List of generation III Pokémon
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
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.
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.
List of Pokémon
|Treecko||Kimori||252||Grass||Grovyle (#253)||Treecko has claws at the bottom of its feet so it can scale walls and ceilings.|
|Sceptile||Jukain||254||Grass||Mega Evolution||A playable character in Pokken Tournament and its counterpart.|
|Torchic||Achamo||255||Fire||Combusken (#256)||It can scorch foes black with its fireballs it produces in its stomach.|
|Combusken||Wakasyamo||256||Fire||Fighting||Blaziken (#257)||It can produce about 100 kicks a second.|
|Blaziken||Bursyamo||257||Fire||Fighting||Mega Evolution||A playable character in Pokken Tournament and its counterrparts.|
|Mudkip||Mizugorou||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.|
|Mightyena||Graena||262||Dark||Does not evolve|
|Zigzagoon||Jiguzaguma||263||Normal||Linoone (#264)||It is interested in everything.|
|Beautifly||Agehunt||267||Bug||Flying||Does not evolve||Just put a potted flower outside and you'll see a Beautifly since its favorite food is nectar.|
|Dustox||Dokucale||269||Bug||Poison||Does not evolve||It is attracted to light. It can also strip forests clean.|
|Ludicolo||Runpappa||272||Water||Grass||Does not evolve|
|Seedot||Taneboh||273||Grass||Nuzleaf (#274)||The more it drinks, the more gloss it has.|
|Shiftry||Dirteng||275||Grass||Dark||Does not evolve||Design inspired by the Japanese mythological creature Tengu.|
|Swellow||Ohsubame||277||Normal||Flying||Does not evolve|
|Pelipper||Pelipper||279||Water||Flying||Does not evolve|
|Ralts||Ralts||280||Psychic||Fairy[nb 3]||Kirlia (#281)|
|Kirlia||Kirlia||281||Psychic||Fairy[nb 3]||Gardevoir (#282)
Gallade (#475)[nb 4]
|Gardevoir||Sirnight||282||Psychic||Fairy[nb 3]||Mega Evolution||It will create small black holes or sacrifice itself to protect its trainer.|
|Masquerain||Amemoth||284||Bug||Flying||Does not evolve|
|Breloom||Kinogassa||286||Grass||Fighting||Does not evolve|
|Slaking||Kekking||289||Normal||Does not evolve||Slaking has the highest base stat total of all Pokémon aside from Legendary Pokémon, Mythical Pokémon, and Mega Evolutions.|
|Ninjask||Tekkanin||291||Bug||Flying||Does not evolve|
|Shedinja||Nukenin||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.|
|Whismur||Gonyonyo||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.|
|Exploud||Bakuong||295||Normal||Does not evolve|
|Hariyama||Hariteyama||297||Fighting||Does not evolve|
|Azurill||Ruriri||298||Normal||Fairy[nb 5]||Marill (#183)|
|Nosepass||Nosepass||299||Rock||Probopass (#476)||Two Nosepasses cannot face each other due to its magnetic noses.|
|Delcatty||Enekororo||301||Normal||Does not evolve|
|Sableye||Yamirami||302||Dark||Ghost||Mega Evolution||Designed inspired by the Hopkinsville goblin, an alien-like creature reported to be seen in Kentucky in the 1950s.|
|Mawile||Kucheat||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. Its "mouth" is actually two steel horns fused together.|
|Manectric||Livolt||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.|
|Plusle||Plusle/Prasle||311||Electric||Does not evolve||It will cheer with sparks made from its body.|
|Minun||Minun||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||313||Bug||Does not evolve|
|Illumise||Illumise||314||Bug||Does not evolve|
|Roselia||Roselia||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||316||Poison||Swalot (#317)||Most of its body is its stomach. It has powerful stomach acid that can dissolve anything.|
|Swalot||Marunoom||317||Poison||Does not evolve|
|Carvanha||Kibanha||318||Water||Dark||Sharpedo (#319)||Carvanha are based on the red piranha.|
|Sharpedo||Samehader||319||Water||Dark||Mega Evolution||Sharpedo are based on sharks.|
|Wailord||Whaloh||321||Water||Does not evolve||Currently it is the largest Pokemon in existence.|
|Numel||Donmel||322||Fire||Ground||Camerupt (#323)||Numel is not smart. Although it can't feel much pain, it can't stand hunger for a second.|
|Torkoal||Cotoise||324||Fire||Does not evolve|
|Spoink||Baneboo||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||326||Psychic||Does not evolve|
|Spinda||Patcheel||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.|
|Flygon||Flygon||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.|
|Cacturne||Noctus||332||Grass||Dark||Does not evolve||It'll wait in desets for travelers to faint, then it will strike.|
