List of cross-generational evolution families

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This is a list of Pokémon families including evolutions from different generations. For example, Pichu (a Generation II Pokémon) evolves into Pikachu (a Generation I Pokémon). A few of these Pokémon, as a result of new evolutions, become a part of evolutionary families with branched evolutions.

Starting with Generation VII, several old Pokémon families were modified by introducing regional forms of older Pokémon adapted for life in different regions. While regional forms of the same family are always related via breeding, families entirely consisting of regional variant forms of the exact same species are not considered to be in the scope of this page.

Entries in each section are listed in ascending order based on the lowest National Pokédex number among the family members.

Common state and new species

These evolutionary families have received actual new Pokémon species introduced at some point after the debut of the earliest members that either evolve into or evolve from preexisting states. In other words, these families have at least one instance where a Pokémon can evolve into a state introduced in a different generation and the two species in question also debut in different generations.

Pikachu family

II
0172Pichu.png
Baby
Pichu
I
0025Pikachu.png
First evolution
Pikachu
I
0026Raichu.png
Second evolution
Raichu
VII
0026Raichu-Alola.png
Second evolution
Raichu

Clefairy family

II
0173Cleffa.png
Baby
Cleffa
I
0035Clefairy.png
First evolution
Clefairy
I
0036Clefable.png
Second evolution
Clefable

Jigglypuff family

II
0174Igglybuff.png
Baby
Igglybuff
I
0039Jigglypuff.png
First evolution
Jigglypuff
I
0040Wigglytuff.png
Second evolution
Wigglytuff

Zubat family

I
0041Zubat.png
Unevolved
Zubat
I
0042Golbat.png
First evolution
Golbat
II
0169Crobat.png
Second evolution
Crobat

Oddish family

I
0043Oddish.png
Unevolved
Oddish
I
0044Gloom.png
First evolution
Gloom
I
0045Vileplume.png
Second evolution
Vileplume
II
0182Bellossom.png
Second evolution
Bellossom

Mankey family

I
0056Mankey.png
Unevolved
Mankey
I
0057Primeape.png
First evolution
Primeape
IX
0979Annihilape.png
Second evolution
Annihilape

Poliwag family

I
0060Poliwag.png
Unevolved
Poliwag
I
0061Poliwhirl.png
First evolution
Poliwhirl
I
0062Poliwrath.png
Second evolution
Poliwrath
II
0186Politoed.png
Second evolution
Politoed

Slowpoke family

I
0079Slowpoke.png
Unevolved
Slowpoke
I
0080Slowbro.png
First evolution
Slowbro
II
0199Slowking.png
First evolution
Slowking
VIII
0079Slowpoke-Galar.png
Unevolved
Slowpoke
VIII
0080Slowbro-Galar.png
First evolution
Slowbro
VIII
0199Slowking-Galar.png
First evolution
Slowking

Magnemite family

I
0081Magnemite.png
Unevolved
Magnemite
I
0082Magneton.png
First evolution
Magneton
IV
0462Magnezone.png
Second evolution
Magnezone

Onix family

I
0095Onix.png
Unevolved
Onix
II
0208Steelix.png
First evolution
Steelix

Hitmons

II
0236Tyrogue.png
Baby
Tyrogue
I
0106Hitmonlee.png
First evolution
Hitmonlee
I
0107Hitmonchan.png
First evolution
Hitmonchan
II
0237Hitmontop.png
First evolution
Hitmontop

Lickitung family

I
0108Lickitung.png
Unevolved
Lickitung
IV
0463Lickilicky.png
First evolution
Lickilicky

Rhyhorn family

I
0111Rhyhorn.png
Unevolved
Rhyhorn
I
0112Rhydon.png
First evolution
Rhydon
IV
0464Rhyperior.png
Second evolution
Rhyperior

Chansey family

IV
0440Happiny.png
Baby
Happiny
I
0113Chansey.png
First evolution
Chansey
II
0242Blissey.png
Second evolution
Blissey

Tangela family

I
0114Tangela.png
Unevolved
Tangela
IV
0465Tangrowth.png
First evolution
Tangrowth

Horsea family

I
0116Horsea.png
Unevolved
Horsea
I
0117Seadra.png
First evolution
Seadra
II
0230Kingdra.png
Second evolution
Kingdra

Mr. Mime family

IV
0439Mime Jr.png
Baby
Mime Jr.
I
0122Mr. Mime.png
First evolution
Mr. Mime
VIII
0122Mr. Mime-Galar.png
First evolution
Mr. Mime
VIII
0866Mr. Rime.png
Second evolution
Mr. Rime

