Evolution

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Evolution[edit]

Evolution is a process in which a Pokémon changes into a different species of Pokémon. This change is not merely physical, however, as Pokémon of a higher evolutionary stage has different moves that can be learned, and sometimes change their types, though usually at least one of the types of the previous form is preserved.

Stages of Evolution[edit]

Pokémon can be divided into different evolutionary stages, based on where they appear in their evolution family. All Pokémon fall into one of four groups: baby Pokémon, unevolved Pokémon, first-evolution Pokémon, and second-evolution Pokémon.

Three-Stage Evolutionary Line[edit]

The most well known type of Evolution that features two separate evolutionary events. All the Starter Pokémon with the exception of Poochyena and Bunnelby are under this category.

Two-Stage Evolutionary Line[edit]

The most common type of Evolution that features only one evolutionary event.

No Evolutionary Line[edit]

The least common type of Evolution that features no evolutionary event. This is also a list of non-Legendary Pokémon that do not have an evolutionary relationship to any other Pokémon.

Farfetchd
#083
Farfetchd
Tauros
#128
Tauros
Lapras
#131
Lapras
Ditto
#132
Ditto
Unown (A)
#201A
Unown (A)
Unown (B)
#201B
Unown (B)
Unown (C)
#201C
Unown (C)
Unown (D)
#201D
Unown (D)
Unown (E)
#201E
Unown (E)
Unown (Ex)
#201Ex
Unown (Ex)
Unown (F)
#201F
Unown (F)
Unown (G)
#201G
Unown (G)
Unown (H)
#201H
Unown (H)
Unown (I)
#201I
Unown (I)
Unown (J)
#201J
Unown (J)
Unown (K)
#201K
Unown (K)
Unown (L)
#201L
Unown (L)
Unown (M)
#201M
Unown (M)
Unown (N)
#201N
Unown (N)
Unown (O)
#201O
Unown (O)
Unown (P)
#201P
Unown (P)
Unown (Q)
#201Q
Unown (Q)
Unown (Qm)
#201Qm
Unown (Qm)
Unown (R)
#201R
Unown (R)
Unown (S)
#201S
Unown (S)
Unown (T)
#201T
Unown (T)
Unown (U)
#201U
Unown (U)
Unown (V)
#201V
Unown (V)
Unown (W)
#201W
Unown (W)
Unown (X)
#201X
Unown (X)
Unown (Y)
#201Y
Unown (Y)
Unown (Z)
#201Z
Unown (Z)
Girafarig
#203
Girafarig
Dunsparce
#206
Dunsparce
Qwilfish
#211
Qwilfish
Shuckle
#213
Shuckle
Corsola
#222
Corsola
Delibird
#225
Delibird
Skarmory
#227
Skarmory
Stantler
#234
Stantler
Smeargle
#235
Smeargle
Miltank
#241
Miltank
Plusle
#311
Plusle
Minun
#312
Minun
Volbeat
#313
Volbeat
Illumise
#314
Illumise
Torkoal
#324
Torkoal
Spinda
#327
Spinda
Zangoose
#335
Zangoose
Seviper
#336
Seviper
Lunatone
#337
Lunatone
Solrock
#338
Solrock
Castform
#351
Castform
Castform (Fire)
#351F
Castform (Fire)
Castform (Ice)
#351I
Castform (Ice)
Castform (Water)
#351W
Castform (Water)
Kecleon
#352
Kecleon
Tropius
#357
Tropius
Relicanth
#369
Relicanth
Luvdisc
#370
Luvdisc
Pachirisu
#417
Pachirisu
Chatot
#441
Chatot
Spiritomb
#442
Spiritomb
Carnivine
#455
Carnivine
Rotom
#479
Rotom
Rotom (Cut)
#479Cu
Rotom (Cut)
Rotom (Frost)
#479Fr
Rotom (Frost)
Rotom (Heat)
#479He
Rotom (Heat)
Rotom (Spin)
#479Sp
Rotom (Spin)
Rotom (Wash)
#479Wa
Rotom (Wash)
Throh
#538
Throh
Sawk
#539
Sawk
Basculin (Blue Stripe)
#550B
Basculin (Blue Stripe)
Basculin (Red Stripe)
#550R
Basculin (Red Stripe)
Maractus
#556
Maractus
Sigilyph
#561
Sigilyph
Emolga
#587
Emolga
Alomomola
#594
Alomomola
Cryogonal
#615
Cryogonal
Stunfisk
#618
Stunfisk
Druddigon
#621
Druddigon
Bouffalant
#626
Bouffalant
Heatmor
#631
Heatmor
Durant
#632
Durant
Furfrou
#676
Furfrou
Furfrou (Dandy)
#676Da
Furfrou (Dandy)
Furfrou (Debutante)
#676De
Furfrou (Debutante)
Furfrou (Diamond)
#676Di
Furfrou (Diamond)
Furfrou (Heart)
#676He
Furfrou (Heart)
Furfrou (Kabuki)
#676Ka
Furfrou (Kabuki)
Furfrou (La Reine)
#676La
Furfrou (La Reine)
Furfrou (Matron)
#676Ma
Furfrou (Matron)
Furfrou (Pharaoh)
#676Ph
Furfrou (Pharaoh)
Furfrou (Star)
#676St
Furfrou (Star)
Hawlucha
#701
Hawlucha
Dedenne
#702
Dedenne
Carbink
#703
Carbink
Klefki
#707
Klefki

