List of Pokémon by evolution family

This is a list of Pokémon by their evolution family. That is, it is a list of Pokémon in their National Pokédex order, however, it includes later-released evolutions and pre-evolutions closer to the first Pokémon in their family to be released. This means that Pichu will appear before Pikachu, instead of at its National Pokédex position of 172, and Magby and Magmortar will appear next to Magmar. Evolution families are named by their basic evolutionary form. For example, although Azurill is the lowest Pokémon in its evolutionary line, it is still known as the Marill family, because Marill was released first.

List of Pokémon by evolution family

Kanto-based evolution families

Bulbasaur family
  Bulbasaur Level 16 →   Ivysaur Level 32 →   Venusaur
Charmander family
  Charmander Level 16 →   Charmeleon Level 36 →   Charizard
Squirtle family
  Squirtle Level 16 →   Wartortle Level 36 →   Blastoise
Caterpie family
  Caterpie Level 7 →   Metapod Level 10 →   Butterfree
Weedle family
  Weedle Level 7 →   Kakuna Level 10 →   Beedrill
Pidgey family
  Pidgey Level 18 →   Pidgeotto Level 36 →   Pidgeot
Rattata family
  Rattata Level 20 →   Raticate  
Spearow family
  Spearow Level 20 →   Fearow  
Ekans family
  Ekans Level 22 →   Arbok  
Pikachu family
  Pichu Happiness →   Pikachu Thunderstone →   Raichu
Sandshrew family
  Sandshrew Level 22 →   Sandslash  
Nidoran family*
  Nidoran♀ Level 16 →   Nidorina Moon Stone →   Nidoqueen
  Nidoran♂ Level 16 →   Nidorino Moon Stone →   Nidoking
Clefairy family
  Cleffa Happiness →   Clefairy Moon Stone →   Clefable
Vulpix family
  Vulpix Fire Stone →   Ninetales  
Jigglypuff family
  Igglybuff Happiness →   Jigglypuff Moon Stone →   Wigglytuff
Zubat family
  Zubat Level 22 →   Golbat Happiness →   Crobat
Oddish family
  Oddish Level 21 →   Gloom Leaf Stone →   Vileplume
Sun Stone →   Bellossom
Paras family
  Paras Level 24 →   Parasect  
Venonat family
  Venonat Level 31 →   Venomoth  
Diglett family
  Diglett Level 26 →   Dugtrio  
Meowth family
  Meowth Level 28 →   Persian  
Psyduck family
  Psyduck Level 33 →   Golduck  
Mankey family
  Mankey Level 28 →   Primeape  
Growlithe family
  Growlithe Fire Stone →   Arcanine  
Poliwag family
  Poliwag Level 25 →   Poliwhirl Water Stone →   Poliwrath
Trade holding King's Rock →   Politoed
Abra family
  Abra Level 16 →   Kadabra Trade →   Alakazam
Machop family
  Machop Level 28 →   Machoke Trade →   Machamp
Bellsprout family
  Bellsprout Level 21 →   Weepinbell Leaf Stone →   Victreebel
Tentacool family
  Tentacool Level 30 →   Tentacruel  
Geodude family
  Geodude Level 25 →   Graveler Trade →   Golem
Ponyta family
  Ponyta Level 40 →   Rapidash  
Slowpoke family
  Slowpoke Level 37 →   Slowbro  
Trade holding King's Rock →   Slowking  
Magnemite family
  Magnemite Level 30 →   Magneton Level up in Mt. Coronet or inside Chargestone Cave →   Magnezone
Farfetch'd family
Doduo family
  Doduo Level 31 →   Dodrio  
Seel family
  Seel Level 34 →   Dewgong  
Grimer family
  Grimer Level 38 →   Muk  
Shellder family
  Shellder Water Stone →   Cloyster  
Gastly family
  Gastly Level 25 →   Haunter Trade →   Gengar
Onix family
  Onix Trade holding Metal Coat →   Steelix  
Drowzee family
  Drowzee Level 26 →   Hypno  
Krabby family
  Krabby Level 28 →   Kingler  
Voltorb family
  Voltorb Level 30 →   Electrode  
Exeggcute family
  Exeggcute Leaf Stone →   Exeggutor  
Cubone family
  Cubone Level 28 →   Marowak  
Hitmon family
  Tyrogue Level 20 (Attack > Defense) →   Hitmonlee  
Level 20 (Attack < Defense) →   Hitmonchan  
Level 20 (Attack = Defense) →   Hitmontop  
Lickitung family
  Lickitung Level up knowing Rollout →   Lickilicky  
Koffing family
  Koffing Level 35 →   Weezing  
Rhyhorn family
  Rhyhorn Level 42 →   Rhydon Trade holding Protector →   Rhyperior
Chansey family
  Happiny Level up holding Oval Stone (day) →   Chansey Happiness →   Blissey
Tangela family
  Tangela Level up knowing AncientPower →   Tangrowth  
Kangaskhan family
Horsea family
  Horsea Level 32 →   Seadra Trade holding Dragon Scale →   Kingdra
Goldeen family
  Goldeen Level 33 →   Seaking  
Staryu family
  Staryu Water Stone →   Starmie  
Mr. Mime family
  Mime Jr. Level up knowing Mimic →   Mr. Mime  
Scyther family
  Scyther Trade holding Metal Coat →   Scizor  
Jynx family
  Smoochum Level 30 →   Jynx  
Electabuzz family
  Elekid Level 30 →   Electabuzz Trade holding Electirizer →   Electivire
Magmar family
  Magby Level 30 →   Magmar Trade holding Magmarizer →   Magmortar
Pinsir family
Tauros family
Magikarp family
  Magikarp Level 20 →   Gyarados  
Lapras family
Ditto family
Eeveelution family
  Eevee Water Stone →   Vaporeon  
Thunderstone →   Jolteon  
Fire Stone →   Flareon  
Happiness (day) →   Espeon  
Happiness (night) →   Umbreon  
Level up near a Moss Rock →   Leafeon  
Level up near an Ice Rock →   Glaceon  
Porygon family
  Porygon Trade holding Up-Grade →   Porygon2 Trade holding Dubious Disc →   Porygon-Z
Omanyte family
  Omanyte Level 40 →   Omastar  
Kabuto family
  Kabuto Level 40 →   Kabutops  
Aerodactyl family
Snorlax family
  Munchlax Happiness →   Snorlax  
Legendary birds
Dratini family
  Dratini Level 30 →   Dragonair Level 55 →   Dragonite
Mew family

