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Gift Pokémon

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While a Trainer is on an adventure, he or she may be given Pokémon. These Pokémon are known as gift Pokémon. Types of gift Pokémon include starter Pokémon and Pokémon Eggs. They exist in the games, anime, and manga. In the games, as with wild Pokémon, gift Pokémon will have the last four moves they could have learned by level up except under extraordinary circumstances.

Gift Pokémon given by Trainers in the games

Generation I

MS Species Received from Location Notes
001 Bulbasaur Oak I OD.png Professor Oak Pallet Town Red and Blue only
Starter Pokémon
004 Charmander
007 Squirtle
025 Pikachu Yellow only
Starter Pokémon
142 Aerodactyl
(Old Amber)
Scientist I OD.png Museum Scientist Pewter Museum of Science Cut required
129 Magikarp Blaine RB OD.png Magikarp salesman Route 4 Pokémon Center Sold for PokémonDollar.png500
138 Omanyte
(Helix Fossil)
Super Nerd I OD.png Unnamed Super Nerd Mt. Moon Reward for defeating the Super Nerd at the end of Mt. Moon
Choice between Helix Fossil or Dome Fossil
140 Kabuto
(Dome Fossil)
001 Bulbasaur Sabrina I OD.png Unnamed Trainer Cerulean City Yellow only
After obtaining the Cascade Badge
If Pikachu's friendship is at a high enough level
004 Charmander Cooltrainer m I OD.png Unnamed Trainer Route 24 Yellow only
007 Squirtle Officer Jenny OD.png Officer Jenny Vermilion City Yellow only
After obtaining the Thunder Badge
106 Hitmonlee Blackbelt I OD.png Karate master Fighting Dojo Proof of defeating the master
Choice between Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan.
107 Hitmonchan
133 Eevee Blackbelt I OD.png Unnamed Trainer Celadon Mansion rooftop
131 Lapras Silph employee I OD.png Silph Co. employee Silph Co. 7F After defeating Blue

Generation II

MS Species Received from Location Notes
152 Chikorita Elm II OD.png Professor Elm New Bark Town Starter Pokémon
155 Cyndaquil
158 Totodile
175 Togepi Egg Professor Elm aide II OD.png Elm's aide Violet City Pokémon Center After obtaining the Zephyr Badge
True identity of the Mystery Egg
172 Pichu Egg Day Care Man II OD.png Day Care Man Day Care Center Crystal only
Contains one of seven Baby Pokémon
Increased chance of being Shiny
Knows Dizzy Punch
173 Cleffa Egg
174 Igglybuff Egg
236 Tyrogue Egg
238 Smoochum Egg
239 Elekid Egg
240 Magby Egg
021 Spearow
(Nicknamed Kenya)
Webster II OD.png Randy Goldenrod City north gate Intended to go to a man on Route 31 in exchange for TM50 (Nightmare)
133 Eevee Bill II OD.png Bill Bill's house in Goldenrod City After meeting Bill in Ecruteak City's Pokémon Center
213 Shuckle
(Nicknamed Shuckie)
Kirk II OD.png Mania Cianwood City Intended to be returned
147 Dratini Dragon Clan Elder II OD.png Master of the Dragon Tamer Clan Dragon's Den Crystal only
May know ExtremeSpeed
236 Tyrogue Blackbelt II OD.png Kiyo Mt. Mortar B1F Proof of defeating the Karate King, Kiyo.

Generation III

Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

MS Species Received from Location Notes
252 Treecko Birch OD.png Professor Birch Route 101 Starter Pokémon
255 Torchic
258 Mudkip
360 Wynaut Egg Expert f RSE OD.png Unnamed Expert Lavaridge Town
351 Castform Scientist RSE OD.png Scientist of the
Weather Institute
Weather Institute After defeating Team Aqua or Team Magma
Holding a Mystic Water
374 Beldum Steven III OD.png Steven Steven's house in Mossdeep City After entering the Hall of Fame
Left on his table
152 Chikorita Birch OD.png Professor Birch Littleroot Town Emerald only
Reward for completing the Hoenn Pokédex
Choice between Chikorita, Cyndaquil, or Totodile
155 Cyndaquil
158 Totodile

