List of wild Pokémon from in-game events

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This is a list of wild Pokémon from in-game events. It includes battles against some Legendary Pokémon and other Pokémon visible in the overworld, as well as roaming Pokémon.

Game mechanics

Several of the wild Pokémon from in-game events are unique Pokémon (including some Legendary Pokémon), in which case no other Pokémon of the same species would appear in the current game.

In some games, Pokémon can be disguised as fake item balls. Voltorb, Electrode, Foongus, and Amoonguss can all appear in these ways.

Generation I

If the player runs, defeats, or catches a wild Pokémon from an in-game event Pokémon (including Legendary Pokémon, as well as fake items), it will not spawn again.

Generation II

Only in Pokémon Gold and Silver, the Electrode in Team Rocket HQ will remain even if the player runs from them; they still disappear if the player defeats or catches them.

From Pokémon Crystal onwards, the Pokémon disguised as fake items do not reappear if the player runs, defeats, or catches them.

Generation III

Starting this generation, if the player runs from a Legendary or Mythical Pokémon from in-game events, the Pokémon reappears when the player leaves and re-enters its location, but other Pokémon still become permanently unavailable.

Starting in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, if any of the wild Pokémon unlocked from real-life events is defeated but not caught, it will reappear after the player enters the Hall of Fame. This applies to Lugia, Ho-Oh, and Deoxys in FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald, as well as Mew and the Latias or Latios from Southern Island in Emerald.

Generation IV

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Confirm if a Shaymin, Darkrai, or Arceus that is defeated in battle will respawn after the Hall of Fame in Diamond/Pearl (continuing the trend from FRLG/E where a defeated Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, etc. respawned after the Hall of Fame as well)

There are some recurring Pokémon, which the player can catch multiple times via in-game events. They may disappear if the player flees from them or defeats them, but can be encountered again when the player meets the requirements for them to appear again. Examples include:

Starting in Pokémon Platinum, if the player defeats or runs from any in-game event Pokémon (except the fake items), then it reappears next time the player enters the Hall of Fame.

Generation V

In Pokémon Black and White, if ReshiramB or ZekromW is defeated in battle, the player will be required to fight it again before continuing their progress in the game. However, if the party and Boxes are full, the player will be able to continue playing without this Pokémon anyway, and will be able to catch them later.

Generation VI onwards

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Reason: Confirm what happens when the player is required to catch Solgaleo/Lunala in gen 7 but the party and all boxes are full

If XerneasX, YveltalY, RayquazaORAS, or EternatusSwSh is defeated in battle, the player will be required to fight it again before continuing their progress in the game. Catching this Pokémon unlocks the 31st Box in the Storage System, ensuring that the player will be able to catch it even if the party and all the previously available Boxes were full.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the player is required to receive the gift LatiosOR or LatiasAS, since it is required for soaring in the sky (although if the player trades or releases it away, this Pokémon can still be called for soaring in the sky).

List of Pokémon

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Add full table with level, location, etc. in all generations

Generation I

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (Generation I)

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow.

Species Location Level Notes
Voltorb Voltorb Power Plant 40 Six, as fake items
Electrode Electrode Power Plant 43 Two, as fake items
Snorlax Snorlax Routes 12 and 16 30 One on Route 12
One on Route 16
Requires Poké Flute
Articuno Articuno Seafoam Islands 50
Zapdos Zapdos Power Plant 50
Moltres Moltres Victory Road 50
Mewtwo Mewtwo Cerulean Cave 70 After entering Hall of Fame

Generation II

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (Generation II)

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal.

Species Location Level Notes
Geodude Geodude Team Rocket's Hideout 21 Seven
Cannot be fled from
Voltorb Voltorb Team Rocket's Hideout 23 Eight
Cannot be fled from
Electrode Electrode Team Rocket's Hideout 23 Three
Koffing Koffing Team Rocket's Hideout 21 Seven
Cannot be fled from
Gyarados GyaradosShinyIIStars.png Lake of Rage 30 Requires Surf
Lapras Lapras Union Cave 20 Requires Surf
Appears every Friday
Snorlax Snorlax Vermilion City 50 Requires EXPN Card
Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Route 36 20 Requires SquirtBottle
Raikou Raikou Roaming Johto 40 After watching them flee from Burned Tower
Entei Entei Roaming Johto 40 After watching them flee from Burned Tower
Suicune Suicune Roaming JohtoGS
Tin TowerC
40 After watching them flee from Burned TowerGS
Requires Clear BellC
Lugia Lugia Whirl Islands 40S
70G
60C
Requires Silver Wing
Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Tin Tower 40G
70S
60C
Requires Rainbow Wing
Celebi Celebi Ilex Forest 30 Crystal only
Requires using GS Ball after Kurt examines it
Event exclusive on cartridge

Generation III

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (Ruby and Sapphire)

