List of generation I Pokémon
The following list details the 151 Pokémon of Generation I in order of their numbering in the National Pokédex — an in-game electronic encyclopedia that provides various information on Pokémon. The first Pokémon, Bulbasaur, is number 001 and the last, Mew, is number 151. Alternate forms that result in type changes and Mega Evolutions (introduced later in Generation 6) are included for convenience.
Design and development
All 151 Pokémon from Generation I were designed by Ken Sugimori. The majority of Pokémon in this generation had relatively simple designs and were highly analogous to real-life creatures including but not limited to: Pidgey (a pigeon), Rattata (a rat), Ekans (a snake), and Seel (a seal). Many Pokémon in the original games served as the base for repeating concepts in later series.
List of Pokémon
|English name||Japanese name||National Pokédex
|Type(s)||Evolves into||First appeared||Notes|
|Bulbasaur||Fushigidane||1||Grass||Poison||Ivysaur (#002)||Red and Blue||Reception to Bulbasaur has been largely positive and it often appears in "top Pokémon lists". Its English name is a portmanteau of "bulb" and "dinosaur".|
|Ivysaur||Fushigisou||2||Grass||Poison||Venusaur (#003)||Red and Blue||Playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Its English name is a portmanteau of "ivy" and "dinosaur".|
|Venusaur||Fushigibana||3||Grass||Poison||Mega Evolution||Red and Blue||Its English name is a portmanteau of "Venus" (relating to the Venus flytrap) and "dinosaur".|
|Mega Venusaur||Mega Fushigibana||Grass||Poison||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Charmander||Hitokage||4||Fire||Charmeleon (#005)||Red and Blue||Charmander is a bipedal, salamander-like creature with a flame at the tip of its tail. Its English name is a portmanteau of "char" and "salamander".|
|Charmeleon||Lizardo||5||Fire||Charizard (#006)||Red and Blue||Charmeleon shares a nearly identical design to Charmander, though is larger in stature. Its English name is a portmanteau of "char" and "chameleon".|
|Charizard||Lizardon||6||Fire||Flying||Mega Evolution||Red and Blue||Playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as well as Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Its English name is a portmanteau of "char" and "lizard".|
|Mega Charizard X||Mega Lizardon X||Fire||Dragon||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Mega Charizard Y||Mega Lizardon Y||Fire||Flying||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Squirtle||Zenigame||7||Water||Wartortle (#008)||Red and Blue||Playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Its English name is a portmanteau of "squirt", "turtle".|
|Wartortle||Kameil||8||Water||Blastoise (#009)||Red and Blue||Its English name is a portmanteau of "war", "tortoise", and "turtle".|
|Blastoise||Kamex||9||Water||Mega Evolution||Red and Blue||Its English name is a portmanteau of "blast" and "tortoise".|
|Mega Blastoise||Mega Kamex||Water||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Caterpie||Caterpie||10||Bug||Metapod (#011)||Red and Blue|
|Metapod||Transel||11||Bug||Butterfree (#012)||Red and Blue||It is resembled as a cacoon|
|Butterfree||Butterfree||12||Bug||Flying||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Weedle||Beedle||13||Bug||Poison||Kakuna (#014)||Red and Blue|
|Kakuna||Cocoon||14||Bug||Poison||Beedrill (#015)||Red and Blue||Also resembles a cacoon|
|Beedrill||Spear||15||Bug||Poison||Mega Evolution||Red and Blue||Swarms of Beedrill in their nests are dangerous|
|Mega Beedrill||Mega Spear||Bug||Poison||Does not evolve||Omega Ruby and
|Pidgey||Poppo||16||Normal||Flying||Pidgeotto (#017)||Red and Blue|
|Pidgeotto||Pigeon||17||Normal||Flying||Pidgeot (#018)||Red and Blue|
|Pidgeot||Pigeot||18||Normal||Flying||Mega Evolution||Red and Blue||Trainers like Pidgeot because of their striking beauty.|
|Mega Pidgeot||Mega Pigeot||Normal||Flying||Does not evolve||Omega Ruby and