Scyther family

I
0123Scyther.png
Unevolved
Scyther
II
0212Scizor.png
First evolution
Scizor
VIII
0900Kleavor.png
First evolution
Kleavor

Jynx family

II
0238Smoochum.png
Baby
Smoochum
I
0124Jynx.png
First evolution
Jynx

Electabuzz family

II
0239Elekid.png
Baby
Elekid
I
0125Electabuzz.png
First evolution
Electabuzz
IV
0466Electivire.png
Second evolution
Electivire

Magmar family

II
0240Magby.png
Baby
Magby
I
0126Magmar.png
First evolution+
Magmar
IV
0467Magmortar.png
Second evolution
Magmortar

Eeveelutions

I
0133Eevee.png
Unevolved
Eevee
I
0134Vaporeon.png
First evolution
Vaporeon
I
0135Jolteon.png
First evolution
Jolteon
I
0136Flareon.png
First evolution
Flareon
II
0196Espeon.png
First evolution
Espeon
II
0197Umbreon.png
First evolution
Umbreon
IV
0470Leafeon.png
First evolution
Leafeon
IV
0471Glaceon.png
First evolution
Glaceon
VI
0700Sylveon.png
First evolution
Sylveon

Porygon family

I
0137Porygon.png
Unevolved
Porygon
II
0233Porygon2.png
First evolution
Porygon2
IV
0474Porygon-Z.png
Second evolution
Porygon-Z

Snorlax family

IV
0446Munchlax.png
Baby
Munchlax
I
0143Snorlax.png
First evolution
Snorlax

Togepi family

II
0175Togepi.png
Baby
Togepi
II
0176Togetic.png
First evolution
Togetic
IV
0468Togekiss.png
Second evolution
Togekiss

Marill family

III
0298Azurill.png
Baby
Azurill
II
0183Marill.png
First evolution
Marill
II
0184Azumarill.png
Second evolution
Azumarill

Sudowoodo family

IV
0438Bonsly.png
Baby
Bonsly
II
0185Sudowoodo.png
First evolution
Sudowoodo

Aipom family

II
0190Aipom.png
Unevolved
Aipom
IV
0424Ambipom.png
First evolution
Ambipom

Yanma family

II
0193Yanma.png
Unevolved
Yanma
IV
0469Yanmega.png
First evolution
Yanmega

Murkrow family

II
0198Murkrow.png
Unevolved
Murkrow
IV
0430Honchkrow.png
First evolution
Honchkrow

Misdreavus family

II
0200Misdreavus.png
Unevolved
Misdreavus
IV
0429Mismagius.png
First evolution
Mismagius

Wobbuffet family

III
0360Wynaut.png
Baby
Wynaut
II
0202Wobbuffet.png
First evolution
Wobbuffet

Girafarig family

II
0203Girafarig.png
Unevolved
Girafarig
IX
0981Farigiraf.png
First evolution
Farigiraf

Dunsparce family

II
0206Dunsparce.png
Unevolved
Dunsparce
IX
0982Dudunsparce.png
First evolution
Dudunsparce

Gligar family

II
0207Gligar.png
Unevolved
Gligar
IV
0472Gliscor.png
First evolution
Gliscor

Sneasel family

II
0215Sneasel.png
Unevolved
Sneasel
IV
0461Weavile.png
First evolution
Weavile
VIII
0215Sneasel-Hisui.png
Unevolved
Sneasel
VIII
0903Sneasler.png
First evolution
Sneasler

Teddiursa family

II
0216Teddiursa.png
Unevolved
Teddiursa
II
0217Ursaring.png
First evolution
Ursaring
VIII
0901Ursaluna.png
Second evolution
Ursaluna

Swinub family

II
0220Swinub.png
Unevolved
Swinub
II
0221Piloswine.png
First evolution
Piloswine
IV
0473Mamoswine.png
Second evolution
Mamoswine

Mantine family

IV
0458Mantyke.png
Baby
Mantyke
II
0226Mantine.png
First evolution
Mantine

Stantler family

II
0234Stantler.png
Unevolved
Stantler
VIII
0899Wyrdeer.png
First evolution
Wyrdeer

Ralts family

III
0280Ralts.png
Unevolved
Ralts
III
0281Kirlia.png
First evolution
Kirlia
III
0282Gardevoir.png
Second evolution
Gardevoir
IV
0475Gallade.png
Second evolution
Gallade

Nosepass family

III
0299Nosepass.png
Unevolved
Nosepass
IV
0476Probopass.png
First evolution
Probopass

