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|
|Cyndaquil||Hinoarashi||155||Fire||Quilava (#156)||A bit timid and shy, when startled or scared, flames start bursting from the back of Cyndaquil.|
|Typhlosion||Bakphoon||157||Fire||Does not evolve|
|Totodile||Waninoko||158||Water||Croconaw (#159)||Even Trainers need to be careful when even playing with Totodile because even though it thinks its playing with you, if it bites you, it won't let go easily.|
|Feraligatr||Ordile||160||Water||Does not evolve|
|Furret||Ootachi||162||Normal||Does not evolve||Nimble and quick, Furret are known for slipping through small spaces thanks to its small size.|
|Hoothoot||Hoho||163||Normal||Flying||Noctowl (#164)||No matter what time it is, Hoothoot will always well... hoot, at the same time every day because it has an internal organ that keeps track of time.|
|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||The final evolution of Zubat, Crobat can fly a very long distance for a while. It usually flies with all 4 wings but if it gets tired, it likes to alternate what pairs of wings it flies with.|
|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 startled and hurt from using it so it usually cries.|
|Cleffa||Py||173||Fairy[nb 2]||Clefairy (#035)||It only dances on full moons all night and then sips on the morning dew and hides once more.|
|Igglybuff||Pupurin||174||Normal||Fairy[nb 2]||Jigglypuff (#039)||Its vocal cords aren't fully developed yet and so it hurts to use them. Its very bouncy so once it bounces, you cant stop it.|
|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)||Even though it has wings, it doesn't really need to use them due to it being able to hover and glide.|
|Natu||Naty||177||Psychic||Flying||Xatu (#178)||A Pokémon resembling a Hummingbird. It will stare into your eyes as if its in a staring contest, but the instant you show even the slightest movement, Natu will then hop to safety.|
|Xatu||Natio||178||Psychic||Flying||Does not evolve||A Pokémon resembling a Trogon, it will stand in one spot all day. Some say it is terrified of the visions it sees with its left eye viewing the past and its right eye seeing the future.|
|Bellossom||Kireihana||182||Grass||Does not evolve||When the sun shines, Bellossom will open its bright colored petals and dance. When the sun goes away, so does Bellossom.|
|Marill||Maril||183||Water||Fairy[nb 4]||Azumarill (#184)||GameSpot's Frank Provo and Kotaku's Patricia Hernandez have described Marill as "cute". If you see a small, blue ball in the water, that's Marill's oil-filled tail acting as a life saver so that it can catch food.|
|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||Even in the harshest of winds, Jumpluff can control where it will go.|
|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.|
|Wooper||Upah||194||Water||Ground||Quagsire (#195)||Wooper usually lives in water. However, it occasionally comes out onto land in search of food. On land, it coats its body with a gooey, toxic film.|
|Quagsire||Nuoh||195||Water||Ground||Does not evolve||If Quagsire is being gets hurt in a way, it won't feel a thing because its intelligence isn't the best.|
|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. When attacking, the red orb on its forehead glows if it's using its psychic powers.|
|Umbreon||Blacky||197||Dark||Does not evolve||Originally, Umbreon was a Poison-type Pokémon before they made a Dark-type. 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. The rings on its body will glow when hunting and make anyone watching have chills down their spines.|
|Murkrow||Yamikarasu||198||Dark||Flying||Honchkrow (#430)||Murkrow love to steal shiny, glittering objects, sometimes stealing them from women. It's the reason why they're considered bad luck to see. It will bring food to its boss, Honchkrow.|
|Slowking||Yadoking||199||Water||Psychic||Does not evolve||Shellder's poison going through Slowking's head makes it so smart, it researches the mysteries of life every day. If, somehow, Shellder were to detach from its head, not only would it de-evolve back into a Slowpoke, but it would forget everything it has learned when it was a Slowking.|
|Misdreavus||Muma||200||Ghost||Mismagius (#429)||To get the nutrients it needs, it likes to make people scream.|
|Unown||Unknown||201||Psychic||Does not evolve||Unown has 28 different forms: 26 representing each letter in the Latin alphabet, one for a question mark, and one for an exclamation mark. One alone can't do much, but when a lot come together, strange things are said to happen.|
|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||Its tail head has a small brain to think for itself, so even if a foe comes up from behind it, it will bite them unknowingly.|
|Pineco||Kunugidama||204||Bug||Forretress (#205)||It attaches its head to the branch of a tree. If something like the wind knocks it off, it will explode, so be careful.|
