List of generation I Pokémon
- This article only covers the basics of Pokémon species. For detailed in-universe information, please refer to dedicated wikis on the subject.
The following list details the 151 Pokémon of Generation I in order of their National Pokédex—an in-game electronic encyclopedia that provides various information on Pokémon—number. The first Pokémon, Bulbasaur, is number 001 and the last, Mew, is number 151. Alternate forms that result in type changes and Mega Evolutions 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.
Pokémon Sun and Moon introduced "Alola forms" of various generation I Pokémon. These versions are to represent "the different microclimates in the Alola region" where Sun and Moon take place. The Alola versions of Pokémon like Vulpix and Exeggutor have different appearances and types and were introduced alongside generation VI Pokémon. Alex Hern of The Guardian suggested that the developers likely decided to redesign various generation I Pokémon because, according to him, "fan connection with the original 150 Pokémon is as strong as it ever was, [while] the number of people who can tell a Pancham from a Swirlix is much smaller."
List of Pokémon
|English name||Japanese name||National Pokédex
|Type(s)||Evolves into||First appeared||Notes|
|Bulbasaur||Fushigidane||001||Grass||Poison||Ivysaur (#002)||Red and Green||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||002||Grass||Poison||Venusaur (#003)||Red and Green||Playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Its English name is a portmanteau of "ivy" and "dinosaur".|
|Venusaur||Fushigibana||003||Grass||Poison||Mega Evolution||Red and Green||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||004||Fire||Charmeleon (#005)||Red and Green||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||005||Fire||Charizard (#006)||Red and Green||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||006||Fire||Flying||Mega Evolution||Red and Green||Playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as well as Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. 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||007||Water||Wartortle (#008)||Red and Green||Playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Its English name is a portmanteau of "squirt", "turtle", and possibly "squirrel".|
|Wartortle||Kameil||008||Water||Blastoise (#009)||Red and Green||Its English name is a portmanteau of "war", "tortoise", and "turtle".|
|Blastoise||Kamex||009||Water||Mega Evolution||Red and Green||Its English name is a portmanteau of "blast" and "tortoise".|
|Mega Blastoise||Mega Kamex||Water||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Caterpie||Caterpie||010||Bug||Metapod (#011)||Red and Green|
|Metapod||Transel||011||Bug||Butterfree (#012)||Red and Green|
|Butterfree||Butterfree||012||Bug||Flying||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Weedle||Beedle||013||Bug||Poison||Kakuna (#014)||Red and Green|
|Kakuna||Cocoon||014||Bug||Poison||Beedrill (#015)||Red and Green|
|Beedrill||Spear||015||Bug||Poison||Mega Evolution||Red and Green|
|Mega Beedrill||Mega Spear||Bug||Poison||Does not evolve||Omega Ruby and
|Pidgey||Poppo||016||Normal||Flying||Pidgeotto (#017)||Red and Green|
|Pidgeotto||Pigeon||017||Normal||Flying||Pidgeot (#018)||Red and Green|
|Pidgeot||Pigeot||018||Normal||Flying||Mega Evolution||Red and Green|
|Mega Pidgeot||Mega Pidgeot||Normal||Flying||Does not evolve||Omega Ruby and
|Rattata||Koratta||019||Normal||Raticate (#020)||Red and Green||Criticized as a "filthy rodent" by GamesRadar and "rubbish" by the Official Nintendo Magazine|
|Raticate||Ratta||020||Normal||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Spearow||Onisuzume||021||Normal||Flying||Fearow (#022)||Red and Green|
|Fearow||Onidrill||022||Normal||Flying||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Ekans||Arbo||023||Poison||Arbok (#024)||Red and Green|
|Arbok||Arbok||024||Poison||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Pikachu||Pikachu||025||Electric||Raichu (#026)||Red and Green||Mascot of the Pokémon franchise|
|Raichu||Raichu||026||Electric||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Sandshrew||Sand||027||Ground||Sandslash (#028)||Red and Green|
|Sandslash||Sandpan||028||Ground||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Nidoran♀||Nidoran♀||029||Poison||Nidorina (#030)||Red and Green|
