|}
  +
|}
  +
{{Availability/Gen|gen=III}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry1|v=Trozei!|color={{yellow color}}|area=[[Phobos Secret Fort: Phobosphere|Phobosphere]] <small>(G)</small>, Endless Level 48 <small>(N)</small>, Endless Level 83 <small>(Y)</small>, [[Mr. Who's Den]] <small>(All 28 forms)</small>}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry2|v=MD Red|v2=MD Blue|link=Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team|area=[[Unown Relic]] <small>(See main page for details)</small>}}
  +
|}
  +
|}
  +
{{Availability/Gen|gen=IV}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry2|v=MD Time|v2=MD Darkness|link=Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness|area=[[Aegis Cave]] <small>(See main page for details)</small>}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry1|v=MD Sky|link=Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky|area=[[Aegis Cave]] <small>(See main page for details)</small>}}
  +
|}
  +
|}
  +
{{Availability/Gen|gen=V}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry1|1|v=Rumble Blast|color={{fire color}}|area=Unown Hideout: [[Everspring Valley]] <small>(All 28 forms, post-ending)</small>}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry1|1|v=Rumble U|color={{fire color}}|area=[[Locomotive Café#Bonus Round!|Locomotive Café: Bonus Round!]], [[Variety Battle#The Secret Ruins|Variety Battle: The Secret Ruins]]<br><small>(The "Z" variant is the reward in ''Bonus Round!'')</small>}}
  +
|}
  +
|}
  +
{{Availability/Gen|gen=VI}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry1|1|v=Battle Trozei|color={{defense color}}|area=[[Safari Jungle]] Stage 1 (A{{dotw|Mo}}, E{{dotw|Tu}}, I{{dotw|We}}, J{{dotw|We}}, M{{dotw|Th}}, Q{{dotw|Fr}}, R{{dotw|Fr}}, U{{dotw|Sa}}, Y{{dotw|Su}})<br>Safari Jungle Stage 2 (B{{dotw|Mo}}, F{{dotw|Tu}}, G{{dotw|Tu}}, K{{dotw|We}}, N{{dotw|Th}}, O{{dotw|Th}}, S{{dotw|Fr}}, V{{dotw|Sa}}, Z{{dotw|Su}})<br>Safari Jungle Stage 3 (C{{dotw|Mo}}, D{{dotw|Mo}}, H{{dotw|Tu}}, L{{dotw|We}}, P{{dotw|Th}}, T{{dotw|Fr}}, W{{dotw|Sa}}, X{{dotw|Sa}}, !{{dotw|Su}}, ?{{dotw|Su}})}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry1|1|v=Shuffle|color={{beauty color}}|area=[[Violeta Palace|Violeta Palace: Stage 373]] <small>(!)</small><br>[[Violeta Palace|Violeta Palace: Stage 383]] <small>(?)</small><br>Event: [[Special Stages#23rd release|''Pokémon Safari'']] <small>(23rd release; N, I, C, and E)</small>}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry1|1|v=Rumble World|color={{fire color}}|area=[[Legend Terrain#Mineral Crust Hollow|Legend Terrain: Mineral Crust Hollow]] <small>(All Areas, changes daily)</small>}}
  +
{{Availability/Entry1|1|v=Picross|color={{skill color light}}|area=[[Pokémon Picross Stages#Area 27|Area 27: Stage 05]] <small>(F only)</small>}}
  +
|}
  +
|}
  +
{{Availability/Footer}}
   
 
===Stats===
 
===Stats===
====Base Stats====
+
====Base stats====
{{BaseStats|
+
{{BaseStats
type=psychic|
+
|type=Psychic
HP= 48 |
+
|HP= 48
Attack= 72 |
+
|Attack= 72
Defense=48 |
+
|Defense=48
SpAtk= 72 |
+
|SpAtk= 72
SpDef= 48 |
+
|SpDef= 48
Speed= 48 }}
+
|Speed= 48
  +
}}
   
{| width="100%" class="collapsible"
+
====Pokéathlon stats====
|
 
====Pokéthlon stats====
 
|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 28}}|26|27=expandable|collapsible}}"
 
|
 
 
=====A-Z=====
 
=====A-Z=====
|-
 
|
 
 
{{Pokéthlon
 
{{Pokéthlon
 
|type=Psychic
 
|type=Psychic
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|JumpMax=5
 
|JumpMax=5
 
}}
 
}}
|- class="{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 28}}|26|27=collapsible|expandable}}"
 
|
 
   
 
=====! and ?=====
 
=====! and ?=====
|-
 
|
 
 
{{Pokéthlon
 
{{Pokéthlon
 
|type=Psychic
 
|type=Psychic
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|JumpMax=5
 
|JumpMax=5
 
}}
 
}}
|}
 
   
 
