List of Pokémon (599–649)

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The Pokémon franchise has 719 (as of the release of Pokémon X and Y) distinctive fictional species classified as the titular Pokémon. This is a selected listing of 51 of the Pokémon species, originally found in the Black and White versions, arranged as they are in the main game series' National Pokédex.

Klink[edit]

Number: 599 Type: Steel Evolves from: None Evolves into: Klang

Klink[1] (ギアル Giaru?), known as the Gear Pokémon, is two gears which have come together. Other bodies will not connect with it and become separated.[2] By having its two bodies rotate in a gear formation, it creates the energy it needs to live.[3]

Klang[edit]

Number: 600 Type: Steel Evolves from: Klink Evolves into: Klinklang

Klang (ギギアル Gigiaru?), known as the Gear Pokémon, is the evolution of Klink. It is based on gears used in machinery. By changing the direction in which it rotates, it communicates its feelings to others. When angry, it rotates faster. Spinning minigears are rotated at high speed and repeatedly fired away. It is dangerous if the gears don't return.

Klinklang[edit]

Number: 601 Type: Steel Evolves from: Klang Evolves into: None

Klinklang (ギギギアル Gigigiaru?), known as the Gear Pokémon, is the evolution of Klang. It is the final evolution of Klink. Like Klink and Klang, it is based on gears. Its red core functions as an energy tank. It fires charged energy through its spikes into an area. The gear with the red core is rotated at high speed for a rapid energy charge.

Tynamo[edit]

Number: 602 Type: Electric Evolves from: None Evolves into: Eelektrik

Tynamo (シビシラス Shibishirasu?), known as the Electric Eel Pokémon. It is based on young electric eels and lampreys. A single Tynamo's electrical power is tiny, but when a group comes together, that power is "as mighty as thunder". These Pokémon move in schools. They have an electricity-generating organ, so they discharge electricity if in danger. It and its evolved forms have the Levitate ability, which combined with its Electric typing means it has no weaknesses under normal circumstances. It should be noted that, unlike Sableye and Spiritomb, Tynamo and its evolutions have not been effected by the advent of the Fairy Type, so as of Generation VI, they alone have no weaknesses under normal circumstances (Fairy Type strikes deal average damage to Electric Types).

Eelektrik[edit]

Number: 603 Type: Electric Evolves from: Tynamo Evolves into: Eelektross

Eelektrik (シビビール Shibibīru?), known as the Electric Fish Pokémon, is the evolution of Tynamo. It is also based on electric eels and lampreys. They coil around foes and shock them with electricity-generating organs that seem simply to be circular patterns. These Pokémon have a big appetite. When they spot their prey, they attack it and paralyze it with electricity.

Eelektross[edit]

Number: 604 Type: Electric Evolves from: Eelektrik Evolves into: None

Eelektross (シビルドン Shibirudon?), known as the Electric Fish Pokémon, is the evolution of Eelektrik. It evolves from Eelektrik when it contacts a Thunderstone. Eelektross is an eel-like Pokémon that resembles a lamprey, with a long tentacle-like, finned limb extending from its head. It has red eyes, dark blue body, and, unlike its earlier evolutions, possesses clawed, paddle-like arms with yellow spots and yellow-and-red palms. It has a beige fin on the upper portion of its body and beige fin-like legs below. It is also the final evolution of Tynamo. Eelektross and its evolutionary relatives are the only Pokémon to have no weaknesses other than Ghost/Dark. However, this is due to their Levitate ability, which eliminates what would be their sole weakness to the Ground type.

Elgyem[edit]

Number: 605 Type: Psychic Evolves from: None Evolves into: Beheeyem

Elgyem (リグレー Rigurē?, Ligray), known as the Cerebral or Brain Pokémon, is an extraterrestrial Pokémon. It is based on greys. It has an egg-shaped head, which is as big as the remaining part of its body. It has two green-colored eyes, and black, symmetrical patterns on its head. It stands on two legs, and has two hands, on which there are Red, Green, & Yellow colored three fingers. Its legs are short & it has a small, fat tail. It uses strong psychic power to squeeze its opponent's brain, causing unbearable headaches. This Pokémon had never been seen until it appeared from far in the desert 50 years ago.[4] Since then, they live in their Celestial Tower in Unova. The name is taken from "LGM", a term commonly used to describe aliens.

Beheeyem[edit]

Number: 606 Type: Psychic Evolves from: Elgyem Evolves into: None

Beheeyem (オーベム Ōbemu?), known as the Cerebral Pokémon, is the evolution of Elgyem. It and its pre-evolution were said to have come from a distant planet. It can manipulate an opponent's memory. Apparently, it communicates by flashing its three different colored fingers. it uses psychic power to control an opponent's brain and tamper with its memories.

Litwick[edit]

Number: 607 Type: Ghost/Fire Evolves from: None Evolves into: Lampent

Litwick (ヒトモシ Hitomoshi?), known as the Candle Pokémon. It is based on a candle. It is known for fooling people and guiding them with its light when it is in fact actually stealing life energy from the victim, which it then uses as fuel to burn for the flame on its head.

