Origin mark

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The Galar symbol, a type of origin mark, highlighted on a Mimikyu's summary screen in Pokémon HOME

An origin mark (Japanese: 出身マーク origin mark), previously known as an origin marking (Japanese: 出身地マーク place of origin mark) in Pokémon Bank, is an icon displayed on the summary screen of Pokémon that indicates the game it originated in. It was introduced in Generation VI, and has been used in all subsequent games. A Pokémon can only have one origin mark, and it cannot be changed.

Pokémon that are caught, bred, received as gifts, in-game trades, or Mystery Gifts, or otherwise first obtained in certain games will have an origin mark corresponding to that game. Specifically, all games from Generation VI onward, as well as Generation I and II games, have corresponding origin marks. Pokémon from Generation III, IV, and V games do not have origin marks. A bred Pokémon's origin mark always matches the game in which it was bred, regardless of its parents' origin marks. Shedinja produced by the evolution of a Nincada will retain the Nincada's origin mark, regardless of the game it was evolved in.

On the summary screen, the origin mark is usually placed near the markings.

Types of origin marks

Blue pentagon

The blue pentagon[1][2] (Japanese: 五角形のマーク blue pentagon mark[3]) is an origin mark that Pokémon first obtained in Pokémon X and Y and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have. Prior to the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, having a blue pentagon was referred to as being Kalos native.[4] While the blue pentagon is blue in the Generation VI games and Pokémon Bank (hence its name), it is black from Generation VII onward. The pentagon represents the shape of the Kalos region.

All of the first 721 Pokémon can have the blue pentagon, as all of them can be obtained in or were distributed as event Pokémon to the Generation VI games. In addition, Mr. Rime, Kleavor, Wyrdeer, Ursaluna, Annihilape, Farigiraf, Dudunsparce, and Kingambit can have the blue pentagon, due to their respective pre-evolved forms (Mime Jr., Scyther, Stantler, Ursaring, Primeape, Girafarig, Dunsparce, and Bisharp) being able to have it, for a total of 729 Pokémon able to have this origin mark.

Additionally, Alolan Raichu, Exeggutor and Marowak; Galarian Weezing and Mr. Mime; and Hisuian Typhlosion, Samurott, Lilligant, Braviary, Sliggoo, Goodra, and Avalugg can have the blue pentagon—due to their respective pre-evolved forms (Pikachu, Exeggcute, Cubone, Koffing, Mime Jr., Quilava, Dewott, Petilil, Rufflet, Goomy, and Bergmite) being able to have it.

Black clover

The black clover[5] (also known as the Alola symbol[6]) is an origin mark that Pokémon obtained in Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon have. The black clover is shaped like the sigil used to identify Trial Captains.

801 of the first 807 Pokémon can have the black clover, as only that many Pokémon can be obtained in or were distributed as event Pokémon to the Generation VII games. Unown, Deoxys, Keldeo, Genesect, Diancie, and Volcanion cannot have the black clover. In addition, Mr. Rime, Kleavor, Wyrdeer, Ursaluna, Annihilape, Farigiraf, Dudunsparce, and Kingambit can have the black clover, due to their respective pre-evolved forms (Mime Jr., Scyther, Stantler, Ursaring, Primeape, Girafarig, Dunsparce, and Bisharp) being able to have it, for a total of 809 Pokémon able to have this origin mark.

Additionally, Galarian Weezing and Mr. Mime, and Hisuian Typhlosion, Samurott, Lilligant, Braviary, Sliggoo, Goodra, Avalugg, and Decidueye can have the black clover, due to their respective pre-evolved forms (Koffing, Mime Jr., Quilava, Dewott, Petilil, Rufflet, Goomy, Bergmite, and Dartrix) being able to have it.

Game Boy mark

The Game Boy mark (official name unknown) is an origin mark that Pokémon transferred from the Generation I and II Virtual Console games to Pokémon Bank via Poké Transporter have. It is a stylized Game Boy.

Only the first 251 Pokémon, as well as the 24 evolutions of these Pokémon introduced in later generations that do not exclusively evolve from regional forms,[a] can have this origin mark, for a total of 275 Pokémon able to have it.