Branched Evolution[edit]

There is a split in the evolutionary line at some point so that even though two Pokémon of the same species evolve the same amount of times, they can become one of two or more entirely different creatures. Eevee is the best example for Branch Evolution having 8 different evolution depending on Evolution Method.

Base Form Evolution Trigger First Evolution Evolution Trigger Second Evolution
Oddish
Oddish
Rare Candy
Level 21
Gloom
Gloom
Leaf Stone
Leaf Stone
Vileplume
Vileplume
Sun Stone
Sun Stone
Bellossom
Bellossom
Poliwag
Poliwag
Rare Candy
Level 25
Poliwhirl
Poliwhirl
Water Stone
Water Stone
Poliwrath
Poliwrath
Kings Rock
Kings Rock
Politoed
Politoed
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Rare Candy
Level 37
Slowbro
Slowbro
Kings Rock
Kings Rock
Slowking
Slowking
Eevee
Eevee
Water Stone
Water Stone
Vaporeon
Vaporeon
Thunder Stone
Thunder Stone
Jolteon
Jolteon
Fire Stone
Fire Stone
Flareon
Flareon
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png
Level 3 Happiness
Espeon
Espeon
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png
Level 3 Happiness
Umbreon
Umbreon
Moss Rock
Moss Rock
Leafeon
Leafeon
Ice Rock
Ice Rock
Glaceon
Glaceon
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png Maxheart.png
Level 4 Happiness
Sylveon
Sylveon
Tyrogue
Tyrogue
Rare Candy
Level 20
Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee
Hitmonchan
Hitmonchan
Hitmontop
Hitmontop
Wurmple
Wurmple
Rare Candy
Level 7
Silcoon
Silcoon
Rare Candy
Level 10
Beautifly
Beautifly
Cascoon
Cascoon
Rare Candy
Level 10
Dustox
Dustox
Ralts
Ralts
Rare Candy
Level 20
Kirlia
Kirlia
Rare Candy
Level 30
Gardevoir
Gardevoir
Male.png & Dawn Stone.png
Male & Dawn Stone
Gallade
Gallade
Snorunt
Snorunt
Rare Candy
Level 42
Glalie
Glalie
Female.png & Dawn Stone.png
Female & Dawn Stone
Froslass
Froslass
Clamperl
Clamperl
Deepseascale.png
Deepseascale
Gorebyss
Gorebyss
Deepseatooth.png
Deepseatooth
Huntail
Huntail
Burmy (Plant)
Burmy (Plant)
Female.png & Rare Candy
Female & Level 20
Wormadam (Plant)
Wormadam (Plant)
Male.png & Rare Candy
Male & Level 20
Mothim
Mothim
Burmy (Sand)
Burmy (Sand)
Female.png & Rare Candy
Female & Level 20
Wormadam (Sand)
Wormadam (Sand)
Male.png & Rare Candy
Male & Level 20
Mothim
Mothim
Burmy (Steel)
Burmy (Steel)
Female.png & Rare Candy
Female & Level 20
Wormadam (Steel)
Wormadam (Steel)
Male.png & Rare Candy
Male & Level 20
Mothim
Mothim

Evolution Methods[edit]

The various triggers for a Pokémon's evolution are almost as varied as the Pokémon themselves, and some Pokémon has a unique evolution method. The most common of them is Evolution by leveling up at or above a certain level.

Item Based Evolution[edit]

Pokémon are known to evolve while holding specific items.

Base Form Item Required Evolved Form
Clamperl
Clamperl
Deepseascale.png
Deepseascale
Gorebyss
Gorebyss
Clamperl
Clamperl
Deepseatooth.png
Deepseatooth
Huntail
Huntail
Seadra
Seadra
Dragon Scale.png
Dragon Scale
Kingdra
Kingdra
Porygon
Porygon
Up Grade.png
Up Grade
Porygon2
Porygon2
Porygon2
Porygon2
Dubious Disc.png
Dubious Disc
Porygon-Z
Porygon-Z
Electabuzz
Electabuzz
Electirizer.png
Electirizer
Electivire
Electivire
Magmar
Magmar
Magmarizer.png
Magmarizer
Magmortar
Magmortar
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Kings Rock.png
Kings Rock
Slowking
Slowking
Poliwhirl
Poliwhirl
Kings Rock.png
Kings Rock
Politoed
Politoed

Stone Evolution[edit]

Pokémon are known to evolve when exposed to a certain Evolutionary Stone.