IGN's Sam Claiborn scoffed at the idea of a candle Pokémon, along with the design of the 5th generation altogether.[5][clarification needed]

Lampent[edit]

Number: 608 Type: Ghost/Fire Evolves from: Litwick Evolves into: Chandelure

Lampent (ランプラー Ranpurā?), known as the Lamp Pokémon, is the evolution of Litwick. It is able to float in mid-air. In the past, they used to live deep in the forest however, they have now started to settle down in large cities and towns.

In the anime, Trip acquires a Lampent which he uses in the Best Wishes! episode "A Venipede Stampede" to help rid Castelia City of a swarm of Venipede.

Editor Chris Sims listed Lampent in ComicsAlliance's list of "Pokemon's Ten Most Disturbing Pokedex Entries", stating "while its one of the more fun designs-- its the middle entrant in a series that sees a candle evolve into a lamp that then evolves into a chandelier -- Lampent is pretty much the embodiment of that weirdness."[6]

Chandelure[edit]

Number: 609 Type: Ghost/Fire Evolves from: Lampent Evolves into: None

Chandelure (シャンデラ Shandera?), known as the Luring Pokémon and based on a chandelier, is the evolution of Lampent. It appears as a ghostly chandelier with purple fire burning in the candle-holders in the absence of candles. Chandelure and its evolution family are the only Ghost/Fire type Pokémon. It is said that if you make contact with a Chandelure's Hitodama your soul will be burned, leaving only a shell of the victim's body.[7] It can also hypnotize others by swinging its fires.[8]

GamesRadar named it "easily one of the coolest new Unova Pokemon both looks-wise and gameplay-wise."[9] In a poll by Official Nintendo Magazine, Chandelure was voted as one of the best Pokémon from Black and White. Editor Thomas East stated that there are "many very strange Pokemon in Black & White [...] but none of them get as much love as Chandelure."[10]

Chandelure will appear in the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as an enemy in Smash Run.

Axew[edit]

Number: 610 Type: Dragon Evolves from: None Evolves into: Fraxure

Axew[11] (キバゴ Kibago?), known as the Tusk Pokémon. It is a bipedal, greenish-colored Pokémon with noticeable nostrils and pale tusks protruding from the sides of its mouth. It was described by IGN as a "baby parasaurolophus".[12] It leaves gashes on trees and shrubs with its tusks in order to mark its territory and is capable of immediately regrowing broken tusks.[13]

In the Pokémon anime, Iris owns an Axew, which was introduced in "Enter Iris and Axew!". She carries it in her extensive hair, rather than in a Poké Ball (similar to Ash's Pikachu).

Game Informer's Jeff Marchiafava stated "I kind of dig Axew", saying he looks "pretty cute", and "his stance says he's ready for anything".[14]

Fraxure[edit]

Number: 611 Type: Dragon Evolves from: Axew Evolves into: Haxorus

Fraxure[15] (オノンド Onondo?), known as the Axe Jaw Pokémon,[16] is the evolution of Axew. It is based on the dinosaurs and has tusks capable of breaking rocks into pieces.[17] A Fraxure will sharpen its tusks after fighting since they will not regrow if they break.[18] If a Fraxure gets into a territorial battle with another Fraxure, the encounter can be very violent.[17]

Haxorus[edit]

Number: 612 Type: Dragon Evolves from: Fraxure Evolves into: None

Haxorus (オノノクス Ononokusu?, Ononokus), known as the Axe Jaw Pokémon, is the evolution of Fraxure.[19] It is also based on dinosaurs. Haxorus's body is armored and its tusks are capable of cutting through steel beams without becoming dull.[20] In general, Haxorus is friendly, but it can also be very territorial.[21]

Cubchoo[edit]

Number: 613 Type: Ice Evolves from: None Evolves into: Beartic

Cubchoo (クマシュン Kumashun?, Kumasyun), known as the Chill Pokémon, is based on a polar bear cub. Cubchoo is constantly plagued by a cold and a runny nose. It will sniff up its mucus during attacks and then use it to fight with.[22] When it becomes sicker and the mucus becomes too runny, its ice attacks become weaker.[23]

Cubchoo were given out for a promotional event in the games Pokémon Black and Pokémon White in Japan from October 22, 2010 to November 29, 2010.[24]

Beartic[edit]

Number: 614 Type: Ice Evolves from: Cubchoo Evolves into: None

Beartic (ツンベアー Tsunbeā?, Tunbear), known as the Freeze Pokémon, is an Ice-type Pokémon and the evolution of Cubchoo. It resembles a polar bear, standing on two legs, with large black nails, thick white fur, and has fangs made of ice. Their habitat is in the cold lands of the north, usually near the water, where they can prey upon aquatic creatures. It can be aggressive while protecting its Cubchoo offspring and can use its breath to freeze objects.

Beartic debuts in the anime under the ownership of Georgia in Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! It appears frequently afterward.

