List of Pokémon with form differences (GO)

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In Pokémon GO, several Pokémon have various forms, similar to the ones in the core series, but affected by completely different mechanics. All forms in GO are determined at the time of capture and cannot be changed. Although every species has one Pokédex entry each, a Pokémon is considered different from any of its alternate forms; this means that even if a player has one form of the Pokémon species registered in the Pokédex, an alternate form will still appear as a silhouette in the Nearby screen, and receiving one in a trade will be considered a Special Trade.

Regional forms

Regional forms were first introduced to Pokémon GO around the time Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon was officially announced. Some species appear in the wild, while others are exclusive to 7 km Eggs, raids, and later, Field Research (with the exception of limited-time events). Galarian Weezing was introduced on November 16, 2019 in raids to celebrate the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Obtainability Encounterable Pokémon Evolution only
Wild encounters RattataDiglettGeodudeExeggutor RaticateDugtrioGravelerGolem
Non-wild encounters
(Eggs, Raid Battles, and Research tasks)
RaichuSandshrewVulpixMeowthMeowthPonytaSlowbroFarfetch'dGrimerMarowakWeezingMr. MimeZigzagoonDarumakaYamaskStunfisk SandslashNinetalesPersianRapidashSlowbroMukSlowkingLinooneDarmanitanObstagoonPerrserkerSirfetch'dMr. RimeRunerigus

Mega Evolution

Main article: Mega Evolution (GO)

Shadow and Purified

Main article: Shadow Pokémon (GO)

Alternate forms

Pikachu

GO025.pngShiny released
Pikachu
GO Electric.png
Fast Attacks

GO Electric.png Thunder Shock
GO Normal.png Quick Attack
GO Normal.png Present

Charged Attacks

GO Electric.png Discharge
GO Electric.png Thunderbolt
GO Electric.png Wild Charge
GO Water.png Surf
GO Electric.png Thunder

GO025Fly.pngShiny released
Flying Pikachu
GO Electric.png
Fast Attacks

GO Electric.png Thunder Shock
GO Normal.png Quick Attack

Charged Attacks

GO Electric.png Discharge
GO Electric.png Thunderbolt
GO Electric.png Wild Charge
GO Flying.png Fly

GO025Fly5.pngShiny released
Flying Pikachu (5th anniversary)
GO Electric.png
Fast Attacks

GO Electric.png Thunder Shock
GO Normal.png Quick Attack
GO Normal.png Present

Charged Attacks

GO Electric.png Discharge
GO Electric.png Thunderbolt
GO Electric.png Wild Charge
GO Flying.png Fly

GO025Li.pngShiny released
Pikachu Libre
GO Electric.png
Fast Attacks

GO Electric.png Thunder Shock
GO Fairy.png Charm

Charged Attacks

GO Fighting.png Flying Press
GO Electric.png Thunder Punch
GO Fairy.png Play Rough

GO025Po.png
Pikachu Pop Star
GO Electric.png
Fast Attacks

GO Electric.png Thunder Shock
GO Fairy.png Charm

Charged Attacks

GO Fairy.png Draining Kiss
GO Electric.png Thunder Punch
GO Fairy.png Play Rough

GO025Ro.png
Pikachu Rock Star
GO Electric.png
Fast Attacks

GO Electric.png Thunder Shock
GO Fairy.png Charm

Charged Attacks

GO Steel.png Meteor Mash
GO Electric.png Thunder Punch
GO Fairy.png Play Rough

Mewtwo

Mewtwo was exclusively available in level 5 Raid Battles. Its forms were available at different times. Unlike main games, Mewtwo does have an alternate form - Armored Mewtwo, which is based on the first movie remake reincarnation. This is the only event Pokémon to have completely different stats and movepool to its normal counterpart.

Raid Battle dates
  • Mewtwo
    • August 14, 2017 - September 20, 2018 (EX Raid)
    • September 20 - October 23, 2018
    • September 16 - October 23, 2019
    • September 25 - November 12, 2019 (EX Raid)
    • February 20 - March 1, 2021
    • July 16 - July 23, 2021
  • Armored Mewtwo
    • July 10 - July 31, 2019
    • February 25 - March 2, 2020
GO150.pngShiny released
Mewtwo
GO Psychic.png
HP Atk Def
214 300 182
Max CPLv. 50
4724
Fast Attacks

GO Psychic.png Psycho Cut
GO Psychic.png Confusion

Charged Attacks

GO Psychic.png Psychic
GO Fighting.png Focus Blast
GO Fire.png Flamethrower
GO Ice.png Ice Beam
GO Electric.png Thunderbolt
GO Ghost.png Shadow Ball
GO Normal.png Hyper Beam
GO Psychic.png Psystrike

GO150A.png
Armored Mewtwo
GO Psychic.png
HP Atk Def
214 182 278
Max CPLv. 50
3603
Fast Attacks

GO Psychic.png Confusion
GO Steel.png Iron Tail

Charged Attacks

GO Rock.png Rock Slide
GO Fighting.png Dynamic Punch
GO Ground.png Earthquake
GO Psychic.png Future Sight
GO Psychic.png Psystrike

Unown

Certain forms of Unown have been made available in increased spawns during certain local events. The forms available typically correspond to the characters of a word related to the event.

