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Throughout the franchise, the design of certain Pokémon received various amounts of changes, some of which temporary, and others staying for a certain amount of time, causing a certain disconnect between the video games and other Pokémon-related media.

Overview

The first few generations are interesting due to the sprites having been made before the artwork, rendering the "errors" and other oddities as nothing more than design revisions.

Generation I, for instance, had the original designs tweaked in some places, with Pokémon Blue giving the original roster new sprites, though the back sprites were consistently left untouched. Pokémon Yellow would later update the front sprites once more, this time explicitly basing them after the Pokémon's appearance in the animates series. In this game, the bulk of the issues stems from the updated palettes, which namely caused Rattata, Shellder, Cloyster, Starmie, Ditto, Porygon, Dratini, Mewtwo, and Mew to be visibly miscolored.

Pokémon Gold and Silver mainly has sprites for the Kanto Pokémon based on the contemporary Red and Blue artwork, with some of the new elements tentatively introduced there (such as Arbok's hood or Nidoqueen's fangs) making an appearance there. As for the Pokémon introduced in Johto, much like with Yellow, Pokémon Crystal later changed a handful of sprites, though this time around the back sprites were also tweaked in a few places.

Generation III is very likely when artwork was starting to be made before the sprites, leaving most of the inconsistencies to changed colors or slightly off-model sprites.