Base Form Item Required Evolved Form
Vulpix
Vulpix
Fire Stone.png
Fire Stone
Ninetales
Ninetales
Growlithe
Growlithe
Fire Stone.png
Fire Stone
Arcanine
Arcanine
Eevee
Eevee
Fire Stone.png
Fire Stone
Flareon
Flareon
Pansear
Pansear
Fire Stone.png
Fire Stone
Simisear
Simisear
Poliwhirl
Poliwhirl
Water Stone.png
Water Stone
Poliwrath
Poliwrath
Shellder
Shellder
Water Stone.png
Water Stone
Cloyster
Cloyster
Staryu
Staryu
Water Stone.png
Water Stone
Starmie
Starmie
Eevee
Eevee
Water Stone.png
Water Stone
Vaporeon
Vaporeon
Lombre
Lombre
Water Stone.png
Water Stone
Ludicolo
Ludicolo
Panpour
Panpour
Water Stone.png
Water Stone
Simipour
Simipour
Pikachu
Pikachu
Thunder Stone.png
Thunder Stone
Raichu
Raichu
Eevee
Eevee
Thunder Stone.png
Thunder Stone
Jolteon
Jolteon
Eelektrik
Eelektrik
Thunder Stone.png
Thunder Stone
Eelektross
Eelektross

Happiness Evolution[edit]

Certain Pokémon need a strong Friendship to evolve.

Base Form Required Happiness Evolved Form
Golbat
Golbat
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png
Level 3 Happiness
Crobat
Crobat
Chansey
Chansey
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png
Level 3 Happiness
Blissey
Blissey
Eevee
Eevee
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png
Level 3 Happiness
Umbreon
Umbreon
Eevee
Eevee
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png
Level 3 Happiness
Espeon
Espeon
Eevee
Eevee
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png Maxheart.png
Level 4 Happiness
Sylveon
Sylveon
Pichu
Pichu
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png
Level 3 Happiness
Pikachu
Pikachu
Cleffa
Cleffa
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png
Level 3 Happiness
Clefairy
Clefairy
Igglybuff
Igglybuff
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png
Level 3 Happiness
Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff
Togepi
Togepi
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png
Level 3 Happiness
Togetic
Togetic
Azurill
Azurill
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png
Level 3 Happiness
Marill
Marill
Budew
Budew
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png
Level 3 Happiness
Roselia
Roselia
Buneary
Buneary
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png
Level 3 Happiness
Lopunny
Lopunny
Chingling
Chingling
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png
Level 3 Happiness
Chimecho
Chimecho
Munchlax
Munchlax
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png
Level 3 Happiness
Snorlax
Snorlax
Riolu
Riolu
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png
Level 3 Happiness
Lucario
Lucario
Woobat
Woobat
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png
Level 3 Happiness
Swoobat
Swoobat
Swadloon
Swadloon
Heart.png Heart.png Heart.png
Level 3 Happiness
Leavanny
Leavanny

Gender Based Evolution[edit]

Certain Pokemon have to be a certain gender to evolve.

Base Form Item Required Evolved Form
Burmy (Plant)
Burmy (Plant)
Female.png & Rare Candy.png
Female & Level 20
Wormadam (Plant)
Wormadam (Plant)
Burmy (Sand)
Burmy (Sand)
Female.png & Rare Candy.png
Female & Level 20
Wormadam (Sand)
Wormadam (Sand)
Burmy (Steel)
Burmy (Steel)
Female.png & Rare Candy.png
Female & Level 20
Wormadam (Steel)
Wormadam (Steel)
Burmy (Plant)
Burmy (Plant)
Male.png & Rare Candy.png
Male & Level 20
Mothim
Mothim
Burmy (Sand)
Burmy (Sand)
Male.png & Rare Candy.png
Male & Level 20
Mothim
Mothim
Burmy (Steel)
Burmy (Steel)
Male.png & Rare Candy.png
Male & Level 20
Mothim
Mothim
Combee
Combee
Female.png & Rare Candy.png
Female & Level 21
Vespiquen
Vespiquen
Kirlia
Kirlia
Male.png & Dawn Stone.png
Male & Dawn Stone
Gallade
Gallade
Nidoran (F)
Nidoran (F)
Female.png & Rare Candy.png
Female & Level 16
Nidorina
Nidorina
Nidoran (M)
Nidoran (M)
Male.png & Rare Candy.png
Male & Level 16
Nidorino
Nidorino
Snorunt
Snorunt
Female.png & Dawn Stone.png
Female & Dawn Stone
Froslass
Froslass