===Type effectiveness===
 
===Type effectiveness===
{{DP Type effectiveness|
+
{{TypeEffectiveness
type1=Psychic|
+
|type1=Psychic
+
|Normal= 100
Normal= 100 |
+
|Fighting= 50
Fighting= 50 |
+
|Flying= 100
Flying= 100 |
+
|Poison= 100
Poison= 100 |
+
|Ground= 0
Ground= 0 |
+
|Rock= 100
Rock= 100 |
+
|Bug= 200
Bug= 200 |
+
|Ghost= 200
Ghost= 200 |
+
|Steel= 100
Steel= 100 |
+
|Fire= 100
+
|Water= 100
Fire= 100 |
+
|Grass= 100
Water= 100 |
+
|Electric=100
Grass= 100 |
+
|Psychic= 50
Electric=100 |
+
|Ice= 100
Psychic= 50 |
+
|Dragon= 100
Ice= 100 |
+
|Dark= 200
Dragon= 100 |
+
|Fairy= 100
Dark= 200 |
+
|notes=yes
+
|levitate=nocontact
notes=yes|
+
|newground=1}}
levitate=yes|
 
newground=1}}
 
   
 
===Learnset===
 
===Learnset===
 
====By [[level|leveling up]]====
 
====By [[level|leveling up]]====
{{movelist|psychic|psychic|4|2|Unown}}
+
{{learnlist/levelh/7|Unown|Psychic|Psychic|2}}
{{mlentry4|Start|Hidden Power|Normal|Special|&mdash;|100|15|Smart|1}}
+
{{learnlist/level7|1|Hidden Power|Normal|Special|60|100|15}}
{{movelist/note|4|psychic}}
+
{{learnlist/levelf/7|Unown|Psychic|Psychic|2}}
   
 
====By [[TM]]/[[HM]]====
 
====By [[TM]]/[[HM]]====
None.
+
{{learnlist/tmh/7|Unown|Psychic|Psychic|2}}
  +
{{learnlist/tm7|TM10|Hidden Power|Normal|Special|60|100|15}}
  +
{{learnlist/tmf/7|Unown|Psychic|Psychic|2}}
   
 
====By {{pkmn|breeding}}====
 
====By {{pkmn|breeding}}====
None.
+
{{learnlist/breedh/7|Unown|Psychic|Psychic|2}}
  +
{{learnlist/breed7null}}
  +
{{learnlist/breedf/7|Unown|Psychic|Psychic|2}}
   
====By [[Move tutor|tutoring]]====
+
====By [[Move Tutor|tutoring]]====
None.
+
{{learnlist/tutorh/7|Unown|Psychic|Psychic|2}}
  +
{{learnlist/tutor7null}}
  +
{{learnlist/tutorf/7|Unown|Psychic|Psychic|2}}
  +
  +
====[[Anime move errors|Anime-only moves]]====
  +
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; background: #{{psychic color light}}; border: 3px solid #{{psychic color}}"
  +
|-
  +
! Move
  +
! Type
  +
! Episode
  +
|-
  +
| style="background:#fff; {{roundybl|5px}}" | {{m|Psychic}}
  +
| style="background:#fff" | {{typecolor|Psychic}}
  +
| style="background:#fff; {{roundybr|5px}}" | [[PK21]]
  +
|}
   
 
===Side game data===
 
===Side game data===
{{Side game|
+
{{Spindata/Head|type=Psychic}}
type=psychic |
+
{{Spindata/Trozei|col=6|type=Psychic|ndex=201|rarity=Common}}
ndex=201 |
+
|-
Trozei26formes=yes |
+
{{Spindata/MDRB|col=6|type=Psychic|ndex=201
rarity=Common |
+
|body=1
Dungeon=yes |
+
|rate=<br>(A-Z) 1.8%<br>(!?) 0.1
body=1 |
+
|area=Aged Chamber
rate=<br>1.8% (A-Z)<br>0.1% (!?) |
+
|P1=What am I, you ask?
area=Aged Chamber |
+
|P2=My HP has plunged to half...
P1=What am I, you ask? |
+
|P3=I cannot go on... I have little power left...
P2=My HP has plunged to half... |
+
|PL=I have leveled up.
P3=I cannot go on... I have little power left... |
+
|Partner=no
PL=I have leveled up. |
 