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

Species Location Level Notes
Voltorb Voltorb New Mauville 25 Three, as fake items
Electrode Electrode Team Aqua HideoutSE
Team Magma HideoutR
30 Two, as fake items
Kecleon Kecleon Routes 119 and 120 30 Two on Route 119
Six on Route 120
Requires Devon Scope
Regirock Regirock Desert Ruins 40 After unlocking the ruins in Sealed Chamber
Requires StrengthRS/Rock SmashE
Regice Regice Island Cave 40 After unlocking the ruins in Sealed Chamber
Registeel Registeel Ancient Tomb 40 After unlocking the ruins in Sealed Chamber
Requires FlyRS/FlashE
Latias Latias Roaming HoennSE
Southern IslandRE
40 After entering Hall of FameSE
Requires Eon Ticket (event exclusive)RE
Latios Latios Roaming HoennRE
Southern IslandSE
40 After entering Hall of FameRE
Requires Eon Ticket (event exclusive)SE
Kyogre Kyogre Cave of OriginS
Marine CaveE
45S
70E
Groudon Groudon Cave of OriginR
Terra CaveE
45R
70E
Rayquaza Rayquaza Sky Pillar 70 After watching Rayquaza visit Sootopolis CityE
Requires Mach Bike

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (FireRed and LeafGreen)

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Species Location Level Notes
Hypno Hypno Berry Forest 30
Electrode Electrode Power Plant 34 Two, as fake items
Snorlax Snorlax Routes 12 and 16 30 One on Route 12
One on Route 16
Requires Poké Flute
Articuno Articuno Seafoam Islands 50
Zapdos Zapdos Power Plant 50
Moltres Moltres Mt. Ember 50
Mewtwo Mewtwo Cerulean Cave 70 After restoring the Network Machine of the Pokémon Network Center
Raikou Raikou Roaming Kanto 50 After defeating Team Rocket on Five Island
(if the player chose Squirtle)
Entei Entei Roaming Kanto 50 After defeating Team Rocket on Five Island
(if the player chose Bulbasaur)
Suicune Suicune Roaming Kanto 50 After defeating Team Rocket on Five Island
(if the player chose Charmander)
Lugia Lugia Navel Rock 70 Requires MysticTicket (event exclusive)
Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Navel Rock 70 Requires MysticTicket (event exclusive)
Deoxys Deoxys Birth Island 30 Requires AuroraTicket (event exclusive)

Pokémon Emerald

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (Emerald)

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events that are in Pokémon Emerald but not in Ruby and Sapphire.

Species Location Level Notes
Mew Mew Faraway Island 30 Requires Old Sea Map (event exclusive)
Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Battle Frontier 40 Requires Wailmer Pail
Lugia Lugia Navel Rock 70 Requires MysticTicket (event exclusive)
Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Navel Rock 70 Requires MysticTicket (event exclusive)
Deoxys Deoxys Birth Island 30 Requires AuroraTicket (event exclusive)

Generation IV

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (Diamond and Pearl)
Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (Platinum)

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, all of these Pokémon are permanently missable if the player defeats them, except for Drifloon, which appears every Friday after Mars was defeated for the first time, and Spiritomb, which appears every time the player uses an Odd Keystone and greets 32 players in the Underground. Starting from Platinum, the Pokémon respawn if the player defeats them and then defeats Cynthia, and therefore are not permanently missable anymore.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the items required to catch Darkrai, Shaymin, and Arceus (Member Card, Oak's Letter, and Azure Flute, respectively) were never released, therefore these Pokémon are not legitimately obtainable. If the player obtains any of these items via glitches or cheating, it works as intended. However, the Member Card and Oak's Letter (but not the Azure Flute) were normally obtainable through events in Pokémon Platinum.

Species Location Level Notes
Drifloon Drifloon Valley Windworks 22DP
15Pt
Appears every Friday
Spiritomb Spiritomb Route 209 25 Appears each time player uses Odd Keystone and talks to other players in the Underground 32 times
Rotom Rotom Old Chateau 15DP
20Pt
After receiving National PokédexDP
Night only
Uxie Uxie Acuity Cavern 50 After defeating Cyrus for the last time
Mesprit Mesprit Roaming Sinnoh 50 After defeating Cyrus for the last time and seeing Mesprit in Verity Cavern
Azelf Azelf Valor Cavern 50 After defeating Cyrus for the last time
Dialga Dialga Spear Pillar 47D
70Pt
After talking to Cynthia's grandmother in Celestic TownPt
Palkia Palkia Spear Pillar 47P
70Pt
After talking to Cynthia's grandmother in Celestic TownPt
Heatran Heatran Stark Mountain 70DP
50Pt
After talking to Buck and his grandfather in Survival Area
Requires Strength and Rock Smash
Regigigas Regigigas Snowpoint Temple 70DP
1Pt
Requires Regirock, Regice, and Registeel
Giratina Giratina Turnback Cave or
Distortion WorldPt
47Pt
70DP
Reappears in Turnback Cave if the player defeats it in Distortion World and then enters Hall of FamePt
Cresselia Cresselia Roaming Sinnoh 50 After bringing Lunar Wing to Eldritch's son
Darkrai Darkrai Newmoon Island 40DP
50Pt
Requires Member Card (event exclusive)
Shaymin Shaymin Flower Paradise 30 Requires Oak's Letter (event exclusive)
Arceus Arceus Hall of Origin 80 Legitimately inaccessible
Pokémon Platinum

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events introduced in Pokémon Platinum (that is, not available in Diamond and Pearl).