|Rattata||Koratta||19||Normal||Raticate (#020)||Red and Blue||Criticized as a "filthy rodent" by GamesRadar and "rubbish" by the Official Nintendo Magazine|
|Raticate||Ratta||20||Normal||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Spearow||Onisuzume||21||Normal||Flying||Fearow (#022)||Red and Blue|
|Fearow||Onidrill||22||Normal||Flying||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Ekans||Arbo||23||Poison||Arbok (#024)||Red and Blue|
|Arbok||Arbok||24||Poison||Does not evolve||Red and Blue||Belonged to Jessie, a member of Team Rocket, for the Kanto and Johto series of the Pokémon anime, and a small portion of the Advanced Generation series.|
|Pikachu||Pikachu||25||Electric||Raichu (#026)||Red and Blue||Mascot of the Pokémon franchise. Also playable in every Super Smash Bros. game to date.|
|Raichu||Raichu||26||Electric||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Sandshrew||Sand||27||Ground||Sandslash (#028)||Red and Blue|
|Sandslash||Sandpan||28||Ground||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Nidoran♀||Nidoran♀||29||Poison||Nidorina (#030)||Red and Blue|
|Nidorina||Nidorina||30||Poison||Nidoqueen (#031)||Red and Blue|
|Nidoqueen||Nidoquen/Nidoqueen||31||Poison||Ground||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Nidoran♂||Nidoran♂||32||Poison||Nidorino (#033)||Red and Blue|
|Nidorino||Nidorino||33||Poison||Nidoking (#034)||Red and Blue|
|Nidoking||Nidoking||34||Poison||Ground||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Clefairy||Pippi||35||Fairy[nb 2]||Clefable (#036)||Red and Blue||Originally proposed to be joint mascot of the Pokémon franchise alongside Pikachu, but was quickly overshadowed by the latter's popularity|
|Clefable||Pixy||36||Fairy[nb 2]||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Vulpix||Rokon||37||Fire||Ninetales (#038)||Red and Blue|
|Ninetales||Kyukon||38||Fire||Does not evolve||Red and Blue||Designs inspired by the nine-tailed fox of East Asian myth.|
|Jigglypuff||Purin||39||Normal||Fairy[nb 2]||Wigglytuff (#040)||Red and Blue||Playable in every Super Smash Bros. game to date.|
|Wigglytuff||Pukurin||40||Normal||Fairy[nb 2]||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Zubat||Zubat||41||Poison||Flying||Golbat (#042)||Red and Blue|
|Golbat||Golbat||42||Poison||Flying||Crobat (#169)||Red and Blue|
|Oddish||Nazonokusa||43||Grass||Poison||Gloom (#044)||Red and Blue|
|Red and Blue|
|Vileplume||Ruffresia||45||Grass||Poison||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Paras||Paras||46||Bug||Grass||Parasect (#047)||Red and Blue|
|Parasect||Parasect||47||Bug||Grass||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Venonat||Kongpang||48||Bug||Poison||Venomoth (#049)||Red and Blue|
|Venomoth||Morphon||49||Bug||Poison||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Diglett||Digda||50||Ground||Dugtrio (#051)||Red and Blue||Farmers raise Diglett in their farms for quality of soil.|
|Dugtrio||Dugtrio||51||Ground||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Meowth||Nyarth||52||Normal||Persian (#053)||Red and Blue||Member of Team Rocket in the Pokémon anime series.|
|Persian||Persian||53||Normal||Does not evolve||Red and Blue||Belongs to Giovanni, the former leader of Team Rocket, in the Pokémon anime series.|
|Psyduck||Koduck||54||Water||Golduck (#055)||Red and Blue|
|Golduck||Golduck||55||Water||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Mankey||Mankey||56||Fighting||Primeape (#057)||Red and Blue|
|Primeape||Okoriziaru||57||Fighting||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Growlithe||Gardie||58||Fire||Arcanine (#059)||Red and Blue|
|Arcanine||Windie||59||Fire||Does not evolve||Red and Blue||A fan-favorite Pokémon, Arcanine is among the strongest non-legendary Pokémon, and has been described as having "the mane of a lion ... the stripes of a tiger [and] the speed of a panther."|
|Poliwag||Nyoromo||60||Water||Poliwhirl (#061)||Red and Blue||Poliwag is the favorite Pokémon of Satoshi Tajiri, creator of the Pokémon franchise.|