Partner=no |
 
Ranger=no |
 
Dungeon228formes=yes |
 
body2=1 |
 
rate2=8.2% |
 
iq=A |
 
 
}}
 
}}
  +
|-
  +
{{Spindata/MDTDS|col=6|type=Psychic|ndex=201
  +
|body=1
  +
|rate=8.2
  +
|IQ=A
  +
}}
  +
|-
  +
{{Spindata/RumbleBlast|col=3|type=Psychic
  +
|att=2
  +
|def=2
  +
|speed=3
  +
}}
  +
{{Spindata/Battle Trozei|col=3|type=Psychic|ndex=201
  +
|power=1
  +
}}
  +
|-
  +
{{Spindata/Shuffle|col=3|type=Psychic|ndex=201C|num=537
  +
|min=50
  +
|max=100
  +
|raisemaxlevel=5
  +
|skill=Relentless
  +
|skilldesc=Increases damage done by combos if foe has any status condition.
  +
}}
  +
{{Spindata/Shuffle|col=3|type=Psychic|ndex=201E|num=537
  +
|min=50
  +
|max=100
  +
|raisemaxlevel=5
  +
|skill=Flash Mob
  +
|skilldesc=Increases damage when there are more Pokémon with the same type in the puzzle area.
  +
}}
  +
|-
  +
{{Spindata/Shuffle|col=3|type=Psychic|ndex=201I|num=537
  +
|min=50
  +
|max=100
  +
|raisemaxlevel=5
  +
|skill=Swap+
  +
|skilldesc=Sometimes replaces three disruptions with this Pokémon.
  +
}}
  +
{{Spindata/Shuffle|col=3|type=Psychic|ndex=201N|num=537
  +
|min=50
  +
|max=100
  +
|raisemaxlevel=5
  +
|skill=Calm Down
  +
|skilldesc=Delays your opponent's disruptions.
  +
}}
  +
|-
  +
{{Spindata/Shuffle|col=3|type=Psychic|ndex=201EX|num=537
  +
|min=50
  +
|max=115
  +
|raisemaxlevel=10
  +
|skill=Mega Boost+
  +
|skilldesc=Fills the Mega Gauge of the same type of Pokémon more.
  +
}}
  +
{{Spindata/Shuffle|col=3|type=Psychic|ndex=201QU|num=537
  +
|min=50
  +
|max=100
  +
|raisemaxlevel=5
  +
|skill=Mind Zap
  +
|skilldesc=Delays your opponent's disruptions.
  +
}}
  +
|-
  +
{{Spindata/GO|col=6|type=Psychic|ndex=201
  +
|hatch=N/A
  +
|buddy=5
  +
|candy=Unown
  +
|evolution=N/A
  +
|stamina=96
  +
|attack=136
  +
|defense=91
  +
|fast={{m|Hidden Power}}
  +
|special={{m|Struggle}}
  +
}}
  +
|}
   
 
===Evolution===
 
===Evolution===
{{evobox/0formes28}}
+
{| style="margin:auto; text-align:center; font-size:80%; background: #{{psychic color}}; {{roundy|10px}} border: 3px solid #{{psychic color light}}"
  +
|-
  +
| A
  +
| B
  +
| C
  +
| D
  +
| E
  +
| F
  +
| G
  +
|-
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown A Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown B Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown C Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown D Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown E Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown F Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown G Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
|-
  +
| H
  +
| I
  +
| J
  +
| K
  +
| L
  +
| M
  +
| N
  +
|-
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown H Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown I Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown J Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown K Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown L Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown M Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown N Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
|-
  +
| O
  +
| P
  +
| Q
  +
| R
  +
| S
  +
| T
  +
| U
  +
|-
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown O Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown P Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown Q Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown R Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown S Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown T Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown U Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
|-
  +
| V
  +
| W
  +
| X
  +
| Y
  +
| Z
  +
| !
  +
| ?
  +
|-
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown V Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown W Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown X Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown Y Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown Z Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown Exclamation Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|96px}} border: 2px solid #{{psychic color dark}}; background: #{{psychic color light}}; width:96px; height:96px"| [[File:201Unown Question Dream.png|60x60px]]
  +
|-
  +
| colspan="7" | Does not evolve
  +
|-
  +
| colspan="7" style="font-size:125%; background: #{{Psychic color light}}; {{roundy|10px}}" | {{color|000|Unown}}<br><small>{{typecolor|Psychic}}</small>
  +
|}
   