Additionally, Alolan Raichu, Exeggutor, and Marowak; Galarian Weezing; and Hisuian Typhlosion can have this origin mark—due to their respective pre-evolved forms (Pikachu, Exeggcute, Cubone, Koffing, and Quilava) being able to have it.

Pokémon GO mark

The GO mark (official name unknown) is an origin mark that Pokémon transferred from Pokémon GO have (whether transferred via GO Park or GO Transporter). It is a stylized G.

It was first used in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. While this mark is present in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, there is no way to legally obtain a Pokémon with this mark in those games.

All Pokémon that can be obtained in Pokémon GO (except for Spinda and Zygarde), as well as their cross-generational evolutions,[b] can have this origin mark.

Let's Go mark

The Let's Go mark (official name unknown) is an origin mark that Pokémon obtained in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! have when transferred to Pokémon HOME. It is a silhouette of a head with a pair of large, animalistic ears, vaguely resembling the heads of both Pikachu and Eevee.

Only the first 151 Pokémon, as well as the 23 cross-generational evolutions of Generation I Pokémon that do not exclusively evolve from regional forms,[c] can have this origin mark, for a total of 174 Pokémon able to have it. As Meltan and Melmetal must be transferred from Pokémon GO in order to be obtained in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, they cannot have this origin mark.

Additionally, Galarian Weezing can have this origin mark, due to Koffing being able to have it.

Galar symbol

The Galar symbol[7] is an origin mark that Pokémon obtained in Pokémon Sword and Shield and the majority of Pokémon obtainable from Pokémon HOME have. It is a black Galar League logo.

Pokémon from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet use this as their origin mark while in Pokémon Sword and Shield, but regain their proper origin marks if moved back into Pokémon HOME.

All 584 Pokémon in the Galar, Isle of Armor, and Crown Tundra Pokédexes can have the Galar symbol. In addition, 84 more Pokémon not in the aforementioned Pokédexes can also have this mark—including Magearna, Zeraora, and Melmetal, which have only been available with the Galar symbol as Mystery Gifts in Pokémon HOME, and Kleavor, Dudunsparce, Kingambit, Dipplin, Archaludon, and Hydrapple, which can have this mark due to their respective pre-evolved forms (Scyther, Dunsparce, Bisharp, Applin, and Duraludon) being able to have it—making a total of 668 Pokémon able to have the Galar symbol. Of the 664 Pokémon in Sword and Shield, only Diancie and Meltan cannot have the Galar symbol.

Additionally, Hisuian Lilligant, Braviary, Sliggoo, Goodra, Avalugg, and Decidueye can have the Galar symbol, due to their respective pre-evolved forms (Petilil, Rufflet, Goomy, Bergmite, and Dartrix) being able to have it.

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl mark

The Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl mark (official name unknown) is an origin mark that Pokémon obtained in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and certain Pokémon obtainable from Pokémon HOME have. It is in the shape of a triangle augmented with a circle at each of its three vertices, representing the Sinnoh region and its three lakes.

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, any Pokémon with this origin mark instead uses the Galar symbol as its origin mark while in those games, but regains its proper origin mark if moved back to Pokémon HOME.

491 of the first 493 Pokémon can have this origin mark, with Celebi and Deoxys being the only two Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl unable to have it. In addition, Sylveon, Mr. Rime, Wyrdeer, Kleavor, Ursaluna, Annihilape, Farigiraf, and Dudunsparce can also have this mark, due to their respective pre-evolved forms (Eevee, Mime Jr., Stantler, Scyther, Ursaring, Primeape, Girafarig, and Dunsparce) being able to have it, for a total of 499 Pokémon able to have this origin mark. However, Spinda cannot have the mark outside of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl due to its inability to be transferred out of those games.

Additionally, Galarian Weezing and Mr. Mime, and Hisuian Typhlosion can have this mark, due to their respective pre-evolved forms (Koffing, Mime Jr., and Quilava) being able to have it.

Legends: Arceus mark

The Legends: Arceus mark (official name unknown) is an origin mark that Pokémon obtained in Pokémon Legends: Arceus and certain Pokémon obtainable from Pokémon HOME have. It resembles the cross-like wheel attached to Arceus.