Cryogonal[edit]

Number: 615 Type: Ice Does not evolve

Cryogonal (フリージオ Furījio?, Freegeo), known as the Crystal Pokémon, is an Ice-Type Pokémon, based on snow flakes. It resembles a shiny, dark blue snowflake, with eyebrows and light blue, reflective 'eyes'. It turns into steam when its body heat rises, before reverting to ice when its body temperature returns to normal. It is a carnivorous species.

Shelmet[edit]

Number: 616 Type: Bug Evolves from: None Evolves into: Accelgor

Shelmet (チョボマキ Chobomaki?), known as the Snail Pokémon is a Bug-Type Pokémon based on a combination of a giant tube worm or nautilus, and plate armor. Physically, it is a bivalve or snail-like Pokémon, with a gray shell much like that of a knight’s visor although it has a more conventionally snail-like swirl of its shell further back. Shelmet’s shell has protrusions on the underside, which it apparently uses as legs. Its inner body is pink with a long, puckered mouth, and green markings below its eyes.It closes the lid on its helmet-like shell as a defensive tactic, and can spit a poisonous sticky fluid. For some reason, Shelmet evolve when put near an electric line with Karrablast. The name has been derived from the combination of "shell" and "helmet".

In the anime, Bianca captured a Shelmet prior to the episode Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader! She later trades it for a Karrablast, thus evolving it.

Accelgor[edit]

Number: 617 Type: Bug Evolves from: Shelmet Evolves into: None

Accelgor (アギルダー Agirudā?, Agilder), known as the Deshelled or Shell Out Pokémon, is the evolution of Shelmet. It is based on a ninja, combined with a giant tube worm. In order to evolve Shelmet into Accelgor, one must be traded for a Karrablast. Shelmet's shell is transferred to Karrablast, allowing Shelmet to evolve into Accelgor and Karrablast into Escavalier.

Stunfisk[edit]

Number: 618 Type: Ground/Electric Does not evolve

Stunfisk (マッギョ Maggyo?), known as the Trap Pokémon, is a flounder-like Pokémon with a brown body and yellow tail. It has very hard skin, and can take being crushed by heavy weight. It smiles when transmitting electricity.[25] Stunfisk hides under the mud, shocking anything that touches it.[26]

Stunfisk first appears in the anime in Best Wishes! episode 32, where a Palpitoad views Ash and his friends as intruders and calls upon Stunfisk's help. It drives them out of the lake, but is fished out and captured by Cilan soon after Palpitoad is defeated. Stunfisk is a Ground and Electric type Pokémon found in the Unova Region. It weights 24.3 lbs and is 2'4" tall.

Mienfoo[edit]

Number: 619 Type: Fighting Evolves from: None Evolves into: Mienshao

Mienfoo (コジョフー Kojofū?), known as the Martial Arts Pokémon is a Fighting-Type Pokémon based on a Mustelid and a Buddhist Monk. It is a yellow, two-legged mustelid-like Pokémon, with round ears, red eyes, round black ‘eyebrows,’ and pink nose with a whisker on each side. Its red arms look similar to flared sleeves, and the paws are yellow. Mienfoo’s chest has a small red band, and its pelt piles around its thighs like a tunic or robe of some sort. Its legs are red, and its yellow tail is also tipped in the color.

Mienshao[edit]

Number: 620 Type: Fighting Evolves from: Mienfoo Evolves into: None

Mienshao (コジョンド Kojondo?), known as the Martial Arts Pokémon, is a Fighting-type Pokémon & the evolution of Mienfoo. Like its pre-evolution, it is based on a Mustelid, doing Whip fighting, Taekwondo and Kokondo. It is lavender in color and has a long body. Its head is small in size and has small, triangle shaped ears. Its forehead has a purple spot adorning it as well as a yellow one on its snout. It possesses a pair of long, yellow tipped whiskers which have split ends. Its arms are almost completely covered by a large amount of fur that is tipped in purple and split at the end. This arm fur is used as a weapon in battle and acts like a battle whip.[27] Its torso has one purple ring of fur around its midsection. It also has purple fur on the bottom section of the torso, which resemble pants, and its bottom paws are clawed. It has a long, skinny tail that, like its paw fur, is tipped purple and split at its end.

Druddigon[edit]

Number: 621 Type: Dragon Does not evolve

Druddigon (クリムガン Kurimugan?, Crimgan), known as the Cave Pokémon is a Dragon-Type Pokémon, possibly based on a gargoyle, though its natural appearance also seems to resemble a European dragon. It is a large, blue, hunchbacked, reptilian creature with medium-sized wings shaped like thistle leaves. It has a set of glaring, ferocious irises. Its arms are longer than its legs, giving it a low-slung, sloping gait. It has a thick, medium-length tail and sharp claws on both the hands and feet. Its head is colored bright red, and has several blunt horns and spikes jutting out everywhere. The skin on its face harder than rock. It also has tall, conical spikes—similarly colored red; three on each arm, one on each shoulder, two on each leg, and four on its tail. It has a blunt, brutal snout, bearing a maw with no discernible teeth; instead, small fang-like protrusions sprout from its jaws. Its eyes are pale yellow. It has a series of olive-colored, football-shaped scutes running across its belly. It is a very savage and aggressive Pokémon in that it fights any intruder who enters its den. Druddigon is the only non-legendary Dragon-type Pokémon that is not related to any other Pokémon by evolution. Its name is a combination of dragon and ruddy, a descriptor for anything reddish in color.

