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The third generation (Generation III) of the Pokémon franchise features 135 fictional species of creatures introduced to the core video game series in the 2002 Game Boy Advance games Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. Some Pokémon in this generation were introduced in animated adaptations of the franchise before Ruby and Sapphire.

The following list details the 135 Pokémon of Generation III in order of their National Pokédex number. The first Pokémon, Treecko, is number 252 and the last, Deoxys, is number 386. 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[edit]

Nintendo Life noted in a retrospective that the third generation of Pokémon has a very different "feel" from the two generations that came before it because almost all of its 135 new Pokémon – save for Azurill and Wynaut – have no relation to those of the previous generations. Unlike the first two generations, two of the "starter" Pokémon of Ruby and Sapphire gain a secondary typing in their final form, giving them a wider range of abilities. Ruby and Sapphire features two "Mythical Pokémon" – Jirachi and Deoxys – both of which became available to coincide with their respective anime movies.[1]

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire significantly increased the amount of "Dark"- and "Steel"-type Pokémon in the series, as only a few Pokémon in previous generations used these typings. Hardcore Gamer also noted that many of the new Pokémon made use of "dual typing", where Pokémon have both a primary and a secondary type; this wasn't nearly as common in Red and Blue or Gold and Silver.[2]

List of Pokémon[edit]