Event Word Unown forms
Pokémon GO Fest 2017
(July 22, 2017)
CHICAGO Unown (A)Unown (C)Unown (G)Unown (H)Unown (I)
Delayed Safari Zone
(August 4 - 21, 2017)
EUROPE Unown (E)Unown (O)Unown (P)Unown (R)Unown (U)
Pokémon GO Park
(August 9 - 15, 2017)
YOKOHAMA Unown (A)Unown (H)Unown (K)Unown (M)Unown (O)Unown (Y)
Pokémon World Championships
(August 18 - 20, 2017)
WORLDS Unown (D)Unown (L)Unown (O)Unown (R)Unown (S)Unown (W)
Pokémon GO Safari Zone in Europe
(September 16 - October 14, 2017)
SAFARI Unown (A)Unown (F)Unown (I)Unown (R)Unown (S)
TwitchCon
(October 20 - 22, 2017)
TWITCH Unown (C)Unown (H)Unown (I)Unown (T)Unown (W)
Pokémon GO Week in Korea
(November 10 - 12, 2017)
SEOUL Unown (E)Unown (O)Unown (L)Unown (S)Unown (U)
Pokémon GO Safari in Tottori
(November 24 - 26, 2017)
SAKYU Unown (A)Unown (K)Unown (S)Unown (U)Unown (Y)
RTX Convention, Sydney
(February 3, 2018)
RTX Unown (R)Unown (T)Unown (X)
Pokémon GO Safari in Chiayi
(February 26 - March 3, 2018)
CHIAYI and
G, F and X
Unown (A)Unown (C)Unown (H)Unown (I)Unown (Y)
Unown (F)Unown (G)Unown (X)
SXSW, Austin
(March 8 - 15, 2018)
SXSW Unown (S)Unown (W)Unown (X)
Game Developer Conference, San Francisco
(March 21 - April 1, 2018)
GDC Unown (C)Unown (D)Unown (G)
Armageddon Expo, Wellington
(March 30 - April 1, 2018)
ARMAGEDDON Unown (A)Unown (D)Unown (E)Unown (G)
Unown (M)Unown (N)Unown (O)Unown (R)
Comic Con, Utrecht
(March 31 - April 2, 2018)
COMIC CON Unown (C)Unown (I)Unown (M)Unown (N)Unown (O)
PAX East, Boston
(April 6 - 8, 2018)
PAX Unown (A)Unown (P)Unown (X)
Trafalgar Square Games Festival, London
(April 7, 2018)
London Games Festival
(April 14, 2018)
LONDON Unown (D)Unown (L)Unown (N)Unown (O)
Rio2C Event
(April 7 - 8, 2018)
RIOTC Unown (C)Unown (I)Unown (O)Unown (R)Unown (T)
E3, Los Angeles
(June 12 - 14, 2018)
LETSGO! Unown (E)Unown (G)Unown (O)Unown (L)Unown (S)Unown (T)Unown (!)
Fifa World Cup
(June 16 - 17, 2018)
VAMOS and
BR (Brasil)
PER (Peru)
RG (Argentina)
Unown (A)Unown (M)Unown (O)Unown (S)Unown (V)
Unown (B)Unown (R)
Unown (E)Unown (P)Unown (R)
Unown (G)Unown (R)
Fifa World Cup
(June 17 - 18, 2018)
VAMOS and
EX (Mexico)
CRI (Costa Rica)
CUR (Uruguary)
PN (Panama)
URY (Uruguary)
CL (Colombia)
Unown (A)Unown (M)Unown (O)Unown (S)Unown (V)
Unown (E)Unown (X)
Unown (C)Unown (I)Unown (R)
Unown (N)Unown (P)
Unown (R)Unown (U)Unown (Y)
Unown (C)Unown (L)
Pokémon GO Safari in Dortmund
(June 30 - July 1, 2018)
DORTMUND Unown (D)Unown (M)Unown (N)Unown (O)Unown (R)Unown (T)Unown (U)
Japan Expo
(July 5 - July 8, 2018)
JAPAN EXPO Unown (A)Unown (E)Unown (J)Unown (N)Unown (O)Unown (P)Unown (X)
Pokémon GO Fest 2018
(July 14 - July 15, 2018)
CELEBI? Unown (B)Unown (C)Unown (E)Unown (I)Unown (L)Unown (?)
San Diego Comic Con
(July 19 - July 23, 2018)
SD COMIC CON Unown (C)Unown (D)Unown (I)Unown (M)Unown (N)Unown (O)Unown (S)
Pokémon GO Special Weekend (Softbank), Japan
(July 26, 2018)
SB Unown (B)Unown (S)
Pokémon GO Special Weekend (Toho, Tully's & Joyfull), Japan
(July 27, 2018)
TJ Unown (J)Unown (T)
Pokémon GO Special Weekend (McDonald's), Japan
(July 28, 2018)
MD Unown (D)Unown (M)
Pokémon GO Special Weekend (Aeon), Japan
(July 29, 2018)
AE Unown (A)Unown (E)
Pokémon GO Special Weekend, Korea
(July 29, 2018)
SLT Unown (L)Unown (S)Unown (T)
Gamescom
(August 21 - 24, 2018)
GAMESCOM Unown (A)Unown (C)Unown (E)Unown (G)Unown (M)Unown (O)Unown (S)
Pokémon 2018 World Championships
(August 24 - 26, 2018)
NASHVILLE Unown (A)Unown (E)Unown (H)Unown (I)Unown (L)Unown (N)Unown (S)Unown (V)