Golett[edit]

Number: 622 Type: Ground/Ghost Evolves from: None Evolves into: Golurk

Golett (ゴビット Gobitto?), also known as the Automaton Pokémon, is a species that appears to be based on a golem. On its head, there is a fin-like structure & both its eyes glow in yellow color due the energy inside. It has strap-like objects covering its body, whose center is a blue square with a yellow swirl in the center. It has four large stones, two on its arms and two acting as its feet. It has a strange energy burning inside it, and so far, no one has been able to identify this energy. Its name is a combination of golem & lett, meaning a young golem.

According to the staff of Game Freak, Golett and its evolution were created by James Turner, a British graphic designer.[28]

Golurk[edit]

Number: 623 Type: Ground/Ghost Evolves from: Golett Evolves into: None

Golurk (ゴルーグ Gorūgu?, Goloog), known as the Automaton Pokémon, is the evolution of Golett. It is based on a clay golem supposedly created by an ancient civilization to protect people and Pokémon. It seems to look like a suit of armour possessed by a ghost. There is a slanting crack on the chest part of the armour, which is sealed by an object much similar to a band-aid. If this seal is broken, its indefinite energy will go out of control, and it will keep flying without having control of itself. It has a crystal-like formation on its shoulders. Its suit resembles a Roman armour. Despite its large size, Golurk is capable of flying. By inserting its hands in its arms and inserting its legs and feet in its body, it can blast off like a rocket.

Pawniard[edit]

Number: 624 Type: Dark/Steel Evolves from: None Evolves into: Bisharp

Pawniard (コマタナ Komatana?), known as the Sharp Edge Pokémon, has a round red head resembling a helmet with a blade extending from the front. It will follow the orders of any Bisharp that dictates them.

Pawniard debuts under Georgia's ownership in the episode Cilan vs Trip, Ash vs Georgia!, where it begins a battle against Ash's Snivy. It loses in the next episode. It evolves into a Bisharp prior to the Clubsplosion.

Bisharp[edit]

Number: 625 Type: Dark/Steel Evolves from: Pawniard Evolves into: None

Bisharp (キリキザン Kirikizan?), known as the Sharp Sword Pokémon, is the evolution of Pawniard. It has a round red and black head resembling a helmet, topped with a gold, double headed axe blade. Bisharp battles a group of Pawniard to establish itself as the leader.[29] Surrounded by the group of Pawniard, they pursue prey, and Bisharp finishes them off.[30]

Bisharp debuts in the anime under Georgia's ownership in the episode Search for the Clubultimate! It defeats a Druddigon with ease. In the next episode, it battles Bianca's Emboar, but loses.

Bouffalant[edit]

Number: 626 Type: Normal Does not evolve

Bouffalant (バッフロン Baffuron?, Buffron), known as the Headbutt Bull Pokémon, is a large, brown buffalo Pokémon. It features a large, magnificent afro on its head with two equally large horns popping out of it. Each horn has two golden rings on it. It has light brown hair ending at its knees. Even if it is dealt with a violent headbutt, its tufty fur absorbs the damage.[31] It charges and headbutts anything indiscriminately. The destructive power will derail a running train.[32]

The Escapist listed Bouffalant as one of the new Pokémon with "really cool designs", describing it as "the afro-sporting bison".[33]

Rufflet[edit]

Number: 627 Type: Normal/Flying Evolves from: None Evolves into: Braviary

Rufflet (ワシボン Washibon?), known as the Eaglet Pokémon, is the pre-evolution of Braviary. As the name of its species suggests, Rufflet is a male-only avian Pokémon that resembles an eaglet. Most of his body color, including his wings, is dark blue, but his head is covered with a thick, fuzzy white down. There is a red & white colored feather on his head. He has large yellow feet tipped with black talons, and his beak is also yellow. He will valiantly fight any Pokémon that attacks and not give up until it wins. He will use his talons to crush Berries, and he is capable of using many aerial and wind-based attacks. He is exclusively found in Pokémon White. Rufflet live in rugged, mountainous habitat and around gorges.

Braviary[edit]

Number: 628 Type: Normal/Flying Evolves from: Rufflet Evolves into: None

Braviary[34] (ウォーグル Wōguru?, Warrgle), known as the Valor Pokémon, is an eagle-like Pokémon, sporting red, blue, and yellow coloration. The top part of his body and wings are red, while the underside is blue. Braviary's tail is red, with yellow and blue stripes at the end. His talons and beak are yellow, and his feathery mane is white. Braviary is a male-only species, with his female counterpart being the vulture-like Pokémon, Mandibuzz. Braviary will fight for his comrades without a second thought for danger. He can dance through the skies while grasping an automobile.[35] A soldier of the skies with dauntless courage, it will get more respect from its comrades the more wounds it has.[36]

In the video games, Braviary can only be found in the Pokémon White. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Black owns a Braviary named War. War is strong and can lift Black into the sky with ease, making him useful for flying purposes.

