List of Pokémon by shape

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This is a list of Pokémon by their shape (Japanese: shape) according to the Pokédex. This listing is available as a search method in the Pokédex from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and in Pokémon HOME. As the games only use symbols to define each group, the titles below are simply fan-created descriptions. The concept was formerly referred to in English in-game as body style in Generation IV and form in Generation IV and V.

Shape icons

Generation IV
Pokémon consisting of only a head Pokémon consisting of a head and legs Pokémon with fins Pokémon with an insectoid body Pokémon with a quadruped body Pokémon with two or more pairs of wings Pokémon consisting of multiple bodies Pokémon with tentacles or a multiped body Pokémon consisting of a head and a base Pokémon with a bipedal, tailed form Pokémon with a bipedal, tailless form Pokémon with a single pair of wings Pokémon with serpentine bodies Pokémon consisting of a head and arms
Generation V
Pokémon consisting of only a head Pokémon consisting of a head and legs Pokémon with fins Pokémon with an insectoid body Pokémon with a quadruped body Pokémon with two or more pairs of wings Pokémon consisting of multiple bodies Pokémon with tentacles or a multiped body Pokémon consisting of a head and a base Pokémon with a bipedal, tailed form Pokémon with a bipedal, tailless form Pokémon with a single pair of wings Pokémon with serpentine bodies Pokémon consisting of a head and arms
Generations VI and VII
Pokémon consisting of only a head Pokémon consisting of a head and legs Pokémon with fins Pokémon with an insectoid body Pokémon with a quadruped body Pokémon with two or more pairs of wings Pokémon consisting of multiple bodies Pokémon with tentacles or a multiped body Pokémon consisting of a head and a base Pokémon with a bipedal, tailed form Pokémon with a bipedal, tailless form Pokémon with a single pair of wings Pokémon with serpentine bodies Pokémon consisting of a head and arms
Generations VIII and IX
Pokémon consisting of only a head Pokémon consisting of a head and legs Pokémon with fins Pokémon with an insectoid body Pokémon with a quadruped body Pokémon with two or more pairs of wings Pokémon consisting of multiple bodies Pokémon with tentacles or a multiped body Pokémon consisting of a head and a base Pokémon with a bipedal, tailed form Pokémon with a bipedal, tailless form Pokémon with a single pair of wings Pokémon with serpentine bodies Pokémon consisting of a head and arms

Changes

The following Pokémon had their shape changed in a new game. 11 Pokémon were changed in Pokémon X and Y and 1 Pokémon was changed in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Pokémon Old shape If unchanged New shape
Pokémon X and Y
Caterpie Caterpie Pokémon with serpentine bodies Pokémon with serpentine bodies Pokémon with an insectoid body
Weedle Weedle
Wurmple Wurmple
Burmy Burmy Pokémon with serpentine bodies Pokémon with serpentine bodies Pokémon consisting of a head and a base
Wormadam Wormadam
Shellos Shellos Pokémon with an insectoid body Pokémon with an insectoid body Pokémon with serpentine bodies
Gastrodon Gastrodon
Cresselia Cresselia
Tornadus Tornadus (Therian Forme) Pokémon consisting of a head and arms Pokémon consisting of a head and arms Pokémon with a single pair of wings
Thundurus Thundurus (Therian Forme) Pokémon consisting of a head and arms Pokémon consisting of a head and arms Pokémon with a bipedal, tailed form
Landorus Landorus (Therian Forme) Pokémon consisting of a head and arms Pokémon consisting of a head and arms Pokémon with a quadruped body
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Pinsir Mega Pinsir Pokémon with a bipedal, tailless form N/A Pokémon with two or more pairs of wings

Prior to December 2023, several Pokémon were listed with different shapes in the mobile version of Pokémon HOME compared to the Nintendo Switch version; the mobile version was subsequently changed to match the Nintendo Switch version.