 
===Sprites===
 
===Sprites===
{{Sprite|
+
{{Spritebox/Header|type=Psychic}}
type=psychic|
+
{{Spritebox/NA|II}}
gen=2|
+
{{Spritebox/2|ndex=201}}
gender=none|
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
[[Image:Unreleased Unown.jpg|thumb|right|Unreleased Unown]]
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[[File:Composite Unreleased Unown.png|thumb|The Unown featured in ''[[M03|Spell of the Unown: Entei]]'']]
*In ''[[M03|Spell of the Unown]]'', [[Professor Oak]] had some pictures of {{pkmn2|unreleased}} Unown on his computer. They resemble a few {{wp|Greek alphabet}} letters, especially σ (lowercase sigma), Σ (capital sigma), Π (pi) and Ω (omega). However, lowercase letters have never been made into Unown before, so this may be an error or a misinterpretation by fans. The top-middle Unown may be also a variation of an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, the {{wp|Eye of Horus}}, or the Russian letter Я (ya). This may lead to the conclusion that there are more forms of Unown, being the prototypes of other known (or unknown) alphabets.
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* In ''[[M03|Spell of the Unown: Entei]]'', {{an|Professor Oak}} had some pictures of Unown on his computer which have never appeared in any other media. Some resemble {{wp|Greek alphabet}} letters, particularly σ (lowercase sigma), Σ (capital sigma), Π (pi), and Ω (omega). The top left large image also resembles the Greek Ȣ (ou). Others resemble the {{wp|Cyrillic script|Cyrillic}} letters ю (yu) and б (be). The Unown in the top-middle large image resembles the Cyrillic я (ya).
*Unown apparently generate a radio signal where they are found in large numbers, which can be listened to by any Trainer with a [[PokéGear]].
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* If a player does not have Unown's Pokédex data on a [[Generation II]] game when in Oak's lab in [[Pokémon Stadium 2]], Unown's Pokédex number is listed as 252 instead of 201. This happens regardless of which Pokédex display mode is selected.
*In [[M03|the third movie]], [[Molly Hale]] owned a book that had Unown on the cover of it.
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* Unown is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 336.
*It is the first non-legendary to be in a central role in a Pokémon movie.
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* Unown currently is represented in the {{pkmn|Trading Card Game}} by the most cards of any Pokémon (except for Pikachu), at 87 unique cards.
*Unown, {{p|Nidorina}}, {{p|Nidoqueen}}, and {{p|Ditto}} are the only non-legendary, non-baby Pokémon that cannot breed with Ditto.
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* Unown has the most officially recognized alternate [[List of Pokémon with form differences|forms]] of any Pokémon, with a total of 28.
*Despite being in the book of legendary Pokémon, Unown is not considered a legendary Pokémon.
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* Unown is the only [[Generation II Pokémon]] that has [[List of Pokémon that do not appear in any regional Browser|not been featured]] in a Ranger series game.
*The two punctuation Unown have half-closed eyes; all alphabetic Unown have fully open eyes.
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* Due to Unown's letter and [[Shiny Pokémon|Shininess]] both being determined by {{IV}}s in Generation II, Shiny Unown will always be either an I or V in these games.
*If a player does not have Unown's Pokédex data on a [[Generation II]] game when in Oak's lab in [[Pokémon Stadium 2]], Unown's Pokédex number is listed as {{p|Treecko|252}} instead of 201. This happens regardless of which Pokédex display mode is selected.
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* Despite Unown being able to use [[TM10]] in [[Generation VI]], it still cannot do so legitimately because it will always already know {{m|Hidden Power}}.
*It has the smallest movepool of all Pokémon, learning only one move, {{m|Hidden Power}}, and being unable to learn any other moves through [[TM|TMs]], [[HM|HMs]], and [[Pokémon breeding]] (as it cannot breed). It shares this distinction with {{p|Ditto}}, and {{p|Smeargle}}, however they can potentially expand their movepools through the use of {{m|Transform}} and {{m|Sketch}} respectively.
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* Unown is the only Pokémon in the [[List of Pokémon by Sinnoh Pokédex number|Sinnoh Pokédex]] (that is not a {{pkmn2|Legendary}} or [[Mythical Pokémon]]) not used by any Trainer in {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}}.
*Despite having their own movie about their power, they are relatively weak in the games due to a very shallow move pool.
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* Unown is the only Pokémon that can't learn any [[status move]]s.
**Their power of warping reality is barely acknowledged in the games. Only the pokédex data in {{game|Platinum}} even hints to their power, saying that "an odd power is said to emerge" when two or more are together. Nothing special occurs when two Unown are sent out side by side in a double battle, however.
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* The two main official artworks for Unown represent [[:File:201Unown GS.png|a G-shaped Unown]] (for Pokémon Gold and Silver Versions) and [[:File:201Unown.png|an F-shaped one]] (for Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions onward), which may allude to the acronym for [[Game Freak]].
*[[Generation II]] is the only Generation in which all Unown have their own separate animations. Consequently, Unown ''?'' (question mark) and ''!'' (exclamation mark) never experience this because in all following generations, the Unown share the same animations.
 
   
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===
Their appearances are corruptions of the modern {{wp|Latin alphabet}}. The shapes of the Unown are used like runes in the Pokémon world, although in [[Generation III]] their place has been taken by {{wp|Braille}}.
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Their appearances are corruptions of the modern {{wp|Latin alphabet}}, as well as the exclamation mark (!) and the question mark (?), and the G form of Unown is based on a double-story lower case {{wp|G}}. The shapes of the Unown are used like graphic symbols in the Pokémon world, although in [[Hoenn]] and the [[Sevii Islands]], their place is taken by {{wp|Braille}}.
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====Name origin====
 