Game Informer's Jeff Marchiafava praised Braviary's name, stating "Finally, a pun that doesn't suck!", and said "Everything about this 90 pound, ass-kicking bird makes me happy."[14] In a poll by Official Nintendo Magazine, Braviary was voted as one of the best Pokémon from Black and White. Editor Thomas East stated that "Braviary is one of the best looking birds of any Generation".[10]

Vullaby[edit]

Number: 629 Type: Dark/Flying Evolves from: None Evolves into: Mandibuzz

Vullaby (バルチャイ Baruchai?) is the pre-evolution of Mandibuzz and is only found in Pokémon Black. It resembles the baby of a vulture, having a plump, stout body, tiny wings, and stumpy feet. Its neck is short and supports a round head devoid of any feathers except for an enormous crest on the top. Below the middle part of its body, there seems to be a cracked egg, as it has the tendency to use broken skeleton pieces, most likely skulls, as diaper-like clothing to protect its rump. It will chase after weaker creatures. Its name means a baby vulture.

Mandibuzz[edit]

Number: 630 Type: Dark/Flying Evolves from: Vullaby Evolves into: None

Mandibuzz (バルジーナ Barujīna?), known as the Bone Vulture Pokémon, are a female only species that resembles turkey vultures. They decorate themselves with bones;[37] one sits in their hair, while another hangs around their waist. While soaring in the sky, Mandibuzz strike weakened Pokémon,[37] and grab weakened prey with their talons. They haul them to their nest made of bones.[38]

They are version exclusive, and only appear in Pokémon Black version.

Heatmor[edit]

Number: 631 Type: Fire/Fighting Does not evolve

Heatmor (クイタラン Kuitaran?) is a Fire-Type Pokémon that resembles an anteater. It is notorious for its appetite of Durant, and it can burn Durant's shells to eat them with its high-temperature tongue. It has a beige face while the rest of its fur is red with yellow stripes sharing appearance of molten lava. On its lower abdomen, back, and underside are raised, beige colored bands which resemble pipes, leading to its tail. Its claws, on both its feet and hands, are a dull yellow and on its wrists are raised, dented bands; both the wrists and feet are beige-colored. Its tail is dented upward and has a hole in it, similar in appearance to a muffler.

Durant[edit]

Number: 632 Type: Bug/Steel Does not evolve

Durant (アイアント Aianto?) is a Steel & Bug-Type Pokémon that resembles a big metal ant. It has three pairs of black-colored legs, and its body color is grey. Its pincers are very large and its eyes have red pupils and black irises. It has two antennae, each with a big gray ball on the end. Its abdomen is similar to some breeds of spiders.

Deino[edit]

Number: 633 Type: Dark/Dragon Evolves from: None Evolves into: Zweilous

Deino (モノズ Monozu?) is a Pokémon characterised as being blind. Deino is based on a dragon, specifically an infant form of Yamata no Orochi. Its blindness and the fact that it is only found in the Victory Road cave may mean it suffers from subterranean blindness. Deino may also be partially based on various cave salamanders due to their blindness. It has four legs. Its skin color is blue, and a thick black fur covers most of its face and its neck. There are 6 purple spots in the fur, and the fur makes the shape of a horn on the top of its head. There is a short tail on its back. It likes to bite at anything that comes close due to the lack of their senses. It also can not aim due to the fur on its head covering its eyes obscuring its vision. Its primary habitat is caves with abundant water sources. Its name comes from dino & ein, which means "one dinosaur".

Zweilous[edit]

Number: 634 Type: Dark/Dragon Evolves from: Deino Evolves into: Hydreigon

Zweilous (ジヘッド Jiheddo?) is the evolution of Deino. It is much like its pre-evolution, the head is physically the same, having the thick black-colored fur, but after the evolution, there are two instead of one head, each having two horns instead of the previous one. The purple spots on the fur vanish, and wings appear on the back part of its body. The fur stops at the chests and opens up to fuchsia-colored striped bands on the side of its legs. It has a total four legs, with the front ones having two each claws, while the remaining two much less defined. Zweilous is also blind and its heads dislike each other. As a result the heads often turn eating into a competition. Its primary habitat is urban areas. It eats pretty much anything like its previous evolution, and always eats far too much, as the heads constantly turn eating into a competition. Alphabetically, Zweilous is the last Pokémon. Like Dieno, Zweilous is also based upon from the Yamata no Orochi. The name is a combination meaning two heads.

Hydreigon[edit]

Number: 635 Type: Dark/Dragon Evolves from: Zweilous Evolves into: None

Hydreigon (サザンドラ Sazandora?), known as the Brutal Pokémon, is the evolution of Zweilous, and final stage of Deino. Hydreigon is a three-headed bipedal dragon with six wings. It is extremely vicious and destructive as it travels the skies, attacking anything that moves.[39] Its duplicate heads do not have brains, but are used to eat and attack.[40]

Hydreigon design is based on Yamata no Orochi.[41]

Hydreigon appears in the Nintendo 3DS download Pokédex 3D, where it was featured as one of the first collectible Pokémon.[42]

A Hydreigon under the ownership of Carlita appeared in Pokémon the Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram and White - Victini and Zekrom. It appears to have shiny coloration in the White version of the film, while being normal colored in the Black version. Hydreigon later appears in the anime under the ownership of Cameron.

