List of generation II Pokémon
The second generation (Generation II) of the Pokémon franchise features 100 fictional 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 before Gold and Silver, such as number 175 Togepi, which was a recurring character in the Pokémon anime series in 1998 and 1999, and number 183 Marill, which was a recurring character from 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 and Mega Evolutions are included for convenience, although Mega Evolutions were not added until Generation VI.
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 adult versions.
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
|English name||Japanese name||National Pokédex
|Type(s)||Evolves into||First appeared||Notes|
|Chikorita||Chicorita||152||Grass||Bayleef (#153)||Gold and Silver|
|Bayleef||Bayleaf||153||Grass||Meganium (#154)||Gold and Silver||While Chikorita and Meganium's designs were settled in 1997, Bayleef originally had a significantly different design.|
|Meganium||Meganium||154||Grass||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Cyndaquil||Hinoarashi||155||Fire||Quilava (#156)||Gold and Silver|
|Quilava||Magmarashi||156||Fire||Typhlosion (#157)||Gold and Silver|
|Typhlosion||Bakphoon||157||Fire||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Totodile||Waninoko||158||Water||Croconaw (#159)||Gold and Silver|
|Croconaw||Alligates||159||Water||Feraligatr (#160)||Gold and Silver|
|Feraligatr||Ordile||160||Water||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Sentret||Otachi||161||Normal||Furret (#162)||Gold and Silver|
|Furret||Ootachi||162||Normal||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Hoothoot||Hoho||163||Normal||Flying||Noctowl (#164)||Gold and Silver|
|Noctowl||Yorunozuku||164||Normal||Flying||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Ledyba||Rediba||165||Bug||Flying||Ledian (#166)||Gold and Silver|
|Ledian||Redian||166||Bug||Flying||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Spinarak||Itomaru||167||Bug||Poison||Ariados (#168)||Gold and Silver|
|Ariados||Ariados||168||Bug||Poison||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Crobat||Crobat||169||Poison||Flying||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Chinchou||Chonchie||170||Water||Electric||Lanturn (#171)||Gold and Silver||Chinchou and Lanturn are based on the Footballfish.|
|Lanturn||Lantern||171||Water||Electric||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Pichu||Pichu||172||Electric||Pikachu (#025)||Gold and Silver||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)||Gold and Silver|
|Igglybuff||Pupurin||174||Normal||Fairy[nb 2]||Jigglypuff (#039)||Gold and Silver||Its vocal cords aren't fully developed yet and so it hurts to use them.|
|Togepi||Togepy||175||Fairy[nb 2]||Togetic (#176)||Gold and Silver||If you can get a Togepi to stand up, you'll gain happiness from its shell.|
|Togetic||Togechick||176||Fairy[nb 3]||Flying||Togekiss (#468)||Gold and Silver|
|Natu||Naty||177||Psychic||Flying||Xatu (#178)||Gold and Silver||A Pokémon resembling a Hummingbird. It will stare into your eyes like a staring contest, but if you move, Natu wil hop to safety.|
|Xatu||Natio||178||Psychic||Flying||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver||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.|
|Mareep||Merriep||179||Electric||Flaaffy (#180)||Gold and Silver|
|Flaaffy||Mokoko||180||Electric||Ampharos (#181)||Gold and Silver|
|Ampharos||Denryu||181||Electric||Mega Evolution||Gold and Silver|
|Mega Ampharos||Mega Denryu||Electric||Dragon||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Bellossom||Kireihana||182||Grass||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Marill||Maril||183||Water||Fairy[nb 4]||Azumarill (#184)||Gold and Silver||GameSpot's Frank Provo and Kotaku's Patricia Hernandez have described Marill as "cute".|
|Azumarill||Marilli||184||Water||Fairy[nb 4]||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Sudowoodo||Usokkie||185||Rock||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver||It stands still so that it doesn't get attacked. It's easily seen during the winter.|
|Politoed||Nyorotono||186||Water||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Hoppip||Hanecco||187||Grass||Flying||Skiploom (#188)||Gold and Silver|
|Skiploom||Popocco||188||Grass||Flying||Jumpluff (#189)||Gold and Silver|
|Jumpluff||Watacco||189||Grass||Flying||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Aipom||Eipam||190||Normal||Ambipom (#424)||Gold and Silver||It uses its tail hand more than it real ones, so its real hands are less useful.|
|Sunkern||Himanuts||191||Grass||Sunflora (#192)||Gold and Silver||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||Gold and Silver|
|Yanma||Yanyanma||193||Bug||Flying||Yanmega (#469)||Gold and Silver|
|Wooper||Upah||194||Water||Ground||Quagsire (#195)||Gold and Silver|
|Quagsire||Nuoh||195||Water||Ground||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Espeon||Eifie||196||Psychic||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver||Espeon shares its category name with Sunflora and Volcarona. They are all known as the Sun Pokémon.|
|Umbreon||Blacky||197||Dark||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver||Before the next generation of pokemon were released, Umbreon was the only pure Dark type pokemon, making it the only Eeveelution that ever had a unique type combination.|
|Murkrow||Yamikarasu||198||Dark||Flying||Honchkrow (#430)||Gold and Silver|