Species Location Level Notes
Articuno Articuno Roaming Sinnoh 60 After talking to Professor Oak in Eterna City
Zapdos Zapdos Roaming Sinnoh 60 After talking to Professor Oak in Eterna City
Moltres Moltres Roaming Sinnoh 60 After talking to Professor Oak in Eterna City
Regirock Regirock Rock Peak Ruins 30 Requires event Regigigas
Regice Regice Iceberg Ruins 30 Requires event Regigigas
Registeel Registeel Iron Ruins 30 Requires event Regigigas

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (HeartGold and SoulSilver)

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Species Location Level Notes
Geodude Geodude Team Rocket HQ 21 Five
Do not appear after defeating or catching the three Electrode
Voltorb Voltorb Team Rocket HQ 23 Six
Do not appear after defeating or catching the three Electrode
Electrode Electrode Team Rocket HQ 23 Three
Koffing Koffing Team Rocket HQ 21 Five
Do not appear after defeating or catching the three Electrode
Gyarados GyaradosShinyIVStar.png Lake of Rage 30 Requires Surf
Lapras Lapras Union Cave 20 Requires Surf
Appears every Friday
Snorlax Snorlax Route 11 or
Route 12
50 Requires EXPN Card
Reappears on Route 12 if player defeats it on Route 11 and then enters Hall of Fame
Articuno Articuno Seafoam Islands 50
Zapdos Zapdos Route 10 50 After obtaining 16 Badges
Moltres Moltres Mt. Silver 50
Mewtwo Mewtwo Cerulean Cave 70
Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Route 36 20 Requires SquirtBottle
Raikou Raikou Roaming Johto 40 After watching them flee from Burned Tower
Entei Entei Roaming Johto 40 After watching them flee from Burned Tower
Suicune Suicune Route 25 or
Burned Tower
40 Reappears in Burned Tower if player defeats it on Route 25 and then enters Hall of Fame
Lugia Lugia Whirl Islands 45SS
70HG
Requires Silver Wing
Also requires Tidal BellSS
Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Bell Tower 45HG
70SS
Requires Rainbow Wing
Also requires Clear BellHG
Latias Latias Roaming KantoHG
Pewter CitySS
35HG
40SS
Requires Enigma Stone (event exclusive)SS
Latios Latios Roaming KantoSS
Pewter CityHG
35SS
40HG
Requires Enigma Stone (event exclusive)HG
Kyogre KyogreHG Embedded Tower 50 Requires Blue Orb
Groudon GroudonSS Embedded Tower 50 Requires Red Orb
Rayquaza Rayquaza Embedded Tower 50 Requires Jade Orb

Generation V

Pokémon Black and White

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (Black and White)

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Black and White.

Species Location Level Notes
Victini Victini Liberty Garden 15 Requires Liberty Pass (event exclusive)
Musharna Musharna The Dreamyard 50 Every Friday, in basement
Has Hidden Ability Telepathy
Darmanitan Darmanitan Desert Resort 35 Requires RageCandyBar
Has Hidden Ability Zen Mode
Zoroark Zoroark Lostlorn Forest 25 Requires Shiny event Raikou, Entei or Suicune
Foongus Foongus Routes 6 and 10 20 (Route 6)
30 (Route 10)
Two on Route 6
Two on Route 10
Appear as fake items
Amoonguss Amoonguss Route 10 40 Two, as fake items
Volcarona Volcarona Relic Castle 70 After beating Elite Four
Cobalion Cobalion Mistralton Cave 42 Requires Surf
Terrakion Terrakion Victory Road 42 Must have encountered Cobalion
Virizion Virizion Pinwheel Forest 42 Must have encountered Cobalion
Tornadus TornadusB Roaming Unova 40 Must have entered Route 10's gate
Thundurus ThundurusW Roaming Unova 40 Must have entered Route 10's gate
Reshiram ReshiramB N's Castle
Dragonspiral Tower
50 Required catch unless party and Boxes are full,
in which case it is refought at Dragonspiral Tower after the credits
Zekrom ZekromW N's Castle
Dragonspiral Tower
50 Required catch unless party and Boxes are full,
in which case it is refought at Dragonspiral Tower after the credits
Landorus Landorus Abundant Shrine 70 Requires Tornadus and Thundurus
TornadusB or ThundurusW's OT must match the player's
Kyurem Kyurem Giant Chasm 75

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (Black 2 and White 2)

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.