Pokémon GO Safari in Yokosuka
(August 29 - September 2, 2018)
YOKOSUKA Unown (A)Unown (K)Unown (O)Unown (S)Unown (U)Unown (Y)
PAX West, Seattle
(August 29 - September 3, 2018)
PAX Unown (A)Unown (P)Unown (X)
DragonCon, Atlanta
(August 29 - September 2, 2018)
DRAGONCON Unown (A)Unown (C)Unown (D)Unown (G)Unown (N)Unown (O)Unown (R)
Pokémon GO Week in Korea
(September 21 - 23, 2018)
CHUSEOK Unown (C)Unown (E)Unown (H)Unown (K)Unown (O)Unown (S)Unown (U)
NY Comic Con
(October 4 - 7, 2018)
NY COMIC CON Unown (C)Unown (I)Unown (M)Unown (N)Unown (N)Unown (O)Unown (Y)
Milan Games Week
(October 5 - 7, 2018)
MGW Unown (G)Unown (M)Unown (W)
MAG 2018
(October 5 - 7, 2018)
MAG! Unown (A)Unown (G)Unown (M)Unown (!)
PAX West, Melbourne
(October 26 - 28, 2018)
PAX Unown (A)Unown (P)Unown (X)
Paris Games Week
(October 26 - 30, 2018)
PGW Unown (G)Unown (P)Unown (W)
MCM London Comic Con
(October 26 - 30, 2018)
MCM LONDON Unown (C)Unown (D)Unown (M)Unown (L)Unown (N)Unown (O)
Lucca Comics & Games Con
(October 26 - 30, 2018)
LCG Unown (C)Unown (G)Unown (L)
Pokémon GO Safari in Tainan
(November 1 - 5, 2018)
TAINAN ZONE Unown (A)Unown (E)Unown (I)Unown (N)Unown (O)Unown (T)Unown (Z)
Pokémon GO Safari in Porto Alegre
(January 25 - 27, 2019)
PORTO ALEGRE Unown (A)Unown (E)Unown (G)Unown (L)Unown (O)Unown (P)Unown (R)Unown (T)
Game Developers Conference, San Francisco
(January 25 - 27, 2019)
GDC Unown (C)Unown (D)Unown (G)
Pokémon GO Special Weekend (Ito En & Tsutaya), Japan
(April 6, 2019)
TYNI Unown (I)Unown (N)Unown (T)Unown (Y)
Pokémon GO Special Weekend (7-11), Japan
(April 7, 2019)
VS Unown (S)Unown (V)
Pokémon GO Safari in Sentosa
(April 18 - 22, 2019)
SENTOSA! Unown (A)Unown (E)Unown (N)Unown (O)Unown (S)Unown (T)Unown (!)
Pokémon GO Week in Korea
(May 4 - 6, 2019)
SEOUL Unown (E)Unown (O)Unown (L)Unown (S)Unown (U)
Pokémon GO Fest Chicago
(June 13 - 16, 2019)
Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund
(July 4 - 7, 2019)
Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama
(August 5 - 12, 2019)
WAKE UP! Unown (A)Unown (E)Unown (K)Unown (P)Unown (U)Unown (W)Unown (!)
Ultra Bonus Week 1
(September 2 - 9, 2019)
ULTRA Unown (A)Unown (L)Unown (R)Unown (T)Unown (U)
Montreal Safari Zone
(September 20 - 22, 2019)
QUEBEC Unown (B)Unown (C)Unown (E)Unown (Q)Unown (U)
New Taipei City Safari Zone
(October 3 - 6, 2019)
NTPC SAFARI Unown (A)Unown (C)Unown (F)Unown (I)Unown (N)Unown (P)Unown (R)Unown (S)Unown (T)
Safari Zone St. Louis
(March 27 - 29, 2020)
ST LOUIS Unown (I)Unown (L)Unown (O)Unown (S)Unown (T)Unown (U)
Safari Zone Liverpool
(April 17 - 19, 2020)
LIVERPOOL Unown (E)Unown (I)Unown (L)Unown (O)Unown (P)Unown (R)Unown (V)
Safari Zone Philadelphia
(May 8 - 10, 2020)
PHILADELPHIA Unown (A)Unown (D)Unown (E)Unown (H)Unown (I)Unown (L)Unown (P)
Pokémon GO Fest 2020
(July 25 - 26, 2020; August 26, 2020)
GO Unown (G)Unown (O)
Enigma Week
(August 7 - 14, 2020)
ULTRA Unown (A)Unown (L)Unown (R)Unown (T)Unown (U)
Special Weekend
(November 7 - 8, 2020)
VZGH (USA)
SBMK (Japan)
SE (Mexico)
Unown (G)Unown (H)Unown (V)Unown (Z)
Unown (B)Unown (K)Unown (M)Unown (S)
Unown (E)Unown (S)
City Explorer, Auckland
(November 22, 2020)
C Unown (C)
Pokémon GO Fest 2021
(July 17 - 18, 2021)
FG Unown (F)Unown (G)
Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time
(July 23 - August 3, 2021)
Ultra Unlock Part 2: Space
(August 6 - 17, 2021)
Ultra Unlock Part 3: Sword and Shield
(August 20 - 31, 2021)
U Unown (U)