|Nidorina||Nidorina||030||Poison||Nidoqueen (#031)||Red and Green|
|Nidoqueen||Nidoquen/Nidoqueen||031||Poison||Ground||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Nidoran♂||Nidoran♂||032||Poison||Nidorino (#033)||Red and Green|
|Nidorino||Nidorino||033||Poison||Nidoking (#034)||Red and Green|
|Nidoking||Nidoking||034||Poison||Ground||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Clefairy||Pippi||035||Fairy[nb 2]||Clefable (#036)||Red and Green||Originally proposed to be joint mascot of the Pokémon franchise alongside Pikachu, but was quickly overshadowed by the latter's popularity|
|Clefable||Pixy||036||Fairy[nb 2]||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Vulpix||Rokon||037||Fire||Ninetales (#038)||Red and Green|
|Ninetales||Kyukon||038||Fire||Does not evolve||Red and Green||Designs inspired by the nine-tailed fox of East Asian myth.|
|Jigglypuff||Purin||039||Normal||Fairy[nb 2]||Wigglytuff (#040)||Red and Green|
|Wigglytuff||Pukurin||040||Normal||Fairy[nb 2]||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Zubat||Zubat||041||Poison||Flying||Golbat (#042)||Red and Green|
|Golbat||Golbat||042||Poison||Flying||Crobat (#169)||Red and Green|
|Oddish||Nazonokusa||043||Grass||Poison||Gloom (#044)||Red and Green|
|Red and Green|
|Vileplume||Ruffresia||045||Grass||Poison||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Paras||Paras||046||Bug||Grass||Parasect (#047)||Red and Green|
|Parasect||Parasect||047||Bug||Grass||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Venonat||Kongpang||048||Bug||Poison||Venomoth (#049)||Red and Green|
|Venomoth||Morphon||049||Bug||Poison||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Diglett||Digda||050||Ground||Dugtrio (#051)||Red and Green|
|Dugtrio||Dugtrio||051||Ground||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Meowth||Nyarth||052||Normal||Persian (#053)||Red and Green|
|Persian||Persian||053||Normal||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Psyduck||Koduck||054||Water||Golduck (#055)||Red and Green|
|Golduck||Golduck||055||Water||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Mankey||Mankey||056||Fighting||Primeape (#057)||Red and Green|
|Primeape||Okorizaru||057||Fighting||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Growlithe||Gardie||058||Fire||Arcanine (#059)||Red and Green|
|Arcanine||Windie||059||Fire||Does not evolve||Red and Green||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||060||Water||Poliwhirl (#061)||Red and Green|
|Red and Green||Poliwhirl is among the most-marketed Pokémon, being used in a line of chewable vitamins as well as a line of toothbrushes.|
|Poliwrath||Nyorobon||062||Water||Fighting||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Abra||Casey||063||Psychic||Kadabra (#064)||Red and Green|
|Kadabra||Yungerer||064||Psychic||Alakazam (#065)||Red and Green||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||065||Psychic||Mega Evolution||Red and Green|
|Mega Alakazam||Mega Foodin||Psychic||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Machop||Wanriky||066||Fighting||Machoke (#067)||Red and Green|
|Machoke||Goriky||067||Fighting||Machamp (#068)||Red and Green|
|Machamp||Kairiky||068||Fighting||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Bellsprout||Madatsubomi||069||Grass||Poison||Weepinbell (#070)||Red and Green|
|Weepinbell||Utsudon||070||Grass||Poison||Victreebel (#071)||Red and Green|
|Victreebel||Utsubot||071||Grass||Poison||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Tentacool||Menokurage||072||Water||Poison||Tentacruel (#073)||Red and Green|
|Tentacruel||Dokukurage||073||Water||Poison||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Geodude||Ishitsubute/Isitsubute ||074||Rock||Ground||Graveler (#075)||Red and Green|
|Graveler||Golone||075||Rock||Ground||Golem (#076)||Red and Green|
|Golem||Golonya||076||Rock||Ground||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Ponyta||Ponyta||077||Fire||Rapidash (#078)||Red and Green|
|Rapidash||Gallop||078||Fire||Does not evolve||Red and Green||As a popular Pokémon, Rapidash is considered "universally appealing" to fans of cute and cool Pokémon alike.|
|Red and Green|
|Slowbro||Yadoran||080||Water||Psychic||Mega Evolution||Red and Green|
|Mega Slowbro||Mega Yadoran||Water||Psychic||Does not evolve||Omega Ruby and
|Magnemite||Coil||081||Electric||Steel[nb 3]||Magneton (#082)||Red and Green|