Species Location Level Notes
Regirock Regirock Underground Ruins 65
Regice Regice Underground Ruins 65 Must have Iceberg Key
Registeel Registeel Underground Ruins 65 Must have Iron Key
Latias LatiasW2 The Dreamyard 68
Latios LatiosB2 The Dreamyard 68
Uxie Uxie Nacrene City 65 After being released from the Cave of Being
Mesprit Mesprit Celestial Tower 65 After being released from the Cave of Being
Azelf Azelf Route 23 65 After being released from the Cave of Being
Heatran Heatran Reversal Mountain 68 Requires Magma Stone
Regigigas Regigigas Twist Mountain 68 Requires Regirock, Regice, and Registeel in party
Cresselia Cresselia Marvelous Bridge 68 Requires Lunar Wing
Crustle Crustle Seaside Cave 42 Requires the Colress MCHN
Foongus Foongus Routes 6 and 7 29 (Route 6)
36 (Route 7)
Three on Route 6
Two on Route 7
Appear as fake items
Amoonguss Amoonguss Routes 11, 22, and 23 47 (Routes 11 and 22)
56 (Route 23)
Two on Route 11
Two on Route 22
Three on Route 23
Appear as fake items
Jellicent JellicentB2 Undella Bay 40 Male, appears every Monday
Has Hidden Ability Damp
Jellicent JellicentW2 Undella Bay 40 Female, appears every Thursday
Has Hidden Ability Damp
Haxorus HaxorusShinyVStar.png Nature Preserve 60 Must have seen every Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex
Braviary BraviaryW2 Route 4 25 Appears every Monday
Has Hidden Ability Defiant
Mandibuzz MandibuzzB2 Route 4 25 Appears every Thursday
Has Hidden Ability Weak Armor
Volcarona Volcarona Relic Castle 35
65
Respawns at level 65 if defeated
Cobalion Cobalion Route 13 45
65
Respawns at level 65 if defeated
Terrakion Terrakion Route 22 45
65
Respawns at level 65 if defeated
Virizion Virizion Route 11 45
65
Respawns at level 65 if defeated
Reshiram ReshiramW2 Dragonspiral Tower 70 Requires Light Stone
Zekrom ZekromB2 Dragonspiral Tower 70 Requires Dark Stone
Kyurem Kyurem Giant Chasm 70 After defeating or catching ReshiramW2 or ZekromB2 at Dragonspiral Tower

Generation VI

Pokémon X and Y

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (X and Y)

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon X and Y.

Species Location Level Notes
Snorlax Snorlax Route 7 15 Requires Poké Flute
Articuno Articuno Sea Spirit's Den 70 After encountering it ten times roaming Kalos
(if the player chose Chespin)
Zapdos Zapdos Sea Spirit's Den 70 After encountering it ten times roaming Kalos
(if the player chose Fennekin)
Moltres Moltres Sea Spirit's Den 70 After encountering it ten times roaming Kalos
(if the player chose Froakie)
Mewtwo Mewtwo Unknown Dungeon 70 After entering Hall of Fame
Banette Banette Pokémon Village 46-50 Shaking trash cans on Thursdays
Rotom Rotom Lost Hotel 38 Shaking trash cans on Tuesdays
May be in one of its alternate forms
Xerneas XerneasX Team Flare Secret HQ 50 Must be captured to progress the story
(respawns immediately if defeated)
Yveltal YveltalY Team Flare Secret HQ 50 Must be captured to progress the story
(respawns immediately if defeated)
Zygarde Zygarde Terminus Cave 70 After entering Hall of Fame

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire)