List of Pokémon species introduced in Generation III (2002)[nb 1]
Name National Pokédex
number
Type(s) Evolves into Notes
English Japanese Primary Secondary
Treecko Kimori[4] 252 Grass Grovyle (#253) Treecko has claws at the bottom of its feet so it can scale walls and ceilings.
Grovyle Juptile[5] 253 Grass Sceptile (#254)
Sceptile Jukain[6] 254 Grass Mega Evolution A playable character in Pokken Tournament and its counterpart.
Torchic Achamo[4] 255 Fire Combusken (#256) It can scorch foes black with its fireballs it produces in its stomach.
Combusken Wakasyamo[5] 256 Fire Fighting Blaziken (#257) It can produce about 100 kicks a second.
Blaziken Bursyamo[6] 257 Fire Fighting Mega Evolution A playable character in Pokken Tournament and its counterrparts.
Mudkip Mizugorou[4] 258 Water Marshtomp (#259) The fin on its head acts as a radar for its surroundings. Even in muddy water, Mudkip can sense where it's going.
Marshtomp Numacraw[5] 259 Water Ground Swampert (#260)
Swampert Laglarge[6] 260 Water Ground Mega Evolution
Poochyena Pochiena[5] 261 Dark Mightyena (#262)
Mightyena Graena[7] 262 Dark Does not evolve
Zigzagoon Jiguzaguma[5] 263 Normal Linoone (#264) It is interested in everything.
Linoone Massuguma[8] 264 Normal Obstagoon[nb 2]
Wurmple Kemusso[9] 265 Bug Silcoon (#266)
Cascoon (#268)
Silcoon Karasalis[8] 266 Bug Beautifly (#267)
Beautifly Agehunt[6] 267 Bug Flying Does not evolve Just put a potted flower outside and you'll see a Beautifly since its favorite food is nectar.
Cascoon Mayuld[8] 268 Bug Dustox (#269)
Dustox Dokucale[8] 269 Bug Poison Does not evolve It is attracted to light. It can also strip forests clean.
Lotad Hassboh[10] 270 Water Grass Lombre (#271)
Lombre Hasubrero[11] 271 Water Grass Ludicolo (#272)
Ludicolo Runpappa[12] 272 Water Grass Does not evolve
Seedot Taneboh[8] 273 Grass Nuzleaf (#274) The more it drinks, the more gloss it has.
Nuzleaf Konohana[8] 274 Grass Dark Shiftry (#275)
Shiftry Dirteng[4] 275 Grass Dark Does not evolve Design inspired by the Japanese mythological creature Tengu.[13]
Taillow Subame[14] 276 Normal Flying Swellow (#277)
Swellow Ohsubame[6] 277 Normal Flying Does not evolve
Wingull Camome[8] 278 Water Flying Pelipper (#279)
Pelipper Pelipper[6] 279 Water Flying Does not evolve
Ralts Ralts[8] 280 Psychic Fairy[nb 3] Kirlia (#281)
Kirlia Kirlia[6] 281 Psychic Fairy[nb 3] Gardevoir (#282)
Gallade (#475)[nb 4]
Gardevoir Sirnight[15] 282 Psychic Fairy[nb 3] Mega Evolution It will create small black holes or sacrifice itself to protect its trainer.
Surskit Ametama[8] 283 Bug Water Masquerain (#284)
Masquerain Amemoth[16] 284 Bug Flying Does not evolve
Shroomish Kinococo[17] 285 Grass Breloom (#286)
Breloom Kinogassa[12] 286 Grass Fighting Does not evolve
Slakoth Namakero[18] 287 Normal Vigoroth (#288)
Vigoroth Yarukimono[6] 288 Normal Slaking (#289)
Slaking Kekking[12] 289 Normal Does not evolve Slaking has the highest base stat total of all Pokémon aside from Legendary Pokémon, Mythical Pokémon, and Mega Evolutions.
Nincada Tutinin[8] 290 Bug Ground Ninjask (#291)
Shedinja (#292)
Ninjask Tekkanin[8] 291 Bug Flying Does not evolve
Shedinja Nukenin[8] 292 Bug Ghost Does not evolve When a Nincada evolves into a Ninjask and there is an extra space in the player's party, a Shedinja is created from the Nincada's shedded exoskeleton.[19]
Whismur Gonyonyo[20] 293 Normal Loudred (#294) You can barely hear it if you listen closely. If it's in danger, it will yell at an ear-splitting volume.
Loudred Dogohmb[8] 294 Normal Exploud (#295)
Exploud Bakuong[21] 295 Normal Does not evolve
Makuhita Makunoshita[14] 296 Fighting Hariyama (#297)
Hariyama Hariteyama[22] 297 Fighting Does not evolve
Azurill Ruriri[18] 298 Normal Fairy[nb 5] Marill (#183)
Nosepass Nosepass[8] 299 Rock Probopass (#476) Two Nosepasses cannot face each other due to its magnetic noses.
Skitty Eneco[5] 300 Normal Delcatty (#301)
Delcatty Enekororo[6] 301 Normal Does not evolve
Sableye Yamirami[22] 302 Dark Ghost Mega Evolution Designed inspired by the Hopkinsville goblin, an alien-like creature reported to be seen in Kentucky in the 1950s.[13][19]
Mawile Kucheat[6] 303 Steel Fairy[nb 6] Mega Evolution Design inspired by the Japanese yōkai Futakuchi-onna, a woman said to have a second mouth on the back of her head in a cautionary tale about extreme dieting.[13] Its "mouth" is actually two steel horns fused together.
Aron Cokodora[6] 304 Steel Rock Lairon (#305)
Lairon Kodora[8] 305 Steel Rock Aggron (#306)
Aggron Bossgodora[16] 306 Steel Rock Mega Evolution
Meditite Asanan[23] 307 Fighting Psychic Medicham (#308)
Medicham Charem[14] 308 Fighting Psychic Mega Evolution
