List of generation II Pokémon
The second generation (Generation II) of the Pokémon franchise features 100 fictional species of creatures introduced to the core video game series in the 1999 Game Boy Color games Pokémon Gold and Silver. Some Pokémon in this generation were introduced in animated adaptations of the franchise before Gold and Silver, such as Togepi, which was a recurring character in the Pokémon anime series in 1998 and 1999, and Marill, which was a recurring character in the anime in 1999.
The following list details the 100 Pokémon of Generation II in order of their National Pokédex number. The first Pokémon, Chikorita, is number 152 and the last, Celebi, is number 251. Alternate forms that result in type changes are included for convenience. Mega evolutions and regional forms are included on the pages for the generation in which they were introduced.
Design and development
Two new types were introduced in Pokémon Gold and Silver – namely the "Dark" and "Steel" types – which were intended to better balance the gameplay of Pokémon battles. Dark- and Steel-types fare well against "Psychic" attacks, which was a dominant type in Red and Blue. The concept of breeding was introduced in the second generation of Pokémon games as well, which allows players to manipulate the skills of their Pokémon to a greater degree. Some of the new Pokémon introduced in Gold and Silver are pre-evolutions of other Pokémon, such as Pichu and Igglybuff. These baby Pokémon are only available by breeding their evolved forms.
Pokémon Gold and Silver were first revealed at Nintendo Space World in 1997. At this point, the game had a massively larger world map than the final game, and this prototype featured around 40 Pokémon designs that were removed and replaced when the games were released in 1999.
List of Pokémon
|Bayleef||Bayleaf||153||Grass||Meganium (#154)||While Chikorita and Meganium's designs were settled in 1997, Bayleef originally had a significantly different design.|
|Meganium||Meganium||154||Grass||Does not evolve|
|Typhlosion||Bakphoon||157||Fire||Does not evolve|
|Feraligatr||Ordile||160||Water||Does not evolve|
|Furret||Ootachi||162||Normal||Does not evolve|
|Noctowl||Yorunozuku||164||Normal||Flying||Does not evolve|
|Ledian||Redian||166||Bug||Flying||Does not evolve|
|Ariados||Ariados||168||Bug||Poison||Does not evolve||If it sprays its webs on you, even though you can pull it off, an invisible strand of webbing will still be attached to you so it can still find you.|
|Crobat||Crobat||169||Poison||Flying||Does not evolve|
|Chinchou||Chonchie||170||Water||Electric||Lanturn (#171)||Chinchou and Lanturn are based on the Footballfish.|
|Lanturn||Lantern||171||Water||Electric||Does not evolve|
|Pichu||Pichu||172||Electric||Pikachu (#025)||Playable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Junichi Masuda noted that Pichu was intended to become the "next" Pikachu. Pichu has become Masuda's favorite Pokémon because of the "well thought out" design process that went into creating it. It doesn't know how to control its electricity yet so it gets hurt from using it.|
|Cleffa||Py||173||Fairy[nb 2]||Clefairy (#035)|
|Igglybuff||Pupurin||174||Normal||Fairy[nb 2]||Jigglypuff (#039)||Its vocal cords aren't fully developed yet and so it hurts to use them.|
|Togepi||Togepy||175||Fairy[nb 2]||Togetic (#176)||If you can get a sleeping Togepi to stand up, you'll gain happiness from its shell.|
|Togetic||Togechick||176||Fairy[nb 3]||Flying||Togekiss (#468)|
|Natu||Naty||177||Psychic||Flying||Xatu (#178)||A Pokémon resembling a Hummingbird. It will stare into your eyes as if you're in a staring contest, but if you move, Natu will hop to safety.|
|Xatu||Natio||178||Psychic||Flying||Does not evolve||A Pokémon resembling a Trogon. It will stand in one spot all day because some say it is terrified of the visions of the past and future.|
|Bellossom||Kireihana||182||Grass||Does not evolve|
|Marill||Maril||183||Water||Fairy[nb 4]||Azumarill (#184)||GameSpot's Frank Provo and Kotaku's Patricia Hernandez have described Marill as "cute".|
|Azumarill||Marilli||184||Water||Fairy[nb 4]||Does not evolve|
|Sudowoodo||Usokkie||185||Rock||Does not evolve||When attacked, Sudowoodo will go into the forest and stand still as if to resemble a tree. Though in the winter, Its easily seen because of its green parts on its body.|
|Politoed||Nyorotono||186||Water||Does not evolve|
|Jumpluff||Watacco||189||Grass||Flying||Does not evolve|
|Aipom||Eipam||190||Normal||Ambipom (#424)||It uses its tail hand more than it real ones, so its real hands are less useful.|
|Sunkern||Himanuts||191||Grass||Sunflora (#192)||Sunkern formerly had the lowest total stats of any Pokémon. However, solo form Wishiwashi (introduced in Sun & Moon) currently has the lowest total stats of any Pokémon.|
|Sunflora||Kimawari||192||Grass||Does not evolve|
|Yanma||Yanyanma||193||Bug||Flying||Yanmega (#469)||Yanma has the ability to view 360 degrees without moving its eyes so it can spot foes quicker.|
|Quagsire||Nuoh||195||Water||Ground||Does not evolve|
|Espeon||Eifie||196||Psychic||Does not evolve||Espeon shares its category name with Sunflora and Volcarona. They are all known as the Sun Pokémon. Espeon is an Eeveelution that can sense where a foes is at by the wind direction with its fine, thin hairs on its body.|