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, any Pokémon with this origin mark instead uses the Galar symbol as its origin mark while in those games, but regains its proper origin mark if moved back to Pokémon HOME.

All 242 Pokémon in the Hisui Pokédex can have this origin mark. Mr. Rime can also have this origin mark due to its pre-evolved form Mime Jr. being able to have it, for a total of 243 Pokémon able to have this origin mark.

Additionally, Galarian Mr. Mime, and the original forms of Typhlosion, Samurott, Lilligant, Braviary, Sliggoo, Goodra, Avalugg, and Decidueye can have this origin mark, due to their respective pre-evolved forms (Mime Jr., Quilava, Dewott, Petilil, Rufflet, Goomy, Bergmite, and Dartrix) being able to have it.

Scarlet and Violet mark

The Scarlet and Violet mark (official name unknown) is an origin mark that Pokémon obtained in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and certain Pokémon obtainable from Pokémon HOME have. It resembles the symbol of the Terastal phenomenon and the symbol seen on Tera Jewels.

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, any Pokémon with this origin mark instead uses the Galar symbol as its origin mark while in those games, but regains its proper origin mark if moved back to Pokémon HOME. In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus, any Pokémon with this origin mark instead lacks an origin mark while in those games, but regains its proper origin mark if moved back to Pokémon HOME.

All 664 available Pokémon in the Paldea, Kitakami, and Blueberry Pokédexes can have this origin mark. In addition, 36 more Pokémon not in the aforementioned Pokédexes can also have this mark—including Mew and Darkrai (which have only been available with this mark through Mystery Gift); Mewtwo, Dialga, and Palkia (which have only been available with this mark in Poké Portal News event Tera Raid Battles); Wyrdeer (which requires Stantler with this mark to be transferred to Pokémon Legends: Arceus and evolved); and Sneasler and Phione (which requires breeding Hisuian Sneasel/Sneasler with an Everstone or Manaphy/Phione in Scarlet or Violet, respectively, to have this mark)—making a total of 700 Pokémon able to have this mark.

Additionally, multiple regional forms not in the aforementioned Pokédexes can also have this mark—including Galarian Weezing (which requires Koffing with this mark to transferred to Pokémon Sword and Shield and evolved); Hisuian Typhlosion, Samurott, Lilligant, Braviary, Sliggoo, Goodra, Avalugg, and Decidueye (which requires Quilava, Dewott, Petilil, Rufflet, Goomy, Bergmite, and Dartrix with this mark, respectively, to be transferred to Pokémon Legends: Arceus and evolved); and Hisuian Voltorb, Electrode, Sneasel, Zorua, and Zoroark (which requires breeding with an Everstone to have this mark). Additionally, Hisuian Typhlosion, Samurott, and Decidueye have also been available with this mark in Poké Portal News event Tera Raid Battles; Hisuian Voltorb and Electrode have been available with this mark in Poké Portal News event mass outbreaks; and Hisuian Zoroark has been available with this mark through Mystery Gift.

No origin mark

Pokémon obtained in the Generation III, IV, and V games do not have any origin mark. Although Pokémon obtained in the Generation I and II games and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! do not display an origin mark in said games, they gain one if transferred to Pokémon Bank or Pokémon HOME.

Pokémon originating in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet do not display an origin mark when transferred to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl or Pokémon Legends: Arceus. However, they regain their proper origin mark if moved back into Pokémon HOME.

A total of 658 Pokémon can lack an origin mark, consisting of the first 649 Pokémon as well as Sylveon, Mr. Rime, Wyrdeer, Kleavor, Ursaluna, Annihilape, Farigiraf, Dudunsparce, and Kingambit. A further 11 Pokémon are only able to lack an origin mark if they originate in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and are transferred to Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Goomy, Sliggoo, Goodra, Bergmite, Avalugg, Rowlet, Dartrix, Decidueye, Basculegion, Sneasler, and Overqwil).

Additionally, Alolan Raichu, Exeggutor and Marowak; Galarian Weezing and Mr. Mime; and Hisuian Typhlosion, Samurott, Lilligant, and Braviary can lack an origin mark. A further 11 regional form Pokémon are only able to lack an origin mark if they originate in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and are transferred to Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Alolan Vulpix and Ninetales, Hisuian Growlithe, Arcanine, Voltorb, Electrode, Qwilfish, Sneasel, Zorua, Zoroark, and White-Striped Basculin).