Spinda

Spinda has twenty pre-determined patterns (forms) in Pokémon GO's Pokédex (nine of which have been released) and can only be caught as a reward for completing specific Field Research. Only one pattern is available worldwide at any time and the pattern rotates periodically. Pattern 9, which both normal and shiny patterns are based on two Spinda from Going for a Spinda, specifically was added for the 2019 Valentine's Day Event. Since July 2019, Spinda has a possibility of being Shiny, with the Shiny forms' spot patterns being slightly different from their normal counterparts.

Form Availability
GO327.pngGO327 s.png
Pattern 1
  • October 2018 — Make 2 Nice Curveball Throws
  • November - December 2019 — Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row
    • Shiny possible
GO327B.pngGO327B s.png
Pattern 2
  • March - April 2019 — Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row
  • September 2020 — Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row
    • Shiny possible
GO327C.pngGO327C s.png
Pattern 3
  • September 2018 — Make a Great Curveball Throw
  • September - October 2019 — Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row
    • Shiny possible
GO327D.pngGO327D s.png
Pattern 4
  • May - June 2019 — Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row
GO327E.pngGO327E s.png
Pattern 5
  • January - February 2019 — Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row
  • June 2020 — Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row
    • Shiny possible
GO327F.pngGO327F s.png
Pattern 6
  • December 2018 — Make a Great Curveball Throw
  • March 2020 — Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row
    • Shiny possible
GO327G.pngGO327G s.png
Pattern 7
  • November 2018 — Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws
  • January 2020 — Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row
    • Shiny possible
GO327H.pngGO327H s.png
Pattern 8
  • August 2018 — Make 3 Curveball Throws in a row
  • July - August 2019 — Make 5 Curveball Throws in a row
    • Shiny possible
GO327I.pngGO327I s.png
Pattern 9
  • Valentine's Day 2019: February 13 - 21, 2019 — Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row
  • Valentine's Day 2021: February 14 - 18, 2021 — Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row
    • Shiny possible

Castform

While the current weather affects which form of Castform may spawn, unlike in other games they are locked to that form once caught. Additionally, even a change in weather will not affect previously-spawned Castform.

GO351.pngShiny released
Castform
 
GO Normal.png
Partyly cloudyCloudyWindy
Fast Attacks

GO Normal.png Tackle
GO Ghost.png Hex

Charged Attacks

GO Flying.png Hurricane
GO Grass.png Energy Ball
GO Rock.png Weather Ball

GO351S.png
Castform
Sunny Form
GO Fire.png
SunnyClear
Fast Attacks

GO Fire.png Ember
GO Normal.png Tackle

Charged Attacks

GO Fire.png Fire Blast
GO Grass.png Solar Beam
GO Fire.png Weather Ball

GO351R.pngShiny released
Castform
Rainy Form
GO Water.png
Rainy
Fast Attacks

GO Water.png Water Gun
GO Normal.png Tackle

Charged Attacks

GO Water.png Hydro Pump
GO Electric.png Thunder
GO Water.png Weather Ball

GO351H.png
Castform
Snowy Form
GO Ice.png
SnowFog
Fast Attacks

GO Ice.png Powder Snow
GO Normal.png Tackle

Charged Attacks

GO Ice.png Blizzard
GO Ice.png Ice Beam
GO Ice.png Weather Ball

Deoxys

Deoxys was exclusively available in level 5 Raid Battles. Its forms were available at different times.

GO386.pngShiny released
Deoxys
Normal Forme
GO Psychic.png
HP Atk Def
137 345 115
Max CPLv. 50
3573
Fast Attacks

GO Psychic.png Zen Headbutt
GO Electric.png Charge Beam

Charged Attacks

GO Psychic.png Psycho Boost
GO Electric.png Zap Cannon
GO Normal.png Hyper Beam

GO386A.png
Deoxys
Attack Forme
GO Psychic.png
HP Atk Def
137 414 46
Max CPLv. 50
2916
Fast Attacks

GO Psychic.png Zen Headbutt
GO Electric.png Charge Beam

Charged Attacks

GO Psychic.png Psycho Boost
GO Electric.png Zap Cannon
GO Dark.png Dark Pulse

GO386D.png
Deoxys
Defense Forme
GO Psychic.png
HP Atk Def
137 144 330
Max CPLv. 50
2570
Fast Attacks

GO Psychic.png Zen Headbutt
GO Fighting.png Counter

Charged Attacks

GO Psychic.png Psycho Boost
GO Electric.png Thunderbolt
GO Rock.png Rock Slide

GO386S.png
Deoxys
Speed Forme
GO Psychic.png
HP Atk Def
137 230 218
Max CPLv. 50
3255
Fast Attacks

GO Psychic.png Zen Headbutt
GO Electric.png Charge Beam

Charged Attacks

GO Psychic.png Psycho Boost
GO Electric.png Thunderbolt
GO Normal.png Swift

Burmy and Wormadam

Similar to main games, Burmy forms depend on the map enviroment, where they spawn in the wild. Unlike in other games however, they are locked to their form once caught.

BurmyShiny BurmyShiny BurmyShiny
Plant Cloak Sandy Cloak Trash Cloak
GO413.pngShiny released
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
GO Bug.pngGO Grass.png
HP Atk Def
155 141 180
Max CPLv. 50
2005
Fast Attacks

GO Psychic.png Confusion
GO Bug.png Bug Bite

Charged Attacks

GO Psychic.png Psybeam
GO Grass.png Energy Ball
GO Bug.png Bug Buzz

GO413G.pngShiny released
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
GO Bug.pngGO Ground.png
HP Atk Def
155 141 180
Max CPLv. 50
2005
Fast Attacks

GO Psychic.png Confusion
GO Bug.png Bug Bite

Charged Attacks

GO Psychic.png Psybeam
GO Ground.png Bulldoze
GO Bug.png Bug Buzz

GO413S.pngShiny released
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
GO Bug.pngGO Steel.png
HP Atk Def
155 127 175
Max CPLv. 50
1802
Fast Attacks

GO Psychic.png Confusion
GO Bug.png Bug Bite

Charged Attacks

GO Psychic.png Psybeam
GO Steel.png Iron Head
GO Bug.png Bug Buzz

Cherrim

Similar to Castform, the current weather affects which form of Cherrim may spawn, unlike in other games they are locked to that form once caught. Additionally, even a change in weather will not affect previously-spawned Cherrim.