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Species Location Level Notes
Voltorb Voltorb New Mauville 25 Four, as fake items
Electrode Electrode Team Aqua HideoutAS
Team Magma HideoutOR
40 Two, as fake items
Raikou Raikou Trackless Forest 50 Requires Lugia or Ho-Oh in party
Appears from the 0th to 19th minute of the hour
Entei Entei Trackless Forest 50 Requires Lugia or Ho-Oh in party
Appears from the 20th to 39th minute of the hour
Suicune Suicune Trackless Forest 50 Requires Lugia or Ho-Oh in party
Appears from the 40th to 59th minute of the hour
Lugia LugiaAS Sea Mauville 50 Requires Tidal Bell
Ho-Oh Ho-OhOR Sea Mauville 50 Requires Clear Bell
Kecleon Kecleon Routes 119 and 120
Lavaridge Town
Mossdeep Space Center
30 (Routes 119 and 120)
40 (Lavaridge Town)
45 (Mossdeep Space Center)
One on Route 119
Three on Route 120
One in Lavaridge Town
One in Mossdeep Space Center (has Hidden Ability Protean)
Requires Devon Scope
Regirock Regirock Desert Ruins 40 After unlocking the ruins in Sealed Chamber
Requires Strength
Regice Regice Island Cave 40 After unlocking the ruins in Sealed Chamber
Registeel Registeel Ancient Tomb 40 After unlocking the ruins in Sealed Chamber
Requires Fly
Latias Latias Southern Island 30 Given without battleAS
Requires Eon Ticket (event exclusive)OR
Latios Latios Southern Island 30 Given without battleOR
Requires Eon Ticket (event exclusive)AS
Kyogre KyogreAS Cave of Origin 45 Respawns if not caught after entering the Hall of Fame
Groudon GroudonOR Cave of Origin 45 Respawns if not caught after entering the Hall of Fame
Rayquaza Rayquaza Sky Pillar 70 The player must capture it to proceed with the storyline
Deoxys Deoxys Sky Pillar 80 Respawns if not caught after entering the Hall of Fame
Spiritomb Spiritomb Sea Mauville 50
Uxie Uxie Nameless Cavern 50 Requires three Pokémon with maximum friendship in party
Encountered from 8:00pm to 8:59pm
Mesprit Mesprit Nameless Cavern 50 Requires three Pokémon with maximum friendship in party
Encountered from 4:00am to 7:59pm
Azelf Azelf Nameless Cavern 50 Requires three Pokémon with maximum friendship in party
Encountered from 9:00pm to 3:59am
Dialga DialgaAS A dimensional rift 50 Requires Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf in party
Palkia PalkiaOR A dimensional rift 50 Requires Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf in party
Heatran Heatran Scorched Slab 50 After capturing or defeating GroudonOR/KyogreAS
Regigigas Regigigas Island Cave 50 Requires a nicknamed Regice with a "cold item" and a Regirock and Registeel in the party
Can only be encountered at daytime
Giratina Giratina A dimensional rift 50 Requires Dialga and Palkia in party
Cresselia Cresselia Crescent Isle 50
Cobalion Cobalion Pathless Plain 50 Requires three Pokémon with 510 EVs in party
Only appears on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Terrakion Terrakion Pathless Plain 50 Requires three Pokémon with 510 EVs in party
Only appears on Tuesdays and Saturdays
Virizion Virizion Pathless Plain 50 Requires three Pokémon with 510 EVs in party
Only appears on Mondays and Thursdays
Tornadus TornadusOR Some storm clouds 50 Requires a Castform in party
Thundurus ThundurusAS Some storm clouds 50 Requires a Castform in party
Reshiram ReshiramOR Fabled Cave 50 Requires a Level 100 Pokémon in party
Zekrom ZekromAS Fabled Cave 50 Requires a Level 100 Pokémon in party
Landorus Landorus Some storm clouds 50 Requires Tornadus and Thundurus in party
Kyurem Kyurem Gnarled Den 50 Requires Reshiram and Zekrom in party

Generation VII

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (Sun and Moon)

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Species Location Level Notes
Exeggutor Alolan Exeggutor Exeggutor Island 40
Tapu Koko Tapu Koko Ruins of Conflict 60 Battled as part of the credits
If not caught, can be re-battled when the player defends their title
Tapu Lele Tapu Lele Ruins of Life 60
Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu Ruins of Abundance 60
Tapu Fini Tapu Fini Ruins of Hope 60
Solgaleo SolgaleoS Altar of the Sunne 55 Must be caught to proceed with the story
Lunala LunalaM Altar of the Moone 55 Must be caught to proceed with the story
Nihilego Nihilego Diglett's Tunnel
Wela Volcano Park
55 Nihilego can be found at either location, but only one Nihilego may be obtained
Buzzwole BuzzwoleS Melemele Meadow 65 Two
Pheromosa PheromosaM Verdant Cavern 60 Four
Xurkitree Xurkitree Lush Jungle
Memorial Hill
65 Xurkitree can be found at either location, but only two Xurkitree may be obtained
Celesteela CelesteelaM Haina Desert
Malie Garden
65 Celesteela can be found at either location, but only two Celesteela may be obtained
Kartana KartanaS Route 17
Malie Garden
60 Kartana can be found at either location, but only four Kartana may be obtained
Guzzlord Guzzlord Resolution Cave 70
Necrozma Necrozma Ten Carat Hill 75 After capturing all Ultra Beasts and finishing the Looker storyline

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon)