Function

In official live tournaments in Generations VI, VII, and VIII, as well as in the Battle Spot in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, only Pokémon with a particular origin mark can be used:

  • For Generation VI official live tournaments and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire's Battle Spot, only Pokémon with the blue pentagon can be used.
  • For Generation VII official live tournaments, only Pokémon with the black clover can be used.
  • For Generation VIII official live tournaments, only Pokémon with the Galar symbol or the battle-ready symbol can be used.

In Pokémon Bank's list mode, it is possible to filter Pokémon by their origin mark, although it is not possible to filter for Pokémon that have none. Pokémon HOME also features this functionality with the addition of filtering for Pokémon with no origin mark.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, showing the Game Director a Pokémon with no origin mark that originated from Generation III's Hoenn (in Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire) or Generation IV's Sinnoh (in Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl) causes the Game Director to comment on the Pokémon and show the player a Time Travel Award Diploma.

In Pokémon X and Y, if the player has owned a species of Pokémon, but only a Pokémon that does not have a blue pentagon, it will be marked in the Pokédex differently. The player will receive a crown on the Pokédex screen for each of the Kalos Pokédexes if the Pokédex is completed using only Pokémon that have a blue pentagon. The player will receive a different diploma for a Pokédex completed using Pokémon without a blue pentagon, though it is still possible to obtain a crown and get the normal diploma if the Pokédex is later completed using only Pokémon with a blue pentagon.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, if the player talks to Morimoto while they have a Pokémon with the Game Boy mark in their party, he will comment that it takes him back, then state trivia about the development of the Generation I core series games. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, this feature returns, and Morimoto will also detail the development of the Generation II core series games if shown a Pokémon from the Virtual Console releases of the Generation II games.

In Pokémon HOME, depositing Pokémon with a Nintendo Switch or GO origin mark will register that Pokémon in its corresponding regional Pokédex:

  • Depositing a Pokémon with the Let's Go mark (except Mew) will register that Pokémon in the Kanto Pokédex.
  • Depositing a Pokémon with the Galar symbol that is in any of Sword and Shield's Pokédexes (except Zarude) will register that Pokémon in the Galar, Isle of Armor, or Crown Tundra Pokédex.
  • Depositing a Pokémon in the Sinnoh regional Pokédex with the Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl mark (except Manaphy) will register that Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex.
  • Depositing a Pokémon with the Legends: Arceus mark will register that Pokémon in the Hisui Pokédex.
  • Depositing a Pokémon in any of Scarlet and Violet's Pokédexes with the Scarlet and Violet mark (except Walking Wake, Iron Leaves, or Pecharunt) will register that Pokémon in the Paldea, Kitakami, or Blueberry Academy Pokédex.
  • Depositing a Pokémon with the Pokémon GO mark (except Mythical Pokémon) will register that Pokémon in the Pokémon GO Pokédex.

Trivia

  • For games that have origin marks, they share the same origin mark with other games if and only if they can directly interact with each other (i.e. trading, battling, etc.). For example, Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire can all interact with each other, and all share the same origin mark; conversely, Pokémon Sword and Shield, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus cannot interact with each other despite all being Generation VIII games, and all have different origin marks.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 來源標記 Lòihyùhn Bīugei (HOME)
來源地標記 Lòihyùhndeih Bīugei (Bank)
Mandarin 來源標記 / 来源标记 Láiyuán Biāojì *
來源地標記 Láiyuándì Biāojì *
France Flag.png French Origine (HOME)
Marque régionale (Bank)
Germany Flag.png German Herkunftssymbol (HOME)
Symbol der Region (Bank)
Italy Flag.png Italian Simbolo della regione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 출신지 마크 Chulsinji Mark
Spain Flag.png Spanish Símbolo regional

Blue pentagon

Language Title
France Flag.png French Pentagone bleu[8][9]
Germany Flag.png German Blaues Fünfeck[10]
Italy Flag.png Italian Pentagono blu[11]
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pentágono azul[12]