FireRed and LeafGreen

MS Species Received from Location Notes
001 Bulbasaur Oak III OD.png Professor Oak Pallet Town Starter Pokémon
004 Charmander
007 Squirtle
142 Aerodactyl
(Old Amber)
Scientist FRLG OD.png Museum Scientist Pewter Museum of Science Cut required
129 Magikarp Engineer OD.png Magikarp salesman Route 4 Pokémon Center Sold for PokémonDollar.png500
138 Omanyte
(Helix Fossil)
Super Nerd FRLG OD.png Super Nerd Miguel Mt. Moon Reward for defeating the Super Nerd at the end of Mt. Moon
Choice between Helix Fossil or Dome Fossil
140 Kabuto
(Dome Fossil)
133 Eevee Black Belt FRLG OD.png Unnamed Trainer Celadon Mansion rooftop
106 Hitmonlee Black Belt FRLG OD.png Koichi Fighting Dojo Proof of defeating the master
Choice between Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan
107 Hitmonchan
131 Lapras Silph employee III OD.png Silph Co. employee Silph Co. 7F After defeating Blue
175 Togepi Egg Pokemon Fan Club Chairman Kanto III OD.png Unnamed Gentleman Water Labyrinth Show to the Gentleman after hatching to obtain information about Daisy

Colosseum

MS Species Received from Location Notes
311 Plusle Duking Pyrite Town Reward for rescuing Plusle. Lists Duking as its Original Trainer
250 Ho-Oh Game system Mt. Battle Reward for purifying every Shadow Pokémon and then
conquering Mt. Battle in Battle mode using a Colosseum mode party

XD: Gale of Darkness

MS Species Received from Location Notes
175 Shadow Togepi Hordel Outskirt Stand After purification, can be traded for an Elekid
152 Chikorita Battlus Mt. Battle Reward for conquering Mt. Battle
One per completion, only one each
155 Cyndaquil
158 Totodile

Generation IV

Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

MS Species Received from Location Notes
387 Turtwig Rowan OD.png Professor Rowan Lake VerityDP
Route 201Pt
Starter Pokémon
390 Chimchar
393 Piplup
175 Togepi Egg Cynthia IV OD.png Cynthia Eterna City west gate Platinum only, after defeating Jupiter
133 Eevee Battle Girl IV OD.png Bebe Hearthome City After obtaining the National PokédexDP
Can be received immediatelyPt
440 Happiny Egg Hiker IV OD.png Unnamed Hiker Hearthome City west gate Diamond and Pearl only
137 Porygon Pokéfan m IV OD.png Unnamed Pokéfan Veilstone City Platinum only
447 Riolu Egg Riley OD.png Riley Iron Island Received as thanks for clearing Team Galactic off of the island

HeartGold and SoulSilver

MS Species Received from Location Notes
152 Chikorita Elm OD.png Professor Elm New Bark Town Starter Pokémon
155 Cyndaquil
158 Totodile
175 Togepi Egg Kimono Girl OD.png Zuki Violet City Poké Mart After obtaining the Zephyr Badge
True identity of the Mystery Egg
021 Spearow
(Nicknamed Kenya)
Webster OD.png Webster Goldenrod City north gate Intended to go to a man on Route 31 in exchange for TM44 (Rest)
133 Eevee Bill OD.png Bill Bill's house in Goldenrod City After meeting Bill in Ecruteak City's Pokémon Center
213 Shuckle
(Nicknamed Shuckie)
Bird Keeper Guitarist HGSS OD.png Kirk Cianwood City Intended to be returned
147 Dratini Dragon Clan Elder OD.png Master of the Dragon Tamer Clan Dragon's Den May know ExtremeSpeed
236 Tyrogue Black Belt HGSS OD.png Kiyo Mt. Mortar B1F Proof of defeating the Karate King, Kiyo.
179 Mareep Egg Primo OD.png Primo Violet City Pokémon Center Obtained after submitting the correct password
194 Wooper Egg
218 Slugma Egg
001 Bulbasaur Oak OD.png Professor Oak Pallet Town Reward for defeating Red
Choice between Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle
004 Charmander
007 Squirtle
252 Treecko Steven IV OD.png Steven Silph Co. Reward for defeating Red
Choice between Treecko, Torchic, or Mudkip
255 Torchic
258 Mudkip