List of sprite discrepancies

Generation I

Pokémon Game Reason
001 Spr 1g 001.pngSpr 1b 001.pngSpr b g1 001.png Bulbasaur Generation I core series Originally had round ears instead of triangular ones. The Red and Blue sprite has missing claws.
002 Spr 1g 002.pngSpr 1b 002.pngSpr b g1 002.png
Pin002.png
Ivysaur Generation I core series
Pokémon Pinball
Originally had round ears instead of triangular ones, while it had two leaves instead of four. This stayed the case all the way up to Generation II. Pinball appears to mistakenly have Venusaur's flower stalk.
003 Spr 1g 003.pngSpr b g1 003.png Venusaur Generation I core series Originally had round ears instead of triangular ones, while the Red and Green sprite shows a rather different flower design when it comes to the petals and stalk shape, all the while having only two leaves instead of four. Petal-wise, it started off only having five, which stayed the case all the way up to Generation IV.
004 Spr 1g 004.pngSpr b g1 004.png Charmander Generation I core series Originally had a dorsal ridge, as depicted in the Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Cards and early Charmander artwork.
005 Spr 1g 005.pngSpr b g1 005.png Charmeleon Generation I core series Originally had a horn instead of a head protrusion.
007 Spr 1g 007.pngSpr 1b 007.pngSpr b g1 007.png
Pinani007.png
Squirtle Generation I core series
Pokémon Pinball
Originally has cheek patterns, much like Wartortle. Pinball's animated sprite has Wartortle's plastron design.
009 Spr 1y 009.png Blastoise Yellow Originally had a different cannon cover design, which stayed all the way up to Generation IV.
010 Spr 1g 010.pngSpr 1b 010.pngPin010.png Caterpie Generation I core series
Pokémon Pinball
Originally lacked the body pattern.
011 Spr 1g 011.pngSpr b g1 011.png Metapod Generation I core series Originally had crosshair-shaped eyes instead of droopy ones.
012 Spr 1g 012.pngSpr b g1 012.png Butterfree Generation I core series Originally had differently-shaped wings.
014 Spr 1g 014.png Spr 1b 014.png Kakuna Generation I core series Originally lacked pupils of any kind. The Red and Blue Sprite has two pincers extending from its body, as depicted in the Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Cards.
016 Pinani016.png Pidgey Pokémon Pinball Pinball has much longer eyebrows, as seen in Pidgey's Blue artwork.
019 Spr 1g 019.pngSpr b g1 019.png Rattata Generation I core series Originally had a white tail.
024 Spr b g1 024.png
Pin024.png
Arbok Generation I core series
Pokémon Pinball
Back sprite originally had W-shaped markings. Pinball has a different hood pattern, as seen in Arbok's Blue artwork.
025 Spr 1g 025.pngSpr 1b 025.pngSpr b g1 025.png Pikachu Generation I core series Originally had a white belly, as depicted in the Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Cards and early artwork. Generation I sprites also have a misshapen tail.
026 Spr 1g 026.pngSpr 1b 026.pngSpr b g1 026.png Raichu Generation I core series Ear design is slightly different, as seen in the back sprite.
029 Spr 1b 029.pngSpr b g1 029.pngPin029.pngPinani029.png Nidoran♀ Generation I core series
Pokémon Pinball
Back sprite has misplaced spikes, and the Red and Blue sprite has no horn and different ears. Pinball's portrait has an extraneous tail, as seen in Nidoran♀'s Blue artwork, while the animated sprite lacks whiskers.
030 Spr 1g 030.pngSpr b g1 030.png Nidorina Generation I core series Originally has a line running though the inside of its ears. Back sprite lacks spikes altogether.
031 Spr b g1 031.png Nidoqueen Generation I core series Back sprite has an inconsistent spike placement.
033 Spr 1g 033.pngSpr 1b 033.pngSpr b g1 033.png Nidorino Generation I core series Originally had a tail, as well as a line running through the inside of its ears. Back sprite has very unrefined ears and dorsal ridge.
034 Spr b g1 034.png Nidoking Generation I core series Back sprite has an inconsistent spike placement.
035 Spr b g1 035.png Clefairy Generation I core series Is missing a wing.
036 Spr 1b 036.pngSpr b g1 036.png Clefable Generation I core series Back sprite has a different ear design. The Red and Blue sprite has cheek patterns.
037 Spr b g1 037.pngSpr 1g 037.pngSpr 1b 037.pngSpr 1y 037.pngPinani037.png Vulpix Generation I core series Pokémon Pinball Back sprite has a completely different crest. Red and Green, Yellow, and Pinball all lack a tail.
038 Spr b g1 038.png Ninetales Generation I core series Back sprite has a completely different crest.
040 Spr 1g 040.pngSpr 1b 040.pngSpr b g1 040.pngPin040.png Wigglytuff Generation I core series
Pokémon Pinball