|Magneton||Rarecoil||082||Electric||Steel[nb 3]||Magnezone (#462)||Red and Green|
|Farfetch'd||Kamonegi||083||Normal||Flying||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Doduo||Dodo||084||Normal||Flying||Dodrio (#085)||Red and Green|
|Dodrio||Dodrio/Dodorio ||085||Normal||Flying||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Seel||Pawou||086||Water||Dewgong (#087)||Red and Green|
|Dewgong||Jugon||087||Water||Ice||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Grimer||Betbeter||088||Poison||Muk (#089)||Red and Green|
|Muk||Betbeton||089||Poison||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Shellder||Shellder||090||Water||Ice||Cloyster (#091)||Red and Green|
|Cloyster||Parshen||091||Water||Ice||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Gastly||Ghos||092||Ghost||Poison||Haunter (#093)||Red and Green|
|Haunter||Ghost||093||Ghost||Poison||Gengar (#094)||Red and Green|
|Gengar||Gangar||094||Ghost||Poison||Mega Evolution||Red and Green||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||095||Rock||Ground||Steelix (#208)||Red and Green||Though its design has been praised, critics deem Onix underpowered compared to other rock-types of its generation.|
|Drowzee||Sleep/Sleepe ||096||Psychic||Hypno (#097)||Red and Green|
|Hypno||Sleeper||097||Psychic||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Krabby||Crab||098||Water||Kingler (#099)||Red and Green|
|Kingler||Kingler||099||Water||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Voltorb||Biriridama||100||Electric||Electrode (#101)||Red and Green|
|Electrode||Marumine||101||Electric||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Exeggcute||Tamatama||102||Grass||Psychic||Exeggutor (#103)||Red and Green|
|Exeggutor||Nassy||103||Grass||Psychic||Does not evolve||Red and Green||A coconut tree-like Pokémon|
|Cubone||Karakara||104||Ground||Marowak (#105)||Red and Green|
|Marowak||Garagara||105||Ground||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Hitmonlee||Sawamular||106||Fighting||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Hitmonchan||Ebiwalar||107||Fighting||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Lickitung||Beroringa||108||Normal||Lickilicky (#463)||Red and Green|
|Koffing||Dogars||109||Poison||Weezing (#110)||Red and Green|
|Weezing||Matadogas||110||Poison||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Rhyhorn||Sihorn||111||Ground||Rock||Rhydon (#112)||Red and Green|
|Rhydon||Sidon||112||Ground||Rock||Rhyperior (#464)||Red and Green||Rhydon was the first Pokémon created by Game Freak.|
|Chansey||Lucky||113||Normal||Blissey (#242)||Red and Green|
|Tangela||Monjara||114||Grass||Tangrowth (#465)||Red and Green|
|Kangaskhan||Garura||115||Normal||Mega Evolution||Red and Green|
|Mega Kangaskhan||Mega Garura||Normal||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Horsea||Tattu||116||Water||Seadrea (#117)||Red and Green|
|Seadra||Seadra||117||Water||Kingdra (#230)||Red and Green|
|Goldeen||Tosakinto||118||Water||Seaking (#119)||Red and Green|
|Seaking||Azumao||119||Water||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Staryu||Hitodeman||120||Water||Starmie (#121)||Red and Green|
|Starmie||Starmie||121||Water||Psychic||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Mr. Mime||Barrierd||122||Psychic||Fairy[nb 4]||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Scyther||Strike||123||Bug||Flying||Scizor (#212)||Red and Green||IGN and GamesRadar have praised Scyther's "cool" design.|
|Jynx||Rougela||124||Ice||Psychic||Does not evolve||Red and Green||Jynx has spawned controversy due to aspects of its design being similar to blackface.|
|Electabuzz||Eleboo||125||Electric||Electivire (#466)||Red and Green|
|Magmar||Boober||126||Fire||Magmortar (#467)||Red and Green||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 Green|
|Mega Pinsir||Mega Kailios||Bug||Flying||Does not evolve||Omega Ruby and
|Tauros||Kentauros||128||Normal||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Magikarp||Koiking||129||Water||Gyarados (#130)||Red and Green||Magikarp holds the distinction of being mostly useless in the games, until it evolves into the superior Gyarados.|
|Gyarados||Gyarados||130||Water||Flying||Mega Evolution||Red and Green|
|Mega Gyarados||Mega Gyarados||Water||Dark||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Lapras||Laplace||131||Water||Ice||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Ditto||Metamon||132||Normal||Does not evolve||Red and Green||The favorite Pokémon of Hideo Kojima, Ditto is capable of transforming into any Pokémon it comes across.|