Johto-based evolution families

Chikorita family
  Chikorita Level 16 →   Bayleef Level 32 →   Meganium
Cyndaquil family
  Cyndaquil Level 14 →   Quilava Level 36 →   Typhlosion
Totodile family
  Totodile Level 18 →   Croconaw Level 30 →   Feraligatr
Sentret family
  Sentret Level 15 →   Furret  
Hoothoot family
  Hoothoot Level 20 →   Noctowl  
Ledyba family
  Ledyba Level 18 →   Ledian  
Spinarak family
  Spinarak Level 22 →   Ariados  
Chinchou family
  Chinchou Level 27 →   Lanturn  
Togepi family
  Togepi Happiness →   Togetic Shiny Stone →   Togekiss
Natu family
  Natu Level 25 →   Xatu  
Mareep family
  Mareep Level 15 →   Flaaffy Level 30 →   Ampharos
Marill family
  Azurill Happiness →   Marill Level 18 →   Azumarill
Sudowoodo family
  Bonsly Level up knowing Mimic →   Sudowoodo  
Hoppip family
  Hoppip Level 18 →   Skiploom Level 27 →   Jumpluff
Aipom family
  Aipom Level up knowing Double Hit →   Ambipom  
Sunkern family
  Sunkern Sun Stone →   Sunflora  
Yanma family
  Yanma Level up knowing AncientPower →   Yanmega  
Wooper family
  Wooper Level 20 →   Quagsire  
Murkrow family
  Murkrow Dusk Stone →   Honchkrow  
Misdreavus family
  Misdreavus Dusk Stone →   Mismagius  
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  Unown B   Unown L   Unown V
  Unown C   Unown M   Unown W
  Unown D   Unown N   Unown X
  Unown E   Unown O   Unown Y
  Unown F   Unown P   Unown Z
  Unown G   Unown Q   Unown !
  Unown H   Unown R   Unown ?
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Wobbuffet family
  Wynaut Level 15 →   Wobbuffet  
Girafarig family
Pineco family
  Pineco Level 31 →   Forretress  
Dunsparce family
Gligar family
  Gligar Level up holding Razor Fang at night →   Gliscor  
Snubbull family
  Snubbull Level 23 →   Granbull  
Qwilfish family
Shuckle family
Heracross family
Sneasel family
  Sneasel Level up holding Razor Claw at night →   Weavile  
Teddiursa family
  Teddiursa Level 30 →   Ursaring  
Slugma family
  Slugma Level 38 →   Magcargo  
Swinub family
  Swinub Level 33 →   Piloswine Level up knowing AncientPower →   Mamoswine
Corsola family
Remoraid family
  Remoraid Level 25 →   Octillery  
Delibird family
Mantine family
  Mantyke Level up with Remoraid in party →   Mantine  
Skarmory family
Houndour family
  Houndour Level 24 →   Houndoom  
Phanpy family
  Phanpy Level 25 →   Donphan  
Stantler family
Smeargle family
Miltank family
Legendary Beasts
Larvitar family
  Larvitar Level 30 →   Pupitar Level 55 →   Tyranitar
Tower Duo
Celebi family