|Slowking||Yadoking||199||Water||Psychic||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Misdreavus||Muma||200||Ghost||Mismagius (#429)||Gold and Silver|
|Unown||Unknown||201||Psychic||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver||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||Gold and Silver||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||Gold and Silver|
|Pineco||Kunugidama||204||Bug||Forretress (#205)||Gold and Silver|
|Forretress||Foretos||205||Bug||Steel||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Dunsparce||Nokocchi||206||Normal||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver||Design inspired by the mythical Japanese creature Tsuchinoko|
|Gligar||Gliger||207||Ground||Flying||Gliscor (#472)||Gold and Silver|
|Steelix||Haganeil||208||Steel||Ground||Mega Evolution||Gold and Silver||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.|
|Mega Steelix||Mega Haganeil||Steel||Ground||Does not evolve||Omega Ruby and
|Heaviest Mega evolution.|
|Snubbull||Bulu||209||Fairy[nb 2]||Granbull (#210)||Gold and Silver|
|Granbull||Granbulu||210||Fairy[nb 2]||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Qwilfish||Harysen||211||Water||Poison||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver||It attacks by sucking in water and shooting its spikes out with it. Qwilfish is based on Porcupinefishes.|
|Scizor||Hassam||212||Bug||Steel||Mega Evolution||Gold and Silver|
|Mega Scizor||Mega Hassam||Bug||Steel||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Shuckle||Tsubotsubo||213||Bug||Rock||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Heracross||Heracros||214||Bug||Fighting||Mega Evolution||Gold and Silver|
|Mega Heracross||Mega Heracros||Bug||Fighting||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Sneasel||Nyula||215||Dark||Ice||Weavile (#461)||Gold and Silver||Design inspired by the mythical Japanese creature Kamaitachi|
|Teddiursa||Himeguma||216||Normal||Ursaring (#217)||Gold and Silver|
|Ursaring||Ringuma||217||Normal||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Slugma||Magmag||218||Fire||Magcargo (#219)||Gold and Silver|
|Magcargo||Magcargot||219||Fire||Rock||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Swinub||Urimoo||220||Ice||Ground||Piloswine (#221)||Gold and Silver|
|Piloswine||Inomoo||221||Ice||Ground||Mamoswine (#473)||Gold and Silver|
|Corsola||Sunnygo||222||Water||Rock||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Remoraid||Teppouo||223||Water||Octillery (#224)||Gold and Silver||Remoraid are based on remora.|
|Octillery||Okutank||224||Water||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Delibird||Delibird||225||Ice||Flying||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver||The bag that it seems to be holding is actually its tail|
|Mantine||Mantain||226||Water||Flying||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver||Mantine are based on the giant oceanic manta ray.|
|Skarmory||Airmd||227||Steel||Flying||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Houndour||Delvil||228||Dark||Fire||Houndoom (#229)||Gold and Silver|
|Houndoom||Hellgar||229||Dark||Fire||Mega Evolution||Gold and Silver|
|Mega Houndoom||Mega Hellgar||Dark||Fire||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Kingdra||Kingdra||230||Water||Dragon||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver||Evolves by trading it while holding a Dragon Scale. Kingdra are based on the common seadragon.|
|Phanpy||Gomazou||231||Ground||Donphan (#232)||Gold and Silver|
|Donphan||Donfan||232||Ground||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Porygon2||Porygon2||233||Normal||Porygon-Z (#474)||Gold and Silver||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||Gold and Silver|
|Smeargle||Doble||235||Normal||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver||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.|
|Gold and Silver|
|Hitmontop||Kapoerer||237||Fighting||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Smoochum||Muchul||238||Ice||Psychic||Jynx (#124)||Gold and Silver|
|Elekid||Elekid||239||Electric||Electabuzz (#125)||Gold and Silver|
|Magby||Buby||240||Fire||Magmar (#126)||Gold and Silver|
|Miltank||Miltank||241||Normal||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Blissey||Happinas||242||Normal||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Raikou||Raikou||243||Electric||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver||Raikou was designed by Muneo Saitō.|
|Entei||Entei||244||Fire||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver||Entei was designed by Muneo Saitō.|
|Suicune||Suicune/Suikun||245||Water||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver||Suicune was designed by Muneo Saitō.|
|Larvitar||Yogiras||246||Rock||Ground||Pupitar (#247)||Gold and Silver|
|Pupitar||Sanagiras||247||Rock||Ground||Tyranitar (#248)||Gold and Silver|
|Tyranitar||Bangiras||248||Rock||Dark||Mega Evolution||Gold and Silver|
|Mega Tyranitar||Mega Bangiras||Rock||Dark||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Lugia||Lugia||249||Psychic||Flying||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
|Ho-Oh||Houou||250||Fire||Flying||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver||Similar to Moltres, Ho-Oh's design is inspired by the Fenghuang (firebird) of Chinese myth.|
|Celebi||Celebi||251||Grass||Psychic||Does not evolve||Gold and Silver|
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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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