Black clover

Language Title
France Flag.png French Symbole en forme de croix[5]
Marque d'Alola[13]
Germany Flag.png German Schwarzes Plus[5]
Alola-Symbol[14]
Italy Flag.png Italian Fiore nero[5]
Simbolo di Alola[15]
Spain Flag.png Spanish Símbolo negro en forma de cruz[5]
Símbolo de Alola[16]

Galar symbol

Language Title
France Flag.png French Marque de Galar[17]
Symbole noir de Galar[18]
Germany Flag.png German Galar-Symbol[19]
Schwarzes Galar-Symbol[20]
Italy Flag.png Italian Simbolo di Galar[21]
Simbolo nero di Galar[22]
Spain Flag.png Spanish Símbolo de Galar[23]
Símbolo negro de Galar[24]

See also

Notes

  1. Annihilape, Magnezone, Lickilicky, Rhyperior, Tangrowth, Kleavor, Electivire, Magmortar, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon, Porygon-Z, Togekiss, Ambipom, Yanmega, Honchkrow, Mismagius, Farigiraf, Dudunsparce, Gliscor, Weavile, Ursaluna, Mamoswine, and Wyrdeer
  2. Hisuian Lilligant, Hisuian Sliggoo, Hisuian Goodra, Basculegion, Farigiraf, Dudunsparce, and Kingambit
  3. Crobat, Bellossom, Annihilape, Politoed, Slowking, Magnezone, Steelix, Lickilicky, Rhyperior, Blissey, Tangrowth, Kingdra, Scizor, Kleavor, Electivire, Magmortar, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon, Porygon2, and Porygon-Z

References

  1. 2015 Play! Pokémon VG Rules and Formats (archived) (PDF)
  2. New Video Game Competition Format Announcement! | Pokemon.com (archived)
  3. 大会前に必ずチェック! | ポケモン竜王戦 (Japanese)
  4. 2014 Play! Pokémon VG Rules and Formats (PDF)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Battle in the 2017 International Challenge February | Pokémon Global Link (archived)
  6. Battle Today Using the 2017 Pokémon VG Championships Format | Pokemon.com (archived)
  7. 2020 Pokémon Video Game Championships (VGC) Format Rules | Pokemon.com
  8. Règles et formats des tournois de jeu vidéo Play! Pokémon (French)
  9. Annonce de nouveau format de compétition dans le jeu vidéo ! | www.pokemon.fr (archived) (French)
  10. Ankündigung: Neues Wettkampfformat für Videospiele! | Pokemon.de (archived) (German)
  11. Un nuovo formato nelle competizioni di videogiochi! | www.pokemon.it (Italian)
  12. ¡Anuncio sobre el nuevo formato de competición de videojuegos! | Pokemon.es (archived) (Spanish)
  13. Combattez dès maintenant en suivant les règles des Championnats de Jeu Vidéo Pokémon 2017 ! | www.pokemon.fr (French)
  14. Kämpfe mit dem neuen Kampfformat der Pokémon-Videospiel-Meisterschaften 2017! | Pokemon.de (German)
  15. Lotta seguendo le regole della stagione 2017 dei campionati di videogiochi Pokémon | www.pokemon.it (Italian)
  16. Combate hoy mismo con el formato de los Campeonatos de Videojuegos Pokémon 2017 | Pokemon.es (archived) (Spanish)
  17. Règles des Championnats de Jeu Vidéo Pokémon 2020 | www.pokemon.fr (French)
  18. Règles, formats et guide des sanctions des Championnats du Jeu Vidéo (French)
  19. Regeln und Formate der Pokémon-Videospiel-Meisterschaften 2020 | Pokemon.de (German)
  20. Pokémon-Videospiel: Turnierregeln, Formate und Strafrichtlinien (German)
  21. Linee guide sui formati dei campionati di videogiochi Pokémon (VG) 2020 | www.pokemon.it (Italian)
  22. Linee guida su formati, regole e penalità per i videogiochi (Italian)
  23. Información para los jugadores de los Campeonatos de Videojuegos Pokémon 2020 | Pokemon.es (Spanish)
  24. Reglamento, formato y normativa de penalizaciones en videojuegos (Spanish)


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