Hoenn-based evolution families

Treecko family
  Treecko Level 16 →   Grovyle Level 36 →   Sceptile
Torchic family
  Torchic Level 16 →   Combusken Level 36 →   Blaziken
Mudkip family
  Mudkip Level 16 →   Marshtomp Level 36 →   Swampert
Poochyena family
  Poochyena Level 18 →   Mightyena  
Zigzagoon family
  Zigzagoon Level 20 →   Linoone  
Wurmple family
  Wurmple Level 7 →   Silcoon Level 10 →   Beautifly
Level 7 →   Cascoon Level 10 →   Dustox
Lotad family
  Lotad Level 14 →   Lombre Water Stone →   Ludicolo
Seedot family
  Seedot Level 14 →   Nuzleaf Leaf Stone →   Shiftry
Taillow family
  Taillow Level 22 →   Swellow  
Wingull family
  Wingull Level 25 →   Pelipper  
Ralts family
  Ralts Level 20 →   Kirlia Level 30 →   Gardevoir
Dawn Stone (male) →   Gallade
Surskit family
  Surskit Level 22 →   Masquerain  
Shroomish family
  Shroomish Level 23 →   Breloom  
Slakoth family
  Slakoth Level 18 →   Vigoroth Level 36 →   Slaking
Nincada family
  Nincada Level 20 →   Ninjask  
Free space →   Shedinja  
Whismur family
  Whismur Level 20 →   Loudred Level 40 →   Exploud
Makuhita family
  Makuhita Level 24 →   Hariyama  
Nosepass family
  Nosepass Level up at Mt. Coronet →   Probopass  
Skitty family
  Skitty Moon Stone →   Delcatty  
Sableye family
Mawile family
Aron family
  Aron Level 32 →   Lairon Level 42 →   Aggron
Meditite family
  Meditite Level 37 →   Medicham  
Electrike family
  Electrike Level 26 →   Manectric  
Plusle and Minun family
Volbeat and Illumise family
Roselia family
  Budew Happiness (day) →   Roselia Shiny Stone →   Roserade
Gulpin family
  Gulpin Level 26 →   Swalot  
Carvanha family
  Carvanha Level 30 →   Sharpedo  
Wailmer family
  Wailmer Level 40 →   Wailord  
Numel family
  Numel Level 33 →   Camerupt  
Torkoal family
Spoink family
  Spoink Level 32 →   Grumpig  
Spinda family
Trapinch family
  Trapinch Level 35 →   Vibrava Level 45 →   Flygon
Cacnea family
  Cacnea Level 32 →   Cacturne  
Swablu family
  Swablu Level 35 →   Altaria  
Zangoose family
Seviper family
Lunatone family
Solrock family
Barboach family
  Barboach Level 30 →   Whiscash  
Corphish family
  Corphish Level 30 →   Crawdaunt  
Baltoy family
  Baltoy Level 36 →   Claydol  
Lileep family
  Lileep Level 40 →   Cradily  
Anorith family
  Anorith Level 40 →   Armaldo  
Feebas family
  Feebas Level up with maximum Beauty
Trade holding Beauty Scale →
  Castform Normal  
  Castform Sunny Castform  
  Castform Rainy Castform  
  Castform Snowy Castform  
Kecleon family
Shuppet family
  Shuppet Level 37 →   Banette  
Duskull family
  Duskull Level 37 →   Dusclops Trade holding Reaper Cloth →   Dusknoir
Tropius family
Chimecho family