Official Nintendo Magazine's Chris Schilling used Hydreigon as an example of a unique Pokémon in this generation compared to the safer ones earlier in the game.[43]

Larvesta[edit]

Number: 636 Type: Bug/Fire Evolves from: None Evolves into: Volcarona

Larvesta (メラルバ Meraruba?), known as the Torch Pokémon, is a fuzzy, moth larvae-like Pokémon. Its face is shadowed, with blue eyes visible from them. There are five orange-colored horns at the sides of its head and each horn can shoot fire. Its lower body consists of an abdomen, which is of brown color. It has three pairs of small black legs. It has the ability to shoot fire from its five horns. Its habitat is near volcanoes. Larvesta's name is derived from larva, a term for an infant insect, and Vesta, Roman goddess of the hearth and home.

Volcarona[edit]

Number: 637 Type: Bug/Fire Evolves from: Larvesta Evolves into: None

Volcarona (ウルガモス Urugamosu?, Ulgamoth) is a large moth-like Pokémon, that is heavily inspired in appearance by Hathor and an Atlas Moth. In the Pokédex entry, a mythological account tells of a volcano's ash darkening the sun, and Volcarona's flames providing a replacement of light. Other facts such as its title as "Sun Pokémon", and the fact it dwells in-game within an abandoned sun temple in a desert, imply it is a solar deity akin to the Egyptian sun god Ra.

One can be found sealed off at the end of a deep maze in the Relic Castle after defeating Team Plasma and talking to one of the Seven Sages who was planning to capture it for his lord, Ghetsis. A Volcarona is used by Pokémon League Champion, Alder. The Pokémon BW: Rival Destinies episode "Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain!" prominently features Volcarona as the protector of a sacred mountain.

Cobalion[edit]

Number: 638 Type: Steel/Fighting Does not evolve

Cobalion (コバルオン Kobaruon?, Cobalon) is known as the Iron Will Pokémon. Cobalion has sky blue fur and two golden horns at the top of its head. It bears a close resemblance to a markhor. It is closely related to Terrakion and Virizion. It can be found at the deep end of the Mistralton Cave after hearing about its legend from an old man dwelling there.

Legends say that it, along with Terrakion and Virizion, fought for the rights of Pokémon against the humans that were abusing them. It is notable for being both the eldest and the leader of the trio. Legends also say that it has a heart of steel. Its glare is sufficient to make even an unruly Pokémon obey it.

Terrakion[edit]

Number: 639 Type: Rock/Fighting Does not evolve

Terrakion (テラキオン Terakion?) is known as the Cavern Pokémon. It resembles an ox. It is closely related to Cobalion and Virizion. It can be found in a deep, hidden chamber of the Victory Road after winning the trust of Cobalion.

Legends say that it, along with Cobalion and Virizion, fought for the rights of Pokémon against the humans that were abusing them.

Virizion[edit]

Number: 640 Type: Grass/Fighting Does not evolve

Virizion (ビリジオン Birijion?) is known as the Grassland Pokémon. It resembles an antelope. It is closely related to Cobalion and Terrakion. It can be found in a sealed off area of the Pinwheel Forest after winning the trust of Cobalion.

Legends say that it, along with Terrakion and Cobalion, fought for the rights of Pokémon against the humans that were abusing them.

Virizion will play an important role in the upcoming Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity.

Tornadus[edit]

Number: 641 Type: Flying Does not evolve

Tornadus (トルネロス Torunerosu?, Tornelos) is known as the Cyclone Pokémon. He is based on Fūjin, the god of wind.[citation needed] He is the first pure Flying-type Pokémon. Tornadus can only be encountered in Pokémon Black, after being seen causing massive storms all throughout the Unova region. Once seen at least once, it roams flying throughout the rest of the Unova region, waiting for its capture or defeat. The lower half of its body is covered in a cloud of energy. It zooms through the sky at 200 mph.

It was said to have been banished by Landorus after it and Thundurus were seen causing violent thunderstorms throughout the Unova Region.

Tornadus gains an alternate form in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 after being obtained in the side game Pokémon Dream Radar (known in Japan as Pokémon AR Searcher). Tornadus's Therian Forme (れいじゅうフォルム Reijū Forumu?, Reijū (霊獣?) is translated as "Sacred Beast") resembles a bird, and its original form is called the Incarnate Forme (けしんフォルム Keshin Forumu?, Keshin (化身?) can be translated as Avatar or Incarnation).[44][45]

Thundurus[edit]

Number: 642 Type: Electric/Flying Does not evolve

Thundurus (ボルトロス Borutorosu?, Voltolos) is known as the Bolt Strike Pokémon. He is based on Raijin, the god of thunder and lightning. Thundurus can only be encountered in Pokémon White, after being seen causing massive thunderstorms around the Unova region. After it has been encountered once, it roams freely throughout the entire region until it is finally captured or defeated. The spikes on its tail discharge immense bolts of lightning. It flies around the Unova region firing off lightning bolts.