Originally had a white tuft of hair instead of a pink one, as seen in Wigglytuff's artwork from Red and Green and Red and Blue. Red and Green and Pinball have a stomach pattern which doesn't reach over the mouth. Back sprite and Red and Blue sprite lacks the white eartips.
042 Spr 1b 042.png Golbat Red and Blue Features a long tongue only ever seen again in Pokémon Stadium 2.
045 Spr b g1 045.png Vileplume Generation I core series Back sprite lacks the white spots.
049 Spr 1g 049.pngSpr 1b 049.pngSpr b g1 049.png Venomoth Generation I core series Originally had a completely different wing pattern, smaller mandibles, and a less rounded pupil.
052 Spr 1g 052.pngSpr b g1 052.png Meowth Generation I core series The inside of its ears is different, and the back of them is black instead of cream.
053 Spr 1g 053.pngSpr 1b 053.pngSpr b g1 053.png Persian Generation I core series Originally had dark paws and tail tip, much like Meowth, and the back of its ears is black instead of cream. Red and Blue sprite has pointy ears instead of round ones.
056 Spr 1g 056.pngSpr 1b 056.pngSpr b g1 056.png Mankey Generation I core series Originally lacked the dark paws and tail tip.
061 Spr 1b 061.pngSpr 1g 061.pngPin061.png Poliwhirl Generation I core series
Pokémon Pinball
Originally had gloves instead of fingerless mitts, which stayed the case all the way up to Ruby and Sapphire.
063 Spr 1g 063.pngSpr 1b 063.pngSpr b g1 063.png Abra Generation I core series Has a segmented tail which lacks the dark ring near its tip.
064 Spr 1g 064.pngSpr b g1 064.png Kadabra Generation I core series Originally lacked the patterns on its stomach. Back sprite has a back protrusion.
065 Spr 1g 065.png Alakazam Red and Green Originally had a Star of David on its forehead.
067 Spr b g1 067.png Machoke Generation I core series Back sprite shows the head spikes as descending into a mullet.
068 Spr b g1 068.png Machamp Generation I core series Back sprite lacks the lips.
073 Spr b g1 073.png Tentacruel Generation I core series Back sprite has a line which connects the two large gems.
076 Spr 1g 076.pngSpr 1b 076.png Golem Generation I core series Was originally much softer-looking, lacking claws and teeth and with rounder, friendlier eyes.
078 Spr 1g 078.pngSpr b g1 078.png Rapidash Generation I core series Originally had a spiraling horn instead of a smooth one.
079 Spr 1y 079.png Slowpoke Yellow Lacks the white tail end.
083 Spr 1g 083.pngSpr 1b 083.pngSpr b g1 083.png Farfetch'd Generation I core series Originally had a motif on the fingers portion of its wings, which stayed the case all the way up to Generation IV.
084 Spr 1g 084.pngSpr 1b 084.png Doduo Generation I core series Red and Green have a different toe arrangement, whereas Red and Blue only has three toes.
085 Spr 1g 085.pngSpr 1b 085.png Dodrio Generation I core series Originally only had three toes.
091 Spr 1b 091.png Cloyster Red and Blue Red and Blue sprite has a horizontal shell as opposed to a vertical one.
092 Spr 1g 092.pngSpr 1b 092.pngSpr b g1 092.png Gastly Generation I core series Originally had a less defined body, as well as more defined eyelashes.
093 Spr 1g 093.pngSpr 1b 093.pngSpr b g1 093.png Haunter Generation I core series Originally had four fingers. Back sprite has a different lower body design.
094 Spr b g1 094.png Gengar Generation I core series Back sprite has a smooth back as opposed to a spiky one.
096 Spr 1g 096.pngSpr 1b 096.pngSpr b g1 096.png Drowzee Generation I core series Originally had four fingers. The Red and Green sprite also has a more squished dark pattern, as seen in its back sprite.
098 Spr b g1 098.png Krabby Generation I core series Back sprite has two circular lower back protrusions.
099 Spr 1b 099.pngSpr b g1 099.png Kingler Generation I core series Back sprite has relief. The Red and Blue sprite has symmetrical pincers, instead of only having a single large one.
100 Spr 1b 100.png Voltorb Red and Blue Has a little circle on its lower half, as seen in Voltorb's Blue artwork, which stayed that way all the way up to Generation II.
101 Spr 1g 101.pngSpr 1b 101.pngSpr b g1 101.png
Pin101.png
Electrode Generation I core series
Pokémon Pinball
Has a circle on its upper half, which stayed the case all the way up to Yellow. Pinball instead has a circle at the base, much like Voltorb, as seen in its Blue artwork.
102 Spr 1b 102.png Exeggcute Red and Blue The central egg is way larger than it should.
103 Spr b g1 103.png Exeggutor Generation I core series Has a fourth head on the back, which stayed the case all the way up to Generation III.
105 Spr b g1 105.png Marowak Generation I core series Originally had a series of back spikes.