  Chingling Happiness (night) →   Chimecho  
Absol family
Snorunt family
  Snorunt Level 42 →   Glalie  
Dawn Stone (female) →   Froslass  
Spheal family
  Spheal Level 32 →   Sealeo Level 44 →   Walrein
Clamperl family
  Clamperl Trade holding DeepSeaTooth →   Huntail  
Trade holding DeepSeaScale →   Gorebyss  
Relicanth family
Luvdisc family
Bagon family
  Bagon Level 30 →   Shelgon Level 50 →   Salamence
Beldum family
  Beldum Level 20 →   Metang Level 45 →   Metagross
Legendary golems
Latias and Latios
Weather trio
Jirachi family
  Deoxys Normal Forme  
  Deoxys Attack Forme  
  Deoxys Defense Forme  
  Deoxys Speed Forme  

Sinnoh-based evolution families

Turtwig family
  Turtwig Level 18 →   Grotle Level 32 →   Torterra
Chimchar family
  Chimchar Level 14 →   Monferno Level 36 →   Infernape
Piplup family
  Piplup Level 16 →   Prinplup Level 36 →   Empoleon
Starly family
  Starly Level 14 →   Staravia Level 34 →   Staraptor
Bidoof family
  Bidoof Level 15 →   Bibarel  
Kricketot family
  Kricketot Level 10 →   Kricketune  
Shinx family
  Shinx Level 15 →   Luxio Level 30 →   Luxray
Cranidos family
  Cranidos Level 30 →   Rampardos  
Shieldon family
  Shieldon Level 30 →   Bastiodon  
Burmy family
  Burmy Level 20 (female, Plant Cloak) →   Wormadam  
Level 20 (female, Sandy Cloak) →   Wormadam  
Level 20 (female, Trash Cloak) →   Wormadam  
Level 20 (male) →   Mothim  
Combee family
  Combee Level 21 (female) →   Vespiquen  
Pachirisu family
Buizel family
  Buizel Level 26 →   Floatzel  
Cherubi family
  Cherubi Level 25 →   Cherrim  
Shellos family*
  Shellos Level 30 →   Gastrodon West Sea
  Shellos Level 30 →   Gastrodon East Sea
Drifloon family
  Drifloon Level 28 →   Drifblim  
Buneary family
  Buneary Happiness →   Lopunny  
Glameow family
  Glameow Level 38 →   Purugly  
Stunky family
  Stunky Level 34 →   Skuntank  
Bronzor family
  Bronzor Level 33 →   Bronzong  
Chatot family
Spiritomb family
Gible family
  Gible Level 24 →   Gabite Level 48 →   Garchomp
Riolu family
  Riolu Happiness during the day   Lucario  
Hippopotas family
  Hippopotas Level 34 →   Hippowdon  
Skorupi family
  Skorupi Level 40 →   Drapion  
Croagunk family
  Croagunk Level 37 →   Toxicroak  
Carnivine family
Finneon family
  Finneon Level 31 →   Lumineon  
Snover family
  Snover Level 40 →   Abomasnow  
  Rotom Normal Rotom  
  Rotom Heat Rotom  
  Rotom Wash Rotom  
  Rotom Frost Rotom  
  Rotom Fan Rotom  
  Rotom Mow Rotom  
Lake guardians
Creation trio
  Giratina Altered Forme  
  Giratina Origin Forme  
Heatran family
Regigigas family
Cresselia family
Darkrai family
Manaphy family
Shaymin family
  Shaymin Land Forme  
  Shaymin Sky Forme  
Arceus family