|Red and Blue||Poliwhirl is among the most-marketed Pokémon, being used in a line of chewable vitamins as well as a line of toothbrushes.|
|Poliwrath||Nyorobon||62||Water||Fighting||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Abra||Casey||63||Psychic||Kadabra (#064)||Red and Blue|
|Kadabra||Yungerer||64||Psychic||Alakazam (#065)||Red and Blue||Kadabra has been the source of various controversies. The symbols on its body have been associated to those used by Nazi Germany's Waffen-SS. Furthermore, in November 2000, Israeli magician Uri Gellar sued Nintendo, claiming Kadabra embodies an unauthorized appropriation of his identity.|
|Alakazam||Foodin||65||Psychic||Mega Evolution||Red and Blue|
|Mega Alakazam||Mega Foodin||Psychic||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Machop||Wanriky||66||Fighting||Machoke (#067)||Red and Blue|
|Machoke||Goriky||67||Fighting||Machamp (#068)||Red and Blue|
|Machamp||Kairiky||68||Fighting||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Bellsprout||Madatsubomi||69||Grass||Poison||Weepinbell (#070)||Red and Blue|
|Weepinbell||Utsudon||70||Grass||Poison||Victreebel (#071)||Red and Blue|
|Victreebel||Utsubot||71||Grass||Poison||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Tentacool||Menokurage||72||Water||Poison||Tentacruel (#073)||Red and Blue|
|Tentacruel||Dokukurage||73||Water||Poison||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Geodude||Ishitsubute/Isitsubute ||74||Rock||Ground||Graveler (#075)||Red and Blue||Sometimes mistaken as ordinary rocks.|
|Graveler||Golone||75||Rock||Ground||Golem (#076)||Red and Blue|
|Golem||Golonya||76||Rock||Ground||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Ponyta||Ponyta||77||Fire||Rapidash (#078)||Red and Blue|
|Rapidash||Gallop||78||Fire||Does not evolve||Red and Blue||As a popular Pokémon, Rapidash is considered "universally appealing" to fans of cute and cool Pokémon alike.|
|Red and Blue|
|Slowbro||Yadoran||80||Water||Psychic||Mega Evolution||Red and Blue||With Shellders poison going through its body, it makes it even more spaced out than it already was.|
|Mega Slowbro||Mega Yadoran||Water||Psychic||Does not evolve||Omega Ruby and
|Magnemite||Coil||81||Electric||Steel[nb 3]||Magneton (#082)||Red and Blue|
|Magneton||Rarecoil||82||Electric||Steel[nb 3]||Magnezone (#462)||Red and Blue|
|Farfetch'd||Kamonegi||83||Normal||Flying||Sirfetch'd[nb 4]||Red and Blue|
|Doduo||Dodo||84||Normal||Flying||Dodrio (#085)||Red and Blue|
|Dodrio||Dodrio/Dodorio ||85||Normal||Flying||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Seel||Pawou||86||Water||Dewgong (#087)||Red and Blue|
|Dewgong||Jugon||87||Water||Ice||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Grimer||Betbeter||88||Poison||Muk (#089)||Red and Blue|
|Muk||Betbeton||89||Poison||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Shellder||Shellder||90||Water||Cloyster (#091)||Red and Blue|
|Cloyster||Parshen||91||Water||Ice||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Gastly||Ghos||92||Ghost||Poison||Haunter (#093)||Red and Blue|
|Haunter||Ghost||93||Ghost||Poison||Gengar (#094)||Red and Blue|
|Gengar||Gangar||94||Ghost||Poison||Mega Evolution||Red and Blue||Owing to its simplistic yet appealing design, Gengar is Ken Sugimori's favorite Pokémon as of the release of X and Y.|
|Mega Gengar||Mega Gangar||Ghost||Poison||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Onix||Iwark||95||Rock||Ground||Steelix (#208)||Red and Blue||Though its design has been praised, critics deem Onix underpowered compared to other rock-types of its generation.|
|Drowzee||Sleep/Sleepe ||96||Psychic||Hypno (#097)||Red and Blue|
|Hypno||Sleeper||97||Psychic||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Krabby||Crab||98||Water||Kingler (#099)||Red and Blue|
|Kingler||Kingler||99||Water||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Voltorb||Biriridama||100||Electric||Electrode (#101)||Red and Blue|
|Electrode||Marumine||101||Electric||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Exeggcute||Tamatama||102||Grass||Psychic||Exeggutor (#103)||Red and Blue|
