User:Pumpkinking0192/List of Pokémon that populate the same area in paired versions

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This is a user subpage designed to prepare a page that may or may not be suitable for mainspacing in the eventual future.
If you like, you are welcome to make repairs to this page if anything is broken.
The purpose of this page is to try to build an equivalent to the "Counterpart Pokémon" lists that I see so often in people's userspaces (seriously, I've counted five already), but done in a plausibly mainspaceable format by stripping away all the speculation and going only by in-game availability. This was the best title I could come up with, but suggestions for alternatives are welcome.

In paired versions of the main series, there are many instances in which two Pokémon can be found in the same area at the same encounter rate but in opposite versions. These are usually version-exclusive Pokémon, but some Pokémon may still be found elsewhere in both versions.

Not all version-exclusive Pokémon are included in this article. Some, while arguably counterparts of each other, are found in different areas, and other local wild Pokémon have their encounter rates altered to accommodate a version-exclusive Pokémon. For example, in Pokémon Blue, Magmar is found with a 10% encounter rate in Pokémon Mansion, with no Red-exclusive counterpart found there. Instead, the encounter rate for wild Ponyta is 24% in Red and 14% in Blue to make room for Magmar. The Pokémon popularly considered to be a counterpart of Magmar — Electabuzz — is found with a 5% encounter rate in the Power Plant in Red. In Blue, this 5% is allocated to Raichu, which is only otherwise available in the wild in Cerulean Cave.

Third versions are not included in this article, as they frequently change Pokémon distributions and encounter rates to a large degree, making it impossible to draw a one-to-one comparison between them and their equivalent paired versions.

Generation I

The locations given are for the English Pokémon Red and Blue, which match the locations in the Japanese Pokémon Red and Green. The Japanese Pokémon Blue has different encounter rates and Pokémon distributions.

Pokémon Red Pokémon Blue Location
Weedle Caterpie Common at Routes 2, 24, 25, Viridian Forest
Rare in the opposite version at Route 25, Viridian Forest
Kakuna Metapod Common at Routes 24, 25, Viridian Forest
Rare in the opposite version at Route 25, Viridian Forest
Ekans Sandshrew Routes 4, 11, 23
Arbok Sandslash Route 23, Cerulean Cave
Nidoran♂ Nidoran♀ Common at Route 22, Safari Zone
Rare in the opposite version at Route 22, Safari Zone
Nidorino Nidorina Rocket Game Corner, common at Safari Zone
Rare in the opposite version at Safari Zone
Oddish Bellsprout Routes 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, 25
Gloom Weepinbell Routes 12, 13, 14, 15
Mankey Meowth Routes 5, 6, 7, 8
Growlithe Vulpix Routes 7, 8, Pokémon Mansion
Koffing Grimer Common at Pokémon Mansion
Rare in the opposite version at Pokémon Mansion
Weezing Muk Uncommon at Pokémon Mansion
Rare in the opposite version at Pokémon Mansion
Scyther Pinsir Safari Zone, Rocket Game Corner
Electabuzz Raichu Power Plant

Generation II

The version availability of the Phanpy and Teddiursa families was inverted in international versions, with Phanpy and Donphan available in the Japanese Gold and Teddiursa and Ursaring available in the Japanese Silver. This table follows their availability in the international Gold and Silver.

Pokémon Gold Pokémon Silver Location
Caterpie Weedle Routes 2, 30, 31, Ilex Forest, National Park, Headbutt trees
Metapod Caterpie Routes 2, 30, 31, Ilex Forest, National Park, Headbutt trees
Butterfree Beedrill Route 2, Headbutt trees
- - table to be continued at a later date
Teddiursa Phanpy Route 45
Ursaring Donphan Route 28, Victory Road, Mt. Silver

Generation III

R/S table

FR/LG table

Generation IV

D/P table

HG/SS table

Generation V

B/W table

B2/W2 table

Generation VI

X/Y table