Unova-based evolution families

Victini family
Snivy family
  Snivy Level 17 →   Servine Level 36 →   Serperior
Tepig family
  Tepig Level 17 →   Pignite Level 36 →   Emboar
Oshawott family
  Oshawott Level 17 →   Dewott Level 36 →   Samurott
Patrat family
  Patrat Level 20 →   Watchog  
Lillipup family
  Lillipup Level 16 →   Herdier Level 32 →   Stoutland
Purrloin family
  Purrloin Level 20 →   Liepard  
Pansage family
  Pansage Leaf Stone →   Simisage  
Pansear family
  Pansear Fire Stone →   Simisear  
Panpour family
  Panpour Water Stone →   Simipour  
Munna family
  Munna Moon Stone →   Musharna  
Pidove family
  Pidove Level 21 →   Tranquill Level 32 →   Unfezant
Blitzle family
  Blitzle Level 27 →   Zebstrika  
Roggenrola family
  Roggenrola Level 25 →   Boldore Trade →   Gigalith
Woobat family
  Woobat Happiness →   Swoobat  
Drilbur family
  Drilbur Level 31 →   Excadrill  
Audino family
Timburr family
  Timburr Level 25 →   Gurdurr Trade →   Conkeldurr
Tympole family
  Tympole Level 25 →   Palpitoad Level 36 →   Seismitoad
Geki family
Sewaddle family
  Sewaddle Level 20 →   Swadloon Happiness →   Leavanny
Venipede family
  Venipede Level 22 →   Whirlipede Level 30 →   Scolipede
Cottonee family
  Cottonee Sun Stone →   Whimsicott  
Petilil family
  Petilil Sun Stone →   Lilligant  
Basculin family
  Basculin Red Stripe  
  Basculin Blue Stripe  
Sandile family
  Sandile Level 29 →   Krokorok Level 40 →   Krookodile
Darumaka family
  Darumaka Level 35 →   Darmanitan  
Maractus family
Dwebble family
  Dwebble Level 34 →   Crustle  
Scraggy family
  Scraggy Level 39 →   Scrafty  
Sigilyph family
Yamask family
  Yamask Level 34 →   Cofagrigus  
Tirtouga family
  Tirtouga Level 37 →   Carracosta  
Archen family
  Archen Level 37 →   Archeops  
Trubbish family
  Trubbish Level 36 →   Garbodor  
Zorua family
  Zorua Level 30 →   Zoroark  
Minccino family
  Minccino Shiny Stone →   Cinccino  
Gothita family
  Gothita Level 32 →   Gothorita Level 41 →   Gothitelle
Solosis family
  Solosis Level 32 →   Duosion Level 41 →   Reuniclus
Ducklett family
  Ducklett Level 35 →   Swanna  
Vanillite family
  Vanillite Level 35 →   Vanillish Level 47 →   Vanilluxe
Deerling family
  Deerling Level 34 →   Sawsbuck  
Emolga family
Karrablast family
  Karrablast Trade for Shelmet →   Escavalier  
Foongus family
  Foongus Level 39 →   Amoonguss  
Frillish family
  Frillish Level 40 →   Jellicent  
Alomomola family
Joltik family
  Joltik Level 36 →   Galvantula  
Ferroseed family
  Ferroseed Level 40 →   Ferrothorn  
Klink family
  Klink Level 38 →   Klang Level 49 →   Klinklang
Tynamo family
  Tynamo Level 39 →   Eelektrik Thunderstone →   Eelektross
Elgyem family
  Elgyem Level 42 →   Beheeyem  
Litwick family
  Litwick Level 41 →   Lampent Dusk Stone →   Chandelure
Axew family
  Axew Level 38 →   Fraxure Level 48 →   Haxorus
Cubchoo family
  Cubchoo Level 37 →   Beartic  
Cryogonal family
Shelmet family
  Shelmet Trade for Karrablast →   Accelgor  
Stunfisk family
Mienfoo family
  Mienfoo Level 50 →   Mienshao  
Druddigon family
Golett family
  Golett Level 43 →   Golurk  
Pawniard family
  Pawniard Level 52 →   Bisharp  
Bouffalant family
Rufflet family
  Rufflet Level 54 →   Braviary  
Vullaby family
  Vullaby Level 54 →   Mandibuzz  
Heatmor family
Durant family
Deino family
  Deino Level 50 →   Zweilous Level 64 →   Hydreigon
Larvesta family
  Larvesta Level 59 →   Volcarona  
Musketeer trio
Raijin trio
Tao trio
Meloetta family
  Meloetta Voice Forme  
  Meloetta Step Forme  
Genesect family