|Exeggutor||Nassy||103||Grass||Psychic||Does not evolve||Red and Blue||A coconut tree-like Pokémon and the favorite Pokémon of Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, having used it throughout the debugging phase of Pokémon Red and Green.|
|Cubone||Karakara||104||Ground||Marowak (#105)||Red and Blue|
|Marowak||Garagara||105||Ground||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Hitmonlee||Sawamular||106||Fighting||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Hitmonchan||Ebiwalar||107||Fighting||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Lickitung||Beroringa||108||Normal||Lickilicky (#463)||Red and Blue|
|Koffing||Dogars||109||Poison||Weezing (#110)||Red and Blue|
|Weezing||Matadogas||110||Poison||Does not evolve||Red and Blue||Belonged to James of Team Rocket in the Kanto and Johto series of the Pokémon anime, and for a small portion of the Advanced Generation series.|
|Rhyhorn||Sihorn||111||Ground||Rock||Rhydon (#112)||Red and Blue|
|Rhydon||Sidon||112||Ground||Rock||Rhyperior (#464)||Red and Blue||Rhydon was the first Pokémon created by Game Freak.|
|Chansey||Lucky||113||Normal||Blissey (#242)||Red and Blue|
|Tangela||Monjara||114||Grass||Tangrowth (#465)||Red and Blue|
|Kangaskhan||Garura||115||Normal||Mega Evolution||Red and Blue|
|Mega Kangaskhan||Mega Garura||Normal||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Horsea||Tattu||116||Water||Seadra (#117)||Red and Blue||Horsea and Seadra are based on seahorses.|
|Seadra||Seadra||117||Water||Kingdra (#230)||Red and Blue|
|Goldeen||Tosakinto||118||Water||Seaking (#119)||Red and Blue||Goldeen and Seaking are based on goldfish.|
|Seaking||Azumao||119||Water||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Staryu||Hitodeman||120||Water||Starmie (#121)||Red and Blue|
|Starmie||Starmie||121||Water||Psychic||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Mr. Mime||Barrierd||122||Psychic||Fairy[nb 5]||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Scyther||Strike||123||Bug||Flying||Scizor (#212)||Red and Blue||IGN and GamesRadar have praised Scythers "cool" design.|
|Jynx||Rougela||124||Ice||Psychic||Does not evolve||Red and Blue||Jynx has spawned controversy due to aspects of its design being similar to blackface, leading Game Freak to change the color of its skin from black to purple. When Pokémon Yellow was re-released on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console, the in-game sprite of Jynx was edited to reflect this change.|
|Electabuzz||Eleboo||125||Electric||Electivire (#466)||Red and Blue|
|Magmar||Boober||126||Fire||Magmortar (#467)||Red and Blue||While Magmar was voted the eighth best fire-type Pokémon by the Official Nintendo Magazine readers, GamesRadar has criticized its design multiple times, noting that its forehead resembles a butt.|
|Pinsir||Kailios||127||Bug||Mega Evolution||Red and Blue|
|Mega Pinsir||Mega Kailios||Bug||Flying||Does not evolve||Omega Ruby and
|Tauros||Kentauros||128||Normal||Does not evolve||Red and Blue||It is voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa in Pokemon X and Y - present.|
|Magikarp||Koiking||129||Water||Gyarados (#130)||Red and Blue||Magikarp holds the distinction of being mostly useless in the games, until it evolves into the superior Gyarados. Magikarp is based on the common carp.|
|Gyarados||Gyarados||130||Water||Flying||Mega Evolution||Red and Blue|
|Mega Gyarados||Mega Gyarados||Water||Dark||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Lapras||Laplace||131||Water||Ice||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Ditto||Metamon||132||Normal||Does not evolve||Red and Blue||The favorite Pokémon of Hideo Kojima, Ditto is capable of transforming into any Pokémon it comes across.|
|Eevee||Eievui||133||Normal||Multiple[nb 6]||Red and Blue||Eevee is often considered among the "cutest" Pokémon in the franchise. Because of this, Eevee is featured on various Pokémon-related merchandise.|