GO421.png
Cherrim
Overcast Form
GO Grass.png
Any weather except sunny/clear
Fast Attacks

GO Grass.png Razor Leaf
GO Grass.png Bullet Seed

Charged Attacks

GO Fairy.png Dazzling Gleam
GO Normal.png Hyper Beam
GO Grass.png Solar Beam

GO421S.png
Cherrim
Sunshine Form
GO Grass.png
SunnyClear
Fast Attacks

GO Grass.png Razor Leaf
GO Grass.png Bullet Seed

Charged Attacks

GO Fairy.png Dazzling Gleam
GO Normal.png Hyper Beam
GO Grass.png Solar Beam
GO Fire.png Weather Ball

Shellos and Gastrodon

Similar to the Generation IV games, Shellos forms depend on their geographical location. Those Pokémon may hatch from 5 km Eggs picked in their respective regions since September 2019.

GO422.png
Shellos
West Sea
GO Water.png
Western Hemisphere
GO422E.png
Shellos
East Sea
GO Water.png
Eastern Hemisphere
GO423.png
Gastrodon
West Sea
GO Water.pngGO Ground.png
Evolve Shellos (West Sea)
GO423E.png
Gastrodon
East Sea
GO Water.pngGO Ground.png
Evolve Shellos (East Sea)

Rotom

Currently, Wash Rotom is the only appliance form of Rotom to be released in Pokémon GO. Unlike in main games, they are locked to that form once caught.

GO479.png
Rotom
GO Electric.pngGO Ghost.png
HP Atk Def
137 185 159
Max CPLv. 50
2296
Fast Attacks

GO Ghost.png Astonish
GO Electric.png Thunder Shock

Charged Attacks

GO Ghost.png Ominous Wind
GO Electric.png Thunderbolt
GO Electric.png Thunder

GO479W.png
Wash Rotom
GO Electric.pngGO Water.png
HP Atk Def
137 204 219
Max CPLv. 50
2916
Fast Attacks

GO Ghost.png Astonish
GO Electric.png Thunder Shock

Charged Attacks

GO Water.png Hydro Pump
GO Electric.png Thunderbolt
GO Electric.png Thunder

Giratina

Giratina was exclusively available in level 5 Raid Battles. Its forms were available at different times.

Raid Battle dates
  • Altered Forme Giratina
    • October 23 - November 20, 2018
    • March 28 - April 2, 2019
    • September 23 - October 17, 2019
    • March 13 - March 16, 2020
    • May 5 - May 12, 2020
    • July 26, 2020
  • Origin Forme Giratina
    • April 2 - April 29, 2019
    • July 26, 2020
    • October 9 - October 23, 2020
GO487.pngShiny released
Giratina
Altered Forme
GO Ghost.pngGO Dragon.png
HP Atk Def
284 187 225
Max CPLv. 50
3820
Fast Attacks

GO Dragon.png Dragon Breath
GO Ghost.png Shadow Claw

Charged Attacks

GO Dragon.png Dragon Claw
GO Rock.png Ancient Power
GO Ghost.png Shadow Sneak

GO487O.pngShiny released
Giratina
Origin Forme
GO Ghost.pngGO Dragon.png
HP Atk Def
284 225 187
Max CPLv. 50
4164
Fast Attacks

GO Dragon.png Dragon Tail
GO Ghost.png Shadow Claw

Charged Attacks

GO Dragon.png Dragon Pulse
GO Ghost.png Ominous Wind
GO Ghost.png Shadow Ball

Basculin

Similar to the Shellos family, Basculin forms depend on their real-world geographical location. Those Pokémon may hatch from 5 km Eggs picked in their respective regions.

GO550.png
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
GO Water.png
Eastern Hemisphere
GO550B.png
Basculin
Blue-Striped Form
GO Water.png
Western Hemisphere

Deerling and Sawsbuck

Similar to Generation V games, Deerling forms are appearing in the wild based on the real-world meteorological season for that hemisphere (except the first season it was available, when it was based on the Northern Hemisphere season regardless of hemisphere).

  • From October 2020 to November 2020, Autumn Form Deerling was available worldwide.
  • From December 2020 to February 2021, Winter Form Deerling was available in the Northern Hemisphere and Summer Form Deerling was available in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • From March 2021 to May 2021, Spring Form Deerling was available in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn Form Deerling was available in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • From June 2021, Summer Form Deerling was available in the Northern Hemisphere and Winter Form Deerling was available in the Southern Hemisphere.

Unlike in main games, they are locked to that form once caught.

GO585.png GO585S.png GO585A.png GO585W.png
GO586.png GO586S.png GO586A.png GO586W.png
Spring Form Summer Form Autumn Form Winter Form

Tornadus

Tornadus was exclusively available in level 5 Raid Battles. Its forms were available at different times.

Raid Battle dates
  • Incarnate Forme Tornadus
    • February 4 - February 25, 2020
    • March 6 - March 11, 2021
    • April 27 - May 4, 2021
  • Therian Forme Tornadus
    • March 30 - April 13, 2021
GO641.pngShiny released
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
GO Flying.png
HP Atk Def
188 266 164
Max CPLv. 50
3782
Fast Attacks

GO Dark.png Bite
GO Flying.png Air Slash

Charged Attacks

GO Grass.png Grass Knot
GO Dark.png Dark Pulse
GO Normal.png Hyper Beam
GO Flying.png Hurricane

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Tornadus
Therian Forme
GO Flying.png
HP Atk Def
188 238 189
Max CPLv. 50
3635
Fast Attacks

GO Ghost.png Astonish
GO Flying.png Gust

Charged Attacks

GO Fire.png Heat Wave
GO Fighting.png Focus Blast
GO Psychic.png Psychic
GO Flying.png Hurricane

Thundurus

Thundurus was exclusively available in level 5 Raid Battles. Its forms were available at different times.