|Swablu||Tyltto||333||Normal||Flying||Altaria (#334)||It likes to land on people's head like fluffy hats.|
|Zangoose||Zangoose||335||Normal||Does not evolve||Has a lifelong feud with Seviper.|
|Seviper||Habunake||336||Poison||Does not evolve|
|Lunatone||Lunatone||337||Rock||Psychic||Does not evolve|
|Solrock||Solrock||338||Rock||Psychic||Does not evolve|
|Barboach||Dojoach||339||Water||Ground||Whiscash (#340)||Barboach are based on the pond loach.|
|Whiscash||Namazun||340||Water||Ground||Does not evolve||The design of Whiscash was inspired by the mythological Namazu, a giant catfish said to cause earthquakes.|
|Crawdaunt||Shizariger||342||Water||Dark||Does not evolve|
|Claydol||Nendoll||344||Ground||Psychic||Does not evolve|
|Cradily||Yuradle||346||Rock||Grass||Does not evolve|
|Armaldo||Armaldo||348||Rock||Bug||Does not evolve|
|Feebas||Hinbass||349||Water||Milotic (#350)||Feebas are based on the largemouth bass.|
|Milotic||Milokaross||350||Water||Does not evolve||Said to be the most beautiful Pokemon in the world. Milotic are based on the oarfish.|
|Castform||Powalen||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||352||Normal||Does not evolve||The red stripe on its body no matter how it camouflages.|
|Banette||Juppeta||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."|
|Duskull||Yomawaru||355||Ghost||Dusclops (#356)||The design of Duskull and its evolution are inspired by mummies and the Japanese ghost Chōchin-obake.|
|Dusclops||Samayouru||356||Ghost||Dusknoir (#477)||It is said that souls that enter it body don't come back.|
|Tropius||Tropius||357||Grass||Flying||Does not evolve|
|Chimecho||Chirean||358||Psychic||Does not evolve|
|Absol||Absol||359||Dark||Mega Evolution||It can sense disasters.|
|Wynaut||Sohnano||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.|
Froslass (#478)[nb 7]
|Sealeo||Todoggler||364||Ice||Water||Walrein (#365)||It likes to bounce things on its nose. Sometimes, it will even balance Spheals.|
|Walrein||Todoseruga||365||Ice||Water||Does not evolve|
|Huntail||Huntail||367||Water||Does not evolve||Huntail are based on the onejaw.|
|Gorebyss||Sakurabyss||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.|
|Relicanth||Glanth||369||Water||Rock||Does not evolve||An ancient Pokemon that hasn't changed in many years. Relicanth are based on the coelecanth.|
|Luvdisc||Lovecus||370||Water||Does not evolve||Various critics consider Luvdisc among the most "useless" and "lazily designed" Pokémon. Luvdisc are based on the kissing gourami.|
|Bagon||Tatsubay||371||Dragon||Shelgon (#372)||It hardens its head by throwing itself off cliffs in doomed efforts to fly.|
|Regirock||Regirock||377||Rock||Does not evolve||If it is hurt, it will attach rocks to repair itself.|
|Regice||Regice||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||379||Steel||Does not evolve||Normal attacks won't even scratch it due to its steel coat.|
|Latias||Latias||380||Dragon||Psychic||Mega Evolution||It can turn itself invisible and talk to people.|
|Latios||Latios||381||Dragon||Psychic||Mega Evolution||It can also talk to people and turn itself invisible.|
|Kyogre||Kaiorga/Kyogre||382||Water||Primal Reversion||Expands the seas. Had a huge fight with Groudon until Rayquaza stopped them.|
|Groudon||Groudon||383||Ground||Primal Reversion||Creates land. Had a huge fight with Kyogre until Rayquaza stopped it.|
|Rayquaza||Rayquaza||384||Dragon||Flying||Mega Evolution||Controls the weather. Stopped Groudon and Kyogre's feud.|
|Jirachi||Jirachi||385||Steel||Psychic||Does not evolve|
|Deoxys||Deoxys||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. 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.|
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". 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. Meanwhile, many of the new Pokémon designs, such as those for Torchic, Feebas, Luvdisc, Castform, and Clamperl, were criticized for being unoriginal.
- Details on Pokémon names, National Pokédex numbers, types, and evolutions are obtained from The Pokémon Company International's online Pokédex.
- Only Galarian Linoone, introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield, are capable of evolving into Obstagoon
- Prior to X and Y, Ralts, Kirlia, and Gardevoir were pure Psychic-types.
- Only male Kirlia are capable of evolving into Gallade; however, both male and female Kirlia can become Gardevoir.
- Prior to X and Y, Azurill was pure Normal-type.