106 Spr 1g 106.pngSpr 1b 106.pngSpr 1y 106.png Hitmonlee Generation I core series Has inconsistent ankle pad placement, which stayed the case all the way up to Generation II.
107 Spr b g1 107.png Hitmonchan Generation I core series Originally had a joined back plate, as opposed to two shoulder plates.
108 Spr 1g 108.png Lickitung Red and Green Originally seemingly had a split tongue, while the knee pattern was slightly different.
109 Spr 1g 109.pngSpr 1b 109.png Koffing Generation I core series Red and Green sprite has smoke hands, as seen in its corresponding artwork and the Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Cards. Red and Blue has the skull-and-crossbones marking above its face.
110 Spr 1b 110.png Weezing Red and Blue Head arrangement was inconsistent all the way up to Generation VI.
111 Spr b g1 111.png Rhyhorn Generation I core series Back sprite has an inconsistent spike placement.
112 Spr b g1 112.png Rhydon Generation I core series Originally had its back spikes reach much further up.
113 Spr 1g 113.pngSpr 1b 113.png Chansey Generation I core series Originally had cheek patterns.
118 Spr 1g 118.pngSpr 1b 118.pngSpr b g1 118.png Goldeen Generation I core series Originally had a spiraling horn as opposed to a smooth one.
119 Spr 1g 119.pngSpr 1b 119.pngSpr b g1 119.png Seaking Generation I core series Originally had a spiraling horn as opposed to a smooth one.
120 Spr 1g 120.pngSpr 1b 120.pngSpr b g1 120.png Staryu Generation I core series Originally had a more natural, rounder body with little specks spread throughout.
123 Spr b g1 123.png Scyther Generation I core series Has more connected head and torso with an odd plate on its back.
125 Spr b g1 125.png Electabuzz Generation I core series Back sprite lacks the back stripe.
127 Spr 1g 127.pngSpr 1b 127.png Pinsir Generation I core series Originally had tiny beady eyes.
128 Spr 1b 128.pngSpr 1y 128.png Tauros Generation I core series Red and Blue and Yellow sprites both lack the extra two forehead stones.
129 Spr b g1 129.png Magikarp Generation I core series Has a back ridge as well as a clumsier scale pattern.
130 Spr 1g 130.pngSpr b g1 130.png Gyarados Generation I core series Lacks the body patterns, while the back sprite has a back ridge as well as a scale pattern.
131 Spr b g1 131.png Lapras Generation I core series The back of the neck has a series of dark spots.
133 Spr b g1 133.pngSpr 1g 133.pngSpr 1b 133.png Eevee Generation I core series Originally had white ear tips. Blue sprite has more fennec-like ears.
134 Spr b g1 134.pngSpr 1g 134.pngSpr 1b 134.png Vaporeon Generation I core series Originally had a bulkier, more dog-like build, with a black nose and fangs. Its head fin appears to have connected with its dorsal ridge, the back of its ears was fully black, and its ruff seems to have once been more akin to a bib. Both the Red and Green and Red and Blue sprites also feature ankle flippers which never seen again.
136 Spr b g1 136.pngSpr 1g 136.pngSpr 1b 136.png Flareon Generation I core series Originally had ears engulfed in white fur.
138 Spr 1g 138.pngSpr 1b 138.png Omanyte Generation I core series Originally had slanted pupils as opposed to round ones, much like Omastar.
139 Spr b g1 139.png Omastar Generation I core series Originally had spikes sprouting all the way to the base of its shell.
140 Spr b g1 140.png Spr 1g 140.png Spr 1b 140.png Kabuto Generation I core series Lacks the relief on its shell and has a different "eye" placement. The Red and Blue sprite also has a different design for the extremity of the shell.
141 Spr b g1 141.png Kabutops Generation I core series Back sprite lacks the head horn and has a cavity in its place. Moreover, the back has a completely different plate armor design.
144 Spr 1g 144.pngSpr 1b 144.pngSpr b g1 144.png Articuno Generation I core series Originally has a longer, thinner neck. Its chest fur was also less dense.
147 Spr 1g 147.pngSpr 1b 147.png Dratini Generation I core series Originally had a striped underbelly as opposed to a smooth one. The Red and Blue sprite also has a more exaggerated snout shape.
149 Spr b g1 149.png Dragonair Generation I core series Appears to lack one of its tail orbs.
149 Spr 1g 149.pngSpr 1b 149.pngSpr b g1 149.png Dragonite Generation I core series Originally has an extraneous dorsal ridge. The Red and Blue sprites lacks the head horn.
150 Spr b g1 150.png Mewtwo Generation I core series Originally had the base of its tube reach further down its back. Its shoulder design is also different.
151 Spr b g1 151.pngSpr 1g 151.png Mew Generation I core series Originally had a protrusion on its head.