Raid Battle dates
  • Incarnate Forme Thundurus
    • March 2 - March 31, 2020
    • March 11 - March 16, 2021
    • April 27 - May 4, 2021
  • Therian Forme Thundurus
    • March 16 - March 30, 2021
GO642.pngShiny released
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
GO Electric.pngGO Flying.png
HP Atk Def
188 266 164
Max CPLv. 50
3782
Fast Attacks

GO Ghost.png Astonish
GO Electric.png Thunder Shock

Charged Attacks

GO Dark.png Crunch
GO Electric.png Thunder
GO Fighting.png Brick Break
GO Electric.png Thunder Punch

GO642T.png
Thundurus
Therian Forme
GO Electric.pngGO Flying.png
HP Atk Def
188 295 161
Max CPLv. 50
4137
Fast Attacks

GO Dark.png Bite
GO Electric.png Volt Switch

Charged Attacks

GO Electric.png Thunder
GO Electric.png Thunderbolt
GO Fighting.png Focus Blast
GO Poison.png Sludge Wave

Landorus

Landorus was exclusively available in level 5 Raid Battles. Its forms were available at different times.

Raid Battle dates
  • Incarnate Forme Landorus
    • March 31 - April 28, 2020
    • March 1 - March 6, 2021
    • April 27 - May 4, 2021
  • Therian Forme Landorus
    • April 13 - April 27, 2021
GO645.pngShiny released
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
GO Ground.pngGO Flying.png
HP Atk Def
205 261 182
Max CPLv. 50
4057
Fast Attacks

GO Ground.png Mud Shot
GO Rock.png Rock Throw

Charged Attacks

GO Ground.png Earth Power
GO Dragon.png Outrage
GO Rock.png Rock Slide
GO Fighting.png Focus Blast

GO645T.png
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
GO Ground.pngGO Flying.png
HP Atk Def
205 289 179
Max CPLv. 50
4434
Fast Attacks

GO Ground.png Mud Shot
GO Psychic.png Extrasensory

Charged Attacks

GO Ground.png Earthquake
GO Ground.png Bulldoze
GO Rock.png Stone Edge
GO Fighting.png Superpower

Genesect

Currently, Genesect, Burn Drive Genesect and Douse Drive Genesect are the only Genesect forms to be released in Pokémon GO and were exclusively available in level 5 Raid Battles.

Raid Battle dates
  • Genesect (Normal)
    • August 14 - August 21, 2020
  • Burn Drive Genesect
    • January 5 - Janurary 10, 2021
  • Douse Drive Genesect
    • October 1 - October 12, 2021


GO649.pngShiny released
Genesect
No Drive
GO Bug.pngGO Steel.png
Fast Attacks

GO Steel.png Metal Claw
GO Bug.png Fury Cutter

Charged Attacks

GO Bug.png X-Scissor
GO Steel.png Magnet Bomb
GO Normal.png Hyper Beam

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Genesect
Burn Drive
GO Bug.pngGO Steel.png
Fast Attacks

GO Steel.png Metal Claw
GO Bug.png Fury Cutter

Charged Attacks

GO Bug.png X-Scissor
GO Steel.png Magnet Bomb
GO Fire.png Flamethrower
GO Fire.png Techno Blast

GO649B.png
Genesect
Douse Drive
GO Bug.pngGO Steel.png
Fast Attacks

GO Steel.png Metal Claw
GO Bug.png Fury Cutter

Charged Attacks

GO Bug.png X-Scissor
GO Steel.png Magnet Bomb
GO Poison.png Gunk Shot
GO Water.png Techno Blast

Furfrou

Furfrou can be groomed into one of nine different trims, some of them being exclusive to certain regions. Furfrou is the first non-Mega Pokémon to have a form-changing mechanic implemented in Pokémon GO.

128px
Furfrou
Natural Form
GO Normal.png
Globally, in the wild
128px
Furfrou
Matron Trim
GO Normal.png
Globally
128px
Furfrou
Dandy Trim
GO Normal.png
Globally
128px
Furfrou
Debutante Trim
GO Normal.png
America
128px
Furfrou
Diamond Trim
GO Normal.png
Europe, Middle East, Africa
128px
Furfrou
Star Trim
GO Normal.png
Asia-Pacific
128px
Furfrou
La Reine Trim
GO Normal.png
France
128px
Furfrou
Kabuki Trim
GO Normal.png
Japan
128px
Furfrou
Pharaoh Trim
GO Normal.png
Egypt

Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist

Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist can be of Small, Average, Large and Super Size. Larger sizes of Pumpkaboo are rarer to encounter in the wild. Different sizes have also different base stats. Super Size variants have different, lower pitched cries than the other forms.

Unlike in main games, the different sizes of Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist do have different menu sprites.

128px
Pumpkaboo
Small Size
GO Ghost.pngGO Grass.png
HP Atk Def
127 122 124
Max CPLv. 50
1359
128px
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
GO Ghost.pngGO Grass.png
HP Atk Def
135 121 123
Max CPLv. 50
1381
128px
Pumpkaboo
Large Size
GO Ghost.pngGO Grass.png
HP Atk Def
144 120 122
Max CPLv. 50
1406
128px
Pumpkaboo
Super Size
GO Ghost.pngGO Grass.png
HP Atk Def
153 118 120
Max CPLv. 50
1414
128px
Gourgeist
Small Size
GO Ghost.pngGO Grass.png
HP Atk Def
146 171 219
Max CPLv. 50
2549
128px
Gourgeist
Average Size
GO Ghost.pngGO Grass.png
HP Atk Def
163 175 213
Max CPLv. 50
2702
128px
Gourgeist
Large Size
GO Ghost.pngGO Grass.png
HP Atk Def
181 179 206
Max CPLv. 50
2850
128px
Gourgeist
Super Size
GO Ghost.pngGO Grass.png
HP Atk Def
198 182 200
Max CPLv. 50
2976

Xerneas

Xerneas has two forms: Neutral Mode and Active Mode. There is no gameplay difference between them. It appears in Active Mode in battles, in capture encounters, and when at a Gym as a Raid Boss. It appears in Neutral Mode in all other instances, such as when viewing its summary screen and as a Buddy Pokémon.

