From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
This is a list of Pokémon by the anime episode they debuted in. Please note that Bulbapedia considers the movies, Pikachu shorts, side story episodes, and special episodes to be separate from the main anime, regardless of their canonicity, and therefore Pokémon like Arceus, which have not yet appeared in an episode, do not have an episode listed.
List of Pokémon by anime debut
- Porygon2 and Porygon-Z are unlikely to make major anime appearances as a result of the EP038 incident; they appeared only in a cameo in the opening of Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice. Aside from them, all Pokémon from Generation VI and earlier have had a major appearance in either an episode or a movie.
- Generation I is the first generation to have all of its Pokémon debut in the main anime, as of Alola, Kanto!.
- Generation VII is the first generation to have all of its Pokémon debut in the main anime within said generation.
- Generation III has had the most Pokémon make their anime debut before the start of their native generation, with 16. Generation VII has had the least, with only one.