Generation II

Pokémon Game Reason
002 Spr 2g 002.pngSpr 2s 002.pngSpr 2c 002.png Ivysaur Generation II core series Still only has two leaves, though the back sprite has four.
003 Spr 2g 003.pngSpr 2s 003.pngSpr 2c 003.png
Spr b 2g 003.pngSpr b 2c 003.png
Venusaur Generation II core series Still only has five petals instead of six.
009 Spr 2g 009.png Spr 2s 009.pngSpr 2c 009.png Blastoise Generation II core series Still has a different cannon cover design.
011 Spr b 2g 011.png Metapod Generation II core series Lacks the crest that goes down the middle of its back, all the while having an extraneous line connecting the eyes.
024 Spr 2g 024.pngSpr 2s 024.png Spr 2c 024.png
TCG1 D02 Arbok.pngTCG2 D05 Arbok.pngTCG2 G02 Dark Arbok.png
Arbok Generation II core series
Pokémon TCG
Pokémon TCG 2
Has a different hood pattern.
025 Spr b 2g 025.png Pikachu Generation II core series Back sprite has a misshapen tail.
031 Spr 2g 031.pngSpr 2c 031.png Nidoqueen Generation II core series Is shown with two fangs here.
035 Spr b 2g 035.png Clefairy Generation II core series Has an upside-down tail, which stayed the case all the way up to Generation V.
040 Spr 2g 040.png Spr 2c 040.png Wigglytuff Generation II core series Stomach pattern doesn't reach over the mouth.
054 TCG1 D14 Psyduck.pngTCG2 C20 Psyduck.png Psyduck Pokémon TCG
Pokémon TCG 2
Has a brown beak and brown feet.
060 Spr 2g 060.pngSpr 2s 060.pngSpr 2c 060.png Poliwag Generation II core series Spiral is smaller and much thicker.
061 Spr 2g 061.pngSpr 2s 061.pngSpr 2c 061.png
Spr b 2g 061.pngSpr b 2c 061.png
Poliwhirl Generation II core series Still has gloves instead of fingerless mitts.
068 Spr 2c 068.png Machamp Crystal Lacks its belt.
079 Spr 2g 079.pngSpr 2s 079 jp.pngSpr 2c 079.png Slowpoke Generation II core series Originally had a striped underbelly, much like Slowbro, as depicted in the Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Cards. While the International versions of Silver removed the stripes, the Gold and Crystal sprites were left untouched.
083 Spr 2g 083.pngSpr 2s 083.pngSpr b 2g 083.png Farfetch'd Generation II core series Still features the light markings on its fingers. The Gold sprite also has an incorrect coloration inside of the wings which was later fixed in Crystal.
085 Spr 2g 085.png Dodrio Gold Lacks the lighter end on its tail feathers. Was later fixed in Crystal.
100 Spr 2g 100.pngSpr 2c 100.png
TCG2 G22 Voltorb.png
Voltorb Generation II core series
Pokémon TCG 2
Still features the base circle.
101 TCG1 D25 Electrode.pngTCG2 C33 Electrode.pngTCG2 G23 Dark Electrode.png Electrode Pokémon TCG
Pokémon TCG 2
Still features the base circle.
102 Spr 2c 102.png Exeggcute Crystal Lacks the face on the back of the cracked egg.
103 Spr b 2g 103.png Exeggutor Generation II core series Still has an extra back head.
106 Spr 2g 106.pngSpr 2s 106.pngSpr 2c 106.png Hitmonlee Generation II core series Still has ankle pads on the wrong side.
110 Spr 2g 110.pngSpr 2s 110.pngSpr 2c 110.png Weezing Generation II core series Head conjunction still differs.
127 Spr b 2g 127 jp.png Pinsir Gold and Silver (Ja) The Japanese back sprite has a vertical line down its back instead of a horizontal one, which was changed in the International versions and later Crystal.
128 Spr 2g 128.pngSpr 2s 128.png Spr 2c 128.png Tauros Generation II core series Its tails are brown instead of gray.
140 Spr 2g 140.pngSpr 2s 140.pngSpr 2c 140.png Kabuto Generation II core series Lacks the eyes on its shell.
141 Spr 2s 141.png Kabutops Silver Its head protrusions are too rounded, which was corrected in Crystal.
146 Spr 2g 146.pngSpr 2s 146.png Spr 2c 146.png Moltres Generation II core series Has its wings fully engulfed in flames, like in Moltres' Red and Blue artwork.
152 Spr 2g 152.png Chikorita Gold and Silver Originally had yellowish skin, as seen in early artwork. Was changed in Crystal.
153 Spr 2g 153.pngSpr 2s 153.png Bayleef Gold and Silver Originally had longer neck buds than what could be seen on the back sprite. Was changed in Crystal.
154 Spr 2g 154.pngSpr 2s 154.png Meganium Gold and Silver The flower has fewer petals, said petals also having a different design.