====Name origin====
Unown's name is a corruption of the word ''unknown''.
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Unown is a corruption of ''unknown''.
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Unknown is literally ''unknown''.
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==
*[[List of German Pokémon names|German]]: Icognito - From ''Inkognito'' (incognito); similar to the English corruption of "unknown".
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{{Other languages|type=Psychic|type2=Psychic
*[[List of French Pokémon names|French]]: Zarbi - From the word ''bizarre'' in {{wp|verlan}}, a youth language.
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|ja=アンノーン ''Unknown''|jameaning=From ''unknown''
*[[List of Korean Pokémon names|Korean]]: 안농 ''Annong''
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|fr=Zarbi|frmeaning=From the word {{tt|''bizarre''|Strange}} in {{wp|Verlan}}, a youth language consisting of reversed words
*Norwegian: Ukjent - ''Unknown'', only in episode 264 - Address Unown, where it was mistakenly translated.
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|es=Unown|esmeaning=Same as English name
*Swedish: Okänd - ''Unknown'', only in episode 264 - Address Unown, where it was mistakenly translated. Also of note was that they always referred to the Unown with very bad grammar, for example: "the place where Unknown comes from".
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|de=Icognito|demeaning=From ''icon'' and ''{{tt|inkognito|incognito}}''
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|it=Unown|itmeaning=Same as English name
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|ko=안농 ''Annown''|komeaning=Transliteration of its Japanese name
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|zh_yue=未知圖騰 ''Meihjītòuhtàhng''|zh_yuemeaning=From {{tt|未知 ''meihjī''|unknown}} and {{tt|圖騰 ''tòuhtàhng''|totem}}
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|zh_cmn=未知圖騰 / 未知图腾 ''Wèizhītúténg''|zh_cmnmeaning=From {{tt|未知 ''meihjī''|unknown}} and {{tt|圖騰 / 图腾 ''túténg''|totem}}
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|da=Ukendt / Ukendte{{tt|*|EP263}}|dameaning=Literally "unknown"
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|fi=Tuntemattomat{{tt|*|M03 subtitles}}|fimeaning=Literally "the unknown"
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|he=אנון ''Anon''|hemeaning=Transcription of English name
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|hi=अननोन ''Unown''|himeaning=Transcription of English name
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|hu=Öntudatlan{{tt|*|Spell of the Unown only}}|humeaning=Literally "senseless"
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|no=De ukjente{{tt|*|M03 subtitles}}<br>Ukjent{{tt|*|EP263}}|nomeaning=Literally "The unknown"<br>Literally "unknown".
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|ru=Аноун ''Anoun''|rumeaning=Transcription of English name
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|sv=Okänd{{tt|*|EP263}}|svmeaning=Literally "unknown"
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==Related articles==
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* [[Unown (M03)]]
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Latest revision as of 07:11, 7 July 2019

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Unown (disambiguation).
Unown
Symbol Pokémon
アンノーン
Unknown
#201
Unown



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Psychic Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Levitate Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
225 (39.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Unown
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
11.0 lbs. 5.0 kg
Unown
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Base experience yield
61
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
118
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Unown
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body01.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F201.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
70
External Links

Unown (Japanese: アンノーン Unknown) is a Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, as of Generation III, Unown has 28 derivative shapes, chronicled in the Unown Mode in Generation II and the Unown Report in HeartGold and SoulSilver. There are 26 Latin alphabet characters, plus ? (question mark) and ! (exclamation mark) introduced in Generation III. In Generation II, its shape is determined by its individual values; in Generation III, it is determined by its personality value; from Generation IV onward, it is determined by a separate form identifier.

Biology

Unown is a flat, thin Pokémon shaped like an eye with appendages that make it resemble a letter or a punctuation mark. It is entirely black, except for its white sclerae. All twenty-six alphabetic forms of Unown have fully open eyes while the two punctuation Unown have half-closed eyes. Though each of its forms has a counterpart in the Latin alphabet, Unown is said to resemble ancient writing and hieroglyphs. It is a mystery whether Unown predates or postdates written language, and therefore which one is based on the other.

The Pokédex and Professor Oak's research disagree on whether Unown communicates using electromagnetic waves or telepathy. Either way, it can be detected by the Pokégear radio, which interprets it as the melody of the Azure Flute. It is said that an "odd power" emerges when more than one Unown come together. In the anime, it is capable of reading the thoughts of other life forms. Great numbers of Unown are capable of distorting the reality to suit the dreams and wishes of whoever is in control of the Unown. However, they can only do this when more Unown are present, so it could be a shared effort rather than an ability unique to each Unown.

Unown is an extremely rare Pokémon that lives in its own dimension and rarely ventures outside. When it moves to the Pokémon world, Unown tends to stick to walls like engravings of ancient texts or orbit other Unown.

In the anime

Unown in the anime

Major appearances

Unown (M03)

Unown played a large role in Spell of the Unown: Entei, creating the illusions that drive the plot.

Notes about Unown can be seen on Professor Oak's computer in the beginning of the movie. The information (as presented in the Japanese version) has been cleaned up and transcribed here:

  • Because of their very timid and careful character, Unown do not want to go out to the external world.
  • Unown have the power to perceive the feelings of other creatures (including human beings).
  • Unown communicate with each other over electromagnetic waves but cannot use telepathy.
  • Given all this, Unown are still classified as a species of Pokémon, as opposed to any other sort of creature.