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Species Location Level Notes
Gastly Gastly Trainers' School 19
Hypno Hypno Hau'oli City 29 One of three
Each Hypno has a different moveset
Electrode Electrode Team Rocket's Castle 60 Three, as fake items
Unobtainable once Episode RR ends
Pinsir Pinsir Exeggutor Island 42 (Two)
43 (One)
Three in total
Ditto Ditto Route 9
Konikoni City
29 One on Route 9, four in Konikoni City
Have set Natures
Must be encountered in a particular order
Articuno Articuno Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
Zapdos Zapdos Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
Moltres Moltres Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
Mewtwo Mewtwo Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Rocky World
Raikou RaikouUS Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Rocky World
Entei EnteiUM Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
Suicune Suicune Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
Requires Raikou and Entei in party
Lugia LugiaUM Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
Ho-Oh Ho-OhUS Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
Regirock Regirock Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cave World
Regice Regice Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cave World
Registeel Registeel Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cave World
Latias LatiasUM Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
Latios LatiosUS Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
Kyogre KyogreUM Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
Groudon GroudonUS Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cave World
Rayquaza Rayquaza Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
Requires Groudon and Kyogre in party
Drifloon Drifloon Trainers' School 19
Uxie Uxie Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
Mesprit Mesprit Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
Azelf Azelf Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
Dialga DialgaUS Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Rocky World
Palkia PalkiaUM Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
Heatran HeatranUS Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cave World
Regigigas RegigigasUM Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cave World
Giratina Giratina Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cave World
Requires Dialga and Palkia in party
Cresselia Cresselia Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
Frillish Frillish Route 14 34
Cobalion Cobalion Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Rocky World
Terrakion Terrakion Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Rocky World
Virizion Virizion Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Rocky World
Tornadus TornadusUS Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
Thundurus ThundurusUM Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
Reshiram ReshiramUS Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Rocky World
Zekrom ZekromUM Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Rocky World
Landorus Landorus Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
Requires Tornadus and Thundurus in party
Kyurem Kyurem Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
Requires Reshiram and Zekrom in party
Xerneas XerneasUS Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Rocky World
Yveltal YveltalUM Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
Zygarde Zygarde Resolution Cave 60 Is in 50% Forme
Bewear Bewear Hau'oli City 28
Sandygast SandygastUM Route 15 30
Tapu Koko Tapu Koko Ruins of Conflict 60
Tapu Lele Tapu Lele Ruins of Life 60
Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu Ruins of Abundance 60
Tapu Fini Tapu Fini Ruins of Hope 60
Solgaleo SolgaleoUS Mahalo Trail 60
Lunala LunalaUM Mahalo Trail 60
Nihilego Nihilego Ultra Deep Sea 60 May be encountered (and caught) unlimited times
Buzzwole BuzzwoleUS Ultra Jungle 60 May be encountered (and caught) unlimited times
Pheromosa PheromosaUM Ultra Desert 60 May be encountered (and caught) unlimited times
Xurkitree Xurkitree Ultra Plant 60 May be encountered (and caught) unlimited times
Celesteela CelesteelaUM Ultra Crater 60 May be encountered (and caught) unlimited times
Kartana KartanaUS Ultra Forest 60 May be encountered (and caught) unlimited times
Guzzlord Guzzlord Ultra Ruin 60 May be encountered (and caught) unlimited times
Necrozma Necrozma Mount Lanakila 65
Stakataka StakatakaUM Poni Grove 65 Two
Blacephalon BlacephalonUS Poni Grove 65 Two

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu! and Let's Go Eevee!

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!)

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. All Pokémon must be battled before capture, with a time limit of five minutes.

Species Location Level Notes
Electrode Electrode Power Plant 42 Four, as fake items
Snorlax Snorlax Routes 12 and 16 34 One on Route 12
One on Route 16
Requires Poké Flute
Articuno Articuno Seafoam Islands 50
Zapdos Zapdos Power Plant 50
Moltres Moltres Victory Road 50
Mewtwo Mewtwo Cerulean Cave 70 After entering Hall of Fame

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (Sword and Shield)

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Species Location Level Notes
Slowpoke Galarian Slowpoke Wedgehurst Station 12 From Patch 1.1.0 onwards
Zacian ZacianSw Tower Summit 70 Required to complete the post-game storyline involving Sordward and Shielbert.
Zamazenta ZamazentaSh Tower Summit 70 Required to complete the post-game storyline involving Sordward and Shielbert.
Eternatus Eternatus Tower Summit 60 Fought in a Max Raid Battle in Eternamax form.
Required to progress in the main storyline, capture is guaranteed upon defeat.
Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events from the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. All of the following Pokémon appear in the second expansion, The Crown Tundra only.