156 Spr 2g 156.pngSpr 2s 156.pngSpr b 2g 156.png Quilava Generation II core series Gold, Silver, and the back sprite have their eyes entirely red instead of just the irises.
159 Spr 2g 159.pngSpr 2s 159.pngSpr 2c 159.pngSpr b 2g 159.png Croconaw Generation II core series Body pattern is mirrored. Gold, Silver, and their back sprite have a different crest, which was changed in Crystal.
160 Spr 2g 160 jp.pngSpr 2s 160 jp.png Feraligatr Gold and Silver (Ja) The Japanese sprites have the underside of the tail white instead of blue.
167 Spr 2g 167.pngSpr 2s 167.pngSpr b 2g 167.png Spinarak Gold and Silver Was originally purple instead of green, which was changed in Crystal.
171 Spr 2g 171 jp.pngSpr 2s 171 jp.pngSpr b 2g 171 jp.png Lanturn Gold and Silver (Ja) The Japanese sprites have extraneous yellow cheeks, which was changed in the International versions and later Crystal.
172 Spr 2g 172 jp.pngSpr 2s 172 jp.pngSpr b 2g 172 jp.png Pichu Gold and Silver (Ja) The Japanese sprites have collars with two spikes on the front and three on the back instead of the opposite, which was changed in the International versions and later Crystal.
173 Spr b 2g 173.png Cleffa Generation II core series Has an upside-down tail, which stayed the case all the way up to Generation III.
176 Spr 2g 176.pngSpr 2s 176.pngSpr b 2g 176.png Togetic Gold and Silver Is yellow instead of white, has an odd pattern, as well as a different design for the back of its head. Crystal later went on to change all but the pattern.
177 Spr 2g 177.pngSpr 2s 177.pngSpr b 2g 177.png Natu Generation II core series The white and red on the wings is swapped, which was later changed in Crystal.
178 Spr 2g 178.pngSpr 2s 178.pngSpr b 2g 178.png Xatu Generation II core series Gold sprite has an extraneous wing spot and missing white body stripes. Silver sprite has a red stomach pattern instead of a black one, and one of its body stripes is black instead of white. The cat eyes on both sprites are also white instead of red. Crystal later changed the front sprite, though the back sprite was oddly left untouched.
179 Spr b 2g 179.png Mareep Generation II core series Has white tail segments on its back sprite instead of yellow ones.
180 Spr b 2g 180 jp.png Flaaffy Gold and Silver (Ja) The Japanese sprites doesn't connect the neck and head wool which was changed in the International versions and later Crystal.
181 Spr 2g 181.pngSpr b 2g 181.png Ampharos Gold and Silver Originally had a reversed ear pattern, which was later changed in Crystal.
185 Spr 2s 185.pngSpr b 2g 185.png Sudowoodo Gold and Silver Silver sprite has a different spot arrangement. Back sprite has an extra spot which was removed Crystal.
186 Spr b 2g 186 jp.png Politoed Gold and Silver (Ja) The Japanese sprites have three extraneous back spots, which was changed in the International versions and later Crystal.
187 Spr b 2g 187.png Hoppip Generation II core series Lacks its pawpads.
190 Spr 2g 190 jp.pngSpr 2s 190 jp.png Aipom Gold and Silver (Ja) The Japanese sprites doesn't have the stomach pattern, which was changed in the International versions and later Crystal.
191 Spr b 2g 191 jp.png Sunkern Gold and Silver (Ja) The Japanese back sprite has the middle stripe shorter than the others instead of longer, which was changed in the International versions and later Crystal.
194 Spr b 2g 194 jp.png Wooper Gold and Silver (Ja) The Japanese back sprite has an extraneous dorsal ridge, which was changed in the International versions and later Crystal.
195 Spr b 2g 195.pngSpr b 2c 195.png Quagsire Generation II core series Back sprite has a tail that is too thin and has an extraneous line running down it.
196 Spr 2g 196.pngSpr 2s 196.pngSpr 2c 196.png
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Espeon Generation II core series Has ears which don't point upwards.
203 Spr b 2g 203 jp.png Girafarig Gold and Silver (Ja) The Japanese back sprite has the spots connected to the dorsal ridge, which was changed in the International versions and later Crystal.
205 Spr 2g 205.pngSpr 2s 205.pngSpr b 2g 205.png Forretress Gold and Silver Has a different shell design, with it namely featuring black spots.
211 Spr b 2g 211 jp.png Qwilfish Gold and Silver (Ja) The Japanese back sprite has an extra tail spot, which was changed in the International versions and later Crystal.