Other

An Unown G fell out of the Unown Dimension in Address Unown!. After it was healed by the group, it helped defend them against Team Rocket, and its mind merged with that of Ash's Larvitar so that the group could help it address its inner pain.

The tablet

Markings of Unown were on a tablet in Top-Down Training. The tablet reads:

Unown Romaji
FRIEND FRIEND
SUBETENone.pngNONone.pngINOCHINone.pngHA SUBETE NO INOCHI HA
BETSUNone.pngNONone.pngINOCHINone.pngTONone.pngDEAI BETSU NO INOCHI TO DEAI
NANIKANone.pngWONone.pngUMIDASU NANIKA WO UMIDASU

In the English dub, Dawn reads it as "When every life meets another life, something will be born".

Multiple Unown appeared in Journey to the Unown!, along with the tablet from Top-Down Training, where Saturn had his Bronzor use Confuse Ray on them, causing trouble for Ash and his friends. They reappeared in a flashback in Enter Galactic!.

Multiple Unown appeared in PK21. An Unown F fell out of the Unown Dimension following an incident, and Pikachu and his friends had to help it return to the Unown Dimension so it could reunite with the other Unown.

Minor appearances

A Mirage Unown G appeared in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon.

Multiple Unown briefly appeared in The Rise of Darkrai, where they were fleeing from Dialga and Palkia in the Unown Dimension. Multiple others also appeared during the opening sequence of the movie.

Multiple Unown appeared on a stone tablet in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP263 Unown Ash's Pokédex Unown, the Symbol Pokémon. Unown are said to have existed since ancient times. There are many in form and shape but little is known about this mysterious Pokémon.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP060 Unown Dawn's Pokédex Unown, the Symbol Pokémon. Unown use telepathy to communicate with each other. Many different shapes of Unown have been discovered.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Unown first appeared in Into the Unown at the Ruins of Alph. During a battle with Team Rocket, Gold has his Sunbo use Flash, accidentally awakening the Unown from their slumber. Angered, the Unown retaliated on the Team Rocket Elite Trio, defeating them. Bugsy later returns to study the Ruins further in Hurray for Heracross, where he captures an Unown G and gave to one of his colleagues. Later as he searches for Suicune he finds two chambers with Unown markings. Using his device to translate them, they read the following.

Unown Romaji
ANANUKE ANANUKE
HOUOU HOUOU

Three Unown appeared in a flashback in Raising Raichu, being the N, G and U forms.

In Some Things Are Better Left Unown, Sird gains the control of a small army of Unown after awakening them in the Tanoby Ruins. She initially uses them as a distraction against Lorelei, allowing her to defeat the Elite Four member. Sird later uses them to impede the progress of Red, Blue and Green as they head to the Trainer Tower. Also, two Unown of the ! and ? forms followed Giovanni to Birth Island to relay his successful capture of Deoxys back to the Team Rocket Warehouse.

In Knowledge of the Unown I, a D and P Unown befriended Diamond, Pearl and Platinum in Solaceon Town. The two enlisted the help of the Pokédex holders to free their friends from a chamber in the Solaceon Ruins. Later, they helped battle Team Galactic at Veilstone City.

Multiple Unown appeared in Halting Honchkrow and Chancing Upon Chingling.

In All About Arceus IV, a massive group of Unown were spawned at the Sinjoh Ruins when Arceus created Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina.

In the TCG

Main article: Unown (TCG)

The English Pokédex data for Unown cards in the Neo Destiny expansion say that it is believed that the variety of types of Unown is a result of evolutionary adaptation, but this is not present in the original Japanese text.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

When one Unown is released from a Poké Ball, it will fly off the screen. It then returns with a large swarm, similar to what Beedrill did in the original Super Smash Bros. The only difference is that Beedrill only attack from left or right while Unown can come from any direction. Any opponent caught in this barrage is damaged and juggled.

There are also a number of Unown Poké Floats featured in the Poké Floats stage. In the second half of the stage's cycle, numerous Unown fly across the screen. Towards the end of the cycle, staying on the stage relies on hopping between the Unown.