|Eevee||Eievui||133||Normal||Multiple[nb 5]||Red and Green||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 Green|
|Jolteon||Thunders||135||Electric||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Flareon||Booster||136||Fire||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Porygon||Porygon/Polygon||137||Normal||Porygon2 (#233)||Red and Green||Porygon has become notorious for being featured in an episode of the anime that caused widespread epileptic seizures in Japanese viewers.|
|Omanyte||Omnite||138||Rock||Water||Omastar (#139)||Red and Green|
|Omastar||Omstar||139||Rock||Water||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Kabuto||Kabuto||140||Rock||Water||Kabutops (#141)||Red and Green|
|Kabutops||Kabutops||141||Rock||Water||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Aerodactyl||Ptera||142||Rock||Flying||Mega Evolution||Red and Green|
|Mega Aerodactyl||Mega Ptera||Rock||Flying||Does not evolve||X and Y|
|Snorlax||Kabigon||143||Normal||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Articuno||Freezer||144||Ice||Flying||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Zapdos||Thunder||145||Electric||Flying||Does not evolve||Red and Green||Design inspired by the Indigenous North American myth of the thunderbird.|
|Moltres||Fire||146||Fire||Flying||Does not evolve||Red and Green||Design inspired by the firebird of Slavic folklore.|
|Dratini||Miniryu||147||Dragon||Dragonair (#148)||Red and Green|
|Dragonair||Hakuryu||148||Dragon||Dragonite (#149)||Red and Green|
|Dragonite||Kairyu||149||Dragon||Flying||Does not evolve||Red and Green|
|Mewtwo||Mewtwo||150||Psychic||Mega Evolution||Red and Green|
|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 Green||Only available through Nintendo events|
|MissingNo.||Unknown||None[nb 6]||Bird[nb 7]||Normal||Does not evolve||Red and Green||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.|
|English name||Japanese name||National Pokédex
|Type(s)||Evolves into||First appeared||Notes|
|Rattata||Koratta||019||Dark||Normal||Raticate (#020)||Sun and Moon||The nocturnal "Alola form" of Rattata was introduced during a Nintendo Direct on September 1, 2016.|
|Raticate||Ratta||020||Dark||Normal||Does not evolve||Sun and Moon||Totem Pokémon from Captain Illima's trail in Pokémon Moon.|
|Raichu||Raichu||026||Electric||Psychic||Does not evolve||Sun and Moon|
|Sandshrew||Sand||027||Ice||Steel||Sandslash (#028)||Sun and Moon||An "Alola form" Sandshrew and its evolution were designed to better suit "the harsh environment of the snow mountains" of Alola.|
|Sandslash||Sandpan||028||Ice||Steel||Does not evolve||Sun and Moon|
|Vulpix||Rokon||037||Ice||Ninetales (#038)||Sun and Moon||An "Alola form" Vulpix and its evolution were designed to better suit "the harsh environment of the snow mountains" of Alola.|
|Ninetales||Kyukon||038||Ice||Fairy||Does not evolve||Sun and Moon|
|Diglett||Digda||050||Ground||Steel||Dugtrio (#051)||Sun and Moon|
|Dugtrio||Dugtrio||051||Ground||Steel||Does not evolve||Sun and Moon|
|Meowth||Nyarth||052||Dark||Persian (#053)||Sun and Moon||The Alolan form of Meowth developed after it was bred by the royal family of Alola.|
|Persian||Persian||053||Dark||Does not evolve||Sun and Moon|
|Geodude||Ishitsubute/Isitsubute ||074||Rock||Electric||Graveler (#075)||Sun and Moon|
|Graveler||Golone||075||Rock||Electric||Golem (#076)||Sun and Moon|
|Golem||Golonya||076||Rock||Electric||Does not evolve||Sun and Moon|
|Grimer||Betbeter||088||Poison||Dark||Muk (#089)||Sun and Moon||The Alola version of Grimer and its evolution Muk are covered in colorful stripes; Paste stated at their reveal that the purple sludge Pokémon look as if they were "dipped in cotton candy."|
|Muk||Betbeton||089||Poison||Dark||Does not evolve||Sun and Moon|
|Exeggutor||Nassy||103||Grass||Dragon||Does not evolve||Sun and Moon||The Alola version of Exeggutor is 35 feet tall due to the fictional island's bright sunlight. One of this Pokémon's "heads" was moved to its tail in order to "take on opponents to the rear that can’t be reached by the main heads' attacks." The form has been described as ridiculous and hilarious by fans and critics.|
|Marowak||Garagara||105||Fire||Ghost||Does not evolve||Sun and Moon|
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