- Prior to X and Y, Mawile was a pure Steel-type
- Only female Snorunt are capable of evolving into Froslass; however, both male and female Snorunt can become Glalie.
- Merrick, Joe (2015-11-05). "Feature: A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation 3 - 2002 to 2006". Nintendo Life.
- Carlson, Alex (2014-05-13). "How Ruby and Sapphire Changed the Pokemon Series Forever". Hardcore Gamer.
- "Pokédex". The Pokémon Company International. 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
- "キメわざポケモンキッズDP4". Bandai Co., Ltd. (via WebCite). December 2009. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- "キメわざポケモンキッズ". Bandai Co., Ltd. (via WebCite). October 2005. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- "キメわざポケモンキッズ4". Bandai Co., Ltd. (via WebCite). July 2006. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- "丸美屋ゲットシール". Marumiya (via WebCite). December 2009. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
- "Battle Dictionary" (PDF). The Pokémon Company International. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
- "第４７７６８１０号". 4 June 2004. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010.IPDL
- "第４７１０７７６号". 19 September 2003. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010.IPDL
- "第４７０２１０１号". 22 August 2003. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010.IPDL
- "キメわざポケモンキッズ8". Bandai Co., Ltd. (via WebCite). March 2008. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- Lucas Sullivan (February 8, 2014). "17 Pokemon based on real-world mythology". GamesRadar. Future plc. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
- "キメわざポケモンキッズ2". Bandai Co., Ltd. (via WebCite). January 2006. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- "Pokemon 2014 Bandai Pokemon Kids X Y Mega Lucario Series Mega Gardevoir Figure". Retrieved 16 Apr 2017.
- "ポケットモンスター アドバンスジェネレーション みずピタシール2 ポケモン". Amada Printing Mfg.Co.ltd. Retrieved 1 Jan 2017.
- "第４６３１１７７号". 20 December 2002. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010.IPDL
- "キメわざポケモンキッズ5". Bandai Co., Ltd. (via WebCite). October 2006. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- Gudmundson, Carolyn (2011-10-25). "A tribute to Ghost-type Pokemon". GamesRadar.
- "第４７０２０９９号". 22 August 2003. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010.IPDL
- "キメわざポケモンキッズDP3". Bandai Co., Ltd. (via WebCite). June 2009. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- "ポケモンプリントギャラリー". Canon. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
- "キメわざポケモンキッズ6". Bandai Co., Ltd. (via WebCite). March 2007. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- "第４６９９１１９号". 8 August 2003. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010.IPDL
- "第４６２０４２８号". 15 November 2002. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010.IPDL
- Mendes, Augusto B.; Guimarães, Felipe V.; Eirado-Silva, Clara B. P.; Silva, Edson P. (2017). "The ichthyological diversity of Pokémon" (PDF). Journal of Geek Studies. 4 (1): 39–67. ISSN 2359-3024. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
- "キメわざポケモンキッズDP". Bandai Co., Ltd. (via WebCite). December 2008. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- "ポケモンステッカー バトルピースコレクションＸＹ2". Takara Tomy Arts. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
- Padilla, Raymond (March 17, 2009). "Junichi Masuda & Takeshi Kawachimaru Talk 'Pokémon Platinum', Particle Physics, Bridges, And More!". G4. Retrieved June 6, 2009.
- "Pokémon Double-Battle Seal Retsuden". Ensky. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
- "キメわざポケモンキッズDP5". Bandai Co., Ltd. (via WebCite). May 2010. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- "Milokaross with You". Pokémon with You. Retrieved 21 Nov 2016.
- "Fashion From Alola". Pokemon Center. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
- Casti, Taylor (February 22, 2014). "These 20 Pokemon Will Make You Think Twice Before Trying To Catch 'Em All". The Huffington Post. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
- Bailey, Kat (October 9, 2013). "The Worst Pokemon of All Time". IGN. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
- Devries, Jack (May 2, 2011). "Reader's Choice: The 10 Most Hated Pokemon". IGN.
- Magee, Jake (October 2, 2013). "20 lazy Pokemon". GamesRadar. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
- "キメわざポケモンキッズ7". Bandai Co., Ltd. (via WebCite). September 2007. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- "第４６３１１６４号". 20 December 2002. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010.IPDL
- "キメわざポケモンキッズ3". Bandai Co., Ltd. (via WebCite). April 2006. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- "Legendary Pokemon guide". GamesRadar. Retrieved September 28, 2010.[permanent dead link]
- Berube, Justin (2014-06-05). "Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire Are the Best/Worst Games in the Series". Nintendo World Report.
- Jou, Eric (2013-01-30). "Let's Rank the Pokémon Games, Best to Worst". Kotaku.