Trophy information

These Psychic-type symbol Pokémon resemble ancient hieroglyphics found on rocks, a resemblance that's said to be more than superficial. Quite a few different shapes of Unown have been confirmed, and it's believed that each type has unique abilities. These enigmatic Pokémon can be found in the Ruins of Alph.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#061
Gold Their shapes look like hieroglyphs on ancient tablets. It is said that the two are somehow related.
Silver Its flat, thin body is always stuck on walls. Its shape appears to have some meaning.
Crystal Because different types of Unown exist, it is said that they must have a variety of abilities.
Stadium 2 Their shapes look like hieroglyphs on ancient tablets. It is said that the two are somehow related.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby This Pokémon is shaped like ancient writing. It is a mystery as to which came first, the ancient writings or the various Unown. Research into this topic is ongoing but nothing is known.
Sapphire
Emerald This Pokémon is shaped like ancient text characters. Although research is ongoing, it is a mystery as to which came first, the ancient writings or the various Unown.
FireRed Its flat, thin body is always stuck on walls. Its shape appears to have some meaning.
LeafGreen Their shapes look like hieroglyphs on ancient tablets. It is said that the two are somehow related.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#114
Johto
#061
Diamond Shaped like ancient writing, it is a huge mystery whether language or Unown came first.
Pearl They seem to communicate among each other telepathically. They are always found stuck on walls.
Platinum When alone, nothing happens. However, if there are two or more, an odd power is said to emerge.
HeartGold Their shapes look like hieroglyphs on ancient tablets. It is said that the two are somehow related.
SoulSilver Its flat, thin body is always stuck on walls. Its shape appears to have some meaning.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black When alone, nothing happens. However, if there are two or more, an odd power is said to emerge.
White
Black 2 When alone, nothing happens. However, if there are two or more, an odd power is said to emerge.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Its flat, thin body is always stuck on walls. Its shape appears to have some meaning.
Y Shaped like ancient writing, it is a huge mystery whether language or Unown came first.
Omega Ruby This Pokémon is shaped like ancient writing. It is a mystery as to which came first, the ancient writings or the various Unown. Research into this topic is ongoing but nothing is known.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Inside Ruins of Alph
Crystal
Inside Ruins of Alph
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Inside Tanoby Chambers (different letters appear in different chambers)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Solaceon Ruins (different forms appear in different rooms)
Platinum
Solaceon Ruins (different forms appear in different rooms)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Ruins of Alph B1F (different letters appear when puzzles are solved)
Ruins of Alph 1F (! and ? only; appears after finding all Unown letters)
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Cave (South of Route 107)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Phobosphere (G), Endless Level 48 (N), Endless Level 83 (Y), Mr. Who's Den (All 28 forms)
MD Red MD Blue
Unown Relic (See main page for details)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Aegis Cave (See main page for details)
MD Sky
Aegis Cave (See main page for details)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Unown Hideout: Everspring Valley (All 28 forms, post-ending)
Rumble U
Locomotive Café: Bonus Round!, Variety Battle: The Secret Ruins
(The "Z" variant is the reward in Bonus Round!)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle Stage 1 (AMo, ETu, IWe, JWe, MTh, QFr, RFr, USa, YSu)
Safari Jungle Stage 2 (BMo, FTu, GTu, KWe, NTh, OTh, SFr, VSa, ZSu)
Safari Jungle Stage 3 (CMo, DMo, HTu, LWe, PTh, TFr, WSa, XSa, !Su, ?Su)
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 373 (!)
Violeta Palace: Stage 383 (?)
Event: Pokémon Safari (23rd release; N, I, C, and E)
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Mineral Crust Hollow (All Areas, changes daily)
Picross
Area 27: Stage 05 (F only)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
48
108 - 155 206 - 300
72
69 - 136 134 - 267
48
47 - 110 90 - 214
72
69 - 136 134 - 267
48
47 - 110 90 - 214
48
47 - 110 90 - 214
Total:
336
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

A-Z
Speed
2/4 ★★☆☆
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
2/4 ★★☆☆
Jump
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Total
10/20 ★★☆☆

! and ?
Speed
2/4 ★★☆☆
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Stamina
2/4 ★★☆☆
Jump
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Total
10/21 ★★☆☆

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Unown
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Unown
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Unown
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Unown
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Unown in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Unown in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Unown
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Unown
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Unown can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Unown cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Unown
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Unown
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Psychic  Psychic  PK21

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani201.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP201.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate:
(A-Z) 1.8%
(!?) 0.1%
Friend Area: Aged Chamber
Phrases
51%-100% HP What am I, you ask?
26%-50% HP My HP has plunged to half...
1%-25% HP I cannot go on... I have little power left...
Level up I have leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP201.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT201.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#537
Shuffle201C.png

Relentless
Increases damage done by combos if foe has any status condition.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#537
Shuffle201E.png

Flash Mob
Increases damage when there are more Pokémon with the same type in the puzzle area.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#537
Shuffle201I.png

Swap+
Sometimes replaces three disruptions with this Pokémon.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#537
Shuffle201N.png

Calm Down
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 10

#537
Shuffle201EX.png

Mega Boost+
Fills the Mega Gauge of the same type of Pokémon more.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#537
Shuffle201QU.png

Mind Zap
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon GO
GO201.png Base Stamina: 96 Base Attack: 136 Base Defense: 91
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Hidden Power
Charged Attacks: Struggle