It was said to have been banished by Landorus after it and Tornadus were seen causing violent thunderstorms throughout the Unova Region.

Thundurus gains an alternate form in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 after being obtained in the side game Pokémon Dream Radar (known in Japan as Pokémon AR Searcher). Thundurus's Therian Forme (れいじゅうフォルム Reijū Forumu?, Reijū (霊獣?) is translated as "Sacred Beast") resembles a dragon, and its original form is called the Incarnate Forme (けしんフォルム Keshin Forumu?, Keshin (化身?) can be translated as Avatar or Incarnation).[44][45]

Reshiram[edit]

Number: 641 Type: Dragon/Fire Does not evolve

Reshiram (レシラム Reshiramu?) is the Vast White Pokémon (White Yang Pokémon in Japan), and is the mascot for Pokémon Black. It resembles a white wyvern, with wing-shaped arms and claws. Its tail resembles a rocket engine or afterburner. The fire that burns from Reshiram's tail is capable of incinerating everything.[46]

It (as well as its English name) was revealed on May 28, 2010, on both the official Japanese and English Pokémon websites, alongside its counterpart Zekrom.[47] Both Reshiram and Zekrom appeared as floats in the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.[48]

At the climax of Pokémon Black, the player must capture Reshiram and use it to defeat N's Zekrom, while in Pokémon White the roles of the two dragons are reversed.

Reshiram debuted in the anime as one of the featured Pokémon in the film Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram. In Pokémon Black and White Version, its wings, tail, and head glows red.

Zekrom[edit]

Number: 644 Type: Dragon/Electric Evolves from: None Evolves into: none

Zekrom (ゼクロム Zekuromu?) is the Deep Black Pokémon (Black Yin Pokémon in Japan), and is the mascot for Pokémon White. It resembles a black dragon, with wing-like formations on its forearms. Its tail resembles an electric generator. It has the ability to travel through thunderclouds and cause storms.

It (as well as its English name) was revealed on May 28, 2010, on both the official Japanese and English Pokémon websites, alongside its counterpart Reshiram.[47] Both Reshiram and Zekrom appeared as floats in the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.[48]

At the climax of Pokémon White, the player must capture Zekrom and use it to defeat N's Reshiram, while in Pokémon Black the roles of the two dragons are reversed.

Zekrom appears in the first two episodes of the Best Wishes! season of the Pokémon anime and the film Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom. In Pokémon Black and White Version, its arms legs and tail glow blue.

GamesRadar's Carolyn Gudmundson stated that Zekrom's appearance is "strikingly intimidating".[49]

Landorus[edit]

Number: 645 Type: Ground/Flying Does not evolve

Landorus (ランドロス Randorosu?, Landlos) is known as the Abundance Pokémon. He is based on Inari, the god of fertility. Landorus can only be encountered at a location known as the Abundant Shrine if the player has both Tornadus and Thundurus in their party (one must be traded from the other game version).

It bears striking resemblance to both Tornadus and Thundurus. It has the same design as both, only having a different color, hairstyle, moustache, and tail. It is bright orange with red spots, has an old European hairstyle and moustache, and has a long, brown tail with red 'craters' jutting out.

Legends say that it put an end to the mischief caused by both Tornadus and Thundurus when they were destroying the land of the Unova by causing massive thunderstorms and tornados that shred apart the ground. After banishing the mischievous Pokémon, it regrew and refertilized the land of Unova. It can be found in the Abundant Shrine area after catching both Tornadus and Thundurus. Lands visited by Landorus grant such bountful crops that it has been hailed as "The Guardian of the Fields."

Landorus gains an alternate form in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 after being obtained in the side game Pokémon Dream Radar (known in Japan as Pokémon AR Searcher). Landorus's Therian Forme (れいじゅうフォルム Reijū Forumu?, Reijū (霊獣?) is translated as "Sacred Beast") resembles a tiger, and its original form is called the Incarnate Forme (けしんフォルム Keshin Forumu?, Keshin (化身?) can be translated as Avatar or Incarnation).[44][45]

Kyurem[edit]

Number: 646 Type: Dragon/Ice Does not evolve

Kyurem (キュレム Kyuremu?) is known as the Boundary Pokémon. It resembles a large bipedal gray dragon with various icy appendages. Kyurem has small arms, wings with two large claws (with the right wing noticeably shorter than the left), a long tail that ends in a fork, a head covered by ice with yellow eyes, and a very long, slender neck.

A legend behind the Pokémon states that it came to Earth on an icy meteor from space. At night, it came to Lacunosa Town to terrorize and to eat its inhabitants, causing the residents of the town to lock their doors at night and never exit their house unless the sun is up. Another legend states that it is solely the living corpse of the ancient dragon that both Reshiram and Zekrom split from after its original owners had a conflict with each other on how to rule the Unova region.[50] In a poll conducted by IGN, it was voted as the 77th best Pokémon, where the staff commented on how its typing and stats make it "a formidable Pokémon".[51]

Alternate forms of Kyurem were announced with the revealing of the new Pokémon Black Version 2 and White Version 2 games. On Junichi Masuda's Twitter page they were formally called Black Kyurem (ブラックキュレム Burakku Kyuremu?) and White Kyurem (ホワイトキュレム Howaito Kyuremu?).[52][53] Kyurem can change into these forms by using a special item to merge with either Reshiram or Zekrom.