Roselia family

IV
0406Budew.png
Baby
Budew
III
0315Roselia.png
First evolution
Roselia
IV
0407Roserade.png
Second evolution
Roserade

Duskull family

III
0355Duskull.png
Unevolved
Duskull
III
0356Dusclops.png
First evolution
Dusclops
IV
0477Dusknoir.png
Second evolution
Dusknoir

Chimecho family

IV
0433Chingling.png
Baby
Chingling
III
0358Chimecho.png
First evolution
Chimecho

Snorunt family

III
0361Snorunt.png
Unevolved
Snorunt
III
0362Glalie.png
First evolution
Glalie
IV
0478Froslass.png
Second evolution
Froslass

Pawniard family

V
0624Pawniard.png
Unevolved
Pawniard
V
0625Bisharp.png
First evolution
Bisharp
IX
0983Kingambit.png
Second evolution
Kingambit

Common state only

These families received new regional forms of existing members that can be evolved into from a common unevolved state but no actual new species. All of these are also evolutionary families with branched evolutions.

Exeggcute family

I
0102Exeggcute.png
Unevolved
Exeggcute
I
0103Exeggutor.png
First evolution
Exeggutor
VII
0103Exeggutor-Alola.png
First evolution
Exeggutor

Cubone family

I
0104Cubone.png
Unevolved
Cubone
I
0105Marowak.png
First evolution
Marowak
VII
0105Marowak-Alola.png
First evolution
Marowak

Koffing family

I
0109Koffing.png
Unevolved
Koffing
I
0110Weezing.png
First evolution
Weezing
VIII
0110Weezing-Galar.png
First evolution
Weezing

Cyndaquil family

II
0155Cyndaquil.png
Unevolved
Cyndaquil
II
0156Quilava.png
First evolution
Quilava
II
0157Typhlosion.png
Second evolution
Typhlosion
VIII
0157Typhlosion-Hisui.png
Second evolution
Typhlosion

Oshawott family

V
0501Oshawott.png
Unevolved
Oshawott
V
0502Dewott.png
First evolution
Dewott
V
0503Samurott.png
Second evolution
Samurott
VIII
0503Samurott-Hisui.png
Second evolution
Samurott

Petilil family

V
0548Petilil.png
Unevolved
Petilil
V
0549Lilligant.png
First evolution
Lilligant
VIII
0549Lilligant-Hisui.png
First evolution
Lilligant

Rufflet family

V
0627Rufflet.png
Unevolved
Rufflet
V
0628Braviary.png
First evolution
Braviary
VIII
0628Braviary-Hisui.png
First evolution
Braviary

Goomy family

VI
0704Goomy.png
Unevolved
Goomy
VI
0705Sliggoo.png
First evolution
Sliggoo
VI
0706Goodra.png
Second evolution
Goodra
VIII
0705Sliggoo-Hisui.png
First evolution
Sliggoo
VIII
0706Goodra-Hisui.png
Second evolution
Goodra

Bergmite family

VI
0712Bergmite.png
Unevolved
Bergmite
VI
0713Avalugg.png
First evolution
Avalugg
VIII
0713Avalugg-Hisui.png
First evolution
Avalugg

Rowlet family

VII
0722Rowlet.png
Unevolved
Rowlet
VII
0723Dartrix.png
First evolution
Dartrix
VII
0724Decidueye.png
Second evolution
Decidueye
VIII
0724Decidueye-Hisui.png
Second evolution
Decidueye

New species only

These families consist of evolutionary lines with regional variant forms that do not share common unevolved state with other forms of the species involved and do not have states introduced in different generations on each line. However, certain Pokémon species will only evolve from a specific regional form and, therefore, have no counterpart. As such, these cases do not have cross-generational evolutions in the sense where a specific Pokémon can evolve into a state introduced in a different generation but rather these families have member species introduced in different generations.