  • Professor Rowan is said in the games to have studied Pokémon evolution and determined that 90% of all Pokémon are related in some way by evolution. As of Generation V, with 102 (54 normal, 48 legendary) Pokémon out of 649 total not evolving, this is quite accurate, as a little over 84% of all Pokémon undergo at least one evolution before being fully evolved. Excluding legendaries, which do not evolve as a rule, brings this percentage to just over 91%.* In previous generations:
    • 25 (20 normal, 5 legendary) Pokémon did not evolve in Generation I, with percentages of 83% including and 86% excluding legendary Pokémon.*
    • 43 (32 normal, 11 legendary) Pokémon did not evolve in Generation II, with percentages of 83% including and 87% excluding legendary Pokémon.*
    • 73 (52 normal, 21 legendary) Pokémon did not evolve in Generation III, with percentages of 81% including and 87% excluding legendary Pokémon.*
    • 77 (42 normal, 35 legendary) Pokémon did not evolve in Generation IV, with percentages of 84% including and 91% excluding legendary Pokémon.*
  • By far, most three-stage evolution families were introduced in Generation I, with 27 such families having their roots there (though not necessarily their most unevolved or most evolved forms). Because of branch evolution, 29 of the second-evolution Pokémon can count themselves as members of a Generation I evolution family. Generation V has the second most, with 19 three-stage families (none due to branching). Generation III has the next most, with 16 three-stage families that end in 18 Pokémon (again due to branching), while Generation II and Generation IV have the least, with only nine and six families, respectively, that end in a third member.
    • Generation V, however, has introduced the most original three-stage evolutions, as many of the three stage-evolutions stemming from Generation I include Pokémon not introduced in the same generation as their evolutionary relatives.
  • Only 6 Pokémon families that are part of a three-stage evolution can fully evolve without leveling up. They are the Pikachu, Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Porygon, Togepi, and Roselia families.
    • Out of those the Porygon, and Togepi families are the only not to have their first stage introduced after the rest.

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