Kyurem has a central role in the 15th Pokémon film "Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice, along with Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, and Keldeo, which introduced the Black Kyurem and White Kyurem forms.[54] There, Keldeo arrogantly challenges him to a battle to prove his worth, but Kyurem crushes him and freezes his family, causing him to flee. Kyurem relentlessly pursues him for the entire movie, trying to finish the duel Keldeo started.

Keldeo[edit]

Number: 647 Type: Water/Fighting Does not evolve

Keldeo[55] (ケルディオ Kerudio?), known as the Colt Pokémon, is a small unicorn-like Pokémon. Keldeo is related to Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion in its video game and anime mythology. Most of its body is cream-colored, and it has a large, red mane, and a light blue, long tail. On its face there are long, dark blue, ridged eyebrow-like features, and a single horn. It has round dark blue hooves. In Black 2 and White 2, Keldeo a unique new form when it learns the move Secret Sword. Its default form is called Ordinary Form (いつものすがた Itsumo no Sugata?), but its new form is called Resolute Form (かくごのすがた Kakugo no Sugata?), where dark blue features around its head merge around its horn, producing a much stronger dark blue horn.

During the war between humans and Pokémon, a fire started in the Moor of Icirrus. As a result, many Pokémon, including Keldeo, were left homeless. Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion acted as its parents, and taught it the necessary skills for survival. Eventually, Keldeo grew and surpassed the three Pokémon, and left the forest one day without anyone knowing why. Upon reuniting with the members of its quartet in its old home, they teach it Secret Sword.

Keldeo debuted in the fifteenth Pokémon film Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice, portrayed by voice actress and Pokémon fan Shoko Nakagawa. As a video game character, it was initially made available to those in Japan who saw the film in theaters. Its international release begins with distribution through GameStop stores in the United States and EB Games stores in Canada beginning on August 27, 2012,[56][57][58] followed by distribution in the United Kingdom at Game and Gamestation stores on September 1, 2012,[59] in Australia at EB Games Australia and Target Australia on September 15,[60] and other nations throughout September and October.

Meloetta[edit]

Number: 648 Type: Normal/Psychic (Aria Forme), Normal/Fighting (Pirouette Forme) Does not evolve

Meloetta[61] (メロエッタ Meroetta?) is a small feminine humanoid Pokémon with long, green hair and is one of the few Pokémon to have alternate forms. Its default form is Aria Forme (ボイスフォルム Boisu Forumu?, Voice Forme), but it can also transform into Pirouette Forme (ステップフォルム Suteppu Forumu?, Step Forme), where its long green hair forms into a compact red beehive hairstyle and its body seems to take on more of a ballerina's form. It changes forme whenever it uses its unique move Relic Song.

Meloetta once played a song and danced lightly, filling people's hearts with joy. However, sorrow darkened the world, and it lost its voice and red shoes. Upon entering a café in Castelia City, a guitarist who knows the story plays Meloetta's melody. Upon playing it, Meloetta remembers the song it once danced to long ago, and learns Relic Song.

Meloetta appears in a short film that accompanied Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice in Japanese theaters, entitled Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade! (Meroetta no Kirakira Resaitaru (メロエッタのキラキラリサイタル?)). Said short was dubbed and posted on Pokemon.com, where it will remain until March 24.[54] The same Meloetta is a main character in the Best Wishes! Season 2 anime, joining Ash, Iris, Cilan, Cynthia, and Dawn in their journeys through Eastern Unova. It leaves a little while afterward.

Meloetta was distributed in the US on March 4, 2013[62] to March 22, 2013 via US Gamestop stores.[63]

Genesect[edit]

Number: 649 Type: Bug/Steel Does not evolve

Genesect (ゲノセクト Genosekuto?) is known as the Paleozoic Pokémon. It is a purple mechanical bug-like Pokémon with a cannon on its back, modifiable with Drives that change the type of its signature move, Techno Blast. Genesect was a skilled and ruthless hunter from over three hundred million years in the past. It is revived from a fossil by Team Plasma and outfitted with cybernetics in an attempt to create the most powerful Pokémon in existence. According to a scientist that appears in Team Plasma's old laboratory on Unova's Route 18, provided the player has an event Genesect in the party, N cancelled the project out of his belief that a Pokémon would lose its purity if it were modified by science. Angry that N denied him his talent, the scientist continued to work on Genesect in secrecy.

Genesect was first revealed by the Pokémon Company on July 14, 2012, and was released to Japanese players of Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 from August 11 to September 14, 2012, by Nintendo.[64] It was released to international players of Black 2 and White 2 from October 7 in North America, October 11 in Australia, and October 12 in Europe, to November 12, 2012.[65]

Genesect debuted in the sixteenth Pokémon movie, Genesect and the Legend Awakened.

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