213 Spr b 2g 213.png Shuckle Gold and Silver The back sprite has extra spots, namely one connected to the upper ridge.
214 Spr 2g 214.pngSpr 2c 214.png
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Heracross Generation II core series The Gold and Crystal sprites lack arm spikes, while the back sprite has noticeably duller spikes.
215 Spr 2g 215.pngSpr 2g 215 jp.pngSpr b 2g 215 jp.pngSpr b 2g 215.png Sneasel Gold and Silver Originally had brown fur, cyan feathers, longer pupils, a nose, a white forehead spot instead of a gem, and ears with a depression in them. The International sprites tweaked the eyes and ears, and Crystal later changed the rest.
216 Spr 2s 216 jp.png Teddiursa Silver (Ja) The Japanese Silver sprite lacks the pawpad, which was corrected in the International versions.
218 Spr b 2g 218 jp.png Slugma Gold and Silver (Ja) The Japanese sprites have extra lava bubbles on its back, which was changed in the International versions and later Crystal.
219 Spr 2s 219.pngSpr 2g 219.pngSpr b 2g 219.png Magcargo Gold and Silver Had a noticeably odd color scheme, as well as a different shell design, which was changed Crystal.
222 Spr b 2g 222.png Corsola Generation II core series Back sprite has spots reaching higher up its body.
224 Spr 2g 224.pngSpr 2s 224.png Octillery Gold and Silver Has golden eyes instead of white ones.
225 Spr 2g 225.pngSpr 2s 225.pngSpr b 2g 225.png Delibird Generation II core series Originally lacked the sideburns. Crystal later changed the front sprite, though the back sprite was oddly left untouched.
226 Spr 2s 226.pngSpr b 2g 226.pngSpr b 2c 226.png Mantine Generation II core series Has its back patterns either blue or white instead of black due to palette limitations.
227 Spr 2g 227.pngSpr 2s 227.png Skarmory Gold and Silver Has a longer beak and an extra tail, which was later changed in Crystal.
228 Spr b 2g 228.png Houndour Gold and Silver Originally had its skull reach further back, which was changed in Crystal.
232 Spr 2s 232 jp.png Donphan Silver (Ja) The Japanese Silver sprite has the underside of the trunk gray and striped instead of black and smooth, which was changed in the International versions and later Crystal.
234 Spr 2g 234 jp.pngSpr 2s 234 jp.pngSpr 2c 234.png Stantler Gold and Silver (Ja) The Japanese sprites lack the sprites on the hindquarters, which was changed in the International versions and later Crystal. Crystal later changed Stantler's tail to be cream-colored, as seen in its artwork of the time, something which stayed all the way up to Generation IV before reverting back to the brown tail.
235 Spr 2g 235.pngSpr 2s 235.pngSpr 2c 235.pngSpr b 2g 235.png Smeargle Generation II core series Originally had red-colored paint, while its shiny had green-colored one. Starting with Generation III, this would be swapped around.
238 Spr 2g 238.pngSpr 2s 238.pngSpr 2c 238.png
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Smoochum Generation II core series Originally had rounded hair at the bottom, with droopier wild strands on top of its head.
240 Spr 2g 240.pngSpr 2s 240.png Magby Gold and Silver Originally had a different stomach pattern, which was later changed in Crystal.
241 Spr b 2g 241.png Miltank Gold and Silver Originally had a different back pattern, which was later changed in Crystal.
242 Spr 2s 242 jp.png Blissey Silver (Ja) The Japanese Silver sprite has the right wing not fully covering the shoulder, which was changed in the International versions and later Crystal.
243 Spr b 2g 243.pngSpr 2g 243.png Raikou Gold and Silver Originally has a different muzzle, no ears, no whiskers, smaller fangs, an orange mane instead of a purple one, and a second, black collar. Was later changed in Crystal.
244 Spr 2g 244.png Entei Gold and Silver Originally has smoother chest fur and had no sideburns. Was later changed in Crystal.
245 Spr b 2g 245.pngSpr 2c 245.png Suicune Generation II core series Back sprite has a blue chin instead of a white one, which was mistakenly added on the Crystal sprite.
247 Spr b 2g 247 jp.png Pupitar Gold and Silver (Ja) The Japanese back sprite has an additional body segment, which was changed in the International versions and later Crystal.