|Umbreon||Blacky||197||Dark||Does not evolve||Before the next generation of Pokémon were released, Umbreon was the only pure Dark type Pokémon, making it the only Eeveelution that ever had a unique type combination.|
|Slowking||Yadoking||199||Water||Psychic||Does not evolve|
|Misdreavus||Muma||200||Ghost||Mismagius (#429)||Scaring People helps it get the nutrition it needs.|
|Unown||Unknown||201||Psychic||Does not evolve||Has 28 forms: 26 representing each letter in the Latin alphabet, one for a question mark, and one for an exclamation mark.|
|Wobbuffet||Sonans||202||Psychic||Does not evolve||When you see a Wobbuffet, the blue body isn't actually its real body. The black tail that it likes to keep hidden may be the actual body.|
|Girafarig||Kirinriki||203||Normal||Psychic||Does not evolve|
|Forretress||Foretos||205||Bug||Steel||Does not evolve|
|Dunsparce||Nokocchi||206||Normal||Does not evolve||Design inspired by the mythical Japanese creature Tsuchinoko|
|Steelix||Haganeil||208||Steel||Ground||Mega Evolution||Under immense pressure underground, an Onix is said to have its rock-like body compressed into diamonds and evolve into Steelix. In a paper published by the University of Leicester, physicists calculated the plausibility of Onix evolving into Steelix through the stated lore. It would require pressures of 4.5–6 gigapascals at a temperature of 900 to 1,300 °C (1,650 to 2,370 °F) over a period of billions of years for this conversion to take place. Assuming these conditions, the resulting Steelix would be substantially smaller than given in the Pokédex entry and is considered implausible.|
|Snubbull||Bulu||209||Fairy[nb 2]||Granbull (#210)|
|Granbull||Granbulu||210||Fairy[nb 2]||Does not evolve|
|Qwilfish||Harysen||211||Water||Poison||Does not evolve||It attacks by sucking in water and shooting its spikes out with it. Qwilfish is based on Porcupinefishes.|
|Shuckle||Tsubotsubo||213||Bug||Rock||Does not evolve|
|Sneasel||Nyula||215||Dark||Ice||Weavile (#461)||Design inspired by the mythical Japanese creature Kamaitachi|
|Ursaring||Ringuma||217||Normal||Does not evolve|
|Magcargo||Magcargot||219||Fire||Rock||Does not evolve|
|Corsola||Sunnygo||222||Water||Rock||Does not evolve|
|Remoraid||Teppouo||223||Water||Octillery (#224)||Remoraid are based on remora.|
|Octillery||Okutank||224||Water||Does not evolve|
|Delibird||Delibird||225||Ice||Flying||Does not evolve||The bag that it seems to be holding is actually its tail|
|Mantine||Mantain||226||Water||Flying||Does not evolve||Mantine are based on the giant oceanic manta ray.|
|Skarmory||Airmd||227||Steel||Flying||Does not evolve|
|Houndoom||Hellgar||229||Dark||Fire||Mega Evolution||If Houndoom uses its fiery breath on you, the flames and ash might go away but you'll feel the burn forever.|
|Kingdra||Kingdra||230||Water||Dragon||Does not evolve||Evolves by trading it while holding a Dragon Scale. Kingdra are based on the common seadragon.|
|Donphan||Donfan||232||Ground||Does not evolve|
|Porygon2||Porygon2||233||Normal||Porygon-Z (#474)||For the purposes of planetary development, Porygon was updated with the most up-to-date technology available. It evolves by holding an Up-grade. It never made any appearances in the anime after the events of "Denno Senshi Porygon," with the exception of a very brief cameo in the intro scene of the fifteenth movie, Kyurem and the Sword of Justice.|
|Stantler||Odoshishi||234||Normal||Does not evolve||People used to hunt it almost to extinction because of its magnificent antlers.|
|Smeargle||Doble||235||Normal||Does not evolve||The only Pokémon capable of learning the move Sketch. Due to this quality Smeargle can learn any move available in the games except Struggle and Chatter.|
|If Tyrouge doesn't get the proper training it needs, it will get stressed out.|
|Hitmontop||Kapoerer||237||Fighting||Does not evolve||Its mix of offense and defense make it a good fighter. It travels faster spinning than walking.|
|Smoochum||Muchul||238||Ice||Psychic||Jynx (#124)||It likes to run a lot and it often falls down. When it does, it will go to a shiny surface to see and check if its face has gotten smudges on it.|
|Elekid||Elekid||239||Electric||Electabuzz (#125)||It twirls its arms around to get itself charged up or it can use outlets as baby bottles. If it gets upset, play some rolling thunder to cheer it up.|
|Magby||Buby||240||Fire||Magmar (#126)||Its body temp is so hot, if it falls into a small enough pond, all of the water in it will evaporate.|
|Miltank||Miltank||241||Normal||Does not evolve|
|Blissey||Happinas||242||Normal||Does not evolve|
|Raikou||Raikou||243||Electric||Does not evolve||Raikou was designed by Muneo Saitō.|
|Entei||Entei||244||Fire||Does not evolve||Entei was designed by Muneo Saitō.|
|Suicune||Suicune/Suikun||245||Water||Does not evolve||Suicune was designed by Muneo Saitō.|
|Lugia||Lugia||249||Psychic||Flying||Does not evolve||It lives in the deep sea, and the reason it does this is because its wings can cause storms just by flapping its huge wings.|
|Ho-Oh||Houou||250||Fire||Flying||Does not evolve||Similar to Moltres, Ho-Oh's design is inspired by the Fenghuang (firebird) of Chinese myth.|
|Celebi||Celebi||251||Grass||Psychic||Does not evolve|
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- Prior to X and Y, Togetic was a dual Normal- and Flying-type.
- Prior to X and Y, Marill and Azumarill were pure Water-types.
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