GO716.png GO716A.png
Neutral Mode Active Mode

Event Pokémon

Event Pokémon, originally known as Costume Pokémon, are special forms that have appeared during various events for a limited time. These forms feature an otherwise-normal Pokémon with an event-relevant costume. Some Event Pokémon can potentially be Shiny as well or know event-exclusive moves. Event forms can evolve and retain the costume after doing so. Since July 2021, event forms (except Clone Pokémon for unknown reason) do have own category in the Pokédex of Pokémon GO. Since event Pokémon are unique to Pokémon GO, they cannot be transferred to Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! and Pokémon HOME.

Form Pokémon Evolution only Availability
Festive hat PichuPikachu Raichu
  • Holiday 2016: December 12, 2016 - January 3, 2017
  • Holiday 2017: December 21, 2017 - January 4, 2018
  • Holiday 2018: December 18, 2018 - January 2, 2019 Shiny possible
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2019 - Yokohama: August 6, 2019 Shiny possible
Party hat PichuPikachu Raichu
  • Pokémon Day: February 26 - March 6, 2017
  • Pokémon Day: February 26 - February 28, 2018 Shiny possible
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2019 - Yokohama: August 7, 2019 Shiny possible
  • Adventure Sync Hatchathon: January 2 - January 16, 2020 Shiny possible
Cap Pikachu PichuPikachu Raichu
  • Pokémon GO 1st Anniversary: July 6 - July 27, 2017
  • April Fool's Day: April 1 - April 2, 2019 Shiny possible
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2019 - Yokohama: August 8, 2019 Shiny possible
  • Spotlight Hour: October 13, 2020 Shiny possible
    • Pikachu only
Pikachu Raichu
  • Spotlight Hour: October 6, 2020 Shiny possible
  • Animation Week 2020: November 6 - November 12Shiny possible
Witch hat PichuPikachu Raichu
  • Halloween: October 20 - November 2, 2017
  • Halloween: October 23 - November 1, 2018 Shiny possible
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2019 - Yokohama: August 9, 2019 Shiny possible
Summer-style PichuPikachu Raichu
  • Pokémon GO 2nd Anniversary: July 5 - July 31, 2018
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2019 - Yokohama: August 10, 2019 Shiny possible
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2020 Weekly Challenge 3: July 17 - July 22, 2020 Shiny possible
Squirtle Squad sunglasses Squirtle WartortleBlastoise
H.F. Custom Cap Pikachu Raichu
  • H.F. Custom Tie-in: October 6 - October 7, 2018 Shiny possible
Flower crown PichuPikachu Raichu
  • Pokémon Day: February 26 - February 28, 2019 Shiny possible
    • Pikachu only
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2019 - Yokohama: August 11, 2019 Shiny possible
    • Pikachu only
  • Spring 2020: April 9 - April 16, 2020 Shiny possible
    • Pichu only
  • Spring 2021: April 4 - April 8, 2020 Shiny possible
Eevee VaporeonJolteonFlareon

EspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveon

  • Pokémon Day: February 26 - February 28, 2019 Shiny possible
  • Spring 2020: April 9 - April 16, 2020 Shiny possible
  • Research Breakthrough: September 1 - November 1, 2019 Shiny possible
  • Spring 2021: April 4 - April 8, 2020 Shiny possible
Togepi
  • Spring 2020: April 9 - April 16, 2020 Shiny possible
Buneary
  • Spring 2020: April 9 - April 16, 2020 Shiny possible
HappinyChansey Blissey
  • Spring 2021: April 4 - April 8, 2021 Shiny possible
Detective Pikachu Pikachu Raichu
  • Detective Pikachu: May 7 - May 17, 2019*
    • Male only
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2019 - Yokohama: August 12, 2019
    • Male only
Armored Mewtwo Mewtwo
Straw hat Pikachu
  • Kumamoto Revival Project: July 22 - July 29, 2019 Shiny possible
Shedinja Costume Bulbasaur
  • Halloween 2019: October 17 - November 1, 2019 Shiny possible
  • Halloween 2020: October 23 - November 3, 2020 Shiny possible
Cubone Costume Charmander
  • Halloween 2019: October 17 - November 1, 2019 Shiny possible
  • Halloween 2020: October 23 - November 3, 2020 Shiny possible
Yamask Costume Squirtle
  • Halloween 2019: October 17 - November 1, 2019 Shiny possible
  • Halloween 2020: October 23 - November 3, 2020 Shiny possible
Mimikyu Costume Pikachu
  • Halloween 2019: October 17 - November 1, 2019 Shiny possible
    • Male only
  • Halloween 2020: October 23 - November 3, 2020 Shiny possible
    • Male only
Beanie hat PichuPikachuRaichu
  • Holiday 2019: December 24, 2019 - January 1, 2020 Shiny possible
Bells Stantler
  • Holiday 2019: December 24, 2019 - January 1, 2020 Shiny possible
  • Holiday 2020: December 22 - December 31, 2020 Shiny possible
Party hat (green) Raticate
  • Adventure Sync Hatchathon: January 2 - January 16, 2020 Shiny possible
  • Minccino Limited Research Day: February 2, 2020 Shiny possible
  • New Year 2021: December 31, 2020 - January 4, 2021 Shiny possible
Wobbuffet
  • Adventure Sync Hatchathon: January 2 - January 16, 2020 Shiny possible
  • New Year 2021: December 31, 2020 - January 4, 2021 Shiny possible
Wurmple
  • Adventure Sync Hatchathon: January 2 - January 16, 2020 Shiny possible
  • New Year 2021: December 31, 2020 - January 4, 2021 Shiny possible
Party hat (red) Bulbasaur
  • Pokémon Day 2020: February 25 - March 2, 2020 Shiny possible
Charmander
  • Pokémon Day 2020: February 25 - March 2, 2020 Shiny possible
Squirtle
  • Pokémon Day 2020: February 25 - March 2, 2020 Shiny possible
Pikachu
  • Pokémon Day 2020: February 25 - March 2, 2020 Shiny possible
Eevee
  • Pokémon Day 2020: February 25 - March 2, 2020 Shiny possible
  • New Year 2021: December 31, 2020 - January 4, 2021 Shiny possible
Nidorino
  • Pokémon Day 2020 Raid Day: March 1, 2020 Shiny possible
Gengar
  • Pokémon Day 2020 Raid Day: March 1, 2020 Shiny possible
Clone Venusaur
  • Pokémon Day 2020: February 25 - March 2, 2020
Charizard
  • Pokémon Day 2020: February 25 - March 2, 2020
Blastoise
  • Pokémon Day 2020: February 25 - March 2, 2020
Pikachu
  • Pokémon Day 2020: February 25 - March 2, 2020
Cosplay Pikachu Pikachu
Pikachu
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2021: July 17 - July 18, 2021
Pikachu
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2021: July 17 - July 18, 2021
Safari hat Pikachu
  • Safari Zone in St. Louis: March 27, 2020 Shiny possible
Flower hat Pikachu
  • Spring 2020: April 9 - April 16, 2020 Shiny possible
Charizard hat Pikachu
  • Throwback Challenge 2020 - Kanto: May 1 - May 8, 2020 Shiny possible
Umbreon hat Pikachu
  • Throwback Challenge 2020 - Johto: May 8 - May 15, 2020 Shiny possible
Rayquaza hat Pikachu
  • Throwback Challenge 2020 - Hoenn: May 15 - May 22, 2020 Shiny possible
Lucario hat Pikachu
  • Throwback Challenge 2020 - Sinnoh: May 22 - May 29, 2020 Shiny possible
Flying Pikachu Pikachu
  • Pokémon GO 4th Anniversary: July 3 - July 8, 2020 Shiny possible
Pikachu
  • Pokémon GO 5th Anniversary: July 6 - July 15, 2021 Shiny possible
Pikachu visor Bulbasaur
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2020: July 25 - July 26, 2020 Shiny possible
Charmander
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2020: July 25 - July 26, 2020 Shiny possible
    • GO Fest Make Up: August 16, 2020 Shiny possible
    • GO Fest Second Make Up: August 23, 2020* Shiny possible
Squirtle
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2020: July 25 - July 26, 2020 Shiny possible
    • GO Fest Make Up: August 16, 2020 Shiny possible
    • GO Fest Second Make Up: August 23, 2020* Shiny possible
Bow Smoochum
  • Paris Fashion Week 2020: October 2 - October 9, 2020 Shiny possible
  • Fashion Week 2021: September 21 - September 28, 2021 Shiny possible
Top hat and bowtie Kirlia
  • Paris Fashion Week 2020: October 2 - October 9, 2020
  • Fashion Week 2021: September 21 - September 28, 2021 Shiny possible
Top hat Shinx
  • Paris Fashion Week 2020: October 2 - October 9, 2020 Shiny possible
  • Fashion Week 2021: September 21 - September 28, 2021 Shiny possible
Backwards cap Croagunk
  • Paris Fashion Week 2020: October 2 - October 9, 2020 Shiny possible
  • Fashion Week 2021: September 21 - September 28, 2021 Shiny possible
Mega Banette costume Gengar
  • Halloween 2020: October 23 - November 3, 2020 Shiny possible
Litwick costume Sableye
  • Halloween 2020: October 23 - November 3, 2020 Shiny possible
Explorer Pikachu
Winter Carnival Pikachu
  • Holiday 2020: December 22 - December 31, 2020 Shiny possible
Holiday ribbon Delibird
  • Holiday 2020: December 22 - December 31, 2020 Shiny possible
Cubchoo
  • Holiday 2020: December 22 - December 31, 2020 Shiny possible
New Year's hat PichuPikachu Raichu
  • New Year 2021: December 31, 2020 - January 4, 2021 Shiny possible
2020/2021 glasses Slowpoke Slowbro
  • New Year 2021: December 31, 2020 - January 4, 2021 Shiny possible
Meloetta hat Pikachu
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2021: July 17 - July 18, 2021 Shiny possible
Ponyta
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2021: July 17 - July 18, 2021 Shiny possible
Zigzagoon
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2021: July 17 - July 18, 2021 Shiny possible
Gardevoir
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2021: July 17 - July 18, 2021
Flygon
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2021: July 17 - July 18, 2021
Plaid ribbon Butterfree
  • Fashion Week 2021: September 21 - September 28, 2021 Shiny possible
Bean cap and glasses Sneasel
  • Fashion Week 2021: September 21 - September 28, 2021 Shiny possible
Collar Blitzle
  • Fashion Week 2021: September 21 - September 28, 2021 Shiny possible
Halloween Mischief Pikachu
  • Halloween 2021: October 15 - October 31, 2021 Shiny possible
Piplup
  • Halloween 2021: October 15 - October 31, 2021 Shiny possible
Drifblim
  • Halloween 2021: October 15 - October 31, 2021 Shiny possible