Species Location Level Notes
Articuno Articuno Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Articuno Galarian Articuno Roaming the Crown Tundra 70 Required to complete A Legendary Tree of a Legendary Three!
Zapdos Zapdos Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Zapdos Galarian Zapdos Roaming the Wild Area 70 Required to complete A Legendary Tree of a Legendary Three!
Moltres Moltres Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Moltres Galarian Moltres Roaming the Isle of Armor 70 Required to complete A Legendary Tree of a Legendary Three!
Mewtwo Mewtwo Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Raikou Raikou Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Entei Entei Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Suicune Suicune Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Lugia LugiaSh Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Sword players who join a Lugia Adventure.
Ho-Oh Ho-OhSw Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Ho-Oh Adventure.
Regirock Regirock Rock Peak Ruins 70 Required to complete The Terrible Titans... Lurking Locked Away!
Regice Regice Iceberg Ruins 70 Required to complete The Terrible Titans... Lurking Locked Away!
Registeel Registeel Iron Ruins 70 Required to complete The Terrible Titans... Lurking Locked Away!
Latias LatiasSh Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Sword players who join a Latias Adventure.
Latios LatiosSw Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Latios Adventure.
Kyogre KyogreSh Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Sword players who join a Kyogre Adventure.
Groudon GroudonSw Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Groudon Adventure.
Rayquaza Rayquaza Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Uxie Uxie Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Mesprit Mesprit Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Azelf Azelf Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Dialga DialgaSw Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Dialga Adventure.
Palkia PalkiaSh Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Sword players who join a Palkia Adventure.
Heatran Heatran Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Regigigas Regigigas Giant's Bed 100 Fought in a solo Max Raid Battle.
Requires all five legendary titans in the party.
Giratina Giratina Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Cresselia Cresselia Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Cobalion Cobalion Frigid Sea 70
Terrakion Terrakion Lakeside Cave 70
Virizion Virizion Giant's Bed 70
Tornadus TornadusSw Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Tornadus Adventure.
Thundurus ThundurusSh Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Sword players who join a Thundurus Adventure.
Reshiram ReshiramSw Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Reshiram Adventure.
Zekrom ZekromSh Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Sword players who join a Zekrom Adventure.
Landorus Landorus Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Kyurem Kyurem Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Keldeo Keldeo
Resolute Form
Ballimere Lake 65 Requires Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion in the party.
Xerneas XerneasSw Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Xerneas Adventure.
Yveltal YveltalSh Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Yveltal Adventure.
Zygarde Zygarde Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Tapu Koko Tapu Koko Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Tapu Lele Tapu Lele Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Tapu Fini Tapu Fini Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
Solgaleo SolgaleoSw Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Solgaleo Adventure.
Lunala LunalaSh Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Lunala Adventure.
Nihilego Nihilego Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
Buzzwole Buzzwole Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
Pheromosa Pheromosa Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
Xurkitree Xurkitree Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
Celesteela Celesteela Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
Kartana Kartana Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
Guzzlord Guzzlord Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
Necrozma Necrozma Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
Required to complete the extra adventure.
Stakataka Stakataka Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
Blacephalon Blacephalon Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
Regieleki Regieleki Split-Decision Ruins 70 The player must choose between the two. The remaining titan must be traded for.
One of them is required to complete The Terrible Titans... Lurking Locked Away!
Regidrago Regidrago
Spiritomb Spiritomb Ballimere Lake 72 Requires speaking to 32 online avatars. Requires Nintendo Switch Online.
Calyrex Calyrex and Glastrier Crown Shrine 80 The player must choose between the Glastrier or Spectrier. The remaining steed must be traded for.
The player battles Calyrex in its Ice Rider (Glastrier) or Shadow Rider (Spectrier) form, battling and catching both Pokémon at the same time.
Calyrex is required to complete The Sacred Bonds of Sovereign and Steed!
Calyrex Calyrex and Spectrier

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl)

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Species Location Level Notes
Articuno ArticunoSP Ramanas Park
(Kanto Room)
70 Requires a Kanto Slate
Zapdos ZapdosSP Ramanas Park
(Kanto Room)
70 Requires a Kanto Slate
Moltres MoltresSP Ramanas Park
(Kanto Room)
70 Requires a Kanto Slate
Mewtwo Mewtwo Ramanas Park
(Genome Room)
70 Requires a Genome Slate
Raikou RaikouBD Ramanas Park
(Johto Room)
70 Requires a Johto Slate
Entei EnteiBD Ramanas Park
(Johto Room)
70 Requires a Johto Slate
Suicune SuicuneBD Ramanas Park
(Johto Room)
70 Requires a Johto Slate
Lugia LugiaSP Ramanas Park
(Squall Room)
70 Requires a Squall Slate
Ho-Oh Ho-OhBD Ramanas Park
(Rainbow Room)
70 Requires a Rainbow Slate
Regirock Regirock Ramanas Park
(Discovery Room)
70 Requires a Discovery Slate
Regice Regice Ramanas Park
(Discovery Room)
70 Requires a Discovery Slate
Registeel Registeel Ramanas Park
(Discovery Room)
70 Requires a Discovery Slate
Latias Latias Ramanas Park
(Soul Room)
70 Requires a Soul Slate
Latios Latios Ramanas Park
(Soul Room)
70 Requires a Soul Slate
Kyogre Kyogre Ramanas Park
(Oceanic Room)
70 Requires a Oceanic Slate
Groudon Groudon Ramanas Park
(Tectonic Room)
70 Requires a Tectonic Slate
Rayquaza Rayquaza Ramanas Park
(Stratospheric Room)
70 Requires a Stratospheric Slate
Drifloon Drifloon Valley Windworks 22 Appears every Friday
Spiritomb Spiritomb Route 209 25 Appears each time player uses Odd Keystone on Hallowed Tower and talks to 32 different named NPCs in the Grand Underground
Rotom Rotom Old Chateau 15 After receiving National Pokédex
Night only
Uxie Uxie Acuity Cavern 50 After defeating Cyrus for the last time
Mesprit Mesprit Roaming Sinnoh 50 After defeating Cyrus for the last time and seeing Mesprit in Verity Cavern
Azelf Azelf Valor Cavern 50 After defeating Cyrus for the last time
Dialga DialgaBD Spear Pillar 47
Palkia PalkiaSP Spear Pillar 47
Heatran Heatran Stark Mountain 70 After talking to Buck and his grandfather in Survival Area
Regigigas Regigigas Snowpoint Temple 70 Requires Regirock, Regice, and Registeel
Giratina Giratina Turnback Cave 70
Cresselia Cresselia Roaming Sinnoh 50 After bringing Lunar Feather to Eldritch's son

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (Legends: Arceus)

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Legends: Arceus.