Evolution

A B C D E F G
201Unown A Dream.png 201Unown B Dream.png 201Unown C Dream.png 201Unown D Dream.png 201Unown E Dream.png 201Unown F Dream.png 201Unown G Dream.png
H I J K L M N
201Unown H Dream.png 201Unown I Dream.png 201Unown J Dream.png 201Unown K Dream.png 201Unown L Dream.png 201Unown M Dream.png 201Unown N Dream.png
O P Q R S T U
201Unown O Dream.png 201Unown P Dream.png 201Unown Q Dream.png 201Unown R Dream.png 201Unown S Dream.png 201Unown T Dream.png 201Unown U Dream.png
V W X Y Z  !  ?
201Unown V Dream.png 201Unown W Dream.png 201Unown X Dream.png 201Unown Y Dream.png 201Unown Z Dream.png 201Unown Exclamation Dream.png 201Unown Question Dream.png
Does not evolve
Unown
 Psychic 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 201.png Spr b 2g 201.png Spr 2g 201.png Spr b 2g 201.png Spr 2c 201.png Spr b 2c 201.png
Spr 2g 201 s.png Spr b 2g 201 s.png Spr 2g 201 s.png Spr b 2g 201 s.png Spr 2c 201 s.png Spr b 2g 201 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 201.png Spr b 3r 201.png Spr 3e 201.png Spr b 3r 201.png Spr 3r 201.png Spr b 3r 201.png
Spr 3r 201 s.png Spr b 3r 201 s.png Spr 3e 201 s.png Spr b 3r 201 s.png Spr 3r 201 s.png Spr b 3r 201 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 201.png Spr b 4d 201.png Spr 4d 201.png Spr b 4d 201.png Spr 4d 201.png Spr b 4d 201.png
Spr 4d 201 s.png Spr b 4d 201 s.png Spr 4d 201 s.png Spr b 4d 201 s.png Spr 4d 201 s.png Spr b 4d 201 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 201.png Spr b 5b 201.png Spr 5b 201.png Spr b 5b 201.png
Spr 5b 201 s.png Spr b 5b 201 s.png Spr 5b 201 s.png Spr b 5b 201 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 201.png Spr b 6x 201.png Spr 6x 201.png Spr b 6x 201.png
Spr 6x 201 s.png Spr b 6x 201 s.png Spr 6x 201 s.png Spr b 6x 201 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 201.png Spr b 7s 201.png Spr 7s 201.png Spr b 7s 201.png
Spr 7s 201 s.png Spr b 7s 201 s.png Spr 7s 201 s.png Spr b 7s 201 s.png
Front Back Front Back
201MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Unown images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

The Unown featured in Spell of the Unown: Entei
  • In Spell of the Unown: Entei, Professor Oak had some pictures of Unown on his computer which have never appeared in any other media. Some resemble Greek alphabet letters, particularly σ (lowercase sigma), Σ (capital sigma), Π (pi), and Ω (omega). The top left large image also resembles the Greek Ȣ (ou). Others resemble the Cyrillic letters ю (yu) and б (be). The Unown in the top-middle large image resembles the Cyrillic я (ya).
  • If a player does not have Unown's Pokédex data on a Generation II game when in Oak's lab in Pokémon Stadium 2, Unown's Pokédex number is listed as 252 instead of 201. This happens regardless of which Pokédex display mode is selected.
  • Unown is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 336.
  • Unown currently is represented in the Trading Card Game by the most cards of any Pokémon (except for Pikachu), at 87 unique cards.
  • Unown has the most officially recognized alternate forms of any Pokémon, with a total of 28.
  • Unown is the only Generation II Pokémon that has not been featured in a Ranger series game.
  • Due to Unown's letter and Shininess both being determined by IVs in Generation II, Shiny Unown will always be either an I or V in these games.
  • Despite Unown being able to use TM10 in Generation VI, it still cannot do so legitimately because it will always already know Hidden Power.
  • Unown is the only Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex (that is not a Legendary or Mythical Pokémon) not used by any Trainer in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
  • Unown is the only Pokémon that can't learn any status moves.
  • The two main official artworks for Unown represent a G-shaped Unown (for Pokémon Gold and Silver Versions) and an F-shaped one (for Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions onward), which may allude to the acronym for Game Freak.

Origin

Their appearances are corruptions of the modern Latin alphabet, as well as the exclamation mark (!) and the question mark (?), and the G form of Unown is based on a double-story lower case G. The shapes of the Unown are used like graphic symbols in the Pokémon world, although in Hoenn and the Sevii Islands, their place is taken by Braille.

Name origin

Unown is a corruption of unknown.

Unknown is literally unknown.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アンノーン Unknown From unknown
France Flag.png French Zarbi From the word bizarre in Verlan, a youth language consisting of reversed words
Spain Flag.png Spanish Unown Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Icognito From icon and inkognito
Italy Flag.png Italian Unown Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 안농 Annown Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 未知圖騰 Meihjītòuhtàhng From 未知 meihjī and 圖騰 tòuhtàhng
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 未知圖騰 / 未知图腾 Wèizhītúténg From 未知 meihjī and 圖騰 / 图腾 túténg


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