Pokémon Switch Mobile
Dipplin Dipplin Pokémon consisting of multiple bodies Pokémon consisting of only a head
Poltchageist Poltchageist Pokémon consisting of only a head Pokémon consisting of a head and arms
Sinistcha Sinistcha
Okidogi Okidogi Pokémon with a bipedal, tailed form Pokémon consisting of a head and a base
Munkidori Munkidori Pokémon with a bipedal, tailless form Pokémon with a bipedal, tailed form

Form differences

Starting from Generation V, the player can change which form is displayed in the main Pokédex entry for Pokémon with multiple forms. The following Pokémon have forms which differ drastically enough to be listed under different shapes.

Base form Different-shaped form
Pokémon Shape Shape Pokémon
Meowth Meowth Body08.png Body06.png Meowth (Galarian Form) Meowth
Meowth Meowth (Alolan Form)
Slowbro Slowbro Body06.png Body04.png Mega Slowbro Slowbro
Slowbro Slowbro (Galarian Form)
Pinsir Pinsir Body12.png Body13.png Mega Pinsir Pinsir
Palkia Palkia Body06.png Body08.png Palkia (Origin Forme) Palkia
Giratina Giratina (Altered Forme) Body10.png Body02.png Giratina (Origin Forme) Giratina
Tornadus Tornadus (Incarnate Forme) Body04.png Body09.png Tornadus (Therian Forme) Tornadus
Thundurus Thundurus (Incarnate Forme) Body04.png Body06.png Thundurus (Therian Forme) Thundurus
Landorus Landorus (Incarnate Forme) Body04.png Body08.png Landorus (Therian Forme) Landorus
Zygarde Zygarde (50% Forme) Body02.png Body08.png Zygarde (10% Forme) Zygarde
Body06.png Zygarde (Complete Forme) Zygarde
Hoopa Hoopa (Hoopa Confined) Body04.png Body06.png Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound) Hoopa
Lycanroc Lycanroc (Midday Form) Body08.png Body06.png Lycanroc (Midnight Form) Lycanroc
Lycanroc Lycanroc (Dusk Form)
Wishiwashi Wishiwashi (Solo Form) Body03.png Body11.png Wishiwashi (School Form) Wishiwashi
Necrozma Necrozma Body04.png Body08.png Necrozma (Dusk Mane) Necrozma
Body09.png Necrozma (Dawn Wings) Necrozma
Body13.png Necrozma (Ultra Necrozma) Necrozma
Eternatus Eternatus Body09.png Body02.png Eternatus (Eternamax) Eternatus
Calyrex Calyrex Body12.png Body08.png Calyrex (Ice Rider) Calyrex
Calyrex (Shadow Rider) Calyrex
Enamorus Enamorus (Incarnate Forme) Body04.png Body08.png Enamorus (Therian Forme) Enamorus
Gimmighoul Gimmighoul (Chest Form) Body05.png Body12.png Gimmighoul (Roaming Form) Gimmighoul
Terapagos Terapagos (Normal Form) Body08.png Body01.png Terapagos (Terastal Form) Terapagos
Terapagos (Stellar Form) Terapagos

List of Pokémon by shape

Body01.png Pokémon consisting of only a head


Body07.png Pokémon consisting of a head and legs

Body03.png Pokémon with fins

Body14.png Pokémon with an insectoid body

Body08.png Pokémon with a quadruped body

Dialga
Origin Forme
Palkia
Origin Forme
Shaymin
Sky Forme
Landorus
Therian Forme
Keldeo
Resolute Form
Zygarde
10% Forme
Necrozma
Dusk Mane
Calyrex
Ice Rider
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
Enamorus
Therian Forme

Body13.png Pokémon with two or more pairs of wings

Body11.png Pokémon consisting of multiple bodies

Body10.png Pokémon with tentacles or a multiped body

Body05.png Pokémon consisting of a head and a base

Body06.png Pokémon with a bipedal, tailed form

Mew
Groudon
Primal Groudon
Thundurus
Therian Forme
Kyurem
White Kyurem
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
Zygarde
Complete Forme
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
Toxtricity
Amped Form
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
Ursaluna
Bloodmoon

Body12.png Pokémon with a bipedal, tailless form

Body09.png Pokémon with a single pair of wings

Body02.png Pokémon with serpentine bodies

Body04.png Pokémon consisting of a head and arms