Electrike Rakurai[8] 309 Electric Manectric (#310)
Manectric Livolt[22] 310 Electric Mega Evolution Design inspired by the mythological Japanese creature Raijū, a being composed purely of lightning said to take on many quadrupedal forms.[13]
Plusle Plusle/Prasle[14][24] 311 Electric Does not evolve It will cheer with sparks made from its body.
Minun Minun[14] 312 Electric Does not evolve If things aren't going well, Minun will create a spark shower to help cheer on its teammates.
Volbeat Barubeat[8] 313 Bug Does not evolve
Illumise Illumise[25] 314 Bug Does not evolve
Roselia Roselia[8] 315 Grass Poison Roserade (#407) If anyone tries to steal the flowers on its arms, they'll be met with a bunch of thorns on its arms.
Gulpin Gokulin[6] 316 Poison Swalot (#317) Most of its body is its stomach. It has powerful stomach acid that can dissolve anything.
Swalot Marunoom[8] 317 Poison Does not evolve
Carvanha Kibanha[8] 318 Water Dark Sharpedo (#319) Carvanha are based on the red piranha.[26]
Sharpedo Samehader[18] 319 Water Dark Mega Evolution Sharpedo are based on sharks.[26]
Wailmer Hoeruko[5] 320 Water Wailord (#321)
Wailord Whaloh[27] 321 Water Does not evolve Currently it is the largest Pokemon in existence.
Numel Donmel[8] 322 Fire Ground Camerupt (#323) Numel is not smart. Although it can't feel much pain, it can't stand hunger for a second.
Camerupt Bakuuda[28] 323 Fire Ground Mega Evolution
Torkoal Cotoise[8] 324 Fire Does not evolve
Spoink Baneboo[7] 325 Psychic Grumpig (#326) The reason it keeps bouncing on its tail is because it keeps its heart going. If it stops, it dies.
Grumpig Boopig[8] 326 Psychic Does not evolve
Spinda Patcheel[7] 327 Normal Does not evolve Because of randomly-generated spot patterns, there can exist 4,294,967,296 different variations of Spinda in the games. Junichi Masuda has noted that much planning and discussion had to be done to make this feasible in game, and because of this, Spinda has become a favorite Pokémon of his.[29]
Trapinch Nuckrar[8] 328 Ground Vibrava (#329)
Vibrava Vibrava[8] 329 Ground Dragon Flygon (#330)
Flygon Flygon[14] 330 Ground Dragon Does not evolve A Mega Evolution was supposed to be in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, but they cancelled it due to design problems.[citation needed]
Cacnea Sabonea[5] 331 Grass Cacturne (#332)
Cacturne Noctus[4] 332 Grass Dark Does not evolve It'll wait in desets for travelers to faint, then it will strike.
Swablu Tyltto[30] 333 Normal Flying Altaria (#334) It likes to land on people's head like fluffy hats.
Altaria Tyltalis[14] 334 Dragon Flying Mega Evolution
Zangoose Zangoose[31] 335 Normal Does not evolve Has a lifelong feud with Seviper.
Seviper Habunake[5] 336 Poison Does not evolve
Lunatone Lunatone[8] 337 Rock Psychic Does not evolve
Solrock Solrock[8] 338 Rock Psychic Does not evolve
Barboach Dojoach[8] 339 Water Ground Whiscash (#340) Barboach are based on the pond loach.[26]
Whiscash Namazun[4] 340 Water Ground Does not evolve The design of Whiscash was inspired by the mythological Namazu, a giant catfish said to cause earthquakes.[13]
Corphish Heigani[5] 341 Water Crawdaunt (#342)
Crawdaunt Shizariger[6] 342 Water Dark Does not evolve
Baltoy Yajilon[8] 343 Ground Psychic Claydol (#344)
Claydol Nendoll[8] 344 Ground Psychic Does not evolve
Lileep Lilyla[8] 345 Rock Grass Cradily (#346)
Cradily Yuradle[8] 346 Rock Grass Does not evolve
Anorith Anopth[8] 347 Rock Bug Armaldo (#348)
Armaldo Armaldo[8] 348 Rock Bug Does not evolve
Feebas Hinbass[8] 349 Water Milotic (#350) Feebas are based on the largemouth bass.[26]
Milotic Milokaross[32] 350 Water Does not evolve Said to be the most beautiful Pokemon in the world. Milotic are based on the oarfish.[26]
Castform Powalen[16] 351 Normal Does not evolve Capable of changing between its four forms depending on in-battle weather effects.
Fire "Sunny Form" This form occurs when the sun hits its body.
Water "Rainy Form" This form occurs when rain hits its body
Ice "Snowy Form" This form occurs when snow hits its body.
Kecleon Kakureon[8] 352 Normal Does not evolve The red stripe on its body no matter how it camouflages.
Shuppet Kagebouzu[8] 353 Ghost Banette (#354)
Banette Juppeta[22] 354 Ghost Mega Evolution Banette's fictional origin story states that it used to be a plush doll that was thrown away by a child and that its "feelings of hatred were so strong that it came to life to seek revenge."[19]
Duskull Yomawaru[8] 355 Ghost Dusclops (#356) The design of Duskull and its evolution are inspired by mummies and the Japanese ghost Chōchin-obake.[19]
Dusclops Samayouru[8] 356 Ghost Dusknoir (#477) It is said that souls that enter it body don't come back.