Generation V

Black and White

MS Species Received from Location Notes
495 Snivy Juniper OD.png Professor Juniper Nuvema Town Starter Pokémon
498 Tepig
501 Oshawott
511 Pansage Move Reminder OD.png Unnamed girl Dreamyard The Pokémon received is weak against the player's starter
513 Pansear
515 Panpour
570 Zorua Move Reminder OD.png Unnamed girl Game Freak HQ 1F in Castelia City Will join the player if he or she talks to a girl
with a fateful encounter Celebi in his or her party
564 Tirtouga
(Cover Fossil)
Backpacker m OD.png Unnamed Backpacker Relic Castle Offered by the Backpacker in the Relic Castle
Choice between Cover Fossil or Plume Fossil
566 Archen
(Plume Fossil)
636 Larvesta Egg Pokemon Ranger m OD.png Unnamed Ranger Route 18 rest house
138 Omanyte
(Helix Fossil)
Worker OD.png Unnamed Worker Twist Mountain Offered by a Worker in the Twist Mountain
One random fossil per day
140 Kabuto
(Dome Fossil)
142 Aerodactyl
(Old Amber)
345 Lileep
(Root Fossil)
347 Anorith
(Claw Fossil)
408 Cranidos
(Skull Fossil)
410 Shieldon
(Armor Fossil)
129 Magikarp Pokéfan m OD.png Magikarp salesman Marvelous Bridge Sold for PokémonDollar.png500

Black 2 and White 2

MS Species Received from Location Notes
495 Snivy Bianca OD.png Bianca Aspertia City Starter Pokémon
498 Tepig
501 Oshawott
570 N's Zorua Roodwalkdown.png Rood Driftveil City Reward from Rood for defeating him.
585S Deerling Scientist m OD.png Institute researcher Route 6 Weather Institute Has its Hidden Ability (Serene Grace)
133 Eevee School Kid f OD.png Amanita Castelia City After entering the Hall of Fame
Has its Hidden Ability (Anticipation)
138 Omanyte
(Helix Fossil)
Antique Shop Join Avenue After entering the Hall of Fame
Can be found in Rocks sold by the Antique Shop
Avenue must be Rank 15 or higher
140 Kabuto
(Dome Fossil)
142 Aerodactyl
(Old Amber)
345 Lileep
(Root Fossil)
347 Anorith
(Claw Fossil)
408 Cranidos
(Skull Fossil)
410 Shieldon
(Armor Fossil)
564 Tirtouga
(Cover Fossil)
566 Archen
(Plume Fossil)
129 Magikarp Pokéfan m OD.png Magikarp salesman Marvelous Bridge Sold for PokémonDollar.png500
440 Happiny Egg Pokemon Breeder m OD.png Unnamed Breeder Nacrene City west gate
564 Tirtouga
(Cover Fossil)
Lenora OD.png Lenora Nacrene City Museum Offered by Lenora in the Nacrene Museum
Choice between Cover Fossil or Plume Fossil
566 Archen
(Plume Fossil)
138 Omanyte
(Helix Fossil)
Worker OD.png Unnamed Worker Twist Mountain Offered by a Worker inside Twist Mountain
One random fossil per day
140 Kabuto
(Dome Fossil)
142 Aerodactyl
(Old Amber)
345 Lileep
(Root Fossil)
347 Anorith
(Claw Fossil)
408 Cranidos
(Skull Fossil)
410 Shieldon
(Armor Fossil)
147 Shiny Dratini Benga OD.png Benga Floccesy Town White 2 only
After defeating Benga at White Treehollow
443 Shiny Gible Black 2 only
After defeating Benga at Black Tower

Generation VI

X and Y

MS Species Received from Location Notes
650 Chespin Tierno Aquacorde Town Starter Pokémon
653 Fennekin
656 Froakie
001 Bulbasaur Professor Sycamore Lumiose City Given after beating Professor Sycamore in a battle
004 Charmander
007 Squirtle
696 Tyrunt
(Jaw Fossil)
Fossil Lab assistant Glittering Cave Given after beating Team Flare in Glittering Cave
698 Amaura
(Sail Fossil)
448 Lucario Korrina Tower of Mastery Decides to join player after demonstrating Mega Ring
131 Lapras Unnamed Pokémon Breeder Route 12 Given by a Pokémon Breeder on Route 12.

In the anime

Ash receiving Scraggy's Egg
Brock receiving Onix

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

See also

Last modified on 9 October 2014, at 21:10