|Forretress||Foretos||205||Bug||Steel||Does not evolve|
|Dunsparce||Nokocchi||206||Normal||Does not evolve||Design inspired by the mythical Japanese creature Tsuchinoko It has a drill for a tail. It likes to burrow backwards into the ground to create its nest.|
|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)||When it bares its small fangs at smaller Pokémon, they tend to be frightened and run away from Snubbull. While people think its adorable when it does that, Snubbull tends to feel a little sad because of it.|
|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||It hides in the crevices of rocks. It mixes berry juices with its own to make a combining juice that apparently is healthier for you.|
|Heracross||Heracros||214||Bug||Fighting||Mega Evolution||When it needs to move anything in its way, it uses its large horn it has to launch it through the air and it can easily throw an adult human with its horn. The Heracross with the largest horn is the leader.|
|Sneasel||Nyula||215||Dark||Ice||Weavile (#461)||Design inspired by the mythical Japanese creature Kamaitachi|
|Teddiursa||Himeguma||216||Normal||Ursaring (#217)||The reason why you see its paw near its mouth is because it like to soak its paws in honey made by bees.|
|Ursaring||Ringuma||217||Normal||Does not evolve||Instead of living off eating honey like Teddiursa did, it actually goes out to find berries and food for itself. If anyone dares to go into its territory, it will chase them out at all costs.|
|Magcargo||Magcargot||219||Fire||Rock||Does not evolve|
|Swinub||Urimoo||220||Ice||Ground||Piloswine (#221)||It digs through the snow to find roots and stuff it can eat. Its long fur helps shield it from the cold.|
|Corsola||Sunnygo||222||Water||Rock||Does not evolve||Mareanie loves to eat Corsola's coral branches as a snack and it actively chases them down just for their branches.|
|Remoraid||Teppouo||223||Water||Octillery (#224)||Remoraid are based on remora. They tend to stick with Mantine to feed off the scraps that are left behind.|
|Octillery||Okutank||224||Water||Does not evolve||When hunting, it will grab its prey and bash its head in with its very hard skull. If its too strong for it, it spews ink to get away.|
|Delibird||Delibird||225||Ice||Flying||Does not evolve||It uses its tail as a bag to carry items to its Trainer. It can turn those items into tiny bombs to throw at enemies.|
|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||It uses its armored trunk to roll around and slam into its foes. It can also lift things twice its own weight.|
|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. It is the only Pokémon with a number in its name.|
|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. It loves to paint with its tail and the ink it uses to paint with is its own juice it creates.|
|Tyrogue needs to have special training to become the best and different methods can be utilized to help it train. If Tyrogue 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||If its around babies, the milk it produces has more nutrition than normal.|
|Blissey||Happinas||242||Normal||Does not evolve||If it senses sadness and despair with the fur on its body, it will rush over to whoever it is and give them a Lucky Egg which can make anyone happy.|
|Raikou||Raikou||243||Electric||Does not evolve||Raikou was designed by Muneo Saitō. Also known as the "Embodiment of Lightning", it can run across plains at speeds of lightning. Ho-Oh resurrected it after it perished as a helpless unknown animal in a burning tower. Some say its an electric type because it symbolizes the lightning that struck the tower.|
|Entei||Entei||244||Fire||Does not evolve||Entei was designed by Muneo Saitō. Legend says that every time an Entei barks or roars, a volcano is said to erupt somewhere around the world. Ho-Oh resurrected it after it perished as a helpless unknown animal in a burning tower. Some say its a fire type because it symbolizes the fire that burnt down the building.|
|Suicune||Suicune/Suikun||245||Water||Does not evolve||Suicune was designed by Muneo Saitō. Suicune has the magical ability to istantly purify even the murkiest of waters. Ho-Oh resurrected it after it perished as a helpless unknown animal in a burning tower. Some say its a water type because it symbolizes the rain that put down the building.|
|Larvitar||Yogiras||246||Rock||Ground||Pupitar (#247)||It's born deep underground and it has to eat through the soil to get to see its parents. Soon after, it gets to evolve.|
|Tyranitar||Bangiras||248||Rock||Dark||Mega Evolution||It rivals Daruladon for mountain soil to eat.|
|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. The master of the 3 legendary birds along with Lugia and has resurrected animals into the 3 legendary beasts.|
|Celebi||Celebi||251||Grass||Psychic||Does not evolve||Celebi has the power to travel through time.|
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