Tropius Tropius[31] 357 Grass Flying Does not evolve
Chimecho Chirean[7] 358 Psychic Does not evolve
Absol Absol[5] 359 Dark Mega Evolution It can sense disasters.
Wynaut Sohnano[7] 360 Psychic Wobbuffet (#202) Don't look at its always smiling face to tell if its mad, look at its tail. It will be slamming on the ground if it is mad.
Snorunt Yukiwarashi[8] 361 Ice Glalie (#362)
Froslass (#478)[nb 7]
Glalie Onigohri[28] 362 Ice Mega Evolution
Spheal Tamazarashi[8] 363 Ice Water Sealeo (#364)
Sealeo Todoggler[8] 364 Ice Water Walrein (#365) It likes to bounce things on its nose. Sometimes, it will even balance Spheals.
Walrein Todoseruga[8] 365 Ice Water Does not evolve
Clamperl Pearlulu[8] 366 Water Huntail (#367)
Gorebyss (#368)
Huntail Huntail[8] 367 Water Does not evolve Huntail are based on the onejaw.[26]
Gorebyss Sakurabyss[8] 368 Water Does not evolve Although is quite pretty to some, it is very cruel. It will insert its very thin mouth it has into its prey and drink the juice of them. Gorebyss are based on the snipe eel.[26]
Relicanth Glanth[8] 369 Water Rock Does not evolve An ancient Pokemon that hasn't changed in many years. Relicanth are based on the coelecanth.[26]
Luvdisc Lovecus[33] 370 Water Does not evolve Various critics consider Luvdisc among the most "useless" and "lazily designed" Pokémon.[34][35][36][37] Luvdisc are based on the kissing gourami.[26]
Bagon Tatsubay[8] 371 Dragon Shelgon (#372) It hardens its head by throwing itself off cliffs in doomed efforts to fly.
Shelgon Komoruu[8] 372 Dragon Salamence (#373)
Salamence Bohmander[12] 373 Dragon Flying Mega Evolution
Beldum Dumbber[8] 374 Steel Psychic Metang (#375)
Metang Metang[8] 375 Steel Psychic Metagross (#376)
Metagross Metagross[28] 376 Steel Psychic Mega Evolution
Regirock Regirock[38] 377 Rock Does not evolve If it is hurt, it will attach rocks to repair itself.
Regice Regice[31] 378 Ice Does not evolve Not even hot magma can melt Regice for it can cool down the air by a lot of degrees.
Registeel Registeel[38] 379 Steel Does not evolve Normal attacks won't even scratch it due to its steel coat.
Latias Latias[5] 380 Dragon Psychic Mega Evolution It can turn itself invisible and talk to people.
Latios Latios[5] 381 Dragon Psychic Mega Evolution It can also talk to people and turn itself invisible.
Kyogre Kaiorga/Kyogre[23][39] 382 Water Primal Reversion Expands the seas. Had a huge fight with Groudon until Rayquaza stopped them.
Groudon Groudon[14] 383 Ground Primal Reversion Creates land. Had a huge fight with Kyogre until Rayquaza stopped it.
Rayquaza Rayquaza[40] 384 Dragon Flying Mega Evolution Controls the weather. Stopped Groudon and Kyogre's feud.
Jirachi Jirachi[18] 385 Steel Psychic Does not evolve
Deoxys Deoxys[40] 386 Psychic Does not evolve Deoxys is capable of changing between four "formes"—Normal, Attack, Defense, and Speed—each of which differs by base stat values, effort value yield, and appearance.[41] In the Game Boy Advance games, Deoxys' forme changes depending on the game it is used in; subsequent games allow players to freely select each forme by interacting with meteorites found in specific in-game locations.

Reception[edit]

Alex Carlson of Hardcore Gamer wrote in 2014 that the third generation of Pokémon games was not well received by fans of the series, with some people calling the generation the "worst in the series history".[2] This was in part because Ruby and Sapphire did not allow players to transfer in their Pokémon from previous generations, and, because of this, many older Pokémon were completely unavailable in the games until Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen were released a few years later.[42] Meanwhile, many of the new Pokémon designs, such as those for Torchic, Feebas, Luvdisc, Castform, and Clamperl, were criticized for being unoriginal.[2][42][43]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Details on Pokémon names, National Pokédex numbers, types, and evolutions are obtained from The Pokémon Company International's online Pokédex.[3]
  2. ^ Only Galarian Linoone, introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield, are capable of evolving into Obstagoon
  3. ^ a b c Prior to X and Y, Ralts, Kirlia, and Gardevoir were pure Psychic-types.
  4. ^ Only male Kirlia are capable of evolving into Gallade; however, both male and female Kirlia can become Gardevoir.
  5. ^ Prior to X and Y, Azurill was pure Normal-type.
  6. ^ Prior to X and Y, Mawile was a pure Steel-type
  7. ^ Only female Snorunt are capable of evolving into Froslass; however, both male and female Snorunt can become Glalie.

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