Species Location Level Notes
Ponyta PonytaShiny Horseshoe Plains 15 During request 19 "A Peculiar Ponyta"
Unown Unown Scattered throughout Hisui 25
Chimchar Chimchar Obsidian Fieldlands 12 During request 20 "The Mysterious Will-o'-the-Wisp"
Vespiquen Alpha
Vespiquen
Grueling Grove 60 During mission 21 "The Researcher of Myths"
Kricketune Alpha
Kricketune
Obsidian Fieldlands 12 During mission 5 "A Request from Mai"
Spiritomb Spiritomb Shrouded Ruins 60 After completing request 22 "Eerie Apparitions in the Night".
Uxie Uxie Acuity Cavern 70 During mission 22 "The Plate of the Lakes".
Mesprit Mesprit Verity Cavern 70 During mission 22 "The Plate of the Lakes".
Azelf Azelf Valor Cavern 70 During mission 22 "The Plate of the Lakes".
Dialga Dialga Temple of Sinnoh 65 During mission 18 "Atop Mount Coronet" if the player chose Adaman during Mission 14.
During mission 19 "The Counterpart" if the player chose Irida during Mission 14.
Palkia Palkia Temple of Sinnoh 65 During mission 18 "Atop Mount Coronet" if the player chose Irida during Mission 14.
During mission 19 "The Counterpart" if the player chose Adaman during Mission 14.
Heatran Heatran Lava Dome Sanctum 70 During mission 23 "The Plate of Firespit Island"
Regigigas Regigigas Snowpoint Temple 70 During mission 25 "The Plate of Snowpoint Temple"
Giratina Giratina
Origin Forme
Turnback Cave 70 During request 91 "On the Trail of Giratina"
Cresselia Cresselia Moonview Arena 70 During mission 24 "The Plate of Moonview Arena"
Phione Phione Seaside Hollow 33-36 During request 66 "The Sea's Legend"
Darkrai Darkrai Coronet Highlands 70 If the player has save data from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
During request 93 "The Darksome Nightmare".
Shaymin Shaymin Floaro Gardens 70 If the player has save data from Pokémon Sword and Shield.
During request 92 "A Token of Gratitude".
Manaphy Manaphy Seaside Hollow 50 During request 66 "The Sea's Legend"
Zoroark Alpha Hisuian
Zoroark
Acuity Cavern 58 During mission 17 "The Trial of Lake Acuity"
Tornadus Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
Bonechill Wastes 70 During request 94 "Incarnate Forces of Hisui"
Thundurus Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
Cobalt Coastlands 70 During request 94 "Incarnate Forces of Hisui"
Landorus Landorus
Incarnate Forme
Ramanas Island 70 During request 94 "Incarnate Forces of Hisui"
Goodra Alpha Hisuian
Goodra
Verity Cavern 58 During mission 15 "The Trial of Lake Verity"
Overqwil Alpha
Overqwil
Valor Cavern 58 During mission 16 "The Trial of Lake Valor"
Enamorus Enamorus
Incarnate Forme
Scarlet Bog 70 During request 94 "Incarnate Forces of Hisui"

Generation IX

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon (Scarlet and Violet)

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Species Location Level Notes
Klawf Former Titan Klawf South Province (Area Three) 16 After defeating it as part of the Path of Legends storyline.
Bombirdier Former Titan Bombirdier West Province (Area One) 20 After defeating it as part of the Path of Legends storyline.
Has its Hidden Ability, Rocky Payload.
Orthworm Former Titan Orthworm East Province (Area Three) 29 After defeating it as part of the Path of Legends storyline.
Great Tusk Former Titan Great TuskS Asado Desert 45 After defeating it as part of the Path of Legends storyline.
Iron Treads Former Titan Iron TreadsV
Tatsugiri Former Titan Tatsugiri Casseroya Lake 57 After defeating it as part of the Path of Legends storyline.
Koraidon KoraidonS Area Zero Depths 72 After completing The Way Home storyline.
Miraidon MiraidonV
Ting-Lu Ting-Lu Groundblight Shrine 70
Chien-Pao Chien-Pao Icerend Shrine 70
Wo-Chien Wo-Chien Grasswither Shrine 70
Chi-Yu Chi-Yu Firescourge Shrine 70

Trivia

See also


Event distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalTrading
Generation VII: 3DS: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Local
Switch: Serial code
Generation VIII: LocalTradingInternetSerial code
Generation IX: InternetSerial code
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Other groupings: Movie events10th AnniversaryTanabataUndistributed
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen II • Gen III (RSFRLGEOrre) • Gen IV (DP ​• Pt ​• HGSS) • Gen V (BWB2W2)
Gen VI (XYORAS) • Gen VII (SMUSUMPE) • Gen VIII (SwShBDSPLA) • Gen IX (SV)
Gift PokémonWild Pokémon (Roaming Pokémon) • In-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VIGen VII
Gen VIII (Wild Area News) • Gen IX (Poké Portal News)
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VII (Game-based) • Gen VIIIGen IX
Global Link
Other lists
Notable ID numbers (Gens I-IIIII onward) • Wonder Cards (Gen VGen VIGen VII) • Serial code prefixes