Generation III

Pokémon Game Reason
003 Spr 3r 003.pngSpr 3e 003.pngSpr 3f 003.png
Spr b 3r 003.pngSpr b 3f 003.png
Venusaur Generation III core series Still only has five petals instead of six.
009 Spr 3r 009.pngSpr 3e 009.pngSpr 3f 009.png Blastoise Generation III core series Still has a different cannon cover design.
011 Spr b 3r 011.png Metapod Ruby and Sapphire
Emerald
Still has an extraneous line connecting its eyes. Was later changed in FireRed and LeafGreen.
024 Spr 3r 024.pngSpr 3e 024.png
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Arbok Ruby and Sapphire
Emerald
Pokémon Ranger
Still has an alternative hood design. Was later changed in FireRed and LeafGreen.
031 Spr 3r 031.pngSpr 3e 031.pngSpr 3f 031.png Nidoqueen Generation III core series Is still shown with two fangs here.
035 Spr b 3r 035.png Clefairy Generation III core series Still has an upside-down tail.
040 Spr 3r 040.pngSpr 3e 040.pngSpr b 3r 040.png Wigglytuff Ruby and Sapphire
Emerald
Eartips are pink instead of white. Was later changed in FireRed and LeafGreen.
060 Spr 3r 060.pngSpr 3e 060.pngSpr 3f 060.png Poliwag Generation III core series Spiral is still too small and thick.
061 Spr 3r 061.pngSpr b 3r 061.png Poliwhirl Ruby and Sapphire Still has gloves instead of fingerless mitts. Was later changed in Emerald and FireRed and LeafGreen.
068 Spr 3r 068.pngSpr 3e 068.pngSpr 3f 068.png Machamp Generation III core series Lacks its belt.
083 Spr 3r 083.pngSpr 3e 083.pngSpr b 3r 083.png Farfetch'd Generation III core series Still has its finger pattern. Was later changed in FireRed and LeafGreen, though the back sprite was oddly left untouched.
100 PinRS100.png Voltorb Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Still has a base circle.
103 Spr b 3r 103.png Exeggutor Ruby and Sapphire
Emerald
Still has an extra back head. Was later changed in FireRed and LeafGreen.
110 Spr 3r 110.pngSpr 3e 110.png Weezing Ruby and Sapphire
Emerald
Still has a different head head conjunction. Was later changed in FireRed and LeafGreen.
128 Spr 3r 128.pngSpr 3e 128.png Tauros Ruby and Sapphire
Emerald
Still has brown tails instead of gray ones. Was later changed in FireRed and LeafGreen.
234 Spr 3r 234.pngSpr 3e 234.png Stantler Generation III core series Still has a cream-colored tail instead of a brown one.
250 Spr 3r 249.pngSpr 3e 249.pngSpr b 3r 249.png Lugia Generation III core series Spikes are black instead of blue, as seen in Lugia's Gold and Silver artwork.
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Silcoon Generation III core series
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
Has a yellow iris instead of a red one.
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Cascoon Generation III core series
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
Has a yellow pupil instead of a white one.
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Seedot Generation III core series
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
Has a light green cap instead of dark gray one.
280 Spr 3r 280.pngSpr 3e 280.pngSpr b 3r 280.png Ralts Generation III core series Has a smaller back horn.
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Masquerain Generation III core series
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
Has a darker face, as well as wings that are orange and brown instead of pink and purple.
292 Spr 3r 292.pngSpr 3e 292.pngSpr b 3r 292.png Shedinja Generation III core series Has a slightly different color scheme, as well as a more ethereal aureola.
298 Spr 3r 298.pngSpr 3e 298.png Azurill Generation III core series Has a misshapen tail.
299 Spr 3r 299.pngSpr 3e 299.pngSpr b 3r 299.png Nosepass Generation III core series Has a thinner, less refined body, as well as red pawpads instead of black ones.
301 Spr 3r 301.pngSpr 3e 301.png Delcatty Generation III core series Originally had a full-moon symbol on its forehead.
304 Spr b 3r 304.png Aron Generation III core series The back of its head is rounded instead of flat.
309 Spr 3r 309.pngSpr 3e 309.pngSpr b 3r 309.png Electrike Generation III core series Front sprites have much smaller tail spikes, while the back sprite lacks them altogether.
310 Spr b 3r 310.png Manectric Generation III core series Back sprite lacks the ear hole.
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Spoink Generation III core series
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
Has a cream-colored pearl as opposed to a pink one. The back sprite also lacks the cheek pattern.
326 Spr b 3r 326.png Grumpig Generation III core series Back sprite has a different ear design.
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Zangoose Generation III core series
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
Has purple claws instead of black ones.
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Shuppet Generation III core series
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
Has green irises instead of dark blue ones.
361 PinRSani361.png Snorunt Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Animated Pinball sprite lacks the back spots.
366 Spr b 3r 366.png Clamperl Generation III core series Back sprite has a slightly different shell design.
375 Spr 3r 375.pngSpr 3e 375.pngSpr b 3r 375.png Metang Generation III core series The top of the body is different, namely not being flat. The back sprite also features two extraneous holes.
377 Spr 3r 377.pngSpr 3e 377.pngSpr b 3r 377.png Regirock Generation III core series The shoulder pads are smaller.
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Registeel Generation III core series
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
The shoulder pads reach higher up.
384 Spr 3r 384.pngSpr 3e 384.png Rayquaza Generation III core series The inside of its mouth is blue instead of pink.
386 Spr 3r 386.pngSpr b 3r 386.png Deoxys Generation III core series Originally only had four fingers. Back sprite also has blue spots instead of green ones.

Generation IV

Pokémon Game Reason
110 Spr 4d 110.png Weezing Diamond and Pearl
Platinum
Still has a different head conjunction. Was later fixed in HeartGold and SoulSilver, though it returned in Black and White.
127 Spr b 4d 127.png Pinsir Diamond and Pearl Only has one body segments Was later fixed in Platinum.
175 Spr b 4d 175 s.png Togepi (Shiny) Diamond and Pearl Has an incorrectly colored shell pattern. Was later fixed in Platinum.
380 Spr 4d 380 s.png Latias (Shiny) Diamond and Pearl Has golden eyes instead of green ones. Was later fixed in Platinum.

Generation V

Pokémon Game Reason
024 Spr 5b 024.pngSpr b 5b 024.png Arbok Generation V core series Lacks a tail segment when compared to its back sprite.
080 Spr 5b 080.png Slowbro Generation V core series As seen in the animated sprite, the Shellder is missing an eye.
110 Spr 5b 110.pngSpr b 5b 110.png Weezing Generation V core series This sprite is based on the off-model Generation IV sprite.
024 Spr 5b 105.pngSpr b 5b 105.png Marowak Generation V core series The hand holding the bones changes between the front and back sprites.
555 Spr b 5b 555Z.png Darmanitan (Zen Mode) Generation V core series Lacks the back stripes.
599 Spr 5b 599.pngSpr b 5b 599.png Klink Generation V core series The back sprite has the upper gear on the wrong side.
600 Spr 5b 600.pngSpr b 5b 600.png Klang Generation V core series The back sprite has the smaller gear on the wrong side.
601 Spr 5b 601.pngSpr b 5b 601.png Klinklang Generation V core series The back sprite has the smaller gear on the wrong side.
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