|Vaporeon||Showers||134||Water||Does not evolve||Red and Blue||If it goes in water, it will seem to melt in water.|
|Jolteon||Thunders||135||Electric||Does not evolve||Red and Blue||Jolteon and Zapdos's romanized Japanese names are almost exactly the same as each other's, with a final s being the only difference.|
|Flareon||Booster||136||Fire||Does not evolve||Red and Blue||Flareon shares its category name with Charmeleon, Charizard, Moltres, and Infernape. They are all known as the Flame Pokémon|
|Porygon||Porygon/Polygon||137||Normal||Porygon2 (#233)||Red and Blue||Porygon has become notorious for being featured in an episode of the anime that caused widespread epileptic seizures in Japanese viewers. It has the ability to go into cyberspace at will.|
|Omanyte||Omnite||138||Rock||Water||Omastar (#139)||Red and Blue|
|Omastar||Omstar||139||Rock||Water||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Kabuto||Kabuto||140||Rock||Water||Kabutops (#141)||Red and Blue|
|Kabutops||Kabutops||141||Rock||Water||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Aerodactyl||Ptera||142||Rock||Flying||Mega Evolution||Red and Blue|
|Mega Aerodactyl||Mega Ptera||Rock||Flying||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Snorlax||Kabigon||143||Normal||Does not evolve||Red and Blue||It is carefree about everything and it will allow children to play on its vast belly while it sleeps all day.|
|Articuno||Freezer||144||Ice||Flying||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Zapdos||Thunder||145||Electric||Flying||Does not evolve||Red and Blue||Design inspired by the Indigenous North American myth of the thunderbird.|
|Moltres||Fire||146||Fire||Flying||Does not evolve||Red and Blue||Design inspired by the firebird of Slavic folklore.|
|Dratini||Miniryu||147||Dragon||Dragonair (#148)||Red and Blue|
|Dragonair||Hakuryu||148||Dragon||Dragonite (#149)||Red and Blue|
|Dragonite||Kairyu||149||Dragon||Flying||Does not evolve||Red and Blue|
|Mewtwo||Mewtwo||150||Psychic||Mega Evolution||Red and Blue||One of the playable characters in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.|
|Mega Mewtwo X||Mega Mewtwo X||Psychic||Fighting||Does not evolve||X and Y||Mewtwo was given two Mega Evolutions for X and Y because of Game Freak's fondness for the creature. They were made version exclusive to promote interaction and trading between players.|
|Mega Mewtwo Y||Mega Mewtwo Y||Psychic||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Mew||Mew||151||Psychic||Does not evolve||Red and Blue||Only available through Nintendo events. Originally it was a glitch, but then it got recognized and got made into a Pokémon.|
|MissingNo.||Unknown||None[nb 7]||Bird[nb 8]||Normal||Does not evolve||Red and Blue||An error handler species, "Missing Number" was created to handle attempts at accessing nonexistent Pokémon species. It is regarded as one of the most famous and popular glitches in video game history.|
- Details on Pokémon names, National Pokédex numbers, types, and evolutions are obtained from The Pokémon Company International's online Pokédex.
- Prior to X and Y, Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Snubbull, Granbull, and Azurill were pure Normal-types.
- Prior to Gold and Silver, Magnemite and Magneton were pure Electric-types.
- Farfetch'd is only capable of evolving in Pokémon Sword and Shield.
- Prior to X and Y, Mr. Mime, Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, and Mime Jr. were pure Psychic-types.
- Eevee is capable of evolving into Vaporeon (#134), Jolteon (#135), Flareon (#136), Espeon (#196), Umbreon (#197), Leafeon (#470), Glaceon (#471), or Sylveon (#700).
- MissingNo. is programmed with the Kanto Pokédex number "000"; however, it does not exist in the National Pokédex
- Bird-type was a scrapped typing for Generations I and II; however, coding for it remains within the games. MissingNo. dons the type in Red, Blue, and Green versions; however, it is replaced by a randomly generated glitch type in Yellow.
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