Meowth family

I
0052Meowth.png
Unevolved
Meowth
I
0053Persian.png
First evolution
Persian
VII
0052Meowth-Alola.png
Unevolved
Meowth
VII
0053Persian-Alola.png
First evolution
Persian
VIII
0052Meowth-Galar.png
Unevolved
Meowth
VIII
0863Perrserker.png
First evolution
Perrserker

Farfetch'd family

I
0083Farfetch'd.png
Unevolved
Farfetch'd
VIII
0083Farfetch'd-Galar.png
Unevolved
Farfetch'd
VIII
0865Sirfetch'd.png
First evolution
Sirfetch'd

Wooper family

II
0194Wooper.png
Unevolved
Wooper
II
0195Quagsire.png
First evolution
Quagsire
IX
0194Wooper-Paldea.png
Unevolved
Wooper
IX
0980Clodsire.png
First evolution
Clodsire

Qwilfish family

II
0211Qwilfish.png
Unevolved
Qwilfish
VIII
0211Qwilfish-Hisui.png
Unevolved
Qwilfish
VIII
0904Overqwil.png
First evolution
Overqwil

Corsola family

II
0222Corsola.png
Unevolved
Corsola
VIII
0222Corsola-Galar.png
Unevolved
Corsola
VIII
0864Cursola.png
First evolution
Cursola

Zigzagoon family

III
0263Zigzagoon.png
Unevolved
Zigzagoon
III
0264Linoone.png
First evolution
Linoone
VIII
0263Zigzagoon-Galar.png
Unevolved
Zigzagoon
VIII
0264Linoone-Galar.png
First evolution
Linoone
VIII
0862Obstagoon.png
Second evolution
Obstagoon

Basculin family

V
0550Basculin-Red.png
Unevolved
Basculin
V
0550Basculin-Blue.png
Unevolved
Basculin
VIII
0550Basculin-White.png
Unevolved
Basculin
VIII
0902Basculegion-Male.png
First evolution
Basculegion
VIII
0902Basculegion-Female.png
First evolution
Basculegion

Yamask family

V
0562Yamask.png
Unevolved
Yamask
V
0563Cofagrigus.png
First evolution
Cofagrigus
VIII
0562Yamask-Galar.png
Unevolved
Yamask
VIII
0867Runerigus.png
First evolution
Runerigus

Trivia

  • Pokémon which evolve into a Pokémon of a previous generation, instead of from it, are always baby Pokémon.
    • Conversely, the only baby Pokémon introduced alongside their evolved form are Togepi, Riolu, and Toxel; the rest were introduced in generations after their evolved form was.
  • Generation IV introduced the most evolutionary relatives to Pokémon from previous generations, with 29, and Generation VI introduced the fewest evolutionary relatives to Pokémon from previous generations, with only one, Sylveon.
    • Generation V did not introduce any evolutionary relative to Pokémon from previous generations. Generation VII did not introduce any new species as relative to Pokémon from previous generations.
  • Some cross-generational evolution families have unique distinctions:
    • Porygon is the only Pokémon to have an evolution introduced in a later generation that was later able to evolve once again.
    • The Tyrogue family is the only one to include Pokémon (Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan) that were introduced as not being related to each other in an evolutionary family.
    • The Scyther family is the only branched evolution family to have each member species introduced in a different generation.
    • The Chansey, Mr. Mime, Electabuzz, Magmar, and Porygon families are the only families to have each member of a three-stage evolutionary family introduced in a different generation.
    • Roselia is the only Pokémon to have both a pre-evolution and an evolution (Budew and Roserade, respectively) introduced in the same generation outside its debut generation.
    • The Pikachu and Mr. Mime families are the only families to have received both new member species and new forms of existing member species that share common unevolved state with other forms.

See also


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Kalos • Alola (SMUSUM) • Galar (Isle of ArmorCrown Tundra) • HisuiPaldea
Unown Modein every regional Pokédex
by regional Browser no. FioreAlmiaObliviain no regional Browserin every regional Browser
by index number Generation IGeneration IIGeneration IIIGeneration IVGeneration V
Generation VIGeneration VIIGeneration VIIIGeneration IX
PinballPinball RS
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Lental PhotodexDuel LibraryGoogle Maps: Pokémon Challenge
by attributes AbilityEgg Groupcategory (abundanceother languages) • habitatIQ groupheightweight
form differences (GO) • gender differencesshapeicon (Gen I–II)
colorcolor palette (Gen I)unique type combinationsmutually exclusive
by evolution evolution family (GO) • no evolution familybranchedcross-generationlevels
by in-game stats base stats (Gen IGen II-VGen VIGen VIIGen VIIIfully evolvedunique base stat totalsGO)
performance statscatch rate (GO) • EVs given in battle (Gen IIIGen IVGen V-VIGen VII) • gender ratio
steps to hatchavailability (GO) • wild held item (Gen II) • experience typebase friendshipcall rate
miscellaneous alphabetically • field moves (Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VI)
Shadow Pokémonunobtainable Shiny PokémonPal Park areaPokéwalkerdebut episodeglitch
released with a Hidden Ability (Gen VGen VIGen VIIGen VIII) • ST Energy Shotpetting